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Program Specialist -- GS 9 The candidate will direct and coordinate the daily operations and activities within assigned Radiology /Radiation Oncology sections. Responsible for general administration of Radiology / Radiation Oncology with final authority resting with the Administrative Officer of Radiology Service, and the Radiology Service Line Chief. He/she will have administrative responsibility for coordinating and managing the delivery of Imagining services and Radiation Therapy services for the Radiology / Radiation Oncology Department. The duties of the position require interrelationships with the other Medical Center patient care services, Human Resources, Engineering, Information Technology and other support services. Duties include: Reviewing outgoing correspondence for accuracy, proper composition and format, and conformity to current VA policies, instructions and regulations; Administering the internal review, quality and productivity initiatives for any requested Radiology / Radiation Oncology sections; Establishing unique and quality productivity programs; Interpreting, applying, and integrating objective criteria and acceptable standards for use in monitoring activities; Ensuring quality assurance issues are documented and appropriate follow-up action occurs; Serving as section level patient advocate, investigating and resolving customer complaints at the service level; Gathering information and analyzing the needs of each department section; Submitting to Radiology AO all phases of budgeting requirements for each section; Formulating budget requests to be submitted to Radiology / Radiation Oncology leadership including travel, supplies, and all other general expenses for review and evaluation; Assisting in managing procurement and contracting for Radiology / Radiation Oncology Sections; Initiating and preparing contract requests to secure adequate resources for Radiation Oncology operations; Approving leave requests of various staff in accordance with policies and procedures of the VA System; Certifying time and attendance records and approving requests for overtime/compensation time; Discussing, investigating and responding to employee grievances and dissatisfactions to resolve conflicts; Representing management at labor management meetings; Listening to problems and concerns of Radiology department employees and helping when possible or securing advice from the Radiology Administrative Officer; Serving as a liaison with the human resources office concerning personnel-related matters; and Providing support in administration of reporting and evaluation requirements associated with accreditation of the Radiology / Radiation Oncology section programs, and supporting procedures to meet unusual or unique standards; Assembling and monitoring current required materials to assist the Section Chief and Radiology leadership in satisfying requirements; Performing audits for continued accreditation; Conducting the review and assembling data for approval; Preparing all necessary documentation for accreditation process.
Qualification and Experience
The candidate should have following qualifications:
Time-In-Grade Requirement: The candidate 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-09 position you must have served 52 weeks at the GS-07. 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. 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.
May qualify based on experience and/or education as described below:
Specialized Experience: Must have 1 year of specialized experience equivalent to at least the next lower grade (GS-07) in the normal line of progression for the occupation in the organization. Examples of specialized experience would typically include, but are not limited to: 1) reviewing outgoing correspondence for accuracy of information, proper composition, proper format, and conformity to current VA policies, instructions and regulations; 2) investigating and resolving customer complaints at the service level; 3) assisting in budgeting, contracting, and procurement requests; and 4) assisting in the administration and resolution of personnel matters including time and attendance and employee conflicts.. OR,
Education: May substitute education for the required experience. To qualify based on education for this grade level you must have a Master's or equivalent graduate degree; have successfully completed two full years of progressively higher level graduate education leading to a master's degree; OR a LL.B. or J.D. related to the position.
COR experience preferred.
Closing date: 04/16/2018.
Announcement number CBEF-10172146-18-NB. Control number 494986300, Apply Online. No emails.
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