Health Science Officer for VA’s Office of Research & Development
This exciting Mental Health/Suicide Prevention Program Manager is within the Office of Research and Development (ORD) at the Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) in Washington, DC. The Program Manager will be in the Clinical Science Research and Development Service (CSRD), one of four components that comprise ORD. CSRD supports and manages a national research portfolio of clinical, behavioral, and epidemiological research (including clinical trials) on disorders and diseases of importance to the health of Veterans.
The Clinical Science Research and Development Service (CSRD) is the one of four research services in ORD and consists of a Washington-based staff of approximately 16 employees. CSRD supports scientific expert peer-review of approximately 500 scientific proposals per year submitted by investigators located in local VA facilities proposing research studies of disorders and diseases of importance to the health of Veterans. CSRD provides approximately $72 million per year to support approximately 400 research projects. CSRD has an active portfolio of clinical trials, requiring a high level of oversight, as well as VA career development awardees and VA senior career scientists.
The Mental Health/Suicide Prevention Program Manager, CSRD, functions as the Health Science Program Administrator in CSRD and is responsible to the Chief Research and Development Officer (CRADO) through the Director, CSRD. As the Health Science Program Administrator, the incumbent’s areas of responsibility include program planning, program development and implementation, scientific merit review, program relevance and priority, and program evaluation, within strategically set objectives and plans.
Develop and implement new or modified mechanisms of support and for research resources and facilities to effectively executive the planned programming of funds
Develop and facilitate strategic plans that drives the daily operation and future direction of the program
High level of productivity to assign and review work of subordinate staff to ensure effective team performance and compliance.
Ability to develop and execute plans for necessary organizational changes to maximize efficiency
Ability to evaluate, analyze scientific and administrative reports, policies, or procedures to define the need or objective, and problem solve
Strong interpersonal skills and ability to work with diverse groups to achieve desired outcomes
Ability to effectively communicate to build and maintain relationships with key stakeholders
Demonstrate the ability to work collaboratively with colleagues, internal and external stakeholders, including government, private sector, and non-profit partners
Relevant work experience in VA programs or health related research
Experience in program development and implementation
Experience in effective team and performance management
Demonstrated ability to formulate solutions, evaluate programs/research projects, create alternative choices and implications for collaborative and synergistic team efforts
Demonstrated program compliance with applicable regulations, consistent and accurate documentation and reporting, and to identify deficiencies, or opportunities for improvement.
Familiarity with VA policies and procedures, peer and/or programmatic review processes, clinical research, portfolio analysis
Current and former eligible Federal employees eligible Veterans, and career transitional employees are encouraged to apply via competitive status from May 26-June 7 at USAJOBS.gov: