Public Health Advisor, GS-0685-14

Job Type: 
Indian Health Service
Department of Health and Human Services
FLSA Status: 
Full Time - Permanent
Friday, February 1, 2013

The Office of Clinical and Preventive Services (OCPS), Division of Behavioral Health (DBH) provides national advocacy, policy and program development, and administrative oversight for national behavioral health initiatives. The position will report to the Director, DBH and provides national leadership for the AI/AN SANE/SART program including: national advocacy for increased access to sexual assault prevention and treatment services; national sexual assault program management functions, including quality improvement and determination of public health and clinical services training needs; policy development/revision, implementation, and monitoring; and collaboration on interagency efforts aimed at improving the capacity and effectiveness of sexual assault response and treatment. Duties include:

- Manages the Sexual Assault Nurse Examiner-Sexual Assault Response Team (SANE-SART) Initiative, which enhances the capacity of the Indian health system to provide high-quality multidisciplinary services and support for victims of sexual assault, provides expertise to determine public health and clinical service training needs of the program, and prepares reports or other substantive program documentation for use in assessing and evaluating program operations.

- Develops and revises sexual assault-related policies based on federal, Tribal, and stakeholder feedback; serves as primary coordinator for sexual assault policy implementation and monitoring; plans, directs and facilitates meetings and conference calls to promote interagency collaboration in improving the capacity and effectiveness of the Indian health system to respond to sexual assault.

-Provides technical expertise on improving sexual assault-related health information systems and related modes of data collection; collects data, conducts initial data analysis, and provides oral and written technical reports and briefings for supervisors and senior management; provides technical assistance and consultation on grants, cooperative agreements, contracts, and other awards to assist in meeting agency objectives.

- Collaborates with multiple federal agencies, i.e. IHS, DOJ, BIA, others, to assure that resources are aligned to support SANE-SART efforts, including training, targeted technical assistance, and development of comprehensive demonstration projects.

Salary Level: 
$105,211 - $136,771 /per year
For GS-14: You must have one year of specialized experience (defined below) equivalent to at least GS-13 in federal service. Specialized Experience: experience that equipped the applicant with the particular knowledge, skills, and abilities (KSA's) to perform successfully the duties of the position, and that is typically in or related to the work of the position to be filled. Examples of specialized experience include: - Demonstrated knowledge and skill of current social science, medical, and behavioral health research and clinical practices related to sexual assault programs; expert knowledge of the full variety and quality of sexual assault services available nationally and to AI/AN populations within the Indian Health System; applied knowledge of the IHS, Tribal health organizations, and Alaska Native Health Corporations and how these entities organize and deliver medical care and provide for sexual assault forensic examination services; experience in FBI investigative functions including domestic violence and sexual assault victim assistance, evidence recovery, and processing related to sexual assault; work directly involved with conducting sexual assault examinations as well as demonstrated leadership in sexual assault program management and related activities. There is no substitution of education in lieu of experience at this level. You must meet the requirements of the job by this date: Friday, February 01, 2013. You must provide the required information during the online application process; if any of the following are missing when the announcement closes we will deem your application incomplete: - Resume complete in USAJOBS - Responses to Questionnaire - Applicable Supporting Documentation (see Required documents section in this announcement for more details)
Contact or More Information: 
For more information, please visit How to Apply Option A: Online application process: Option B: If it is not possible for you to use Application Manager (you have a disability or do not have access to the internet), you can write your answers on paper. Follow these steps: 1. View Occupational Questionnaire - View Occupational Questionnaire 2. or by calling USAJOBS by Phone at (703) 724-1850; after the introduction, press 1, and listen for instructions. 3. Fax number is 1-478-757-3144. If you need a reasonable accommodation for any part of the application and hiring process, please notify the Human Resources Office at the contact number listed on this announcement. The decision on granting reasonable accommodation will be on a case-by-case basis.
Filed under