Veterans Affairs, Veterans Health Administration Supervisory Prosthetic Representative (Chief) in Montgomery, Alabama

Veterans Affairs, Veterans Health Administration
1 vacancy in the following location:
  • Montgomery, AL
Work Schedule is Full Time - Permanent

Opened Thursday 10/13/2016 (10 day(s) ago)

** Closes Monday 10/24/2016 (1 day(s) away)

Job Overview

Vacancy Identification Number (VIN): 1824773

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?

The Central Alabama Veteran Health Care System (CAVHCS) is a consolidated health care system that includes VA Medical Centers in Montgomery and Tuskegee Alabama as well as Community Based Outpatient Clinics (CBOC) in Dothan Alabama, Ft. Rucker Alabama, Monroeville Alabama, and Columbus Georgia.

Every job at the VA impacts the Veterans that we serve. You can be part of that team, helping to make sure that our Veterans receive the top-quality care they deserve. 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

NOTE:The Professional Standards Board (a peer-review group) will review the selected candidate's education and experience and recommend the step at which the candidate will be placed in that specific grade. The salary is based on the grade and step approved for the selected candidate.

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 selected Supervisory Prosthetic Representative administers, supervises, and performs work concerned with rendering prosthetic and sensory aids program at local, VISN7, or national levels. This work requires the application and interpretation of laws concerning benefits available to disabled patients and of the regulations, procedures and practices based thereon and, in addition, a specialized knowledge of the medical and psychological problems directly related to the use of prosthetic devices. Duties and responsibilities include, but are not limited to:

  • Advises on new prosthetics field developments and supply sources

  • Interprets clinician prescriptions to ensure proper device selection; authorize their purchase, fabrication, or repair

  • Maintains liaison with prosthetics supply manufactures and dealers, inspecting their facilities and services, and participates in awarding prosthetic appliance contracts

  • Participates in investigative/research studies by selecting pilot wears of newly developed prosthetics items, and evaluating and compiling data on items usefulness

  • Provides multiple facilities with prosthetic and sensory aids technical/administrative advice and assistance.

  • Determines eligibility

  • Authorize benefit payment and reimbursement for local and regional programs such as Clothing Allowance and Automobilie Adaptive Equipment

  • Plans and schedules ongoing production-oriented work on a quarterly and annual basis, or direct assignments of similar duration

  • Develops statement of work and develops performance measures

  • Manages time and attendance program

  • Counsels employees and initiates disciplinary actions

  • Serves as Chairperson in local facility committees, workgroups, teams

  • Implements new local and national guidelines

  • Plans, develops and prepare budget estimates

  • Analyzes costs to develop cost containment initiatives

  • Plans, schedules, review work including projecting and forecasting

  • Coordinates specialty programs which includeing clothing allowance, Home Oxygen, Automobile Adaptive Equipment, Home Improvement Structural Alternations

  • Coordinates specialty clinics which includes wheelchair, amputee, Major Medical Equipment Committee, Preventive Amputeee Care Team, etc

  • Approves credit card reconciliations as set forth by VA Handbook 1130.1

  • Communicates effectively with management and stakeholders

  • Implements Joint Commission standards of care

Functional Statement: 1474

Work Schedule: 8:00 a.m. - 4:30 p.m., Monday through Friday

Travel Required
  • Not Required
Relocation Authorized
  • No
Job Requirements
Key Requirements
  • Must pass pre-employment examination
  • Must be proficient in written and spoken English
  • 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.


  • U. S. citizenship. Non citizens may be appointed when it is not possible to recruit qualified citizens in accordance with VA Policy.

  • Experience and/or Education. Three years of experience that demonstrates: knowledge of accounting methods; ability to analyze, comprehend, and apply decisions; basic knoweldge of inventory management procedures; ability to use software packages for word processing, spreadsheet development, and database management; ability to compile, research, analyze, comprehend, and apply information or data; and abilty to work as a team member in a group setting, OR, Education equivalent to a bachelor's degree from an accredited university or college, OR, Equivalent combinations of experience and education.

  • Must be proficient in spoken and written English as required by 38 U.S.C. 7402(d), and 7407(d).


*GRADE DETERMINATIONS: *In addition to meeting the above basic qualifications standards, the following criteria must be met in determining the appropriate grade assignment.


Experience. At least 1 year of experience equivalent to the next lower level, and must fully meet the KSAs at that level. In addition, the candidate must demonstrate the following technical KSAs and the potential to acquire the assignment specific KSAs designated by an asterisk (*):

(b) Demonstrated Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities

  1. Knowledge of national initiatives and/or intra-agency workgroups or committees.

*2. Ability to implement national policies over multiple facilities.

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: Only education or degrees recognized by the U.S. Department of Education from accredited colleges, universities, schools, or institutions may be used to qualify for Federal employment. You can verify your education here: 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:

Uses a computer with multiple programs, phone and other electronic aid devices to perform functions assigned by the Chief. Wireless headphones for calls may be used. Some lifting, pushing, pulling, and stocking supplies and durable medical equipment is required. Light carrying, under 15 pounds. Light lifting, under 15 pounds; pulling and pushing of items.). Hearing (aid permitted). Walking, up to 2 hours. Standing, up to 2 hours. Repeated bending, up to 1 hour. Near vision correctable at 13" to 16".

Security Clearance

Public Trust - Background Investigation

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

It is the policy of the VA to not deny employment to those that have faced financial hardships or periods of unemployment.

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

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

Salary Range: $84,443.00 to $109,781.00 / Per Year

Series & Grade: GS-0672-13/13

Supervisory Status: Yes

Who May Apply: open to Permanent facility, VA-Wide or Non VA Federal agencies

Control Number: 453360300

Job Announcement Number: JU-T38-002-DBA-1824773