Management & Program Analyst

Department Of Veterans Affairs Nashville , TN 37201

Posted 3 months ago

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The incumbent serves as an advisor to the senior management officials of the VA MidSouth HealthCare Network (VISN 9 ). The Network encompasses the states of Tennessee and Kentucky, and provides medical care to over 250,000 military veterans. The financial responsibilities of the VISN include the operations of all VA medical centers, VA operated outpatient clinics, contractor-run community based outpatient clinics, and community service providers.

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The incumbent monitors the Veterans Equitable Resource Allocation (VERA) processes across all VISN 9 facilities, coordinates activities of facility level VERA program activities, and performs necessary actions.

Duties Include but are not limited to:

  • Incumbent monitors the VERA processes across all VISN 9 facilities, coordinates activities of facility level VERA program activities, & performs necessary actions.

  • Incumbent establishes a VISN management information system that ensures the capture of cost, workload, & VERA data & provides the information in a format that is useful to the VISN Director & various councils for evaluating resource utilization & VERA performance for VISN 9 medical centers.

  • Provides guidance in the implementation,management & evaluation of VERA oversight programs.

  • Recommends & monitors the implementation of program standards and criteria.

  • Keeps VISN staff informed of program/policy changes, developments or proposals impacting VISN 9 & medical centers.

  • Incumbent develops databases that support benchmarking of data including financial data, patient populations & workload.

  • Incumbent conducts special studies & analyses,including feasibility studies, cost/benefit analyses, FTEE/productivity analyses, case mix analyses & submits findings, results & recommendations in a timely, concise/accurate manner.

  • Develops & implements mechanisms & databases for PC-based & mainframe-based operations to permit program assessment, oversight &performance management by the Network staff & Facility VERA Coordinators.

  • Works with Network and facility staff to define data elements & information analysis strategies.

  • Coordinates and disseminates data, special projects, etc. relevant to the program responsibilities with VISN 9 medical centers/staff for review/action, assures activities requiring response are accomplished in a timely & accurate manner.

Work Schedule: Monday

  • Friday, 8:00 a.m.

  • 4:30 p.m.

Compressed/Flexible: Not Available

Telework: May be offered to a highly qualified candidate

Virtual: May be offered to a highly qualified candidate

Position Description/PD#: Management & Program Analyst PD# 10078-0

Relocation/Recruitment Incentives: Not Authorized

Financial Disclosure Report: Not required

Travel Required

Not required

Supervisory status


Promotion Potential


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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

  • Time-In-Grade restrictions MUST be met by the dlosing date of this announcement


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-13 position you must have served 52 weeks at the GS-12. 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.

This position includes a Selective Placement Factor (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.

The Selective Placement Factor for this position is: Monitoring the Veterans Equitable Resource Allocation (VERA).

You may qualify based on your experience and/or education as described below:

  • Specialized Experience: You must have one year of specialized experience equivalent to at least the next lower grade GS-12 in the normal line of progression for the occupation in the organization. Examples of specialized experience would typically include, but are not limited to: Monitoring of VERA Program, Provides guidance regarding VERA Program, Recommends and monitors implementation of program standards and criteria, Communicates program/policy changes to staff and medical centers, Develops databases that support benchmarking, Conducts special studies, Cost/Benefits Analyses, Productivity Analyses, Case Mix Analyses, Submit findings and make recommendations, Coordinates and disseminates data, Plans/develops and conducts formal/informal VERA training, Conducts on site surveys, Serves as Technical Advisor for VERA programs (This experience must be well documented in your resume or application package).

There is no educational substitution for the GS 13 level.

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

  • Analysis and Problem Solving

  • Organizational Awareness

  • Oral/Written Communication

  • Project Management

  • Veteran & Customer Focus

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:
Work is primarily sedentary. Traveling off-station to various meetings is necessary and working some overtime hours may be necessary. There may be some walking, standing, bending, carrying of light items.


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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Management & Program Analyst

Department Of Veterans Affairs