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Job Title:Associate Chief of Staff - Behavioral Health Service

Department:Department Of Veterans Affairs

Agency:Veterans Affairs, Veterans Health Administration

Job Announcement Number:RQ-14-KG-982118

This position is closed and no longer accepting online applications through USAJOBS.

The contents of the announcement can still be viewed.

SALARY RANGE:

$81,823.00 to $235,000.00 / Per Year

OPEN PERIOD:

Tuesday, January 07, 2014 to Monday, April 07, 2014

SERIES & GRADE:

GS-0180/0185/0602/0610-00/13

POSITION INFORMATION:

Full Time - Permanent

DUTY LOCATIONS:

1 vacancy in the following location:
Little Rock, AR View Map

WHO MAY APPLY:

United States Citizens

SECURITY CLEARANCE:

Other

SUPERVISORY STATUS:

Yes

JOB SUMMARY:

As a VA professional, your opportunities are endless. With many openings in the multiple functions of VA, you will have a wide range of opportunities and leadership positions at your fingertips. Not only is it the largest, most technologically advanced integrated health care system in the Nation, but we also provide many other services to Veterans through the Benefits Administration and National Cemeteries. 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. For more information on the Department of Veterans Affairs, go to http://www.vacareers.va.gov/ 

Central Arkansas Veterans Healthcare System (CAVHS) has a strong academic affiliation with the University Arkansas for Medical Sciences (UAMS) and services a major training sight for psychiatric residents, psychology, social work, nursing. The UAMS department of psychiatry has eight PGY-1 residents per year. There psychiatric fellowship program (geriatric, psychosocial rehab, substance dependence) as well as ten psychology intern and fellow positions and PTSD post-doctoral fellowship.

 

VACANCY IDENTIFICATION NUMBER (VIN): 982118

 

Salary: To be determined by a Professional Standard Board and based on your education, experience, and professional accomplishments. 

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.  

This position is being announced under the following four disciplines: Psychology, Social Work, Nursing and Psychiatry. Be sure to review the qualifications and occupational questions specific to the discipline for which you are interested in being considered.

 

THIS POSITION IS OPENED UNTIL FILLED, WILL LOOK AT APPLICANTS EVERY MONDAY AFTER OPENING DATE.

The Central Arkansas Veterans Healthcare System (CAVHS) is seeking an accomplished leader to be the Associate Chief of Staff for Behavioral Health Service. The Associate Chief of Staff will lead a dynamic service line treating Veterans in Arkansas. Behavioral Health is an integrated care line with a large number of employees, including psychiatrists, psychologists, social workers, nurses, and a variety of ancillary therapists. The Central Arkansas Veterans Healthcare System (CAVHS) has a continuum of outpatient mental health services including general mental health clinics, specialty PTSD treatment, addictions treatment, tele-mental health services, primary care mental health, programs for Veterans with serious mental illness, and vocational rehabilitation services. The Associate Chief Of Staff for is administratively and clinically responsible for all Behavioral Health staff and programs at all Central Arkansas Veterans Healthcare System sites.

 

                            *** Cut-Off Dates are Every Monday Starting 01/13/2014***

We will accept applications for this occupation until filled. Qualified Applicants will be referred to the selecting official weekly until a selection is made. The announcement will be closed once the position has been filled.

TRAVEL REQUIRED

  • Not Required

RELOCATION AUTHORIZED

  • No

KEY REQUIREMENTS

  • Must pass pre-employment examination.
  • Designated and/or Random Drug Testing required.
  • Background and/or Security Investigation required.
  • Proficient in spoken and written English
  • U.S. Citizenship
  • Full unrestricted Licensure, Certification, or Registration required.

DUTIES:

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DUTIES:

·         -Responsible for overall management of all Mental Health, Homeless and employment Programs

·         -Direct supervision of all Mental Health Program Managers

·         -Monitor and implement all HR and payroll policies and as related to mental health staff.

·         -Ensure appropriate time keeping and leave procedures are followed

·         -Oversight of budget, spending and acquisition processes for mental health.

·         -Monitor and correct, when necessary, all compliance issues

·         -Oversight of employee education and training

·         -Ensure all supervisors are following Union related policies

·         -Ensure appropriate workload documentation and accountability by all staff

·         -Responsibility for strategic planning and implementation of the VHA Mental Health Handbook

·         -Ensure all required reports a the local and national level are created in a timely fashion

·         -Coordination and preparation for oversight visits from the Joint Commission, OIG , Office of Mental Health.

·         -Negotiation and coordination of services that overlap with other Service Lines

·         -Encouraged and review the use of VA Programs for the education of all disciplines of Mental Health providers

·         -Clinical provision of direct care to Veterans

·         -Coordination and participation in peer review of clinical providers

·         -Ensure timelines and quality of Compensation and Pension examinations

·         -Review and ensure validity of DSS and VSSC data 

PHYSICAL STANDARDS: 

Heavy lifting, 45 lbs and over: Moderate carrying, 15-44 lbs; Straight pulling; Pulling hand over hand; Pushing: Reaching above shoulder; Use of fingers; Both hands required: Walking: Standing; Both legs required: Ability for rapid mental and muscular coordination simultaneously; Near vision correctable at 13: to 16: to Jaeger 1 to 4; Both eyes required; Depth perception; Ability to distinguish basic colors; Ability to distinguish shades of color; Hearing (did permitted). Must meet the physical requirements set out in VA Directive and Handbook 5019.


