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Job Title:Social Worker (VISN 22 Homeless Program Manager)

Department:Department Of Veterans Affairs

Agency:Department of Veterans Affairs - Agency Wide

Job Announcement Number:VR-841738 T38-13-04 (GS)

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

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$107,701.00 to $140,008.00 / Per Year


Tuesday, February 26, 2013 to Tuesday, March 12, 2013




Full Time - Excepted Service Permanent


1 vacancy in the following location(s):
Location Negotiable After Selection, United States
San Diego, CA United StatesView Map
Long Beach, CA United StatesView Map
Los Angeles, CA United StatesView Map
Loma Linda, CA United StatesView Map


United States Citizens


Vacancy Identification Number (VIN): 841738

Salary: Applicant's education and experience will be reviewed by a Professional Standards Board in determining the grade and salary of the applicant selected.  The recommended salary may be at any point in the range listed for this vacancy.

The Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) needs employees who possess the energy, compassion, and commitment to serve those who serve our Country. Whatever the job title, every position in VA will give you a chance to make a meaningful and personal contribution to the lives of truly special and deserving people - our Veterans.

Working for VA is one of the most emotionally satisfying and professionally rewarding ways to dedicate the best within you to your country's service.

If you are transitioning from the military or a Veteran already, we invite you to explore the benefits of continuing your career at the VA. The VA is committed to hiring Veterans.

The VA is much more than just another employer. It is an honorable, open and welcoming community of those who care. Gratitude is our motivation and service is our mission.

The VA has adopted Core Values and Characteristics that apply universally across the Department. The five Core Values define "who we are," our culture, and how we care for Veterans, their families and other beneficiaries. The Values are Integrity, Commitment, Advocacy, Respect and Excellence (" I CARE").

America's Veterans need you!

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  • You must be a U.S. citizen to apply for this job.
  • Designated and/or random drug testing may be required.
  • Subject to a background/suitability investigation.
  • You must pass a pre-employment physical


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VISN 22 provides a comprehensive array of specialized homeless services including community outreach, assessment and referral, case management, residential treatment programs, domiciliary (Dom) programs, transitional and permanent housing programs, and aftercare.

The VISN 22 Network Homeless Coordinator is responsible for the overall coordination and oversight of the complexity of Homeless Programs on VISN 22 campuses, as well as programs located in the community, to include:  HUD/VASH vouchers, Housing First Initiative, contracted Grant and Per Diem Beds divided between community partnerships and contracted Residential Treatment Beds. Additionally the incumbent provides oversight and monitors the environment of care of all VISN 22 Mental Health Residential Rehabilitation Treatment Programs (MHRRTP), Substance Abuse Residential Rehabilitation Treatment Programs (SARRTP), and all other Residential Rehabilitation Treatment Programs (RRTP).   The position functions as liaison to VISN 22 Mental Health, sharing in Homeless program planning, education, consultation, and policy development.   The incumbent provides leadership in planning, implementing, and coordinating all analytical, educational, and programmatic activities, including dissemination of best practices, providing for continuity of care, staff training and provision of resources.   The incumbent assists the VISN 22 Mental Health Coordinator in managing the funds and tracking the staffing status of positions that should be hired to support Homeless programs.   The incumbent provides authoritative information for professional and non-professional audiences and serves as a resource consultant and mentor for Homeless staff across the VISN.

The incumbent develops strategic plans, internal program policies and programs, and performance improvement activities to meet VISN 22 objectives and goals.   The incumbent interacts with Medical Center Directors, Chiefs of Staff, Service Chiefs, and Homeless Coordinators to facilitate and coordinate local, VISN, and national priorities.   The incumbent chairs the VISN 22 Homeless Committee.   The incumbent coordinates with other VISN staff (e.g. Suicide Coordinators, Substance Use Disorders (SUD) Coordinator, Recovery Coordinators, PTSD mentors, and mental health/primary care integration teams) to ensure a full continuum of homeless services.   The incumbent works with local and VISN leadership on activities to enhance homeless services as required by the Uniform Mental Health Services Handbook and to prepare for site visits from VA Central Office to monitor and advise on implementation of the Uniform Mental Health Services Handbook. The incumbent works with Federal, State, County, and Local government agencies, and non-profit entities to ensure that veteran-specific needs and resources are addressed within the homeless continuum of services throughout the VISN.

