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Job Title:  Director, Office of Management
Department:  Department Of Veterans Affairs
Agency:  Veterans Benefits Administration
Job Announcement Number:  VA-SES-13-900503-JJ

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

The contents of the announcement can still be viewed.
$119,554.00 to $179,700.00 / Per Year
Monday, June 10, 2013 to Monday, June 24, 2013
Full Time - Senior Executive Service (SES)
1 vacancy in the following location:
Washington DC, DC United StatesView Map
All groups of qualified individuals


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.

As the Director, Office of Management, the incumbent provides executive oversight for the following program offices within the Veterans Benefits Administration: Human Resources, Employee Development and Training, Facilities, Access and Administration, Diversity Management and Equal Employment Opportunity, and Acquisitions.  The Office of Management is located in Washington, DC.  The Director, OM supervises two Senior Executive Service (SES) employees and two GS-15 employees, with a total staff of approximately 75 employees.  More information on the Veterans Benefits Administration can be found at

VA structures its SES positions into pay bands. This is a Pay Band 1 position. The salary for this position is capped at $179,700.


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


  • US Citizenship is required
  • Successful completion of background investigation & possible drug screening
  • Selectee maybe subject to geographic or organizational reassignment/travel
  • Pubic 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


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The Director, Office of Management (OM) reports to the Office of the Chief of Staff and is responsible for the executive oversight and management of the Veterans Benefits Administration’s (VBA) service and management support activities.  The Director, OM works closely with key VBA officials and program service directors to ensure plans, policies, regulations, procedures, standards, and legislation for VBA-wide application are consistent with the goals and policies of the Secretary and Under Secretary for Benefits.  The responsibilities include, but are not limited to:

·         Provides leadership, direction and management over VBA’s employee development and training activities.

·         Provides leadership for human resources management matters (such as recruitment, placement, succession planning, position management, classification, and employee and labor relations) to VBA central Office staffs and field facilities.

·         Administers a space management and control program for the procurement and utilization of space and for the design of modern office systems and environments,

·         Provides executive level guidance for development of policies and procedures  of  VBA’s administrative activities in the areas of receipt/dispatch of mail; emergency preparedness; environmental and materiel management; custody and movement of veterans records; and acquisition of service department records needed to adjudicate claims.

·         Serves as a member of VBA’s Executive Resources Board, Performance Review Board, and several senior-level task forces at the Department level.

·         Ensures that VBA maintains an effective and sound Equal Opportunity program that addresses the prevention and resolution of discrimination. 


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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:


A.  Executive Core Qualifications



• Target Competency 1:  Creativity and Innovation 

• Target Competency 2: Strategic Thinking



• Target Competency 1:  Leveraging Diversity

• Target Competency 2:  Developing Others



• Target Competency 1:  Accountability

• Target Competency 2: Problem Solving



• Target Competency 1:   Financial Management

• Target Competency 2:  Human Capital Management



• Target Competency 1:  Partnering

• Target Competency 2:  Influencing/Negotiating


B.  Technical Qualification(s):


Has a broad knowledge of the laws, rules, regulations, and policies of management support programs, (i.e. human resources, employee development and training, equal opportunity employment, contracting and construction programs, and acquisitions) to implement operating plans consistent with the long term interests of a large public or private sector organization.




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).


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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.


Veteran Preference does not apply to the Senior Executive Service:

EEO Policy Statement:

Reasonable Accommodation Policy Statement:

Legal and Regulatory Guidance:


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We strongly encourage you to apply online. Your complete application must be received by 11:59 pm 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 to your USAJOBS account at 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:




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.



Jeannette Jones
Phone: (202)461-7907
Agency Information:
VA Corporate Senior Executive Management Office
810 Vermont Avenue NW
Washington, DC


You will be notified of the status of your application throughout the process.  

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