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Job opening: Health System Specialist (Facility Planner)

Salary: $86 962 - 113 047 per year
City: Harlingen
Published at: Jan 24 2024
Employment Type: Full-time
This position is assigned to the Office of the Associate Director. The incumbent will carry out the responsibilities encompassed in the Facility Planning Office.


Major Duties: Support development of national guidance through environmental and operational awareness, developing local strategy in alignment to national guidance. Coordinate planning efforts within and among markets; conducting specialized assessments, feasibility studies, and make versus buy analyses. Develop long range projects to meet expected program needs for consideration by Top Management for funding and/or further development through the VA Capital Asset Management process. Coordinate the resolution of identified space deficiencies as the Co-Chairman of the system Space Management Committee. Incumbent prepares proposals for new/revised space assignments and/or the development of new construction or renovation projects, leases, or other alternatives to resolve specific space deficiencies. Assess potential sites for new project/building development on the system campuses and in the community and recommends these solutions through the Space Management Committee to Top Management for approval and further development. Effectively consult and advise clinical and administrative staff in the development, analysis, coordination, and justification of TXVCBHCS program space needs as part of the project planning process for future facility expansion, additions and renovations or leases. Coordinate station level projects to assure all aspects of project implementation, including, but not limited to availability of space, construction timing, furnishings, telephones, IT, etc. are accomplished with designated timeframes. Utilize management skills to insure the timely compilation, adequate justification, and submission of data packages to support designated construction projects. Attend project design reviews, providing comment and redirection of architectural design to enhance the final design approved for construction. Serve as the primary resource and expert for strategic planning activities; VA/VHA national strategic planning guidance; and VHA planning policy. Present concepts and recommendations and projects the philosophies and policies of the Executive Leadership Team. Other duties as assigned. Work Schedule: 8am-4:30pm, Monday-Friday Virtual: This is not a virtual position. Position Description/PD#: Health System Specialist (Facility Planner)/PD007070 Relocation/Recruitment Incentives: Not Authorized Critical Skills Incentive (CSI): Not Approved 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, 01/31/2024. 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. Candidates must meet the following Individual Occupational Requirement (IOR):In addition to meeting the time in grade requirement, you must meet the following minimum qualifications requirements. Undergraduate and Graduate Education: Major study -- hospital administration, public health administration, or related fields such as business or public administration with course work in health care administration. OR Specialized Experience: Progressively responsible analytical or administrative, or clinical management or supervisory experience in the health care field. This work may have been performed in an operating health care facility or a higher organizational echelon with advisory or directional authority over such facilities. Work must have involved a close working relationship with facility managers and analysis and/or coordination of administrative, clinical, or other service activities, and provided knowledge of the following: Missions, organizations, programs, and requirements of health care delivery systems; Regulations and standards of various regulatory and credentialing groups; and Government-wide, agency, and facility systems and requirements in various administrative areas such as budget, personnel, and procurement. Special Provision for In service Placement: Successful completion of an agency-sponsored on-the-job training program may be substituted for qualifying experience, provided it included a formal individualized training plan. Such a training program must have been conducted in an operating health care system and included: Assignments providing a knowledge of basic health system administration philosophies, practices, and procedures, and basic government administrative policies and requirements; Practical assignments providing an opportunity to apply health system administration skills and principles (as the individual progresses, work assignments must be characteristic of the grade level to which he or she is assigned); and Oversight by an experienced health system administrator with periodic evaluation of the individual's progress and appropriate adjustment of the training program. In addition to the above IOR, 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: knowledge of facility development which includes project planning and development, skill of space management which includes developing space solutions for departments, knowledge of healthcare architectural design, knowledge of data analysis which includes using databases relevant to strategic planning and facility/project development and communication skills. You will be rated on the following Competencies for this position: Communication Planning and Evaluating Strategic Thinking Compliance 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 sedentary. Some work may require movement between offices, hospitals, warehouses, and similar areas for meetings and to conduct work. Work may also require walking/standing, in conjunctions with travel to and attendance at meetings and/or conferences away from the work site. Incumbent may carry and lift light items weighing less than 15 pounds. 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/.


Education may only be used to meet IOR requirement.

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: https://sites.ed.gov/international/recognition-of-foreign-qualifications/.

NOTE: If your school has changed names, or is no longer in existence, you must provide this information in your application.


  • Address VA TX Valley Coastal Bend HCS 2601 Veterans Drive Harlingen, TX 78550 US
  • Name: VISN 17 SSU USAS Group
  • Email: [email protected]


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