Executive Director, Connected Health

Washington, D.C
Dec 02, 2021
Dec 09, 2021
Executive, Director
Full Time

As a key member on the executive team in OCC, in collaboration with the ED for Telehealth Services, the
ED/CH provides leadership and oversight for all products and services under the auspices of OCC in the areas of Product Development and Support, Clinical Integration and Implementation, Clinical Quality Management and Training, OCC operations and any other areas as designated by the Chief Officer of OCC. The ED/CH manages the operational aspects of the OCC to include oversight and specific input and direction into OCC finances, budgeting, contracting (development of performance work statements, contract solicitation and award, contract oversight, etc.), human resource (HR) management, internal and external communications, adherence to all VA/VHA policies and procedures, response to VHA/VA, Office of Management & Budget (OMB), Congressional and other critical correspondence, etc.
OCC supports Veterans, their families, and VA staff by:
1. Increasing access to continuous, just-in-time, and coordinated VA health care services;
2. Enhancing the workflow, reach, and efficiency of VA staff; and
3. Supporting Veterans' participation in their health care.
4. Developing and implementing enterprise-wide Veteran digital health business plan, which will transform
care delivery across the care continuum and across geography.
5. Collaborating with medical staff, hospital and Veterans Integrated Services Network (VISN) leadership, program office and VA Central Office (VACO) leadership,
information technology personnel and other key stakeholders, including Veteran groups to help lead the
development, implementation and adoption of OCC technologies.
6. Expanding care for Veterans through increased coordination and communication, including exploring
novel new technologies, such as advances in video conferencing, secure digital communication,
connected devices with integration of patient generated health data into care workflows, and more.


Conditions of Employment

  • U.S. Citizenship is Required.
  • Four year 7306 appointment with potential for re-appointment (not guaranteed)
  • 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.
  • Physical Requirements: Most of the work performance is at a desk, in an office setting. The position does require touring of the medical center for direct supervision, survey and environment of care issues.
  • COVID-19 Vaccination Requirement as required by Executive Order 14043, for further details, refer to additional information below.


  • US Citizen
  • Bachelor's or graduate/higher level degree with a major study in an academic field related to the medical field, health sciences or allied sciences appropriate to the work of the position

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 following Mandatory Executive Core Qualifications (ECQs) and Technical Qualification(s) outlined below. 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. 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. Any information in excess WILL NOT be considered or evaluated.

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.

Applicants can obtain a sample resume along with additional information regarding the Executive Core Qualifications on the Internet at https://www.opm.gov/policy-data-oversight/senior-executive-service/reference-materials/guidetosesquals_2012.pdf .


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.

  • Demonstrated experience in healthcare practice, educational activities, research or administration.
  • Demonstrated experience in developing and implementing mobile and web applications, both patient and health care-team facing
  • Demonstrated experience in devising strategies, architecture and plans for enterprise integration of patient generated health data in clinical workflows for patients and health care teams


PLEASE NOTE: Education must be accredited by an accrediting institution recognized by the U.S. Department of Education. Applicants can verify accreditation at the following website: http://www.ed.gov/admins/finaid/accred/index.html . All education claimed by applicants will be verified by the appointing agency accordingly. If you are using foreign education to meet qualification requirements, you must submit a Certificate of Foreign Equivalency.

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 this 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.