Office of the Secretary of Health and Human Services Medical Officer in Kansas City, Kansas

Office of the Secretary of Health and Human Services
Many vacancies in the following locations:
  • Kansas City, KS
  • New York, NY
  • Seattle, WA
Work Schedule is Full Time - Permanent

Opened Monday 10/17/2016 (7 day(s) ago)

** Closes Monday 11/7/2016 (14 day(s) away)

Job Overview

Become a part of the Department that touches the lives of every American! At the Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) you can give back to your community, state, and country by making a difference in the lives of Americans everywhere. It is the principal agency for protecting the health of citizens. Join HHS and help to make our world healthier, safer, and better for all Americans.

The mission of OASH is to protect and promote the public health of the Nation through policies and programs that apply science-based approaches that enable people to live healthier lives. OASH is a component of the Public Health Service (PHS) and its primary function is coordination of public health and science activities across HHS components. Specially, OASH is charged with leadership and development of policy recommendations "on population-based public health and science" and, at the direction of the Secretary, with coordination of initiatives that cut across various agencies and operating divisions of HHS in implementation of programs and policies at the convergence of public health and Science.

All Current PHS Commissioned Corps Officers interested in this position are encouraged to apply via Merit Promotion procedures. If you apply to this DH vacancy, and are selected from this vacancy announcement, you will become a Federal Employee. USPHS Officers are encouraged to apply to vacancy announcement HHS-OASH-MP-17-1824308.

This announcement is issued under the direct-hire authority to recruit for positions for which there is a critical hiring need. Selectee(s) will receive a career or career-conditional appointment in the competitive service and may be required to serve a one year probationary period.

Applications received as a result of job fairs, recruitment events, emergency hiring mechanisms will also be accepted during the duration of the direct-hire authority.

This position is located in the Department of Health and Human Services (HHS), Office of the Assistant Secretary for Health (OASH), with many vacancies in Seattle, WA; Kansas City, KS; New York, NY.

Salary Pay Table for each locality:

Kansas City, KS $117,519 - $152,780

New York, NY $132,619 - $160,300

Seattle, WA $125,495 - $160,300

Additional selections may be made across the Department of Health and Human Services through this vacancy announcement.

  • Incumbent serves as the Regional Health Administrator (RHA).

  • Convene, catalyze and mobilize Federal and non-governmental organizations to identify and act on regional health disparities to achieve prioritized health outcomes.

  • Provide insight and strategic collaborations for a full range of programmatic activities related to public health and science.

  • Develop, manage and analyze studies/projects related to the quality of public health and health care which focuses on the organization and delivery of those services in a timely, clinically effective and cost-effective manner.

  • Develop and manage extramural research activities through the development of grants, contracts, cooperative agreements, and other mutually beneficial mechanisms.

  • Identify, design, and implement intramural projects for the Office of the Assistant Secretary for Health (OASH) and for the Department of Health and Human Services (DHHS) as it relates to the Agency's priority areas.

  • Cultivate partnerships with other Federal entities such as NIH, SAMHSA, CDC, FDA, HRSA, ASPR and CMS which relate to the Agency's priority areas.

  • Provide technical review, oversight and management, and advisory assistance to OASH components and other Governmental agencies, colleagues, potential grants applications, the health community and the public at large.

  • Provide visionary leadership to multidisciplinary team of public health professionals.

  • Build partnerships with local and state public health agencies, with community organizations, and with health care systems.

  • Advance HHS mission and priorities within region, aligned with OASH priorities.

  • Supervisory and Management experience preferred.

Travel Required
  • 25% or Greater
  • 25% Domestic travel may be required per year.
Relocation Authorized
  • Yes
  • Relocation may be authorized.
Job Requirements
Key Requirements
  • U.S. Citizenship required.

Basic Requirements

This position requires applicants to meet a Basic Education Requirement in addition to at least one year of specialized experience in order to be found minimally qualified. You MUST meet the following basic education requirement:

Degree:Doctor of Medicine or Doctor of Osteopathy from a school in the United States or Canada approved by a recognized accrediting body in the year of the applicant's graduation. [A Doctor of Medicine or equivalent degree from a foreign medical school that provided education and medical knowledge substantially equivalent to accredited schools in the United States may be demonstrated by permanent certification by the Educational Commission for Foreign Medical Graduates (ECFMG) (or a fifth pathway certificate for Americans who completed premedical education in the United States and graduate education in a foreign country).]

