Director Office of Research Integrity

Employer
USAJobs
Location
Rockville, Maryland
Posted
May 21, 2022
Closes
May 24, 2022
Function
Executive, Director
Hours
Full Time
Duties

Provides expert assistance and advice on programmatic internal/external procedural and technical policies, concepts, processes, goals, objectives, strategies, initiatives and efforts, as well as impacting regulations. Troubleshoots and consults with management on any issues that have wide impact and formulates definitive positions in identified areas. Reconciles conflicting technical viewpoints and explores alternative courses of action to accommodate management needs and considerations.

Provides oversight and monitors the development of policies and procedures for preventing, detecting, reporting, and handling instances of alleged or suspected misconduct in science and for the research misconduct operations of the Public Health Service. Maintains continuing, close, and effective liaison and promotes and develops effective communications with the heads of research organizations and individuals of the private and public sectors.

Provide oversight of the office's financial, human capital, and resource planning activities. Provide advice on program needs and future directions for resource allocation based on experience with ongoing activities of the office.

Requirements

Conditions of Employment

  • This employer participates in the E-Verify Program
  • U.S. Citizenship is required
  • Subject to satisfactory security and suitability determinations
  • New appointees must successfully complete a 1-year probationary period
  • This is a career position in the SES. Unless the selectee is already a member of the SES with career status or has successfully completed an SES Candidate Development Program certified by OPM.
  • Executive qualifications must be approved by OPM before appointment can be effected. If you are selected, you will be responsible for working with an HHS Executive Consultant, or QRB Writer to develop an ECQ narrative for submission to OPM
  • You must meet the qualification requirements of this position no later than the closing date of the job opportunity announcement.


Qualifications

Open to all U.S. Citizens, Federal Competitive Status Candidates, Current SES and SES Reinstatement Eligibles, and SESCDP Graduates. SESCDP graduate candidates may also apply for noncompetitive consideration if applicable.

As a basic requirement, applicants must demonstrate progressively responsible leadership experience that is indicative of senior executive level managerial capability and directly related to the skills and abilities outlined under the Mandatory Technical Qualifications and Executive Core Qualifications listed below. Typically, experience of this nature will have been gained at or above the equivalent of the GS-15 or its equivalent with state and local government, the private sector, or non-governmental organizations. Failure to meet this basic qualification requirement and all executive and technical qualification factors will automatically exclude you from further consideration.

All 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 (ECQs) and Job Specific Mandatory Technical Qualifications (MTQs) listed below. It is recommended that your resume emphasize levels of responsibility, scope and complexity of programs managed, and program accomplishments and results.

Fundamental Competencies:

Interpersonal Skills, Oral Communication, Integrity/Honesty, Written Communication, Continual Learning, and Public Service Motivation.

Executive Core Qualifications (ECQs):

1. 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.

2. 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.

3. 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.

4. Business Acumen: The ability to manage human, financial, and information resources strategically.

5. 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.

Mandatory Technical Qualifications (MTQ's):

This position also requires that you possess MTQ's that represent knowledge, skills, and abilities essential for success in this role. The following MTQ's must be evident in your resume.
  • Demonstrated experience providing leadership and advocacy in managing a research integrity program in the government and/or private sector, including academic and other scientific communities, for the purposes of promoting research integrity as well as improving detection and prevention of research misconduct.
  • Demonstrated experience in conducting and/or reviewing investigations into allegations of program misconduct, including developing policies, procedures and/or regulations related to the detection, investigation, and prevention of research misconduct and the responsible conduct of research; reviewing and monitoring investigations into allegations of research misconduct and developing proposed findings of misconduct; and evaluating investigations to recommend appropriate findings and sanctions.
  • It is STRONGLY recommended that you visit the following Office of Personnel Management (OPM) webpage for more information regarding the Fundamental Competencies and ECQs.

    https://www.opm.gov/policy-data-oversight/senior-executive-service/executive-core-qualifications/#url=Overview

    IF SELECTED, you will be required to complete an ECQ package by drafting narratives for each of the ECQs and be certified 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.

    Education

    There is no positive education requirement for this position.

    Additional information

    Salary for Senior Executive Service positions varies depending on qualifications. The annual salary range may be found at the top of this announcement. This position may be eligible for performance bonuses and performance based pay adjustments.

    Probationary Period:

    An individual's initial SES career appointment becomes final only after the individual successfully completes a one year probationary period.

    Standards of Conduct/Financial Disclosure

    HHS inspires public confidence by maintaining high ethical principles, and all Federal Government employees are subject to the conflict of interest statutes and regulations, including the Standards of Ethical Conduct , that govern activities with outside organizations and reporting financial holdings. The Ethics in Government Act, PL 95-521 also requires the applicant selected for this position to submit a Public Financial Disclosure Report, OGE-278 , prior to assuming the SES position, annually, and upon termination of employment.

    Security and Background Requirements

    If not previously completed, a background security investigation will be required for all appointees .

    Equal Opportunity Employment

    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.

    If applying online poses a hardship to you, you may submit your application by contacting Gregory Stewart .

    Reasonable Accommodation Policy Statement

    Federal agencies must provide reasonable accommodation to applicants with disabilities where appropriate. Applicants requiring reasonable accommodation for any part of the application and hiring process should contact: Gregory Stewart . Requests for reasonable accommodation will be made on a case-by-case basis.

    Veteran's Preference

    Veteran's Preference does not apply to the SES.

    Mobility

    Individuals selected for executive positions may be subject to reassignment across geographical, organizational, and functional lines

    Selective Service

    As a condition of employment, all male applicants born after December 31, 1959, must have registered for the selective service. If selected for this position, the applicant must sign a statement certifying his registration, or the applicant must demonstrate exempt status under the Selective Service Law.