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Program Specialist-Care In The Community

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Department Of Veterans Affairs Richfield , MN 55423

Posted 3 months ago

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The Program Specialist works with the Care in the Community Service line located at the Cedar Avenue location in Richfield, Minnesota.

Please note: This position is only open to status candidates ( You must submit documentation that supports the status you are claiming.

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The program specialist conducts analysis and evaluation on a quantitative and/or qualitative basis to measure the effectiveness of the Care in the community/Care Referral program.

Major Duties include, but are not limited to:

  • Performing financial analysis, trend tracking and reporting, accurate evaluation of results, and enhancement of procedures to meet workload demands and program goals.

  • Developing, interpreting, planning, and applying policy to meet the Community Care Network and Care in the Community program metrics.

  • Developing data collection routines and reports.

  • Monitoring Non-VA care scheduling practices, such as authorizations, reconciliations of authorizations and obligations, referrals and budgets to ensure compliance.

  • Meeting with service line leaders in order to determine any increases/decreases in demand and anticipated demands for services through Non VA Care.

  • Identifying and reporting on potential and/or immediate cost savings for the facility.

  • Ensuring appropriate cost estimates are being used in various parts of community care which include inpatient and outpatient care.

Work schedule: Monday through Friday, Administrative Days

Telework: Not available

Virtual: This is not a virtual position.

Position Description/PD#:

Travel Required

Not required

Supervisory status


Promotion Potential


  • Job family (Series)
    0301 Miscellaneous Administration And Program

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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, 10/22/2018.

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-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. 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:

  • 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: analyzing financial information in a medical office, identifying cost waste and trending data for medical programs, enhancement of procedures to meet demands and goals, developing and applying financial management techniques and methodologies in a medical office, and working with appropriations, fund control points, and developing appropriate reports for staff and management; etc OR,
  • Education: Applicants may substitute education for the required experience. To qualify based on education for this grade level you mut have two (2) years of progressively higher level graduate education leading to a master's degree or a master's or equivalent may be substituted for the experience required for the GS-9 level. OR,
  • Combination: Applicants may also combine education and experience to qualify at this level. To calculate, first identify the percentage of required education you have earned. Then identify the percentage of required experience you possess. Add the two percentages. The total percentage must equal at least 100 percent to qualify at the GS-09. For example, an applicant who has 27 semester hours of graduate level education (i.e. 50% of graduate education required) and 6 months of creditable specialized experience (i.e. 50% of the required experience) would equal 100% of the required experience for the position

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

  • Accounting

  • Analysis and Problem Solving

  • Auditing

  • Creative Thinking

  • Critical Thinking

  • Planning and Evaluating

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 generally sedentary with some travel required between off-campus buildings and the main hospital for training. The position requires a considerable amount of reading, writing and use of computer and telecommunications devices.


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: 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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Program Specialist-Care In The Community

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Department Of Veterans Affairs