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    **As of Wednesday, 4/25/2018, the closing date of this announcement has been extended to Wednesday, 5/9/2018.**

    This position is in the Senior Executive Service (SES), a small elite group of senior government leaders who possess a diverse portfolio of experience and the strong skills required to lead across organizations. This cadre of dedicated executives is charged with providing strategic leadership and upholding a commitment to public service that
    transcends loyalty to a specific agency mission or individual profession. As an SES member you will influence the direction of innovation and transformation of the federal government and lead the next generation of public servants. This position is located in the MCHB-Maternal and Child Health Bureau, in Rockville, Maryland.

    The executive provides leadership, in partnership with key stakeholders, to improve the physical and mental health, safety and well-being of the maternal and child health (MCH) population. For more information about MCHB, click here.

    Who we are, what we do, why it matters. HHS is the United States government's principal agency for enhancing and protecting the health and well-being of all Americans. We are comprised of multiple unique agencies and offices, all of which control various aspects of public health and human services in the United States. As our nation's highest and most wide-reaching authority on all things health, HHS guarantees the safety of our food and drugs, and funds and conducts crucial research to further our understanding and progress in medicine, public health and social services. In short, through the work of our more than 90,000 employees, HHS helps to enhance the health and well-being of all Americans and people around the world. For these reasons, and many more, HHS matters a great deal to each of us.

    As part of the SES at HHS, you will be among a group of highly skilled executives, contributing to one of the most important missions in the Federal Government. So, don't just make a career move...make a difference! The Department of Health & Human Services Senior Executive Service - Leaders who touch lives.

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    Responsibilities

    The Associate Administrator for the Maternal and Child Health Bureau (MCHB); plans, manages and directs a national program that: 1) assures access to quality care, especially for those with low-incomes or limited availability of care; 2) reduces infant mortality; 3) provides and ensures access to comprehensive prenatal and postnatal care to women (especially low-income and at risk pregnant women); 4) increases the number of children receiving health assessments and follow-up diagnostic and treatment services; 5) provides and ensures access to preventive and child care services, as well as, rehabilitative services for certain children; and 6) Implements family-centered, community-based, systems of coordinated care for children with special healthcare needs.

    Provides overall direction to promote the implementation of a broad range of programs that address the needs of the nation's MCH population, the largest of which is Title V, The Maternal and Child Health Service Block Grants. MCHB also makes discretionary grants that focus on key issues in maternal and child health, support research, and train maternal and child health professionals.

    Coordinates the functions of the MCHB and its relation with other national health programs.

    Interprets national trends and their possible effect on HRSA and Department-wide activities and recommends action to the Administrator.

    Is responsible for the effective management of resources through subordinate staff and makes decisions and/or recommendations, which materially influence ultimate decisions in all areas of operations including workforce, fiscal, logistics and other resources required to carry out assigned functions in an effective manner.

    Directs the development of new legislative proposals for the MCHB, which can impact upon current mandates. Meets with the Office of General Counsel, Congressional staff, and other interested high-level officials in the Department and the Administration in the process of developing feasible provisions, which are designed to carry out the objectives of the agency's programs.

    Provides executive leadership and direction for the Bureau's policy development as it relates to pertinent HRSA, HHS, and Administration policies. Identifies the need for and directs subordinate staff in the conduct of special studies to determine future policies of the Bureau.

    Selects evaluation projects or studies to be conducted for use on a broad range of program concerns. Reviews staff reports resulting from these studies and makes decisions regarding the most innovative and/or feasible recommendations made.

    Provides policy guidance on the formulation of the Bureau's budget requests. Presents budget and program information to the Department and OMB. Testifies before Congressional Committees on both substantive legislative and budget justifications.

    Represents the Bureau in meetings with outside organizations, including representatives of the Department, other Departments, various State and local health agencies, professional and advocacy organizations.

    Travel Required

    Occasional travel - You may be expected to travel for this position.

    Supervisory status

    Yes

    Promotion Potential

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