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 Health System Specialist in Chicago, Illinois Feel free to browse this and any other job listings and reach out to us with any questions!
Health System Specialist – Chicago, Illinois
Veterans Health Administration, Department of Veterans Affairs
Job ID: 600709Start Date: 06/21/2022End Date: 07/12/2022
To qualify for this position, applicants must meet all requirements by the closing date of this announcement, 07/11/2022. 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-7 position you must have served 52 weeks at the GS-5. 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: Applicants must have one (1) full year of specialized experience that equipped you with the particular knowledge, skills, and abilities to perform successfully the duties of the Health Systems Specialist (C&P) at the GS-7 level. To be creditable, this experience must have been equivalent to at least the GS-05 level in Federal service. Specialized experience related to this position includes demonstrated knowledge and experience working with software applications such as word processing, data bases and internet database application for data entry, file maintenance, data retrieval and analysis; knowledge of the contacts required for verification of information of health care provider files; knowledge of medical terminology and various medical specialties; knowledge of adapting analytical techniques and evaluation criteria to measure and improve program effectiveness and/or efficiency; ability to conduct analyses of functions and work processes; ability to communicate in writing to prepare emails, letters, reports and committee minutes; and communication and interpersonal relations skills which have demonstrated the ability to communicate technical information to a diverse group of individual with varying levels of understanding. –OR- Substitution of Education for Specialized Experience – GS-7: One (1) full year of graduate level education or superior academic achievement. Such education must demonstrate the knowledge, skills, and abilities necessary to do the work of the position and been obtained at an accredited college or university. Superior Academic Achievement is based on class standing, grade-point average, or honor society membership. Class Standing – Applicants must be in the upper third of the graduating class in the college, university or major subdivision, such as the College of Liberal Arts or the School of Business Administration, based on completed courses. Grade-point Average – Applicants must have a grade point average of 3.0 or higher out of a possible 4.0 as recorded on their official transcript, or as computed based on 4 years of education, or as computed based on courses completed during the final 2 years of curriculum; or 3.5 or higher out of a possible 4.0 based on the average of the required courses completed in the major field or the required courses in the major filed completed during the final 2 years of the curriculum. Election to membership in a National Scholastic Honor Society – Applicants can be considered eligible based on membership in one of the national scholastic honor societies listed by the Association of College Honor Societies. NOTE: TRANSCRIPTS REQUIRED –OR- Combining Specialized Experience and Education – GS-7 – Equivalent combinations of experience and education are qualifying for this position. TRANSCRIPTS REQUIRED. Specialized Experience GS-9: One (1) full year of specialized experience that equipped the applicant with the particular knowledge, skill, and abilities to perform successfully the duties of the Health System Specialist (C&P) and is typically in or related to the work of the position to be filled. To be creditable, specialized experience must have been equivalent to at least the next lower grade level in the normal line of progression for the occupation in the organization (GS-7). Examples of specialized experience include (but are not limited to): Knowledge of pertinent laws, regulations, policies and precedents, accreditation standards and guidelines related to a C&P program; knowledge of credential programs such as VetPro; skill in applying analytical and evaluative methods and techniques to issues or studies concerning the efficiency and effectiveness of a C&P operation; knowledge of the contacts required for verification of information in health care provider files; knowledge of medical terminology, medical specialties and core privileges and procedures to assure competence/appropriateness of credentials and privileging requests; skill in using software applications such as word processing and data bases and internet database applications for data entry, file maintenance and data retrieval and analysis; ability to communicate in writing to prepare emails, letters, reports and committee minutes; and ability to communicate orally technical information to a diverse group of individuals with varying levels of understanding. –OR– Substitution of Education for Specialized Experience – GS-9: A 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. Such education must demonstrate the knowledge, skills, and abilities necessary to do the work of the position and been obtained at an accredited college or university. TRANSCRIPTS REQUIRED. –OR– Combining Specialized Experience and Education – GS-9 – Equivalent combinations of experience and education are qualifying for this position. TRANSCRIPTS REQUIRED. You will be rated on the following Competencies for this position:
CommunicationsCompliance InspectionComputer SkillsManages and Organizes Information 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 mostly sedentary. Occasionally, light physical effort may be required, such as that involved with walking, stair climbing, and carrying of light office items. Working Environment: The work is performed in an office setting which require normal safety precautions typical for offices and meeting rooms. 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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