Veterans Affairs, Veterans Health Administration Program Specialist (HUD/VASH)(Internal) in Las Vegas, Nevada

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Since 1972, VA Southern Nevada Healthcare System has been improving the health of the men and women who have so proudly served our nation. We consider it our privilege to serve your health care needs in any way we can. Services are available to more than 240,000 veterans living in our catchment area. In addition to our main facility in Las Vegas, we offer services in three community-based outpatient clinics located in Henderson, Pahrump and Laughlin. VA professionals feel good about their careers and their ability to balance work and home life. VA offers generous paid time off and a variety of predictable and flexible scheduling opportunities. For more information on the Department of Veterans Affairs, go to http://www.vacareers.va.gov/

Special Employment Consideration: VA encourages persons with disabilities to apply, including those eligible for hiring under 5 CFR 213.3102(u), Schedule A, Appointment of persons with disabilities [i.e., intellectual disabilities, severe physical disabilities, or psychiatric disabilities], and/or Disabled veterans with a compensable service-connected disability of 30% or more. Contact the Agency Contact on the last page of the JOA for information on how to apply under this appointment authority via the Selective Placement Coordinator.

For more information on the "Who may apply" eligibility requirements, please refer to the OHRM Status Candidates and Other Candidate Definitionsdocument.

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Responsibilities

This position is located in an outpatient service setting in the HUD/VASH Program of the VA Southern Nevada Healthcare System Social Work service. As a Program Specialist, he/she is responsible for assisting in the administrative activities to maximize current and future resources, improve service delivery and continuum of care, promote a positive image, customer satisfaction, and support work assignments from the HUD/VASH Program Manager. Duties include, but not limited to:

  • Assist in providing administrative and managerial assistance to other Homeless Program support staff with secondary support to the other Homeless Program Managers.
  • Support in the coordination of the management of supplies, inventory and other areas concerning administrative management matters in the HUD/VASH programs.
  • Participate in internal review systems to ensure that both clinical and administrative activities are in compliance with agency, accrediting, and regulatory requirements.
  • Assist in compiling and preparing program productivity/workload reports, and consolidates reports into daily, weekly, monthly and quarterly reports.
  • Assist in applying an understanding of the HUD/VASH Program and policies by reviewing, analyzing, and evaluating the HUD/VASH Program through the use of reports, studies, projects, and information provided by support personnel, contractors, and other agencies.
  • Serve as a purchase card holder for the HUD/VASH Program and for the Social Work Service.
  • Assist in the interpretation of program and budget directives.

Work Schedule: Monday - Friday; 7:30 am - 4:00 pm.

*Position Description Title/PD#: *Program Specialist GS-07 PD# 044850; GS-09 PD# 044860.

Promotion Potential: The selectee may be promoted to the full performance level without further competition when all regulatory, qualification, and performance requirements are met. Selection at a lower grade level does not guarantee promotion to the full performance level.

Travel Required

Not required

Supervisory status

No

Who May Apply
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Position is open to current Department of Veterans Affairs employees.

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Conditions of Employment
  • You must be a U.S. citizen to apply for this job.
  • Subject to a background/suitability investigation.
  • Designated and/or random drug testing may be required.
  • Time in grade requirement may apply.
  • Selective Service Registration is required for males born after 12/31/1959.
  • Most Recent SF-50, Notification of Personnel Action, is required.

Physical Requirements:The work is primarily sedentary, although some slight physical effort may be required to assist in program needs regarding Homeless Stand Downs, maintaining and inventorying supplies, and other light physical duties as assigned. These needs happen once per quarter.

Time-in-grade: 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. For a GS-07 position you must have served 52 weeks at the GS-05 level. For a GS-09 position you must have served 52 weeks at the GS-07 level.

Qualifications

To qualify for this position, applicants must meet all requirements by the closing date of this announcement.

Specialized Experience:

GS-07 Grade Level:

Applicants must have One (1) year of specialized experience equivalent to at least the next lower grade (GS-07) 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 management and analysis through interface with personal computer applications. Reviewing, analyzing, and evaluating internal and external staff/agencies.

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Applicants may substitute education for the experience required for the GS-07 level. Possess at least one (1) full year of graduate level education. Or, superior academic achievement.

