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Associate Chief Of Staff For Mental Health Acos Mh Job in SACRAMENTO, CA

Associate Chief Of Staff For Mental Health Acos Mh Job in SACRAMENTO, CA

Vacancy No. 612-17-CDK-1928127 Department Veterans Affairs, Veterans Health Administration
Salary $130,000.00 to $280,000.00 Grade 00 to 00
Perm/Temp Permanent FT/PT Full-time
Open Date 3/15/2017 Close Date 12/29/2017
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Associate Chief of Staff for Mental Health (ACOS MH)

Veterans Affairs, Veterans Health Administration

1 vacancy in the following location:

  • Sacramento, CA
Work Schedule is Full Time - Excepted Service Permanent

Opened Wednesday 3/15/2017

Closes Friday 12/29/2017

  • Salary Range
    $130,000.00 to $280,000.00 / Per Year
  • Series & Grade
  • Supervisory Status
  • Who May Apply
    US Citizens and Current Permanent Federal Employees
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Job Overview

Job Overview


Vacancy Identification Number (VIN) 1928127

***Open Until Filled*** with an initial first cut-off date of 4/17/2017.  Additional applicants will be referred as requested by the Chief of Staff.***

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.

The Department of Veterans Affairs Northern California Health Care System (VANCHCS) is an integrated health care delivery system, offering a comprehensive array of medical, surgical, rehabilitative, mental health and extended care to veterans in northern California. The health system is comprised of a medical center in Sacramento; a rehabilitation and extended care facility in Martinez; outpatient clinics in Martinez, Fairfield, Oakland, Sacramento, Redding, Chico, Yuba City and Vallejo; a Substance Abuse Treatment Center in Oakland; and dental clinics in Vallejo, Sacramento, and Redding.

 As a VA physician, your opportunities are endless. With many openings in the multiple functions of VA, you will have a wide range of opportunities at you 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.

NOTE: Applicant's education and experience will be reviewed by a Professional Standards Board and Compensation Panel (for physicians and dentists) in determining the grade and salary of the applicant selected. The recommended salary may be at any point in the range listed for this vacancy.

Special Employment Consideration: 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.

Permanent Change of Station (PCS)/Relocation expenses are not authorized for this position. 

Recruitment/Relocation Incentive may be authorized for a high quality candidate.

The incumbent for this position may be eligible to apply for the Education Debt Reduction Program. Please contact Human Resources at this medical center and speak with the Education Debt Reduction Program Coordinator for additional information.

Bargaining Unit Position:  No

Fair Labor Standards Act (FLSA): Exempt


The VA Northern California VA Health Care System (VA NCHCS) is seeking an Associate Chief of Staff for Mental Health (ACOS/MH) to join the Chief of Staff and the Executive Leadership team in leading the Health Care System in fulfilling its mission as a Mental Health Center of excellence.  The ACOS/MH will be organized and dynamic, with the responsibility for overseeing the planning, developing, coordinating, directing, and evaluating Mental Health Services for a large and complex VA health care system.  

Acute inpatient Mental Health services are located at the Northern California Health Care System main campus at the Sacramento VA Medical Center in Mather, California.  The VA Northern California Health Care System also offers a continuum of outpatient Mental Health services.  VA NCHCS Mental Health Service has over 280 employees at 10 geographically dispersed locations throughout Northern California.  We offer a full range of outpatient mental health services, including General Mental Health services at 7 geographically separated clinics, and other services to included PTSD treatment, Substance Use Disorder, Tele-mental Health services, Primary Care-Mental Health Integration, and specialized programs for Veterans with Serious Mental Illness (e.g., MHICM, compensated work therapy and vocational rehabilitation) services; and operate two acute inpatient mental  health units, including one at our main campus at the Sacramento (Mather) Medical Center, and a joint VA-USAF unit at David Grant Medical Center on Travis AFB. 

The Mental Health Service is affiliated with the Department of Psychiatry at the University of California, Davis Medical Center (UCDMC) and the selected candidate will supervise and teach UC Davis psychiatry residents and medical students on the UC Davis Medical School campus and will receive an academic appointment at a level commensurate with their academic accomplishments and experience. The ACOS/MH will also work with UC Davis teaching faculty to expand existing educational rotations for medical students and residents and will help develop new rotations within the VA Northern California HCS.   

The qualified candidates will be seasoned clinicians who demonstrate extensive and progressive leadership experience, both as a clinician and an administrator and possess the ability to promote innovation, inspire organizational excellence, be able to build teams, and coach clinical leaders as they work toward common goals.  Exceptional interpersonal skills, as well as operational and financial skills are essential.  The successful candidate must have the ability to meet VA established performance measure goals, and possess a thorough knowledge of the standards of the Veterans Health Administration and other accrediting bodies.  The ACOS/MH should possess the ability to promote innovation, be able to lead others and inspire organizational excellence.

Submitting your CV/Resume using USA Staffing is not mandatory – you may instead choose to send your CV/Resume via email directly to Crystal Keeler, Physician Recruiter at crystal.keeler@va.gov.  You may also contact Ms. Keeler with questions about the position via email or by calling (916) 843-9256.


Travel Required

  • Occasional Travel
  • Between VA Northern California HCS facilities

Relocation Authorized

  • No
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Department Of Veterans Affairs

Veterans Affairs, Veterans Health Administration


Phone: (916)843-9256


VHA Northern California HCS Sacramento
Department of Veterans Affairs
150 Muir Road

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

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