Overview

<b>Duties</b><br /><br /><b>Summary</b><br /><br />These Public Health Analyst positions are located in the Health Resources and Services Administration (HRSA). The duty location for these positions is Rockville, MD.<br /><br />This is a HRSA Global recruitment that may be used by all HRSA Bureaus and Offices to fill positions.<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 /> Learn more about this agency <br /><br /><b>Responsibilities</b><br /><br />HRSA currently has multiple Public Health Analyst positions available.<br /><br />These positions may be located in any of the following Bureaus or Offices:<br /><br />Bureau of Health Workforce – BHW helps America build a health care workforce prepared and eager to improve the public health by expanding access to quality health services and working to achieve health equity.<br /><br />Bureau of Primary Health Care – BPHC funds Health Centers in communities, providing access to high quality, family oriented, and comprehensive primary and preventive health care for people who are low income, uninsured, or living where health care is scarce. Health centers provide care on a sliding fee scale and see patients without regard for their ability to pay.<br /><br />Healthcare Systems Bureau – HSB protects the public health and promotes practices that improve personal health, including organ, bone marrow and cord blood donation.<br /><br />HIV/AIDS Bureau – HAB administers The Ryan White HIV/AIDS Program, the largest Federal program focused exclusively on HIV/AIDS care. The program is for those who do not have sufficient health care coverage or financial resources for coping with HIV disease.<br /><br />Maternal and Child Health Bureau – MCHB administers the Maternal and Child Health Block Grant to States and discretionary grants that ensure that the Nation's women, infants, children, adolescents, and their families, including fathers and children with special health care needs, have access to quality health care.<br /><br />Office of Health Equity – The Office of Health Equity (OHE) works to reduce disparities and improve health equity to ensure healthy communities and healthy people.<br /><br />Office of Planning, Analysis and Evaluation – OPAE serves as an agency source for policy analysis, data synthesis, organizational planning, external engagements, research, and evaluation. OPAE's work assists HRSA bureaus and offices in their efforts to improve program performance and effectiveness which ultimately, helps to attain their strategic planning goals.<br /><br />Office of Rural Health Policy – ORHP promotes better health care service in rural America. The Office works both within government at federal, state and local levels, and with the private sector associations, foundations, providers and community leaders to seek solutions to rural health care problems.<br /><br />Office of Women's Health – OWH provides leadership on women's health and sex/gender-specific issues and policy, working within and outside of the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services to improve the health, wellness and safety of women across the lifespan.<br /><br />???????<strong>MAJOR DUTIES</strong><br /><br />This position is a mission critical occupation and is responsible for analyzing public health programs, policies and procedures to ensure that Health Resources and Services Administration meets its mission, goals and objectives.<br /><br />As a HRSA Public Health Analyst at the <b>GS-9 or GS-11 level,</b> you will serve as a point of contact for information about public health program evaluation activities.<br /><br />Your duties and responsibilities include: <ul> <li>Assisting in program evaluation and the measurement of program outcomes.</li> <li>Performing special projects to analyze and/or identify specific concerns or conditions of relevance and importance to the mission and activities of the center.</li> <li>Analyzing public health legislation, regulations, executive directives, and Departmental policy issues to determine their relevance to the organization's plans, programs, and activities.</li> <li>Developing components of short-term and long-range plans and proposals and integrating them in the organization's long-range strategic plan.Coordinating agency, department, and/or government wide goal setting efforts.</li> </ul> <br /><br /><b>Travel Required</b><br /><br />25% or less – Expected travel may be up to 25% for this position.<br /><br />Supervisory status <br /> No <br /><br />Promotion Potential <br /> 13 <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 qualifications and time-in-grade requirements must be met by the closing date of the 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>PHS Commissioned Corps applicants must submit current personnel orders.</li> <li>A one year probationary period may be required.</li> <li>Position is in the Bargaining Unit.</li> <li>Recruitment incentives are not authorized.</li> <li>Student loan repayment incentive is not authorized.</li> <li>Background investigation is required.</li> </ul> <br /><br /><b>Qualifications</b><br /><br /><strong>THESE QUALIFICATION REQUIREMENTS MUST BE MET BY THE CLOSING DATE</strong>: 08/15/2019<br /><br /><strong>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.