Systems and Procedures Analyst

Employer
USAJobs
Location
Wallops Island, Virginia
Posted
Oct 05, 2022
Closes
Oct 12, 2022
Hours
Full Time
Duties

This is a bargaining unit position.

Work Schedule: Monday-Friday 8:00am-4:30pm
Compressed/Flexible Schedule: Available
Telework: Not Available
Duty Location Status: Will work remotely from home.
Position Description Title/PD#: Systems and Procedures Analyst/ PD13240A and PD13239A
Relocation/Recruitment Incentives: Not Authorized
Financial Disclosure Report: Not Required
Physical Demands: The position is principally sedentary.
This position involves a multi-grade career ladder. The major duties listed below represent the full performance level of GS-09. At the GS-07 grade level, you will perform assignments of a more limited scope and with less independence. You will progressively acquire the background necessary to perform at the full performance level of GS-09. Promotion is at the discretion of the supervisor and is contingent upon satisfactory performance, availability of higher level work, and availability of funds. Promotion is not guaranteed and no promise of promotion is implied.

Major Duties:
  • Defense Civilian Payroll System (DCPS) - The payroll processing system for the 350,000 VA employees, as well as for over 800,000 other federal employees, operated by the Defense Finance and Accounting Service (DFAS). Tier One staff use DCPS as the payroll system of record to research all payroll related issues and cases.
  • Remedy - DFAS application used by the Tier One staff to report and track Tier 2/3 escalation cases from start to finish.
  • Enhanced Time and Attendance System (ETA) - Time and Attendance system used by 350,000 VA employees to record and process work hours for payroll processing.
  • VA Time and Attendance System (VATAS)- Replacement for the ETA application which will be used by 350,000 VA employees to record and process work hours and leave requests for payroll processing. Tier One staff use VATAS to research cases submitted by VA Stations; and serves as the VACO administrator that monitors and troubleshoots issues with the imports of DCPS and PAID data files, export of timesheet data to DFAS for payroll processing as well as the assignments of user roles based on required functionality, creation of Time and Leave (TL) groups, and other tasks above and beyond the station -level users.
  • Customer Relationship Management (CRM)- Commercial Off the Shelf application customized for FSC use to record and track Tier One cases from beginning to end; data used for knowledge bases, research by Tier One staff, and performance analysis reports.


Requirements

Conditions of Employment

  • You must be a U.S. citizen to apply for this job.
  • Selectees are subject to a background/suitability investigation.
  • Selectees may be required to serve a probationary period.
  • Selective Service Registration is required for males born after 12/31/1959.
  • A complete application package, i.e., Resume, Transcripts, etc., as required by job announcement.
  • Selected applicants will be required to complete an online onboarding process.
  • Participation in the Seasonal Influenza Prevention Program for VHA Health Care Personnel (HCP) is a requirement for all Department of Veterans Affairs HCP.
  • All applicants tentatively selected for VA employment in a testing designated position are subject to urinalysis to screen for illegal drug use prior to appointment. Applicants who refuse to be tested will be denied employment with VA.
  • Must be proficient in written and spoken English.
  • Pre-employment physical examination/evaluation may be required.


Qualifications

To qualify for this position, applicants must meet all requirements by the closing date of this announcement, 10/12/2022.

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 this vacancy, applicants must have held grade GS-05 or higher for at least one year to be eligible for the GS-07. For this vacancy, applicants must have held grade GS-07 or higher for at least one year to be eligible for 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. Provide a copy of your last or most recent SF-50, "Notification of Personnel Action" to indicate your current federal status. You must also submit additional SF-50(s) to clearly demonstrate one year time-in-grade as required in the announcement. If the most recent SF-50 has an effective within the past year, it may not clearly demonstrate that you possess one year time-in-grade. In this instance, you must provide an additional SF-50 that clearly demonstrates one year time-in-grade.

You may qualify based on your education/experience/combination as described below.

GS-07 Specialized Experienced: You must possess one-year of Specialized Experience equivalent to at least the next lower grade GS-05 in the normal line of progression for the occupation in the organization. Specialized experience includes researching pay and leave entitlements; applying methods and procedures to provide payroll related advice and assistance to customers.

