June 28, 2005
CLOSING DATE: July 19, 2005
ANNOUNCEMENT NUMBER: OMB-05-36-DR
Series & Grade:
GS-0301-09/12 ($43,365 - $81,747)
Office of Management and Budget
Health Division Health and Human Services Branch
Washington, DC 20503
FULL PERFORMANCE LEVEL: GS-15
MORE THAN ONE POSITION MAY BE FILLED THROUGH THIS ANNOUNCEMENT.
AREA OF CONSIDERATION: Open to All Sources.
PLEASE NOTE: To ensure safe and timely
receipt of your application, we encourage applicants to submit an electronic
application to EOPJOBS@OA.EOP.GOV
or fax it to (202)395-1194/1262. We cannot guarantee that applications
mailed will be received by the closing date of this announcement.
as a Program Examiner in the Health and Human Services Branch, Health
Division, in the Office of Management and Budget. The Health and Human
Services Branch takes the lead in most budget and management exercises
and issues that cut across the Health Division and HHS. The Branch has
responsibility for: Health Information Technology Initiative, Medicare
Appeals, Public Health Service Commissioned Corps, Office for Civil Rights,
Office of Inspector General, and HHS General Departmental Management.
The Branch also takes the lead in working with HHS to implement the President’s
Management Agenda and improve the efficiency of HHS programs. The Branch
coordinates closely with the Health Financing, Public Health, and Income
Maintenance branches in the review, analysis, and presentation of HHS
budget and management issues. Other responsibilities include HHS-wide
budget development, appropriations, information technology, Federal financial
management, and other cross-cutting policy issues that include medical
malpractice liability, medical privacy, patient’s bill of rights,
and mental health parity.
is expected to: (1) conduct analyses of policy, program, budgetary and
management issues related to program areas; (2) monitor and analyze legislative
proposals and testimony for conformance with the policies and priorities
of the President; (3) identify management issues requiring review and
analysis; (4) review and prepare formal budget submissions, amendments,
supplemental, and other necessary materials to support Presidential programs;
(5) initiate and monitor analytical work on program and policy issues
within areas of responsibility; and (6) develop options based on detailed
analysis, frequently of a quantitative nature.
MINIMUM QUALIFICATION REQUIREMENTS: Applicants
must have a minimum of one year of specialized experience at a level of
difficulty and responsibility comparable to the next lower grade in the
Federal service. Specialized experience is experience directly related
to the work of the position to be filled, which has equipped the applicant
with the particular knowledge, skills and abilities to successfully perform
the duties of the position. NOTE: This announcement contains Selective
Factors that are considered a basic requirement of the position. Applicants
who do not meet these factors WILL NOT receive further consideration.
SUBSTITUTION OF EDUCATION FOR EXPERIENCE:
2 years of progressively higher level graduate education leading to a
master’s degree or equivalent graduate degree at an accredited college
3 years of progressively higher level graduate education leading to a
PhD or equivalent doctoral degree from an accredited college or university.
If graduate education is substituted for the required
specialized experience, it must demonstrate the knowledge, skills, and
abilities necessary to perform the duties of this position. Equivalent
combinations of education and specialized experience may be qualifying.
Candidates should prepare, using specific examples, a brief description
of their qualifications as they relate to each of the selective factors
listed below. Failure to address these factors WILL result in a rating
of INELIGIBLE. Candidates who do not meet these factors are ineligible
for this position.
(through advanced academic training and/or experience) in working with
the processes, policies, and procedures used in preparing and analyzing
the Federal budget; knowledge of the relationship of the Federal budget
to the Congressional budget process and tracking legislation through the
various stages of Congressional action.
in designing, implementing, and working with advanced data collection
methods; utilizing personal computer-based spreadsheet applications (e.g.,
Lotus 123, Excel) for the compilation, qualitative evaluation, and presentation
of data; and developing quantitative analyses supported by the data collection/evaluation
RANKING FACTORS: Candidates must prepare, using specific examples,
a brief description of their qualifications as they relate to each of
the quality ranking factors listed below. Each candidate who meets the
minimum qualifications and the Selective Factors listed above, will be
rated and ranked based on their responses to the Quality Ranking Factors
listed below. Failure to address these factors WILL result in a rating
ability to apply reasoning skills effectively to complex problems and
to work independently towards defensible solutions or recommendations.
to summarize and analyze large amounts of complex information and data,
to spot trends in material being reviewed, and to present quantitative
and/or qualitative information in a clear, concise fashion.
to work well independently or in team settings and to adapt effectively
to rapidly shifting priorities and high-pressure situations.
to communicate effectively both orally and in writing. (Applicants should
submit one BRIEF writing sample no more than 10 pages.)
OF RATING: No written test is required. Applicants will be rated
based on an evaluation of their experience/education as described in the
application AND on their responses to the Selective and Quality Ranking
Factors listed above. APPLICANTS SHOULD ADDRESS EACH SELECTIVE FACTOR
AND EACH QUALITY RANKING FACTOR SEPARATELY ON PLAIN PAPER.
APPLICANTS: Current Federal employees serving under permanent
appointments in the competitive service, or former Federal employees with
reinstatement eligibility, will be considered under the agency's Merit
Promotion procedures. Those status applicants who want to receive consideration
under the competitive delegated authority procedures of this announcement
must submit two applications. Mark one application "Merit Promotion"
and the other "Delegated Examining."
NOTE: Applicants who do not indicate
their lowest acceptable grade/salary will be considered only at the highest
grade for which they qualify. For example, if you qualify at the GS-11
level, and you have not indicated that you would accept a lower grade,
you will be only considered at the GS-11 level.
