Associate Administrator (Maternal and Child Health Bureau)


  • Duties
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    This position is in the Senior Executive Service (SES), a small elite group of senior government leaders who possess a diverse portfolio of experience and the strong skills required to lead across organizations. This cadre of dedicated executives is charged with providing strategic leadership and upholding a commitment to public service that
    transcends loyalty to a specific agency mission or individual profession. As an SES member you will influence the direction of innovation and transformation of the federal government and lead the next generation of public servants. This position is located in the MCHB-Maternal and Child Health Bureau, in Rockville, Maryland.

    The executive provides leadership, in partnership with key stakeholders, to improve the physical and mental health, safety and well-being of the maternal and child health (MCH) population. For more information about MCHB, click here .

    Who we are, what we do, why it matters. HHS is the United States government's principal agency for enhancing and protecting the health and well-being of all Americans. We are comprised of multiple unique agencies and offices, all of which control various aspects of public health and human services in the United States. As our nation's highest and most wide-reaching authority on all things health, HHS guarantees the safety of our food and drugs, and funds and conducts crucial research to further our understanding and progress in medicine, public health and social services. In short, through the work of our more than 90,000 employees, HHS helps to enhance the health and well-being of all Americans and people around the world. For these reasons, and many more, HHS matters a great deal to each of us.

    As part of the SES at HHS, you will be among a group of highly skilled executives, contributing to one of the most important missions in the Federal Government. So, don't just make a career move...make a difference! The Department of Health & Human Services Senior Executive Service - Leaders who touch lives.
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    Responsibilities

    The Associate Administrator for the Maternal and Child Health Bureau (MCHB); plans, manages and directs a national program that: 1) assures access to quality care, especially for those with low-incomes or limited availability of care; 2) reduces infant mortality; 3) provides and ensures access to comprehensive prenatal and postnatal care to women (especially low-income and at risk pregnant women); 4) increases the number of children receiving health assessments and follow-up diagnostic and treatment services; 5) provides and ensures access to preventive and child care services, as well as, rehabilitative services for certain children; and 6) Implements family-centered, community-based, systems of coordinated care for children with special healthcare needs.

    Provides overall direction to promote the implementation of a broad range of programs that address the needs of the nation's MCH population, the largest of which is Title V, The Maternal and Child Health Service Block Grants. MCHB also makes discretionary grants that focus on key issues in maternal and child health, support research, and train maternal and child health professionals.

    Coordinates the functions of the MCHB and its relation with other national health programs.

    Interprets national trends and their possible effect on HRSA and Department-wide activities and recommends action to the Administrator.

    Is responsible for the effective management of resources through subordinate staff and makes decisions and/or recommendations, which materially influence ultimate decisions in all areas of operations including workforce, fiscal, logistics and other resources required to carry out assigned functions in an effective manner.

    Directs the development of new legislative proposals for the MCHB, which can impact upon current mandates. Meets with the Office of General Counsel, Congressional staff, and other interested high-level officials in the Department and the Administration in the process of developing feasible provisions, which are designed to carry out the objectives of the agency's programs.

    Provides executive leadership and direction for the Bureau's policy development as it relates to pertinent HRSA, HHS, and Administration policies. Identifies the need for and directs subordinate staff in the conduct of special studies to determine future policies of the Bureau.

    Selects evaluation projects or studies to be conducted for use on a broad range of program concerns. Reviews staff reports resulting from these studies and makes decisions regarding the most innovative and/or feasible recommendations made.

    Provides policy guidance on the formulation of the Bureau's budget requests. Presents budget and program information to the Department and OMB. Testifies before Congressional Committees on both substantive legislative and budget justifications.

    Represents the Bureau in meetings with outside organizations, including representatives of the Department, other Departments, various State and local health agencies, professional and advocacy organizations.

    Travel Required
    Occasional travel - You may be expected to travel for this position.

