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 an Education Technician in Multiple Locations Feel free to browse this and any other job listings and reach out to us with any questions!
Education Technician – Multiple Locations
Veterans Health Administration, Department of Veterans Affairs
Job ID: 533393Start Date: 11/05/2021End Date: 11/27/2021
To qualify for this position, applicants must meet all requirements by the closing date of this announcement, 11/26/2021. 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-6 position you must have served 52 weeks at the GS-05. Time-in-grade does not apply to the GS-5 grade level. 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-5: Specialized Experience: You must have one year of specialized experience equivalent to at least the next lower grade GS-4 in the normal line of progression for the occupation in the organization. Examples of specialized experience would typically include, but are not limited to: Performing clerical or administrative support duties, composing e-mail and routine correspondence from pre-established templates; providing administrative and/or some technical support to a team or staff; and assisting in preparing handouts, presentations and course materials provided by faculty. OR, Education: Applicants may substitute education for the required experience. To qualify based on education for this grade level you must have successfully completed 4 years of education above the high school level in any field for which high school graduation or the equivalent is the normal prerequisite. This education must have been obtained in an accredited business, secretarial or technical school, junior college, college or university (TRANSCRIPTS REQUIRED). OR, Combination: Applicants may also combine education and experience to qualify at this level. Only education in excess of the first 60 semester hours (i.e., beyond the second year) is creditable toward meeting the specialized experience requirement. One full academic year of study (30 semester hours) beyond the second year is equivalent to 6 months of specialized experience. For example, the applicant has 9 months of specialized experience and 75 semester hours of college (15 semester hours beyond the second year and the equivalent of 3 months of specialized experience). The applicant meets 75 percent of the required experience and 25 percent of the required education. The applicant meets 100 percent of the requirement for 1 year of specialized experience and is qualified for the position (TRANSCRIPTS REQUIRED). GS-6: Specialized Experience: You must have one year of specialized experience equivalent to the GS-5 level. Examples of specialized experience would be experience that provided you with the particular knowledge, skills, and abilities to successfully perform the duties of the position and which is typically related to the work of the position to be filled. Specialized experience may include: Assisting with the collection, compilation, research, and/or tracking of data; experience using office automation systems and computer applications such as Microsoft Word, Microsoft Excel, and electronic mail; experience preparing handouts, presentations and course materials provided by faculty; and assisting in creating and making presentations to small groups. You will be rated on the following Competencies for this position: Technical Competence: Uses knowledge that is acquired through formal training or extensive on-the-job experience to perform one’s job; works with, understands, and evaluates technical information related to the job; advises others on technical issues. Attention to Detail: Is thorough when performing work and conscientious about attending to detail. Clerical: Knowledge of filing, typing, entering data, maintaining records, taking shorthand, and using and completing forms. Organizational Stewardship: Takes responsibility and initiative, sets and meets priorities, follows through on commitments, safeguards information, and organizes and uses time and resources to achieve desired results. 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 will occasionally involve long periods of repetitive actions (such as collating/stuffing/packing), standing for long periods of time, keyboarding, lifting boxes of supplies or education materials (up to 40 pounds), loading and moving small handcarts, and traveling
through airports with personal luggage and a laptop computer. A motor vehicle operator’s license is preferred. Occasional travel to conferences beyond the commuting area is required. Overtime work is frequently performed at conferences. 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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