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Government Information Specialist – Louisville, Kentucky
Veterans Health Administration, Department of Veterans Affairs
Job ID: 493101Start Date: 08/09/2021End Date: 08/26/2021
Minimum Qualifications To qualify for this position, applicants must meet all requirements by the closing date of this announcement, 08/26/2021. 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-09 position you must have served 52 weeks at the GS-07. 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. Specialized Experience. We will not make assumptions when reviewing applications. Please see the Required Documents section below for resume requirements. Your experience must be fully documented in your resume and must include job title, duties, month and year start/end dates AND hours worked per week to receive proper evaluation. You may qualify based on your experience and/or education as described below: GS-9 Grade Level Requirements 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: documented experience providing day-to-day Privacy/FOIA clerical/administrative support to an organization; producing a variety of documents to include creation and importation of graphics, preparation of spreadsheets, etc.; demonstrated knowledge/experience with the day-to-day functions and maintenance of the privacy programs; demonstrated rudimentary understanding of the Title 38 U.S.C. Sections 5701, 5705 and 7322, the Privacy Act (PA) and Freedom of Information Act (FOIA) legislation; demonstrates effective oral and written communication skills explaining Privacy/FOIA and record management requirements and procedures to management and staff; prepares written responses, reports, and information materials for a wide range of audiences; demonstrated practical knowledge of the office procedures, file-classification systems, and references utilized to classify, search for, or dispose of records, documents, and similar materials. OR, Education: Applicants may substitute education for the required experience. To qualify based on education for this grade level you must have a master’s or equivalent graduate degree or 2 full years of progressively higher-level graduate education leading to such a degree or LL.B. or J.D., if related. Such education must demonstrate the knowledge, skills, and abilities necessary to do the work. (TRANSCRIPT 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 one (1) year of graduate education. (TRANSCRIPT REQUIRED) NOTE: Evidence of specialized experience must be supported by detailed documentation of duties performed in positions held on your resume. You must provide work experience information such as hours per week, salary, and starting/ending dates of employment (month and year format) to establish you have one (1) full year of Specialized Experience at or comparable to the required grade level. You will be rated on the following Competencies for this position: Clerical Compliance Computer Skills Customer Service Security 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 Government Information Specialist is required to perform privacy walk-throughs throughout the facility, travel to surrounding Clinic Based Outpatient Clinics, and visit local Business Associates’ place of business or record storage locations, so there may be on certain day a lot of walking. Other than the limited amount of walking there are no unusual physical demands. 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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