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**All applicants who previously applied for this position under announcement HRSA-HSB-19-ES-10348729 will still be considered and do not need to reapply.
This position is in the Senior Executive Service (SES) and offers a challenging, unique, and exciting opportunities for an individual with senior level experience and proven capability.
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.
As the Deputy Associate Administrator for HSB, you will provide executive leadership in managing and directing regional/headquarters personnel in activities related to major national health programs. Your responsibilities include:
- Directs and coordinates day-to-day operational activities within the Office of the Associate Administrator.
- Provides executive leadership and direction for the determination, development, promulgation and evaluation of substantive policies and procedures for HSB programs.
- Participates in providing policy guidelines on the formulation of budget requests and justifications for HSB programs.
- Provides executive direction to key staff in determining and defining long-range operating and management goals and objectives.
- Assists in determining the need for and selecting key professional staff necessary for the administration of HSB programs; provides for the periodic review of the programs and activities of the office to determine whether the office's mission, goals, and objectives re being achieved; and based on this review, directs changes needed including initiation of new activities, acceleration, curtailment, or elimination of ongoing activities and timing of such actions.
- Participates in developing new legislative proposals or proposes modifications to existing legislation.
- Represents HSB to HRSA, DHHS, OMB, and other Government Agencies, State and national organizations and directly through membership on interagency committees and task forces.
- Assists in the formulation and execution of overall HRSA work plans and program objectives.
- Represents the Bureau/Agency by fulfilling a variety of speaking engagements and presenting teh Bureau's programs to professional and lay groups, State and local agencies, national organizations, etc.
Occasional travel - You may be expected to travel for this position.
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Conditions of Employment
- U. S. Citizenship is required.
- Background and/or Security Investigation required.
- All male applicants born after December 31, 1959, must have registered for the selective service.
- Public financial disclosure report required.
- This position has an education requirement.
- Medical License is required - Must submit license.
- Board certification or board eligibility in Family Medicine, Internal Medicine, Pediatrics, or Preventive Medicine required - Must submit documentation.
- Status applicants must submit a copy of their most recent SF-50, Notification of Personnel Action, which verifies status.
- All initial appointments to an SES position are contingent on approval from OPM's Qualifications Review Board unless the selectee has successfully participated in an OPM approved SES Candidate Development Program.
- One-year probationary period is required unless previously completed one year in the Senior Executive Service.
- The Ethics in Government Act, PL 95-521 requires the applicant selected for this position to submit a financial disclosure statement, SF-278, prior to assuming the SES position, annually, and upon termination of employment.
- All qualification requirements must be met by the closing date of this announcement.
- This position is eligible for Physicians' Comparability Allowance (PCA) for up to $ 30,000 per year.
QualificationsTo qualify for this position, your resume must state sufficient experience and/or education, to perform the duties of the specific position for which you are applying. You must provide a copy of ALL required documentation with your application. Failure to do so will result in you being rated ineligible for this position.
A. Have a Doctor of Medicine, Doctor of Osteopathic Medicine or equivalent from a school in the United States or Canada. This degree must have been accredited by the Council on Medical Education of the American Medical Association, Association of American Medical Colleges, Liaison Committee on Medical Education, Commission on Osteopathic College Accreditation of the American Osteopathic Association or an accrediting body recognized by the U.S. Department of Education at the time the degree was obtained.
B. Have a Doctor of Medicine or equivalent degree from a Foreign Medical school must provide education and medical knowledge equivalent to accredited schools in the United States. Evidence of equivalency to accredited schools in the United States is demonstrated by permanent certification by the Educational Commission for Foreign Medical Graduates, a fifth pathway certificate for Americans who completed premedical education in the United States and graduate education in a foreign country, or successful completion of the U.S. Medical Licensing Examination.
Licensure: Must also possess a current, active, full, and unrestricted license or registration as a Physician from a State, the District of Columbia, the Commonwealth of Puerto Rico, or a territory of the United States.
GRADUATE TRAINING: Subsequent to obtaining a Doctor of Medicine or Doctor of Osteopathic Medicine degree, a candidate must have had at least 1 year of supervised experience providing direct service in a clinical setting, i.e., a 1-year internship or the first year of a residency program in a hospital or an institution accredited for such training. For purposes of this standard, graduate training programs include only those internship, residency, and fellowship programs that are approved by accrediting bodies recognized within the United States or Canada. Descriptions of such programs,visit the following link: OPM 0602 Quals.
