Veterans Affairs, Veterans Health Administration Position Opening at usajobs.gov in Long Beach, California

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For more information on the Department of Veterans Affairs, go to http://www.vacareers.va.gov/.

For more information on the "Who may apply" eligibility requirements, please refer to the OHRM Status Candidates and Other Candidate Definitions document.

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.

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Responsibilities

The primary purpose of this position is to serve as a senior-level specialist responsible for supporting clinical services and programs in all aspects of the management of the telehealth program at the VA Long Beach Medical Center and the associated outpatient clinics.

Major duties include, but are not limited to:

  • Responsible for overall planning, coordination, implementation, management, and evaluation of clinical applications of telehealth programs within the facility organization, with particular emphasis on improving access to Veterans.
  • Work closely with network and facility leaders and staff to incorporate new concepts and programs into extant systems, and provide education and training related to telehealth to all facility staff impacted by program, role, or technology changes.
  • Integrate telehealth program planning within facility operations as a whole to ensure goals and priorities are complementary and in congruence with the overall Veterans Integrated Service Network (VISN) telehealth program.
  • Supervise telehealth clinical technicians at the CBOC and parent facility to ensure adherence to policies, trouble-shoot technical or clinical issues, and manage telehealth equipment and clinic utilization.

Work Schedule: Monday - Friday 8:00am -4:30pm

GS-0671-09 - PD#:600-023403

GS-0671-11 - PD#:600-023404

Travel Required

Occasional travel - Overnight travel of 1-5 nights per month may be required.

Supervisory status

Yes

Promotion Potential

11

Who May Apply
This job is open to…

Status Candidates (Merit Promotion and VEOA Eligibles)

Questions? This job is open to 2 groups.

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Requirements
Conditions of Employment
  • You must be a U.S. citizen to apply for this job.
  • Subject to a background/investigation.
  • Designated and/or random drug testing may be required.
  • Selective Service Registration is required for males born after 12/31/1959.
  • Must pass a pre-employment physical.

Time-in-grade: 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 for positions at the GS-07 grade level and higher.

Qualifications

Applicants must meet all requirements by the closing date of this announcement.

To qualify for this position at the GS-09 level, you must meet at least one of the following requirements: A. Have at least one full 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: Experience involved in the development, deployment and oversight of a facility telehealth programs, projects, or studies; developing policies, procedures, data collection, monitoring and reporting.

OR B. Successful completion of a Master's degree, or two full years (36 semester hours or equivalent) of progressively higher level graduate education leading to such a degree, or possess a LL.B. or J.D., if related, from an accredited college or university in a field that provided the knowledge, skills and abilities necessary to perform the work.

OR C. A combination of specialized experience and graduate education as described in "A" and "B" above. If your education is currently described in quarter hours, convert them to semester hours by multiplying by 2/3rds. To combine education and experience, first take the number of semester hours or equivalent earned towards a graduate degree, in excess of 18 semester hours, and divide by 18 semester hours or equivalent. Then take number the number of months experience and divide by 12 months. Add the percentages together. The total must equal at least 100 percent to qualify.

To qualify for this position at the GS-11 level, you must meet at least one of the following requirements: A. Have at least one full year of specialized experience equivalent to at least the next lower grade (GS-09) in the normal line of progression for the occupation in the organization. Examples of specialized experience would typically include, but are not limited to: Experience involved in the development, deployment and oversight of a facility telehealth programs, projects, or studies; developing policies, procedures, data collection, monitoring and reporting, managing and evaluation of a facility telehealth programs and/or projects; making decisions concerning technology selection, integration of new processes into the typical clinical routine; and scheduling and workload data capture and reporting, and planning of work or refinement of the methods and techniques to be used.

OR B. Successful completion of a Ph.D. or equivalent doctoral degree, or three full years (54 semester hours or equivalent) of progressively higher level graduate education leading to such a degree, or possess a LL.M., if related, from an accredited college or university in a field that provided the knowledge, skills and abilities necessary to perform the work.

OR C. A combination of specialized experience and graduate education as described in "A" and "B" above. Convert quarter hours to semester hours by multiplying by 2/3rds. To combine education and experience, first take the number of semester hours or equivalent earned towards a graduate degree, in excess of 36 semester hours, and divide by 18 semester hours or equivalent. Then take number the number of months of qualifying specialized experience and divide by 12 months. Add the percentages together. The total must equal at least 100 percent to qualify.

