Director, Office of Resource Access and Partnerships

Washington D.C.
May 31, 2018
May 31, 2018
Executive, Director
Full Time

Occasional travel - You may be expected to travel for this position.

Relocation expenses reimbursed Yes You may qualify for reimbursement of relocation expenses in accordance with agency policy.


All applicants are required to submit the following documents to be considered for the position:

  • Resume that contains your full name, address and phone number, and does not exceed the five (5) page limit;
  • Cover Letter (optional);
  • Applicants who are currently, or were previously, Federal employees must also submit:
    • An SF-50 showing your current or former civil service status; and
    • Proof of OPM Qualifications Review Board certification (OPM-approved SES Candidate Development Program graduates), if applicable
    • NOTE: Documents submitted that are not listed in the Required Documents section of this announcement will not be considered or forwarded to the rating panel or selecting official.

All competitive candidates for SES positions with the Federal Government must demonstrate leadership experience indicative of senior executive level management capability. To meet the minimum qualification requirements for this position, you must show in your resume that you possess the Fundamental Competencies, five Executive Core Qualifications (ECQs), and the Professional/Technical Qualifications (PTQs), listed below. It is recommended that your resume emphasize levels of responsibility, scope and complexity of programs managed, and program accomplishments and results.

Fundamental Competencies:
Interpersonal Skills, Oral Communication, Integrity/Honesty, Written Communication, Continual Learning, and Public Service Motivation.

Executive Core Qualifications (ECQs):
  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.
  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.
  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.
  4. Business Acumen: The ability to manage human, financial, and information resources strategically.
  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.
It is STRONGLY recommended that you visit the following Office of Personnel Management (OPM) webpage for more information regarding the Fundamental Competencies and ECQs.

IF SELECTED, you will be required to complete an ECQ package by drafting narratives for each of the ECQs and be certified by an OPM Qualifications Review Board (QRB) in order to be placed in this position. If you are currently serving in a career SES appointment, are eligible for reinstatement into the SES, or have successfully completed an SES Candidate Development Program approved by the Office of Personnel Management (OPM), you WILL NOT need to draft the ECQs. However, you must still provide the narrative response individually addressing each of the Professional/Technical Qualifications (PTQs) listed below.

Professional/Technical Qualifications (PTQs):
This position also requires that you possess PTQs that represent knowledge, skills, and abilities essential for success in this role. The following PTQs must be evident in your resume.
  1. Demonstrated substantial knowledge of the authorizing legislation for the IHS billing and collection and Purchased/Referred Care authorities, i.e., the Indian Health Care Improvement Act and the Indian Self-Determination and Education Assistance Act., as well as other legislation impacting American Indian and Alaska Native public insurance coverage.
  2. Demonstrated knowledge of current Medicare/Medicaid (M/M) issues affecting Tribes, and experience in effectively working with M/M, state agencies, Federal agencies, and Tribes to address key current and past issues including but not limited to 1115 waivers and requests, work requirements, payer of last resort, and Tribal consultation.
  3. Demonstrated experience and ability in the formulating, implementing, and evaluating high-impact policies, programs, budgets, and projects advising the senior executive of a large organization on the options for resolving problems caused by existing or proposed policies or conditions.
  4. Demonstrated experience and working knowledge of disseminating information to customers and the general public, including Tribal Governments, Tribal organizations and Indian community organizations.
  5. Demonstrated substantial knowledge of and experience in using date analytics and other improvement science tools to monitor and measure the effectiveness of administrative programs and processes, and remediation of identified deficiencies.

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 (external link) at the time the degree was obtained.

Salary for Senior Executive Service positions varies depending on qualifications. The annual salary range may be found at the top of this announcement. This position may be eligible for performance bonuses and performance based pay adjustments.

Probationary Period
Selectee must serve a one-year probationary period unless s/he previously completed one year the Senior Executive Service.

Standards of Conduct/Financial Disclosure
HHS inspires public confidence by maintaining high ethical principles, and all Federal Government employees are subject to the conflict of interest statutes and regulations, including the Standards of Ethical Conduct, that govern activities with outside organizations and reporting financial holdings. The Ethics in Government Act, PL 95-521 also requires the applicant selected for this position to submit a Public Financial Disclosure Report, OGE-278, prior to assuming the SES position, annually, and upon termination of employment.

Security and Background Requirements
If not previously completed, a background security investigation will be required for all appointees.

Equal Opportunity Employment
Equality is held as one of the most important values at HHS. Selection for this, and any other position, will be based solely on merit. HHS does not discriminate based on race, color, religion, sex, national origin, political affiliation, marital status, sexual orientation, physical or mental disability, age or membership or non-membership in an employee organization, or any other non-merit factors.

If applying online poses a hardship to you, you may submit your application by contacting Stephanie Klingenberg.

Reasonable Accommodation Policy Statement
Federal agencies must provide reasonable accommodation to applicants with disabilities where appropriate. Applicants requiring reasonable accommodation for any part of the application and hiring process should contact: Stephanie Klingenberg.
Requests for reasonable accommodation will be made on a case-by-case basis.

Veteran's Preference
Veteran's Preference does not apply to the SES.

Selective Service
As a condition of employment, all male applicants born after December 31, 1959, must have registered for the selective service. If selected for this position, the applicant must sign a statement certifying his registration, or the applicant must demonstrate exempt status under the Selective Service Law.

Commissioned Corps Officers
If you are applying as a Commissioned Corps Officer and wish to remain in to Corps, you are not required to submit ECQs or PTQs however there must be sufficient information in your application to determine that you meet the criteria of both. If selected, you will not need to prepare responses to the ECQs.

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You will be evaluated for this job based on how well you meet the qualifications above.

Applicants must provide evidence that they possess substantive experience which has provided knowledge of the principles of organization, management, and administration as well as specialized (managerial/liaison/legislative/communication) experience in the health services work directly related to this position.

To qualify, candidates must have had senior level experience that meets all of the following Mandatory Executive Core Qualifications (ECQs) and Professional Technical Qualifications. The experience must have been at a sufficiently high level of difficulty to clearly show that the applicant possesses the knowledge, skills and abilities to perform the duties of this position.

This experience must clearly demonstrate Applicants must provide evidence that they possess knowledge of the authorizing legislation for the IHS billing and collection and Purchased/Referred Care authorities, i.e., the Indian Health Care Improvement Act and the Indian Self-Determination and Education Assistance Act., as well as other legislation impacting American Indian and Alaska Native public insurance coverage. Typically, experience of this nature is gained at or above the GS-15 level in the Federal service, or its equivalent with state or local government, the private sector, and non-governmental or tribal organizations.

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