Program Support Assistant Job in Syracuse, New York – 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 Support Assistant in Syracuse, New York Feel free to browse this and any other job listings and reach out to us with any questions!

Program Support Assistant – Syracuse, New York
Veterans Health Administration, Department of Veterans Affairs
Job ID: 634306
Start Date: 11/04/2022
End Date: 11/29/2022

Qualification Summary
To qualify for this position, applicants must meet all requirements by the closing date of this announcement. 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 06 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: Comprehensive and advanced level of knowledge regarding the rules, regulations and guidelines pertaining to their daily duties. Ability to prioritize workload to meet deadlines. Knowledge of appropriate program-related VA regulations, directives and Medical Center memoranda. In-depth knowledge of the capabilities, operating characteristics, functions, preferred office automation software (e.g. word processor, database management, spreadsheets, graphics and presentation, and electronic communications). In-depth knowledge of the program and personnel within the program as well as the MH ICC. Knowledge of, and skilled in, the use of these software applications to create formal documents, reports, charts, graphs, graphical presentations, spreadsheets, and forms in a wide variety of desired formats and styles to meet demand of assignments. Knowledge of the methods and procedures, mission requirements, program goals and objective, regulations, pertinent laws, policies and precedents that govern the administrative operations of the programs. Knowledge of grammar, spelling, punctuation, correspondence preparation and formats to reflect the preferred style and tone of the organization. Ensures compliance with established policies, practices, procedures and controls to prepare recurring administrative status reports, correspondence, and documents. Skills in applying data gathering methods to collect various types of administrative data. Uses current office technologies, including computers, fax machines, and telecommunication devices to complete work efficiently and effectively. You will be rated on the following Competencies for this position: Compliance Computer Skills Customer Service Technical Documentation Writing 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 environment involves everyday risks or discomforts that require normal safety precautions typical of such places as offices, meeting and training rooms, or libraries. The work area is an office setting. For more information on these qualification standards, please visit the United States Office of Personnel Management’s website at

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