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Job Title: Program Specialist
Company Name: Veterans Affairs, Veterans Health Administration
Location: Long Beach, CA
Position Type: Full Time
Post Date: 10/01/2017
Expire Date: 11/30/2017
Job Categories: Customer Service and Call Center, Healthcare, Other, Internet/E-Commerce, Military, Executive Management, Environmental, Web Technology, Writing/Authoring
Job Description
Program Specialist

This position is located in the Environmental Management Service (EMS)at the VA Long Beach Healthcare System (VALBHCS).The incumbent reports to the Chief of EMS.Incumbent performs quality management work that involves systematic prevention of defects, non conformances to regulations and standards, identification of unsatisfactory trends and conditions, and correction of factors that may contribute to defective work processes. The incumbent develops plans and programs for achieving and maintaining total quality performances and customer service in EMS. The VALBHCS Environmental Rounds Program is monitored for compliance with the Joint Commission on Accreditation of Healthcare Organizations (JCAHO) standards. The incumbent utilizes customer service feedback forms in evaluating EMS's quality of performance and customer service. Incumbentis responsible for providing current and accurate statistics for the annual Waste Minimization Survey report, as well as additional request received from Executive Management, and Central Office.The incumbent coordinates, develops and/or researches for additional and pertinent EMS training resources and materials through within house counterparts or outside vendors. Develops reporting procedures, sampling techniques and measurements at various points I EMS's Programs (Sanitation, Pest, Recycling and Grounds) to identify problem areas or inherent weaknesses in work processes, procedures, information systems and content.Coordinates and provides training to front line staff on equipment and clean standards and procedures.

Monitors and updates policies, regulations and service Standard Operating Procedures independently and prepares modifications as needed, always ensuring full coordination and compliance with Infectious Control prior to final approval.

Maintains detailed records and tracks all Environmental Inspections conducted in all building throughout the facility, to include inspections conducted by Housekeeping Aid Supervisors and Leaders.

Specialized Experience:

GS-09: One (1) year of Specialized Experience equivalent to the GS-07 in the Federal service. Specialized experience is defined as experience planning, organizing, and initiating operational activities for a healthcare program in order to facilitate efficient operations and meet program goals. Knowledge of VA's Non-VA Care Program is required.

OR

Master's or equivalent graduate degree in healthcare administrationor public administration or other field directly related to the positionto be filledOR 2 full years of progressively higher level graduate education leading to such a degree OR LL.B. or J.D., if related OR equivalent combinations of graduate education and specialized experience.

NOTE: YOU MUST SUBMIT COPIES OF YOUR UNOFFICIAL TRANSCRIPTS.

Physical Requirement: See VA Directive and Handbook 5019.

Application Standards: OPM Qualification Standards Handbook, GS-0301 series. For more information on these qualification standards, please visit the United States Office of Personnel Management's website at http://www.opm.gov/qualifications.

KSA 1 - ABILITY TO ANALYZE ORGANIZATIONAL AND OPERATIONAL PROCEDURES AND DEVELOP IMPROVEMENTS AND SOLUTIONS
KSA 2 - KNOWLEDGE OF THE CONCEPTS, PRINCIPLES AND PRACTICES OF MANAGEMENT
KSA 3 - ABILITY IN THE USEOF COMPUTER AND SPEADSHEETS, GRAPHS, TABLES, AND DATABASE IN SUPPORTOF HEALTHCARE OPERATIONS.
KAS 4 - ABILITY TO COMMUNICATE ORALLY AND IN WRITING


If you are referred for consideration, you may be asked to submit additional job related information, which may include, but not limited to; responses to the knowledge, skills and abilities; completion of a work sample, and/or contact for an interview.

IN DESCRIBING YOUR EXPERIENCE, PLEASE BE CLEAR AND SPECIFIC. WE WILL NOT MAKE ASSUMPTIONS REGARDING YOUR EXPERIENCE . If your resume/application does not support your questionnaire answers, we will not allow credit for your response(s).

