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    Job Title: Program Analyst
    Department: Department Of Health And Human Services
    Agency: Substance Abuse & Mental Health Services Admin
    Job Announcement Number: HHS-SMA-2010-0035

    SALARY RANGE: 89,033.00 – 115,742.00 USD /year
    OPEN PERIOD: Friday, March 05, 2010 to Friday, March 26, 2010
    SERIES & GRADE: GS-0343-13/13
    POSITION INFORMATION: Full TimePermanent
    DUTY LOCATIONS: 2 vacancies – Rockville
    WHO MAY BE CONSIDERED: This vacancy is open to current permanent Title 5 Federal employees and status candidates. Title 42 employees without reinstatement eligibility are not eligible.

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

    These positions are located within the Department of Health and Human Services (DHHS), Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration (SAMHSA), Center for Mental Health Services (CMHS), in Rockville, Maryland. Applicants selected for one of these CMHS positions will work in either the Division of Service and Systems Improvement (DSSI) or the Division of State and Community Systems Development (DSCSD).

    You must meet time-in-grade requirements within 30 days of the closing date.
    You must be a U.S. Citizen by the closing date to qualify.
    Travel Required: No
    Please carefully read and follow the instructions for HOW TO APPLY.


    If selected for one of these senior Program Analyst positions, you will:

    -Conduct major, and/or long-term studies of mission programs and operations carried out by SAMHSA/CMHS.

    -Implement major planning, evaluation or monitoring processes and develop long/short range programmatic/operational plans and budgets.

    -Provide leadership and guidance at the Division level on all requirements related to budget planning, development, and implementation and work to resolve complex budgetary problems.

    -Develop and analyze grant and contract plans and guide staff on preparation of RFA and RFC documentation to ensure optimal performance.

    -Conduct data-gathering using techniques such as quantitative analysis, surveys, interviews, and research to justify proposals through systematic and deductive reasoning.

    -Present and discuss survey and study findings with responsible officials, and document findings in written management reports, identifying weaknesses and outlining conclusions.

    -Prepare and coordinate SAMHSA/CMHS responses to sensitive requests from Congress, OMB, GAO, the Inspector General, and/or DHHS, and assure that responses accurately reflect SAMHSA policy.

    Basic Qualifications:
    You must have one (1) year of specialized experience that has
    equipped you with the particular knowledge, skills, and abilities to
    perform successfully the duties of the position, and that is
    typically in or related to the work of the position to be filled. To
    be creditable, specialized experience must have been equivalent to
    at least the GS-12 level in the Federal Government.

    Examples of qualifying specialized experience may include:
    -Conducting comprehensive studies of mission programs and operations, analyzing findings, and presenting recommendations to management through written reports.
    -Providing guidance on Federal Budget formulation and execution requirements for an assigned program office.
    -Participating in the development of grant and contract plans and preparation of Requests for Application and Requests for Contracts.
    -Utilizing evaluative methods to carry out policy analysis in the areas of mental health and public health systems.
    If you have Federal status and have never been on an appointment in
    this occupational series, you must submit your transcripts as
    indicated above. If you have Federal status and are currently or
    were previously on an appointment in this occupational series, you
    do not need to submit transcripts at the time of application.
    Instead, you should submit an SF-50 showing that you were on an
    appointment in this occupational series.

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