The Senior Advisor for the Office of Regulatory and Administrative Affairs (ORAA) serves an advisor to the Veterans Health Administration (VHA) Executive in Charge, Under Secretary for Health, Chief of Staff, and senior VHA program officials on one or more major, mission-oriented health care functions or health care programs, and on matters concerning administrative rule making issues and national policy.
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The incumbent serves as the most senior strategist and Subject Matter Expert (SME) on the process for regulatory and rulemaking requirements imposed by statutes, Executive Orders, legal precedents, and other controlling issuances, and on the use of national policy to accomplish strategic objectives. The Senior Advisor for ORAA has overall responsibility for developing, managing, and producing regulations and national policies, including Directives, and Information Letters, and all other documents used to communicate and manage operations in all VHA Facilities worldwide. Duties and responsibilities include but are not limited to the following:
Advises the Executive in Charge, Office of the Under Secretary for Health, VHA Chief of Staff, and senior VHA program officials on developing legislative proposals;
Identifies requirements of new and current legislation; potential risks and implementation strategies; evaluation of proposed policy changes; development of strategic responses to reports from stakeholders and auditors; and appropriate tactical administrative responses to legislative and programmatic challenges;
Provides strategic advice on potential impacts to health care programs, business or insurance policies, human resources and labor, and all other aspects of a national health care system;
Drafts health care specific regulations and policies to govern a large and complex national health care organization;
Ensures successful promulgation of Federal regulations and policies;
Drafts regulations and written policy in accordance with applicable law, regulation, and agency practice and procedure;
Coordinates agency-wide initiatives;
Manages Congressional, legislative, and regulatory activities bearing upon VHA health care and program management;
Evaluates the effectiveness of regulatory programs and programs that produce national policy in response to statutory mandates and legal challenges;
Negotiates innovative solutions to administrative and/or legal problems facing a national health care organization.
HelpRequirements Conditions of Employment
US Citizenship is required.
Successful completion of background investigation and drug screening.
Subject to Financial Disclosure reporting requirements
You may be required to complete a one-year probationary period.
Males born after 12-31-59 must be registered for Selective Service.
Applicants must have one or more years of specialized experience that clearly demonstrates the following knowledge, skills, and abilities below. This training and/or experience MUST be reflected by descriptions of your experience in your resume. IN DESCRIBING YOUR EXPERIENCE, PLEASE BE CLEAR AND SPECIFIC. WE WILL NOT MAKE ASSUMPTIONS REGARDING YOUR EXPERIENCE.
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; religious; 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.
Knowledge, Skills and Abilities Required:
FACTOR 1: In-depth, organizational, technical, political, and functional familiarity with all aspects of drafting health care specific regulations and policies to govern a large and complex national health care organization; application of the Administrative Procedure Act at 5 USC 533 et seq. and the Regulatory Flexibility Act; maintaining a Unified Regulatory Agenda; ensuring successful promulgation of Federal regulations and policies; and the regulatory process for large Federal program, including for programs that impact other Federal agencies.
FACTOR 2: Ability to understand, interpret, and articulate appropriate use of alternative vehicles to direct agency behavior, including legislative proposals, regulations, Presidential Executive Orders, and national policy documents; Congressional, legislative, and regulatory activities bearing upon VHA health care and program management; and one or more major, mission-oriented health care functions or health care programs, and matters concerning administrative rulemaking issues and national policy.
FACTOR 3: Thorough knowledge and understanding of extremely complex, reflexive relations between subjects, issues, people, organizations, and requirements.
FACTOR 4: Ability to persuasively and informatively articulate details of complex, reflexive relationships and subjects identified above to both technical and non-technical audiences including very senior executives, appropriators and stakeholders. This includes the ability to present clear, timely, and accurate information, strategies, recommendations, and solutions to the Secretary of Veterans Affairs, the VA Undersecretary for Health, Congressional committees, Congressional staff, senior White House leadership and staff, and numerous other senior VA and Congressional officials and stakeholders.
FACTOR 5: Substantive and technical skills to draft regulations and written policy in accordance with applicable law, regulation, and agency practice and procedure. Ability to use measurement criteria to evaluate the effectiveness of regulatory programs and programs that produces national policy in response to statutory mandates and legal challenges.
FACTOR 6: Substantive advocacy skills, demonstrated by successful and complex communications with political and non-political senior officials, Congressional members or staff, and external stakeholders. Comprehensive ability to negotiate innovative solutions to administrative and/or legal problems facing a national health care organization.
This job does not have an education qualification requirement.
Department Of Veterans Affairs