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Job Title:Associate Director For Policy

Department:Department Of Health And Human Services

Agency:Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

Job Announcement Number:HHS-CDC-ES-14-1047174

This position is closed and no longer accepting online applications through USAJOBS.

The contents of the announcement can still be viewed.

SALARY RANGE:

$120,749.00 to $181,500.00 / Per Year

OPEN PERIOD:

Monday, February 10, 2014 to Tuesday, March 25, 2014

SERIES & GRADE:

ES-0685-00

POSITION INFORMATION:

Full Time - Senior Executive Service (SES)

DUTY LOCATIONS:

1 vacancy in the following location:
Atlanta, GA View Map

WHO MAY APPLY:

All groups of qualified individuals

SECURITY CLEARANCE:

Top Secret

SUPERVISORY STATUS:

Yes

JOB SUMMARY:

What exciting career opportunities await you at CDC?

The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) is the agency Americans trust with their lives. As a global leader in public health, CDC is the nation’s premier health promotion, prevention, and preparedness agency. Whether we are protecting the American people from public health threats, researching emerging diseases, or mobilizing public health programs with our domestic and international partners, we rely on our employees to make a real difference in the health and well-being of people here and around the world.

This position is in the Senior Executive Service (SES), a group of senior government leaders who possess a diverse portfolio of experience and the strong skills required to lead across organizations. This dedicated corps of executives is charged with providing strategic leadership and upholding a commitment to public service that transcends loyalty to a specific agency mission or individual profession. As an SES member you will influence the direction of innovation and transformation of the federal government and lead the next generation of public servants. This position is located in the Department of Health and Human Services (DHHS), Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), Office of the Director (OD), Office of the Associate Director for Policy(OADP), Atlanta, Georgia.

NOTE:This Vacancy is also being announced concurrently with vacancy announcement number HHS-CDC-ES-14-1044968, ES-0601-00.

Veteran's Preference does not apply to the SES.

CDC Financial Disclosure -OGE form 278 Holding ourselves to a higher standard; the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention inspires public confidence in its trust responsibilities and mission by maintaining high ethical principles. This position is subject to the public financial disclosure requirements of the Ethics in Government Act of 1978 (P.L. 95-521). Therefore, if selected, you will be required to complete a Public Financial Disclosure Report (OGE-Form 278) to determine if a conflict or an appearance of a conflict exists between your financial interest and your prospective position with the agency. This information will be required annually.

CDC is an Equal Opportunity Employer.

TRAVEL REQUIRED

  • Occasional Travel
  • Domestic or International travel may be required.

RELOCATION AUTHORIZED

  • Yes
  • Relocation Incentive may be authorized. The final determination will be made at the time of selection.

KEY REQUIREMENTS

  • U.S. Citizenship is required.
  • Background and/or Security Investigation required.
  • Must complete 1 year SES probationary period, if not previously completed.
  • Application package must be received by closing date of the announcement.

DUTIES:

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As Associate Director For Policy you will:

  • Serve as principal policy advisor to the Director.
  • Provide leadership in formulation and communication of agency policy.
  • Participate in review of national and international programs and management of resource allocation in order to accomplish health objectives.
  • Provide guidance to top agency officials on strategies necessary to communicate and maximize acceptance of the agencies' positions on issues.
  • Translate and interpret the Director's broad policy and operation concepts in making policy determination and broad program decisions.
  • Research and advise the Director on unique policy projects.

  • QUALIFICATIONS REQUIRED:

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    Specialized Experience Requirement

    Applicants must have one year of specialized experience which is directly related to the position which has equipped the applicant with the particular knowledge, skills, and abilities to successfully perform the duties of the position to include experience in a senior advisory role developing policy and legislation related to public health.

    You must have one year of specialized experience at a level close to the work of this job that has given you the particular knowledge, skills, and abilities required to successfully perform. Typically we could find this experience in work within this field or a field that is closely related. As a basic requirement for entry into the SES, applicants must provide evidence of progressively responsible leadership experience that is indicative of senior level management capability and directly related to the skills and abilities outlined under the Technical Qualifications and Executive Core Qualifications listed below.

