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Job Title:  Executive Director, Interagency Care Coordination
Department:  Department Of Veterans Affairs
Agency:  Office of the Secretary
Job Announcement Number:  VA-SES-13-928860-LMM

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
Thursday, July 18, 2013 to Monday, August 05, 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 within VA, the Federal government and 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.

This is a reannouncement of Vacancy Announcement VA-SES-13-891305-LMM.  Applicants who applied under Vacancy Announcement VA-SES-13-891305-LMM must reapply under this Vacancy Announcement.  Modification of technical qualification number 2.

The incumbent serves as the Executive Director, Interagency Care Coordination, Washington, DC.  The incumbent is the principal advisor to the Secretary, Department of Veterans Affairs (SECVA), and other senior leaders on matters related to interagency complex care coordination for the most severely wounded, ill, and injured Service members and Veterans (SM/Vs) with complex circumstances requiring lifelong assistance.  The Executive Director has overall responsibility for leadership regarding the direction of interagency complex care coordination within the Office of the Secretary of Veterans Affairs (OSVA) to include collaborative efforts and support of the Interagency Care Coordination Committee (IC3) and the Federal Recovery Coordination Program (FRCP).  This includes strategic, operational, and tactical execution of clinical responsibilities for this targeted population of seriously or catastrophically ill or injured SM/Vs who need complex care coordination.


VA structures its SES positions into pay bands.  This is a pay band 3 position and the salary range is $119,554 - $165,300.  Exceptions to the salary cap may be considered in certain circumstances.


A recruitment/relocation incentive and/or Guaranteed Home Buyout may be authorized.


  • US Citizenship
  • Successful completion of background investigation & possible drug screening
  • Selectee may be subject to reassignment geographically or organizationally
  • Public Financial Disclosure Report (SF-278)
  • Males born after 12-31-59 must be registered for Selective Service


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The Executive Director for Interagency Care Coordination (ED) is the principal advisor to the Secretary, Department of Veterans Affairs (SECVA), and other senior leaders on matters related to interagency complex care coordination for the most severely wounded, ill, and injured Service members and Veterans (SM/V) with complex circumstances requiring life-long assistance. The ED has overall responsibility for leadership regarding the direction of interagency complex care coordination within the Office of the Secretary of Veterans Affairs (OSVA) and, including leading collaborative efforts and support of the Interagency Care Coordination Committee (IC3) and supervising the Federal Recovery Coordination Program (FRCP).  The responsibilities include, but are not limited to:


  • Provide transformational and collaborative leadership between VA and DoD to help existing care and case management programs evolve and establish/implement innovative programs. Drive the agenda, lead collaboration across discipline lines, and provide a full spectrum of care, benefits, and services to those SM/Vs whose circumstances require life-long assistance.
  • Collaborate with executive level leadership to ensure that the work of the Interagency Care Coordination Committee (IC3) and Federal Recovery Coordination Program (FRCP) creates a common operational picture whereby the Federal community and private sector partners form a community of practice for interagency complex care coordination.
  • Primary facilitator of all IC3 activities including; serving as the liaison between the IC3 co-chairs, and the co-chairs of the subordinate work groups; participating in all senior management activities significant to the IC3; ensures the completion of all assignments the IC3 receives from the Joint Executive Committee (JEC); and assist and leverage information technology tools to share information that enhances and supports effective complex care coordination bi-directionally between VA and DoD.
  • Serves as a liaison with DoD, and maintains current knowledge of VA/DoD issues addressed by the JEC and related interagency groups that deal with matters related to complex care coordination for the most severely wounded, ill, or injured SM/Vs.
  • Direct the transformation and strategic alignment of the FRCP in accordance with the Secretary’s vision and strategic plans of interagency complex care coordination for the most severely wounded, ill, or injured SM/Vs. Responsible for designing, programming, and analyzing new and existing programs related to interagency complex care coordination.
  • Advises the Secretary on a range of strategy and policy issues regarding VA transformation, operation, and activities surrounding interagency complex care coordination for transitioning SM/Vs.  Assist senior VA leadership in identifying, articulating, and disseminating agency and program vision, strategic guidance, and operational priorities.


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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:  Flexibility
    • Target Competency 3:  Vision




    • Target Competency 1:  Team Building




    • Target Competency 1:  Accountability
    • Target Competency 2:  Entrepreneurship
    • Target Competency 3:  Problem Solving




    • Target Competency 1:  Technology Management




    • Target Competency 1:  Partnering
    • Target Competency 2:  Influencing/Negotiating


    B.  Technical Qualifications


    1.  Knowledge and understanding of the requirements and elements of care and case management and the development of a comprehensive plan for synchronizing care, benefits, and services for Veterans and Service members.


    2.  Demonstrated mastery in the design of system-wide strategic planning, program management, or project management and leadership to execute.

    A master's degree level of education is highly desirable.



    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).


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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:


    Please note you may also call USAJOBS by Phone at (703) 724-1850 to have the OPM Form 1203-FX mailed to you; however, this is not a practical alternative if the announcement is nearing its closing date. After the introduction on the recording, press 1, and listen for instructions to request the form.


    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.  Complete responses to the Occupational Questionnaire.


    3.  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.


    Lucrecia Murdock
    Phone: (202)461-7887
    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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