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, thrift savings plan, 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
This position is in the Excepted Service and does not confer competitive status.
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.
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 OPMs Reasonable Accommodation website at:
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.
On May 5, 2010, the President signed the "Caregivers and Veterans Omnibus Health Services Act of 2010" (Public Law No. 111-163). It converted the Nursing Assistant occupation from the competitive civil service to the Hybrid Title 38 employment system.
Until Policies are finalized, only Title 38 hybrid appointment procedures will be used and they will be covered by Title 5 procedures for position classification, qualification determination, promotion and advancement.
Professional Standards Board (PSBs) will not be established to review appointments during this interim period. Until PSBS are established at a later date, the selecting official and servicing HR Office representative will review and recommend approval of appointments.
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.
This job opportunity announcement may be used to fill additional vacancies.