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This position is located in the Health Information Exchange (HIE), Office of State and Community Programs (OSCP), Office of the National Coordinator (ONC), Office of the Secretary (OS), Department of Health and Human Services (HHS), in Washington, DC.
This announcement may be used to fill additional positions.
Please note that federal employees are subject to federal ethics laws that may prohibit an employee from having certain financial interests or affiliations outside of the Federal government. In particular, employees of the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services' Office of the National Coordinator for Health Information and Technology may be subject to ethics review of his or her financial interests in certain health care companies in health information technology companies.
U.S. Citizenship is required. DUTIES:
Plans, analyzes, and evaluates the efficiency and effectiveness of health information exchange and human services programs. Develops detailed plans, goals, and objectives for the long-range implementation and development of criteria, to evaluate the effectiveness of health information exchange programs. Identifies best practices and advises organizational leadership on how they could adopt in other programs. Develops, selects, adapts, and employs qualitative and quantitative methods, procedures and systems for assessing the efficiency and effectiveness of health information exchange programs and procedures. Prepares reports and briefs program or senior leadership which convey study results and provides recommendations. Analyzes new legislation, regulations and policies to determine their affect on internal policies, procedures and operations. QUALIFICATIONS REQUIRED:
Have one year of specialized experience, equivalent to the GS-12 grade level in the Federal service planning, analyzing, managing and deploying health information technology (HIT) and health information exchange (HIE) implementations, and related programs, or policies; conducting and coordinating project management for federal/state/ or local government health care programs and activities that are primarily focused on the implementation/development of health information technology or that utilize health information technology to enhance said health care programs.
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: Yes
13. Additional hiring mechanisms such as special pay and incentives, appointments above the minimum rate, telework may be used at management's discretion. 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 veterans 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):
1. 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.
2. Knowledge of the methods, processes, and techniques used to develop and deliver public health or health-related programs in State and local settings.
3. Knowledge of, 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.
4. Skill in oral communication to convey information or make oral presentations.
5. Skill in written communication in order to prepare reports, correspondence, and other written materials.
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 veterans 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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