Management and Program Analyst

Employer
USAJobs
Location
Richmond, Virginia
Posted
Jan 28, 2022
Closes
Feb 01, 2022
Hours
Full Time
Duties

Serves as a Management and Program Analyst performing a wide range of analyses, reporting, project management, and training activities.

Responsible for establishing and maintaining a facility-wide management information system that ensures the capture of cost, workload, and budget funding model (VERA) data and provides analytical reports and distributes them in a manner that is useful at all levels of the facility management for evaluating resource utilization and VERA performance for the medical center.

Serves as the technical advisor to facility management and provides guidance in the implementation, management and evaluation of VERA oversight programs.

Develops databases that support benchmarking of data including financial data, patient populations and workload.

Reviews activities in the medical record coding system, in accordance with the actual service rendered for verification and accuracy purposes. Identifies discrepancies, and collaborate with service staff to educate and provide continuous instructions that define correct coding errors.

Responsible for the design and development of all reports and data bases translating data into meaningful management information which is made available to a wide variety of constituents.

Identifies and evaluates data elements and information analysis strategies needed for these studies and submits findings, results and recommendations in a timely, concise and accurate manner.

Coordinates and disseminates data, special projects, etc., relevant to his/her program responsibilities with medical center staff for review and/or action, and assures activities requiring response are accomplished in a timely and accurate manner.

Plans, develops and conducts formal and informal training programs, conferences, etc., relevant to budget funding and revenue enhancement processes, workload/cost reporting, data validation/certification.

Develops training materials or other tools to assist managers in utilizing data and reports that are produced and ensures comprehensive documentation regarding all data produced.

Conducts surveys or review of Services/Service Lines, as requested by the Director or staff, to evaluate resource utilization, workload/cost reporting, data validation activities, etc., and provide written reports on findings along with recommendations for improving program activities.

Performs other related duties as assigned.

Work Schedule: 7:30am - 4:00pm and 8:00am - 4:30pm - Monday - Friday
Compressed/Flexible: Available
Telework: (AD HOC) - 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.
Virtual: This is not a virtual position.
Position Description/PD#: Management and Program Analyst/PD02806A
Relocation/Recruitment Incentives: Not Authorized

Requirements

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
  • Selected applicants will be required to complete an online onboarding process
  • Participation in the seasonal influenza vaccination program is a requirement for all Department of Veterans Affairs Health Care Personnel (HCP)
  • Participation in the Coronavirus Disease 2019 (COVID-19) vaccination program is a requirement for all Department of Veterans Affairs Personnel


Qualifications

To qualify for this position, applicants must meet all requirements by the closing date of this announcement, 01/31/2022.

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 by the closing date of this announcement. For a GS-11 position you must have served 52 weeks at the GS-09. The grade may have been in any occupation, but must have been held in the Federal service. An SF-50 that shows your time-in-grade eligibility must be submitted with your application materials. 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 provide an additional SF-50 that clearly demonstrates one-year time-in-grade.

Note: Time-In-Grade requirements also apply to former Federal employees applying for reinstatement as well as current employees applying for Veterans Employment Opportunities Act of 1998 (VEOA) appointment.

QUALITY RANKING FACTOR (QRF): Experience with Coding and having an ICD-10 or higher certification. (Upload Certification)

You may qualify based on your experience and/or education as described below:

Specialized Experience: You must have one year of specialized experience equivalent to at least the next lower grade GS-09 in the normal line of progression for the occupation in the organization. Examples of specialized experience would typically include, but are not limited to: Monitors the current Veterans Equitable Resource Allocation (VERA) processes and new budget funding model programs; ensures the capture of cost, workload, and budget funding model (VERA) data; Evaluate resources utilization and budget performance for the medical center; Reviews activities in the medical record coding system; Skilled in applying analysis of various qualitative and/or quantitative methods; Ability to evaluate, analyze and interpret findings; Develop reports using a variety of methods such as VISTA and VSSC systems; Knowledge of database design and analysis; Knowledge of various database software languages, data analysis, and statistical analysis techniques, operations research techniques; performing a wide range of analyses, reporting, project management, and training activities; Knowledge of the range of administrative laws, policies, regulations, and precedents applicable to the veterans health administration; Ability to perform detailed analyses of complex functions and work processes; Skilled in written and oral communication; Ability to apply the use of data to complete comparative analyses, formulate recommendations and develop initiatives; ability to prepare congressional correspondence.