    Supervisory status
    Yes

    Promotion Potential
    00

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  • Requirements
    Help Requirements Conditions of Employment
    • U. S. Citizenship is required.
    • Background and/or Security Investigation required.
    • All male applicants born after December 31, 1959, must have registered for the selective service.
    • Public financial disclosure report required.
    • This position has an education requirement.
    • Medical License is required.
    • Board Certification is required.
    • Status applicants must submit a copy of their most recent SF-50, Notification of Personnel Action, which verifies status.
    • All initial appointments to an SES position are contingent on approval from OPM's Qualifications Review Board unless the selectee has successfully participated in an OPM approved SES Candidate Development Program.
    • One-year probationary period is required unless previously completed one year in the Senior Executive Service.
    • The Ethics in Government Act, PL 95-521 requires the applicant selected for this position to submit a financial disclosure statement, SF-278, prior to assuming the SES position, annually, and upon termination of employment.

    Qualifications
    THESE QUALIFICATION REQUIREMENTS MUST BE MET BY THE CLOSING DATE 04/25/2018.

    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.

    BASIC REQUIREMENTS:
    Degree: Doctor of Medicine, Doctor of Osteopathic Medicine or equivalent from a school in the United States or Canada. This degree must have been accredited by the Council on Medical Education of the American Medical Association; Association of American Medical Colleges; Liaison Committee on Medical Education; Commission on Osteopathic College Accreditation of the American Osteopathic Association, or an accrediting body recognized by the U.S. Department of Education at the time the degree was obtained.

    Degree from Foreign Medical School: A Doctor of Medicine or equivalent degree from a foreign medical school must provide education and medical knowledge equivalent to accredited schools in the United States. Evidence of equivalency to accredited schools in the United States is demonstrated by permanent certification by the Educational Commission for Foreign Medical Graduates, a fifth pathway certificate for Americans who completed premedical education in the United States and graduate education in a foreign country, or successful completion of the U.S. Medical Licensing Examination.

    Licensure: Applicants must possess a current, active, full, and unrestricted license or registration as a Physician from a State, the District of Columbia, the Commonwealth of Puerto Rico, or a territory of the United States.

    In addition, to the Basic Requirements, you must also meet the Minimum Qualifications stated below:

    MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS:

    Graduate Training: Subsequent to obtaining a Doctor of Medicine or Doctor of Osteopathy degree, a candidate must have had at least 1 year of supervised experience providing direct service in a clinical setting, i.e., a 1-year internship or the first year of a residency program in an institution accredited for such training. (This 1 year of supervised experience may be waived for research or administrative positions not requiring direct patient care.) For more information on requirements click here .

    All competitive candidates for SES positions with the Federal Government must demonstrate leadership experience indicative of senior executive level management capability. To meet the minimum qualification requirements for this position, you must show in your resume that you possess the Fundamental Competencies, five Executive Core Qualifications, and the Mandatory Technical Qualifications listed below. Evidence of this experience must be incorporated into your five page resume. Separate narratives for the Executive Core Qualifications and Mandatory Technical Qualifications will not be accepted or considered. Typically, experience of this nature is gained
    at or above the GS-15 grade level in the Federal service, or its equivalent with state or local government, the private sector, or nongovernmental organizations.

    Fundamental Competencies:
    Interpersonal Skills, Oral Communication, Integrity/Honesty, Written Communication, Continual Learning, and Public Service Motivation.

    Executive Core Qualifications (ECQs)
  • Leading Change: The ability to bring about strategic change, both within and outside the organization, to meet organizational goals. Inherent to this ECQ is the ability to establish an organizational vision and to implement it in a continuously changing environment.
  • Leading People: The ability to lead people toward meeting the organization's vision, mission, and goals. Inherent to this ECQ is the ability to provide an inclusive workplace that fosters the development of others, facilitates cooperation and teamwork, and supports constructive resolution of conflicts.
  • Results Driven: The ability to meet organizational goals and customer expectations. Inherent to this ECQ is the ability to make decisions that produce high-quality results by applying technical knowledge, analyzing problems, and calculating risks.
  • Business Acumen: The ability to manage human, financial, and information resources strategically.
  • Building Coalitions: The ability to build coalitions internally and with other Federal agencies, State and local governments, nonprofit and private sector organizations, foreign governments, or international organizations to achieve common goals.
  • It is STRONGLY recommended that you visit the following Office of Personnel Management (OPM) webpage for more information regarding the Fundamental Competencies and ECQs. SES Core Qualifications Overview

