Government of the District of Columbia - Washington, DC

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"Pay Plan, Series & Grade: MS-340-14

Agency: Department of Health

Area of Consideration: Open to the General Public

Opening date: January 29, 2012
Closing date: March 13, 2013

First Screening Date: February 20, 2013

Collective Bargaining Unit (Non-Union): This position is not in a collective bargaining unit.

Duration of Appointment: Management Supervisory Services - "At-Will"

Number of Vacancies: One (1)

Promotion Potential: No Known Promotion Potential

Salary Range: $88,545.00 - $123,963.00

Tour of Duty: Monday - Friday - 8:15 a.m. - 4:45 p.m.


Brief Description of Duties: This position is located in the Department of Health (DOH), Community Health Administration (CHA), Bureau of Cancer and Chronic Disease (BCCD), Cancer Division. The Cancer Division encompasses the Breast and Cervical Cancer Early Detection Program (DC BCCEDP), also known as Project WISH (Women Into Staying Healthy), DC Cancer Registry and the Comprehensive Cancer Control Program (CCCP). The incumbent serves as the Program Manager and will be responsible for the implementation of mechanisms to coordinate and monitor breast and cervical cancer screening and cancer control services for District residents. The incumbent applies sound management principals in the planning development, analysis and evaluation of the Division. Provides direction in the coordination of activities required for the management, implementation, monitoring and evaluation of all facets of the programs to enable efficient and effective achievement of goals and objectives. The incumbent exercises the full range of supervisory authority over the Division. Directs the work of the office; plans work schedules and sequence of operations to assure the flow and distribution of work and the expeditious handling of priority work; coordinates projects with other organizational components of the Department; reviews the work of subordinates; explains work requirements, methods, procedures; policies and practices; keeps employees informed to management goals and objectives; resolves problems; evaluates employees; interviews candidates for vacant positions in the office and recommends and selects applicants; handle grievances; approves and disapproves leave; take disciplinary action; recommends promotions; reassignments; and other status changes of assigned employees. Develops communication campaigns and educational materials on cancer screening prevention, and control for both health care professionals and the public. The incumbent maintains updates in the statistical, epidemiological, and demographic research being conducted in the area of cancer control and screening and uses such information to attain program objectives. Develops grant and project proposals in compliance with all applicable regulatory requirements. Maintains financial accounting of budgets and services for respective programs to enable timely and accurate report submission to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), other funding agencies, and internally.


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.

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: Demonstrated ability to collect, verify, process and summarize statistical/epidemiological data and to appropriately review performance data and make interpretations.

Ranking Factor #2: Demonstrated knowledge of standardized data-gathering techniques and statistical data analytical techniques.

Ranking Factor #4: Experience in strategic planning and community engagement aimed at furthering the goals and objectives of comprehensive cancer control in the District of Columbia and the DC Department of Health.

Ranking Factor #3: Experience in developing and overseeing public health education and information campaigns, cancer screening and early detection service delivery systems, conducting research, analyzing health data and interpreting the scientific literature to address cancer control.

Ranking Factor #5: Demonstrated experience in managing program budgets and spending plans, writing grant applications and progress reports, and ensuring grant deliverables are met, as well as the supervising of professional and technical staff, including monitoring workloads, identifying training needs, motivating staff to ensure quality work and evaluating performance.

Conditions of Employment

Other Significant Factors (At-Will): At-will employment applies to the Management Supervisory Service (MSS). All positions and appointments in the MSS serve at the pleasure of the appointing authority and may be terminated at any time with or without cause.

Other Significant Factors: This position requires considerable program management skills and experience in planning, organizing, implementing and evaluating public health programs. The applicant should at a minimum posses a Master of Public Health, Public Administration, Health Administration or Public Policy or equivalent degree, and a minimum of five years post graduate experience in program administration or managemement.

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.

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

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.

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.

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

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.

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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