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Job Title:  Executive Director, Corporate Analysis and Evaluation
Department:  Department Of Veterans Affairs
Agency:  Immediate Office of the Assistant Secretary for Policy and Planning
Job Announcement Number:  VA-SES-13-822865-NE

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
Friday, January 11, 2013 to Friday, February 01, 2013
Full Time - Senior Executive Service (SES)
1 vacancy in the following location:
Washington DC Metro Area, DC United States
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, from the Federal government, and 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.



The Executive Director of the Corporate Analysis and Evaluation (CA&E) reports to the Principal Deputy Assistant Secretary for Policy and Planning, and works closely with the Secretary, Deputy Secretary, Chief Of Staff, Assistant Secretary for Policy and Planning, and other Senior Leaders to lead the multi-year programming and program evaluation efforts for the VA.  The Corporate Analysis and Evaluation function is critical to VA's resource allocation process, from planning to actual delivery of services.


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.


Multiple similarly categorized positions may be filled using this vacancy announcement.



  • 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 Executive Director, is responsible to the Principal Deputy Assistant Secretary for the Office of Policy and Planning.  The responsibilities include, but are not limited to: 


  • Provides leadership and expertise in the preparation and justification of the VA’s Future Years Veterans Plan, which annually exceeds $130 billion. Presents program alternatives to the Department's Senior Leadership to ensure the most cost-effective allocation of resources.
  • Directs VA's Programming efforts and works with program offices to ensure necessary resources are allocated to support the implementation of key policies, programs, and acquisitions are in place to support delivery of critical health care, benefit, and memorial affairs services to our Nation’s Veterans.
  • Serves as a key member of OPP’s senior leadership team, providing expert advice and counsel in all Program and Analytic management matters to the Assistant Secretary for Policy and Planning and his Principal Deputy Assistant Secretary.
  • Supports the Administration’s strategic and business planning processes using actuarial and predictive models to provide a realistic, supportable resource request to achieve the goals and policies of the VA Secretary and the Under Secretaries for Health, Benefits, and Memorial Affairs that encompasses capital planning and legislative proposals, and ensures the budget reflects the program outcomes and performance measures which are incorporated in the Administrations’ strategic plans.
  • Maintains and improves the relationship between VA programming and budget staffs across the Department.
  • As executive agent for the Corporate Analytic Agenda, develops and refines library of best in breed analytic tools for programming and program evaluation for use across the Department.
  • Provides independent analysis, including evaluation of programs, projects and capabilities in relation to VA vision, mission, and available resources.








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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 have 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.  Technical Qualifications


    1.  Knowledge and experience leading and managing a multi-year programming process to develop recommendations, and to ensure outcome-based resource allocation decisions at the enterprise-level.

    2.  Knowledge and experience in leading and conducting studies and evaluations and applying the results of such analyses to affect strategic resource allocation decisions at the enterprise-level. 


    B.  Executive Core Qualifications




     Strategic Thinking   


    ECQ 2.  LEADING PEOPLE:  Team Building

     Developing Others



     Customer Service

     Problem Solving



     Financial Management

     Technology Management     




     Influencing/ Negotiating  






    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:


    Please note you may also call USAJOBS by Phone at (703) 724-1850 to have the OPM Form 1203-FX mailed to you; however, this is not a practical alternative if the announcement is nearing its closing date. After the introduction on the recording, press 1, and listen for instructions to request the form.


    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.


    Nikole Ellis
    Phone: (202)461-5478
    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.  If you are deemed a "Highly Qualified" applicant, you should be prepared to begin interviewing (approximately one week) following the closing date of this announcement.

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