- U.S. citizenship. Non-citizens
may be appointed when it is not possible to recruit qualified citizens in
accordance with VA Policy.
Experience. Six months experience of clerical, office or other work that
indicates the ability to acquire the particular knowledge and skills needed to
perform the duties of the position; or
Education. One year above high school; or
Experience/Education Combination. Equivalent combination of experience
and education are qualifying for entry level for which both education and
experience are acceptable.
Provision. All MSAs employed in VHA in this occupation on the effective
date of this qualification standard are considered to have met all
qualification requirements for the title, series and grade held, that are part
of the basic requirements of the occupation. For employees who do not meet all
the basic requirements required in this standard, but who met the
qualifications applicable to the position at the time they were appointed to
it, the following provisions apply:
Such employees may be reassigned, promoted or demoted within the occupation.
Employees who are appointed on a temporary basis prior to the effective date of
the qualification standard may not have their temporary appointment extended or
be reappointed, on a temporary or permanent basis, until they fully meet the
basic requirements of the standard.
If an employee who was converted to title 38 hybrid status under this provision
leaves the occupation, the employee loses protected status and must meet the
full VA qualification standard requirements in effect at the time of reentry to
Education. To be creditable, education completed outside the U.S. must have
been submitted to a private organization that specializes in the interpretation
of foreign educational credentials and such education must have been deemed at
least equivalent to that gained in conventional U. S. programs.VA HANDBOOK
5005/53 JUNE 7, 2012 PART II APPENDIX G45 II-G45-2
Language Proficiency. MSAs must be proficient in spoken and written English
GRADE DETERMINATIONS: GS-6
One year of experience equivalent to the next lower grade level. Experience may have been gained in the public/private sectors and may have been paid/unpaid. Part-time experience is creditable (e.g. two months of half-time experience is credited at one month of full-time experience).
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.
the job is sedentary with some standing, stooping, reaching, and lifting and
carrying files. Incumbent is required to work with computer equipment at
least 75% of the time which may impact hand and wrist motions.
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 application, résumé and/or supporting documentation will be verified. Please follow all instructions carefully. Errors or omissions may affect consideration for employment.