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Job Posted Until Friday, March 23, 2012
Nature Of Duties:
Job Title: Student Trainee (Admin/Offc Mgmt)
Department: Department Of Veterans Affairs
Agency: Veterans Affairs, Veterans Health Administration
Job Announcement Number: 570/LAR/12/621934
SALARY RANGE: $24,933.00 to $27,990.00 / Per Year
SERIES & GRADE: GS-0399-03/04
POSITION INFORMATION: Part Time - Temporary NTE 09/30/2012
DUTY LOCATIONS: 1 vacancy(s) - Fresno, CA United States
WHO MAY BE CONSIDERED: Student Program Eligibles
Vacancy Identification Number (VIN): 621934
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.
How would you like to become a part of a team providing compassionate care to 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 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.
Position serves as a Program Assistant in the EEO Office and is responsible for assisting the EEO Manager in planning, development, implementation, evaluation, and monitoring of the MD-715 and equal employment opportunity programs in the VA Central California Health Care System (VACCHCS). Incumbent gathers, summarizes, and analyzes statistical data related to the employment, recruitment, training, or other employment-related issues within VACCHCS. The primary duties include: gathers information, which may be of a confidential nature, in response to EEO counselor/investigator requests; Reviews all incoming EEO materials, including correspondence publications, regulations and directives, and information requests, and determines appropriate action and disposition; Maintains control records/suspense on incoming correspondence and action documents; Makes arrangements for investigations/formal hearings involved with the EEO process to include making hotel reservations for investigators and witnesses, scheduling hearing locations, assuring access to telephones by participants, scheduling hearing services of a court reporter or other means to take and transcribe testimony. Assures all required supplies/equipment are available. Because of the broad scope, depth, critical, and sensitive nature of EEO activities, careful attention to details and confidentiality are essential elements in this position.
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 http://www.va.gov/JOBS/Job_Benefits/benefits.asp.
This position is in the Excepted Service and does not confer competitive status.
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.
•U. S. Citizenship
•Must pass pre-employment examination
•English Language Proficiency required
•Designated and-or Random Drug Testing required
•Background and-or Security Investigation required
•College students must be currently enrolled in Fresno City College (FCC) or California State University Fresno (CSUF)
GS-3: Completion of one (1) academic year of post-high school study (TRANSCRIPT REQUIRED)
GS-4: Completion of two (2) academic years of post-high school study or associates degree (TRANSCRIPT REQUIRED)
The required education must lead to a bachelor's degree with specialization in or directly related to the field in which the student rainees will receive on-the-job training.
IN DESCRIBING YOUR EXPERIENCE, PLEASE BE CLEAR AND SPECIFIC. WE WILL NOT MAKE ASSUMPTIONS REGARDING YOUR EXPERIENCE.
QUALIFICATION REQUIREMENTS: U. S. Office of Personnel Management OPM) Operating Manual, Qualification Standards for Competitive Service Student Trainee Positions, GS-399 and GS-699 series at http://www.opm.gov/qualifications/standards/group-stds/gs-csst.asp. The OPM Operating Manual is also available for review in the local Human Resources Management Office or on the internet at www.opm.gov/qualifications.
English Language Proficiency: If you are appointed to a direct patient care position or position incident to direct patient care, proficiency in spoken and written English is required in accordance with 38 USC 7402(d).
Drug Testing: This is a testing designated position (DTP) under the VA Drug-Fress Workplace Program. If you are tentatively selected for the position and are not now in a DTP subject to random testing, you may be subject to urinalysis to screen for illegal drug use prior to final selection. Applicants who refuse to be tested will not be selected.
Physical Requirements: Selected candidates may be required to successfully pass a medical examination.
Reasonable Accommodation: This agency provides reasonable accommodation to applicants with disabilities. If you need reasonable accommodation for any part of the applicaiton and hiring process, please notify the Human Resources Management Service. The decision on granting reasonable accommodation will be made on a case-by-case basis.
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. 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.
Veterans Health Administration
To apply for this position, you must provide a complete application (See "Required Documents" section below). The complete Application package must be submitted by 11:59 PM (EST) on Friday, March 23, 2012.
To begin the process, visit: vacareers.va.gov and click the Apply Online button at the bottom of the screen to create an account or log in to your existing USAJOBS account. Be sure to upload the required documents before you submit your application. Please ensure you click the Submit My Answers button at the end of the process. Mailed/emailed applications will not be accepted.
Note: To change or update your application, simply reapply through My USAJOBS, before the closing date. To check the status of your application, log into your USAJOBS account ( https://my.usajobs.gov/Login.aspx), select Application Status and click on the more information link under the application status for this position.
If you cannot apply online:
1.Click the following link to view and print the occupational questionnaire: https://applicationmanager.gov/Questionnaire.aspx?ID=4351208&PreviewType=Questionnaire
2.Print this 1203FX form to provide your response to the occupational questionnaire: http://www.opm.gov./forms/pdf_fill/OPM1203fx.pdf.
3.Fax the completed 1203FX form along with all supporting documents to (478)757-3144. Your 1203FX form must be placed on top of all materials being faxed and will serve as a cover page for your fax transmission.
4.Keep a copy of your fax receipt in case verification is needed.
To fax supporting documents you are unable to upload:
1.Complete this cover page http://staffing.opm.gov/pdf/usascover.pdf using the following Vacancy ID: 621934. You must use this fax cover sheet in order for your documents to be matched with your online application.
2.Fax your documents to (478)757-3144.
The following documents are required:
· Resume or Optional Application for Federal Employment (OF-612).
· Responses to the questionnaire.
· Copy of your college transcript (student copy acceptable)
· Proof of enrollment in spring semester. Registration or class schedule acceptable
AGENCY CONTACT INFO:
Lucy A. Ramirez
VHA Central California HCS Fresno
Department of Veterans Affairs
2615 E Clinton
HRM / 05
When applying for Federal Jobs, eligible Veterans should claim preference on their application or résumé. Applicants claiming preference based on service-connected disability, or based on being the spouse or mother of a disabled or deceased Veteran, must complete an SF 15, Application for 10-Point Veteran Preference. Veterans who are still in the service may be granted tentative preference on the basis of information contained in their applications, but they must produce a DD Form 214 or other proof prior to appointment to document entitlement to preference. For more information on Veterans' Preference, please visit http://www.fedshirevets.gov/job/veterans.aspx.
HOW YOU WILL BE EVALUATED:
Your application, résumé and/or supporting documentation will be verified. Please follow all instructions carefully. Errors or omissions may affect consideration for employment. You may also be evaluated based upon the question responses you provide during a structured interview. In responding to structured interview questions you should be sure to cite specific examples of experience, explain exactly what you did, and the outcome.
WHAT TO EXPECT NEXT:
After we receive your complete application package (including all required documents), your qualifications will be reviewed and assigned an initial rating. We will also review your application to make sure that your résumé supports the answers given in the questionnaire. If your résumé does not support your questionnaire answers, we will adjust your rating accordingly. Based on your ranking or numerical score, you may be referred to the hiring manager for further consideration and possible interview. You will be notified when your rating is determined.
Special Employment Consideration: VA encourages persons with disabilities to apply.
Equal Opportunity Employer