Program Specialist Job in Saint Louis, Missouri – Department of Veterans Affairs



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Program Specialist – Saint Louis, Missouri
Veterans Health Administration, Department of Veterans Affairs
Job ID: 501961
Start Date: 11/30/-0001
End Date: 11/30/-0001

Qualification Summary
To qualify for this position, applicants must meet all requirements by the closing date of this announcement, 09/20/2021. 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-12 position you must have served 52 weeks at the GS-11. 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 as described below:
Specialized Experience You must have one year of specialized experience equivalent to at least the next lower grade GS-11, in the normal line of progression for the occupation in the organization. Examples of specialized experience would typically include, but are not limited to:
A specific and comprehensive knowledge of regulations, policies, and procedures affecting a research program in a hospital setting as well as knowledge of sound management practices. Skills in interpreting handbooks, directives, policy and procedures, manuals, and National Institute of Health (NIH) procedures for electronic grant submissions. Processing of grants, reports, and management of data systems. general knowledge of the VA regulations governing research, but develop specialized knowledge in VA Biomedical Laboratory R&D, Clinical Science R&D, Rehabilitation R&D, Cooperative studies R&D, and Health Services R&D regulations. In addition must be generally familiar with computer hardware and software systems. Strong planning and administrative skills. The incumbent must be able to organize work priorities so that grants and other submissions to VACO and other reports are prepared in a timely manner. Incumbent must be able to multi-task in order to manage several high priority, high visibility projects simultaneously. Incumbent must have knowledge and skill in adapting analytical techniques and evaluation criteria to the tasks. experience administering and managing programs; providing leadership, expertise and strategic direction for a research compliance program; performing ongoing research monitoring and auditing in the protection of human research subjects, laboratory animal welfare, research safety and security; conducting in-depth review and analysis of research, clinical, and training records; maintaining updated policy and regulations; and providing routine reports to management. Preparing clear, concise, and complex documents and presentations; mastery of administrative principles and techniques; and exceptional skills in oral and written communications presenting to diverse audiences at all levels. You will be rated on the following Competencies for this position:
Attention to DetailCreative ThinkingCustomer ServiceFlexibilityIntegrity/HonestyOral CommunicationTeamwork 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 performed in an office environment and requires alternating periods of walking and sedentary work. Manual dexterity is required for operating office equipment. Typing and computer operation may involve long periods of hand and wrist movement. For more information on these qualification standards, please visit the United States Office of Personnel Management’s website at

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