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Job Title:Health System Administrator (Medical Center Director)

Department:Department Of Veterans Affairs

Agency:Veterans Affairs, Veterans Health Administration

Job Announcement Number:VA-SES-13-829167-HI

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

The contents of the announcement can still be viewed.

SALARY RANGE:

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

OPEN PERIOD:

Wednesday, January 23, 2013 to Wednesday, February 06, 2013

SERIES & GRADE:

ES-0670-00

POSITION INFORMATION:

Full Time - Senior Executive Service (SES)

DUTY LOCATIONS:

1 vacancy in the following location:
Temple, TX United StatesView Map

WHO MAY APPLY:

All groups of qualified individuals

JOB SUMMARY:

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. Because of this improvement, we are only announcing our positions for 14 days. 

 

 

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

 

Central Texas Veterans Health Care System (CTVHCS) consists of two medical centers located in Temple and Waco; one stand-alone clinic in Austin; four community based outpatient clinics in Brownwood, Cedar Park, College Station and Palestine; two community living centers in Temple and Waco; one domiciliary in Temple, a Blind Rehabilitation Unit in Waco and two patient rehabilitation units – one for post-traumatic stress disorder and one for severely mentally ill life enhancement in Waco, plus one Rural VA Outreach Clinic in La Grange operated through a contractual arrangement with Sterling Medical Associates Inc.  The CTVHCS serves one of the largest primary services areas in the nation and is part of the VA Heart of Texas Veterans Integrated Service Network (VISN 17).

The CTVHCS Director has full delegated line authority and responsibility for executive level management of the CTVHCS. He/she has overall responsibility for planning, organizing, directing, coordinating, controlling, reviewing, evaluating, and improving medical, administrative, and supporting operations of the CTVHCS which administers a variety of medical care and treatment for a large geographic area. These duties are geared to successful accomplishment of the CTVHCS's assigned patient care, treatment, medical education, research and DOD contingency support missions.   The Director's managerial duties and responsibilities involve final decisions with a direct and substantial effect on the health care organization and programs. These include, but not limited to, decisions affecting the nature, scope and quality of, and emphases in, patient care programs and activities.
i. The Director: (1) determines program goals and objectives, and develops short-and long-range plans for achievement, in conjunction with overall plans of VISN;(2)directs a comprehensive evaluation of program goals and objectives making adjustments to improve delivery of care;(3)establishes local policy in program emphasis and operating guidelines;(4)administers a system for development, communication, and adherence of program policies and procedures in accordance with new or existing rules and regulations; and (5 administers a management reporting system which provides appropriate data for decision making in: organizational improvement; delegations of authority; position management; and coordination among programs and services.               

 

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

A recruitment/relocation incentive and/or Appraised Value Offer (formerly Guaranteed Home Buyout) may be authorized.

KEY REQUIREMENTS

  • US Citizenship is required
  • Successful completion of background investigation & possible drug screening
  • Selectee may be subject to geographic or organizational reassignment/travel
  • Public 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

DUTIES:

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The Director's managerial duties and responsibilities involve final decisions with a direct and substantial effect on the health care organization and programs. These include, but not limited to, decisions affecting the nature, scope and quality of, and emphases in, patient care programs and activities.
The Director: (1) determines program goals and objectives, and develops short-and long-range plans for achievement, in conjunction with overall plans of VISN;(2)directs a comprehensive evaluation of program goals and objectives making adjustments to improve delivery of care;(3)establishes local policy in program emphasis and operating guidelines;(4)administers a system for development, communication, and adherence of program policies and procedures in accordance with new or existing rules and regulations; and (5 administers a management reporting system which provides appropriate data for decision making in: organizational improvement; delegations of authority; position management; and coordination among programs and services.                                                                                    
The Director: (1) organizes and controls program evaluation activities;(2) develops and coordinates comprehensive and effective quality improvement programs to ensure clinical and administrative activities are in compliance with standards issued by various accrediting and regulatory groups;(3) develops plans (with target completion dates) to ensure action is taken to correct deficiencies cited; (4) ensures a comprehensive patient safety program; (5) initiates corrective action on elements of quality or program management, and 6) ensures patient complaints related to clinical aspects of care are promptly addressed.
The Director:(1) develops and maintains cooperative and harmonious relationships with groups, organizations and other health care providers in the local community, and at state, VISN and national level;(2)fosters positive relations with the media, congressional stakeholders as well as other internal and external stakeholders;(3) ensures that issues raised by Veterans, their families and/or representatives are adequately addressed;(4) actively promotes productive relations with, and recognizes the contributions of volunteer groups and other service organizations;(5) decides what commitments to make in the CTVHCS operations in view of public relations implications;(6) participates as appropriate in activities of health related associations and of government managerial groups; and(7) promotes the development of VA/DOD sharing agreements as appropriate.
 
