Veterans Affairs, Veterans Health Administration Supervisor Program Specialist in Decatur, Georgia

Job Overview

Job Overview

Vacancy Identification Number (VIN): 1999138

OUR MISSION: To fulfill President Lincoln's promise – "To care for him who shall have borne the battle, and for his widow, and his orphan" – by serving and honoring the men and women who are America's Veterans. How would you like to become a part of a team providing compassionate care to Veterans?

As a VA professional, your opportunities are endless. With many openings in the multiple functions of VA, you will have a wide range of opportunities and leadership positions at your fingertips. Not only is it the largest, most technologically advanced integrated health care system in the Nation, but we also provide many other services to Veterans through the Benefits Administration and National Cemeteries. VA professionals feel good about their careers and their ability to balance work and home life. VA offers generous paid time off and a variety of predictable and flexible scheduling opportunities. For more information on the Department of Veterans Affairs, go to


The incumbent of this position plays a key role in the management of the Atlanta VAMC Credentialing and Privileging Program. The incumbent has overall program oversight of this area and is also a direct supervisor of (10) GS-11 Program Analyst positions for both dependent and Licensed Independent staff. The position is organizationally under the Office of the Chief of Staff. The Atlanta VAMC is a complexity level one organization providing a variety of specialty care, primary care, mental health and social services to Veterans.

The incumbent serves as Credentialing and Privileging Supervisory Program Specialist in the Office of the Chief of Staff and is delegated authority and responsibility for the Credentialing and Privileging Program of the medical staff and credentialing program of all health care occupations covered under Veterans Health Administration (VHA) Directive 2006-067, Credentialing of Heath Care Professionals. The incumbent coordinates the credentialing and privileging for appointment, reappointment, and change in status of appointment processes for all full-time and part-time staff physicians, consulting and attending staff, fee basis, without compensation (WOC), contract, dentists, psychologists, optometrists, and podiatrists. Moreover, the incumbent coordinates the credentialing of health care professionals within VHA who are appointed or designated under United States Code (U.S.C.) Title 38 and Title 5 authorities, who claim licensure, registration, or certification, as applicable to the position, and are not currently credentialed in accordance with VHA Handbook 1100.09.

  • Assign work to subordinates based on priorities, selective consideration of the difficulty and requirements of assignments, and the capabilities of employees.
  • Evaluate work performance of subordinates.
  • Give advise, counsel, and/or instruction to employees on both work and administrative matters.
  • Develop performance standards.

Work Schedule: 1st Shift 8:00 am to 4:30 pm

Position Description Title/PD#: 508-505230

Supervisory Status


Promotion Potential


Travel Required
  • Not Required
Relocation Authorized
  • No
Who May Apply
This job is open to…

Current VA Employees ONLY

Questions? This job is open to 2 groups.

Job Requirements

Job Requirements
Key Requirements
  • You must be a U.S. citizen to apply for this job.
  • Subject to a background/suitability investigation.
  • Selective Service Registration is required for males born after 12/31/1959.

To qualify for this position, applicants must meet all requirements by the closing date of this announcement.

Specialized Experience:

Applicants 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: Providing advice and support to the medical center leadership, coordinating the credentialing of health care professionals within VHA, and maintaining the quality management program for the office.

There is no educational substitution for the GS-12 level.

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.

Physical Requirements:The work requires no special physical demands. It may involve some walking, standing, bending, or carrying of light items. Keen hearing and distinct speech are essential due to the extensive use of the telephone as a means of communication.

Time-in-grade: 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. For a GS-12 position you must have served 52 weeks at the GS-11 level

Security Clearance

Public Trust - Background Investigation

Additional Information

Additional Information
What To Expect Next

After we receive application packages (including all required documents) and the vacancy announcement closes, we will review applications to ensure qualification and eligibility requirements are met. During our review, if your résumé and application package do not support your questionnaire answers, we will adjust your rating accordingly. After the review is complete, a referral certificate(s) is issued and applicants will be notified of their status by email (if provided); otherwise, applicants will receive a notification letter via the U.S. Postal Service. Referred applicants will be notified as such and may be contacted directly by the hiring office for an interview. All referred applicants receive a final notification once a selection decision has been made.

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VA offers a comprehensive benefits package. This link provides an overview of the benefits currently offered:

Other Information

Placement Policy: The posting of this announcement does not obligate management to fill a vacancy or vacancies by promotion. The position may be filled by reassignment, change to lower grade, transfer, appointment, or reinstatement. Management may use any one or any combination of these methods to fill the position.

This job opportunity announcement may be used to fill additional vacancies.

This job originated on For the full announcement and to apply, visit Only resumes submitted according to the instructions on the job announcement listed at will be considered.

Open & closing dates: 2017-08-11 to 2017-08-17

Salary: $75,705 to $98,420 / per year

Pay scale & grade: GS 12

Series: 0301 Miscellaneous Administration And Program

Appointment type: Agency Employees Only

Work schedule: Full Time

Job announcement number: JV-17-NRH-1999138

Control number: 476872700