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 Veterans Service Representative (RVSR) in Seatac, Washington Feel free to browse this and any other job listings and reach out to us with any questions!
Veterans Service Representative (RVSR) – Seatac, Washington
Veterans Benefits Administration, Department of Veterans Affairs
Job ID: 536188Start Date: 11/12/2021End Date: 12/04/2021
To qualify for this position, applicants must meet all requirements by the closing date of this announcement:12/03/2021. 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. For a GS-09 position you must have served 52 weeks at the GS-07 level. For a GS-10 position you must have served 52 weeks at the GS-09 level. For a GS-11 position you must have served 52 weeks at the GS-10 level. For a GS-12 position you must have served 52 weeks at the GS-11 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. MINIMUM QUALIFICATION REQUIREMENT: You may qualify based on your experience and/or education as described below: GS-09 Grade Level: Specialized Experience: Applicants must have one (1) year of specialized experience equivalent to at least the GS-07 grade level or higher in the normal line of progression for the occupation in the organization. Specialized experience is defined as experience which required interpretation of evidence (medical, benefit and/or legal documentation) to assist in preparation of legal cases, to determine eligibility of benefits/services or to assist in performing clinical research, clinical or physiological studies, evaluations, or medical treatment. Examples of experience would typically include, but are not limited to: Determining the eligibility for federal or state-administered benefits, such as: disability, education, housing, medical and/or veterans’ benefits; Applying federal and state laws to process claims pertaining to a service, disability or benefit program; Gathering and requesting evidence to build service program case files, respond to claimant inquiries, and identify errors, inconsistencies or omissions; Explaining decisions to claimants, customers, special interest groups, dependents and/or representatives in an effort to gain understanding of determinations; Processing claims for eligibility for workers’ compensation benefits to determine appropriateness and amount of worker’s compensation claims; Performing, ordering and/or evaluating diagnostic tests to identify and assess patient’s condition, report symptoms or changes in patients’ condition, maintain accurate detailed reports/charts. Education Substitution: Applicants may substitute education for the experience required to qualify at the GS-9 grade level. Master’s or equivalent graduate degree; or Two (2) full years of progressively higher level graduate education leading to such a degree; or LL.B. or J.D., if related GS-10 Grade Level: Specialized Experience: One year of specialized experience equivalent to the GS-09 grade level in the Federal service. In addition to the experience required at the GS-9 level, applicants must also have experience that documents knowledge of a complex field of laws, regulations and Federal legislation pertaining to the full range of veterans benefits and a comprehensive and thorough knowledge of state, federal and local benefit programs in order to be able to explain them to individuals of all educational backgrounds.. OR Education Substitution: Applicants may substitute education for the experience required to qualify at the GS-10 grade level. 2.5 years of progressively higher level graduate education leading to such a Ph.D., LL.M. or equivalent doctoral degree. Graduate level education must demonstrate the competencies necessary to do the work of the position. OR GS-11 Grade Level: Specialized Experience: Applicants must have (1) year of specialized experience equivalent to at least the next lower grade (GS-10). In addition, the applicant must document knowledge of analyzing claims, interpreting and applying benefit-related laws, regulations and procedures; reviewing and examining evidence and making determinations as to the entitlement and/or eligibility of claimants for benefits and services involving compensation and pensions. OR Education Substitution: Applicants may substitute education for the experience required to qualify at the GS-11 grade level. Education substitution of a Ph.D or equivalent doctoral degree; OR Three full years of progressively higher-level graduate education leading to such a degree or LL.M, if related. OR GS-12 Grade Level: Specialized Experience: Applicants must have one (1) year of specialized experience equivalent to at least the next lower grade (GS-11). In addition to experience required at the GS-11 level, the applicant must document knowledge of anatomy and physiology, diseases and disabilities to assess sources of evidence and information to arrive at rating decisions. This includes the ability to read, understand and interpret medical and legal terminology. The applicant must document the ability to communicate in writing of wide range of veterans benefits laws and regulations that pertain to the entitlement for and award process of each VA benefit program. Combining Education & Experience: If you do not fully meet the length of experience and education described for a specific grade level (e.g. have six months of experience and some coursework but not a degree), the two can be combined to total 100% of the requirement. Click here for more information.
Volunteer Experience: 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.
Full vs. Part-Time Employment: Full-time employment is considered to be at least 35 hours per week. Part-time experience will be credited on a pro-rated basis; when including part-time employment in your resume you must specify the average hours worked per week.
Physical Requirements: The work normally involves mental rather than physical exertion. The work is mostly sedentary.
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