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Job Title:Student Trainee-Information Arts (Pathways Intern)

Department:Department Of Veterans Affairs

Agency:Veterans Affairs, Veterans Health Administration

Job Announcement Number:GF-13-JWW-853909

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

The contents of the announcement can still be viewed.

SALARY RANGE:

$27,990.00 to $36,384.00 / Per Year

OPEN PERIOD:

Thursday, March 07, 2013 to Thursday, March 28, 2013

SERIES & GRADE:

GS-1099-04

POSITION INFORMATION:

Multiple Schedules 40 hours - Internships

DUTY LOCATIONS:

1 vacancy in the following location:
Gainesville, FL United StatesView Map

WHO MAY APPLY:

Student/Internship Program Eligibles

JOB SUMMARY:

One vacancy exists for a Student Trainee (Information and Arts) at the Gainesville VA Medical Center.

Vacancy Identification Number (VIN) 853909

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. How would you like to become a part of a team providing compassionate care to Veterans?

The Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) needs employees who possess the energy, compassion, and commitment to serve those who served our Country. Whatever the job title, every position in VA will give you a chance to make a meaningful and personal contribution to the lives of truly special and deserving people - our Veterans. 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. Working for VA is one of the most emotionally satisfying and professionally rewarding ways to dedicate the best within you to your Country's service.

For more information on the Department of Veterans Affairs, go to http://www.vacareers.va.gov/

The VA has adopted Core Values and Characteristics that apply universally across the Department. The five Core Values define “who we are,” our culture, and how we care for Veterans, their families and other beneficiaries. The Values are Integrity, Commitment, Advocacy, Respect and Excellence (“I CARE”).

VA encourages persons with disabilities to apply.

 

PATHWAY PROGRAM OVERVIEW: This position is being filled under the Pathways Internship Program which is designed to provide students enrolled in a wide variety of educational institutions, from high school to graduate level, with paid work opportunities in agencies to explore Federal careers while still in school. The Internship provides manager's a ready source of student employees and potential permanent employees upon completion of the program requirements. It also provides the student with work experience directly related to the curriculum studies or career goals while offering eligibility for non-competitive conversion to permanent employment upon completion.

KEY REQUIREMENTS

  • 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.
  • Must be a current student.
  • If selected applicant must sign a Participant Agreement.

DUTIES:

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Duties: Assists in the production of computer graphics, illustrations, layout, design, medical photography, general photography, and video note-booking. Assists with the audio-visual equipment loan pool.  Communicates with Service staff on the design of printed materials, exhibits, computer graphics, charts, graphs, and presentations.  On a day-to-day basis; functions under the general guidance of higher level staff, except for complex assignments which may require direct assistance or specific input from more experienced staff.  Employee works under the supervision of the Chief, Medical Media Production Service. Works together with NF/SGVHS Medical Media employees in meeting the audiovisual needs of the System.

Physical Demands:  Use of personal computers may involve sitting and viewing a computer monitor for long periods of time.  Work in the visual arts requires ability to distinguish shades of color.  Display production may require lifting, bending, standing or kneeling for extended periods of time.  Operation of audiovisual presentation equipment may involve lifting and transporting of fairly heavy objects such as television sets and record/playback devices.

Work Schedule: Varying schedules

Relocation Expenses: Relocation expenses are not authorized.

 


QUALIFICATIONS REQUIRED:

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QUALIFICATIONS: Completion of 2 academic years of post-high school study or associate's degree.

CONDITIONS OF EMPLOYMENT : (Failure to comply may be grounds for withdrawal of an offer of employment or dismissal after appointment)

- Applicants must have been accepted for enrollment or be enrolled and seeking a degree (diploma, certificate, etc.) in a qualifying educational institution on a full or half time basis (based on your schools definition of full or half time).

- Applicants must be at least 16 years of age as of the closing date.

- Applicants tentatively selected for certain designated positions may be subject to a random drug screening for illegal drug use. Applicants who refuse to be tested will be denied employment.

- New Appointees will be subject to a background investigation to determine suitability.

- Male applicants born after December 31, 1959, must certify at the time of appointment that they have registered with the Selective Service system or are exempt for having to do so under Selective Service law.

- Applicants must not be listed on the Department of Health and Human Services (DHHS) Office of Inspector General Sanctions database.

- Public Law 95-201 requires that persons appointed to direct patient-care positions must possess the required basic proficiency in spoken and written English.

Note: Upon acceptance of the Pathways Internship, the VA facility will enter into a written agreement with the new Pathways Intern which will include the following:

· A general description of the duties to be performed;

· Work schedules;

· Length of appointment and termination date;

· Mentorship opportunities;

· Training requirements;

· Evaluation procedures that will be used for the participant;

· Requirements for continuation and successful completion of the Program;

· Minimum eligibility requirements for noncompetitive conversion to term or permanent appointment in the competitive service under the specific Pathways Program in which employed; and

· Any other requirements or expectations established by the agency.
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.

IN DESCRIBING YOUR EXPERIENCE, PLEASE BE CLEAR AND SPECIFIC. WE WILL NOT MAKE ASSUMPTIONS REGARDING YOUR EXPERIENCE . If your resume/application does not support your questionnaire answers, we will not allow credit for your response(s).


No special requirements apply for this position.

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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VA offers a comprehensive benefits package.  This link provides is an overview of the benefits currently offered:   

http://www.va.gov/JOBS/Job_Benefits/benefits.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.



OTHER INFORMATION:

[optional paragraph]  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 employee's 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.  Such credit must be requested and approved prior to the appointment date and is not guaranteed.

[optional paragraph]  "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." ]

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



HOW TO APPLY:

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To apply for this position, you must provide a complete Application Package (See “Required Documents” section below).  The complete Application Package must be submitted by 11:59 PM (EST) on Thursday, March 28, 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/Account/Login), select Application Status and click on the more information link under the application status for this position. 

If you cannot apply online: you will need to complete the Occupational Questionnaire (View Occupational Questionnaire) by submitting your answers on the 1203FX form (http://www.opm.gov/forms/pdf_fill/OPM1203fx.pdf) and faxing the completed form with all supporting documents to (478)757-3144. The 1203FX form will serve as a cover page for your fax transmission. Keep a copy of your fax receipt in case verification is needed.

 

To fax supporting documents you are unable to upload: Complete the following cover page http://staffing.opm.gov/pdf/usascover.pdf using 853909.  You must use this fax cover sheet in order for your documents to be matched with your online application. Fax your documents to (478)757-3144. Keep a copy of your fax receipt in case verification is needed.



REQUIRED DOCUMENTS:

The following documents are required:

  • Resume
  • Responses to the Occupational Questionnaire 

  • Other documents - use this checklist to make sure 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.
  • Official/Unofficial Transcripts showing award of degree or number of hours completed.

AGENCY CONTACT INFO:

Marci Monroe
Phone: (352)376-1611x6042
Email: MARCI.MONROE2@VA.GOV
Agency Information:
VHA North Florida South Georgia Gainesville
Malcom Randall VAMC
Human Resources Management Service
1601 SW Archer Road
Gainesville, FL
32608-1197

WHAT TO EXPECT NEXT:

After the vacancy announcement closes and a referral certificate is issued, an electronic notification letter - or e-mail - will be sent to applicants who provide an e-mail address.  Otherwise, you will receive a notification letter via the U.S. Postal Service within 2 to 4 weeks.


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Job Announcement Number:

GF-13-JWW-853909

Control Number:

339182700