Veterans Affairs, Veterans Health Administration Health System Administrator (Medical Center Director) NAT 9 in Washington, District Of Columbia

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Summary

VHA is home to the United States' largest integrated health care system, consisting of 150 medical centers, -1,400 Community-Based Outpatient Clinics, Community Living Centers, Vet Centers and Domiciliaries. Together, these health care facilities and the more than 53,000 independent licensed health care practitioners who work within them, provide comprehensive care to more than 8.3 million Veterans each year.

VHA Medical Centers provide a wide range of services including traditional hospital-based services such as surgery, critical care, mental health, orthopedics, pharmacy, radiology, and physical therapy. In addition, most of our medical centers offer additional medical and surgical specialty services including audiology & speech pathology, dermatology, dental geriatrics, neurology, oncology, podiatry, prosthetics, urology, and vision care. Some medical centers also offer advanced services such as organ transplants and plastic surgery.

This announcement requires you to submit a RESUME and TQ narrative. See specific information under the "How to Apply" section.

The VA structures its SES positions into three pay bands. Salary caps for each band are: Pay Band 1-$187,000; Pay Band 2-$180,700, and Pay Band 3-$172,100. Exception to the cap for Pay Bands 2 and 3 MAY be made in certain circumstances. Pay is commensurate with the candidate's experience and the hospital complexity level. VHA operates healthcare facilities across the country that range from small facilities in rural areas to large tertiary hospitals in urban areas with robust teaching and research programs.

Highly complex Medical Centers (level 1A facilities) are eligible for Critical Pay, extending the salary range up to $196,300. Critical Pay eligible locations included in this announcement are: Durham, NC and Washington, DC.

A Relocation or Recruitment Incentive may be offered for the Ann Arbor, MI location.

The Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) is taking the first steps to realign its many services from several regions to districts.

The new regions under the MYVA alignment will allow VA to begin the process of integrating disparate organizational boundaries into a single regional framework to enhance internal coordination.

The Regional Map can be seen at: http://www.va.gov/opa/publications/docs/myva-5-regions-map.pdf.

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Responsibilities

The Health System Administrator (Medical Center Director) is responsible to the Veterans Integrated Service Network (VISN) Director. The position requires the effective and economical direction, control, and operation of the VA Medical Center (VAMC). The responsibilities include, but are not limited to:

  • Full delegated line authority and responsibility for executive level management of the VAMC. Overall responsibility for planning, organizing, coordinating, controlling, reviewing, evaluating, and improving medical, administrative, and support operations of the medical facility.

  • Makes final decisions which have a direct and substantial impact on the healthcare organization and programs. Such decisions affect the nature, scope, and quality of patient care programs and activities.

  • Establishes VAMC policies and procedures consistent with the VISN, Veterans Health Administration (VHA) and VA corporate guidelines.

  • Determines program goals and objectives, and develops short-range and long-range plans for achieving strategic direction consistent with the VISN, VHA and VA Strategic, Performance and Operating goals.

  • Develops and maintains cooperative relationships with other Federal government agencies, local and state governments, community organizations and other health care providers in VAMC's service area.

  • Fosters positive relations with the news media, Congressional staff, service organizations, and volunteer groups.

  • As the Equal Employment Officer (EEO) for the VAMC, the Director has important motivational and executive leadership responsibilities with respect to planning, directing, reviewing, evaluating, and improving the EEO and other special employment initiatives required by statute, regulations, and policy.

Travel Required

Occasional travel - Travel to meetings representing the Medical Center.

Supervisory status

Yes

Promotion Potential

00

Who May Apply
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All groups of qualified individuals

Questions? This job is open to 1 group.

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Conditions of Employment
  • US Citizenship is required
  • Successful completion of a background investigation
  • Selectee may be subject to reassignments geographically or organizationally
  • Public Financial Disclosure Report (SF-278) is required
  • Males born after 12-31-59 must be registered for Selective Service
  • One-year probationary period is required for initial SES appointment

A. EXECUTIVE CORE QUALIFICATIONS:

ECQ 1. LEADING CHANGE: Ability to bring about strategic change, both within and outside the organization, to meet organizational goals. Inherent to this ECQ is the ability to establish an organizational vision and to implement it in a continuously changing environment.

ECQ 2. LEADING PEOPLE: Ability to lead people toward meeting the organization's vision, mission, and goals. Inherent to this ECQ is the ability to provide an inclusive workplace that fosters the development of others, facilitates cooperation and teamwork, and supports constructive resolution of conflicts.

ECQ 3. RESULTS DRIVEN: Ability to meet organizational goals and customer expectations. Inherent to this ECQ is the ability to make decisions that produce high-quality results by applying technical knowledge, analyzing problems, and calculating risks.

ECQ 4. BUSINESS ACUMEN: Ability to manage human, financial, and information resources strategically. Applicants may focus on resource management, with particular emphasis on financial management (budget).

