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Veterans Affairs, Veterans Health Administration Health Care Education Specialist in Saint Louis, Missouri

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Summary

As a Health Care Education Project Manager, in a formal upward mobility program, you will:

  • Receive advanced training through classroom and on-the-job instruction to provide a more thorough understanding of and exposure to laws and regulations, administrative policies, production/validation processes; EES Business Process flow and Project Management analytical methods and techniques; and basic budget/fiscal principles. Learn more about this agency
Responsibilities

This position is located with the Veterans Health Administration (VHA), Employee Education System (EES), Broadcast and Video Division. This position (at the full performance level) will be responsible for planning, developing, implementing, and consulting on a variety of programs and venues. Duties will include:

  • Administering and resolving policy, program and project issues associated with educational programs.
  • Providing advice and assistance in the implementation of educational programs/projects.
  • Performing problem analyses, training situation analyses, and job-task analyses to support the functional design and development of training systems.
  • Functioning as a Project Manager to plan, direct and control the resources, timelines, and work products of a multidisciplinary team of interdepartmental functional specialists and media specialists/producers for training development.
  • Developing alternative strategies of instruction for consideration and recommending appropriate educational designs to clients.
  • Directing and coordinating the preparation, development and use of educational materials, to include the review of existing materials such as video tapes, print and interactive audiovisual modules for content.
  • Establishing the standards for the education program, determining minimum standards of adequacy and accreditation compliance requirements, and evaluating programs and courses, designs, and review methods to measure quality and effectiveness.
  • Developing planning and budgeting information to identify resources to support the training requirements of future training events.
  • Coordinating educational programs/project activities such as meetings, conferences, information gathering, and negotiations.
  • Providing logistical and program leadership and management of study courses, seminars and workshops, satellites, online learning, videos and print materials in continuing medical education topics.
  • Performing contract administrative duties to include preparing procurement requests, monitoring the cost, management, and overall technical performance of contracts, performing the technical evaluation of proposals, and assisting in the closeout of completed contracts. Work schedule: 8:00am-4:30pm Mon-Fri. Compressed/Flexible Schedule: Available Telework: Available Position Description Title/PD#: / PD# 02093A Relocation/Recruitment Incentives: Not Authorized PCS Expenses:Not Authorized Financial Disclosure Report:Not Required
Travel Required

Occasional travel - You may be expected to travel 1-5 days per month for this position.

Supervisory status

No

Promotion Potential

11

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1701 General Education And Training

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Conditions of Employment
  • You must be a U.S. citizen to apply for this job.
  • Selective Service Registration is required for males born after 12/31/1959.
  • You may be required to serve a probationary period.
  • Designated and/or random drug testing may be required.
  • Subject to a background/security investigation.
Qualifications

To qualify for this position, applicants must meet all requirements by the closing date of this announcement, 04/19/2019.

Time-In-Grade Requirement: Applicants who are current, permanent 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-7 position you must have served 52 weeks at the GS-5; For a GS-9 position you must have served 52 weeks at the GS-7. The grade may have been in any occupation, but must have been held in the Federal service. 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.

Award 50's do not provide sufficient information and will not be accepted for the purpose of verifying time-in-grade. Please review the Required Document section for additional information, and to ensure all appropriate documentation is submitted at the time of application.

This position is part of a formal upward mobility program and assignment and involves a multi-grade career ladder. At the GS-7/9 grade levels you will acquire and work to develop and strengthen knowledge, skills, and abilities in the occupation, complete required formal and on-the-job training, and demonstrate a progressively ability to independently accomplish assignments. As an upward mobility trainee and as part of a planned career development program, you will perform the following duties in a developmental capacity with the support and guidance from the supervisor or more senior Health Care Education Project Managers. Promotion is not guaranteed and no promise of promotion is implied.

BASIC EDUCATION REQUIREMENT- You must first meet Basic Education Requirements for this position as described below. Transcripts are REQUIRED.

