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 Support Assistant in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania Feel free to browse this and any other job listings and reach out to us with any questions!
Program Support Assistant – Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania
Veterans Affairs, Veterans Health Administration, Department of Veterans Affairs
Job ID: 230452Start Date: 03/17/2020End Date: 04/06/2020
To qualify for this position, applicants must meet all requirements by the closing date of this announcement, 04/06/2020. 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-05 position you must have served 52 weeks at the GS-04. 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: Specialized Experience: You must have one year of specialized experience equivalent to at least the next lower grade GS-04 in the normal line of progression for the occupation in the organization. Examples of specialized experience would typically include, but are not limited to: Examples of specialized experience would typically include, but are not limited to:including typing and preparing letters, policies, memoranda, minutes, research proposals, proficiencies and other correspondence; establish and maintain subject matter files and shared drives; maintaining calendars and appointments for service line managers as needed; scheduling travel and coordinating scheduling with other staff; assisting in the physician peer review and tort claim processes, including maintaining case logs, completion of required forms, maintaining suspense files, etc.; scheduling meetings and conferences; reserving rooms and communicating with attendees; data entry; timekeeping and on-call schedules; ordering supplies, etc.. OR, Education: Applicants may substitute education for the required experience. To qualify based on education for this grade level you must have 4 year course of study above the high school level. (NOTE: this education must have been obtained in an accredited business, secretarial or technical school, junior college, college or university – TRANSCRIPTS MUST BE SUBMITTED WITH APPLICATION PACKAGE.). 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 High school. TRANSCRIPTS ARE REQUIRED TO BE SUBMITTED WITH APPLICATION PACKAGE. Administration and ManagementComputer SkillsCustomer ServiceTechnical Competence 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 is sedentary. Typically the employee sits comfortable to do the work. However, there may be some walking, standing, bending, carrying of light items such as papers and books. No special physical demands are required to perform the work. 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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