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Job Title:AUDIOLOGIST-Deputy Director, Hearing Center of Excellence

Department:Department Of Veterans Affairs

Agency:Veterans Affairs, Veterans Health Administration

Job Announcement Number:AJP-13-AKJ-861814

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

The contents of the announcement can still be viewed.


$123,758.00 to $155,500.00 / Per Year


Wednesday, April 03, 2013 to Monday, May 6, 2013




Full Time - Detail


1 vacancy in the following location:
Washington DC, DC United StatesView Map


Department of Veterans Health Administration preferred


Vacancy Identification Number (VIN): 861814

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.

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 Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) needs employees who possess the energy, compassion, and commitment to serve those who served 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. 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. 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! To find out more, go to


  • 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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PLEASE NOTE: Applicants within Veterans Health Administration (VHA) will be considered first. 

The Deputy Director, Hearing Center of Excellence (HCE) is located in the Office of Patient Care Services in the Office of Rehabilitation and Prosthetic Services (ORS) in Washington, DC. Major duties include:

  • Maintains alliance with academic and industry leaders currently focused on advancements in hearing and balance understanding, preventation, rehabilitation and restoration and partners with standing associations and organizations involved with hearing and balance loss;
  • Promotes education awareness of the dangers of noise hazards, disseminates educational updates and awareness to implement best practices;
  • Overall planning, direction and execution in the leadership of the HCE, ensuring efficient operational functioning and effective collaboration with VA;
  • Coordinates preventation, diagonsis, mitigation, treatment and rehabilitation of hearing loss and auditory system injuries for military servicemembers and veterans; and
  • Performs other duties as assigned. 

Work Schedule: Monday through Friday, 8am until 4:30pm

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.


·          Citizenship.   Citizen of the United States.   (Non-citizens may be appointed when it is not possible to recruit qualified citizens in accordance with chapter 3, section A, paragraph 3g, this part.)

·          Education.   Master's degree or its equivalent in audiology or hearing science from an accredited college or university is required.  "Accredited" means a college or university accredited by a regional accreditation organization and an audiology program accredited by the Council on Academic Accreditation of the American Speech-Language-Hearing Association (ASHA).

 NOTE:   Beginning on January 1, 2007, the Council on Academic Accreditation (CAA) in Audiology and Speech-Language Pathology of ASHA will accredit only doctoral degree programs in audiology or hearing science.

·          Licensure The incumbent must hold a full, current, and unrestricted license in a State, Territory, Commonwealth, or the District of Columbia.  

NOTE:   The audiologist must maintain full, current, and unrestricted licensure/registration.

The applicant must also fully meet the Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities (KSA's) for the GS 14, and additionally meets or is expected to be able to meet the following KSAs for the GS-665-15:

  • Knowledge of and ability to effectively communicate existing federal agency policies and regulations for the development of strategies and priorities for a collaborative interagency program.
  • Knowledge and skills in senior management and policy decision making regarding performance management, strategic planning, and priority-setting that is consistent with organizational goals and objectives.
  • Knowledge of, ability to appropriately utilize, and provide expert consultation regarding evidence based practices and clinical practice guidelines in the areas of post-deployment hearing loss and auditory system injuries and disorders, as well as the ability to guide staff in using these tools.
  • Ability to work as a leader and member of a team, and skill in leading senior management officials in policy development.
  • Ability to influence high level officials in adoption of and conformance to performance measures, monitors, and other policy guidelines.
  • Extensive knowledge of and experience in military hearing loss and auditory system injuries and disorders and related statistics, population health surveillance, military medicine, and health policy.
  • Ability to work as a leader and member of a team; and skill in leading senior management officials in policy development.
  • Ability to communicate effectively orally and in writing with a diverse group of professional staff and management officials who are often at the highest management levels.



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.

PHYSICAL REQUIREMENTS: The work of this position is primarily sedentary. Work is typically performed in an adequately lighted and climate controlled office. Will be required to travel 15% of the time.


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 Wednesday, May 01, 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 861814.

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.


VHA Nationwide DEU
Phone: (501)257-4134
Agency Information:
Department of Veterans Affairs
2402 Wildwood Ave Suite 301
Sherwood, AR


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 Wednesday, May 01, 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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