The Indian Health Service (IHS) is the principal federal health care provider and health advocate for American Indians and Alaska Natives (AI/AN). The IHS goal is to raise Indian health status to the highest possible level. IHS provides leadership and direction to programs and activities designed to improve health outcomes to over 1.9 million AI/AN through a system of IHS, Tribal and Urban operated facilities and programs.
For information on the IHS visit IHS.GOV
The IHS is required by law to give absolute preference to qualified applicants who meet the Secretary of the Interior's definition of Indian for appointment to vacancies within the IHS in accordance with established IHS policy as outlined in the Indian Health Manual Part 7, Chapter 3. The IHS is an Equal Opportunity Employer.
This position is in the Senior Executive Service (SES), a small elite group of senior government leaders who possess a diverse portfolio of experience and the strong skills required to lead across organizations. This dedicated corps of executives is charged with providing strategic leadership and upholding a commitment to public service that transcends loyalty to a specific agency mission or individual profession. As an SES member you will influence the direction of innovation and transformation of the federal government and lead the next generation of public servants.
position serves as the Director, Office of Finance and Accounting and Chief
Financial Officer (CFO), Indian Health
Service (IHS). The incumbent exercises
broad authority for the development, presentation, and defense of the IHS
budget and is fully responsible for the allocation and management of financial
resources available to the agency. These
resources include appropriated funds, collection of third party reimbursements for
services provided, contributions from Tribes and other entities, and funds that
are carried over and available for more than one fiscal year. The Director uses initiative, judgment, and
originality in developing and implementing financial management policies and
goals and is accountable for the certification of the agency’s financial
statements, compliance with applicable laws, policies, and regulations, and funds
allocated for expenditure by Headquarters and field programs.
This position is a Public Trust, Level VI position, therefore the selectee will be subject to a full-field background investigation and security clearance before being appointed to the position and will be required to complete a Public Financial Disclosure Report, Standard Form 278.
See http://www.ihs.gov/jobsatihs/ for more details.
NOTE: Only applications with responses to the ECQ's and MTQ's will be considered.
- Provides leadership to ensure that IHS finance/budget policy and appropriations support program continuity that is consistent with the mission of the agency. Works closely with IHS senior executives to assure that testimony before Congressional committees is accurate and timely; reflects sound business acumen that is in compliance with laws, rules, regulation; and is supportive of self-determination aimed at the overall improvement of the health status of American Indian and Alaska Native people.
- Establishes policy and procedures for the agency financial management function that assures compliance with the Office of Management and Budget (OMB) requirements and policy and guidance issued by the Assistant Secretary for Financial Resources, HHS. Outlines strategies to address OMB/Congressional concern for the justification of appropriations for various programs contracted or compacted under P.L. 93-638. This includes directing the research and analysis of issues associated with funding distributions between Tribes under P.L. 93-638 and IHS Area Offices; and negotiating options for resolution with the Headquarters leadership team.
- Directs the financial statement preparation activities, in conformance with HHS, OMB, GAO, Treasury, and Federal Accounting Standards Advisory Board guidance related to government-wide accounting policy. Provides key leadership on the agency’s senior assessment team to assure agency responsibilities for reviewing, monitoring, and reporting on internal controls in accordance with Federal Managers’ Financial Integrity Act requirements.
- Directs all IHS financial management functions and budget formulation activities in collaboration with agency program offices, planning offices, congressional, and legislative affairs staff. Independently realigns budget estimates when time does not permit consultation, determining those areas or activities that should be adjusted. Responsible for the formulation of methods and procedures for an integrated approach to financial management planning, reporting and control, and adjusts requirements to size and complexity of programs. Provides direction on fund management in relation to program benefits and budgetary trends in the context of broad IHS policies. Interprets budgetary trends expressed or implied by policies of the HHS, OMB, and the Congress.
- Directs the operational analyses of all programs or locations of service activities as related to budgets for Patient Care and the Facilities Program. Directs the translation of program and operational plans into formal budget documents for regular program and construction activities, ensuring that budget policies and program assumptions are appropriately addressed. Administers fund resources in accordance with program plans and recommends changes in programs and funding as indicated by continuous review and evaluation of program accomplishments in relation to obligations, other indices of activities, and the fiscal year elapsed.
- Occasional Travel
- Some travel will be required