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Applicants may also combine education and experience to qualify at the GS-07 level. To calculate, first identify the percentage of required education you have earned (when substituting, you cannot use the first 60 semester hours that you earned). Then identify the percentage of required experience you possess. Add the two percentages. The total percentage must equal at least 100 percent to qualify at the GS-07. For example, an applicant who has 9 semester hours of graduate level education (i.e. 50% of graduate education required) and 6 months of creditable specialized experience (i.e. 50% of the required experience) would equal 100% of the required experience for the position.


GS-09 Grade Level:

Applicants must have One (1) year of specialized experience equivalent to at least the next lower grade (GS-09) in the normal line of progression for the occupation in the organization. Examples of specialized experience would typically include, but are not limited to performing a variety of administrative duties related to programs in an administrative setting. Communicating effectively to patients, employees, supervisors, management, and other stakeholders within the healthcare community. Experience in program development and management, and demonstrated ability to design, administer and monitor programs, coordinate associated activities, evaluate program outcomes, redefine priorities, modify goals and implement changes in systems.

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Applicants may substitute education for the experience required for the GS-09 level. Possess 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.

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Applicants may also combine education and experience to qualify at the GS-09 level. To calculate, first identify the percentage of required education you have earned (when substituting, you cannot use the first 60 semester hours that you earned). Then identify the percentage of required experience you possess. Add the two percentages. The total percentage must equal at least 100 percent to qualify at the GS-09. For example, an applicant who has 9 semester hours of graduate level education (i.e. 50% of graduate education required) and 6 months of creditable specialized experience (i.e. 50% of the required experience) would equal 100% of the required experience for the position.

A transcript must be submitted with your application if you are basing all or part of your qualifications on education.

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.

Education

Note: Only education or degrees recognized by the U.S. Department of Education from accredited colleges, universities, schools, or institutions may be used to qualify for Federal employment. You can verify your education here: http://ope.ed.gov/accreditation/. If you are using foreign education to meet qualification requirements, you must send a Certificate of Foreign Equivalency with your transcript in order to receive credit for that education.

Additional information

The Interagency Career Transition Assistance Plan (ICTAP) and Career Transition Assistance Plan CTAP)provide eligible displaced Federal competitive service employees with selection priority over other candidates for competitive service vacancies. To be qualified you must submit appropriate documentation and be found well-qualified (have a final rating of 85 or more before any Veterans preference points) for this vacancy. Information about ICTAP and CTAP eligibility is on OPM's Career Transition Resources website.

Placement Policy: The posting of this announcement does not obligate management to fill a vacancy or vacancies by promotion. The position may be filled by reassignment, change to lower grade, transfer, appointment, or reinstatement. Management may use any one or any combination of these methods to fill the position."

Basis of Rating: Applicants will be rated on the basis of the quality and extent of their total experience, education, and training in relation to the requirements of the specific position for which they are being considered. Ratings will be based on competitor's statements in their applications and on any additional evidence that may be secured through inquiries of qualifications. Recency of education, training and professional experience may be considered in the rating.

This position IS covered by the bargaining unit.

Performance Based Interviewing is utilized by our agency as part of our selection process. Please consult the PBI web site at www.va.gov/pbi for further information.

Additional selections may be made to fill similar Corporate VA Southern Nevada Healthcare System positions from the list of candidates who apply for this position. A new announcement will not be posted when this is the case.

Management reserves the right to use alternative methods of selection.

It is VA Policy that eligible veterans will be given preference when qualifications of candidates are approximately equal.

This agency provides reasonable accommodations to applicants with disabilities. If you need a reasonable accommodation for any part of the application and/or hiring process please notify the Human Resources office. Decisions to approve reasonable accommodation requests are made on a case-by-case basis.

Applications submitted outside of the automated application process may not be considered unless an accommodation to the application process has been granted. All application materials must be received by the end of the day on the closing date of this announcement to be considered.

Application materials will not be accepted by e-mail.

As a condition of continued employment, applicants must meet applicable physical, security, and suitability requirements for this position if selected.

This job opportunity announcement may be used to fill additional vacancies.

