Overview

<b>Duties</b><br /><br /><b>Summary</b><br /><br />This position is located in the VA Medical Center, Hampton, Virginia, in Medicine Service. The purpose of this position is to perform administrative duties in support of the Medicine Service Chief. This position involves the performance of office automation work in connection with clerical and program support duties, requiring knowledge of general office automation performed on a personal computer using the skills of a qualified typist.<br /> <strong>(Ability to type a minimum of 40 WPM is required.)</strong><br /><br />Learn more about this agency <br /><br /><b>Responsibilities</b><br /><br /><b>Major Duties:</b> <ul> <li>Receive telephone calls, greets visitors, and ascertain the nature of the calls or visits and refer to the appropriate staff. member</li> <li>Prepares, edits and revise a wide variety of correspondence, reports, spreadsheets and documents to ensure each document is free of format, grammar and spelling errors.</li> <li>Review and process incoming correspondence and identify what needs to be brought to the attention of the supervisor.</li> <li>Maintains supervisor's calendar, coordinates meeting arrangements, and schedules meetings and/or conferences.</li> <li>Ensures correspondence conforms to regulations and special policies of the Medical Center.</li> <li>Use multiple office automation software such as word processing, spreadsheets, emails and messages.</li> <li>Knowledge of timekeeping and electronic time cards, serving as primary timekeeper</li> <li>.Perform in a multi-disciplinary work environment as well as working with a diverse clientele base from different social backgrounds and cultures always creating a welcoming environment.</li> </ul> <strong>Work Schedule:</strong> Monday-Friday, 8:00am – 4:30pm<br /> <strong>Compressed/Flexible: </strong> Not authorized<br /> <strong>Telework: </strong>Not authorized<br /> <strong>Virtual: </strong>This is not a virtual position.<br /> <strong>Position Description/PD#: Secretary (Office Automation)/GS-0318</strong><br /> <strong>Relocation/Recruitment Incentives: </strong>Not authorized<br /> <strong>Financial Disclosure Report: </strong>Not required <br /><br /><b>Travel Required</b><br /><br />Not required<br /><br />Supervisory status <br /> No <br /><br />Promotion Potential <br /> 6 <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>Designated and/or random drug testing may be required</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> </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, 07/12/2019.<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-6 position you must have served 52 weeks at the GS-5 lelel. The grade may have been in any occupation, but must have been held in the Federal service. A <strong>CURRENT (non-award)</strong> SF-50 that shows your time-in-grade eligibility is <strong>REQUIRED</strong> to be submitted with your application materials. If the most recent SF-50 has an effective date within the past year, it may not clearly demonstrate you possess one-year time-in-grade, as required by the announcement. <strong>In this instance, you must provide an additional SF-50 that clearly demonstrates one-year time-in-grade.</strong><br /><br /><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 />You may qualify based on your experience and/or education as described below: <ul> <li><strong>Specialized Experience:</strong> You must have one year (52 weeks) of specialized experience equivalent to at least the next lower grade GS-5 in the normal line of progression for the occupation in the organization. Examples of specialized experience would typically include, but are not limited to: perform under general supervision; filing and maintenance of policies and directives in a healthcare setting; maintain a variety of office equipment and variety of software programs; works under pressure, prioritize, meet deadlines, generate and maintain reports; type up required documents and reports in correct format with correct grammar and spelling; reviews all incoming correspondence and handle accordingly or forward to staff for action; receive visitors to the office and set up appointment and reserves meeting rooms; and arranges travel for staff, including scheduling transportation, making hotel reservations, and preparing travel.</li> </ul> You will be rated on the following Competencies for this position:<br /> -Administrative/Clerical Skills<br /> -Communication Skills<br /> -Computer skills/Typing abilities<br /> -Customer Service<br /> -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> Work is normally sedentary but does include some walking, standing, bending and carrying of light items such as papers and books. No special physical demands are required to perform this work. <br /><br />For more information on these qualification standards, please visit the United States Office of Personnel Management's website at https: 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. <br /><br /><b>Additional information</b><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 />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 /> Other <br /><br />Drug test required <br /> No <br /><br />Position sensitivity and risk <br /> Non-sensitive (NS)/Low Risk <br /><br />Trust determination process <br /> Credentialing <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 />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>DD-214/ Statement of Service</li><li>Disability Letter (VA)</li><li>OF-306</li><li>Typing certification</li><li>Resume</li><li>SF-15</li><li>SF-50/ Notification of Personnel Action</li></ul><br /><br /><strong>SF-50, Notification of Personnel Action (if applicable for Time in Grade and/or Eligibility):</strong> <ul> <li>Most recent SF-50 if you are a current or former Federal employee</li> <li>An SF-50 showing your time-in-grade eligibility must be submitted with your application materials. If the most recent SF-50 has an effective date within the past year, it may not clearly demonstrate you possess one-year time-in-grade, as required by the announcement. In this instance, you must provide an additional SF-50 that clearly demonstrates one-year time-in-grade</li> <li>Award 50's do not provide sufficient information and will not be accepted for the purpose of verifying time-in-grade.</li> <li>Examples of appropriate SF-50's include: <ul> <li>Within grade increases at the highest grade held; or</li> <li>Promotions with an effective date more than one year old; or</li> <li>SF-50's at the highest grade held with an effective date more than one year old.</li> </ul> </li> </ul> <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. <strong>You must provide a legible copy of your DD214(s) which shows dates and character of service (honorable, general, etc.)</strong>. 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.<br /> Additionally, disabled veterans and others eligible for 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.


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