Director, VA Regional Office, Jackson, MS
Department Of Veterans Affairs - Jackson, MS

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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.

This position serves as the Veterans Benefits Administration’s (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.

KEY REQUIREMENTS

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

DUTIES:
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.

QUALIFICATIONS REQUIRED:
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:

http://www.opm.gov/ses/recruitment/ecq.asp .

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).

BENEFITS:
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 .

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