Job Overview


Vacancy ID: 881268 

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.

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This position is located within the Research and Development service at the VA New Jersey Healthcare System, East Orange, NJ. Your primary duties are to serve in the capacity as the Administrative Officer and provide a high level of analytical support for both administrative and research services. Your responsibilities are to manage, plan, and develop the total and complex administrative, budgeting, and fiscal duties of the Medical Research Program, supervise the Research and Development staff, formulating policies and plans for various aspects of the Research and Development Service and to provide technical assistance to the Research and Development staff on all relevant laws, regulations and directives effecting Research and Development. Your duties also can include but are not limited to the following:

·       Developing policies for administrative matters, procurement, budget and public relations

·       Provides VA research operations advice and guidance to current and prospective clinician and non-clinician investigators performing studies in several major research program areas

·       Design, develop and implement all accounting, budgeting and management financial reporting systems

·       Develop, refine and implement policies and procedures for the conduct of human subject research that are in accordance with applicable local, state and federal regulatory requirements

·       Utilizes knowledge of personnel management and operations that includes initiating and facilitating the recruitment of new personnel including interviewing candidates, writing position descriptions and performance standards, oversees the completion and review of performance appraisals, staffing, classification, employee relations and leave policies

·       Develop status reports or response materials for review or signature, preparing memoranda, procedures, directives, standard operating procedures


Work Schedule: Monday thru Friday - 8am to 4:30pm