Voluntary Services Specialist Job in Fayetteville, Arkansas – Department of Veterans Affairs

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The United States government is a massive employer, and is always looking for qualified candidates to fill a wide variety of open employment positions in locations across the country. Below you’ll find a Qualification Summary for an active, open job listing from the Department of Veterans Affairs. The opening is for a Voluntary Services Specialist in Fayetteville, Arkansas Feel free to browse this and any other job listings and reach out to us with any questions!

Voluntary Services Specialist – Fayetteville, Arkansas
Veterans Health Administration, Department of Veterans Affairs
Job ID: 516856
Start Date: 09/29/2021
End Date: 10/21/2021

Qualification Summary
To qualify for this position, applicants must meet all requirements by the closing date of this announcement, 10/20/2021. 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-9 position you must have served 52 weeks at the GS-7. 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: 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: experience as a Service/Department ADPAC; and experience as a government purchase card holder. OR, Education: Applicants may substitute education for the required experience. To qualify based on education for this grade level you must have successfully completed 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. of J.D., if related that demonstrates the knowledge, skills, and abilities necessary to do the work of this position, a copy of your transcript is required. OR, Combination: I possess equivalent combination of successfully completed education and specialized experience directly related to the work of the position as outlined above that meets the requirements of the position. Only education in excess of the first year (18 semester hours) may be used to qualify applicants for the GS-09 level. NOTE: If using education combined with specialized experience to qualify, a copy of your transcript is required. You will be rated on the following Competencies for this position:
Administration and ManagementCommunicationControl of FundsPlanning and Evaluating 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 sedentary, although some slight physical effort may be required. The incumbent must be in such physical condition that will allow full participation in all VAVS activities.
This includes preparation for programs, moving/lifting of equipment (up to 40 pounds) bending, stacking materials, supplies and donated articles, as well as loading them on and off carts is required. Pushing carts, popcorn machine, carrying donations, food, drink, ice, tables, chairs and setting up for
volunteer activities and functions are required. Organizing activities and presentations often require lifting and transporting pieces of equipment, brochures, etc.
A considerable amount of walking throughout the medical center, including the grounds is required. Occasionally, long hours and evening/weekend work may be required to meet commitments within the community or to implement special events. Incumbent must be able to drive an automobile and golf cart. 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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