Supervisory Program Analyst

Veterans Benefits Administration
Washington, DC
Aug 06, 2022
Aug 16, 2022
Full Time
SummaryThis position is in the Office of Business Integration (OBI), Benefits Management Services (BMS) Division. In this capacity, the incumbent will supervise subordinate staff and work related to business processes, systems, and applications nationwide. Learn more about this agencyHelpOverviewAccepting applicationsOpen & closing dates08/01/2022 to 08/05/2022This job will close when we have received 150 applications which may be sooner than the closing date. Learn moreSalary$95,973 - $124,764 salary shown is the basic pay without locality pay. once selections are made the locality pay will be added to the salary based on the duty location.Pay scale & gradeGS 14HelpLocations1 vacancy in the following locations:Washington, DCSaint Petersburg, FLHines, ILSaint Louis, MOShow more locations (2)Austin, TXLocation Negotiable After Selection, United StatesRemote jobNoTelework eligibleYes-as determined by the agency policy.Travel Required25% or less - You may be expected to travel 25% or less for this position.Relocation expenses reimbursedNoAppointment typePermanent -Work scheduleFull-time -ServiceCompetitivePromotion potential14Job family (Series)0343 Management And Program AnalysisSupervisory statusYesDrug testNoPosition sensitivity and riskNon-sensitive (NS)/Low RiskTrust determination processSuitability/FitnessAnnouncement number101-OBI-22-CS-11505807-NBUControl number668187000HelpThis job is open toCareer transition (CTAP, ICTAP, RPL)Federal employees who meet the definition of a "surplus" or "displaced" employee.Federal employees - Competitive serviceCurrent or former competitive service federal employees.Internal to an agencyCurrent federal employees of this agency.VeteransClarification from the agencyThis vacancy is open ONLY to current, permanent employees of the Department of Veterans Affairs (VA), Transfers, Veterans Employment Opportunities Act (VEOA) and CTAP eligible.HelpDutiesThe incumbent will lead planning and development activities for present and future business application projects, as well as initiatives designed to assist VBA's Business Lines and stakeholders on business matters relative to the support of key transformation enablers. The incumbent is responsible for:Outcomes and results of subordinate staff and the delivery of products or services in accordance with schedules. Ensuring the organization's strategic plan, mission, vision, and values are communicated and integrated into the staff's strategies, goals, objectives, work plans, work products and services.Participating in all phases of organizational and management activities significant to VBA's business systems. Developing and defending strategic plans, acquisition/investment strategies and policies for business systems development efforts. Working with teams of Senior Executive Service Directors, technical staff, and groups of experts to implement business systems initiatives across the enterprise. Requires excellent communication, presentation, and collaboration skills.Performing project management, program management, program integration and analysis tasks to keep assigned activities on track at all phases. Ensuring project objectives and timelines are being met by monitoring progress against a formal plan.Performing internal and external coordination of implementation initiatives; developing comprehensive recommendations for projects and ensuring OBI's IT projects are aligned to support the achievement of key goals in VBA. Coordinating with VBA business lines regarding legislative proposals and special regulatory/procedural changes needed for successful implementation of VBA's business systems vision.Serving as a primary advisor to OBI leadership and representing the Director in executive-level forums.Planning work; establishing priorities; and assigning work based on the nature, priority, and difficulty of the projects. Providing advice and guidance on assignment and administrative matters; reviewing completed work; evaluating performance; making recommendations concerning promotions, within-grade increases, performance awards, adverse/disciplinary actions, training; and hiring selections; listening to group grievances and assisting in the resolution of minor complaints.Supervising virtual employees, as well as a staff located in Washington, DC; Austin, TX; and Hines, IL. Traveling at least once per quarter. Work Schedule: Monday -Friday 8:00am-4:30pm Telework: Authorized Virtual: This is a virtual position.Please note employee will report to a VA Facility within their duty location. Position Description/PD#: Supervisory Program Analyst/PD 35459A Relocation/Recruitment Incentives: Not Authorized Financial Disclosure Report: Not requiredHelpRequirementsConditions of EmploymentYou must be a US Citizen to apply for this jobSelective Service Registration is required for males born after 12/31/1959You may be required to serve a probationary periodSubject to background/security investigationSelected applicants will be required to complete an online onboarding processQualificationsTo qualify for this position, applicants must meet all requirements by the closing date of this announcement, 08/05/2022. 