QUALIFICATIONS REQUIRED:

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QUALIFICATIONS REQUIRED:

All applicants must meet all of the basic requirements below by the closing date of this announcement to be eligible for this vacancy.

BASIC REQUIREMENTS FOR ALL POSITIONS:

U.S. Citizenship-Must be a citizen of the United States.

Physical Standards-Heavy lifting, 45 lbs and over; Moderate carrying, 15-44 lbs; Straight pulling; Pulling hand over hand; Pushing; Reaching above shoulder; Use of finger; Both hands required; Walking; Standing; Both legs required; Ability for rapid mental and muscular coordination simultaneously; Near vision correctable at 13; to 16; to Jaegar 1 to 4; Both eyes required; Depth perception; Ability to distinguish basic colors; Ability to distinguish shades of color; Hearing (aid permitted) Must meet the physical requirements set out in VA Directive and Handbook 5019.

English Language Proficiency- Physicians, including residents, Social Workers, Nurses and Psychologists appointed to direct patient-care positions must be proficient in spoken and written English as required by 38 U.S.C. 7402(d) and 7407(d0). In addition to the above basic requirements for all positions, below are the education, experience, and licensure/registration requirements for the specific positions.

PHYSICIAN (PSYCHIATRIST) VM-0602-15

Education- Must have a degree of doctor of medicine or an equivalent degree resulting from a course of education in medicine or osteopathic medicine.

Licensure and Registration- Must possess a current, full and unrestricted license to practice medicine or surgery in a State, Territory, or Commonwealth of the United States, or in the District of Columbia. (please submit a copy of a current license)

Experience-Must have at least one year of clinical and/or research psychiatry experience and at least one year experience of administration management.

Certification-Must be board certified in the area of Psychiatry. (Please submit a copy of your Board Certification in Psychiatry)

IN DESCRIBING YOUR EXPERIENCE, PLEASE BE CLEAR AND SPECIFIC. WE WILL NOT MAKE ASSUMPTIONS REGARDING YOUR EXPERIENCE.

REFERENCES FOR ALL OTHER POSITIONS:

Qualification Standards for Nurses, VA Handbook 5005, Part II, Appendix G6

Qualification Standards for Psychologist, VA Handbook 5005, Part II, Appendix G18

Qualification Standards for Social Worker, VA Handbook 5005, Part II, Appendix G39


PLEASE NOTE:  Education must be accredited by an accrediting institution recognized by the U.S. Department of Education.  Applicants can verify accreditation at the following website: http://www.ed.gov/admins/finaid/accred/index.html.  All education claimed by applicants will be verified by the appointing agency accordingly.  If you are using foreign education to meet qualification requirements, you will be asked to produce a Certificate of Foreign Equivalency.

Veterans' Preference: When applying for Federal Jobs, eligible Veterans should claim preference on the Occupational Questionnaire in the section provided and provide a legible copy of your DD214(s) and/or documentation related to your active duty service which shows dates of service, character of service (honorable, general, etc.), or dates of impending separation.

Additionally, disabled veterans and others eligible for 10-point preference (such as widows or mothers of eligible Veterans) must also submit an SF-15 "Application for 10 Point Veterans Preference" with required proof as stated on the form. For more information, please review the information for disabled Veterans in the application checklist or visit http://www.fedshirevets.gov/job/vetpref/index.aspx

HOW YOU WILL BE EVALUATED:

Your application, résumé, C.V., and/or supporting documentation will be reviewed.  Please follow all instructions carefully.  Errors or omissions may affect consideration for employment. 

In describing your experience, please be clear and specific.  We may not make assumptions regarding your experience. 


BENEFITS:

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Working for the Department of Veterans Affairs offers a comprehensive benefits package that includes, in part, paid vacation, sick leave, holidays, life insurance, health benefits, thrift savings plan, and participation in the Federal Employees Retirement System. This link provides an overview of the benefits currently offered.  For more information please visit us at http://www.va.gov/JOBS/Job_Benefits/benefits.asp.

NOTE:  Applicant's education and length of practice (experience) will be considered by a Compensation Panel in determining the salary of the applicant selected.



OTHER INFORMATION:

This job opportunity announcement may be used to fill additional vacancies.

VA encourages persons with disabilities to apply. The health related positions in VA are covered by Title 38, and are not covered by the Schedule A excepted appointment authority.



HOW TO APPLY:

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If you are applying for this position online or by fax, you must complete the occupational questionnaire and submit the documentation specified in the Required Documents section below.

If you are unable to apply online by 11:59 PM (EST) on Monday, April 07, 2014, please contact the point of contact listed in the announcement.

 

1.    To begin, click Apply Online to create a USAJOBS account or log in to your existing account. Follow the prompts to select your USAJOBS resume and/or other supporting documents and complete the occupational questionnaire.

