Program Specialist (Physician/Provider Recruiter)

Veterans Health Administration - Department of Veterans Affairs

To qualify for this position, applicants must meet all requirements by the closing date of this announcement, 10/10/2023. Time-In-Grade Requirement: Applicants who are current Federal employees and have held a GS grade any time in the past 52 weeks must also meet time-in-grade requirements by the closing date of this announcement. For a GS-11 position you must have served 52 weeks at the GS-09. The grade may have been in any occupation, but must have been held in the Federal service. An SF-50 that shows your time-in-grade eligibility must be submitted with your application materials. If the most recent SF-50 has an effective date within the past year, it may not clearly demonstrate you possess one-year time-in-grade, as required by the announcement. In this instance, you must provide an additional SF-50 that clearly demonstrates one-year time-in-grade. Note: Time-In-Grade requirements also apply to former Federal employees applying for reinstatement as well as current employees applying for Veterans Employment Opportunities Act of 1998 (VEOA) appointment. Selective Placement Factor: Physician and/or advanced practice provider recruitment experience in either a Federal or Private Sector Hospital or Health Care System. Responsibility for end-to-end recruitment of healthcare professionals, utilizing a candidate experience model and seamless hiring processes. (Resume must reflect experience). You may qualify based on your experience and/or education as described below: Specialized Experience: You must have one year of specialized experience equivalent to at least the next lower grade GS-09 in the normal line of progression for the occupation in the organization. Examples of specialized experience would typically include, but are not limited to: Developing short and long-term facility strategies to optimize recruitment and retention outcomes and achieve health care system objectives. Advising and consulting management officials on targeted recruitment strategies and non-traditional recruitment opportunities specific to the local and regional market area, such as targeted job fairs, social media, recruitment campaigns, etc. and knowledge of credentialing and Federal Employee benefits (i.e. pension, TSP, etc.) is strongly preferred. NOTE: Evidence of specialized experience must be supported by detailed documentation of duties performed in positions held in resume. OR Education: Applicants may substitute education for the required experience. To qualify based on education for this grade level you must have a P.H.D. or equivalent doctoral degree or 3 full years of progressively higher level graduate education leading to such a degree or LL.M., if related that demonstrates the knowledge, skills, and abilities necessary to do the work of this position. NOTE: Transcripts must be submitted with application. Education cannot be credited without documentation. OR, Combination: Applicants may also combine education and experience to qualify at this level. You must have an combination of specialized experience and education beyond one full year of graduate level education. You will be rated on the following Competencies for this position: Analysis and Problem Solving Creative Thinking Critical Thinking Information Management Oral Communication Planning and Evaluating Quality Management Technical Competence Experience refers to paid and unpaid experience, including volunteer work done through National Service programs (e.g., Peace Corps, AmeriCorps) and other organizations (e.g., professional; philanthropic; religions; spiritual; community; student; social). Volunteer work helps build critical competencies, knowledge, and skills and can provide valuable training and experience that translates directly to paid employment. You will receive credit for all qualifying experience, including volunteer experience. Note: A full year of work is considered to be 35-40 hours of work per week. Part-time experience will be credited on the basis of time actually spent in appropriate activities. Applicants wishing to receive credit for such experience must indicate clearly the nature of their duties and responsibilities in each position and the number of hours a week spent in such employment. Physical Requirements: Physical demands are limited to walking, much of the work is sedentary. Work is typically performed in an adequately lighted and climate-controlled office. For more information on these qualification standards, please visit the United States Office of Personnel Management’s website at
The Incumbent serves as the Physician/Provider Recruiter. This position is located in the Veterans Administration at the Fredericksburg Health Care Center, Central Virginia VA Health Care System aligned under the Director of Clinical Services (DCS) office. The purpose of the position is to serve as an advisor for the Fredericksburg Health Care Center to provide strategic recruitment and retention analyses for short and long-range forecasting to health system leadership and service line managers.