To apply for this position, you must have the following qualifications:
General experience is defined as progressively responsible clerical, office or other work that indicates the ability to acquire the particular knowledge and skills needed to perform the duties of a Patient Services Assistant.
GS-04: Candidates must have at least 1 (one) year of General experience.
A full year of work is considered to be 35-40 hours of work per week. Part-time experience will be credited on the basis of time actually spent in appropriate activities. Applicants wishing to receive credit for such experience must indicate clearly the nature of their duties and responsibilities in each position and the number of hours a week spent in such employment.
SUBSTITUTION OF EDUCATION FOR EXPERIENCE: (COPY OF TRANSCRIPT REQUIRED WITH YOUR APPLICATION PACKAGE)
GS-4: Successful completion of two (2) years of study above high school.
COMBINING EDUCATION AND EXPERIENCE (COPY OF TRANSCRIPT REQUIRED WITH YOUR APPLICATION PACKAGE):
Combinations of successfully completed undergraduate education and experience may be used to meet total qualification requirements.
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 plan, coordinate, monitor and accomplish a variety of clerical and administrative support tasks.
- Ability to utilize automated systems and office automation software.
- Ability to communicate effectively.
- Ability to work effectively with people of varying backgrounds.
PHYSICAL REQUIREMENTS: Work is primarily of a sedentary nature. Required to walk, stand, stoop, bend, turn, twist, sit and reach. When performing housekeeping duties, required to pull/direct carts down corridors in and out of elevators and doorways. Lifts or moves objects weighing up to fifty (50) pounds and occasionally moves objects weighing over fifty (60) pounds. Consistently handles lightweight items up to ten (10) pounds, Must always be safety conscious when performing tasks to prevent injury and/or damage to equipment or environment in general. In performance of Sewing Machine Operator duties, sits for long periods with continual movement of hands, arms and fingers in placing items in position for sewing.
For more information on these qualification standards, please visit the United States Office of Personnel Management's website at http://www.opm.gov/qualifications .
IN DESCRIBING YOUR EXPERIENCE, PLEASE BE CLEAR AND SPECIFIC. WE WILL 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. Please refer to this checklist to ensure proper accreditation and for foreign education requirements.
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%, non service-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 " SF15, "Application for 10-Point Veteran Preference," (go to http://www.opm.gov/forms/pdf_fill/SF15.pdf) and required documentation with your application materials. For more information on Veterans' Preference, please visit http://www.fedshirevets.gov/job/veterans.aspx.
HOW YOU WILL BE EVALUATED:
Applicants will be ranked based on four quality groups, as follows:
- Best qualified - applicants possessing experience that substantially exceeds the minimum qualifications of the position including all selective factors, and who are highly proficient in all requirements of the job and can perform effectively in the position;
- Highly qualified - applicants possessing experience that exceeds the minimum qualifications of the position including all selective factors, and who are proficient in most of the requirements of the job;
- Well qualified - applicants possessing experience that meets the minimum qualifications of the position including all selective factors, and who are proficient in some, but not all, of the requirements of the job; and
- Qualified - applicants possessing experience and/or education that meets the minimum qualifications of the position including all selective factors.
After the vacancy announcement closes, reviewed applications are evaluated against the questionnaire responses and placed in the appropriate quality group. Qualified veterans will be afforded preference by being placed at the top of the appropriate quality group. Qualifying veterans with a service-connected disability of 10% or more will be placed at the top of the best qualified group. The best qualified group is the first to be referred to the hiring facility for further consideration and possible interview. The remaining groups may be referred based on the number of applicants available.