Recruitment #200622-UNCE-I04



Please Apply with-in or E-mail Resume
Ardmore Veterans Center/ HR OFFICES
1015 S. Commerce Street
Ardmore, Oklahoma  73402
Phone: 580-221-5603
Faxes; 580/221-5606
E-mail Resume to:
Margaret Cook, HR Manager,


OK Department of Veterans Affairs

This classification is assigned duties and responsibilities for advanced level management involving the daily operation of a long-term health care facility and assisting in the overall administration at one of the state veterans centers.  This includes oversight of major departments, programs, services and operations of the center. Serves as the primary/senior level assistant administrator and acts as facility licensed administrator in the absence of the Administrator. 

The functions will vary, but may include the following:
•         Assists in the direction of the operation of a state veterans center in providing long term health care and quality medical services to eligible veterans; develops goals, operation plans and work programs; evaluates compliance.
•         Provides assistance to the federal fiduciary for incompetent patients and as such not only manages patient’s money but determines needs of patient and acts on their behalf in financial matters.
•         Plans and directs complex programs and services, including but not limited to, patient care and medical programs, facility and resident support services, volunteer programs, public and community relations effort; determines budget and staffing requirements, reviews programs activities and expenditures to ensure compliance with budgetary and FTE limits and other requirements, and approves various personnel actions acting as the appointing authority in the absence of the Administrator.
•         Coordinates program requirements and operations with other state and federal agencies; negotiates agreements and contracts for goods and services as appropriate; reviews or approves purchases using General Services Administration, Veterans Administration or other federal supply contracts.
•         Participates in meetings and planning sessions with local, state and federal agencies involving the evaluation and development of agency policies, procedures and regulations; makes recommendations for changes; serves on special committees as required; interprets and administers state and federal guidelines concerning center operations and activities.
•         Conducts internal investigations into abuse allegations or other investigations/reviews as required.
•         Reviews various inquiries, complaints, problems or other information concerning the operation of the center; formulates or directs the preparation of appropriate responses or other action; answers inquiries referred by the Executive Director or Administrator as required, resolves emergency or unusual incidents or problems as needed while on twenty four hour call. 

Knowledge, Skills and Abilities:
Required at this level include knowledge of federal and state laws and regulations concerning various veterans benefits and services; of requirements for eligibility for admission to a long-term care facility; of procedures for determining allowable maintenance charges and collecting benefits from the Veterans Administration; of licensing and registration requirements for medical, nursing and other professionals; of personnel administration and of supervisory principles and practices.  Ability is required to direct and coordinate the work of others; to administer the operations of a long-term health facility; to communicate effectively; and to establish and maintain effective working relationships with others.

Education and Experience:
Requirements at this level consist of current licensure as a Nursing Home Administrator in the state of Oklahoma; a bachelor’s degree in business or public administration, public health or hospital administration or closely related field and two (2) years of professional level experience in a managerial or administrative capacity in a health or nursing care facility or over a program providing services for veterans;. or an equivalent combination of education and experience substituting one year of professional level experience in a managerial or administrative capacity in a health or nursing care facility or over a program providing services for veterans for each year of required education.  There is no substitution for the requirement of a Nursing Home Administrator license. 

Special Requirements:
Include willing and able to fulfill all job related travel normally associated with this position in addition to being subject to on call duty on a twenty-four hour basis.

As an employer of the State of Oklahoma, ODVA, OVC Ardmore is able to offer:
• Generous benefits allowance to off-set insurance costs
• Flexible spending
• 11 paid holidays
• 15 days paid vacation
• 15 days paid sick leave
• Retirement savings plan with generous company match
• Longevity bonus for years of service



Veteran's Preference Points Apply only for initial appointment in the Classified Service.