Program Coordinator
Government of the District of Columbia - Washington, DC

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"Pay Plan, Series & Grade: CS-301-13

Agency: Department of Health

Area of Consideration: Open to the General Public

Opening date: January 14, 2013
Closing date: February 27, 2013

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: Term Appointment NTE 13 Months

First Screening Date: January 28, 2013

Number of Vacancies: One (1)

Promotion Potential: No Known Promotion Potential

Salary Range: $77,884 - $100,357

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


Brief Description of Duties: This position is located in the D.C. Department of Health (DOH), HIV/AIDS, Hepatitis, STD and TB Administration (HAHSTA), Office of the Deputy Director for Programs and Policy. Incumbent serves as a Program Coordinator supporting the Metropolitan Washington Regional Ryan White Planning Council (Planning Council) and its committees. The incumbent serves as the primary technical expert to advise the Council on broad public health and HIV/AIDS related service delivery methods, needs assessments, programmatic functions, etc. Provides technical support in the design, planning, development, & monitoring of the Comprehensive Care Plan. Coordinates and manages best practice research, literature reviews, data analyses, presentation development, training coordination, and technical issues. Serves as the lead staff person to establish annual base lines for allocation of funds among service categories by jurisdiction. Coordinates grant writing, preparation and review activities, production of sections of annual applications and periodic reports that are the responsibility of the Planning Council. Coordinates requests and ensures clear and consistent communications regarding commitments and progress towards objectives. Serves as liaison with HAHSTA staff and other relevant parties in the Eligible Metropolitan Area on the availability of data reports, requests for original or additional data collection and analyses. Develops subcontractor scope(s) of work for components of Council activities. Serves as the key technical expert on the work of subcontractors, including review and approval of protocols for focus groups, key informant interviews, sampling for surveys etc..


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.

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

Ranking Factors

Ranking Factor #1: Expert knowledge of HIV/AIDS, related programming, health concerns and community outreach.

Ranking Factor #2: Extensive experience with and knowledge of local DC community agencies, such as the Metropolitan Washington Regional Ryan White Planning Council (Planning Council), and health care providers who are associated with HIV/AIDS issues and programs.

Ranking Factor #3: Expert knowledge of Federal and District policies, procedures, regulations and guidelines, relative to the provisions of financial, budgetary and other support services.

Ranking Factor #4: Expert applied ability conducting research and assessing current literature concerning topics related to work.

Ranking Factor #5: Expert skill in the application or various software e.g. Microsoft Office Suite, and other analytical and graphic and presentation software to develop reports, fact sheets and presentations.

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.

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 not that ALL applicants are encouraged to apply on-line at

Posting Cancellation: A non-competitive selection of an eligible candidate from the Agency Reemployment Priority Placement Program (ARPP) or the District's Displaced Employee Program (DEP) will result in the cancellation of this announcement.

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 DC 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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