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Job Title:Supply Clerk (Retail)

Department:Department Of Veterans Affairs

Agency:Veterans Affairs, Veterans Health Administration

Job Announcement Number:832585

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

The contents of the announcement can still be viewed.

SALARY RANGE:

$12.20 to $14.14 / Per Hour

OPEN PERIOD:

Tuesday, January 29, 2013 to Tuesday, February 19, 2013

SERIES & GRADE:

VC-2005-03

POSITION INFORMATION:

Full Time - Permanent

DUTY LOCATIONS:

1 vacancy in the following location:
Menlo Park, CA United StatesView Map

WHO MAY APPLY:

Current employees Veterans Canteen Service

JOB SUMMARY:

Vacancy Identification Number (VIN):   832585

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

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/.

KEY REQUIREMENTS

  • You must be a US citizen to apply for this job
  • Subject to a background/suitability investigation.
  • Designated and/or random drug testing may be required.
  • Pre-employment health examination required.

DUTIES:

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*** This position is open to current Veterans Canteen Service employees (must provide copy of SF-50); 30% or more service connected disabled Veterans (must provide civil service preference letter, SF-15, and DD-214 (Member 4 copy); and individuals eligible for some other non competitive appointment (including appointment based on interchange agreement, severe disability, eligibility of some military spouses, or similar authorities.)***

POSITION NUMBER: VC-14

WORK SCHEDULE:  MONDAY THROUGH FRIDAY - 8:00AM TO 4:30PM

***RELOCATION INCENTIVES/MOVING EXPENSES ARE NOT AUTHORIZED.***

The position is assigned to Canteen Service within Veterans Affairs Palo Alto Health Care System. 

The incumbent works under the general supervision of the canteen chief or his/her designee.  Incumbent has an understanding and working proficiency to perform canteen activities dealing with supply and sales procedures in accordance with standards,policies, and regulations of the Veterans Canteen Service.  Performs other related duties such as cash register operations, merchandise control, housekeeping, and recordkeeping.


QUALIFICATIONS REQUIRED:

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QUALIFYING EXPERIENCE:  Ability to read, interpret and follow instructions and perform simple calculations in addition and subtraction.  

EDUCATION:   High school diploma or General Equivalency Diploma (GED). 

GENERAL EXPERIENCE:   Four (4) months general work experience prferably in a retail environment. 

PHYSICAL DEMANDS:   Incumbent will be required to some walking, bending, and lifting of boxes filled with merchandise.  Incumbent should be physically able to lift up to 35 pounds on a regular basis and up to 50 pounds on occasions.  Exposure to heat, cold, and inclement weather; temperature extremes; working around wet or slippery floors, or other day-to-day proximity to similar hazards to personal safety. 

You will be rated on the following Knowledge, Skills, Abilities and Other characteristics (KSAOs) as part of the assessment questionnaire for this position:

Ability to provide customer service.

Knowledge of inventory receiving procedures.

Knowledge of merchandise and stock inventory.

knowledge of housekeeping duties and safety rules. 

For more information on these qualification standards, they can be found with Veterans Canteen Service's Canteen Operating Policy & Procedure Resources & Support dated February 2011 and Position Description for Supply Clerk (Retail) VC-2005-3 #VC-14.  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. ***

Veterans' Preference: When applying for Federal Jobs, eligible Veterans should claim preference on the Occupational Questionnaire in the section provided and provide a legible copy of your DD214(s) and/or documentation related to your active duty service which shows dates of service, character of service (honorable, general, etc.), or dates of impending separation.

Additionally, disabled veterans and others eligible for 10-point preference (such as widows or mothers of eligible Veterans) must also submit an SF-15 "Application for 10 Point Veterans Preference" with required proof as stated on the form.  For more information, please review the information for disabled Veterans in the application checklist or visit http://www.fedshirevets.gov/job/vetpref/index.aspx.

 

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.


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://www4.va.gov/JOBS/Job_Benefits/benefits.asp .

OTHER INFORMATION:

RPL/ICTAP/CTAP:  The Reemployment Priority List (RPL), 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. Information about RPL, ICTAP, and CTAP eligibility is on OPM's Career Transition Resources website at:

http://www.opm.gov/ctap/

 

Reasonable Accommodation: This office provides reasonable accommodations to applicants with disabilities. If requested and appropriate, and you need reasonable accommodation for any part of the application and hiring process, please notify this office either orally or in writing. The decision on granting reasonable accommodation will be on a case-by-case basis.

Information about Reasonable Accommodation is on OPM’s Reasonable Accommodation website at:

http://www.opm.gov/Disability/ReasonableAccommodation.asp

 

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.

 

The Department of Veterans Affairs supports a drug-free environment.

 

The Department of Veterans Affairs is an Equal Opportunity Employer.

VA employees, applicants for employment, and former employees shall not be discriminated against based on race, color, religion, gender (sex), national origin, age, physical or mental disability, and/or reprisal for filling a charge of discrimination, participating in an investigation, or having opposed prohibited discrimination.  Sexual and non-sexual harassment based on the above categories is also prohibited.

 

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.

 

This job opportunity announcement may be used to fill additional vacancies within (90) days.

 

 

 

 

 



HOW TO APPLY:

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To apply for this position, you must provide a complete application (See "Required Documents" section below).   The complete Application package must be submitted by 11:59 PM (EST) on Tuesday, February 19, 2013.

To begin the process, click the Apply Online button at the bottom of this screen to create an account or log in to your existing USAJOBS account.  Be sure to upload the required documents before you submit your application.  Please ensure you click the Submit My Answers button at the end of the process.  Mailed/emailed applications will not be accepted.

Note: To change or update your application, simply reapply through My USAJOBS, before the closing date.  To check the status of your application, log into your USAJOBS account (https://my.usajobs.gov/Login.aspx), select Application Status and click on the more information link under the application status for this position.

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 all supporting documents to (478)757-3144.  Your 1203FX form must be placed on top of all materials being faxed and will serve as a cover page for your fax transmission.
  4. Keep a copy of your fax receipt in case verification is needed.

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: 832585.  You must use this fax cover sheet in order for your documents to be matched with your online application.
  2. Fax your documents to (478)757-3144.


REQUIRED DOCUMENTS:

The following documents are required:

  • Federal Résumé.
  • Responses to the questionnaire.
  • Copy of your transcript if you are using education to qualify.
  • Evidence of your eligibility to apply for this vacancy (please see checklist).
  • Any other documents required by the checklist.
  • Link to OF-306 – Declaration for Federal Employment: http://www.opm.gov/Forms/pdf_fill/OF306.pdf

    Resume Reminder - Your federal resume must include the following information for each job listed: Job title; Duties (be as detailed as possible); Month & year start/end dates (e.g. June 2007 to April 2008); Full-time or part-time status (include hours worked per week)

AGENCY CONTACT INFO:

VAPAHCS USAS
Phone: (650)493-5000x63951
Fax: (478)757-3144
Email: V21PALWORKFORTHEVA@VA.GOV
Agency Information:
VHA Palo Alto HCS
Department of Veterans Affairs
Palo Alto Health Care System
NO MAIL/EMAIL/IN-PERSON APPLICATIONS
Palo Alto, CA
94304 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. You will be notified when your rating is determined.

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Job Announcement Number:

832585

Control Number:

336529000