Director National Center for Health Statistics

Employer
USAJobs
Location
Hyattsville, Maryland
Posted
Jul 11, 2019
Closes
Jul 16, 2019
Hours
Full Time
Duties

Summary

CDC is the nation's health protection agency, working to keep America healthy, safe, and secure. As a global leader in public health, CDC works to respond, contain, and eliminate disease. Whether we are protecting the American people from health threats, investigating emerging diseases, or mobilizing public health programs with our domestic and international partners, we rely on our employees to make a real difference in protecting the health and safety of people here and around the world.
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Responsibilities

**This vacancy announcement is amended to extend the closing date.

As a Director, National Center for Health Statistics (NCHS), you will:
  • Provide executive leadership, strategic direction and managerial oversight in the design, development, and operation of statistical information systems that guide actions and policies to improve the health of the American people;
  • Serve as senior advisor to the HHS Secretary and other HHS officials on activities related to health statistics, statistical and health information issues, and a strengthened health statistics function at the domestic and international levels;
  • Provide executive leadership and strategic direction for the planning, development, and implementation of all NCHS statistical programs and policies, and managerial oversight through subordinate supervisors;
  • Provide expert advice and leadership on methods and utilization of technological innovations in the collection, analysis, interpretation, and dissemination of data on health status and characteristics of the population;
  • Provide leadership and executive direction with complex problems such as research and the creation of health indices, evaluate ongoing programs and activities including vital statistics, health surveys, and various research projects related to statistical theory and scientific methodology; and oversee the development of new programs;
  • Serve on the HHS Data Council and provide leadership in all aspects of data processing activities to include developing a data collection strategy, coordinating HHS data collection systems, implementing plans to fill existing health and health expenditure data gaps, enhancing analytic capabilities and data accessibility, protecting data confidentiality; and developing and implementing data standards;
  • Represent NCHS and HHS in executive-level and sub-cabinet level meetings, congressional hearings, national and international organizations, and associations to enhance the quality and comparability of statistics worldwide.


Travel Required

25% or less - You may be expected to travel for this position.

Supervisory status
Yes

Promotion Potential
00

Requirements

Conditions of Employment

  • Direct Deposit: All federal employees are required to have salary payments made by direct deposit to a financial institution of their choosing.
  • All qualification requirements must be met by the closing date of the announcement.
  • Recruitment and Relocation incentives may be authorized.
  • Moving expenses may be authorized.
  • You must serve a one-year probationary period unless you previously completed one year in the Senior Executive Service.
  • This position requires completion of a public financial disclosure report.
  • Background and/or Security investigation, if selected for position.
  • U.S. citizenship is required.
  • Resume, no more than five (5) numbered pages, recommended.
  • Public Trust/High Risk Background Investigation (6) is required.


Qualifications

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

Basic Qualifications:
A.Degree: that included 15 semester hours in statistics (or in mathematics and statistics, provided at least 6 semester hours were in statistics), and 9 additional semester hours in one or more of the following: physical or biological sciences, medicine, education, or engineering; or in the social sciences including demography, history, economics, social welfare, geography, international relations, social or cultural anthropology, health sociology, political science, public administration, psychology, etc. Credit toward meeting statistical course requirements should be given for courses in which 50 percent of the course content appears to be statistical methods, e.g., courses that included studies in research methods in psychology or economics such as tests and measurements or business cycles, or courses in methods of processing mass statistical data such as tabulating methods or electronic data processing.
OR
B.Combination of education and experience -- courses as shown in A above, plus appropriate experience or additional education. The experience should have included a full range of professional statistical work such as (a) sampling, (b) collecting, computing, and analyzing statistical data, and (c) applying statistical techniques such as measurement of central tendency, dispersion, skewness, sampling error, simple and multiple correlation, analysis of variance, and tests of significance.

Note: This position has a positive education requirement. Applicants are strongly encouraged to submit transcripts or a list of applicable courses with their application package. This also applies to status applicants who are applying to a position in a different occupational series than they are currently or were previously appointed. Applicants who do not submit their transcripts (or list of applicable course work) will be evaluated based on the information provided in their application package (and/or resume) along with their responses to a self-certification question asking if they meet the basic qualifications listed in the vacancy announcement. Those deemed tentatively qualified will be referred for consideration. If selected, applicants will be required to provide an official transcript prior to entry on duty. If the official transcript does not support the educational requirements of the position, the applicant will be considered ineligible for the position.

