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Social Science Program Specialist – North Charleston, South Carolina
Veterans Affairs, Veterans Health Administration, Department of Veterans Affairs
Job ID: 353760Start Date: 10/29/2020End Date: 11/20/2020
To qualify for this position, applicants must meet all requirements by the closing date of this announcement, 11/20/2020. 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-09 position you must have served 52 weeks at the GS-07. For a GS-11 position you must have served 52 weeks at the GS-09.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:
Basic Qualifications: Degree: Behavioral or social science; or related disciplines appropriate to the position. OR Combination of education and experience that provided the applicant with knowledge of one or more of the behavioral or social sciences equivalent to a major in the field. OR Four years of appropriate experience that demonstrated that the applicant has acquired knowledge of one or more of the behavioral or social sciences equivalent to a major in the field. Grade Requirements: GS-9
Specialized Experience: You must have one year of specialized experience equivalent to at least the next lower grade in the normal line of progression for the occupation in the organization. Examples of specialized experience would typically include, but are not limited to: possess knowledge of the basic knowledge of the work-flow process for the Health Care for Homeless Veterans (HCHV) program; analyze the housing needs of homeless Veterans and resolve problems of a procedural nature to include offering recommendations for services as appropriate; direct the workflow of the CRRC Outreach to meet the adjusting needs of the Veterans being seen; coordinate medical and mental health care as well as HCHV evaluations and assist with the completion of referrals to various community services as needed. OR,
Education: To qualify based on education for this grade level you must have I have one year of graduate-level education in behavioral or social science; or related disciplines appropriate to the position OR have Superior Academic Achievement (Class standing-upper third of the graduating class; Grade point average- 3.0 or higher out of a possible 4.0; or Honor society membership- by the Association of College Honor Societies. 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. GS-11 Specialized Experience: You must have one year of specialized experience equivalent to at least the next lower grade in the normal line of progression for the occupation in the organization. Examples of specialized experience would typically include, but are not limited to: provides case management services to clients on a variety of topics including crisis management, crisis intervention, career development, activities of daily living, employment counseling, budget management and other topics necessary to reinforce the skills necessary to live as self-sufficiently and independently as possible; provide advice, guidance, emotional support and other assistance including involving the Veteran in individual or family counseling; provide regular treatment through case management or referral, to Veterans and conducts therapeutic counseling or referral to these Veterans with serious problems; conducts therapeutic short-term, in-depth case management in accordance with specific guidelines and handles crisis intervention or other emergency situations; observe Veteran behaviors and reaction patterns for use by higher level professionals or the treatment team in reviewing and modifying treatment and/or follow-up plans. OR Education: Applicants may substitute education for the required experience. To qualify based on education for this grade level you must have I have one year of graduate-level education in behavioral or social science; or related disciplines appropriate to the position. 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. You will be rated on the following Competencies for this position:
CommunicationData ManagementLeadershipTechnical 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: Regular and recurring work is mostly sedentary involving sitting at a desk, although the position requires the ability to move from one geographic location of the facility to another. Some physical effort such as standing, walking, bending or prolonged sitting may be required. The work places no special physical demands on the employee. 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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