Health System Administrator (Medical Center Director)
Department Of Veterans Affairs - Anchorage, AK

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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.

The Alaska VA Healthcare System (HCS) offers primary, specality, and mental health outpatient care to Veterans residing within a 586,400 square mile primary service area within the Veterans Integrated Systems Network (VISN) 20. The Alaska VA HCS provides inpatient services to Veterans in Alaska through a Joint Venture with the 673d Medical Group (MDG) on adjacent Joint Base Elmendorf Richardson as well as through fee basis arrangements with community hospitals. A comprehensive Homeless Veteran Service is also located in Anchorage consisting of Outreach, Domiciliary Care for Homeless Veterans, Compensated Work Therapy Transitional Housing Program, HUD/VA Supported Housing, Grant & Per Diem, Veterans Justice Outreach, Compensated Work Therapy and Homeless Veterans Supported Employment Programs. Three Community Based Outpatient Clinics (CBOCs) are affiliated with the Alaska VA HCS in Fairbanks, Kenai and Wasilla, in addition to two Outreach Clinics in Homer and Juneau. Juneau operates with a sharing agreement with the US Coast Guard. The CBOCs and outreach clinics offer primary and mental health care to veterans. The Alaska VA HCS provides admin support to four Vet Centers and two national cemeteries.

VA structures its SES positions into pay bands. This is a pay band 3 position and the salary range is $119,554 to $165,300. Exceptions to the salary cap may be considered in certain circumstances.

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 Health System Administrator is responsible to the VISN 20 Director for providing full delegated line authority and responsibility for executive level management with overall responsibility for planning, organizing, directing, coordinating, controlling, reviewing, evaluating and improving medical, administrative, and supporting operations of a health care system. The responsibilities include, but are not limited to:

Determines program goals and objectives, and develops short- and long-range plans for achieving them; plans include adjustments to improve delivery of patient care services

Provides executive leadership and direction to subordinate organizations

Develops and coordinates a quality assurance program to ensure compliance with standards issued by accrediting and regulatory groups

Allocates and manages available resources (financial and personnel) to provide quality health care

Captures changing needs of varying customers via outreach in Veteran communities, conventions, etc., and works effectively with all stakeholders to achieve optimum outcomes

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: .

A. Executive Core Qualifications

• Creativity and Innovation

• External Awareness

• Resilience

• Conflict Management

• Team Building

• Accountability

• Entrepreneurship

• Financial Management

• Partnering

• Political Savvy

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).

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:

EEO Policy Statement:

Reasonable Accommodation Policy Statement:

Legal and Regulatory Guidance:

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The United States Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) is a government-run military veteran benefit system with Cabinet-level status. It is...