Deputy Associate Administrator, Bureau of Health Workforce

Rockville, Maryland
Sep 23, 2021
Oct 01, 2021
Full Time


This position is in the Senior Executive Service (SES), a small elite group of senior government leaders who possess a diverse portfolio of experience and the strong skills required to lead across organizations. This cadre of dedicated executives is charged with providing strategic leadership and upholding a commitment to public service that transcends loyalty to a specific agency mission or individual profession. This position is located in the Bureau of Health Workforce in Rockville, Maryland.
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Serves as the Deputy Associate Administrator for the Bureau of Health Workforce (BHW), sharing and participating fully with the Associate Administrator in directing the overall strategy and policy for BHW programs.

Provides executive leadership in the design, development and execution of grant programs to meet national health workforce needs.

Provides executive direction to key staff in determining and defining long-range operating management goals and objectives.

Provides executive leadership and direction for health workforce research activities and the development, promulgation and evaluation of substantive policies and procedures.

Provides policy guidance on the formulation of budget requests and justifications.

Determines the need for and selects key professional staff necessary for the Administration of BHW programs. Provides for the periodic review of the programs and activities of the bureau to determine whether the Bureau's mission goals and objectives are being achieved. Based on this review, directs changes needed including initiation or new activities, acceleration, curtailment, or elimination of ongoing activities and the timing of such actions.

Directs the analysis and development of new legislative proposals or proposing modifications to existing legislation. Represents the Bureau to OMB, Congress, and other Government Agencies, State and national organizations and directly through membership on interagency committees and task forces.

As a member of the Bureau's Executive Staff, contributes to the formulation and execution of overall HRSA work plans and program objectives.

Fulfill a variety of speaking engagements and present the Bureau's programs to professional and lay groups, State and local agencies, and national organizations. Participates in, and contributes to, meetings and conferences with top-level officials from Federal, State, and local governmental agencies, foreign government representatives, constituent groups to discuss and explain Bureau policies, plans and programs.

Works with officials of health workforce programs both within and outside the government on evaluating the effectiveness of present programs and identifying existing and emerging research opportunities in health workforce educational, recruitment, and utilization programs.

Travel Required

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

Supervisory status

Promotion Potential
None - 00


Conditions of Employment

  • US Citizenship is required.
  • Position is subject to background investigation.
  • Completion of public financial disclosure report.



To qualify for this position, your resume must state sufficient experience to perform the duties of the specific position for which you are applying.

To meet the minimum qualification requirements for this position, your resume must demonstrate that you possess the Executive Core Qualifications and the Mandatory Technical Qualifications listed below. Evidence of this experience must be incorporated into your five (5) page resume. Separate narratives for the Executive Core Qualifications and Mandatory 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, or senior leadership level with state or local government, the private sector, or nongovernmental organizations.

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 on the ECQs. SES Core Qualifications Overview

    If selected, you will be required to complete a narrative statement in response to each of the ECQs described in the link above.

    Mandatory Technical Qualifications (MTQs)
    This position also requires that you possess MTQs that represent knowledge, skills, and abilities essential for success in this role. The following must be evident in your resume.
  • Demonstrated experience in program planning and implementation, which includes analysis of policy development, strategic planning, business process planning, development of short and long-range program goals and objectives, development of program outcome measures and nationwide program execution.
  • Demonstrated skill establishing and maintaining effective cooperative working relationships with senior officials in private industry and/or Federal organizations to define and achieve goals for a national program.
  • Demonstrated executive leadership in managing large, complex organizations, including the effective utilization of employees.
  • Ability to provide executive level advice to the Associate Administrator on all financial, legislative and program management matters affecting the organization.

  • Education

    This job does not have an education qualification requirement.

    Additional information

    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 or HRSA's Reasonable Accommodation programs at (301) 443-2538 or . 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).

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    How You Will Be Evaluated

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

    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 application must show that you meet all requirements, including the education and/or experience required for this position. 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. Your application will be rated, based on the extent and quality of your experience, education, and training relevant to the duties of this position. 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

    Drug test required

    Required Documents

    Please submit the following documents to be considered for the position:
    • Resume that contains the job announcement number, your full name, contact information, and does not exceed the five (5) page limit.

    If you are current or former Federal civil service employee, you must also submit a copy of a Notification of Personnel Action (SF-50); previously, Federal employees must also submit:
      SF-50 showing your current or former civil service status; and
    • If you are an SES Candidate Development Program Candidate and your ECQs have been approved by OPM, please provide Proof of OPM Qualifications Review Board certification.

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