Management and Program Analyst

Veterans Health Administration - Department of Veterans Affairs

To qualify for this position, applicants must meet all requirements by the closing date of this announcement, 12/06/2021. 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-12 position you must have served 52 weeks at the GS-11. For a GS-13 position you must have served 52 weeks at the GS-12. 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. You may qualify based on your experience as described below: Specialized Experience GS-12: You must have one year of specialized experience equivalent to at least the next lower grade GS-11 in the normal line of progression for the occupation in the organization. Examples of specialized experience would typically include, but are not limited to: Knowledge conducting market research, crafting product line vision and strategy, developing product roadmaps, defining product requirements, developing budgets, managing product quality assurance and product release. Knowledge managing large and complex acquisitions and associated contract staff; developing and monitoring contractual agreements with partners and consultants, including scopes of work, timelines, budgets, project reports and other project-related activities. Knowledge using analytical, interpretive, and evaluative methods, with a proven ability to communicate such information in writing and orally for a wide variety of readers, including Veterans and VA stakeholders, medical professionals, senior leaders, and attorneys. Knowledge working with desktop software applications to create and produce a variety of documents, spreadsheets, presentations graphics and communications. Knowledge working with a variety of individuals with tact and diplomacy presenting self in a professional manner and creating a positive impression as a management representative. Specialized Experience GS-13: You must have one year of specialized experience equivalent to at least the next lower grade GS-12 in the normal line of progression for the occupation in the organization. Examples of specialized experience would typically include, but are not limited to: Experience conducting market research, crafting product line vision and strategy, developing product roadmaps, defining product requirements, developing budgets, managing product quality assurance and product release. Experience managing large and complex acquisitions and associated contract staff; developing and monitoring contractual agreements with partners and consultants, including scopes of work, timelines, budgets, project reports and other project-related activities. Experience using analytical, interpretive, and evaluative methods, with a proven ability to communicate such information in writing and orally for a wide variety of readers, including Veterans and VA stakeholders, medical professionals, senior leaders, and attorneys. Experience working with desktop software applications to create and produce a variety of documents, spreadsheets, presentations graphics and communications. Experience working with a variety of individuals with tact and diplomacy presenting self in a professional manner and creating a positive impression as a management representative. You will be rated on the following Competencies for this position: Competency 1: Knowledge of change management principles, strategies, and techniques required for effectively planning, implementing, and evaluating change in the organization. Competency 2: Persuades others; develops networks and coalitions; gains cooperation from others to obtain information and accomplish goals; negotiates to find mutually acceptable solutions; builds consensus through give and take. Competency 3: Uses imagination to develop new insights into situations and applies new solutions to problems; designs new methods where established methods and procedures are not suitable or are unavailable. Competency 4: Knowledge of the concepts, principles, and theories of instructional methods such as teaching, training, research, making presentations, lecturing, and testing. Competency 5: Objectively analyzes and evaluates an issue in order to form an opinion/judgment/conclusion; Uses logic and reasoning to research, interpret and apply information such as regulatory and/or procedural guidance; Identifies the strengths and weaknesses of alternative solutions, conclusions or approaches to problems; Integrates information into development of a resolution. 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 predominantly 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 meeting materials and a portable computer, and may be required to drive a motor vehicle relative to attendance at meetings. The work often requires long hours to meet project deadlines and to devise corrective actions and solutions to unexpected technical and/or management crises resulting in sometimes highly stressful work situations. The work requires almost constant use of a video display terminal. For more information on these qualification standards, please visit the United States Office of Personnel Management’s website at https://www.opm.gov/policy-data-oversight/classification-qualifications/general-schedule-qualification-standards/.
Tour of Duty: Negotiable
Position Description Title/PD#: Management and Program Analyst / PD# 88035A and 88036A
Compressed/Flexible Schedules: Not Available
Telework: Eligible
Virtual Position: Yes This recruitment is for one position with the Veterans Healthcare Administration (VHA), Office of Connected Care, Connected Health Implementation. This is a virtual position. Location is negotiable after selection.