    If selected, you will be required to complete an ECQ package by drafting narratives for each of the ECQs for submission and certification by an OPM Qualifications Review Board (QRB) in order to be placed in this position. If you are currently serving in a career SES appointment, are eligible for reinstatement into the SES, or have successfully
    completed an SES Candidate Development Program approved by the Office of Personnel Management (OPM), you will not need to draft the ECQs.

    Mandatory Technical Qualifications (MTQs)
    This position also requires that you possess MTQs that represent knowledge, skills, and abilities essential for success in this role. The following MTQs must be evident in your resume.
  • Demonstrated knowledge in planning, managing and directing a national program for assuring the development and implementation of systems of care service for mothers, children, youth and children with special health care needs.
  • Demonstrated executive leadership and direction in the development of policies, guidelines and regulations relating to Maternal and Child Health programs.
  • Executive level experience working in partnership with Federal, state, local or tribal governments, Congressional offices, academic institutions, and/or professional organizations on maternal and child health programs.
  • Demonstrated senior level experience in directing the development of new legislative proposals.
  • Executive level experience in participating in budget presentations to upper level management.
  • Demonstrated senior level experience with preparing testimonies, speeches and briefing books.


  • Education
    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.

    Additional information

    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).

    Click here for information on " Federal hiring for individuals with disabilities ".

    Conditions of Employment:
  • 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.
  • Financial Disclosure: 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 your HRSA Ethics Advisor at [email protected] 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.
  • HHS inspires public confidence by maintaining high ethical principles, and all Federal Government employees are subject to the conflict of interest statutes and regulations, including the Standards of Ethical Conduct , that govern activities with outside organizations and reporting financial holdings. The Ethics in Government Act, PL 95-521 also requires the applicant selected for this position to submit a Public Financial Disclosure Report, OGE-278 , prior to assuming the SES position, annually, and upon termination of employment.

    Salary for SES positions varies depending on qualifications. The annual salary range is found at the top of this announcement. The selectee for this position may be eligible for annual performance bonuses and performance based pay adjustments.

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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.

    We use a multi-step process to evaluate and refer applicants:
  • Minimum requirements: Your application must show that you meet all requirements, including the education and/or experience required for this position. You may be found 'not qualified' if you do not possess the minimum competencies required for the position. If your application is incomplete, we may rate you as ineligible.
  • Rating: A panel of Senior Executives will review your application and evaluate your qualification for this position based on the information in your application. Your application will be rated, based on the extent and quality of your experience, education, and training relevant to the duties of this position. Interviews will be at the discretion of the panel and/or selection official.
  • Referral: If you are among the top qualified candidates, your application will be referred to a selection official for consideration and possible interview.
  • Veteran's Preference does not apply to the SES.

    Equality is held as one of the most important values at HHS. Selection for this, and any other position, will be based solely on merit. HHS does not discriminate based on race, color, religion, sex, national origin, political affiliation, marital status, sexual orientation, physical or mental disability, age or membership or non-membership in an employee organization, or any other non-merit factors.

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    Background checks and security clearance

    Security clearance
    Public Trust - Background Investigation

  • Required Documents
    Help Required Documents

    All applicants are required to submit and/or complete the following documents to be considered for the position:
    • Resume that contains your full name, address and phone number, and does not exceed the five (5) page limit;
    • Cover Letter (optional);
    • Transcripts;
    • Medical License (Permanent and Current);
    • Board Certification (Pediatrics or General Preventive Medicine or certification related to position); and
    • Online Assessment Questionnaire . To preview the assessment questionnaire, click here: https://apply.usastaffing.gov/ViewQuestionnaire/10104755
    NOTE: THE USAJOBS RESUME TEMPLATE MAY RESULT IN A RESUME BEING LONGER THAN FIVE PAGES. PLEASE VERIFY PAGE LENGTH BEFORE SUBMISSION OF APPLICATION.

