File Clerk
Department of Veterans Affairs - Bonham, TX

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VacancyID:
792575

The

Department of Veterans Affairs

(VA) needs employees who possess the energy, compassion, and commitment to serve those who served our Country. Whatever the job title, every position in VA will give you a chance to make a meaningful and personal contribution to the lives of truly special and deserving people - our Veterans. Working for VA is one of the most emotionally satisfying and professionally rewarding ways to dedicate the best within you to your Country's service.

If you are transitioning from the military or a Veteran already, we invite you to explore the benefits of continuing your career at the VA.

The VA is committed to hiring Veterans

.

The VA is much more than just another employer. It is an honorable, open and welcoming community of those who care. Gratitude is our motivation and service is our mission.

The VA has adopted Core Values and Characteristics that apply universally across the Department. The five Core Values define “who we are,” our culture, and how we care for Veterans, their families and other beneficiaries. The Values are

I

ntegrity,

C

ommitment,

A

dvocacy,

R

espect and

E

xcellence (“

I CARE

”).

America's Veterans need you!

To find out more, go to

http://www.va.gov/jobs/

.

KEY REQUIREMENTS

You must be a U.S. citizen to apply for this job.

You will be subject to a background/suitability investigation.

DUTIES:
This position is located in Bonham, Texas with the Department of Veterans Affairs, Veterans Integrated Service Network (VISN) 17, Fiscal Service, Network Authorization Office and Payment Center at the Bonham VA Medical Center.

Major duties and responsibilities include:
Sorting incoming mail.

Extracting billing claim forms.

Scanning claim forms into the Fee Basis Claims System (FBCS) by appropriate bill type.

Verifying proper alignment of all scanned billing claim forms, making corrections as needed.

Distributing, returning and/or redirecting mail.

Verifying claims received to ensure accuracy and completeness.

Reviewing and processing invoices in the Optical Character Readers (OCR).

Manually loading unscannable claims.

Sorting and mailing vendor letters.

Preparing reports of mail and claims pending/processed/abandoned.

Completing other duties as assigned.

Work Schedule: Monday - Friday; 8:00am - 4:30pm

***RELOCATION EXPENSES AND/OR INCENTIVES ARE NOT AUTHORIZED***

QUALIFICATIONS REQUIRED:
To qualify for this position at the GS-04 grade level, you must meet one of the following:

Possess one (1) year of general experience. General experience is progressively responsible clerical, office or other work that indicates ability to acquire the particular knowledge and skills needed to perform the duties of the File Clerk position. Examples of qualifying general experience include: sorting and processing mail, checking forms for accuracy and completeness, utilizing a computer to scan documents, and data entry.

OR

Successfully completed two (2) years of education above the high school level in any field for which high school graduation or the equivalent is the normal prerequisite. This education must have been obtained in an accredited business or technical school, junior college, college or university for which high school graduation or the equivalent is the normal prerequisite. TRANSCRIPT REQUIRED (If you do not supply a copy of your transcript, your application package may not be processed.)

OR

Possess equivalent combinations of successfully completed post-high school education and experience as described above to meet the total experience requirements for the position. This education must have been obtained in an accredited business or technical school, junior college, college or university for which high school graduation or the equivalent is the normal prerequisite. TRANSCRIPT REQUIRED (If you do not supply a copy of your transcript, your application package may not be processed.)

You will be rated on the following Knowledge, Skills, Abilities and Other characteristics (KSAOs) as part of the assessment questionnaire for this position (Narrative Responses Not Required):

Knowledge of mail delivery methods and procedures.

Ability to review various billing forms and claims for accuracy and completeness.

Skill in operating computers to scan and verify a variety of invoices.

Ability to communicate in a clear and concise manner with people of varying backgrounds.

PHYSICAL REQUIREMENTS: Duties require prolong sitting, some walking and light lifting of medical records. Requires long periods of computer use that may be strenuous to the eyes, back and wrists. Work is normally performed in an office setting that is adequately lighted, heated, ventilated and furnished.

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 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.

Veteran's 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 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. Qualifying veterans with a service-connected disability of 10% or more will be placed at the top of the best qualified 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.

BENEFITS:
VA offers a comprehensive benefits package. This link provides an overview of the benefits currently offered:

http://www.va.gov/jobs/job_benefits/benefits.asp

.

The Federal Government has special appointing authorities for persons with qualifying disabilities (go to

http://www.opm.gov/disability/peoplewithdisabilities.asp

). For additional information on these, and other special appointing authorities, refer to this

checklist

or contact the hiring Human Resources Management Service

at: 1201 East 9th Street

VA North Texas Health Care System

Sam Rayburn Memorial Veterans Center

Bonham, TX 75418

OTHER INFORMATION:
Veterans and Transitioning Service Members:
Please visit the

VA for Vets

site for career-search tools for Veterans seeking employment at VA, career development services for our existing Veterans, and coaching and reintegration support for military service members.

The

Interagency Career Transition Assistance Plan

(ICTAP) and

Career Transition Assistance Plan

(CTAP) provide eligible displaced Federal competitive service employees with selection priority over other candidates for competitive service vacancies. To be qualified you must submit appropriate documentation and be found well-qualified (have a final rating of 85 or more) for this vacancy. Information about ICTAP and CTAP eligibility is on OPM's Career Transition Resources website at

http://www.opm.gov/ctap/index.asp

.

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. Such credit must be requested and approved prior to the appointment date and is not guaranteed.

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

You may be required to serve a probationary period.

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