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Health Science Specialist
Company: Veterans Affairs, Veterans Health Administration
Location: Hines, IL
Employment Type: Full-Time
Date Posted: 10/28/2020
Expire Date: 12/05/2020
Job Categories: Agriculture, Forestry, & Fishing, Customer Service and Call Center, Government and Policy, Information Technology, Internet/E-Commerce, Executive Management, Medical, Web Technology, Nonprofit and Volunteer Services
Job Description
Health Science Specialist
To qualify for this position, applicants must meet all requirements by the closing date of this announcement, 11/05/2020. 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. You may qualify based on your experience and/or education as described below:
Basic Qualifications: Undergraduate and Graduate Education: Major study -- hospital administration, public health administration, or related fields such as business or public administration with course work in health care administration.
Specialized Experience
(for positions above GS-5): Progressively responsible analytical or administrative, or clinical management or supervisory experience in the health care field. This work may have been performed in an operating health care facility or a higher organizational echelon with advisory or directional authority over such facilities. Work must have involved a close working relationship with facility managers and analysis and/or coordination of administrative, clinical, or other service activities, and provided knowledge of the following: Missions, organizations, programs, and requirements of health care delivery systems; Regulations and standards of various regulatory and credentialing groups; and Government-wide, agency, and facility systems and requirements in various administrative areas such as budget, personnel, and procurement. 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: Applying analytical and evaluative methods and techniques to issues or studies concerning the efficiency and effectiveness of program operations. Applying analytical techniques and evaluation criteria to the measurement and
improvement of program effectiveness and/or organizational productivity. Conducting detailed analyses of complex function and work processes. Utilizing and incorporating best practices from private sector organizations for customer service standards, programs, and techniques. Working with employees at various levels of the organization; i.e., top management, service chiefs, physicians, first-line supervisors and all other employees to promote an understanding of customer service principles, foster enthusiasm for the program, and persuade/negotiate to gain acceptance of customer service initiatives. You will be rated on the following Competencies for this position:
Administration and ManagementAnalytical ThinkingBudget AdministrationCustomer ServiceManages and Organizes Information 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: Regular and recurring work is mostly sedentary involving sitting at a desk, although the position requires the ability to move from one geographic location of the facility to another. The employee works with a computer screen and keyboard. Some physical effort such as standing, walking, bending or prolonged sitting may be required. The work places no special physical
demands on the employee. 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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