Environmental Health Specialist (Deputy Director, Division of Environmental Health Service)

Employer
USAJobs
Location
Rockville, Maryland
Posted
Nov 29, 2022
Closes
Dec 01, 2022
Hours
Full Time
Duties

  • Provide environmental health program support to the Director, Division of Environmental Health Services, Injury Prevention Program Manager, and Institutional Environmental Health Program, and recommend and lead strategic actions to enhance the program.
  • Prepare new or revised national guidelines, policy statements, budget justifications, and other administrative procedures pertinent to the overall operation of the Division and Area Offices.
  • Provide overall program leadership to the Division in the absence of the Director.
  • Coordinate and monitor formal agreements between the Division and various agencies, and serve as the Contracting Officer Representative (COR) on national contracts.
  • Identify and monitor environmental health-related legislation impacting the program and prepare guidance materials, Congressional briefing documents, position papers, and white papers.


Requirements

Conditions of Employment


Selectee may be subject to a probationary/trial period
ESEP appointees typically serve a two year trial period
U.S. Citizenship is required
Selective Service Registration is required for males born after 12/31/1959

A one-year supervisory/managerial probationary period may be required upon selection/placement.

Successfully pass the E-Verify employment verification check. To learn more about E-Verify, including your rights and responsibilities, visit www.dhs.gov/E-Verify/ .

Background Investigation: If you are selected for this vacancy, you must undergo a pre-employment fingerprint check and background investigation. Fingerprint results and background investigation documentation must be cleared prior to hire. After you begin your employment, your continued employment is contingent upon the outcome of a complete background investigation as determined by the sensitivity level of your position. The investigation must find that you are suitable for Federal employment in your position. If you are found not suitable, you will be terminated after you begin work. If you make a false statement in any part of your application, you may not be hired; you may be fired after you begin work; or subject to possible criminal charges. You may be subject to a credit check as a part of the background investigation process.

Qualifications

To 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.

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; spiritual; community; social). You will receive credit for all qualifying experience, including volunteer and part time experience. You must clearly identify the duties and responsibilities in each position held and the total number of hours per week.

BASIC REQUIREMENT(S):

In addition to the Basic Requirements, you must also meet the Minimum Qualifications stated below.
https://www.opm.gov/policy-data-oversight/classification-qualifications/general-schedule-qualification-standards/0600/general-health-science-series-0601/

Education: Bachelor's or graduate/higher level degree: major study in an academic field related to the medical field, health sciences or allied sciences appropriate to the work of the position. This degree must be from an educational program from an accrediting body recognized by the U.S. Department of Education at the time the degree was obtained.

MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS:
Your resume must demonstrate at least one (1) year of specialized experience equivalent to at least the next lower grade level in the Federal service obtained in either the private or public sector performing the following type of work and/or tasks: experience using environmental health concepts, principles, practices, and procedures that enable the applicant to address difficult and complex work assignments at a national level; independently setting goals and objectives, planning, designing, implementing, and evaluating progress and making adjustments for programs, projects, studies within the framework of applicable laws; experience managing contracts; initiate and monitor interagency agreements that support interactions between the Indian Health Service and critical governmental partners; serving as an agency representative on interagency task forces and coalitions, maintaining a close relationship with tribes and other federal agencies, academic institutions, non-profit organizations to identify additional areas for further collaborative efforts; and preparing reports and coordinating responses to congressional queries.

SELECTIVE PLACEMENT FACTOR: In addition to the qualification requirements, to be rated qualified for the position, the applicant must have a current unrestricted professional registration as an Environmental Health Specialist through the National Environmental Health Association (NEHA) is a State, District of Columbia, Guam, or Territory of the United States.

Time In Grade
Federal employees in the competitive service are also subject to the Time-In-Grade Requirements: Merit Promotion (status) candidates must have completed one year of service at the next lower grade level. Time-In-Grade provisions do not apply under the Excepted Service Examining Plan (ESEP).

You must meet all qualification requirements within 30 days of the closing date of the announcement.

Education

This position has an education requirement. You are strongly encouraged to submit a copy of your transcripts or a list of your courses including titles, credit hours completed, and grades. Unofficial transcripts will be accepted in the application package. Official transcripts will be required from all selectees prior to receiving an official offer.

Only attendance and/or degrees from schools accredited by accrediting institutions recognized by the U.S. Department of Education may be credited. Applicants can verify accreditation at the following website: https://www.ed.gov/accreditation .

If you are using foreign education to meet qualification requirements, you must send a Certificate of Foreign Equivalency with your transcript in order to receive credit for that education. For further information, visit http://www.ed.gov/about/offices/list/ous/international/usnei/us/edlite-visitus-forrecog.html .

Additional information

This position is eligible for workplace flexibilities which may include remote work or telework options, and/or flexible work scheduling. These flexibilities may be requested in accordance with the HHS Workplace Flexibilities policy. https://www.hhs.gov/about/agencies/asa/ohr/hr-library/990-1/index.html .

Additional selection(s) of candidates may be possible within 240 days from the date the certificate of eligibles was issued for this announcement.

Federal Employees earn annual leave at a rate (4, 6 or 8 hours per pay period) which is based on the number of years they have served as a Federal employee. IHS may offer newly-appointed Federal employees credit for their directly related previous non-federal experience or active duty uniformed military service. This credited service can be used in determining the rate at which they earn annual leave.

Relocation incentives may be authorized. At least a 6 month service agreement will be required.

This position meets the criteria specified in pillar number one of the five pillars of the PHS Commissioned Corps. PHS Commissioned Officers interested in performing the duties of this position within the Commissioned Corps MUST apply online under the merit promotion announcement indicated above in order to receive consideration. For more information on PHS Commissioned Corps, visit the website at: https://www.usphs.gov/ .