Commissioned Corps of the U.S. Public Health Service

Physician Professional Advisory Committee

Office of the Assistant Secretary for Preparedness and Response (ASPR)

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Closing Date: Until Filled
Agency leadership has determined that this position meets Criteria 3: Assignment requires individual to be available for rapid deployment – domestic or international – at the direction of the agency head (as distinguished from deployment for natural disaster or international response) or requires availability to perform duties 24/7, including when on leave.
Direct Access Reference Number: 197165
Job Title:
Operations Officer, Grade O-5 (Non-Supervisory billet)
Vacancies:
Washington, DC (1)
Job Description:
The position is located within the Office of the Secretary of Health and Human Services, Office of the Assistant Secretary for Preparedness and Response (ASPR), Office of Emergency Management (OEM), Operations Division, Mission Coordination Branch (MCB). The MCB staffs the Secretary’s Operations Center (SOC), the Department’s 24/7/365 emergency operations center. The MCB provides all hazards public health and medical support through altering and detection, early notification, incident management, resource authorization, and support for natural disasters and emerging public health threats for the Department of Health and Human Services. Additionally, personnel within the MCB staff Operations positions within the Emergency Management Group, when activated.
Duties and Responsibilities:
• Exercises substantial knowledge of the National Response Framework (NRF), the National Incident Management System (NIMS), and the National Disaster Recovery Framework (NDRF) in order to assist in development of HHS’s Common Operating Picture (COP) for National Level Public Health and Medical emergency management. This includes ability to produce display graphics, maps, reports, and notifications.
• Researches, develops, and incorporates new technologies to assist in assessment, analysis, decision support, and reporting of public health and medical threats.
• Interacts with HHS wide elements, intra and inter federal level agencies, and operating centers to ensure Public Health and Medical threat and incident information is properly acquired, displayed, and archived.
• Demonstrates strong interpersonal skills in order to develop and maintain intra and inter-agency partnerships and fosters collaborative process for all emergency management activities.
• Communicates effectively, both orally and in writing with senior executive level personnel to include ability to provide briefings, presentations, executive summaries, and reports.
• Performs emergency management functions to support national level public health and medical programs in order to prepare for and respond to medical and health consequences of bioterrorism and other public health and medical emergencies.
• Meet and address customer needs and has the flexibility to respond to new initiatives and evolving emergency preparedness and response expectations.
• Conduct investigations and perform analytical, liaison, and advisory work to develop and evaluate Public Health and Medical activities.
• Manage, update and Alert/Warning/Notification systems for HHS, to include International Health Regulations (IHR) and Public Health Emergencies of International Concern (PHEIC).
• Participates in workgroups dealing with emergency management planning, response, and situational awareness activities.
• On a daily basis, interacts with the Team Lead, other Operations Officers, ASPR wide elements, intra and interagency partners, including operations centers, to ensure Public Health and Medical (PH&M) threat and incident information is properly acquired, displayed, and archived.
• Furnishes real-time alerting and reporting on potential or actual PH&M emergency management situations by monitoring numerous sources, including open source data.
• Obtains relevant information from subject matter experts within HHS to complement reported information and incorporate essential information into the HHS common operating picture.
• After completion of necessary training requirements, individual is expected to operate as a Deputy Team Lead during routine operations. This individual is considered a subject matter expert on HHS operational matters, and is the shift leader that provides guidance and feedback team members.
• Facilitates team discussions and coordinates the decision making process for MCB functions while leading shifts. Fosters relationships with team personnel, easing the decision making process.
• Ultimately responsible for making tough decisions, with limited information, while under short time constraints. Effective decision making skills are required.
• Demonstrate progressive leadership qualities culminating in the operational control and oversight of Mission Coordination Team personnel, with responsibility for operational control of MCT personnel, execution of operational duties, and coordinating and directing the actions of lower-grade GS and PHS personnel when the Officer is the senior MCT member on shift. This includes the control and direction of personnel on shift, but does not impart direct supervisory requirements or authority.
Qualifications:
The incumbent will be required to work 12.5-hour shifts, including days (0645-1915), nights (1845-0715), weekends, and holidays. It is highly desirable that incumbent have an emergency management, public health, and/or operations background. The incumbent must be able to obtain and maintain a Top Secret Clearance. This is a multidisciplinary billet; all officers are encouraged to apply. Must have at least one year of specialized experience equivalent to at least the GS-12 level of Federal service. Specialized experience includes: Demonstrated knowledge of the functional areas within an Emergency Management Organization (EMO) to include information management, situation analysis, recommending and coordinating action, tracking resources, assessing procedures and results; thorough knowledge of hazard emergency planning and response, and emergency management in the following areas: public health and medical emergencies, natural disasters, bioterrorism, technological emergencies, and hazardous materials (chemical, biological or nuclear); ensuring that agency plans and response procedures are appropriate, consistent and properly coordinated; Proficient in the use of computers, electronic messaging, and other types of office automation and technology in the support of emergency procedures, and to disseminate information during emergency events.
Location:
200 Independence Ave, S.W.
Washington, DC 20201
Contact information:
To apply please e-mail your resume/CV and cover letter to Mr. Marshall Bickert at Marshal.Bickert@hhs.gov. The cover letter should reference this job announcement, your relevant employment history, date of availability, and contact information to include name, phone, and e-mail address.