Work Schedule: Monday-Friday (8am-430pm) off-tour, nighttime or weekend hours may be required.

NOTE: Incumbent will be expected to report for duty 1 day per work week to the Network 22 office located in downtown Long Beach, CA.


***Travel of 50% time may be required***

Relocation expenses and/or incentives have not been authorized.


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ENGLISH LANGUAGE PROFICIENCY: In accordance with 38 U.S.C. 7402(d), No person shall serve in direct patient care positions unless they are proficient in basic written and spoken English. You must be proficient in basic written and spoken English in order to meet the requirements of this position.

The requirements for appointment as a social worker in the Veterans Health Administration (VHA) are set forth in the VA Handbook 5005/50, Part II, Appendix G39.   The Social Worker must have a master's degree in social work from a school of social work fully accredited by the Council on Social Work Education (CSWE).   Graduates of schools of social work that are in candidacy status do not meet this requirement until the school of social work is fully accredited.   A doctoral degree in social work may not be substituted for the master's degree in social work.   License and/or certification at advanced practice level is required.


Applicant's education and experience will be reviewed by a Professional Standards Board in determining the grade and salary of the applicant selected.  The recommended salary may be at any point in the range listed for this vacancy.


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. You can verify accreditation at the following website: All education claimed by applicants will be verified by the appointing agency.

Veteran's 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 DD-214(s) showing all dates of service as well as character of service (honorable, general, etc.). Additionally, veterans with service-connected disability of 10% or more must also submit a copy of their official statement from the Department of Veterans Affairs, or from a branch of the Armed Forces, certifying their service-connected disability and/or their receipt of compensation for service-connected disability.  If the military member is within 120 days of separation and does not yet have a DD214, the member may instead submit any written document from the armed forces that certifies the service member is expected to be discharged or released from active duty service in the armed forces under honorable conditions not later than 120 days after the date the certification is signed.

Veterans with service-connected disability of less than 10%, nonservice-connected disability, and Purple Heart recipients, as-well-as those claiming derived preference for a spouse, widow or widower, or natural mother, should refer to and submit a completed SF 15, "Application for 10-Point Veteran Preference," and required documentation with your application materials.

For more information on Veterans' Preference, go to


Complete application packages will be reviewed to determine if the basic qualifications for this position have been met. A listing of candidates who meet the basic qualification requirements will be forwarded to the hiring facility where the credentialing and privileging screening process is completed.


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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 .


Veterans and Transitioning Service Members: Please visit the VA for Vets site for career-search tools for Veterans seeking employment at VA, career development services for our existing Veterans, and coaching and reintegration support for military service members.

This position is in the Excepted Service and does not confer competitive status.

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 is not a guarantee and must be requested in advance.

You may be required to serve a probationary period.


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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 Tuesday, March 12, 2013.

To begin the process, click the Apply Online button to create an account or log in to your existing USAJOBS account. Follow the prompts to complete the occupational questionnaire. Please ensure you click the Submit My Answers button at the end of the process.

Note: To return to a previously Saved or Incomplete application return to your member account in USAJOBS to see the status of your application, including any messages that may have been sent to you.

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, and

3. Fax the completed 1203FX form along with any supporting documents to (478)757-3144. Your 1203FX 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:

1. Complete this cover page  using the following Vacancy ID 841738.

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


The following documents are required:

  • Completed Online Questionnaire
  • Resume
  • If you are qualifying on education substitution or a combination of education and experience, an unofficial college transcript must be submitted with your application package. (An official college transcript will be required before being hired).
  • Veterans should submit appropriate documentation as described previously in this vacancy announcement.
  • If currently employed in the VA system, include a copy of your latest SF-50, Notification of Personnel Action.


Grant D. Sloan
Phone: (562)826-5651
Agency Information:
VHA Long Beach HCS
Human Resources Management
5901 E 7th Street
Do Not Mail Applications
Long Beach, CA


You will receive e-mail notification as to whether or not you were included on the list of referred candidates.  If you do not provide an e-mail address, your notification will be sent via U.S. Postal Service within 2-4 weeks.

Important note:  Applicants have the burden of producing all needed information prior to the closing of the announcement Tuesday, March 12, 2013.  If this requirement is not met and you are not referred to the hiring facility, you may contact the local HR office for Direct Hiring Authority options. 

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