Time-in-Grade Restriction - 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. The grade may have been in any occupation but must have been held in the Federal service.
QUALIFICATION REQUIREMENTS: Skill of a fully qualified typist is required (40 wpm). To qualify for consideration at the GS-5 level, the applicant must have at least 52 weeks of specialized experience equivalent to at least the GS-4 level or Four years of education above the high school level from an accredited business, secretarial or technical school, college or university may be substituted for specialized experience at the GS-5 level. Applicants who wish to substitute education for the specialized experience must provide copies of transcript(s) to receive credit.
Specialized experience is experience which has equipped the applicant with the particular knowledge, skills and abilities to perform successfully the duties of the position, and which is typically in or related to the work of the position to be filled. Such as clerical work requiring knowledge of civilian personnel terminology, coding, determining eligibility/entitlement for benefits, and service computation dates for leave and retirement purposes.
All qualification and time-in-grade requirements must be met by the closing date of this announcement.
You will be rated on the following Knowledge, Skills, Abilities and Other characteristics (KSAOs) as part of the assessment questionnaire for this position:
Knowledge of navigating skill of Microsoft Office: Word, Excel, and PowerPoint; DHCP/VistA; CPRS; and the Internet/Intranet to aide in everyday work endeavors.
Knowledge of the MEDVAMC Compensation & Pension policies and procedures to include: AMIE, patient processing and scheduling, eligibility, and regional office benefits programs and processing.
Knowledge of and skill in scheduling, making appointments, and maintaining registries as they pertain to Agent Orange, Persian Gulf, and Ionizing Radiation.
Ability to function in an administrative capacity: reviewing correspondences and checking for accuracy in spelling and grammar, formatting documentation as appropriate, transcribing meeting minutes, communication using medical terminology, and proficient management of other office duties.
Ability to communicate in writing effectively with people of diverse backgrounds.
Ability to communicate orally effectively with people of diverse backgrounds.
For more information on these qualification standards, please visit the United States Office of Personnel Management's website at http://www.opm.gov/qualifications .
IN DESCRIBING YOUR EXPERIENCE, PLEASE BE CLEAR AND SPECIFIC. WE MAY NOT MAKE ASSUMPTIONS REGARDING YOUR EXPERIENCE. If your resume does not support your questionnaire answers, we will not allow credit for your response(s).
APPLICANTS PLEASE NOTE: 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 (particularly positions with a positive education requirement.) Therefore, applicants must report only attendance and/or degrees from schools accredited by accrediting institutions recognized by the U.S. Department of Education. Applicants can verify accreditation at the following website: http://www.ed.gov/admins/finaid/accred/index.html All education claimed by applicants will be verified by the appointing agency accordingly. *** 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. ***
You must submit a copy of your most recent SF 50 with your application package.
HOW YOU WILL BE EVALUATED:
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.