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.

The incumbent leads the development and implementation of a strategic system that establishes clear organizational policies and procedures for obtaining approval of conference and training events, reporting requirements and methods for reporting and overseeing VA conference and training reports.  Serves as the expert to VA's top management officials on Departmental travel and participates in the formulation and articulation of an overall plan that integrates all conference and training events' planning, monitoring, execution, and reporting for VA. 

Travel, conferences, and training events are of significant interest to the public and Congress and are critical to the mission of VA. The Director exercises a high degree of program management expertise and managerial competence and must provide solutions and decisions to very complex problems based on evaluation of program results.  Work of the organization has an overall agency impact that is subject to Congressional and media scrutiny.

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.

Duties

The Director of the Corporate Travel Management and Reporting Office is responsible for the development and implementation of a strategic system that establishes clear organization policies and procedures for obtaining approval of conference and training events, reporting requirements and methods for reporting, and oversees VA conference and training reporting.  The responsibilities include, but not limited to:
Interpretation of government-wide travel, conference and training event policy, guidelines and reporting requirements, and serves as the Department's authority and subject matter expert on Government-wide requirements.

Development of related VA policy, operational procedures, reports, and systems for reporting to ensure that VA is in  compliance with Office of Management and Budget (OMB) and relevant public law(s) and statue(s).  Collection and analyses of data related to programs, and assists VA Administrations and staff offices in the implementation of travel, conference and training events management processes.

Ensures that conference proposals are in compliance with OMB's Memorandum M-12-12 relevant public law and statutes, and VA policies, and that all VA conference requests are accurate, complete, justified and adequately convey the importance, scope, requisite detail regarding training objectives, outcomes, and return on investment for VA-sponsored and co-sponsored training events.

Prepares guidance, recurring reports and analyses, and updates for VA senior officials on potential issues, problems and areas of White House, OMB, Congressional and public interest and concern (attendance, costs, etc.). Performs studies and completes comprehensive analyses of factual financial and programmatic data regarding travel, conferences, and training events from a wide variety of sources within the Department.
Oversees Departmental travel issues related to automated systems implementation and management (FedTraveler, ETS2), conference/travel reporting (development of a VA conference reporting system or tool (CORK); conference and training attendance and costs, and completing audits and assessments of VA travel costs for the purpose of identifying cost-efficiencies and cost-effectivness for reducing costs and improving travel operations.   Also, directs the activities, operations and staff of 41 employees ranging from GS-9 to GS-15.