Deputy Associate Administrator, Bureau of Primary Health Care

Rockville, Maryland
Mar 23, 2023
Mar 30, 2023
Full Time

  • Serves as the Deputy Associate Administrator. Provides executive leadership and direction for the development and implementation of BPHC programs that deliver high quality, comprehensive primary health care. Identifies and develops an extensive range of activities to improve quality and safety, and implements major improvements to increase access to primary health care and health outcomes for underserved populations.
  • Provides policy guidance on the formulation of budget requests and justifications for quality improvements in BPHC programs. Directs the development of new legislative proposals or proposing modification to existing legislation. Considers legislative proposals and recommends a course of action to the Associate Administrator. Provides backup to the Associate Administrator in the presentation of budget and program information to the Department, OMB and Congress.
  • Provides executive direction to key staff in determining and defining long-range operation and management goals and objectives.
  • Provides executive leadership and direction to ensure integration of quality improvement into all aspects of health center operations. Identifies and develops best practices and techniques in quality improvement. Develops and collaborates on initiatives which promote quality improvement to systematically improve care.
  • Directs the design and operational refinement of an integrated BPHC data and information system, which includes tools for measuring the impact and health outcomes of BPHC Programs, and supports analyses of data to identify opportunities to improve care and assess success of improvement interventions.
  • Represents the Bureau/Agency by fulfilling a variety of speaking engagements and presenting the BPHC's programs to professional and lay groups, State and local agencies, national and organizations.
  • Participates in, and contributes to, meetings and conference with top level agency/departmental officials, senior program managers and subject matter specialists, counterparts from other Federal, State, and local governmental agencies, constituent groups and others to discuss and explain policies, plans and programs as they relate to BPHC activities.

  • Requirements

    Conditions of Employment

    • Must be a U.S. Citizen or National
    • Males born after 12-31-1959 must be registered for Selective Service
    • Position is subject to background investigation and may be required to successfully completed a probationary period


    The Executive Core Qualifications are required for entry to the Senior Executive Service; to meet the minimum qualification requirements for this position, you must show in your five page resume that you possess the five Executive Core Qualifications (ECQs) and Mandatory Technical Qualification(s), listed below.


    ECQ 1 - LEADING CHANGE: The ability to bring about strategic change, both within and outside the organization, to meet organizational goals. Inherent to this ECQ is the ability to establish an organizational vision and to implement it in a continuously changing environment.
    ECQ 2 - LEADING PEOPLE: The ability to lead people toward meeting the organization's vision, mission, and goals. Inherent to this ECQ is the ability to provide an inclusive workplace that fosters the development of others, facilitates cooperation and teamwork, and supports constructive resolution of conflicts.
    ECQ 3 - RESULTS DRIVEN: The ability to meet organizational goals and customer expectations. Inherent to this ECQ is the ability to make decisions that produce high-quality results by applying technical knowledge, analyzing problems, and calculating risks.
    ECQ 4 - BUSINESS ACUMEN: The ability to manage human, financial, and information resources strategically.
    ECQ 5 - BUILDING COALITIONS: The ability to build coalitions internally and with other Federal agencies, State and local governments, nonprofit and private sector organizations, foreign governments, or international organizations to achieve common goals.

    This position also requires that you possess MTQs that represent knowledge, skills, and abilities essential for success in this role. The following must be evident in your resume.
  • Demonstrated executive leadership in managing large, complex organizations, including the effective utilization of employees.
  • Demonstrated executive leadership in promoting, developing and supporting comprehensive primary health care services to underserved communities.
  • Demonstrated executive leadership in strategic planning, evaluating program activities and policies, and development of program outcome measures to improve comprehensive primary health care capacity to underserved communities.
  • Demonstrated experience in communicating effectively on complex issues, both orally and in writing, with senior management level officials and senior representatives from Congress, other Federal, State and local agencies, and stakeholders.
  • Demonstrated experience in establishing and maintaining effective cooperative working relationships internally, with senior management level officials within the Department, private industry, local and state governments, along with other Federal organizations to define and achieve goals for a national program.

  • Your resume should emphasize your level of responsibilities, the scope and complexity of programs managed and your program accomplishments, including the results of your actions relating to the qualifications described above. Please ensure that your resume does not exceed 5 pages. Example: Resume with possession of the ECQs

    Please DO NOT submit separate statements addressing the Executive Core Qualifications (ECQs) or Mandatory Technical Qualifications (MTQs) as they will not be considered.

    You must meet all qualification and eligibility requirements by the closing date of this announcement. 04/04/2023


    This position does not have an education requirement. Please do not send transcripts.

    Additional information

    • Salary for Senior Executive Service positions varies depending on qualifications.
    • Selected candidate will be subject to a one-year probationary period in the Senior Executive Service unless required probationary period has previously been served.
    • Selected candidate is required to file a SF-278, Public Financial Disclosure Report within 30 days after his/her appointment, in accordance with the Ethics in Government Act of 1978.
    • Veteran's Preference does not apply to the Senior Executive Service.
    If you are unable to apply online or need to fax a document you do not have in electronic form, view the following link for information regarding an Alternate Application .

    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.