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Supervisory Program Specialist, Branch Chief, National Disaster Medical System

Closing Date: May 19, 2017

Agency leadership has determined that this position meets Criteria 3: Assignment requires individual to be available for rapid deployment – domestic or international – at the direction of the agency head (as distinguished from deployment for natural disaster or international response) or requires availability to perform duties 24/7, including when on leave.

Job Title:

Supervisory Program Specialist, Branch Chief, Grade O-6, Multidisciplinary Billet

Medical Services Branch, National Disaster Medical System

Vacancies:

Washington, DC (1)

Job Description:

This position is located with the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (DHHS), Office of the Assistant Secretary for Preparedness and Response, Office of Emergency Management, Division of the National Disaster Medical System (NDMS).

The Supervisory Program Specialist, Branch Chief will work under the direction of the Director, National Disaster Medical System (NDMS) and supervises a diverse staff of clinicians and non-clinicians to accomplish complex projects, programs and/or assignments.

The incumbent performs and supervises programmatic activities such as the steady-state programmatic and response/event operational activities that include cross-matrix collaboration with the NDMS Federal Partnership and state stakeholders;, human capital management; budgetary formulation and execution; stakeholder engagement; and administrative management functions necessary for accomplishing the mission of the Division.

The incumbent also plans, manages, and directs programs, policies, and activities of subordinate staff related to the NDMS. Develops and implements internal, interagency and external policy development, operations, and communications regarding programmatic support which includes human capital management and business acumen.

The incumbent must demonstrate mastery of a wide range of methods for the assessment and improvement of complex programs, processes and systems; as well as skills to plan, organize, and implement the required programs, plans, and proposals involving substantial department resources, or that require extensive changes in established procedures.

Supervisory Program Specialist, Branch Chief, National Disaster Medical System

Qualifications:

The position requires an individual with strong written and verbal communication and interpersonal skills; someone who is highly motivated and able to perform in an accelerated environment.

The incumbent is expected to provide field response support during ESF #8 operations as required. This is a multidisciplinary billet with a clinical and/or health services background preferred.

Contact information:

To apply please e-mail your CV, cover letter, last (2) COERS, and (2) professional references to oemphs@hhs.gov. The cover letter should reference this job announcement, state your date of availability, introduce yourself, and provide your contact information to include name, phone, and e-mail address.

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ASPR Information Systems Security Analyst (INFOSEC)

Closing Date: Open until filled

Posted:  5/1/17

Agency leadership has determined that this position meets Criteria 3: Assignment requires individual to be available for rapid deployment – domestic or international – at the direction of the agency head (as distinguished from deployment for natural disaster or international response) or requires availability to perform duties 24/7, including when on leave.

