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Deputy Veterans Integrated Service Network (VISN) Director

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Department Of Veterans Affairs
All groups of qualified individuals Senior Executive Service (SES) Full Time
The Department of Veterans Affairs is interested in attracting the best talent for our diverse cadre of SES members from all sources: within VA, the Federal government, and from the private sector. We have streamlined our recruitment process and now only require you to submit a 5 page resume to apply for this position. Because of this improvement, we are only announcing our positions for 14 days.
South Central VA Health Care Network (VISN 16) is the second largest of 21 Veterans Service Networks (VISNs) within the Veterans Health Administration and covers a vast area of 170,000 square miles in parts of eight south-central states, extending from the Florida/Alabama/Mississippi gulf coast throughout Louisiana to the Oklahoma panhandle and from east Texas to the Arkansas/Missouri Ozarks. VISN 16 has a budget of over 4 billion and 21,000 employees. Over a three year period more than 400,000 Veterans received care from VISN 16's ten medical centers and 59 community based outpatient clinics.
VA structures its SES positions into pay bands. This is a Pay Band 3 position. The salary range for this position is $120,749 - $167,000. Exceptions to the salary cap may be authorized.
Permanent Change of Station (PCS), a recruitment/relocation incentive, and/or Appraised Value Offer (formerly Guaranteed Home Buyout) may be authorized.
US Citizenship is required Successful completion of background investigation & possible drug screening Selectee may be subject to geographic or organizational reassignment/travel Public Financial Disclosure Report is required Males born after December 31, 1959 must be registered for Selective Service One year probationary period for initial SES appointment
The Deputy Network Director (VISN), reports to the VISN 16 Network Director. Responsibilities for this position include acting for the Network Director; having the authority to speak for the VISN in matters pertaining to VA Headquarters, facility management, outside agencies, and VISN staff; achieves Network-wide consensus among Medical Center Directors and Service Line Managers on proposed policy implementation; maintains up-to-date knowledge of the Network policies; personally assists the Network Director in special complex assignments often of a highly sensitive nature; performs liaison with all element of Headquarters, and is required to have an in-depth working knowledge of all facilities in the Network. The responsibilities include, but are not limited to:
Responsible for coordinating VISN strategic and tactical planning; provides data and recommendations to the Network Director and the Executive Leadership Council regarding operational issues; develops strategies for revenue enhancement such as Tricare, other DOD agreements and Medicare subvention;
Assists in developing the overall VISN program goals and objectives, and short and long range plans for achieving them, consistent with identified methods of efficient operations;
Coordinates and facilitates communication, planning and budgeting among VISN service lines;
Knowledge of mission, organization , programs, and systems; coordinates the development and implementation of performance measures common to both Service Line Directors and Medical Center directors to insure service lines operate efficiently;
Business Management: Assist in developing annual VISN business plans, allocates resources to support operating initiatives, develops and executes budgets and financial plans, and utilizes various measures of efficiency and outcomes;
Quality Management: Achieves corporate objectives in quality of services and programs, ensures continuous improvement relative to the quality, value and access of health care services, and fosters a culture of public service, accountability, and excellence;
Human Resources and Professional Staff Management: Enhances employee satisfaction and morale, develops effective working relationships and partnerships with Unions, manages for results, and encourages employee training and development;
Personal Leadership and Ethics: Models VA and VHA corporate values; functions as a consensus builder with stakeholder involvement; fosters a culture of integrity and promotes ethical practices;
Systems management and strategic planning: Formulates and implements major corporate operating polices and plans, identifies and communicates a clear strategy and vision for the VISN, and encourages and promotes innovation; develops plans and initiatives to broaden patient access to VA Health care.
The Senior Executive Service (SES) is comprised of the men and women charged with leading the continuing transformation of government. These leaders possess well-honed executive skills, share a broad perspective of government, and a public service commitment.
Both competitive and non-competitive applicants MUST SHOW in your 5 PAGE RESUME that you possess the five Mandatory Executive Core Qualifications (ECQs) and the Technical Qualification(s) outlined below.
