<b>Duties</b><br /><br /><b>Summary</b><br /><br />The goal of this office is to support veterans transition and employment through outreach, direct pubic contact events through a client-centered approach. The staff supports the development and maintenance of collaborative partnership agreements between and among VBA private industry non-profit organizations and other agencies within the federal government pertaining to various aspects of employment and economic policy.<br /><br />Learn more about this agency <br /><br /><b>Responsibilities</b><br /><br /><strong>DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES:</strong> <ul> <li>Monitors operating programs and activities supporting the OTED and employment initiatives for separating Service members.</li> <li>Provides procedural background to other agencies regarding VBA Transition Services, work processes and how to integrate VBA and other agencies' information systems.</li> <li>Develops and reports on relevant and significant economic statistics affecting transitioning Service members, Veterans and other vulnerable populations.</li> <li>Monitors operating programs and activities supporting VA benefits and services provided to Service members, Veterans, and beneficiaries.</li> <li>Designs, develops, and implements curriculum related to transition and employment activities.</li> <li>Researches customer service practices, evaluates performance in meeting customer service standards, and makes recommendations for improving service delivery and plan strategies, activities or other initiatives to increase customer satisfaction.</li> <li>Leads in-house efforts and participates actively as a team member or sub-group leader on project teams involving participants outside of VBA.</li> <li>Represents the OTED in meetings or conferences within VA, at other Government agencies, and with representatives of service, civic, and fraternal organizations.</li> <li>May act for his/her immediate supervisor when called upon to do so.</li> <li>Perform other duties as assigned.</li> </ul> <br /> <strong>Work Schedule: </strong>8;00 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.<br /> <strong>Compressed/Flexible:</strong> Available<br /> <strong>Telework: </strong>Available<br /> <strong>Virtual: </strong>This is not a virtual position.<br /> <strong>Position Description/PD#: </strong>Program Analyst, GS-0343-13, PD#37396A<br /> <strong>Relocation/Recruitment Incentives: </strong>Not Authorized<br /> <strong>Financial Disclosure Report: </strong>Not required <br /><br /><b>Travel Required</b><br /><br />Occasional travel – You may be expected to travel for this position.<br /><br />Supervisory status <br /> No <br /><br />Promotion Potential <br /> None <br /><br /></li> <b>Requirements</b><br /><br /><b>Conditions of Employment</b><br /><br /><ul> <li>You must be a U.S. Citizen to apply for this job</li> <li>Selective Service Registration is required for males born after 12/31/1959</li> <li>You may be required to serve a probationary period</li> <li>Subject to background/security investigation</li> <li>Selected applicants will be required to complete an online onboarding process</li> <li>You must meet all requirements and qualifications by the closing date of this announcement.</li> </ul> <br /><br /><b>Qualifications</b><br /><br />To qualify for this position, applicants must meet all requirements by the closing date of this announcement, 07/09/2019.<br /><br /><strong>Time-In-Grade Requirement</strong>: 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 by the closing date of this announcement. For a GS-13 position you must have served 52 weeks at the GS-12. The grade may have been in any occupation, but must have been held in the Federal service. An SF-50 that shows your time-in-grade eligibility must be submitted with your application materials. <strong>Note: </strong>Time-In-Grade requirements also apply to former Federal employees applying for reinstatement as well as current employees applying for Veterans Employment Opportunities Act of 1998 (VEOA) appointment.<br /><br />If you are a current VBA employee seeking a reassignment or change to lower grade via this vacancy announcement, you must currently hold the GS-13 (or higher) and the promotion potential of your current position must be at least GS-13.<br /><br /><strong>AND</strong><br /><br /><strong>Specialized Experience:</strong> You must have one year of specialized experience equivalent to at least the next lower grade GS-12 in the normal line of progression for the occupation in the organization. Examples of specialized experience would typically include, but are not limited to: ability to independently initiate and manage special projects and programs, ability to perform and review analysis of various policies and recommend updates or changes to existing policy, skill in oral and written communication, exceptional multi-tasking and organizational skills.<br /><br />Experience refers to paid and unpaid experience, including volunteer work done through National Service programs (e.g., Peace Corps, AmeriCorps) and other organizations (e.g., professional; philanthropic; religions; spiritual; community; student; social). Volunteer work helps build critical competencies, knowledge, and skills and can provide valuable training and experience that translates directly to paid employment. You will receive credit for all qualifying experience, including volunteer experience.<br /><br /><strong>Note</strong>: 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. <br /><br /><strong>Physical Requirements: </strong>Works in primarily sedentary, but involves use of a personal computer so a degree of manual dexterity and visual acuity sufficient to use these tools is required. Occasional standing, bending, walking, and stooping are also necessary. Some slight physical effort is required in that incumbent lifts and carries reference books, Veteran files and similar items. No special physical demands are required.<br /><br />For more information on these qualification standards, please visit the United States Office of Personnel Management's website at http: : www.opm.gov/policy-data-oversight/classification-qualifications/general-schedule-qualification-standards/ . <br /><br /><b>Education</b><br /><br />There is no educational substitution at this grade level GS-13.<br /><br /><strong>Note: </strong>Only education or degrees recognized by the U.S. Department of Education from accredited colleges, universities, schools, or institutions may be used to qualify for Federal employment. You can verify your education here: http: ope.ed.gov/accreditation/ . 