PW Recent Graduate/HRSA Scholars Public Health Analyst

Employer
USAJobs
Location
Washington D.C.
Posted
Sep 19, 2018
Closes
Sep 19, 2018
Function
Analyst
Hours
Full Time
TRAVEL REQUIRED:

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


RELOCATION AUTHORIZED:
Relocation expenses reimbursed No


KEY REQUIREMENTS:
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  • U. S. Citizenship is required.
  • Males ages 18 through 25 must be registered with the Selective Service.
  • Must be at least 16 years of age.
  • On a trial period for the duration of the program.
  • Background investigation is required.
  • Must be a recent graduate.
  • Transcripts showing degree conferred must be submitted.
  • A cumulative GPA of 3.5 or higher is required.
  • Financial disclosure statement is not required.
  • Drug Screening is not required.
  • Recruitment incentives are not authorized.
  • Student loan repayment incentive is not authorized.
  • Travel, transportation and relocation expenses will not be paid.
  • 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.

    This position will be a part of the HRSA Scholars Program. The HRSA Scholars Program offers participants broad training and developmental experiences. Participants enhance skills with an emphasis on developing the crosscutting abilities and substantive knowledge needed to meet HRSA's emerging challenges.

    Scholars are active learners and participants in the program and are expected to be proactive in their use of the extensive and valuable resources available to them. The program entails a combination of formal and on-the-job training, rotational assignments, and mentoring. Developmental activities focus on enhancing core competencies critical to the success of HRSA.

    This is an appointment under the HRSA Recent Graduate program. The program duration is one year. Upon successful completion of the program and at the agency's discretion, the appointee may be converted to a term or permanent position in the competitive service.

    The entire duration of the Recent Graduate Appointment constitutes a trail period.

    If selected, you must be a U.S. citizen so that you will be eligible for conversion to a permanent position in the competitive service upon completion of the program.

    THESE QUALIFICATION REQUIREMENTS MUST BE MET BY THE CLOSING DATE:
    09/18/2018.

    ELIGIBILITY REQUIREMENTS:
    YOU MUST BE A RECENT GRADUATE TO QUALIFY FOR THIS PROGRAM, AS DEFINED BELOW:

    A. Completed all requirements for an associates, bachelors, masters, professional, doctorate, vocational, or technical degree or certificate from an accredited educational institution, with a cumulative GPA of 3.5 or higher, on or after September 07, 2016.

    B. Be a veteran who received their degree, with a cumulative GPA of 3.5 or higher, or after September 07, 2012 while on active duty service and were unable to apply for jobs until their recent discharge after September 07, 2016 .

    PLEASE NOTE: Grade-point averages will be rounded to one decimal place. For example, 2.95 will round to 3.0 and 2.94 will round to 2.9.

    In addition to meeting the Recent Graduate eligibility requirements listed above, you must meet the qualification requirements for this position listed below.


    QUALIFICATION REQUIREMENTS:
    Basic Requirements for all Public Health Program Specialist Series, 0685 positions require that you demonstrate specialized experience in each of the following five competencies:
    1. 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.
    2. Knowledge of the methods, processes, and techniques used to develop and deliver public health or health-related programs in State and local settings.
    3. Knowledge of a specialized public health program.
    4. 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;
    5. Skill in oral and written communications, gathering and conveying information, making oral presentations, and preparing reports, correspondence, and other written materials.
    In order to qualify for this GS-9 Public Health Analyst position, your resume must demonstrate that you have one full year of specialized experience comparable in difficulty and responsibility to at least the GS-7 level in the federal service. Examples of qualifying experience include the following types of tasks performed on a regular and recurring basis:
    1. Assisting conducting public health related analysis (e.g. surveys, studies, surveillance, etc.);
    2. Performing analytical and evaluative work related to the planning and delivery of public health programs and initiatives; and
    3. Assisting in the administration and monitoring of public health programs to ensure compliance with policy or legislative requirements.
    OR
    Have a Master's or equivalent graduate degree or at least 2 full years of progressively higher-level graduate education leading to such a degree or an LL.B. or J.D. To be qualifying, the higher-level graduate education must be in a major field of study in public health or other field of study with course work directly related to the work of this public health analyst position.

    OR
    Have an equivalent combination of the above specialized experience AND higher level graduate education that meets 100% of the qualification requirements for this public health analyst position.

    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.

    This position has an education requirement and a GPA requirement of a cumulative 3.5 or higher. You must submit a copy of your transcripts showing your degree is conferred (or a list of your courses including titles, credit hours completed and grades) to document that you have met the education requirement. Unofficial transcripts will be accepted in the application package. Official transcripts will be required prior to your starting work.

    Foreign Education: If you are using education completed in foreign colleges or universities to meet the qualification requirements, you must show that the education credentials have been evaluated by a private organization that specializes in interpretation of foreign education programs and such education has been deemed equivalent to that gained in an accredited U.S. education program; or full credit has been given for the courses at a U.S. accredited college or university. For further information, visit: http://www.ed.gov.

    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.

    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.

    Click here for information on "Federal hiring for individuals with disabilities".

    Conditions of Employment:

    1. Program Completion and Conversion: Program participants may be non-competitively converted to a career/conditional or term position (lasting between 1-4 years). If not converted at the completion of the academic program, the appointment ends, and the intern is terminated.
    2. 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.
    3. Direct Deposit: All Federal employees are required to have Federal salary payments made by direct deposit to a financial institution of their choosing.

    Eligibility for benefits depends on the type of position you hold and whether your position is full-time, part-time, or intermittent. Contact the hiring agency for more information on the specific benefits offered.

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

    Once the application process is complete, a review of the resume and supporting documentation will be made and compared against your responses to the assessment questionnaire to determine if you are qualified for this job. If, after reviewing your resume and/or supporting documentation, a determination is made that you have inflated your qualifications and/or experience, you may lose consideration for this position. Please follow all instructions carefully. Errors or omissions may affect your eligibility. Category rating procedures will be used to rate and rank candidates. The category assignment is a measure of the degree in which your background matches the competencies required for this position. Qualified candidates will be ranked into one of three categories: Best Qualified, Well Qualified or Qualified.

    The Category Rating Process does not add veterans' preference points but protects the rights of veterans by placing them ahead of non-preference eligibles within each category. Preference eligibles who meet the minimum qualification requirements and who have a compensable service-connected disability of at least 10 percent must be listed in the highest quality category (except in the case of scientific or professional positions at the GS-9 level or higher).

    Your qualifications will be evaluated on the following competencies (knowledge, skills, abilities and other characteristics):

    • PROGRAM MANAGEMENT - Designs, implements and manages multiple or ongoing programs/projects, and directs the related resources, personnel and activities.
    • PUBLIC HEALTH - Knowledge of the principles, practices, & methods of administering public health programs to provide advice and technical assistance on the improvement of public health activities, including analysis & evaluation for public health programs at Federal, State & local government levels.
    • RESEARCH AND EVALUATION - Knowledge of the principles, methods, and processes used to conduct a systematic and objective inquiry; including study design, collection, analysis, and interpretation of data; and the reporting of results.
    • STRATEGIC PLANNING - Supports organizational goals and objectives in accordance with strategic and/or operations plans.



    TO PREVIEW THE OCCUPATIONAL ASSESSMENT QUESTIONNAIRE, please click on the following link: https://apply.usastaffing.gov/ViewQuestionnaire/10300658

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    Drug test required No


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