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Department:Department Of Veterans Affairs

Agency:Veterans Affairs, Veterans Health Administration

Job Announcement Number:VA-SES-12-641861-BW

This position is closed and no longer accepting online applications through USAJOBS.

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$119,554.00 to $179,700.00 / Per Year


Monday, April 16, 2012 to Monday, April 30, 2012




Full Time - Senior Executive Service (SES)


1 vacancy - Salisbury, NC United StatesView Map


All groups of qualified individuals


The Department of Veteran Affairs is interested in attracting the best talent for our diverse cadre of SES members from all sources: within VA, the Federal government, and from the private sector. We have streamlined our recruitment process and now only require you to submit a 5 page resume to apply for this position. Because of this improvement, we are only announcing our positions for 14 days

The W. G. (Bill) Hefner VA Medical Center, Salisbury, North Carolina, is one of 8 VA medical centers in the VA Mid-Atlantic Network of the Veterans Integrated Service Network (VISN).  This Network (VISN 6) includes facilities in Virginia, North Carolina and West Virginia.  This medical center provides primary care, specialty care, in-patient, as well as ancillary and diagnostic services to eligible veterans in the Central Piedmont Region of North Carolina.   The medical center has 484 operating beds, of which, 270 are Community Living Center (CLC) beds, and an affiliation with Wake Forest University School of Medicine. Over 40 residents in dermatology, psychiatry, ophthalmology, otolaryngology, neurology, urology, general surgery and infectious diseases receive training annually. 


The W. G. (Bill) Hefner VAMC treated 84,248 unique patients, with a total of 689,200 outpatient visits in fiscal year 2011.  The W. G. (Bill) Hefner VAMC is dedicated to Quality, Access, Patient Satisfaction, and Value.  


Salisbury is a small, historic city located in the heart of the Piedmont area of North Carolina with excellent public and private education facilities, year-round recreational activities and local cultural and craft events.  The City of Salisbury is located off Interstate 8.5 only 35 miles from the metropolitan area of Charlotte, and 40 miles from Greensboro, and Winston-Salem, NC. If you want a quick get away, it is approximately two hours to the beautiful Blue Ridge Mountains and three hours to the Carolina Coast. The major commercial airports at Charlotte and Greensboro are less than an hour drive from Salisbury, and provide services to all parts of the United States.


VA structures its SES positions into pay bands.  This is a pay band 2 position and the salary range is $119,554 - $173,600. Exceptions to the salary cap may be considered in certain circumstances.


A recruitment/relocation incentive and/or Guaranteed Home Buyout may be authorized.


  • US Citizenship is required
  • Successful completion of background investigation & possible drug screening
  • Selectee maybe subject to geographic or organizational reassignment/travel
  • Pubic Financial Disclosure Report is required
  • Males born after December 31, 1959 must be registered for Selective Service
  • One year probationary period for initial SES appointment


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The Medical Center Director is responsible to the VISN 6 Network Director. The position requires the effective and economical direction, control, and operation of VA Medical Center in Salisbury, North Carolina. The responsibilities include, but are not limited to:

a) The Medical Center Director has full delegated line authority and responsibility for executive level management of the W. G. (Bill) Hefner VA Medical Center (VAMC) in Salisbury, NC, its programs and off-site locations and facilities towards accomplishment of its missions—patient care, medical education, research, and DOD contingency support.  


b) The Medical Center Director, W. G. (Bill) Hefner VA Medical Center, Salisbury, North Carolina, exercises independent judgment, initiative, resourcefulness and originality in facilitating achievement of the medical facility's mission,  including, but not limited to, developing and administering a balanced financial plan for a multi-million dollar budget with thousands of employees, performing analyses and evaluation of a wide range of clinical and administrative programs, providing strategic direction in alignment with VA’s strategic plan, identifying and meeting quality and performance objectives, ensuring quality through adherence to rigorous standards of a myriad of external accrediting bodies, promoting workplace improvements, ensuring availability and access of services to sister referral sites, developing and maintaining community partnerships, assuring equal employment opportunity and diversity, and planning for succession by developing subordinates.  The Director’s managerial duties and responsibilities involve final decisions which have a direct and substantial impact on the health care organization and programs.

