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Job Title:  Deputy Chief Officer, Workforce Management and Consulting Office
Department:  Department Of Veterans Affairs
Agency:  Veterans Affairs, Veterans Health Administration
Job Announcement Number:  VA-SES-13-925523-DM

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
Tuesday, July 16, 2013 to Tuesday, July 30, 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.


The Deputy Chief Officer, Workforce Management and Consulting (WMC) Office reports to the Chief Officer, Workforce Management and Consulting Office.  The WMC Office consists of a Chief Officer, a Deputy Director and six sections that include:  Human Resources Management Team, EEO/Affirmative Employment Team, Health care Talent Management Team, Finance and Business Operations Team, Health care Recruitment Team, and Human Resources and Staffing Services Team. 


This office provides staff support to the Office of the Under Secretary for Health through the Chief of Staff on matters involving personnel administration, equal employment opportunity and civil rights; organizational analysis and design, and productivity and quality improvements.


The WMC Office is responsible for developing and implementing policy under the approval of the Under Secretary for Health and handling other management issues that impact field and VA Central office.


These issues include compliance with civil rights legislation, organizational studies, Medical Administration Budget and ceiling management, personnel issues involving Titles (5 & 38), health care professionals, the Associate Director Training program, management of space, and equipment.


VA structures its SES positions into pay bands.  This is a Pay Band 2 position.  The salary range for this position is $119,554 - $173,600.  Exceptions to the salary cap may be authorized.


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


  • US Citizenship is required
  • Successful completion of a background investigation
  • Selectee may be subject to reassignments geographically or organizationally
  • Public Financial Disclosure Report (SF-278) is required
  • Males born after 12-31-59 must be registered for Selective Service
  • One-year probationary period is required for initial SES appointment


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The Deputy Chief Officer, WMC Office is responsible to the Assistant Deputy Under Secretary for Workforce Services, through the Chief, WMC Officer. The responsibilities include, but are not limited to:


·        As the Deputy Chief Officer, WMC Office the incumbent assists the Chief Officer with the formulation and justification of the medical administration, budget, and negotiates modifications made during the budget cycle, including the OMB pass back.


·        Oversees and directs the implementation of the recommendations from VHA's National Leadership Board Human Resources Committee and the Succession Planning Workforce Development Management Subcommittee dealing with numerous issues that align to a variety of organizations both internal and external to VHA.


·        Maintains liaison between VHA and the Office of the Deputy Assistant Secretary for Human Resources Management and Labor Relations for coordination of proposed changes in overall policies, programs, and systems.


·        Recommends solutions and develops policies or procedures with Departmental level boards.


·        Participates in the development of executive manpower projections, administers the Associate Medical Center Director Trainee program, processes placement actions, and assists in the development of executive level and merit pay performance requirements and performance plans.


·        Conducts organizational analyses and reviews and makes recommendations concerning the mission and functions of VHA offices, the allocation of resources, manpower requirements, and the effectiveness of systems and procedures.  Oversees the High Performance Development Model Program Office.  Oversees the National Center for Organizational Development responsible for implementing and supporting national organizational improvement activities.


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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.


All applicants MUST SHOW in their 5 PAGE RESUME that they 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:  Developing Others

• Target Competency 2:  Team Building



• Target Competency 1:  Customer Service

• Target Competency 2:  Technical Credibility



• Target Competency 1:  Financial Management

• Target Competency 2:  Human Capital Management



• Target Competency 1:  Partnering

• Target Competency 2:  Political Savvy


B.  Technical Qualification


(1)  Broad knowledge of federal Human Resources and Workforce and Succession Planning to implement the programs effectively across a large complex healthcare organization.


(2)  Broad knowledge of health care organizations, sensitized to, and familiar with congressional and legislative activities bearing upon VHA health care and program management activities.


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 in 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.



Dione G. Moore
Phone: (202)461-7795
Agency Information:
VA Corporate Senior Executive Management Office
810 Vermont Avenue NW
Washington, DC



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