Deputy Vice Chairman

District of Columbia, D.C
Jan 08, 2021
Jan 19, 2021
Full Time


The Board of Veterans' Appeals is delegated the authority to act for the Secretary in deciding all questions of law and fact resolving Departmental appeals that affect the provision of benefits to Veterans, their dependents, and survivors. The Deputy Vice Chairman serves as a member of Board's top leadership team, responsible for overseeing the work of Veterans Law Judges, counsel, and other legal support personnel to identify, appropriately consider, and resolve these appeals.
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-Confers with top staff and officials of the Department and other governmental agencies, Members of Congress and officials of veterans ' organizations, maintaining a variety of contacts which influence the Department.

-Represents the Department before congressional committees and in other hearings and interdepartmental conferences and meetings.

-Oversees the overall activities of the professional and administrative services of the Board and effects necessary innovations and changes in operations.

-Functions as a member of a cohesive management team tasked to ensure the Board' s organizational goals are achieved through proper leveraging of human and financial resources to maximize efficiency and produce high quality results.

-Responsible for developing, establishing and maintaining standards of quality, productivity, timeliness, security, organizational support and service to accurately measure the efficiency and performance of all professional and administrative personnel.

-Responsible for performing limited duties as Veterans Law Judge, ruling on motions for reconsideration of decisions, ordering cases with specialized circumstances be advanced on the docket, and occasionally conducting hearings or issuing decisions in certain cases.


Travel Required

25% or less - You may be expected to travel for this position.

Supervisory status

Promotion Potential


Conditions of Employment

  • 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.
  • Incumbents of this position will be subject to a background investigation commensurate with the risk and sensitivity level of the position.
  • Successful completion of drug screening required.
  • Public Financial Disclosure Report (SF-278) is required.
  • May be subject to reassignment geographically or organizationally.


To meet the minimum qualifications, applicants 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, medical facility 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 response to each of the following ECQs and include your name on each page.. Your narrative must address each ECQ separately. Additional information on ECQs is available at: . Applicants are encouraged to follow the Challenge, Context, Action and Results model outlined in the guide. It is recommended that 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: In addition, all applicants must submit a written narrative response to the following specific TQ(s). Please label and include your name on each page. 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. It is recommended that you draft your TQ(s) in a word document and then upload into the system.

TQ1:Ability to perform highly technical legal work associated with representing a large organization regarding sensitive matters including appeals. Work includes conducting legal research, preparing authoritative legal opinions, analyzing legislation, holding appellate hearings, and preparing final decisions.


This job does not have an education qualification requirement.

Additional information

How You Will Be Evaluated

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

Step 1: ECQ qualifications

Step 2: Technical Qualification(s)

Step 3: VA Executive Resources Board

Step 4: Nominating Organization may conduct interviews

Step 5: Approval by the Selecting Official (may include additional screening)

Step 6: OPM Qualifications Review Board certification

Background checks and security clearance

Security clearance

Drug test required

Position sensitivity and risk
High Risk (HR)

Trust determination process

Required Documents

Your complete application must be received by 11:59 pm EST on the closing date, 01/18/2021 in order for you to be considered.
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