Basic Education Requirements A. Degree: Successful completion of a full 4-year course of study in an accredited college or university leading to a bachelor's or higher degree that included or was supplemented by major study in education or in a subject-matter field appropriate to the position. TRANSCRIPTS REQUIRED

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B. Combination of education and experience - courses equivalent to a major in education, or in a subject-matter field appropriate to the position, plus appropriate experience or additional course work that provided knowledge comparable to that normally acquired through the successful completion of the 4-year course of study described in A above. TRANSCRIPTS REQUIRED

ADDITIONAL QUALIFICATIONS- In addition to meeting the basic education requirement, you must have specialized experience or directly related education as described below.

GS-7 Qualifications Specialized Experience: 1 year of Specialized Experience that equipped the applicant with the particular knowledge, skills, and abilities (KSA's) to perform successfully the duties of Health Care Education Specialist, and that is typically in or related to the position. To be creditable, specialized experience must have been equivalent to at least GS-5 grade level.

Examples of Specialized experience are: Knowledge of processes related to the planning, scheduling, or conducting of projects for an education or training program; experience assisting in the preparation of instructional materials related to class/training lessons by typing, duplicating, arranging, or displaying materials according instructions; experience responding to routine queries and providing information on organizational procedures, instructions, and regulations to other staff; knowledge of the principles of education and adult learning and consultative process; knowledge of a variety of project management tools and processes to track and manage multiple projects; and experience using computer word processing programs to create correspondence, reports, papers, presentations, or other documents.

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Education: Successfully completed one year of graduate level education or superior academic achievement. Such education must demonstrate the knowledge, skills, and abilities necessary to do the work. This education must have been obtained in an accredited college or university. TRANSCRIPTS REQUIRED.

Superior Academic Achievement is based on (1) class standing, (2) grade-point average, or (3) honor society membership. 1. Class standing -- Applicants must be in the upper third of the graduating class in the college, university, or major subdivision, such as the College of Liberal Arts or the School of Business Administration, based on completed courses. 2. Grade-point average (G.P.A.) -- Applicants must have a grade-point average of: A. 3.0 or higher out of a possible 4.0 ("B" or better) as recorded on their official transcript, or as computed based on 4 years of education, or as computed based on courses completed during the final 2 years of the curriculum; or B. 3.5 or higher out of a possible 4.0 ("B+" or better) based on the average of the required courses completed in the major field or the required courses in the major field completed during the final 2 years of the curriculum. 3. Honor Society Membership-Election to membership in a national scholastic honor society--Applicants can be considered eligible based on membership in one of the national scholastic honor societies.

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Combining Education and Experience: Equivalent combinations of successfully completed graduate education and specialized experience may be used to meet total experience requirements. (TRANSCRIPTS REQUIRED)

GS-9 Qualifications Specialized Experience: 1 year of Specialized Experience that equipped the applicant with the particular knowledge, skills, and abilities (KSA's) to perform successfully the duties Health Care Education Specialist, and that is typically in or related to the position. To be creditable, specialized experience must have been equivalent to at least GS-7 grade level.

Examples of Specialized experience are: Experience planning, scheduling, or conducting projects for an education or training program; experience preparing instructional materials related to class/training lessons; knowledge of the principles of education and adult learning and consultative process; experience using a variety of project management tools and processes to track and manage multiple projects; experience conducting studies and providing analysis of policy and standards documents; planned and implemented education and training projects of moderate size and complexity; and experience providing detailed explanations and advice to customers.

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Education: Successfully completed two full years of progressively higher-level graduate education leading to a master's degree; master's degree; or an equivalent graduate degree. Such education must demonstrate the knowledge, skills, and abilities necessary to do the work. This education must have been obtained in an accredited college or university. TRANSCRIPTS REQUIRED.

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Combining Education and Experience: Equivalent combinations of successfully completed graduate education and experience may be used to meet total experience requirements. TRANSCRIPTS REQUIRED

CTAP candidates: CTAP candidates must be found to be well qualified for referral.

