Rockville, MD, United States
Jun 26, 2020
This position is located in Health Resources and Services Administration, Maternal and Child Health Bureau, Office of Epidemiology and Research, Division of Research. The duty location for this position is Rockville, MD.
**Applicants please note:
Additional selections may be made across the Department of Health and Human Services through this vacancy announcement.**
This position is a temporary promotion not to exceed 1 year.
As the Director of Division of Research, you use extensive knowledge and expertise in research methodology, maternal and child health, and leadership to serve as a program administrator, senior scientist, and supervisor.Your major duties and responsibilities will include: Developing and implementing new and innovative research grant categories in response to program effectiveness data and identified needs.
Exercising principal administrative responsibility for the overall monitoring and programmatic review as well as budget, planning and accountability for appropriated funds designated for research programs.
Assessing and identifying the issues, concerns, and difficulties in achieving maternal and child health research program objectives and in advancing the state of the art of cutting edge research.
Establishing long and short term program goals, performance measures, policies, objectives and priorities based on knowledge of and professional experience in the field of maternal and child health and maternal and child health research and needs assessment.
Providing national leadership and serving as an authoritative source of information on maternal and child health research.
Establishing and maintaining relationships with and collaborates as appropriate with other Federal entities administering research and other relevant programs to further maternal and child health research objectives.
NOTE: 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.
25% or less - Expected travel may be up to 25% for this position.
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Conditions of Employment
U. S. Citizenship is required.
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.
Males ages 18 through 25 must be registered with the Selective Service.
PHS Commissioned Corps applicants must submit current personnel orders.
This position has an education requirement, transcripts are required.
A one year supervisory probationary period may be required.
Position is not in the Bargaining Unit.
Recruitment incentives are not authorized.
Student loan repayment incentive is not authorized.
Employment is subject to the successful completion of the pre-appointment process (i.e., background investigation, verification of qualifications and job requirements, completion of onboarding forms, submission of required documents, etc.)
THESE QUALIFICATION REQUIREMENTS MUST BE MET BY THE CLOSING DATE
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.
You must have a Bachelor's or graduate degree with 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.
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.
You must provide a copy of your unofficial transcripts that verify that you meet this education requirement by the closing date of this announcement. A copy of a diploma is not acceptable as verification.
SPECIALIZED EXPERIENCE REQUIREMENTS:
Specialized Experience is experience that has equipped the applicant with the particular knowledge, skills, and abilities to perform successfully the duties of the position and is typically in or related to the work of the position to be filled.
To be creditable, an applicant's one full year of specialized experience must demonstrate the knowledge, skills, and abilities necessary for successful job performance.
In addition to meeting the education requirement, in order to qualify for this position at the GS-15 level,
your resume must clearly
demonstrate that you have one full year of specialized experience comparable in difficulty and responsibility
to at least the GS-14 level in the federal service.
Examples of qualifying experience include the following types of tasks performed on a regular and recurring basis:
managing a portfolio of grants and cooperative agreements related to maternal and child health research programs; writing scientific publications for peer-reviewed journals on topics related to maternal and child health research; and conducting research and data analysis related to maternal and child health.
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.
Your qualifications will be evaluated on the following competencies (knowledge, skills, abilities and other characteristics): LEADERSHIP
- Inspires, motivates and guides others toward goal accomplishment; coaches and mentors subordinates; adapts leadership styles to a variety of situations; models high standards of honesty, integrity, trust, openness, and respect for the individual by applying these values to daily behaviors.
MATERNAL AND CHILD HEALTH
- Knowledge of the principles, practices, & methods of administering maternal & child health programs to provide advice & technical assistance to improve their activities, including analysis & evaluation of those programs at Federal, State & local government levels.
- Knowledge of the scientific principles, methodology, and processes used to conduct a systematic and objective inquiry; including study design, collection, analysis, and interpretation of data; and the reporting of results.
- Prepares written documentation to transfer scientific information about concepts, situations, products, services, or results to audiences with varying levels of scientific knowledge.
GRANTS MANAGEMENT AND ADMINISTRATION
- Acquires and applies critical financial concepts and practices, based upon a thorough understanding of the Federal Government, to administer grants and cooperative agreements in accordance with organizational needs and deadlines.
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Current status candidates must provide an SF50 that allows HR to verify that they meet Time-in-Grade (TIG) requirements by the closing date of the announcement.
Please Note: An SF50 for the current year pay adjustment is NOT acceptable for verifying TIG (ex. 2020 general increases cannot be used to verify TIG).
To allow us to verify that you meet TIG requirements, please provide any of the following SF-50s:
Competitive or Career-ladder promotion to your highest grade (this does NOT include 120 day temporary promotions
Regular Within Range Increase (WRI) or With In Grade (WGI) increase at your highest grade (this does not include quality step increases (QSIs).
Competitive career/career-conditional appointment to your highest grade.
SF-50 at your highest grade held, that is at least one year older than the announcement closing date of 07/06/2020.
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This position has an education requirement. 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 requirement. Unofficial transcripts will be accepted in the application package. Official transcripts will be required prior to your starting work.
: 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: .
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
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. Security and Background Requirements
: 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.
: HRSA participates in the USCIS Electronic Employment Eligibility Verification Program (E-Verify). helps employers determine employment eligibility of new hires and the validity of their social security numbers.
: All Federal employees are required to have Federal salary payments made by direct deposit to a financial institution of their choosing.
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.
How You Will Be Evaluated
You will be evaluated for this job based on how well you meet the qualifications above.
