Public Health Advisor

Employer
USAJobs
Location
Rockville, Maryland
Posted
Oct 16, 2021
Closes
Oct 19, 2021
Hours
Full Time
Duties

Summary

This position is located in the Department of Health And Human Services, Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration, Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration, headquartered in Rockville, Maryland.

Additional selections may be made across the Department of Health and Human Services in multiple locations through this vacancy announcement.
Learn more about this agency

Responsibilities

WHAT YOU'LL BE DOING DAY TO DAY

As a Public Health Advisor, you will use your knowledge of and experience with community-based substance misuse prevention public health programming to optimize business results and customer experience by:

Planning and administering comprehensive public health programs focused on substance use prevention and health promotion.

Advising officials on all aspects of public health program operations including budget and fiscal matters, and legislation and policy.

Supporting State, Tribal and community-based organizations to plan, develop and implement public health programs/ strategies focused on Substance misuse prevention.

Developing recommendations for program interventions and prevention strategies.

Analyzing program and public health data, and preparing reports for use in evaluating program operations and impact.

Establishing and maintaining an integrated system of information related to prevention and prevention programs.

Explaining proper lay use of products to promote health and substance misuse prevention.

Making presentations, provide program consultation, and respond to inquiries.

Travel Required

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

Supervisory status
No

Promotion Potential
13

Requirements

Conditions of Employment

  • U.S. Citizenship required
  • Males born after December 31, 1959 must be registered or exempt from Selective Service - http://www.sss.gov
  • Suitable for federal employment
  • Appointment will be subject to the applicant's successful completion of a background security investigation and favorable adjudication. All information concerning qualifications is subject to investigation.
  • Documentation that you present for purposes of completing the Department of Homeland Security (DHS) Form I-9 will be verified through the DHS "E-Verify" System.
  • All Federal employees are required to have Federal salary payments made by direct deposit to a financial institution of their choice.
  • All qualification requirements must be met by the closing date of the announcement.
  • Financial disclosure statement may be required.
  • One-year probationary period may be required.


Qualifications

WHAT WE ARE LOOKING FOR

Basic Requirement:

Basic Requirements for all Public Health Program Specialist Series, 0685 positions require that you demonstrate specialize 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 communication, gathering and conveying information, making oral presentations, and preparing reports, correspondence, and other written materials.
  • AND

    Minimum Qualifications:

    For GS-11:


    To qualify for this Public Health Advisor position at the GS-11 level, your resume must clearly demonstrate that you have one full year of specialized experience comparable in difficulty and responsibility to at least the GS-09 level in the federal service. Specialized experience for this position includes having at least 1 year of experience in 4 or more of the following areas listed below:

    OR

    B. Must have a Ph.D. or equivalent doctoral degree or 3 full years of progressively higher level graduate education leading to such a degree with major study in public health or other field of study with course work directly related to the work of the position to be filled or L.M., if related. One year of full-time graduate education is considered to be the number of credit hours that the school attended has determined to represent 1 year of full-time study. If that information cannot be obtained from the school, 18 semester hours should be considered as satisfying the 1 year of full-time study requirement.

    OR

    C. Must have a combination of experience as described in "A" above and education as described in "B" above.

    For GS-12:

    To qualify for this Public Health Advisor position at the GS-12 level, your resume must clearly demonstrate that you have one full year of specialized experience comparable in difficulty and responsibility to at least the GS-11 level in the federal service. Specialized experience for this position includes having at least 2 years of experience in 5 or more of the following areas listed below:

    For GS-13:

    To qualify for this Public Health Advisor position at the GS-13 level, your resume must clearly demonstrate that you have one full year of specialized experience comparable in difficulty and responsibility to at least the GS-12 level in the federal service. Specialized experience for this position includes having at least 3 years of experience in 6 or more of the following areas listed below:
  • Community-Based Public Health: Supporting the implementation of public health programs at the community-level that promote substance use prevention or mental health promotion or other similar health promotion/wellness activities;
  • Public Health Analysis: Conducting public health program and policy analyses to identify and understand the impacts, needs and preferences of recipients of prevention and health promotion services;
  • Demographic Prioritization: Developing or adapting health programs and strategies to target specific public health populations and communities;
  • Data Analysis: Utilizing a wide range of advanced qualitative or quantitative tools for the assessment of public health program effectiveness;
  • Data Management: Using data management and analysis software tools to gather data, and handle data manipulations and analyses;
  • Communications/Written: Developing reports showing statistical graphs and charts reflecting data analysis and trends related to public health issues;
  • Communications/Oral: Communicating with stakeholders and/or recipients of public health services, to inform, train, convene and/or gather input on practices, needs and/or priorities;
  • Research: Conducting research on public health topics, and summarizing findings to inform public health practice.

  • Documenting experience:
    IN DESCRIBING YOUR EXPERIENCE, PLEASE BE CLEAR AND SPECIFIC. WE WILL NOT MAKE ASSUMPTIONS REGARDING YOUR EXPERIENCE. Qualifications are based on breadth/level of experience. In addition to describing duties performed, applicants must provide the exact dates of each period of employment (from MM/YY to MM/YY) and the number of hours worked per week if part time. As qualification determinations cannot be made when resumes do not include the required information, failure to provide this information may result in disqualification. Applicants are encouraged to use the USAJOBS Resume Builder to develop their federal resume.

