Senior Advisor for Policy, Strategy, and Value Based Care

Washington, D.C
Sep 19, 2020
Sep 27, 2020
Full Time


This position is located in the Office of the Administrator within CMS, in Washington D.C.

As the Senior Advisor for Policy, Strategy, and Value Based Care, you serve as lead advisor for CMS policy, strategic planning, and value-based care activities. You will be a part of the agency leadership team, supporting the advance of agency priorities and partnering with Center and Office Directors to design and implement strategies to achieve CMS's core goals and objectives.
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  • Maintains a high level of knowledge related to public health and federal health care policies. Provides leadership, expert technical advice, and coordination of policy in order to advance value based care.
  • Serves as a key senior advisor to the Administrator in developing policies, programs, and partnerships to further CMS's mission.
  • Analyzes complex and highly visible actions such as CMS legislation, regulation, changes in practice by influential organizations or groups, as well as other influential statements of policy with the potential to impact CMS?s mission.
  • Makes recommendations to improve programs or address problems and formulates alternative courses of action for solving complex program or partnership issues.
  • Provides options and guidance for responding to complex issues and is responsible for the development of proposals in response to CMS policy needs.
  • Develops reports that reflect an in-depth analysis and interpretation of policy matters involving relevant CMS issues.
  • Presents expert analysis, as well as advice to senior leadership on the impact of highly visible or controversial policy actions.
  • Works with all CMS Centers and stakeholders/partners to ensure proper coordination and analysis of national and state activities in support of CMS mission and goals.
  • Advises on the impact of proposed, new or revised policies and regulations on CMS programs, accounting for issues such as technical feasibility, regulatory limitations, and intangible political considerations.
  • Builds linkages and fosters joint projects and efforts of mutual interest throughout CMS, HHS and external partners, communities, and national organization.

Travel Required

Not required

Supervisory status

Promotion Potential


Conditions of Employment

  • U.S. Citizenship required.
  • Background and/or Security Investigation required.
  • The Ethics in Government Act, PL 95-521 requires the applicant selected for this position to submit a financial disclosure statement, SF-278, prior to assuming the SES position, annually, and upon termination of employment.
  • Applicants must submit a copy of their most recent SF-50, Notification of Personnel Action, which verifies status.
  • All male applicants born after December 31, 1959, must have registered for the selective service. You will be required to sign a statement certifying his registration, or the applicant must demonstrate exempt status under the Selective Service Law.


Applicants 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, and the Professional/Technical Qualifications listed below. Evidence of this experience must be incorporated into your five page resume. Separate narratives for the Executive Core Qualifications and/or Professional/Technical Qualifications will not be accepted or considered. Typically, experience of this nature is gained at or above the GS-15 grade level in the Federal service.

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.
  • 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.
  • Thorough knowledge of public health and federal health care regulations and policies, specifically in the area of value based care and innovation.
  • Executive experience coordinating strategy, policy development and implementation of health care initiatives.
  • Demonstrated leadership and collaboration with a wide range of internal and external senior level/key officials on complex and controversial issues concerning national health insurance programs.

  • Education

    This job does not have an education qualification requirement.

    Additional information

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

    Veteran's Preference does not apply to the SES.

    How You Will Be Evaluated

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

    We use a multi-step process to evaluate and refer applicants:
  • Minimum requirements: Your resume must show that you meet all requirements and experience identified in this announcement. You may be found 'not qualified' if you do not possess the minimum competencies required for the position. If your application is incomplete, we may rate you as ineligible.
  • Rating: A panel of Senior Executives will review your application and evaluate your qualification for this position based on the information in your application. Interviews will be at the discretion of the panel and/or selection official.
  • Referral: If you are among the top qualified candidates, your application will be referred to a selection official for consideration and possible interview.

  • Background checks and security clearance

    Security clearance
    Not Required

    Drug test required

    Position sensitivity and risk
    Moderate Risk (MR)

    Trust determination process

    Required Documents

    All applicants are required to submit and/or complete 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 page limit;
  • Cover Letter (optional);
  • Online Assessment Questionnaire. To preview the assessment questionnaire, click here:
  • An SF-50 showing your current or former civil service status.
  • 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.

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