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Health System Administrator (Deputy Network Director)

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Department Of Veterans Affairs Duluth , GA 30198

Posted 2 months ago

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The VA Southeast Network (VISN 7) is seeking an experienced Health System Administrator to serve as the Deputy Network Director. The VA Southeast Network proudly serves veterans in a tri-state area which includes Alabama, Georgia, and South Carolina. We are one of the largest Veterans Integrated Service Networks (VISN) in terms of both Veteran population and patients served. Our healthcare delivery system includes 8 medical centers and over 50 Clinics.

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The Deputy Network Director (DND) is accountable for the Network's management of strategic planning, business implementation management, Veterans' experience, organizational health, finance, human resources, logistics, and capital asset services, and alignment of these functions and practices to the Veterans Health Administration (VHA) and Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) policy and direction. The successful DND assists the Network Director in advancing the goals of the Network and VA and plays a crucial role in the coordination of the Network's facility-based finance, logistics and capital asset management functions. Duties and responsibilities include, but are not limited to:

  • Innovatively applies solid financial and administrative skills to ensure fiscal, material, capital assets and personnel resources are utilized effectively and efficiently to enable the Network to provide veterans with high quality care consistent with community, national standards and industry best practices.

  • Assists the Network Director in special operational assignments often of a highly sensitive nature.

  • Represents the Network Director at meetings of community and government leaders, national meetings, outside agencies, and task-force activities which may involve communicating the position of the Network Director.

  • Applies knowledge and understanding of the missions, functions, and operations of Central Office, the Network, and Medical Centers.

  • Actively participates in making impactful decisions regarding medical center, Network and national matters related to administrative operations of the Network and its facilities, and therefore, have a critical impact on healthcare operations, research programs, educational and training matters, and other activities.

  • Ensures the Network and its facilities are in full compliance with VHA and VA policy and regulatory requirements in all administrative and business operations.

  • Provides input to and makes decisions that have strong impact on medical center, Network and national matters.

  • Performs duties that require extensive knowledge of strategic planning, business implementation management, finance, logistics and capital asset management principles, quality assessment and administrative management of remote site financial operations.

Work Schedule: Monday

  • Friday, 8:00 am

  • 4:30 pm or a schedule that best fit the needs of the organization

Telework: Available on an ad hoc basis

Virtual: This is not a virtual position.

Position Description/PD#: Health System Administrator/#012680

Relocation/Recruitment Incentives: Not Authorized

Financial Disclosure Report: Not required

Travel Required
25% or less

  • You may be expected to travel for this position.

Supervisory status


Promotion Potential

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    0670 Health System Administration

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HelpRequirements Conditions of Employment

  • You must be a U.S. Citizen to apply for this job

  • Designated and/or random drug testing may be required

  • Selective Service Registration is required for males born after 12/31/1959

  • You may be required to serve a probationary period

  • Subject to background/security investigation

  • Selected applicants will be required to complete an online onboarding process


To qualify for this position, applicants must meet all requirements by the closing date of this announcement, 10/05/2018.

Time-In-Grade Requirement: Applicants who are current Federal employees and have held a GS grade any time in the past 52 weeks must also meet time-in-grade requirements by the closing date of this announcement. For a GS-15 position you must have served 52 weeks at the GS-14. The grade may have been in any occupation, but must have been held in the Federal service. An SF-50 that shows your time-in-grade eligibility must be submitted with your application materials. Note: Time-In-Grade requirements also apply to former Federal employees applying for reinstatement as well as current employees applying for Veterans Employment Opportunities Act of 1998 (VEOA) appointment.

You may qualify based on your experience as described below:

Specialized Experience: You must have one year of specialized experience equivalent to at least the next lower grade GS-14 in the normal line of progression for the occupation in the organization. Specialized experience is progressively responsible analytical or administrative, or clinical management or supervisory experience in the health care field. This work may have been performed in an operating health care facility or a higher organizational echelon with advisory or directional authority over such facilities. Work must have involved a close working relationship with facility managers and analysis and/or coordination of administrative, clinical, or other service activities, and provided knowledge of the following:

  • Missions, organizations, programs, and requirements of health care delivery systems;

  • Regulations and standards of various regulatory and credentialing groups; and

  • Government-wide, agency, and facility systems and requirements in various administrative areas such as budget, personnel, and procurement.

Applicants must also possess:

  • Management ability to delegate authority, evaluate and oversee people and programs, recognize and adapt to changing priorities; and

  • Knowledge of the interrelationships and interdependencies among various medical and administrative services and programs.

You will be rated on the following Competencies for this position:

  • Analysis and Problem Solving

  • Creative Thinking

  • Organizational Stewardship

  • Technical Competence

Experience refers to paid and unpaid experience, including volunteer work done through National Service programs (e.g., Peace Corps, AmeriCorps) and other organizations (e.g., professional; philanthropic; religions; spiritual; community; student; social). Volunteer work helps build critical competencies, knowledge, and skills and can provide valuable training and experience that translates directly to paid employment. You will receive credit for all qualifying experience, including volunteer experience.

Note: A full year of work is considered to be 35-40 hours of work per week. Part-time experience will be credited on the basis of time actually spent in appropriate activities. Applicants wishing to receive credit for such experience must indicate clearly the nature of their duties and responsibilities in each position and the number of hours a week spent in such employment.

Physical Requirements:
The work is primarily sedentary, although the work includes some walking and carrying of light to medium weight items such as reports and manuals.


There is no educational substitution at this grade level.

PLEASE NOTE: Education must be accredited by an accrediting institution recognized by the U.S. Department of Education in order for it to be credited towards qualifications (particularly positions with a positive education requirement). Therefore, applicants must report only attendance and/or degrees from schools accredited by accrediting institutions recognized by the U.S. Department of Education. Applicants can verify accreditation at the following website: All education claimed by applicants will be verified by the appointing agency accordingly. If you are using foreign education to meet qualification requirements, you must send a Certificate of Foreign Equivalency with your transcript in order to receive credit for that education.

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Health System Administrator (Deputy Network Director)

Expired Job

Department Of Veterans Affairs