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Deputy Regional Manager for Investigations

Office for Civil Rights, U.S. Department of Health and Human Services

in Chicago IL

Open & closing dates: 09/09/2019 to 09/18/2019

Pay scale & grade: GS 14

Salary: $116,040 to $150,856 per year

Several vacancies in Chicago, IL

Telework eligible? No


This position is with the United States Department of Health and Human Services, Office for Civil Rights.

This announcement has an applicant limit of 50. Once the first 50 applicants have been reached, the announcement will no longer be available to apply.

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


  • Manages the regional office staff and other resources allocated to the office to meet regional productivity and performance objectives under the supervision of the Regional Manager.
  • Maintains current knowledge of applicable conscience and religious freedom laws, civil rights laws, and the Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act (HIPAA) Rules and all aspects of the regional OCR programs, operations, and policies.
  • Manages the regional staff's data entry and use of the Program Information Management System (PIMS) database and resource library.
  • Meets with officials on complex and difficult compliance cases and policy matters to provide technical assistance and negotiate acceptable and workable resolutions and agreements.
  • Provides training on conscience and religious freedom laws, civil rights laws, and HIPAA Rules to program personnel and develops projects to assist these personnel and their grantees in meeting their obligations under applicable laws and rules.


Conditions of Employment

  • U.S. Citizenship required
  • Males born after December 31, 1959 must be registered or exempt from Selective Service - http://www.sss.gov
  • Suitable for federal employment
  • Appointment will be subject to the applicant's successful completion of a background security investigation and favorable adjudication. All information concerning qualifications is subject to investigation.
  • 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.
  • All Federal employees are required to have Federal salary payments made by direct deposit to a financial institution of their choice.
  • All qualification requirements must be met by the closing date.
  • One-year probationary period may be required.
  • Financial disclosure statement required.


Must have at least one year of specialized experience, equivalent to the GS-13 grade level in the Federal managing and advising staff responsible for conducting compliance reviews, complaint investigations, and outreach related to civil rights, conscience and religious freedom, and Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act (HIPAA) programs; negotiating settlements to ensure compliance with legal authorities; and establishing and maintaining effective working relationships with the regulated community, including state and local government agencies.

Experience refers to paid and unpaid experience, including volunteer work done through national Service programs (e.g., Peace Corps, AmeriCorps) and other organizations (e.g., professional; philanthropic; religious; community; student; social). Volunteer work helps build critical competencies, knowledge, and skills and can provide valuable training and experience that translates directly to gain employment. You will receive credit for all qualifying experience, including volunteer experience. If such experience is on a part-time basis, you must provide the average number of hours worked per week as well as the beginning and ending dates of the experience so it can be fully credited.

Required Documents

Submission of a resume alone IS NOT a complete application. You must provide a complete online Application Package which includes:

  • Your Resume: You are encouraged to use the USAJobs online resume builder to ensure that all required information is in your resume. Your resumemust clearly articulate how your skills and experiences align to the criteria defined in the qualifications section of this announcement and it must support your responses to the assessment questionnaire. For each position you must describe your duties, accomplishments, related skills, and responsibilities. Your resume must also include the day, month, and year that you began and ended for each position held. Full-time employment will be assumed unless otherwise stated on your resume. Part-time employment will be prorated in crediting experience. Not providing this information may result in the lowering of your assessment score or an ineligible rating. For resume writing guidance, please visit the USAJobs Resource Center or view their video tutorial.
  • A complete Assessment Questionnaire (https://apply.usastaffing.gov/ViewQuestionnaire/10583613)

How to Apply

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