Public Health Advisor PD14R020 - Bureau of Primary Health Care

Employer
USAJobs
Location
Rockville, Maryland
Posted
Aug 13, 2022
Closes
Aug 18, 2022
Hours
Full Time
Duties

***As of 08/10/2022, the closing date of this announcement has been extended until 08/17/2022.***

This position is a mission critical occupation for HRSA. This position 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 Public Health Advisor, you serve as a primary advisor on various policies, programs, and events related to the oversight of community-based organizations participating in the health center program.

Your major duties and responsibilities include:
  • Counseling senior management staff, federal, state and local government staff, and private sector clients and vendors on agency matters.
  • Advising on the appropriate methods, techniques and procedures to use in order to achieve program goals and objectives.
  • Contributing to the formulation and implementation of policies affecting health centers and the mission of HRSA.
  • Exploring and planning short-term strategies and long-range development plans.
  • Evaluating current and proposed public health programs and operations and recommending action to initiate, modify, or discontinue projects as appropriate.
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.
  • HRSA Federal applicants must submit an SF-50 to show status and time-in-grade. Must meet Time-in-Grade by the closing date of this announcement.
  • 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

ALL QUALIFICATION REQUIREMENTS MUST BE MET BY THE CLOSING DATE 08/17/2022.

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:

1. 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.
2. Knowledge of the methods, processes, and techniques used to develop and deliver public health or health-related programs in State and local settings.
3. Knowledge of a specialized public health program.
4. 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.
5. Skill in oral and written communications, gathering and conveying information, making oral presentations, and preparing reports, correspondence, and other written materials.

In addition to the above Basic Requirements, in order to qualify for this GS-14 position, your resume must clearly demonstrate that you have one full year of minimum qualifying specialized experience comparable in difficulty and responsibility to at least the GS-13 level in the federal service.

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.

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:
  • Evaluating the effectiveness and efficiency of public health programs, including developing recommendations for improving and enhancing health services delivery programs and systems at a state and local government level.
AND
  • Using qualitative and quantitative analytical techniques to monitor compliance, draw conclusions, identify issues of concern and develop preliminary action plans for public health programs.
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.

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 PROGRAMS AND POLICY ANALYSIS - Analyzes, interprets and explains the impacts of health policies, proposals, and legislation on public health programs.

PLANNING AND EVALUATING - Organizes work, sets priorities, and determines resource requirements; determines short-or long-term goals and strategies to achieve them; coordinates with other organizations or parts of the organization to accomplish goals; monitors progress and evaluates outcomes.

ORGANIZATIONAL STRATEGIC SUPPORT - Supports organizational goals and objectives in accordance with strategic and/or operations plans.

To preview the occupational assessment questionnaire, please click on the following link: https://apply.usastaffing.gov/ViewQuestionnaire/11566102

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 08/17/2022
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.
  • 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.