- PROGRAM EXAMINER, DC, USA (password)
This position is located in OMB, Health's Division. The Health Division is responsible for the review of policy, budget, legislative, and management issues related to Medicare, Medicaid, private health market reforms, and a wide variety of public health and health research programs that are operated under the Department of Health and Human Services (HHS). The Health Division manages more than one-fourth of the Federal budget.
The OMB Health Division is committed to creating a multicultural and supportive work environment and strongly encourages applications from candidates who can contribute to the diversity and excellence of the division. The Health Division engages in analysis, planning, and policy formulation to improve programmatic quality, efficiency, and financial management, with responsibilities divided among five branches.
As a PROGRAM EXAMINER, GS-0301-12/13, your typical work assignments may include the following:
Conduct analyses of policy, program, budgetary, and management issues related to assigned program areas.
Develop legislative and administrative options for senior policymakers based on detailed quantitative and qualitative analysis.
Analyze legislative proposals, testimony, and Reports to Congress for conformance with the policies and priorities of the President and monitor their progress through the congressional process.
Resolve budget, program, and policy issues and render advice for resolution of senior-level decisions.
Review and analyze the formulation and execution of the Federal budget in assigned areas. Prepare formal budget submissions, amendments, supplemental, and other necessary materials to support Presidential programs and review such materials that come from agencies.
Initiate and monitor analytical work on program and policy issues within areas of responsibility.
Responsibility will increase and assignments will become more complex as training and experience progress.
Job family (Series)
0301 Miscellaneous Administration And Program
Conditions of Employment
Must be a U.S. citizen or national
Selective Service registration if a male born after December 31, 1959
Subject to pre-employment and random drug tests
Direct Deposit is required
RELOCATION EXPENSES WILL NOT BE PAID
Suitability for Federal employment
May be required to successfully complete a probationary period
R?sum? and supporting documents (See How To Apply)
Promotion to the next highest grade level is neither guaranteed nor implied.
More than one selection may be made within 90 days of the issuance of the certificate, if additional vacancies occur.
MINIMUM QUALIFICATION REQUIREMENTS : All applicants must meet the qualification requirements outlined below to be considered minimally qualified for this position. The qualification requirements are in accordance with the OPM Qualification Standards. ALL QUALIFICATIONS MUST BE MET BY THE CLOSING DATE OF THIS ANNOUNCEMENT.
SPECIALIZED EXPERIENCE : Applicants must have a minimum of one year of specialized experience at a level of difficulty and responsibility comparable to the next lower grade or comparable pay band in the Federal service or equivalent experience in the private sector. Examples of specialized experience are:
One year of specialized experience equivalent to the GS-11 level or comparable pay band in the Federal service or equivalent experience in the private sector that demonstrates advanced analytic methods, such as applied economics, econometrics, finance, statistics, financial management, budget analysis, cost benefit analysis, and the demonstrated ability, using qualitative and quantitative techniques, to analyze and succinctly summarize complex public policy issues. This includes independently conducting evaluation and analyses of complex issues involving health insurance plans, health programs, public health issues, federal tax programs or social insurance programs. Such experience must include: 1) initiating and performing objective qualitative and quantitative analysis of complex issues in these areas to inform decision making; 2) development and presentation of recommendations to higher-level decision makers on such issues; 3) independently drafting and presenting succinct written products to describe and summarize complex analyses, policy options and implications, and recommendations on such issues; AND 4) developing strategies to improve the effectiveness of health insurance plans, programs, public health issues, federal tax programs or social insurance programs.
One year of experience equivalent to the GS-12 grade level or comparable pay band in the Federal service or equivalent experience in the private sector that includes independent experience in advanced analytic methods, such as applied economics, econometrics, finance, statistics, financial management, budget analysis, cost benefit analysis, and the demonstrated ability, using qualitative and quantitative techniques, to analyze and succinctly summarize complex public policy issues. This includes independently conducting evaluation and analyses of complex issues involving health insurance plans, health programs, public health issues, federal tax programs or social insurance programs. Such experience must include: 1) initiating and performing objective qualitative and quantitative analysis of complex issues in these areas to inform decision making; 2) leading the development and presentation of recommendations to higher-level decision makers on such issues; 3) independently drafting and presenting both succinct and more in depth written products to describe and summarize complex analyses, policy options and implications, and recommendations on such issues for audiences with differing levels of expertise; AND 4) independently developing strategies to improve the effectiveness of health insurance plans, programs, public health issues, federal tax programs or social insurance programs.
Experience refers to paid and unpaid experience, including volunteer work done through National Service program (e.g., Peace Corps, AmeriCorps) and other organizations (e.g., professional; philanthropic; religious; spiritual; community, student, social). Volunteer work helps build critical competencies, knowledge, and skills and can provide valuable training and experience that translates directly to paid employment. You will receive credit for all qualifying experience, including volunteer experience.
If you are a veteran with preference eligibility and 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 visit: https://www.usajobs.gov/Veterans .
Males born after 12-31-59 must be registered or exempt from Selective Service (see https://www.sss.gov/RegVer/wfRegistration.aspx ).
Career Transition Assistance Programs: These programs apply to employees who have been involuntarily separated from a Federal service position within the competitive service or Federal service employees whose positions have been deemed surplus or no longer needed. To receive selection priority for this position, you must: (1) meet CTAP or ICTAP eligibility criteria; (2) be rated well-qualified for the position with a score of 85 or above; and, (3) submit the appropriate documentation to support your CTAP or ICTAP eligibility. For more information
visit: http://www.opm.gov/rif/employee_guides/career_transition.asp .
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How You Will Be Evaluated
You will be evaluated for this job based on how well you meet the qualifications above.
Once the announcement has closed, your resume and supporting documentation will be used to determine if you meet the qualifications listed on this announcement. If you are minimally qualified, your resume and supporting documentation will be compared to your responses on the assessment questionnaire to determine your level of experience. If you rate yourself higher than is supported by your application package, your responses may be adjusted and/or you may be excluded from consideration for this position. If you are found to be among the top qualified candidates, you will be referred to the selecting official for employment consideration.
Your qualifications will be evaluated on the following competencies (knowledge, skills, abilities and other characteristics):
Analytical, Financial Management, Health Insurance Programs, Oral Communications, Quantitative Techniques, Reasoning, and Written Communications
The Category Rating Process does not add veterans' preference points or apply the "rule of three" but protects the rights of Veterans by placing them ahead of non-preference eligibles within each quality
category. Veterans' preference eligibles who meet the minimum qualification requirements and who have a compensable service-connected disability of at least 10 percent will be listed in the highest quality category
(except in the case of scientific or professional positions at the GS-09 level or higher).
Background checks and security clearance
To apply for this position, you must submit a complete Application Package which includes:
1. Your resume showing work schedule, hours worked per week, dates of employment and duties performed
2. Other supporting documents:
Cover Letter, optional
College transcript(s), if the position has an education requirement
Veterans' Preference documentation, if applicable (e.g., DD-214 Member Copy 4 showing type of discharge/character of service, SF-15 Form and related documentation, VA letter, etc.)
Career Transition Assistant Program/Interagency Career Transition Assistance Program Documentation, if applicable (e.g. Certification of Expected Separation, Reduction-In-Force Separation Notice, or Notice of Proposed Removal; SF-50 that documents the RIF separation action; and most recent performance appraisal.)
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.
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Job posted on 6 July 2018.
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