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Job Title:Supervisory Medical Officer, GS-602-15

Department:Department Of Health And Human Services

Agency:Health Resources and Services Administration

Job Announcement Number:HHS-HRSA-DH-14-1059631

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

The contents of the announcement can still be viewed.

SALARY RANGE:

$124,995.00 to $157,100.00 / Per Year

OPEN PERIOD:

Friday, February 28, 2014 to Friday, March 28, 2014

SERIES & GRADE:

GS-0602-15

POSITION INFORMATION:

Full Time - Permanent

PROMOTION POTENTIAL:

15

DUTY LOCATIONS:

1 vacancy in the following location:
Rockville, MD View Map

WHO MAY APPLY:

United States Citizens

SECURITY CLEARANCE:

Not Applicable

SUPERVISORY STATUS:

Yes

JOB SUMMARY:

Become a part of the Department that touches the lives of every American!  At the Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) you can give back to your community, state, and country by making a difference in the lives of Americans everywhere.  It is the principal agency for protecting the health of citizens.  Join HHS and help to make our world healthier, safer, and better for all Americans.

This position is located in the Department of Health and Human Services (DHHS), Health Resources and Services Administration (HRSA), Bureau of Health Professions (BHPr), Division of Medicine and Dentistry (DMD), located in Rockville, MD. 

 

The Health Resources and Services Administration (HRSA), an agency of the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services, is the primary Federal agency for improving access to health care services for people who are uninsured, isolated or medically vulnerable. Comprising six bureaus and 10offices, HRSA provides leadership and financial support to health care providers in every state and U.S. territory. HRSA grantees provide health care to uninsured people, people living with HIV/AIDS, and pregnant women, mothers and children. They train health professionals and improve systems of care in rural communities.

 

Who May Apply: Open to all United States Citizens.

 

This position is being filled through the Direct Hire Authority for this occupation and is open to all US Citizens. All applicants who meet the basic qualification requirements will be forwarded to the Selecting Official for consideration. Traditional rating and ranking of applications does not apply.

 

Applications received as a result of job fairs, recruitment events, and emergency hiring mechanisms in support of this hiring initiative will also be accepted during the duration of the direct-hire authority.

 

This vacancy is also being announced concurrently with vacancy announcement HHS-HRSA-MP-14-1060563 under merit promotion procedures. Please review that announcement to see if you are eligible for consideration under merit promotion procedures. NOTE: Applicants must apply separately for each announcement in order to be considered.

 

PHS Commissioned Corps Officers interested in performing the duties of this position within the Commissioned Corps (not as a career/career-conditional employee) are encouraged to apply under the merit promotion announcement indicated above.

 

This announcement may be used to fill multiple positions.

 

Salary range listed includes locality pay.

 

This position is critical in the formulation of policy and programs administered by Health Resources and Services Administration to provide advice and assistance to Bureaus, Department of Health and Human Services, and other Federal entities as related to the medical aspects of primary health care programs for underserved populations.

TRAVEL REQUIRED

  • Not Required

RELOCATION AUTHORIZED

  • Yes
  • Relocation expenses may be authorized

KEY REQUIREMENTS

  • U.S. Citizenship is required.
  • Background investigation required.
  • Males ages 18 through 25 must be registered with the Selective Service

DUTIES:

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If selected for the position, you will:

  • Serve as the principal advisor to the Associate Administrator on strategies and decisions regarding national policy with regard to support of primary medical care and dental health workforce education.
  • Assess supply and requirements of medical and dental disciplines to meet the national, regional and local workforce needs.
  • Administer grants to educational institutions for the development, improvement, and operation of educational programs for medical and dental disciplines.
  • Negotiate and collaborate with government personnel, professional associations, official and voluntary institutions and agencies on primary health care practice and education.
  • Provide strategic advice on medical and dental workforce development and program redesign.
  • Provide leadership, administrative and technical supervision to all of the Division of Medicine and Dentistry.


