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Job Title:Administrative Fellowship (GHATP)

Department:Department Of Veterans Affairs

Agency:Veterans Affairs, Veterans Health Administration

Job Announcement Number:V8-13-CB-786092

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

The contents of the announcement can still be viewed.


$47,448.00 to $61,678.00 / Per Year


Wednesday, November 14, 2012 to Tuesday, December 04, 2012




Full Time - Permanent NTE Career/Caree


2 vacancies in the following location:
Saint Petersburg, FL United StatesView Map


United States Citizens


Vacancy Identification Number (VIN): 786092 (Please include on all documents)

Our mission:  To fulfill President Lincoln's promise – "To care for him who shall have borne the battle, and for his widow, and his orphan" – by serving and honoring the men and women who are America's Veterans.


The VA Sunshine Healthcare Network (VISN 8) is the nation’s largest system of hospitals and clinics serving a population of more than 1.8 million Veterans in a vast 61,101 square mile area spread across 79 counties in Florida, South Georgia, Puerto Rico and the Caribbean.   

VISN 8’s seven healthcare systems include eight Joint Commission-accredited VA medical centers and more than 50 outpatient clinics.  About 22,200 full-time VISN employees work at these facilities, providing a full range of high quality, cost-effective medical, psychiatric and extended care services in an inpatient, outpatient, nursing home, and home care settings. In 2010, over 524,000 Veterans received their healthcare at VISN 8 facilities—more patients than any other VA network in the country.



Special Employment Consideration: Individuals eligible for the following appointments are encouraged to apply: 5 CFR 213.3102 "u", Schedule A, Appointment of persons with disabilities ; mental retardation, severe physical disabilities, or psychiatric disabilities; and Disabled veterans with a compensable service-connected disability of 30% or more.



  • You must be a US citizen to apply for this job
  • Subject to a background/suitability investigation.
  • Designated and/or random drug testing may be required.


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The administrative fellow is a twelve (12) month program in the VISN 8 Network Office.  The fellow will have access to the Senior Leadership team but will have the daily mentorship from the Business Director for Clinical Programs.  The fellow will have the opportunity to rotate through all medical center services and to add rotations based on interest at the Bay Pines VA Healthcare System and the James A. Haley Veterans Hospital in Tampa, Florida. The fellow will attend meetings with senior executives, Veterans Service Organizations, community organizations and others. The selection of projects is based on the needs of the facility, individual interest and the students’ academic program requirements to make the residency an excellent experience. The fellow is expected to provide insight, analysis and creative alternatives as a productive member of the administrative staff.  The fellow will participate in the Graduate Administrative Training Program (GHATP):

TOUR OF DUTY:  Monday thru Friday, 8:00am to 4:30pm

The program will begin no sooner than ­­­­June 2013.  The training period is designed to last up to 12 months.  MBA candidates must have had course work in health care administration to qualify with an overall undergraduate of 2.7

Applicants must not have completed a 12-month residency (or similar training experience) as part of their degree requirements since this program is designed as an initial training encounter. 



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Citizenship:  Must be a citizen of the United States.


Must be a graduate in the class of 2013

GS-9 (Administrative Fellow):  Applicants will have graduated when they begin their training from an accredited graduate program such as either of the following:

Ø  Master of Healthcare Administration (MHA)

Ø  Master of Health Services Administration (MHSA)

Ø  Master of Public Health in Healthcare Administration (MPH)

Ø  Master of Public Administration (MPA)

Ø  Master of Business Administration (MBA)


**MPA and MBA candidates must have at least two courses in health care administration**

Ø  To qualify, your master's program must be accredited by the Commission on Accreditation of Healthcare Management Education (CAHME), the Council on Education for Public Health (CEPH), the Association of University Programs in Health Administration (AUPHA), the Association to Advance Collegiate Schools of Business (AACSB), or the Association of Collegiate Business Schools and Programs (ACBSP).


Ø  Potential Fellow candidates must complete at least a 40 hour Without Compensation (WOC) appointment (non-paid) training experience at a VA facility prior to the date of graduation (confirmation).


Ø  Candidates selected for this position will begin the Graduate Healthcare Administration Training Program (GHATP) no earlier than June 2013.


Ø  A background security investigation will be required.  Appointment will be subject to the applicant's successful completion of a background security investigation and favorable adjudication.  Failure to successfully meet these requirements will be ground for termination.


For more information on these qualification standards, please visit the United States Office of Personnel Management's website at .


