Program Support Assistant

Veterans Affairs, Veterans Health Administration - Johnson City, TN (30+ days ago)3.9


The incumbent supports Engineering Service by performing administrative support work for Engineering Service professional and operational staff. Coordinates and performs a wide variety of administrative and clerical tasks essential to the administration of Engineering Service functions necessary for safe and uninterrupted care of veteran patients served by JHQVAMC. Provides technical and procedural advice in support of Engineering Service functions and taking or recommending action using established procedures and guidelines. Serves as the initial point-of-contact for questions, information requests, problem resolution for Engineering Service customers as relating to meeting coordination, preparation and maintenance of critical records, work order requests, travel requests, time and attendance recordkeeping, report submission, correspondence preparation and control, and office automation.

Work Schedule: Monday - Friday, 07:45 a.m. - 4:30 p.m.
Position Description/PD#: 60210-A
Financial disclosure Report: Not required

To qualify for this position, applicants must meet all requirements by the closing date of this announcement, 07/13/2018.

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-5 position you must have served 52 weeks at the GS-4. 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. 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-4 in the normal line of progression for the occupation in the organization. Specialized experience" is a type of work experience that is directly related to the position which you are applying. This means, for example, to qualify for a GS -5 grade (or equivalent) level, you must have had a minimum of 1 year of specialized experience equivalent to a GS -4 grade (or equivalent) level. OR,
Education: Applicants may substitute education for the required experience. To qualify based on education for this grade level you must have BS degree. OR,
Combination: Applicants may also combine education and experience to qualify at this level. You must have an combination of specialized experience and education beyond.
You will be rated on the following Competencies for this position:

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 requires sitting and using the computer keyboard for extended periods of time. Occasional walking, stooping, standing, bending, and lifting are required to conduct inventories. The Department of Veterans Affairs provides reasonable accommodations to applicants with disabilities. If you need a reasonable accommodation for any part of the application and hiring process, please notify this facility's Human Resources Management Office at 423-926-1171 extension 7181. The decision on the type of reasonable accommodation to be granted will be made on a case-by-case basis.
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To apply for this position, you must provide a complete Application Package which includes:
Resume
SF-50

The following documents are accepted, and may be required if applicable to your eligibility and/or qualifications for this position. Please use this checklist to make sure you have included other documents required for your application, such as a copy of your transcript (if using education to qualify), SF-50's (current/former Federal employees), documentation to support Veterans Preference claims, or ICTAP/CTAP documentation (for displaced Federal employees). You will not be contacted for additional information.
Cover Letter
DD-214
OF-306
Other
Other Veterans Document
Resume
SF-15
SF-50
Transcript

Veterans' Preference: When applying for Federal Jobs, eligible Veterans should claim preference for 5pt (TP), 10pt (CP/CPS/XP), or for Sole Survivor Preference (SSP) in the questionnaire. You must provide a legible copy of your DD214(s) which shows dates and character of service (honorable, general, etc.). If you are currently serving on active duty and expect to be released or discharged within 120 days you must submit documentation related to your active duty service which reflects the dates of service, character of service (honorable, general, etc.), and dates of impending separation. Additionally, disabled veterans and others eligible for 10-point preference (such as widows or mothers of eligible Veterans) must also submit an SF-15 "Application for 10 Point Veteran Preference" with required proof as stated on the form. Documentation is required to award preference. For more information on Veterans' Preference, please visit http://www.fedshirevets.gov/job/vetpref/index.aspx.