Public Health Analyst
Department Of Health And Human Services - Rockville, MD

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Become a part of the Department that touches the lives of every American! At the Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) you can give back to your community, state, and country by making a difference in the lives of Americans everywhere. It is the principal agency for protecting the health of citizens. Join HHS and help to make our world healthier, safer, and better for all Americans.

This position is located in the Department of Health and Human Services (HHS), Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration (SAMHSA), within the Center for Substance Abuse Treatment (CSAT) located in Rockville, MD.

This vacancy is also being announced concurrently with vacancy announcement HHS-SAMHSA-MP-13-977032 under merit promotion procedures. Please review that announcement to see if you are eligible for consideration under merit promotion procedures. NOTE: Applicants must apply separately for each announcement in order to be considered.

This announcement may be used to fill multiple positions in multiple locations. KEY REQUIREMENTS

U.S. Citizenship is required.

Background investigation required. DUTIES:
Serves as analyst developing, monitoring, implementing and evaluating current or projected complex, interrelated public health programs.

Analyzes existing or proposed systems, strategies, services or other health-related matters.

Prepares directives, issuances, memoranda, policy statements and legislative proposals to introduce new initiatives and to recommend effective operations consistent with overall program objectives.

Serves as principal advisor in developing and formulating short and long range public health program goals, objectives and policies.

Prepares and presents comprehensive program reviews and coordinates high-level, collaborative projects with other internal and/or external organizations to meet agency goals.

Researches and prepares responses to inquiries received in writing or telephonically.

Inventories, tracks, summarizes and disseminate critical public information and progress reports.

Interprets administrative policies, develops local administrative policies and guidelines for subordinate program activities, defines administrative requirements, and provides advice to management on related matters.

Initiates the administration or close-out of grants and cooperative agreements and provides technical advice and/or assistance in managing, evaluating grants, cooperative agreements, contracts and other awards.

Prepares the annual budget and/or requests for funding.

Identifies funding sources; writes applications for grants, contracts, or interagency agreements; prepares schedules; manages allocated resources and monitors expenditures and estimates resource requirements.

QUALIFICATIONS REQUIRED:
GS-13: Must have at least one year of specialized experience equivalent to at least the GS-12 level of Federal service. Examples of specialized experience includes: Has expert knowledge and experience in evaluating and analyzing complex public health programs and policies, and in developing, monitoring, implementing, and evaluating current or projected complex and interrelated public health programs; has experience in developing and formulating short and long range public health program goals, objectives and policies; has experience in researching and preparing responses to inquiries received, such as; congressional briefing materials and responses; also has experience in preparing budget and/or request funding, contract initiation, administration and close out of grants or cooperative agreements.

Conditions of Employment:
1. 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. Failure to successfully meet these requirements may be grounds for appropriate personnel action. In addition, if hired, a background security reinvestigation or supplemental investigation may be required at a later time. Applicants are also advised that all information concerning qualifications is subject to investigation. False representation may be grounds for non-consideration, non-selection and/or appropriate disciplinary action.

2. E-Verify: If you are selected for this position, the documentation that you present for purposes of completing the Department of Homeland Security (DHS) Form I-9 will be verified through the DHS "E-Verify" System. Federal law requires DHS to use the E-Verify System to verify employment eligibility of all new hires, and as a condition of continued employment obligates the new hire to take affirmative steps to resolve any discrepancies identified by the system. The U.S. Department of Health and Human Services is an E-Verify Participant.

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

4. All qualification requirements must be met by the closing date of the announcement.

5. Financial disclosure statement may be required.

6. One-year probationary period may be required.

7. Travel, transportation, and relocation expenses will be paid: No

8. Bargaining Unit Position: Yes

9. Drug Screening Required: No

10. Recruitment incentives may be authorized: No

11. Student loan repayment incentive authorized: No

12. Annual leave for non-federal service authorized: No HOW YOU WILL BE EVALUATED:

Once the application process is complete, a review of the resume and supporting documentation will be made and compared against your responses to the assessment questionnaire to determine if you are qualified for this job. If, after reviewing your resume and/or supporting documentation, a determination is made that you have inflated your qualifications and/or experience, you may lose consideration for this position. 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.

The Category Rating Process does not add veteransÂ’ 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).

Your qualifications will be evaluated on the following competencies (knowledge, skills, abilities and other characteristics):

Knowledge of public health program goals and objectives.

Knowledge of the legislative process.

Knowledge of contracts, awards, grants, budget, travel and facilities.

Skill in oral communication.

Skill in written communication.

BENEFITS:
The Federal Government offers a comprehensive benefits package. Explore the major benefits offered to most Federal employees at http://www.usajobs.gov/ResourceCenter/Index/Interactive/Benefits#icc . OTHER INFORMATION:

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 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. For more information on veteransÂ’ preference see http://www.usajobs.gov/Veterans .

Males born after December 31, 1959 must be registered or exempt from Selective Service (see http://www.sss.gov ).

For information on "People with Disabilities" please visit http://opm.gov/disability/PeopleWithDisabilities.asp

Interagency Career Transition Assistance Program (ICTAP): For information on how to apply as an ICTAP eligible see http://opm.gov/rif/employee_guides/career_transition.asp#ictap . To be well-qualified and exercise selection priority for this vacancy, displaced Federal employees must be rated at 85.0 or above on the rating criteria for this position.

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