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 an Education Technician in Multiple Locations Feel free to browse this and any other job listings and reach out to us with any questions!
Education Technician – Multiple Locations
Veterans Affairs, Veterans Health Administration, Department of Veterans Affairs
Job ID: 171063Start Date: 12/04/2019End Date: 12/10/2019
To qualify for this position, applicants must meet all requirements by the closing date of this announcement, 12/10/2019. 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-5 position you must have served 52 weeks at the GS-4. For a GS-6 position you must have served 52 weeks at the GS-5. 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. If the most recent SF-50 has an effective date within the past year, it may not clearly demonstrate you possess one-year time-in-grade, as required by the announcement. In this instance, you must provide an additional SF-50 that clearly demonstrates one-year time-in-grade. 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: GS-5 level: 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. Examples of specialized experience would typically include, but are not limited to: Experience performing general project support work such as the collection, compilation, research, and/or tracking of data and projects; knowledge of training/education standards, policies, procedures, and objectives; knowledge of analytical and evaluative techniques used to support education and training programs; experience providing administrative and/or some technical support to a team or staff; and experience assisting other staff in planning, designing, preparing, and delivering presentations on various topics. OR, Education: Applicants may substitute education for the required experience. To qualify based on education for this grade level you must have successfully completed 4 years of education above the high school level in any field for which high school graduation or the equivalent is the normal. This education must have been obtained in an accredited business, secretarial or technical school, junior college, college or university. TRANSCRIPTS REQUIRED. OR, Combination: Applicants may also combine education and experience to qualify at this level. You must have a equivalent combinations of successfully completed post-high school education and experience that can be used to meet total experience requirements. (i.e. 6 months of specialized experience and 2 years of education above the high school level). TRANSCRIPTS REQUIRED.. GS-6 level: Specialized Experience: You 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. Examples of specialized experience would typically include, but are not limited to: Experience reviewing healthcare educational and/or other training programs for specific information and presented information to higher level officials; knowledge of methods and processes used to conduct education needs assessments; knowledge of course registration and enrollment guidelines and processes; experience preparing handouts, presentations and course syllabi from materials provided by other staff; experience serving as a point of contact for other personnel on routine procedural matter; and experience planning, designing, preparing, and delivering presentations on various topics. Education cannot be substituted for specialized experience at the GS-6 level. You will be rated on the following Competencies for this position: Knowledge of training/education standards, policies, procedures and project objectives, as they pertain to such areas as education project management, implementation, evaluation, and documentation. Ability to communicate effectively to develop and deliver briefings, spreadsheets, status reports, and correspondence. Knowledge of and skill in applying analytical and evaluative techniques to support training initiatives for programs. Ability to maintain education/training records and files, and process correspondence, memorandums and reports. 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 will occasionally involve long periods of repetitive actions (such as collating/stuffing/packing), standing for long periods of time, keyboarding, lifting boxes of supplies or educational materials (up to 40 pounds), loading and moving small handcarts, and traveling through airports with personal luggage and a laptop computer. A motor vehicle operator’s license is preferred. Occasional travel to conferences beyond the commuting area is required. Overtime work is frequently performed at conferences. For more information on these qualification standards, please visit the United States Office of Personnel Management’s website at https://www.opm.gov/policy-data-oversight/classification-qualifications/general-schedule-qualification-standards/.
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