Program Specialist – Research Job in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania – Department of Veterans Affairs



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Program Specialist – Research – Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
Veterans Affairs, Veterans Health Administration, Department of Veterans Affairs
Job ID: 346794
Start Date: 10/21/2020
End Date: 10/27/2020

Qualification Summary
In accordance with 38 U.S.C. 7402(d), No person shall serve in direct patient care positions unless they are proficient in basic written and spoken English. You must be proficient in basic written and spoken English in order to meet the requirements of this position. You must have at least one (1) year of specialized experience that equipped you with the particular knowledge, skills and abilities to perform successfully the duties of a Program Specialist in Research. To be creditable, specialized experience must have been equivalent to at least the GS-09 grade level in Federal service. Specialized experience includes performing administrative or management work in a human research environment utilizing specialized training and/or administrative experience to exercise sound independent work in performing qualitative analysis, research data collection, implementing research compliance, writing reports and utilizing judgment in interpreting guidelines, procedures, policies, etc. Your skills must be documented in your resume to receive full credit. – OR – You may substitute specialized experience with education if you have successfully completed a Ph.D. or equivalent doctoral degree or have successfully completed three full years of progressively higher-level graduate education leading to such a degree. Such education must demonstrate the knowledge, skills, and abilities necessary to do the work. (Copy of transcript(s) required at the time of application.) – OR – Equivalent combinations of successfully completed graduate education (above a master’s degree) and experience as noted above may be used to meet total qualification requirements. (Copy of transcript(s) required at the time of application.) You will be rated on the following Competencies as part of the assessment questionnaire for this position:
Attention to DetailPlanning and EvaluatingTechnical Competence IMPORTANT: A full year of work is considered to be 35-40 hours of work per week. All experience listed on your resume must include the month and year start/end dates. 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. 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; religious; 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. For more information on these qualification standards, please visit the United States Office of Personnel Management’s website at

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