Failure to submit any of the above mentioned required documents may result in loss of consideration due to an incomplete application package. It is your responsibility to ensure all required documents have been submitted.

SPECIALIZED EXPERIENCE REQUIREMENT
You must have one year of specialized experience directly related to the position that has equipped you with the particular knowledge, skills, and abilities to successfully perform the duties of the position to include senior-level managerial and leadership experience in the development and coordination of statistical programs and methodology that guide actions and policies for health data systems.

This executive experience includes serving in a managerial capacity to a large and diverse organization with responsibility for promoting economy, efficiency, and effectiveness in the administration of programs and operations.

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.

PROFESSIONAL/TECHNICAL QUALIFICATIONS (PTQs)
This position also requires that you have PTQs that represent knowledge, skills, and abilities essential for success in this role. The following PTQs must be evident in your resume.

1. Skill in creating a vision and setting direction for a large health statistics organization.

2. Ability to lead, direct, and manage a statistical-based health research organization.

3. Ability to command the respect of the national and international statistical communities based on a high degree of prominence and expertise in public health or other health field; a distinguished record of accomplishments in the field of statistics, scientific health surveillance, epidemiology or a similar field; and management of substantive programs, missions, and functions.

4. Ability to develop and implement national or international policies related to health statistics, health data surveillance, and health data systems with other members of the statistical system.

5. Ability to provide senior leadership and guidance to public health entities on data collection, data analysis, and data dissemination.

6. Ability to deal effectively with high-level government officials, national and international organizations, non-governmental groups, media, and the general public.

It is strongly recommended that you visit the following Office of Personnel Management (OPM) webpage for more information regarding the Fundamental Competencies and ECQs. https:// www.opm.gov/policy-data-oversight/senior-executive-service/executive-core-qualifications/#url=Overview

You can find additional information on the proper preparation of ECQs on OPM's website at http:// www.opm.gov/ses/references/GuidetoSESQuals_2012.pdf . You are encouraged to follow the Challenge, Context, Action, and Result model outlined in the guide.

If selected, you will be required to complete an ECQ package by drafting narratives for each of the ECQs to be certified by an OPM Qualifications Review Board (QRB) prior to being appointed to the 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 ECQs.

Education

Foreign Education: Education completed in colleges or universities outside the United States may be used to meet the education requirements. You must provide acceptable documentation that the foreign education is comparable to that received in an accredited educational institution in the United States. For more information on how foreign education is evaluated, visit: https://www.cdc.gov/jobs/future-applicant-information.html .

Additional information

Salary for SES positions varies depending on qualifications. The annual salary range is at the top of this announcement. This position might be eligible for performance bonuses and performance-based pay adjustments.

STANDARDS OF CONDUCT/FINANCIAL DISCLOSURE
CDC Financial Disclosure: HHS fosters a work environment committed to government ethics. Through its ethics program, HHS seeks to prevent conflicts of interest on the part of executive branch employees. A conflict-free HHS allows its public servants to make impartial decisions based on the interests of the public when carrying out governmental responsibilities, to serve as good stewards of public resources, and to loyally adhere to the Constitution and laws of the United States. As an executive branch employee, you will be subject to the Standards of Ethical Conduct and the criminal conflict of interest statutes. An introduction to federal ethics will be available during orientation. You must complete the remainder of your initial ethics training during your first three months at HHS. Further details on this will be provided during orientation.
You might be required to a file a public or confidential financial disclosure report within 30 days of your appointment. You will receive formal notification if a disclosure report is required. This can require 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 the Deputy Ethics Counselor or Ethics Coordinator for your office, which you can find here: https://www.hhs.gov/about/agencies/ogc/contact-ogc/agency-deputy-ethics-counselors-and-ethics-coordinators/index.html

Security and Background Requirements
If you have not previously completed a background security investigation, one will be required. Appointment will be subject to your successful completion of a background security investigation and favorable adjudication. Failure to successfully meet these requirements may be grounds for appropriate personnel action. In addition, if hired, a background security reinvestigation or supplemental investigation might be required at a later time. All information concerning your qualifications is subject to investigation. False representation can be grounds for non-consideration, non-selection, or appropriate disciplinary action.

