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Job Title:  Assistant Nurse Manager (Staffing Office)
Department:  Department Of Veterans Affairs
Agency:  Veterans Affairs, Veterans Health Administration
Job Announcement Number:  ABQ-13-066-TWW-843018

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

The contents of the announcement can still be viewed.
$0.00 to $0.00 / Per Year
Thursday, February 14, 2013 to Friday, March 01, 2013
Full Time - Excepted Service Permanent
2 vacancies in the following location:
Albuquerque, NM United StatesView Map
United States Citizens


Vacancy Identification Number (VIN): 843018

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?

Failing to submit any documentation that is required and listed under the “Required Documents” tab may result in loss of consideration.

Selectee salary and grade will be determined by a Professional Standards Board (PSB). The PSB is a peer review process. The PSB will review your individual qualifications, education, professional training/internship(s) and professional experience to determine the most appropriate salary and grade based on your individual accomplishments.  Specific salary scale (Acute and Basic) will correspond to clinic for which referred.

As a VA professional nurse, your opportunities are endless. With many openings in the multiple functions of VA, you will have a wide range of opportunities at your fingertips. Not only is it the largest, most technologically advanced integrated health care system in the nation, but we also provide many other services to Veterans through the Benefits Administration and National Cemeteries.

Special Employment Consideration:  VA encourages persons with disabilities to apply.


VA professionals feel good about their careers and their ability to balance work and home life. VA offers generous paid time off and a variety of predictable and flexible scheduling opportunities. For more information on the Department of Veterans Affairs, to to



  • U.S. Citizenship
  • Full unrestricted Licensure, Certification, or Registration required.
  • Must pass pre-employment examination.
  • Designated and/or Random Drug Testing required.
  • Background and/or Security Investigation required.
  • English Language Proficiency required.


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The Staffing Office ANM demonstrates leadership in delivering and improving holistic care through collaborative strategies with others.   The Staffing Office ANM provides and directs care for patients generally ranging in age from 17 through the geriatric years, taking into consideration diagnosis and physical, psychosocial, spiritual, and cultural needs.  The Staffing Office ANM functions in a supervisory capacity with and without the presence of the Nurse Manager.  The Staffing Office ANM is accountable for adhering to established policies and standards of care and practice.  The Staffing Office ANM is responsible for supervision and administration of nursing care delivery on a Medical Center-wide basis, managing nursing personnel, and coordinating all related activities.  The Staffing Office ANM, Nurse II, represents the Nurse Executive during non-administrative hours and assists in the coordination of patient admissions, discharges, and transfers within or out of the facility.  The Staffing Office ANM is directly responsible to the Patient Flow Nurse Manager and collaborates with other supervisory personnel. 

Work Schedule:  Rotating Shifts
Position Description Title/PD#: Staff Nurse / Functional Statement
Relocation Expenses:  Relocation and/or Recruitment incentives are NOT authorized for this position.
Physical Demands:  Refer to VA Directive and Handbook 5019

Fair Labor Standards Act:  Exempt
Bargaining Unit Status Code:  8888
Background Information:  NACI
This IS a Supervisory Position


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Citizen of the United States. 
Graduate of a school of professional nursing approved by the appropriate State-accrediting agency and accredited by one of the following accrediting bodies at the time the program was completed by the applicant:  The National League for Nursing Accrediting Commission (NLNAC) or The Commission on Collegiate Nursing Education (CCNE).  Current, full, active, and unrestricted registration as a graduate professional nurse in a State, Territory or Commonwealth (i.e., Puerto Rico) of the United States, or the District of Columbia.  In cases of graduates of foreign schools of professional nursing, possession of current, full, active and unrestricted registration will meet the requirement of graduation from an approved school of professional nursing.    Must be proficient in spoken and written English.

Applicant's education and length of nursing practice (experience) will be considered by a Nurse Professional Standards Board in determining the grade and salary of the applicant selected.   Experience as a RN will be evaluated to determine if the experience is of an acceptable level of quality with regard to the following four dimensions of nursing: Practice, Professional Development, Collaboration and Scientific Inquiry. Each dimension of practice has criteria that demonstrate essential core competencies for VHA Nursing Personnel. The criteria are as follows: Practice: practice, ethics and resource utilization, Professional Development: performance, education/career development, Collaboration; collaboration, collegiality, Scientific Inquiry: quality of care, research.     Education/Experience Requirements: 

  • Nurse I Level I - An Associate Degree (ADN) or Diploma in Nursing, no experience.
  • Nurse I Level II - An ADN or Diploma in Nursing and approximately 1 year of experience, or an ADN or Diploma in Nursing and a bachelor's degree in a related field and no experience; or a Bachelors of Science in Nursing (BSN) and no experience.
  • Nurse I Level III - An ADN or Diploma in Nursing and approximately 2-3 years of experience, or an ADN or Diploma in Nursing and a bachelors degree in a related field and approximately 1-2 years of experience; or a BSN with approximately 1-2 years of experience, or a Master's degree in nursing (MSN) or related field with a BSN and no experience.
  • Nurse II - A BSN with approximately 2-3 years of experience, or ADN or Diploma in Nursing and a bachelors degree in a related field and approximately 2-3 years experience or a Master's degree in nursing or related field with a BSN and approximately 1-2 years experience, or a Doctoral degree in nursing or meets basic requirements for appointment and has doctoral degree in a related field with no experience. 
  • Nurse III - Master's degree in nursing or related field with BSN and approximately 2-3 years experience or Doctoral degree in nursing or related field and approximately 2-3 years experience. 


