Company: Air Force Institute of Technology
Posted on: January 27, 2023
The incumbent serves as a Program Analyst for Imaging Service at
the Portland VA Medical Center, Imaging Service. This position
supports quality assessment and improvement activities as well as
managing the voice recognition system and aiding the Picture
Archive and Communication System (PACS) manager.Special authorities
include: Former overseas employees and foreign service employees.
Clarification for these authorities is provided in the
questionnaire.- First AOC (Area of Consideration) is Facility
employees- Second AOC is VA Agency- Third AOC are all other
eligible applicants Help Duties
- Performs analytical and evaluative work associated with line
and/or program activities.
- Ensures that each identified problem or opportunity is followed
through to resolution, and the related findings, conclusions,
recommendations and actions taken are documented.
- Uses a variety of software programs to perform statistical
calculations for specific reports and/or for PVAMC and Imaging
Service management's use.
- Findings are presented statistically and graphically to Imaging
Service staff involved in resolving identified problems and
opportunities for improvement.
- Based on the findings and knowledge of policies, organizational
processes and systems and using performance improvement
methodology, incumbent helps develop recommendations to resolve
problems and/or improve processes.
- Obtains assistance and/or needed information from Imaging
Service management and QC staff whom the incumbent provide program
support, for problems that may arise, or backlogs that cannot be
disposed of promptly.
- Develops and maintains mechanisms to track identified problems
and/or opportunities to improve care and/or services provided by
Imaging Service to assure problem resolution or improvement.
Usually involves developing methods for which there is no published
- Reports data trends and/or significant problems or issues to
Imaging Service Management team.
- Attends various meetings scheduled to discuss options and
provide suggestions for improvement.
- Provides backup for PACS manager and QC technologist to cover
annual leave and other leave.
- Works with QC technologist and TIMS to keep CPT codes
- Performs general administrative support functions including:
processing data according to Imaging Service specifications,
training new employees how to use voice recognition software,
supporting occasional transcription needs for imaging Service.Work
Schedule: Mondays - Fridays, 8:00 am - 4:30 pm
Compressed/Flexible: Not Available.
Telework: 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.
Virtual: This is not a virtual position.
Position Description/PD#: Program Analyst/PD200200
Relocation/Recruitment Incentives: Not Authorized
Financial Disclosure Report: Not required
- You must be a U.S. Citizen to apply for this job
- 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
- Participation in the seasonal influenza vaccination program is
a requirement for all Department of Veterans Affairs Health Care
- Participation in the Coronavirus Disease 2019 (COVID-19)
vaccination program is a requirement for all Veterans Health
Administration Health Care Personnel (HCP) - See "Additional
Information" below for details.Qualifications To qualify for this
position, applicants must meet all requirements within 30 days of
the closing date of this announcement, 02/08/2023.
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 within 30 days of 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. 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 specialized experience and/or
education as described below:
- Specialized Experience: You must have one year of specialized
experience equivalent to at least the next lower grade GS-7 in the
normal line of progression for the occupation in the organization.
Examples of specialized experience would typically include, but are
not limited to: Skill in applying analytical and evaluative
techniques to the identification, consideration, and resolution of
issues or problems of a procedural or factual nature; Knowledge of
the theory and principles of management including administrative
practices and procedures common to VA organizations; Ability to use
qualitative and quantitative analytical techniques; and Skill in
conducting interviews with supervisors and employees to obtain
information about organizational missions, functions, and work
- Education: Applicants may substitute education for the required
experience. To qualify based on education for this grade level you
- Master's or equivalent Graduate degree; OR
- 2 full years of progressively higher level graduate education
leading to such a degree; OR
- LL.B. or J.D.; OR,
- Combination: Applicants may also combine education and
experience to qualify at this level. You must possess equivalent
combinations of successfully completed graduate level education
with a major appropriate to the position (in excess of the first
year or 18 semester hours) and specialized experience to meet total
experience requirements. For example, 6 months of experience at
GS-7 plus 1-1/2 years of graduate-level education may qualify you
for this GS. NOTE: Transcripts required. Education cannot be
credited without documentation.You will be rated on the following
Competencies for this position:
- Organizational Awareness
- Teaching Others
- Technical Problem Solving
- Technology Management
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 light physical effort may be required.
For more information on these qualification standards, please visit
the United States Office of Personnel Management's website at
. A transcript must be submitted with your application if you are
basing all or part of your qualifications on education.
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. For
further information, visit:
.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. Contact the Agency Contact for information on how to apply
under this appointment authority via the Selective Placement
The Interagency Career Transition Assistance Plan (ICTAP) and
Career Transition Assistance Plan (CTAP) provide eligible displaced
Federal/VA competitive service employees with selection priority
over other candidates for competitive service vacancies. To be
qualified you must submit appropriate documentation (a copy of the
agency notice, your most recent performance rating, and your most
recent SF-50 noting current position, grade level, and duty
location) and be found well-qualified for this vacancy. To be
well-qualified: applicants must possess experience that exceeds the
minimum qualifications of the position including all selective
factors, and who are proficient in most of the required
competencies of the job. Information about ICTAP and CTAP
eligibility is on OPM's Career Transition Resources website at
This job opportunity announcement may be used to fill additional
Pursuant to VHA Directive 1193.01, VHA health care personnel (HCP)
are required to be fully vaccinated against COVID-19 subject to
such accommodations as required by law (i.e., medical, religious or
pregnancy). VHA HCPs do not include remote workers who only
infrequently enter VHA locations. If selected, you will be required
to be fully vaccinated against COVID-19 and submit documentation of
proof of vaccination before your start date. The agency will
provide additional information regarding what information or
documentation will be needed and how you can request a legally
required accommodation from this requirement using the reasonable
If you are unable to apply online or need to fax a document you do
not have in electronic form, view the following link for
information regarding an Alternate Application . You will be
evaluated for this job based on how well you meet the
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