RequirementsConditions of Employment
- Provide oversight and management of daily operation of Nationwide Transit Benefit Program.
- Serves as the Contracting Officer Representative on financial aspects of the VA Transit Benefits contact between VA and the Washington Metropolitan Area Transit Authority.
- Conducts assessments and measurements of the VA Transit Benefit and Smart Benefits Program.
- Provides consultation on variety of issues to includes customer complaints, timeliness of the distribution of fare media, and processing of new transfer.
- Serves as primary official for the organization's Equipment Inventory Listing account.
- You must be a U.S. citizen to apply for this job
- Selectees are subject to a background/suitability investigation
- Selective Service registration is required for males born after 12/31/1959
- A probationary period may be required for employees
- Live within the commuting distance of the Washington, DC duty station.
To qualify for this position, applicants must meet all requirements by the closing date of this announcement.
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.
The Office of Personnel Management's group coverage qualification standards, associated individual occupational requirements (IOR), and individual qualification standards covering white collar occupations in the Federal competitive service can be found here .
To qualify, applicants must have one year of specialized experience equivalent to at least the next lower grade (GS-11) in the normal line of progression for the occupation in the organization. Specialized experience is defined as work that involves: (1) Advise of budget principles and procedures to develop and implement a financial management system to control billing practices for a transit benefit program. (2) Knowledge of quantitative and qualitative methods and principles, concepts, and practices as they relate to the assessment and improvement of program effectiveness to provide comprehensive and expert operational and advisory services to management on the development and implementation of a Transit Benefit Program.(3) Consulting and evaluating best practices; facilitate work processes; identify, problem areas; provide in-depth analysis; and resolve issues relating to the administration of the transit benefit program. Education
There is no educational substitution for the GS-12 level. Additional informationWork Schedule:
Regular office hours; 6AM-6PM ESTTitle/PD#:
Program Specialist GS - 12; PD 80973-A Promotion Potential:
This is being recruited at the Full performance level.Time-in-grade:
Applicants who are/were federal employees and have held a GS grade any time in the past 52 weeks must also meet time-in-grade requirements. For a GS-12 position you must have served 52 weeks at the GS-11 level. To support your claim of time in grade, you must submit your most recent appointment, promotion, or within grade increase SF-50 (not an award or general adjustment SF-50). Some applicants may have to submit more than one SF-50 to demonstrate their eligibility. See the required documents section for more information. Physical Requirements:
The work is sedentary. Typically, the employee may sit comfortably to do the work. However, there may be some walking; standing; bending; carrying of light items such as papers, books, small parts; driving an automobile, etc. No special physical demands are required to perform the work. 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. Management may use any one or any combination of these methods to fill the position. Special Employment Consideration:
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. Please contact the special placement coordinator or the human resources specialist listed on this vacancy for more information regarding applying for consideration under schedule A or as a 30% disabled Veteran.The Interagency Career Transition Assistance Plan (ICTAP) and 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 and be found well-qualified for this vacancy. A well-qualified candidate is defined as meeting all of the minimum qualification standards and eligibility requirements as well as possessing skills that clearly exceed the minimum qualifications requirements for this position. Information about ICTAP and CTAP eligibility can be found here
.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.
This job opportunity announcement may be used to fill additional vacancies.
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