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 Program Specialist in Washington, District of Columbia Feel free to browse this and any other job listings and reach out to us with any questions!
Program Specialist – Washington, District of Columbia
Immediate Office of the Assistant Secretary for Human Resources and Administration, Department of Veterans Affairs
Job ID: 193755Start Date: 01/14/2020End Date: 01/21/2020
To qualify for this position, applicants must meet all requirements by the closing date of this announcement. 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. The Office of Personnel Management’s group coverage qualification standards, associated individual occupational requirements (IOR), and individual qualification standards covering white collar occupations in the Federal competitive service can be found here. To qualify, applicants must have one year of specialized experience equivalent to at least the next lower grade (GS-09) in the normal line of progression for the occupation in the organization. Specialized experience is defined as work that involves (1) Reviewing correspondence for proper format and compliance with an organizations established policy; (2) Serving as a Privacy/FOIA Officer for an organization; (3) Providing timekeeping services for an office to include: posting time/correcting time in a time keeping system; and (4) Preparing travel itineraries for employees. Or applicants may substitute education for the experience required to qualify at the GS -11 level: A Ph.D. or equivalent doctoral degree or 3 full years of progressively higher-level graduate education leading to such a degree or L.L.M., if related. Or applicants can combine education and specialized experience to qualify for the position. If you have some, but not all, of the graduate education AND specialized experience 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 GS -11 grade level. Only graduate education more than the amount required for the next lower grade level may be used to qualify applicants for positions at the GS -11 level.
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