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    The VA Black Hills Health Care System (VA BHHCS) is located in the beautiful Black Hills of Western South Dakota. South Dakota has No State Income Tax, has been named one of the Happiest and Safest States in the nation, is home to Top Ten Scenic Drives and Top Ten National Forests, features an Outdoor Life's Top City for Outdoor Enthusiasts and hosts the legendary Sturgis Motorcycle Rally.

    VA BHHCS is where we live and work in rural small town settings, only minutes from Rapid City's shopping, dining, cultural and entertainment venues.  The Black Hills experiences more sunny days than Miami or Honolulu, ensuring year round outdoor recreation. Hiking, fishing, rock climbing, canoeing, water skiing, golf, snowmobiling, hunting, camping, downhill and cross country skiing, motorcycling--the opportunities are endless.  You'll find the Black Hills hosting local and national theatre groups, movie companies, national pow-wow competitions, international dance troupes, symphony orchestras, and a variety of entertainers. Sports enthusiasts will find auto races, college sports, semi-pro hockey, and some of the best in rodeo.

    With primary campuses at Fort Meade and Hot Springs and numerous Community Based Outpatient Clinics, VA BHHCS provides primary and secondary medical and surgical care, along with Residential Rehabilitation Treatment Program services, for Veterans from North and South Dakota, Wyoming and Nebraska. VA Black Hills Health Care is part of the VA Midwest Health Care Network (VISN 23) -- where we've been caring for America's Heroes for over 100 years.

    Special Employment Consideration: VA encourages persons with disabilities to apply, including those eligible for hiring under 5 CFR 213.3102(u), Schedule A, Appointment of persons with disabilities [i.e., intellectual disabilities, severe physical disabilities, or psychiatric disabilities], and/or Disabled veterans with a compensable service-connected disability of 30% or more. Contact the Agency Contact on the last page of the JOA for information on how to apply under this appointment authority via the Selective Placement Coordinator.

    For more information on the "Who may apply" eligibility requirements, please refer to the OHRM Status Candidates and Other Candidate Definitions document.

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    This position is located at the VA Black Hills Health Care System (BHHCS), Hot Springs campus. Incumbent is the Program Assistant for the Primary Care Service Line and provides consistent support to ambulatory care, inpatient care, and other entities of primary care in relation to the total patient care program. He/she provides support to Primary Care services throughout VA Black Hills to include outlaying CBOCs. Incumbent is responsible for processing all financial documents. Incumbent will maintain comprehensive records of all expenditures and equipment requests.   He/she will process incoming and outgoing materials such as correspondence, reports, memoranda, and other forms of written communication. Incumbent receives and screens telephone calls and visitors to the office, assists in coordinating clinics, serves as a timekeeper/alternate timekeeper; attends meetings, prepares minutes and follows up on action items. Incumbent will serve as ADPAC for the Primary Care Service Line.  Travel to alternate sites will be required.

    Work Schedule: Monday - Friday, 7:30 am - 4:00 pm

    Work Location: Primary Care Service Line, Hot Springs, SD.

    Position Description Title/PD#: Program Support Assistant, PD# 20198-0

    Travel Required

    Occasional travel - Between VA Black Hills Health Care System facilities

    Supervisory status


    Who May Apply

    This job is open to…

    Status Candidates (Merit Promotion and VEOA Eligibles)

    Questions? This job is open to 2 groups.

This job originated on www.usajobs.gov. For the full announcement and to apply, visit www.usajobs.gov/GetJob/ViewDetails/461858000. Only resumes submitted according to the instructions on the job announcement listed at www.usajobs.gov will be considered.