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Chief of Staff

Washington, DC
Apr 22, 2024
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This position is located in the Department of Health and Human Services, Immediate Office of the Secretary, headquartered in Washington, District of Columbia.

This vacancy is also being announced concurrently with vacancy announcement HHS-IOS-MP-24-12378972 under merit promotion procedures. Please review this announcement to see if you are eligible for consideration under merit promotion procedures.

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As a Chief of Staff, you will use your knowledge of and experience with the Immediate Office of the Secretary to optimize business results and customer experience to:

  • Advises the ADS for National Security and the Deputy Director, ONS to help further ONS' goals and objectives.
  • Advises on management policy, operations, and procedures, and recommends changes to meet the Office's requirements.
  • Serves as a key advisor to the ONS Deputy Director, on specific office administration and in the efficient application and use of available resources.
  • Provides advice and assistance to the office principal leaders and other respective Office managers by developing and reviewing management and program related initiatives to ensure adherence to the methods, principles, and practices of sound organizational management and efficient resources utilization.


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.
  • Financial disclosure statement may be required.
  • Probationary (or trial) period may be required.
  • Appointment to the position will be contingent upon a negative applicant drug test result and be subject to random, reasonable suspicion, and post-accident drug testing upon hiring.
  • Incumbent is required to obtain and maintain a Top Secret/SCI level clearance.



Must Have At Least One Year Of Specialized Experience, Equivalent To The GS-14 Grade Level In The Federal Service Performing The Following:

  • Advising senior officials of organizational goals and objectives to further organizational goals and objectives.
  • Providing guidance on management policy, operations, and procedures, and recommends changes to meet the organization's requirements.
  • Serving as a key advisor on specific office administration and in the efficient application and use of available resources.
  • Planning, formulating, and justifying budget of an organization.

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This job does not have an education qualification requirement.

Additional Information


Incentives may be authorized; however, this is contingent upon multiple factors, including funds availability. If authorized, certain incentives may require you to sign a service agreement to remain in the Federal government for a period of up to 3 years. Note: This statement does not imply nor guarantee an incentive will be offered and paid. Incentives may include the following: moving expenses, recruitment or relocation incentive; student loan repayment, superior qualifications appointment, creditable service for annual leave for prior non-federal work experience or prior uniformed military service, etc.

Bargaining Unit Position: No

Research position: No

Drug Screening Required: Yes

Applicants selected for this position will be subject to reasonable suspicion and post-accident drug testing upon hiring.

Veterans' Preference - https://www.usajobs.gov/Help/working-in-government/unique-hiring-paths/veterans/


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