• Veterans Affairs, Veterans Health Administration
  • Lebanon , PA
  • Non-Executive Management
  • Full-Time
  • 1830 Kenbrook Rd

Financial Management Specialist===============================##### Department of Veterans AffairsVeterans Affairs, Veterans Health Administration##### Office of Community Care, Revenue Operations, North East CPACOverview--------- ##### Open & closing dates08/01/2019 to 08/08/2019- ##### ServiceCompetitive- ##### Pay scale & gradeGS 12- ##### Salary$75,228 to $97,799 per year- ##### Appointment typePermanent- ##### Work scheduleFull-TimeLocation--------1 vacancy in the following location:-Lebanon, PA 1 vacancy##### Relocation expenses reimbursedNo##### Telework eligibleNo- Duties------### SummaryThe position is located within a CPAC, organizationally alignedunder the Chief Operating Officer, serving as the Billing Managerfor the third-party Revenue Program (MCCF). The CPAC is a regionallyconsolidated business entity established to increase revenue withinVHA using an industry best model built on regional management of keyaspects of the revenue cycle, process standardization,accountability and economies of scale for Veterans IntegratedService Networks.This is a GS-12 target GS-13Learn more about this agency### Responsibilities- Identifies the developmental and training needs of employees.- Interprets billing rules, regulations, and policies.- Ensures implementation of compliant and efficient billingoperations.- Manages information and analytical systems to evaluate andenhance the quality ofservice provided to patients.- Looks for revenue and process enhancement opportunities toimprove the client and Veteran's experience.**Promotion Potential:** The selectee may be promoted to the fullperformance level without further competition when all regulatory,qualification, and performance requirements are met. Selection at alower grade level does not guarantee promotion to the fullperformance level.**Work Schedule:** 8:00 - 4:30 Monday through Friday, based onbusiness need, 40 hours a week**Telework:** Ad-Hoc Only**Virtual:** This is not a virtual position.**Position Description/PD\\#: Financial ManagementSpecialist/**PD04489A**Relocation/Recruitment Incentives:** Not Authorized**Financial Disclosure Report:** Not required### Travel RequiredOccasional travel - You may be expected to travel for this position.##### Supervisory statusYes##### Promotion Potential13- #### Job family (Series)0501 Financial Administration And Program- Requirements------------### Conditions of Employment- You must be a U.S. Citizen to apply for this job- Selective Service Registration is required for males born after12/31/1959- You may be required to serve a probationary period- Subject to background/security investigation- Selected applicants will be required to complete an onlineonboarding process### QualificationsTo qualify for this position, applicants must meet all requirementsby the closing date of this announcement, 08/08/2019.**Time-In-Grade Requirement**: Applicants who are current Federalemployees and have held a GS grade any time in the past 52 weeksmust also meet time-in-grade requirements by the closing date ofthis announcement. For a GS-12 position you must have served 52weeks at the GS-11. The grade may have been in any occupation, butmust have been held in the Federal service. An SF-50 that shows yourtime-in-grade eligibility must be submitted with your applicationmaterials. If the most recent SF-50 has an effective date within thepast year, it may not clearly demonstrate you possess one-yeartime-in-grade, as required by the announcement. In this instance,you must provide an additional SF-50 that clearly demonstratesone-year time-in-grade.**Note:** Time-In-Grade requirements also apply to former Federalemployees applying for reinstatement as well as current employeesapplying 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 specializedexperience equivalent to at least the next lower grade GS-11 in thenormal line of progression for the occupation in the organization.Examples of specialized experience would typically include, but arenot limited to:1. Provides management oversight and guidance, for monitoringactivities dealing with health care claims.2. Monitors data in order to identify patterns or trends and/or toensure accurate billing in accordance with appropriate rules andregulations.3. Identifies trends to assist in the development of strategies forrevenue improvement.4. Establishes and maintains effective working relationships withothers throughout the organization as well as externally.5. Plans work to be accomplished by subordinates, and establishesand adjusts long and short-term priorities and deadlines6. Instills in the management team a culture focused on keymeasures that accurately reflect performance7. Consistently communicates and treats customers (Veterans, theirrepresentatives, visitors, VA staff, and various other internaland external stakeholders) in a courteous, tactful, andrespectful manner.You will be rated on the following Competencies for this position:- Customer Service- Decision Making- Insurance- LeadershipExperience refers to paid and unpaid experience, including volunteerwork 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, andskills and can provide valuable training and experience thattranslates directly to paid employment. You will receive credit forall qualifying experience, including volunteer experience.**Note**: *A full year of work is considered to be 35-40 hours ofwork per week. Part-time experience will be credited on the basis oftime actually spent in appropriate activities. Applicants wishing toreceive credit for such experience must indicate clearly the natureof their duties and responsibilities in each position and the numberof hours a week spent in such employment.***Physical Requirements:** The work is primarily sedentary with longperiods of sitting at a desk, working with computers daily. Somework may require walking in offices and similar areas for meetings.Work may also require walking and standing in conjunction withtravel to and attendance at meetings and conferences away from theworksite. The work does not require any special physical effort.For more information on these qualification standards, please visitthe United States Office of Personnel Management's website at EducationThere is no educational substitution at this grade level.