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  5. How to Apply

Job Title:Director, VA Regional Office, Jackson, MS

Department:Department Of Veterans Affairs

Agency:Veterans Benefits Administration

Job Announcement Number:VA-SES-13-855086-JJ

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:

Tuesday, March 05, 2013 to Thursday, March 21, 2013

SERIES & GRADE:

ES-0340-00

POSITION INFORMATION:

Full Time - Senior Executive Service (SES)

DUTY LOCATIONS:

1 vacancy in the following location:
Jackson, MS 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.

 This position serves as the Veterans Benefits Administration’s (VBA) Regional Office Director in Jackson, MS.  With a staff of approximately 200 employees, the regional office administers benefits and services for a variety of programs including Compensation, Pension, and Vocational Rehabilitation and Employment (VRE).  Other services provided include specially adapted housing grants, benefits counseling, fiduciary/guardianship services, outreach services for the homeless, elderly, minority, and women Veterans, and public affairs.   The position oversees VBA benefits and services for veterans and beneficiaries located in the state of Mississippi.  The veteran population served by the regional office is approximately 201,962.  To know more about the Jackson Regional Office please visit : http://www.benefits.va.gov/jackson/

 

VA structures its SES positions into pay bands. This is a pay band 3 position and the salary range is $119,554 - $165,300. Exceptions to the salary cap may be considered in certain circumstances.

 

A recruitment/relocation incentive and/or Guaranteed Home Buyout may be authorized.

 

THIS IS A REANNOUNCEMENT OF VA-SES-13-798889-JJ. 

PREVIOUS APPLICANTS WILL BE CONSIDERED, AND DO NOT HAVE TO REAPPLY.

KEY REQUIREMENTS

  • US Citizenship is required
  • Successful completion of background investigation & possible drug screening
  • Selectee maybe 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, VA Regional Office, reports to the Deputy Under Secretary for Field Operations, through the Area Director. The position requires the effective and economical direction, control, and operation of benefits and services provided by law to veterans, their dependents and beneficiaries. Responsibilities include:

 

• Lead regional office that provides benefits and services for veterans, dependents, and beneficiaries 

• Establish policies and procedures consistent with corporate VA guidelines 

• Provide executive leadership and direction to subordinate organizational units 

• Manage available financial and human capital resources (includes presenting of regional budget)

• Direct continuing programs for quality control in regional operations and implements corresponding actions

• Capture changing needs of varying customers via outreach in veteran communities, conventions, etc.


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: 

• Target Competency 1:  Creativity & Innovation

• Target Competency 2:  Strategic Thinking

 

ECQ 2.  LEADING PEOPLE: 

• Target Competency 1:  Conflict Management

• Target Competency 2:  Leveraging Diversity

• Target Competency 3: Team Building

 

ECQ 3.  RESULTS DRIVEN:  

• Target Competency 1:  Accountability

• Target Competency 2:  Problem Solving

• Target Competency 3: Technical Credibility

 

ECQ 4.  BUSINESS ACUMEN:  

• Target Competency 1:  Financial Management

 

ECQ 5.  BUILDING COALITIONS:  

• Target Competency 1:  Influencing/Negotiating 

 

B.  Technical Qualification

 

Demonstrated experience in successfully leading and managing a large public or private sector organization that administers complex rules-based benefits or services for a large group of beneficiaries/customers.


         

    

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 above).


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.

 

 



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. 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.

AGENCY CONTACT INFO:

Jeannette Jones
Phone: (202)461-7907
Email: JEANNETTE.JONES@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.  


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Job Announcement Number:

VA-SES-13-855086-JJ

Control Number:

339294300