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: 635737
Start Date: 11/14/2022
End Date: 12/07/2022

Qualification Summary
To qualify for this position, applicants must meet all requirements by the closing date of this announcement, 12/06/2022. 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-6 position you must have served 52 weeks at the GS-5. 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 as described below: Specialized Experience: You must have one year of specialized experience equivalent to at least the next lower grade GS-5 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 knowledge and understanding gained through education, training, and experience of the principles, concepts, theories, practices and methodologies of administrative/ office management and skills in applying this knowledge in carrying out difficult assignments for the programs as well as the rules, regulations, and guidelines pertaining to their daily duties. Ability to prioritize workload to meet deadlines. Extensive knowledge of appropriate program-related VA regulations, directives, and Medical Center memoranda. In-depth knowledge of current technologies, the capabilities, operating characteristics, functions, preferred office automation software (e.g. word processor, database management, spreadsheets, graphics and presentation, and electronic communications such as computers, fax machines, and telecommunication devices) in order 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 and complete work efficiently and effectively. 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. You will be rated on the following Competencies for this position: Attention to Detail Communication Computer Skills Critical Thinking Financial 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 requiring some walking, standing, bending, and carrying light items such as books and paper. For more information on these qualification standards, please visit the United States Office of Personnel Management’s website at

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