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Job Title: Program Manager
Company Name: Veterans Affairs, National Cemetery Administration
Location: Washington DC, DC
Position Type: Full Time
Post Date: 09/12/2018
Expire Date: 11/11/2018
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Job Description
Program Manager

As the senior member of the Training and Safety organizational component, directs the administration's training and development functions, to include oversight of the National Training Center, and the Occupational Safety and Health, Worker's Compensation and Emergency Management Programs. Establishes goals, objectives and priorities for the division and determines and allocates resources. Transforms existing programs and guides strategic initiatives. Champions outstanding customer service in all areas of responsibility.

The incumbent serves as the organization's top training and development subject matter expert and advisor. Leads the delivery of training and development opportunities that promote employee engagement, safe work places, outstanding customer service and NCA's National Shrine commitment. Has overall responsibility for planning, implementing, sustaining and assessing activities, systems, policies and procedures that support a comprehensive employee training and development program.

The incumbent also as overall responsibility for the management and administration of the organization's Occupational Safety and Health (OSH), Worker's Compensation, and Emergency Management Programs at NCA facilities. Oversees development and implementation of safety policy and procedures, targeted safety campaigns, the safety recognition and awards program, and related training to improve employee health and safety. Partners with Cemetery Directors, Collateral Duty Safety Officers, labor and other colleagues to maximize safety in the workplace and to minimize employee injuries and illnesses and damage to property.

To qualify for this position, applicants must meet all specialized experience and time in grade requirements within 45 days of the closing date of this announcement, 09/17/2018.

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 within 45 days of 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. If your most recent non-award 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 non-award SF-50 that clearly demonstrates one year time-in-grade.
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-14 in the normal line of progression for the occupation in the organization. Examples of specialized experience would typically include, but are not limited to: develop and coordinate the implementation of programs and initiatives throughout an organization; administrative and leadership skills, work with the top officials in the resolution of controversial problems that influence the image or character of the Department, analyzing the problem to affect appropriate solutions to a wide range of management and image issues that could affect policy, direction, resource allocations, and services. Formulate annual and long-term budget requests and implement recommendations regarding budget allocation, staffing, and program implementation. Research and analyze related programmatic and administrative issues, apply complex analytical techniques, and develop recommendations for appropriate corrective actions or solutions.

You will be rated on the following Competencies for this position:

  • Administration and Management
  • Communication
  • Customer Service
  • Employee Development
  • Flexibility
  • Leadership
  • Partnering
  • Strategic Thinking


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 requires no special physical demands. It may involve some walking, standing, bending, or carrying of light items.

Selected applicants will be required to complete an online onboarding process.

Work schedule: Required to work Monday through Friday, 8:00 am to 4:30 pm. May include occasional weekends. Due to the mission of the National Cemetery, the cemetery cannot be closed for more than 2 consecutive days at any given time. Additionally, when a Federal holiday falls on a Monday or Friday, staff may be required to work on that holiday or a Saturday. All staff is required to work Memorial Day and Veteran's Day each year. Staff will be required to work overtime, weekends and holidays when necessary to meet the needs of the cemetery. Occasionally staff may be called back to the facility to perform emergency overtime work.
Compressed/Flexible Schedule: Not Available
Telework: Available
Virtual: This is not a virtual position.

Position Description Title/PD#: /135080
The full performance level of this position is GS-15.

Relocation Expenses: Authorized
The Department of Veterans Affairs offers Permanent Change of Station (PCS) relocation services. Permanent Change of Station is the relocation of a household due to government convenience in connection with a transfer between duty stations or facilities. For more information go to http://vaww.fscdirect.fsc.va.gov/pcs.aspRelo.

Financial Disclosure Report: Not Required

None

To apply for this position, you must provide a complete Application Package which includes:

  • Resume


The following documents are accepted, and may be required if applicable to your eligibility and/or qualifications for this position. Please use this checklist to make sure you have included other documents required for your application, such as a copy of your transcript (if using education to qualify), documentation to support Veterans Preference claims, or ICTAP/CTAP documentation (for displaced Federal employees). You will not be contacted for additional information.
  • Cover Letter
  • DD-214
  • Executive Core Qualifications (ECQs)
  • OF-306
  • Other
  • Other Veterans Document
  • Resume
  • SF-15
  • SF-50
  • Transcript


Veterans' Preference: When applying for Federal Jobs, eligible Veterans should claim preference for 5pt (TP), 10pt (CP/CPS/XP), or for Sole Survivor Preference (SSP) in the questionnaire. You must provide a legible copy of your DD214(s) which shows dates and character of service (honorable, general, etc.). If you are currently serving on active duty and expect to be released or discharged within 120 days you must submit documentation related to your active duty service which reflects the dates of service, character of service (honorable, general, etc.), and dates of impending separation. Additionally, disabled veterans and others eligible for 10-point preference (such as widows or mothers of eligible Veterans) must also submit an SF-15 "Application for 10 Point Veteran Preference" with required proof as stated on the form. Documentation is required to award preference. For more information on Veterans' Preference, please visit http://www.fedshirevets.gov/job/vetpref/index.aspx.
Qualifications & Requirements

To qualify for this position, applicants must meet all specialized experience and time in grade requirements within 45 days of the closing date of this announcement, 09/17/2018.

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 within 45 days of 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. If your most recent non-award 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 non-award SF-50 that clearly demonstrates one year time-in-grade.
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-14 in the normal line of progression for the occupation in the organization. Examples of specialized experience would typically include, but are not limited to: develop and coordinate the implementation of programs and initiatives throughout an organization; administrative and leadership skills, work with the top officials in the resolution of controversial problems that influence the image or character of the Department, analyzing the problem to affect appropriate solutions to a wide range of management and image issues that could affect policy, direction, resource allocations, and services. Formulate annual and long-term budget requests and implement recommendations regarding budget allocation, staffing, and program implementation. Research and analyze related programmatic and administrative issues, apply complex analytical techniques, and develop recommendations for appropriate corrective actions or solutions.

You will be rated on the following Competencies for this position:

  • Administration and Management
  • Communication
  • Customer Service
  • Employee Development
  • Flexibility
  • Leadership
  • Partnering
  • Strategic Thinking


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 requires no special physical demands. It may involve some walking, standing, bending, or carrying of light items.

Selected applicants will be required to complete an online onboarding process.

Work schedule: Required to work Monday through Friday, 8:00 am to 4:30 pm. May include occasional weekends. Due to the mission of the National Cemetery, the cemetery cannot be closed for more than 2 consecutive days at any given time. Additionally, when a Federal holiday falls on a Monday or Friday, staff may be required to work on that holiday or a Saturday. All staff is required to work Memorial Day and Veteran's Day each year. Staff will be required to work overtime, weekends and holidays when necessary to meet the needs of the cemetery. Occasionally staff may be called back to the facility to perform emergency overtime work.
Compressed/Flexible Schedule: Not Available
Telework: Available
Virtual: This is not a virtual position.

Position Description Title/PD#: /135080
The full performance level of this position is GS-15.

Relocation Expenses: Authorized
The Department of Veterans Affairs offers Permanent Change of Station (PCS) relocation services. Permanent Change of Station is the relocation of a household due to government convenience in connection with a transfer between duty stations or facilities. For more information go to http://vaww.fscdirect.fsc.va.gov/pcs.aspRelo.

Financial Disclosure Report: Not Required
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