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

This position serves as the Veterans Benefits Administration’s (VBA) Regional Office Director in Montgomery, AL.  With a staff of approximately 260 employees, the regional office administers benefits and services for a variety of programs including Compensation, Pension, and Vocational Rehabilitation and Employment (VRE).  Other services provided include specially adapted housing grants, benefits counseling, fiduciary/guardianship services, outreach services for the homeless, elderly, minority, and women Veterans, and public affairs.   The position oversees VBA benefits and services for veterans and beneficiaries located in the state of Alabama and VRE services for 10 counties of the Northwest Florida panhandle.  The veteran population served by the regional office is approximately 405,624.  The compensation and pension payments authorized by the Regional Office total over $70 million each month.  The Vocational Rehabilitation program has the fourth highest rehabilitation service caseload in the nation.  

 

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 Permanent Change of Station (PCS) costs and Appraised Value Offer (formerly Guaranteed Home Buyout) may be authorized.

Duties

The Director, VA Regional Office, reports to the Deputy Under Secretary for Field Operations, through the Area Director. The position requires the effective and economical direction, control, and operation of benefits and services provided by law to veterans, their dependents and beneficiaries. Responsibilities include:

• Lead regional office that provides benefits and services for veterans, dependents, and beneficiaries 

• Establish policies and procedures consistent with corporate VA guidelines 

• Provide executive leadership and direction to subordinate organizational units 

• Manage available financial and human capital resources (includes presenting of regional budget)

• Direct continuing programs for quality control in regional operations and implements corresponding actions

• Capture changing needs of varying customers via outreach in veteran communities, conventions, etc.