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Department:Department Of Veterans Affairs

Agency:Veterans Affairs, Veterans Health Administration

Job Announcement Number:MRN-HA-13-921854

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

The contents of the announcement can still be viewed.


$31,315.00 to $74,628.00 / Per Year


Tuesday, July 16, 2013 to Monday, August 05, 2013




Full Time - Excepted Service Permanent


1 vacancy in the following location:
Evansville, IN United StatesView Map


United States Citizens


Vacancy Identification Number (VIN) 921854

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.  
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

Note:  The full performance level of this vacancy is GS-11.  The actual grade at which an applicant may be selected for this vacancy is in the range of GS-5 to GS-9.  The Professional Standards Board (a peer-review group) will review the selected candidate’s education and experience and recommend the grade and step at which the candidate will be placed.  The salary is based on the grade and step approved for the selected candidate.
VA encourages persons with disabilities to apply.  The health related positions in VA are covered by Title 38, and are not covered by the Schedule A excepted appointment authority.

The Marion VA Medical Center may provide reasonable accommodation for the known physical or mental limitations of qualified applicants and employees with permanent disabilities and allow them to fully participate in the application process, perform essential job functions, and enjoy equal benefits and privileges of employment, in accordance with all applicable laws, regulations, and VA policies, unless to do so would cause undue hardship to the department.

Work Schedule: Monday - Friday, 8:00 a.m. - 4:30 p.m. May be required to work occasional evenings/weekends as required.

Area of Consideration: VA-wide and all status eligibles, however, first area of consideration will be given to permanent VAMC Marion, IL employees. Second area of consideration will be given to permanent VA employees. Third area of consideration will be given to status eligible candidates.

PLEASE NOTE: In Section 25 of the Occupational questionnaire, you may notice that the numbering restarts with number one. When entering your responses on the 1203-FX form, please continue to enter your responses on the next available number within this section. the numbers on the 1203-FX will not match the Occupational Questionnaire once it restarts with number one. Submission of a resume or a 1203-FX alone IS NOT a complete application. This position requires the completion of additional forms and/or supplemental materials as described under Required Documents section. Please carefully review the complete job announcement and the "How to Apply" instructions. Failure to provide the required information and/or materials will result in your application not being considered for employment.

More than one vacancy may be filled through this announcement should the need arise.

Relocation Expenses: Relocation expenses are not authorized for this position.


  • Must pass pre-employment examination
  • Must be proficient in written and spoken English
  • Background and-or Security Investigation required


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The Marion VA Medical Center, Marion, Illinois is seeking a full-time Prosthetic Representative for the Evansville Health Care Clinic, Evansville, Indiana. This position is located in Prosthetics Service.

The duties of the non-supervisory Prosthetics Representative are to support the program administrator and supervisor. Incumbent performs work functions concerned with rendering prosthetic and sensory aids services to disabled patients. Included is such work as: 1) Serving as an advisor to clinicians with regard to selection, prescription and acquisition of prosthetic devices involving furnishing information concerning such matters as new developments in the field of prosthetics and sources of supply for such devices; 2) Interpreting prescriptions of clinicians in order to make certain that proper prosthetic devices are selected for, or by, the patient; 3) Maintaining continuous liaison with manufacturers and dealers of prosthetic supplies, inspecting their facilities and services and participating in the award of prosthetic appliance contracts; 4) Giving technical and administrative advice and assistance on prosthetic problems to other facilities; 5) Identifying orders for potential macro purchase through collaboration with Acquisition; and 6) Communicating with other disciplines including health care and acquisition team members regarding prosthetic orders, eligibility and program guidelines.


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a.  Citizenship.  Citizen of the United States.  (Non-citizens may be appointed when it is not possible to recruit qualified citizens in accordance with chapter 3, section A, paragraph 3g, this part.) 

b.  Experience and Education

·      Experience.  Three years of experience that demonstrates:  knowledge of accounting methods; ability to analyze, comprehend, and apply decisions; basic knowledge of inventory management procedures; ability to use computer software packages for word processing, spreadsheet development, and database management; ability to compile, research, analyze, comprehend, and apply information or data; and ability to work as a team member in a group setting. 


       ·         Education.  Education equivalent to a bachelor’s degree from an accredited university or college.


   ·         Experience/Education Combination.  Equivalent combinations of experience and education are qualifying.




.  Grade Determination.  In addition to the basic requirements for employment, the following criteria must be met when determining the grade of candidates:


(1)  GS-5

       (a)  Experience.  None beyond the basic requirements.


 (2)  GS-7

       (a)  Experience.  In addition to the basic requirements, 1 year of experience equivalent to the next lower level.  In addition, the candidate must demonstrate the following KSAs:




      (b)  Advanced Entry Level Placement.  See VA Handbook 5005, Appendix G17.  Appropriate bachelor’s degrees include business; those in a medical field, e.g., kinesiotherapy, occupational therapy, physical therapy, orthotics, prosthetics, nursing, etc.; public administration; health administration; or those in related courses of study.


