Veterans Affairs, Veterans Health Administration Position Opening at usajobs.gov in Dublin, Georgia

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Welcome to Dublin, "The Emerald City", and Laurens County, where small town southern charm and a determination to keep Dublin-Laurens County "Green and Growing" have combined to create a community rich in character and full of life.

The Carl Vinson VA Medical Center is located on a beautifully landscaped 75 acre tract in Dublin, Georgia. The 340 operating-bed facility provides both acute and extended care services and has approximately 1300+ employees providing comprehensive healthcare to veterans in Middle and South Georgia.

Services provided at the medical center include primary care, mental health, ambulatory and primary care, optometry, women's health, and extended care, as well as specialized programs to include cardiology pulmonary, general surgery, podiatry, urology, and physical therapy. Mental Health services available include treatment for substance abuse, post-traumatic stress disorder, and general psychiatric care.

In addition to the services available at our medical center, Primary Care services are provided at community-based outpatient clinics (CBOCs) - located in Albany, Brunswick, Milledgeville, Macon and Perry Georgia.

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/.

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. Contact the Agency Contact on the last page of the JOA for information on how to apply under this appointment authority via the Selective Placement Coordinator.

For more information on the "Who may apply" eligibility requirements, please refer to the OHRM Status Candidates and Other Candidate Definitionsdocument.

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Responsibilities

Introduction:The purpose of this position is to provide accurate and timely processing of payroll transactions via DFAS payroll system and to act as a liaison between DFAS and VA employees. This position is located in the Fiscal Office in the Carl Vinson VA Medical Center (CVVAMC) in Dublin, Georgia. This position reports to the Payroll Supervisor, who provides direction for the incumbent's daily activities.

Major Duties:

The incumbent trains timekeepers and approving officials and conducts semi-annual audits of unit records to assure conformity to regulations. The incumbent will provide advice and instruction to supervisors and service chiefs responsible for approving leave and certifying timecards. When audits reveal unsatisfactory timekeeping practices and conditions, incumbent will actively work with the service to insure training and follow-up occur. Incumbent will prepare written assessments of audit findings, which are forwarded to management officials for any corrective action required. Incumbent responds to written and verbal inquiries from other payroll offices, DFAS payroll staff, agencies outside of VA, State Unemployment offices, mortgage companies, and employee union representatives.

The incumbent will during each pay period perform audits and reconciles time and attendance records and DFAS reports to assure accuracy of paid hours. Leave charges, balances and accruals are audited for proper certifications.

The incumbent will research and code changes to employee's Master Record (using PAID or DFAS), including Federal/state taxes, health insurance, uniform allowances, union dues, address changes, direct deposit information, TSP deductions, etc. Reviews transactions received from Human Resources; determine impact on employee pay records and the necessity for payroll action. Questionable actions are reconciled with Human Resources before being released.

Incumbent will prepare training materials and train new timekeepers and approving officials within 30 days of appointment.

The incumbent provides information and counseling to employees who request assistance regarding various payroll actions and how they may impact the employee's salary. The incumbent works independently to resolve payroll issues that affect employees' pay and leave.

Performs other duties as assigned.

Work Schedule: Monday through Friday 8:00am to 4:30 pm

Position Description Title/PD#: Civilian Pay Technician/PD# 557-03813A

Travel Required

Not required

Supervisory status

No

Promotion Potential

06

Who May Apply
This job is open to…

Open to all permanent employees of Car Vinson VAMC

Questions? This job is open to 1 group.

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Conditions of Employment
  • You must be a U.S. citizen to apply for this job.
  • Subject to a background/suitability investigation.
  • Time in grade requirements must be met
  • Selective Service Registration is required for males born after 12/31/1959.

Physical Requirements:The work is sedentary, with no special demands required. The work may require some physical effort such as standing, walking, bending, sitting, carrying mail or other documents, and occasionally driving an automobile. The work environment involves everyday risks and discomforts that require normal safety precautions typical of offices, meeting and training rooms, and libraries. The work area is adequately lighted, heated, and ventilated.

Time-in-grade: 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. For a GS-06 position you must have served 52 weeks at the GS-05 level.