### Additional informationVA supports the use of telework as a way to help attract and retaintalented individuals in public service, increase workerproductivity, and better prepare the agency to operate duringemergencies. This position may be authorized for telework. Teleworkeligibility will be discussed during the interview process.The **Career Transition Assistance Plan** (CTAP) provide eligibledisplaced VA competitive service employees with selection priorityover other candidates for competitive service vacancies. To bequalified you must submit appropriate documentation (a copy of theagency notice, your most recent performance rating, and your mostrecent SF-50 noting current position, grade level, and dutylocation) and be found well-qualified (have a final rating of 85 ormore) for this vacancy. Information about CTAP eligibility is onOPM's Career Transition Resources website at Policy:** The posting of this announcement does notobligate management to fill a vacancy or vacancies by promotion. Theposition may be filled by reassignment, change to lower grade,transfer, appointment, or reinstatement. Management may use any oneor any combination of these methods to fill the position.It is the policy of the VA to not deny employment to those that havefaced financial hardships or periods of unemployment.This job opportunity announcement may be used to fill additionalvacancies.**Veterans and Transitioning Service Members**: Please visit the VAfor Vets site for career-search tools for Veterans seekingemployment at VA, career development services for our existingVeterans, and coaching and reintegration support for militaryservice members.For more information on the \"Who may apply\" eligibilityrequirements, please refer to the OHRM Status Candidates and OtherCandidate Definitions document.If you are unable to apply online view the following link forinformation regarding an Alternate Application.### How You Will Be EvaluatedYou will be evaluated for this job based on how well you meet thequalifications above.**Open to current, permanent employees of Station 734IN DESCRIBING YOUR EXPERIENCE, PLEASE BE CLEAR AND SPECIFIC. WE WILLNOT MAKE ASSUMPTIONS REGARDING YOUR EXPERIENCE.**Narrative responses are not required at this time. If you arereferred for consideration, you may be asked to submit additionaljob related information, which may include, but not limited to;responses to the knowledge, skills and abilities; completion of awork sample, and/or contact for an interview.Your resume and/orsupporting documentation will be verified. Please follow allinstructions carefully. Errors or omissions may affect your ratingor consideration for employment.### Background checks and security clearance##### Security clearanceOther##### Drug test requiredNo- Required Documents------------------To apply for this position, you must provide a complete ApplicationPackage which includes:- Resume- SF-50/ Notification of Personnel ActionThe following documents are accepted, and may be required ifapplicable to your eligibility and/or qualifications for thisposition. Please use this checklist to make sure you have includedother documents required for your application, such as a copy ofyour transcript (if using education to qualify), SF-50's(current/former Federal employees), documentation to supportVeterans Preference claims, or ICTAP/CTAP documentation (fordisplaced Federal employees). You will not be contacted foradditional information.- Cover Letter- OF-306- Performance Appraisal- Resume- SF-50/ Notification of Personnel Action**SF-50, Notification of Personnel Action (if applicable for Time inGrade and/or Eligibility):**- Most recent SF-50 if you are a current or former Federalemployee- An SF-50 showing your time-in-grade eligibility must besubmitted with your application materials. If the most recentSF-50 has an effective date within the past year, it may notclearly demonstrate you possess one-year time-in-grade, asrequired by the announcement. In this instance, you must providean additional SF-50 that clearly demonstrates one-yeartime-in-grade- Award 50's do not provide sufficient information and will not beaccepted for the purpose of verifying time-in-grade.- Examples of appropriate SF-50's include:- Within grade increases at the highest grade held; or- Promotions with an effective date more than one year old; or- SF-50's at the highest grade held with an effective datemore than one year old.**Veterans' Preference:** When applying for Federal Jobs, eligibleVeterans should claim preference for 5pt (TP), 10pt (CP/CPS/XP), orfor Sole Survivor Preference (SSP) in the questionnaire. You mustprovide a legible copy of your DD214(s) which shows dates andcharacter of service (honorable, general, etc.). If you arecurrently serving on active duty and expect to be released ordischarged within 120 days you must submit documentation related toyour active duty service which reflects the dates of service,character of service (honorable, general, etc.), and dates ofimpending separation. Additionally, disabled veterans and otherseligible for 10-point preference (such as widows or mothers ofeligible Veterans) must also submit an SF-15 \"Application for 10Point Veteran Preference\" with required proof as stated on the form.**Documentation is required to award preference.** For moreinformation on Veterans' Preference, please visit If you are relying on your education to meet qualification requirements:Education must be accredited by an accrediting institutionrecognized by the U.S. Department of Education in order for it to becredited towards qualifications. Therefore, provide only theattendance and/or degrees from schools accredited by accreditinginstitutions recognized by the U.S. Department of Education.Failure to provide all of the required information as stated in thisvacancy announcement may result in an ineligible rating or mayaffect the overall rating.