The United States government is a massive employer, and is always looking for qualified candidates to fill a wide variety of open employment positions in locations across the country. Below you’ll find a Qualification Summary for an active, open job listing from the Department of Veterans Affairs. The opening is for a Veterans Claims Examiner (Term NTE 13 Months) in Buffalo, New York Feel free to browse this and any other job listings and reach out to us with any questions!
Veterans Claims Examiner (Term NTE 13 Months) – Buffalo, New York
Veterans Benefits Administration, Department of Veterans Affairs
Job ID: 163270Start Date: 11/12/2019End Date: 11/20/2019
“This announcement has been amended and will now close when the applicant count reaches 300 applicants or on 11/20/2019, whichever is reached first” Again, these vacancies are being filled on a TERM basis, not-to-exceed thirteen (13) months. However, the Term Appointment can be extended up to 4 years per OPM guidance. Please see provisions outlined in this announcement pertaining to the conditions of TERM employment. Please also see the following for more information: here To qualify for this position, applicants must meet all requirements by the closing date of the announcement. Specialized Experience: To qualify, applicants must have one year of specialized experience equivalent to at least the next lower grade (GS-5) in the normal line of progression for the occupation in the organization.
Specialized experience is defined as follows: (1) Experience reading, analyzing, interpreting and applying laws, regulations, directives manuals, or training materials;
(2) Experience in developing information and evaluating evidence to determine a decision;
(3) Maintain pertinent files/documents electronically in a claims process; and
(4) Monitor case files for compliance with legal regulations. OR Applicants may substitute education for the experience required in order to qualify at the grade GS-7 level in the following ways: Undergraduate Degree with Superior Academic Achievement. If you possess an undergraduate degree in any field from an accredited college or university AND you meet one of the following Superior Academic Achievement provisions, you may qualify in full for this position without any experience where you:
a. Ranked in the upper 1/3 of your college class or major subdivision; or b. Earned election to a national scholastic honor society that meets the requirements of the Association of College Honor Societies other than freshman honor societies; or
c. Earned a grade point average (GPA) of 2.95 or higher on a 4.0 scale based on all completed undergraduate courses, or all undergraduate classes completed during the final two years; or earned a GPA of 3.45 or higher on a 4.0 scale based on all completed undergraduate courses in your major, or all undergraduate courses in your major, completed during the final two years. Regarding the Superior Academic Achievement provisions, if more than 10% of your undergraduate course work (credit hours) was taken on a pass/fail or similar basis, you can qualify only on the basis of your class standing or membership in an honor society. If you qualify based on your education, you must include a copy of your college transcript along with your application. If you are selected for the position, an official college transcript will be required when you begin work. OR Graduate Education. You may present with at least one full academic year of graduate level education that demonstrates you possess the knowledge, skills and abilities necessary to satisfactorily perform the work. One year of full-time graduate education is normally determined by the school you attended. If that number cannot be determined, then 18 semester hours should be considered equivalent to one academic year of graduate study. Part-time graduate education is creditable on a pro-rata basis. If you qualify based on your education, you must include your college transcript along with your application. If you are selected for the position, an official college transcript will be required when you begin work. OR Applicants may combine graduate level education and specialized experience to qualify for the position. If you have some, but not all, of the graduate education AND some specialized experience as described above, you may still qualify by combining the amount of creditable education and experience that you do have. To do so, first calculate the percentage of qualifying education you have as a percentage of the education required. Next, calculate the percentage of specialized experience you have as a percentage of the experience required. Then, add the two percentages. The total percentage must equal at least 100% for you to qualify for the position at the grade GS-7 level. For example, an applicant who has 9 semester hours of graduate education (i.e., 50% of graduate education required) and 6 months of acceptable specialized experience (i.e., 50% of the experience required) would satisfy the qualification requirements for the position. If you qualify based on a combination of graduate education and specialized experience, you must submit a copy of your official or unofficial college transcript with your application. Note: 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 that you document, 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.
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