Program Specialist (Wellness Program Coordinator)

Employer
USAJobs
Location
Wallops Island, Virginia
Posted
Aug 16, 2022
Closes
Aug 19, 2022
Function
Program Manager
Hours
Full Time
Duties

This position is located in the Veterans Crisis Line (VCL). The purpose of this position is to serve as the primary support for employee well-being to Frontline Staff, Supervisory Staff, and Leadership and reports to the VCL Assistant Deputy for Business Operations of the Veterans Crisis Line. The incumbent serves as an advocate and liaison for staff needs to provide extensive employee support, reduce absenteeism, increase morale and employee retention, promote self-care and resiliency, and ensure world-class Veteran care.

In this position, you will serve as Program Specialist (Wellness Program Coordinator). Typical work assignments include:
  • Developing the VCL Comprehensive Employee Wellness Program to promote a healthy work environment through identifying, preventing and correcting conditions which influence regulatory support of staff and provision of services to Veterans, Active Duty Service Members and their families.
  • Providing guidance, training, group coaching, and support on wellness topics to VCL employees with dedicated focus on shift work, various aspects of trauma, self-care, and program specific wellness initiatives.
  • Managing all VCL Wellness Program resources (financial, material or informational resources) to facilitate safe, effective and efficient care of services.
  • Presenting the benefits of employee wellness and available and accessible avenues of support.
  • Serving as a SharePoint Administrator to ensure that current information is continuously updated and available to support end users with associated training needs, wellness curriculum and supportive resources.


Position Description/PD#: Program Specialist (Wellness Program Coordinator)/PD06821A
Relocation/Recruitment Incentives: Not Authorized
Permanent Change of Station (PCS): Not Authorized
Financial Disclosure Report: Not Required
Travel Required: Occasional travel may be required as needed for this position.
Work Schedule: Monday - Friday; Tour of duty will be determined based on organizational needs.
Compressed/Flexible: As determined by the Agency Policy
Virtual: This is a not a virtual position. This is a remote position. Selectees will work 100% of the time in a non-VA-owned space outside of the local commuting area of a parent station The employee's workspace must be suitable for conducting business and as such, remote employees are expected to provide a secure, distraction-free, home-based worksite with reliable high speed internet connectivity. Employees will be required to travel to the closest VA Medical Center and/or VA Outpatient Clinic for issuance of equipment and as needed for technical support. Selectees will be required to self-certify that their remote workplace meets all safety, privacy, and internet speed requirements.

Requirements

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
  • Subject to background/security investigation
  • Selected applicants will be required to complete an online onboarding process
  • This job opportunity announcement may be used to fill additional vacancies.
  • Participation in the seasonal influenza vaccination program is a requirement for all Department of Veterans Affairs Health Care Personnel (HCP)
  • This position is eligible for inclusion in the bargaining unit.
    • If the duty station is finalized in a state, territory or district that has inclusion in a bargaining unit, employees in this position will be represented by the American Federation of Government Employees (AFGE). (BU Code - 1272)
    • If the duty station is finalized in a state, territory or district without representation, this position will not be represented by a bargaining unit. (BU Code - 7777)


Qualifications

To qualify for this position, applicants must meet all requirements by the closing date of this announcement, 08/18/2022.

You qualify for the GS-11 grade level if you possess one of the following:
A. Have one year of full-time specialized experience at the GS-09 grade level in the Federal service or equivalent experience in the private or public sector performing the following duties:
  • Analyzing data and/or survey results to develop wellness program initiatives, trainings, and/or policies;
  • Consulting with staff members to identify areas of improvement necessary to increase morale and employee wellness; and
  • Reviewing regulations, policies, procedures, and/or guidelines to ensure the wellness program and support staff are in compliance.

(The contents of your resume MUST support your claim of specialize experience)

-OR-

B. Have successfully completed a Doctorate or Ph.D., or equivalent degree, or three (3) full years of progressively higher level graduate education leading to such at degree; at an accredited college or university in a field that provided the knowledge, skills, and abilities necessary to do the work. Such fields include business administration, public administration, statistics, finance, and management. NOTE: A copy of your transcripts must be included with your application to support this response.

-OR-

C.I have a combination of experience described in A above and graduate education described in B above. When combining education and experience, first take the total number of semester hours (or equivalent) earned and divide by 36 semester hours (or equivalent); then take the total number of months of experience and divide by 12 months; finally, add the two percentages. The total must equal at least 100 percent to qualify. NOTE: A copy of your transcripts must be included with your application to support this response.

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.

Note: 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.

Time-In-Grade Requirement: 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-11 position you must have served 52 weeks at the GS-09. 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. 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. Note: Time-In-Grade requirements also apply to former Federal employees applying for reinstatement.

Receiving Service Credit or 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 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.

Placement Policy: 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.

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.

Education

A transcript must be submitted with your application if you are basing all or part of your qualifications on education.

Education must be from an accredited institution recognized by the U.S. Department of Education. For additional information, refer to the U.S. Department of Education web site at http://www.ed.gov .

Submit a copy of your college transcript (unofficial is acceptable) or you may submit a list with all of your courses, grades, semester, year, and credit for the courses.

Foreign Education: Education completed in foreign colleges or universities may be used to meet Federal qualification requirements if you can show that your foreign education is comparable to education received in accredited educational institutions in the United States. For example, specific courses accepted for college-level credit by an accredited U.S. college or university, or foreign education evaluated by an organization recognized for accreditation by the Department of Education as education equivalent to that gained in an accredited U.S. college or university. It is your responsibility to provide such evidence with your application. See Recognition of Foreign Qualifications for more information.

All materials must be submitted by the closing date of the announcement.

Additional information

Receiving Service Credit or 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 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.

Placement Policy: 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.

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.

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). It is a requirement that all HCP to receive annual seasonal influenza vaccination or obtain an exemption for medical or religious reasons. Wearing a face mask is required when an exemption to the influenza vaccination has been granted. HCP in violation of this directive may face disciplinary action up to and including removal from federal service. HCP are individuals who, during the influenza season, work in VHA locations or who come into contact with VA patients or other HCP 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 medical facilities. HCP include all VA licensed and unlicensed, clinical and administrative, remote and onsite, paid and without compensation, full- and part-time employees, intermittent employees, fee basis employees, VA contractors, researchers, volunteers and health professions trainees (HPTs) who are expected to perform any or all of their work at these facilities. HPTs may be paid or unpaid and include residents, interns, fellows and students. HCP also includes VHA personnel providing home-based care to Veterans and drivers and other personnel whose duties put them in contact with patients outside VA medical facilities.

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

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 or need to fax a document you do not have in electronic form, view the following link for information regarding an Alternate Application .