Director of the Office of Infectious Disease and HIV/AIDS Policy

Employer
USAJobs
Location
Washington, D.C
Posted
Jul 23, 2021
Closes
Jul 30, 2021
Function
Executive, Director
Hours
Full Time
Duties

Summary

This position is located in the Office of the Assistant Secretary for Health (OASH). OASH coordinates public health and science activities across HHS components. Its mission is to protect and promote the public health of the nation through policies and programs that apply science­ based approaches that enable people to live healthier lives.

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Responsibilities

The incumbent will serve as the senior level advisor to the Assistant Secretary for Health (ASH) on health policies, procedures, and activities relating to infectious disease and related policy and program development.

The incumbent provides strategic leadership, oversight, direction and coordination of policies, programs, and activities designed to prevent the occurrence of infectious diseases, such as HIV/AIDS, hepatitis, sexually transmitted infections, and other emerging communicable diseases.

Encourages collaboration, coordination, and innovation among Federal agencies and key stakeholders in the private sector to reduce the burden of infectious diseases. Promote effective mechanisms to serve those infected with such diseases, with a special emphasis of educating and vaccinating underserved populations.

Provide executive leadership, guidance and oversight to multiple aspects of managements direction, review analysis, and evaluation of decisions, policies, procedures, activities and resources concerned with the development, transfer, and application for the prevention of infectious diseases.

Keeps leadership fully apprised of activities and progress in areas such as HIV infections rates, hepatitis, sexually transmitted infections, tuberculosis, and tick-borne illnesses, blood and tissue safety and other relevant issues. Advises in the development of science policy of significance to the agency and the infectious disease community, including addressing cross-cutting science issues and drafting agency approaches and positions.

Prepares special studies and reports identifying and reporting on research opportunities and accomplishments while highlighting promising developments in the combat of infectious disease.

Travel Required

Occasional travel - You may be expected to travel for this position.

Supervisory status
Yes

Promotion Potential
00

Requirements

Conditions of Employment

  • U.S. Citizenship is required.
  • Must complete a 1 year probationary period, if not previously completed.
  • Position requires the completion of a public financial disclosure report.
  • Suitable for Federal employment, determined by a background investigation.
  • Application must be received by closing date of the announcement.


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):

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.

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.

Professional/Technical Qualifications (PTQs):
  • Experience creating innovative strategies resulting in measurable positive outcomes in areas such as reduction of infectious disease transmission, increase in vaccine confidence, and stigma reduction.
  • Ability to set health objectives and translate priorities into actionable initiatives that have broad applicability, and can address targeted health deficiencies and drive behavioral change.
  • Experience developing, implementing, and overseeing large scale health policies and programs, including setting comprehensive measures of success for health initiatives, that include evaluative criteria and indicators of early success.
  • Demonstrated experience overseeing and executing a diverse portfolio of health programs and administrative operations, to include grants, budget and financial management, procurement and contracting, and internal policy and program development.
  • Demonstrated experience briefing high-level officials, interacting with internal and external stakeholders, and providing coherent and persuasive ideas and proposals to senior level executives, internal policy makers, and to large numbers of employees in a variety of settings
  • 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.

    Education

    Additional information

    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.

    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
    Gregory Stewart.

    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: Adrienne Mack. 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.

    How You Will Be Evaluated

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

    Your resume (NOT TO EXCEED FIVE PAGES), demonstrating possession of the technical qualifications and achievement of the five executive core qualifications are the documents that will be used to determine your basic and specialized qualifications for the position. Typically, experience of this nature will have been gained at or above the equivalent of the GS-15 or its equivalent with state and local government, the private sector, or non-governmental organizations. Failure to meet this basic qualification requirement and all executive and technical qualification factors will automatically exclude you from further consideration. YOU MUST ADHERE TO THE PAGE LIMIT ABOVE OR YOU WILL NOT BE CONSIDERED.

    Background checks and security clearance

    Security clearance
    Confidential

    Drug test required
    No

    Position sensitivity and risk
    High Risk (HR)

    Trust determination process
    Suitability/Fitness

    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;
    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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