Government of the District of Columbia - Washington, DC

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"Pay Plan, Series & Grade: CS-301-09

Agency: Department of Health

Area of Consideration: Department-wide Only

Opening date: December 5, 2012

Closing date: January 17, 2013

First Screening Date: December 18, 2012

Number of Vacancies: One (1)

Promotion Potential: No Known Promotion Potential

Salary Range: $45,345 - $58,385

Tour of Duty: Monday - Friday - 8:15 am - 4:45 pm

Collective Bargaining Unit (Union): This position is in the collective bargaining unit represented by AFGE Local 2978 and you may be required to pay an agency service fee through direct payroll deduction.

Duration of Appointment: Permanent


Brief Description of Duties: This position is located in the Department of Health (DOH), Community Health Administration (CHA), Child, Adolescent and School Health Bureau (CASHB), Child and School Health Division (CAHD). The incumbent serves as a Program Specialist and is responsible for the day-to-day operations of the Home Visitation Central Intake and Referral System (CIRS), including data entry and receiving and sending referrals. Conducts client satisfaction surveys for the Early Childhood Home Visitation Program (ECHVP). Assists CAHD Chief or designee in conducting ECHVP assessments and assisting with the development of survey and assessment reports. Incumbent develops/revises communication mechanisms to ensure linkage with other DOH programs which impact on the Administration programs (e.g., substance abuse, WIC, Supplemental Food, mental health, etc.). Responds to inquiries from facilities, programs and community groups regarding eligibility for participation in the Administration programs. This involves researching various laws, rules, and regulations regarding program eligibility and providing information to the inquiring party as to the criteria to be met for participation.


Specialized Experience: Experience that equipped the applicant with the particular knowledge, skills, and abilities to perform successfully the duties of the position, and that is typically in or related to the work of the position to be filled. To be creditable, at least one (1) year of specialized experience must have been equivalent to at least the next lower grade level in the normal line of progression for the occupation in the organization.

Time-in-Grade Restrictions: Time in grade restrictions must be met by the closing date of this vacancy announcement.

Substitution of Education: A substitution of education for required experience will be allowed as defined in OPM's Qualification Standards. However, in order to receive credit, applicants must submit official proof of educational attainment at the time of application.

Ranking Factors

Submission of Ranking Factors: The following ranking factors will be used in the evaluation process. All applicants MUST respond to the ranking factors. Please respond specifically to the ranking factor(s) by either typing directly into the free form area provided or by pasting from a text document. Please describe specific incidents of sustained achievements from your experience that show evidence of the level at which you are applying. You may refer to any experience, education, training, awards, outside activities, etc. that include the degree to which you possess the job related knowledge, skills and abilities described in the ranking factors. The information given in response to the ranking factors should be complete and accurate to the best of your knowledge. FAILURE TO RESPOND TO ALL RANKING FACTORS WILL ELIMINATE YOU FROM CONSIDERATION.

Ranking Factor #1: Knowledge of federal and District regulations and guidelines governing MCH programs in order to review, comment on, and make recommendations with regard to MCH plans developed by others.

Ranking Factor #2: Knowledge of the office and programs under the Department's control sufficient to obtain information, etc., specifically regarding ECHVP, CASHB, CAHB and CHA.

Ranking Factor #3: Knowledge of DOH components to direct inquiries, secure necessary information, or refer inquiries to appropriate officials for resolution.

Ranking Factor #4: Demonstrated knowledge of current Microsoft Windows Applications and knowledge of on-line computer operation (ability to enter system, search and print appropriate information) and ability to input data and information e.g., vouchers, requisitions, personnel actions, etc.

Ranking Factor #5: Ability to communicate effectively, both orally and in writing.

Employment Benefits

Employee Benefits: Selectee will be eligible for health and life insurance, annual (vacation) and sick leave and will be covered under the District of Columbia government's retirement plan. However, if selectee was previously employed in the District of Columbia government under an appointment for which he/she was eligible for Civil Service Retirement (CSR), contributions to CSR will resume upon re-employment.

Residency Requirement

A person applying for a position in the Career Service, Educational Service, Management Supervisory Service, an attorney position in the Legal Service (series 905) other than in the Senior Executive Attorney Service (SEAS), who is a bona fide District resident AT THE TIME OF APPLICATION for the position, may be awarded a 10-point residency preference over non-District applicants, unless the person declines the preference points. If selected, the person shall be required to present no less than 8 proofs of bona fide District residency and maintain such residency for 7 consecutive years from the effective date of the appointment. Failure to maintain bona fide District residency for the 7-year period will result in forfeiture of employment.

Information to Applicants

Drug-Free Workplace: Pursuant to the requirements of the Drug-Free Workplace Act of 1988, the individual selected to fill this position will, as a condition of employment, be required to notify his/her immediate supervisor, in writing, not later than five (5) days after conviction of or a plea of guilty to a violation of any criminal drug statute occurring in the workplace.

Other Information: This position may be subject to criminal background and/or traffic record checks, as well as random drug and alcohol testing pursuant to DC Act 15-630.

Veterans Preference: Applicants claiming veterans preference must submit official proof at the time of application.

How to Apply

Contact Information: All inquiries related to employment and job applications should be directed to HR Answers at (202) 442-9700

Disposition of Resume: Resumes received outside the area of consideration and/or after the closing date will not be given consideration. You must resubmit your resume to receive consideration for any subsequent advertised position vacancies. For the purpose of employment, resumes are not considered job applications. Therefore a DC 2000 job application or online job application is required to be submitted.

Where to Apply (Judiciary Square): D.C. Department of Human Resources (DCHR) Job Center located in the South Lobby at 441 - 4th Street, NW, Washington, D.C. 20001.

How to Apply: All applicants including Department employees and other DC government employees must submit the District of Columbia Application DC 2000. Please note that ALL applicants are encouraged to apply on-line at

Closing Statement

EEO Statement: The District of Columbia Government is an Equal Opportunity Employer.

Equal Opportunity Employer: All qualified candidates will receive consideration without regard to race, color, religion, national origin, sex, age, marital status, personal appearance, sexual orientation, family responsibilities, matriculation, physical handicap, or political affiliation.

Job Offers: Official Job Offers are made by the Department of Health, Office of Human Resources Only.

Notice of Non-Discrimination: In accordance with the D.C. Human Rights Act of 1977, as amended, D.C. Official Code, Section 2-1401.01 et. seq., (Act) the District of Columbia does not discriminate on the basis of actual or perceived: race, color, religion, national origin, sex, age, marital status, personal appearance, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, familial status, family responsibilities, matriculation, political affiliation, genetic information, disability, source of income, or place of residence or business. Sexual harassment is a form of sex discrimination which is also prohibited by the Act. In addition, harassment based on any of the above protected categories is prohibited by the Act. Discrimination in violation of the Act will not be tolerated. Violators will be subject to disciplinary action.

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