Job Title:

Information Systems Security Analyst (INFOSEC), Grade O-6/CAPT (Non-supervisory billet)

Vacancies: Washington, DC (1)

Introduction:

This position is located in the Office of the Assistant Secretary Preparedness and Response (ASPR), Office of the Secretary of Health and Human Services (OS/HHS). ASPR is comprised of six components: the Chief Operating Officer (COO), the Office of Biomedical Advance Research and Development Authority (BARDA), Office of Emergency Management (OEM), Office of Acquisitions Management Contracts, and Grants (AMCG), Office of Policy and Planning (OPP), and the Office of Financial Planning and Analysis (OFPA).

This position is within the Chief Operations Officer, Division of Administrative Management (DAM). The DAM provides and coordinates agency-wide administrative management and support services in the areas of travel response, facility management, information technology, decision analytics, and other administrative management services.

The purpose of this position is to support the Information Technology Policy and Planning branch carry out its duties in maintaining the compliance posture of the 20+ Federal Information Security Management Act (FlSMA) Information Systems operated across all Program Offices within ASPR, and supporting Program Offices with security and policy compliance for the entire lifecycle of Information System management activities.

Skills & Requirements:

Ability to obtain and maintain a Secret Clearance

• Knowledge and experience with NICE Framework CyberSkill Code

(a) 64 Systems Requirements Planning

(b) 72 Information Systems Security Operations

Duties:

Incumbent will support activities related to the procedures, awareness, programs, and supporting templates to aid stakeholders in developing HHS certification and accreditation and/or HHS JT Enterprise Performance Life Cycle (EPLC) artifacts and support on-going maintenance and reporting for FJSMA systems to management officials.

Incumbent will act as the Information System Security Officer of record on one or more FISMA Information Systems and will apply a comprehensive understanding of Federal Information systems security protocols and the requirements and processes for security certification and accreditation of Information Systems within HHS.

ASPR Information Systems Security Analyst (INFOSEC)

Incumbent will be responsible for obtaining certification and network accreditation for assigned system and ensure the coordination of compliance activities across security, investment, and acquisition governance organizations and processes.

Within ASPR systems, incumbent will be responsible for identifying actual and potential cyber security trends, problems, and weaknesses to address those risks and will develop strategies to allow existing systems to respond to future IT security challenges, to include recommending modifications and solutions that reduce 1T security risks across the enterprise.

Incumbent will be responsible for engaging, influencing and persuading employees and managers from customer organizations as well as consultants, contractors, vendors in order to overcome resistance in adopting and/or enforcing applicable IT security controls and policies.

When specific complex and/or intricate issues and problems related to the organization's IT security program and compliance posture are identified, incumbent is responsible for translating general agency-level policy statements and objectives into new methods, and procedures in order to resolve those issues and takes initiative to propose new policies and practices when appropriate.

Specific Tasks

NICE Framework Code: 72 category. Work in this category includes performing OPM GDS Cybersecurity Category/Specialty Area: 72 Information Systems Security Operations tasks, as defined by the NIST NICE 2.0 Framework.

• Advise appropriate senior leadership or authorizing official of charges affecting the organization's information assurance (lA) posture;

• Ensure that all information assurance (lA) requirements are integrated into the continuity planning for that system and/or organization(s);

• Ensure that protection and detection capabilities are acquired or developed using the information system security engineering approach and are consistent with organization-level information assurance (lA)architecture;

• Participate in information security risk assessment during the Security Assessment and Authorization(SA&A) process;

• Provide system related input on information assurance (lA) security requirements to be included in statements of work and other appropriate procurement documents;

• Supervise or manage protective or corrective measures when an information assurance (IA) incident or vulnerability is discovered;

• Use federal and organization-specific published documents to manage operations of their computing environment system(s);

• Identify security requirements specific to an information technology (IT) system in all phases of the system lifecycle;

• Ensure plans of actions and milestones or remediation plans are in place for vulnerabilities identified during risk assessments audits, inspections, etc;

• Assure successful implementation and functionality of security requirements and appropriate information technology (IT) policies and procedures consistent with the organization's mission and goals;

• Participate in the acquisition process as necessary, following appropriate supply chain risk management practices.

