Job opening: Program Analyst (DSS) - Managerial Cost Accounting
Salary: $82 830 - 107 680 per year
Published at: Jul 11 2023
Employment Type: Full-time
A member of the MCA-DSS project team responsible for implementation and on-going management of the Decision Support System (DSS) in this complex, affiliated, tertiary care Medical Center. DSS is an automated clinical and financial decision support system which will provide VA managers with detailed patient utilization and cost data. At the Medical Center, MCA-DSS is designed so aggregate data can be rolled-up to the VISN and Headquarters levels for comparison review and benchmarking.
Coordinates, develops, and implements MCA-DSS accounting methodologies.
Utilizes independent judgment and knowledge of established management analysis and cost accounting principles, theories and practices in order to understand difficult and complex problems that require coordination between the services and the MCA Team.
Coordinates and assists in the monthly posting of data from VA feeder systems including scheduling data extractions from PAID, FMS and CMR systems; sets up and runs DSS jobs to process rejected data; creates auditing tools and audit data as needed; and creates and distributes monthly management reports to all levels of management. Ensures accurate logs are maintained, including disposition of results.
Oversees and implements, on an ongoing basis, the updating of changes to department costing.
Manages database by running MCA-DSS software jobs to allocate enough space in appropriate files to accommodate changes, running summary jobs to annualize previous year's data, and run forecasting jobs to project budgets tor upcoming fiscal year.
Performs system tests and validation processes to ensure that the system is functioning properly after each programming change and oversee maintenance of centralized DSS archive records.
Makes recommendations for creation of new annual budgets fr upcoming fiscal year based on historical costs where accurately captured, and on newly costed budgets where corrections or changes have occurred.
Performs highly specialized studies involving budget, costing, staffing, data validation, etc. and formulate recommendations concerning these areas.
Work Schedule: Monday-Friday, 7:30am to 4:00pm
Virtual: This is not a virtual position.
Position Description/PD#: Program Analyst (DSS) - Managerial Cost Accounting/PD075450
Relocation/Recruitment Incentives: Not authorized
Permanent Change of Station (PCS): Not authorized
Financial Disclosure Report: Not required
To qualify for this position, applicants must meet all requirements by the closing date of this announcement, 07/25/2023.
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-12 position you must have served 52 weeks at the GS-11. 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 as described below:
Specialized Experience: You must have one year of specialized experience equivalent to at least the next lower grade GS-11 in the normal line of progression for the occupation in the organization. Examples of specialized experience would typically include, but are not limited to: Financial, cost accounting, and management principles; organizational theory; and techniques of analysis and evaluation; along with knowledge of standardized administrative practices and procedures.
You will be rated on the following Competencies for this position:
Database AdministrationOrganizational Performance AnalysisTechnology Application
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 mostly sedentary although some slight 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/.
There is no educational substitution at this grade level.
- Address New Orleans VA Medical Center
2400 Canal Street
New Orleans, LA 70119
- Name: Rhonda Price
- Phone: 973-362-2796
- Email: [email protected]