Executive Director, Enterprise Portfolio Management

Washington D.C.
Jul 13, 2017
Jul 28, 2017
Executive, Director
Full Time

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 Executive Director for Enterprise Portfolio Management is a full time position that reports to the Deputy Assistant Secretary, Enterprise Program Management Office, Office of Information and Technology. 

This position is located in Washington, DC.                                                                                                           

The Executive Director works with a virtual workforce and matrixed government resources. The organization uses a portfolio-based staffing approach and staff are assigned to programs and projects based on organizational priorities.                    

VA structures its SES positions into pay bands. This is a pay band 3 position and the salary range is $124,406 to $172,100.

  • Occasional Travel
  • Occasional

  • No

  • US citizenship is required
  • One year probationary period required for initial SES appointment
  • Males born after 12-31-59 must be registered for Selective Service.
  • Successful completion of background investigation & drug screening
  • Public Financial Disclosure Report (SF-278) is required.
  • May be subject to reassignment geographically or organizationally.
  • 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.aspYou 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 substantial experience managing complex enterprise-wide programs and projects, including healthcare processes and technology, business process and technology, etc.

    Public Trust - Background Investigation


    The Executive Director for Enterprise Portfolio Management reports directly to the Deputy Assistant Secretary, Enterprise Program Management Office who provides assignments in terms of broad Departmental and VA-related goals and objectives. The Executive Director is a visionary and an execution-oriented implementer responsible for leading the coordination, scheduling, resource allocation, management and implementation of Enterprise-wide IT projects.

    The responsibilities include, but are not limited to:

    -Provides oversight and direction to the Enterprise Portfolio Managers whose responsibilities include complex programs and projects, involving a diverse set of components, including healthcare processes and technology, business processes and technology, etc. to meet VA's strategic initiatives and goals;

    -Leads and directs all phases of enterprise-wide project life-cycles including project rollout, operation, management, and execution, and ensures accurate schedule development and timely task completion;

    -Responsible for developing the organizational strategy and incorporating the strategy in the finalization of program/project findings and recommendations; -Establishes strong, effective stakeholder relationships, collaborates with stakeholders and directs team members to ensure successful project implementations;

    -Develops best practices for program and process improvement and pursues efficiencies for continuous improvement ensuring compliance with change management processes;

    -Leads the development of policies, procedures and strategies to support the achievement of the project objectives.

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