E-Verify : If you are selected for this position, the documentation that you present for purposes of completing the Department of Homeland Security (DHS) Form I-9 will be verified through the DHS "E-Verify" System. Federal law requires DHS to use the E-Verify System to verify employment eligibility of all new hires, and as a condition of continued employment obligates you to take affirmative steps to resolve any discrepancies identified by the system. The U.S. Department of Health and Human Services is an E-Verify Participant.

Veteran's Preference does not apply to SES.

To view the questionnaire, click on the following link: https://apply.usastaffing.gov/ViewQuestionnaire/10517032

If you are unable to apply online or need to fax a document(s), view the following link for information regarding an Alternate Application

How You Will Be Evaluated

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

Your resume with no more than five (5) numbered pages is recommended.

A multi-step process is used to evaluate and refer applicants:

1. Minimum requirements: Your application must show that you meet all requirements including the education and/or experience required for this position. You may be rated "not qualified" if you do not possess the qualification requirements for the position. If your application is incomplete, you may be found "ineligible".

2. Rating: A panel of subject matter experts will review your application and evaluate your qualifications for this position based on the information in your application. Your application will be rated, based on the extent and quality of your experience, education, and training relevant to the duties of this position. Interviews will be at the discretion of the panel and/or selecting official.

3. Referral: If you are among the top qualified candidates, your application will be referred to a selecting official for consideration and possible interview.

Your supporting documents are an integral part of the process for determining your qualifications for the position. If your responses are not supported by your resume, you will be eliminated from consideration. After reviewing your resume and supporting documentation, if a determination is made that you have inflated your qualifications or experience, you may lose consideration for this position. Incomplete or late applications will not receive further consideration.

The application process to recruit for this position is the RESUME BASED method. Separate written narratives addressing the ECQs and PTQs will not be considered at this time. Evidence of your qualifications for the ECQs and PTQs must be clearly demonstrated in your resume.

Background checks and security clearance

Security clearance
Other

Drug test required
No

Position sensitivity and risk
High Risk (HR)

Trust determination process
Suitability/Fitness

Required Documents

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

1. Resume with numbered pages that contains your full name, address, and phone number, no more than five (5) pages is recommended; Education (College/University name, address, major of study, type and year of degree); Work Experience (Job title, employer's name and address, month and dates of employment, hours per week, salary, supervisor's name and phone number); Evidence of experience which addresses the ECQs and PTQs; Other qualifications (job-related training courses, skills, certifications and licenses, honors, awards, and special accomplishments);

NOTE : The upload process for the USAJOBS resume template or Word document might cause your resume to be longer than five (5) pages. Your resume should be submitted with numbered pages. Please verify the number of pages before you submit your application. Your resume with no more than five (5) pages is recommended.

2. Cover letter (optional);

3. Online Assessment Questionnaire. https://apply.usastaffing.gov/ViewQuestionnaire/10517032 ~

4. Proof of OPM SES Qualifications Review Board certification (including OPM-approved SES Candidate Development Program graduates), if applicable.

Other supporting documents:

5. College transcripts;
Note: This position has a positive education requirement. Applicants are strongly encouraged to submit transcripts or a list of applicable courses with their application package. This also applies to status applicants who are applying to a position in a different occupational series than they are currently or were previously appointed. Applicants who do not submit their transcripts (or list of applicable course work) will be evaluated based on the information provided in their application package (and/or resume) along with their responses to a self-certification question asking if they meet the basic qualifications listed in the vacancy announcement. Those deemed tentatively qualified will be referred for consideration. If selected, applicants will be required to provide an official transcript prior to entry on duty. If the official transcript does not support the educational requirements of the position, the applicant will be considered ineligible for the position.

Failure to submit any of the above mentioned required documents may result in loss of consideration due to an incomplete application package. It is your responsibility to ensure all required documents have been submitted.

If you are currently, or were previously, a federal employee, you must also submit:

6. An SF-50 showing your current or former civil service status.

For Résumé and Application Tips visit: https://help.usajobs.gov/index.php/Tips .

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. Failure to submit any of the above mentioned required documents may result in loss of consideration due to an incomplete application package. It is your responsibility to ensure all required documents have been submitted.

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