Dept of Veterans Affairs job posting: Health Science Officer - Oncology Data Program Manager

  • 1.  Dept of Veterans Affairs job posting: Health Science Officer - Oncology Data Program Manager

    Posted 11-19-2020 09:49


    Health Science Officer - Oncology Data Program Manager

    This position is located within the Office of Specialty Care Services, National Oncology Program under the Veterans Health Administration (VHA) Central Office, Station 101 and in Washington, DC. The selectee will be virtually assigned.


    The position is in the National Oncology Program (NOP), Specialty Care Services (SCS), Veterans Health Administration, and Department of Veterans Affairs. Under the direct supervision of the Director for Precision Oncology (DPO), the Oncology Data Program Manager (incumbent) is responsible for managing the Department of Veterans Affairs' (VA) cancer registry system, including the VA Central Cancer Registry (VACCR). The Oncology Program supports VA's efforts in prevention, early detection, diagnosis, treatment, and survivorship of Veterans with cancer. Your duties may include, but are not limited to, the following:

    • Provide overall direction and support of daily operations of the VACCR Systems
    • Assist the DPO and the National Program Director (NPD) with the operational and long-term planning of the VACCRS.
    • Function as the program manager which includes the administration, review and maintenance of the budget, procurement, information security and privacy and coordination of the wide range of high graded subordinate staff;
    • Participate in network and national related efforts related to projects/initiatives and assigned goals of NOP and the Precision Oncology Initiative (POI);
    • Lead and organize National, Veterans Integrated Service Network (VISN), and Health Care System quality, performance, and improvement efforts as it pertains to the VACCRS;
    • Coordinate with the operational and research components of the VHA enterprise for the establishment of an enhanced VACCR and Integrates with the POI and National Tele-oncology expansion.

    Work Schedule: Full-time, Monday-Friday, 8:30 am-5:00 pm (flexibility of work schedule may be negotiable after selection)
    Compressed/Flexible: Negotiable after selection
    Telework: Eligible
    Virtual: This is a virtual position.
    Relocation/Recruitment Incentives: Not authorized
    Financial Disclosure Report: Not required

    Travel Required

    25% or less - You may be expected to travel for this position.

    Supervisory status


    Promotion Potential



    Conditions of Employment

    o    You must be a U.S. Citizen to apply for this job

    o    Subject to a background/security investigation

    o    Designated and/or random drug testing may be required

    o    Selective Service Registration is required for males born after 12/31/1959

    o    May be required to serve a probationary period

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


    To qualify for this position, you must meet the following Basic Education Requirement for the 0601 series:
    Basic Education Requirement: You must have successfully completed a Bachelor's or graduate/higher level degree, with a major study in an academic field related to the medical field, health sciences or allied sciences appropriate to the work of the Health Science Specialist - Oncology Program Coordinator. This degree must be from an educational program from an accrediting body recognized by the U.S. Department of Education at the time the degree was obtained. NOTE: Transcripts (unofficial or official) must be submitted with your application materials. Education cannot be credited without documentation. THE TRANSCRIPTS WITH YOUR APPLICATION PACKAGE MUST SHOW THE SCHOOL ATTENDED, DEGREE OBTAINED, AND DATE CONFERRED.
    In addition to the Basic Education Requirement above, to qualify for this position at the GS-14 level, you must meet the following:
    Specialized Experience: One year of specialized experience equivalent to at least the next lower grade level (GS-13) in the normal line of progression for the occupation in the organization. Specialized experience includes, but is not limited to, the following: Experience using and working with a cancer registry program; experience working with various cancer registries, associations, and programs such as North American Association of Central Cancer Registries (NAACCR), National Program of Cancer Registries (NPCR), National Cancer Institute Surveillance, Epidemiology, End Results (NCI SEER) Program, National Cancer Registrars Association (NCRA), or the American Joint Committee on Cancer (AJCC); providing in depth administrative oversight over an Oncology Program; managing, manipulating, interpreting, and presenting data as it relates to cancer/oncology; working knowledge of health care delivery systems, missions, programs, and organizational relationships; exercising delegated responsibility and authority to plan, schedule, and carry out major health care delivery projects concerned with the analysis and evaluation of programs or organizational effectiveness; experience leading, training, and developing subordinate staff members; experience applying principles, practices, methods, and techniques of public health program administration; providing executive and technical guidance; providing progress, statistical reporting, and analysis; experience in applying experimental theories and new developments to problems; making decisions or recommendations significantly changing, interpreting, or developing important policies and programs; experience in conducting research, analysis to develop reports with assessments of mission requirements that can be used to devise solutions to identified problem areas associated with acquisition projects or program area; developing, analyzing, tracking, and reporting annual spending plans and budget submissions. NOTE: Experience must be fully documented on your resume and must include job title, duties, month and year start/end dates, AND hours worked per week.
    In addition to the requirements listed above, you must also meet the following Selective Placement Factor:
    This position includes a Selective Placement Factor (skill, knowledge, ability or other worker characteristic basic to - and essential for - satisfactory performance of the job). Selective Placement Factors are a prerequisite to appointment and represent minimum requirements for a position. Applicants who do not meet it are ineligible for further consideration.

    The Selective Placement Factor for this position is:

    Experience directing a clinical technical and administrative program involved in the management and utilization of Oncology data resources. NOTE: Experience must be fully documented in your resume to receive credit.

    You will be rated on the following Competencies as part of the assessment questionnaire for this position:

    o    Business Process Reengineering

    o    Communications

    o    Customer Service

    o    Data Management

    o    Organizational Stewardship

    o    Project Management

    o    Strategic Thinking

    o    Technical Competence


    Link to job announcement in USAJOBS:

    This announcement will only be open from 11/19/2020 to 11/25/2020.  This job will close when we have received 100 applications which may be sooner than the closing date.


    Questions please contact Leann Ticknor at