Administrative Officer

Veterans Health Administration - Department of Veterans Affairs

To qualify for this position, applicants must meet all requirements by the closing date of this announcement, 08/12/2022. 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. 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: Comprehensive understanding of health care administration and management of health delivery systems; Familiarity of pertinent laws, regulations, policies and directives that impact medical centers; Planning and/or management of fiscal/budget, human resource functions and personnel issues for service line; Ability to manage and facilitate personnel teams effectively; Performing statistical analysis and critically assess data; In-depth use of Microsoft applications and various data bases; Communicate both orally and written with wide variety of people. (This experience must be well documented in your resume or application package.) OR, Education: Applicants may substitute education for the required experience. To qualify based on education for this grade level you must have a Ph.D. or equivalent doctoral degree or 3 full years of progressively higher level graduate education leading to such a degree or LL.M. (TRANSCRIPTS REQUIRED if utilizing education) 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 masters level. You will be rated on the following Competencies for this position:
Analytical ReasoningCommunicationsInterpersonal SkillsOrganizational AwarenessProblem Solving 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: The work is generally sedentary. Typically, the employee sits at a desk or table with some walking and standing. Items carried typically are light objects and lifting of moderately heavy objects is not normally required. Incumbent is often faced with changing priorities and with meeting deadlines. For more information on these qualification standards, please visit the United States Office of Personnel Management’s website at
The Fargo VA Health Care System is recruiting for an Administrative Officer (AO) for the Primary Care Service Line. The incumbent serves as the operational support overseeing all areas within the service, leading, organizing, developing, executing, monitoring and controlling the delivery and coordination of care for the VAHCS. The position performs responsibilities to support the management of primary care services and in support of the Assistant Chief of Staff for the service line.