Deputy Director, Interagency Program Office
To fulfill President Lincoln's promise -"To care for him who shall have borne the battle, and for his widow, and his orphan"- by serving and honoring the men and women who are America's Veterans.
The Deputy Director, Interagency Program Office (IPO) is a full time position that reports to the Director, Interagency Program Office and the Assistant Secretary for Information & Technology, Chief Information Officer, Office of Information and Technology. This position is located in Washington, DC or Rosslyn, VA.
The Deputy Director provides national leadership and work in collaboration with the DoD Director to provide oversight andmanagement of DoD and VA program execution. The Deputy Director supports activities necessary for the development, acquisition, and integration of major information technology (IT) capabilities. The Deputy Director works to achieve interoperable electronic health records or capabilities that have a significant impact on the VA and DoD clinical environments and care delivery processes. The Deputy Director operates collaboratively with other Directors and provides oversight and review of systems development planning and progress between the two organizations.
VA structures its SES positions into pay bands. This is a pay band 1 position and the salary range is $124,406 to $187,000.
- Occasional Travel
- Less than 25%
- Permanent Change of Station (PCS) may be authorized.
To meet the minimum qualifications, applicant must possess the following technical and executive core qualifications. These qualifications would typically be gained through progressively responsible management or executive level assignments such as director of a regional office, or program manager. An individual's total experience, education and volunteer work experience must demonstrate the ability to perform the duties of the position.
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; religious; 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.
MANDATORY EXECUTIVE CORE QUALIFICTIONS (ECQs): All applicants must submit a written narrative response to the following ECQs. Your narrative must address each ECQ separately. Information on ECQs is available at: http://www.opm.gov/ses/recruitment/qualify.asp. You are encouraged to follow the Challenge, Context, Action and Results model outlined in the guide. We recommended you draft your ECQs in a Word document and then upload into the system.
1. Leading Change: The ability to bring about strategic change, both within and outside the organization, to meet organizational goals. Inherent to this ECQ is the ability to establish an organizational vision and to implement it in a continuously changing environment.
2. Leading People: The ability to lead people toward meeting the organization's vision, mission, and goals. Inherent to this ECQ is the ability to provide an inclusive workplace that fosters the development of others, facilitates cooperation and teamwork, and supports constructive resolution of conflicts.
3. Results Driven: The ability to meet organizational goals and customer expectations. Inherent to this ECQ is the ability to make decisions that produce high-quality results by applying technical knowledge, analyzing problems, and calculating risks.
4. Business Acumen: The ability to manage human, financial and information resources strategically.
5. Building Coalitions: The ability to build coalitions internally and with other Federal agencies, state and local governments, nonprofit and private sector organizations, foreign governments, or international organizations to achieve common goals.
TECHNICAL QUALIFICATION (TQ)s: All applicants must submit a written narrative response to the following TQ(s). Please give examples and explain how often you used your skills, the complexity of the knowledge possessed, the level of people you interacted with, the sensitivity of the issues you handled managing a large public or private sector organization that administers complex, rules-based benefits or services, etc. We recommended you draft your TQ(s) in a word document and then upload into the system.
TQ1: Demonstrated experience in development, implementation, evaluation, and management of health information technology solutions and advancement of emerging information technologies to improve patient care and the health care delivery processes.
TQ2: Demonstrated knowledge of clinical informatics and IT healthcare sufficient to ensure understanding, integration, and communication to clinical providers on the use of systems and capabilities that support interoperability of electronic health records and systems.
Public Trust - Background Investigation
The Deputy Director, Interagency Program Office is responsible to the Assistant Secretary for Information & Technology and Chief Information Officer, Office of Information and Technology as the single point of accountability for VA/DoD in the rapid development and implementation of the integrated Electronic Health Record (iEHR). The responsibilities include, but are not limited to:
- Serves as liaison to the joint clinical community to assure the electronic health and clinical information systems and sharing of health data meets the clinical needs of each Department;
- Direct and advise in the development, implementation, evaluation, and management of health information technology solutions and advancement of emerging information technologies to improve patient care and the health care delivery process;
- Expert in healthcare practice and information systems in terms of procedures, policies and standards as well as demonstrate comprehensive, expert, and practical knowledge of clinical informatics and health care IT sufficient to ensure understanding, integration and communication to the clinical provider level on the use of systems or capabilities that support interoperability of the electronic health records systems and contribute to the continuity and quality of care for Service members and Veterans;
- Establishes the IPO organization and staffing to include determination of clinical and technical personnel skill sets required and placement of qualified personnel from existing resources and/or hiring, as necessary;
- Provides clinical and technical oversight as well as direction to the IPO organization in terms of acquisition planning and execution, including, risk planning and management, fielding and support, and tracking performance to plan with established metrics that support rapid electronic health record development and implementation; and
- Acts for the DOD and VA, exercising authority as delegated in accordance with Federal regulations, VA, and DOD regulations and policies, OMB guidelines, and legislation specific to VA and DOD information systems and information technology.