U.S. Department of Health and Human Services

Office of the Assistant Secretary for Planning and Evaluation

Office of Disability, Aging, and Long-Term Care Policy

Director, Division of Behavioral Health and Intellectual Disabilities Policy

HHS’s Office of the Assistant Secretary for Planning and Evaluation (ASPE) is hiring!  We are looking for a director for our Division of Behavioral Health and Intellectual Disabilities Policy in the Office of Disability, Aging, and Long-Term Care Policy. The Division of Behavioral Health and Intellectual Disabilities Policy addresses financing, delivery, quality, and evaluation of services and supports for adults, children and youth with mental illnesses, substance use disorders, or intellectual disabilities.

The position is a GS-15 Supervisory Social Science Analyst.

This is a pre-announcement. The official job posting will be available in the coming days. Stay tuned for a link to the announcement but also keep an eye on www.usajobs.gov.

In this position you will:

Supervise a professional staff of social scientists, economists, clinical psychologists and public health analysts focused on the development, assessment, evaluation, and implementation of HHS behavioral health and intellectual disabilities programs and policies.

Provide leadership, coordination, and guidance related to the Department’s behavioral health policy agenda, including two top HHS priorities: (1) addressing the opioid epidemic, and (2) better addressing serious mental illness.

Inform HHS policymaking by providing objective policy research and analysis of behavioral health issues.

Represent ASPE and the Department on inter- and intra-agency activities pertaining to behavioral health policy. As appropriate, represent HHS to outside groups such as state and local governments, Congressional staff, and private and public organizations.

Qualified candidates will demonstrate substantial leadership skills and management experience, as well as expert knowledge of major policy and programmatic issues pertaining to behavioral health, inclusive of mental health, serious mental illness, substance use disorder, including opioid use disorder, and other addiction issues.

For more information: Interested parties should contact Gavin Kennedy (gavin.kennedy@hhs.gov). Again, this is a pre-announcement of the vacancy that will be posted on www.usajobs.gov soon.  Applications must be submitted through the website to be considered. All inquiries will remain confidential.