ASPR Information Systems Security Analyst (INFOSEC)

NJCE Framework Code: 64 category. Work in this category includes performing OPM GDS Cybersecurity Category/Specialty Area: 64 Systems Requirements Planning tasks, as defined by the NIST NICE 2.0 Framework.

• Conduct risk analysis, feasibility study, and/or trade-off analysis to develop, document, and refine functional requirements and specifications;

• Consult with customers to evaluate functional requirements

• Coordinate with systems architects and developers, as needed, to provide oversight in the development of design solutions;

• Develop an enterprise system security context, a preliminary system security concept of operations, and define baseline security requirements in accordance with applicable information assurance (lA) requirements;

• Develop and document requirements, capabilities and constraints for design procedures and processes;

• Integrate and align information security and/or information assurance (IA) policies to ensure system analysis meets security requirements;

• Manage information technology (IT) projects to ensure that developed solutions meet customer requirements;

• Oversee and make recommendations regarding configuration management;

• Perform needs analysis to determine opportunities for new and improved business process solutions;

• Performs other duties as assigned.

Contact information: To apply please e-mail your CV and cover letter to the ASPR Commissioned Corps Liaison at aimee.williams@hhs.gov. The cover letter should reference this job announcement, state your date of availability, introduce yourself, and provide your contact information to include name, phone, and e-mail address.

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Closing Date: May 19, 2017

Agency leadership has determined that this position meets Criteria 3: Assignment requires individual to be available for rapid deployment – domestic or international – at the direction of the agency head (as distinguished from deployment for natural disaster or international response) or requires availability to perform duties 24/7, including when on leave.

Job Title:

Program Coordinator, Grade O-5 (Non-Supervisory billet)

Vacancies:

Washington, DC (1)

Job Description:

The Office of Emergency Management (OEM), a component of the Office of the Assistant Secretary for

Preparedness and Response (ASPR) is seeking a Program Coordinator/Emergency Management Specialist. This position will support the weapons of mass destruction programs of the Tactical Programs Branch of the Division of Partner Readiness and Emergency Programs (PREP).

Duties and Responsibilities:

Assists in the management and oversight of the weapons of mass destruction programs, to include program development, budgeting, personnel training, equipment purchases, deployments, and exercise development and participation;

• Assists in the coordination of HHS’ participation on the Domestic Emergency Support Team (DEST) and Foreign Emergency Support Team (FEST), as well as the Weapons of Mass Destruction Strategic Group (WMDSG), the Weapons of Mass Destruction Integration and Implementation Group (WMDI2G) and associated groups;

• Coordinates HHS’ participation on the WMD Executive Steering Committee (WMDESC);

• Coordinates the identification, selection, training, equipping and deployment of the HHS Field Team, the HHS Home Team and HHS liaison officers;

• Serves as an ASPR/OEM representative to FBI, FEMA, DoD and Department of State for matters relating to WMD;

• Regularly participates in exercises and field testing of equipment and deployment protocols.

Qualifications:

Experience as a project or program manager and/or subject matter expert for public health and medical emergency preparedness and response activities, including specialized experience providing advice on a broad range of emergency management activities focusing on Chemical, Biological, Radiological, Nuclear, and Explosive (CBRNE) hazards; assisting with and/or coordinating emergency response programs at the federal, state and local levels; and experience with the National Response Framework (NRF) and other emergency preparedness systems. Must be capable and available for no-notice deployment to support domestic or international WMD incidents. Must be able to obtain and maintain a TS/SCI level clearance. Strong preference for candidates with an active security clearance (Secret level or above). Preference for candidates who are active, licensed clinicians (NRP, RN, NP, PA, MD).

Contact information:

To apply please e-mail your CV and cover letter to oemphs@hhs.gov. The cover letter should reference this job announcement, state your date of availability, introduce yourself, and provide your contact information to include name, phone, and e-mail address.

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