Department Of Veterans Affairs - Washington, DC

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The Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) needs employees who possess the energy, compassion, and commitment to serve those who served our Country. Whatever the job title, every position in VA will give you a chance to make a meaningful and personal contribution to the lives of truly special and deserving people - our Veterans. Working for VA is one of the most emotionally satisfying and professionally rewarding ways to dedicate the best within you to your Country's service.

If you are transitioning from the military or a Veteran already, we invite you to explore the benefits of continuing your career at the VA. The VA is committed to hiring Veterans .

The VA is much more than just another employer. It is an honorable, open and welcoming community of those who care. Gratitude is our motivation and service is our mission.

The VA has adopted Core Values and Characteristics that apply universally across the Department. The five Core Values define “who we are,” our culture, and how we care for Veterans, their families and other beneficiaries. The Values are I ntegrity, C ommitment, A dvocacy, R espect and E xcellence (“ I CARE ”).

America's Veterans need you!

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Duty Location: Washington, DC.

Relocation Expenses: Not Authorized
Work Schedule: Monday - Friday 8:00am - 4:30pm

No Compressed Tour/Work Schedule Available

Travel 5-10 days per month.


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

You will be subject to a background/suitability investigation.

You may be required to serve a supervisory probationary period.

This position is located in the Vendor Management Office, Information Technology (IT) Strategy and Facilities Management, Information Technology (IT) Resource Management Office of Information and Technology. You will serve as Director, Vendor Management Office, as well as advisor to the Executive Director, IT Acquisition Strategy and Facilities Management.You will be delegated full responsibility for the overall planning, analysis, review, coordination, and integration actions necessary to inject emerging technology into the Veterans Affairs (VA) Office of Information and Technology architecture and the associated infrastructure and information systems assigned to VA's Office of Information and Technology, VA Administrations and VA Staff Offices.You will serve as a subject matter expert and consultant in all areas of enterprise information systems to Senior Leaders of the organization, within the Office of Information Technology, and other government agencies.

Major Duties:
  • Direct related initiatives for OIT Senior Executive Leaders, VA Administrations, VA Staffs, and other Federal and Contractor Information Technology Specialists and Engineers. All of whom are engaged in the conduct of program planning and proposal development.
  • Provide interpretation of laws, regulations and policies, based on the results of comprehensive analysis; and provides recommendations regarding VA Office of Information Technology, VA Administrations and VA Staff Office's information technology initiatives and emerging technologies.
  • Direct the conduct of comprehensive organizational cross cutting studies having exceptional breadth, intensity, and long range impacts of the OIT's future information technology efforts dictate the investigation, analysis and application of new and innovative concepts and approaches.
  • Oversee the VA's enterprise network modeling and simulation of proposed changes to network configurations, policies, defensive measures and new technologies to minimize negative operational impacts, ensure interoperability, and ability to deliver desired effects.
  • Provide leadership and consultation associated with contributing personnel matrix; conceives plans, directs, and/or conducts inter and intra cross agency and internal OIT studies to identify information technology operational requirements.
  • Perform other supervisory and managerial duties and responsibilities as required/assigned.
Work schedule : 8:00 a.m. to 4:30 pm Monday through Friday

Compressed/flexible schedules may be available

Telework may be available


You may qualify based on your experience as described below:
Experience - You must have IT-related experience in each of the following four competencies which must be supported by the information contained in your resume and other application materials.

1. ATTENTION TO DETAIL : Is thorough when performing work and conscientious about attending to detail.

2. CUSTOMER SERVICE : Works with clients and customers (that is, any individuals who use or receive the services or products that your work unit produces, including the general public, individuals who work in the agency, other agencies, or organizations outside the Government) to assess their needs, provide information or assistance, resolve their problems, or satisfy their expectations; knows about available products and services; is committed to providing quality products and services.

3. ORAL COMMUNICATION : Expresses information (for example, ideas or facts) to individuals or groups effectively, taking into account the audience and nature of the information (for example, technical, sensitive, controversial); makes clear and convincing oral presentations; listens to others, attends to nonverbal cues, and responds appropriately.

4. PROBLEM SOLVING : Identifies problems; determines accuracy and relevance of information; uses sound judgment to generate and evaluate alternatives, and to make recommendations.


Specialized Experience Requirement:
Specialized experience is experience that equipped the applicant with the particular knowledge, skill, and ability to perform successfully the duties of the position, and that is typically in or related to the work of the position to be filled. To be creditable, specialized experience must have been equivalent to at least the next lower grade level in the normal line of progression for the occupation in the organization.