The Director:(1) develops with the participation of administrative and clinical managers and chiefs, fiscal year plans to meet the objectives of current and proposed programs;(2) develops a balanced financial plan designed to meet realistic needs of CTVHCS and the Network; makes important decisions affecting operations by limiting operating expenses without impairing patient care activities through management assessment, cost effective position management, reorganization, methods improvements, and automation;(3) ensures that utilization of available resources is in line with plan or modified through recurring review;(4) allocates available resources to provide the best possible patient care in line with established priorities;(5) expects and obtains as the accountable official, positive accomplishments in effective utilization of resources as related to budget, equipment, contractual services, physical needs and FTEE control;(6) protects integrity of the budget, position management, classification and other processes to ensure compliance with existing statutes and regulations; and(7) takes timely corrective action where delegated responsibilities are not being properly applied or executed.

The Director delegates authority as appropriate and holds managers responsible and accountable for the performance of the product lines, programs, and services under their supervision and management. In this connection the incumbent exercises management level supervisory responsibilities which include:(1) prioritizing major work efforts;(2) evaluating the performance of the management team;(3) giving advice, counsel, or instruction;(4) interviewing and tentatively selecting candidates for key centralized positions, and recommending appointment, promotion or reassignment involving such positions;(5) hearing and resolving appropriate complaints and grievances;(6) effecting disciplinary measures, recommending action to VISN for those involving key CTVHCS officials; and(7) identifying and providing for management development and training needs of key staff members, along with ensuring personal growth for the Director.

The Director provides timely and responsive decisions to union(s) and their members on complaints and grievances and ensures that supervisors are familiar with the negotiated agreement.  The Director ensures every effort is made for pre-decisional involvement with Labor (Unions) in matters impacting the staff.  The incumbent deals with general personnel management policy matters affecting CTVHCS, involving such matters as: initiating appropriate personnel actions when indicated; resolving differences between key management officials at CTVHCS; and identifying and resolving problems which may inhibit accomplishing CTVHCS' patient care mission and public policy objectives.

As Equal Employment Opportunity Officer, the Director has executive leadership responsibilities, to plan, direct, and improve the EEO and special employment program initiatives. Promotes aggressive management action to prevent unnecessary escalation of employee-management disputes to formal status.  Ensures fair workforce treatment and renders fair and timely decisions.  The Director:(1)takes an active role to ensure realistic affirmative employment goals;(2)takes proactive measures to identify and respond immediately to situations that could rise to complaints of discrimination. This includes an effective program for the prevention of sexual harassment;(3)ensures all, technical and mandated EEO-related training is provided to all employees;(4)ensures sufficient resources for operating a comprehensive EEO Program, to include resources to help strengthen special emphasis programs; (5)promotes the use of Alternative Dispute Resolution; and(6) ensures that the average processing time for the complaint stages will not exceed the VA standards.


QUALIFICATIONS REQUIRED:

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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.

 

Both competitive and non-competitive applicants MUST SHOW in your 5 PAGE RESUME that you 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:

http://www.opm.gov/ses/recruitment/ecq.asp.


 

A.  Executive Core Qualifications

 

ECQ 1.  LEADING CHANGE: 

• Creativity and Innovation

• Resilience

 

ECQ 2.  LEADING PEOPLE: 

•  Leveraging Diversity

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ECQ 3.  RESULTS DRIVEN: 

•  Decisiveness

•  Problem Solving

•  Technical Credibility

 

ECQ 4.  BUSINESS ACUMEN: 

•  Financial Management

•  Human Capital Management

 

ECQ 5.  BUILDING COALITIONS: 

•  Partnering

•  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 large health care facility.


    

HOW YOU WILL BE EVALUATED:

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).


BENEFITS:

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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.  http://usajobs.gov/El/benefits.asp.



OTHER INFORMATION:

Veteran Preference does not apply to the Senior Executive Service:   http://www.usajobs.gov/vi

EEO Policy Statement:   http://www.usajobs.gov/eeo

Reasonable Accommodation Policy Statement:   http://www.usajobs.gov/raps

Legal and Regulatory Guidance:   http://www.usajobs.gov/lrg



HOW TO APPLY:

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We strongly encourage you to apply online. Your complete application must be received by 11:59pm 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 http://www.usajobs.opm.gov/  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: http://www.opm.gov/Forms/pdf_fill/OPM1203fx.pdf.

 

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.



REQUIRED DOCUMENTS:

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.  Complete responses to the Occupational Questionnaire.

 

3.  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.

AGENCY CONTACT INFO:

Holly Imler
Phone: (202)461-6765
Email: HOLLY.IMLER@VA.GOV
Agency Information:
VA Corporate Senior Executive Management Office
810 Vermont Avenue NW
Washington, DC
20420

WHAT TO EXPECT NEXT:

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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Job Announcement Number:

VA-SES-13-829167-HI

Control Number:

336093000