Occasional travel - You may be expected to travel for this position.
Relocation expenses reimbursed No
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-15 position you must have served 52 weeks at the GS-14 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
- If you are requesting a reassignment or change to lower grade via this vacancy announcement, you must currently hold the GS-15 and the promotion potential of your current position must be at least GS-15
- SF-50: If you are seeking a reassignment/change to lower grade, you must submit a copy of your most recent SF-50 (non-award) AND the SF-50 placing you into your current position.
Specialized Experience: Applicants must also 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 but not limited to: Experience developing administrative operations and integrated systems to track and maintain internal controls for veteran benefit programs; consulting and advising high level officials and/or senior VA management concerning veteran programs regarding the delivery and application of Veteran's benefits and services; conducting analyses and performance metrics related to employment programs in support of economic development programs initiatives; directing staff and coordinating a full range of personnel management actions.
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.
A transcript must be submitted with your application if you are basing all or part of your qualifications on education.
There is no educational substitution for the GS-15 level.
Only education or degrees recognized by the U.S. Department of Education from accredited colleges, universities, schools, or institutions may be used to qualify for federal employment. You can verify your education here. 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.
Work Schedule: Regular office hours; Alternate work schedules are available
Title/PD#: Assistant Director GS - 15; PD 381400
Promotion Potential: The position is at the full performance 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.
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.
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. Well-qualified is possessing experience developing and implementing veteran programs and initiatives aimed at helping service members, Veterans or dependents transition back into the workforce; developing strategic analysis and making decisions to solve complex issues concerning the delivery and application of Veterans' benefits and services.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.
If you are unable to apply online view the following link for information regarding an Alternate Application.
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:
- Knowledge of a wide range of national, DoD and VA program initiatives, policies, and procedures.
- Ability to lead, manage subordinates, and delegate authority to oversee the overall planning, direction, and timely execution of veteran programs.
- Skill coordinating development and overall quality and timeliness of products of transformation and economic development organizations.
- Ability to conduct analyses and performance metrics to provide a predictive outcome, using modeling and simulation, of potential Servicemember economic development policies prior to their implementation.
- Skill managing planning, sustainment, and performance assessment activities of economic development and veteran populations.
- Ability to promote cooperation and coordination in the preparation and delivery of products assigned which include memorandum, briefings, presentations, strategic planning events, mandatory reports, as well as staff actions and tasking.
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.
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