Health System Administrator (Medical Center Director) NAT 9

Washington D.C.
Oct 17, 2017
Oct 25, 2017
Full Time

VHA is home to the United States' largest integrated health care system, consisting of 150 medical centers, -1,400 Community-Based Outpatient Clinics, Community Living Centers, Vet Centers and Domiciliaries.  Together, these health care facilities and the more than 53,000 independent licensed health care practitioners who work within them, provide comprehensive care to more than 8.3 million Veterans each year.

VHA Medical Centers provide a wide range of services including traditional hospital-based services such as surgery, critical care, mental health, orthopedics, pharmacy, radiology, and physical therapy.  In addition, most of our medical centers offer additional medical and surgical specialty services including audiology & speech pathology, dermatology, dental geriatrics, neurology, oncology, podiatry, prosthetics, urology, and vision care.  Some medical centers also offer advanced services such as organ transplants and plastic surgery.

This announcement requires you to submit a RESUME and TQ narrative.  See specific information under the "How to Apply" section. 

The VA structures its SES positions into three pay bands.  Salary caps for each band are:  Pay Band 1-$187,000; Pay Band 2-$180,700, and Pay Band 3-$172,100.  Exception to the cap for Pay Bands 2 and 3 MAY be made in certain circumstances.  Pay is commensurate with the candidate's experience and the hospital complexity level.  VHA operates healthcare facilities across the country that range from small facilities in rural areas to large tertiary hospitals in urban areas with robust teaching and research programs.

Highly complex Medical Centers (level 1A facilities) are eligible for Critical Pay, extending the salary range up to $196,300.  Critical Pay eligible locations included in this announcement are: Durham, NC and Washington, DC.

A Relocation or Recruitment Incentive may be offered for the Ann Arbor, MI location.

The Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) is taking the first steps to realign its many services from several regions to districts.

The new regions under the MYVA alignment will allow VA to begin the process of integrating disparate organizational boundaries into a single regional framework to enhance internal coordination.

The Regional Map can be seen at:

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Occasional travel - Travel to meetings representing the Medical Center.

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
  • Successful completion of a background investigation
  • Selectee may be subject to reassignments geographically or organizationally
  • Public Financial Disclosure Report (SF-278) is required
  • Males born after 12-31-59 must be registered for Selective Service
  • One-year probationary period is required for initial SES appointment

     ECQ 1.  LEADING CHANGE:  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.

    ECQ 2.  LEADING PEOPLE:  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.

    ECQ 3.  RESULTS DRIVEN:  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.

    ECQ 4.  BUSINESS ACUMEN:  Ability to manage human, financial, and information resources strategically. Applicants may focus on resource management, with particular emphasis on financial management (budget). 

    ECQ 5.  BUILDING COALITIONS:  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.  Applicants may demonstrate that they have external contacts as well as internal interactions.


    B.  TECHNICAL QUALIFICATIONS (TO):  All applicants must submit a written narrative response to the TQ(s)  below, not to exceed 2 pages.  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.  It is recommenced that you draft your TQs in word document and then upload into the system.

    TQ:  Knowledge of mission, organization, programs, and requirements of health care delivery systems, and the ability to manage and direct a large health care facility.


    Other Requirements:

    Drug Testing:  All non-VA applicants tentatively selected for VA employment in any position are subject to urinalysis to screen for illegal drug use prior to appointment.  Applicants who refuse to be tested will be denied employment with VA.

    To meet the minimum qualifications, applicants must possess all of the necessary requirements for this position, you MUST SHOW in your RESUME that you possess the five Mandatory  Executive Core Qualifications (ECQs) and submit Technical Qualification(s) outlined below.  

    Eligibility will be based on clear and concise accomplishments that emphasize your level of responsibilities, scope and complexity of programs managed, program accomplishments (with results), policy initiatives and level of contacts. Your resume must not exceed FIVE pages including an optional cover letter.  Any information in excess WILL NOT be considered or evaluated.  

    Applicants can obtain a sample resume along with additional information regarding the Executive Core Qualifications on the Internet at  

    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.

     Veteran Preference does not apply to the Senior Executive Service.:

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    "We strongly encourage you to apply online.  Your complete application must be received by 11:59pm EST on the closing date in order for you to be considered.  Please read all instructions before you begin.


    To begin click the "Apply Online" button and follow the prompts to register, and submit all requireded documents.  To return to your saved application, log in to your USAJOBS account at  and click on "Application Status".  Click on the position title and select Apply Online to continue.

    If you cannot apply online::

    1, Click the following link to view and print questionnaire View Occupational Questionnaire

    2.  Print your resume and required documents.

    3.  Fax to (478) 757-3144.  Feed all documents into your fax machine top first so that we can receive them right-side up.

    You must obtain and print a copy of the OPM Form 1203-FX. The form URL is fill/OPM1203fx.pdf.  Please note you may also call USAJOBS at (703) 724-1850 to have the OPM Form 1203-FX mailed to you; however, this is not a practical alternative if the announcement is nearing its closing date.  After the introduction on the recording, press 1, and listen for instructions to request the form.


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

    Step 1:  Resume addressing all of the ECQs (not exceed 5 pages):  MANDATORY.

    Step 2.  Technical Qualification(s):  MANDATORY FOR ALL APPLICANTS.

    Step 3.  Structured interviews will tentatively be conducted early November by VA ERB.

    Step 4.  Subsequent interviews may be scheduled for the Best Qualified applicants

    Step 5.  Approval by the Selecting Official (may include additional screening such as background and reference checks)

    Step 6:  OPM Qualifications Review Board, if Applicable. 

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