The Office of Policy, Planning, and Innovation (OPPI) at the Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration (SAMHSA) is currently hiring two policy analysts. OPPI works to coordinate policy across SAMHSA and supports the Office of SAMHSA’s Administrator. The incumbents will work closely with SAMHSA leadership on issues related to behavioral health financing and service integration.
Incumbents in these positions will be responsible for a varied portfolio including:
- Supporting the policy development process (including budget development and grant program policy);
- Coordinating work related to behavioral health financing and integration at SAMHSA;
- Informing SAMHSA’s policy research agenda;
- The management of projects through federal contracts;
- Reviewing and providing comment on federal regulations and other materials; and
SAMHSA is looking for committed professionals with experience in behavioral health policy. Strong writing and analytic skills are essential. For these positions, knowledge of, and experience related to, the Affordable Care Act and federal behavioral health policies, legislation, and regulations are also important.
You can access these postings and apply at the following links:
https://www.usajobs.gov/GetJob/PrintPreview/395709800 for current federal employees, this posting is currently open and closing on March 13, 2015
https://www.usajobs.gov/GetJob/PrintPreview/395718500 for United States citizens outside of the federal government, this posting is opening on March 6th and closing on March 13, 2015
Applicants can qualify for these positions at the GS 12 or 13 levels. For more on salary, benefits, and the qualifications necessary to meet these GS levels, please see the postings. If you have any questions about these positions, please contact David de Voursney, the chief of the Policy Analysis Branch in OPPI at 240-276-2332 or firstname.lastname@example.org. Please click the following link for more information about SAMHSA (http://www.samhsa.gov/).