Program Support Assistant Job in Phoenix, Arizona – Department of Veterans Affairs



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 Phoenix, Arizona Feel free to browse this and any other job listings and reach out to us with any questions!

Program Support Assistant – Phoenix, Arizona
Veterans Affairs, Veterans Health Administration, Department of Veterans Affairs
Job ID: 394823
Start Date: 01/19/2021
End Date: 02/08/2021

Qualification Summary
To qualify for this position, applicants must meet all requirements by the closing date of this announcement, 02/08/2021. 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-06 position you must have served 52 weeks at the GS-05. 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 as described below: Specialized Experience: You must have one year of specialized experience equivalent to at least the next lower grade GS-05 in the normal line of progression for the occupation in the organization. Examples of specialized experience would typically include, but are not limited to: Overall knowledge of the mission, policies, and goals of the Phoenix VA Healthcare System, program goals and functions of the Phoenix VA and PMRS. Requires broad understanding of detailed procedural knowledge of budget, purchasing, personnel and information processing functions. Practical knowledge of how the administrative office’s various clerical services relate to one another and how they support the PMRS mission. Detailed procedural knowledge of purchasing, and communication processing functions of the facility. Skill in obtaining and monitoring the use of services, supplies or equipment for the office. Knowledge of using the proper procedures for procuring, authorizing, controlling, and justifying these services. You will be rated on the following Competencies for this position:
Attention to DetailClericalCustomer ServiceTechnology Application 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: Must be able to lift 15 lbs. Lifting of moderately heavy objects is sometimes required. The work is mostly sedentary and is usually accomplished while the incumbent is comfortably seated at a desk or table. Some walking and standing may occur in the course of a workday in connection with attendance at meetings and conferences, or while researching assignments. Items carried typically are light objects such as, briefcases, notebooks, reproductions, and reports. The work is primarily performed in an office-like setting involving everyday risk or discomforts which require normal safety precautions typical of such places as offices, meetings, and training rooms. The incumbent uses safe work practices with office equipment, avoids trips or falls, and observes fire regulations, and traffic signals. The work area is adequately lighted, heated, and ventilated. For more information on these qualification standards, please visit the United States Office of Personnel Management’s website at

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