ECQ 5. BUILDING COALITIONS: Ability to build coalitions internally and with other Federal agencies, State and local governments, nonprofit and private sector organizations, foreign governments, or international organizations to achieve common goals. Applicants may demonstrate that they have external contacts as well as internal interactions.

B. TECHNICAL QUALIFICATIONS (TO): All applicants mustsubmit a written narrative response to the TQ(s) below, not to exceed 2 pages. Please give examples and explain how often you used your skills, the complexity of the knowledge possessed, the level of people you interacted with, the sensitivity of the issues you handled, etc. It is recommenced that you draft your TQs in word document and then upload into the system.

*TQ: *Knowledge of mission, organization, programs, and requirements of health care delivery systems, and the ability to manage and direct a large health care facility.

Other Requirements:

Drug Testing: All non-VA applicants tentatively selected for VA employment in any position are subject to urinalysis to screen for illegal drug use prior to appointment. Applicants who refuse to be tested will be denied employment with VA.

Qualifications

To meet the minimum qualifications, applicants must possess all of the necessary requirements for this position, you MUST SHOW in your RESUME that you possess the five Mandatory Executive Core Qualifications (ECQs) and submit Technical Qualification(s) outlined below.

Eligibility will be based on clear and concise accomplishments that emphasize your level of responsibilities, scope and complexity of programs managed, program accomplishments (with results), policy initiatives and level of contacts. Your resume must not exceed FIVE pages including an optional cover letter. Any information in excess WILL NOT be considered or evaluated.

Applicants can obtain a sample resume along with additional information regarding the Executive Core Qualifications on the Internet at http://www.opm.gov/ses/recruitment/qualify.asp.

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; spiritual; community; student, social). Volunteer work helps build critical competencies, knowledge, and skills and can provide valuable training and experience that translates directly to paid employment. You will receive credit for all qualifying experience, including volunteer experience.

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Additional information

Veteran Preference does not apply to the Senior Executive Service.: http://www.usajobs.gov.

EEO Policy Statement: http://www.usajobs.gov.eeo.

Reasonable Accommodation Policy Statement: http://www.usajobs.gov/raps.

Legal and Regulatory Guidance: http://www.usajobs.gov/lrg.

YOU MUST SUBMIT A WRITTEN NARRATIVE OF THE TECHNICAL QUALIFICATION (TQ) IN ORDER TO RECEIVE CONSIDERATION FOR A POSITION.

"We strongly encourage you to apply online. Your complete application must be received by 11:59pm EST on the closing date in order for you to be considered. Please read all instructions before you begin.

YOU WILL BE CONSIDERED FOR ALL LOCATIONS.

To begin click the "Apply Online"button and follow the prompts to register, and submit all requireded documents. To return to your saved application, log in to your USAJOBS account at http://www.usajobs.opm.gov/ and click on "Application Status". Click on the position title and select Apply Online to continue.

If you cannot apply online::

1, Click the following link to view and print questionnaire View Occupational Questionnaire

  1. Print your resume and required documents.

  2. Fax to (478) 757-3144. Feed all documents into your fax machine top first so that we can receive them right-side up.

You must obtain and print a copy of the OPM Form 1203-FX. The form URL is http://www.opm.gov/Forms/pdf fill/OPM1203fx.pdf. Please note you may also call USAJOBS at (703) 724-1850 to have the OPM Form 1203-FX mailed to you; however, this is not a practical alternative if the announcement is nearing its closing date. After the introduction on the recording, press 1, and listen for instructions to request the form.

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How You Will Be Evaluated

You will be evaluated for this job based on how well you meet the qualifications above.

Step 1: Resume addressing all of the ECQs (not exceed 5 pages): MANDATORY.

Step 2. Technical Qualification(s): MANDATORY FOR ALL APPLICANTS.

Step 3. Structured interviews will tentatively be conducted early November by VA ERB.

Step 4. Subsequent interviews may be scheduled for the Best Qualified applicants

Step 5. Approval by the Selecting Official (may include additional screening such as background and reference checks)

Step 6: OPM Qualifications Review Board, if Applicable.

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Background checks and security clearance
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Public Trust - Background Investigation

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Required Documents

A complete application for this position includes the following items:

  1. Resume which demonstrates your experience, accomplishments, training, education and awards reflecting your ability to meet each of the MANDATORY executive core qualification requirement(s) for this position. Elaborate on your experience and accomplishments, highlighting your level of responsibilities, scope and complexity of programs managed, work objectives met (the results of your efforts), policy initiatives and level of contacts. Ensure your resume does not exceed five (5) pages. Information beyond the five page resume will not be evaluated. DO NOT submit the application form OF-612, Optional Application for Federal Employment in lieu of a resume.

  2. SUBMIT a separate narrative response to address the technical qualification.

  3. Complete responses to the Online Questionnaire. View Occupational Questionnaire

All material must be received by the closing date of this announcement to be considered.

