Program Analyst

Department Of Veterans Affairs Wilkes Barre , PA 18701

Posted 2 weeks ago

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This position is located in the Wilkes-Barre VA Medical Center performing a variety of Clinical, and Administrative responsibilities in support of the Cancer Program and Cancer Committee. The Cancer Program Support Assistant ensures that services provided to our cancer patients are timely, comprehensive and according to the latest recommendations by the CoC and ACOS. This position is integral for the function of the Cancer Program

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Responsibilities

The primary purpose of this position for the GS-7 grade is to serve as a mid-level trainee in Surgical Service. The incumbent is given a variety of developmental assignments in order to broaden skills and provide experience for progressively more complex assignments.

The incumbent continues to gain experience and to develop their knowledge, skill and abilities through the completion of more complex assignments and the exercise of increasing authority and responsibility. The incumbent will work under limited supervision and as the incumbent progresses the amount of supervision will decrease.

GS-9 Duties: Administrative

To maintain Accreditation status, The Program Support Assistant (PSA): Cancer Coordinator must follow-up on any Commission on Cancer (CoC) Survey results requiring preparation and submission of the time sensitive Deficiency Resolution packet. Analyzes and interprets data related to the effectiveness if the Cancer Program in support of the Quality Management Program.

Program Analyst responsible for documenting and monitoring attendance to ensure participation and for appropriately addressing attendance issues. Cancer Conference (Tumor Board) attendance is reported to the WB VAMC's Continuing Education Department. Responsibilities include securing the conference room and set- up as well as providing the current edition AJCC Cancer Staging Manual.

Facilitate Cancer Committee meetings as well as produce and distribute the agenda and minutes from the committee meetings. The incumbent is responsible to communicate with the cancer Registry Department changes in the Cancer Program affecting the Tumor Registry. Responsible for updating the policies and procedures applicable to the Cancer Program.

Program Coordination

Responsible for the administrative oversight for the cancer program activities. Assists in developing and implementing comprehensive plans and strategies for the internal and external integration of projects, actions and activities.

Plan and develop, maintain, and monitor integrated reporting systems and communicate information to management for the effective evaluation of program operations and performance. Research and/or analyze unstable or complex program issues. Assists in the development of recommendations and policies and prepare and issue procedures and guidelines for implementation of program or administrative policies, delegations, and requirements.

And other duties as assigned.

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.

Work Schedule: Monday-Friday, 8:00 am

  • 4:30 pm

Virtual: This is not a virtual position.

Position Description/PD#: Program Analyst/ PD#00434-O and PD#00435-O

Relocation/Recruitment Incentives: Not authorized

Financial Disclosure Report: Not required

Travel Required

Occasional travel

  • You may be expected to travel for this position.

Supervisory status

No

Promotion Potential

9

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0343 Management And Program Analysis

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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

Qualifications

To qualify for this position, applicants must meet all requirements by the closing date of this announcement, 05/11/2021.

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-7 position you must have served 52 weeks at the GS-5. For a GS-9 position you must have served 52 weeks at the GS-7. 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. If the most recent SF-50 has an effective date within the past year, it may not clearly demonstrate you possess one-year time-in-grade, as required by the announcement. In this instance, you must provide an additional SF-50 that clearly demonstrates one-year time-in-grade.

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 and/or education as described below:.

GS-07:

  • Specialized Experience: You must have one year of specialized experience equivalent to at least the next lower grade GS-05 in the normal line of progression for the occupation in the organization.

    Examples of specialized experience would typically include, but are not limited to: skill in developing new or modified work methods, management processes and procedures. OR,
  • Education: Applicants may substitute education for the required experience. To qualify based on education for this grade level you must have one (1) full year of graduate level education or superior academic achievement.

GS-09:

  • Specialized Experience: You must have one year of specialized experience equivalent to at least the next lower grade GS-07 in the normal line of progression for the occupation in the organization.

    Examples of specialized experience would typically include, but are not limited to: Gathering, analyzing, and evaluating information concerning management processes; conducting comparative studies aimed at determining the effectiveness of clinical care operations; OR,
  • Education: Applicants may substitute education for the required experience. To qualify based on education for this grade level you must have a master's or equivalent graduate degree OR two (2) full years of progressively higher level graduate education leading to such a degree OR LL.B. or J.D., if related.

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

  • Decision Making

  • Organizational Awareness

  • Planning and Evaluating

  • Problem Solving

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 with some walking, standing, bending and carrying of light items

For more information on these qualification standards, please visit the United States Office of Personnel Management's website at https://www.opm.gov/policy-data-oversight/classification-qualifications/general-schedule-qualification-standards/.

Education

A transcript must be submitted with your application if you are basing all or part of your qualifications on education.

Note: Only education or degrees recognized by the U.S.

Department of Education from accredited colleges, universities, schools, or institutions may be used to qualify for Federal employment. You can verify your education here: http://ope.ed.gov/accreditation/. 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. For further information, visit: http://www.ed.gov/about/offices/list/ous/international/usnei/us/edlite-visitus-forrecog.html.



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