Voluntary Services Specialist Job in Danville, Illinois – Department of Veterans Affairs

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Voluntary Services Specialist – Danville, Illinois
Veterans Health Administration, Department of Veterans Affairs
Job ID: 508964
Start Date: 09/15/2021
End Date: 10/06/2021

Qualification Summary
To qualify for this position, applicants must meet all requirements by the closing date of this announcement, 10/05/2021. 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-9 position you must have served 52 weeks at the GS-7. For a GS-11 position you must have served 52 weeks at the GS-9. 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 and/or education as described below: GS-9 GRADE LEVEL REQUIREMENTS
Specialized Experience: Specialized Experience: Must have at least one (1) year of specialized experience equivalent to the GS-7 grade level which provided the knowledge, skills, and abilities to successfully perform the duties of a Voluntary Services Specialist. Specialized experience includes but is not limited to: Knowledge of the principles, practices, concepts, and methods used in Voluntary Service management. Publicizing a voluntary program, including interviewing, scheduling, placement and evaluation of new volunteers. Developing and maintaining working relationships, and prepare and write reports and analyses. Coordinating, evaluating and reporting on the effectiveness of a program’s activities. Implementing program planning and supervisory techniques in order to direct, plan, and evaluate volunteer work operations and programs. OR EDUCATION: Must have a master’s or equivalent graduate degree; or 2 full years of progressively higher level graduate education leading to such a degree. Such education must demonstrate the knowledge, skills, and abilities necessary to do the work. TRANSCRIPTS REQUIRED. OR COMBINATION OF EXPERIENCE AND EDUCATION: Must have equivalent combinations of successfully completed graduate level education and specialized experience. Such education must demonstrate the knowledge, skills, and abilities necessary to do the work. TRANSCRIPTS REQUIRED. GS-11 GRADE LEVEL REQUIREMENTS
Specialized Experience: You must possess at least one year of specialized experience at the GS 9 level, that has equipped you with the knowledge, skills and abilities to perform successfully the duties that is typically in or related to the work of the position to be filled. Examples of specialized experience include but are not limited to planning, establishing and implementing policy, developing program goals and objectives, managing, evaluating, and coordinating (internal and external) resources of assigned areas; Works to strengthen and maintain interpersonal relations with management, volunteers, community service organizations, and staff. Motivates diverse groups of people, staff, volunteers, business and civic groups, services organization officials, etc. into working as a comprehensive and cooperative force that benefits patient care; knowledge of the principles, practices, concepts, and methods used in Voluntary Service management, knowledge of applicable laws and regulations governing the donations and gifts sufficient to help secure funding without violating laws or regulations, skill in assessing the needs of the medical facility and the community’s ability to meet those needs, skill in publicizing the voluntary program, recruiting volunteers, and accepting gifts and donations without violating laws or regulations, ability to communicate effectively in order to resolve problems, develop and maintain working relationships, and prepare and write reports and analyses, ability to coordinate, evaluate and report on the effectiveness of the facility’s routine voluntary services program activities, knowledge of interviewing, scheduling, placement and evaluation of new volunteer, and knowledge of program planning and supervisory techniques in order to direct, plan, and evaluate volunteer work operations and programs. OR EDUCATION: Applicants may substitute education for the required experience. Must possess three (3) years of progressively higher-level graduate education leading to a Ph.D. degree or Ph.D. or equivalent doctoral degree. (Transcripts Required) OR COMBINATION OF EXPERIENCE AND EDUCATION: Applicants may also combine education and experience to qualify at this level. You must have an combination of specialized experience and education beyond completion of undergraduate level work. Education must be related to the position. (Transcripts Required) You will be rated on the following Competencies for this position:
Administration and ManagementCommunicationsManaging Human ResourcesOrganizational Stewardship 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: Work is moderately sedentary, although considerably variable. It requires a fair amount of standing, sometimes for long periods, walking, climbing stairs, and bending. Work may require some heavy to moderate lifting, transporting of materials, equipment and supplies for special events and other programs. Due to the diverse nature and scope of the work, it may require occasionally working in extreme temperatures (hot or cold). Driving or riding in a vehicle is also required on a routine basis to provide coverage, trainings, or other support at off-site clinics; attend outside community meetings; and support special events. Travel may also occur in support of outreach events and conferences. The incumbent must attend lengthy meetings both during and after regular scheduled work hours. Travel to other medical center facilities is also required. 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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