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How You Will Be Evaluated

You will be evaluated for this job based on how well you meet the qualifications above.

IN DESCRIBING YOUR EXPERIENCE, PLEASE BE CLEAR AND SPECIFIC. WE WILL NOT MAKE ASSUMPTIONS REGARDING YOUR EXPERIENCE.

You will be rated on the following competencies based on your application for this position.

Competency 1 – Knowledge of the theory and practice of healthcare program development and management. Competency 2 - Knowledge of VA (i.e. VISTA) and Microsoft Office computer applications.

Competency 3 - Ability to communicate effectively, Both orally and in writing.

If you are referred for consideration, you may be asked to submit additional job related information, which may include, but not limited to; responses to the knowledge, skills and abilities; completion of a work sample, and/or contact for an interview.

Your résumé and/or supporting documentation will be verified. Please follow all instructions carefully. Errors or omissions may affect your rating or consideration for employment.

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Background checks and security clearance
Security clearance

Not Applicable

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Required Documents

The following documents are required:

  • Resume (Required)

**- Responses to the Occupational Questionnaire (if faxing in application).

  • If prior military service, include all copies of your DD Forms 214 (Required). Applicants claiming preference based on service-connected disability, or based on being the spouse or mother of a disabled or deceased Veteran, must submit VA Letter and complete an SF 15, Application for 10-Point Veteran Preference, (plus the proof required by the SF 15), available at http://www.opm.gov/forms/pdffill/SF15.pdf).

  • If current or former federal employee, include your latest SF-50 – Notification of Personnel Action. (Required) This is a required form and must be submitted with your application. (No AWARDS SF-50 will be accepted)you must provide a copy of your last or most recent SF-50, "Notification of Personnel Action)." This is the most recent SF-50 that indicates proof of status (If you are a career or a career-conditional employee) and identifies your position, title, series, grade, step, tenure, and type of service (Competitive or Excepted). (Available in your e-OPF).

  • Transcripts: A transcript must be submitted with your application if you are basing all or part of your qualifications on education. (Required)

Please use this checklist to ensure you have included other documents required for your application, such as a copy of your transcript (if using education to qualify), documentation to support Veterans Preference claims, or ICTAP/CTAP documentation (for displaced Federal employees). You will not be contacted for additional information.

Veterans' Preference:When applying for Federal Jobs, eligible Veterans should claim preference for 5pt (TP), or 10pt (CP/CPS, XPP, XP), or for Sole Survivor Preference (SSP), on the Occupational Questionnaire in the section(s) provided. A legible copy of your DD214(s) indicating character of service, disability certification, SF-15 (if claiming 10 pt. preference) or if you are currently serving on active duty and expected to be released or discharged within 120 days; documentation related to your active duty service which reflects the dates of service, character of service (honorable, general, etc.), or dates of impending separation. Documentation is required for eligibility verification.

*Faxing Applications or Supporting Documents: *You are encouraged to apply online. Applying online will allow you to review and track the status of your application. If you are unable to apply online or unable to upload your supporting documents to your online application, follow the directions located at the following site: Fax Options. The Vacancy ID of the job opportunity announcement is 2010409.

NOTE: If you applied online and your application is complete, do not fax the paper application (1203-FX) as this will overwrite your prior online responses and may result in you being found ineligible.

If you are relying on your education to meet qualification requirements:

Education must be accredited by an accrediting institution recognized by the U.S. Department of Education in order for it to be credited towards qualifications. Therefore, provide only the attendance and/or degrees from schools accredited by accrediting institutions recognized by the U.S. Department of Education.

Failure to provide all of the required information as stated in this vacancy announcement may result in an ineligible rating or may affect the overall rating.

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Benefits

A career with the U.S. Government provides employees with a comprehensive benefits package. As a federal employee, you and your family will have access to a range of benefits that are designed to make your federal career very rewarding.

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  • Pay and leave

VA offers a comprehensive benefits package. This link provides an overview of the benefits currently offered: http://www.vacareers.va.gov/why-choose-va/benefits/index.asp.

VA supports the use of telework as a way to help attract and retain talented individuals in public service, increase worker productivity, and better prepare the agency to operate during emergencies. This position may be authorized for telework. Telework eligibility will be discussed during the interview process.

