Job Overview

Summary

Work Schedule: Monday - Friday 8:00AM - 4:30PM Full time. 

 

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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.  

*** Please Note:  This announcement will close on midnight, central time, of the first day that 50 applications are received or the closing date of this announcement (whichever occurs first).

YOU CAN MAKE A DIFFERENCE

Special Employment Consideration: Individuals eligible for the following appointments are encouraged to apply: 5 CFR 213.3102 "u", Schedule A, Appointment of persons with disabilities ; Intellectual disabilities, severe physical disabilities, or psychiatric disabilities; and Disabled veterans with a compensable service-connected disability of 30% or more.

REASONABLE ACCOMMODATION:   Federal agencies provide reasonable accommodations to applicants with disabilities.   If you need accommodation for any part of the application process, contact the hiring agency.   The decision on granting reasonable accommodation will be on a case-by-case basis.  

EQUAL EMPLOYMENT OPPORTUNITY:   The United States Government does not discriminate in employment on the basis of race, color, religion, sex, national origin, political affiliation, sexual orientation, marital status, disability, age, membership in an employee organization or other non-merit factors.

PLEASE READ THIS ANNOUNCEMENT CAREFULLY AND IN ITS ENTIRETY TO ENSURE THAT ALL REQUIRED DOCMENTS ARE SUBMITTED WITH YOUR APPLICATION PACKAGE.  FAILURE TO SUBMIT A COMPLETE APPLICATON PACKAGE WILL RESULT IN LOSS OF CONSIDERATION 

**NOTE: EFFECTIVE 6/2012 NEW FORM OF-306 dated October 2011. YOU WILL NEED TO UPDATE THIS FORM IN YOUR APPLICATION MANAGER. PLEASE SEE LINK IN THE INSTRUCTION ON FORMS REQUIRED.

Vacancy Identification Number (VIN): TAG: VacancyID (Include on all documents) 

Relocation Expenses: Relocation expenses are not authorized for this position.

 

Excepted Service Appointment for an initial period expected to last for more than 1 year.

 

This announcement is for a position being filled under the Pathways Internship Program for students in an accredited college, university, community college, and junior college; professional, technical, vocational, and trade school; advanced degree programs; or other qualifying educational institution pursuing a qualifying degree or certificate.

The Pathways Internship Program provides managers a ready source of student employees and potential permanent employees upon completion of the program requirements. It also provides the student with work experience directly related to their curriculum studies and career goals while offering eligibility for non-competitive conversion to permanent employment upon completion. To be eligible for conversion, the student employee must be capable of working at least 640 hours prior to completion of their degree requirements.

Full requirements for Conversion:

  • Complete at least 640 hours of work experience acquired through the Internship Program.
  • Complete their degree or certificate requirements.
  • Meet the qualification standards for the position to which the Intern will be converted.
  • Meet agency-specific requirements as specified in the Participant's Agreement. 
  • Perform their job successfully.
  • Must possess US citizenship in order to be converted to a career/career conditional appointment.

 

Internship Work Options:  When a student is initially hired into the Pathways Internship Program, a work schedule is documented on his/her agreement. Students will work a parallel work schedule that allows them to work while continuing their education during the semester. Students should also take into consideration the required 640 hours of work that must be completed prior to the student's graduation, so that upon graduation the student will be eligible for conversion into a permanent position. For more information on the Pathways for Students go to http://www.opm.gov/HiringReform/Pathways/ 

Duties

PD# 70120-T

 

Incumbent will complete a residency consisting of at least 640 hours of work in an academic field related to the incumbent's degree of Health Administration or equivalent.   Training is intended to build upon and enhance basic knowledge, skills, and abilities previously obtained through higher education and experience.   It requires a high degree of analytical ability and specialized knowledge related to the management over VA Healthcare Delivery System.   Incumbent will acquire additional knowledge, abilities and skills relating to analyzing, planning, and professional and public-relations.

Incumbent will receive direction and guidance relating to the analysis of all areas of management including planning, organizing, implementing, coordination, controlling, evaluating, educating and improving medical, administrative and support operations of the health care system geared to the successful accomplishment of the VA mission.   Incumbent will learn how to develop and coordinate professional service budgets and distribution of resources to the various clinical services. Incumbent will develop policies, and department program goals and objectives related to the VA mission.