    Technical Qualifications

    In addition to specialized experience, applicants must possess the following technical qualifications that represent the knowledge, skills, and abilities essential to perform the duties and responsibilities of the position:

    1. Ability to provide public health policy analysis and advice and to participate in creating a vision and setting direction for a large health organization.

    2. Knowledge of a national, state or other policy-making environment and the legislative process.

    3. Ability to provide guidance on strategies necessary to communicate and maximize acceptance of the agency's position on health issues.

    4. Ability to deal effectively with top government officials, national or international health officials, non-governmental groups and media.

    Executive Core Qualifications

    The Executive Core Qualifications (ECQ’s) define the competencies associated with SES-level jobs. The SES ECQ’s are designed to measure whether an individual has the broad executive skills needed to succeed in a variety of SES positions. The ECQ’s are: Leading Change, Leading People, Results Driven, Business Acumen, and Building Coalitions. These qualifications are in addition to specific professional, technical qualifications established for this position.

    Fundamental Competencies:

    The following competencies are the foundation for success in each of the ECQs. Interpersonal Skills; Oral Communication; Integrity/Honesty; Written Communication; Continual Learning; and Public Service Motivation. These Fundamental Competencies are cross-cutting and should be addressed over the course of your ECQ narratives.

    1. Leading Change: This core qualification involves the ability to bring about strategic change, both within and outside the organization, to meet organizational goals. Inherent to this ECQ is the ability to establish an organizational vision and to implement it in a continuously changing environment. (Competencies: creativity and innovation, external awareness, flexibility, resilience, strategic thinking, vision)

    2. Leading People: This core qualification involves the ability to lead people toward meeting the organization's vision, mission, and goals. Inherent to this ECQ is the ability to provide an inclusive workplace that fosters the development of others, facilitates cooperation and teamwork, and supports constructive resolution of conflicts. (Competencies: conflict management, leveraging diversity, developing others, team building)

    3. Results Driven: This core qualification involves the ability to meet organizational goals and customer expectations. Inherent to this ECQ is the ability to make decisions that produce high quality results by applying technical knowledge, analyzing problems, and calculating risks. (Competencies: accountability, customer service, decisiveness, entrepreneurship, problem solving, technical credibility)

    4. Business Acumen: This core qualification involves the ability to manage human, financial, and information resources strategically. (Competencies: financial management, human capital management, technology management)

    5. Building Coalitions: This core qualification involves the ability to build coalitions internally and with other Federal agencies, State and local governments, nonprofit and private sector organizations, foreign governments, or international organizations to achieve common goals. (Competencies: partnering, political savvy, influencing/negotiating)

    Senior Executive Service Requirements

    Current or former career SES employees are not required to address the Executive Core Qualifications (ECQs), but must address the Technical Qualifications (TQs). Unless you are currently serving under a career SES appointment, are eligible for reinstatement into the SES, or have successfully completed a SES Candidate Development Program approved by OPM, you must submit a narrative statement covering each of the ECQs and TQs in order to receive consideration for the position.

    All initial appointments to an SES position are contingent on approval from OPM's Qualifications Review Board unless the selectee has successfully participated in an OPM approved SES Candidate Development Program.

    Public Health Service Commissioned Corps Officers interested in applying for this position to serve in the SES must resign their commission if selected. If you are applying under this option, you must address both the TQs and ECQs in this announcement. Additional information on the proper preparation of ECQs is available by going to the Office of Personnel Management's web site at http://www.opm.gov/ses/references/GuidetoSESQuals_2012.pdfApplicants are encouraged to follow the Challenge, Context, Action, and Result model outlined in the guide.

    When responding to the TQs and ECQs, you must clearly show that you possess the experience, knowledge, skills and ability to perform the duties of this position by submitting narrative responses in which you detail your experience in each of the TQs and ECQs.

    Your examples should be clear and emphasize your level of responsibilities, scope and complexity of programs managed, program accomplishments with results of your actions, policy initiatives and level of contacts. In addition, your responses should highlight your experience, training, and achievements in conjunction with the resume that you provide. You should limit your narrative to two pages for each ECQ and TQ.

