Public Health Analyst - Maternal and Child Health Bureau, Health Resources and Services Administration (HRA), Rockville, MD

Posted: Monday, January 4, 2021

Overview

Announcement number: HRSA-MCHB-21-MP-10992609

Control number: 587624300

Open & closing dates 12/23/2020 to 01/11/2021

Service: Competitive

Pay scale & grade: GS 12 - 13

Salary: $86,335 to $133,465 per year Salary range listed includes locality pay.

Appointment type: Permanent

Work schedule: Full-Time

1 vacancy in the following location: Rockville, MD

Relocation expenses reimbursed: No

Telework eligible: Yes as determined by agency policy

This job is open to

  • Career transition (CTAP, ICTAP, RPL)
  • Federal employees who meet the definition of a "surplus" or "displaced" employee.
  • The public
  • U.S. citizens, nationals or those who owe allegiance to the U.S.

Clarification from the agency:

This position is also open to PHS Commissioned Corps Officers. PHS Commissioned Corps (CC) Officers will be referred as CC personnel and not as a candidate for conversion to a permanent federal appointment.

This job is also open in another announcement to:

  • Career transition (CTAP, ICTAP, RPL)
  • Family of overseas employees
  • Federal employees - Competitive service
  • Individuals with disabilities
  • Land & base management
  • Military spouses
  • Peace Corps & AmeriCorps Vista
  • Special authorities
  • Veterans

Duties:

Summary: This position is located in the Health Resources and Services Administration, Maternal and Child Health Bureau, Division of Services for Children with Special Health Needs, Integrated Services Branch. The duty location for this position is in Rockville, MD.

For more information about MCHB, visit https://mchb.hrsa.gov/about.

**Applicants please note: Additional selections may be made across the Department of Health and Human Services through this vacancy announcement.**

Responsibilities:
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.

As a Public Health Analyst, you serve as an expert analyst in developing, monitoring, implementing, and evaluating current or projected complex, interrelated public health programs involving governmental and nongovernmental organizations form multiple sectors at the community, State, national and/or international levels for programs focused on children with special health care needs.

Your major duties and responsibilities include:

  • Analyzing complex public health policies, programs, and statistical standards to advise senior management on public health policies, operations, products, and services for public health programs for: 1) children with special health care needs (CYSHCN), which include early hearing detection and intervention (EHDI), and other programs serving children and youth with disabilities; and/or 2) public health nutrition programs.
  • Advising in the development and formulation of short and long range public health program goals, objectives, and policies.
  • Analyzing existing or proposed systems, strategies, services, or other health-related matters for long rang implementation and administration of public health programs.
  • Exercising responsibilities related to the initiation, administration, and/or close out of grants and cooperative agreements.
  • Providing technical advice and assistance in managing, and evaluating grants, cooperative agreements, contracts, and other awards.
  • Collecting and compiling qualitative and quantitative information and data for use in program decisions.
  • Researching and preparing responses to inquires received in writing or telephonically such as Congressional briefing materials and responses.

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.

Travel Required: 25% or less - Expected travel for this position is up to 25% of the time.

Supervisory status: No

Promotion Potential: 13

Job family (Series): 0685 Public Health Program Specialist

Requirements:

Conditions of Employment

  • U. S. Citizenship is required.
  • Males ages 18 through 25 must be registered with the Selective Service.
  • PHS Commissioned Corps applicants must submit current personnel orders.
  • A one year probationary period may be required.
  • Position is 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.)

Qualifications: THESE QUALIFICATION REQUIREMENTS MUST BE MET BY THE CLOSING DATE: 01/11/2021

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.

Basic Requirements for all Public Health Program Specialist Series 0685 positions require that you demonstrate specialized experience in each of the following five competencies:

  • 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.
  • Knowledge of the methods, processes, and techniques used to develop and deliver public health or health-related programs in State and local settings.
  • Knowledge of a specialized public health program.
  • 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.
  • Skill in oral and written communications, gathering and conveying information, making oral presentations, and preparing reports, correspondence, and other written materials.
  • 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.

GS-12: In order to qualify for this GS-12 position, your resume must clearly demonstrate that you have one full year of specialized experience comparable in difficulty and responsibility to at least the GS-11 level in the federal service.

Examples of qualifying specialized experience at the GS-11 level include performing the following types of tasks on a regular and recurring basis: Monitoring maternal and child public health programs for effectiveness, including providing reports on potential issues, deficiencies, etc.; collecting and compiling surveillance qualitative and quantitative maternal and child public health program data and providing summary reports of findings to internal and external stakeholders at a state and local; and responding to technical assistance on standard/routine questions from recipients of federal funding for maternal and child health grants or cooperative agreements.

GS-13: In order to qualify for this GS-13 position, your resume must clearly demonstrate that you have one full year of specialized experience comparable in difficulty and responsibility to at least the GS-12 level in the federal service.

