Program Analyst

Veterans Affairs, Veterans Health Administration - Washington, DC (30+ days ago)3.9


Major Duties:
Provides information/reports for top Management in the use and evaluation of necessary human resources, equipment, and space.
Supports planning efforts in implementing new logistical arrangements aimed at improving accurate cost in patient services.
Performs analytical and evaluative work associated with the development and maintenance of the DSS/MCA database.
Conducts special studies on manpower, space and equipment utilization.
Directs staff in planning HR/Equipment/Space requirements by managing th DSS Labor Mapping Program.
Analyzes space usage by all hospital services in order to allocate support service costs to the appropriate sections.
Prepares proposals, correspondences, and reports involving Relative Value Unites (RVU's), direct and indirect costs and their relationship to mapped human capital.
Ensures documents present information in a factual and expressive manner to accomplish planned objectives.
Analyzes cost variances and allocations during the fiscal periods and prepares remedial actions.
Analyzes all costs, utilization and quality issues associated with the delivery of health care at the Medical Center.
Provides full staff support on administrative matters affecting patient care outcomes, cost issues and organizational policy.
Serves as a staff member directly supporting the top Management Team, and is responsible for planning, organization, development, direction, and evaluation of the Medical Center's data management efforts.
Prepares and gives oral presentations on the projects objectives and status to medical center personnel.
Communicates/coordinates with appropriate Medical Center personnel in order to overcome technical or interpersonal problems.
Functions as Decision Support Service (DSS) support for the VISN Network. All the above general responsibilities performed for Washington DC will also be performed in support of the VISN.
Reviews and analyzes computer-generated cost and budget reports on a monthly/quarterly basis in order to verify the accuracy of data, noting trends, and analyzing variances.
Work Schedule: Monday- Friday; 08:00 AM - 04:30 PM
Compressed/Flexible: Not required
Telework: Not required
Virtual: This is not a virtual position.
Position Description/PD#: Program Analyst/PD# 51607A
Relocation/Recruitment Incentives: Not authorized
Financial Disclosure Report: Not requiredTHIS ANNOUNCEMENT WILL BE CLOSE AT 11:59 PM ON THE DAY ON WHICH 50 APPLICATIONS HAVE BEEN RECEIVED OR ON THE CLOSING DATE OF THIS VACANCY ANNOUNCEMENT, WHICHEVER COMES FIRST.

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-12 position you must have served 52 weeks at the GS-11. 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. 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.

Specialized Experience: You must have one year of specialized experience equivalent to at least the next lower grade GS-11 in the normal line of progression for the occupation in the organization. Examples of specialized experience would typically include, but are not limited to: Analyzes the existing automated and manual systems to determine the type of accounting information available; Prepares and gives oral presentations on the project's objectives and status to medical center personnel; Communicates/coordinates with appropriate Medical Center personnel in order to overcome mechanical or interpersonal problems; Functions as DSS support for the VISN Network; Provides full staff support on administrative matters affecting patient care customers, cost issues and organizational policy; Serves as a staff member directly supporting the top Management Team, and is responsible for planning, organization, development, direction, and evaluation of the Medical Center's data management efforts; Analyzes all costs, utilization and quality issues associated with the delivery of health care at the Medical Center; Prepares administrative reports as well as conducts special projects; Performs analytical and evaluative work associated with the development and maintenance of the DSS/MCA database.
You will be rated on the following Competencies for this position:
Analytical Thinking
Communications
Computer Skills
Critical Thinking
Organizational Development
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, although some slight physical effort may be required such as carrying small items like books, papers, computer printouts, and interfacing with services throughout the Medical Center.
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To apply for this position, you must provide a complete Application Package which includes:
Resume
SF-50

The following documents are accepted, and may be required if applicable to your eligibility and/or qualifications for this position. Please use this checklist to make sure you have included other documents required for your application, such as a copy of your transcript (if using education to qualify), SF-50's (current/former Federal employees), documentation to support Veterans Preference claims, or ICTAP/CTAP documentation (for displaced Federal employees). You will not be contacted for additional information.
Cover Letter
DD-214
OF-306
Schedule A letter
Other Veterans Document
Resume
SF-15
SF-50
Transcript

Veterans' Preference: When applying for Federal Jobs, eligible Veterans should claim preference for 5pt (TP), 10pt (CP/CPS/XP), or for Sole Survivor Preference (SSP) in the questionnaire. You must provide a legible copy of your DD214(s) which shows dates and character of service (honorable, general, etc.). If you are currently serving on active duty and expect to be released or discharged within 120 days you must submit documentation related to your active duty service which reflects the dates of service, character of service (honorable, general, etc.), and dates of impending separation. Additionally, disabled veterans and others eligible for 10-point preference (such as widows or mothers of eligible Veterans) must also submit an SF-15 "Application for 10 Point Veteran Preference" with required proof as stated on the form. Documentation is required to award preference. For more information on Veterans' Preference, please visit http://www.fedshirevets.gov/job/vetpref/index.aspx.