Director Center for Behavioral Health Statistics and Quality

Employer
USAJobs
Location
Rockville, Maryland
Posted
Nov 24, 2021
Closes
Nov 30, 2021
Function
Executive, Director
Hours
Full Time
Duties

ABOUT THE POSITION

The Director is fully responsible for the overall management, design, development, evaluation, and coordinating of activities for the Center. Implements a full range of duties including all matters concerning personnel recruitment, selection, and performance assessment; development and control of the Center's budget and approval of activities requiring the Center's resources. The incumbent will have oversight and authority of the Block Grant Program for data collection, evaluations, and the National Data Base(s).

Provides leadership in the development of a national substance abuse and mental health epidemiological studies program, including surveys, studies, methodological developments and systems which may involve over 3600 clinics, 1000 programs, 56 State and Territorial mental health and/or substance abuse programs, and numerous federal agencies.

Exercises oversight responsibility for epidemiological studies and service system data collection activities performed by the components of SAMHSA and provides expertise relative to epidemiological field investigations, research methods, statistical analysis and systems design. Assists the components through creative program management and development, in maximizing existing data analysis and collection programs to meet the new and changing needs of the field.

Requirements

Conditions of Employment

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

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.

Professional/Technical Qualifications (PTQs):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. 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.

1. Extensive experience in developing strategic approaches to implement epidemiological studies, including surveys, related to substance abuse and/or mental health, and ability to communicate results through written and/or visual methods, to executive internal leaders and high-level federal, state and/or tribal officials.

2. Extensive experience leading staff to design and implement special data collection and analytic projects on a level of great scope which influence federal and/or state policy.

3. Extensive experience in developing and monitoring public health data and evaluation programs for long and short term outcomes.

4. Extensive experience in identifying and applying innovative analytical public health strategies to address substance use and/or mental health disorders.

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

This job does not have an education qualification requirement.

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 the HR Specialist listed at the end of the vacancy.

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 the HR Specialist listed at the end of the vacancy . 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.

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