Health Resources and Services Administration Lead Health Scientist - PD 23R003 - Provider Relief Bureau in Rockville, Maryland
Summary This position is located in the Health Resources and Services Administration, Provider Relief Bureau, Division of Data Analytics, Quality Assurance and Analysis Branch. The duty location for this position is in Rockville, MD. For more information about PRB click the "Learn more about the Agency" section. Applicants please note: Additional selections may be made across the Department of Health and Human Services through this vacancy announcement. Responsibilities As a Lead Health Scientist, you will serve as a team leader providing technical expertise in the planning, coordinating, and evaluating assigned health care related initiatives. Your major duties and responsibilities may include: Providing technical guidance of the analysis and evaluation of programs administered by PRB as well as large national datasets. Overseeing and monitoring team in production, drafting, and revision of data analytics proposals and reports, including responses to internal and external stakeholders. Researching, learning, and applying a wide range of qualitative and/or quantitative methods to identify, assess, analyze, and improve team effectiveness, efficiency and work products. Developing reliable scientific methodologies for data analysis and presenting findings and recommendations on a myriad of highly complex issues to Division, Bureau, and Agency staff and leadership. Selecting the appropriate techniques for obtaining data for program analyses from public and private sources to help ensure the adequacy and accuracy of the data and in identifying significant factors that may impact the results from the analysis of these data. Analyzing reports and data collected and reported by ORB recipients and contractors. Preparing reviews and summaries of these documents and making recommendations regarding program successes and areas of future focus. NOTE: Do not cut and paste the duties, specialized experience, or occupational assessment questionnaire from this announcement into your resume as that will not be considered a demonstration of your qualifications for this position. Requirements Conditions of Employment Qualifications THESE QUALIFICATION REQUIREMENTS MUST BE MET BY THE CLOSING DATE: 02/07/2023 Do not cut and paste the duties, specialized experience, or occupational assessment questionnaire from this announcement into your resume as that will not be considered a demonstration of your qualifications for this position. QUALIFICATION REQUIREMENTS: OPM INDIVIDUAL OCCUPATIONAL REQUIREMENTS FOR GENERAL MEDICAL AND HEALTHCARE SERIES, 0601: You must have a Bachelor's or graduate/higher degree with major study in an academic field related to the medical field, health sciences or allied sciences appropriate to the work of the position being advertised. This degree must be from an educational program from an accrediting body recognized by the U.S. Department of Education at the time the degree was obtained. You must provide a copy of your unofficial transcripts that verify that you meet this education requirement by the closing date of this announcement. A copy of a diploma is not acceptable as verification. In addition to the OPM Education requirements, to qualify for this position at the GS-14 level, your resume must clearly demonstrate that you have one full year of the minimum qualifying experience comparable in difficulty and responsibility to at least the GS-13 level in the federal service. MINIMUM QUALIFYING SPECIALIZED EXPERIENCE is experience that has equipped the applicant with the particular knowledge, skills, and abilities to perform successfully the duties of the position and is typically in or related to the work of the position to be filled. To be creditable, an applicant's one full year of specialized experience must demonstrate the knowledge, skills, and abilities necessary for successful job performance. Examples of minimum qualifying specialized experience equal to the GS-13 level include performing the following types of tasks on a regular and recurring basis: Reporting the impact of public health programs, including the use of key performance indicators in order to inform management of program's performance and conclusions; OR Applying a wide range of qualitative and quantitative methods for the design, collection, analysis, and interpretation of healthcare program outcome data. Experience refers to paid and unpaid experience, including volunteer work done through National Service Programs (e.g., Peace Corps, AmeriCorps) and other organizations (e.g., professional; philanthropic; religious; community; student; social). If such experience is on a part-time basis, you must provide the average number of hours worked per week as well as the beginning and ending dates of the experience so it can be fully credited. Applicants whose resumes clearly demonstrate the required minimum qualifying specialized experience will be evaluated based on the occupational assessment competencies listed below. A COMPETENCY is defined as a measurable pattern of knowledge, skills, abilities, behaviors, and other characteristics that an individual needs to perform work roles or occupational functions. Your qualifications will be evaluated on the following competencies (knowledge, skills, abilities and other characteristics): EVALUATION - The structured process of reviewing, analyzing, or interpreting information and giving meaning or value to that information, based on the predicted or actual impact of results on established goals and objectives. SCIENTIFIC RESEARCH - Knowledge of the scientific principles, methodology, and processes used to conduct a systematic and objective inquiry; including study design, collection, analysis, and interpretation of data; and the reporting of results. DATA GATHERING AND ANALYSIS - Seeks or collects and synthesized information from a variety of stakeholders and sources in an objective, unbiased manner to reach a conclusion, goal, or judgement, and to enable strategic and leadership decision making. SCIENTIFIC WRITING - Prepares written documentation to transfer scientific information about concepts, situations, products, services, or results to audiences with varying levels of scientific knowledge. TO PREVIEW THE OCCUPATIONAL ASSESSMENT QUESTIONNAIRE, please click on the following link: https://apply.usastaffing.gov/ViewQuestionnaire/11796495 Current status candidates must provide an SF-50 that allows HR to verify that they meet Time-in-Grade (TIG) requirements by the closing date of the announcement. Please Note: An SF-50 for the current year pay adjustment is NOT acceptable for verifying TIG (ex. 2023 general increases cannot be used to verify TIG). To allow us to verify that you meet TIG requirements, please provide any of the following SF-50s: Competitive or Career-ladder promotion to your highest grade (this does NOT include 120 day temporary promotions) Regular Within Range Increase (WRI) or With In Grade (WGI) increase at your highest grade (this does not include quality step increases (QSIs). Competitive career/career-conditional appointment to your highest grade. SF-50 at your highest grade held, that is at least one year older than the announcement closing date of 02/07/2023. Not sure which SF-50 to submit? Check out our video... Go here to watch the video on the SF50s to submit in your application package. Education This position has an education requirement. You must submit a copy of your transcripts (or a list of your courses including titles, credit hours completed and grades) to document that you have met the education requirement. Unofficial transcripts will be accepted in the application package. Official transcripts will be required prior to your starting work. Foreign Education: If you are using education completed in foreign colleges or universities to meet the qualification requirements, you must show that the education credentials have been evaluated by a private organization that specializes in interpretation of foreign education programs and such education has been deemed equivalent to that gained in an accredited U.S. education program; or full credit has been given for the courses at a U.S. accredited college or university. For further information, visit: http://www.ed.gov. Applications can be accepted from students who expect to complete qualifying education within 9 months from the date of application. However, agencies must verify that the education was completed successfully before the applicant can be appointed. Additional Information HHS is an equal opportunity employer. Selection for this position will be based solely on merit without regard to race, color, religion, age, gender, national origin, political affiliation, disability, sexual orientation, marital or family status or other differences. 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. False representation may be grounds for non-consideration, non-selection and/or appropriate disciplinary action. E-Verify: HRSA participates in the USCIS Electronic Employment Eligibility Verification Program (E-Verify). E-Verify helps employers determine employment eligibility of new hires and the validity of their social security numbers. Direct Deposit: All Federal employees are required to have Federal salary payments made by direct deposit to a financial institution of their choosing. Creditable Service: A newly appointed or reappointed employee may receive service credit for annual leave for prior work experience directly related to the duties of the position being filled. The use of this service credit is at the discretion of the selecting official and must be finalized prior to selectee's entrance on duty. For more information, please click here.