- Benefits--------A career with the U.S. Government provides employees with acomprehensive benefits package. As a federal employee, you and yourfamily will have access to a range of benefits that are designed tomake your federal career very rewarding. Learn more about federalbenefits.Review our benefitsEligibility for benefits depends on the type of position you holdand whether your position is full-time, part-time, or intermittent.Contact the hiring agency for more information on the specificbenefits offered.- How to Apply------------**All applicants are encouraged to apply online.** To apply for thisposition, you must complete the questionnaire and submit thedocumentation specified in the Required Documents section below. Thecomplete application package must be submitted by 11:59 PM (ET) on08/08/2019 to receive consideration. To preview the questionnaireclick To begin, **click Apply Online** to create a USA JOBS account orlog in to your existing account. Follow the prompts to selectyour USA JOBS resume and/or other supporting documents andcomplete the occupational questionnaire.2. Click **Submit My Answers** to submit your application package.**NOTE:** It is your responsibility to ensure your responses andappropriate documentation is submitted prior to the closing date.To verify your application is complete, log into your USA JOBSaccount, select theApplication Status link and then select the more information linkfor this position. The Application page will display the status ofyour application, the documentation received and processed, and anycorrespondence the agency has sent related to this application. Youruploaded documents may take several hours to clear the virus scanprocess. To return to an incomplete application, log into your USAJOBS account and click Update Application in the vacancyannouncement. You must re-select your resume and/or other documentsfrom your USA JOBS account or your application will be incomplete.**NOTE:** Participation in the seasonal influenza program is acondition of employment and a requirement for all Department ofVeterans Affairs Health Care Personnel (HCP). HCP are individualswho, during the influenza season, work in VHA locations wherepatients receive care or who come into contact with VA patients aspart of their duties. VHA locations include, but are not limited to,VA hospitals and associated clinics, community living centers(CLCs), community-based outpatient clinics (CBOCs), domiciliaryunits, Vet centers and VA-leased facilities. HCP include all VAlicensed and unlicensed, clinical and administrative, paid andunpaid, full- and part-time employees, intermittent employees, feebasis employees, VA contractors, students, researchers, volunteers,and trainees who work at these facilities. HCP that are unable toreceive or otherwise decline a flu shot will be expected to wear aface mask throughout the influenza season.### Agency contact information### Delilah Black##### Phone215#######-5-7464##### ...@VA.GOV##### AddressVA NECPAC Lebanon 7341700 South Lincoln AvenueLebanon, PA 17042USLearn more about this agency### Next stepsOnce your online application is submitted you will receive aconfirmation notification by email. After we receive applicationpackages (including all required documents) and the vacancyannouncement closes, we will review applications to ensurequalification and eligibility requirements are met. After the reviewis complete, a referral certificate(s) is issued and applicants willbe notified of their status by email. Referred applicants will benotified as such and may be contacted directly by the hiring officefor an interview. All referred applicants receive a finalnotification once a selection decision has been made.You may check the status of your application at any time by logginginto your USA Jobs account and clicking on Applications. Informationregarding your application status can be found in the USAJobs HelpCenter.- Fair & Transparent------------------The Federal hiring process is setup to be fair and transparent.Please read the following guidance.### Equal Employment Opportunity PolicyThe United States Government does not discriminate in employment onthe basis of race, color, religion, sex (including pregnancy andgender identity), national origin, political affiliation, sexualorientation, marital status, disability, genetic information, age,membership in an employee organization, retaliation, parentalstatus, military service, or other non-merit factor.- Equal Employment Opportunity (EEO) for federal employees & jobapplicants### Reasonable Accommodation PolicyFederal agencies must provide reasonable accommodation to applicantswith disabilities where appropriate. Applicants requiring reasonableaccommodation for any part of the application process should followthe instructions in the job opportunity announcement. For any partof the remaining hiring process, applicants should contact thehiring agency directly. Determinations on requests for reasonableaccommodation will be made on a case-by-case basis.A reasonable accommodation is any change to a job, the workenvironment, or the way things are usually done that enables anindividual with a disability to apply for a job, perform job dutiesor receive equal access to job benefits.Under the Rehabilitation Act of 1973, federal agencies must providereasonable accommodations when:- An applicant with a disability needs an accommodation to have anequal opportunity to apply for a job.- An employee with a disability needs an accommodation to performthe essential job duties or to gain access to the workplace.- An employee with a disability needs an accommodation to receiveequal access to benefits, such as details, training, andoffice-sponsored events.You can request a reasonable accommodation at any time during theapplication or hiring process or while on the job. Requests areconsidered on a case-by-case basis.Learn more about disability employment and reasonable accommodationsor how to contact an agency.#### Legal and regulatory guidance- Financial suitability- Social security number request- Privacy Act- Signature and false statements- Selective Service- New employee probationary periodThis job originated on www.usajobs.gov. For the full announcement and toapply, visit www.usajobs.gov/GetJob/ViewDetails/541428100. Only resumessubmitted according to the instructions on the job announcement listedat www.usajobs.gov will be considered.

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