A transcript must be submitted with your application if you are basing all or part of your qualifications on education.

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.

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.

Additional information

The Interagency Career Transition Assistance Plan (ICTAP) and Career Transition Assistance Plan CTAP)provide eligible displaced Federal competitive service employees with selection priority over other candidates for competitive service vacancies. To be qualified you must submit appropriate documentation and be found well-qualified (have a final rating of 85 or more before any Veterans preference points) for this vacancy. Information about ICTAP and CTAP eligibility is on OPM's Career Transition Resources website.

Receiving Service Credit for 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. VA may offer newly-appointed Federal employee's credit for their job-related non-federal experience or active duty uniformed military service. 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.

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.

It is the policy of the VA to not deny employment to those that have faced financial hardships or periods of unemployment.

This job opportunity announcement may be used to fill additional vacancies.

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How You Will Be Evaluated

You will be evaluated for this job based on how well you meet the qualifications above.

You will be rated on the following competencies based on your application for this position.

Competency 1 – Knowledge Management - Knowledge of telehealth and the value of related data/information and the methods of sharing data/information throughout an organization. Use knowledge of program to improve and expand program in line with facility strategic plan and maximize program potential. Competency 2 - Technical Competence - Understands and appropriately applies procedures, requirements, regulations, and policies related to telehealth or other specialized expertise; maintains credibility with others on technical matters. Competency 3 - Communications - Effectively expresses information to multiple audiences through clear dissemination of information and ideas; actively listens to others and demonstrates understanding of their comments and/or questions.

In describing your experience, please be clear and specific. We will not make an assumptions regarding your experience.

If you are referred for consideration, you may be asked to submit additional job related information, which may include, but not limited to; responses to the knowledge, skills and abilities; completion of a work sample, and/or contact for an interview.

Your résumé and/or supporting documentation will be verified. Please follow all instructions carefully. Errors or omissions may affect your rating or consideration for employment.

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Required Documents
  • Resume
  • Completed occupational questionnaire
  • Appropriate SF-50, if applicable
  • Unofficial college transcripts are required at the time of application when using education as a substitution for experience to meet minimum qualification requirements.
  • Veterans' Preference documentation, if applicable Please use this checklist to ensure you have included other documents required for your application, such as a copy of your transcript (if using education to qualify), documentation to support Veterans Preference claims, or ICTAP/CTAP documentation (for displaced Federal employees). You will not be contacted for additional information.

Veterans' Preference:When applying for federal jobs, eligible veterans should claim preference for 5-point (TP), or 10-point (CP/CPS, XPP, XP), or for Sole Survivor Preference (SSP), on the occupational questionnaire in the section(s) provided. A legible copy of your DD214(s) indicating character of service, disability certification, SF-15 (if claiming 10-point preference) or if you are currently serving on active duty and expected to be released or discharged within 120 days; documentation related to your active duty service which reflects the dates of service, character of service (honorable, general, etc.), or dates of impending separation. Documentation is required for eligibility verification.

*Faxing Applications or Supporting Documents: *You are encouraged to apply online. Applying online will allow you to review and track the status of your application. If you are unable to apply online or unable to upload your supporting documents to your online application, follow the directions located at the following site: Fax Options. The Vacancy ID of the job opportunity announcement is 2013732.

NOTE: If you applied online and your application is complete, do not fax the paper application (1203-FX) as this will overwrite your prior online responses and may result in you being found ineligible.

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.

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Benefits

A career with the U.S. Government provides employees with a comprehensive benefits package. As a federal employee, you and your family will have access to a range of benefits that are designed to make your federal career very rewarding.

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  • Healthcare insurance
  • Pay and leave

VA offers a comprehensive benefits package. This link provides an overview of the benefits currently offered: http://www.vacareers.va.gov/why-choose-va/benefits/index.asp.

VA supports the use of telework as a way to help attract and retain talented individuals in public service, increase worker productivity, and better prepare the agency to operate during emergencies. This position may be authorized for telework. Telework eligibility will be discussed during the interview process.

