Health Science Specialist (Community Engagement and Partnership Program Manager)
Veterans Affairs, Veterans Health Administration
Location: Wallops Island, Virginia, Virginia
Internal Number: 748500600
The Office of Mental Health and Suicide Prevention (OMHSP) in the Veterans Health Administration (VHA) is responsible for providing strategic guidance directed toward improving the quality of mental health care for over one and a half million Veterans nation-wide. OMHSP serves as the primary consultant to the Secretary and the Under Secretary for Health on issues related to preventing suicide, improving Veterans' mental health, and addressing Veteran public health issues. To qualify for this position, applicants must meet all requirements by the closing date of this announcement, 09/26/2023. 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-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) appointment. You may qualify based on your experience and/or education as described below: BASIC EDUCATION REQUIREMENT- You must first meet Basic Education Requirements for this position as described below. Transcripts are REQUIRED. Basic Education Requirement Bachelor's or graduate/higher level degree: major study in an academic field related to the medical field, health sciences or allied sciences appropriate to the work of the position. This degree must be from an educational program from an accrediting body recognized by the U.S. Department of Education at the time the degree was obtained. TRANSCRIPTS REQUIRED OR Combination of education and specialized experience: Appropriate combination of education and experience generally requires that an applicant possess a core of educational credit, such as described above, plus additional education and/or experience. The quality of the combination of education and experience must be sufficient to demonstrate that the applicant possesses the knowledge, skills, and abilities required to perform work in the occupation, and is comparable to that normally acquired through the successful completion of a full 4-year course of study with a major in the appropriate field. In addition to courses in the major and related fields, a typical college degree would have included courses that involved analysis, writing, critical thinking, research, etc. TRANSCRIPTS REQUIRED AND ADDITIONAL QUALIFICATIONS- In addition to meeting the basic education requirement, you must have specialized experience or directly related education as described below. GS-13 Qualifications Specialized Experience: 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. NOTE: To be minimally qualified for this position, you must meet 4 of the 6 examples of specialized experience listed below. Specialized experience is: Overseeing national level reporting for clinical or mental health outcomes and preparing reports for leadership on the effectiveness of training programs and recommending improvements. Providing feedback, technical assistance and guidance on suicide prevention programs. Overseeing community-based mental health intervention programs. Developing and implementing evaluations of training and education programs for community-based interventions for suicide prevention. Integrating national suicide prevention initiatives, efforts and education throughout the community by developing and organizing community partners and coalitions aimed at reducing Veteran suicide at the state and VISN level in collaboration with VISN and VA Central Office (VACO) leaders. Participating in and leading work groups and task forces developing national, regional, and local initiatives to integrate technical assistance and community consultation initiatives with policy development. Preferred Experience: Knowledge and experience in project management to plan and coordinate project activities and effectively communicate. You will be rated on the following Competencies for this position: Education and Training Partnering Planning and Evaluating Project Management Communication Organizational Performance Analysis 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 sedentary and does not require any special physical effort. Some work may require walking and standing in conjunction with travel and attendance at meetings and conferences away from the work site. Employee may carry light items such as papers, books, and portable computer requirement or driving a motor vehicle relative to attendance at meetings. The work may require additional hours to meet project deadlines and to devise corrective actions and solutions to unexpected technical and/or management situations. 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/. ["This announcement will close on09/26/2023 , the first 100 applications received will receive first consideration. Applications that are submitted after 11:59 p.m. Eastern Time on the date in which the initial cut-off number has been reached will not receive consideration unless otherwise requested by management. Major Duties Include: Serving as a Community Engagement and Partnership Program Manager within the SPP Community Based Interventions (CBI) Suicide Prevention Team Delivering technical assistance and strategic guidance for planning and delivering national initiatives and community-based interventions for suicide prevention within assigned VISNs in collaboration with senior leaders in the VISN. Overseeing community-based-interventions programs to ensure programs are being appropriately implemented and coordinated within the VISN Overseeing national level reporting on identified suicide prevention outcome measures for assigned VISNs. Developing, leading and monitoring VISN-level community-based intervention implementation plans. Developing and submitting regular reports to SPP leadership. Providing subject matter expertise for community-based suicide prevention, including coalition building, at the state and regional level. Responsible for integration of national community-based suicide prevention initiatives. Providing feedback, technical assistance, guidance, group and individual consultation, and site visits to the field. Work Schedule: 8:00am-4:30pm, Mon-Fri. Compressed/Flexible: Available Virtual: This is a 100% remote location Position Description/PD#: Health Science Specialist (Community Engagement and Partnership Program Manager)/PD03062A Relocation/Recruitment Incentives: Not Authorized Critical Skills Incentive (CSI): Not Authorized Permanent Change of Station (PCS): Not Authorized PCS Appraised Value Offer (AVO): Not Authorized Financial Disclosure Report: Not required"]
The Veterans Health Administration is America’s largest integrated health care system, providing care at 1,298 health care facilities, including 171 medical centers and 1,113 outpatient sites of care of varying complexity (VHA outpatient clinics), serving 9 million enrolled Veterans each year.