Veterans Affairs, Veterans Health Administration Program Analyst in Washington, District Of Columbia
Summary Serves as the Executive Assistant to the SES Executive Director of the VALOR PMO. The incumbent functions as a consultant and confidential advisor to the VALOR PMO Executive Director on policy, planning, organization, management, administration, and technical matters of exceptional difficulty. The incumbent is delegated signature authority for the Executive Director and has the authority to commit the support and concurrence of their office in assigned areas and on specific projects. Responsibilities Please Note: Vacancy open period extended to 6/21/2021 due to Federal Holiday 6/18/2021 Major Duties Include: Direct responsibility for assisting the Director in all management matters to include liaison to VHA HR for personnel matters and the Assistant Under Secretary of Health for Support Services for administrative management of the VALOR PMO; Receives assignments that are very broad in scope, long term in nature and have significant impact; Based on extensive knowledge of program office management and its roles and responsibilities, anticipates potential problems and recommends alternative solutions for top management action to ensure a high level of decision-making accuracy; Advisor in strategic communication, analyzes a wide range of primary source materials to ensure the Executive Director is briefed accurately, objectively informed, and is prepared for decision-making; Undertake special studies, direct projects, and carry out assigned missions of the very highest priority, many of which are of direct concern to VALOR senior leaders; Liaison with VHA HR support service entities, relieves the Executive Director of a multitude of details by exercising managerial responsibilities in the form of coordinating, reviewing, and evaluating the effectiveness of administrative and operating policies, regulations, and procedures; Advises on a variety of substantive, procedural and policy matters pertaining to HR such as recruitment, classification, compensation, performance management, employee relations, labor relations, and training. Work Schedule: Monday - Friday, 8:00am to 4:30pm Compressed/Flexible: Available Telework: Available Virtual: This is not a virtual position. Position Description/PD#: Program Analyst/PD32020 Relocation/Recruitment Incentives: Not Authorized Financial Disclosure Report: Not required Requirements Conditions of Employment Qualifications To qualify for this position, applicants must meet all requirements by the closing date of this announcement, 06/21/2021. Time-In-Grade Requirement: Applicants who are current, permanent 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 showing 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. Award 50's do not provide sufficient information and will not be accepted for the purpose of verifying time-in-grade. Please review the Required Document section for additional information, and to ensure all appropriate documentation is submitted at the time of application. Time-In-Grade requirements also apply to former Federal employees applying for reinstatement who have separated within the past 52 weeks, and current employees applying under the Veterans Employment Opportunities Act of 1998 (VEOA). Specialized Experience: You must have one year of specialized experience equivalent to at least the next lower grade GS-13 in the normal line of progression for the occupation in the organization. Examples of specialized experience would typically include, but are not limited to: Providing senior management level advice to an Executive Leadership team on a broad range of issues affecting planning, policy and operations; providing technical guidance on administrative procedures, work assignments, performance appraisals and recruitments, drafting reports and correspondence, reviewing procedures, directive and legislative proposals. CTAP candidates: CTAP candidates must be found to be well qualified for referral. 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.A full year of work is 35-40 hours of work per week. Part-time experience will be credited based on time 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. You will be rated on the following Competencies for this position: Knowledge of planning, coordination, and execution of business functions, resource allocation, and production. Knowledge of hiring, classification, benefits, labor relations, negotiation, and federal, state, and local employment regulations. Knows the organization's mission and functions, and how its social, political, and technological systems work and operates effectively within them; this includes the programs, policies, procedures, rules, and regulations of the organization. Expresses information (for example, ideas or facts) to individuals or groups effectively, taking into account the audience and nature of the information (for example, technical, sensitive, controversial); makes clear and convincing oral presentations; listens to others, attends to nonverbal cues, and responds appropriately. Knowledge of how to perform one's job. Refers to specialized knowledge that is acquired through formal training or extensive on-the-job experience. Recognizes or uses correct English grammar, punctuation, and spelling; communicates information (for example, facts, ideas, or messages) in a brief, clear, and organized manner; produces written information, which may include technical material, that is appropriate for the intended audience. Physical Requirements: This position is sedentary in nature. Education There is no educational substitution at this grade level. Additional Information VA supports the use of telework as a way to help attract and retain talented individuals in public service, increase worker productivity, and better prepare the agency to operate during emergencies. This position may be authorized for telework. Telework eligibility will be discussed during the interview process. The Career Transition Assistance Plan (CTAP) provide eligible displaced Federal/VA competitive service employees with selection priority over other candidates for competitive service vacancies. To be qualified you must submit appropriate documentation (a copy of the agency notice, your most recent performance rating, and your most recent SF-50 noting current position, grade level, and duty location) and be found well-qualified for this vacancy. To be well-qualified: applicants must possess experience that exceeds the minimum qualifications of the position including all selective factors, and who are proficient in most of the required competencies of the job. Information about CTAP eligibility is on OPM's Career Transition Resources website at http://www.opm.gov/policy-data-oversight/workforce-restructuring/employee-guide-to-career-transition/. Placement Policy: The posting of this announcement does not obligate management to fill a vacancy or vacancies by promotion. The position may be filled by reassignment, change to lower grade, transfer, appointment, or reinstatement. Management may use any one or any combination of these methods to fill the position. It is the policy of the VA to not deny employment to those that have faced financial hardships or periods of unemployment. This job opportunity announcement may be used to fill additional vacancies. Veterans and Transitioning Service Members: Please visit the VA for Vets site for career-search tools for Veterans seeking employment at VA, career development services for our existing Veterans, and coaching and reintegration support for military service members. For more information on the "Who may apply" eligibility requirements, please refer to the OHRM Status Candidates and Other Candidate Definitions document. If you are unable to apply online view the following link for information regarding an Alternate Application.