<b>Duties</b><br /><br /><b>Summary</b><br /><br />This position is located in the Office of Extramural Research, Education, and Priority Populations (OEREP), Division of Priority Population (DPP).The duty location for this position is in Rockville, MD.<br /><br />For more information about AHRQ, click the "<strong>Learn more about the Agency</strong>" Box.<br /><br /><strong>**Applicants please note: Additional selections may be made across the Department of Health and Human Services through this vacancy announcement.**</strong><br /><br />Learn more about this agency <br /><br /><b>Responsibilities</b><br /><br />As a Health Scientist Administrator, serve as a technical and scientific expert resource and internal consultant to AHRQ leadership and staff for questions concerning health issues affecting priority populations and health disparities.<br /><br />Specifically, you will: <ul> <li>Serve as an expert advising both Agency staff and Agency partners on priority populations' issues including minority health and health disparities, establishing and maintaining liaison role with other concerned agencies, governments, and organizations</li> <li>Contribute significantly to developing strategic research plans and program development for the Agency in the priority populations' health care arena.</li> <li>Lead and work on analytic research projects with OEREP leadership and other AHRQ staff, providing expertise on study design, data analysis, and interpretation leading to publications.</li> <li>Perform research (including literature reviews) by extracting and analyzing quality, health services, and efficiency data from a variety of sources using standard statistical packages (e.g., SPSS, SAS, STATA, and SPlus).</li> <li>Serve as project officer and technical consultant for contracts, grants, and cooperative agreements involving research and evaluation focused on priority populations including minority health and health disparities.</li> <li>Plan and participate in the development of priority populations program goals and objectives, long-range planning and evaluation activities, and determines resource needs and allocations, in alignment with HHS and AHRQ goals and priorities.</li> </ul> <br /><br /><b>Travel Required</b><br /><br />Not required<br /><br />Supervisory status <br /> No <br /><br />Promotion Potential <br /> 14 <br /><br /></li> <b>Requirements</b><br /><br /><b>Conditions of Employment</b><br /><br /><ul> <li>U. S. Citizenship is required.</li> <li>All qualification requirements and time-in-grade must be met by the closing date of this announcement. Federal applicants must submit an SF-50 to show status and time-in-grade.</li> <li>Males ages 18 through 25 must be registered with the Selective Service.</li> <li>Background investigation required.</li> <li>PHS Commissioned Corps applicants must submit current personnel orders.</li> <li>This position has an education requirement – transcripts are required.</li> <li>Financial disclosure statement is required. ***If selected, you will be required to file a public or confidential financial disclosure.</li> <li>A one year probationary period may be required.</li> <li>Position is not in the Bargaining Unit.</li> <li>Drug Screening is not required.</li> <li>Recruitment incentives are not authorized.</li> <li>Student loan repayment incentive is not authorized.</li> <li>Travel, transportation and relocation expenses will not be paid.</li> </ul> <br /><br /><b>Qualifications</b><br /><br /><strong>THESE QUALIFICATION REQUIREMENTS MUST BE MET BY THE CLOSING DATE</strong>: 07/03/2019<br /><br /><b>EDUCATION REQUIREMENTS:</b><br /><br />To qualify for this position, you much have:<br /><br /><b>You must have a Bachelor's or graduate degree with a major study in an academic field related to the medical field, health sciences or allied sciences appropriate to the work of the position being advertised.</b> This degree must be from an educational program from an accrediting body recognized by the U.S. Department of Education at the time the degree was obtained. <b>You must provide a copy of your unofficial transcripts that reflect your final degree has been earned/conferred by the closing date of this announcement. </b><br /><br /><b>AND</b><br /><br /><b>EXPERIENCE REQUIREMENT:</b><br /><br /><b>In addition to meeting the education requirement</b>, <b>to qualify for this GS-14 Health Scientist Administrator position</b>, your resume must <b>clearly</b> demonstrate that you have one full year of specialized experience <b>comparable in difficulty and responsibility to at least the GS-13 </b>level in the federal service. Examples of qualifying experience include the following types of tasks performed on a <b>regular and recurring basis: </b>serve as an expert and scientific authority in priority populations/health disparities research; make recommendations that support the work of priority populations; develop and conduct complex health care services research and analyses related to priority populations including health disparities and minority health.<br /><br /><strong>Experience</strong> 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.<br /><br /><strong>Current status candidates must meet Time-in-Grade (TIG) by the closing date of this announcement. To allow us to verify that you meet TIG requirements, provide any of the following SF-50s:</strong> <ul> <li><strong>Competitive or Career-ladder promotion to your highest grade (this does not include 120 day temporary promotions)</strong></li> <li><strong>With-In-Grade (WGI) increase at your highest grade (this does not include quality step increases (QSIs)</strong></li> <li><strong>Competitive career/career-conditional appointment to your highest grade.</strong></li> <li><strong>SF-50 at your highest grade held, that is at least one year older than the announcement closing date of 07/03/2019.</strong></li> </ul> <br /> <strong>Current year pay adjustments are not acceptable for verifying TIG (ex. 2019 general increases cannot be used to verify TIG).<br /><br />Not sure which SF-50 to submit? Check out our video… </strong> Go here to watch the video on the SF50s to submit in your application package . <br /><br /><b>Education</b><br /><br />This position has an education requirement. You <strong> must </strong> 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.<br /><br /><b>Additional information</b><br /><br />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. <br /><br />HHS is an equal opportunity employer. Selection for this position will be based solely on merit without regard to race, color, religion, age, gender, national origin, political affiliation, disability, sexual orientation, marital or family status or other differences.