      (c)  Demonstrated Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities

       1.  Ability to understand and apply procedures, regulations, and laws.

       2.  Knowledge of procurement practices.

       3.  Knowledge of appropriations and obligations relating to accounts.

       4.  Knowledge of general anatomy and medical terminology.

       5.  Knowledge of principles and practices of budget formulation and execution.

(3)  GS-9

      (a)  Experience.  At least 1 year of experience equivalent to the next lower level.  In addition, the candidate must demonstrate the following KSAs:


      (b)  Education.  Education equivalent to 2 full years of progressively higher level graduate education or master’s or equivalent graduate degree from an accredited university or college in the field of business; a medical field, e.g., kinesiotherapy, occupational therapy, physical therapy, nursing, etc.; public administration; health administration; or those in related courses of study.

      (c)  Demonstrated Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities

      1.  Ability to maintain and control an inventory system.

      2.  Knowledge of methods to identify trends and causation factors sufficient to analyze prepared data and gather information to inform and advise management.

      (d)  Assignment.  Employees at this grade level typically serve in a prosthetic representative career development position as a prosthetic representative serving as a technical advisor to a facility with one specialty service such as those indicated in paragraph 3a(4) or as a prosthetic representative with signatory authority but with no specialty service.

References: VA Handbook 5005, Part II,  VA Qualification Standards (Part II, Appendix G34 of VA Handbook 5005), Prosthetic Representative Qualification Standard, dated March 17, 2006.

All legal and regulatory requirements must be met within thirty (30) days of the closing date of this announcement.

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: 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.

Physical Requirements: This position requires visual acuity, keen hearing, clear distinctive speech and manual dexterity. This position may also require long periods of continued sitting, with intermittent bending, pulling and pushing. Occasional lifting of less than 20 pounds may be required. May be exposed to infected patients and contaminated materials and may be required to don protective clothing appropriate to the health care environment.
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 application, résumé and/or supporting documentation will be verified.  Please follow all instructions carefully.  Errors or omissions may affect consideration for employment.


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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

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.


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

This position is in the Excepted Service and does not confer competitive status.


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HOW TO APPLY: All applicants are encouraged to apply online.

To apply for this position, you must complete the occupational questionnaire and submit the documentation specified in the Required Documents section below.

The complete application package must be submitted by 11:59 PM (EST) on Monday, August 05, 2013 to receive consideration.
  1. To begin, click Apply Online to create a USAJOBS account or log in to your existing account. Follow the prompts to select your USAJOBS resume and/or other supporting documents and complete the occupational questionnaire.
  2. Click the Submit My Answers button to submit your application package.
It is your responsibility to ensure your responses and appropriate documentation is submitted prior to the closing date.  

To verify your application is complete, log into your USAJOBS account,, select the Application Status link and then select the more information link for this position. The Details page will display the status of your application, the documentation received and processed, and any correspondence the agency has sent related to this application.  Your uploaded documents may take several hours to clear the virus scan process.

To return to an incomplete application, log into your USAJOBS account and click Update Application in the vacancy announcement.  You must re-select your resume and/or other documents from your USAJOBS account or your application will be incomplete.


All applicants are required to submit the following supporting document type(s):

Applicants may also submit the following supporting document type(s),which may not be required for all applicants:
   ·Cover Letter
   ·Other Veterans Document

VA Form 10-2850c
- Application for Associated Health Occupations (Available at (required).

Please 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.

Faxing Applications or Supporting Documents:

You are encouraged to apply online.  Applying online will allow you to review and track the status of your application.

NOTE:  If you applied online and your application is complete, do not fax the paper application (1203FX) as this will overwrite your prior online responses and may result in you being found ineligible.

If you completed the occupational questionnaire online and are unable to upload supporting document(s):
  1. To fax your documents, you must use the following cover page and provide the required information.  The Vacancy ID is 921854.
  2. Fax your documents to 1-478-757-3144.
If you cannot complete the Application Package online, you may fax all of your materials.  The complete application package must be submitted by 11:59 PM (EST) on Monday, August 05, 2013Monday, August 05, 2013 to receive consideration.  Keep a copy of your fax confirmation in the event verification is needed.

To complete the occupational questionnaire and submit via fax:
  1. Click the following link to view and print the occupational questionnaire View Occupational Questionnaire.
  2. Print the 1203FX form, follow the instructions and provide your responses to the occupational questionnaire items  
  3. Fax the completed 1203FX form along with any supporting documents to 1-478-757-3144.  Your 1203FX will serve as a cover page for your fax transmission.


Carol Stewart
Phone: (618)997-5311x54924
Agency Information:
Human Resources Liaison Office
2401 West Main St
Marion, IL


After we receive your complete application package (including any required documents), your qualifications will be reviewed to decide if you meet the basic requirements.  You will be notified when this decision is made.

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