The Health System Specialist (Facility Planner) located at the RRVAMC in Louisville, KY, is assigned to the Associate Director for Resources. The purpose of the position is to provide direction and leadership to department heads, administrative officers, and subordinate staff as it relates to productivity, workflow, resources, and current business principles.
Duties includes but are not limited to the following:
- The incumbent has the responsibility for the successful performance of the following functional areas, specifically regarding customer satisfaction, quality of services provided and efficiency of service delivery:
- Planning, Acquisition, Activation, Renewal and Termination of VA leased spaces
- Coordinating Space Design, Floor Plan Layout and Activation of VA leased spaces
- Property Management of VA leased spaces ensuring continuous clinical operations
- Data Analysis and Ad Hoc Studies for Business Case Development
- The incumbent is responsible for supporting RRVAMC mission, goals, and objectives for operations, leasing and property management activities to include planning, directing, coordinating, and evaluating the full range of work activities related to the lease acquisition process (new, renewal, and termination) with a team of VA employees supporting the designated building group(s).
- The incumbent represents and when necessary, serves as spokesperson for RRVAMC in working with Congressional, VA Central Office, VISN and facility representatives, Department of Defense, non-VA organizations, including affiliated medical schools, national, state, and local planning organization, veteran service organizations and consumer groups to carry out planning activities.
- The incumbent is responsible for landlord tenant relations, construction/building alterations, building maintenance and repair. He/she serves as an advocate for investment in assigned leased property/spaces in a way that realizes and optimizes building conditions, systems, equipment, operating efficiency, etc., while accounting for customer and revenue values.
- The incumbent develops policies and procedures to help oversee and coordinate space management within leased spaces and VA facilities.
- The incumbent serves as a Project Management for projects that are measured by their diversity, geographical area, management demands, technical intricacies, and environmental and public issues. Facilitates timely action on the project managed.
This is not a virtual position.
Health System Specialist/
Critical Skills Incentive (CSI):
Permanent Change of Station (PCS):
Financial Disclosure Report:
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
- Participation in the seasonal influenza vaccination program is a requirement for all Department of Veterans Affairs Health Care Personnel (HCP)
- Participation in the Coronavirus Disease 2019 (COVID-19) vaccination program is a requirement for all Veterans Health Administration Health Care Personnel (HCP) - See "Additional Information" below for details.
To qualify for this position, applicants must meet all requirements by the closing date of this announcement, 02/22/2024.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-13 position you must have served 52 weeks at the GS-12. 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.
Individual Occupational Requirement (IOR):
In order to meet the basic requirement of the Health System Administration, 0671 Occupational series, you must possess one of the following: Undergraduate and Graduate Education:Major study of hospital administration, public health administration, or related fields such as business or public administration with course work in health care administration. OR,
Progressively responsible analytical or administrative, or clinical management or supervisory experience in the health care field. This work may have been performed in an operating health care facility or a higher organizational echelon with advisory or directional authority over such facilities. Work must have involved a close working relationship with facility managers and analysis and/or coordination of administrative, clinical, or other service activities, and provided knowledge of the following:
- Missions, organizations, programs, and requirements of health care delivery systems;
- Regulations and standards of various regulatory and credentialing groups; and
- Government-wide, agency, and facility systems and requirements in various administrative areas such as budget, personnel, and procurement.
Special Provision for Inservice Placement: Successful completion of an agency-sponsored on-the-job training program may be substituted for qualifying experience, provided it included a formal individualized training plan. Such a training program must have been conducted in an operating health care system and included:
Specialized Experience Requirement
- Assignments providing a knowledge of basic health system administration philosophies, practices, and procedures, and basic government administrative policies and requirements;
- Practical assignments providing an opportunity to apply health system administration skills and principles (as the individual progresses, work assignments must be characteristic of the grade level to which he or she is assigned); and
- Oversight by an experienced health system administrator with periodic evaluation of the individual's progress and appropriate adjustment of the training program.
