Supervisory Health Science Officer (Deputy ACOS/Research)
Veterans Affairs, Veterans Health Administration
Location: Martinez, California
Internal Number: 667439500
*This is an open continuous announcement. Applications will be accepted on an ongoing basis and qualified candidates will be considered until the position has been filled. Applications will remain on file until September 30, 2022 or until the position is filled. NOTE: A recruitment or relocation incentive has been approved for a well qualified candidate To qualify for this position, applicants must meet all requirements by the closing date of this announcement, 09/30/2022. 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-14 position you must have served 52 weeks at the GS-13. 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. Basic Requirement: Education -Successful completion of a Bachelor's or graduate/higher level degree with major study in an academic field related to the medical field, health sciences or allied sciences appropriate to the work of the position in research. Evaluation of Experience for Grants Administration Positions: For positions at grades GS-12 and above involved in professional work in grants administration, qualifying experience is considered to be experience in grants administration in areas of science, medical and healthcare fields similar or related to the work of the position. Such experience must have involved professional judgment of a kind and level of difficulty and responsibility essential to successful performance in the position to be filled. You may qualify based on your experience as described below: Specialized Experience: You must have one year of specialized experience equivalent to at least the next lower grade GS-13 in the normal line of progression for the occupation in the organization. Examples of specialized experience would typically include, but are not limited to: Knows the organizations mission and functions, and how its social, political, and technological systems work and operates effectively within them; this includes the programs, policies, procedures, rules, and regulations of the organization. Inspires, motivates, and guides others toward goal accomplishment; coaches, mentors, and challenges subordinates; adapts leadership styles to a variety of situations; models high standards of honesty, integrity, trust, openness, and respect for the individual by applying these values to daily behaviors Knowledge of the methods, techniques, and tools used to analyze program, organizational, and mission performance; includes methods that deliver key performance information (for example, comparative, trend, diagnostic, root cause, predictive) used to inform decisions, actions, communications, and accountability systems. Demonstrates mastery of interpersonal interaction, encourages diversity, develops collaborative relationships, and contributes to a culture of civility and trust. Successful track record in research, including a history of continuous research funding and publications in journals of high reputation for his or her respective field of research Creates briefings, proposals or progress reports that translate research and program evaluation findings for diverse audiences Demonstrates experience with recent federal regulatory requirements for Human Research Protection Program (HRPP) with management of administrative processes Provides consultation on evaluation study design, assessment methodology, and data analysis to colleagues as it relates to research; participated in scientific review panels; trained and supervised employees, interns, fellows, and graduate students at varied professional levels Monitors progress toward goals and deadlines for multiple research-funded projects Preferred Education/Experience: PhD or MD with knowledge of Human Research Protection Program (HRPP) OR Bachelor or higher-level degree with specialized experience in Research and HRPP is strongly preferred. Ensure this experience and/or certification is clearly stated in your resume. You will be rated on the following Competencies for this position: Organizational Awareness Leadership Organizational Performance Analysis Interpersonal Effectiveness Technical Credibility 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 but will require visiting the work locations of all programs. For more information on these qualification standards, please visit the United States Office of Personnel Management's website at https://www.opm.gov/policy-data-oversight/classification-qualifications/general-schedule-qualification-standards/. ["The program at VA Northern California Healthcare System (VANCHCS) is comprised of active research projects at laboratories on both Mather and Martinez campuses. Annual research includes direct VA support (including NIH and DOD funded programs) and the balance administered by the VA affiliated non-profit research corporation, East Bay Institute for Research and Education (EBIRE), and the University of California Davis to pursue scientific investigation into issues related to the medical care of veterans. Duties include but are not limited to the following: Direction & Strategic Planning: The incumbent has technical and administrative responsibility to provide staff supervision, evaluates all health-related programs and management policies pertaining to the agency. Participates in long-term strategic planning and exercises delegated decision making authority for resource management of the agency's research and development programs and policies. Responsible for evaluating the impact of current research standards on programs. The Deputy ACOS/R&D monitors the effectiveness of the interactive systems and procedures necessary to advance the research program in accordance with all principles, rules and regulations affecting research within the VA. Likewise, monitors the effectiveness of the interactive systems and procedures necessary to advance the research program with regard to NIH, DOD, FDA and other national rules and regulations. Operational Oversight, Management and Supervision: Directs strategic planning and sound judgment in interpreting guidelines and directives and develops new approaches to current policies and other national and international priorities. Monitors the effectiveness of the interactive systems and procedures necessary to advance the research program in accordance with all principles, rules and regulations affecting research within the VA. The Deputy ACOS/R evaluates research productivity and the contributions of programs to the goals of V ANCHCS and the agency. Supervises and works independently, planning and prioritizing workloads, and delegating actions, as well as coordinating decision outcomes. The incumbent exercises· oversight of programs, principal investigators and their staff. This includes writing or reviewing quantitative research studies on medical issues and analysis of individual projects, principal investigators and programs. Establishes guidelines and performance expectations for principal investigators and their staff, which are clearly communicated through the formal employee performance management system. Observes principal investigators and their staff performance; demonstrates and conducts work performance critiques. Provides informal feedback and periodically evaluates employee performance. Establishes guidelines and performance expectations for principal investigators and their staff, which are clearly communicated through the formal employee performance management system. Develop Policies and Procedures: Use and mastery of advanced principles and policies of medical standards including knowledge of research programs, standards, terminology, and diseases. Ensures all Human Research regulations are followed. Formulates and issues written instructions and procedures and special instructions for non-routine or complex assignments or to clarify published guidelines. Compliance: Demonstrates knowledge in the facility's Compliance and Business Integrity Program to prevent violations of the law as well as maintaining high ethical standards. Establishes operating guidelines to implement procedures and methods in delivering services or completing maintenance projects to maintain joint commission accreditation and to maintain regulatory compliance in all areas of expertise. Resolves technical work problems not covered by precedents or established policies. The maintenance and operations shops are service organization with a goal of increased patient and customer satisfaction frequently requiring independent assessment of work and facility condition. Liaison: Serves as a liaison on behalf of Research and Development Service by providing direction and support to Principal Investigators, Physician-Scientists, Specialists in Research, and Consultants and other medical center services and national agencies in all matters dealing with research standards and related issues. This includes representing the R&D on related task forces, at professional conferences and appropriate meetings. Work Schedule: Monday - Friday 8:00 am to 4:30 pm\nTelework: Not Authorized\nVirtual: This is not a virtual position.\nPosition Description/PD#: Supervisory Health Science Officer (Deputy ACOS/Research)/PD01724O\nRelocation/Recruitment Incentives: Authorized\nFinancial Disclosure Report: Not required"]
Providing Health Care for Veterans: The Veterans Health Administration is America’s largest integrated health care system, providing care at 1,255 health care facilities, including 170 medical centers and 1,074 outpatient sites of care of varying complexity (VHA outpatient clinics), serving 9 million enrolled Veterans each year.