    Do not copy 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.

    n accordance with Office of Personnel Management policy, federal employees are assumed to have gained experience by performing duties and responsibilities appropriate for their official series and grade level as described in their position description. Experience that would not normally be part of the employee's position is creditable, however, when documented by satisfactory evidence, such as a signed memorandum from the employee's supervisor or an SF-50 or SF-52 documenting an official detail or other official assignment. The documentation must indicate whether the duties were performed full time or, if part time, the "percentage of times" the other duties were performed. It is expected that this documentation is included in the employee's official personnel record. In order to receive credit for experience in your resume that is not within the official series and grade level of your official position, you must provide a copy of the appropriate documentation of such experience as indicated above.

    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). Volunteer work helps build critical competencies, knowledge, and skills and can provide valuable training and experience that translates directly to gain employment. You will receive credit for all qualifying experience, including volunteer experience. 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.

    OPM Qualification General Policies Website

    Education

    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.

    Note: Applications can be accepted from students who expect to complete qualifying education within 9 months from the date of application. Education was completed successfully before the applicant can be appointed.

    Additional information

    THINGS YOU NEED TO KNOW

    Incentives may be authorized; however, this is contingent upon multiple factors, including funds availability. If authorized, certain incentives may require you to sign a service agreement to remain in the Federal government for a period of up to 3 years. Note: This statement does not imply nor guarantee an incentive will be offered and paid. Incentives may include the following: moving expenses, recruitment or relocation incentive; student loan repayment, superior qualifications appointment, creditable service for annual leave for prior non-federal work experience or prior uniformed military service, etc.

    Bargaining Unit Position: Yes

    Research position: No

    Drug Screening Required: No

    Career Transition Assistance Program/Interagency Career Transition Assistance Program (CTAP/ICTAP): For information on how to apply as an CTAP/ICTAP eligible see http://opm.gov/rif/employee_guides/career_transition.asp#ictap . To be well-qualified and exercise selection priority for this vacancy, displaced Federal employees must be rated at 85.0 or above on the rating criteria for this position.

    Beginning January 1, 2010, agencies must seek prior approval from OPM before they can appoint a current or recent political appointee to a competitive or non-political excepted service position at any level under the provisions of title 5, United States Code. If you are currently, or have been within the last 5 years, a political Schedule A, Schedule C, or Non-career SES employee in the executive branch, you MUST disclose that to the Human Resources Office.

    NOTE: During the COVID-19 pandemic you may be authorized to telework remotely. The Federal government will begin a phased transition to normal operations in line with the national guidelines to Open Up America Again. HHS will make operating decisions based on State or locality of duty stations and other factors.

    How You Will Be Evaluated

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

    Additional selections may be made for similar positions across the Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) within the local commuting area(s) of the location identified in this announcement. By applying, you agree to have your application shared with any interested selecting official(s) at HHS. Clearance of CTAP/ICTAP will be applied for similar positions across HHS.

    In accordance with Executive Order 12564 of September 14, 1986, The Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) is A Drug-Free Federal Workplace. The use of illegal drugs, on or off duty, by Federal employees is inconsistent not only with the law-abiding behavior expected of all citizens, but also with the special trust placed in such employees as servants of the public.

    Note: This vacancy will be filled through OPM's Direct Hire Authority. Veterans' Preference and traditional rating and ranking of applicants do not apply to positions filled under this announcement. Please click here for more information on OPM's Authorization of Direct Hire authority"

    Traditional rating and ranking of applications does not apply to this vacancy. Applications will be evaluated against the basic qualifications. Qualified candidates will be referred for consideration in accordance with the Office of Personnel Management direct hire guidelines. Veteran's Preference does not apply to the direct hire recruitment procedures. Selections made under this announcement will be processed as new appointments to the civil service. Current civil service employees would, therefore, be given new appointments to the civil service.

    Your qualifications will be evaluated on the following competencies (knowledge, skills, abilities and other characteristics):
      • Oral Communication
      • Problem Solving
      • Project Management
    To preview the assessment questionnaire, click the following link: https://apply.usastaffing.gov/ViewQuestionnaire/11258257

    Background checks and security clearance

    Security clearance
    Other

    Drug test required
    No

    Position sensitivity and risk
    Moderate Risk (MR)

    Trust determination process
    Suitability/Fitness

    Required Documents

    Submission of a resume alone IS NOT a complete application. You must provide a complete online Application Package which includes:
    • Your Resume. You are encouraged to use the USAJobs online resume builder to ensure that all required information is in your resume. Your resume must clearly articulate how your skills and experiences align to the criteria defined in the qualifications section of this announcement and it must support your responses to the assessment questionnaire. For each position you must describe your duties, accomplishments, related skills, and responsibilities. Your resume must also include the day, month, and year that you began and ended for each position held. Full-time employment will be assumed unless otherwise stated on your resume. Part-time employment will be prorated in crediting experience. Not providing this information may result in the lowering of your assessment score or an ineligible rating. For resume writing guidance, please visit the USAJobs Resource Center or view their video tutorial . For Most Effective Resumes Tips visit: https://help.usajobs.gov/index.php/Most_Effective_Resumes .
    • A complete Assessment Questionnaire.
    • Other Supporting Documents

    Other Supporting Documents: (Only Submit if applicable to you.)
    • College transcript (if qualifying all or in part based on your education)
    • CTAP/ICTAP Documentation
      • A copy of your RIF separation notice, notice of proposed removal for failure to relocate, notice of disability annuity termination, or certification from the National Guard Bureau or Military Department that you are eligible for disability retirement;
      • A copy of your SF-50 "Notification of Personnel Action'', documenting your RIF separation, noting your positions, grade level, and duty location, and/or Agency certification of inability to place you through RPL, etc.;
      • A copy of your latest performance appraisal including your rating; and
      • Any documentation from your agency that shows your current promotion potential.
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    You are not required to submit official documents at this time; copies are sufficient.

    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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