Veterans Affairs, Veterans Health Administration Program Analyst in Location Negotiable After Selection, United States
Summary The VCL's mission is to provide 24/7, world-class suicide prevention and crisis intervention services to Veterans, Service Members, and their family members. The incumbent will oversee the work of the call center staff, facility and clinical leadership, Center of Excellence, and VHA Suicide Prevention Coordinators around the country, and related suicide prevention and intervention resources in the community. Responsibilities Uses large, highly specialized databases to recover statistical information needed for studies and reports. Collects, organizes, analyzes, and interprets highly specialized Veteran data from large databases. Coordinates and review data and outliers from different databases in preparation for integrated analysis and interpretation of highly specialized data. Coordinates the determination of the scope of surveys, optimum sample sizes, appropriate sampling procedures, and quantification of the reliability of estimates based on samples. Analyzes and presents survey data and other information on customer satisfaction and other characteristics of the Veteran population. Serves as a data analyst to support data warehouse development, deploys reporting tools, maintain the employee dashboards, and delivers self-service reporting and analytic solutions. Prepares quantitative and qualitative analyses and research studies. Responsibility includes the selection of statistical techniques, report format, validity of data, and accuracy of results. Interprets, analyzes, and evaluates data and results for internal presentations. Plans the assembly and presentation of findings from assigned studies in graphic, chart, and narrative form, applying appropriate statistical and analytical techniques. Develops procedures and recommends quality improvements in data collection, data extraction and statistical information systems. Develops computer-programming applications to automate routine data query and extraction. Provides data processing support for surveys, program evaluation, and special studies. Designs and conducts ad-hoc studies and analyses to provide data for the use of VCL officials. Participates in special studies and fact-finding activities to develop required data and information for reporting purposes, and prepares administrative reports. Work Schedule: VCL is a 24 hour operation service as so, varied work schedules include evenings, night shifts, weekends and holidays. Tour will be determined after final selection. Tour is subject to change based on program needs. Virtual: This is a virtual position. Position Description/PD#: Program Analyst/PD075010 Relocation/Recruitment Incentives: Not Authorized Permanent Change of Station (PCS): Not Authorized PCS Appraised Value Offer (AVO): Not Authorized Financial Disclosure Report: Not required This is a Remote position. Selectees will work 100% of the time in a non-VA-owned space outside of the local commuting area of a parent station. The employee's workspace must be suitable for conducting business and as such, remote employees are expected to provide a secure, distraction-free home-based worksite with reliable high speed internet connectivity. The employee will be required to travel to the closest VA Medical Center and/or VA Outpatient Clinic for issuance of equipment and as needed for technical support. Selectees will be required to self-certify that their remote workplace meets all safety, privacy, and internet speed requirements. Requirements Conditions of Employment Qualifications To qualify for this position, applicants must meet all requirements by the closing date of this announcement, 10/29/2021. 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-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. 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-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: Participates in special studies and fact-finding activities to develop required data and information for reporting purposes and prepares administrative reports. Collects, organizes, analyzes, and interprets highly specialized Veteran data from large databases. Coordinates the determination of the scope of surveys, optimum sample sizes, appropriate sampling procedures, and quantification of the reliability of estimates based on samples. Serves as a data analyst to support data warehouse development, deploys reporting tools, maintain the employee dashboards, and delivers self-service reporting and analytic solutions. Utilizes various software packages, to include Microsoft Word, Access, Excel, PowerPoint, and SQL to prepare special reports, forms, and correspondence. You will be rated on the following Competencies for this position: Manages and Organizes InformationOrganizational Performance AnalysisPlanning and EvaluatingTechnical 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 applicant must be able to perform primarily light and sedentary duties with occasionally moderate physical demands, exercise patience, and control emotions, with reasonable accommodation if necessary, without endangering the health and safety of the applicant or others. 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 There is no educational substitution at this grade level. 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. 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 for this vacancy. To be well-qualified: applicants must possess experience that exceeds the minimum qualifications of the position including all selective factors, and who are proficient in most of the required competencies of the job. Information about ICTAP and CTAP eligibility is on OPM's Career Transition Resources website at http://www.opm.gov/policy-data-oversight/workforce-restructuring/employee-guide-to-career-transition/. 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 or need to fax a document you do not have in electronic form, view the following link for information regarding an Alternate Application.