Veterans Affairs, Veterans Health Administration Human Resources Officer in Fort Meade, South Dakota

Job Overview

Job Overview
Summary

Vacancy Identification Number (VIN):1986845

RECRUITMENT / RELOCATION INCENTIVE MAY BE AUTHORIZED FOR HIGHLY QUALIFIED CANDIDATES

OUR MISSION: To fulfill President Lincoln's promise – "To care for him who shall have borne the battle, and for his widow, and his orphan" – by serving and honoring the men and women who are America's Veterans. How would you like to become a part of a team providing compassionate care to Veterans?

The VA Black Hills Health Care System (VA BHHCS) is located in the beautiful Black Hills of Western South Dakota. South Dakota has been named one of the Happiest and Safest States in the nation, is home to Top Ten Scenic Drives and Top Ten National Forests, features an Outdoor Life's Top City for Outdoor Enthusiasts and hosts the legendary annual Sturgis Motorcycle Rally.

VA BHHCS is where we live and work in rural small town settings, only minutes from Rapid City's shopping, dining, cultural, and entertainment venues. We offer rich history, including Mammoths and Prehistoric Civilizations, the 7th Cavalry, Deadwood, and Mount Rushmore. Hiking, fishing, rock climbing, canoeing, water skiing, golf, snowmobiling, hunting, camping, downhill and cross country skiing, motorcycling--the opportunities are endless. The Black Hills includes stunning landscapes such as Black Elk Peak, Bear Butte, the Badlands and the Needles Highway. When it's time for civilization, you'll find the Black Hills hosting local and national theatre groups, movie companies, national pow wow competitions, international dance troupes, symphony orchestras, and a variety of entertainers. Sports enthusiasts will find auto races, college sports, semi-pro hockey, and some of the best in rodeo.

VA BHHCS is a multi-campus health care system, with approximately 1100 employees, providing primary care, acute medicine, surgery, behavioral health, nursing home and domiciliary care from medical centers located at Fort Meade and Hot Springs, South Dakota as well as a staffed Community Based Outreach Clinic in Rapid City and numerous contracted and staffed clinics in Western South Dakota, Northern Nebraska and Eastern Wyoming.

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 the "Who may apply" eligibility requirements, please refer to the OHRM Status Candidates and Other Candidate Definitionsdocument.

Duties

The incumbent serves as the Human Resources Officer at VA Black Hills Health Care System (VA BHHCS), South Dakota. Incumbent is an integral part of the VA BHHCS Leadership and Human Resource (HR) Management team. As Human Resources Manager, has full delegated authority and responsibility for the planning, direction, coordination, operation and internal evaluation of the system's HR programs. Operates within both the Title 5 and Title 38 authorities. Formulates, communicates and implements recruitment and placement, position classification/management, pay administration, employee relations, labor relations and related support and administrative functions for the system and its integrated staff. As Human Resources Officer provides the above noted services to the Director and Associate Director/Chief Operating Officer (COO), Associate Director/Patient Services, and Chief of Staff. Provides HRM staff service, advice and guidance to all management/supervisory levels as well as advice on propriety of statutory, regulatory and procedural requirements. Maintains liaison with VA Central Office (VACO) services and program managers, and facility/service line directors and personnel staffs to assure that human resources management actions carried out in VA BHHCS are properly completed and documented. Reviews and makes recommendations on disciplinary actions which require concurrence or decision by the Director/COO. Reviews and assists in the development of performance standards for various positions and incumbents; develops and monitors performance improvement plans and serves as consultant to the Director on performance issues. Reviews, approves and monitors incentive awards within the health care system which require the approval of the Director. Reviews and advises requests for special rates, recruitment and retention bonuses and pay adjustments. Provides advice and consultation on organization design and development, and comments on proposed reorganizations and integrations. Serves as technical expert for the Joint Commission Management of Human Resources requirements.

Work Schedule: Monday - Friday 7:30 a.m. - 4:15 p.m.

Position Description Title/PD#: Human Resources Officer/PD# 20207-0

Supervisory Status

Yes

Travel Required
  • 25% or Greater
  • Travel to other Black Hills Health Care System campuses is required at least once weekly
Relocation Authorized
  • No
Who May Apply
This job is open to…

Status Candidates (Merit Promotion and VEOA Eligibles)

Questions? This job is open to 2 groups.

Job Requirements

Job Requirements
Key Requirements
  • You must be a U.S. citizen to apply for this job.
  • Subject to a background/suitability investigation.
  • Designated and/or random drug testing may be required.
  • Time in Grade Restrictions apply
  • Selective Service Registration is required for males born after 12/31/1959.
Qualifications

To qualify for this position, applicants must meet all requirements by the closing date of this announcement

Specialized Experience for GS-13: At least one year of experience that equipped the applicant with the particular knowledge, skills, and abilities (KSA's) to perform successfully the duties of the position, and that is typically in or related to the position to be filled. To be creditable, specialized experience must have been equivalent to at least the next lower grade level. Specialized experience includes, but is not limited to; extensive knowledge and experience with Title 5 and Title 38 and Hybrid Title 38 Human Resource issues. Experience and knowledge of Employee Relations and Labor Relations issues as it pertains to Human Resources. Demonstrated experience working in a large organizational structure and acting as an advisor to varied supervisory and managerial levels on Human Resources issues. Experience developing new Human Resource models and implementing them at various levels and varied scales.

Education is not substituted for experience at this grade level.

For more information on these qualification standards, please visit OPM's web site at http://www.opm.gov/qualifications.

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: 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: http://ope.ed.gov/accreditation/. 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.

*Physical Requirements: *The work is mainly sedentary work. There is some walking, standing, bending, carrying of light items, or driving an automobile. No special physical effort or ability is required to perform the work. The incumbent will be expected to perform duties, adhering to the approved tour of duty.

Time-in-grade: 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. For a GS-13 position you must have served 52 weeks at the GS-12 level.

Security Clearance

Other

Additional Information

Additional Information
What To Expect Next

After we receive application packages (including all required documents) and the vacancy announcement closes, we will review applications to ensure qualification and eligibility requirements are met. During our review, if your résumé and application package do not support your questionnaire answers, we will adjust your rating accordingly. After the review is complete, a referral certificate(s) is issued and applicants will be notified of their status by email (if provided); otherwise, applicants will receive a notification letter via the U.S. Postal Service. Referred applicants will be notified as such and may be contacted directly by the hiring office for an interview. All referred applicants receive a final notification once a selection decision has been made.

You may check the status of your application at any time by logging into your USAJOBS account and clicking on “Application Status.” For a more detailed update of your status, click on “more information.” Information regarding applicant notification points can be found in the USAJobs Resource Center.

BENEFITS

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.

Other Information

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.

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. VA may offer newly-appointed Federal employee's credit for their job-related non-federal experience or active duty uniformed military service. 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.

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 originated on www.usajobs.gov. For the full announcement and to apply, visit www.usajobs.gov/GetJob/ViewDetails/474364500. Only resumes submitted according to the instructions on the job announcement listed at www.usajobs.gov will be considered.

Open & closing dates: 2017-07-17 to 2017-07-31

Salary: $85,816 to $111,560 / per year

Pay scale & grade: GS 13

Series: 0201 Human Resources Management

Appointment type: Permanent

Work schedule: Full Time

Job announcement number: BH-17-280-CB-1986845

Control number: 474364500