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Job Title:  Student Trainee (Primary Care)
Department:  Department Of Veterans Affairs
Agency:  Veterans Affairs, Veterans Health Administration
Job Announcement Number:  VHA-538-13-JLS-910956

This position is closed and no longer accepting online applications through USAJOBS.

The contents of the announcement can still be viewed.
$25,588.00 to $37,340.00 / Per Year
Wednesday, June 26, 2013 to Tuesday, July 02, 2013
Full Time - Temporary NTE 9/30/2013
1 vacancy in the following location:
Chillicothe, OH United StatesView Map
United States Citizens


The Chillicothe and Ross County Community represents an ideal relocation opportunity and has been cited in popular periodicals as one of a growing number of smaller communities (approximately 75,000) with positive economic and cultural influences.

OUR MISSION: To fulfill President Lincoln’s promise – “To care for him who shall have borne the battle, and for his widow, and his orphan” – by serving and honoring the men and women who are America’s Veterans. How would you like to become a part of a team providing compassionate care to Veterans?


Special Employment Consideration: Individuals eligible for the following appointments are encouraged to apply: 5 CFR 213.3102 "u", Schedule A, Appointment of persons with disabilities ; mental retardation, severe physical disabilities, or psychiatric disabilities; and Disabled veterans with a compensable service-connected disability of 30% or more.


WORK SCHEDULE: Weekdays; some evening and/or weekend hours may be required.”


WHO MAY BE CONSIDERED: Students currently enrolled at least half-time in an accredited college or other qualifying educational institution pursuing a qualifying related degree or certificate.


PLEASE NOTE: The Temporary NTE date may end sooner depending on the selectees school schedule.  In addition, the appointment may be extended beyond the Temporary NTE date if approval is granted.


As a VA professional, your opportunities are endless. With many openings in the multiple functions of VA, you will have a wide range of opportunities and leadership positions at your fingertips. Not only is it the largest, most technologically advanced integrated health care system in the Nation, but we also provide many other services to veterans through the Benefits Administration and National Cemeteries.

VA professionals feel good about their careers and their ability to balance work and home life. VA offers generous paid time off and a variety of predictable and flexible scheduling opportunities. For more information on the Department of Veterans Affairs, go to  


  • You must be a U.S. citizen to apply for this job.
  • Subject to a background/suitability investigation.
  • Designated and/or random drug testing may be required.
  • You must be enrolled at least half-time in a related field of study.
  • You must maintain grades at least 2.0 on a 4.0 scale.


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This position functions in the Primary Care Line.  The incumbent is responsible for performing administrative duties as assigned by the Chief of Primary Care.  Duties may include, but are not limited to:

  • Prepares, composes or reviews correspondence.
  • Processes incoming and outgoing mail, including the processing of express mail.
  • Performs clerical or technical program support work for a variety of technical and/or program specialists.
  • Operates computer systems, and/or performs data processing support service functions requiring knowledge of data processing sequences, procedures.
  • Arranges records for storage/reference, scheduled disposition, and retrieval.
  • Performs general filing including the use of alphabetical, numerical or chronological filing systems.
  • Communicates well with all customers, veterans, staff members and visitors in a friendly courteous and knowledgeable manner at all times; while supporting the VA mission.
  • Maintains confidentiality of sensitive data in accordance with the provisions of the Privacy Act of 1974 and other applicable laws, federal regulations, VA statues and VHA policy.
  • Uses several computer programs to access, review, retrieve or process patient information.


Position Description Title/PD#:  Student Trainee Primary Care Line, GS-699-4 

Relocation Expenses:
Relocation expenses are not authorized for this position


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To qualify for this position, applicants must meet all requirements by the closing date of this announcement.  


You must be currently enrolled at least half-time in a educational program.


You must currently have a Grade Point Average (GPA) of 2.0 or higher on a 4.0 scale.

A transcript must be submitted with your application.



The following are Functional Requirements:

  •  Some walking, standing, bending, carrying of light items such as paper,books or small parts.


The following are Environmental Factors: 

  •  Working closely with others.


IN 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).

For more information on these qualification standards, please visit the United States Office of Personnel Management's website at .

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.  Applicants must, therefore, only report 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:  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. ***

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


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.


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"Placement Policy:   The posting of this announcement does not obligate management to fill a vacancy or vacancies by promotion.  The position may be filled by reassignment, change to lower grade, transfer, appointment, or reinstatement.  Management may use any one or any combination of these methods to fill the position."

This job opportunity announcement may be used to fill additional vacancies.


This job opportunity announcement may be used to fill additional vacancies.   


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To apply for this position, you must provide a complete Application Package (See “Required Documents” section below).  The complete Application Package must be submitted by 11:59 PM (EST) on Tuesday, July 02, 2013.

To begin the process, click the Apply Online button at the bottom of this screen to create an account or log in to your existing USAJOBS account. Be sure to upload the required documents before you submit your application.  Please ensure you click the Submit My Answers button at the end of the process.  Mailed/emailed applications will not be accepted.

Note: To change or update your application, simply reapply through My USAJOBS, before the closing date.  To check the status of your application, log into your USAJOBS account (, select Application Status and click on the more information link under the application status for this position. 

If you cannot apply online: you will need to complete the Occupational Questionnaire Online Questionnaire by submitting your answers on the 1203FX form ( and faxing the completed form with all supporting documents to (478)757-3144. The 1203FX form will serve as a cover page for your fax transmission. Keep a copy of your fax receipt in case verification is needed.

To fax supporting documents you are unable to upload: Complete the following cover page using 910956.  You must use this fax cover sheet in order for your documents to be matched with your online application. Fax your documents to (478)757-3144. Keep a copy of your fax receipt in case verification is needed.


1.  Resume

2.  Responses to the Occupational Questionnaire

3.  Other documents - use this checklist to make sure you have included other documents required for your application, such as a copy of your transcript (if using education to qualify), documentation to support Veterans Preference claims, or ICTAP/CTAP documentation (for displaced Federal employees).  You will not be contacted for additional information.

4.  OF-306 (Declaration for Federal Employment) Available at

5.  Performance Appraisal (if you are a current Federal employee)

6. SF-50  (No AWARD SF-50 will be accepted)  If you are a current or former Federal employee, you must provide a copy of your last or most recent SF-50, "Notification of Personnel Action."  This is the most recent SF-50 that indicates proof of status (If you are a career or a career-conditional employee) and identifies your position, title, series, grade, step, tenure, and type of service (Competitive or Excepted).

7.  College transcripts showing current enrollment (at least half-time) and GPA of 2.0 or higher on a 4.0 scale.


Make sure to date and sign all required documents.


Monica Hollon
Phone: (740)773-1141x7069
TDD: (740)773-1141
Agency Information:
VHA Chillicothe VAMC
Department of Veteran Affairs
17273 State Route 104
Chillicothe, OH


After the vacancy announcement closes and a referral certificate is issued, an electronic notification letter - or e-mail - will be sent to applicants who provide an e-mail address.  Otherwise, you will receive a notification letter via the U.S. Postal Service within 2 to 4 weeks.


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