Recent Graduate - Public Health Analyst

Employer
USAJobs
Location
Rockville, Maryland
Posted
Sep 25, 2020
Closes
Oct 02, 2020
Hours
Full Time
Duties

Summary

This recruitment is for the Heath Resources and Services Administration Recent Graduate program. This recruitment may be used by all HRSA Bureaus and Offices to fill positions. The duty location for all positions is located in Rockville, MD.

The Recent Graduate 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.

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Responsibilities

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.

As a HRSA Public Health Analyst at the GS-9 level, you will serve as a point of contact for information about public health program evaluation activities.

Your duties and responsibilities include:
  • Assisting in program evaluation and the measurement of program outcomes.
  • Performing special projects to analyze and/or identify specific concerns or conditions of relevance and importance to the mission and activities of the center.
  • Analyzing public health legislation, regulations, executive directives, and Departmental policy issues to determine their relevance to the organization's plans, programs, and activities.
  • Developing components of short-term and long-range plans and proposals and integrating them in the organization's long-range strategic plan.
  • Coordinating agency, department, and/or government wide goal setting efforts.

NOTE: Do not cut and paste the duties, specialized experience, or occupational assessment questionnaire from this announcement into your resume as that will not be considered a demonstration of your qualifications for this position.

Travel Required

Not required

Supervisory status
No

Promotion Potential
12

Requirements

Conditions of Employment

  • 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.
  • Employment is subject to the successful completion of the pre-appointment process (i.e., background investigation, verification of qualifications and job requirements, completion of onboarding forms, submission of required documents, etc.)
  • Must be a Recent Graduate.
  • Transcripts showing degree conferred must be submitted.
  • A cumulative GPA of 3.5 or higher is required.
  • Recruitment incentives are not authorized.
  • Student loan repayment incentive is not authorized.
  • You must sign a Pathways Recent Graduate Program Participant Agreement.


Qualifications

THESE QUALIFICATION REQUIREMENTS MUST BE MET BY THE CLOSING DATE 10/05/2020.

Do not cut and paste the duties, specialized experience, or occupational assessment questionnaire from this announcement into your resume as that will not be considered a demonstration of your qualifications for this position.

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 October 5, 2018.

B.
Be a veteran who received their degree, with a cumulative GPA of 3.5 or higher, on or after October 5, 2014 while on active duty service and were unable to apply for jobs until their recent discharge on or after October 5, 2018.

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.

NOTE: You must provide a copy of your unofficial transcripts that shows your degree was conferred/awarded/completed and your GPA that verifies that you meet the education requirement as stated above. This documentation is required by the closing date of this announcement. Please note that a copy of a diploma is NOT acceptable as verification.

QUALIFICATION REQUIREMENT:

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

PUBLIC HEALTH ANALYST 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:
  • 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.
  • Knowledge of the methods, processes, and techniques used to develop and deliver public health or health-related programs in State and local settings.
  • Knowledge of a specialized public health program.
  • 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.
  • 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 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.

    Specialized Experience is experience that has equipped the applicant with the particular knowledge, skills, and abilities to perform successfully the duties of the position and is typically in or related to the work of the position to be filled. To be creditable, an applicant's one full year of specialized experience must demonstrate the knowledge, skills, and abilities necessary for successful job performance.

    Examples of qualifying specialized experience at the GS-7 level include the following types of tasks performed on a regular and recurring basis:

    Assisting with gathering and analyzing of public health related data via surveys, studies, surveillance, etc.; assisting with the planning and delivery of public health programs and initiatives; and, 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 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 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.

    Your qualifications will be evaluated on the following competencies (knowledge, skills, abilities and other characteristics):
      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. PUBLIC HEALTH PROGRAM MANAGEMENT - Plans, develops, coordinates, and manages the structure and administration of public health organizations and the policies that impact health programs and reimbursement of health services. 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/10918463

    Education

    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 .

    Additional information

    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:
  • Security and Background Requirements: If not previously completed, a background security investigation will be required for all appointees . Appointment will be subject to the applicant's successful completion of a background security investigation and favorable adjudication. False representation may be grounds for non-consideration, non-selection and/or appropriate disciplinary action.
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • Direct Deposit: All Federal employees are required to have Federal salary payments made by direct deposit to a financial institution of their choosing.
  • **Applicants please note: Additional selections may be made across the Department of Health and Human Services through this vacancy announcement.**

    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.

    How You Will Be Evaluated

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

    To determine your qualifications and referral status, we may review your resume and supporting documentation and compare it against your responses to the vacancy questionnaire. Ensure you support your self-ratings by the information you provide in your application. We may verify or assess your qualifications at any time. Inflated or unsupported qualifications may affect your rating. Any misrepresentation or material omission of facts may be sufficient cause to end further consideration of your candidacy. Persons listed as having knowledge of your past accomplishments or experience in your application may be contacted for verification purposes at any time. Verification may, but need not, begin prior to receiving an offer. 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.

    If you meet the minimum qualifications for this position, your application and responses to the online questionnaire will be evaluated under Category Rating and selection procedures for placement in one of the following categories:
      • Best Qualified - for those who are superior in the evaluation criteria
      • Well Qualified - for those who excel in the evaluation criteria
      • Qualified - for those who only meet the minimum qualification requirements

    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).

    Background checks and security clearance

    Security clearance
    Other

    Drug test required
    No

    Required Documents

    This agency provides reasonable accommodation to applicants with disabilities. If you need a reasonable accommodation for any part of the application and hiring process, please contact either HRSA's Office of Human Resources at (301) 443-3780 or by email: askhr@hrsa.gov or HRSA's Reasonable Accommodation programs at (301) 443-2538 or by email: RA-Request@hrsa.gov . You must contact the Reasonable Accommodations Program prior to the closing date of this announcement to receive assistance. The decision on granting reasonable accommodation will be made on a case-by-case basis. Hours of operation: Monday through Friday 7:30AM to 4:00PM EST (except Federal holidays).

    Submission of a resume alone is not a complete application. To apply for this position, you must provide a complete online Application Package which includes:
  • A current Resume - For resume writing guidance, please visit USAJOBS Resources Center or view their video tutorial. If you use your own resume, curriculum vitae, or any other written form you choose then you must describe your job-related qualifications that include beginning and ending dates (month/year) for paid and non-paid work experience, including the average number of hours worked per week for each job title listed. You must also ensure that the duties performed are clearly matched to each period of employment. If we cannot determine that you have performed qualifying duties for at least one year, then you may be rated ineligible.
  • A complete Assessment Questionnaire.
  • Other supporting documents to be submitted with application:
    • If you are a veteran with preference eligibility and you are claiming 5-points veterans' preference, you must submit a copy of your DD-214 (Member 4 Copy), or other proof of eligibility. If you are claiming 10-point veterans' preference, you must also submit an SF-15, "Application for 10-Point Veterans' Preference" plus the proof required by that form. Click here for more information on veterans' preference .
    • College Transcripts or other official documentation from the qualifying educational institution showing that you meet the eligibility requirements for a Recent Graduate appointment, as described in the "Qualifications and Evaluations" section of this announcement. If you are claiming extended eligibility due to military service performed during the two-year period following graduation, you must submit a copy of your DD-214 showing the dates of such service.
    For Résumé and Application Tips visit the USAJOBS Resource Center .

    The complete Application Package must be submitted by 11:59 PM (EST) on 10/05/2020.

    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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