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Job Title:  Director of Management, Planning and Analysis
Department:  Department Of Veterans Affairs
Agency:  Board of Veterans Appeals
Job Announcement Number:  VA-SES-14-1106063-NE

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

The contents of the announcement can still be viewed.
$120,749.00 to $167,000.00 / Per Year
Thursday, May 01, 2014 to Thursday, May 15, 2014
Full Time - Senior Executive Service (SES)
1 vacancy in the following location:
Washington DC, DC View Map
All groups of qualified individuals
Not Applicable


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.


This position is located in the Board of Veterans Appeals.  The Board of Veterans' Appeals (Board/BVA) is the component of the VA that is responsible for entering the final decision on behalf of the Secretary in each of the thousands of claims for entitlement to veterans' benefits that are presented annually for appellate review.  The Board is divided into three primary components:  The Office of Veteran Law Judges, The Appellate Team, and the Management, Planning and Analysis (MPA) Division.

 The Director, MPA works closely with the Chairman and Vice Chairman in directly managing the administrative and support operations of the Board and provides expert advice on the formulation and execution of strategic management planning and budgeting for the agency.

VA structures its SES positions into pay bands. This is a pay band 3 position and the salary range is $120,749 - $167,000. Exceptions to the salary cap may be considered in certain circumstances.

Multiple similarly categorized positions may be filled using this vacancy announcementVA structures it's SES positions into pay bands. 



  • Not Required


  • No


  • US Citizenship is required.
  • Successful completion of a background investigation.
  • Public Financial Disclosure Report (SF-278) is required.
  • Males born after December 31, 1959 must be registered for Selective Service
  • One year probationary period for initial SES appointment
  • One year probationary period for initial SES appointment


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 The Chief, Management, Planning and Analysis, is responsible to the Vice Chairman. The position requires the effective and economical direction, control, and operation of the full realm of administrative and support operations. The responsibilities include, but are not limited to:

  •  The incumbent performs the full realm of day-to-day management duties and provides direction to over 100 administrative support staff to include subordinate supervisors.  Incumbent makes executive decisions for programs regarding the organizational structure, delegations of authority, and the maintenance of effective relationships with internal and external stakeholders.


  • Provides continuous supervision over the Board's budgeting and planning operations to include all aspects of resource management program development, execution and evaluation.


  • Identifies weaknesses and recommends appropriate solutions.


  • Provides oversight for administrative and management support operations to include Integrated Management Policy and Planning and Statistical Operations and Reports.  In this capacity, the Director analyzes operational functions, develops strategies and new policies.


  • Confers with top departmental offices of the VA and other government agencies, including members of Congress and officials of the Veteran Service Organizations (VSO).


  • Responsible for the efficient supervision and direction of Automated Data processing programs including planning, policy, operations and contract management.


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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.

Both competitive and non-competitive applicants MUST SHOW in your 5 PAGE RESUME that you 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: Vision


• Target Competency 1: Team Building



• Target Competency 1: Customer Service

• Target Competency 2: Decisiveness

  Target Competency 3: Technical Credibility



• Target Competency 1: Financial Management

• Target Competency 2 Technology Management


• Target Competency 1: Partnering

Target Competency 2 : Influence and Negotiation


B. Technical Qualification

1. Significant experience managing varied, complex administrative operations and processes in a legal environment, including administrative support operations, front line/tactical support processes, organizational development, and data analysis, with proven experience in personnel management and setting long range goals and organizational plans. 


2.   Significant experience at problem-solving in an administrative support environment, including experience following legal operational and procedural guidance driven by statute, regulation and organizational policy.  Legal training helpful, but not required.


A full four year course of study leading to a bachelor's degree that included, or was supplemented by at least 24 semester hours in any combination of the following fields: accounting, business, finance, law, contracts, purchasing, economics, industrial management, marketing, quantitative methods, or organization and management.



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 above).



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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 11:59pm 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. Your resume should include three references with at least one being the current or prior supervisor.

3. Complete responses to the Occupational Questionnaire.

4. 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.


Nikole Ellis
Phone: (202)461-5478
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. If you are deemed a "Highly Qualified" applicant, you should be prepared to participate in a structured interview.


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