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Job Title:Supervisory Equal Opportunity Specialist (Regional Manager)

Department:Department Of Health And Human Services

Agency:Office of the Secretary of Health and Human Services

Job Announcement Number:HHS-OCR-MP-14-1098572

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

The contents of the announcement can still be viewed.

SALARY RANGE:

$123,285.00 to $157,100.00 / Per Year

OPEN PERIOD:

Friday, May 02, 2014 to Friday, May 09, 2014

SERIES & GRADE:

GS-0360-15

POSITION INFORMATION:

Full Time - Permanent

PROMOTION POTENTIAL:

15

DUTY LOCATIONS:

1 vacancy in the following location:
Denver, CO View Map

WHO MAY APPLY:

Status Candidates within HHS-wide only

SECURITY CLEARANCE:

Public Trust - Background Investigation

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.

Who May Apply:  This vacancy is open to current Health and Human Services employees only with competitive status. Competitive status refers to employees who are serving on a career or career conditional appointment.

  • YOU MUST SUBMIT YOUR SF-50  (and DD-214 if applicable).  Failure to provide may result in an ineligible rating.

This position is located in the Office of Civil Rights, Denver, Colorado.


This announcement may be used to fill additional positions.

TRAVEL REQUIRED

  • Not Required

RELOCATION AUTHORIZED

  • No

KEY REQUIREMENTS

  • U.S. Citizenship is required.
  • Back Ground Investigation is required.

DUTIES:

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Serves as a manager and supervisory equal opportunity specialist, reporting to the Deputy Director for Enforcement and Regional Operations; providing leadership and direction to the Regional Civil Rights and privacy staff.

Direct and manage the regional staff, ranging from grades GS-2 through GS-14 engaging in civil rights and privacy rule work, in implementing an effective plan for compliance programs in health and human services institutions and systems.

Provide program leadership, set priorities, coordinate and directs team action; ensures quality of all regional activities; and ensures and evaluates accomplishment in a wide variety of civil rights and privacy rule functions.  These functions would include conducting investigations, negotiating resolution/settlement agreements, making determinations, resolving complaints, and providing public education, outreach, and technical assistance.

Coordinate with and provide advice and information to regional Health and Human Services operating division and staff division personnel on civil rights and health privacy development and interpretation affecting their areas of responsibility to carry out the "One HHS Mission".

Establish and maintain effective working relationships with covered entities, State governments, hospitals and governmental social service agencies.


QUALIFICATIONS REQUIRED:

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Qualifications:

Have one year of specialized experience (equivalent to the GS-14 grade level or higher in the Federal service) that included investigating highly difficult, important, and complex allegations of discrimination, civil rights violations, or privacy issues; negotiating settlements to ensure compliance with health and human service delivery systems; conducting compliance reviews and monitoring compliance plans; and developing strategies for outreach, technical assistance, and policy analysis related to civil rights and health information privacy.

 

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.


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. Financial disclosure statement may be required.

 

6. One-year probationary period may be required.

 

7. Travel, transportation, and relocation expenses will be paid:NO

 

8. Bargaining Unit Position:NO

 

9. Drug Screening Required:NO

 

10. Recruitment incentives may be authorized:NO

 

11. Time in grade (TIG) must be met within 30 days of the closing date of the announcement.

 

12. Student loan repayment incentive authorized:NO

 

13. Annual leave for non-federal service authorized:NO

HOW YOU WILL BE EVALUATED:

Once the application process is complete, a review of the resume and supporting documentation will be made and compared against your responses to the assessment questionnaire to determine if you are qualified for this job.  If, after reviewing your resume and or supporting documentation, a determination is made that you have inflated your qualifications and or experience, you may lose consideration for this position.  Please follow all instructions carefully. Errors or omissions may affect your eligibility.

 

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

 

1. Knowledge of Civil Rights laws and regulations; the Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act (HIPAA), Privacy, Security, and Breach Notifications Rules; and other equal opportunity laws and regulations.

2. Ability to conduct complaint and compliance review investigations and to analyze and evaluate case data and make resolution decisions and recommendations.

3. Ability to manage human resources, financial and budgetary activities, and administrative and operational matters.

4. Ability to communicate orally. 

5. Ability to communicate in writing.


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:

If you are a veteran with preference eligibility and you are claiming 5-points veterans' preference, you must submit a copy of your DD-214 or other proof of eligibility.  If you are claiming 10-point veterans' preference, you must also submit an SF-15, "Application for 10-Point Veterans' Preference" plus the proof required by that form.  For more information on veterans’ preference see http://www.usajobs.gov/Veterans.

 

Males born after December 31, 1959 must be registered or exempt from Selective Service (see http://www.sss.gov).

 

For information on "People with Disabilities" please visit http://opm.gov/disability/PeopleWithDisabilities.asp

 



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, May 09, 2014 to receive consideration.

1. 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.

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

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

4. 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.

5. 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):
   ·Resume
   ·SF-50

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

If you are a veteran, you must submit a copy of your DD Form 214, Certificate of Release or Discharge from Active Duty (Member Copy- 4) and, if applicable, an Application for 10-Point Veteran Preference and an official document dated 1991 or later, from the Department of Veterans Affairs or from a branch of the Armed Forces that supports your claim.

If you are a current or former Federal employee, you must submit a copy of their most current SF-50, Notification of Personnel Action, showing current tenure and competitive status.

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 1098572.

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

NOTE: 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, May 09, 2014  to receive consideration.  Keep a copy of your fax confirmation in the event verification is needed.

To complete the occupational questionnaire (1203FX form) 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.

For Most Effective Resumes Tips visit: https://help.usajobs.gov/index.php/Most_Effective_Resumes.

The complete Application Package must be submitted by 11:59 PM (EST) on Friday, May 09, 2014.

AGENCY CONTACT INFO:

Maria J. Gonzalez
Phone: (202)260-6418
Email: MARIA.GONZALEZ@HHS.GOV
Agency Information:
HHS NCR Center
300 C South West
1st Floor
Washington, DC
20001

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-OCR-MP-14-1098572

Control Number:

367777500