Overview

Duties

Summary

The purpose of this position is to serve as the Director of ORM providing executive leadership in overseeing the interagency planning and response activities required to fulfill DHHS responsibilities under ESF 8 of the National Response Framework (NRF) and HSPD 10.

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Responsibilities

ABOUT THE POSITION

Oversees the readiness of the SNS, to include State, local, territorial, and Tribal jurisdictions' readiness to receive and dispense MCMs; strategies for SNS deployment; currency with science related to MCM use, policies, procedures, and compliance with maintaining MCM stockpiles; shelf-life extension; and, interactions with SNS stakeholders.

Directs and coordinates activities to support the operational preparedness, response, recovery, and readiness of ASPR and its State, local, Tribal, and territorial partners in areas of IT; medical supply chain and logistics; and, contracts, grants, and medical countermeasure dispensing.

Oversees the logistical support to medical and public health operations during times of activation of the National Disaster Medical System (NDMS), national declarations of disasters and emergencies, public health emergencies, national security special events, or other activities as directed by the ASPR.

Develops and implements policies and procedures that facilitate routine and emergency travel of ASPR staff, intermittent Federal employees, and others.

Serves as the ASPR point of contact for IT enterprise activities, including strategic policies, practices, and protocols; IT procurements, cybersecurity, field deployable technologies such as electronic health records; IT systems used in the Secretary's Operations Center (SOC); and procurement of software products used in ASPR. The Director will ensure that ASPR IT policies and practices are consistent and compliant with DHHS IT policies, procedures, and Federal regulations governing IT.

Initiates and leads discussions, tactical planning sessions, and/or review committees comprised of stakeholders from other DHHS Operating Divisions (OPDIVs) and Staff Divisions (STAFFDIVs) to develop policies and procedures for IT solutions for ASPR grants, cooperative agreements, and other activities that can be implemented nationwide by ASPR grantees.

Travel Required

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

Supervisory status
Yes

Promotion Potential
00

Requirements

Conditions of Employment

  • This employer participates in the E-Verify Program
  • U.S. Citizenship is required
  • Subject to satisfactory security and suitability determinations
  • New appointees must successfully complete a 1-year probationary period
  • Must pass a pre-employment drug test; random testing after appointment
  • This is a career position in the SES. Unless the selectee is already a member of the SES with career status or has successfully completed an SES Candidate Development Program certified by OPM.
  • Executive qualifications must be approved by OPM before appointment can be effected. If you are selected, you will be responsible for working with an HHS Executive Consultant, or QRB Writer to develop an ECQ narrative for submission to OPM
  • You must meet the qualification requirements of this position no later than the closing date of the job opportunity announcement.

Qualifications

Open to all groups of qualified individuals from the public. Current employees within the Federal civil service. Career SES and SES reinstatement eligibles. SESCDP graduates may also apply for noncompetitive consideration.

As a basic requirement, applicants must demonstrate progressively responsible leadership experience that is indicative of senior executive level managerial capability and directly related to the skills and abilities outlined under the Mandatory/Technical Qualifications and Executive Core Qualifications listed below. Typically, experience of this nature will have been gained at or above the equivalent of the GS-15 grade level in the Federal service or its equivalent with state and local government, the private sector, or non-governmental organizations. Failure to meet this basic qualification requirement and all executive and technical qualification factors will automatically exclude you from further consideration.

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 Mandatory Technical Qualifications (MTQ's), listed below. It is recommended that your resume emphasize levels of responsibility, scope and complexity of programs managed, and program accomplishments and results.

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.

Mandatory Technical Qualifications (MTQ's):

This position also requires that you possess MTQ's that represent knowledge, skills, and abilities essential for success in this role. The following MTQ's must be evident in your resume.

  • Demonstrated knowledge and technical expertise of public health, medical, logistics, supply chain, information management, cybersecurity, contracting and grants, emergency (prevention, preparedness, response, recovery and mitigation) programs, processes, methods, practices, procedures and interrelationships used to develop and implement these programs, including consequences of all hazards.
  • Demonstrated knowledge of laws, regulations, executive orders, policies, directives, and procedures governing public health and medical emergency management related to principles, practices and interdependencies of domestic and global emergency management, public health, and medical systems.
  • Demonstrated knowledge of advanced management and administrative methods and techniques necessary for working within the framework of a public health and medical organization and environment to carry out specific program functions related to medical operations in order to provide effective program management and direction.
  • Demonstrated experience as an organization's senior decision-maker directing resolution of complex issues related to public health and medical emergencies in identifying appropriate preparedness, response and recovery actions to take.
  • 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

    There is no positive education requirement for this position.

    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:

    An individual's initial SES career appointment becomes final only after the individual successfully completes a one year probationary period.

    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 BreAnna Stewart .

    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: BreAnna Stewart . 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.

    How You Will Be Evaluated

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

    Your cover letter (NOT TO EXCEED ONE PAGE) and your resume (NOT TO EXCEED FIVE PAGES), demonstrating possession of the technical qualifications and achievement of the five executive core qualifications are the documents that will be used to determine your basic and specialized qualifications for the position. YOU MUST ADHERE TO THE PAGE LIMITS ABOVE AND INCLUDE BOTH DOCUMENTS OR YOU WILL NOT BE CONSIDERED.

    Background checks and security clearance

    Security clearance
    Confidential

    Drug test required
    Yes

    Position sensitivity and risk
    Special-Sensitive (SS)/High Risk

    Trust determination process

    Required Documents

    All applicants are required to submit the following documents to be considered for the position:

    • Resume that contains your full name, address and phone number, and does not exceed the five (5) page limit;
    • Cover Letter (optional);
    • Online Assessment Questionnaire. To preview the assessment questionnaire, click here: ( https: apply.usastaffing.gov/ViewQuestionnaire/10884969 ).

    NOTE: THE USAJOBS RESUME TEMPLATE MAY RESULT IN A RESUME BEING LONGER THAN FIVE PAGES. PLEASE VERIFY PAGE LENGTH BEFORE SUBMISSION OF APPLICATION.

    Applicants who are currently, or were previously, Federal employees must also submit:

    • An SF-50 showing your current or former civil service status; and
    • Proof of OPM Qualifications Review Board certification (OPM-approved SES Candidate Development Program graduates), if applicable.

    NOTE: Documents submitted that are not listed in the Required Documents section of this announcement will not be considered or forwarded to the rating panel or selecting official.

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