Physical requirements: Approximately 70 percent of work is performed while sitting at a desk in conferences, briefings, meetings, classrooms and the equivalent. The work is primarily sedentary but may require prolonged standing in front of groups and limited moving of furniture and lifting moderately heavy objects, such as boxes of student materials. Must work multiple projects simultaneously and handle occasional high levels of stress and conflicting priorities.

Education

Education must be accredited by an accrediting institution recognized by the U.S. Department of Education 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 to receive credit for that education.

Additional information

The 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 (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. Information about 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/.

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.

It is the policy of the VA to not deny employment to those that have faced financial hardships or periods of unemployment.

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

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.

For more information on the "Who may apply" eligibility requirements, please refer to the OHRM Status Candidates and Other Candidate Definitions document.

If you are unable to apply online view the following link for information regarding an Alternate Application.

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How You Will Be Evaluated

You will be evaluated for this job based on how well you meet the qualifications above.

In describing your experience, please be clear and specific. We will not make assumptions regarding your experience.

After you have met the minimum qualifications and been referred you will be rated on the following competencies based on your application for this position:

  • Knowledge of education training and program principles, practices, techniques, and procedures.
  • Ability to work independently in the accomplishment of a variety of responsibilities including setting priorities, organizing and adjusting workflow and meeting deadlines.
  • Ability to communicate effectively in a variety of settings.
  • Knowledge of the essential concepts of customer service. Narrative responses are not required presently. 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 competencies; 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.

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Background checks and security clearance
Security clearance

Other

Drug test required

No

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Required Documents

To apply for this position, you must provide a complete Application Package which includes:

  • Resume
  • Most recent SF-50 if you are a current or former Federal employee
  • If you are a current or former Federal employee applying for a higher grade and your SF-50 has an effective date within the past year, it may not clearly demonstrate you meet the one year time-in-grade requirement so you will need to provide an SF-50 which clearly demonstrates you meet the time-in-grade requirements. Examples of appropriate SF-50's include:
  • Within grade increases at the highest grade held; or
  • Promotions with an effective date more than one year old; or
  • SF-50's at the highest grade held with an effective date more than one year old
  • Transcript(s)

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), documentation to support Veterans Preference claims, or ICTAP/CTAP documentation (for displaced Federal employees). You will not be contacted for additional information.

  • Cover Letter
  • DD-214
  • Other
  • Other Veterans Document
  • Resume
  • SF-15
  • SF-50
  • Transcript

Veterans' Preference: 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. Documentation is required to award preference. For more information on Veterans' Preference, please visit http://www.fedshirevets.gov/job/vetpref/index.aspx.

If you are relying on your education to meet qualification requirements:

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.

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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Benefits

A career with the U.S. Government provides employees with a comprehensive benefits package. As a federal employee, you and your family will have access to a range of benefits that are designed to make your federal career very rewarding. Learn more about federal benefits.

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Eligibility for benefits depends on the type of position you hold and whether your position is full-time, part-time, or intermittent. Contact the hiring agency for more information on the specific benefits offered.

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How to Apply

All applicants are encouraged to apply online. To apply for this position, you must complete the questionnaire and submit the documentation specified in the Required Documents section below. The complete application package must be submitted by 11:59 PM (ET) on 04/19/2019 to receive consideration. To preview the questionnaire click https://apply.usastaffing.gov/ViewQuestionnaire/10476779.

  1. To begin, click "Apply Online" and create a USA JOBS account or log in to your existing account. Follow the prompts to select your USA JOBS resume and other supporting documents and complete the occupational questionnaire.
  2. Click "Submit My Answers" to submit your application package. To verify your application is complete, log into your USA JOBS account, https://my.usajobs.gov/Account/Login, select the Application Status link and then select the more information link for this position. The Application page will display the status of your application, the documentation received and processed, and any correspondence the agency has sent related to this application. Your uploaded documents may take several hours to clear the virus scan process. To return to an incomplete application, log into your USA JOBS account and click "Update Application" in the vacancy announcement.

