REQUIREMENT: (Applicants MUST meet the Basic Requirement to qualify for this position PLUS the minimum qualifications as
You must possess a Bachelors degree (or
higher) with a major study in an academic field related to the health sciences
or allied sciences appropriate to the work of the position. This education must have been obtained in an
accredited college or university. (TRANSCRIPTS REQUIRED)
In addition to meeting the basic education
requirement, you must have specialized experience and/or education directly related to
this position, which has equipped you with the particular knowledge, skills and
abilities to successfully perform the assigned duties.
(1) full year of specialized experience that equipped you with the particular
knowledge, skills, and abilities to perform the duties of this position
successfully that is equivalent to at least the next lower grade level (GS-11)
in the Federal service. Specialized experience: overseeing the
development and implementation of mental health clinical evaluation projects; using computer software programs for data analysis, multivariate statistics and accurate record keeping;
writing summaries and evaluation reports; and authoring/co-authoring manuscripts
in professional journals and books.
completion of a Ph.D. or equivalent doctoral degree related to the health
sciences or allied sciences appropriate to the work of the position. (COPY OF TRANSCRIPTS REQUIRED)
combination of SPECIALIZED experience and
possess equivalent combinations of creditable specialized experience and
education as described above to meet the total experience requirements for
the position. This education must have been obtained in an accredited college
or university. (COPY OF TRANSCRIPTS REQUIRED)
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
will be rated on the following Knowledge, Skills, Abilities and Other
characteristics as part of the assessment questionnaire for this position
(Narrative Responses are Not Required):
1. Skill in overseeing the
development and implementation of complex evaluation projects.
2. Skill in monitoring the impact of
substance use disorder and mental health initiatives.
3. Ability to develop and maintain
systems and databases to manage evaluation projects.
4. Ability to communicate results of
program evaluation projects with diverse stakeholders.
involves physical activities typically found in an office-based work
environment, i.e., some standing, walking, bending and lifting of light items.
all of the work is performed in PERC offices at the VA Palo Alto Health Care
System in Menlo Park. Occasionally, work
may be conducted at other VAPAHCS offices (e.g., Center for Health Care
Evaluation, Health Economics Resource Center), Stanford University, or the
offices of programs participating in evaluation projects.
information on these qualification standards, please visit the United States
Office of Personnel Management's website at http://www.opm.gov/qualifications.
YOUR EXPERIENCE, PLEASE BE CLEAR AND SPECIFIC. WE MAY 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. 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.