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

Program Specialist – Detroit, Michigan
Veterans Health Administration, Department of Veterans Affairs
Job ID: 633138
Start Date: 11/01/2022
End Date: 11/23/2022

Qualification Summary
To qualify for this position, applicants must meet all requirements by the closing date of this announcement, 11/22/2022. 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-11 position you must have served 52 weeks at the GS-09. 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-9 in the normal line of progression for the occupation in the organization. Examples of specialized experience would typically include, but are not limited to: Providing ongoing support in program planning, budgeting, contracting, personnel and equipment decisions affecting departmental administrative and clinical operations. Leading and/or actively participating in projects requested by leadership and coordinating all aspects of each project to ensure that objectives are achieved. Utilizing advanced planning, organizational, and management principles and practices to plan, design, and conduct professional studies in such areas as the acquisition, development, analysis, and presentation of population-based planning data, health and economic demographics, and patient care and work performance to enhance the efficiency of the operation of the health care system. Implementing appropriate planning procedures to accomplish programs, projects, or needs to include data collection, data analysis, and preparation of recommendations resulting from studies concerning different departmental problems. Preparing written correspondence, reports and presentations for leadership that are clear, concise, and complete. OR, Education: Applicants may substitute education for the required experience. To qualify based on education for this grade level you must have a Ph.D or equivalent doctoral degree or 3 full years of progressively higher-level graduate education leading to such a degree or LLM, if related to the work of the position. One year of graduate education is 18 semester hours or the number determined by the school attended to represent one year of full-time study. (Transcripts must be submitted). 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 the first year of graduate level education. Only education in excess of the first 18 semester hours (i.e., beyond the first year of graduate level education) is creditable towards meeting the specialized experience requirement. (Transcripts must be submitted). You will be rated on the following Competencies for this position: Planning and Evaluating Project Management Technical Competence Human Resources Management 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 primarily sedentary, although may involve periods of walking or standing to observe work operations. Requires use of computer on a daily basis. For more information on these qualification standards, please visit the United States Office of Personnel Management’s website at

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