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Job Title:Opportunities For Individual With Disabilities

Department:Department Of Veterans Affairs

Agency:Department of Veterans Affairs - Agency Wide

Job Announcement Number:HP-646-12-RS613579

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

The contents of the announcement can still be viewed.

SALARY RANGE:

$0.00 to $1.00 / Per Hour

OPEN PERIOD:

Thursday, March 1, 2012 to Wednesday, March 14, 2012

SERIES & GRADE:

WG-7408-01

POSITION INFORMATION:

Full Time - Permanent

DUTY LOCATIONS:

1 vacancy - Pittsburgh Metro Area, PA United States

WHO MAY APPLY:

United States Citizens

JOB SUMMARY:

Vacancy Identification Number (VIN): 613579 (Please include on all documents)

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.

If you are an individual with a disability or disabilities, you may be eligible to apply for positions located within the Pittsburgh Metro Area, PA.,  even when there are no current vacancies or open announcements.  The "Qualifications and Evaluation" tabs of this announcement provide more information on eligibility.

 

This announcement does not guarantee vacancies in specific jobs, grades, or locations. To maximize your employment opportunities, we strongly encourage you to apply for specific vacancies as they occur on http://www.usajobs.gov/.

 
TO BE CONSIDERED, APPLICANTS WILL NEED TO SUBMIT A RESUME AND PROOF OF CERTIFICATION OF DISABILITY ONLINE, APPLICANTS  WILL ONLY BE CONTACTED IF A VACANCY EXISTS WHICH COMPLIMENTS YOUR RESUME. THIS LISTING IS TARGETING, BUT NOT LIMITED TO THE FOLLOWING POSITIONS: 
 
MEDICAL SUPPORT ASSISTANT AND FOOD SERVICE WORKER
 
 
PLEASE TAILOR YOUR RESUME TO DISPLAY YOUR KNOWLEDGE, SKILL AND ABILITY IN YOUR POSITION OF INTEREST!
 
 

KEY REQUIREMENTS

  • You must be a US citizen to apply for this job
  • All positions require background investigations
  • Requires documented disability

DUTIES:

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This announcement does not guarantee vacancies in specific jobs, grades, or locations. To maximize your employment opportunities, we strongly encourage you to apply for specific vacancies as they occur on http://www.usajobs.gov/.  The duties will depend upon the specific positions for which you are considered.


QUALIFICATIONS REQUIRED:

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To apply under this announcement, you must be an individual with a disability or disabilities. 

 

TO BE CONSIDERED, APPLICANTS WILL NEED TO SUBMIT A RESUME ONLINE AND WILL ONLY BE CONTACTED IF A VACANCY EXISTS WHICH COMPLIMENTS YOUR RESUME. THIS LISTING IS TARGETING, BUT NOT LIMITED TO THE FOLLOWING POSITIONS:

 

 MEDICAL SUPPORT ASSISTANT AND FOOD SERVICE WORKER

 

PLEASE TAILOR YOUR RESUME TO DISPLAY YOUR KNOWLEDGE, SKILL AND ABILITY IN YOUR POSITION OF INTEREST!

 

If you would like more information on your rights as an individual with a disability, consult the Federal Employment of People with Disabilities website at: http://www.usajobs.gov/IndividualsWithDisabilities

 

Qualification requirements depend on the job being filled. You may review the qualification requirements at the following website:

http://www.opm.gov/qualifications/standards/group-stds/index-Group.asp

 

Positions may require the applicant to pass a physical examination related to the position being filled.  Please note the reasonable accomodations link at the bottom of this announcement.

 

Many positions have specific educational requirements, so we encourage you to provide a complete description of your educational achievements..


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 have certification that you have a severe disability, are eligible for Schedule A appointment, and are able to perform the essential duties of the position with or without reasonable accommodation. The certification must also describe any needed reasonable accommodation. The certification may be documented in one of the following ways:

1) By a counselor at either a State Vocational Rehabilitation Agency or the Vocational Rehabilitation and Employment Service of the Department of Veterans Affairs; OR


2) By a statement or letter on a physician's or medical professional's letterhead stationery from a licensed physician or medical professional certified by a State, the District of Columbia, or a U.S. territory to practice medicine; OR


3) By a statement, records, or letters from a Federal Government agency that issues or provides disability benefits, such as the Social Security Administration.


HOW YOU WILL BE EVALUATED:

We must determine qualifications based solely on information provided in your resume. We do not accept separate qualification statements, so we encourage you to ensure that your resume fully reflects your background and competencies.

 

All applications will remain on file for 3 months.


BENEFITS:

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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 http://www.va.gov/jobs/job_benefits/benefits.asp.



OTHER INFORMATION:

Receiving Service Credit for Earning Annual (Vacation) Leave:  Federal Employees earn annual leave at a rate (4, 6 or 8 hours per pay period) which is based on the number of years they have served as a Federal employee.  VA may offer newly-appointed Federal employees credit for their job-related non-federal experience or active duty uniformed military service.  This credited service can be used in determining the rate at which they earn annual leave.



HOW TO APPLY:

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To apply for this position, you must provide a complete Application Package which includes:

  1. Your Résumé
  2. A complete Occupational Questionnaire
  3. Provide proper certification of Disability

The complete Application Package must be submitted by 11:59 PM (EST) on Wednesday, March 14, 2012.

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 you may use the following links:  https://applicationmanager.gov/. After applying, return to Application Manager or My USAJOBS (https://my.usajobs.gov/Login.aspx) to see the status of your application, including any messages that may have been sent to you.

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.

 To fax supporting documents you are unable to upload:

  1. Complete this cover page http://staffing.opm.gov/pdf/usascover.pdf using the following Vacancy ID 613579.
  2. Fax your documents to (478)757-3144.


REQUIRED DOCUMENTS:

The following documents are required:

  • Résumé .
  • Copy of your transcript if you are using education to qualify
  • You must be able to provide certification that you have a severe disability, are eligible for Schedule A appointment, and are able to perform the essential duties of the position with or without reasonable accommodation. The certification must also describe any needed reasonable accommodation. The certification may be documented in one of the following ways:
    1) By a counselor at either a State Vocational Rehabilitation Agency or the Vocational Rehabilitation and Employment Service of the Department of Veterans Affairs; OR
    2) By a statement or letter on a physician's or medical professional's letterhead stationery from a licensed physician or medical professional certified by a State, the District of Columbia, or a U.S. territory to practice medicine; OR
    3) By a statement, records, or letters from a Federal Government agency that issues or provides disability benefits, such as the Social Security Administration.

Use this checklist to make sure you’ve submitted everything!

AGENCY CONTACT INFO:

Ronald L. Snoe
Phone: (412)822-3557
Email: RONALD.SNOE@VA.GOV
Agency Information:
VHA Pittsburgh VAMC
PLEASE DO NOT MAIL APPLICATIONS
APPLY ONLINE OR FAX
Pittsburgh, PA
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WHAT TO EXPECT NEXT:

Candidates will be evaluated on the competencies they possess that are directly related to the duties of the position being filled. A human resources specialist will validate the qualifications of those candidates eligible to be referred to the selecting official.


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Job Announcement Number:

HP-646-12-RS613579

Control Number:

310553500