Eligibility for benefits depends on the type of position you hold and whether your position is full-time, part-time, or intermittent. Contact the hiring agency for more information on the specific benefits offered.

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How to Apply

All applicants are encouraged to apply online.

To apply for this position, you must complete the View Occupational Questionnaire and submit the documentation specified in the Required Documents section below.

The complete application package must be submitted by 11:59 PM (EST) on Wednesday, October 04, 2017 to receive consideration.

  1. To begin, click Apply Online to create a USAJOBS account or log in to your existing account. Follow the prompts to select your USAJOBS resume and/or other supporting documents and complete the occupational questionnaire.

  2. Click Submit My Answers to submit your application package.

NOTE: It is your responsibility to ensure your responses and appropriate documentation is submitted prior to the closing date.

To verify your application is complete, log into your USAJOBS account, https://my.usajobs.gov/Account/Login, select the Application Status link and then select the more information link for this position. The Details page will display the status of your application, the documentation received and processed, and any correspondence the agency has sent related to this application. Your uploaded documents may take several hours to clear the virus scan process.

To return to an incomplete application, log into your USAJOBS account and click Update Application in the vacancy announcement. You must re-select your resume and/or other documents from your USAJOBS account or your application will be incomplete.

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Agency contact information
Sean K. Jones
Phone

(702)791-9000

Email

SEAN.JONES6@VA.GOV

Address

VHA Southern Nevada HCS Las Vegas HRMS 05 6900 North Pecos Road North Las Vegas, NV

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Next steps

After we receive application packages (including all required documents) and the vacancy announcement closes, we will review applications to ensure qualification and eligibility requirements are met. During our review, if your résumé and application package do not support your questionnaire answers, we will adjust your rating accordingly. After the review is complete, a referral certificate(s) is issued and applicants will be notified of their status by email (if provided); otherwise, applicants will receive a notification letter via the U.S. Postal Service. Referred applicants will be notified as such and may be contacted directly by the hiring office for an interview. All referred applicants receive a final notification once a selection decision has been made.

You may check the status of your application at any time by logging into your USAJOBS account and clicking on “Application Status.” For a more detailed update of your status, click on “more information.” Information regarding applicant notification points can be found in the USAJobs Resource Center.

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The Federal hiring process is setup to be fair and transparent. Please read the following guidance.

Equal Employment Opportunity Policy

The United States Government does not discriminate in employment on the basis of race, color, religion, sex (including pregnancy and gender identity), national origin, political affiliation, sexual orientation, marital status, disability, genetic information, age, membership in an employee organization, retaliation, parental status, military service, or other non-merit factor.

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Reasonable Accommodation Policy

Federal agencies must provide reasonable accommodation to applicants with disabilities where appropriate. Applicants requiring reasonable accommodation for any part of the application and hiring process should contact the hiring agency directly. Determinations on requests for reasonable accommodation will be made on a case-by-case basis.

A reasonable accommodation is any change to a job, the work environment, or the way things are usually done that enables an individual with a disability to apply for a job, perform job duties or receive equal access to job benefits.

Under the Rehabilitation Act of 1973, federal agencies must provide reasonable accommodations when:

  • An applicant with a disability needs an accommodation to have an equal opportunity to apply for a job.
  • An employee with a disability needs an accommodation to perform the essential job duties or to gain access to the workplace.
  • An employee with a disability needs an accommodation to receive equal access to benefits, such as details, training, and office-sponsored events.

You can request a reasonable accommodation at any time during the application or hiring process or while on the job. Requests are considered on a case-by-case basis.

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  • Social security number request
  • Privacy Act
  • Signature and false statements
  • Selective Service
  • New employee probationary period

This job originated on www.usajobs.gov. For the full announcement and to apply, visit www.usajobs.gov/GetJob/ViewDetails/479342700. Only resumes submitted according to the instructions on the job announcement listed at www.usajobs.gov will be considered.

Open & closing dates: 09/13/2017 to 10/04/2017

Salary: $40,992 to $65,186 per year

Pay scale & grade: GS 07 - 09

Work schedule: Full-Time - Full Time

Appointment type: Agency Employees Only