24 May

Staff Assistant Jobs Vacancy in Board Veterans Appeals Washington

Position
Staff Assistant
Company
Board Veterans Appeals
Location
Washington DC
Opening
24 May, 2018 26 days ago

Board Veterans Appeals Washington urgently required following position for Staff Assistant. Please read this job advertisement carefully before apply. There are some qualifications, experience and skills requirement that the employers require. Does your career history fit these requirements? Ensure you understand the role you are applying for and that it is suited to your skills and qualifications.

Follow the online directions, complete all the necessary fields, and provide all relevant information so your application is submitted correctly. When you click the 'Apply this Job' button (open in new window) you will be taken to the online application form. Here you will be asked to provide personal and contact details, respond to employment-related questions, and show how you meet the key selection criteria.

Staff Assistant Jobs Vacancy in Board Veterans Appeals Washington Jobs Details:

The Staff Assistant serves as the focal point in the Office of the Chairman. Provides administrative support to the Chairman/Vice-Chairman as appropriate. Develops approaches to resolve difficult administrative problems. Plays an integral part in the decision-making process involving all aspects of the management and.effective utilization of resources for the office. Works cooperatively with staff to ensure smooth operation of' the Office.

The Staff Assistant works with the staff within the Office of the Chairman developing approaches and solutions to administrative and management problems. Provides staff level assistance in the overall management of the office with responsibility for planning arid carrying out the personnel management program of the Office of the Chairman.

Maintains a comprehensive and up-to-date-knowledge of operational procedures used throughout BVA; knows current status of key situations or problems at any given time. Keeps the Chairman and Vice-Chairman apprised of and identifies problems either actual or anticipated, communicates with the offices involved, and provides. consultative assistance. Maintains close coordination with the rest-of the front office staff to ensure consistency in approach in the decision-making process. Keeps informed of administrative and related problems and issues and develops approaches to resolve the same. Advises Chairman/ ViceÄÃChairman on possible ramifications of various solutions being considered.

Prepares briefing papers, correspondence, and other written material relating to the legislative process. Such material maybe directed to Congressional committees, individual Senators, Congressmen or others having an interest in the legislative activities of the Board. Briefing materials may be used by the Chairman or Vice-Chairman to brief top officials in the Department.

To qualify for this position, applicants must meet all requirements by the closing date of this announcement, 06/15/2018.

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 a GS-13 position you must have served 52 weeks at the GS-12. 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. Note: Time-In-Grade requirements also apply to former Federal employees applying for reinstatement as well as current employees applying for Veterans Employment Opportunities Act of 1998 (VEOA) appointment.

You may qualify based on your experience as described below:

  • Specialized Experience: You must have one year of specialized experience equivalent to at least the next lower grade GS-12, in the normal line of progression for the occupation in the organization. Examples of specialized experience would typically include, but are not limited to: identify and analyze problems, make sound and well-informed decisions, work with clients and customers to assess needs and provide information or assistance, expresses ideas to individuals or groups effectively. Knowledge of the Board of Veteran Appeals organization, mission and function. Conduct studies involving issues of policy,procedures or programs. Knowledge of the laws and regulations administered by the VA and BVA.
You will be rated on the following Competencies for this position:
  • Communications
  • Critical Thinking
  • Customer Service
  • Decisiveness
  • Organizational Awareness
  • Writing


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.

Physical Requirements: The work is primarily sedentary with some walking and standing in conjunction with travel to attend meetings and conferences away from the work site. May carry light items such as papers, books, or small computer components. The work does not require any special physical effort. Normal safety precautions and practices are necessary for working in an office environment.

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To apply for this position, you must provide a complete Application Package which includes:

  • Resume


The following documents are accepted, and may be required if applicable to your eligibility and/or qualifications for this position. Please use this checklist to make sure you have included other documents required for your application, such as a copy of your transcript (if using education to qualify), SF-50's (current/former Federal employees), documentation to support Veterans Preference claims, or ICTAP/CTAP documentation (for displaced Federal employees). You will not be contacted for additional information.
  • Cover Letter
  • DD-214
  • Other Veterans Document
  • Resume
  • SF-15
  • SF-50
  • Transcript


Veterans' Preference: When applying for Federal Jobs, eligible Veterans should claim preference for 5pt (TP), 10pt (CP/CPS/XP), or for Sole Survivor Preference (SSP) in the questionnaire. You must provide a legible copy of your DD214(s) which shows dates and character of service (honorable, general, etc.). If you are currently serving on active duty and expect to be released or discharged within 120 days you must submit documentation related to your active duty service which reflects the dates of service, character of service (honorable, general, etc.), and dates of impending separation. Additionally, disabled veterans and others eligible for 10-point preference (such as widows or mothers of eligible Veterans) must also submit an SF-15 "Application for 10 Point Veteran Preference" with required proof as stated on the form. Documentation is required to award preference. For more information on Veterans' Preference, please visit http://www.fedshirevets.gov/job/vetpref/index.aspx.


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