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Acos Mental Health Social Worker Job in JOHNSON CITY, TN

Acos Mental Health Social Worker Job in JOHNSON CITY, TN

Vacancy No. 621-38-17-213-AC-1995320 Department Veterans Affairs, Veterans Health Administration
Salary $101,409.00 to $131,833.00 Grade 14 to 14
Perm/Temp Permanent FT/PT Full-time
Open Date 8/4/2017 Close Date 8/17/2017
Who may apply Public

Job Description (Please follow all instructions carefully)
  • Open & closing dates

    2017-08-04 to 2017-08-17

  • Salary

    $101,409 to $131,833 / per year

  • Pay scale & grade

    GS 14

  • Series

    0185 Social Work

  • Appointment type


  • Work schedule

    Full Time

  • Job announcement number


  • Control number



1 vacancy in the following location:

Job Overview

Job Overview


Vacancy Identification Number (VIN): 1995320

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?

Johnson City can best be described as a metropolitan melting pot with invigorating music, amazing outdoor activities and enchanting culture and history. As a matter of fact Forbes Magazine ranks Johnson City 14th in their latest rankings of best places to live! Local festivals include Unity in the Community Festival http://www.umojajc.org/, Blue Plum Festival, Apple Festival, and the Rhythm and Roots Reunion in nearby Bristol Tennessee/Virginia. Enjoy year round outdoor activities at our area lakes and parks and just a stone's throw away you'll find renowned attractions such as Barter Theatre, Bristol Motor Speedway and Asheville North Carolina's Biltmore House. For the Sports Enthusiast you can cheer on future baseball hall of famers with the area's rookie league baseball team - the Johnson City Cardinals! Johnson City offers an affordable cost of living, no state income tax, and excellent schools and universities! Start your Adventure in Johnson City Tennessee! A Hometown Heart with a Big City Soul!

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As a VA professional, your opportunities are endless.  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 http://www.vacareers.va.gov/

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 Mountain Home VA Healthcare System strongly encourages persons that are interested in and may represent multicultural diversity to apply. We have a long-standing Multicultural Diversity Committee led by mental health professionals devoted to educating, monitoring and furthering our awareness, practice and outcomes in regards to multiculturalism.

If you are a permanent Federal Employee, apply to VIN 1995912.


Individuals who applied to job announcement number 621-38-17-184-AC-1976663 will continue to be considered and do not need to reapply.

This is one supervisory position advertised under four different disciplines, Psychiatrist, Psychologist, Social Worker and Nurse Practitioner.  One selection will be made from among those eligible and qualified from one of the four different disciplines. 

As the ACOS of Mental Health of the Mountain Home VA Healthcare System (MHVAHCS), the incumbent has administrative, professional, and technical responsibility for the mental health care delivery system within MHVAHCS.  The MHVAHCS consists of the main facility located in Mountain Home, Tennessee and outlying CBOCs in northeast Tennessee and southwest Virginia.   

The ACOS for Mental Health (MH) has full and final authority with respect to administration of the service line.  The ACOS for MH is responsible for goals, priorities, policies, procedures, clinical programs and resource allocations pertaining to the MHSL.  Staff directly assigned to the MHSL is accountable to the ACOS for MH.  All such personnel appointments are subject to the initial and continuing approval authority (within the limits imposed by fiscal realities), for all decisions relative to staffing, including individual assignments, team composition (size, and professional mix), performance measures and productivity standards.

The ACOS for MH is responsible for establishing an organizational structure and an operating system that ensures the efficient and timely accomplishment of MHSL goals and priorities.  He/she will ensure that MHSL programs reflect and support the mission and priorities of MHVAHCS.  He/she will participate actively in the strategic planning process, in collaboration with other MHVAHCS Clinical Directors, the Associate Directors, the Chief of Staff and the MHVAHCS Director.  The MHSL is responsible for representing the MHSL internally and externally, as one of the major service lines within MHVAHCS.  He/she will establish and ensure the integrity and full functionality of communication systems within the MHSL to inform personnel in a timely manner of program developments which affect them.  He/she will establish and maintain policies and procedures that contribute effectively to excellence in customer service.  He/she will allocate financial, space, equipment and human resources effectively within the MHSL in a manner which demonstrates commitment to quality health care delivery, improved productivity, technological advances and cost effectiveness.

The ACOS for MH is responsible for ensuring that internal control systems consistent with OMB, GAO, and VA guidelines are in place, and identified problems are corrected in a timely manner.  This responsibility includes ensuring that complaints from internal and external customers and received and addressed effectively.  The Director will ensure that complaints and problems of a recurring nature are investigated and corrective actions are initiated in a timely manner.

The ACOS for MH directly supervises and is assisted by the MHSL Administrative Officer, the Chief of Psychology, Chief of Psychiatry, Lead MH Social Worker, and Chief of the Domiciliary in administration of the MHSL.  Through the MHSL leadership team, the ACOS for MH also supervises the Clinical Managers of the major product lines in Mental Health.

The ACOS for MH functions as a top management official within MHVAHCS.  As such, the incumbent serves as a member of the MHVAHCS Medical Executive Board, as well as appropriate Executive Committees at the VISN level.

The incumbent has professional management and administrative responsibilities that are broad and complex in scope, and constitutes a significant part of this VA Health Care System.  Decisions are made exercising wide latitude and independent judgment.  He/she has line and staff authority for resource allocations within his/her area of responsibility. He/she ensures the efficient operation of the organizational unit. 

Work Schedule: Monday - Friday 7:45 am to 4:30 pm.

Functional Statement Title/#: Associate Chief of Staff (ACOS) Social Worker.

Permanent Change of Station (PCS) Expenses are authorized for this position.


The Department of Veterans Affairs offers Permanent Change of Station (PCS) relocation services.  Permanent Change of Station is the relocation of a household due to government convenience in connection with a transfer between duty stations or facilities.  For more information go to http://vaww.fscdirect.fsc.va.gov/pcs.asp

Supervisory Status


Travel Required

  • Occasional Travel
  • Travel to CBOCs and VISN Meetings

Relocation Authorized

  • No

Who May Apply

This job is open to…

United States Citizens

Questions? This job is open to 1 group.

Job Requirements
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Department of Veterans Affairs

Veterans Affairs, Veterans Health Administration


Phone: (423)926-1171x7181


Chief of Staff
PO BOX 4000

Note: We cannot accept applications on behalf of Federal Agencies. Application instructions are listed within the Job Description.

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