For the GS-15 grade level, you must also have one year of specialized experience equivalent to the next lower grade level (GS-14). Specialized experience includes knowledge, skills, and ability to serve as a subject matter expert and consultant in all areas of enterprise information systems to Senior Leaders of the organization, within the Office of Information Technology and other government agencies. Direct and lead the development of clear and consistent vendor related packages. As a result of consideration of a wide range of pertinent vendor management issues related to: rapidly changing information technologies impacting veterans electronic patient records, lead agency organizational cross cutting studies of such breath and intensity , that assistance and input of other analyst Information Technology Specialists and subject matter experts representing several technical and professional disciplines and government entities are required.You will be rated on the following competencies as part of the assessment questionnaire for this position. Narrative responses are not required at this time.

Ability to supervise and direct the Information Technology (IT) Vendor Management Office and promote an organizational structure to support effective work accomplishments.

Knowledge of information technology, vendor management, project management, and resource management to serve as senior expert and consultant to top agency management officials to advise on department level initiatives.

Ability to demonstrate effective coordination and integration of all areas of responsibility within a dispersed environment.

Ability to direct a program for which both the scope and impact of the program directed are involved in the national mission of the agency.

Ability to work under significant pressure to meet deadlines and constantly changing requirements.


This position includes a Selective Placement Factor (skill, knowledge, ability or other worker characteristic basic to - and essential for - satisfactory performance of the job). Selective Placements Factors are a prerequisite to appointment and represent minimum requirements for a position. Applicants who do not meet it are ineligible for further consideration. The selective placement factor is for this position is: Do you possess the ability to lead and direct the development of clear and consistent vendor related packages? (Examples: review management deliverables for conformance to policies, procedures, statement of work, performance work statements, methodologies, etc., and directs amendment modifications to work products content and approach to assure compliance and consistency with system architectures and plans).

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.

PHYSICAL REQUIREMENTS: The work is sedentary and does not require any special physical effort. Some work may require walking and standing in conjunction with travel and attendance at meetings and conferences away from the work site. Employee may carry light items such as papers, books, and portable computer requirement or driving a motor vehicle relative to attendance at meetings. The work often requires long hours to meet project deadlines and to devise corrective action and solutions to unexpected technical and/or management crises resulting in sometimes highly stressful work situations.

For more information on these qualification standards, please visit OPM's web site at .

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).

APPLICANTS PLEASE NOTE: 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. Please refer to this checklist to ensure proper accreditation and for foreign education requirements.

Veteran's 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 DD-214(s) showing all dates of service as well as character of service (honorable, general, etc.). Additionally, veterans with service-connected disability of 10% or more must also submit a copy of their official statement from the Department of Veterans Affairs, or from a branch of the Armed Forces, certifying their service-connected disability and/or their receipt of compensation for service-connected disability. If the military member is within 120 days of separation and does not yet have a DD214, the member may instead submit any written document from the armed forces that certifies the service member is expected to be discharged or released from active duty service in the armed forces under honorable conditions not later than 120 days after the date the certification is signed.

Veterans with service-connected disability of less than 10%, non service-connected disability, and Purple Heart recipients, as-well-as those claiming derived preference for a spouse, widow or widower, or natural mother, should refer to and submit a completed " SF15, "Application for 10-Point Veteran Preference ," (go to ) and required documentation with your application materials. For more information on Veterans' Preference, please visit .

Applicants will be ranked based on four quality groups, as follows:

Best qualified - applicants possessing experience that substantially exceeds the minimum qualifications of the position including all selective factors, and who are highly proficient in all requirements of the job and can perform effectively in the position;

Highly qualified - applicants possessing experience that exceeds the minimum qualifications of the position including all selective factors, and who are proficient in most of the requirements of the job;

Well qualified - applicants possessing experience that meets the minimum qualifications of the position including all selective factors, and who are proficient in some, but not all, of the requirements of the job; and

Qualified - applicants possessing experience and/or education that meets the minimum qualifications of the position including all selective factors.

After the vacancy announcement closes, reviewed applications are evaluated against the questionnaire responses and placed in the appropriate quality group. Qualified veterans will be afforded preference by being placed at the top of the appropriate quality group. Qualifying veterans with a service-connected disability of 10% or more will be placed at the top of the best qualified group. The best qualified group is the first to be referred to the hiring facility for further consideration and possible interview. The remaining groups may be referred based on the number of applicants available.

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

The Federal Government has special appointing authorities for persons with qualifying disabilities (go to ). For additional information on these, and other special appointing authorities, refer to this checklist or contact the hiring Human Resources Management Service at: 1615 WOODWARD ST
AUSTIN, TX 78772

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) for this vacancy. Information about ICTAP and CTAP eligibility is on OPM's Career Transition Resources website at .

VA may offer newly-appointed Federal employees 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.

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

You may be required to serve a probationary period.

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