Job Overview


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.


Every job at the VA impacts the Veterans that we serve. You can be part of that team, helping to make sure that our Veterans receive the top-quality care they deserve.

Location: This position is within the Acquisition Program Support, Operation Support Services Office in Washington, DC.

Area of Consideration: To be eligible under Merit Promotion, you must have an eligibility listed below.

Competitive Merit Promotion:

  • Transfer eligibles: current VA employees with career or career-conditional appointments in the competitive service that hold, or have held a career or career-conditional position at a lower grade level as the position being announced. An SF-50 must show appointment in the competitive service.
  • Veterans Employment Opportunity Act (VEOA) eligibles currently employed by the VA.

Non-Competitive Merit Promotion:

  • CTAP eligibles
  • Disabled veterans receiving 30% or more disability compensation from the VA who are currently employed by the VA
  • Current VA employees with severe disabilities (eligible for Schedule A appointments)
  • Current VA employees eligible under other non-competitive appointment authorities such as: Military spouses under E.O. 13473; Certain former overseas employees; Present and former Peace Corps, Vista or Action volunteers; Former White House staff; Present and former Foreign Service officers and employees; Certain National Guard technicians.
  • Transfer eligible VA employees that hold, or have previously held a career or career-conditional position at the same or higher grade level with the same or higher promotion potential as the position being announced.

Special Employment Consideration: VA encourages persons with disabilities to apply, including those eligible for hiring under 5 CFR 213.3102(u), Schedule A, Appointment of persons with disabilities (i.e. intellectual disabilities, severe physical disabilities, or psychiatric disabilities) and/or Disabled Veterans with a compensable service-connected disability of 30% or more.


Major Duties:

  • Monitors domestic and world situations, status of VA Integrated Operations Center (IOC) and Continuity of Operations/Continuity of Government (COOP/COG) sites, and all VA components and subcomponents to assess VA's national, regional, and/or local operational and preparedness/readiness capability.
  • Ensures that intelligence, incident reports and communiques are logged and forwarded to appropriate parties in accordance with established Integrated Operations Center standard operating procedures.
  • Assists in developing and publishing VA IOC Standard Operating Procedures (SOPs), plans, detailed instructions, meeting documentation, after-action reports, lessons learned critiques, and operational summaries.
  • Works with electronic information systems including data and web base programs.
  • Works with a number of emergency preparedness programs and initiatives including Continuity of Operations; Emergency Relocation Group (ERG) Training; Emergency and Contingency logistical planning, material sourcing and inventory management, Devolution, Reconstruction, etc.
  • Brief senior leadership on Emergency Preparedness program status and incident updates.

View Assessment Questions

Travel Required

  • Occasional Travel
  • 10% Travel

Relocation Authorized

  • No