Job Overview


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 Office of Minority Health (OMH), Office of the Secretary.  OMH works in partnership with communities and organizations in the public and private sectors to improve the health of racial and ethnic minority populations through development of health policies and programs that will help eliminate disparities.   

The incumbent for this position will serve as the Deputy Director of OMH. The primary purpose of this position is to serve as principal advisor and confidant to the Deputy Assistant Secretary for Minority Health (DASMH) in planning and determining health policies, programs, and activities that address minority and disadvantaged populations.  

This vacancy is also being announced concurrently with vacancy announcement HHS-OMH-DE-14-1132612 under delegating examining procedures.  Please review that announcement to see if you are eligible for consideration under those 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.


  • Establish of short and long-range objectives for activities that relate to health promotion, disease prevention, service delivery, and research concerning minority populations. 
  • Advise senior officials on the coordination of special activities leading to the development and findings from research that may impact minority health policies. 
  • Monitor and track legislative developments to identify proposals and issues that have or will have potential impact on the health of racial and ethnic minority populations.
  • Apply administratively appropriate and culturally competent implementation and evaluation methods to research, demonstration and evaluation projects.
  • Provide oversight of financial and resource planning activities for minority health programs. Provide advice on program needs and future directions for resources allocation based on minority health program needs.
  • Analyze and evaluate changes in program plans and funding, including their effects on financial and budget program milestones.

Travel Required

  • Occasional Travel
  • Occasional travel in the absence of the DASMH/OMH Director

Relocation Authorized

  • No