NOTE: Participation in the seasonal influenza program is a condition of employment and a requirement for all Department of Veterans Affairs Health Care Personnel (HCP). HCP are individuals who, during the influenza season, work in VHA locations where patients receive care or who come into contact with VA patients as part of their duties. VHA locations include, but are not limited to, VA hospitals and associated clinics, community living centers (CLCs), community-based outpatient clinics (CBOCs), domiciliary units, Vet centers and VA-leased facilities. HCP include all VA licensed and unlicensed, clinical and administrative, paid and unpaid, full- and part-time employees, intermittent employees, fee basis employees, VA contractors, students, researchers, volunteers, and trainees who work at these facilities. HCP that are unable to receive or otherwise decline a flu shot will be expected to wear a face mask throughout the influenza season.

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Agency contact information
VHA National Recruitment Center
Phone

(844)456-5208

Email

VHANationalRecruitmentCenter@va.gov

Address

Employee Education Services 2402 Wildwood Ave Suite 301 Sherwood, AR 72120 US

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Next steps

Once your online application is submitted you will receive a confirmation notification by email. After we receive application packages (including all required documents) and the vacancy announcement closes, we will review applications to ensure qualification and eligibility requirements are met. After the review is complete, a referral certificate(s) is issued and applicants will be notified of their status by email. Referred applicants will be notified as such and may be contacted directly by the hiring office for an interview. All referred applicants receive a final notification once a selection decision has been made.

You may check the status of your application at any time by logging into your USA Jobs account and clicking on Applications. Information regarding your application status can be found in the USAJobs Help Center.

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The Federal hiring process is setup to be fair and transparent. Please read the following guidance.

Equal Employment Opportunity Policy

The United States Government does not discriminate in employment on the basis of race, color, religion, sex (including pregnancy and gender identity), national origin, political affiliation, sexual orientation, marital status, disability, genetic information, age, membership in an employee organization, retaliation, parental status, military service, or other non-merit factor.

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Reasonable Accommodation Policy

Federal agencies must provide reasonable accommodation to applicants with disabilities where appropriate. Applicants requiring reasonable accommodation for any part of the application process should follow the instructions in the job opportunity announcement. For any part of the remaining hiring process, applicants should contact the hiring agency directly. Determinations on requests for reasonable accommodation will be made on a case-by-case basis.

A reasonable accommodation is any change to a job, the work environment, or the way things are usually done that enables an individual with a disability to apply for a job, perform job duties or receive equal access to job benefits.

Under the Rehabilitation Act of 1973, federal agencies must provide reasonable accommodations when:

  • An applicant with a disability needs an accommodation to have an equal opportunity to apply for a job.
  • An employee with a disability needs an accommodation to perform the essential job duties or to gain access to the workplace.
  • An employee with a disability needs an accommodation to receive equal access to benefits, such as details, training, and office-sponsored events.

You can request a reasonable accommodation at any time during the application or hiring process or while on the job. Requests are considered on a case-by-case basis.

Learn more about disability employment and reasonable accommodations or how to contact an agency.

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  • Social security number request
  • Privacy Act
  • Signature and false statements
  • Selective Service
  • New employee probationary period

This job originated on www.usajobs.gov. For the full announcement and to apply, visit www.usajobs.gov/GetJob/ViewDetails/530569800. Only resumes submitted according to the instructions on the job announcement listed at www.usajobs.gov will be considered.

Open & closing dates: 04/15/2019 to 04/19/2019

Service: Competitive

Pay scale & grade: GS 7 - 9

Salary: $42,053 to $67,665 per year Salaries will vary depending on the location of the position due to different locality pay scales.

Appointment type: Permanent

Work schedule: Full-Time

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