Supervisory Legislative Analyst

Washington D.C.
Jul 20, 2017
Aug 21, 2017
Analyst, Management
Full Time

Become a part of an innovative, dynamic, nationwide organization of dedicated health care providers working to meet the individual health care needs of American Indians and Alaska Natives. Indian Health Service (IHS) employees are considerate in our care, creative in our approach, enthusiastic about our work and compassionate with our patients.

Our lifestyle is adventurous, community oriented and focused on service and problem solving as part of a professional interdisciplinary team. Join us in improving the health outcomes of 2.2 million American Indians and Alaska Natives.

This position is located in the Office of the Director (OD), Congressional and Legislative Affairs Staff office (CLAS), Indian Health Service (IHS), Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) located in Rockville, Maryland. Works directly with the IHS Director in managing and providing leadership on complex, sensitive, diverse and unique legislative and political matters involving American Indians and Alaska Natives (AI/AN's). The incumbent reports to the Chief of Staff and the Director, CLAS, provides leadership and executive direction within the IHS for legislative planning to address the Administration's agenda. 

The IHS is required by law to give absolute preference to qualified applicants who meet the Secretary of the Interior's definition of Indian for appointment to vacancies within the IHS in accordance with established IHS policy as outlined in the Indian Health Manual Part 7, Chapter 3.

This position is being announced concurrently under Merit Promotion Status procedures. Please review vacancy announcement number IHS-17-HQ-1999150-ESEP/MP for eligibility requirements. 

  • Occasional Travel
  • 2-5 times per year

  • No

  • The selected applicant will be subject to a pre-employment background
  • Selectee will be subject to a probationary/trial period.
  • ESEP appointees typically serve a two year probationary period
  • U.S. Citizenship is required
  • Selective Service Registration is required for males born after 12/31/1959
  • Confidential Financial Disclosure Form required
  • 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.

    Your resume must demonstrate at least one (1) year of specialized experience equivalent to at least the next lower grade level (GS-14) in the Federal service obtained in either the private or public sector performing the following type of work:

    Experience planning and coordinating a comprehensive legislative program, developing long range strategic program plans, evaluating program needs and accomplishments, and integrating various program needs into a unified and inclusive legislative plan of action. Experience coordinating participation in congressional hearings, including preparation of testimony and briefing materials. Experience advancing the legislative policy process through analysis and review of initiatives and issues.

    You must meet the requirements of the job by 11:59 (Eastern Standard Time) of the closing date: Friday, August 18, 2017

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    Participates with key advisors to the IHS Director in planning and coordinating the total agency legislative program, considering current and long range program plans, appraising and evaluating program needs and accomplishments, and integrating various program needs of the agency into a unified and comprehensive legislative plan of action.

    Directs legislative planning and Congressional hearings activities for the agency by: developing and evaluating recommendations concerning legislative proposals for changes in health care delivery that affect IHS' programs; preparing technical specifications for legislation; developing long-range IHS legislative plans; and drafting testimony to be used by the Director, the HHS Secretary, and other HHS policy officials.

    Coordinates the agency's participation in congressional hearings, including preparation of testimony and briefing materials, and covers all other congressional hearings on matters of interest to the agency except appropriations committee hearings.  Coordinates with the Office of Finance and Accounting on preparation for appropriations committee hearings. Establishes and maintains liaison with the appropriate congressional committees which deal with IHS legislative issues.  Coordinates activities with the Office of the Assistant Secretary for Legislation (ASL) and serves as the ASL's principal contact point on legislative and congressional relations.

    In collaboration with IHS offices and programs, provides technical, analytical, advisory and information services to the agency's components, HHS, the White House, OMB, other government agencies, private organizations and the general public on agency legislation.

    Serves as the first line supervisor and performs supervisory work such as: planning work to be accomplished by subordinates; setting and adjusting short-term priorities; preparing schedules for completion of work; developing performance standards and evaluating work performance of subordinates; identifying developmental and training needs of employees; resolving complaints from employees; and effecting disciplinary measures, as appropriate.

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