VA seeking digital service experts


On the heels of the launch of the United States Digital Service, the Department of Veterans Affairs is looking for highly experienced digital service experts to join a similar VA-based team. VA is currently looking to hire a digital service expert at the GS-15 level to a temporary, two-year appointment to re-design and re-build VA’s most important digital customer interfaces.

“I am pleased to share another exciting opportunity for individuals to support the Department of Veterans Affairs in its mission to serve and care for Veterans,” said Stephen W. Warren, VA’s Chief Information Officer.  This is VA’s second recruitment for experts with the digital services skills necessary to redesign and rebuild VA’s most vital interfaces that link with its customers and stakeholders by using technology approaches drawn from leading American technology companies.

VA hopes to find the country’s best developers, designers and digital product managers, who will work with internal teams across the department to design and deploy world-class digital services for America’s Veterans. Digital service experts report to the VA Chief Technology Officer with support and direction from the VA Secretary, Deputy Secretary and other senior leadership.

“Working for VA is one of the most emotionally satisfying and professionally rewarding ways to dedicate the best within you to your country’s service,” Warren said. “I encourage all those who want to make a difference to apply today.”

This announcement closes on Saturday, Oct.11, 2014, at 2:30 a.m. To learn more about this position and to apply, go to

VA anticipates additional announcements for digital experts in the upcoming months.


Gary Hicks

is the Director of VA’s Office of Digital Media Engagement. He is a former managing editor of a daily newspaper and a Veteran of the U.S. Army. Gary’s wife is a senior master sergeant stationed at Joint Base Andrews in Maryland.


  1. nqa2    

    So how can hackers leaking information from your devices??


  2. Bruce Reynolds    

    What in the hell is wrong with this announcement? Posted on 2014-10-10 by Gary Hicks, closes at 2014-10-11 0230. Is the VA Chief Technology Officer aware of this posting and cutoff?

    Bruce B. Reynolds, Horsham PA (USARV Data Service Center Software Analyst, Long Binh)

    1. Gary Hicks    

      Mr. Reynolds, It was a last-minute requirement submitted to our office. We have been informed that similar positions will be announced in the near future … hopefully, with sufficient lead time.

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