: To qualify for this position at the GS-13
grade level, applicants must possess a minimum of one year of specialized experience equivalent to at least
the next lower grade (GS-12) in the normal line of progression for the occupation in the organization. Examples of specialized experience include, but are not limited to:
- Mastery of a wide range or qualitative and or quantitative methods for the assessment and improvement or program effectiveness or the improvement or complex management processes and systems.
- Comprehensive knowledge or the range of administrative laws. policies. regulations. and precedents applicable to the administration of one or more important public programs.
- Knowledge of network and facility program goals and objectives, the sequence and timing key program events and milestones. and methods of evaluating the worth of program accomplishments.
- Skilled in planning, organizing, and directing team study work and to negotiate effectively with management to accept and implement recommendations where the proposals involve substantial facility resources, require extensive changes in established procedures, or may be in conflict with the desires of the activity studied.
- Ability to review demographics, financial, an performance data, identify performance gaps, define market areas for hospital services; evaluate operational cost effectiveness profitability; identify quality productive efficiency of delivered care; and review resources allocation.
- Knowledge of program evaluation and assessment methodologies and ability to develop evaluation guidelines and tools.
- Knowledge and understanding of, and ability to implement management analysis principles, practices, methods techniques and skills into administrative operations. Ability to gather, assemble and analyze facts, draw conclusions, devise solutions, conduct informational interviews, and maintain effective relationships with a wide variety of official.
- Knowledge and skill in fact-finding and data analysis for planning and conduct studies, organizational reviews, investigations to identify systemic problems, and disparate organizational practices that have an undesirable impact upon the quality of services provide to patients, employees other customers.
- Knowledge of latest technical planning developments in hospital management including current standard methods and techniques sufficient to formulate new criteria and control procedures and other planning guidance.
- Knowledge and skill to provide staff advisory consulting and reviewing services with the Health Care System with responsibilities for reviewing and coordinating work in the planning and management programs and proposing additional working light of the needs of the Health Care System or VISN.
: Strategic Planning, Planner, Project Management, Data Analysis; Capital Planning and Investment Assessment Organizational Performance Analysis. You will be rated on the following Competencies for this position:
- Analysis and Problem Solving
- Capital Planning and Investment Assessment
- Planning and Evaluating
- Strategic Thinking
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.
: 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, although some slight physical effort may be required. 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/
There is no educational substitution at this grade level.
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: https://sites.ed.gov/international/recognition-of-foreign-qualifications/.
Receiving Service Credit or Earning Annual (Vacation) Leave: Federal Employees earn annual leave at a rate (4, 6 or 8 hours per pay period) which is based on the number of years they have served as a Federal employee. Selected applicants may qualify for credit toward annual leave accrual, based on prior work experience or military service experience. This credited service can be used in determining the rate at which they earn annual leave. Such credit must be requested and approved prior to the appointment date and is not guaranteed.
Special Employment Consideration: VA encourages persons with disabilities to apply, including those eligible for hiring under 5 CFR 213.3102(u), Schedule A, Appointment of persons with disabilities [i.e., intellectual disabilities, severe physical disabilities, or psychiatric disabilities], and/or Disabled veterans with a compensable service-connected disability of 30% or more. Contact the Agency Contact for information on how to apply under this appointment authority via the Selective Placement Coordinator.
The Interagency Career Transition Assistance Plan (ICTAP) and Career Transition Assistance Plan (CTAP) provide eligible displaced Federal/VA competitive service employees with selection priority over other candidates for competitive service vacancies. To be qualified you must submit appropriate documentation (a copy of the agency notice, your most recent performance rating, and your most recent SF-50 noting current position, grade level, and duty location) and be found well-qualified for this vacancy. To be well-qualified: applicants must possess experience that exceeds the minimum qualifications of the position including all selective factors, and who are proficient in most of the required competencies of the job. Information about ICTAP and CTAP eligibility is on OPM's Career Transition Resources website at http://www.opm.gov/policy-data-oversight/workforce-restructuring/employee-guide-to-career-transition/.
This job opportunity announcement may be used to fill additional vacancies.
