Chief – VA Community Care Job in Grand Junction, Colorado – Department of Veterans Affairs



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Chief – VA Community Care – Grand Junction, Colorado
Veterans Affairs, Veterans Health Administration, Department of Veterans Affairs
Job ID: 156043
Start Date: 09/30/2019
End Date: 10/15/2019

Qualification Summary
To qualify for this position, applicants must meet all requirements by the closing date of this announcement, 10/15/2019. 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-14 position you must have served 52 weeks at the GS-13. 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. Note: Time-In-Grade requirements also apply to former Federal employees applying for reinstatement as well as current employees applying for Veterans Employment Opportunities Act of 1998 (VEOA) appointment. You may qualify based on your specialized experience as described below: Specialized Experience: To qualify for this position at the GS-14 level, you must possess at least one year of specialized experience equivalent to the next lower grade level (GS-13 level) in the Federal service. Specialized experience 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 (see examples below): – Mastery of specialized knowledge of health care principles, theories and practices related to management of health care delivery systems to support and enhance VHA executive level program and operational initiatives; including budgeting, planning, and administration to analyze and evaluate broad and complex problems in this industry and recommend solutions. – Mastery knowledge of a wide range of qualitative and/or quantitative methods used for the assessment and improvement of administrative operations. – Comprehensive knowledge of the range of administrative laws, policies, regulations, and precedents applicable to the administration of one or more important programs. – Mastery knowledge to design and conduct comprehensive analytical and evaluative studies and reviews which employ a wide range of analytical and statistical methods and techniques to assess and improve the effectiveness and efficiency of key administrative support functions within the employing agency or in other agencies. – Skill and ability in the use of oral and written communications methods and techniques to accomplish continuing coordination, preparation of studies and evaluations, and make presentations. – Skill to plan, organize, and direct team study work and to negotiate effectively with management to accept and implement recommendations. – Ability to perform full functions of project management includes analyzing problems and presenting them in written and oral recommendations taking into full consideration the wide range of factors and requirements affecting the management of the health care delivery system. – Ability to align personal and organizational conduct with ethical and professional standards that include responsibility to the patient and community, a service orientation, and commitment to lifelong learning and improvement. – Superior written skills to write reports, policies, executive decision memorandums, prepare briefing material and presentations to influence and implement national strategic VACC strategic initiatives, and assimilate relevant data for dissemination. – Superior oral communication skills to present information to senior executives and to influence and implement national VACC strategic initiatives and assimilate relevant data for dissemination. – A collaborative and flexible work style and the ability to manage several tasks at the same time and highly organized. – A background of interest in the operational processes, health care issues, and policy implementation is a plus. – Knowledge of the duties, priorities, commitments, policies, and program goals of the staff sufficient to perform non-routine assignments. – Knowledge required to coordinate the work of the office with the work of the other offices and for recognizing the need for such coordination in various circumstances. – Ability to exercise good judgment, tact, and diplomacy in the areas of communication, interpersonal relationships with others, and meeting the public. – Ability to analyze data collected, distributed, or maintained by the Office of VA Community Care. – Skill in using various devices such as personal computer, electronic typewriter, and various devices such as printers and modems, using a standard typewriter style keyboard. You will be rated on the following Competencies for this position:
Analysis and Problem SolvingAnalytical ThinkingClinical Data Collection/DocumentationOrganizational DevelopmentPlanning and EvaluatingQuality Assurance 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: See OPM.GOV For more information on these qualification standards, please visit the United States Office of Personnel Management’s website at

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