Job Overview

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.

This position serves as the National Cemetery Administration’s (NCA), Executive Director, Memorial Service Network III (MSN III) in Denver, CO.  The incumbent  implements departmental operating plans and policies for effective governance of an organized and interdependent, but decentralized memorial benefits and services delivery system with a focus on honoring Veterans.  The incumbent leads a region-wide, network of 19 National Cemeteries (12 subordinate cemetery directors and 243 government employees) in the states of Colorado, Montana, Wyoming, North Dakota, South Dakota, Nebraska, Kansas, Oklahoma, Texas, and New Mexico and a network staff of 10-14 employees, some in professional occupations, e.g., engineers and agronomists.  To know more about the National Cemetery Administration please visit: http://www.cem.va.gov/.

VA structures its SES positions into pay bands.  This is a pay band 3 position and the salary range is $119,554 to $165,300.

Permanent Change of Station (PCS) costs, a recruitment incentive/relocation incentive and/or Appraised Value Offer may be authorized.

Multiple similarly categorized positions may be filled using this vacancy announcement.

Duties

The Executive Director, Memorial Service Network III, is responsible to the Under Secretary for Memorial Affairs, through the Deputy Under Secretary for Field Programs. The position requires the effective and economical direction, control, and operation of geographically dispersed national cemeteries. The responsibilities include, but are not limited to:

  • Serves as a systems manager, utilizing specialized technical skills, creativity, and innovation to ensure that agency employees and agency physical assets to provide Veterans and their families with high quality, compassionate and effective memorial benefits and services; 
  • Meets operational requirements for providing dignified interment services to eligible decedents;
  • Develops and updates the tactical and strategic plans for the MSN to achieve consistency with NCA.
  • Ensures that resources are planned, disbursed, and obligated in accordance with budget plans.
  • Achieves NCA objectives in quality of services as evaluated through customer service surveys and other instruments.
  • Fosters the NCA culture of service and ethical practices which model VA and NCA core values.