Public Health Analyst


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    Provides substantive advice & assistance in carrying out program activities related to measurement, data analysis, training, coaching& mentoring in improvement efforts, population health, strategic planning&management, planning&evaluation in collaboration with program supervisors of Public Health Nursing, Health Promotion, School Health, Community Nutrition, Diabetes Prevention & Control, Native Medicine. Position reports to Division of Public Health Director, PHS Hospital, Chinle, Arizona.

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    Responsibilities

    • Serves as a population health improvement advisor/informatic
    • Assists leadership in the operations of providing substantive program consultation, guidance and assistance in promoting population health improvement activities
    • Assists with planning and administering public health program's service delivery, assessment, surveillance, quality assurance partnerships and collaborations, outreach, orientation, training, reporting and program implementation and evaluation
    • Establishes and maintains an integrated system of information gathering and reporting devices and analyzes the data and assesses program needs
    • Performs and coaches others to develop and organize measurement plans; set up databases; design survey questionnaires, extract data for analysis, statistically analyze performance, outcomes, produce reports and gives presentations, etc.
    • Develops, implements and evaluates state of the art training and human resource development activities to improve performance, quality improvement, population health and data processing, analysis and communication


    Travel Required
    Not required

    Supervisory status
    No

    Promotion Potential
    11

  • Job family (Series)
    0685 Public Health Program Specialist

  • Requirements
    Help Requirements Conditions of Employment
    • Selectee will be subject to a pre-employment fingerprint check.
    • Selectee will be subject to a pre-employment background investigation.
    • ESEP appointees typically serve a two year trial period.
    • U.S. Citizenship is required
    • Selective Service Registration is required for males born after 12/31/1959
    • Selectee may be subject to a probationary/trial period.
    • You must meet the requirements of the job by 11:59 (Eastern Standard Time) of the closing date:

    Qualifications
    To qualify for this position, your resume must state sufficient experience and/or education, to perform the duties of the specific position for which you are applying.

    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; spiritual; community; social). You will receive credit for all qualifying experience, including volunteer and part time experience. You must clearly identify the duties and responsibilities in each position held and the total number of hours per week.

    For positions requiring positive education requirements, or if you are using education to meet all or part of the qualification requirements, you MUST submit a copy of your transcripts or an itemized list of college courses which includes equivalent information from the transcript (course title, semester/quarter hours, and grade/degree earned) in your resume.

    BASIC REQUIREMENT(S): Major study--public health or other field of study with course work directly related to the work of the position to be filled.
    GS 9: 2 full years of progressively higher level graduate education leading to such a degree OR Ph.D. or equivalent doctoral degree OR 1 year of specialized experience equivalent to at least GS-7
    GS 11: 3 full years of progressively higher level graduate education leading to such a degree OR LL.M., if related OR 1 year of specialized experience equivalent to at least GS-9.

    MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS:
    GS-09: Your resume must demonstrate at least one (1) year of specialized experience related to the work of the position as described in the vacancy announcement and equivalent to at least the next lower grade level of at least GS-07 in the Federal service that provided 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; 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. Qualifying Examples include, but not limited to applying knowledge, concepts and practices to develop and deliver public health or health related programs utilizing the fundamentals of epidemiology, social psychological theories of behavior change; purposes and methods of program evaluation; applying the four concepts of theory of profound knowledge in improvement science, or the elements of health informatics; selecting and constructing statistical process control charts or the use of confidence intervals, P-values, Chi-Square and T-test; experience writing reports to review the progress of a program and presenting the results of an improvement project. GS 11: Your resume must demonstrate at least one (1) year of specialized experience related to the work of the position as described in the vacancy announcement and equivalent to at least the next lower grade level of at least GS-09 in the Federal service that provided 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 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; performing and coaching others to analyze performance, outcome, and health status data with statistical software such as Statistical Analysis System (SAS), Statistical Analysis Software--data management (STATA) or Statistics (R); skill in oral and written communications, gathering and conveying information, making oral presentations, and preparing reports, correspondence, and other written materials. Qualifying Examples include, but not limited to applying knowledge in the epidemiological surveillance, social psychological theories of behavior change, program evaluation using mixed methods, the four concepts of the theory of profound knowledge in improvement science, or the elements of health informatics; conducting and applying knowledge of designing sampling strategies and administration protocols for health surveys, translating peer-reviewed research into intervention programs, conducting summative program evaluations using mixed methods, analyzing and interpreting metrics development for strategic management, facilitating organizational learning from a sequence of Plan-Do-Study-Act cycles, or running analyses in a health information system to stratify patients by their risk of health care utilization; knowledge and understanding statistical process control charts, regression analysis, univariate statistical inference with confidence intervals, P-values, Chi-Square and T-test using statistical software such as Statistical Analysis System (SAS) or Stata, R, or JMP; experience in writing grant proposals and presenting the results of projects at professional conferences.
    Time-In-Grade Requirements: Merit Promotion (status) candidates must have completed one year of service at the next lower grade level. Time-In-Grade provisions do not apply under the Excepted Service Examining Plan (ESEP).

