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 Specialist in Portland, Oregon Feel free to browse this and any other job listings and reach out to us with any questions!
Program Specialist – Portland, Oregon
Veterans Health Administration, Department of Veterans Affairs
Job ID: 463519Start Date: 06/02/2021End Date: 06/14/2021
To qualify for this position, applicants must meet all requirements within 30 days of the closing date of this announcement, 06/14/2021. 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 within 30 days of the closing date of this announcement. For a GS-9 position you must have served 52 weeks at the GS-7. 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. You may qualify based on your experience and/or education s described below: Specialized Experience: You must have one year of specialized experience equivalent to at least the next lower grade GS-7 in the normal line of progression for the occupation in the organization. Examples of specialized experience would typically include, but are not limited to: Knowledge of a broad range of project administration activities in a VA Health Care System, to include: knowledge and skill in project management, program development and evaluation, operations and personnel and budget management. Strong leadership and communication skills to include: collaborating with other program coordinators to improve and coordinate efforts and develop strategies. Managing, organizing and evaluating a VISN wide program which includes VA Health Care Systems and Community Based Outpatient Clinics (CBOCs). Preparing and proposing an annual budget for short and long range acquisition of equipment in conjunction with other departments. Conducting reviews on a regular basis in various clinical areas to identify and resolve staff concerns regarding technology and patient encounters. OR, Education: Applicants may substitute education for the required experience. To qualify based on education for this grade level you must have a masters or equivalent degree or 2 full years of progressively higher level graduate education leading to such a degree or LL.B. or J.D., if related that demonstrates the knowledge, skills and abilities necessary to do the work of this position. (TRANSCRIPTS REQUIRED) OR, Combination: Applicants may also combine education and experience to qualify at this level. Combinations of successfully completed graduate level education beyond 1 year (18 semester hours) and experience may be used to meet total qualification requirements for the GS-9 level. To determine if you meet combination requirements, total your qualifying experience as a percentage of the experience required for the grade level. Then total your graduate level education as a percentage of the education required for the grade level and add the two percentages. The total percentages must equal at least 100 percent to qualify for the GS-9 level. Please see the Education section for an example of combining experience and education. (TRANSCRIPTS REQUIRED) Preferred Experience: VISN20 experience preferred You will be rated on the following Competencies for this position:
Customer ServiceManages and Organizes InformationPlanning and EvaluatingTechnical Competence Resume Reminder:
Please be aware that your answers will be verified against information provided on your resume. Be sure that your resume clearly supports your responses to all of the questions by addressing your work experience in detail.
Even though we do not require a specific resume format, your resume must be clear so that we are able to fully evaluate your qualifications. To ensure you receive appropriate consideration, please list the duties you performed under each individual job title. If we are unable to match your experiences with the positions held, you may lose consideration for this vacancy. We cannot make assumptions regarding your qualifications.
Your resume must include the following information for each job listed: Job title Duties (be as detailed as possible) Month & year start/end dates (e.g. June 2007 to April 2008) Full-time or part-time status (include hours worked per week) 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 primarily sedentary, although some slight physical effort may be required. 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/.
If you’d like to submit a resume or apply for this position, please contact Premier Veterans at firstname.lastname@example.org. All are free to apply!