Program Management Officer

Veterans Affairs, Veterans Health Administration | Lebanon, PA

Posted Date 9/13/2019
Description This position is established to support the Office of Community Care Transformation in the design, development, implementation, modification, and maintenance of health care business solutions to improve VHA patient administration and purchased care processes through the integration of industry proven technologies, related information and communication systems, and the production of performance and operational data supporting an optimal health care business environment.
  • The Program Management Officer provides leadership, direction, and supervision to a diverse group of multidisciplinary business professionals and staff broadly engaged in the execution, administrative and technical development, maintenance tasks and activities essential to the successful implementation of the non-VA medical care consolidation initiative
  • Provides oversight, direction, and advises on, or improves the effectiveness of work methods and procedures, organizations, manpower utilization, distribution of work assignments, delegations of authority, management controls, information and documentation systems, and similar functions of management.
  • Evaluates, processes, or makes recommendations for effective organizational changes. Performs organizational analysis for key agency-wide organizations or programs or a major national mission or function.
  • Coordinates or synthesizes scientific/technical issues with economic considerations which reflect a balance and which meet the regulatory intent/needs of the program.
  • Establishes an effective organization and staffing of the National Non-VA Medical Care Consolidation Program, which is designed to match the process requirements for efficient delivery of results.
  • Supervises a staff of employees to accomplish the work of the organizational unit. Exercises supervisory authorities and responsibilities involving work assignment and review, as well as the administrative and personnel management functions relative to the staff supervised.
  • Other duties, as assigned.
NOTE- The salary of this position is subject to change based on the duty location of the incumbent, and the locality payment assigned to that duty location.

Work Schedule: M-F, Full-time, (40 hour tour based on the need of the organization). Tour to be discussed during interview.
Compressed/Flexible: Not available.
Telework: Yes.
Virtual: This IS a virtual position.
Position Description/PD#: Program Management Officer/PD02783-A
Relocation/Recruitment Incentives: Not authorized.
Financial Disclosure Report: Required.To qualify for this position, applicants must meet all requirements by the closing date of this announcement, 09/19/2019.

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-15 position you must have served 52 weeks at the GS-14. 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.



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 GS-14 in the normal line of progression for the occupation in the organization. Examples of specialized experience would typically include, but are not limited to:
  • In depth understanding of the Information Technology Systems business architecture that support the Office Community Care.
  • In depth understanding of the Information Technology budget process.
  • Overseeing annual goal-setting sessions, coordinating the development of the final operating plan, and conducts continuing evaluations.
  • Exercises supervisory authorities and responsibilities involving work assignment and review, as well as the administrative and personnel management functions relative to the staff supervised.
  • In depth knowledge of process and technology associated with interactions with Community Providers and Network Contractors (i.e. Third Party Administrators)
  • Responsible for managing personnel costs to ensure maximum utilization and funding resources for the agency's program.
  • Reviews and approves work plans that are to be accomplished by subordinates. .
You will be rated on the following Competencies for this position:
  • Administration and Management
  • Planning and Evaluating
  • Project Management
  • Technical Competence


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 work is primarily sedentary with long periods of sitting at a desk, working with computers daily. Some work may require walking in offices and similar areas for meetings. Work may also require walking and standing in conjunction with travel to and attendance at meetings and conferences away from the worksite. The work does not require any special physical effort.

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/.

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