Program Specialist Job in Bushnell, Florida – Department of Veterans Affairs



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Program Specialist – Bushnell, Florida
National Cemetery Administration, Department of Veterans Affairs
Job ID: 505145
Start Date: 09/03/2021
End Date: 09/24/2021

Qualification Summary
To qualify for this position, applicants must meet all specialized experience and time in grade requirements within 45 days of the closing date of this announcement, 09/24/2021. 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 45 days of the closing date of this announcement. For a GS-07 position you must have served 52 weeks at the GS-05. 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 your most recent non-award 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 non-award SF-50 that clearly demonstrates one year time-in-grade.
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. Must possess and maintain a valid state driver’s license. Specialized Experience: You must have one year of specialized experience equivalent to at least the next lower grade GS-05 in the normal line of progression for the occupation in the organization. Examples of specialized experience would typically include, but are not limited to: Extensive knowledge of Federal laws and policies applicable to the provision of burial and memorial benefits, programs, and services administered by the Department of Veterans Affairs. Ability to effectively use electronic data processing systems for scheduling and claims adjudication, processing, monitoring, and correspondence preparation; Skill in interpreting and applying Federal, state, and local laws; Perform qualitative and quantitative analysis of records obtained from various sources; Ability to review and evaluate evidence and information such as military records, data stored in multiple systems, lay testimony, etc. submitted in connection with claims. Skill in oral, written, and interpersonal communications; Skill in operating multiple sophisticated computer data terminals. Skill interviewing, collecting, and analyzing/evaluating information from many different sources; Ability to deal tactfully and exercise discretion with others in resolving issues. Ability to work in a team environment. OR, SUBSTITUTION OF EDUCATION FOR EXPERIENCE (TRANSCRIPT REQUIRED): I have successfully completed 1 full year of graduate-level education at an accredited college or university. (Note: 1 year of full-time graduate education is defined as 18 semester hours, unless otherwise defined by the college or university). OR COMBINATION OF EXPERIENCE AND EDUCATION (TRANSCRIPT REQUIRED): I possess a combination of creditable specialized experience and education that is equivalent to the 1 year of specialized experience required. OR SUPERIOR ACADEMIC ACHIEVEMENT AT THE BACCALAUREATE LEVEL (TRANSCRIPT REQUIRED): I qualify based on Superior Academic Achievement at the baccalaureate level, based on one of the following – 1) class standing (upper third of graduating class in the college, university, or major subdivision, such as School of Business), 2) grade-point average (3.0 or higher out of a possible 4.0, based on 4 years of education or on courses completed during the final 2 years of the curriculum OR 3.5 or higher out of a possible 4.0 based on the average of the required courses completed in the major field or the required courses in the major field completed during the final 2 years of the curriculum), or 3) election to membership in a national scholastic honor society meeting the minimum requirements of the Association of College Honor Societies (excluding freshman honor societies). You will be rated on the following Competencies for this position:
Budget AdministrationCommunicationsComputer SkillsPlanning and EvaluatingProblem Solving 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, and is usually accomplished while the employee is comfortably seated at a desk or table. However, periods of walking, bending and stooping are required and the employee frequently carries light objects, such as papers and books. The incumbent may need to travel approximately 20% of the time to do training. Incumbent may be required to operate a government sedan or pickup truck and must possess a valid state driver’s license. Work Environment: Work is performed, for the most part, in a properly heated, lighted and ventilated office setting with the common office sounds of typing, conversational voices, and ringing telephones. Assignments may require visits to the field and maintenance shop areas. When the incumbent works with funeral Services he or she will be outdoors in all kinds of weather conditions. Selected applicants will be required to complete an online onboarding process.

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