    In order to satisfy all of the specified requirements, you must submit narrative responses addressing the TQs and the five ECQs, if applicable.


     

    Other Requirements:Holding ourselves to a higher standard; the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention inspires public confidence in its trust responsibilities and mission by maintaining high ethical principles.

    All applicants will be considered without regard to race, color, religion, national origin, marital status, political affiliation, age, sex, sexual orientation, disabling condition, membership in an employee organization, or any other non-merit factors.
    In accordance with Federal and Agency Travel regulations, the payment of travel and relocation expenses may be reimbursed for travel, transportation and relocation expenses associated with reporting for duty to this position.
    As a condition of employment, all male applicants born after December 31, 1959, must have registered for the selective service. If selected for this position, the applicant must sign a statement certifying his registration, or the applicant must demonstrate exempt status under the Selective Service Law.
    Only experience obtained by the closing date of this announcement will be considered

    HOW YOU WILL BE EVALUATED:

    Your resume and narrative responses to the technical qualifications and the five Executive Core Qualifications are an integral part of the process for determining your basic and specialized qualifications for the position. Responses that are not supported by your resume will eliminate you from consideration. Your application will be evaluated in the following manner:

    1. Application packages will be reviewed for completeness (incomplete or late packages will not receive further consideration).

    2. Basic qualifications review. Your resume and questionnaire will be reviewed to ensure that you meet the Specialized Experience Requirement. (If you do not meet this requirement, you will not receive further consideration).

    3. Review of your supplemental qualifications document to determine your rating.

    Conditions of Employment:

    1. Security and Background Requirements: If not previously completed, a background security investigation will be required for all appointees. Appointment will be subject to the applicant's successful completion of a background security investigation and favorable adjudication. Failure to successfully meet these requirements may be grounds for appropriate personnel action. In addition, if hired, a background security reinvestigation or supplemental investigation may be required at a later time. Applicants are also advised that all information concerning qualifications is subject to investigation. False representation may be grounds for non-consideration, non-selection and/or appropriate disciplinary action.

    2. E-Verify: If you are selected for this position, the documentation that you present for purposes of completing the Department of Homeland Security (DHS) Form I-9 will be verified through the DHS "E-Verify" System. Federal law requires DHS to use the E-Verify System to verify employment eligibility of all new hires, and as a condition of continued employment obligates the new hire to take affirmative steps to resolve any discrepancies identified by the system. The U.S. Department of Health and Human Services is an E-Verify Participant.

    3. Direct Deposit: All Federal employees are required to have Federal salary payments made by direct deposit to a financial institution of their choosing.

    4. All qualification requirements must be met by the closing date of the announcement.

    5. Travel, transportation, and relocation expenses may be authorized.

    6. Drug Screening Required: Yes

    7. Recruitment Incentive may be authorized.

    8. Moving Expenses may be authorized.


    BENEFITS:

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    The Federal Government offers a comprehensive benefits package. Explore the major benefits offered to most Federal employees at https://help.usajobs.gov/index.php/Pay_and_Benefits.

     



    OTHER INFORMATION:



    HOW TO APPLY:

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    To apply for this position, you must provide a complete Application Package, which includes ALL of the documents listed in the Required Documents section of this vacancy announcement. Any documents submitted that are not listed in the Required Documents section of this announcement will not be considered or forwarded to the rating panel or selecting official.

    Application packages for this vacancy must be received on-line via the USA Staffing web site by 11:59 PM (EST) on Tuesday, March 25, 2014.

    To apply for this position, you must complete the occupational questionnaire and submit the documentation specified in the Required Documents section below.

    The complete application package must be submitted by 11:59 PM (EST) on Tuesday, March 25, 2014to receive consideration.

    * To begin, click Apply Online to create a USAJOBS account or log in to your existing account. Follow the prompts to select your USAJOBS resume and/or other supporting documents and complete the occupational questionnaire.

    * Click the Submit My Answers button to submit your application package.