c) As a Director at a Complexity Level 2 facility, the incumbent is required to have extensive knowledge of clinical specialties, emerging health care issues and trends, operational and administrative systems, information technology, facilities and project management, in order to lead large, complex and diverse programs with affiliate relationship with a large university medical school system as a key component.  Inpatient services at W. G. (Bill) Hefner VAMC include acute medicine, surgery, psychiatry, and extended care.  A wide-range of therapeutic services are provided to both inpatients and outpatients, including physiatry, physical therapy, occupational and recreational therapy, and kinesiotherapy.  Primary and specialized outpatient services are provided on the medical center campus and at the outpatient clinics in Charlotte, Hickory, and Winston-Salem, NC.


d) The Medical Center Director has overall responsibility for compliance with Public Laws and related regulations, Executive Orders, Comptroller General Decisions, OMB and OPM regulations, VA national goals, objectives, policies and standards, and VA Manuals, Program Guides and Circulars in the development and implementation of comprehensive health care delivery system tailored to the needs of the veteran patient population served.

e) As the Equal Opportunity 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 program initiatives required by statute, regulation, and policy


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The Senior Executive Service (SES) is comprised of the men and women charged with leading the continuing transformation of government. These leaders possess well-honed executive skills, share a broad perspective of government, and a public service commitment.


All applicants MUST SHOW in their 5 PAGE RESUME that they possess the five Mandatory Executive Core Qualifications (ECQs) and the Technical Qualification(s) outlined below.


The target competencies deemed most pertinent to this position have been specified under each ECQ description below. It is highly recommended that your resume address your accomplishments in these specific competency areas. Remember, your resume must not exceed 5 pages including an optional cover letter. Any information in excess of 5 pages will not be considered or evaluated.


The definitions of the SES ECQs and their underlying competencies can be found at:


A.  Executive Core Qualifications



• Target Competency 1:  Strategic Thinking

• Target Competency 2:  Vision 



• Target Competency 1:  Team Building



• Target Competency 1:  Accountability

• Target Competency 2:  Customer Service

• Target Competency 3:  Decisiveness



• Target Competency 1:  Financial Management

• Target Competency 2:  Human Capital Management



• Target Competency 1:  Political Savvy

• Target Competency 2:  Influencing/Negotiating


B.  Technical Qualification


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




Step 1: Minimum ECQ-based qualifications

Step 2: Technical qualification screening

Step 3: VA Executive Resources Board (ERB) rating and ranking

Step 4: Structured interviews to determine Best Qualified (BQ) applicants

Step 5: Tentative selection by Nominating Organization (May include additional screening)

Step 6: Approval by the Selecting Official (May include additional screening)

Step 7: OPM Qualifications Review Board (QRB) Certification

Non-Competitive Consideration: You are considered a non-competitive applicant if you are a current career SES appointee, reinstatement eligible SES, or a QRB certified graduate of an SES candidate development program. Non-Competitive applicants must submit a complete application as noted under "Required Documents."  The Agency has the option of considering you noncompetitively or including you in the competitive process (Steps 2-6 above).


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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.


Veteran Preference does not apply to the Senior Executive Service:

EEO Policy Statement:

Reasonable Accommodation Policy Statement:

Legal and Regulatory Guidance:


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


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  and click on "Application Status." Click on the position title, and then select "Apply Online" to continue. 


If you cannot apply online:


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


2. Print your resume and required documents.


3. FAX 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, to provide your answers. Refer to the link below for instructions for completing the OPM Form 1203-FX. The form URL is at:


A complete application for this position includes the following items:


1.  Resume which demonstrates your experience, accomplishment, training, education and awards reflecting your ability to meet each of the MANDATORY technical and 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 (results of your efforts), policy initiatives and level of contact.  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.  DO NOT submit separate narrative responses to address the technical and executive core qualifications.


2. Your resume should include three references with at least one being the current or prior supervisor.


3.  Complete responses to the Occupational Questionnaire.


4.  Non-competitive applicants:  Proof of noncompetitive eligibility is required.  Proof consists of an SF-50 showing career status in the SES and/or proof of certification of your executive core qualifications from the OPM administered QRB. Traditional method applications will NOT be accepted.


Bari L. Williams
Phone: (202)461-7864
Agency Information:
VA Corporate Senior Executive Management Office
810 Vermont Avenue NW
Washington, DC


You will be notified of the status of your application throughout the process. 


EEO Policy Statement:

Reasonable Accommodation Policy Statement:

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Legal and Regulatory Guidance:

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