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Systems & Procedures Analyst

Company: Department of Veterans Affairs
Location: Buffalo
Posted on: June 13, 2021

Job Description:

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The Systems & Procedures Analyst position is located within one of the STA528 facilities and is organizationally aligned to Network 2 Financial Operations. The incumbent is a member the team responsible for maintaining the national Managerial Cost Accounting (MCA) system. MCA is an executive information program and VA's primary cost accounting system that directly impacts patient management by providing data on patterns of care and patient outcomes.

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The System & Procedure & Analyst duties are as follows:

  • Processes financial and clinical data in the DSS system for STA528 sites and its community clinics.
  • Assists in the accumulation, assembly and review of statistical data for completeness and accuracy.
  • Provides direct support to all local care/ service line managers in accurately identifying appropriate costing for the delivery of services by applying standard costing methodologies.
  • Maintains a tracking mechanism for a continuous flow of information that is received from Headquarters, Network Office, teleconferences and training providing guidance for current processing, fiscal year conversion, and various package updates.
  • Prepares routine and special reports for management, the VISN, and/or headquarters to assist in the identification of possible improvements and optimization in product / service costs.
  • Establishes reporting requirements and assumes follow-up responsibility for routine and/or special studies and projects.
  • Researches, interprets, performs reconciliations, and verifies data for accuracy and reports any discrepancies.

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

Compressed/Flexible: N/A

Telework: N/A

Virtual: This is not a virtual position.

Position Description/PD#: Systems & Procedures Analyst/PD21P31O

Relocation/Recruitment Incentives: Not Authorized

Financial Disclosure Report: Not required

Travel Required

Not required

Supervisory status


Promotion Potential


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0501 Financial Administration And Program

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Conditions of Employment

  • You must be a U.S. Citizen to apply for this job
  • Designated and/or random drug testing may be required
  • Selective Service Registration is required for males born after 12/31/1959
  • You may be required to serve a probationary period
  • Subject to background/security investigation
  • Selected applicants will be required to complete an online onboarding process


To qualify for this position, applicants must meet all requirements by the closing date of this announcement, 06/15/2021.

Time-In-Grade Requirement: Applicants who are current Federal employees and have held a GS grade any time in the past 52 weeks must also meet time-in-grade requirements by the closing date of this announcement. For a GS-11 position you must have served 52 weeks at the GS-09 or higher. The grade may have been in any occupation, but must have been held in the Federal service. An SF-50 that shows your time-in-grade eligibility must be submitted with your application materials. If the most recent SF-50 has an effective date within the past year, it may not clearly demonstrate you possess one-year time-in-grade, as required by the announcement. In this instance, you must provide an additional SF-50 that clearly demonstrates one-year time-in-grade.

Note: Time-In-Grade requirements also apply to former Federal employees applying for reinstatement as well as current employees applying for Veterans Employment Opportunities Act of 1998 (VEOA) appointment.

You may qualify based on your experience and/or education as described below:

  • Specialized Experience: You must have one year of specialized experience equivalent to at least the next lower grade GS-09 in the normal line of progression for the occupation in the organization. Examples of specialized experience would typically include, but are not limited to: Knowledge of STA528 Medical Center and organizational structure, mission, functions, processes, objectives, policies, funding sources, and their relationship to the components and objectives of the MCA database, data reporting, and analysis function. Knowledge of the concepts, theories, techniques, principles and practices of government and cost account, including auditing, budgeting and analysis of financial statements and reports that are generated out of the MCA system. Knowledge and understanding of all VA's accounting systems is utilized to determine the appropriate ALBCC.

You will be rated on the following Competencies for this position:

  • Attention to Detail
  • Audit Reporting
  • Cost Accounting
  • Financial Analysis

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: A full year of work is considered to be 35-40 hours of work per week. Part-time experience will be credited on the basis of time actually spent in appropriate activities. Applicants wishing to receive credit for such experience must indicate clearly the nature of their duties and responsibilities in each position and the number of hours a week spent in such employment.

Physical Requirements: The work is primarily sedentary and performed in an office setting. Work is performed in an office with easy access to telephones, files, calculators, and personal computers. The workplace is adequately heated, lighted and ventilated. May require occasional travel

For more information on these qualification standards, please visit the United States Office of Personnel Management's website at https://www.opm.gov/policy-data-oversight/classification-qualifications/general-schedule-qualification-standards/.


There is no educational substitution at this grade level.

A transcript must be submitted with your application if you are basing all or part of your qualifications on education.

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: http://ope.ed.gov/accreditation/. 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. For further information, visit: http://www.ed.gov/about/offices/list/ous/international/usnei/us/edlite-visitus-forrecog.html.

Keywords: Department of Veterans Affairs, Buffalo , Systems & Procedures Analyst, Other , Buffalo, New York

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