This position is located in the Department of Defense (DoD)/Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) Interagency Program Office (IPO), Technical Division, physically located in Rosslyn, VA. This Office was mandated by the National Defense Authorization Act of 2008, Section 1635.
The first 50 candidates who applied will be considered for referral to the selecting official. Additional candidates in increments of 50 will be referred based on hiring needs.
The incumbent performs authoritative data architecture, data management and data metrics for both DoD and VA.
Produce scholarly academic level research papers, white papers, funding proposals, in the field of health information interoperability standards, strategies and outcome based metrics and measures.
Technical SME on national and international standards committees to achieve successful outcomes in furthering and advancing health data standards, while ensure work achieved aligns to DoD and VA departmental needs.
Develop processes, tools and methods supporting Standards Interoperability, outcomes based performance metrics, and monitor meaningful outcomes based Health Interoperability performance metrics used in evaluating the accomplishment of program and project goals and objectives for the IPO.
Establish and adjusts team priorities as needed to achieve a balance between short and long-term objectives. Work Schedule: Mon-Fri 8:00 am
Job family (Series)
Conditions of Employment
You must be a U.S. citizen to apply for this job.
Subject to a background/suitability investigation.
Designated and/or random drug testing may be required.
May serve a probationary period.
Selective Service Registration is required for males born after 12/31/1959.
A complete application package; Resume, Transcripts, etc.
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.
Selective Placement Factor: This position includes a skill, knowledge, ability or other worker characteristic basic to -and essential for- satisfactory performance of the job.
Selective Placement Factors are a prerequisite to appointment and represent minimum requirements for a position. Applicants who do not meet it are ineligible for further consideration. Evidence of the Selective Placement Factor must be reflected in your resume.
The Selective Placement Factor for this position is: Do you have extensive knowledge, skills and working experience as a technical leader/architect as part of a health information exchange (HIE); which includes development of strategies for healthcare systems and/or HIEs for one or more Nationally recognized healthcare information exchange related publications/conferences.
You may qualify based on your experience, as described below:
For all positions individuals must have IT-related experience demonstrating each of the four competencies listed below. The employing agency is responsible for identifying the specific level of proficiency required for each competency at each grade level based on the requirements of the position being filled.
Attention to Detail
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: Deep expertise, experience, and understanding of interoperability, data architecture and data exchange in the healthcare environment; to include extensive working experience as a technical architect/engineer supporting data exchange between different healthcare systems and working with stakeholders to address technical, policy and business challenges; proven ability to facilitate and manage enterprise level technical architecture and engineering meetings involving stakeholders from multiple Departments, agencies, contract personnel, not for profit, academic and national standards organizations.
Such experience is typically gained in the IT field or through the performance of work where the primary concern is IT.
There is no educational substitution for the GS-15 level.
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.
This job does not have an education qualification requirement.
The Interagency Career Transition Assistance Plan (ICTAP) and Career Transition Assistance Plan (CTAP) provide eligible displaced VA competitive service employees with selection priority over other candidates for competitive service vacancies. To be well-qualified, applicants must possess experience that exceeds the minimum qualifications of the position including all selective factors if applicable, and must be proficient in most of the requirements of the job. Information about ICTAP and CTAP eligibility is on OPM's Career Transition Resources website which can be found at .
Receiving Service Credit for Earning Annual (Vacation) Leave: Federal Employees earn annual leave at a rate (4, 6 or 8 hours per pay period) which is based on the number of years they have served as a Federal employee.
VA may offer newly-appointed Federal employee's credit for their job-related non-federal experience or active duty uniformed military service. This credited service can be used in determining the rate at which they earn annual leave. Such credit must be requested and approved prior to the appointment date and is not guaranteed.
This job opportunity announcement may be used to fill additional vacancies.
Alternate Application: If you are unable to apply online view the following Alternate Application Information instructions at
How You Will Be Evaluated
You will be evaluated for this job based on how well you meet the qualifications above.
IN DESCRIBING YOUR EXPERIENCE, PLEASE BE CLEAR AND SPECIFIC. WE WILL NOT MAKE ASSUMPTIONS REGARDING YOUR EXPERIENCE. Applicants will be referred in alphabetical order.
Background checks and security clearance
Drug test required
Other Veterans Document
Please review the above list(s) to ensure you have included all necessary documents required for your application.Not every applicant will require the same documents, therefore it is the applicants responsibility to ensure that their application package includes all necessary documents to determine qualifications and eligibility for appointment, such as a copy of your SF-50, transcript, ICTAP/CTAP documentation (for displaced Federal employees).You will not be contacted for additional information. Applicants will be deemed ineligible if supporting documentation is not submitted.
Veterans' Preference: Since the Direct-Hire Recruitment Authority is being used, traditional Veterans' Preference rules do not apply. Qualified veterans will, however, be given full consideration for this position.
Applications are accepted online. Applying online will allow you to review and track the status of your application.
This job originated on . For the full announcement and to apply, visit . Only resumes submitted according to the instructions on the job announcement listed at will be considered.
Deputy Assistant Secretary For Information And Technology