Associate Executive Director, Office of Operations
Department of Veterans Affairs - Washington, DC

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The Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) is seeking an Associate Executive Director (AED), Office of Operations who will be responsible for providing executive leadership, direction, and operational support in accomplishing VA's mission through the management of multiple construction programs that support VA's staff offices and administrations.

The AED serves as the principal advisor and assistant to the Executive Director, Construction and Facilities Management, providing oversight for CFM's regional offices and the Real Property Service. This position provides oversight of field operations, defines and prioritizes strategy and leads teams who execute. Oversight and direction is provided for planning, designing and constructing all major construction projects greater than $10 million.

This is an interdisciplinary position. Candidates for this position, must meet the qualification requirements for either-General Engineer (801) or Architect (808). Specific educational requirements will be determined by the appropriate occupational series.

FAC-C and/or FAC-P/PM certification or ability to obtain certification within 1 year of hire is highly desirable.

VA structures its SES positions into pay bands. This is a

pay band 2 position and the salary range is $119,554-$173,600

. Exceptions to the salary cap may be considered in certain circumstances.

A recruitment/relocation incentive and/or Guaranteed Home Buyout


be authorized.


US Citizenship is required

Successful completion of background investigation & possible drug screening

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

Education Requirement

The Associate Executive Director, is responsible to the Principal Executive Director, OALC through the Executive Director, Office of Construction and Facilities Management. The position requires the effective and economical direction, control, and operation of healthcare facilities construction and lease acquisitions. The responsibilities include, but are not limited to:

The Associate Executive Director oversees CFM's facilities construction program for VA's major construction and leased projects for VA-owned and VA-occupied facilities. The incumbent manages major construction and lease projects from conception through completion.

As an integral member of the top management team, provides executive leadership, direction, and operational support in accomplishing CFM’s mission through the management of multiple construction and leasing programs that support VA’s staff offices and administrations.

Serves as the principal advisor and assistant to the CFM Executive Director, providing oversight for CFM’s regional offices and the Real Property Service.

Focuses on effective service delivery of major construction acitivies to ensure functionality of the built environment by integrating people, place, process and state of the art technology.

Provides strategies to ensure enterprise policies, structures, and solutions to healthcare facilities construction issues.

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.

All applicants MUST SHOW in their 5 PAGE RESUME that they 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:



Executive Core Qualifications

ECQ 1.

• Target Competency 1: External Awareness

• Target Competency 2: Vision

ECQ 2.


Target Competency 1: Conflict Management


Target Competency 2: Team Building

ECQ 3.

• Target Competency 1: Accountability

• Target Competency 2: Problem Solving

ECQ 4.

• Target

Competency 1: Financial Management

• Target Competency 2: Technology Management

ECQ 5.

• Target Competency 1: Partnering

• Target Competency 2: Political Savvy


Technical Qualifications

1. Knowledge of construction management and real property (including design, lease, contracting, and budgeting) principles to effectively analyze a variety of data, and achieve resolution to complex construction, lease and acquisition problems and issues where extreme difference of opinion exists.



This is an interdisciplinary position. Candidates for this position

must meet th


qualification requirements for either-General Engineer (801) or Architect (808)

. Specific educational requirements will be determined by the appropriate occupational series.

To meet the minimum qualifications, applicants must possess the following basic, technical and executive core qualifications.

An individual’s total experience and education must demonstrate the ability to perform the duties of the position.

Basic Requirements (General Engineering):
Degree: professional engineering. To be acceptable, the curriculum must: (1) be in a school of engineering with at least one curriculum accredited by the Accreditation Board for Engineering and Technology (ABET) as a professional engineering curriculum; or (2) include differential and integral calculus and courses (more advanced than first-year physics and chemistry) in five of the following seven areas of engineering science or physics: (a) statics, dynamics; (b) strength of materials (stress-strain relationships); (c) fluid mechanics, hydraulics; (d) thermodynamics; (e) electrical fields and circuits; (f) nature and properties of materials (relating particle and aggregate structure to properties); and (g) any other comparable area of fundamental engineering science or physics, such as optics, heat transfer, soil mechanics, or electronics.


Basic Requirements (Architecture):
Degree: architecture; or related field that included 60 semester hours of course work in architecture or related disciplines of which at least (1) 30 semester hours were in architectural design, and (2) 6 semester hours were in each of the following: structural technology, properties of materials and methods of construction, and environmental control systems.

Note: If you are selected for this position, you will be required to provide original college transcripts as proof that you meet the education requirements for the position.

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).

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Veterans Preference does not apply to the Senior Executive Service:

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