Veterans Affairs, Veterans Health Administration Program Analyst in Brownsburg, Indiana
Summary The incumbent is a Program Analyst in the Associate Directors Service at the Indianapolis VA Medical Center. The incumbent's program responsibilities extend to Comp and Pen (C&P), Acute Inpatient Rehab Unit, and Neurology, Polytrauma, Spinal Chord Injury Clinic, Amputee Clinic, Pain Clinic, YMCA Clinic, Physical Therapy, Occupational Therapy, Recreational Therapy, Creative Arts Therapy, Audiology, Speech, and the Admin activities of the Office of the Chief of PMRS. Responsibilities Promotion Potential: If selected at the lower grade level, the selectee may be promoted to the full performance level without further competition when all regulatory, qualification, and performance requirements are met. Selection at a lower grade level does not guarantee promotion to the full performance level. Conducting program analysis and research projects and provides advisory services on substantive issues of moderate scope and impact. Performing, overseeing, monitoring, and analyzing administrative programs. Developing measurement criteria, procedures, and tools to meet the needs to the project or study. Researching and analyzing information and develops new information and/or recommendations about the study or project to clarify results. Collecting, reviewing, evaluating, and interpreting data. Presenting findings, options and recommendations in a formal setting via briefings, reports, and projects/plans. Providing advice and recommendations on analysis and reporting techniques to service line administrative and clinical staff. Analyzing, extracting, summarizing, and identifying significant trends and issues. Forecasting and estimating program requirements; preparing program reports, justifications, charts, graphs, statistical and narrative data, and recommendations via presentations and briefings to management. Developing and monitoring service line control points, special purpose funding, and yearly budget for review by management. Performing cost analysis of projects, strategic decision, or performance of cost benefit of programs. Developing operational processes and procedures for Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation Service to assess the effectiveness of administrative control systems. Assisting in the development and training of Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation Service administrative staff and administrative student trainees. Maintaining a thorough understanding of procurements to provide expert technical consultation including the formulation of guidelines and implementation of new policies. Work Schedule: Monday- Friday 7:30 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. Compressed/Flexible: Not available Telework: Available for highly qualified applicants Virtual: This is not a virtual position Relocation/Recruitment Incentives: Not Authorized Financial Disclosure Report: Not required Position Description/PD#: Program Analyst/PD912320 Requirements Conditions of Employment Qualifications To qualify for this position, applicants must meet all requirements by the closing date of this announcement, 06/23/2021. 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. For a GS-09 position, you must have served 52 weeks at the GS-07. 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.PLEASE NOTE: You must provide your latest SF-50 AND any other applicable SF-50s to confirm that you meet the time in grade requirements. This may require submission of multiple SF-50s to validate that the one year time in grade requirements are met. You may qualify based on your experience and/or education as described below: For GS-09: Applicants must have one year of specialized experience equivalent to at least the next lower grade (GS-07) in the normal line of progression for the occupation in the organization. Examples of specialized experience would typically include, but are not limited to: performing quality checks on data; developing and maintaining documentation for databases, making recommendation to management, preparing reports, etc. OR Applicants may substitute education for the experience required for the GS-09 level. To substitute education for this grade level, you must have Master's or equivalent graduate degree or 2 full years of progressively higher level graduate education leading to such a degree or LL.B. or J.D., if related. OR Equivalent combinations of education and experience.NOTE: TRANSCRIPTS must be submitted with your application. Applications submitted without this information will not be considered. Such education must demonstrate the knowledge, skills, and abilities necessary to do the work For GS-11: Do you have one year of specialized experience at the next lower grade level (GS-9) Examples of specialized experience include analyzing project and/or program resource needs; performing data analyses of various types of data; provides input in implementing educational and operational programs and policies; providing data for customer relations and related programs, knowledge of marketing, facility planning, clinical operations, performance and public relations.OR Ph.D. or equivalent doctoral degree or 3 full years of progressively higher-level graduate education leading to such a degree or LL.M., if related.OR Equivalent combination of both experience and education.NOTE: If basing your qualifications on your education only or in part you must provide a copy of your transcripts in your application packet. Such education must demonstrate the knowledge, skills, and abilities necessary to do the work. You will be rated on the following Competencies for this position: 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 sedentary. It occasionally requires carrying of light objects such as files, books, and papers; some walking, standing and bending. No special physical qualifications are required.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 Placement Policy: The posting of this announcement does not obligate management to fill a vacancy or vacancies by promotion. The position may be filled by reassignment, change to lower grade, transfer, appointment, or reinstatement. Management may use any one or any combination of these methods to fill the position.It is the policy of the VA to not deny employment to those that have faced financial hardships or periods of unemployment.This job opportunity announcement may be used to fill additional vacancies. Veterans and Transitioning Service Members: Please visit the VA for Vets site for career-search tools for Veterans seeking employment at VA, career development services for our existing Veterans, and coaching and reintegration support for military service members.For more information on the "Who may apply" eligibility requirements, please refer to the OHRM Status Candidates and Other Candidate Definitions document.If you are unable to apply online view the following link for information regarding an Alternate Application.