Supervisory Management & Program Officer

District of Columbia, D.C
May 11, 2021
May 16, 2021
Full Time


This position is in Compensation Service (CS), Veterans Benefits Administration (VBA), Department of Veterans Affairs (VA). The incumbent serves as the Director of the Budget and Shared Services Staff and is directly responsible for leading a team performing a wide variety of administrative and high-level analytical duties connected with budget formulation, presentation and execution for CS and the compensation program.

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Specific duties include:
      • Manages the compensation program's budget, working with executive leadership - to include the CS Director - and maintains an efficient flow of operational requirements to meet mission demands. Uses expert analytical ability and skill in completing daily duties.
      • The incumbent is responsible for the coordination and preparation of all compensation program budget components covering the Presidential budgetary cycle into VBA's final submission. Works directly with senior executives in CS to ensure a clear message is developed that relays the vision for the compensation program. Interprets Department, OMB, and congressional policies or regulations to justify and submit budget estimates. Facilitates the development of long-range planning in the compensation program for budgeting and program requirements to ensure their conformance with established Department policies and intent of Congress.
      • Develops budget models to plan and forecast budget estimates for future years. Determines resource requirements and recommends resource allocations based on priorities and needs. Monitors the implementation of the authorized budget levels including obligations and outlays. Oversees team activities in multiple areas of budget execution including but not limited to contracts, conferences, payroll, financial transitions such as congressionally mandated committee stipends, travel, and supply purchases. Establishes and oversees audit activities ensuring sound fiscal practices in all areas of budget formulation and execution.
      • Assesses the impact and significance of new or revised legislation, policies, procedures, and program requirements for compensation benefits on the budget and acquisition plan. Reviews and analyzes work measurement reports, product indices, cost reports, and national averages. Makes recommendations on the reallocation of FTE and budgetary authorizations based on workload and caseload trends and projections. Oversees the development of technical data, estimates, statistics, recommendations, and other information useful to higher and executive-level managers in determining which goals and objectives to emphasize. Analyzes management techniques, processes, and trends and developing and implementing comprehensive strategies for improving organizational effectiveness.
      • Liaises with the acquisition's division coordinating assistance and guidance for subordinates involved in the development of contracts. The Director of Acquisitions is the delegated legal authority for to approve contracting activity. The incumbent serves as the business expert responsible for ensuring awarded contracts satisfy the necessities of the compensation program. Responsible for guiding, assisting, and providing expert recommendations to Project Managers and Contracting Officer Representatives in all project lifecycle phases. Responsible for oversight of CS contracts to ensure compliance with contract requirements, agency regulations and procedures, and program directives. Establishes and oversees audit activities ensuring sound fiscal practices in all areas of contract management.
      • Procures, stores and issues office supplies and equipment to all Division elements. Consults with and assists Assistant Directors in determining equipment needs. Maintains liaison with vendors and GSA supply activities. Arranges for replacement, repair, turn-in and disposal of equipment and furniture.
      • Devises, establishes and maintains a system of expedient, economical and efficient movement of mail, to include receipt of incoming mail, dispatch of outgoing mail, delivery of interoffice mail, and receipt and dispatch of messages.
      • Establishes goals and measures progress and effectiveness in meeting goals for the compensation program as part of the Annual Performance Plan and Report.
      • The incumbent carries out supervisory responsibilities in accordance with the organization's policies and applicable laws
Work Schedule: Full time, Monday through Friday
Compressed/Flexible: Not Available
Telework: Eligible
Virtual: This is not a virtual position.
Position Description/PD#: Supervisory Management & Program Officer; 39278
Relocation/Recruitment Incentives: Authorized
Relocation expenses and services (Permanent Change of Station - PCS) are authorized for this recruitment. PCS is the relocation of a household due to government convenience in connection with the transfer between duty stations or facilities. In consideration of the payment of expenses for travel and transportation, the selectee agrees to remain in federal service for twelve (12) months following the date of transfer. Failure to complete all conditions of the obligated service may result in repayment of travel/transportation expenses. Click here for more information .
Financial Disclosure Report: Not Required

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 apply for this job
  • Selective Service Registration is required for males born after 12/31/1959
  • You may be required to serve a probationary period
  • Subject to background/security investigation
  • Selectees are required to service a one-year supervisory probationary period if not previously completed in a Federal position.


To qualify for this position, applicants must meet all requirements by the closing date of this announcement:05/14/2021.

