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Program Analyst

Company: Air Force Institute of Technology
Location: Portland
Posted on: January 27, 2023

Job Description:

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 guidance.
  • 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 current.
  • 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 12/31/1959
    • You may be required to serve a probationary period
    • Subject to background/security investigation
    • Selected applicants will be required to complete an online onboarding process
    • Participation in the seasonal influenza vaccination program is a requirement for all Department of Veterans Affairs Health Care Personnel (HCP)
    • 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) appointment.

      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 procedures. OR,
      • Education: Applicants may substitute education for the required experience. To qualify based on education for this grade level you must have
        • 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 https://www.opm.gov/policy-data-oversight/classification-qualifications/general-schedule-qualification-standards/ . 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: http://www.ed.gov/about/offices/list/ous/international/usnei/us/edlite-visitus-forrecog.html .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 Coordinator.

            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 http://www.opm.gov/policy-data-oversight/workforce-restructuring/employee-guide-to-career-transition/ .

            This job opportunity announcement may be used to fill additional vacancies.

            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 accommodation process.

            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 qualifications above.Resume Reminder - Your resume must include the following information for each job listed:
            • Job title
            • Duties (be as detailed as possible)
            • Month & year start/end dates (e.g. June 2007 to April 2008)
            • Full-time or part-time status (include hours worked per week)
            • Salary/Rank etc.
            • Series and Grade, if applicable, for all Federal positions you have held
            • References, current or recent supervisorDo not include the following types of information in your resume:
              • Classified or Government sensitive information
              • Social Security Number (SNN)
              • Photos of yourself
              • Personal information, such as age, gender, religious affiliation, etc.Please be aware that your answers will be verified against information provided on your resume. Be sure that your resume clearly supports your responses to all of the questions by addressing your work experience in detail. The experience stated in your resume must support your assessment responses.

                Recommended: Even though we do not require a specific resume format, your resume must be clear so that we are able to fully evaluate your qualifications. To ensure you receive appropriate consideration, please list the duties you performed under each individual job title. If we are unable to match your experiences with the positions held, you may lose consideration for this vacancy. We cannot make assumptions regarding your qualifications.


                Narrative responses are not required at this time. If you are referred for consideration, you may be asked to submit additional job related information, which may include, but not limited to; responses to the knowledge, skills and abilities; completion of a work sample, and/or contact for an interview. Your resume and/or supporting documentation will be verified. Please follow all instructions carefully. Errors or omissions may affect your rating or consideration for employment.

                The Department of Veterans Affairs performs pre-employment reference checks as an assessment method used in the hiring process to verify information provided by a candidate (e.g., on resume or during interview or hiring process); gain additional knowledge regarding a candidate's abilities; and assist a hiring manager with making a final selection for a position.

                For more information on the "Who may apply" eligibility requirements, please refer to the OHRM Status Candidates and Other Candidate Definitions document.

                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.

                Veterans and Transitioning Service Members: Please visit the VA for Vets site for career-search tools for Veterans seeking employment at VA, career development services for our existing Veterans, and coaching and reintegration support for military service members.

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