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. NOTE: You must provide a copy of your most recent SF-50 that indicates proof of status, and shows Time in Grade (for example, you were a career or career-conditional employee) and identifies your position title, series, grade, step, salary, tenure, and type of service (Competitive or Excepted). If the most recent SF-50 has an effective date within the past year, it may not clearly demonstrate you possess 1-year time-in-grade, as required by the announcement. In this instance, you must also submit your most recent promotion or within-grade increase in addition to your recent SF-50. If you previously held a higher grade, you must also submit any SF-50 showing that grade. DO NOT submit Award SF-50's and/or General Adjustment SF-50's as they cannot be used to prove time-in-grade. GS-14 position you must have served 52 weeks at the GS-13 If you are a current VBA employee requesting a reassignment or change to lower grade via this vacancy announcement, you must currently hold the GS-14 (or higher) and the promotion potential of your current position must be at least GS-14. AND Specialized Experience: You must have one year of specialized experience equivalent to at least the next lower grade in the normal line of progression for the occupation in the organization. GS-14: Specialized Experience is defined as expert knowledge of wide range of qualitative and quantitative methods for the assessment and improvement of program effectiveness or the improvement of complex management processes and systems. Examples of qualifying experience include experience in reviewing policies and procedures to determine the impact of field operations or conducting evaluative studies of field offices to determine field strengths, weaknesses and best practices and making recommendations. Candidates must also have demonstrated in their work experience or training that they possess or have the potential to develop the qualities to successfully supervise.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: You will be rated on the following Competencies for this position:Experience refers to paid and unpaid experience, including volunteer work done through National Service programs (eg, Peace Corps, AmeriCorps) and other organizations (eg, 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: Work is primarily sedentary and is usually performed in an office setting. There may be some walking, standing and carrying light items such as paper, books or files. For more information on these qualification standards, please visit the United States Office of Personnel Management's website at http://:// is no educational substitution at this grade level.Additional informationCOVID-19 Pandemic Expanded Telework Program - Due to COVID-19, VA is currently in an expanded telework posture. If selected, you may be expected to temporarily telework, even if your home is located outside the local commuting area. Once employees are permitted to return to the office, you will be expected to report to the duty station listed on this announcement. Management officials will provide information about returning to the official, pre-pandemic worksite, when applicable. At that time, you may be eligible to request to continue to telework depending upon the terms of your organization's telework policy and the duties of the position. VA supports the use of telework as a way to help attract and retain talented individuals in public service, increase worker productivity, and better prepare the agency to operate during emergencies. This position may be authorized for telework. Telework eligibility will be discussed during the interview process. Receiving Service Credit or Earning Annual (Vacation) Leave: Federal Employees earn annual leave at a rate (4, 6 or 8 hours per pay period) which is based on the number of years they have served as a Federal employee. VA may offer newly-appointed Federal employee's credit for their job-related non-federal experience or active duty uniformed military service. This credited service can be used in determining the rate at which they earn annual leave. Such credit must be requested and approved prior to the appointment date and is not guaranteed. The Career Transition Assistance Plan (CTAP) provide eligible displaced Federal/VA competitive service employees with selection priority over other candidates for competitive service vacancies. To be qualified you must submit appropriate documentation (a copy of the agency notice, your most recent performance rating, and your most recent SF-50 noting current position, grade level, and duty location) and be found well-qualified (have a final rating of 85 or more) for this vacancy. Information about ICTAP and CTAP eligibility is on OPM's Career Transition Resources website at -data-oversight/workforce-restructuring/employee-guide-to-career-transition/. Placement Policy: The posting of this announcement does not obligate management to fill a vacancy or vacancies by promotion. The position may be filled by reassignment, change to lower grade, transfer, appointment, or reinstatement. Management may use any one or any combination of these methods to fill the position. It is the policy of the VA to not deny employment to those that have faced financial hardships or periods of unemployment. This job opportunity announcement may be used to fill additional vacancies. Veterans and Transitioning Service Members: Please visit the VA for Vets site for career-search tools for Veterans seeking employment at VA, career development services for our existing Veterans, and coaching and reintegration support for military service members. For more information on the "Who may apply" eligibility requirements, please refer to the OHRM Status Candidates and Other Candidate Definitions document. If you are unable to apply online or need to fax a document you do not have in electronic form, view the following link for information regarding an Alternate Application.Read moreHelpA career with the US government provides employees with a comprehensive