IN DESCRIBING YOUR EXPERIENCE, PLEASE BE CLEAR AND SPECIFIC.  WE MAY NOT MAKE ASSUMPTIONS REGARDING YOUR EXPERIENCE.  If your resume does not support your questionnaire answers, we will not allow credit for your response(s).   **Please also indicate the month of your anticipated graduation**

APPLICANTS PLEASE NOTE:  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 (particularly positions with a positive education requirement.)  Therefore, applicants must report only attendance and/or degrees from schools accredited by accrediting institutions recognized by the U.S. Department of Education.  Applicants can verify accreditation at the following website:  All education claimed by applicants will be verified by the appointing agency accordingly. *** If you are using foreign education to meet qualification requirements, you must send a Certificate of Foreign Equivalency with your transcript in order to receive credit for that education. ***

Veterans Preference:  When applying for Federal Jobs, eligible Veterans should claim preference on their application or résumé. Applicants claiming preference based on service-connected disability, or based on being the spouse or mother of a disabled or deceased Veteran, must complete an SF 15, Application for 10-Point Veteran Preference. Veterans who are still in the service may be granted tentative preference on the basis of information contained in their applications, but they must produce a DD Form 214 or other proof prior to appointment to document entitlement to preference.  For more information on Veterans' Preference, please visit


Your application will be reviewed to determine your qualifications.


All applicants are determined to be qualified or not qualified based on all available information submitted.  Individuals who fail to submit complete applications will not be considered.


Upon receipt of your application package, a qualification analysis will be performed.  If you are found qualified, you will be referred to the selecting official for consideration. 


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Working for the Department of Veterans Affairs offers a comprehensive benefits package that includes, in part, paid vacation, sick leave, holidays, life insurance, health benefits, and participation in the Federal Employees Retirement System. In addition to traditional "dollars and cents" benefits, we offer a range of benefits to help balance work and life.  For more information please visit us at .


The Interagency Career Transition Assistance Plan (ICTAP) and Career Transition Assistance Plan (CTAP) provide eligible displaced Federal competitive service employees with selection priority over other candidates for competitive service vacancies. To be qualified you must submit appropriate documentation and be found well-qualified (have a final rating of 90 or more before any Veterans preference points) for this vacancy. Information about ICTAP and CTAP eligibility is on OPM's Career Transition Resources website at .

Receiving Service Credit for Earning Annual (Vacation) Leave:  Federal Employees earn annual leave at a rate (4, 6 or 8 hours per pay period) which is based on the number of years they have served as a Federal employee.  VA may offer newly-appointed Federal employees credit for their job-related non-federal experience or active duty uniformed military service.  This credited service can be used in determining the rate at which they earn annual leave.

This job opportunity announcement may be used to fill additional vacancies.


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To apply for this position, you must provide a complete application (See "Required Documents" section below).   The complete application package must be submitted by 11:59 PM (EST) on the Closing Date.


To begin the process, click the Apply Online button at the bottom of this screen to create an account or log in to your existing USAJOBS account.  Be sure to upload the required documents before you submit your application.  Please ensure you click the Submit My Answers button at the end of the process.  Mailed/emailed applications will not be accepted.

Note: To change or update your application, simply reapply through My USAJOBS, before the closing date.  To check the status of your application, log into your USAJOBS account (, select Application Status and click on the more information link under the application status for this position.

To fax supporting documents you are unable to upload:

1. Complete this cover page using the following

  786092. You must use this fax cover sheet in order for your documents to be matched with your online application.

2. Fax your documents to (478)757-3144.

If you cannot apply online:

1.      Click the following link to view and print the occupational questionnaire

: View Occupational Questionnaire.

2.      Print this 1203FX form to provide your response to the occupational questionnaire:

3.      Fax the completed 1203FX form along with all supporting documents to (478)757-3144.  Your 1203FX form must be placed on top of all materials being faxed and will serve as a cover page for your fax transmission.

4.      Keep a copy of your fax receipt in case verification is needed.



The following documents are required:

·         Cover Letter

·         Résumé

·         Responses to the questionnaire.

·         Copy of your transcript

·         Any other documents required by the checklist.


Carol Brodnax
Phone: (727)575-8011
Fax: (727)575-8096
Agency Information:
Department of Veterans Affairs
140 Fountain Parkway STE 600
Saint Petersburg, FL
33716 Fax: (727)575-8096


After we receive your complete application package (including all required documents), your qualifications will be reviewed and assigned an initial rating.  We will also review your application to make sure that your résumé supports the answers given in the questionnaire. If your résumé does not support your questionnaire answers, we will adjust your rating accordingly. Based on your ranking or numerical score, you may be referred to the hiring manager for further consideration and possible interview. You will be notified when your rating is determined.

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