TIME-IN-GRADE REQUIREMENT : Applicants who are current Federal employees and have held a GS grade any time in the past 52 weeks must also meet time-in-grade requirements.
  • For a GS-15 position you must have served 52 weeks at the GS-14 level.
To verify your eligibility, you must submit a copy of your most recent Notification of Personnel Action, Standard Form 50 (SF-50). You must provide a copy of your most recent SF-50 that indicates proof of status, and shows Time in Grade (for example, you were a career or career-conditional employee) and identifies your position title, series, grade, step, salary, tenure, and type of service (Competitive or Excepted). If the most recent SF-50 has an effective date within the past year, it may not clearly demonstrate you possess one-year time-in-grade, as required by the announcement. In this instance, you must also submit your most recent promotion or within-grade increase in addition to your recent SF-50. This may also require you to submit more than one SF-50 to support your eligibility. If you previously held a higher grade, you must also submit any SF-50 showing that grade. DO NOT submit Award SF-50's and/or General Adjustment SF-50's as they cannot be used to prove time-in-grade.

MINIMUM QUALIFICATION REQUIREMENT: You may qualify based on your experience as described below:

Specialized Experience: You must have one year of specialized experience equivalent to at least the next lower grade in the normal line of progression for the occupation in the organization. Examples of specialized experience would typically include, but are not limited to:

The applicant must document knowledge of a complex field of laws, regulations and Federal legislation pertaining to the full range of veteran's benefits and a comprehensive and thorough knowledge of state, federal and local benefit programs in order to be able to explain them, both orally and in writing, to individuals of all educational backgrounds.

Volunteer Experience : 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; religions; 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.
Full vs. Part-Time Employment: Full-time employment is considered to be at least 35 hours per week. Part-time experience will be credited on a pro-rated basis; when including part-time employment in your resume you must specify the average hours worked per week.
Physical Requirements : Position is primarily sedentary.

For more information on these qualification standards, please visit the United States Office of Personnel Management's website at http://:// .


This job does not have an education qualification requirement.

Additional information

VA supports the use of telework as a way to help attract and retain talented individuals in public service, increase worker productivity, and better prepare the agency to operate during emergencies. This position may be authorized for telework. Telework eligibility will be discussed during the interview process.

The Career Transition Assistance Plan (CTAP) provide eligible displaced VA competitive service employees with selection priority over other candidates for competitive service vacancies. To be qualified you must submit appropriate documentation (a copy of the agency notice, your most recent performance rating, and your most recent SF-50 noting current position, grade level, and duty location) and be found well-qualified (have a final rating of 85 or more) for this vacancy. Information about ICTAP and CTAP eligibility is on OPM's Career Transition Resources website at .

Placement Policy: The posting of this announcement does not obligate management to fill a vacancy or vacancies by promotion. The position may be filled by reassignment, change to lower grade, transfer, appointment, or reinstatement.

It is the policy of the VA to not deny employment to those that have faced financial hardships or periods of unemployment.

This job opportunity announcement may be used to fill additional vacancies.

For more information on the "Who may apply" eligibility requirements, please refer to the OHRM Status Candidates and Other Candidate Definitions document.

If you are unable to apply online view the following link for information regarding an Alternate Application .

How You Will Be Evaluated

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

  • Supervision
  • Assessment
  • Budget
  • Advisory
  • Human Resources
  • Problem solving
  • Technical Knowledge
  • Representation
  • Knowledge of Strategic goals and Analyzation
Narrative responses are not required at this time. If you are referred for consideration, you may be asked to submit additional job related information, which may include, but not limited to; responses to the knowledge, skills and abilities; completion of a work sample, and/or an interview.

Background checks and security clearance

Security clearance
Not Required

Drug test required

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

Trust determination process

Required Documents

To apply for this position, you must provide a complete application package to include the documents detailed below. Your resume and supporting documentation will be verified; errors, omissions, or failure to submit the documents as specified will affect your rating or result in loss of consideration for employment.
  • Resume detailing specialized experience and competencies as they relate to this position.
    • For each position in your resume, you must specify the start and end dates (month/year) and a description of duties. If the position was Federal, you must also indicate the grade level. Resumes containing a general summary of all positions held, not specifying start/end dates, and/or not including Federal grade level(s) are insufficient to determine basic qualifications.
  • Your most recent NON-AWARD SF-50 . The SF-50 must indicate proof of status and should identify your position title, series, grade, step, salary, tenure and type of service (Competitive or Excepted).
  • Your SF-50 reflecting when you entered your highest grade (e.g. Promotion, Appointment, etc.) in order to verify time-in-grade requirements.
  • A copy of your most recent annual performance appraisal (2019 or 2020) and associated performance standards; (Note: Applicants unable to provide the most recent performance appraisal MUST provide a written justification for its absence.)
  • Please use this checklist to make sure you have included other documents required for your application, such as a copy of your transcript (if using education to qualify), SF-50's (current/former Federal employees), or ICTAP/CTAP documentation (for displaced Federal employees). You will not be contacted for additional information.

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