Veterans Affairs, Veterans Health Administration Voluntary Services Officer in Kings, New York
Summary The Veterans Health Administration (VHA) has adopted the Center for Development and Civic Engagement/Voluntary Service Modernization Initiative which is a new model of organizing and consolidating essential voluntary functions and services to the Medical Center. This streamlined and focused approach moves VHA forward in its continuum of providing comprehensive, compassionate, and coordinated care to Veterans. Responsibilities The Voluntary Services Officer is responsible for planning and leading all philanthropic activities and programs within widely dispersed locations across the healthcare system, VA Administrations and State Veterans Homes. Collaborates with Department-level organizations, to include but not limited to the Secretary's Veterans Experience Office, the Center for Strategic Partnerships, and the VHA Office of Community Engagement to support national initiatives that involve community partnerships designed for execution at local facilities or in support of largescale national programs, providing evaluation and recommendations to further program impact and long-term success. The Voluntary Services Officer conducts and analyzes comprehensive needs assessments for optimal alignment of the program in support of the organization's mission and goals. Provides oversight of all of the organization's funds and in-kind development activities, conducts and analyzes routine needs assessments, manages the day-to-day operations of the philanthropic development activities, and monitors all donated monetary funds at the healthcare system level within the station's General Post Fund (GPF) Accounts. Responsible for the full scope of fiscal management and accountability for the office, including the preparation of an annual operating budget. Prepares business case justification for anticipated expenses, including alignment with VA and VHA goals and priorities, strategy identification, benchmarking and evaluation in support of proposed budget. The Voluntary Services Officer is free from technical supervision subject to only administrative direction from executive leadership team or designee. Develops short and long-term strategic and operational planning, positioning the Center to successfully support the established values, mission, and general objectives of the organization. Serves as a strategic advisor to executive leadership for the utilization of community resources in support of operational goals, assesses risks, anticipates outcomes, and alternative strategies. Conducts thorough and exhaustive research on potential community partners to determine suitability for development of non-monetary partnership agreements. Directs the strategic communications planning for the department, ensuring consistent and positive public perception, developing campaigns and other brand-management activities to highlight the community's active involvement and advocacy for Veterans, families, caregivers and the mission of VA. Performs other duties as assigned. Work Schedule: Monday through Friday 8:00am- 4:30pm Virtual: This is not a virtual position. Position Description/PD#: Voluntary Services Officer/PD99897S Requirements Conditions of Employment 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 by the closing date of this announcement, 12/07/2022. 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: Comprehensive knowledge of VA mission, vision, values, strategic goals and priorities, VHA programs and services, and healthcare system-specific programs to identify how community resources may improve patient outcomes and increase effective and efficient operations. Understanding of the principles of volunteer management, strategic fundraising, and philanthropic engagement to develop key community relationships, and leverage community support and advocacy; alignment to VA, VHA, and facility goals, priorities and critical needs. The ability to write policies and procedures in accordance with established VA format that will outline high-level guidelines reflective of the organizational culture and provide a framework for daily programmatic operations. You will be rated on the following Competencies for this position: Financial Management Managing Human Resources Partnering Planning and Evaluating 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: Work is moderately sedentary, although considerably variable. It requires a fair amount of standing, sometimes for long periods, walking, climbing stairs, and bending. Work may require some heavy to moderate lifting, transporting of materials, equipment and supplies for special events and other programs. 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 There is no educational substitution at this grade level. Additional Information Receiving Service Credit or Earning Annual (Vacation) Leave: Federal Employees earn annual leave at a rate (4, 6 or 8 hours per pay period) which is based on the number of years they have served as a Federal employee. Selected applicants may qualify for credit toward annual leave accrual, based on prior work experience or military service experience. This credited service can be used in determining the rate at which they earn annual leave. Such credit must be requested and approved prior to the appointment date and is not guaranteed. 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.