Incumbent provides full staff assistance on administrative
matters affecting the Northwest Network healthcare delivery system.
Serves as the staff member directly managing the VISN Data Analysis
Group under the Deputy Network Director and other members of the
management team responsible.
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Major Duties include but are not limited to:
Maintains program requirements and criteria for health care
operations. Reviews reports
involving trend analyses and ensures follow-up in these areas
for conformity. Reviews
materials and monitors services with regard to compliance with
the standards of internal and
external accrediting agencies. Alerts superior of those areas
where possible discrepancies exist
with recommendations for initiating intervention.
Monitors data in order to make recommendations that address
customer concerns while not
compromising the quality of health care provided. Recommends
action or adjustments
necessary to achieve required objectives.
Provide input into the design of projects, the structure of
information management systems, and
recommend appropriate methodologies, including applicable
statistical analyses, for planned
activities that will result in new or improved process
Monitors changes in clinical and administrative data systems in
VA and provides
recommendations to management staff to revise data extraction
and analysis methods as
Develops management options to deal with complex VISN planning
and implementation issues.
Ensures that proposals/initiatives submitted for VISN approval
are complete and all
implementation requirements are accurately identified. Incumbent
ensures integration of all
planning initiatives in terms of phasing and monitoring
implementation of programs.
Recommends action or adjustments necessary to achieve required
Compiles final reports, including comprehensive analyses; notes
discrepancies and planned
initiatives for effecting remedial actions. Establishes process
controls to ensure
recommendations and actions are completed as approved.
Implements solutions after
concurrence of supervisor. Monitors action items within the
organization and ensures
appropriate progress to remedy problems and ensure risk
management. Incumbent is
responsible for identifying problems that involve new or revised
policies or procedures and
brings them to the attention of senior VISN management for
appropriate action. Responsible for
obtaining timely actions, responses or decisions on request
within and to the VISN and ensures
they are consistent with VISN policy.
Preferred Experience: Team Lead must be a skilled developer and
communicator with a focus on maintaining a productive workforce and
a high-value inventory.
Work Schedule: Mon-Fri, 0500-1330; 0600-1430; 0700-1530;
Virtual: This is a virtual position.
Position Description/PD#: Health System Specialist/PD101750
Relocation/Recruitment Incentives: Not authorized
Financial Disclosure Report: Not required
Occasional travel - You may be expected to travel for this
0671 Health System Specialist
- Analysts, Applications
- Analysts, Management
- Analysts, Program
- Applications Analysts
- Management Analysts
Conditions of Employment
- You must be a U.S. Citizen to apply for this job
- Designated and/or random drug testing may be required
- Selective Service Registration is required for males born after
- You may be required to serve a probationary period
- Subject to background/security investigation
- Selected applicants will be required to complete an online
To qualify for this position, applicants must meet time in grade
and specialized experience requirements within 30 days of the
closing date of this announcement, 06/11/2021.
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 within 30 days of the
closing date of this announcement. For a GS-13 position you must
have served 52 weeks at the GS-12. 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)
You may qualify based on your experience and/or education as
- Specialized Experience: You must have one year of specialized
experience equivalent to at least the next lower grade GS-12 in the
normal line of progression for the occupation in the organization.
Examples of specialized experience would typically include, but are
not limited to: Expert analyst who has mastered the application of
a wide range of qualitative and/or quantitative methods for the
assessment and improvement of program effectiveness or the
improvement of complex management processes and systems. Requires
comprehensive knowledge of the range of administrative laws,
policies, regulations, and precedents applicable to the
administration of one or more important public programs. This
includes knowledge of agency program goals and objectives, the
sequence and timing of key program events and milestones, and
methods of evaluating the worth of program accomplishments.
Knowledge of relationships with other programs and key
administrative support functions within the employing agency or in
other agencies, knowledge of data and statistical analysis
techniques, operations research techniques (e.g., simulation,
linear programming, high level computer languages (e.g. SQL, Visual
analysis, interactive database manipulation.
You will be rated on the following Competencies for this
- Analytical Reasoning
- Decision Making
- Quality Management
- Technical Documentation
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 work is primarily sedentary, although
some slight physical effort may be required.
For more information on these qualification standards, please
visit the United States Office of Personnel Management's website at
There is no educational substitution at this grade level.