Eligibility for benefits depends on the type of position you hold and whether your position is full-time, part-time, or intermittent. Contact the hiring agency for more information on the specific benefits offered.

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How to Apply

All applicants are encouraged to apply online.

To apply for this position, you must complete the View Occupational Questionnaire and submit the documentation specified in the Required Documents section below.

The complete application package must be submitted by 11:59 PM (EST) on Wednesday, November 01, 2017 to receive consideration.

  1. To begin, click Apply Online to create a USAJOBS account or log in to your existing account. Follow the prompts to select your USAJOBS resume and/or other supporting documents and complete the occupational questionnaire.

  2. Click Submit My Answers to submit your application package.

NOTE: It is your responsibility to ensure your responses and appropriate documentation is submitted prior to the closing date.

To verify your application is complete, log into your USAJOBS account, https://my.usajobs.gov/Account/Login, select the Application Status link and then select the more information link for this position. The Details page will display the status of your application, the documentation received and processed, and any correspondence the agency has sent related to this application. Your uploaded documents may take several hours to clear the virus scan process.

To return to an incomplete application, log into your USAJOBS account and click Update Application in the vacancy announcement. You must re-select your resume and/or other documents from your USAJOBS account or your application will be incomplete.

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Agency contact information
Mario Danga
Phone

(202)246-4149

Email

MARIO.DANGA@OPM.GOV

Address

VHA Long Beach HCS Human Resources Management 5901 E 7th Street Long Beach, CA USA

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Next steps

After we receive application packages (including all required documents) and the vacancy announcement closes, we will review applications to ensure qualification and eligibility requirements are met. During our review, if your résumé and application package do not support your questionnaire answers, we will adjust your rating accordingly. After the review is complete, a referral certificate(s) is issued and applicants will be notified of their status by email (if provided); otherwise, applicants will receive a notification letter via the U.S. Postal Service. Referred applicants will be notified as such and may be contacted directly by the hiring office for an interview. All referred applicants receive a final notification once a selection decision has been made.

You may check the status of your application at any time by logging into your USAJOBS account and clicking on “Application Status.” For a more detailed update of your status, click on “more information.” Information regarding applicant notification points can be found in the USAJobs Resource Center.

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Fair & Transparent

The Federal hiring process is setup to be fair and transparent. Please read the following guidance.

Equal Employment Opportunity Policy

The United States Government does not discriminate in employment on the basis of race, color, religion, sex (including pregnancy and gender identity), national origin, political affiliation, sexual orientation, marital status, disability, genetic information, age, membership in an employee organization, retaliation, parental status, military service, or other non-merit factor.

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Reasonable Accommodation Policy

Federal agencies must provide reasonable accommodation to applicants with disabilities where appropriate. Applicants requiring reasonable accommodation for any part of the application and hiring process should contact the hiring agency directly. Determinations on requests for reasonable accommodation will be made on a case-by-case basis.

A reasonable accommodation is any change to a job, the work environment, or the way things are usually done that enables an individual with a disability to apply for a job, perform job duties or receive equal access to job benefits.

Under the Rehabilitation Act of 1973, federal agencies must provide reasonable accommodations when:

  • An applicant with a disability needs an accommodation to have an equal opportunity to apply for a job.
  • An employee with a disability needs an accommodation to perform the essential job duties or to gain access to the workplace.
  • An employee with a disability needs an accommodation to receive equal access to benefits, such as details, training, and office-sponsored events.

You can request a reasonable accommodation at any time during the application or hiring process or while on the job. Requests are considered on a case-by-case basis.

Learn more about disability employment and reasonable accommodations or how to contact an agency.

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  • Social security number request
  • Privacy Act
  • Signature and false statements
  • Selective Service
  • New employee probationary period

This job originated on www.usajobs.gov. For the full announcement and to apply, visit www.usajobs.gov/GetJob/ViewDetails/480232500. Only resumes submitted according to the instructions on the job announcement listed at www.usajobs.gov will be considered.

Open & closing dates: 10/12/2017 to 11/01/2017

Salary: $56,075 to $88,194 per year

Pay scale & grade: GS 09 - 11

Work schedule: Full-Time - Full Time

Appointment type: Permanent