ADDITIONAL TRAINING: 5 years of graduate training in the specialty of the position to be filled or equivalent experience and training. Appropriate specialties are those related to Family Medicine, Internal Medicine, Pediatrics, or Preventive Medicine. Your resume must clearly demonstrate this period of training.
SELECTIVE PLACEMENT FACTOR - In order to meet the basic qualification requirements for this position, you must be board certified or board eligible by the American Board of Medical Specialties (A.B.M.S) in one or more areas: Family Medicine, Internal Medicine, Pediatrics, or Preventive Medicine.
In addition to meeting all of the Qualifications Requirements above, your resume must clearly demonstrate that you have one full year of specialized experience comparable in difficulty and responsibility to at least the GS-15 level in the federal service in a managerial capacity with responsibility for providing supervisory direction to a large and diverse organization responsible for a diverse set of programs focused on protecting the public health and improving the health of individuals. (This experience should align with the Fundamental Competencies, five Executive Core Qualifications, and the Mandatory Technical Qualifications).
Experience refers to paid and unpaid experience, including volunteer work done through National Service Programs (e.g., Peace Corps, AmeriCorps) and other organizations (e.g., professional; philanthropic; religious; community; student; social). If such experience is on a part-time basis, you must provide the average number of hours worked per week as well as the beginning and ending dates of the experience so it can be fully credited.
All competitive candidates for SES positions with the Federal Government must demonstrate leadership experience indicative of senior executive level management capability. To meet the minimum qualification requirements for this position, you must show in your resume that you possess the Fundamental Competencies, five Executive Core Qualifications, and the Mandatory Technical Qualifications listed below. Evidence of this experience must be incorporated into your five page resume. Separate narratives for the Executive Core Qualifications and Mandatory Technical Qualifications will not be accepted or considered. Typically, experience of this nature is gained at or above the GS-15 grade level in the Federal service, or its equivalent with state or local government, the private sector, or nongovernmental organizations.
Interpersonal Skills, Oral Communication, Integrity/Honesty, Written Communication, Continual Learning, and Public Service Motivation.
Executive Core Qualifications (ECQs)
- Leading Change: The ability to bring about strategic change, both within and outside the organization, to meet organizational goals. Inherent to this ECQ is the ability to establish an organizational vision and to implement it in a continuously changing environment.
- Leading People: The ability to lead people toward meeting the organization's vision, mission, and goals. Inherent to this ECQ is the ability to provide an inclusive workplace that fosters the development of others, facilitates cooperation and teamwork, and supports constructive resolution of conflicts.
- Results Driven: The ability to meet organizational goals and customer expectations. Inherent to this ECQ is the ability to make decisions that produce high-quality results by applying technical knowledge, analyzing problems, and calculating risks.
- Business Acumen: The ability to manage human, financial, and information resources strategically.
- Building Coalitions: The ability to build coalitions internally and with other Federal agencies, State and local governments, nonprofit and private sector organizations, foreign governments, or international organizations to achieve common goals.
If selected, you will be required to complete an ECQ package by drafting narratives for each of the ECQs for submission and certification by an OPM Qualifications Review Board (QRB) in order to be placed in this position. If you are currently serving in a career SES appointment, are eligible for reinstatement into the SES, or have successfully completed an SES Candidate Development Program approved by the Office of Personnel Management (OPM), you will not need to draft the ECQs.
This position also requires that you possess MTQs that represent knowledge, skills, and abilities essential for success in this role. The following MTQs must be evident in your resume.
- Developing and preparing written and oral presentations on complex health issues that may be considered controversial or subject to public scrutiny.
- Directing and developing senor level staff to meet the mission, strategic vision and goals of a large and complex organization to promote maximum potential of staff, team work and to foster accountability.
- Managing day-to-day operational activities related to policy development, program implementation and administrative management.
- Managing multiple programs of national scope and complexity which requires dealing with private and professional organizations, the general public and Congress.
- Providing executive leadership and direction from a national level to promote, develop, and support complex health care delivery and infrastructure programs and services.
This position has an education requirement. You must submit a copy of your transcripts (or a list of your courses including titles, credit hours completed and grades) to document that you have met the education requirement. Unofficial transcripts will be accepted in the application package. Official transcripts will be required prior to your starting work.
Foreign Education: If you are using education completed in foreign colleges or universities to meet the qualification requirements, you must show that the education credentials have been evaluated by a private organization that specializes in interpretation of foreign education programs and such education has been deemed equivalent to that gained in an accredited U.S. education program; or full credit has been given for the courses at a U.S. accredited college or university. For further information, visit: http://www.ed.gov.