    Applicants who are currently, or were previously, Federal employees must also submit:
  • An SF-50 showing your current or former civil service status; and
  • Proof of OPM Qualifications Review Board certification (OPM-approved SES Candidate Development Program graduates), if applicable.
  • NOTE: Documents submitted that are not listed in the Required Documents section of this announcement will not be considered or forwarded to the rating panel or selecting official.

    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

    The application process used to recruit for this position is the RESUME BASED method. Although applicants cannot address the ECQs or MTQs separately, evidence of each must be clearly demonstrated in the five page resume and throughout the rest of the application package.

    To be considered for this position, you must submit a complete application no later than 11:59 PM (Eastern Time) on the closing date of the announcement - 04/25/2018. If you fail to submit a complete application prior to the closing time, the application system will not allow you to finish. Requests for extensions will not be granted, so please begin the application process with enough time to finish before the deadline.

    ALL APPLICANTS: You must submit a resume (five-page maximum - additional pages will not be considered). You may also submit an optional cover letter. Separate written narratives addressing the ECQs and PTQs will not be considered.

    You must complete the online assessment questions. If your resume does not support the responses in your questionnaire, you may be rated "ineligible". We recommend that your resume emphasize your level of responsibilities, the scope and complexity of the programs managed, and your program accomplishments, including the results of your actions.

    Your five page resume should include the following:
  • Job Information (Announcement number and title of job for which you are applying)
  • Personal Information (Full name, mailing address, work and home phone number and email addresses)
  • Education (College/University name, city and state, major, type and year of degree)
  • Work Experience (Job title (including series and grade, if Federal employment, duties and accomplishments, employer's name and address, start and end dates (month and year), hours per week, and salary)
  • Evidence of experience which addresses the five ECQs and the MTQs.
  • Other qualifications (Job-related training courses (title and year), skills, certifications and licenses, honors, awards, and special accomplishments).
  • It is important that your resume be complete and thorough. Please be sure to include and address all ECQs and MTQs in your resume. A sample five-page resume that incorporates the ECQs can be found in OPM's Guide to Senior Executive Service Qualifications .

    Steps to submit a complete application:
  • You must have a USAJobs account and be logged in.
  • Once you are logged in and all of your application materials are ready, click the "Apply" button.
  • You must respond to all application assessment questions, carefully following the instructions provided. To preview the questions, click here: https://apply.usastaffing.gov/ViewQuestionnaire/10104755
  • You will then be asked to upload your resume and optional cover letter. Additional documentation not listed in the Required Documents will not be considered.
  • Should you have any questions related to this vacancy, please contact the HR Specialist listed at the end of this vacancy announcement at least 24 hours prior to vacancy close.

    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 .

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    Agency contact information AskHR HRSA Helpdesk

    Phone
    (301) 443-3780
    Email
    [email protected]

    Address

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

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    Next steps

    You will receive an email informing you of the receipt of your application. Applicants who are determined to be highly qualified by the SES rating panel will be referred to the selecting official for further consideration and possible interview, at which time you will be contacted. All applicants will be notified of the outcome of their applications once a final selection is made.

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  • Fair & Transparent
    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

    Read more 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 and hiring process 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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    • Signature and false statements
    • Selective Service
    • New employee probationary period



This job originated on www.usajobs.gov . For the full announcement and to apply, visit www.usajobs.gov/GetJob/ViewDetails/491681700 . Only resumes submitted according to the instructions on the job announcement listed at www.usajobs.gov will be considered.
Company
Health Resources and Services Administration
Posted
03/27/2018
Type
Full time
Location
Rockville, Maryland, US