Supervisory Health Economist PD18R036 - Bureau of Health Workforce

Employer
USAJobs
Location
Rockville, Maryland
Posted
Oct 27, 2021
Closes
Nov 03, 2021
Function
Administrative
Hours
Full Time
Duties

This position is located in the Health Resources and Services Administration, Bureau of Health Workforce, National Center for Health Workforce Analysis, Workforce Analysis Branch. The duty location for this position is in Rockville, MD.

MAJOR DUTIES:

As a Supervisory Health Economist, you provide leadership and oversight of a staff. Your efforts will facilitate the Bureau's ability to understand, estimate and forecast health occupations and health care sector variables more reliably and accurately.

Your major duties include:
  • Serving as the agency's representative in conducting and evaluating research proposals, assessing the scientific quality and validity of health workforce research, and initiating economic assessments.
  • Reporting the progress and conclusions of research projects in professional written reports and publications.
  • Completing written products that disseminate research results which include the effects and interrelationships of demand and implications for the health care workforce and the health care sector as a whole. These products are of significance to the Federal government's policy direction in terms of analyzing and assessing the status of the workforce in the healthcare sector.
  • Coordinating and making substantial contributions to the overall integration of economic forecasting models; develop collaborations with a variety of governmental and nongovernmental interests; disseminating data and research findings including evaluating the significance in terms of program deficiencies, and stimulate new thinking or ideas.

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.

Requirements

Conditions of Employment

  • U. S. Citizenship is required.
  • Males ages 18 through 25 must be registered with the Selective Service.
  • PHS Commissioned Corps applicants must submit current personnel orders.
  • This position has an education requirement - Must submit transcripts.
  • A one year supervisory probationary period may be required.
  • Position is not in the Bargaining Unit.
  • Recruitment incentives are not authorized.
  • Student loan repayment incentive is not authorized.
  • 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.)
  • THIS POSITION IS SUBJECT TO THE COVID-19 VACCINE MANDATE AS A CONDITION OF EMPLOYMENT. REFER TO THE ADDITIONAL INFORMATION SECTION FOR MORE INFORMATION ON THIS MANDATE.


Qualifications

THESE QUALIFICATION REQUIREMENTS MUST BE MET BY THE CLOSING DATE: 11/03/2021.

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

QUALIFICATION REQUIREMENTS:

Verification of education requirements: You must provide unofficial transcripts documenting how you meet the education requirements stated. A copy of a diploma is not acceptable for verification of this education requirement. Failure to provide the unofficial transcripts will result in you being rated ineligible for this position.

OPM INDIVIDUAL OCCUPATIONAL REQUIREMENTS (IOR) FOR ECONOMIST, 0110 SERIES:

DEGREE: Bachelors or graduate/higher level degree in economics, that included in that degree at least 21 semester hours in economics and 3 semester hours in statistics, accounting, or calculus.

OR

COMBINATION OF EDUCATION AND EXPERIENCE: Courses equivalent to a major in economics, as shown in above, plus appropriate experience or additional education.

Examples of qualifying experience for the OPM IOR include:
  • Individual economic research assignments requiring planning, information assembly, analysis and evaluation, conclusions and report preparation;
  • Supervisory or project coordination assignments involving a staff of professional economists, and requiring the evaluation and interpretation of economic information; or
  • Teaching assignments in a college or university that included both class instruction in economics subjects and one of the following (1) personal research that produced evidence of results, (2) direction of graduate theses in economics, or (3) service as a consultant or advisor on technical economics problems.
  • Experience in related fields that did not involve the use and understanding of economic principles and theories may not be used as qualifying experience for these positions.

    In addition to the OPM IOR stated above, in order to qualify for this GS-14 position, your resume must clearly demonstrate that you have one full year of the minimum qualifying experience comparable in difficulty and responsibility to at least the GS-13 level in the federal service.

    MINIMUM QUALIFICATION REQUIREMENTS are defined as qualifications that an applicant must possess, at a minimum, to be eligible to participate in an assessment for hire or promotion under the competitive system, e.g., education, experience, and/or other requirements (e.g., licensure). Applicants who do not meet the minimum qualification requirements for the position receive no further consideration.

    Examples of the minimum qualifying experience equal to the GS-13 level include the following types of tasks performed on a regular and recurring basis:
    • Using statistical software to analyze large data set manipulations and analysis related to public health, health care, or health care workforce.
    AND
    • Preparing papers and reports for publication in professional journals, and presentations for technical and non-technical audiences.

    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.

    TO PREVIEW THE OCCUPATIONAL ASSESSMENT QUESTIONNAIRE, please click on the following link: https://apply.usastaffing.gov/ViewQuestionnaire/11255997

    Education

    This position has an education requirement. You must submit a copy of your transcripts (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 .

    Applications can be accepted from students who expect to complete qualifying education within 9 months from the date of application. However, agencies must verify that the education was completed successfully before the applicant can be appointed.

    Additional information

    IMPORTANT NOTE: THIS POSITION IS SUBJECT TO THE COVID-19 VACCINE MANDATE AS A CONDITION OF EMPLOYMENT.

    Vaccination Mandate :

    In accordance with Executive Order 14043 , Federal employees are required to be fully vaccinated against COVID-19 regardless of the employee's duty location or work arrangement (e.g., telework, remote work, etc.), subject to exceptions that may be required by law. If selected, you will be required to submit proof of vaccination by November 22, 2021 or before your entrance on duty if you are selected after the compliance date. Your HR Consultant will provide a list of documents acceptable as proof of vaccination and instructions for how to submit a request for a legally required exception, if needed, to comply with vaccination requirement.

    Expanded/Maximum telework Posture :

    Due to COVID-19, the agency is currently in a maximum telework posture. If selected, you may be expected to telework upon your appointment. As employees are permitted to return to the office, you may be required to report to the duty station listed on this announcement, even if your home/temporary telework site is located outside the local commuting area. Your position may be eligible for workplace flexibilities which may include remote work or telework options, and/or flexible work scheduling. These flexibilities may be requested in accordance with the HHS Workplace Flexibilities policy.

    1. 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.
    2. 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.
    3. Direct Deposit: All Federal employees are required to have Federal salary payments made by direct deposit to a financial institution of their choosing.
    4. Creditable Service: A newly appointed or reappointed employee may receive service credit for annual leave for prior work experience directly related to the duties of the position being filled. The use of this service credit is at the discretion of the selecting official and must be finalized prior to selectee's entrance on duty. For more information, please click here .
    5. Financial Disclosure: This position requires you to file a public or confidential financial disclosure report prior to receiving a final offer letter as well as within 30 days of your appointment. This will require you to report information such as recent sources of income, financial interests you hold, and outside activities you participate in, as well as similar information from a spouse or any dependent children. If you have questions, please contact your HRSA Ethics Advisor at AskHR@hrsa.gov .

    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.

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