    * It is your responsibility to ensure your responses and appropriate documentation is submitted prior to the closing date.

    * To verify your application is complete, log into your USAJOBS account, https://my.usajobs.gov/Account/Login,  select the Application Status link and then select the more information link for this position. The Details page will display the status of your application, the documentation received and processed, and any correspondence the agency has sent related to this application. Your uploaded documents may take several hours to clear the virus scan process.

    * To return to an incomplete application, log into your USAJOBS account and click Update Application in the vacancy announcement. You must re-select your resume and/or other documents from your USAJOBS account or your application will be incomplete.



    REQUIRED DOCUMENTS:

    Faxing Applications or Supporting Documents:

    You are encouraged to apply online. Applying online will allow you to review and track the status of your application.

    NOTE: If you applied online and your application is complete, do not fax the paper application (1203FX) as this will overwrite your prior online responses and may result in you being found ineligible.

    If you completed the occupational questionnaire online and are unable to upload supporting document(s):

    1. To fax your documents, you must use the following cover page http://staffing.opm.gov/pdf/usascover.pdf  and provide the required information. The Vacancy ID is 1047174.

    2. Fax your documents to 1-478-757-3144.

    If you cannot complete the Application Package online, you may fax all of your materials. The complete application package must be submitted by 11:59 PM (EST) on Tuesday, March 25, 2014 to receive consideration. Keep a copy of your fax confirmation in the event verification is needed.

    To complete the occupational questionnaire and submit via fax:

    1. Click the following link to view and print the occupational questionnaire View Occupational Questionnaire.

    2. Print the 1203FX form, follow the instructions and provide your responses to the occupational questionnaire items http://www.opm.gov/forms/pdfimage/opm1203fx.pdf.

    3. Fax the completed 1203FX form along with any supporting documents to 1-478-757-3144. Your 1203FX will serve as a cover page for your fax transmission.

    1. Your Résumé - You are encouraged to use the USAJobs online resume builder to ensure that all required information is in your resume. If you use your own résumé, curriculum vitae, or any other written form you choose then you must describe your job-related qualifications that include beginning and ending dates for paid and non-paid work experience, hours worked per week, month and year of employment for each job title listed.

    2. A complete Assessment Questionnaire

    3. TQs - This document should not exceed 2 pages per qualification. When uploading your TQs, choose the supporting document type called "TQs". This document is required for all applicants.

    4. ECQs- This document must not be longer than 10 pages (2 pages per qualification). When uploading your ECQs, choose the supporting document type called :ECQ". This document is required for all applicants who are not currently serving under a career SES appointment, eligible for reinstatement into the SES, graduates of an OPM-certified Candidate Development Program, or Commissioned Corps Officers who wish to apply for this vacancy as Commissioned Corps;

    5. SF-50, showing your current or former civil service status, if applicable; and

    6. Proof of OPM Qualifications Review Board certification (OPM-approved SES Candidate Development Program graduates), if applicable.

    If you do not submit the documents above by the closing date of the announcement, the system will consider your application incomplete, and you will receive no further consideration.

    For Résumé and Application Tips visit: https://help.usajobs.gov/index.php/Tips.

    The complete Application Package must be submitted by 11:59 PM (EST) on Tuesday, March 25, 2014. 

    Failure to submit any of the above mentioned required documents may result in loss of consideration due to an incomplete application package. It is your responsibility to ensure all required documents have been submitted.

    AGENCY CONTACT INFO:

    CDC HR HelpDesk
    Phone: (770)488-1725
    Email: HRCS@CDC.GOV
    Agency Information:
    HHS CDC Center Executive Resources
    1600 Clifton Rd
    ATLANTA, GA
    30333

    WHAT TO EXPECT NEXT:

    We expect to make a selection within 90 days of the closing date of this announcement. You will be notified of the outcome by e-mail using the e-mail address on file in the Application Manager system, or by postal mail if no email address was provided by you during the application process.

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    Job Announcement Number:

    HHS-CDC-ES-14-1047174

    Control Number:

    361185600