OR

Education: 1 full year of graduate level education OR superior academic achievement (SAA). (SAA) recognizes students who have achieved superior academic standing as evidenced by one of the three methods described below. In order to be creditable under this provision, superior academic achievement must have been gained in a curriculum that is qualifying for the position to be filled. Applicants who wish to apply under this provision must submit proof from their educational institution that they meet one of the criteria listed below. To qualify for SAA, applicants must have completed all the requirements for a bachelor's degree in a curriculum that is qualifying for the position to be filled and meet one of the following: 1. Rank in the upper one-third of your class in the college, university, or major subdivision. 2. A grade-point average of at least "B" (a GPA of 3.0 or higher out of a possible 4.0) for all completed undergraduate courses, or those completed in the last two years of undergraduate study. 3. A grade point average of at least "B+" (a GPA of 3.5 or higher out of a possible 4.0) average of required courses completed in the major field of study or required courses in your major completed in the last two years of undergraduate study. 4. Membership in a national honor society. Membership in a freshman honor society cannot be used. Honor societies recognized by Association of College Honor Societies. For a list of recognized honor societies please visit https://www.achshonor.org/. For more information regarding SAA please visit https://www.opm.gov/policy-data-oversight/classification qualifications/general-schedule-qualification-policies/#url=General-Policies.

OR

Combination of Education and Specialized Experience: Applicants may also combine education and experience to qualify at the GS-07 level. To calculate, first identify the percentage of required education you have earned (when substituting, you cannot use the first 60 semester hours that you earned). Then identify the percentage of required experience you possess. Add the two percentages. The total percentage must equal at least 100 percent to qualify at the GS-07. For example, an applicant who has 9 semester hours of graduate level education (i.e. 50% of graduate education required) and 6 months of creditable specialized experience (i.e. 50% of the required experience) would equal 100% of the required experience for the position. A transcript must be submitted with your application if you are basing all or part of your qualifications on education. (Transcripts Required).

GS-09 Specialized Experienced:
You must possess one-year of Specialized Experience equivalent to at least the next lower grade GS-07 in the normal line of progression for the occupation in the organization. Specialized experience includes providing consultative and test support; resolving and responding to a wide range of complex pay and leave related injuries; troubleshooting payroll applications and network systems; recommending and implementing solutions.

OR

Education:
Master's or equivalent graduate degree OR 2 full years of progressively higher level graduate education leading to such a degree or LL.B. or J.D., if related.

OR

Combination of Education and Specialized
Experience: Applicants may also combine education and experience to qualify at the GS-09 level. To calculate, first identify the percentage of required education you have earned (when substituting, you cannot use the first 60 semester hours that you earned). Then identify the percentage of required experience you possess. Add the two percentages. The total percentage must equal at least 100 percent to qualify at the GS-07. For example, an applicant who has 9 semester hours of graduate level education (i.e. 50% of graduate education required) and 6 months of creditable specialized experience (i.e. 50% of the required experience) would equal 100% of the required experience for the position. A transcript must be submitted with your application if you are basing all or part of your qualifications on education. (Transcripts Required).

Per Office of Personnel Management General Schedule Qualification Policies , federal employees are assumed to have gained experience by performing duties and responsibilities appropriate for their official series and grade level as described in their position description. Experience that would not normally be part of the employee's position is creditable when documented by satisfactory evidence (e.g., a memorandum from the manager, human resources director, or official documentation such as SF-52, SF-50 documenting an official detail/assignments, or other comparable documentation). The documentation must indicate whether the employee performed the duties full time or, if part-time, the percentage of times the employee performed the additional duties.

To receive credit for experience in your resume that is not within the official series and grade level of your position, you must provide official documentation of such experience as indicated above.

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.

For more information on these qualification standards, please visit OPM's web site at http://www.opm.gov/qualifications/standards/indexes/alph-ndx.asp .

Education

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

Additional information

COVID-19 Pandemic Expanded Telework Program - Due to COVID-19, VA is currently in an expanded telework posture. If selected, you may be expected to temporarily telework, even if your home is located outside the local commuting area. Once employees are permitted to return to the office, you will be expected to report to the duty station listed on this announcement. Management officials will provide information about returning to the official, pre-pandemic worksite, when applicable. At that time, you may be eligible to request to continue to telework depending upon the terms of your organization's telework policy and the duties of the position.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.

The Interagency Career Transition Assistance Plan (ICTAP) and Career Transition Assistance Plan (CTAP) provide eligible displaced VA competitive service employees with selection priority over other candidates for competitive service vacancies. To be well-qualified, applicants must possess experience that exceeds the minimum qualifications of the position including all selective factors if applicable, and must be proficient in most of the requirements of the job. Information about ICTAP and CTAP eligibility is on OPM's Career Transition Resources website which can be found at https://www.opm.gov/ .

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

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 .