    Education

    Additional information

    Federal Employees earn annual leave at a rate (4, 6 or 8 hours per pay period) which is based on the number of years they have served as a Federal employee. IHS may offer newly-appointed Federal employees credit for their directly related previous non-federal experience or active duty uniformed military service. This credited service can be used in determining the rate at which they earn annual leave is earned.

    This position meets the criteria specified in pillar number one of the five pillars of the PHS Commissioned Corps. PHS Commissioned Officers interested in performing the duties of this position within the Commissioned Corps MUST apply online under the merit promotion announcement indicated above in order to receive consideration. For more information on PHS Commissioned Corps, visit the website at: http://www.usphs.gov/

    A one-year probationary period may be required upon selection/placement.

    This position is covered by a Bargaining Unit.

    Recruitment or relocation incentives may or may not be authorized. A one year service agreement will be required.

    This position has promotion potential to the GS-11 grade level. Promotion to the next grade level is at management's discretion and is based on your demonstrated ability to perform the higher level duties, the continuing need for the higher level duties, and "Regulatory/Administrative" approval. Promotion to the next higher grade level is not guaranteed and no promise of promotion is implied.?

    CONDITIONS OF EMPLOYMENT:
    • Security Clearance: If you are selected for this vacancy, you must undergo a pre-employment fingerprint check and background investigation. Fingerprint results and background investigation documentation must be cleared prior to hire. You will receive instructions on how to obtain and submit fingerprints and background investigation documentation. After you begin your employment, your continued employment is contingent upon the outcome of a complete background investigation as determined by the sensitivity level of your position. The investigation must find that you are suitable for Federal employment in your position. If you are found not suitable, you will be terminated after you begin work. If you make a false statement in any part of your application, you may not be hired; you may be fired after you begin work; or subject to possible criminal charges.
    • Measles and Rubella immunization required for selectees born after 1957. Seasonal Influenza immunization is required for civilian health care facility staff working in Indian Health Service health care facilities.
    IHS - Operated Properties are tobacco free

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    How You Will Be Evaluated

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

    You will be evaluated to determine if you meet the minimum qualifications required and on the extent to which your application shows that you possess the knowledge, skills, and abilities associated with this position. To determine if you are qualified for this position, a review of your resume and supporting documentation will be made and compared against the qualifications as defined in the qualifications section of this vacancy announcement and your responses to the assessment questions.
    You will be further evaluated/rated based on the information provided in your resume (your resume must state specific duties that relate to this position) and your responses to the assessment questions to determine your competency in the following:
    • Leadership
    • Oral Communication
    • Planning and Evaluating
    • Technical Competence
    • Technical Credibility


    You will receive a numeric rating based on your responses to the assessment questionnaires. If after reviewing your resume and responses to the assessment questions, a determination is made that you have overstated your qualifications and or experience, you may lose consideration.

    The following links below provide information on how you may be eligible for various hiring authorities. If you are a Veteran, qualified CTAP and ICTAP eligible, or an individual with a disability, please refer to the following links below for additional guidance:
    • Veterans , i.e. (VEOA, VRA, and 30% or more disabled) - https://www.opm.gov/policy-data-oversight/veterans-services/vet-guide/
    • Career Transition Assistance Program (CTAP) - https://www.ihs.gov/jobs/supporting-documents/permanentDocs/ctap.doc
    • Interagency Transition Assistance Program (ICTAP) - https://www.opm.gov/policy-data-oversight/workforce-restructuring/employee-guide-to-career-transition/
    • Schedule A Appointments for the Disabled - https://www.opm.gov/policy-data-oversight/disability-employment/hiring/

    Click here to view vacancy questions: https://apply.usastaffing.gov/ViewQuestionnaire/10298238 . All documents above MUST be received by 11:59 (Eastern Standard Time) of the closing date of 09/21/2018, to be considered.

