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The Southeast Louisiana Veterans Health Care System, provides quality, patient-centered health care to Veterans throughout 23 parishes in southeast Louisiana. We meet the needs of Veterans through seven community-based outpatient clinics located in Slidell, Hammond, St. John Parish, Houma, Franklin, Bogalusa and Baton Rouge, as well as a new Veterans Medical Center in New Orleans.
Our new Veterans Medical Center is a 200-bed level 1B medical center including an acute mental health unit, inpatient medicine, surgery, and intensive care units, and a community living center. We serve as a tertiary care regional referral center for Veterans across the Gulf coast from the Florida panhandle to the Louisiana/Texas state line for specialized acute care services. SLVHCS has a specialized imaging center including PET/CT, 3 CT scanners, and 2 MRI as well as 8 operating rooms and six procedure rooms. The medical center is designed to meet the full array of VA missions: health care to America's heroes, education, research, and national preparedness and assistance and serves as a cornerstone for the emerging biosciences industry in New Orleans.
SLVHCS serves as an educational medical center. As a medical center surrounded by education institutions, we have academic affiliations with Louisiana State University and Tulane University Medical School's. We also have relationships with University of New Orleans, Dillard University, Xavier University of Louisiana, Tulane University Graduate Program in Health Administration, and Loyola University to recruit and grow our staff of allied health and administrative professionals. These relationships help us to provide excellent primary, specialty and mental health services to our Veterans.
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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?
The Supervisory General Engineer is assigned to the Facilities Management Service (FMS) within the Southeast Louisiana Veterans Health Care System (SLVHCS). This position serves as the Supervisory Engineer and organizationally as the Chief Facilities Management Service (FMS) and second line Engineering Supervisor for the SLVHCS Medical Center, 7 Community Based Outreach Clinics (CBOCS), Community Referral and Resource Center (CRRC), and leased sites. Incumbent is responsible for managing and supporting the effective and efficient planning and execution of diverse Engineering programs including Clinical/Biomedical and Electronics Engineering, construction management operations and Facilities Program Management functions of the Medical Center, formulating program policies and strategic plans, directing and overseeing engineering and construction programs, and formulating and managing budgets. Specific Duties include, but are not limited to, the following:
- Develops and implements policy and procedural guides governing the engineering and administrative operation of the Facilities Management Service Division.
- Establishes internal policy guidelines in accordance with accepted engineering criteria and agency policies.
- Determines goals and develops plans through joint efforts with Director/Deputy Director.
- Studies and analyzes overall plans outlined by the Deputy Director or higher authority to determine specific requirements for the construction of the South Louisiana Veterans Health Care System (SLVHCS).
- Organizes the work into broad phases and participates in internal and external meetings with top management and technical officials to discuss and reach agreement on important technical proposals and to coordinate work.
- Provides single-point accountability in several key programmatic and functional engineering and facilities management areas including, but not limited to: Facility Maintenance and Repair and Operations Program, Project Design and Construction Program, and Interior Design and Signage.
- Establishes and executes an annual budget plan in accordance with command guidance.
- Provides authoritative advisory engineering services including consultation, evaluation, drawings, etc., for work associated with the construction of the medical center, the preparation and maintenance of all installation utility maps, justifications and other supporting submissions, and other related functions.
- Prioritizes work when confronted with limited staffing resources and large and varied workloads.
- Participates as a key member of the Director's Executive Management Staff and is involved in the development of overall Management strategic goals and objectives.
- Responsible for the total development of the strategic plan and leadership of Facility Management Service.
- Responsible for developing and implementing the SLVHCS Strategic Capital Investment Plan (SCIP), administering the Major, Minor, and Non-Recurring Maintenance Design and Construction Programs, and Clinical Initiative Projects (CIP), reviewing and clarifying all Requests for Information (RFIs) from contractors.
- Ensures that all equipment performs properly and plans and budgets for replacement as equipment approaches the end of its useful life.
- Continually analyzes assigned responsibilities in relation to supported mission requirements and formulates and implements operating plans to meet future requirements for the construction of the SLVHCS Medical Center.
- Serves as a member of the Emergency Operations Center (EOC) and is a key player in making facility-related decisions during natural and man-made disasters.
- Makes organizational changes to meet service shifts and contributes to the determination of resource needs and allocation of resources.
Work schedule: Monday - Fridays, 7:30 AM - 4:00 PM, additional hours as required or as patient care needs dictate.
Virtual: This NOT a virtual position.
Telework: Not Available
Position Description Title/PD#: Supervisory General Engineer/ 629-07232-0
Relocation/Recruitment Incentives: MAY be authorized for Highly Qualified Candidates
Financial Disclosure Report: Not Required
Application Close Date
Veterans Affairs, Veterans Health Administration
Who May Apply
Status Candidates (Merit Promotion and VEOA Eligibles)