Veterans' Preference:When applying for Federal Jobs, eligible Veterans should claim preference on the Occupational Questionnaire in the section provided and provide a legible copy of your DD214(s) and/or documentation related to your active duty service which shows dates of service, character of service (honorable, general, etc.), or 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 Veterans Preference" with required proof as stated on the form. For more information, please review the information for disabled Veterans in the applicationchecklist or visit http://www.fedshirevets.gov/job/vetpref/index.aspx.

The following documents are required:

    1. Resume (Work Experience Must Include Hour Per Week).
    2. Occupational Questionnaire (Skip this step, if choose to "Apply Online"): Print the 1203FX form to provide your response to the occupational questionnaire http://www.opm.gov/forms/pdf_fill/OPM1203fx.pdf. Complete responses to the questionnaire (Available atView Occupational Questionnaire)
    3. OF-306- Declaration for Federal Employment(Available at: http://www.opm.gov/forms/pdf_fill/of0306.pdf)
    4. Copy of your unofficial transcript if you are using education to qualify
    5. Copy of Current and Unrestricted licensure or certification
    6. People with Disabilities (Schedule A Letter)
    7. If prior military service, include all copies of your DD Forms 214 or proof of service(required). Applicants claiming preference based on service-connected disability, or based on being the spouse or mother of a disabled or deceased Veteran, must also complete and submit an SF 15, Application for 10-Point Veteran Preference (available at http://www.opm.gov/forms/pdf_fill/SF15.pdf).
    8. If pior or currently employed in the VA system, include latest SF-50 - Notification of Personnel Action (required).
    9. Other documents - use thischecklist 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
    10. Optional - Demographic Information on Applicants (OMB-No. 3046-0046). http://www.dodig.mil/JOBS/SESDemongraphicInfo.pdf
    Qualifications & Requirements

    Specialized Experience:

    GS-09: One (1) year of Specialized Experience equivalent to the GS-07 in the Federal service. Specialized experience is defined as experience planning, organizing, and initiating operational activities for a healthcare program in order to facilitate efficient operations and meet program goals. Knowledge of VA's Non-VA Care Program is required.

    OR

    Master's or equivalent graduate degree in healthcare administrationor public administration or other field directly related to the positionto be filledOR 2 full years of progressively higher level graduate education leading to such a degree OR LL.B. or J.D., if related OR equivalent combinations of graduate education and specialized experience.

    NOTE: YOU MUST SUBMIT COPIES OF YOUR UNOFFICIAL TRANSCRIPTS.

    Physical Requirement: See VA Directive and Handbook 5019.

    Application Standards: OPM Qualification Standards Handbook, GS-0301 series. For more information on these qualification standards, please visit the United States Office of Personnel Management's website at http://www.opm.gov/qualifications.

    KSA 1 - ABILITY TO ANALYZE ORGANIZATIONAL AND OPERATIONAL PROCEDURES AND DEVELOP IMPROVEMENTS AND SOLUTIONS
    KSA 2 - KNOWLEDGE OF THE CONCEPTS, PRINCIPLES AND PRACTICES OF MANAGEMENT
    KSA 3 - ABILITY IN THE USEOF COMPUTER AND SPEADSHEETS, GRAPHS, TABLES, AND DATABASE IN SUPPORTOF HEALTHCARE OPERATIONS.
    KAS 4 - ABILITY TO COMMUNICATE ORALLY AND IN WRITING


    If you are referred for consideration, you may be asked to submit additional job related information, which may include, but not limited to; responses to the knowledge, skills and abilities; completion of a work sample, and/or contact for an interview.

    IN DESCRIBING YOUR EXPERIENCE, PLEASE BE CLEAR AND SPECIFIC. WE WILL NOT MAKE ASSUMPTIONS REGARDING YOUR EXPERIENCE . If your resume/application does not support your questionnaire answers, we will not allow credit for your response(s).

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