This position is eligible for Physicians' Comparability Allowance (PCA) for up to $ 30,000 per year.
If you are unable to apply online or need to fax a document you do not have in electronic form, view the following link for information regarding an Alternate Application.
This agency provides reasonable accommodation to applicants with disabilities. If you need a reasonable accommodation for any part of the application and hiring process, please contact either HRSA's Office of Human Resources at
or by email: firstname.lastname@example.org or HRSA's Reasonable Accommodation programs at (301) 443-3780 or by email: RA-Request@hrsa.gov. You must contact the Reasonable Accommodations Program prior to the closing date of this announcement to receive assistance. The decision on granting reasonable accommodation will be made on a case-by-case basis. Hours of operation: Monday through Friday 7:30AM to 4:00PM EST (except Federal holidays). (301) 443-2538
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- 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. False representation may be grounds for non-consideration, non-selection and/or appropriate disciplinary action.
- E-Verify: HRSA participates in the USCIS Electronic Employment Eligibility Verification Program (E-Verify). E-Verify helps employers determine employment eligibility of new hires and the validity of their social security numbers.
- Direct Deposit: All Federal employees are required to have Federal salary payments made by direct deposit to a financial institution of their choosing.
- Creditable Service: A newly appointed or reappointed employee may receive service credit for annual leave for prior work experience directly related to the duties of the position being filled. The use of this service credit is at the discretion of the selecting official and must be finalized prior to selectee's entrance on duty. For more information, please click here.
- Financial Disclosure: This position requires you to file a public or confidential financial disclosure report prior to receiving a final offer letter as well as within 30 days of your appointment. This will require you to report information such as recent sources of income, financial interests you hold, and outside activities you participate in, as well as similar information from a spouse or any dependent children. If you have questions, please contact your HRSA Ethics Advisor at AskHR@hrsa.gov.HRSA supports the use of telework as a way to help attract and retain talented individuals in public service, increase worker productivity, and better prepare the agency to operate during emergencies. Telework eligibility may be discussed during the interview process.
How You Will Be Evaluated
You will be evaluated for this job based on how well you meet the qualifications above.
We use a multi-step process to evaluate and refer applicants:
- Minimum requirements: Your application must show that you meet all requirements, including the education and/or experience required for this position. You may be found 'not qualified' if you do not possess the minimum competencies required for the position. If your application is incomplete, we may rate you as ineligible.
- Rating: A panel of Senior Executives will review your application and evaluate your qualification for this position based on the information in your application. Your application will be rated, based on the extent and quality of your experience, education, and training relevant to the duties of this position. Interviews will be at the discretion of the panel and/or selection official.
- Referral: If you are among the top qualified candidates, your application will be referred to a selection official for consideration and possible interview.
Equality is held as one of the most important values at HHS. Selection for this, and any other position, will be based solely on merit. HHS does not discriminate based on race, color, religion, sex, national origin, political affiliation, marital status, sexual orientation, physical or mental disability, age or membership or non-membership in an employee organization, or any other non-merit factors.
Background checks and security clearance
Drug test required
All applicants are required to submit and/or complete the following documents to be considered for the position:
- Resume that contains your full name, address and phone number, and does not exceed the five (5) page limit;
- Cover Letter (optional);
- Medical License (Permanent and Current);
- Board Certification (Family Medicine, Internal Medicine, Pediatrics, or Preventive Medicine); and
- Online Assessment Questionnaire. To preview the assessment questionnaire, click here: https://apply.usastaffing.gov/ViewQuestionnaire/10412238
Applicants who are currently, or were previously, Federal employees must also submit:
- An SF-50 showing your current or former civil service status; and
- Proof of OPM Qualifications Review Board certification (OPM-approved SES Candidate Development Program graduates), if applicable.
If you are relying on your education to meet qualification requirements:
Education must be accredited by an accrediting institution recognized by the U.S. Department of Education in order for it to be credited towards qualifications. Therefore, provide only the attendance and/or degrees from schools accredited by accrediting institutions recognized by the U.S. Department of Education.
Failure to provide all of the required information as stated in this vacancy announcement may result in an ineligible rating or may affect the overall rating.
A career with the U.S. Government provides employees with a comprehensive benefits package. As a federal employee, you and your family will have access to a range of benefits that are designed to make your federal career very rewarding. Learn more about federal benefits.