NOTE: You must submit an official transcript, which displays type of degree and when the degree was conferred to support qualifying based on education. Education requirements must be met by the closing date of this job announcement and your transcript(s) submitted must reflect this.

Failure to provide any of the above will result in an ineligible rating.


Have one or more years of specialized experience, equivalent to the GS-14 grade level in the Federal service (obtained in either the public or private sectors to include any volunteer service). For this position, specialized experience is experience planning and implementing intramural and extramural research projects designed to measure and improve the quality of health care and patient safety.

Foreign Education: If you are using education completed in foreign colleges or universities to meet the qualification requirements, you must show that the education credentials have been evaluated by a private organization that specializes in interpretation of foreign education programs and such education has been deemed equivalent to that gained in an accredited U.S. education program; or full credit has been given for the courses at a U.S. accredited college or university. For further information, visit:

Conditions of Employment:

  1. Security and Background Requirements: If not previously completed, a background security investigation will be required for all appointees. Appointment will be subject to the applicant's successful completion of a background security investigation and favorable adjudication. Failure to successfully meet these requirements may be grounds for appropriate personnel action. In addition, if hired, a background security reinvestigation or supplemental investigation may be required at a later time. Applicants are also advised that all information concerning qualifications is subject to investigation. False representation may be grounds for non-consideration, non-selection and/or appropriate disciplinary action.

  2. *E-Verify: * If you are selected for this position, the documentation that you present for purposes of completing the Department of Homeland Security (DHS) Form I-9 will be verified through the DHS "E-Verify" System. Federal law requires DHS to use the E-Verify System to verify employment eligibility of all new hires, and as a condition of continued employment obligates the new hire to take affirmative steps to resolve any discrepancies identified by the system. The U.S. Department of Health and Human Services is an E-Verify Participant.

  3. *Direct Deposit: * All Federal employees are required to have Federal salary payments made by direct deposit to a financial institution of their choosing.

  4. All qualification requirements must be met by the closing date of the announcement.

  5. A financial disclosure statement is required.

  6. A one-year Supervisory probationary period may be required.

  7. Travel, transportation, and relocation expenses will be paid: Maybe.

  8. Bargaining Unit Position: No

  9. Drug Screening Required: No

  10. Recruitment incentives may be authorized: No

  11. Student loan repayment incentive may be authorized. Yes.

  12. Annual leave for non-federal service may be authorized. Yes.

Security Clearance

Public Trust - Background Investigation

Additional Information
What To Expect Next

Once the online questionnaire is received you will receive an acknowledgement email that your submission was successful. The most highly qualified candidates will be referred to the hiring manager for further consideration and possible interview. We expect to make a selection within 45 days of the closing date of this announcement.

You will receive notice via email or by mail, if no email address was provided by you during the application process, once this process is completed (generally 4-6 weeks).


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Other Information

Special Hiring Authorities for Veterans -

Special Hiring Authorities for Military Spouses and Family Members -

People With Disabilities (Schedule A) -

Males born after December 31, 1959 must be registered or exempt from Selective Service -

Interagency Career Transition Assistance Program (ICTAP): For information on how to apply as an ICTAP eligible see To be well-qualified and exercise selection priority for this vacancy, displaced Federal employees must be rated at 85.0 or above on the rating criteria for this position.

Beginning January 1, 2010, agencies must seek prior approval from OPM before they can appoint a current or recent political appointee to a competitive or non-political excepted service position at any level under the provisions of title 5, United States Code. If you are currently, or have been within the last 5 years, a political Schedule A, Schedule C, or Non-career SES employee in the executive branch, you MUST disclose that to the Human Resources Office.

Salary Range: $117,519.00 to $160,300.00 / Per Year

Series & Grade: GS-0602-15/15

Supervisory Status: Yes

Who May Apply: United States Citizens

Control Number: 452963900

Job Announcement Number: HHS-OASH-DH-17-1818587