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    This position is located in the Department of Health and Human Services (HHS), Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration (SAMHSA) within the Office of Policy, Planning, and Innovation (OPPI), Office of the Director (OD) in Rockville, MD.

    This vacancy is also being announced concurrently with vacancy announcement HHS-SAMHSA-MP-16-1554780 under merit promotion procedures.  Please review that announcement to see if you are eligible to apply under those procedures.  NOTE: Applicants must apply separately for each announcement.  

    This announcement is issued under the direct-hire authority to recruit for positions for which there is a critical hiring need.  Selectee(s) will receive a career or career-conditional appointment in the competitive service and may be required to serve a one year probationary period.   Applications received as a result of job fairs, recruitment events, emergency hiring mechanisms will also be accepted during the duration of the direct-hire authority.

    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 to the concurrent merit promotion announcement as shown above.  

    Candidates may be eligible to receive Title 38 Physician and Dentist Pay (PDP) in addition to the regular General Schedule base salary.  TITLE 38 PAY RANGE (GS BASE PAY + TITLE 38 PDP) FOR GS-15 MAY GO UP TO $255,000 DEPENDING ON CLINICAL SPECIALTY, EXCEPTIONAL QUALIFICATIONS, BOARD CERTIFICATION, AND SPECIALIZED EXPERIENCE.

    Additional selections may be made from this announcement.

    Relocation may be authorized.

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    Provides medical advice to senior management.

    Organizes, plans, coordinates, and evaluates major medical needs, strategic initiatives and programs within the agency.

    Provides medical program consultation and/or technical assistance to the agency program components.

    Researches and evaluates the effectiveness of current strategic initiatives to ensure that medical information and strategies are incorporated and included in their design, evaluation, and implementation.

    Provides expert advice on medical considerations and related matters which impact on program plans and/or goals.

    Formulates and presents reports or statements responding to medical components of major policy and legislative questions and/or inquiries.

    Utilizes scientific and medical expertise to advise the Advisory Committee from a medical perspective on the broadest possible range of medical and scientific policy questions.

    Organizes, directs, and participates in national meetings and symposia involving recognized experts and leaders in behavioral health, preventions, treatment, and clinical fields.

    Represents the agency on medical, clinical, scientific and/or behavioral health matters.

    Participates in or leads task forces and interagency working groups, coordinating fact-finding reports, and develops written documents addressing issues as well as future impact on medical responsibilities.

    Travel Required

    Occasional travel - At least 10% of domestic travel may be required per year.

    Supervisory status


    Promotion Potential


    Who May Apply

    This job is open to…

    United States Citizens

    Questions? This job is open to 1 group.

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    0602 Medical Officer

This job originated on www.usajobs.gov. For the full announcement and to apply, visit www.usajobs.gov/GetJob/ViewDetails/421303800. Only resumes submitted according to the instructions on the job announcement listed at www.usajobs.gov will be considered.