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    Background checks and security clearance

    Security clearance
    Q - Sensitive

    Drug test required
    No

  • Required Documents
    Help Required Documents

    Required Documentation for Eligibility and Preference:
    • Resume: You are highly encouraged to use USAJOBS Resume Builder to ensure all required information is included in your Resume. If you use your own resume, curriculum vitae, or any other written form you choose then you must describe your job-related qualifications that includes beginning and ending dates for paid and non-paid work experience, hours worked per week, month and year of employment for each job title listed, annual salary, and description of job duties. Include name and address of employer; supervisor name and telephone number.
    • Indian Preference Applicants: If claiming Indian preference, applicants must provide a completed copy of the Form BIA-4432, "Verification of Indian Preference for Employment in the BIA and IHS Only." Indian preference will not be given unless a properly signed and dated form is submitted with your application, including any verification by an authorized Tribal Representative or BIA Official of tribal enrollment records. For detailed instructions, see form BIA-4432. Refer to BIA-4432 link: https://www.bia.gov/sites/bia.gov/files/assets/public/raca/online_forms/pdf/IndianPref_1076-0160_Exp3-31-21.pdf . When an Indian Preference candidate possesses Veterans' preference the rules regarding Veterans' preference apply under ESEP and the applicant must provide documentation in order to receive preference.
    • Veterans Preference: If claiming Veteran's Preference provide a copy of your DD214 Form (Member 4 copy). To claim 10-Point Veteran's Preference, submit a SF-15 Application ( http://www.opm.gov/forms/pdf_fill/SF15.pdf ) along with the appropriate supporting documentation. For additional information regarding Veterans Preference visit: www.fedshirevets.gov
    • Career Transition Assistance Program (CTAP)/Interagency Career Transition Assistance Program (ICTAP): If you are claiming CTAP/ICTAP, follow the instructions below: http://www.opm.gov/policy-data-oversight/workforce-restructuring/employee-guide-to-career-transition/ctap_guideline.pdf .
    • Current or former Federal employee: Include your most recent SF50 or if Reinstatement eligible include your Career SF-50.
    • Noncompetitive eligibles: submit additional documents to prove your eligibility to apply to this vacancy.
    • College transcripts: Unofficial copies are acceptable. If selected, an official copy will be required.
    Your application package MUST be complete by 11:59 pm Eastern Standard Time (EST) on 09/21/2018, the closing of this announcement.

    If you are relying on your education to meet qualification requirements:
    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 .

    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.

  • Benefits
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    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
    Help How to Apply

    To apply for this position, you must provide a complete Application Package. See required documents below.
    Click 'Apply' to create an account or log in to your existing USAJOBS account.
    1. Follow the prompts to upload required documents and complete the assessment questionnaire.
    2. Please ensure you click the 'Submit Application' button to submit your application.
    3. Applications must be received by the closing date of the announcement to receive consideration.
    4. Check application status by logging into your USAJOBS account, clicking Home, then click the Job Title to expand the details. Return to an incomplete application by clicking Apply Online in the vacancy announcement and re-selecting your resume and/or other documents from your USAJOBS account.

    The IHS provides reasonable accommodations to applicants with disabilities. If you need a reasonable accommodation for any part of the application and hiring process, please notify the Human Resources Office (Cecelia Yazzie, (928) 871-1452, and/or [email protected]) The decision on granting reasonable accommodation will be on a case-by-case basis.

    For additional questions please see our Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs) found here: https://www.ihs.gov/jobs/index.cfm?module=faq

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    Agency contact information Cecelia Yazzie

    Phone
    (928) 871-1452
    Email
    [email protected]

    Address

    Chinle Service Unit
    PO Drawer PH
    Chinle, AZ 86503
    US

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    Next steps

    You can track the progress of your application package via your USAJobs account. You will receive an acknowledgement from USAJobs that your submission was successful once we have received your on-line occupational questionnaire, resume, and any supporting documentation. You will be notified of the status of your application via your USAJobs Account after we conduct a qualification review of your complete application package. You will be contacted if further evaluation or interviews are required. Any exaggeration of your experience, false statements, or attempt to conceal information may disqualify you for employment consideration. We may verify all information you provide in your resume and questionnaire responses, through reference and/or background check, and/or verification of your education. If you are selected, you will be contacted personally by the human resources office posting this announcement.

    You will no longer need to call the HR Office to determine your application status. USAJOBS has added an alert setting to their system to provide status updates for applicants. You can elect to activate the status updates from your USAJOBS profile at any point during the application process.

    If all required documentation is not submitted with your application you will lose consideration. It is the applicant's responsibility to verify that information and documents entered, uploaded, or faxed are received, legible and accurate. HR will not modify answers submitted by an applicant.

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    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.
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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.

    Learn more about disability employment and reasonable accommodations or how to contact an agency.

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This job originated on www.usajobs.gov . For the full announcement and to apply, visit www.usajobs.gov/GetJob/ViewDetails/509668700 . Only resumes submitted according to the instructions on the job announcement listed at www.usajobs.gov will be considered.
Company
Indian Health Service
Posted
09/06/2018
Type
Full time
Location
Chinle, AZ, US