This position is in the Office of Business Process Integration (OBPI), Veterans Benefits Administration (VBA) as a Program Analyst in the Architecture, Planning and Portfolio Management (APP) Division. The incumbent serves as a consultant and advisor for the office, and contributes to a staff, which provides oversight and management to balance and coordinate the investment in OBPI in concert with the VA Office of Information Technology (OIT).
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Serve as Planner to provide VBA the foresight to plan holistically via the Access, Manage, Deliver (AMD) framework. Enables alignment of Business/IT resources to accomplish VBA's strategic goals, objectives and priorities.
Serves as Portfolio Manager to enable VBA Leadership to set Portfolio Objectives, formulate Investment Strategies, and drive flexible tactical plan via the Planning Programming Budgeting and Execution (PPBE) framework.
Develop/maintain business architecture guidance and models to advance VBA business capabilities by aligning strategic objectives and tactical demands
Serves as a Business Analyst to discover, define, design, develop, and deploy business solutions across the VBA enterprise.
Develop/maintain an effective asset management program to further minimize incremental risks and related costs from unnecessary asset purchases and promote the use of existing resources
Gather detailed hardware and software inventory information to facilitate decisions about the ;lifecycle (purchased, re/distributions, and refreshes) of VBA hardware and software
Work as a team member to develop or revise business processes and automated information systems, including planning, analysis and requirements, specification, design, testing, training, implementation and post-implementation activities.
Provide advice and assistance relative to the input for the design of the modernized automated information systems.
Assists with the provision of executive level oversight of the development and implementation of a comprehensive VBA strategic business systems vision.
Coordinates and assists in identifying types and categories of required test cases and coordinates conversion of test cases into a form and format required by application developers and testers.
Coordinates VBA business lines' staff offices efforts to develop short and long-term plans to develop systems to support business processes which provide improved services to Veterans.
Promotion Potential: The selectee may be promoted to the full performance level without further competition when all regulatory, qualification, and performance requirements are met. Selection at a lower grade level does not guarantee promotion to the full performance level. The grade progession is:
Work Schedule: Monday through Friday, 8:30 am
Position Description/PD#: /34765A/34766A/34767A
Analysts, Business Management
Business Management Analysts
HelpRequirements Conditions of Employment
You must be a U.S. Citizen to apply for this job
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
To qualify for this position, applicants must meet all requirements by the closing date of this announcement, 09/28/2018.
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.
For a GS-12 position you must have served 52 weeks at the GS-11.
For a GS-11 position you must have served 52 weeks at the GS-09.
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.
You may qualify based on your experience and/or education as described below:
GS-11 level: To be creditable, specialized experience must have been equivalent to at least the GS-09 grade level in the Federal Service. Specialized experience is defined as experience in tracking and analyzing data and statistical information to measure the effectiveness and efficiency of the organization, or to advise management of anticipated needs; OR
Education substitution of a Ph.D. or equivalent doctoral degree or 3 full years of progressively higher-level graduate education leading to such a degree or LL.M., if related; OR
A combination of specialized experience and graduate education which totals at least one year. [To compute, divide your total months of qualifying experience by 12. Then divide your semester hours of graduate education beyond one year by 18. Add the two percentages. The total percentage must equal at least 100% to qualify.]
GS-12 level: To be creditable, specialized experience must have been equivalent to at least the GS-11 grade level in the Federal Service. Specialized experience is described as knowledge of qualitative and quantitative methods including performing a variety of analytical, planning, evaluative, and advisory work in order to analyze, evaluate, and measure the effectiveness and efficiency of the organization; and making recommendations. There is no education substitution at this grade level.
GS-13 level: To be creditable, specialized experience must have been equivalent to at least the GS-12 grade level in the Federal Service. Specialized experience is defined as experience in reviewing policies and procedures to determine the impact of field operations or conducting evaluative studies of field offices to determine field strengths, weaknesses and best practices, making recommendations for improvement, and demonstrated communication skills to prepare,present and articulate findings to management. There is no education substitution at this grade 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 position is primarily sedentary with some walking, standing, bending, stooping and carrying of lightweight items (i.e. folder, claims files).
A transcript must be submitted with your application if you are basing all or part of your qualifications on education.
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: http://www.ed.gov/admins/finaid/accred/index.html. 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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