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Veterans Affairs, Veterans Health Administration Program Analyst - Program Coordinator in Des Moines, Iowa

Summary This position is located at the VA Medical Center in Des Moines, IA. The Program Coordinator is responsible for consolidating, analyzing, preparing, and presenting data from all Primary Care and Specialty Medicine programs. Responsibilities THIS IS NOT A VIRTUAL POSITION, YOU MUST LIVE WITHIN OR BE WILLING TO RELOCATE WITHIN A COMMUTABLE DISTANCE OF THE DUTY LOCATION Major duties include, but are not limited to: Analyzes management techniques, processes, systems, and styles for the improvement of organization effectiveness; Use analytical techniques to analyze, evaluate, process, and make recommendations for influential effective organizational changes across the continuum of care; Perform program cost analyses such as development of life cycle or other cost analyses of projects or performance of cost benefit or economic evaluations of programs; Develop procedures and systems for establishing, operating, and assessing the effectiveness of administrative control systems and or operating programs and the accomplishment, evaluation and/or monitoring of audits, inspections of internal control reviews; Evaluate results of audits, performance improvement, sustainability, inspections, and forwards action items to the responsible organization; Provide technical advice and assistance to other Program Analysts. Including: planning work and adjusting priorities as needed; providing guidance and instruction on work and administrative matters; identifying training needs and providing or arrange for training; and finding ways to increase the quality of the work; Work Schedule: Monday to Friday, 7:30am until 4pm Recruitment & Relocation Incentives: Not authorized Telework: 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. Financial Disclosure Report: Not Required Requirements Conditions of Employment You must be a U.S. Citizen to apply for this job 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 Participation in the seasonal influenza vaccination program is a requirement for all Department of Veterans Affairs Health Care Personnel (HCP) Participation in the Coronavirus Disease 2019 (COVID-19) vaccination program is a requirement for all Veterans Health Administration Health Care Personnel (HCP) - See "Additional Information" below for details. Qualifications To qualify for this position, you must meet the following requirements: Specialized Experience: One (1) year of specialized experience equipped with the knowledge, skills and abilities to successfully perform the duties of the Program Analyst position. To be creditable this specialized experience must have been equivalent to at least the GS 9 grade level in the Federal service. Specialized experience includes performing data analysis and reporting of the efficiency and effectiveness of healthcare services, utilize a wide variety of data warehouses to perform data mining, management of data, including proficiency with Access and Excel, and analysis of data, skill to present recommendations and solutions to program and process improvements. (This experience must be documented in your resume.) OR Education: Successful completion of three (3) years of graduate education leading to a Ph.D. degree, or equivalent doctoral degree or LL.M, in a directly related field. This education must have been obtained in an accredited college or university. To qualify based solely on education alone, you must include a copy of your transcript with your name, name of school, degree earned and date, grades earned, credit hours, major(s), and grade point average or class ranking with your resume or application form. (Transcripts Required) OR Combination of Education and Experience: Equivalent combinations of successfully completed graduate education and Specialized Experience directly related to the work of the position. (Transcripts Required) You will be rated on the following Competencies as part of the assessment questionnaire for this position: Analytical Thinking Manages and Organizes Information Planning and Evaluating Self-Management IMPORTANT: A full year of work is considered to be 35-40 hours of work per week. All experience listed on your resume must include the month and year start/end dates. 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. 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; religious; 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. For more information on these qualification standards, please visit the United States Office of Personnel Management's website at Education IMPORTANT: 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: 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: Additional Information Physical Requirements: The work is primarily sedentary, although some slight, physical effort may be required. Work is typically performed in an adequately lighted and climate-controlled office. Travel between campuses will be required and occasional travel outside of VACIHCS will also be required. Receiving Service Credit for Earning Annual (Vacation) Leave: Federal Employees earn annual leave at a rate (4, 6 or 8 hours per pay period) which is based on the number of years they have served as a Federal employee. Selected applicants may qualify for credit toward annual leave accrual, based on prior work experience or military service experience. This credited service can be used in determining the rate at which they earn annual leave. Such credit must be requested and approved prior to the appointment date and is not guaranteed. Special Employment Consideration: VA encourages persons with disabilities to apply, including those eligible for hiring under 5 CFR 213.3102(u), Schedule A, Appointment of persons with disabilities (i.e., intellectual disabilities, severe physical disabilities, or psychiatric disabilities), and/or disabled veterans with a compensable service-connected disability of 30% or more. For more information on how to apply using this appointment authority via the Selective Placement Coordinator within the office, contact the facility Human Resources Department at (515) 699-5670. The Interagency Career Transition Assistance Plan (ICTAP) and Career Transition Assistance Plan (CTAP) provide eligible displaced Federal competitive service employees with selection priority over other candidates for competitive service vacancies. To be qualified you must submit appropriate documentation and be found well-qualified (have a final rating of 85 or more before any Veterans preference points) for this vacancy. Information about ICTAP and CTAP eligibility is on OPM's Career Transition Resources website at This job opportunity announcement may be used to fill additional vacancies. To ensure compliance with an applicable preliminary nationwide injunction, which may be supplemented, modified, or vacated, depending on the course of ongoing litigation, the Federal Government will take no action to implement or enforce the COVID-19 vaccination requirement pursuant to Executive Order 14043 on Requiring Coronavirus Disease 2019 Vaccination for Federal Employees. Therefore, to the extent a VA job announcement includes language requiring applicants to be fully vaccinated against COVID-19 pursuant to Executive Order 14043, that requirement does not currently apply to this Job Announcement. VA may request information regarding your vaccination status, if selected, for the purposes of implementing other workplace safety protocols, such as masking, physical distancing, testing, travel, and quarantine. 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.