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Voluntary Services Assistant – Roseburg, Oregon
Veterans Affairs, Veterans Health Administration, Department of Veterans Affairs
Job ID: 36649Start Date: 01/17/2019End Date: 02/01/2019
To qualify for this position, applicants must meet all requirements by the closing date of this announcement, 02/01/2019. 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-7 position you must have served 52 weeks at the GS-6. 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 as described below: Specialized Experience: You must have one year of specialized experience equivalent to at least the next lower grade GS-6 in the normal line of progression for the occupation in the organization. Examples of specialized experience would typically include, but are not limited to: In the absence of the Voluntary Manager, the incumbent manages the daily operations of the Voluntary Department. This is especially important as the Voluntary Manager is assigned to VISN task groups and participates in several mandated management meetings throughout the year. Except in rare, extenuating circumstances, incumbent must always be available to manage the daily operations of the Voluntary Department in the absence of the Voluntary Manager. Incumbent provides recruitment, interview, and accessing appropriate placement and processing of volunteers in assignments through the Medical Center. Is responsible for and conducts follow-up after placement to ensure mutual satisfaction of using service and volunteer. Incumbent is responsible for taking minutes of the VAVS Committee Quarterly Meeting and submitting to the National level. In the event the Voluntary Manager is unavailable, the incumbent will conduct the VAVS Committee Quarterly Meeting. Supervises volunteers assigned directly to Voluntary Service: information desk, escort, clothing room and DAV Transportation Network. Assists in the coordination of staff members working with volunteers to maintain the volunteer program for approximately 53 areas of the medical center utilizing volunteers. Consults with department managers/supervisors as to their specific needs for volunteers and keeps abreast of the most pertinent areas of need. Assists in developing training guides and sessions to assist staff in their supervision of volunteers. Responsible for photographic assignments connected to Voluntary Service activities, as these often occurred during evenings, holidays, or weekends. In the absence of the Voluntary Manager, Executive Leadership, incumbent participates in speaking engagements to service organizations and at other requested community affairs. Prepares statistical reports on the status of the program or various aspects of the program for management, staff, and organizations. Independently plans programs/special events including VAVS Awards, National Salute to Veterans Program, Christmas activities, etc. You will be rated on the following Competencies for this position:
ClericalCustomer ServiceInterpersonal SkillsPartneringRecruitment/PlacementSpeakingStakeholder Management 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 involves sitting at a desk and also requires considerable walking throughout the
Medical Center; bending; lifting and transporting donated items for storage, processing, and distribution (which are sometimes in excess of 50 lbs.). It is not uncommon when setting up presentations or carrying out program activities to move tables, set up chairs, and transport loaded carts, equipment, etc. Additionally incumbent may be required to operate a motor vehicle. For more information on these qualification standards, please visit the United States Office of Personnel Management’s website at http://://www.opm.gov/policy-data-oversight/classification-qualifications/general-schedule-qualification-standards/.
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