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Veterans Affairs, Veterans Health Administration Health Systems Specialist in Roseburg, Oregon


This position is established within the Roseburg VA Health Care System (RVAHCS), with the intent of developing an infrastructure for cultural change and zero harm as the Veterans Health Administration advances along the journey to full implementation of High Reliability. The position is responsible for supporting facility and VISN executive leadership in coordinating, planning, implementing, and monitoring activities to ensure effective leadership engagement in high reliability efforts.



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To qualify for this position, applicants must meet all requirements by the closing date of this announcement, 01/19/2021. 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-11 position you must have served 52 weeks at the GS-09. 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 and/or education as described below: Specialized Experience: You must have one year of specialized experience equivalent to at least the next lower grade GS-09 in the normal line of progression for the occupation in the organization. Examples of specialized experience would typically include, but are not limited to: Knowledge of qualitative and/or quantitative methods for the assessment and improvement of organizational culture change effectiveness, change management, and related process improvement impact. incumbent is often the lead on special project initiatives and/or process improvements at both the local and national level, ability interviewing stakeholders to identify project and program expectations and objectives of patient safety and improvement efforts related to the program/project, knowledge and skill to plan, organize and direct team study work and to negotiate effectively with management to accept and implement recommendations and solutions proposed, knowledge of the unique characteristics of the specific health care delivery system served, the missions, organizations, programs, and requirements of health care delivery systems, including outside accreditation bodies. OR, Education: Applicants may substitute education for the required experience. To qualify based on education for this grade level you must have successfully completed 3 full years of progressively higher level graduate education leading to Ph.D. or equivalent doctoral degree or LL.M, if related. This education was obtained in an accredited business, secretarial or technical school, junior college, college or university. If you are qualifying on education, transcripts are required. OR, Combination: Applicants may also combine education and experience to qualify at this level. You must have an combination of specialized experience and education beyond semester hours (2 years) of graduate level experience) is creditable. Note: If you select this option, a copy of your transcripts is required. Education cannot be credited without documentation. Your resume must indicate clearly the nature of your duties and responsibilities in each position and the number of hours a week spent in such employment. Preferred Experience: Knowledge and experience in developing strategic programs at the organizational level. Knowledge of principles of high reliability organizations. Change management. You will be rated on the following Competencies for this position:

Creative ThinkingDecision MakingHuman FactorsInfluencing/NegotiatingLeadership 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: No special physical exertion is required. The work is primarily performed while sitting though some work may require periods of standing. The regular and recurring work of the position involves sitting at a desk, conferences, meetings, etc., and occasional visits to activity work sites. Occasionally incumbent is required to carry light objects, such as files, mail, supplies and papers. For more information on these qualification standards, please visit the United States Office of Personnel Management's website at



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