Deputy Director for Management & Operations (DDMO)

Employer
USAJobs
Location
Hyattsville, Maryland
Posted
Oct 17, 2021
Closes
Oct 19, 2021
Function
Executive, Director
Hours
Full Time
Duties

Summary

The incumbent shares responsibilities with the Director in leading NCHS administrative and management programs to achieve the mission, goals and directives of NCHS, CDC and DHHS.

Due to the COVID-19 Pandemic, some CDC employees have been authorized to work virtually. However, when CDC is cleared to return back to work, you will be required to report to the location identified in the vacancy announcement for which you applied.
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Responsibilities

As a Deputy Director for Management & Operations (DDMO) you will:
  • Manage and direct a broad range of administrative and management programs which includes but not limited to fiscal management and contracting, human capital management, strategic planning, budget planning, legislative affairs, health communications, and information technology services.
  • Develop objectives for program planning, policy, and execution for both current and emerging administrative and managementissues and promotes the use of innovative approaches and solutions.
  • Provide expert advice and consultation to the Director on the development of strategic plans and policies on administrative and management issues and making broad business policy and operational decisions affecting the size, scope, and direction of NCHS' programs.
  • Serve as first and second level supervisor for assigned organizational units with over 100 employees within the Office of the Center Director.
  • Represent NCHS in meeting and negotiating with individuals representing other components of NCHS, CDC, and HHS; other federal agencies; state and local health departments, and national and international statistical and health organizations; professional organizations; and congressional and legislative staff.
  • Facilitate communication with external stakeholders, partners, and customers to coordinate collaboration on initiatives, products, and resources that are in the best interest of all parties.
  • Identify best practices in other organizations and assesses the appropriateness of such practices for potential use within the Center.
  • Perform other duties as assigned


Travel Required

Occasional travel - You may be expected to travel 10% domestic for this position.

Supervisory status
Yes

Promotion Potential
None

Requirements

Conditions of Employment


  • US Citizenship is required.
  • Background Investigation is required.
  • E-Verify: If you are selected for this position, the 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. Federal law requires DHS to use the E-Verify System to verify employment eligibility of all new hires, and as a condition of continued employment obligates the new hire to take affirmative steps to resolve any discrepancies identified by the system. The U.S. Department of Health and Human Services is an E-Verify Participant.
  • Direct Deposit: All Federal employees are required to have Federal salary payments made by direct deposit to a financial institution of their choosing.
  • One-year probationary period may be required.
  • Travel, transportation, and moving expenses will be paid: May be Authorized
  • Bargaining Unit Position: No
  • Drug Screening Required: No
  • Recruitment Incentive may be authorized: May be authorized
  • Relocation Incentive may be authorized: May be authorized
  • Student loan repayment incentive may be authorized: May be authorized
  • Annual Leave for non-federal service may be authorized: May be authorized
  • Research position: No
  • Promotion potential: No
  • Supervisory position: Yes. Since this is a supervisory position, candidates must also have demonstrated or shown the potential to develop the necessary knowledge, skills, and abilities. A supervisory probationary period may be required. Applicants should describe any previous experience or responsibilities which could be used in relation to the supervisory requirements of this position.
  • Time in grade (TIG) must be met within 30 days of the closing date of the announcement.
  • CDC Financial Disclosure -OGE form 450 Holding ourselves to a higher standard; the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention inspires public confidence in its trust responsibilities and mission by maintaining high ethical principles. This position is subject to the confidential financial disclosure requirements of the Ethics in Government Act of 1978 (P.L. 95-521). Therefore, if selected, you will be required to complete a Confidential Financial Disclosure Report (OGE Form 450) to determine if a conflict or an appearance of a conflict exists between your financial interest and your prospective position with the agency. This Information will be required annually.
  • Public Trust/Moderate Background Investigation (5) is required.


