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Justice, Bureau of Prisons/Federal Prison System Health System Specialist (Regional Health Systems Specialist) in Stockton, California

Summary

Why work for the Federal Bureau of Prisons? You can have a meaningful career with an agency that truly values a diverse workforce. You will find a diverse workforce employed from entry level jobs to senior management positions. We protect public safety by ensuring federal offenders serve their sentences of imprisonment in facilities that are safe, humane, and provide reentry programming. Employees at correctional facilities perform correctional work regardless of their specific occupation.

Responsibilities

Provides resources for the overall planning and policy development of health services delivery at all health facilities within the Region. Provides continuous monitoring of the delivery of health services throughout the region, with specific reference to medical administrative aspects and processes, within the framework of existing and developing standards and program missions. Reviews and monitors health services delivery within each of the regional institutions and regional contract correctional facilities to ensure consistency and equality throughout. Provides information and guidance concerning the development and availability of training programs for all categories of health services personnel. Conducts in-depth surveys of regional institutional health services activities and trends, and prepares comprehensive evaluations and recommendations for the Regional Health Services Administrator.

Requirements

Conditions of Employment

U.S. Citizenship is Required.

See Special Conditions of Employment Section.

The Career Transition Assistance Plan (CTAP) provides eligible surplus and displaced competitive service employees in the Department of Justice with selection priority over other candidates for competitive service vacancies. If your Department of Justice component has notified you in writing that you are a surplus or displaced employee eligible for CTAP eligibility, you may receive selection priority if: 1) this vacancy is within your CTAP eligibility; 2) you apply under the instructions in this announcement; and 3) you are found well qualified for this vacancy. To be well qualified, you must satisfy all qualification requirements for the vacant position and score 85 or better on established ranking criteria. You must provide a copy of your written notification of CTAP eligibility with your application. Additional information about CTAP eligibility is at: Click Here

Qualifications

To be considered for the position, you must meet the following qualification requirements. Education: GL-09:Masters or equivalent graduate degree OR 2 full years of progressively higher level graduate education leading to such a degree OR LL.B. or J.D., if related. GS-11: Ph.D. or equivalent doctoral degree or 3 full years of progressively higher level graduate education leading to such a degree or LL.M, if related. Major study must be in - hospital administration, public health administration, or related fields, such as business or public administration with course work in health care administration. OR Experience: GL-09 and GS-11: You must have at least one year of specialized experience equivalent in difficulty and complexity to the next lower grade level in federal service. Specialized experience is progressively responsible analytical or administrative, or clinical management or supervisory experience in the health care field. This work may have been performed in an operating health care facility or a higher organizational echelon with advisory or directional authority over such facilities. Work must have involved a close working relationship with facility managers and analysis and/or coordination of administrative, clinical, or other service activities, and provided knowledge of the following: Missions, organizations, programs, and requirements of health care delivery systems;

Regulations and standards of various regulatory and credentialing groups; and

Government-wide, agency, and facility systems and requirements in various administrative areas such as budget, personnel, and procurement. Some examples of this qualifying experience are: GL-09: Experience in a medical setting and be familiar with medical terminology and community medical standards.

Knowledge of policies, procedures and standards of the institutions, Health Services, BOP and the Joint Commission on Accreditation of Hospitals.

Knowledge of the theory and principles of management and organization, administrative practices and procedures common to organizations, pertaining to channels of communication, delegations of authority, routing of correspondence, filing systems and storage of files and records. GS-11: Knowledge of unique health care needs in a correctional setting and how to implement a comprehensive health care delivery system.

Knowledge of administrative management and leadership skills to ensure administrative support of all activities in a correctional health care delivery system.

Knowledge of policies, procedures and standards of the institutions, Health Services, BOP, ACA, and the Joint Commission on Accreditation of Hospitals.

Experience applying basic fiscal management principles within a medical setting, an understanding of agency’s budget systems, and an awareness of the cost of medical services and equipment. ORCombination of Education & Experience:GL-09 and GS-11: A combination of education and experience. This experience must have equipped you with the qualifications to perform the major duties of this position as described above.

Special Provision for Inservice Placement:

Successful completion of an agency-sponsored on-the-job training program may be substituted for qualifying experience, provided it included a formal individualized training plan.Such a training program must have been conducted in an operating health care system and included: Assignments providing a knowledge of basic health system administration philosophies, practices, and procedures, and basic government administrative policies and requirements;

Practical assignments providing an opportunity to apply health system administration skills and principles (as the individual progresses, work assignments must be characteristic of the grade level to which he or she is assigned); and

Oversight by an experienced health system administrator with periodic evaluation of the individual's progress and appropriate adjustment of the training program. If applicable, credit will be given for paid and unpaid experience. To receive proper credit, you must show the actual time (such as the number of hours worked per week) spent in activities.

Your eligibility for consideration will be based on your responses to the questions in the application.

Education

See Qualifications Section for education requirements, if applicable.

ONLY if education is a requirement/substitution for specialized experience, applicant MUST upload legible transcripts as verification of educational requirement. Transcripts MUST be uploaded and electronically linked from USAJOBS at the time you apply and MUST include identifying information to include School Name, Student Name, Degree and Date Awarded (if applicable). All academic degrees and coursework must be completed at a college or university that has obtained accreditation or pre-accreditation status from an accrediting body recognized by the U.S. Department of Education. For a list of schools that meet this criteria, Click Here.

Foreign Education: For information regarding foreign education requirements, please see Foreign Diploma and Credit Recognition at the U.S. Department of Education website: Recognition of Foreign Qualifications.

If you are selected for this position and qualified based on education (i.e. basic education requirement and/or substitution of education), you will be required to provide an OFFICIAL transcript prior to your first day on duty.

Additional Information

This position IS included in the bargaining unit.

The representative rate for this position is $85,888 per annum ($41.15 per hour). Special Conditions of Employment Section:Appointment is subject to satisfactory completion of a urinalysis, physical, and background investigation. All applicants are subject to National Crime Information Center (NCIC) and credit checks. The addresses listed on the USAJOBS account/resume must be the primary residence at the time of application. You may be required to provide proof of residence.Additional selections may be made if vacancies occur within the life of thecertificate.

Current Federal Law Enforcement Employees:

Individuals selected who are under the Federal Employees Retirement System (FERS) or Civil Service Retirement System (CSRS) and who have not had three years "primary" law enforcement retirement coverage, will not be covered by law enforcement retirement while in this position. To regain coverage, individuals must return to a position with "primary" coverage.

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