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Chief Planning and Policy Officer

Ann Arbor, MI

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Chief Planning and Policy Officer
Ann Arbor
The RCS Chief Planning and Policy Officer provides support to the RCS Chief Readjustment Counseling Officer (SES) in all areas related to strategic planning, administrative policy development and oversight, mandatory reporting, and the oversight of external advisory committees.
You will be responsible for the immediate supervision and performance evaluation of two Management/ Program Analysts (GS-13).
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As the Chief Planning and Policy Officer, you will perform duties guiding the RCS strategic and administrative management. You are primarily responsible for planning the effective and efficient delivery of readjustment counseling through the national network of Vet Centers and other RCS assets using strategic thinking and planning principles specific to health care management. You will serve as a senior advisor reporting directly to the Chief Readjustment Counseling Officer (SES), coordinating and leading RCS leadership and senior RCS District leaders in strategic planning and implementation. You also serve as the RCS Liaison to the VHA Office of Policy and Planning.
You will provide full program management and oversight for all matters relating to RCS strategic and District planning, including but not limited to: support development of national guidance through environmental and operational awareness, developing national strategy in alignment to national guidance; coordinating planning efforts within and among the RCS Districts; conducting specialized assessments, feasibility studies, and make versus purchasing analyses; leveraging cost-effective partnerships with community resources; analyzing National and District trends and assessing risks; and executive staff assistance on strategic and administrative matters as requested by the Chief Readjustment Counseling Officer. You will serve as the primary resource and expert for RCS strategic planning activities; VA/VHA national strategic planning guidance; and VHA planning and administrative policy. The planning efforts directly support the RCS Executive Leadership Council/Team with broad responsibilities that include but are not limited to: data analysis, assessment, planning, organization and program/project development, program/project management, strategic direction, alignment, systems redesign integration, and evaluation of RCS operations.
Work Schedule: Administrative Tour - Monday thru Friday 8:00 am to 4:30 pm
Telework: Not Available
Virtual: This is not a virtual position.
Position Description/PD#: 50019-O
Relocation/Recruitment Incentives: Not Authorized
Financial Disclosure Report: Not Required
Travel Required
Occasional travel - You may be expected to travel for this position.
Supervisory status
Promotion Potential
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0343 Management And Program Analysis
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Conditions of Employment
You must be a U.S. Citizen to apply for this job
Designated and/or random drug testing may be required
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
Federal employees who meet the definition of a surplus or displaced employee
Well Qualified Applicants must demonstrate,Mastery and advanced knowledge and professional experience in the principles and techniques of strategic planning and analysis, and a sophisticated understanding of VA, VHA missions, organizations, programs, and requirements of health care delivery systems.
Specific knowledge of the unique characteristics of RCS to inform the development and management of an integrated network's strategic planning program.
Broad knowledge of other public and private health care and mental health delivery systems (e.g. Department of Defense, Indian Health System, Federally Qualified Health Centers, Academic Affiliations, Community Health Systems).
Mastery of assessment and analytical tools to support planning and implementation; identifying and interpreting trends and significant factors; and knowledge of social, economic, and other conditions affecting performance of health care delivery systems, including the population, demographics (Veterans and community), economics, and budget.
Skill in planning, collecting, analyzing, organizing, developing, coordinating, integrating, and interpreting a wide variety of data and reporting results in a concise, usable manner.
Knowledge of current theories, trends, and relevant data to identify, analyze, and resolve critical planning issues throughout RCS.
Knowledge and understanding of the relationship between strategic, capital, financial, and workforce planning, clinical program development, resource management, consumer affairs, and internal/external review programs to advise the RCS executive leadership on management/planning issues.
Demonstrated skill in project management, effective written and oral communications, and the ability to use a broad spectrum of computer-based programs for communication, report generation, and presentations.
Demonstrated skill in project management, effective written and oral communications, and the ability to use a broad spectrum of computer-based programs for communication, report generation, and presentations.
Skill in conducting management improvement studies; analyzing management processes and practices for improving organizational effectiveness; and analyzing RCS-wide programs, functions, and organizations to determine whether current management systems efficiently accomplish objectives and provide controls necessary for sound management.
To qualify for this position, applicants must meet all requirements by the closing date of this announcement, .
Grade Requirement: For CTAP, applicants must hold or have held in the past the grade for which applying GS-14. The grade may have been in any occupation, but must have been held in the Federal service. SF-50 showing your grade eligibility must be submitted with your application materials. More than one SF-50 may be required.
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: Work is mainly sedentary. There may be some walking, standing, bending, carrying/traveling with items such as books and portable laptop.
: Education must be accredited by an accrediting institution recognized by the U.S. Department of Education in order for it to be credited towards qualifications (particularly positions with a positive education requirement). Therefore, applicants must report only attendance and/or degrees from schools accredited by accrediting institutions recognized by the U.S. Department of Education. Applicants can verify accreditation at the following website: ****All education claimed by applicants will be verified by the appointing agency accordingly. 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.
Additional information
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.
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 (have a final rating of 85 or more) for this vacancy. Information about ICTAP and CTAP eligibility is on OPM's Career Transition Resources website at ****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.
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How You Will Be Evaluated
You will be evaluated for this job based on how well you meet the qualifications above.