OR,

Education: Applicants may substitute education for the required experience. To qualify based on education for this grade level you must have a Ph.D. or equivalent doctoral degree or 3 full years of progressively higher level graduate education leading to such a degree? This education must demonstrate the knowledge, skills, and abilities necessary to do the work of this position. TRANSCRIPT(S) MUST BE SUBMITTED IF EDUCATION IS BEING USED TO QUALIFY. CONFERRAL OF DEGREE(S) EARNED SHOULD BE PRESENT ON TRANSCRIPT(S). UNOFFICIAL TRANSCRIPT(S) OK. FAILURE TO DO SO WILL DISQUALIFY YOU FROM FURTHER CONSIDERATION.

OR,

Combination: Applicants may also combine education and experience to qualify at this level. You must have an combination of specialized experience and education above Ph.D. level (NOTE: Must have education above the 1st year and a half above the Ph.D level). TRANSCRIPT(S) MUST BE SUBMITTED IF EDUCATION IS BEING USED TO QUALIFY. CONFERRAL OF DEGREE(S) EARNED SHOULD BE PRESENT ON TRANSCRIPT(S). UNOFFICIAL TRANSCRIPT(S) OK. FAILURE TO DO SO WILL DISQUALIFY YOU FROM FURTHER CONSIDERATION.

You will be rated on the following Competencies for this position:

  • Analytical Reasoning
  • Audit Reporting
  • Communication
  • Computer Skills
  • Health Informatics
  • Self-Direction
  • Systems Thinking


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.

Note: A full year of work is considered to be 35-40 hours of work per week. Part-time experience will be credited on the basis of time actually spent in appropriate activities. Applicants wishing to receive credit for such experience must indicate clearly the nature of their duties and responsibilities in each position and the number of hours a week spent in such employment.

Physical Requirements: The physical demands are minimal requiring only moderate amounts of walking, standing, bending or stooping.

For more information on these qualification standards, please visit the United States Office of Personnel Management's website at https://www.opm.gov/policy-data-oversight/classification-qualifications/general-schedule-qualification-standards/ .

Education

A transcript must be submitted with your application if you are basing all or part of your qualifications on education.

Note: Only education or degrees recognized by the U.S. Department of Education from accredited colleges, universities, schools, or institutions may be used to qualify for Federal employment. You can verify your education here: http://ope.ed.gov/accreditation/ . If you are using foreign education to meet qualification requirements, you must send a Certificate of Foreign Equivalency with your transcript in order to receive credit for that education. For further information, visit: http://www.ed.gov/about/offices/list/ous/international/usnei/us/edlite-visitus-forrecog.html .

Additional information

Receiving Service Credit or Earning Annual (Vacation) Leave: Federal Employees earn annual leave at a rate (4, 6 or 8 hours per pay period) which is based on the number of years they have served as a Federal employee. VA may offer newly-appointed Federal employee's credit for their job-related non-federal experience or active duty uniformed military service. This credited service can be used in determining the rate at which they earn annual leave. Such credit must be requested and approved prior to the appointment date and is not guaranteed.

Special Employment Consideration: VA encourages persons with disabilities to apply, including those eligible for hiring under 5 CFR 213.3102(u), Schedule A, Appointment of persons with disabilities [i.e., intellectual disabilities, severe physical disabilities, or psychiatric disabilities], and/or Disabled veterans with a compensable service-connected disability of 30% or more. Contact the Agency Contact for information on how to apply under this appointment authority via the Selective Placement Coordinator.

The Interagency Career Transition Assistance Plan (ICTAP) and Career Transition Assistance Plan (CTAP) provide eligible displaced Federal/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 for this vacancy. To be well-qualified : applicants must possess experience that exceeds the minimum qualifications of the position including all selective factors, and who are proficient in most of the required competencies of the job. Information about ICTAP and CTAP eligibility is on OPM's Career Transition Resources website at http://www.opm.gov/policy-data-oversight/workforce-restructuring/employee-guide-to-career-transition/ .

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

As required by Executive Order 14043 , Federal employees are required to be fully vaccinated against COVID-19 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 fully vaccinated against COVID-19 and submit documentation of proof of vaccination before your start date. The agency will provide additional information regarding what information or documentation will be needed and how you can request a legally required exception from this requirement using the reasonable accommodation process.

Due to COVID-19, 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. Management officials will provide information about returning to the official, pre-pandemic worksite, when applicable. 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.

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 .