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Job Title:  Health Care Administrative Trainee (GHATP)
Department:  Department Of Veterans Affairs
Agency:  Department of Veterans Affairs - Agency Wide
Job Announcement Number:  ORL-13-ELW-835602

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
Monday, February 04, 2013 to Thursday, February 21, 2013
Full Time - Permanent
1 vacancy in the following location:
Orlando, FL United StatesView Map
Open to U.S. citizens in the local commuting area of the Orlando VAMC (usually within 50 miles.)




The Administrative Fellowship Program at the Orlando VA Medical Center is part of the Department of Veterans Affairs Graduate Healthcare Administration Training Program (GHATP) and is precepted by the Medical Center Director.    

Vacancy Identification Number (VIN) 835602 

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. How would you like to become a part of a team providing compassionate care to Veterans?


The Orlando VA Medical Center, a member of the VA Sunshine Healthcare Network VISN 8 (Florida and Puerto Rico), includes a large primary and specialty care clinic, a 120-bed Community Living Center and a 60-bed Domiciliary on its main campus in Orlando, as well as 3 Community Based Outpatient Clinics (Kissimmee, Leesburg, Orange City) and 2 large comprehensive, Satellite Outpatient Clinics (Daytona Beach and Viera). The Medical Center which serves six counties is very active with over 93,000 unique patients treated, over 780,000 outpatient visits, and over 1,000,000 clinic stops per year. Active planning is ongoing for the new $650 million "Orlando VA Medical Center," with planned construction beginning in 2009.


Special Employment Consideration:  VA encourages persons with disabilities to apply, including those eligible for hiring under 5 CFR 213.3102(u), Schedule A, Appointment of persons with disabilities [i.e., intellectual disabilities, severe physical disabilities, or psychiatric disabilities], and/or Disabled veterans with a compensable service-connected disability of 30% or more.


THIS POSITION WILL BE OPEN UNTIL FEBRUARY 15TH OR UNTIL MIDNIGHT ON THE DAY WE HAVE RECEIVED 200 APPLICATIONS.  **As of February 21, we have received 200 applications.  This position will close at midnight.  No documents will be accepted after 12:00, and incomplete applications will not be considered.  Thank you.


The area of consideration (AOC) has been limited to the local commuting area.  Applicants that cannot give a local address upon submission will not be considered in the AOC.



  • You must be a U.S. citizen to apply for this job.
  • Subject to a background/suitability investigation.
  • Designated and/or random drug testing may be required.
  • You must meet all minimum requirements listed in this announcement.


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The Graduate Health Administration Training Program is designed to prepare the individual with the knowledge, skills, and abilities to function as a healthcare manager within the VA Healthcare System upon completion.  During the one-year fellowship, you will complete formal rotations in all departments at the facility and at VA National Headquarters, with opportunities for additional rotations at the Network and healthcare facilities VISN 8. The Fellow will routinely attend meetings with top management, participate in process improvement teams, and be assigned to design and complete projects that will improve analytical skills, encourage innovative thought, increase knowledge of health care administration, and assist the Fellow in achieving his or her professional developmental goals. 


Work Schedule: Monday through Friday days.

Position Description Title/PD#:   6403O

Relocation Expenses: Relocation expenses are not authorized for this position.


At the end of the internship, you are eligible for noncompetitive conversion to a career-conditional appointment to the GS-9 level, however, the VA does not have any obligation to place you.


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To qualify for this position, applicants must meet all requirements by June 1, 2013.


Time-in-grade:   Applicants who are current Federal employees and have held a GS grade any time in the past 52 weeks must also meet time-in-grade requirements.



-You must be a United States Citizen.

-You must live within the local commuting area of the Orlando VAMC, which is typically within 50 miles of the city of Orlando.

-Candidates must have graduated within the last two years (6/1/11 to 6/1/13 graduation date) with a Masters in Public Health, Masters in Health Administration, or other Health Care Management/Administrative Degree or a Masters in Business Administration with at least 2 courses in Healthcare Administration.    Preference eligible veterans have up to 6 six from the time of graduation if you were precluded from applying due to military service.

-You must have an overall GPA of 2.75.

-You must be an attendee or graduate from a university accredited by a GHATP approved agency:  AACSB, ACBSP, AUPHA, CAHME, CEPH, NASPAA.  Please google your school's accreditation.




You will be rated on the following Knowledge, Skills, Abilities and Other characteristics (KSAOs) based on your application for this position.

1.  Ability to systematically structure ones personal activities in order to provide for effective task performance and coodinated efforts.

2.  Ability to make sound and logical decisions and choose appropriate courses of action based on the evidence at hand.

3.  Ability to provide direction and guidance to the activities of others to achieve results through delegation, control and follow up procedures.

4.  Ability to communicate clearly when speaking and writing.

If you are referred for consideration, you may be asked to submit additional job related information, which may include, but not limited to; responses to the knowledge, skills and abilities; completion of a work sample, and/or contact for an interview.

IN DESCRIBING YOUR EXPERIENCE, PLEASE BE CLEAR AND SPECIFIC. WE WILL NOT MAKE ASSUMPTIONS REGARDING YOUR EXPERIENCE . If your resume/application does not support your questionnaire answers, we will not allow credit for your response(s).

Veterans' Preference:  When applying for Federal Jobs, eligible Veterans should claim preference on the Occupational Questionnaire in the section provided and provide a legible copy of your DD214(s) and/or documentation related to your active duty service which shows dates of service, character of service (honorable, general, etc.), or dates of impending separation.

Additionally, disabled veterans and others eligible for 10-point preference (such as widows or mothers of eligible Veterans) must also submit an SF-15 "Application for 10 Point Veterans Preference" with required proof as stated on the form.  For more information, please review the information for disabled Veterans in the application 
checklist or visit


Your résumé and/or supporting documentation will be verified. Please follow all instructions carefully. Errors or omissions may affect your rating or consideration for employment.


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VA offers a comprehensive benefits package.  This link provides is an overview of the benefits currently offered:


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 Package (See “Required Documents” section below).  The complete Application Package must be submitted by 11:59 PM (EST) on Thursday, February 21, 2013.

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. 

If you cannot apply online: you will need to complete the Occupational Questionnaire (View Occupational Questionnaire) by submitting your answers on the 1203FX form ( and faxing the completed form with all supporting documents to (478)757-3144. The 1203FX form will serve as a cover page for your fax transmission. Keep a copy of your fax receipt in case verification is needed.


To fax supporting documents you are unable to upload: Complete the following cover page using 835602.  You must use this fax cover sheet in order for your documents to be matched with your online application. Fax your documents to (478)757-3144. Keep a copy of your fax receipt in case verification is needed.


The following documents are required:

  • Resume
  • Responses to the Occupational Questionnaire
  • You must include a copy of your transcripts.  Unofficial copies of your transcripts are acceptable for application purposes, however, a certified copy will be necessary if you are selected.  If you are graduating between the closing date and June 1, 2013, you must include an enrollment verification from your school verifying your graduation date.


  • Two academic or professional references.


Incomplete application packages will not be considered. 


This announcement will remain open until February 22nd OR until midnight on the day we have received 200 applications.





Elizabeth Whiting
Phone: (321)397-6815
Agency Information:
VHA Orlando VAMC
Orlando VAMC
Human Resources Management Service
5201 Raymond Street
Orlando, FL


After the vacancy announcement closes and a referral certificate is issued, an electronic notification letter - or e-mail - will be sent to applicants who provide an e-mail address.  Otherwise, you will receive a notification letter via the U.S. Postal Service within 2 to 4 weeks.

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