Voluntary Services Specialist Job in Reno, Nevada – Department of Veterans Affairs

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Voluntary Services Specialist – Reno, Nevada
Veterans Health Administration, Department of Veterans Affairs
Job ID: 514590
Start Date: 09/24/2021
End Date: 10/15/2021

Qualification Summary
To qualify for this position, applicants must meet all requirements by the closing date of this announcement, 10/14/2021. 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 the GS-09 position you must have served 52 weeks at the GS-07, and for the GS-11 position you must have served 52 weeks at the GS-09. 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-09: Specialized Experience: You must have one year of specialized experience equivalent to at least the next lower grade GS-07 in the normal line of progression for the occupation in the organization. Examples of specialized experience would typically include, but are not limited to: Moderate knowledge of community resource to improve patient outcomes to increase effective and efficient operations. Moderate knowledge of principles, practices, concepts, and methods used in volunteer management and how to apply to situations. Moderate ability to independently develop and initiate new volunteer programs, qualitative and quantitative methods for the improvement of management processes and systems. Skills in applying moderate laws, policies and procedures, regulations, recognizing forms for healthcare organizations applicable for the administration of volunteer programs. Skills in budget and strategic compliance human resource concepts, laws and Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act (HIPAA), Fair Labor Standards Act (FLSA). Ability to train adults and excellent communications skills (both written and verbal). OR, Education: Applicants may substitute education for the required experience. To qualify based on education for this grade level you must have: Master’s or equivalent graduate; or 2 full years of progressively higher level graduate education leading to such a degree or LLB. or J.D., if related. OR Combination: Applicant may also combine education and specialized experience to qualify at this level. You must combine specialized experience and graduate level education. You need a combination of specialized experience as described above, but less than the education level as described. (To compute, divide your total months of qualifying experience by 12, then divide your semester hours of graduate education beyond one year by 18, add the two percentages. The total percentage must equal at least 100 percent to qualify.) (Note: you must attach a copy of your transcripts.) GS-11: Specialized Experience: You must have one year of specialized experience equivalent to at least the next lower grade GS-09 in the normal line of progression for the occupation in the organization. Examples of specialized experience would typically include, but are not limited to: Full knowledge of community resource to improve patient outcomes to increase effective and efficient operations. Knowledge of principles, practices, concepts, and methods used in volunteer management and how to apply to situations. Ability to independently develop and initiate new volunteer programs, qualitative and quantitative methods for the improvement of management processes and systems. Skills in applying laws, policies and procedures, regulations, recognizing forms for healthcare organizations applicable for the administration of volunteer programs. Skills in budget and strategic compliance human resource concepts, laws and Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act (HIPAA), Fair Labor Standards Act (FLSA). Ability to train adults and excellent communications skills (both written and verbal). OR, Education: Applicants may substitute education for the required experience. To qualify based on education for this grade level you must have Ph.D. or equivalent doctoral degree; or 3 full years of progressively higher level graduate education leading to such a degree; or LLM. if related. OR, Combination: Applicants may also combine education and experience to qualify at this level. You must have an combination of specialized experience and graduate level education. Combinations of successfully completed post-high school education and experience may be used to meet total qualifications requirements for grade GS-11, and may be computed by first determining the applicant’s total qualifying experience as a percentage of the experience required for the grade level; then determining the applicant’s education as a percentage of the education required for the grade level; and then adding the two percentages. The total percentages must equal at least 100 percent to qualify an applicant for that grade level. Only graduate education in excess of the amount required for the next lower grade level may be used to qualify applicants for positions at grades GS-11. (When crediting education that requires specific course work, prorate the number of hours of related courses required as a proportion of the total education to be used. You will be rated on the following Competencies for this position:
Administration and ManagementCommunicationsCustomer ServiceFinancial ManagementManaging Human Resources 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. 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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