Program Support Assistant Job in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania – 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 Philadelphia, Pennsylvania Feel free to browse this and any other job listings and reach out to us with any questions!

Program Support Assistant – Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
Veterans Benefits Administration, Department of Veterans Affairs
Job ID: 439488
Start Date: 04/15/2021
End Date: 05/06/2021

Qualification Summary
To qualify for this position, applicants must meet all requirements by the closing date of this announcement, 05/06/2021. Time-In-Grade 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. Examples of appropriate SF-50’s include: Within grade increases; Promotions; or Appointment. 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: Using computer applications to manage timekeeping, leave usage, travel, and correspondence; Collecting information, establishing facts, and taking recommended actions based on interpretation of established guidelines; Ability to prioritize, multitask, organize and follow standard operating procedures. 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. To be eligible for consideration under CTAP, you must be a current Veterans Affairs employee who has received an official notice stating that your position is no longer needed, or that you will be separated by reduction in force (RIF). You must meet all of the following requirements for consideration of this position:1. You have an official notice from the VA saying that your position is no longer needed (surplus employee) or that you will be a displaced employee separated by reduction in force (RIF). You must attach a copy of that notice to your application.2. You have a current performance rating of at least “fully successful.” You must attach a copy of your most recent performance appraisal to your application.3. You occupy a position in the same local commuting area of the vacancy. You must attach your most recent non-award SF-50 to your application Physical Requirements: The work requires some level of physical exertion such as extended periods of standing, frequent bending, reaching or similar activities necessary to set up, operate, adjust and monitor operation of the equipment. The employee lifts a variety of moderately heavy materials and supplies such as mailbags or large paper stock. For more information on these qualification standards, please visit the United States Office of Personnel Management’s website at http://://

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