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Veterans Affairs, Veterans Health Administration Health System Specialist - AO in Des Moines, Iowa


The Health System Specialist position is located in the Office of the Chief of Staff at the VA Central Iowa Health Care System at the Des Moines, Iowa facility. The incumbent serves as the Chief of Staff's Administrative Officer (AO) to assist in leading, organizing, developing, executing and controlling the delivery and coordination of the health care system.



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To qualify for this position, applicants must meet all requirements by the closing date of this announcement, 01/19/2021. 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-12 position you must have served 52 weeks at the GS-11. 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.You may qualify based on your experience and/or education as described below: Individual Occupational Requirement: The Health System Specialist series, 0671, has an Individual Occupational Requirement that must be met. You must have undergraduate and graduate education with a major study in: hospital administration, public health administration, or related fields such as business or public administration with course work in health care administration OR, Experience 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. In addition to the Individual Occupational Requirement, applicants must meet the following experience requirements: GS-12 grade level: One year of specialized experience (equivalent to the GS-11 grade level in the federal service); experience that equipped the applicant with the particular knowledge, skills and abilities (KSA's) and other characteristics to perform successfully the duties of the position, and that is typically in or related to the work of the position to be filled, in the normal line of progression for the occupation in the organization. Specialized typically experience includes experience performing three of the following tasks: collecting, analyzing and interpreting a wide variety of data and reporting results; using qualitative and/or quantitative methods to make improvements; supervisory duties such as setting priorities, assigning work and/or evaluating work; interpreting and developing standards, policies, and/or regulations; maintaining budget and/or staffing plans in a health care system. Physical Requirements: The work is sedentary and occasionally requires carrying of light objects such as files, books and papers; some walking, stair climbing, standing and bending. The work requires frequent travel within SFVAHCS geographical area with potential occasional state and national travel. Work Environment: Work Is performed in an adequately lighted and climate-controlled office setting. Work requires the ability to lead and work within teams. Work requires the ability to communicate effectively verbally and in writing and be receptive to frequent impromptu requests for information from senior leadership on short notice. 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.



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