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Program Support Assistant – Bedford, Massachusetts
Veterans Health Administration, Department of Veterans Affairs
Job ID: 482350Start Date: 07/15/2021End Date: 07/30/2021
To qualify for this position, applicants must meet all requirements by the closing date of this announcement, 07/30/2021. 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-05 position you must have served 52 weeks at the GS-04. 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. To qualify for this position at the GS-5 level, you must meet one of the following: You may qualify based on your experience and/or education as described below: Specialized Experience: You must have one year of specialized experience equivalent to at least the next lower grade GS-04 in the normal line of progression for the occupation in the organization. Examples of specialized experience would typically include, but are not limited to: Provide administrative and technical support in an office setting. Preparing a wide variety of recurring and nonrecurring correspondence, prepare a variety of recurring reports, maintaining calendars, schedule appointments and schedules for the department, prepare meeting agendas and take meeting minutes, consolidate and coordinate submissions of information, maintaining official electronic and hard copy documents, files and records using office equipment (such as: fax and copier machines, multi-line telephone, proficient in using computer systems and various software programs (such as: Excel, Access, Power Point, Publisher, and Automated Data Processing systems) and ordering supplies. Receive telephone calls, greet visitors, determine nature of call or visit, assisting customers with general and sensitive inquiries. OR, Education: Applicants may substitute education for the required experience. To qualify based on education for this grade level you must have 4 years above high school. (TRANSCRIPTS REQUIRED). 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 the first 60 semester hours (i.e., beyond the second year) to be creditable toward meeting the specialized experience requirement. One full academic year of study (30 semester hours) beyond the second year is equivalent to 6 months of specialized experience. (TRANSCRIPTS REQUIRED) You will be rated on the following Competencies for this position:
Follow DirectionsTroubleshootingWithout more than normal supervisionWork with Others 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. Typically, the employee will sit comfortably and do the work. There may be some walking and/or standing, bending, and carrying of light items like paper or books. No special physical demands are required to perform the work. On occasion, the employee may be required to walk or ride in an automobile to various locations on and around the facility campus. 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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