Reference: VA Handbook 5005/27, Part II, Appendix G-6 NURSE QUALIFICATION STANDARD   

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 (particularly positions with a positive education requirement.)  Therefore, applicants must report only attendance and/or degrees from schools accredited by accrediting institutions recognized by the U.S. Department of Education.  Applicants can verify accreditation at the following website: All education claimed by applicants will be verified by the appointing agency accordingly.  If you are using foreign education to meet qualification requirements, you must send a Certificate of Foreign Equivalency with your transcript in order to receive credit for that education.

Veterans' Preference:

When applying for Federal Jobs, eligible Veterans should claim preference on their application or résumé. Applicants claiming preference based on service-connected disability, or based on being the spouse or mother of a disabled or deceased Veteran, must complete an SF 15, Application for 10-Point Veteran Preference. Veterans who are still in the service may be granted tentative preference on the basis of information contained in their applications, but they must produce a DD Form 214 or other proof prior to appointment to document entitlement to preference.  For more information on Veterans' Preference, please visit


Your application, résumé and/or supporting documentation will be verified. Please follow all instructions carefully. Errors or omissions may affect consideration for employment.   You may also be evaluated based upon the question responses you provide during a structured interview. In responding to structured interview questions you should be sure to cite specific examples of experience, explain exactly what you did, and the outcome.


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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, thrift savings plan, 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



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


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To begin the process, click the Apply Online button at the right side of this screen 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.

YOU MUST INCLUDE VA FORM 10-2850a IN YOUR APPLICATION PACKAGE TO BE CONSIDERED FOR THIS VACANCY.   You may upload the completed form to your USAJOBS or Application Manager account if you apply online.  Then you can use the uploaded form again and again when applying for future vacancies.  Please see this guide ( ) for more information on uploading and re-using the form in your applications.  Other required forms and documents can also be saved in your account and used the same way.   Applicants are urged to apply online; this process is much easier and faster.

Note: To return to a previously Saved or Incomplete application, just reapply through your account in USAJOBS.  Check your account ( to see the status of your application after applying, 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:
  3. Fax the completed 1203FX form along with all supporting documents to (478)757-3144.  Your 1203FX form must be placed on top of all materials being faxed and will serve as a cover page for your fax transmission.
  4. 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: T843018.  You must use this fax cover sheet in order for your documents to be matched with your online application.
  2. Fax your documents to (478)757-3144.

The complete Application Package must be submitted by 11:59 PM (EST) on Friday, March 01, 2013.


You must provide a complete Application Package which includes:
1. Résumé (It is strongly recommended to build your résumé in USA Staffing. If you choose not to, your résumé must, as a minimum, include the following: full name, date of birth, full social security number. For each previous place of employment; name, address, AND dates of employment in MM/YYYY - MM/YYYY format, GS-level (or eqivalent if not Federal employment).
2. Declaration for Federal Employment (OF 306)
(Available at: (REQUIRED)
3. Responses to the Occupational Questionnaire (REQUIRED)
4. Application (VA Form 10-2850a - Application for Nurses and Nurse Anesthetists) )(REQUIRED)
(Available at:
5. If you are a current or former government employment you must submit a copy of your most recent SF 50 (Notification of Personnel Action) (REQUIRED)
6. If prior military service, include all copies of your DD Form 214 or proof of service (REQUIRED - If applicable). Applicants claiming preference based on service-connected disability, or based on being the spouse or mother of a disabled or deceased Veteran, must also complete and submit an SF 15, Application for 10-Point Veteran Preference
(Available at
7. Unoffical college transcripts (In the event of selection OFFICIAL TRANSCRIPTS will be required to be sent directly to Human Resources Management Service, New Mexico VA Health Care System).


Anne Dunne
Phone: (505)265-1711x2037
Agency Information:
VHA New Mexico HCS Albuquerque
DVA New Mexico VA Health Care System
HR Management Service 05
1501 San Pedro Dr SE
Albuquerque, NM


If you wish to know the status of your application at any time in the process, refer to the automated status updates available with the Application Manager of your account.

After we receive your complete application package (including all required documents), your qualification will be reviewed and assigned an initial rating.  If qualified, we will review your application to make sure that your résumé supports the answers given in the questionnaire.  If your résumé does not support your questionnaire answers, we will adjust your rating accordingly.  Based on your ranking or numerical score, you may be referred to the hiring manager for further consideration and a possible interview.  You will be notified when your rating is determined.

IF YOU FAIL to provide the documentation that is identified in the REQUIRED DOCUMENTS portion of this announcement you will not be considered and receive an electronic notification of either “IDMA” or “IFM”.

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