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Administrative Specialist (Education) – Phoenix, Arizona
Veterans Health Administration, Department of Veterans Affairs
Job ID: 522993Start Date: 10/14/2021End Date: 11/04/2021
To qualify for this position, applicants must meet all requirements by the closing date of this announcement, 11/03/2021. 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 (1) full year of specialized experience that equipped you with the knowledge, skills, and abilities to successfully perform the duties the Administrative Specialist at the full performance level (GS-9), and that is typically in or related to the position to be filled. To be creditable, specialized experience must have been equivalent to at least the next lower grade level (GS-7) in the Federal service. Specialized experience includes: Prepares a variety of written products such as reports, memoranda, electronic mail, and minutes; Organizes assigned action items, and workload, to include coordination with appropriate service line and staff; Maintains control over the assigned calendar, ensuring appointments are scheduled with regard to commitment of time and chief’s priorities; Researches inquiries and provides information regarding various organizational programs. [NOTE: Experience must be fully documented on your resume and must include job title, duties, month and year start/end dates AND hours worked per week], OR Education: Applicants may substitute education for the required experience. To qualify based on education for this grade level you must have a master’s degree or equivalent graduate degree, master’s or equivalent graduate degree or two (2) full years of progressively higher level graduate education leading to such a degree or a LL.B. or J.D., if related. [Transcripts must be submitted at time of application. Conferral of degree(s) must be stated on transcript(s). Unofficial transcript(s) are acceptable], OR Combination of Education and Experience: Applicants may also combine education and experience to qualify at this level. You must have an combination of specialized experience and education beyond a bachelor’s degree. (To calculate, first identify the percentage of required education you have earned (when substituting, you cannot use the first 18 semester hours that you earned). Then identify the percentage of required experience you possess. Add the two percentages. The total percentage must equal at least 100 percent to qualify at the GS-09. For example, an applicant who has 9 semester hours of graduate level education beyond the first 18 semester hours of graduate study (i.e. 50% of graduate education required) and 6 months of creditable specialized experience (i.e. 50% of the required experience) would equal 100% of the required experience for the GS-09 position.) [Transcripts must be submitted at time of application. Conferral of degree(s) must be stated on transcript(s). Unofficial transcript(s) are acceptable]. You will be rated on the following Competencies as part of the assessment questionnaire for this position:
ClericalCustomer ServiceDecision MakingShop Practices 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 incumbent is comfortably seated at a desk or table. Some walking and standing may occur during a workday in connection with attendance at meetings and conferences, or while researching assignments. Items carried typically are light objects such as, briefcases, notebooks, and reports. Lifting of moderately heavy objects is not normally required. Work Environment: The work is primarily performed in an office-like setting, involving everyday risk or discomforts, which require normal safety precautions typical of such places as offices, meetings, and training rooms. The incumbent uses safe work practices with office equipment, avoids trips or falls, observes fire regulations, and traffic signals. The work area is adequately lighted, heated, and ventilated. 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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