</strong> <br /><br />Basic Requirements for all Public Health Program Specialist Series, 0685 positions require that you demonstrate specialized experience in each of the following five competencies:<br /><br />1. Knowledge of organizational, operational, and programmatic concepts and practices applied by public, private, or nonprofit agencies and organizations engaged in public health or other health-related activities.<br /> 2. Knowledge of the methods, processes, and techniques used to develop and deliver public health or health-related programs in <b>State and local settings.</b><br /> 3. Knowledge of a specialized public health program.<br /> 4. Knowledge of, and skill in, the application of administrative or analytical methods and techniques necessary for working within the framework of a public health or related organization and carrying out specific program functions;<br /> 5. Skill in oral and written communications, gathering and conveying information, making oral presentations, and preparing reports, correspondence, and other written materials.<br /><br /><b>In order to qualify for this GS-9 Public Health Analyst position, </b>your resume must demonstrate that you have one full year of specialized experience <b>comparable in difficulty and responsibility </b><b>to at least the GS-7</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> assisting with gathering and analyzing of public health related data via surveys, studies, surveillance, etc.; assisting with the planning and delivery of public health programs and initiatives; and assisting in the administration and monitoring of public health programs to ensure compliance with policy or legislative requirements.<br /><br /><b>OR</b><br /> Have a Master's or equivalent graduate degree or at least 2 full years of progressively higher-level graduate education leading to such a degree or an LL.B. or J.D. To be qualifying, the higher-level graduate education must be in a major field of study in public health or other field of study with course work <b> directly related </b> to the work of this public health analyst positon.<br /><br /><b>OR </b><br /> Have an equivalent combination of the above specialized experience <b> AND </b> higher level graduate education that meets 100% of the qualification requirements for this public health analyst position.<br /><br /><b>In order to qualify for this GS-11 Public Health Analyst position, </b>your resume must demonstrate that you have one full year of specialized experience <b>comparable in difficulty and responsibility </b><b>to at least the GS-9</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> ensuring public health program compliance with policy or legislative requirements; conducting basic surveillance of public health program activities to identify performance trends; administrating and evaluating public health programs or initiatives to meet organizational goals and objectives.<br /><br /><b>OR</b><br /> Have a Ph.D. or equivalent doctoral degree or at least 3 full years of progressively higher level graduate education leading to such a degree or an LL.M. To be qualifying, the higher-level graduate education must be in a major field of study in public health or other field of study with course work <b> directly related </b> to the work of this public health analyst positon.<br /><br /><b>OR </b><br /> Have an equivalent combination of the above specialized experience <b> AND </b> higher level graduate education that meets 100% of the qualification requirements for this public health analyst position.<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 08/15/2019.</strong></li> </ul> <br /><br /><strong>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 />If you qualify on the basis of education in lieu of experience, 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. Unofficial transcripts will be accepted in the application package. Official transcripts will be required prior to your starting work.<br /><br /><strong>Foreign Education</strong>: 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 . <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>: 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.</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> 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 />HRSA 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):<br /><br /><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.<br /><br /><b>PUBLIC HEALTH PROGRAM MANAGEMENT </b>- Plans, develops, coordinates, and manages the structure and administration of public health organizations and the policies that impact health programs and reimbursement of health services.<br /><br /><b>STRATEGIC PLANNING</b> – Supports organizational goals and objectives in accordance with strategic and/or operations plans.<br /><br /><strong>TO PREVIEW THE OCCUPATIONAL ASSESSMENT QUESTIONNAIRE</strong>, please click on the following link: https: apply.usastaffing.gov/ViewQuestionnaire/10563728 <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. <strong>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.</strong></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 />The complete Application Package must be submitted by 11:59 PM (EST) on 08/15/2019. <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.


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