Director Federal Electronic Health Record Modernization

Pentagon, Virginia
Aug 16, 2019
Aug 22, 2019
Executive, Director
Full Time


The Director, Federal Electronic Health Record Modernization (FEHRM) will lead the joint program management office and responsible for the actions associated with the implementation of a single, seamlessly integrated EHR.
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As the Director, FEHRM, the incumbent will:
  • Oversee the programs necessary to achieve a longitudinal health record and maintain interoperability between community care partners, Department of Veterans Affairs (VA), Department of Defense (DoD), and any other participating federal agencies.
  • Lead the acquisition of joint modernized clinical EHR systems and capabilities that allow for standardized and integrated data exchange between DoD, United States Coast Guard, and VA with private partners to better serve Service members, Veterans, and other eligible beneficiaries resulting in enhanced patient safety and increased quality of care.
  • Manage the joint technical, programmatic, and functional requirements of each Departments' Electronic Health Record Modernization Program and execute decisions as appropriate in alignment with FEHRM Program Office objectives.
  • Monitor, track, and mitigate joint enterprise-level risks, and consolidate opportunities to improve efficiencies, while ensuring products from assigned programs are affordable, supportable, integrated, and fully interoperable within the VA and DoD environments.
  • Manage the joint functions necessary for the deployment, implementation, and sustainment of the seamless EHR.

Travel Required

Occasional travel - You may be expected to travel for this position.

Supervisory status

Promotion Potential


Conditions of Employment

  • You must be a U.S. citizen to qualify for this position.
  • All newly appointed Career SES leaders must sign the Reassignment Rights Obligations Agreement as a condition of appointment into the SES.
  • You must submit to a drug test and receive a negative drug test before you can be appointed into this position. Designated and/or Random Drug Testing required.
  • In order to qualify for this position, you must be able to obtain a Top Secret security clearance.
  • Submit resume and all other required documents online by 11:59 PM Eastern Standard Time on 08/23/2019
  • The individual selected will be required to file an 'Executive Branch Personnel Financial Disclosure Report (OGE-278) in accordance with the Ethics in Government Act of 1978.
  • You will serve a two-year probationary period unless you have previously completed the probationary period in the SES.
  • Please read the vacancy announcement in its entirety before applying.
  • The duty station of the position is Rosslyn, Virginia with frequent transit to the Department of Veterans Affairs Central Office and the Pentagon.
  • Recruitment Incentive may be authorized.


***Please read this announcement in its entirety before applying.

Under the DoD Pilot Program, there is no requirement to prepare a narrative statement specifically addressing the Executive Core Qualifications (ECQs). However, to meet the minimum qualification requirements for this position, you must show that you possess the five Executive Core Qualifications within your resume -- not to exceed five pages. Your application must also include a narrative statement specifically addressing the mandatory technical qualifications not to exceed a total of two pages.

Each accomplishment should be clear, concise, and emphasize your level of responsibilities; the scope and complexity of the programs, activities, or services you managed; program accomplishments; policy initiatives undertaken; level of contacts; the sensitivity and criticality of the issues you addressed; and the results of your actions. You should use action oriented leadership words to describe your experience and accomplishments (e.g., Led the development and implementation of....) and quantify your experience wherever possible to demonstrate your accomplishments (e.g., number of employees supervised; size of budget managed; amount of money saved, etc.).

ECQ 1 - Leading Change: This core qualification involves 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.

ECQ 2 - 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.

ECQ 3 - 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.

ECQ 4 - Business Acumen: This core qualification involves the ability to manage human, financial, and information resources strategically.

ECQ 5 - 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: All applicants must submit written statements (narrative format) of accomplishments that would satisfy the technical qualifications. You are required to respond to all of the technical qualifications. If you fail to do so, you will be rated as ineligible. Please limit your written statement to no more than 2 pages.
  • Proven ability to manage and lead a diverse professional, technical, and administrative staff across multiple functional areas in a complex and dynamic environment involving multiple organizations. This includes the ability to bring together divergent views for common solutions to complicated problems.
  • Knowledge of laws, policies, regulations, guidelines, and business imperatives that govern Federal Information Technology investment, project management, best practices, and strategic planning with proven success managing a large-scale enterprise business system, EHR or related clinical systems deployment.
  • Demonstrated program management experience delivering enterprise business systems; experience managing multiple systems, and/or a portfolio of programs, and the proven ability to effectively lead and supervise multiple program managers simultaneously to deliver capabilities to an enterprise or functional communities.
  • DoD Joint Enterprise-Wide Experience Statement:
    In addition, DoD requires an Enterprise Perspective. This individual must have the ability to apply a broad point of view and an awareness and understanding of individual or organizational responsibilities in relation to DoD or government-wide strategic priorities is required. Executives must demonstrate ability to work with internal and external partners to support national security objectives. This perspective is typically gained through a variety of diverse work experiences. A separate narrative statement is not required. This information should be embedded within the application package (Resume and technical qualifications).


    There is no education requirement for this position.

    Additional information

    Veterans preference is not applicable to the Senior Executive Service.

    Applications MUST be submitted through USAJobs.

    Submit resume and all other required documents online by 11:59 PM Eastern Standard Time on 08/23/2019

    How You Will Be Evaluated

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

    You will be evaluated on the quality and extent of your total accomplishments, experience, and education. Your application will be evaluated by a rating and ranking panel. Highly qualified candidates may undergo an interview and a reference check. The Office of the Secretary of Defense Executive Resources Board will review results and make recommendations on final selections to the appointing authority.

    Background checks and security clearance

    Security clearance
    Top Secret

    Drug test required

    Position sensitivity and risk
    Critical-Sensitive (CS)/High Risk

    Trust determination process

    Required Documents

    1. Your resume must address your qualifications for the position and cannot exceed five pages. You do not need to submit a separate statement specifically addressing the Executive Core Qualifications (ECQs), but you must show how you possess the five ECQs within the resume narrative. In addition, applicants typically provide the following information:
    • Vacancy Announcement number SES-10568628-SD
    • Full name, email and mailing address, and day and evening telephone numbers
    • Educational information including the name, city, and state of colleges or universities you attended, as well as the type of any degree received. Report only attendance and/or degrees from schools accredited by accrediting institutions recognized by the U.S. Department of Education. For more information, you may refer to the following U.S. Department of Education website: http://
    • Information about your paid and nonpaid work experience related to this position including: job title, duties and accomplishments, employer's name and address, duration of employment, and salary
    • Information about honors, awards, and special accomplishments
    2. Mandatory Technical Qualifications (MTQs): A narrative statement specifically addressing the mandatory technical qualifications should not exceed a total of two pages.

    3. Copy of the Notification of Personnel Action (SF-50): Current and former career SES members must provide an SF-50 showing their status or reinstatement eligibility. Candidates who have successfully completed an Office of Personnel Management approved SES Candidate Development Program must submit a copy of their ECQ certification.

    DO NOT SUBMIT ANY ADDITIONAL INFORMATION: Extraneous materials such as award certificates will not be considered.

    If you are relying on your education to meet qualification requirements:

    Education must be accredited by an accrediting institution recognized by the U.S. Department of Education in order for it to be credited towards qualifications. Therefore, provide only the attendance and/or degrees from schools accredited by accrediting institutions recognized by the U.S. Department of Education .

    Failure to provide all of the required information as stated in this vacancy announcement may result in an ineligible rating or may affect the overall rating.

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