Program Specialist Job in Louisville, Kentucky – Department of Veterans Affairs



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 Louisville, Kentucky Feel free to browse this and any other job listings and reach out to us with any questions!

Program Specialist – Louisville, Kentucky
Veterans Benefits Administration, Department of Veterans Affairs
Job ID: 629551
Start Date: 10/21/2022
End Date: 11/10/2022

Qualification Summary
To qualify for this position, applicants must meet all requirements by the closing date of this announcement, 11/09/2022. 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-9 position you must have served 52 weeks at the GS-7, and for the GS-11, you must have served 52 weeks at the GS-9 grade level in Federal Service . For a GS-12 you must have served 52 weeks at the GS-11 grade level in Federal Service. 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. 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. If you are requesting a reassignment or change to lower grade via this vacancy announcement, you must currently hold the GS-9 (or higher) and the promotion potential of your current position must be at least GS-9; For the GS-11 you must currently hold GS-11 or (higher) and for the GS-12 reassignment or change to lower grade you must current hold a GS 12 or (higher) . You may qualify based on your experience and/or education as described below: For GS-9- One year of specialized experience at the GS-7 level in federal service. For GS-11 -One year of specialized experience at the GS-9 level in federal service. For GS-12- One year of specialized experience at the GS-11 in federal service. Specialized experience: Is experience that has equipped the applicant with the particular knowledge, skills, and abilities to perform successfully the duties of the position, and that is typically IN OR RELATED to the work of the position to be filled. Examples of specialized experience include but are not limited to: Providing advisory services to leaders and employees on a range of human resources concepts, laws, and policies Assisting leadership in solving a range of complex problems and issues Participating in policy development groups or projects based on broad organizational requirements OR, Applicants may substitute education for the experience required. GS-9: masters’ or equivalent graduate degree or 2 years of progressively higher level graduate leading to such a degree or LL,B. or J.D., if related. Applicants may substitute education for the experience required. GS-11: Ph.D. or equivalent doctoral degree, or three (3) full years of progressively higher level graduate education leading to such a degree, or LL.M., if related. There is not substitution of education For GS-12 grade level. OR, Applicants may also combine education and experience to qualify. To calculate, first identify the percentage of required education you have earned (Only graduate education in excess of the amount required for the next lower grade level may be used to qualify applicants for positions at the grade of GS-11). Then identify the percentage of required experience you possess. 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: 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. However, there may be some walking, standing and carryings of light items such as papers, books, and files form one desk to another or for returning to storage. For more information on these qualification standards, please visit the United States Office of Personnel Management’s website at http://://

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