Associate Deputy Assistant Secretary for HR (Information Technology, Systems and Analytics)

Washington D.C.
Oct 26, 2017
Oct 26, 2017
Full Time

Occasional travel - Less than 25%

Relocation expenses reimbursed Yes The Department of Veterans Affairs offers Permanent Change of Station (PCS) relocation services. Permanent Change of Station is the relocation of a household due to government convenience in connection with a transfer between duty stations or facilities. For more information go to HYPERLINK

  • 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 a background investigation.
  • Public Financial Disclosure Report (SF-278) is required.
  • May be subject to reassignment geographically or organizationally.
  • Drug Testing: Yes
  • 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 large organization, 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 Qualifications (ECQs): All applicants must submit a written narrative in response to the following ECQs.  Each ECQ should contain at least two examples describing your experiences and accomplishments/results.  For additional guidance, applicants may visit the Office of Personnel Management's Guide to Senior Executive Qualifications.  Applicants are encouraged to follow the Challenge, Context, Action and Results (C-C-A-R) model outlined in the guide.  Responses to ECQs must not exceed 10 pages.  It is recommended that applicants prepare the ECQs in a Word document and upload it into the application system.
    The definitions of the SES ECQs and their underlying competencies can be found at:

    Leading Change:  This core qualification involves the ability to bring about strategic change, both within and outside the organization, to meet organization goals.  Inherent to the ECQ is the ability to establish an organization vision and to implement it in a continuously changing environment. 

    Leading People:  This core qualification involves 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. 

    Results Driven:  This core qualification involves 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. 

    Business Acumen:  This core qualification involves the ability to manage human, financial, and information resources strategically. 

    Building Coalitions:  This core qualification involves 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.

    Mandatory Technical Qualifications (TQs):  All applicants must submit a written narrative response to the following two TQs.  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, etc. Responses to each TQ must not exceed 2 pages.

     TQ1.  Demonstrated experience researching, defining, developing, integrating, testing, implementing, enhancing and maintaining enterprise-wide Human Resources  (HR) data products in a large, complex, multifunctional, and geographically dispersed organizational HR environment, including multiple types of HR services, while applying critical thinking to information received from stakeholders, and evaluating what can be used for organizational success.

    TQ2.  Demonstrated experience formulating, leading and implementing a strategic and innovative HR IT portfolio to include stakeholder management in a large, complex, and geographically dispersed environment.


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    You will be evaluated for this job based on how well you meet the qualifications above.

    Step 1: Minimum ECQ-based qualifications
    Step 2: Technical qualification screening
    Step 3: VA Executive Resources Board (ERB) rating and ranking
    Step 4: Tentative selection by Nominating Organization (May include additional screening)
    Step 5: Approval by the Selecting Official (May include additional screening)
    Step 6: OPM Qualifications Review Board (QRB) Certification

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