Supervisory Public Health Advisor

Employer
USAJobs
Location
Arlington, Virginia
Posted
Jul 17, 2019
Closes
Jul 18, 2019
Function
Administrative
Hours
Full Time
Duties

Summary

This position is located at 2100 Crystal City Drive, Crystal City, VA, in the Bureau for Global Health, Office of HIV/AIDS, Strategic Coordination and Communication Division, Regional Advisors Branch (GH/OHA/SCC/RA).

Announcement 19-0153-DOT is open concurrently with this announcement and has an area of consideration of Government-Wide. You must apply separately to be considered under both announcements.

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Responsibilities

As a Supervisory Public Health Advisor, you will:
  • Provide technical expertise and support to field Missions in cross-cutting areas such as strategic planning for achieving epidemic control targets, performance monitoring and improvement, program design and implementation, financial tracking and reporting, health systems strengthening, and multilateral coordination.
  • Serve as the Agency expert and coordinator in providing key technical and management support related to HIV/AIDS programming to regional and country programs;he/she provide briefings to senior officials related to overseas Mission PEPFAR-related programming; he/she respond to inquiries from the Department of State's Office of the Global AIDS Coordinator (S/GAC), Congress and other stakeholders; coordinate OHA technical assistance and other planning and implementation support to USAID field Missions.
  • Supervise a Branch within a Division of professional and support staff, including many professional employees performing work at the FS-02 level or below; provide administrative and technical supervision necessary for accomplishing the work of the Branch; perform the administrative and human resource management functions relative to the staff supervised.
  • Establish guidelines and performance expectations for staff members, which are clearly communicated through the formal employee performance management system; observe workers' performance; demonstrate and conduct work performance critiques; provide informal feedback and periodically evaluates employee performance; resolve informal complaints and grievances;develop work improvement plans, recommending personnel actions as necessary;provide advice and counsel to workers related to work and administrative matters.
  • Serve as the principal point of contact for OHA's assigned countries across Asia, Africa and Latin America/the Caribbean; he/she lead and coordinate support for PEPFAR-assisted countries for the Office of HIV/AIDS, overseas Missions, the Office of Country Assistance (OCS) Country Support Teams, and regional bureaus.
  • Ensure assistance is provided to overseas Missions in support of Country Operational Plan/Operational Plan development and reviews; provide virtual or in-country support as appropriate in the design of HIV/AIDS strategies, host-country government collaboration frameworks, implementation plans and monitoring, evaluation and reporting systems;may serve as a Contracting/Agreement Officer's Representative (COR/AOR), as needed.


Travel Required

50% or less - Up to 30% intermittent travel to and in developing countries.

Supervisory status
Yes

Promotion Potential
14

Requirements

Conditions of Employment

  • United States Citizenship is required.
  • Relevant experience (see Qualifications below).
  • Must be able to obtain and maintain a security clearance.
  • Males born after 12/31/1959, must be registered with the Selective Service.
  • You will have to serve a one year Supervisory probationary period.
  • Direct Deposit/Electronic Funds Transfer is required.


You are encouraged to read the entire announcement before you submit your application package. Your application may not receive full consideration if you do not follow the instructions as outlined.

Note: Your answers to the assessment questionnaire must be supported in your resume.

Qualifications

Selective Placement Factor:You must possess experience in leading strategic design, implementation and evaluation of large-scale HIV/AIDS health programs in low-to-middle-income countries for the U.S. Government, PEPFAR implementing partners and/or other major HIV/AIDS donors.

GS-14: In addition to the selective placement factor, you must have one year of specialized experience equivalent to the GS-13 level in the Federal service. One year of experience refers to full-time work; part-time work is considered on a prorated basis. Examples of qualifying specialized experience at the next lower level for this position include experience: (a) serving as a lead for providing policy, strategic direction, project implementation and monitoring guidance to field programs specific to HIV/AIDS; (b) leading exchange and adoption of best practices between countries and regions specific to effective local partner-led HIV/AIDS programming; (c) providing technical or managerial oversight to staff designing, managing, and monitoring HIV/AIDS programs.

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, student, social). Volunteer work helps build critical competencies, knowledge, and skills and can provide valuable training and experience that translates directly to paid employment. You will receive credit for all qualifying experience, relevant to the duties of the position to be filled, including volunteer experience.

CTAP/ICTAP candidates will be referred to the selecting official if they are found well qualified. Well-qualified means an eligible employee who possesses the knowledge, skills, and abilities which clearly exceed the minimum requirements of the position. A well-qualified employee must meet the qualification and eligibility requirements of the position, including any medical qualifications, suitability, and minimum education and experience requirements, meet all selective factors (where applicable); meet quality ranking factors and are assigned a score of 85 or higher; be physically qualified with reasonable accommodation to perform the essential duties of the position; meet any special qualifying U.S. OPM-approved conditions; AND be able to satisfactorily perform the duties of the position upon entry without additional training. A well-qualified candidate will not necessarily meet the definition of highly or best qualified when evaluated against other candidates who apply for a particular position. In the absence of selective and quality ranking factors, selecting officials will document the job-related reason(s) for qualification determinations.

