Under Secretary for Health

Employer
USAJobs
Location
Washington D.C.
Posted
Apr 10, 2017
Closes
May 01, 2017
Function
Administrative
Hours
Full Time
JOB SUMMARY:

This vacancy announcement is amended to extend the closing date.

The terms of appointment, qualifications, and pay are stipulated by law (38 USC § 305). The position serves at the pleasure of the President of the United States.  Total compensation will be determined by the individual's qualifications.

“SERVING OUR NATION’S VETERANS”

DEPARTMENT OF VETERANS AFFAIRS, UNDER SECRETARY FOR HEALTH

The Department of Veterans Affairs is currently accepting applications for the position of Under Secretary for Health (USH) of the Veterans Health Administration (VHA).

The USH is a presidential appointee subject to Senate confirmation. Candidates for the Under Secretary position must be visionary leaders who have demonstrated an ability to conceptualize and implement the Secretary’s vision, and are dynamic advocates who can move an ambitious agenda forward to meet the needs of our Nation’s veterans.

The Under Secretary for Health leads the country's largest integrated health care system and is directly responsible to the Secretary of Veterans Affairs for the Veterans Health Administration.


TRAVEL REQUIRED:
  • Occasional Travel
  • /

RELOCATION AUTHORIZED:
  • No

KEY REQUIREMENTS:
  • US citizenship is required.
  • Public Financial Disclosure Report (SF-278) is required.
  • Successful completion of a background investigation
  • Complete White House Presidential Personnel vetting process successfully
  • Senate Confirmation
  • Drug Testing Required
  • By law, the Under Secretary for Health shall be appointed solely on the basis of:

    • Demonstrated ability in the medical  or allied health profession, in health care administration and policy formulation, and in health care fiscal management; and
    •  Substantial experience in connection with the programs of the Veterans Health Administration or programs of similar content and scope.

    Candidates for the Under Secretary position must be highly effective leaders who have demonstrated experience in overseeing or directing the operations of a large health care enterprise.  Candidates must be committed to the high quality care of our Nation's Veterans, implement the Secretary's vision to transform VA, and serve as an accountable and innovative steward of the human capital and financial resources of the VHA.

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