If you are unable to apply online or need an alternate method to submit documents, please reach out to the Agency Contact listed in this Job Opportunity Announcement.
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Placement Policy: The posting of this announcement does not obligate management to fill a vacancy or vacancies by promotion. The position may be filled by reassignment, change to lower grade, transfer, appointment, or reinstatement. Management may use any one or any combination of these methods to fill the position.
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To apply for this position, you must provide a complete Application Package which includes:
The following documents are accepted, and may be required if applicable to your eligibility and/or qualifications for this position. Please use this checklist
to make sure you have included other documents required for your application, such as a copy of your transcript (if using education to qualify), SF-50's (current/former Federal employees), documentation to support Veterans Preference claims, or ICTAP/CTAP documentation (for displaced Federal employees). You will not be contacted for additional information.
SF-50, Notification of Personnel Action (if applicable for Time in Grade and/or Eligibility):
- DD-214/ Statement of Service
- Disability Letter (Schedule A)
- Disability Letter (VA)
- Proof of Marriage Status
- Separation Notice (RIF)
- SF-50/ Notification of Personnel Action
- Most recent SF-50 if you are a current or former Federal employee
- An SF-50 showing 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
- Award 50's do not provide sufficient information and will not be accepted for the purpose of verifying time-in-grade.
- Examples of appropriate SF-50's include:
- Within grade increases at the highest grade held; or
- Promotions with an effective date more than one year old; or
- SF-50's at the highest grade held with an effective date more than one year old.
When applying for Federal Jobs, eligible Veterans should claim preference for 5pt (TP), 10pt (CP/CPS/XP), or for Sole Survivor Preference (SSP) in the questionnaire. You must provide a legible copy of your DD214(s) which shows dates and character of service (honorable, general, etc.). If you are currently serving on active duty and expect to be released or discharged within 120 days you must submit documentation related to your active duty service which reflects the dates of service, character of service (honorable, general, etc.), and dates of impending separation. Additionally, disabled veterans and others eligible for 10-point preference (such as widows or mothers of eligible Veterans) must also submit an SF-15 "Application for 10 Point Veteran Preference" with required proof as stated on the form. Documentation is required to award preference.
For more information on Veterans' Preference, please visit Feds Hire Vets - Veterans - Job Seekers - Veterans' Preference
If you are relying on your education to meet qualification requirements:
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. Therefore, provide only the attendance and/or degrees from
schools accredited by accrediting institutions recognized by the U.S. Department of Education.
Failure to provide all of the required information as stated in this vacancy announcement may result in an ineligible rating or may affect the overall rating.
All applicants are encouraged to apply online. To apply for this position, you must complete the questionnaire and submit the documentation specified in the Required Documents section below. The complete application package must be submitted by 11:59 PM (ET) on 02/22/2024 to receive consideration. To preview the questionnaire click https://apply.usastaffing.gov/ViewQuestionnaire/12306084.
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NOTE: Participation in the seasonal influenza program is a condition of employment and a requirement for all Department of Veterans Affairs Health Care Personnel (HCP). It is a requirement that all HCP to receive annual seasonal influenza vaccination or obtain an exemption for medical or religious reasons. Wearing a face mask is required when an exemption to the influenza vaccination has been granted. HCP in violation of this directive may face disciplinary action up to and including removal from federal service. HCP are individuals who, during the influenza season, work in VHA locations or who come into contact with VA patients or other HCP as part of their duties. VHA locations include, but are not limited to, VA hospitals and associated clinics, community living centers (CLCs), community-based outpatient clinics (CBOCs), domiciliary units, Vet centers and VA-leased medical facilities. HCP include all VA licensed and unlicensed, clinical and administrative, remote and onsite, paid and without compensation, full- and part-time employees, intermittent employees, fee basis employees, VA contractors, researchers, volunteers and health professions trainees (HPTs) who are expected to perform any or all of their work at these facilities. HPTs may be paid or unpaid and include residents, interns, fellows and students. HCP also includes VHA personnel providing home-based care to Veterans and drivers and other personnel whose duties put them in contact with patients outside VA medical facilities.