Public Health Advisor

Employer
USAJobs
Location
Rockville, Maryland
Posted
Jul 06, 2022
Closes
Jul 14, 2022
Hours
Full Time
Duties

WHAT YOU'LL BE DOING DAY TO DAY

As a Public Health Advisor, you will use your knowledge of and experience with Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration to optimize business results and customer experience by:
  • Providing program consultation, guidance, and assistance and is responsible for carrying out and promoting significant public health grants management and related activities in Federal, local, state, and international settings with relative independence.
  • Developing and/or recommending program intervention, prevention, and/or control strategies.
  • Serving as the principal representative for a well-defined and established grant program of a moderate complexity.


  • Requirements

    Conditions of Employment

    • U.S. Citizenship required
    • Males born after December 31, 1959 must be registered or exempt from Selective Service - http://www.sss.gov
    • Suitable for federal employment
    • Meet time in grade restrictions by the closing date of the announcement
    • Appointment will be subject to the applicant's successful completion of a background security investigation and favorable adjudication. All information concerning qualifications is subject to investigation.
    • Documentation that you present for purposes of completing the Department of Homeland Security (DHS) Form I-9 will be verified through the DHS "E-Verify" System.
    • All Federal employees are required to have Federal salary payments made by direct deposit to a financial institution of their choice.
    • All qualification requirements must be met by the closing date.
    • Financial disclosure statement may be required.
    • One-year probationary period may be required.


    Qualifications

    WHAT WE ARE LOOKING FOR

    GS-11:
    Specialized Experience: To qualify for this Public Affairs Specialist position at the GS-11 level, your resume must clearly demonstrate that you have one full year of specialized experience comparable in difficulty and responsibility to at least the GS-09 level in the federal service. Specialized experience for this position includes:
  • Working within mental health; behavioral health; substance use; suicide prevention; crisis response; child maltreatment/child welfare; school based or early childhood behavioral health; or residential, inpatient, or outpatient behavioral health systems; AND
  • Experience in clinical practice; federal, state, or local mental health system administration; recovery support; peer support; case management or care coordination; research, evaluation, or use of data; grant project management; or mental health/behavioral health policy.
  • OR
    Education:
    Completion of 3 full years of progressively higher level graduate education leading to such a degree Ph.D. or equivalent doctoral degree if directly related.
    OR
    I possess a combination of specialized experience and graduate level education as described above.

    GS-12:
    Specialized Experience: To qualify for this Public Health Advisor position at the GS-12 level, your resume must clearly demonstrate that you have one full year of specialized experience comparable in difficulty and responsibility to at least the GS-11 level in the federal service. Specialized experience for this position includes:
  • Working within mental health; behavioral health; substance use; suicide prevention; crisis response; child maltreatment/child welfare; school based or early childhood behavioral health; or residential, inpatient, or outpatient behavioral health systems; AND
  • Experience in clinical practice; federal, state, or local mental health system administration; recovery support; peer support; case management or care coordination; research, evaluation, or use of data; grant project management; or mental health/behavioral health policy; AND
  • Collaborating with internal or external stakeholders.
  • GS-13:
    Specialized Experience: To qualify for this Public Health Advisor position at the GS-13 level, your resume must clearly demonstrate that you have one full year of specialized experience comparable in difficulty and responsibility to at least the GS-12 level in the federal service. Specialized experience for this position includes:
  • Working within mental health; behavioral health; substance use; suicide prevention; crisis response; child maltreatment/child welfare; school based or early childhood behavioral health; or residential, inpatient, or outpatient behavioral health systems; AND
  • Experience in clinical practice; federal, state, or local mental health system administration; recovery support; peer support; case management or care coordination; research, evaluation, or use of data; grant project management; or mental health/behavioral health policy; AND
  • Collaborating with internal or external stakeholders; AND
  • Leading projects or programs.
  • Documenting experience: IN DESCRIBING YOUR EXPERIENCE, PLEASE BE CLEAR AND SPECIFIC. WE WILL NOT MAKE ASSUMPTIONS REGARDING YOUR EXPERIENCE. Qualifications are based on breadth/level of experience. In addition to describing duties performed, applicants must provide the exact dates of each period of employment (from MM/YY to MM/YY) and the number of hours worked per week if part time. As qualification determinations cannot be made when resumes do not include the required information, failure to provide this information may result in disqualification. Applicants are encouraged to use the USAJOBS Resume Builder to develop their federal resume.

    Do not copy 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.

    In accordance with Office of Personnel Management policy, federal employees are assumed to have gained experience by performing duties and responsibilities appropriate for their official series and grade level as described in their position description. Experience that would not normally be part of the employee's position is creditable, however, when documented by satisfactory evidence, such as a signed memorandum from the employee's supervisor or an SF-50 or SF-52 documenting an official detail or other official assignment. The documentation must indicate whether the duties were performed full time or, if part time, the "percentage of times" the other duties were performed. It is expected that this documentation is included in the employee's official personnel record. In order to receive credit for experience in your resume that is not within the official series and grade level of your official position, you must provide a copy of the appropriate documentation of such experience as indicated above.

    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). Volunteer work helps build critical competencies, knowledge, and skills and can provide valuable training and experience that translates directly to gain employment. You will receive credit for all qualifying experience, including volunteer experience. 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.

    OPM Qualification General Policies Website

    Education

    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 .

    Additional information

    THINGS YOU NEED TO KNOW

    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.

    Incentives may be authorized; however, this is contingent upon multiple factors, including funds availability. If authorized, certain incentives may require you to sign a service agreement to remain in the Federal government for a period of up to 3 years. Note: This statement does not imply nor guarantee an incentive will be offered and paid. Incentives may include the following: moving expenses, recruitment or relocation incentive; student loan repayment, superior qualifications appointment, creditable service for annual leave for prior non-federal work experience or prior uniformed military service, etc.

    Bargaining Unit Position: Yes

    Research position: No

    Drug Screening Required: No

    Special Hiring Authorities for Veterans - https://www.usajobs.gov/Help/working-in-government/unique-hiring-paths/veterans/

    Special Hiring Authorities for Military Spouses - https://www.usajobs.gov/Help/working-in-government/unique-hiring-paths/military-spouses/

    People With Disabilities (Schedule A) - https://help.usajobs.gov/index.php/Individuals_with_Disabilities

    Career Transition Assistance Program/Interagency Career Transition Assistance Program (CTAP/ICTAP): For information on how to apply as an CTAP/ICTAP eligible see http://opm.gov/rif/employee_guides/career_transition.asp#ictap . To be well-qualified and exercise selection priority for this vacancy, displaced Federal employees must be rated at 85.0 or above on the rating criteria for this position.

    Beginning January 1, 2010, agencies must seek prior approval from OPM before they can appoint a current or recent political appointee to a competitive or non-political excepted service position at any level under the provisions of title 5, United States Code. If you are currently, or have been within the last 5 years, a political Schedule A, Schedule C, or Non-career SES employee in the executive branch, you MUST disclose that to the Human Resources Office.