This Position Is No Longer Available

Job Title:Government Information Specialist

Department:Department Of Veterans Affairs

Agency:Deputy Assistant Secretary for Acquisition and Materiel Management

Job Announcement Number:VA-803011-CS

This position is closed and no longer accepting online applications through USAJOBS.

The contents of the announcement can still be viewed.

SALARY RANGE:

$89,033.00 to $115,742.00 / Per Year

OPEN PERIOD:

Friday, January 11, 2013 to Friday, January 25, 2013

SERIES & GRADE:

GS-0306-13

POSITION INFORMATION:

Full Time - Permanent

PROMOTION POTENTIAL:

13

DUTY LOCATIONS:

1 vacancy in the following location:
Washington DC, DC United States

WHO MAY APPLY:

Status Candidates (Merit Promotion and VEOA Eligibles)

JOB SUMMARY:

Our mission:  To fulfill President Lincoln's promise - "To care for him who shall have borne the battle, and for his widow, and his orphan," - by serving and honoring the men and women who are America's Veterans. 

You Can Make a Difference!

 

Every job at the VA impacts the Veterans that we serve.  You can be part of that team, helping to make sure that our Veterans receive the top-quality care they deserve.

Location: This position is within the Office of Acquisition and Logistics (OAL), Office of Policy, Systems and Oversight, Procurement Policy Services and Warrant Management Office in Washington, DC.

Area of Consideration: To be considered eligible for this position, you must be eligible as a Competitive Merit Promotion and/or Non-Competitive Merit Promotion eligible, as explained below.  If you do not have an eligibility described below, you will be considered outside the area of consideration.

Competitive Merit Promotion:

·         Transfer or Reinstatement eligibles:  Current or former Federal career or career conditional employees who hold, or have held, a non-temporary position in the competitive service, at a lower grade level than the position being announced.

·         Veterans Employment Opportunity Act (VEOA) eligibles: Veterans who are preference eligibles OR who have separated under honorable conditions after 3 years or more of continuous service.

 

Non-Competitive Merit Promotion:

·         Disabled veterans receiving 30% or more disability compensation from the VA;

·         Individuals with severe disabilities (eligible for Schedule A appointments); Individuals eligible under other non-competitive appointment authorities such as: military spouses under E.O. 13473; certain former overseas employees; present and former Peace Corps, Vista or Action volunteers; former White House staff; present and former Foreign Service officers and employees; certain National Guard technicians; Current and former Federal employees who meet the established criteria outlined in an Office of Personnel Management Interchange Agreement;

·         Transfer or Reinstatement eligibles that hold, or have previously held a Federal career or career-conditional position at the same or higher grade level as the position being announced.

·         Career Transition Assistance Plan (CTAP) and Interagency Career Transition Assistance Program (ICTAP) eligible’s: displaced Federal employees requesting special priority selection consideration as determined by their employing agency.

 

 

KEY REQUIREMENTS

  • You must be a US citizen to apply for this job
  • You must be eligible under the Area of Consideration
  • You must submit your resume and supporting documents (See How to Apply)
  • May be subject to telework schedule
  • Relocation expenses are not authorized for this postion.

DUTIES:

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., mental retardation (intellectual disabilities), severe physical disabilities, or psychiatric disabilities], and/or Disabled veterans with a compensable service-connected disability of 30% or more.

 

Major Duties:

 

·         Administering, analyzing, and performing work involving the establishment, dissemination and management of Government Information.

·         Developing agency policy and procedures with regard to the administration of Freedom of Information Act

·         Managing, researching and implementing numerous data reporting systems for retrieving and displaying statistical data from VA databases.

·         Analyzing Government-wide acquisitions related materials that may impact the activity/facility in relations to Records Management responsibilities.

·         Producing information and evaluation regarding the effectiveness of acquisition programs and operations in meeting established goals and objectives.

 

     

View Assessment Questions


QUALIFICATIONS REQUIRED:

To qualify for this position, you must have at least: 

One year of specialized experience, equivalent to at least the GS-12 level, or equivalent pay band in other pay systems in the Federal government. Specialized experience may have been demonstrated by performing duties such as: Administering, analyzing, and performing work involving the establishment, dissemination and management of Government Information; reviewing and analyzing appeals from denials of access to records requested; developing, implementing, and maintaining privacy policies and procedures; evaluating confidential personal records that, if released, would constitute an unwarranted invasion of personal privacy; ensuring compliance with agency privacy program requirements.

PART-TIME OR UNPAID EXPERIENCE: Credit will be given for appropriate unpaid work on the same basis as for paid experience. Part-time experience will be credited on the basis of time actually spent in appropriate activities. To receive credit for such experience you must indicate clearly the nature of the duties and responsibilities in each position held and the number of hours per week spent in such employment.


 

 

REQUIREMENTS:

·    Background Investigation: You may need to successfully complete a background investigation before appointed into the position.

·     Probationary Period: You may be required to serve a one year probationary period.

·     Time in Grade (TIG): Current employees, Transfer and/or Reinstatement Eligibles must have a minimum of 52 weeks at the next lower grade level to be eligible under Merit Promotion. An SF-50 must be provided to verify eligibility. 

 

Qualifications must be met by the Closing Date: You must meet all qualification and eligibility requirements by  Friday, January 25, 2013

Please note that qualification claims will be subject to verification. 

