Supervisory Health Care Administrator (Alcohol and Substance Abuse Branch)

Wallops Island, Virginia
Mar 21, 2023
Mar 28, 2023
Full Time

    Administrative Support and Oversight of Alcohol and Substance Abuse Policy and Programs: Develop plans and strategies for administering behavioral health services with a specific focus on alcohol and substance abuse. Provide administrative policy review and technical expertise in budgetary processes. Maintain working relationships with behavioral health care partners and identify solutions to improve processes and increase accuracy and efficiency in program administration. Supervisory Functions: Supervise the staff and manages their activities and workflow, including timeline adherence, training on job responsibilities, workforce development, performance management, and ongoing support. Recruit, interview, and recommend potential candidates in consultation with the Division Director. Provide Leadership for Program Activities: Provide leadership for all DBH program activities involving a wide range of professions and programs related to behavioral health involving psychiatry, psychology, social services, psychiatric nursing, and public health. Collaborates with multiple Federal agencies to ensure that resources are aligned to support agency behavioral health efforts. Plan National Mental Health Budget Activities: Prepare routine or special reports on budgetary goals and plans. Manage and coordinate contracts, grants, and agreements. Promote efficient and effective spending in planning travel, conferences, and meetings related to substance programs.


Conditions of Employment

This position is being re-advertised to solicit additional applications. Applicants who applied previously need not to reapply unless submitting updated and/or missing information.

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

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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.


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.


Education: Bachelor's or graduate/higher level degree: ALL applicants have to meet a 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. You MUST provide a copy of unofficial degree transcripts.

In addition to the Basic Requirements, you must also meet the Minimum Qualifications stated below.

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: Serve as subject matter expert for an Alcohol and Substance Abuse Program by analyzing and evaluating a mental health and alcohol and substance abuse program; gathering and conveying information, including statistics and data relating to mental health and alcohol and substance abuse; preparing and presenting alcohol, substance abuse program evaluations and reports; conducting or providing training on the various aspects of mental health treatment and prevention; and providing advice, guidance and expertise in a team environment.

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.


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: .

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 .

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. .
The locality rate of pay will vary based on telework site and/or designated duty station location identified for workplace flexibility.

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.

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: .