Qualifications

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

Specialized Experience:

1. *Specialized Experience:*Applicants must have one-year of specialized experience equivalent to at least the next lower grade (for GS-06, equivalent to GS-05. Specialized experience is experience that equipped the applicant with the particular knowledge, skills, and abilities to perform successfully the duties of the position and that is typically in or related to the position to be filled. To be creditable, specialized experience must have been equivalent to at least the next lower grade level. Examples of specialized experience would typically include, but are not limited to: Experience gained as an administrative assistant, office manager, or other type of program support performed in an office setting with payroll responsibilities.

  1. Education:There is no educational substitution for the GS-06 level. As a general rule, education is not creditable above GS-05 for most positions covered by the Clerical and Administrative Qualification Standards; however, graduate education may be credited in those few instances where the graduate education is directly related to the work of the position.

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.

Education

Note: 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: http://ope.ed.gov/accreditation/. 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.

Additional information

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 (have a final rating of 85 or more before any Veterans preference points) for this vacancy. Information about ICTAP and CTAP eligibility is on OPM's Career Transition Resources website.

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.

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How You Will Be Evaluated

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.

You will be rated on the following competencies based on your application for this position.

  1. Ability to analyze data, detect errors and make corrections.

  2. Ability to communicate orally to present information, resolve problems, and conflicts with human resources staff, administrative staff and individual employees.

  3. Ability to interpret regulations from a variety of sources.

  4. Ability to use computer systems in order to perform the duties of the position.

  5. Ability to work rapidly and accurately under pressure with Names, numbers, codes, and symbols and meet frequent deadlines.

  6. Knowledge of specialized payroll operations.

If you are referred for consideration, you may be asked to submit additional job related information, which may include, but not limited to; responses to the knowledge, skills and abilities; completion of a work sample, and/or contact for an interview.

Your résumé 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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Required Documents

All applicants are required to submit the following supporting document type(s):

  • Resume

  • SF-50

Applicants may also submit the following supporting document type(s),which may not be required for all applicants:

  • Cover Letter

  • DD-214

  • OF-306

  • Other

  • Other Veterans Document

  • SF-15

  • Transcript

Please use this checklist to ensure you have included other documents required for your application, such as a copy of your transcript (if using education to qualify), documentation to support Veterans Preference claims, or ICTAP/CTAP documentation (for displaced Federal employees). You will not be contacted for additional information.

Veterans' Preference:When applying for Federal Jobs, eligible Veterans should claim preference for 5pt (TP), or 10pt (CP/CPS, XPP, XP), or for Sole Survivor Preference (SSP), on the Occupational Questionnaire in the section(s) provided. A legible copy of your DD214(s) indicating character of service, disability certification, SF-15 (if claiming 10 pt. preference) or if you are currently serving on active duty and expected to be released or discharged within 120 days; documentation related to your active duty service which reflects the dates of service, character of service (honorable, general, etc.), or dates of impending separation. Documentation is required for eligibility verification.

*Faxing Applications or Supporting Documents: *You are encouraged to apply online. Applying online will allow you to review and track the status of your application. If you are unable to apply online or unable to upload your supporting documents to your online application, follow the directions located at the following site: Fax Options. The Vacancy ID of the job opportunity announcement is 2017356.

NOTE: If you applied online and your application is complete, do not fax the paper application (1203-FX) as this will overwrite your prior online responses and may result in you being found ineligible.

If you are relying on your education to meet qualification requirements:

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. Therefore, provide only the attendance and/or degrees from schools accredited by accrediting institutions recognized by the U.S. Department of Education.

Failure to provide all of the required information as stated in this vacancy announcement may result in an ineligible rating or may affect the overall rating.

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Benefits

A career with the U.S. Government provides employees with a comprehensive benefits package. As a federal employee, you and your family will have access to a range of benefits that are designed to make your federal career very rewarding.

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  • Healthcare insurance
  • Pay and leave

VA offers a comprehensive benefits package. This link provides an overview of the benefits currently offered: http://www.vacareers.va.gov/why-choose-va/benefits/index.asp.