QUALIFICATIONS REQUIRED:

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Basic Requirements:

This position has an education requirement. You must submit a copy of your transcripts that list your courses including titles, credit hours completed and grades to document that you have met the education requirement. Unofficial transcripts will be accepted in the application package. Official transcripts will be required prior to beginning employment. Most colleges and universities offer unofficial transcripts online - please check your school website to obtain a copy quickly.

 

To qualify for this position at the GS-602-15 grade level, you must meet the following requirements:

 

Degree: Doctor of Medicine or Doctor of Osteopathy from a school in the United States or Canada approved by a recognized accrediting body in the year of graduation.

AND

Licensure: Must have a permanent, full, and unrestricted license to practice medicine in a State, District of Columbia, the Commonwealth of Puerto Rico, or a territory of the United States.

In addition to meeting the education requirement stated above, to qualify for this position, you must meet the following requirements:

To qualify at the GS-15 level: You must possess one year of specialized experience equivalent to at least the GS-14 grade level in the Federal service obtained in either the private or public sector, performing the following types of tasks: providing leadership and guidance in the data collection and research of program areas on medical and dental workforce development; administering grants to educational institutions for the development, improvement, operation and reporting of educational programs; evaluating new or modified legislation on primary health care workforce; and developing public policy in support of primary health care essential to medical and dentistry statutes.

Documenting experience:   In accordance with Office of Personnel Management policy, federal employees are assumed to have gained experience by performing duties and responsibilities appropriate for their official series and grade level as described in their position description.  Experience that would not normally be part of the employee's position is creditable, however, when documented by satisfactory evidence, such as a signed memorandum from the employee's supervisor or an SF-50 or SF-52 documenting an official detail or other official assignment. The documentation must indicate whether the duties were performed full time or, if part time, the percentage of times the other duties were performed. It is expected that this documentation is included in the employee's official personnel record. In order to receive credit for experience in your resume that is not within the official series and grade level of your official position, you must provide a copy of the appropriate documentation of such experience as indicated above.


See Qualifications section above.

Foreign Education:  If you are using education completed in foreign colleges or universities to meet the qualification requirements, you must show that the education credentials have been evaluated by a private organization that specializes in interpretation of foreign education programs and such education has been deemed equivalent to that gained in an accredited U.S. education program; or full credit has been given for the courses at a U.S. accredited college or university.  For further information, visit: http://www.ed.gov.

All qualification requirements must be met by Friday, March 28, 2014.

Financial disclosure statement is required. 

A one year supervisory probationary period may be required.

Position is not in the Bargaining Unit.

Drug Screening is not required.

Recruitment incentives may be authorized.

Student loan repayment incentive may be authorized.

Travel, transportation and relocation expenses may be paid.

A Physicians Comparability Allowance up to $30,000 a year may be authorized.

HOW YOU WILL BE EVALUATED:

Your application will be reviewed to ensure that you meet the qualification requirements for this position.  All qualified applicants will be referred for consideration.  For more information on OPM's authorization of Direct Hire Authority, please visit http://www.opm.gov/employ/direct_hire/index.asp.

Your qualifications will be evaluated on the following competencies (knowledge, skills, abilities and other characteristics):

 

- Skill in leading and managing others

- Skill in communicating health professions workforce utilization topics

- Ability to administer national medical and dentistry grants, contracts and/or budget requests

- Skill in developing strategic approaches for medical and dental health professions workforce

- Skill in interpreting legislative, regulatory, and policy guidance


BENEFITS:

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The Federal Government offers a comprehensive benefits package.  Explore the major benefits offered to most Federal employees.



OTHER INFORMATION:

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. The payment of travel expenses for new appointees who are reporting to their first official duty station is limited to individuals who are being appointed to positions at the GS-13 grade level or above and equivalent level positions in other pay systems. The exception to this limitation is for student trainees who are being converted to competitive service appointments in a new duty location.