HOW TO APPLY:
ALL APPLICANTS MUST SUBMIT ONE OF THE FOLLOWING:
• OF 612, Optional Application for Federal Employment; -OR-
• Resume or other written format that includes the information identified
in OF-510, Applying for a Federal Job;
OTHER REQUIRED DOCUMENTS:
• If you are a current or former Federal Employee please provide
your latest SF-50 “Notification of Personnel Action” and your
most recent Performance Appraisal;
• On a separate sheet, a narrative summary of your experience and/or
education which concisely addresses each of the Selective and Quality
Ranking Factors listed above.
IF YOU ARE CLAIMING VETERAN’S PREFERENCE:
• You must clearly identify your claim for veteran’s preference
on your application
• If claiming 5 point veteran’s preference, you must submit
a copy of your DD 214 or other proof of entitlement;
• If claiming 10 point veteran’s preference (based on service
connected disability), you must submit a copy of your DD 214, and SF 15,
and a copy of your Department of Veterans Affairs letter dated within
the last 12 months (or other required proof).
• Applicants will be notified of receipt of application and again
at the point of selection/non-selection by the servicing personnel office.
• Failure to submit all required documents and information requested
by the closing date of this announcement may result in your not receiving
full consideration. Applicant’s qualifications will be evaluated
solely on the information submitted in their applications.
• FAVORABLE SECURITY SCREENING: This position requires the selectee
to obtain and maintain an Executive Office of the President (EOP) favorable
security determination as a prerequisite to employment. EOP's offer of
employment is conditional until the selectee passes a drug screen, pre-employment
security interviews, appropriate credit checks, a criminal background
record and identification check, and the EOP exercises its discretion
to grant the selectee a favorable security determination. Any employment
offer EOP management extends prior to a favorable security determination
is merely tentative, and the EOP expressly reserves the right to rescind
the tentative employment offer at any time before the selectee's start
• The applicant tentatively selected for this position will be required
to urinalysis to screen for illegal drug use prior to appointment. After
appointment, the employee will be included in the agency’s random
drug testing program.
• As a condition of employment, candidates appointed, competitively
promoted or reassigned are required to enroll and participate in Direct
Deposit/Electronic Funds Transfer.
• Male applicants born after December 31, 1959 must certify at the
time of appointment that they have registered with the Selective Service
System, or are exempt from having to do so under Selective Service Law.
• Under Executive Order 11935, only United States citizens and nationals
(residents of American Samoa and Swains Island) may compete for civil
form(s) must faxed to:
Executive Office of the President
Office of Administration
Human Resources Management Division
• Applications will also be accepted electronically.
Please submit your application to EOPJOBS@OA.EOP.GOV.
• Applications must be received by the closing date.
• Applicants submitting applications in postage-paid Government
envelopes are reminded of the legal prohibition against the use of such
envelopes or other Government property for other than officially approved
activities. These prohibitions are contained in 18 U.S.C.1719.
• Applications will not be returned.
• You must include the announcement number on your application.
• Applicants will be accepted from all qualified
persons. Consideration will be extended without discrimination for any
non-merit reasons, such as race, color, religion, gender, sexual orientation,
national origin, political affiliation, marital status, age, membership
or non-membership in employee organizations, or non-disqualifying physical
handicap. Disabled applicants, Disabled Veterans or any other applicants
eligible for non-competitive appointment under special appointing authorities
not requiring competitive status are eligible to apply to announcements
limited to status candidates and should clearly specify their special
eligibility on their application.
• Users of Telecommunications Devices for the Deaf
(TDD) may call (202) 395-1160.
• This agency provides reasonable accommodations
to applicants with disabilities.
If you need a reasonable accommodation for any part of
the application and hiring process, please notify the agency. The decision
on granting reasonable accommodation will be on a case-by-case basis.
1. Displaced employees requesting special selection priority
consideration under the Interagency Career Transition Assistance Program
(ICTAP). If you are a displaced Federal employee, you may be entitled
to receive priority consideration under the ICTAP. To receive consideration
2. Be a displaced Federal employee. The following categories
of candidates below (A and/or B) are considered displaced employees. You
must submit a copy of the appropriate documentation such as RIF separation
notice, letter from OPM, or a Certificate of Separation from your agency
documenting your priority consideration status.
3. Former Military Reserve or National Guard Technicians
who are receiving a special Office of Personnel Management (OPM) disability
retirement under section 8337 (h), or 8456 of title 5 United States Code;
1. Current or former career or career-conditional (tenure
group 1 or 2) competitive service employees who: received a specific RIF
separation notice; or separate because of a compensable injury, whose
compensation has been terminated, and whose former agency certifies that
it is unable to place; or retired with a disability and whose disability
annuity has been or is being terminated; or upon receipt of a RIF separation
notice retired on the effective date of the RIF and submits a SF-50 that
indicates “Retirement in Lieu of RIF”; or under the discontinued
service retirement option; or was separated because he/she declined a
transfer of function or directed reassignment to another commuting area.
2. Be applying for a position at or below the grade level
of the position from which you were being separated. The position must
not have greater promotion potential than the position from which you
are being separated.
3. Have a current performance rating of record (or last)
of at least fully successful or equivalent (does not apply to candidates
who are eligible due to compensable injury or disability retirement).
4. Occupy or be displaced from a position in the same
local commuting area of the position for which you are requesting priority
5. File your application by the vacancy announcement closing
date and meet all the application criteria.
6. Be rated well qualified for the position. To be considered
well qualified you must earn a score of 90 or above (prior to the assignment
of veterans’ preference points) on the rating criteria developed
for this position. Applicants must address the selective and quality ranking
factors in order to receive a rating.