Supervisory Public Health Analyst - Director, Office of Tribal Affairs PD23R074

Rockville, Maryland
May 27, 2023
Jun 06, 2023
Full Time

***Applicants please note that as of Tuesday, May 23, 2023, the closing date of this announcement has been extended through Friday, June 2, 2023***

This position is a mission critical occupation and 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 Supervisory Public Health Analyst, you serve as the Division Director and recognized authority of the Office of Tribal Affairs (OTA) and provide leadership, direction and support for the Division and its staff to ensure measurable results to support the achievement of the IEA's mission.

Your major duties and responsibilities include:
  • Performing the full-range of supervisory duties with responsibility for staff, financial resources, planning, execution, problem solving, delivery of outcomes, and integration with other Offices and Bureau activities and initiatives.
  • Collaborating and coordinating with HHS Office of the Secretary and other agency tribal liaisons on HHS-wide tribal activities, particularly the Secretary's Tribal Advisory Committee (STAC), the Secretary's Intradepartmental Council on Native American Affairs (ICNAA), and other cross-cutting tribal activities.
  • Managing relationships and collaborative activities with national AI/AN organizations to inform and advance the mission and goals of HRSA specific to promoting health and preventing disease among AI/AN populations.
  • Leading and oversees the implementation of HRSA's Tribal Consultation Policy and Tribal Advisory Council.
  • Formulating action plans, procedures, and evaluative methods needed for the operation of the program area.
  • Developing, monitoring, and evaluating goals and measures as well as the identification and creation of newer enhanced high priority programmatic and personnel areas.
  • Participating in all phases of program planning and policy formulation for optimum accomplishment of program responsibilities.
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.


Conditions of Employment

  • U. S. Citizenship is required.
  • All qualifications and time-in-grade requirements must be met by the closing date of the announcement. Federal applicants must submit an SF-50 to show status and time-in-grade.
  • Males ages 18 through 25 must be registered with the Selective Service.
  • PHS Commissioned Corps applicants must submit current personnel orders.
  • A one year supervisory probationary period may be required.
  • 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.)



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 your resume experience demonstrate that you possess the following competencies:
  • 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.
  • Knowledge of the methods, processes, and techniques used to develop and deliver public health or health-related programs in State and local settings.
  • Knowledge of a specialized public health program.
  • 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;
  • Skill in oral and written communications, gathering and conveying information, making oral presentations, and preparing reports, correspondence, and other written materials.
  • 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.

    In order to qualify for this position at the GS-15 level, your resume must clearly demonstrate that you have one full year of the minimum qualifying specialized experience comparable in difficulty and responsibility to at least the GS-14 level in the federal service.

    Examples of the minimum qualifying specialized experience equal to the GS-14 level include the following types of tasks performed on a regular and recurring basis:

    1. Supervising staff, including prioritizing and assigning work, recommending professional development, evaluating and addressing performance and/or conduct issues, etc.


    2. Developing and executing long- and short-term strategic and operational plans to achieve public health program goals and objectives for American Indian/Alaska Native populations in areas such as: state, tribal, and local engagement; outreach and education; and special initiatives and partnerships.


    3. Providing technical, administrative, and programmatic guidance on public health programs and policies when working with tribal American Indian/Alaska Native (AI/AN) government and/or organizations.

    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.

    LEADERSHIP - Inspires, motivates and guides others toward goal accomplishment; coaches and mentors subordinates; adapts leadership styles to a variety of situations; models high standards of honesty, integrity, trust, openness, and respect for individuals by applying these values to daily behaviors.

    AMERICAN INDIAN/ALASKA NATIVE PUBLIC HEALTH - Knowledge of the principles, concepts, methods, and techniques of public health administration specific to the health needs of American Indians/ Alaska Native populations, in order to analyze, evaluate, and provide expert guidance to stakeholders.

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

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


    Current status candidates must meet Time-in-Grade (TIG) by the closing date of this announcement. To allow us to verify that you meet TIG requirements, provide any of the following SF-50s:

    Please Note: Current year pay adjustments are not acceptable for verifying TIG (ex. 2023 general increases cannot be used to verify TIG).
    • 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 06/02/2023.
    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 .


    This job does not have an education qualification requirement.

    Additional information

    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.

    Creditable Service: A newly appointed or reappointed employee may receive service credit for annual leave for prior work experience directly related to the duties of the position being filled. The use of this service credit is at the discretion of the selecting official and must be finalized prior to selectee's entrance on duty. For more information, please click here .

    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 .

    Bargaining Unit: Position is not in the Bargaining Unit.

    Recruitment Incentives: Recruitment incentives are not authorized.

    Student Loan Repayment Incentive: Student loan repayment incentive is not authorized.

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