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.
This position serves as the Veterans Benefits Administrations (VBA) Regional Office Director in Jackson, MS. With a staff of approximately 200 employees, the regional office administers benefits and services for a variety of programs including Compensation, Pension, and Vocational Rehabilitation and Employment (VRE). Other services provided include specially adapted housing grants, benefits counseling, fiduciary/guardianship services, outreach services for the homeless, elderly, minority, and women Veterans, and public affairs. The position oversees VBA benefits and services for veterans and beneficiaries located in the state of Mississippi. The veteran population served by the regional office is approximately 201,962. To know more about the Jackson Regional Office please visit : http://www.benefits.va.gov/jackson/
VA structures its SES positions into pay bands. This is a pay band 3 position and the salary range is $119,554 - $165,300. Exceptions to the salary cap may be considered in certain circumstances.
A recruitment/relocation incentive and/or Guaranteed Home Buyout may be authorized.
US Citizenship is required
Successful completion of background investigation & possible drug screening
Selectee maybe subject to geographic or organizational reassignment/travel
Pubic 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 Director, VA Regional Office, reports to the Deputy Under Secretary for Field Operations, through the Area Director. The position requires the effective and economical direction, control, and operation of benefits and services provided by law to veterans, their dependents and beneficiaries. Responsibilities include:
Lead regional office that provides benefits and services for veterans, dependents, and beneficiaries
Establish policies and procedures consistent with corporate VA guidelines
Provide executive leadership and direction to subordinate organizational units
Manage available financial and human capital resources (includes presenting of regional budget)
Direct continuing programs for quality control in regional operations and implements corresponding actions
Capture changing needs of varying customers via outreach in veteran communities, conventions, etc.
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
ECQ 1. LEADING CHANGE:
Target Competency 1: External Awareness
Target Competency 2: Vision
ECQ 2. LEADING PEOPLE:
Target Competency 1: Conflict Management
Target Competency 2: Leveraging Diversity
Target Competency 3: Team Building
ECQ 3. RESULTS DRIVEN:
Target Competency 1: Accountability
Target Competency 2: Customer Service
Target Competency 3: Decisiveness
ECQ 4. BUSINESS ACUMEN:
Target Competency 1: Financial Management
ECQ 5. BUILDING COALITIONS:
Target Competency 1: Partnering
B. Technical Qualification
Demonstrated experience in successfully leading and managing a large public or private sector organization that administers complex rules-based benefits or services for a large group of beneficiaries/customers.
HOW YOU WILL BE EVALUATED:
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 above).
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. http://usajobs.gov/El/benefits.asp .
Veteran Preference does not apply to the Senior Executive Service: http://www.usajobs.gov/vi
EEO Policy Statement: http://www.usajobs.gov/eeo
Reasonable Accommodation Policy Statement: http://www.usajobs.gov/raps
Legal and Regulatory Guidance: http://www.usajobs.gov/lrg
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