Navajo Area Director 340
Saint Michaels, Arizona
Department of Health And Human Services
$124,406 to $187,000
12/03/2017 to 01/30/2018
The incumbent is responsible for the overall administrative and financial management of the Area Office, and the Area Service Units (SUs). Incumbent provides executive leadership, guidance and senior management support to Area Office staff organizations, SUs, and their personnel. Delivers high quality, comprehensive health services suited to the needs of the identified American Indian/Alaska Native (AI/AN) population. Oversees medical facilities that meet quality of care requirements and Medicare quality standards that all hospitals are surveyed to by accrediting organizations and the Center for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS). Directs and supervises an executive, professional, and administrative staff in planning, developing, coordinating and managing health programs of preventive, curative, and environmental and traditional health services for AI/Ans. Leads the development and demonstration of alternative means and techniques of health services management and delivery to provide Tribes, Tribal health care programs, Urban Indian Health programs and AI/AN community with optimal ways of participating in Indian health programs. Enables leaders, tribal members, and AI/AN community groups to participate in devising, identifying, and developing alternative means and techniques that could increase the effectiveness of health service delivery. This is accomplished within the framework of the Indian Self-Determination and Education Assistance Act and in accordance with overall IHS goals, priorities and policy. The incumbent possesses the authority and responsibility to direct the negotiations of contracts with Tribes and compacts on behalf of the Director, IHS. As a member of senior level leadership, the incumbent reviews and advises on IHS policy, programs and goals for the Director, IHS. Meets regularly with, remains accessible to, and consults and cooperates with leaders of Tribal Governments, Tribal organizations, and confers with Urban Indian Health Program Leaders at local, state and national levels and stimulates and promotes their fullest participation in carrying out health programs. Reviews and evaluates Area health program progress with measurable outcomes, resource utilization, and control of professional services to assure that high quality, effective and cost-efficient health services are provided. Provides leadership to assure that Indian Preference, Upward Mobility, EEO and other policies of the IHS and higher authority are effectively implemented and maintained.
Conditions of Employment
- Resume (no more than 5 pages)
- This position requires completion of public financial disclosure report.
- Suitable for Federal employment, determined by a background investigation
- Mandatory Technical Qualification Narratives
Conditions of Employment The selected applicant will be subject to a pre-employment background investigation, which will include a fingerprint check. If applicable-Selective Service registration (Males born after 12/31/59) U.S. Citizenship is required You must meet the requirements of the job by 11:59 (Eastern Standard Time) of the closing date: Tuesday, January 30, 2018.
Fundamental Competencies:Interpersonal Skills, Oral Communication, Integrity/Honesty, Written Communication, Continual Learning, and Public Service Motivation.
Executive Core Qualifications (ECQs):
How to Apply
- Applicants must have a USAJOBS account to apply to this position. For more information on establishing a USAJOBS account; searching for and applying to HHS jobs; or understanding the federal hiring process, contact: Stephanie Klingenberg at Stephanie.Klingenberg@ihs.gov.
Submitting Your Application
To verify your application is complete, log in to your USAJOBS account, select the APPLICATIONS tab, and then click on the position title. The Application Status will display the status of your application and the details of the position and provide the option to access Additional Application Information. Select Additional Application Information to display the status of your application, the documentation received and processed, and any correspondence the agency has sent related to this application.
To return to an incomplete application, log into your USAJOBS account and click Update in the vacancy announcement. You must re-select your resume and/or other documents from your USAJOBS account or your application will be incomplete.
Once the online questionnaire is received, an acknowledgement e-mail will be sent to the address on file.
Should you have any questions related to this vacancy, please contact the HR Specialist listed at the end of this vacancy announcement at least 24 hours prior to vacancy close.
Agency contact information
5600 Fishers Lane
You will receive an email informing you of the receipt of your application. Highly qualified candidates may be referred for an interview and may be required to undergo a reference check. The OPM Executive Resources Board (ERB) may review results and make recommendations on final selections to the approving authority. We expect to make a selection within 90 days of the closing date of this announcement.
Salary for Senior Executive Service positions varies depending on qualifications. The annual salary range may be found at the top of this announcement. This position may be eligible for performance bonuses and performance based pay adjustments. Probationary Period Selectee must serve a one-year probationary period unless s/he previously completed one year the Senior Executive Service. Standards of Conduct/Financial Disclosure HHS inspires public confidence by maintaining high ethical principles, and all Federal Government employees are subject to the conflict of interest statutes and regulations, including the Standards of Ethical Conduct, that govern activities with outside organizations and reporting financial holdings. The Ethics in Government Act, PL 95-521 also requires the applicant selected for this position to submit a Public Financial Disclosure Report, OGE-278, prior to assuming the SES position, annually, and upon termination of employment. Security and Background Requirements If not previously completed, a background security investigation will be required for all appointees. Equal Opportunity Employment Equality is held as one of the most important values at HHS. Selection for this, and any other position, will be based solely on merit. HHS does not discriminate based on race, color, religion, sex, national origin, political affiliation, marital status, sexual orientation, physical or mental disability, age or membership or non-membership in an employee organization, or any other non-merit factors. If applying online poses a hardship to you, you may submit your application by contacting Stephanie Klingenberg. Reasonable Accommodation Policy Statement Federal agencies must provide reasonable accommodation to applicants with disabilities where appropriate. Applicants requiring reasonable accommodation for any part of the application and hiring process should contact: Stephanie Klingenberg. Requests for reasonable accommodation will be made on a case-by-case basis. Veteran's Preference Veteran's Preference does not apply to the SES. Selective Service As a condition of employment, all male applicants born after December 31, 1959, must have registered for the selective service. If selected for this position, the applicant must sign a statement certifying his registration, or the applicant must demonstrate exempt status under the Selective Service Law.
All applicants are required to submit the following documents to be considered for the position:
- Resume that contains your full name, address and phone number, and does not exceed the five (5) page limit:
- Cover Letter (optional);
- Online Assessment Questionnaire. To preview the assessment questionnaire, click here: https://apply.usastaffing.gov/ViewQuestionnaire/10090331
NOTE: THE USAJOBS RESUME TEMPLATE MAY RESULT IN A RESUME BEING LONGER THAN FIVE PAGES. PLEASE VERIFY PAGE LENGTH BEFORE SUBMISSION OF APPLICATION.
Applicants who are currently, or were previously, Federal employees must also submit:
- An SF-50 showing your current or former civil service status; and
- Proof of OPM Qualifications Review Board certification (OPM-approved SES Candidate Development Program graduates), if applicable.
- Indian Preference Applicants - If claiming Indian preference, applicants must provide a completed copy of the Form BIA-4432, "Verification of Indian Preference for Employment in the BIA and IHS Only." Indian preference will not be given unless a properly signed and dated form is submitted with your application, including any verification by an authorized Tribal Representative or BIA Official of tribal enrollment records. For detailed instructions, see form BIA-4432. Refer to BIA-4432 link: http://www.bia.gov/cs/groups/xois/documents/document/idc1-029504.pdf.
If you are relying on your education to meet qualification requirements:
Education must be accredited by an accrediting institution recognized by the U.S. Department of Education in order for it to be credited towards qualifications. Therefore, provide only the attendance and/or degrees from schools accredited by accrediting institutions recognized by the U.S. Department of Education.
Failure to provide all of the required information as stated in this vacancy announcement may result in an ineligible rating or may affect the overall rating.
Agency contact information
AddressIHS Headquarter 5600 Fishers Lane Rockville MD US
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