Director Federal and Commercial Interoperability

Rosslyn, Virginia
Jan 13, 2022
Jan 21, 2022
Executive, Director
Full Time

  • Lead the FEHRM's efforts to implement national health data standards for interoperability.
  • Establish, monitor, and approve the clinical and technical standards profiles and processes to ensure seamless integration of health data between private health care providers and the Departments.
  • Actively engage with national and international health standards setting organizations to ensure their resulting standards meet the needs of DoD, VA and other federal partners.
  • Oversee/approve adoption of and mapping to national and international health standards in coordination with the Office of the National Coordinator for Health Information Technology.
  • Ensure content/format of health data uses common language to improve data exchange with private sector, that clinicians have an integrated, computable view of patient's comprehensive health record, and enable population health/analytics capabilities.
  • Manage the portfolio of data domain and messaging standards for the FEHRM solutions that are necessary to create seamless integration of DoD, VA, and other federal partners with private sector health care record data based on functional use cases.
  • Monitor and report on the Departments' use of approved national and international health standards.
  • Monitor and report on the Departments' compliance with the certification of data domain and messaging standards for department information technology (IT) solutions necessary to create a seamless integration of health care record data.
  • Provide forthright, timely and independent reports to stakeholders and oversight organizations, regarding the Departments' use and compliance with adopted, identified and approved standards
  • Coordinate and communicate within the FEHRM and across the Departments to ensure advances in interoperability capabilities enhance the quality, safety, efficiency, and effectiveness of health care services.
  • Provide input for the Joint Executive Committee's (JEC) Joint Strategic Plan, as appropriate, in coordination with the Departments.
  • Assist the Departments with additional responsibilities as agreed upon by the FEHRM Director, Deputy Director, the DoD and the VA through the JEC.
  • Provide Senior Executive direction to address and resolve issues and requirements resulting from new or modified legislation and/or regulations that may impact the interoperability of electronic health record systems or capabilities.
  • Define and communicate future state architectural visions, based on the desired state of interoperability.
  • Provide input to the FEHRM Strategic Plan to optimize/progress the necessary resourcing, staffing expertise and infrastructure required to meet/ exceed and drive clinical and technical data interoperability at the national/international level.
  • Conduct briefings, presentations, or discussions on substantive EHRs interoperability/data sharing issues to senior officials, Congressional committees, and other government/non-government agencies (including health care standards organizations).
  • Ensure understanding, integration and communication to the clinical provider level on the use systems and contribute to the continuity of care for Service members and Veterans.
  • May be required to testify to Congressional oversight committees or to meet with Congressional staff on items related to the mission of the FEHRM.
  • Participate in various committees with senior management officials from Federal, State or private sector organization on electronic health records interoperability.
  • Ensure proper standards/architecture is defined to ensure confidentiality, integrity, and availability of medical records and privacy. This requires the incumbent, as needed, to attend Secret and Top Secret vulnerabilities and threat briefings.


Conditions of Employment

  • Appointment may be subject to a suitability or fitness determination, as determined by a completed background investigation.
  • This position requires the incumbent be able to obtain and maintain a determination of eligibility for a Top Secret security clearance or access for the duration of employment. A comprehensive background investigation is required.
  • 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.
  • A tentative offer of employment will be rescinded if the selectee fails to meet the pre-employment requirements, including failure to report to any of the scheduled appointments.
  • New employees to the Department of Defense will be required to successfully pass the E-Verify employment verification check. To learn more about E-Verify, including your rights and responsibilities, visit
  • Pursuant to EO 14043, all Federal employees, regardless of duty location or work arrangement, must be fully vaccinated for COVID-19 by November 22, 2021, or before entrance on duty if after November 22, subject to exemptions as required by law.
  • If selected, the agency will provide information regarding what documentation is needed and how to request any legally required exemptions from this requirement.
  • Proof of vaccination will be required. To ensure compliance with this mandate, review the vaccination requirements, to include timelines for receiving required doses, at the following:
  • See Additional Information section for additional Conditions of Employment.


Who May Apply: US Citizens

In order to qualify, you must meet the requirements described below. Be sure to carefully read this announcement to see if additional information is required and how it should be submitted.

QUALIFICATIONS REQUIREMENTS: Applicants will be assessed against qualifications which fall into two areas: Executive Core Qualifications (ECQs) and Mandatory Technical Qualifications (MTQs). Failure to provide a separate narrative statement which describes fully and concisely how your experience meets the competencies described in the Executive Core Qualifications (ECQs) and Mandatory Technical Qualifications (MTQs) will eliminate you from consideration.

