Secretary Job in West Haven, Connecticut – Department of Veterans Affairs



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Secretary – West Haven, Connecticut
Veterans Health Administration, Department of Veterans Affairs
Job ID: 481993
Start Date: 07/15/2021
End Date: 07/28/2021

Qualification Summary
To qualify for this position, applicants must meet all requirements by the closing date of this announcement, 07/28/2021. 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-8 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. 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-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: Responsibility for performing a wide spectrum of administrative and technical tasks designed to relieve the AD NPCS from a myriad of administrative details and ensure efficient office operation; Planning, coordination, and carrying out work for the AD NPCS, including all administrative details incidental to that work such as managing the smooth flow of correspondence and work documents, arranging of meetings, and follow up with all services to ensure that that required actions are completed; Fully and specifically knowledgeable of the VACT operations and procedures and must be cognizant of all active issues in the System; Supports the top Leadership team, and provides staff assistance in top level decision making concerning short and long range planning, drafting of new policies and/or directives which may have broad implications and impact daily operations; Understand and interpret VACT operations and procedures, and must be cognizant of all active issues in the System; Perform timekeeper functions, be an alternate PIV sponsor, validate labor mapping and perform other duties as assigned; Drafts medical center policies, as well as committee charters in accordance with established protocols; Interprets and explains the medical center’s administrative and operational policies to supervisory and general employees of the professional and allied health services; Issue Briefs for VISN 1 and VACO review advising of major incidents, issues, and events under the purview of the AD NPCS; updating as needed; Screens all publications, directives, and periodicals, and brings those of significance to the supervisor’s attention; Tracks assignments through to completion; and makes arrangements for the distribution of materials and reports resulting from the meeting; Develops, organizes, and maintains paper and electronic filing systems for the Office of the AD NPCS;M Maintains a suspense file for deadlines of incoming correspondence, which requires his/her answer: maintains a suspense file for Congressional inquiries, controlled correspondence from VA Central Office/Region, electronic mail, fax transmittals and follow-up correspondence and instructions transmitted from the AD NPCS to Service/Section/Programs Chiefs for coordination, compliance and action; and Applies advanced word processing software to materials involving complex formats. Edits letters, composes letters, minutes and reports and develops standard or form letters and replies to inquiries. (Your experience must be detailed in your resume to receive full credit.) You will be rated on the following Competencies for this position: Attention to Detail: Is thorough when performing work and conscientious about attending to detail. Customer Service: Works with clients and customers (that is, any individuals who use or receive the services or products that your work unit produces, including the general public, individuals who work in the agency, other agencies, or organizations outside the Government) to assess their needs, provide information or assistance, resolve their problems, or satisfy their expectations; knows about available products and services; is committed to providing quality products and services. Flexibility: Is open to change and new information; adapts behavior and work methods in response to new information, changing conditions, or unexpected obstacles; effectively deals with pressure and ambiguity. Interpersonal Skills: Shows understanding, friendliness, courtesy, tact, empathy, concern, and politeness to others; develops and maintains effective relationships with others; may include effectively dealing with individuals who are difficult, hostile, or distressed; relates well to people from varied backgrounds and different situations; is sensitive to cultural diversity, race, gender, disabilities, and other individual differences. Integrity/Honesty: Shows understanding, friendliness, courtesy, tact, empathy, cooperation, concern, and politeness to others; relates well to different people from varied backgrounds and different situations. Organizational Awareness: Knows how social, political, organizational, and technological systems work and operates effectively within them. This includes the policies, procedures, rules and regulations of the work unit or organization. Self-Management: Sets well defined and realistic personal goals; displays a high level of initiative, effort, and commitment towards completing assignments in a timely manner; works with minimal supervision; is motivated to achieve; demonstrates responsible behavior. Writing: Recognizes or uses correct English grammar, punctuation, and spelling; communicates information (for example, facts, ideas, or messages) in a brief, clear, and organized manner; produces written information, which may include technical material, that is appropriate for the intended audience. Computer Skills: Uses computers, software applications, databases, and automated systems to accomplish work. 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 sedentary, being performed for the most part in an office setting with occasional requirements to lift, bend, and carry books, supplies and files. The individual will be required to be seated at a computer console for extended periods and be able to enter and review information displayed on a television type monitor. For more information on these qualification standards, please visit the United States Office of Personnel Management’s website at

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