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.
You Can Make a Difference!
Every job at the VA impacts the Veterans that we serve. You can be part of that team, helping to make sure that our Veterans receive the top-quality care they deserve.
You must be a U.S. citizen.
You must submit your resume and supporting documents (see How to Apply).
Position will be subject to telework schedule
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- Studying logistic and technical issues impacting workforce utilization to analyze, identify and develop improvements in efficiency
- Developing and maintaining policy guidance and strategic plans as it related to governing workforce telecommuting activities
- Serving as an approving official for the Government Purchase card, including ensuring purchases are made according rules/regulations
- Assisting in the formulation of security policy, procedures, systems, and programs to ensure the security eligibility of personnel
- Maintaining accountability of wireless devices
- Managing acquisition required training program requirements.
To be eligible for this position at the GS-12 level, you must possess the following:
At least 1 year of specialized experience at the GS-11 level or higher (or similar in other pay systems) that provided the applicant with the particular knowledge, skills and abilities to perform successfully the duties of the position. This experience may also have been obtained in the private sector, but it must be comparable to the GS grade indicated. Examples of specialized experience include: studying logistic and technical issues impacting workforce utilization to analyze, identify and develop improvements in efficiency; measuring and evaluating worker productivity, including providing guidance on how to maximize efficiency; assisting as an approving official for an organizational purchase card; and assisting in formulation of security policy, procedures, systems, and programs to ensure the security eligibility of personnel.
To be eligible for this position at the GS-13 level, you must possess the following:
At least 1 year of specialized experience at the GS-12 level or higher (or similar in other pay systems) that provided the applicant with the particular knowledge, skills and abilities to perform successfully the duties of the position. This experience may also have been obtained in the private sector, but it must be comparable to the GS grade indicated. Examples of specialized experience include: studying logistic and technical issues impacting workforce utilization to analyze, identify and develop improvements in efficiency; measuring and evaluating worker productivity, including providing guidance on how to maximize efficiency; serving as an approving official for an organizational purchase card; and assisting in formulation of security policy, procedures, systems, and programs to ensure the security eligibility of personnel. PART-TIME OR UNPAID EXPERIENCE: Credit will be given for appropriate unpaid work on the same basis as for paid experience. Part-time experience will be credited on the basis of time actually spent in appropriate activities. To receive credit for such experience you must indicate clearly the nature of the duties and responsibilities in each position held and the number of hours per week spent in such employment.
Qualifications must be met by the Closing Date: You must meet all qualification and eligibility requirements by Friday, June 08, 2012.
HOW YOU WILL BE EVALUATED:
- Background Investigation: You may need to successfully complete a background investigation before appointed into the position.
- Probationary Period : You may be required to serve a one year probationary period.
CATEGORY RATING : Your application will be evaluated and rated under Category Rating selection procedures. Once the application process is complete, a review of resume and supporting documentation will be made and compared against your responses to the assessment questionnaire to determine if you are qualified for this job. Qualified veterans will be afforded preference by being placed at the top of the appropriate quality group. Please follow all instructions carefully. Errors or omissions may affect your eligibility. Qualified candidates will be assigned to a quality category. The quality categories are: Best Qualified , Well Qualified , Qualified .
Your rating will be based on both your entire application package as well as the responses to the assessment questionnaire. Please note that if, after reviewing your resume and or supporting documentation, a determination is made that you have inflated your qualifications and or experience, your category rating can and will be adjusted to more accurately reflect your abilities, or you may lose consideration for this position.
Your application will be evaluated based on your ability to demonstrate the following knowledge, skills and abilities/competencies:
1. Knowledge of qualitative and quantitative methods and procedures of complex administrative programs and management processes to evaluate, establish and write procedural where none yet exist.
2. Proficient knowledge and experience with information technology acquisition writing tools and document management systems, such as eCMS, Advance Planning Module, and Integrated Funds Control Point Activity, etc., or the equivalent.
3. Knowledge of the capabilities and limitations of procurement business intelligence tools, advanced office automation and IT hardware and software, which is used to analyze the more complex user requirements and design and maintain a system to meet those needs.
4. Knowledge of regulations, policies and directives concerning contracting, information technology, telework program management, training requirements and office automation.
Information for Veterans: 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.
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 http://www.vacareers.va.gov/ .
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, 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 http://www4.va.gov/jobs/job_benefits/benefits.asp .
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. Such credit must be requested and approved prior to the appointment date.
If additional vacancies for this position occur within 90 days, this announcement may be used without reannouncement.
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 90 or more before any veterans preference points) for this vacancy. Information about ICTAP and CTAP eligibility is on OPM's Career Transition Resources website at .
Selective Service: Males born after 12/31/1959 must be registered or exempt from Selective Service (see http://www.sss.gov/ ).
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