Head the nation’s largest integrated health care system as the VHA Under Secretary for Health (USH).

At VHA, we’re working to revolutionize the delivery of Veterans health care and social support services — and we’re actively looking for the right individual to help lead that charge.

You’ll assure that we deliver timely, appropriate and cost-effective services to approximately 9 million Veterans enrolled in VA health care.

As a senior leader, you’ll use your extensive leadership and communication skills, ethics expertise, and knowledge of health care policy to negotiate with stakeholders and partners at all levels. We’ll look to you to communicate VHA’s major initiatives to a wide range of individuals and groups, including members of Congress, Veterans Service Organizations, other government entities and the private sector.

You’ll also supervise VHA leadership, in Washington and in the field, to ensure that VHA operations are conducted in accordance with VA policies and the vision of the VA Secretary.

The ideal candidate is a senior physician executive with experience overseeing enterprise initiatives, operating sizable budgets, managing a large and diverse workforce, and providing strategic direction and policies.

Serve Veterans today

We employ nearly 350,000 personnel across the nation and provide care and social support services to Veterans through a system of 1,255 health care facilities, which are administered through 18 regional networks, a national headquarters and other support offices.

Discover a meaningful career in the deeply rewarding work of changing the lives of our nation’s heroes. Strong, effective leaders with a passion for service to their country help us follow through on the promise we’ve made to care for the millions of men and women who’ve served our nation.

In addition to the rich rewards of serving our Veterans, you’ll enjoy a wide range of benefits and perks, including:

  • Group health insurance, including dental, vision and long-term care, which may become effective on the first full pay period after you start.
  • Term life insurance with family and additional coverage options.
  • Access to the Federal Employees’ Retirement System (FERS), a three-tier retirement plan composed of Social Security, FERS basic benefits and the Thrift Savings Plan.

Work at VA today

Apply your leadership skills and knowledge to making a difference in the lives of our nation’s heroes. Applications will be accepted through Aug. 10, 2021.

NOTE: The position listed in this post was open at the time of publication. All current available positions are listed at USAJobs.gov.

By VA Careers

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Published on Jul. 28, 2021

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  1. Gary d Alires July 30, 2021 at 12:36 pm

    I would like to find a part time job in Grants NM or Albuquerque NM, in customer service or logistics. Thankyou

  2. Gary L Prosser July 30, 2021 at 11:53 am

    Dear prospective Boss,
    I want to help your long-range transportation needs, protect your valuable property, provied optimum safety.,
    free of airline hassels. How? Establish your Flight Dept, or serve where one already exists.

    Thank you,
    Gary Prosser, Pro fixed-wing Aviator
    O-1 Birddog for Special Forces ( DFC, more )
    OV-1 Mohawk ( Purple Heart, more )
    Army Aviation Association of America ( AAAA ) “Aviator of the Year,” Europe, 1974
    OV-1 Mohawk Instructor / Examiner
    Chief Pilot ( twice ) for Air Taxi company
    United Airlines CAPT B-737, 727, DC-10, 777, 747
    ‘Speak well of fellow employees, bosses, employers
    “Can-Do” attitude – will do the right thing when nobody’s looking
    Enthusiastic 74 years young
    Drug-free, alcohol-free, tobacco-free, tatoo-free, nearly hair-free ( sadly )
    double vaccinated ( Moderna, thru’ VA )
    God bless you and USA

  3. Allen July 30, 2021 at 4:18 am

    “Leading-the-Charge” for the VHA?

    A Massive Government Bureaucratic Health Care System that’s Mostly Committed to a Nation-Wide, Self-Imposed Health Care System of Chaotic Health Care Collaberations and the Implementions of a Health Care Network System of Inefficiencies and Incompetencies for a Self-Glorified, Self-Deluded, and Self-Interest VHA Career?
    And, All to the Massive, Horrific Detrimental Impacts that This Will-Certainly Impose Upon All The Most-Vulnerable Veterans and the Veteran Community as a Whole?
    Sort-of-Like, General Custard’s Last-Stand?

  4. Dennis Howland July 30, 2021 at 12:41 am

    I am a 4 year Air Force machinist veteran. Additionally, l served 9 years in the Air Force State Guard. A career advisor and machinist educator.

  5. Dennis Howland July 30, 2021 at 12:34 am

    I am a retired educator and industrial technician. Also, l am a U S Air Force Vietnam veteran. Most of my service was a machinist working on airplane and aero ground equipment. Additionally, l served 9 years in the Air National Guard.. l am a career advisor and program education review specialist. Having conducted on- site evaluation.

  6. Jacquelyn Raymond July 29, 2021 at 9:01 pm

    I am a Disabled Vet, with 20 years, active duty retired PN. Looking for a Government job.

  7. Teddi Williams July 29, 2021 at 4:44 pm

    I’m a Disabled Vet, and a RN with 28 years clinical operations experience looking at Vet Administration opportunities in NC, Virginia and Maryland.

    I’ve been vetted by VA and CMS–I’ve worked for both in the past. I’ve worked for VA in Dallas recently.

  8. Rudolph Tripp July 29, 2021 at 2:18 pm

    I am a 70 plus year old vet. I have a Doctorate of Education degree and experience in teaching Christian Education and Christian ministry. I am seeking a position in the Research Triangle area of North Carolina (Raleigh, Durham, Chapel Hill). I am also willing to work from home if desired. I am a quick learner and have other skills. I would love to share with other vets in spirituality.

  9. Zaid S Karam July 29, 2021 at 8:00 am

    I am a Disabled Marine Vet with skills in Microsoft Office, Microsoft Visio, Inventory Control (all levels), Because of my injury, I prefer not to seek jobs that require me to drive and prefer to get a job that I can use my skills either on the computer, in Training or Inventory Control. I have been told I learn quickly when it comes to doing something new.

  10. Steve Araque July 28, 2021 at 11:27 pm

    I would like to find a part time job near Duluth, Ga. 30096

  11. Steve Araque July 28, 2021 at 11:21 pm

    I am a70 year old disabled vet.i have a background in hvac and have a universal certification, however, I can no longer function in this capacity because of a shoulder and lower back injury. I also have limited computer skills.

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