Department Of Veterans Affairs Omaha , NE 68102
The Assistant Chief Eligibility and Veteran Benefits is assigned to the Eligibility and Enrollment section of the Business Office within the Nebraska Western-Iowa Health Care System (NWIHCS). Occasional travel to Lincoln and Grand Island divisions, outpatient clinics, and other community events are required for this position.
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As the Assistant Chief, Eligibility and Enrollment you will perform duties and assignments that include (but are not limited to):
Must have in depth knowledge of Public Law 104-262, the Veterans' Health Care Eligibility Reform Act of 1996 as it relates to patient care.
Expert knowledge on the multiple pathways and programs which affect Veterans Health Care Benefits and Eligibility.
Oversight of staff across multiple campuses.
Responsibilities include: oversight of enrollment and patient registration; eligibility determinations; beneficiary travel; hoptel contracts; appeals; congressional inquiries; training of staff and employees throughout all NWI facilities; evaluation of workflow; program funds; budget; etc.
Thorough knowledge of pertinent laws, regulations, policies, guidelines and procedures.
Must stay current on rapidly changing regulatory guidelines of eligibility, and patient benefits.
Strategic planning, direction, and administrative management to support a comprehensive eligibility and enrollment program.
Budget development and oversight of Eligibility and Enrollment expenditures.
Knowledge, flexibility, and experience to interface with staff at all levels of the hospital, including clinical and administrative services at varying levels.
Ability to write clear and concise documents and reports necessary for the job and the ability to communicate effectively in writing and orally.
Good public speaking skills as position does require speaking to large groups.
Must possess advanced knowledge and application of the use of a personal computer and computer systems.
Work Schedule: Monday Through Friday 8:00am to 4:30pm
Telework: Not Available
Virtual: This is not a virtual position.
Position Description/PD#: PD#70249-O
Financial Disclosure Report: Not required
Occasional travel - You may be expected to travel for this position.
Job family (Series)
0301 Miscellaneous Administration And Program
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
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, 10/18/2018.
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-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. 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:
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 work is primarily sedentary but there are instances of standing, bending, walking, lifting and carrying of items such as records and reports. There will be a fair amount of walking as needed to attend meetings. In addition trips to community provider's offices and VHA NWI CBOC's is a component which will require travel.
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.