Privacy Compliance Specialist

Employer
USAJobs
Location
Bethesda, Maryland
Posted
Nov 26, 2021
Closes
Dec 01, 2021
Function
IT, QA Engineer
Hours
Full Time
Duties

  • Provides oversight and compliance of provision of privacy related federal regulations and DOD regulations. Provides consultation for responses on behalf of management to inquiries from senior leadership, military and other federal agencies.
  • Implements HIPAA, PA, and CLA requirements throughout the MTF. Performs oversight of the development and use of Privacy Act Statement (PAS) notices, and Notice of Privacy Practices (NOPP).
  • Develops policy, and provides program oversight and compliance of all provisions of privacy-related Federal legislation and DoD regulations.
  • Provide training and support to the MTF workforce and its components, to include contractors regarding HIPAA, PA, and CLA issues.
  • Reports and investigates HIPAA, PA, and CLA complaints and alleged violations, which may have potential criminal implications subject to legal prosecution.
  • Resolves critical conflicts concerning the release and/or breach of sensitive information. Collaborate with involved parties (i.e., executive leadership and others in the field) to ensure compliance throughout the organization/region.
  • Analyzes and presents findings of significant program impact, collaborative exchange of ideas and information; reporting evaluation of trends, policies, and findings; and, evaluation of policy compliance.
  • Represents the privacy compliance office and the MTF in meetings, conferences, committees or panels with the Department of Defense, other governmental agencies and at various public forums.


Requirements

Conditions of Employment

  • Pursuant to EO 14043, all Federal employees, regardless of duty location or work arrangement, must be fully vaccinated for COVID-19 by November 22, 2021, or before entrance on duty if after November 22, subject to exceptions as required by law.
  • Proof of vaccination will be required. To ensure compliance with this mandate, review the vaccination requirements, to include timelines for receiving required doses, at the following: https://www.saferfederalworkforce.gov/faq/vaccinations/
  • If selected, the agency will provide information regarding what documentation is needed and how to request any legally required exceptions from this requirement.
  • This position requires the incumbent be able to obtain and maintain a determination of eligibility for a Tier 3 security investigation or access for the duration of employment. A background investigation and credit check are required.
  • This position requires the incumbent to have tuberculosis testing.


Qualifications

Who May Apply: Only applicants who meet one of the employment authority categories below are eligible to apply for this job. You will be asked to identify which category or categories you meet, and to provide documents which prove you meet the category or categories you selected. See Proof of Eligibility for an extensive list of document requirements for all employment authorities.
  • 30 Percent or More Disabled Veterans
  • Current Civilian Employees of the Defense Health Agency (DHA)
  • Current Civilian Employees of the Organization
  • Current Permanent Department of Defense (DoD) Civilian Employee
  • Defense Civilian Intelligence Personnel System (DCIPS) Interchange Agreement
  • Executive Order (E.O.) 12721
  • Family Member Preference (FMP) for Overseas Employment
  • Interagency Career Transition Assistance Plan
  • Land Management Workforce Flexibility Act
  • Military Spouses, under Executive Order (E.O.) 13473
  • Non-Appropriated Fund Instrumentality (NAFI)
  • Non-Department of Defense (DoD) Transfer
  • Office of Personnel Management (OPM) Interchange Agreement Eligible
  • People with Disabilities, Schedule A
  • Priority Placement Program, DoD Military Spouse Preference (MSP) Eligible
  • Reinstatement
  • Veterans Employment Opportunity Act (VEOA) of 1998


In order to qualify, you must meet the experience requirements described below. 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). You will receive credit for all qualifying experience, including volunteer experience. Your resume must clearly describe your relevant experience; if qualifying based on education, your transcripts will be required as part of your application. Additional information about transcripts is in this document .

Specialized Experience: One year of specialized experience which includes experience in a medical treatment facility environment: administering/managing, serving as focal point for all aspects of the Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act (HIPAA) program and privacy act (PA) program requirements; implements policy and procedures, and responds to inquires related to HIPAA/PA throughout the facility; provides education, training, consultation and/or awareness, to staff and senior leaders to ensure compliance.
This definition of specialized experience is typical of work performed at the next lower grade/level position in the federal service (GS-11).

Some federal jobs allow you to substitute your education for the required experience in order to qualify. For this job, you must meet the qualification requirement using experience alone--no substitution of education for experience is permitted.

You will be evaluated on the basis of your level of competency in the following areas:
  • Compliance
  • Health Policy Planning Support
  • Internal Controls/Integrity
  • Program Management


Time in Grade Requirement: Applicants who have held a General Schedule (GS) position within the last 52 weeks must have 52 weeks of Federal service at the next lower grade or equivalent (GS-11).

Additional information

  • Male applicants born after December 31, 1959 must complete a Pre-Employment Certification Statement for Selective Service Registration.
  • You will be required to provide proof of U.S. Citizenship.
  • Two year trial/probationary period may be required.
  • Direct Deposit of Pay is required.
  • Selection is subject to restrictions resulting from Department of Defense referral system for displaced employees.
  • If you have retired from federal service and you are interested in employment as a reemployed annuitant, see the information in the Reemployed Annuitant information sheet.
  • You may claim military spouse preference (MSP).
  • If a MSP applicant is determined best qualified and selected, placement must be at the full performance level for priority consideration.
  • Salary includes applicable locality pay or Local Market Supplement.
  • If you are unable to apply online or need to fax a document you do not have in electronic form, view the following link for information regarding an Alternate Application .
  • Payment of Permanent Change of Station (PCS) costs is not authorized, based on a determination that a PCS move is not in the Government interest.


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