Health Systems Specialist
Department of Veterans Affairs - Ann Arbor, MI

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**Applicants who applied for job announcement
13-CB-834637 need NOT reapply.**

This announcement is being re-announced to
include all qualifying degrees.

Vacancy Identification Number (VIN)

850293

OUR MISSION:
To fulfill President Lincoln’s promise - “To
care for him who shall have borne the battle, and for his widow, and his
orphan” - by serving and honoring the men and women who are America’s Veterans.
How would you like to become a part of a team providing compassionate care to
Veterans?

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

.

Requirement for Non-Competitive

Conversion to Permanent Appointment:
Successful completion of 1 year of
service under the Recent Graduates appointing authority

May

be converted 1 year
after appointment date into any series for which qualify

KEY REQUIREMENTS

You must be a U.S. citizen to apply for this job.

Subject to a background/suitability investigation.

Designated and/or random drug testing may be required.

MBA, MPA, MPH, MHA, MHSA or other Healthcare Mgt/Admin Master's Degree.

Completion of at least 2 healthcare admin courses for MBA and MPA programs.

DUTIES:
Applicants that applied for 13-CB-834637 need NOT re-apply for this position. This position is being reposted to include ALL qualifying degrees.

This position is
assigned to the Office of the Director, Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) Ann

Arbor Healthcare System, Ann Arbor, Michigan. The primary
purpose of this position is to train

the
incumbent in providing support to executive leadership and learning to lead a
VA healthcare

delivery system through assignments
of progressive responsibility and complexity. This training

is intended to build upon and enhance basic knowledge,
skills, and abilities previously obtained through higher education and
experience. It requires a high degree of analytical ability and

specialized knowledge related to the management of a
healthcare delivery system. The

incumbent
is considered to be performing at an entry level, and will in initially serve
in a training

capacity, learning the appropriate
rules and regulations used in conducting VA business as well as following
Graduate Health Administration Training Program guidelines. The incumbent will

be applying knowledge gained in this position to hands-on
projects and specific assignments

throughout
the duration of the program. The incumbent will be expected to provide a full
range

of management services and work closely with hospital
leadership, service chiefs, and other key

personnel
in the formulation and completion of projects. The individual must be highly

organized, and possess excellent time management skills
and the ability to establish priorities

among
competing demands. Assignments are of considerable complexity, depth, and
variety, requiring application of independent judgment and exercise of
initiative. Through integrated

knowledge of
clinical operations and health care system administration, this individual will
have

daily responsibility for solving specific problems which
directly affect the hospital's operation

and
ability to deliver optimal patient care. The position requires an understanding
of the critical balance between administrative and clinical functions in health
care delivery and the ability to

coordinate
and control programs and resources to achieve this balance.

The incumbent

must have the following:
Ability to
systematically structure personal activities and the activities of others in
order to provide for effective task performance and coordinated efforts.

Ability to make
sound and logical decisions and choose appropriate courses of action

based on the
evidence at hand.

Ability to
respond with sensitivity to others with diverse backgrounds and experience at

all levels of the
organization.

Ability to provide direction and
guidance to the activities of others, to achieve results through delegation, control
and follow-up procedures, and to utilize available human

resources in
achieving solutions to problems and tasks.

Ability to identify key elements of a situation and their
level of importance.

Ability to recognize the strengths and weaknesses of
individuals.

Ability to cope with dynamic situations to maintain
constructive task performance and to

modify plans, actions, etc., in light of changing
situations and circumstances.

Ability to recognize the social and organizational
functions pertaining to any specific

issue, problem, or task, and how these functions relate
to the successful accomplishment

of the organization's mission.

Ability to communicate clearly when speaking and writing.

Ability to
initiate actions and make decisions when required, and willingness to defend

actions and
decisions.

Work Schedule: Full-time

Position Description Title/PD#: 05781-O

Relocation Expenses:
Relocation expenses ARE NOT

authorized for this position.

QUALIFICATIONS REQUIRED:
To qualify for this position,

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

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.

GRADUATE HEALTH ADMINISTRATION TRAINING (GHATP) PROGRAM REQUIREMENTS:

Applicants must apply

within 2 years

of completion of a qualifying master's degree from a qualifying educational institution.

NOTE:
Veterans precluded from applying due to military service obligations have up to 6 years or 2 years after release or discharge from active duty to apply.

TYPES OF QUALIFYING MASTER'S DEGREES:
Healthcare Administration (MHA)

Health Services Administration (MHSA)

Public Health (MPH)

Business Administration (MBA)

Public Administration (MPA)

ACCREDITATION:
Applicants must be graduates from a University accredited by a GHATP approved agency:

AACSB, ACBSP, AUPHA, CAHME, CEPH, NASPAA

Link to accrediting organizations:
http://vaww.succession.va.gov/Employee_Development/GHATP/default.aspx

PHYSICAL REQUIREMENTS:
Physical Demand -

Work
is mostly sedentary, with a moderate amount of walking and infrequent bending,
lifting, and stooping. Work involves extensive use of computers,

including
reading from a computer screen and keyboard typing for prolonged periods
without

excessive fatigue.

You will be rated on the following Knowledge, Skills, Abilities and Other characteristics (KSAOs) based on your application for this position.

FACTOR:
A

bility to prioritize among competing
demands

C

ope
with dynamic situations to maintain constructive task performance and to

modify plans, actions, etc., in light of changing
situations and circumstances

FACTOR:
Ability to make sound and logical decisions and
choose appropriate courses of action

based
on the evidence at hand

Develop an understanding of customer
relations and patient advocacy, and develop a

response
to controlled correspondence involving a patient inquiry or issue

Take independent action to research
an issue or problem, develop and analyze alternative responses or solutions,
make and support a recommendation or plan of action.

FACTOR:
Ability to provide direction and guidance to
the activities of others, to achieve results

through delegation, control and follow-up procedures, and to utilize
available human

resources in
achieving solutions to problems and tasks

Take independent action to identify
and become

involved with projects and
improvement opportunities and see them

through
to completion

Lead and participate in team-based
problem-solving.

FACTOR:
Ability to recognize the social and
organizational functions pertaining to any specific

issue, problem, or task, and how these functions
relate to the successful accomplishment

of the organization's mission

Develop and monitor
compliance within the area assigned

Recognize
the strengths and weaknesses of individuals

If y

ou 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.

IN DESCRIBING YOUR EXPERIENCE, PLEASE BE CLEAR AND SPECIFIC. WE WILL NOT MAKE ASSUMPTIONS REGARDING YOUR EXPERIENCE

. If your resume/application does not support your questionnaire answers, we will not allow credit for your response(s).

Veterans' Preference:
When applying for Federal Jobs, eligible Veterans should claim preference on the Occupational Questionnaire in the section provided and provide a legible copy of your DD214(s) and/or documentation related to your active duty service which shows dates of service, character of service (honorable, general, etc.), or 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 Veterans Preference" with required proof as stated on the form. For more information, please review the information for disabled Veterans in the application

checklist

or visit

http://www.fedshirevets.gov/job/vetpref/index.aspx

.

HOW YOU WILL BE EVALUATED:
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.

BENEFITS:
VA offers a comprehensive benefits package. This link provides is an overview of the benefits currently offered:

http://www.va.gov/JOBS/Job_Benefits/benefits.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.

OTHER INFORMATION:
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.

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

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