5. Only mandatory travel allowances may be authorized unless the payment of discretionary expenses is authorized by the OPDIV/STAFFDIV Head and/or designated OPDIV/STAFFDIV Senior Travel Official.

6. A newly appointed or reappointed employee may receive service credit for prior work experience or active duty uniformed service that otherwise would not be creditable for the purpose of determining his or her annual leave accrual rate. All creditable service must be directly related to the duties of the position being filled and decisions to allow for such credit must be finalized prior to the selectee’s entrance on duty. The use of this service credit incentive is at the discretion of the selecting official and service credit is granted only for a position deemed hard-to-fill.

Males born after December 31, 1959 must be registered or exempt from Selective Service.

For information on "People with Disabilities"

Interagency Career Transition Assistance Program (ICTAP):  Information on how to apply as an ICTAP eligible.  To be well-qualified and exercise selection priority for this vacancy, displaced Federal employees must be rated at 85.0 or above on the rating criteria for this position.


HOW TO APPLY:

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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 Friday, March 28, 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, 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:

All applicants are required to submit the following supporting document type(s):
   ·Other (Licensure - Practice Medicine)
   ·Resume
   ·Transcript

Applicants may also submit the following supporting document type(s),which may not be required for all applicants:
   ·DD-214
   ·Other Veterans Document
   ·SF-15
   ·SF-50

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.


This agency provides reasonable accommodation to applicants with disabilities.  If you need a reasonable accommodation for any part of the application and hiring process, please contact ONE DHHS (888) 663-3447 (Monday - Friday 8:00am - 9:00pm EST (except Federal holidays); or by email: askhr@hrsa.gov.  Disability Coordinator, Katherine Slye-Griffin at (301) 443-2538 or by email: kslye-griffin@hrsa.gov.  You must contact the Disability Coordinator prior to the closing date of this announcement to receive assistance.  The decision on granting reasonable accommodation will be made on a case-by-case basis.  Hours of operation:  Monday through Friday 7:30AM to 4:00PM EST.


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): To fax your documents, you must use the
approved cover page and provide the required information. The Vacancy ID is 1059631. 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 Friday, March 28, 2014to 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.

Fax all six pages of 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.

To apply for this position, you must provide a complete Application Package which includes:
1. A current Résumé - You are encouraged to use
the USAJOBS Online Résumé 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. Other supporting documents:

- Veterans Preference Documentation, if applicable (DD-214; Other Veterans Documents; VA letter documenting disability; SF-15

- SF-50 (if you are a federal employee or have reinstatement rights as a federal employee (*The SF- 50 you submit must clearly show that you have at least one year at the next lower grade if not already at the grade applying to)(Nature of Action - ex. Hire, Promotion, etc))

- PHS Commissioned Corps Officer must submit a copy of latest personnel order

- College Transcripts (if the position has a positive education requirement, or you are qualifying on the basis of education)

For Résumé and Application Tips visit
the USAJOBS Resource Center.

The complete Application Package must be submitted by 11:59 PM (EST) on Friday, March 28, 2014.

AGENCY CONTACT INFO:

HRSA HELPDESK
Phone: (888)663-3447
Fax: (478)757-3144
Email: ASKHR@HRSA.GOV
Agency Information:
HHS HRSA Center
5600 Fishers Lane
ROCKVILLE, MD
20857 Fax: (478)757-3144

WHAT TO EXPECT NEXT:

Once the online questionnaire is received you will receive an acknowledgement email that your submission was successful.  The most highly qualified candidates will be referred to the hiring manager for further consideration and possible interview.  We expect to make a selection within 45 days of the closing date of this announcement.

You will receive notice via email or by mail, if no email address was provided by you during the application process, once this process is completed (generally 4-6 weeks).


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Job Announcement Number:

HHS-HRSA-DH-14-1059631

Control Number:

362772100