Narrative responses are not required at this time. If you are referred for consideration, you may be asked to submit additional job related information, which may include, but not limited to; responses to the knowledge, skills and abilities; completion of a work sample, and/or contact for an interview.Your resume and/or supporting documentation will be verified. Please follow all instructions carefully. Errors or omissions may affect your rating or consideration for employment.
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Background checks and security clearance
Security clearance
Public Trust - Background Investigation
Drug test required
Required Documents
Required Documents
To apply for this position, you must provide a complete Application Package which includes:
CTAP Documents
Also required
For Surplus Employee applicants need official notification from your agency which could be:
* A Certificate of Expected Separations (CES)
* An agency certification that you are in a surplus organization or occupation
* A notice that your position is being abolished
* A letter saying you are eligible for a discontinued service reinstatement.
For Displaced Employee applicants need official notification from your agency which could be:
* A specific reduction in force separation notice.
* A notice of proposed removal because you declined a directed reassignment or transfer of function out of the local commuting area.
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.
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
Executive Core Qualifications (ECQs)
CTAP Documents
Other Veterans Document
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 ****If you are relying on your education to meet qualification requirements:
Education must be accredited by an accrediting institution recognized by the U.S. Department of Education in order for it to be credited towards qualifications. Therefore, provide only the attendance and/or degrees from schools accredited by accrediting institutions recognized by the U.S. Department of Education.
Failure to provide all of the required information as stated in this vacancy announcement may result in an ineligible rating or may affect the overall rating.
A career with the U.S. Government provides employees with a comprehensive benefits package. As a federal employee, you and your family will have access to a range of benefits that are designed to make your federal career very rewarding. Learn more about federal benefits.
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Eligibility for benefits depends on the type of position you hold and whether your position is full-time, part-time, or intermittent. Contact the hiring agency for more information on the specific benefits offered.
How to Apply
How to Apply
All applicants are encouraged to apply online.
To apply for this position, you must complete the questionnaire and submit the documentation specified in the Required Documents section below. The complete application package must be submitted by 11:59 PM (ET) on 08/10/2018 to receive consideration. To preview the questionnaire click ****To begin, click Apply Online
to create a USA JOBS account or log in to your existing account. Follow the prompts to select your USA JOBS resume and/or other supporting documents and complete the occupational questionnaire.
Click Submit My Answers
to submit your application package.
It is your responsibility to ensure your responses and appropriate documentation is submitted prior to the closing date.
To verify your application is complete, log into your USA JOBS account, ****select the Application Status link and then select the more information link for this position. The Application page will display the status of your application, the documentation received and processed, and any correspondence the agency has sent related to this application. Your uploaded documents may take several hours to clear the virus scan process. To return to an incomplete application, log into your USA JOBS account and click Update Application in the vacancy announcement. You must re-select your resume and/or other documents from your USA JOBS account or your application will be incomplete.
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Readjustment Counseling Service
24 Frank Lloyd Wright Dr
Ann Arbor, MI 48105
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Next steps
Once your online application is submitted you will receive a confirmation notification by email. After we receive application packages (including all required documents) and the vacancy announcement closes, we will review applications to ensure qualification and eligibility requirements are met. After the review is complete, a referral certificate(s) is issued and applicants will be notified of their status by email. Referred applicants will be notified as such and may be contacted directly by the hiring office for an interview. All referred applicants receive a final notification once a selection decision has been made.
You may check the status of your application at any time by logging into your USA Jobs account and clicking on Applications. Information regarding your application status can be found in the USAJobs Help Center.
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Fair & Transparent
The Federal hiring process is setup to be fair and transparent. Please read the following guidance.
Equal Employment Opportunity Policy
The United States Government does not discriminate in employment on the basis of race, color, religion, sex (including pregnancy and gender identity), national origin, political affiliation, sexual orientation, marital status, disability, genetic information, age, membership in an employee organization, retaliation, parental status, military service, or other non-merit factor.
Equal Employment Opportunity (EEO) for federal employees & job applicants
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Reasonable Accommodation Policy
Federal agencies must provide reasonable accommodation to applicants with disabilities where appropriate. Applicants requiring reasonable accommodation for any part of the application process should follow the instructions in the job opportunity announcement. For any part of the remaining hiring process, applicants should contact the hiring agency directly. Determinations on requests for reasonable accommodation will be made on a case-by-case basis.
A reasonable accommodation is any change to a job, the work environment, or the way things are usually done that enables an individual with a disability to apply for a job, perform job duties or receive equal access to job benefits.
Under the Rehabilitation Act of 1973, federal agencies must provide reasonable accommodations when:
An applicant with a disability needs an accommodation to have an equal opportunity to apply for a job.
An employee with a disability needs an accommodation to perform the essential job duties or to gain access to the workplace.
An employee with a disability needs an accommodation to receive equal access to benefits, such as details, training, and office-sponsored events.
You can request a reasonable accommodation at any time during the application or hiring process or while on the job. Requests are considered on a case-by-case basis.
Learn more about disability employment and reasonable accommodations or how to contact an agency.
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Financial suitability
Social security number request
Privacy Act
Signature and false statements
Selective Service
New employee probationary period
This job originated on ****For the full announcement and to apply, visit ****Only resumes submitted according to the instructions on the job announcement listed at ****will be considered.
Open & closing dates:
08/08/2018 to 08/10/2018
Pay scale & grade:
GS 14
$112,830 to $146,679 per year
Appointment type:
Work schedule:
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