 

2.    Click the Submit My Answers button to submit your application package.

 

It is your responsibility to ensure your responses and appropriate documentation is submitted prior to the closing date. 

 

To verify your application is complete, log into your USAJOBS account, https://my.usajobs.gov/Account/Login, select the Application Status link and then select the more information link for this position. The Details page will display the status of your application, the documentation received and processed, and any correspondence the agency has sent related to this application.  Your uploaded documents may take several hours to clear the virus scan process.

To return to an incomplete application, log into your USAJOBS account and click Update Application in the vacancy announcement.  You must re-select your resume and/or other documents from your USAJOBS account or your application will be incomplete.



REQUIRED DOCUMENTS:

REQUIRED DOCUMENTS:

You must provide a complete Application Package which includes:

Required for Nurses:

1. CV or Resume.

2. VA Form 10-2850a - Application for Nurse and Nurse Anesthetist (Available at http://www.va.gov/vaforms/medical/pdf/vha-10-2850a-fill.pdf) (required).

3. Optional Form 306 - Declaration for Federal Employment (Available at http://www4.va.gov/vaforms/va/pdf/OF306.pdf). This is a required form and must be submitted with your application.

4. Copy of Licensure and Transcripts (showing degree conferred).

5. If prior military service, include all copies of your DD Forms 214(required). Applicants claiming preference based on service-connected disability, or based on being the spouse or mother of a disabled or deceased Veteran, must also complete and submit an SF 15, Application for 10-Point Veteran Preference (available at http://www.opm.gov/forms/pdf_fill/SF15.pdf).

6. If currently employed in the VA system, include latest SF-50 - Notification of Personnel Action. (required).

Required for Social Workers & Psychologist:

1. CV or Resume.

2. VA Form 10-2850c – Application for Associated Health Occupations (Available at http://www.va.gov/vaforms/medical/pdf/vha-10-2850c-fill.pdf)(required).

3. Optional Form 306 - Declaration for Federal Employment (Available at http://www4.va.gov/vaforms/va/pdf/OF306.pdf). This is a required form and must be submitted with your application.

4. Copy of Licensure and Transcripts (showing degree conferred).

5. If prior military service, include all copies of your DD Forms 214(required). Applicants claiming preference based on service-connected disability, or based on being the spouse or mother of a disabled or deceased Veteran, must also complete and submit an SF 15, Application for 10-Point Veteran Preference (available at http://www.opm.gov/forms/pdf_fill/SF15.pdf).

6. If currently employed in the VA system, include latest SF-50 - Notification of Personnel Action. (required).

Required Documents for Physicians:

1. CV or Resume.

2. VA Form 10-2850 - Application for Physicians (Available at http://www.va.gov/vaforms/medical/pdf/vha-10-2850-fill.pdf) (required).

3. Optional Form 306 - Declaration for Federal Employment (Available at http://www4.va.gov/vaforms/va/pdf/OF306.pdf). This is a required form and must be submitted with your application.

4. Copy of Licensure and Transcripts (showing degree conferred).

5. If prior military service, include all copies of your DD Forms 214(required). Applicants claiming preference based on service-connected disability, or based on being the spouse or mother of a disabled or deceased Veteran, must also complete and submit an SF 15, Application for 10-Point Veteran Preference (available at http://www.opm.gov/forms/pdf_fill/SF15.pdf).

6. If currently employed in the VA system, include latest SF-50 - Notification of Personnel Action. (required). 

 

Faxing Applications or Supporting Documents:

You are encouraged to apply online. Applying online will allow you to review and track the status of your application.

NOTE: If you applied online and your application is complete, do not fax the paper application (1203FX –Occupational Questionnaire Form) as this will overwrite your prior online responses and may result in you being found ineligible.

If you completed the occupational questionnaire online and are unable to upload supporting document(s):

1. To fax your documents, you must use the following cover page http://staffing.opm.gov/pdf/usascover.pdf and provide the required information. The Vacancy ID is      982118 .

2. Fax your documents to 1-478-757-3144.

If you are unable to apply online by 11:59 PM (EST) on Monday, April 07, 2014, please contact the point of contact listed in the announcement.

To complete the occupational questionnaire and submit via fax:

1. Click the following link to view and print the occupational questionnaire      View Occupational Questionnaire.

2. Print the 1203FX form, follow the instructions and provide your responses to the occupational questionnaire itemshttp://www.opm.gov/forms/pdfimage/opm1203fx.pdf.

3. Fax the completed 1203FX form along with any supporting documents to 1-478-757-3144. Your 1203FX will serve as a cover page for your fax transmission.

 

AGENCY CONTACT INFO:

Kathy C. Girndt
Phone: (501)257-1427
Email: KATHY.GIRNDT@VA.GOV
Agency Information:
VHA Central Arkansas HCS Little Rock
HRMS - 05
2200 Fort Roots Drive
North Little Rock, AR
72114
USA

WHAT TO EXPECT NEXT:

After we receive your application material, your experience will be reviewed to determine if you meet the basic qualifications of the position.  Your will be notified via email when this decision has been made.


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Job Announcement Number:

RQ-14-KG-982118

Control Number:

358730700