benefits package. As a federal employee, you and your family will have access to a range of benefits that are designed to make your federal career very rewarding. Opens in a new windowLearn more about federal benefits.Review our benefitsEligibility for benefits depends on the type of position you hold and whether your position is full-time, part-time or intermittent. Contact the hiring agency for more information on the specific benefits offered.How You Will Be EvaluatedYou will be evaluated for this job based on how well you meet the qualifications above.IN DESCRIBING YOUR EXPERIENCE, PLEASE BE CLEAR AND SPECIFIC. WE WILL NOT MAKE ASSUMPTIONS REGARDING YOUR EXPERIENCE. After you have met the minimum qualifications, you will be rated on the following competencies based on your application for this position: Program Management - Knowledge of the principles, methods, and tools for the coordinated management of a program to include providing oversight of multiple projects, integrating dependent schedules and deliverables, and related activities (for example, benefits management, life cycle management, program governance).Planning and Evaluating - Organizes work, sets priorities, and determines resource requirements; determines short- or long-term goals and strategies to achieve them; coordinates with other organizations or parts of the organization to accomplish goals; monitors progress and evaluates outcomes.Problem Solving - Identifies and analyzes problems; weighs relevance and accuracy of information; generates and evaluates alternative solutions; makes recommendations.Oral Communication - Expresses information (for example, ideas or facts) to individuals or groups effectively, taking into account the audience and nature of the information (for example, technical, sensitive, controversial); makes clear and convincing oral presentations; listens to others, attends to nonverbal cues, and responds appropriately. Listens effectively and clarifies information as needed.Written Communication - Writes in a clear, concise, organized, and convincing manner for the intended audience.Interpersonal Skills - Shows understanding, friendliness, courtesy, tact, empathy, concern, and politeness to others; develops and maintains effective relationships with others; may include effectively dealing with individuals who are difficult, hostile, or distressed; relates well to people from varied backgrounds and different situations; is sensitive to cultural diversity, race, gender, disabilities, and other individual differences. Narrative responses are not required at this time. If you are referred for consideration, you may be asked to submit additional job related information, which may include, but not limited to; responses to the knowledge, skills and abilities; completion of a work sample, and/or contact for an interview.Your resume and/or supporting documentation will be verified. Please follow all instructions carefully. Errors or omissions may affect your rating or consideration for employment.HelpA career with the US government provides employees with a comprehensive benefits package. As a federal employee, you and your family will have access to a range of benefits that are designed to make your federal career very rewarding. Opens in a new windowLearn more about federal benefits.Review our benefitsEligibility for benefits depends on the type of position you hold and whether your position is full-time, part-time or intermittent. Contact the hiring agency for more information on the specific benefits offered.As a new or existing federal employee, you and your family may have access to a range of benefits. Your benefits depend on the type of position you have - whether you're a permanent, part-time, temporary or an intermittent employee. You may be eligible for the following benefits, however, check with your agency to make sure you're eligible under their policies.To apply for this position, you must provide a complete Application Package which includes: Resume The following documents are accepted, and may be required if applicable to your eligibility and/or qualifications for this position. Please use this checklist to make sure you have included other documents required for your application, such as a copy of your transcript (if using education to qualify), SF-50's (current/former Federal employees), documentation to support Veterans Preference claims, or ICTAP/CTAP documentation (for displaced Federal employees). You will not be contacted for additional information. Cover LetterDD-214/ Statement of ServiceDisability Letter (VA)Performance AppraisalResumeSeparation Notice (RIF)SF-50/ Notification of Personnel Action Veterans' Preference: When applying for Federal Jobs, eligible Veterans should claim preference for 5pt (TP), 10pt (CP/CPS/XP), or for Sole Survivor Preference (SSP) in the questionnaire. You must provide a legible copy of your DD214(s) which shows dates and character of service (honorable, general, etc.). If you are currently serving on active duty and expect to be released or discharged within 120 days you must submit documentation related to your active duty service which reflects the dates of service, character of service (honorable, general, etc.), and dates of impending separation. Additionally, disabled veterans and others eligible for 10-point preference (such as widows or mothers of eligible Veterans) must also submit an SF-15 "Application for 10 Point Veteran Preference" with required proof as stated on the form. Documentation is required to award preference. For more information on Veterans' Preference, please visit

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