This position is aligned under the Office of the Director's, reporting directly to the Chief, Quality, Performance and Patient Safety.
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The primary qualification requirements are ability to organize multiple projects and functions;
effective communication with various levels of staff and veterans; ability to prioritize multiple
tasks and meet time frames; analytical and problem-solving ability; substantive knowledge of
programs; experience in word processing, data analysis (Excel), presentation (PowerPoint)
programs; and comprehensive office management for multiple sites.
Incumbent independently provides program administration support including long-range and strategic planning and assists in identifying and defining both short-term and long-range planning
opportunities for all quality programs.
Collaborates with the service chief and top management in policy review, formulation and
communication, implementation and evaluation and in setting facility priorities related to Quality
Incumbent is responsible for the overall administration of the quality and safety office and is responsible for management of all administrative processes.
The incumbent is responsible for coordinating with Human Resources for the recruitment of nurses and other office personnel; develops position descriptions, recruitment packages, develops interview questions and scoring guidelines, convenes interview panels, serves on panels as appropriate/needed, summarizes recommendations regarding recruitment; provides updated information to management as needed.
Monitors all accounting transactions and cash flow as budgetary demands on control points
frequently requires incumbent's advice on increases or decreases of purchase for reconciliation
with budget limitations.
Work Schedule: Monday - Friday 7:30 am to 4:00 pm
Telework: Not Available
Virtual: This is not a virtual position.
Position Description/PD#: Program Specialist/PD303790
Relocation/Recruitment Incentives: Not Authorized
Financial Disclosure Report: Not required
0301 Miscellaneous Administration And Program
Computer Occupations, All Other
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, 10/23/2020.
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-09 position you must have served 52 weeks at the GS-07. 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:
You will be rated on the following Competencies for this position:
Attention to Detail
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.
The position is administrative in nature and involves working in an office setting.
The position requires frequent use of a computer and phone. The position requires some lifting and carrying of small office items. Position is mostly sedentary and may require extended periods of sitting.
The position has frequent contact with patient care areas and may be exposed to sick patients. Position requires some travel between divisions and to remote clinic locations.
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/.
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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