Lead Public Health Analyst PD 15R492 - Maternal and Child Health Bureau

Employer
USAJobs
Location
Rockville, Maryland
Posted
Jul 04, 2022
Closes
Jul 11, 2022
Hours
Full Time
Duties

This position is a mission critical occupation and is responsible for analyzing public health programs, policies and procedures to ensure that Health Resources and Services Administration meets its mission, goals and objectives.

As a Lead Public Health Analyst, you will work closely with the Maternal and Women's Health Branch Chief and other Division leadership to provide project management and subject matter expertise to the team and across other teams within the Division of Healthy Start and Perinatal Services (DHSPS).

Your major duties and responsibilities include:
  • Leading team decision-making related to public health program oversight (e.g., communicate workload distribution, task assignment strategy development, analysis of team performance on achieving goals and formulation of corrective actions if targets are not met).
  • Articulating and communicating team assignments, projects, problems to be solved, actionable events, milestones, and/or program issues under review, and deadlines and timeframes for completion.
  • Analyzing and evaluating quantitative and qualitative data to assess the effectiveness of the team's efforts relating to public health program goals and objectives.
  • Monitoring and reporting the status and progress of work, ensuring work priorities, methods, deadlines and quality have been met.
  • Assessing the team's strengths and weaknesses, providing leadership, exploring alternatives, and determining what improvements can be made.
  • Researching and applying qualitative and/or quantitative methods to identify, assess, analyze and improve team effectiveness, efficiency and work products.
NOTE: Do not cut and paste the duties, specialized experience, or occupational assessment questionnaire from this announcement into your resume as that will not be considered a demonstration of your qualifications for this position.

Requirements

Conditions of Employment

  • U. S. Citizenship is required.
  • All qualifications and time-in-grade requirements must be met by the closing date of the announcement. Federal applicants must submit an SF-50 to show status and time-in-grade.
  • Males ages 18 through 25 must be registered with the Selective Service.
  • PHS Commissioned Corps applicants must submit current personnel orders.
  • A one year probationary period may be required.
  • Position is not in the Bargaining Unit.
  • Recruitment incentives are not authorized.
  • Student loan repayment incentive is not authorized.
  • Employment is subject to the successful completion of the pre-appointment process (i.e., background investigation, verification of qualifications and job requirements, completion of onboarding forms, submission of required documents, etc.)


Qualifications

THESE QUALIFICATION REQUIREMENTS MUST BE MET BY THE CLOSING DATE: 07/20/2022

Do not cut and paste the duties, specialized experience, or occupational assessment questionnaire from this announcement into your resume as that will not be considered a demonstration of your qualifications for this position.

Basic Requirements for all Public Health Program Specialist Series, 0685 positions require that you demonstrate specialized experience in each of the following five competencies:
  • Knowledge of organizational, operational, and programmatic concepts and practices applied by public, private, or nonprofit agencies and organizations engaged in public health or other health-related activities.
  • Knowledge of the methods, processes, and techniques used to develop and deliver public health or health-related programs in State and local settings.
  • Knowledge of a specialized public health program.
  • Knowledge of, and skill in, the application of administrative or analytical methods and techniques necessary for working within the framework of a public health or related organization and carrying out specific program functions;
  • Skill in oral and written communications, gathering and conveying information, making oral presentations, and preparing reports, correspondence, and other written materials.
  • In addition to demonstrating the above public health program competencies stated above, your resume must clearly demonstrate that you have one full year of the minimum qualifying experience for the grade levels as shown below.

    MINIMUM QUALIFYING SPECIALIZED EXPERIENCE is experience that has equipped the applicant with the particular knowledge, skills, and abilities to perform successfully the duties of the position and is typically in or related to the work of the position to be filled. To be creditable, an applicant's one full year of specialized experience must demonstrate the knowledge, skills, and abilities necessary for successful job performance.

    GS-14: Your resume must clearly demonstrate that you have one full year of the minimum qualifying specialized experience comparable in difficulty and responsibility to at least the GS-13 level in the federal service.

    Examples of minimum qualifying specialized experience equal to the GS-13 level include performing the following types of tasks on a regular and recurring basis:
    • Analyzing and evaluating policies and procedures related to public health programs to assess their impact and effectiveness;
    AND
    • Reviewing and assessing the impact of current or proposed health-related policies and regulations.
    Applicants whose resumes clearly demonstrate the required minimum qualifying specialized experience will be evaluated based on the occupational assessment competencies listed below. A competency is defined as a measurable pattern of knowledge, skills, abilities, behaviors, and other characteristics that an individual needs to perform work roles or occupational functions.

    PUBLIC HEALTH - Knowledge of the principles, practices, and methods of administering public health programs to provide advice and technical assistance on the improvement of public health activities, including analysis and evaluation for public health programs at Federal, State and local government levels.

    RESEARCH AND EVALUATION - Knowledge of the principles, methods, and processes used to conduct a systematic and objective inquiry; including study design, collection, analysis, and interpretation of data; and the reporting of results.

    PROJECT MANAGEMENT - Knowledge of the principles, methods, or tools for developing scheduling, coordinating, and managing projects and resources, including monitoring and inspecting costs, work, and contractor performance.

    LEADERSHIP - Inspires, motivates and guides others toward goal accomplishment; coaches and mentors subordinates; adapts leadership styles to a variety of situations; models high standards of honesty, integrity, trust, openness, and respect for the individual by applying these values to daily behaviors.

    TO PREVIEW THE OCCUPATIONAL ASSESSMENT QUESTIONNAIRE, please click on the following link: https://apply.usastaffing.gov/ViewQuestionnaire/11534087

    Please Note: An SF50 for the current year pay adjustment is NOT acceptable for verifying TIG (ex. 2022 general increases cannot be used to verify TIG).

    To allow us to verify that you meet TIG requirements, please provide any of the following SF-50s:
    • Competitive or Career-ladder promotion to your highest grade (this does not include 120 day temporary promotions)
    • Regular Within Range Increase (WRI) or With In Grade (WGI) increase at your highest grade (this does not include quality step increases (QSIs).
    • Competitive career/career-conditional appointment to your highest grade.
    SF-50 at your highest grade held, that is at least one year older than the announcement closing date of 07/20/2022.

    Not sure which SF-50 to submit? Check out our video... Go here to watch the video on the SF50s to submit in your application package .

    Education

    This job does not have an education qualification requirement.

    Additional information

    Vaccine Update:
    • Federal agencies may request information regarding the vaccination status of selected applicants for the purposes of implementing other workplace safety protocols, such as protocols related to masking, physical distancing, testing, travel, and quarantine.
    HHS is an equal opportunity employer. Selection for this position will be based solely on merit without regard to race, color, religion, age, gender, national origin, political affiliation, disability, sexual orientation, marital or family status or other differences.
  • 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 .