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. For further information, visit: http: www.ed.gov/about/offices/list/ous/international/usnei/us/edlite-visitus-forrecog.html . <br /><br /><b>Additional information</b><br /><br />VA supports the use of telework as a way to help attract and retain talented individuals in public service, increase worker productivity, and better prepare the agency to operate during emergencies. This position may be authorized for telework. Telework eligibility will be discussed during the interview process.<br /><br /><strong>Receiving Service Credit or Earning Annual (Vacation) Leave</strong>: 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 employee's 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.<br /><br /><strong>Special Employment Consideration:</strong> 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 for information on how to apply under this appointment authority via the Selective Placement Coordinator.<br /><br />The <strong>Interagency Career Transition Assistance Plan</strong> (ICTAP) and <strong>Career Transition Assistance Plan</strong> (CTAP) provide eligible displaced Federal/VA competitive service employees with selection priority over other candidates for competitive service vacancies. To be qualified you must submit appropriate documentation (a copy of the agency notice, your most recent performance rating, and your most recent SF-50 noting current position, grade level, and duty location) 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/policy-data-oversight/workforce-restructuring/employee-guide-to-career-transition/ .<br /><br /><strong>Placement Policy: </strong> The posting of this announcement does not obligate management to fill a vacancy or vacancies by promotion. The position may be filled by reassignment, change to lower grade, transfer, appointment, or reinstatement. Management may use any one or any combination of these methods to fill the position.<br /><br />It is the policy of the VA to not deny employment to those that have faced financial hardships or periods of unemployment.<br /><br />This job opportunity announcement may be used to fill additional vacancies.<br /><br /><strong>Veterans and Transitioning Service Members</strong>: 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.<br /><br />For more information on the "Who may apply" eligibility requirements, please refer to the OHRM Status Candidates and Other Candidate Definitions document.<br /><br />If you are unable to apply online view the following link for information regarding an Alternate Application . <br /><br /><b>How You Will Be Evaluated</b><br /><br />You will be evaluated for this job based on how well you meet the qualifications above.<br /><br /><strong>IN DESCRIBING YOUR EXPERIENCE, PLEASE BE CLEAR AND SPECIFIC. WE WILL NOT MAKE ASSUMPTIONS REGARDING YOUR EXPERIENCE.</strong><br /><br /><strong>You will be rated on the following competencies based on your application for this position.</strong> <ul> <li>Extensive knowledge of Veterans benefits laws and regulations that pertain to Veterans benefits.</li> <li>Knowledge of the procedures, functions, responsibilities and authorities that interact in the administration and implementation of the Veterans benefits programs.</li> <li>Ability to effectively communicate orally in order to provide cohesive verbal information and briefings to management necessary to facilitate agency-wide decisionmaking.</li> <li>Skill in evaluating the effectiveness of the programs managed and developing strategies for making the necessary improvements.</li> <li>In-depth knowledge of management principles, practices and concepts, and skill in adapting analytical techniques and methodology.</li> </ul> <br /> Narrative responses are not required at this time. 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.Your resume and/or supporting documentation will be verified. Please follow all instructions carefully. Errors or omissions may affect your rating or consideration for employment. <br /><br /><b>Background checks and security clearance</b><br /><br />Security clearance <br /> Not Required <br /><br />Drug test required <br /> No <br /><br /></li> <b>Required Documents</b><br /><br />To apply for this position, you must provide a complete Application Package which includes:<br /> <ul><li>Resume</li></ul><br /><br /><strong>Current VBA Employees:</strong> If you are seeking a reassignment/change to lower grade, you must submit a copy of your most recent SF-50 (non-award) AND the SF-50 placing you into your current position.<br /><br />The following documents are accepted, and may be required if applicable to your eligibility and/or qualifications for this position. Please use this checklist to make sure you have included other documents required for your application, such as a copy of your transcript (if using education to qualify), SF-50's (current/former Federal employees), documentation to support Veterans Preference claims, or ICTAP/CTAP documentation (for displaced Federal employees). You will not be contacted for additional information.<br /> <ul><li>Cover Letter</li><li>Disability Letter (Schedule A)</li><li>Disability Letter (VA)</li><li>Signed documentation of Schedule A disability</li><li>Department of Veterans Affairs Disability Letter showing your disability rating</li><li>Resume</li><li>SF-15</li></ul><br /><br /><strong>Veterans' Preference:</strong> When applying for Federal Jobs, eligible Veterans should claim preference for 5pt (TP), 10pt (CP/CPS/XP), or for Sole Survivor Preference (SSP) in the questionnaire. You must provide a legible copy of your DD214(s) which shows dates and character of service (honorable, general, etc.). If you are currently serving on active duty and expect to be released or discharged within 120 days you must submit documentation related to your active duty service which reflects the dates of service, character of service (honorable, general, etc.), and 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 Veteran Preference" with required proof as stated on the form. <strong>Documentation is required to award preference. </strong>For more information on Veterans' Preference, please visit http: www.fedshirevets.gov/job/vetpref/index.aspx . <br /><br /><b>If you are relying on your education to meet qualification requirements:</b><br /><br />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. Therefore, provide only the attendance and/or degrees from schools accredited by accrediting institutions recognized by the U.S. Department of Education . <br /><br />Failure to provide all of the required information as stated in this vacancy announcement may result in an ineligible rating or may affect the overall rating.