Health Systems Specialist Job in Palo Alto, California – Department of Veterans Affairs



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Health Systems Specialist – Palo Alto, California
Veterans Affairs, Veterans Health Administration, Department of Veterans Affairs
Job ID: 123487
Start Date: 07/23/2019
End Date: 08/02/2019

Qualification Summary
To qualify for this position, applicants must meet all requirements by the closing date of this announcement, 08/02/2019. Time-In-Grade Requirement: Applicants who are current Federal employees and have held a GS grade any time in the past 52 weeks must also meet time-in-grade requirements by the closing date of this announcement. For a GS-13 grade level position you must have served 52 weeks (full-time equivalency) at the GS-12 grade level. The grade may have been in any occupation, but must have been held in the Federal service. An SF-50 that shows your time-in-grade eligibility must be submitted with your application materials. If the most recent SF-50 has an effective date within the past year, it may not clearly demonstrate you possess one-year time-in-grade, as required by the announcement. In this instance, you must provide an additional SF-50 that clearly demonstrates one-year time-in-grade. (PLEASE PROVIDE THE MOST RECENT COPY OF YOUR NOTIFICATION OF PERSONNEL ACTION SF-50 [NON-AWARD] WITH TITLE OF POSITION AND SALARY INFORMATION) SELECTIVE PLACEMENT FACTOR (SPF): This position includes a SELECTIVE PLACEMENT FACTOR (SPFs are skills, knowledge, abilities or other worker characteristic basic to – and essential for – satisfactory performance of the job.). Selective Placement Factors are a prerequisite to appointment and represent minimum requirements for a position. Applicants who do not meet the Selective Placement Factor below are ineligible for further consideration. The SELECTIVE PLACEMENT FACTOR for this position is: Applicants MUST have the knowledge, skills and abilities to be able to maximize value of available date for improving mental health programs, such as incorporates concepts, theories, and evidence into tools that collect data about mental health and suicide prevention programs; proposes new approaches for measuring aspects of mental health and suicide prevention program processes and outcomes; creates data collection instruments, decision support systems, or metrics for data from mental health and suicide prevention programs; develops innovative solutions that improve the quality and availability of data about mental health and suicide prevention programs; and deploys tools that improve the safety and effectiveness of mental health or suicide prevention programs. (PLEASE PROVIDE DETAILED EXPERIENCE IN YOUR RESUME IN ORDER TO RECEIVE FULL CREDIT) INDIVIDUAL OCCUPATIONAL REQUIREMENT (IOR): This position has an IOR that ALL APPLICANTS MUST meet in additional to the below specialized experience requirements below. You must have successfully completed a full four (4) year course of study leading to a bachelor’s degree or higher from an accredited college or university in a major study in an academic field related to the medical field, health sciences or allied sciences appropriate to the work of the position? [Note: This degree must be from an educational program from an accrediting body recognized by the United States Department of Education at the time the degree was conferred] (YOU MUST PROVIDE COPIES OF YOUR UNOFFICIAL OR OFFICIAL TRANSCRIPTS SHOWING NAMES OF COLLEGES/UNIVERSITIES; DEGREES EARNED AND CONFERRAL DATES ARE REQUIRED IN ORDER TO RECEIVE FULL CREDIT); AND, You may qualify based on your specialized experience as described below: Specialized Experience: You must have one year of specialized experience equivalent to at least the next lower grade (GS-12) in the normal line of progression for the occupation in the organization. Examples of specialized experience would typically include, but are not limited to: integrates viewpoints and analyzes health care system operations using an understanding of public health principles and health services research; serves as a resource to colleagues on how to analyze data needs, structure evaluation projects, and plan for technical assistance and dissemination; conducts presentations for mental health staff and managers in diverse venues and with diverse levels of experience and authority; authors or co-authors descriptions of important findings in peer-reviewed professional journal articles and books, white papers, reports, or educational programs/briefings; and trains staff, monitors their work, provides oversight and coordination, ensures that deadlines are met, and reviews work for correctness and acceptability. (YOUR EXPERIENCE MUST BE DETAILED IN YOUR RESUME IN ORDER TO RECEIVE FULL CREDIT). You may qualify based on your experience as described below: Individual Occupational Requirement: To qualify for a Health Systems Specialist GS-671 position, you must have: Successfully completed an undergraduate or graduate degree with major study in hospital administration, public health administration, or related fields such as business or public administration with course work in health care administration –or– Possess experience that is progressively responsible analytical or administrative, or clinical management or supervisory experience in the health care field. This work may have been performed in an operating health care facility or a higher organizational echelon with advisory or directional authority over such facilities. Work must have involved a close working relationship with facility managers and analysis and/or coordination of administrative, clinical, or other service activities, and provided knowledge of the following: You will be rated on the following Competencies for this position: Communications Administration and Management Analysis and Problem Solving Organizational Performance Analysis Planning and Evaluating 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; religions; 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. Note: A full year of work is considered to be 35-40 hours of work per week. Part-time experience will be credited on the basis of time actually spent in appropriate activities. Applicants wishing to receive credit for such experience must indicate clearly the nature of their duties and responsibilities in each position and the number of hours a week spent in such employment. Physical Requirements: The work is sedentary and requires only occasional travel. Almost all the work is performed in offices at the VA Palo Alto Health Care System or in a typical office setting. Occasionally, work may be conducted at other locations if the incumbent is on travel. For more information on these qualification standards, please visit the United States Office of Personnel Management’s website at

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