<br /><br />Click here for information on " Federal hiring for individuals with disabilities ". <li><strong>Security and Background Requirements</strong>: 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.</li> <li><strong>E-Verify</strong>: AHRQ 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.</li> <li><strong>Direct Deposit</strong>: All Federal employees are required to have Federal salary payments made by direct deposit to a financial institution of their choosing.</li> <li><strong>Creditable Service</strong>: 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 .</li> <li><strong>Financial Disclosure</strong>: 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 AskHRhrsa.gov .</li> <br /> 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 (Member 4 Copy), 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. Click here for more information on veterans' preference .<br /><br />Career Transition Assistance Program (CTAP)/Interagency Career Transition Assistance Program (ICTAP): Click here <br /><br />AHRQ supports the use of telework as a way to help attract and retain talented individuals in public service, increase worker productivity, and better prepare the agency to operate during emergencies. Telework eligibility may be discussed during the interview process. <br /><br /><b>How You Will Be Evaluated</b><br /><br />You will be evaluated for this job based on how well you meet the qualifications above.<br /><br />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.<br /><br />Your qualifications will be evaluated on the following competencies (knowledge, skills, abilities and other characteristics): <ul> <b>PROJECT MANAGEMENT</b> – Knowledge of the principles, methods, or tools for developing scheduling, coordinating, and managing projects and resources, including monitoring and inspecting costs, work, and contractor performance.</li> <b>COLLABORATION -</b> Works cooperatively with others, inside and outside of the organization, to accomplish objectives to build and maintain mutually beneficial partnerships, leverage information, and achieve results.</li> <b>RESEARCH AND EVALUATION</b> – Knowledge of the principles, methods, and processes used to conduct a systematic and objective inquiry; including study design, collection, analysis, and interpretation of data; and the reporting of results.</li> <b>SCIENTIFIC WRITING</b> – Prepares written documentation to transfer scientific information about concepts, situations, products, services, or results to audiences with varying levels of scientific knowledge.</li> </ul> <strong>TO PREVIEW THE OCCUPATIONAL ASSESSMENT QUESTIONNAIRE</strong>, please click on the following link: https: apply.usastaffing.gov/ViewQuestionnaire/10529769 <br /><br /><b>Background checks and security clearance</b><br /><br />Security clearance <br /> Other <br /><br />Drug test required <br /> No <br /><br /></li> <b>Required Documents</b><br /><br />This agency provides reasonable accommodation to applicants with disabilities. If you need a reasonable accommodation for any part of the application and hiring process, please contact either HRSA's Office of Human Resources at (301) 443-3780 or by email: askhrhrsa.gov or HRSA's Reasonable Accommodation programs at (301) 443-2538 or by email: RA-Requesthrsa.gov . You must contact the Reasonable Accommodations Program prior to the closing date of this announcement to receive assistance. The decision on granting reasonable accommodation will be made on a case-by-case basis. <strong>Hours of operation</strong>: Monday through Friday 7:30AM to 4:00PM EST (except Federal holidays).<br /><br /><strong>Submission of a resume alone is not a complete application</strong>. To apply for this position, you must provide a complete online Application Package that includes: <li>A current <strong>Resume</strong> – For resume writing guidance, please visit USAJOBS Resources Center or view their video tutorial. If you use your own resume, curriculum vitae, or any other written form you choose then you must describe your job-related qualifications that include beginning and ending dates (month/year) for paid and non-paid work experience, including the average number of hours worked per week for each job title listed. You must also ensure that the duties performed are clearly matched to each period of employment. If we cannot determine that you have performed qualifying duties for at least one year, then you may be rated ineligible.</li> <li>A complete <strong>Assessment Questionnaire</strong></li> <li>Other <strong>supporting documents to be submitted with application</strong>:</li> <ul> <li>Veterans' Preference Documentation, if applicable, a DD-214 <strong>Member 4 copy</strong>, which shows type of discharge. If still active, provide an official Statement of Service. Any other documentation such as VA letter documenting disability, SF-15, and any other required supporting documentation based your veterans' preference claim.</li> <li><strong>SF-50</strong>: Federal applicants must submit an SF-50 (Notification of Personnel Action) that shows status and time-in-grade, and its full performance level. If you are an HHS employee you may obtain a copy of your SF-50 from eOPF. If you have separated from Federal Government employment, you may obtain a copy of your SF-50 via: National Personnel Records Center, Annex, 1411 Boulder Boulevard, Valmeyer, IL, 62295; FAX (618) 935-3014 ; Email CPR ; or visit the National Archives Website .</li> <li><strong>Personnel Orders</strong>: PHS Commissioned Corps Officers must submit a copy of latest personnel orders in lieu of SF-50.</li> <li>Peace Corps volunteers must submit a copy of your "Description of Service (DOS)" in lieu of the SF-50. If you do not have one you should email the Peace Corps Office of Volunteer and PSC Financial Services at certifypeacecorps.gov .</li> <li>If you are currently serving in a pay banded position, please include a copy of your pay band chart with your application.</li> <li><strong>College transcripts</strong> (if the position has a positive education requirement, or you are qualifying on the basis of education).</li> </ul> <br /> For Résumé and Application Tips visit the USAJOBS Resource Center .<br /><br /><strong>The complete Application Package must be submitted by 11:59 PM (EST) on</strong> 07/03/2019. <br /><br /><b>If you are relying on your education to meet qualification requirements:</b><br /><br />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 . <br /><br />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.