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Job Title:Supervisory Public Health Advisor

Department:Department Of Health And Human Services

Agency:Office of the Secretary of Health and Human Services

Job Announcement Number:HHS-OMH-MP-14-1132553

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

The contents of the announcement can still be viewed.


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


Friday, May 30, 2014 to Thursday, June 12, 2014




Full Time - Permanent




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


Status Candidates (Merit Promotion and VEOA Eligibles, Noncompetitive eligibles, PHS Commissioned Corps Officers)


Public Trust - Background Investigation




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.


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


  • No


  • U.S. Citizenship is required.
  • Background Investigation required.
  • Time in grade requirements apply.


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  • 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.


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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: 

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.  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 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 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: No


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 eligibility. 

The assessment questionnaire is designed to measure the following competencies that are required for this position:

  • 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 minority populations.
  • 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 awareness.
To preview the assessment questionnaire, click the following link: View Occupational Questionnaire


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 eligibility.)

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


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Veterans Employment Opportunities Act (VEOA): To be eligible for a VEOA appointment, the veteran must 1) be a preference eligible; or 2) be a veteran separated after 3 or more years of continuous active service performed under honorable conditions (you must submit a DD-214).

CTAP/ICTAP:  This program applies to Federal workers whose positions have been deemed 'surplus' or no longer needed, or an employee has been involuntarily separated from a Federal service position within the competitive service.  To be well-qualified for this position and exercise selection priority for this vacancy, displaced Federal employees must possess knowledge, skills, and abilities that clearly exceed the qualification requirements of the position. For information on how to apply and what documents to submit as a CTAP/ICTAP eligible, go to:

Noncompetitive Appointment Authorities: The following links contain information on the eligibility requirements to be considered under a noncompetitive appointing authority:

Special Hiring Authorities

Hiring Authorities for Veterans

People with Disabilities

Selective Service:  The Defense Authorization Act of 1986 requires that all male applicants born after 12/31/59 who are required to register under the Military Selective Service Act, be registered or they are not eligible for appointment to this position.   For further information concerning Selective Service requirements, please visit


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Your application package must be complete by 11:59 p.m. (EST) on Thursday, June 12, 2014.  You must apply online or by fax (see below for details).  Applications sent by mail (including e-mail) or hand-delivered will not be accepted.  Certain individuals are entitled to file a late application and must contact the Agency Contact listed below for details and application instructions. 

Choose either Option A or Option B to apply for this position:

Option A: Online Application

Click the Apply Online button to create an account or log in to your existing USAJOBS account.   Follow the prompts to complete the on-line assessment questionnaire. Please ensure you click the Submit My Answers button at the end of the process.

If you need technical assistance with the online application process, please send an e-mail to

Note: To return to a previously saved or incomplete application, use the following link:  Track your progress to a Complete Application Package using the My Application Packages checklist and status displays in Application Manager.

To fax supporting documents that you are unable to upload:

1. Click here to print a fax cover page 

2. Complete all blocks on the cover page using 1132553.  Documents will not be processed if information is missing.

3. Fax the completed cover page and your documents to 1-478-757-3144.

Option B: Fax

If you cannot apply online, follow these steps to fax your complete application package.

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

2. Print the 1203FX form, which you will use to provide your responses to the occupational questionnaire; and  

3. Fax the completed 1203FX (all 6 pages), your resume, and supporting documents (including those specified in the Required Documents section below) to 1-478-757-3144.  The 1203FX will serve as the cover page for your fax transmission and must be placed on top of all other documents.


The following documents are required and must be received by the closing date of this announcement:
  • Your Resume - 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 resume, 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.
  • A complete Assessment Questionnaire

Other Supporting Documents: (Only submit if applicable to you)

  • Standard Form 50 (if you are a current or former Federal service employee)
  • Veterans' documentation (i.e. SF-15, DD-214, Statement of Service, Service Connected Disability Letter, etc.)
  • PHS Commissioned Corps Officer documentation (i.e. Copy of Personnel Orders or other documentation indicating current PHS Officer status)
  • Non-competitive appointing authority documentation
  • CTAP/ICTAP documentation


For Resume and Application Tips visit:


julia baker
Phone: (703)995-9625
Agency Information:
HHS NCR Center
200 Independence Ave SW
HHH Building
Suite 801
Washington, DC


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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