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Veterans Benefits Administration Assistant Director in Seattle, Washington


The Assistant Director (AD) has full-delegated line authority and responsibility for the overall direction of all divisions within the Regional Office. This includes Veteran Readiness and Employment (VR&E), Support Services Division (SSD), Human Resources (HR),Veterans Service Center (VSC), the Decision Review Operations Center (DROC), and the Disability Activity Rating Site (DRAS).


The Assistant Director (AD) has full-delegated line authority and responsibility for the overall direction of all divisions within the Regional Office. This includes Veteran Readiness and Employment (VR&E), Support Services Division (SSD), Human Resources (HR), Veterans Service Center (VSC), the Decision Review Operations Center (DROC), and the Disability Activity Rating Site (DRAS).The incumbent has responsibility for planning, organizing, directing, coordinating, controlling, reviewing, evaluating and improving the operation of these departments with regard to benefits and service delivery for a regional office. At the direction of the Director (SES), the incumbent is responsible for developing and executing managerial, technical and administrative initiatives associated within SSD,HR, VSC, DROC, DRAS, and VR&E. Serves as the designated mediator/liaison for all Union-related activities and is responsible for the successful planning and execution of all financial programs at the Regional Office, to include the station's budget. The Seattle Regional Office (RO) is responsible for delivering non-medical VA benefits and services to Washington Veterans and their families. The variety of benefits and services provided by the SSD, HR, VSC, DROC, DRAS, and VR&E within the RO and out-based

facilities in require a high level of involvement and expertise by the AD to ensure the delivery of high quality outcomes. The incumbent serves as the Assistant Director for a Regional Office of the Department of Veterans Affairs, Veterans Benefits Administration (VBA). As Assistant Director, shares fully with the Director responsibility for the effective, efficient, and economical direction, control, and operation of the Veterans Benefits Administration's program of benefits and services provided by law for veterans, their dependents, and beneficiaries; and services for other Federal agencies, allied governments, and miscellaneous beneficiaries within the limitations of established policies and delegated authority. As a full assistant to the Director, the incumbent is responsible for assisting the Director in the effective and efficient delivery of benefits to veterans, their dependents in the Regional Office's jurisdiction. He/she is responsible for tor the coordination, integration, and management of the veterans' benefits and and administrative programs of the Regional Office. The Assistant Director shares with the Director responsibility for the pursuit of optimum performance in all program areas, emphasizing priorities established

by the Secretary of Veterans Affairs and Under Secretary for Benefits. Work schedule: 7:30am to 4pm.

Compressed/Flexible Schedule: Hours may vary to effectively carry out the mission.

Telework: Available in accordance with agency policy.

Virtual: This is not a virtual position.

Position Description Title/PD#: Assistant Director / PD# 37863A

Relocation/Recruitment Incentives: Yes, Relocation expenses and services (Permanent Change of Station - PCS) are authorized for this recruitment. PCS is the relocation of a household due to government convenience in connection with the transfer between duty stations or facilities. In consideration of the payment of expenses for travel and transportation, the selectee agrees to remain in federal service for twelve (12) months following the date of transfer. Failure to complete all conditions of the obligated service may result in repayment of travel/transportation expenses. Click here for more information.

Financial Disclosure Report: Required


Conditions of Employment


To qualify for this position, applicants must meet all requirements by the closing date of this announcement, 03/09/2021. 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-15 position you must have served 52 weeks at the GS-14. 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. You may qualify based on your experience and/or education as described below: Specialized Experience: Applicants must have one year of specialized experience equivalent to at least the next lower grade (GS-14) in the normal line of progression for the occupation. Applicants must have experience delivering Veterans benefits services in a VBA business line or a Regional Office setting which include all of the following: Establishing priorities and determining resource needs to meet program objectives; directing, coordinating, and approving a full range of personnel management actions and organizational change proposals; directing comprehensive and complex program reviews; monitoring and controlling program progression and effectiveness through analysis of policies, directives and organizational short and long range goals. Such experience may have been gained in federal or private section must be substantive and relevant. 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; some walking and light lifting within the work area may be required. Supervisory Probationary Period: This is a supervisory/managerial position. If appointed to this position, you must serve a one-year probation period unless you have previously completed one as a supervisor or manager.


There is no educational substitution at this grade level.

Additional Information

The Career Transition Assistance Plan (CTAP) provides eligible displaced 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 (have a final rating of 85 or more) for this vacancy. Information about ICTAP and CTAP eligibility is on OPM's Career Transition Resources website at 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. This job opportunity announcement may be used to fill additional vacancies. 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. For more information on the "Who may apply" eligibility requirements, please refer to the OHRM Status Candidates and Other Candidate Definitions document. If you are unable to apply online view the following link for information regarding an Alternate Application.