HOW YOU WILL BE EVALUATED:

Once the application process is complete, a review of resume and supporting documentation will be made and compared against your responses to the assessment questionnaire to determine if you are qualified for this job.

Your application will be evaluated based on your ability to demonstrate the following knowledge, skills and abilities/competencies:       

·         Knowledge of laws, regulations, and policies which govern FOIA, Privacy Act and Federal Records Management System in order to research, analyze, and evaluate data.

·         Skill in applying analytical and evaluative techniques to the identification, consideration, and resolution of issues or problems of a procedural or factual nature.

·         Knowledge of VA Acquisition programs, their integration and relationships, and departmental issuances under which these programs operate.

·          Knowledge of the principle requirements including concepts, policies, and objectives, as well as analytical ability, judgment, and discretion as it applies to areas of administrative information and optical storage law. 

Please note that if, after reviewing your resume and or supporting documentation, a determination is made that you have inflated your qualifications and or experience, your rating can and will be adjusted to more accurately reflect your abilities, or you may lose consideration for this position.

Please follow all instructions carefully. Errors or omissions may affect your eligibility.


BENEFITS:

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/.

Working for the Department of Veterans Affairs offers a comprehensive benefits package that includes, in part, paid vacation, sick leave, holidays, life insurance, health benefits, and participation in the Federal Employees Retirement System. In addition to traditional "dollars and cents" benefits, we offer a range of benefits to help balance work and life. For more information please visit us at https://my.usajobs.gov/Resource Center/Index/Interactive/Benfits#icc

 

Creditable Service for Annual Leave Accrual for Non-Federal Work Experience and Experience in the Uniformed Service:

At the sole discretion of the Agency, newly appointed Federal employees may be given credit for their job-related non-federal experience or active duty uniformed military service toward the accrual of annual leave. This credited service can be used in determining the rate at which they earn annual leave.

OTHER 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 for this vacancy. Information about ICTAP and CTAP eligibility is on OPM's Career Transition Resources website at http://www.opm.gov/ctap/index.asp.

 

Selective Service: Males born after 12/31/1959 must be registered or exempt from Selective Service (see http://www.sss.gov/).

 



HOW TO APPLY:

The complete Application Package must be submitted by 11:59 PM (EST) on Friday, January 25, 2013.

 

To begin the process, click the Apply Online button to create an account or log in to your existing USAJOBS account. Follow the prompts to complete the occupational questionnaire. Please ensure you click the Submit My Answers button at the end of the process.  Applicants are urged to apply online; this process is easier, faster, and provides more information as applications are processed.

 

Note: To return to a previously Saved or Incomplete application, simply reapply through your account in USAJOBS.  After applying, return to USAJOBS (https://my.usajobs.gov/Login.aspx) to see the status of your application, including any messages that may have been sent to you.

 

To fax supporting documents you are unable to upload:

1.    Complete this cover page http://staffing.opm.gov/pdf/usascover.pdf using the following       803011

2.  Fax your documents to (478)757-3144.

If you cannot apply online:

1.    Click the following link to view and print the occupational questionnaire.     View Occupational Questionnaire 

2.    Print this 1203FX form to provide your response to the occupational questionnaire http://www.opm.gov/forms/pdf_fill/OPM1203fx.pdf.

3.    Fax the completed 1203FX form along with any supporting documents to (478)757-3144. Your 1203FX will serve as a cover page for your fax transmission.

4.  Keep a copy of your fax receipt in case verification is needed.



REQUIRED DOCUMENTS:

The following documents are required and must be received by  Friday, January 25, 2013

·      Resume

·      Completed Occupational Assessment Questionnaire

·      Unofficial College Transcripts are required when education is used to qualify.  If selected, you will be required to produce official transcripts before being appointed.

·      SF-50, Notification of Personnel Action are required from current employees, transfer or reinstatement applicants to determine eligiblity, and to verify that the time in grade requirement has been met.

·      Veterans Preference Documentation: DD-214 or Statement of Service which shows dates of service and character of service and VA or Armed Forces Disability Letter and SF-15, Application for 10-Point Preference (if applicable) 

·       Other documentation of non-competitive appointment eligibility (if applicable) 

 

Veterans' Preference:   When applying for Federal Jobs, eligible Veterans should claim preference on their application or résumé. Applicants claiming 10-point preference must complete an SF 15, Application for 10-Point Veteran Preference. Veterans who are still in the service may be granted 5 points tentative preference on the basis of information contained in their applications, but they must produce a DD Form 214 or other proof prior to appointment to document entitlement to preference.  For more information on Veterans' Preference, please visit http://www.fedshirevets.gov/job/veterans.aspx.

AGENCY CONTACT INFO:

Carlene R. Smith
Phone: (210)805-2417
Fax: (478)757-3144
Email: CARLENE.SMITH@OPM.GOV
Agency Information:
VA Central Office HRS
8610 Broadway Rm 305
San Antonio, TX
78217
USA
Fax: (478)757-3144

WHAT TO EXPECT NEXT:

After we receive your complete application package (including all required documents), your qualifications will be reviewed and assigned an initial rating.  We will also review your application to make sure that your résumé supports the answers given in the questionnaire. If your résumé does not support your questionnaire answers, we will adjust your rating accordingly. Based on your ranking or numerical score, you may be referred to the hiring manager for further consideration and possible interview. The status of your application will be updated via Application Manager throughout the hiring process.   You can access Application Manger at https://applicationmanager.gov

 


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