Job Overview

Summary

Vacancy ID: 967100 

OUR MISSION: To fulfill President Lincoln’s promise – “To care for him who shall have borne the battle, and for his widow, and his orphan” – by serving and honoring the men and women who are America’s Veterans. How would you like to become a part of a team providing compassionate care to Veterans?

The Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) needs employees who possess the energy, compassion, and commitment to serve those who served our Country. Whatever the job title, every position in VA will give you a chance to make a meaningful and personal contribution to the lives of truly special and deserving people - our Veterans. VA professionals feel good about their careers and their ability to balance work and home life. VA offers generous paid time off and a variety of predictable and flexible scheduling opportunities. Working for VA is one of the most emotionally satisfying and professionally rewarding ways to dedicate the best within you to your Country's service.

If you are transitioning from the military or a Veteran already, we invite you to explore the benefits of continuing your career at the VA. The VA is committed to hiring Veterans. The VA is much more than just another employer. It is an honorable, open and welcoming community of those who care. Gratitude is our motivation and service is our mission.

The VA has adopted Core Values and Characteristics that apply universally across the Department. The five Core Values define “who we are,” our culture, and how we care for Veterans, their families and other beneficiaries. The Values are Integrity, Commitment, Advocacy, Respect and Excellence (“I CARE”).

America's Veterans need you! To find out more, go to http://www.va.gov/jobs/

Duties

The TCF internship is a comprehensive two-year program designed to train candidates for positions within the Veterans Health Administration (VHA). This program provides the foundation for developing interns from entry level to full performance level. It includes planned training, rotational assignments, and on-the-job work experiences. Travel required 1-3 times per year. With more than 150 medical centers and hundreds of clinics nationwide, it is possible that you will need to relocate for a position. You will be required to sign a mobility statement before entering the TCF program. If relocation is necessary for permanent placement, VA pays for moving expenses.This position involves a multi-grade career ladder.

The major duties listed below represent the full performance level of GS-9. At the GS-5/7 grade level, you will perform assignments of a more limited scope and with less independence. You will progressively acquire the background necessary to perform at the full performance level of GS-9. Promotion is at the discretion of the supervisor and is contingent upon satisfactory performance, availability of higher level work, and availability of funds.

LOCATION:  VA Healthcare System, Washington, DC

The purpose of the position is to administer, coordinate, plan, evaluate and implement Voluntary Service Program activities in support of a Department of Veteran Affairs (VA) medical facility. The employee designs limited medical facility voluntary services program activities. This includes operating, evaluating, and coordinating the facility voluntary services program functions; and managing the General Post Fund and other financial accounts. Serves as an advisor to top management staff on the voluntary program; and takes an active role in meeting the voluntary services *needs of the medical facility and establishing a vital link with the community.  He/she Implements program changes that impact the ability of the incumbent to meet the facility's needs; and proposes minor improvements in community outreach programs that provide volunteers and financial resources.  The employee makes suggestions to help meet the challenges and changes facing the medical facility such as dwindling resources and program changes and increased emphasis in primary care.  Presents communication plan information to external audiences in a positive manner to maintain significant relationships, diffuse negative reactions, and create a sense of understanding and acceptance of the changes or proposed changes at the medical center.

   

Work Schedule: 8:00am - 4:30pm,  rotating weekend and evening hours

***RELOCATION EXPENSES AND/OR INCENTIVES ARE NOT AUTHORIZED***