To determine your qualifications and referral status, we may review your resume and supporting documentation and compare it against your responses to the vacancy questionnaire. Ensure you support your self-ratings by the information you provide in your application. We may verify or assess your qualifications at any time. Inflated or unsupported qualifications may affect your rating. Any misrepresentation or material omission of facts may be sufficient cause to end further consideration of your candidacy. Persons listed as having knowledge of your past accomplishments or experience in your application may be contacted for verification purposes at any time. Verification may, but need not, begin prior to receiving an offer.
To be considered well qualified for the purposes of the and the , you must substantively exceed the basic qualifications by scoring at least an 85 on the assessment and meet all eligibility, physical, medical, suitability, and all other requirements.
Please follow all instructions carefully. Errors or omissions may affect your eligibility.
Background checks and security clearance
Drug test required
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 ****
or by email: or HRSA's Reasonable Accommodation programs at (301) 443-2538
or by email: . 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. Hours of operation
: Monday through Friday 7:30AM to 4:00PM EST (except Federal holidays).
Submission of a resume alone is not a complete application
. To apply for this position, you must provide a complete online Application Package that includes:
1. A current Resume
- For resume writing guidance, please visit or view their Your resume must thoroughly describe how your skills and experiences align to the criteria defined in the Qualifications section of this announcement and it must support your responses to the assessment questionnaire. We cannot assume you have performed the necessary experience required for this position regardless of your employment history or academic career. To ensure all of the essential information is in your resume, we encourage you to use the r.
If you choose to use your own resume, curriculum vitae, or any other written form you choose, then you must ensure it contains all of the required information and you organize it so we can associate the following information for each experience/position:
Name of employer
Beginning and ending dates of employment (month/day/year format)
Hours worked per week. We will assume full-time unless otherwise stated. We will prorate part-time employment in crediting experience.
Detailed description of job duties, accomplishments, related skills, and responsibilities to include any supervisory/managerial responsibilities and number of staff supervised (if applicable)
Your resume must show the series and grade or equivalent for all federal positions you have held. (if a federal position)
You must also ensure that the duties performed are clearly matched to each period of employment.
Do not include a photograph or video of yourself, or any sensitive information
(age, date of birth, marital status, protected health information, religious affiliation, social security number, etc.) on your resume or cover letter. We will not access web pages linked on your resume or cover letter to determine your qualifications.
2. A complete Assessment Questionnaire
3. Other supporting documents to be submitted with application
: 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.
: PHS Commissioned Corps Officers must submit a copy of latest personnel orders in lieu of SF-50.
(if the position has a positive education requirement, or you are qualifying on the basis of education).
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The complete Application Package must be submitted by 11:59 PM (EST) on 07/06/2020.
A career with the U.S. Government provides employees with a comprehensive benefits package. As a federal employee, you and your family will have access to a range of benefits that are designed to make your federal career very rewarding. .
Eligibility for benefits depends on the type of position you hold and whether your position is full-time, part-time, or intermittent. Contact the hiring agency for more information on the specific benefits offered.
How to Apply
To apply for this position
, you must complete the occupational questionnaire and submit the documentation specified in the Required Documents section below. The complete application package must be submitted by 11:59 PM (EST) on 07/06/2020 to receive consideration. To begin, click Apply Online
to create a USAJOBS account or log in to your existing account. Follow the prompts to select your USAJOBS resume and/or other supporting documents and complete the occupational questionnaire.
Click the Submit My Answers
button to submit your application package.
It is your responsibility to ensure your responses and appropriate documentation is submitted prior to the closing date.
To verify your application is complete, , select the Application Status
link and then select the more information
link for this position. The Details page will display the status of your application, the documentation received and processed, and any correspondence the agency has sent related to this application. Your uploaded documents may take several hours to clear the virus scan process.
To return to an incomplete application, log into your USAJOBS account and click Update Application
in the vacancy announcement. You must re-select your resume and/or other documents from your USAJOBS account or your application will be incomplete.
Applicants please note
: To assist us with an expeditious application review process, please do not
submit any of the documentation listed below unless specifically requested in the announcement. The following documents are not
required and do not
need to be submitted with your resume: Diplomas of any type (When education documents are required, you must submit unofficial transcripts)
Letters of Recommendation, Reference, or Congratulations, etc.
General training documents or certificates of completed training (Except Contract Specialist positions when requested in the announcement)
Any documents with a picture of the applicant (Except medical or nursing licenses when requested in the announcement)
Awards documentation including SF-50s for Awards
Performance Appraisals (Only ICTAP/CTAP eligible applicants need to submit their latest performance appraisal)
Evaluations of any type
Executive Core Qualifications Statements (ECQs)
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Federal agencies must provide reasonable accommodation to applicants with disabilities where appropriate. Applicants requiring reasonable accommodation for any part of the application process should follow the instructions in the job opportunity announcement. For any part of the remaining hiring process, applicants should contact the hiring agency directly. Determinations on requests for reasonable accommodation will be made on a case-by-case basis.
A reasonable accommodation is any change to a job, the work environment, or the way things are usually done that enables an individual with a disability to apply for a job, perform job duties or receive equal access to job benefits.
Under the Rehabilitation Act of 1973, federal agencies must provide reasonable accommodations when: An applicant with a disability needs an accommodation to have an equal opportunity to apply for a job.
An employee with a disability needs an accommodation to perform the essential job duties or to gain access to the workplace.
An employee with a disability needs an accommodation to receive equal access to benefits, such as details, training, and office-sponsored events.
You can request a reasonable accommodation at any time during the application or hiring process or while on the job. Requests are considered on a case-by-case basis.
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