Supervisory Veterans Claims Examiner

Employer
USAJobs
Location
Washington D.C.
Posted
Apr 19, 2018
Closes
Apr 27, 2018
Function
Management
Hours
Full Time
TRAVEL REQUIRED:

Occasional travel - You may be expected to travel for this position.


RELOCATION AUTHORIZED:
Relocation expenses reimbursed No


KEY REQUIREMENTS:
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  • 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 and supervisors
  • Specialized Experience:
    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.

    To qualify, applicants must have one year of specialized experience equivalent to at least the next lower grade (GS-14) in the normal line of progression for the occupation in the organization. Specialized experience is defined as work that involves (1) Applying extensive knowledge of laws and regulations governing benefits programs to include administration, coverage and eligibility; (2) Serving as technical expert in claims adjudication and compensation programs, preparing advisory opinions to address and resolve extremely complex issues relating policy, procedures and proposed legislation and regulations; (3) Conducting ongoing review of policy and regulations related initiatives and goals to track progress of efforts; (4) Overseeing the overall effort of varies aspects of policy operation. (5) Planning, directing, and evaluating work of subordinate managers, employees, and/or others.

    There is no educational substitution for the GS-15 level.

    Work Schedule: Regular office hours; Alternate work schedules are available
    Title/PD#: Supervisory Veterans Claims Examiner GS - 15; PD# 80077A
    Time-in-grade: Applicants who are/were current 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-15 position you must have served 52 weeks at the GS-14 level.
    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.
    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.

    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.

    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.

    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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    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. Applicants who do not fully address the specialized experience needed for the position (as described above in the job announcement) in their resume or who do not possess the education to substitute for it will not be referred for consideration.
    After you have met the minimum qualifications, you will be rated on the following competencies based on your application for this position:
    KSA 1: Knowledge of federal, state and local laws, regulations, policies, guides, procedures and judicial determinations applicable to Veterans' disability programs or similar benefits programs administered by other federal agencies.
    KSA 2: Ability to research and analyze complex legislative and program issues, including program effectiveness data and to formulate and present recommendations based on research.
    KSA 3: Ability to manage and/or supervise the work activities of subordinates.KSA 4: Ability to establish and maintain effective communication (oral and written).
    KSA 4: Ability to establish and maintain effective communication (oral and written).
    If you are referred for consideration, you may be asked to submit additional job related information, which may include, but is not limited to responses to the knowledge, skills, and abilities; completion of a work sample, and/or an interview.
    Your resume and/or supporting documentation will be verified. Please follow all instructions carefully. Errors or omissions may affect your rating or consideration for employment.

    Notice to Applicants: It is the policy of the Government not to deny employment simply because an individual has been unemployed or has had financial difficulties that have arisen through no fault of the individual. Information about an individual's employment experience will be used only to determine the person's qualifications and to assess his or her relative level of knowledge, skills, and abilities. Although an individual's personal conduct may be relevant in any employment decision, including conduct during periods of unemployment or evidence of dishonesty in handling financial matters, financial difficulty that has arisen through no fault of the individual will generally not itself be the basis of an unfavorable suitability or fitness determination.

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