To qualify for this position, applicants must meet all requirements by the closing date of this announcement Tuesday, September 03, 2013
The Optional Application for Federal Employment (OF-612) is now obsolete per The Office of Personnel Management. In order to be considered for this position you must provide a resume. It is recommended to include all the information contained in the OF-612 in your resume. In order to qualify for this position, your resume must provide sufficient experience and/or education, knowledge, skills, and abilities, to perform the duties of the specific position for which you are being considered. Your resume is the key means we have for evaluating your skills, knowledge, and abilities, as they relate to this position. Therefore, we encourage you to submit a thorough resume that directly relates to this position. Your resume MUST include the following: the month and year for each position held, and the number of work hours per week, e.g., 03/09 - 06/11 (or Present), 40 hrs/week.
TIME-IN-GRADE RESTRICTION: Applicants who are current Federal employees and have held a GS grade any time in the past 52 weeks must also meet time-in-grade requirements. For this vacancy, applicants must have held grade GS-5 or higher for at least one (1) year to be eligible for the GS-6. The grade must have been held in the Federal service but may have been in any occupation. NOTE: Current Federal employees who wish to be considered under the Veterans Recruitment Appointment (VRA) appointing authority are an exception to the time-in-grade restriction (DD-214 member-4 copy required showing active duty during a war, or in a campaign/expedition for which a campaign badge has been authorized or, if VRA eligible due to disability, you must also provide copy of disability rating letter, as applicable). If you are an exception to the time-in-grade requirement, you must still have at least one year of specialized experience as described below.
QUALIFYING SPECIALIZED EXPERIENCE:
1. Applicants must have at least one year of specialized experience equivalent
to the GS-5 level in Federal service AND this experience MUST be
reflected on your resume to be found qualified for the position. Examples
of qualifying specialized experience include experience gained while working within a healthcare facility: performing clerical and
administrative functions in support of an office within a healthcare facility;
assisting with grant submissions for clinical/research grant proposals; managing clinical staff schedules; familiarity with medical terminology; timekeeping
responsibilities for clinical and administrative staff; preparing
correspondence related to patient issues/complaints; and managing files and
2. Applicants must be able to type 40wpm or higher.
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.
Your resume must also display the following Knowledge, Skills, Abilities and Other characteristics (KSAOs) in support of the assessment questionnaire for this position (narrative responses are not needed, you will address these KSAOs as part of the questionnaire).
1. Ability to utilize computer programs in the completion of assigned tasks.
2. Ability to analyze organizational and operational problems to develop solutions and meet deadlines.
3. Ability to prepare and review documents for completeness and accuracy.
4. Ability to communicate and work with people from a variety of backgrounds and with varying levels of understanding.
5. Ability to track and monitor administrative and program requirements.
6. Knowledge of applicable public laws, policy, procedures and regulations dealing with patient privacy and information security in a patient care setting.
If you are referred for consideration, you may be asked to submit additional job related information, which may include, but not limited to; responses to the knowledge, skills and abilities; completion of a work sample, and/or contact for an interview.
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/application 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 (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.
PHYSICAL EFFORT: The work is primarily sedentary. However, there may be some walking and lifting/carrying of light objects such as documents, folders, books, and files. No special physical demands are required.
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 visit http://www.fedshirevets.gov/job/veterans.aspx.
HOW YOU WILL BE EVALUATED:
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.