WARTAC Challenge (Camp Pendleton 2017) Veterans Service Representative
Veteran Recruitment Appointment (VRA) This authority allows consideration of any Veteran who is service-connected disabled OR separated within the last three (3) years; OR in receipt of a Campaign Badge or Expeditionary Medal; OR in receipt of the Armed Forces Service Medal for participation in a military operation AND separated under honorable conditions (honorable or general discharge).
*Service members who are currently on Active Duty and expect to be discharged or released from active duty service in the armed forces under honorable conditions within 120 days are eligible for consideration.
*VRA authority only applies to positions up to the GS-11 level.
30 Percent or More Disabled Veteran - This authority allows consideration of any Veteran with a 30% or more service-connected disability.
Special Employment Consideration - Vow Act
WARTAC is open to Wounded Warriors and active duty Servicemembers in the transition process (within 90 to 120 days of discharge). In accordance with the VOW to Hire Heroes Act of 2011, transitioning Servicemembers must:
- meet all qualifications and eligibility requirements for the job opportunity.
- submit certification on letterhead on letterhead of the appropriate military branch of service and contain the military service dates including the expected discharge or release date; and the character of service; and
- separate from the armed forces within 120 days after the date of the certification submission.
"As a VA professional, your opportunities are endless. Not only is it the largest, most technologically advanced integrated health care system in the Nation, but we also provide many other services to Veterans through the Benefits Administration and National Cemeteries. VA professionals feel good about their careers and their ability to balance work and home life. VA offers generous paid time off and a variety of predictable and flexible scheduling opportunities. For more information on the Department of Veterans Affairs, go to http://www.vacareers.va.gov/"
VA encourages persons with disabilities to apply.
For more information on the "Who may apply" eligibility requirements, please refer to the OHRM Status Candidates and Other Candidate Definitions document. Learn more about this agency
Relocation expenses reimbursed No
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.
PLEASE NOTE: 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.
Time-in-grade: Not Required
The work normally involves mental rather than physical exertion. The work
is mostly sedentary; however, there may be some walking, standing, and carrying
of light items such as papers, books, claims folders, and files from one desk
to another or for returning to storage. Carts are utilized to carry large
numbers of claims folders. This will require the incumbent to push or pull the
cart from one area to another.
To qualify for this position, applicants must meet all requirements by the closing date of this announcement Friday, September 15, 2017
Applicants must have one year of specialized experience equivalent to at least the next lower grade in the normal line of progression for the occupation in the organization. Examples of specialized experience would typically include, but are not limited to: experience in the development, examination, investigation, adjudication, and authorization of claims for disability compensation, disability pension, death compensation, death pension benefits, life insurance benefits, etc. Such experience is to be substantive and relevant to the position being filled.
Such experience may have been gained in claims-decision making for a state or federal agency, insurance company, employee compensation board, disability retirement, or pension program.
Applicants may substitute education for the experience required
GS-07: Successful completion of one (1) full year (18 credit hours) of graduate level education in an accredited college or university which demonstrate the knowledge, skills, and abilities necessary to do the work.
At the GS-07: Completion of a full four-year (120 credit hours) course of study leading to a bachelor's degree from an accredited college or university, and meet one of the following conditions under Superior Academic Achievement.
Academic Achievement (S.A.A.) is a means of qualifying on the basis of
education, if you are within the area of consideration as stated in the
"Who May Be Considered" section of this announcement (first page).
S.A.A. is based on (1) class standing, (2) grade-point average, or (3) honor
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.
Grade-point averages are to be rounded to one decimal place. For example, 2.95 will round to 3.0 and 2.94 will round to 2.9.
3. 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.
Applicants may also combine education and experience to qualify. To calculate, first identify the percentage of required education you have earned. When substituting you can use graduate level education you have earned beyond a Bachelor's Degree. 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.
A transcript must be submitted with your application if you are basing all or part of your qualifications on education.
The Career Transition Assistance Plan (CTAP) provide eligible displaced VA 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 (have a final rating of 85 or more before any Veterans preference points) for this vacancy. Information about CTAP eligibility is on OPM's Career Transition Resources website.
Receiving Service Credit for 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 employees 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.
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.
This job opportunity announcement may be used to fill additional vacancies.
You will be evaluated for this job based on how well you meet the qualifications above.
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