Deputy Director for Management Operations

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Employer
USAJobs
Location
Rockville, Maryland
Posted
Sep 13, 2019
Closes
Sep 21, 2019
Function
Executive, Director
Hours
Full Time
Duties

Summary

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Responsibilities

This position is located in the Office of the Director, Indian Health Service (IHS). The mission of the IHS is to raise the physical, mental, social, and spiritual health of American Indians and Alaska Natives to the highest level. The IHS carries out its mission and goals through a headquarters unit, 12 area offices, and approximately 16,000 employees servicing 2.2 million American Indians and Alaska Natives (AI/AN).

The Deputy Director for Management Operations provides management direction to the IHS program offices. He/She is responsible for implementing agency goals and mission: providing overall organizational management to improve agency performance; assisting the IHS Director in promoting government reforms; developing strategic plans, and measuring results; and overseeing agency-specific efforts to integrate performance and budgeting, expand competitive sourcing, strengthen the workforce, improve financial management, advance e-government, apply information policy and technology policies, and other government wide reform efforts.

Serves as the principal adviser to the Director, IHS, for the management of IHS operations. The incumbent functions as a member of the senior staff of the IHS participating fully with the Director, IHS, in the total planning, programming, and operation of the IHS. Provides operational and management information and expertise necessary for the formulation of policies, goals and objectives, and operational strategies, and in program and resource allocation decisions which impact the total organization.

Plans, directs and evaluate the operations of the Headquarters functions, authorities, and responsibilities in support of the Director. Provides expert staff guidance to maximize operational effectiveness through full use of all available resources. Provides guidance to office directors in achieving the best total operation and support to the area offices. Directs a system of review and evaluation to provide continuous surveillance and improvement, resources utilization, and controls against fraud, waste, and abuse.

Travel Required

Occasional travel - Occasional and often short-notice travel is a requirement for this position.

Supervisory status
Yes

Promotion Potential
00

Requirements

Conditions of Employment


Conditions of Employment
  • The selected applicant will be subject to a pre-employment background investigation, which will include a fingerprint check.
  • If applicable-Selective Service registration (Males born after 12/31/59)
  • U.S. Citizenship is required

The Indian Health Service is required by law to provide absolute preference in employment to American Indians and Alaska Natives who are enrolled in a federally recognized tribe as defined by the Secretary of the Interior. Indian preference requirements apply to all actions involved in filling a vacant position (e.g., initial hiring, reassignment, transfer, competitive promotion, reappointment or reinstatement), no matter how the vacancy arises. Any individual who claims Indian preference: 1) must submit a properly completed and signed BIA-4432; 2) must meet all qualification requirements as defined by the Office of Personnel Management and the Indian Health Service Excepted Service Qualification Standards (Preston Standards); and, 3) must be deemed suitable for employment.

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 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): 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. 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. 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. Business Acumen: The ability to manage human, financial, and information resources strategically. 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.

https://www.opm.gov/policy-data-oversight/senior-executive-service/executive-core-qualifications/#url=Overview

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.
  • Demonstrated experience representing the senior executive of a large organization to governments and legislative bodies; e.g. Congress/legislative committees, OMB, HHS, the Tribes and other agencies.
  • Comprehensive knowledge and experience at an agency/department level or similar setting with full authority over multiple administration functional areas to include but not no limited to; Finance, Budget, Human Resources, Information Technology, and/or Acquisitions.
  • Demonstrated executive level experience evaluating, developing, and implementing policies and regulations impacting a wide array of administrative functions for a large and geographically dispersed organization.
  • Experience overseeing an organizational/departmental system of review and evaluation to provide continuous surveillance and improvement, resources utilization, and controls against fraud, waste, and abuse.
  • Demonstrated substantial knowledge of the Indian Health Care Improvement Act, the Indian Self-Determination Act, as well as Federal Health Care Delivery Systems including the Indian Health Service system (federal, tribal, and urban).


  • Education

    Additional information

    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.

    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. The IHS is an Equal Opportunity Employer.

    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 Nathan Anderson.

    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: Nathan Anderson at Nathan.Anderson@ihs.gov. 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.

    How You Will Be Evaluated

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

    You will be rated based on the information provided in your resume (your resume must state specific duties that relate to this position) and your responses to the assessment questions will be evaluated against the duties you provided in your resume, along with your submitted documentation to determine your ability to demonstrate the PTQ's and the ECQ's.

    Background checks and security clearance

    Security clearance
    Other

    Drug test required
    No

    Required Documents

    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);
    • Online Assessment Questionnaire. To preview the assessment questionnaire, click here: https://apply.usastaffing.gov/ViewQuestionnaire/10595212

    NOTE: THE USAJOBS RESUME TEMPLATE MAY RESULT IN A RESUME BEING LONGER THAN FIVE PAGES. PLEASE VERIFY PAGE LENGTH BEFORE SUBMISSION OF APPLICATION.

    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.

    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.

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