Job Overview


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. Because of this improvement, we are only announcing our positions for 14 days. 

The VISN 8 Sunshine network is comprised of seven complexity one Health Care Systems with eight medical centers and 55 Community Based Outpatient Centers in Florida, South Georgia and Puerto Rico spanning over 63,400 miles with a population of over 1.8 million Veterans. The Network serves over 550,000 Veterans annually, providing primary and secondary levels of inpatient and outpatient medical and surgical care, palliative care, as well as inpatient and outpatient Psychiatry, Acute Rehabilitation and has one of five Polytrauma Centers. The VISN 8 Sunshine Networks has approximately 23,000 full time employees and an operating budget of 4.6 billion dollars. The network office is physically located in St. Petersburg, Florida and has 65 employees. 

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


The Deputy Network Director, is responsible to the Network Director. The position requires the effective and efficient direction, control, and operation of VISN 8. The responsibilities include, but are not limited to:        
The Deputy Network Director serves as the Chief Operation Officer and is responsible for the day-to-day operation of the Network office.  The DND is also responsible for assisting the Network Director in advancing the goals and performance measures of the Network and VHA.  Because the facilities in Network 8 are the most complex in the country, this DND is expected to function at this level and with this level of knowledge.  The DND has the primary day-to-day responsibility for coordinating functions between the VISN 8 facilities and the Deputy Under Secretary for Health for Operations and Management.  The DND has the responsibility to direct the organization’s daily operation and management to accomplish the business of caring for enrolled Veterans’ health care needs. The purposeful actions of the DND must address over 100 performance measures and monitors which are dependent on the DND’s leadership abilities utilizing a full range of core competencies such as interpersonal effectiveness, systems thinking, and organizational stewardship to improve the health and well-being of the enrolled Veterans.  The DND is involved at all organizational levels, and must be intimately knowledgeable about organizational missions, functions, and operations.  In every instance, the DND is expected to fully understand the mission and operational objectives of highly affiliated tertiary care medical centers, unaffiliated secondary care medical centers, domicillaries, nursing home, outpatient clinics, and the numerous and various organizational components of VA Central Office.