Qualifications

  • Current or Former Political Appointees: Agencies must seek prior approval from the Office of Personnel Management (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. Failure to disclose this information could result in disciplinary action including removal from Federal Service. Current or Former Political Appointees: Submit SF-50.
  • 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 Federal government, as the largest employer in the Nation, can and should show the way towards achieving drug-free workplaces through programs designed to offer drug users a helping hand, and at the same time demonstrating to drug users and potential drug users that drugs will not be tolerated in the 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. Applicants tentatively selected for this position may be required to submit to urinalysis to screen for illegal drug use prior to appointment and be subject to reasonable suspicion and post-accident drug testing upon hiring. If required to submit to urinalysis, the appointment to the position will be contingent upon a negative applicant drug test result. In order to demonstrate commitment to the HHS goal of a drug-free workplace and to set an example for other Federal employees, employees not in a testing designated position may volunteer for unannounced random testing by notifying their Drug-free Federal Workplace Program Point of Contact upon hiring.
  • All qualification requirements must be met by the closing date of the announcement.

Minimum Qualifications:
Applicants must have one year of specialized experience at or equivalent to the GS-14 grade level in the Federal service as defined in the next paragraph.
Specialized Experience: Specialized experience which is directly related to the position which has equipped the applicant with the particular knowledge, skills and abilities (KSAs) to successfully perform the duties of the position to include experience managing a division equivalent with oversight of multiple administrative responsibilities to include: budget, policy, human resources, communications and information technology. Experience in providing strategic leadership and planning towards an organization's overall mission.

Documenting Experience: In 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; spiritual; community, student, social). Volunteer work helps build critical competencies, knowledge, and skills and can provide valuable training and experience that translates directly to paid employment. You will receive credit for all qualifying experience, including volunteer experience.

Education

Education completed in colleges or universities outside the United States may be used to meet the education requirements. You must provide acceptable documentation that the foreign education is comparable to that received in an accredited educational institution in the United States. For more information on how foreign education is evaluated, visit:
https://www.cdc.gov/jobs/future-applicant-information.html .

Additional information

To Remain An Active Duty USPHS Commissioned Corps Officer
  • Join more than 6,500 highly qualified public health professionals as part of the U.S. Public Health Service. Overseen by the Surgeon General, you will be part of an elite and diverse team of professionals essential to public health leadership and exemplary clinical service
  • PHS Commissioned Corps Officers interested in performing the duties of this position with the Commissioned Corps, you are welcome to apply and receive a courtesy referral. Note that a courtesy referral is not a competitive civil service process and does not provide civil service status for the selected employee. Click Here for the comparison chart of Commissioned Corps ranks to civil service, which advises you on potential billet rankings.
Additional selections may be made within the same geographical location CDC-wide.

The utilization of shared certificates within multiple Centers of the Center of Disease Control and Prevention may be used from this vacancy announcement for specialties to include but not limited to: Applied Epidemiology, Behavioral Epidemiology, Chronic Diseases, Emergency Preparedness and Response, Emerging Infectious Diseases, Environmental Health, HIV/AIDS, Immunization, Infectious Diseases (e.g. Viral, Parasitic, etc.), Influenza, Malaria, Non-communicable Diseases, Outbreak Investigations, Sexually Transmitted Diseases (STDs), Surveillance, Tropical Medicine, Tuberculosis (TB), Viral Hepatitis, and/or Zoonotic Diseases.

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 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. For more information on veterans' preference see http://www.usajobs.gov/Veterans

Males born after December 31, 1959 must be registered or exempt from Selective Service, www.sss.gov .

For information on "People with Disabilities" please see http://opm.gov/disability/PeopleWithDisabilities.asp
and https://www.opm.gov/policy-data-oversight/disability-employment/getting-a-job/sampleschedaletters.pdf .

Interagency Career Transition Assistance Program (ICTAP): For information on how to apply as an 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.

