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Job Title:  Chief Financial Officer
Department:  Department Of Veterans Affairs
Agency:  Veterans Affairs, Veterans Health Administration
Job Announcement Number:  VA-SES-13-808669-DM

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

The contents of the announcement can still be viewed.
$119,554.00 to $179,700.00 / Per Year
Thursday, December 20, 2012 to Friday, January 25, 2013
Full Time - Senior Executive Service (SES)
1 vacancy in the following location:
Washington DC, DC United StatesView Map
All groups of qualified individuals


The Department of Veterans 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.


This vacancy announcement was extended due to the original closing date being on a holiday.

The Finance Office, Veterans Health Administration – Central Office (VHA-CO), directs and monitors the financial execution of VHA’s budget in relation to actual expenditures in the Department’s core accounting system and notifying the Department Chief Financial Officer (CFO) of reporting or system issues/problems. 


Issues implementing instructions to VHA’s Network finance offices on new directives or changes to Departmental financial policies; serves as liaison between VHA and the Department CFO organization regarding accounting, fiscal and financial administration matters.


Develops and oversees VHA-specific accounting policy and procedures which conform to Departmental accounting policies and/or established statutory requirements, evaluating and altering policies, procedures and VHA systems as required. 


Ensures sufficient resources for the continued delivery of health care to Veterans through the allocation of VHA appropriation funds using the Veterans Equitable Resource and Allocation (VERA) model and the Specific Purpose budget process; issues Transfers of Disbursing Authority (TDAs) to VHA stations and program offices.


Establishes short-term and long-term financial management goals for VHA in coordination with the Department CFO. 


Implements the necessary changes in business processes and systems that will allow VHA to provide high quality financial services in a state-of-the-art environment.


Actively participates as a member of the Departmental Chief Finance and Logistics Officers Council, contributing to the overall improvement of financial management throughout VHA and the Department.


Oversees the management of VHA’s managerial cost accounting system, providing cost data as required by internal and external users of that information through the Decision Support Office which manages VA’s managerial cost accounting Decision Support System (DSS) that inputs both clinical and financial data required for activity-based costing and supports clinical analyses and budget formulation, allocation, and execution at all levels of the Administration.


Represents VHA on senior Departmental and Inter-governmental boards and committees to provide expertise in all related budget and financial subjects.


Through subordinate supervisors and managers, directs the activities of 195 professional, technical and administrative staffs.


VA structures its SES positions into pay bands.  This is a Pay Band 1 position.  The salary for this position is capped at $179,700.  Exceptions to the cap of the range may be considered in certain circumstances. 


An Appraised Value Offer (formally Guaranteed Home Buyout Option) and / or recruitment / relocation incentive may be authorized.


  • US Citizenship is required
  • Successful completion of a background investigation
  • Selectee may be subject to reassignments geographically or organizationally
  • Public Financial Disclosure Report (SF-278) is required
  • Males born after 12-31-59 must be registered for Selective Service
  • One-year probationary period is required for initial SES appointment


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The Chief Financial Officer is responsible to the Under Secretary for Health through the Principal Deputy Under Secretary for Health, for providing leadership and direction of all VHA budget, finance, and managerial cost accounting operations.  The responsibilities include, but not limited to:


·         Serves as a key member of VHA’s senior leadership team, providing expert advice and counsel in all financial management matters to VHA Under Secretary for Health and the Principal Deputy Under Secretary for Health, and maintains a dotted line relationship to the Department CFO.


·         Provides expertise and leadership in the preparation and justification of the VHA budget, which annually exceeds $57 billion; works with program offices to ensure that necessary financial and other resources are allocated to support the implementation of key acquisitions, policies and programs efficiently and to support health care delivery to the nation’s Veterans.


·         Provides health care workload and cost analyses through the Allocation Resource Center (ARC); provides end-user reports on VERA and related topics on the ARC Web page; and provides VERA education and training at all levels of VHA


·         Monitors execution of VHA funds and provides periodic formal budget analyses, such as the Quarterly Status Report to Congress, the Monthly Performance Review for the Deputy Secretary of VA, and the monthly execution and enrollment report for the OMB.


·         Supports the Administration’s strategic and business planning processes using the VA Enrollee Health Care Projection Model to provide a realistic resource request to achieve the goals and policies of the VA Secretary and the Under Secretary for Health that encompasses capital planning and legislative proposals; ensures the budget reflects the program outcomes and performance measures which are incorporated in the Administration’s Strategic Plan.

·         Ensures compliance with financial policy and procedures to prevent anti-deficiency violations and notifies the Department CFO on a timely basis that a violation may have or has occurred.


·         Directs the development and execution of a VHA-wide program of financial management initiatives designed to increase efficiency and Improves financial management effectiveness; coordinates the conduct of an integrated system of work improvement methods and techniques to ensure maximum utilization of manpower and effective control of costs.


·         Maintains and improves the relationship between VHA finance and budget staffs and the Department’s CFO organization through communication and cooperation; and Initiating staff involvement in joint team initiatives, combined financial management conferences, awards programs, and joint educational programs and workshops.


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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:  External Awareness

• Target Competency 2:  Strategic Thinking

• Target Competency 3:  Vision



• Target Competency 1:  Leveraging Diversity

• Target Competency 2:  Team Building



• Target Competency 1:  Customer Service

• Target Competency 2:  Technical Credibility



• Target Competency 1:  Financial Management



• Target Competency 1:  Partnering

Target Competency 2:  Influencing / Negotiating




(1)  Can demonstrate a high level of extensive knowledge of federal financial programs in a leadership role within a large organization or agency.

(2)  Can demonstrate ability to implement necessary changes in business processes and systems to provide high quality financial services in a state-of-the art environment.


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.



Dione G. Moore
Phone: (202)461-7795
Agency Information:
VA Corporate Senior Executive Management Office
810 Vermont Avenue NW
Washington, DC



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