This position is located in the Office of Planning and Development in the VA Greater Los Angeles Healthcare System (VAGLAHS), Los Angeles, CA. The VAGLAHS provides comprehensive health services to over 90,000 Veterans and is comprised of one medical center, two ambulatory care centers and multiple outpatient clinics. In this position you will serve as the Chief Strategic and Facility Planning and Development, responsible to the Facility Director for directing planning, coordinating, communication, and execution of the Strategic Plan, Facility Plan, and Master Plan for GLA. You will perform a variety of technical advisory and management support functions and serve as the Director’s coordinator for strategic and facility planning and development activities and supervise positions within Office of Planning and Development (OPD) composed of permanent interdisciplinary professional level Section Chiefs (Planning and Programming Section, Major Project Section, and Portfolio Management Section) as well as other administrative subordinate positions. Duties of this position include but are not limited to:
Serves as technical advisor for strategic and facility planning and major GLA capital projects to the Facility Director and supervises an interdisciplinary team of field level Strategic and Facility Planners and Project Managers who may be Architects, Engineers, Program Specialists, Interior Designers, and Management and Program Analysts;
Acts as liaison between GLA and other Federal, State, and local agencies in relation to land usage and asset management issues;
Makes final technical decisions on GLA Master Plan construction which have a direct and substantial effect on the organization and its programs;
Directs GLAs major planning activities that serve as a framework for decisions about projects and provides a basis for more detailed planning requirements;
Manages all Capital Asset Inventory (CAI) activities to optimize life cycle costs and facilitate asset management in VAGLAHS;
Oversees the Strategic Capital Implementation Plan (SCIP) initiatives for VAGLAHS to include the coordination of the Health Care Planning Model (HCPM);
Oversees cost input for business case analysis to address potential risks and plot alternative strategies while providing a tool for future variables throughout the system;
Supports National Environmental Policy Act (NEPA) review and analysis, National Historic Preservation Act (NHPA) review and analysis, and natural and cultural resource management to ensure compliance and adherence to Federal environmental and historic preservation laws and Executive Orders;
Formulates policies and programs for implementing Facility Planning and Strategic Planning programs and projects;
Develops multi-year plans of work to be accomplished by subordinates; sets and adjusts short and long term priorities; prepares schedules for completion of work; approves leave; evaluates work performance of subordinates; provides advice, counsel, or instruction to employees regarding work and administrative matters; effects disciplinary measures, etc.;
Sets annual and multi-year plans that involve developing major construction projects that will require significant expenditures, operational changes, significant facility projections, etc.; and
Serves as GLAs primary liaison to the Desert Pacific Healthcare Network (VISN 22) and VA Headquarters staff for all GLA Strategic Planning and Facility Planning initiatives and represents GLA on key VISN Councils, National Committees, and ad hoc assignments.
Work Schedule: Monday through Friday, 8:00am to 4:30pm.
Position Description Title/PD#: Supervisory Program Specialist/#091600
Relocation Expenses: Relocation expenses are authorized for this position. The department of Veterans Affairs offers Permanente Change of Station (PCS) relocation services. Permanent Change of Station is the relocation of a household due to government convenience in connection with a transfer between duty stations or facilities. For more information go to http://vaww.fscdirect.fsc.va.gov/pcs.asp
Recruitment/Relocation Incentives: Recruitment/Relocation Incentives may be authorized for a highly-qualified candidate.
The VA Greater Los Angeles Healthcare System (VAGLAHS) is one of the largest health care facilities within the Department of Veterans Affairs. It is one component of the VA Desert Pacific Healthcare Network (VISN22) offering services to Veterans residing in Southern California and Southern Nevada. VAGLAHS consists of two ambulatory care centers, a tertiary care facility and 8 community based outpatient clinics. VAGLAHS serves Veterans residing throughout five counties: Los Angeles, Ventura, Kern, Santa Barbara, and San Luis Obispo. There are 1.4 million Veterans in the VAGLAHS service area. VAGLAHS is affiliated with both UCLA School of Medicine and USC School of Medicine, as well as more than 45 colleges, universities and vocational schools in 17 different medical, nursing, paramedical and administrative programs.
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. Contact the Agency Contact on the last page of the JOA for information on how to apply under this appointment authority via the Selective Placement Coordinator.
For more information on the "Who may apply" eligibility requirements, please refer to the OHRM Status Candidates and Other Candidate Definitions document.
Qualifications & Evaluations
To qualify for this position, applicants must meet all requirements by the closing date of this announcement.
GS-14 EXPERIENCE: Must possess at least one (1) full year of specialized experience to qualify for this position at the GS-14 grade level. This specialized experience must be equivalent to at least the GS-13 grade level in the Federal service. Examples of Specialized Experience include: experience applying advanced principles and practices of strategic facility planning, design and construction for a health care system; experience providing planning expertise working with issues such as aging infrastructure, land and leasehold interests, growing backlogs, sustainment, restoration and modernization; experience reconciling conflicting requirements and developing new approaches to resolving management problems; assesses and recommends appropriate resources to include personnel, fiscal, and capital assets to accomplish program objectives and goals; directs complex studies requiring application of advanced analytical and statistical methods to develop operational standards covering complex program functions and missions; extensive knowledge of Federal, State, and local laws, codes, and regulations impacting major construction projects; and experience making oral and written reports and presentations. (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, salary/grade level, 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; 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.IN DESCRIBING YOUR EXPERIENCE, PLEASE BE CLEAR AND SPECIFIC. WE WILL NOT MAKE ASSUMPTIONS REGARDING YOUR EXPERIENCE.
You will be rated on the following competencies based on your application for this position.
1. Expertise in the advanced principles and practices related to strategic and facility planning, design and construction, specifically, with emphasis on functional master planning and project planning for the health care system.
2. Expert knowledge of and skill in qualitative and quantitative analytical and evaluative techniques, and thorough understanding of VA infrastructure, Department of Defense partnerships, Community and Stakeholder partnerships and affiliate agreements to optimize health care delivery plans and models in order to thoroughly develop and implement short and long range plans (1 to 10 year plans).
3. Expert knowledge of how regulatory or enforcement programs are administered to select and apply appropriate program evaluation and measurement techniques in determining the extent of compliance with rules and regulations issued by the agency, or in measuring and evaluating program accomplishments.
4. Ability to analyze problems in detail and present both written and oral recommendations, taking into full consideration the wide range of issues that affect the management of the health care delivery system.
5. Knowledge of facility resources and programs, medical school affiliations, the role and organization of professional societies, volunteer groups, and the media.
6. Ability to evaluate and interpret study findings; to make oral/written reports and presentations; to prepare reports and other documents to exercise foresight.
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 rsum and/or supporting documentation will be verified. Please follow all instructions carefully. Errors or omissions may affect your rating or consideration for employment.
Benefits & Other Info
VA offers a comprehensive benefits package. This link provides an overview of the benefits currently offered: http://www.vacareers.va.gov/why-choose-va/benefits/index.asp.
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.
Location/Region: Los Angeles, CA (US)