EXECUTIVE CORE QUALIFICATIONS: You will be assessed against the Executive Core Qualifications (ECQs). They are designed to assess executive experience and potential - not technical expertise. They measure whether you have the broad executive skills needed in a variety of senior executive positions. Failure to meet a qualification requirement will disqualify an applicant. (Each must be addressed separately in your Supplemental Narrative Statement. The ECQs must not exceed 10 pages.) You are required to respond to all ECQs. If you fail to do so, you will be rated ineligible. When responding to the Executive Core Qualifications (ECQs), you must clearly show that you possess the experience, knowledge, skills and ability to perform the duties of this position by submitting narrative responses in which you detail your experience in each of the ECQs. Your examples should be clear and emphasize your level of responsibilities, scope and complexity of programs managed, program accomplishments with results of your actions, policy initiatives and level of contacts. You should limit your narrative to two pages per ECQ, and address each ECQ separately. More information on these core qualifications are available at:

The ECQs describe the leadership skills needed to succeed as an SES: they also reinforce the concept of an "SES corporate culture." Refer to the OPM Guide to SES Qualifications for specific information and guidance on the ECQ requirements, the Challenge-Context-Action-Result (C-C-A-R) model, and examples of good qualifications statements at the website:

(Note: Current career Senior Executive Service (SES); former career Senior Executive Service (SES) who are reinstatement-eligible; and graduates of OPM-certified Candidate Development Programs are not required to address the ECQs, but must address the Mandatory Technical Qualifications.)

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: (Each must be addressed separately in your Supplemental Narrative Statement. You are required to respond to all of the technical qualifications. If you fail to do so you will be rated as ineligible. Each MTQ must not exceed 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 with differing missions and often with differing views of issues. Includes the ability to bring together divergent views for common solutions to complicated problems.
  • Demonstrated executive-level IT or healthcare IT experience and related experience as applied to successfully analyzing complex issues, working with external bodies and standards development organizations (SDOs) and translating organizational goals to executable programs of national significance and/or wide public interest to deliver cost-effective and business-focused solutions.
  • Substantive knowledge of laws, policies, regulations, and guidelines governing Federal, Department of Defense (DoD), Department of Veterans' Affairs and the Private Sector related to implementing national health data standards for interoperability.

  • 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, Technical Qualifications and Executive Core Qualifications).

    Experience refers to paid and unpaid experience, including volunteer work done through National Service programs (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.


    This job does not have an education qualification requirement.

    Additional information

    • This position is in the Senior Executive Service (SES), a small elite group of top government leaders. SES members possess a diverse portfolio of experiences including strong skills to lead across organizations. As an executive, you will influence the direction of innovation and transformation of the federal government and lead the next generation of public servants.
    • Male applicants born after December 31, 1959 must complete a Pre-Employment Certification Statement for Selective Service Registration.
    • You will be required to provide proof of U.S. Citizenship.
    • Two year trial/probationary period may be required.
    • Direct Deposit of Pay is required.
    • This position requires you to submit a Public Financial Disclosure Report (OGE 278) upon entry, and annually thereafter.
    • This position is not covered by the Department of Defense Priority Placement Program (PPP).
    • Veterans' preference is not applicable to the Senior Executive Service.
    • You will be required to sign the Reassignment Rights and Obligations Agreement as a condition of appointment into the SES in accordance with DoD Directive 1403.03.
    • Within the Department of Defense (DoD), the appointment of retired military members within 180 days immediately following retirement date to a civilian position is subject to the provisions in 5 United States Code 3326.
    • This position may require travel from normal duty station to CONUS and OCONUS and may include remote or isolated sites. You must be able to travel on military and commercial aircraft for extended periods of time.
    • Supervisors in the executive branch have a heightened personal responsibility for advancing government ethics. You will be required to review the 14 General Principles of Ethical Conduct at 5 CFR 2635.101.
    • A recruitment incentive MAY be authorized to eligible new hires.
    • A relocation incentive is generally a single payment intended to offset some of the relocation costs experienced by the selectee. A relocation incentive MAY be authorized.
    • When you perform a Civilian Permanent Change of Station (PCS) with the government, the Internal Revenue Service (IRS) considers the majority of your entitlements to be taxable. Visit for more information.
    • If you are unable to apply online or need to fax a document you do not have in electronic form, view the following link for information regarding an Alternate Application .
    • Permanent Change of Station (PCS) allowances may be authorized, subject to the provisions of the Joint Travel Regulations and an agency determination that a PCS move is in the Government Interest.
    • Due to COVID-19, the agency 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 within a designated time frame identified by the organization. At that time, you may be eligible to request to continue to telework one or more days a pay period depending upon the terms of the agency's telework policy.