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Public Health Advisor, GS-0685-13
Job Code: 001120
Position Number: 101SP101796
The employee serves as a senior public health advisor and provides consultative services to the most difficult and complex disease control programs or projects that have unusually demanding social, economic, cultural, governmental, and political conditions requiring the planning, development, and evaluation of matters of general precedent, extensive controversy, or wide coordination. The incumbent is responsible for performing unusually difficult assignments that affect populations domestically and/or internationally or public health programs that require advanced occupational expertise and judgment to support particularly complex program activities or very broad program applications on a continuing and frequent basis.
Program and Administrative Management - __________%
Plans, develops, and implements public health programs in collaboration with local, State, tribal, territorial, national and international governments and various public, non-profit, and private and health-related organizations. Establishes systematic methods for program execution and advocacy that includes the identification of objectives, evaluation criteria, and legal and regulatory compliance requirements.
Serves as the principal program representative and provides program expertise, guidance, and leadership on unusually difficult and complex programs. Provides comprehensive technical, administrative, and management advice and guidance on program activities that are extremely broad and diverse and are carried out by a large staff usually organized in multiple operating echelons. Formulates program strategies including goals, priorities, operating policies, and evaluation methods and approaches. Carries out long range planning and evaluation.
Conducts assessments, compliance reviews and negotiates and approves corrective actions, as needed. Monitors program compliance requirements and recommends approval or disapproval of existing or proposed program activities or expansions. Prepares reports of findings and recommendations.
Reviews congressional and legislative actions; assesses impact on public health program activities, initiatives, and policies; and initiates action accordingly. When warranted, drafts testimonies, policies, responses to inquiries, and/or financial statements for use in hearings and executives reviews, and to address concerns by grantees, contractors, and other concerned citizens. Represents the program or function on intra- and inter-agency task forces, committees, etc.
Serves as a representative to professional organizations in order to gain cooperation from these groups. The incumbent must be persuasive in bringing about such cooperation and effective in negotiating problems and coordinating implementation of programs.
Budget, Cooperative Agreements, Contracts and Grants Management - __________%
Manages and oversees funding/budgets and a variety of grants, cooperative agreements, contracts, and other awards including initiation, administration, award, monitoring, evaluation, coordination, and close-out. Maintains a critical role with officials in formulating and implementing policy pertaining to the planning, management, and evaluation of a variety of grants, cooperative agreements, contracts, and other awards. Reviews and approves applications for grant assistance, proposed revisions, supplemental requests, and/or other changes. Formulates policies, plans, and programs to ensure fund expenditures. Assesses activities to determine funding requirements, needs, and statutory and regulatory compliance. Recommends alternatives for accomplishing and meeting program objectives. Exercises approval authority for authorized expenditures and fund appropriations.
Performs other duties as assigned.