The target competencies deemed most pertinent to this position have been specified under each ECQ description below. It is highly recommended that your resume address your accomplishments in these specific competency areas. Remember, your resume must not exceed 5 pages including an optional cover letter. Any information in excess of 5 pages will not be considered or evaluated.
The definitions of the SES ECQs and their underlying competencies can be found at:
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A. Executive Core Qualifications
ECQ 1. LEADING CHANGE:
Resilience
Vision
ECQ 2. LEADING PEOPLE:
Conflict Management
Leveraging Diversity
ECQ 3. RESULTS DRIVEN:
Accountability
Decisiveness
Problem Solving
ECQ 4. BUSINESS ACUMEN:
Financial Management
Human Capital Management
ECQ 5. BUILDING COALITIONS:
Partnering
B. Technical Qualification
Knowledge of mission, organization, programs and requirements of health care delivery systems, and the ability to manage and direct a large health care facility.
Step 1: Minimum ECQ-based qualifications
Step 2: Technical qualification screening
Step 3: VA Executive Resources Board (ERB) rating and ranking
Step 4: Structured interviews to determine Best Qualified (BQ) applicants
Step 5: Tentative selection by Nominating Organization (May include additional screening)
Step 6: Approval by the Selecting Official (May include additional screening)
Step 7: OPM Qualifications Review Board (QRB) Certification
Non-Competitive Consideration: You are considered a non-competitive applicant if you are a current career SES appointee, reinstatement eligible SES, or a QRB certified graduate of an SES candidate development program. Non-Competitive applicants must submit a complete application as noted under Required Documents. The agency has the option of considering you noncompetitively or including you in the competitive process (steps 2-6).
We strongly encourage you to apply online. Your complete application must be received by 11:59pm EST on the closing date in order for you to be considered. Please read all instructions before you begin.
To begin click the Apply Online button and follow the prompts to register and submit all required documents. To return to your saved application, login in to your USAJOBS account / and click on "Application Status." Click on the position title, and then select "Apply Online" to continue.
If you cannot apply online:
1. Click the following link to view and print the questionnaire View Occupational Questionnaire.
2. Print your resume and required documents.
3. FAX to . Feed all documents into your fax machine top first so that we receive them right-side up. You must obtain and print a copy of the OPM Form 1203-FX, to provide your answers. Refer to the link below for instructions for completing the OPM Form 1203-FX. The form URL is .
Please note you may also call USAJOBS by Phone at o have the OPM Form 1203-FX mailed to you; however, this is not a practical alternative if the announcement is nearing its closing date. After the introduction on the recording, press 1, and listen for instructions to request the form.
A complete application for this position includes the following items:
1. Resume which demonstrates your experience, accomplishment, training, education and awards reflecting your ability to meet each of the MANDATORY technical and executive core qualification requirement(s) for this position. Elaborate on your experience and accomplishments, highlighting your level of responsibilities, scope and complexity of programs managed, work objectives met (results of your efforts), policy initiatives and level of contact. Ensure your resume does not exceed five (5) pages. _Information beyond the five page resume will not be evaluated. DO NOT submit the application form OF-612, Optional Application for Federal Employment in lieu of a resume. DO NOT submit separate narrative responses to address the technical and executive core qualifications._
2. Complete responses to the Occupational Questionnaire.
3. _Non-competitive applicants:_ Proof of noncompetitive eligibility is required. Proof consists of an SF-50 showing career status in the SES and/or proof of certification of your executive core qualifications from the OPM administered QRB._ Traditional method applications will NOT be accepted._
You will be notified of the status of your application throughout the process. If you are deemed a "Highly Qualified" applicant, you should be prepared to begin interviewing approximately one week following the closing date of this announcement.
The Federal Government offers a number of exceptional benefits to its employees. The following Web address is provided for your reference to explore the major benefits offered to most federal employees. .
Veteran Preference does not apply to the Senior Executive Service:
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