Former and present Peace Corps personnel may be considered to fill vacancies. Peace Corps personnel are eligible for consideration if you have completed at least 36 months of continuous service, without a break in service of 3 days or more. This requirement is consistent with section 7(a) of the Peace Corps Act (22 U.S.C. 2506), which pertains to the appointment of Peace Corps staff (not volunteers) and is applicable within 3 years after separation from qualifying service with the Peace Corps. A copy of your SF-50 is required to support your request.

How You Will Be Evaluated

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

Peace Corps Volunteers may be considered to fill vacancies. Executive Order 11103 provides eligibility for appointment in the competitive service for any person who is certified by the Director of the Peace Corps as having served satisfactorily as a Volunteer or Volunteer Leader under the Peace Corps Act and who passes such examination as the Office of Personnel Management may prescribe.

To view the questionnaire, click on the following link: https://apply.usastaffing.gov/ViewQuestionnaire/11250754

If you are unable to apply online or need to fax a document(s), view the following link for information regarding an Alternate Application .

"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 interested selecting official(s) at HHS. Clearance of CTAP/ICTAP will be applied for similar positions across HHS."
Once the application process is complete, a review of resume and supporting documentation will be made and compared against your responses to the assessment questionnaire to determine if you are qualified for this job. If, after reviewing your resume and or supporting documentation, a determination is made that you have inflated your qualifications and or experience, you may lose consideration for this position. Please follow all instructions carefully. Errors or omissions may affect your eligibility.

Your qualifications will be evaluated on the following competencies (knowledge, skills, abilities and other characteristics):
  • Accountability
  • Administrative Management
  • Business Process Improvement
  • Conflict Management
  • Customer Service
  • Decision Making
  • Financial Management
  • Financial Management (2)
  • Internal Resource Management
  • Interpersonal Skills
  • Oral Communication
  • Organizational Systems Awareness
  • Program Analysis and Evaluation
  • Program Support and Strategic Planning
  • Project Management (2)
  • Team Building
  • Written Communication


Background checks and security clearance

Security clearance
Not Required

Drug test required
No

Position sensitivity and risk
Moderate Risk (MR)

Trust determination process
Suitability/Fitness

Required Documents

To apply for this position, you must submit a complete Application Package which includes:
  • Your résumé showing name, work schedule, hours worked per week, dates (month/year) of employment and duties performed. (If you are a current or former Federal employee provide your pay plan, series and grade in your resume, i.e., GS-0301-9).
  • Other supporting documents:
    • Cover Letter, optional
    • Veterans Preference Documentation, if applicable
    • SF-50, Notification of Personnel Action (The SF-50 should reflect a # 1 or 2 for your tenure code in Item # 24, and a # 1 in item # 34 of the document), if applicable
    • Time-In-Grade: If you are applying for a higher grade, but your SF-50 doesn't clearly demonstrate you meet the 52-week time-in-grade requirement, you may need to provide an additional SF-50, or equivalent. (e.g., Promotion with an effective date more than one (1) year old, Within-Grade-Increase at the highest grade held.)
    • Schedule A Eligibility Letter, if you are applying as a Schedule A candidate
    • Career Transition Assistance Program documentation, if applicable (e.g., Certification of Expected Separation, Reduction-In-Force Separation Notice, or Notice of Proposed Removal; SF-50 that documents the RIF separation action; and most recent performance appraisal).
    For Active Duty USPHS Commissioned Corps Officers
    • Submit your latest Personnel Order (PHS-7063) as an USPHS Active Duty Commissioned Officer
    For USPHS Commissioned Corps Call-To-Active Duty (CAD) Candidates:
    • In lieu of PHS Personnel Order (PHS-7063), submit an official copy of your USPHS CAD Medical and Professional Boarding notifications stating you are physically qualified and recommended for appointment .
    Failure to submit any of the above mentioned required documents will result in loss of consideration due to an incomplete application package. It is your responsibility to ensure all required documents have been submitted.

    For Résumé and Application Tips visit: https://help.usajobs.gov/index.php/Tips.

    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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