Executive Director, Office of Mission Support

Employer
USAJobs
Location
Washington, D.C
Posted
Nov 27, 2021
Closes
Dec 05, 2021
Function
Executive, Director
Hours
Full Time
Duties

This position is located in the Department of Veterans Affairs, Veterans Benefits Administration's (VBA) Office of Mission Support and is organizationally aligned under the Deputy Chief of Staff. The duties and responsibilities include, but are not limited to:
  • Provides short/long-term strategic direction to VBA's Acquisition program to ensure programmatic results. Directs, reviews, and approves the development and implementation of enterprise acquisition/procurement policies, processes and procedures in accordance with the Federal Acquisition Regulation and VA Acquisition Regulation.
  • Directs and monitors VBA's Emergency Preparedness Program (EPP), Continuity of Operations Plan (COOP), Watch Officers, Safety and Security Program. Administers the formulation and promulgation of policies, plans, and instructions necessary to implement and maintain the effectiveness of VBA's EPP.
  • Directs/supervises major activities associated with the procurement and utilization of VBA facilities and space, and the design of state-of-the art office environments and systems.
  • Directs and administers the VBA Minor Construction (MC) Program, with responsibility for development of strategic and long-range plans related to space and facility requirements.
  • Directs/supervises the development for policies and procedures for major administrative and support activities for VBA including Freedom of Information Act and Privacy requests, records management, publications, and forms management.


Requirements

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 within 30 days of appointment.
  • May be subject to reassignment geographically or organizationally.
  • COVID-19 Vaccination Requirement as required by Executive Order 14043, for further details, refer to additional information below.


Qualifications

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: http://www.opm.gov/policy-data-oversight/senior-executive-service/executive-core-qualifications/ . 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: Comprehensive and detailed knowledge of Federal administrative processes for at least two of the following major support functions: facilities management, information management (e.g., FOIA, Privacy, Records), acquisition management, and emergency preparedness and safety.

TQ2: Demonstrated experience in the day-to day leadership of a complex operational organization with requirements to report to multiple customers on time sensitive issues. Leadership in this context includes ability to work effectively across organizational lines in team leadership and to build strong working relationships among people and organizations with diverse interests and/or opinions.

Education

This job does not have an education qualification requirement.

Additional information

COVID 19: Federal employees are required to be fully vaccinated against COVID-19 as required by Executive Order 14043, regardless of the employee's duty location or work arrangement (e.g., telework, remote work, etc.), subject to such exceptions as required by law.

If selected, you will be required to be vaccinated against COVID-19 and submit documentation of proof of vaccination by November 22, 2021 or before appointment or onboarding with the Department of Veterans Affairs (VA), if after November 22, 2021.

VA will provide additional information regarding what information or documentation is needed and how you can request a legally required exception from this requirement. Please contact the Human Resources Point of Contact listed at the top of the JOA.

Due to COVID-19, the VA is currently in an expanded telework posture. If selected, you may be expected to temporarily telework, even if your home is located outside the local commuting area. Once employees are permitted to return to the office, you will be expected to report to the duty station listed on this announcement. At that time, you may be eligible to request to continue to telework depending upon the terms of your organization's telework policy and the duties of the position.

Veteran Preference does not apply to the Senior Executive Service.: https://www.opm.gov/faqs/topic/Senior-Executive-Service/index.aspx.

Drug Testing: All applicants tentatively selected for VA Senior Executive Service 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.

Incumbents of this position will be subject to a background investigation commensurate with the risk and sensitivity level of the position.

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