Applicants must possess one year of specialized
experience at the next lower grade level (or equivalent) in the normal line of
progression for this occupation as stated below.
At the GS-15 level:
Qualifying experience for GS-15 includes one year of specialized experience comparable to GS-14 which is directly related to the work of this position and which has
equipped the applicant with the knowledge, skills, and abilities to perform
successfully the duties of the position. For this position, specialized
experience is experience in the development of programs related to improving the health of individuals
from disadvantaged backgrounds, including racial and ethnic minorities and
experience in the establishment of short
and long-range objectives for related to health promotion, disease prevention,
service delivery, and research concerning these populations.
Time-in-Grade: Career or career-conditional current and former Federal
employees who select to apply under merit promotion procedures must have served
52 weeks at the next lower grade level of this position.
All qualification requirements must be met by 11:59 PM
(Eastern Time) on the closing date of this vacancy announcement.
Conditions of Employment:
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. 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 appropriate disciplinary
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.
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 is 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 Bonus may be authorized: No
11. Time in grade (TIG) requirements 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:
HOW YOU WILL BE EVALUATED:
Once the job opportunity announcement closes, a
review of your resume and supporting documentation will be made and compared
against your responses to the assessment questionnaire to determine if you meet
the qualifications required; and on the extent to which your application shows
that you possess the competencies associated with this position. If, after
reviewing your resume and supporting documentation, a determination is made
that you have inflated your responses when compared to your background information,
your score may be adjusted to more accurately reflect your skills and
abilities. Please follow all
instructions carefully. Errors or omissions may adversely affect your
The assessment questionnaire is designed to measure
the following competencies that are required for this position:
To preview the assessment questionnaire, click the
following link: View Occupational Questionnaire
- Skill in coordinating surveys and evaluative studies of the
effectiveness of minority health programs that included an analysis of
program objectives, priorities, and activities in terms of immediate
problems and long-range effects.
- Skill in the management of a legislative agenda including planning
and implementing the legislative proposal process and monitoring and
tracking legislative developments to identify proposals and issues that
have or will have potential impact on the health of racial and ethnic
- Skill in administering the financial management and budget
formulation and execution functions of an organization.
- Knowledge of current research and evaluation activities related to
minority health in order to develop policies and guidelines that will
enhance the design, implementation, and conduct of data collection
methodologies and procedures, and management of data for minority health
programs internal and external to the Department.
- Skill in directing and supervising the activities of senior level
staff to develop strategies to conceptualize and evaluate program
initiatives and projects which address areas of concern within minority
communities related to the promotion of healthy behaviors and public
IMPORTANT APPLICATION INSTRUCTIONS:
If you currently occupy or have occupied a career
or career-conditional position in the Federal competitive service but you have
not occupied a position in the Federal service at or above the full performance
grade level (FPL) of this position or if you are a veteran eligible under VEOA,
check the box for specialty code Competitive.
(See Other Information regarding eligibility.)
If you currently occupy, or have occupied a career
or career-conditional position in the Federal competitive service at or above
the full performance grade level (FPL) of this position or if you are eligible
for a Special Hiring authority, check the box for specialty code Non-Competitive. (See Other Information regarding
If you are a current PHS
Commissioned Corps Officer interested in performing the duties of this position
within the Commissioned Corps (not as a career/career-conditional employee),
check the box for specialty code PHS Commissioned Corps Officer at the time of application.
For Noncompetitive Applicants: All qualified
candidates will be referred to the hiring agency.
For Competitive Merit Promotion and Veterans
Employment Opportunities Act (VEOA) Applicants: The highest rated
candidates will be referred to the hiring agency