Program Specialist Job in Alexandria, Louisiana – 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 Program Specialist in Alexandria, Louisiana Feel free to browse this and any other job listings and reach out to us with any questions!

Program Specialist – Alexandria, Louisiana
Veterans Health Administration, Department of Veterans Affairs
Job ID: 589321
Start Date: 04/26/2022
End Date: 05/17/2022

Qualification Summary
To qualify for this position, applicants must meet all requirements by the closing date of this announcement, 05/16/2022. 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-07 position you must have served 52 weeks at the GS-05. 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-05 in the normal line of progression for the occupation in the organization. Examples of specialized experience would typically include, but are not limited to: Skilled in communicating orally and in writing as it relates to identifying gaps in data input and reporting, staff utilization, quality improvement, clinical assessment data. Skilled in analyzing situations to determine what decisions can be made by her/him or if advice of a higher authority is needed. Communicate professionally with managers and other employees to identify areas of weakness and/or source of deficiency . OR, Education: Applicants may substitute education for the required experience. To qualify based on education for this grade level you must have successfully completed 1 full year of graduate-level education at an accredited college or university. (Note: 1 year of full-time graduate education is defined as 18 semester hours, unless otherwise defined by the college or university). OR, Combination: Applicants may also combine education and experience to qualify at this level. You must have an combination of specialized experience and education beyond creditable specialized experience and education that is equivalent to the 1 year of specialized experience required. Combination of specialized experience as described above and graduate education as described above which totals at least one year. To compute the percentage, 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. You will be rated on the following Competencies for this position:
Acquisition StrategyOrganizational AwarenessQuality Assurance 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: There are no special physical demands involved in performing the work of the position. Work is primary sedentary and may have slight physical effort. 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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