A well-qualified candidate will not necessarily meet the definition of highly or best qualified when evaluated against other candidates who apply for a particular position. In the absence of selective and quality ranking factors, selecting officials will document the job-related reason(s) for qualification determinations.

Education

This position does not have a positive education requirement. Therefore,​ no transcripts are required.

Additional information

This announcement may be used to fill additional vacancies.

These are Testing Designated Positions (TDP's) under the Agency's approved Drug Free Work Place Program. All applicants selected for this position will be subject to random drug testing once they begin working for the Agency.

Direct Deposit/Electronic Funds Transfer is required.

Moving and relocation expenses are not authorized.

M ythbuster on Federal Hiring Policies:

https://hru.gov/Studio_Recruitment/tools/Mythbuster_on_Federal_Hiring_Policies.pdf .

EEO Policy: EEO Policy Statement .

Reasonable Accommodation Policy: Reasonable Accommodation Policy Statement .

Veterans' Information: Veterans Information .

Telework: https://www.telework.gov/ .

Selective Service Registration: http://www.sss.gov/ .

It is the policy of the Government not to deny employment simply because an individual has been unemployed or has had financial difficulties that have arisen through no fault of the individual. Information about an individual's employment experience will be used only to determine the person's qualifications and to assess his or her relative level of knowledge, skills, and abilities. Although an individual's personal conduct may be relevant in any employment decision, including conduct during periods of unemployment or evidence of dishonesty in handling financial matters, financial difficulty that has arisen through no fault of the individual will generally not itself be the basis of an unfavorable suitability or fitness determination.

How You Will Be Evaluated

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

We will review your application package to ensure you meet the job and eligibility requirements, including the education and/or experience required for this position. If you meet the minimum qualifications stated in the vacancy announcement, we will compare your resume, optional cover letter and supporting documentation to your responses on the scored occupational questionnaire (True/False, Yes/ No, Multiple Choice questions) and place you in one of three pre-defined categories. These categories are "Gold," "Silver," and "Bronze." However, your resume and/or optional cover letter must support your responses to the scored occupational questionnaire, or your score may be lowered. Candidates placed in the "Gold" category will be identified for referral to the hiring manager and may be invited for an interview. How you will be evaluated for preference eligibility: Within each category, those entitled to veterans' preference will be listed at the top of the pre-defined category for which they are placed. Preference eligibles with a service-connected disability of 10% or more will be listed at the top of the highest quality category (Gold) depending on the position and grade level of the job. (You must provide proof of disability rating with a letter from the Veteran's Administration showing disability percentage rating).

The scored occupational questionnaire will evaluate you on the following competencies:
  • Leadership
  • Collaboration and Partnership
  • Planning and Evaluating
  • Public Health Administration an Management (HIV/AIDS)
  • Oral Communication
  • Written Communication

To preview questions please click here .

Background checks and security clearance

Security clearance
Secret

Drug test required
No

Required Documents

  • Resume showing relevant experience.
  • Veterans' documentation, if requesting consideration under any Veterans' hiring eligibilities ( veterans' preference and Veterans Employment Opportunities Act ).
  • If seeking eligibility based on any other special hiring authority (e.g. disabled veteran, Schedule A, special hiring programs ).
  • ICTAP Eligibles: Must submit a copy of the appropriate documentation such as a reduction-in-force (RIF) separation notice, a SF-50 reflecting your RIF separation, or a notice of proposed removal for declining a direct reassign or transfer of function to another commuting area. You MUST also submit documentation to reflect your current (or last) performance rating of record of at least "fully successful" (Level III) or equivalent, along with your application/resume package.
  • If this position requires proof of higher education, you must submit a copy of your transcript(unofficial transcript) or a list of courses that includes the following information: name of accredited institution, grades earned, completion dates, and quarter and semester hours earned. Education completed in foreign colleges or universities may be used to meet the requirements. Please refer to http://www.opm.gov/qualifications/policy/ApplicationOfStds-04.asp for more information. Please be advised that an official transcript will be required if you are selected for the position.
  • DD-214


If you are relying on your education to meet qualification requirements:

Education must be accredited by an accrediting institution recognized by the U.S. Department of Education in order for it to be credited towards qualifications. Therefore, provide only the attendance and/or degrees from schools accredited by accrediting institutions recognized by the U.S. Department of Education .

Failure to provide all of the required information as stated in this vacancy announcement may result in an ineligible rating or may affect the overall rating.