Examples of qualifying specialized experience at the GS-12 level include performing the following types of tasks on a regular and recurring basis: Conducting short and long term planning for maternal and child public health programs, initiatives and special projects based on new and emerging public trends, issues, or priorities; collecting and interpreting surveillance data on maternal and child health programs from a variety of sources and providing recommendations on opportunities for improving and enhancing programs at a state and local level; and providing technical assistance and advisory services to recipients of federally funded maternal and child health grants or cooperative agreements at a state and local level.

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; 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):

  • MATERNAL AND CHILD HEALTH PUBLIC HEALTH PROGRAM MANAGEMENT - Plans, develops, coordinates and manages the structure and administration of maternal and child health related program services and organizations as well as the policies that impact health programs and reimbursement of health services.
  • RESEARCH AND EVALUATION - 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.
  • PUBLIC HEALTH SURVEILLANCE - Knowledge of principles, methods, and procedures to conduct ongoing systematic collection, analysis, interpretation, and dissemination of health-related data essential to planning, implementation, and evaluation of public health practice.
  • ADMINISTRATION OF GRANTS, CONTRACTS, AND COOPERATIVE AGREEMENTS - Administers grants, contracts and cooperative agreements, including applying knowledge of organizational needs and deadlines.

TO PREVIEW THE OCCUPATIONAL ASSESSMENT QUESTIONNAIRE, please click on the following link: https://apply.usastaffing.gov/ViewQuestionnaire/10992608.

Education: This job does not have an education qualification requirement.

Additional information: 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.

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.

E-Verify: 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.

Direct Deposit:
All Federal employees are required to have Federal salary payments made by direct deposit to a financial institution of their choosing.

Creditable Service:
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.

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. Please follow all instructions carefully. Errors or omissions may affect your eligibility.

Category rating procedures will be used to rate and rank candidates. The category assignment is a measure of the degree in which your background matches the competencies required for this position. Qualified candidates will be ranked into one of three categories: Best Qualified, Well Qualified or Qualified.

If you meet the minimum qualifications for this position, your application and responses to the online questionnaire will be evaluated under Category Rating and selection procedures for placement in one of the following categories:

  • Best Qualified - for those who are superior in the evaluation criteria
  • Well Qualified - for those who excel in the evaluation criteria
  • Qualified - for those who only meet the minimum qualification requirements

The Category Rating Process does not add veterans' preference points but protects the rights of veterans by placing them ahead of non-preference eligibles within each category. Preference eligibles who meet the minimum qualification requirements and who have a compensable service-connected disability of at least 10 percent must be listed in the highest quality category (except in the case of scientific or professional positions at the GS-9 level or higher).

Career Transition Assistance Program (CTAP)/ Interagency Career Transition Assistance Program (ICTAP): Must be found to be well-qualified to exercise selection priority for this vacancy, displaced Federal employees must be rated at 85.0 or above on the rating criteria for this position. Click here for more information on ICTAP/CTAP.

Background checks and security clearance

Security clearance: Other

Drug test required: No

Required Documents: 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: [email protected] or HRSA's Reasonable Accommodation programs at (301) 443-2538 or by email: [email protected] 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 which includes:

  1. A current Resume - For resume writing guidance, please visit USAJOBS Resources Center or view their video tutorial. 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 USAJOBS online Resume Builder.
    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:
  • Job title
  • 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:
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.
Personnel Orders: PHS Commissioned Corps Officers must submit a copy of latest personnel orders in lieu of SF-50.
If you are currently serving in a pay banded position, please include a copy of your pay band chart with your application.
College Transcripts or other official documentation from the qualifying educational institution showing that you meet the eligibility requirements for this program, as described in the "Qualifications and Evaluations" sections of this announcement. (if the position has a positive education requirement, or you are qualifying on the basis of education).
For Résumé and Application Tips visit the USAJOBS Resource Center.

The complete Application Package must be submitted by 11:59 PM (EST) on 01/11/2021.

Benefits
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. Learn more about federal benefits.

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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 01/11/2021 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, log into your USAJOBS account, 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 CTAP/ ICTAP eligible applicants need to submit their latest performance appraisal)
  • Evaluations of any type
  • Writing Samples
  • OF-306
  • Executive Core Qualifications Statements (ECQs)

Agency contact information

Phone
(301) 443-3780

Email: [email protected]

Address:
Health Resources and Services Administration
5600 Fishers Lane
Rockville, MD 20857 US

Next steps:
Once your online questionnaire is received you will be sent an acknowledgement email that your submission was successful. We will update your status after each key stage in the application process has been completed. You may also check the status of your application through your USAJobs profile. check the status

Fair & Transparent:
The Federal hiring process is setup to be fair and transparent. Please read the following guidance.

Equal Employment Opportunity Policy
The United States Government does not discriminate in employment on the basis of race, color, religion, sex (including pregnancy and gender identity), national origin, political affiliation, sexual orientation, marital status, disability, genetic information, age, membership in an employee organization, retaliation, parental status, military service, or other non-merit factor.

Equal Employment Opportunity (EEO) for federal employees & job applicants

Reasonable Accommodation Policy
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.