If you are relying on your education to meet qualification requirements:

Education must be accredited by an accrediting institution recognized by the U.S. Department of Education in order for it to be credited towards qualifications. Therefore, provide only the attendance and/or degrees from schools accredited by accrediting institutions recognized by the U.S. Department of Education.

Failure to provide all of the required information as stated in this vacancy announcement may result in an ineligible rating or may affect the overall rating.

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Benefits

A career with the U.S. Government provides employees with a comprehensive benefits package. As a federal employee, you and your family will have access to a range of benefits that are designed to make your federal career very rewarding.

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  • Healthcare insurance
  • Pay and leave

The Federal Government offers a number of exceptional benefits to its employees. The following Web address is provided for your reference to explore the major benefits offered to most federal employees. http://usajobs.gov/El/benefits.asp

Eligibility for benefits depends on the type of position you hold and whether your position is full-time, part-time, or intermittent. Contact the hiring agency for more information on the specific benefits offered.

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How to Apply

Your complete application must be received by 11:59pm EST on the closing date.

To begin click the Apply Online button and follow the prompts to register and submit all required documents. To return to your saved application, login in to your USAJOBS account at http://www.usajobs.opm.gov/ and click on "Application Status". Click on the position title, and then select Apply Online to continue.

We strongly encourage you to apply online. All materials must be received by the closing date of this announcement in order for you to be considered. Please read all instructions before you begin.

If you cannot apply online, you may FAX your resume, assessment questionnaire, and required documents to (478)757-3144. Feed all documents into your fax machine top first so that we receive them right-side up.

You must obtain and print a copy of the OPM Form 1203-FX, which you will use to provide your answers (refer to below link for Instructions for completing the OPM Form 1203-FX). The form URL is: http://www.opm.gov/Forms/pdffill/OPM1203fx.pdf. Please note you may also call USAJOBS by Phone at (703) 724-1850 to have the OPM Form 1203-FX mailed to you; however, this is not a practical alternative if the announcement is nearing its closing date. After the introduction on the recording, press 1, and listen for instructions to request the form.

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Agency contact information
VA CSEMOJobs
Phone

(202)461-7890

Email

CSEMOJOBS@VA.GOV

Address

CSEMO Jobs 810 Vermont Ave NW Washington, DC

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Next steps

The Corporate Senior Executive Management Office (CSEMO) will review all applications to determine if applicants meet the technical qualifications of this position and the SES ECQs outlined in the Resume. Those who meet the qualifications will be referred to a panel of SES members and recommended to VA ERB for structured interview. The VA ERB panel will recommend a list of Best Qualified to the selecting official for final review/selection.

Best Qualified Applicants referred to the selecting official will be notified in a separate email to start preparation of their Executive Core Qualifications document for submission to CSEMO for review.

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Fair & Transparent

The Federal hiring process is setup to be fair and transparent. Please read the following guidance.

Equal Employment Opportunity Policy

The United States Government does not discriminate in employment on the basis of race, color, religion, sex (including pregnancy and gender identity), national origin, political affiliation, sexual orientation, marital status, disability, genetic information, age, membership in an employee organization, retaliation, parental status, military service, or other non-merit factor.

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  • Office of Equal Opportunity

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Reasonable Accommodation Policy

Federal agencies must provide reasonable accommodation to applicants with disabilities where appropriate. Applicants requiring reasonable accommodation for any part of the application and hiring process should contact the hiring agency directly. Determinations on requests for reasonable accommodation will be made on a case-by-case basis.

A reasonable accommodation is any change to a job, the work environment, or the way things are usually done that enables an individual with a disability to apply for a job, perform job duties or receive equal access to job benefits.

Under the Rehabilitation Act of 1973, federal agencies must provide reasonable accommodations when:

  • An applicant with a disability needs an accommodation to have an equal opportunity to apply for a job.
  • An employee with a disability needs an accommodation to perform the essential job duties or to gain access to the workplace.
  • An employee with a disability needs an accommodation to receive equal access to benefits, such as details, training, and office-sponsored events.

You can request a reasonable accommodation at any time during the application or hiring process or while on the job. Requests are considered on a case-by-case basis.

Learn more about disability employment and reasonable accommodations or how to contact an agency.

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Legal and regulatory guidance
  • Financial suitability
  • Social security number request
  • Privacy Act
  • Signature and false statements
  • Selective Service
  • New employee probationary period

This job originated on www.usajobs.gov. For the full announcement and to apply, visit www.usajobs.gov/GetJob/ViewDetails/481035500. Only resumes submitted according to the instructions on the job announcement listed at www.usajobs.gov will be considered.

Open & closing dates: 10/12/2017 to 10/26/2017

Salary: $124,406 to $187,000 per year

Pay scale & grade: ES 00

Work schedule: Full-Time - Full Time

Appointment type: Permanent - Senior Executive Service (SES)