Executive Director, Corporate Analysis and Evaluation
Department Of Veterans Affairs - Washington, DC

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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, from the Federal government, and 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.

The Executive Director of the Corporate Analysis and Evaluation (CA&E) reports to the Principal Deputy Assistant Secretary for Policy and Planning, and works closely with the Secretary, Deputy Secretary, Chief Of Staff, Assistant Secretary for Policy and Planning, and other Senior Leaders to lead the multi-year programming and program evaluation efforts for the VA. The Corporate Analysis and Evaluation function is critical to VA's resource allocation process, from planning to actual delivery of services.

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 may be authorized.

Multiple similarly categorized positions may be filled using this vacancy announcement.


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 Executive Director, is responsible to the Principal Deputy Assistant Secretary for the Office of Policy and Planning. The responsibilities include, but are not limited to:

Provides leadership and expertise in the preparation and justification of the VA’s Future Years Veterans Plan, which annually exceeds $130 billion. Presents program alternatives to the Department's Senior Leadership to ensure the most cost-effective allocation of resources.
Directs VA's Programming efforts and works with program offices to ensure necessary resources are allocated to support the implementation of key policies, programs, and acquisitions are in place to support delivery of critical health care, benefit, and memorial affairs services to our Nation’s Veterans.
Serves as a key member of OPP’s senior leadership team, providing expert advice and counsel in all Program and Analytic management matters to the Assistant Secretary for Policy and Planning and his Principal Deputy Assistant Secretary.
Supports the Administration’s strategic and business planning processes using actuarial and predictive models to provide a realistic, supportable resource request to achieve the goals and policies of the VA Secretary and the Under Secretaries for Health, Benefits, and Memorial Affairs that encompasses capital planning and legislative proposals, and ensures the budget reflects the program outcomes and performance measures which are incorporated in the Administrations’ strategic plans.
Maintains and improves the relationship between VA programming and budget staffs across the Department.
As executive agent for the Corporate Analytic Agenda, develops and refines library of best in breed analytic tools for programming and program evaluation for use across the Department.
Provides independent analysis, including evaluation of programs, projects and capabilities in relation to VA vision, mission, and available resources.

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 have 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:

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

A. Technical Qualifications

1. Knowledge and experience leading and managing a multi-year programming process to develop recommendations, and to ensure outcome-based resource allocation decisions at the enterprise-level.

2. Knowledge and experience in leading and conducting studies and evaluations and applying the results of such analyses to affect strategic resource allocation decisions at the enterprise-level.

B. Executive Core Qualifications


Strategic Thinking

ECQ 2. LEADING PEOPLE: Team Building

Developing Others

Customer Service

Problem Solving

Financial Management

Technology Management


Influencing/ Negotiating

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