To qualify for this position, applicants must meet all requirements by the closing date
of this announcement.
BASIC REQUIREMENTS FOR PEER SUPPORT APPRENTICES, GS-102-5:
A. Citizenship. Citizen of the United States.
B. Physical and Medical
Requirements. The applicant must be able to perform
primarily light and sedentary duties with
occasionally moderate physical demands, exercise patience, and control
emotions, with reasonable accommodation if necessary, without endangering the
health and safety of the applicant or others.
Requirements. Section 405 of Public
Law 110-387, as codified in 38 U.S.C. 7402(b)(13), established that to be
eligible to receive appointment to a Peer Specialist position, a person must:
(1) be a Veteran
who has recovered or is recovering from a mental health condition; and
(2) be certified
by (a) a not-for-profit entity engaged in peer specialist training as having
met such criteria as the Secretary shall establish for a peer specialist
position; or (b) a State as having satisfied relevant State requirements for a
peer specialist position.
D. Length of Experience as a Consumer of Mental Health Recovery Services. Veterans eligible under 38 U.S.C. 7402(b)(13) must have
spent a minimum of 1 year in personal recovery from a mental health condition.
NOTE: The applicable definition of a Veteran is a person who served in the
active military, naval or air service, and who was discharged or released
therefrom under conditions other than dishonorable.
As a Peer Support
Apprentice hired to become a certified Peer Specialist, a Veteran must have
spent a minimum of 1 year in recovery from a mental health condition. In all
cases, Peer Support Apprentices must actively pursue becoming certified as
required to serve as a Peer Specialist by 38 U.S.C. 7402(b)(13)(B). At the time
of appointment, the supervisor will provide the Peer Support Apprentice with
the written requirements for becoming certified, the date by which he or she
must become certified, and the consequences for not becoming certified by the
deadline. Failure to become certified by
the prescribed date will result in removal from this GS-102 occupation and may result in termination of
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).
Qualifications: Applicants must meet the
minimum qualifications as stated in OPM Group Coverage Qualification Standards
for Technical and
Medical Support Positions,http://www.opm.gov/qualifications/standards/group-stds/gs-tech.aspand
VA Qualification Standards, VA Handbook 5005, Part II, Appendix F3
NOTE: Education must be accredited by an accrediting institution recognized by the United States Department of Education in order for it to be credited towards your qualifications for this position. You 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. 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.
Veteran's 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 DD-214(s) showing all dates of service as well as character of service (honorable, general, etc.). Additionally, veterans with service-connected disability of 10% or more must also submit a copy of their official statement from the Department of Veterans Affairs, or from a branch of the Armed Forces, certifying their service-connected disability and/or their receipt of compensation for service-connected disability. If the military member is within 120 days of separation and does not yet have a DD214, the member may instead submit any written document from the armed forces that certifies the service member is expected to be discharged or released from active duty service in the armed forces under honorable conditions not later than 120 days after the date the certification is signed.
Veterans with service-connected disability of less than 10%, nonservice-connected disability, and Purple Heart recipients, as-well-as those claiming derived preference for a spouse, widow or widower, or natural mother, should refer to and submit a completed SF 15, "Application for 10-Point Veteran Preference," and required documentation with your application materials.
For more information on Veterans' Preference, go to http://www.opm.gov/veterans/html/vetsinfo.asp.
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.