Veterans Affairs, Veterans Health Administration Social Worker Program Manager (Women Veterans Program Manager) in Portland, Oregon

Job Overview

Job Overview

Vacancy Identification Number (VIN): 1999380

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OUR MISSION: To fulfill President Lincoln's promise – To care for those "who shall have borne the battle" and for their families and survivors – 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?

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

VA encourages persons with disabilities to apply. The health related positions in VA are covered by Title 38, and are not covered by the Schedule A excepted appointment authority.


The incumbent serves as the Women Veterans Program Manager (WVPM) for VA Portland Health Care System. He/She is responsible for administering, planning, monitoring, and evaluating the Women Veterans Health Program (WVHP). This professional coordinates a variety of activities, including outreach; multidisciplinary activities; psychosocial assessments; treatment and discharge planning; consultation and/or education to medical center staff and community service providers; the collection and maintenance of statistical data; program planning, evaluation and modification; and the supervision of staff as assigned.

Work is typically performed in a clinical setting at the Women's Health Clinic, but may be performed in a setting away from the medical center where the environment cannot be controlled such as at conferences/meetings, in homes, and at other community agencies. The incumbent must be flexible since to meet program requirements it may be necessary to work irregular tours of duty and to travel, including overnight details, as needed.

Work Schedule: Monday - Friday 8:00 am to 4:30 pm

Functional Statement Title/#: Social Worker Program Manager (Women Veterans Program Manager)

Supervisory Status


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

Open to US Citizens and other current, permanent Federal employees

Questions? This job is open to 2 groups.

Job Requirements

Job Requirements
Key Requirements
  • Must pass pre-employment examination
  • English language proficiency required
  • Designated and-or Random Drug Testing required
  • Background and-or Security Investigation required
  • Selective Service Registration is required for males born after 12/31/1959.
  • Must be a US Citizen


  • U.S. Citizenship.
  • Must possess a Master's degree in social work from a school of social work fully accredited by the Council on Social Work Education (CSWE). Graduates of schools of social work that are in candidacy status do not meet this requirement until the school of social work is fully accredited. A doctoral degree in social work may not be substituted for the master's degree in social work Verification of the degree can be made by going to the CSWE web site to verify if that social work degree meets the accreditation standards for a master of social work.
  • Must possess a full, current, and unrestricted license at the advanced practice level.
  • Proficient in spoken and written English.


GS-12 Social Worker Program Coordinators: Individuals assigned as social worker program coordinator or manager must be licensed or certified at the advanced practice level. Their experience must demonstrate possession of advanced practice skills and judgment, demonstrating progressively more professional competency. They may have certification or other post-master's degree training from a nationally recognized professional organization or university that includes a defined curriculum/course of study and internship, or equivalent supervised professional experience.

DEMONSTRATED KNOWLEDGE, SKILLS, AND ABILITIES: (These are not required for applying. However, if selected, you will be asked to provide narratives to each statement below for submission to the Professional Standards Board in determining salary).

  • In-depth knowledge of the program coordinated, and demonstrated knowledge and ability to write policies, procedures, and/or practice guidelines for the program.
  • Knowledge and skill in management/administration, which includes supervision, consultation, negotiation, and monitoring.
  • Ability to supervise multidisciplinary staff assigned to the program.
  • Ability to organize work, set priorities, meet multiple deadlines, and evaluate assigned program area(s).
  • Ability to provide training, orientation, consultation and guidance within clinical specialization of practice.


References : *VA Handbook 5005/23, Part II, Appendix G39, Social Worker *Qualification Standard, dated February 2012

APPLICANTS PLEASE NOTE: Education must be accredited by an accrediting institution recognized by the U.S. Department of Education in order for it to be credited towards qualifications. Applicants must, therefore, only report attendance and/or degrees from schools accredited by accrediting institutions recognized by the U.S. Department of Education. Applicants can verify accreditation at the following website: All education claimed by applicants will be verified by the appointing agency accordingly. * If you are using foreign education to meet qualification requirements, you must send a Certificate of Foreign Equivalency with your transcript in order to receive credit for that education. *

Physical Requirements: The work is primarily sedentary. It may require some occasional lifting and light carrying (under 15 lbs.); reaching above shoulder; use of fingers, rapid mental and muscular coordinating; hearing aid permitted; mental and emotional stability; working closely with others.

Security Clearance

Public Trust - Background Investigation

Additional Information

Additional Information
What To Expect Next

After we receive your complete application package (including any required documents), your qualifications will be reviewed to decide if you meet the basic requirements. You will be notified when this decision is made.


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

Receiving Service Credit for 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.

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

This position is in the Excepted Service and does not confer competitive status.

Other Information

NOTE: The Professional Standards Board (a peer-review group) will review the selected candidate's education and experience and recommend the grade and salary at which the candidate will be placed. For internal selectees eligible for promotion, the board will determine grade and HR will determine step in accordance with policy.

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 2017-09-05

Salary: $76,489 to $99,439 / per year

Pay scale & grade: GS 12

Series: 0185 Social Work

Appointment type: Excepted Service Permanent

Work schedule: Full Time

Job announcement number: VS-17-SJJ-1999380

Control number: 476900700