Eligibility for benefits depends on the type of position you hold and whether your position is full-time, part-time, or intermittent. Contact the hiring agency for more information on the specific benefits offered.
How to Apply
The application process used to recruit for this position is the RESUME BASED method. Although applicants cannot address the ECQs or MTQs separately, evidence of each must be clearly demonstrated in the five page resume and throughout the rest of the application package.
To be considered for this position, you must submit a complete application no later than 11:59 PM (Eastern Time) on the closing date of the announcement - 02/25/2019. If you fail to submit a complete application prior to the closing time, the application system will not allow you to finish. Requests for extensions will not be granted, so please begin the application process with enough time to finish before the deadline.
ALL APPLICANTS: You must submit a resume (five-page maximum - additional pages will not be considered). You may also submit an optional cover letter. Separate written narratives addressing the ECQs and PTQs will not be considered.
You must complete the online assessment questions. If your resume does not support the responses in your questionnaire, you may be rated "ineligible". We recommend that your resume emphasize your level of responsibilities, the scope and complexity of the programs managed, and your program accomplishments, including the results of your actions.
Your five page resume should include the following:
- Job Information (Announcement number and title of job for which you are applying)
- Personal Information (Full name, mailing address, work and home phone number and email addresses)
- Education (College/University name, city and state, major, type and year of degree)
- Work Experience (Job title (including series and grade, if Federal employment, duties and accomplishments, employer's name and address, start and end dates (month and year), hours per week, and salary)
- Evidence of experience which addresses the five ECQs and the MTQs.
- Other qualifications (Job-related training courses (title and year), skills, certifications and licenses, honors, awards, and special accomplishments).
Steps to submit a complete application:
- You must have a USAJobs account and be logged in.
- Once you are logged in and all of your application materials are ready, click the "Apply" button.
- You must respond to all application assessment questions, carefully following the instructions provided. To preview the questions, click here: https://apply.usastaffing.gov/ViewQuestionnaire/10412238
- You will then be asked to upload your resume and optional cover letter. Additional documentation not listed in the Required Documents will not be considered.
Should you have any questions related to this vacancy, please contact the HR Specialist listed at the end of this vacancy announcement at least 24 hours prior to vacancy close.
If you are unable to apply online or need to fax a document you do not have in electronic form, view the following link for information regarding an Alternate Application.
Agency contact information
AskHR HRSA Helpdesk
AddressHealth Resources and Services Administration
5600 Fishers Lane
Rockville, MD 20857
You will receive an email informing you of the receipt of your application. Applicants who are determined to be highly qualified by the SES rating panel will be referred to the selecting official for further consideration and possible interview, at which time you will be contacted. All applicants will be notified of the outcome of their applications once a final selection is made.
Fair & Transparent
The Federal hiring process is setup to be fair and transparent. Please read the following guidance.
Equal Employment Opportunity Policy
The United States Government does not discriminate in employment on the basis of race, color, religion, sex (including pregnancy and gender identity), national origin, political affiliation, sexual orientation, marital status, disability, genetic information, age, membership in an employee organization, retaliation, parental status, military service, or other non-merit factor.
Reasonable Accommodation Policy
Federal agencies must provide reasonable accommodation to applicants with disabilities where appropriate. Applicants requiring reasonable accommodation for any part of the application process should follow the instructions in the job opportunity announcement. For any part of the remaining hiring process, applicants should contact the hiring agency directly. Determinations on requests for reasonable accommodation will be made on a case-by-case basis.
A reasonable accommodation is any change to a job, the work environment, or the way things are usually done that enables an individual with a disability to apply for a job, perform job duties or receive equal access to job benefits.
Under the Rehabilitation Act of 1973, federal agencies must provide reasonable accommodations when:
- An applicant with a disability needs an accommodation to have an equal opportunity to apply for a job.
- An employee with a disability needs an accommodation to perform the essential job duties or to gain access to the workplace.
- An employee with a disability needs an accommodation to receive equal access to benefits, such as details, training, and office-sponsored events.
You can request a reasonable accommodation at any time during the application or hiring process or while on the job. Requests are considered on a case-by-case basis.
Legal and regulatory guidance
This job originated on www.usajobs.gov. For the full announcement and to apply, visit www.usajobs.gov/GetJob/ViewDetails/522970500. Only resumes submitted according to the instructions on the job announcement listed at www.usajobs.gov will be considered.