Eligibility for benefits depends on the type of position you hold and whether your position is full-time, part-time, or intermittent. Contact the hiring agency for more information on the specific benefits offered.

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How to Apply

All applicants are encouraged to apply online.

To apply for this position, you must complete the View Occupational Questionnaire and submit the documentation specified in the Required Documents section below.

The complete application package must be submitted by 11:59 PM (EST) on Friday, October 27, 2017 to receive consideration.

  1. To begin, click Apply Online to create a USAJOBS account or log in to your existing account. Follow the prompts to select your USAJOBS resume and/or other supporting documents and complete the occupational questionnaire.

  2. Click Submit My Answers to submit your application package.

NOTE: It is your responsibility to ensure your responses and appropriate documentation is submitted prior to the closing date.

To verify your application is complete, log into your USAJOBS account, https://my.usajobs.gov/Account/Login, select the Application Status link and then select the more information link for this position. The Details page will display the status of your application, the documentation received and processed, and any correspondence the agency has sent related to this application. Your uploaded documents may take several hours to clear the virus scan process.

To return to an incomplete application, log into your USAJOBS account and click Update Application in the vacancy announcement. You must re-select your resume and/or other documents from your USAJOBS account or your application will be incomplete.

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Agency contact information
Gerianne R. Plichta
Phone

(478)272-1210x2443

Fax

(478)277-2508

Email

GERIANNE.PLICHTA@VA.GOV

Address

VHA Dublin VAMC Carl Vinson VAMC 05 1826 Veterans Blvd Dublin, GA USA

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Next steps

After we receive application packages (including all required documents) and the vacancy announcement closes, we will review applications to ensure qualification and eligibility requirements are met. During our review, if your résumé and application package do not support your questionnaire answers, we will adjust your rating accordingly. After the review is complete, a referral certificate(s) is issued and applicants will be notified of their status by email (if provided); otherwise, applicants will receive a notification letter via the U.S. Postal Service. Referred applicants will be notified as such and may be contacted directly by the hiring office for an interview. All referred applicants receive a final notification once a selection decision has been made.

You may check the status of your application at any time by logging into your USAJOBS account and clicking on “Application Status.” For a more detailed update of your status, click on “more information.” Information regarding applicant notification points can be found in the USAJobs Resource Center.

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Fair & Transparent

The Federal hiring process is setup to be fair and transparent. Please read the following guidance.

Equal Employment Opportunity Policy

The United States Government does not discriminate in employment on the basis of race, color, religion, sex (including pregnancy and gender identity), national origin, political affiliation, sexual orientation, marital status, disability, genetic information, age, membership in an employee organization, retaliation, parental status, military service, or other non-merit factor.

  • Equal Employment Opportunity (EEO) for federal employees & job applicants

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Reasonable Accommodation Policy

Federal agencies must provide reasonable accommodation to applicants with disabilities where appropriate. Applicants requiring reasonable accommodation for any part of the application and hiring process should contact the hiring agency directly. Determinations on requests for reasonable accommodation will be made on a case-by-case basis.

A reasonable accommodation is any change to a job, the work environment, or the way things are usually done that enables an individual with a disability to apply for a job, perform job duties or receive equal access to job benefits.

Under the Rehabilitation Act of 1973, federal agencies must provide reasonable accommodations when:

  • An applicant with a disability needs an accommodation to have an equal opportunity to apply for a job.
  • An employee with a disability needs an accommodation to perform the essential job duties or to gain access to the workplace.
  • An employee with a disability needs an accommodation to receive equal access to benefits, such as details, training, and office-sponsored events.

You can request a reasonable accommodation at any time during the application or hiring process or while on the job. Requests are considered on a case-by-case basis.

Learn more about disability employment and reasonable accommodations or how to contact an agency.

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Legal and regulatory guidance
  • Financial suitability
  • Social security number request
  • Privacy Act
  • Signature and false statements
  • Selective Service
  • New employee probationary period

This job originated on www.usajobs.gov. For the full announcement and to apply, visit www.usajobs.gov/GetJob/ViewDetails/481737800. Only resumes submitted according to the instructions on the job announcement listed at www.usajobs.gov will be considered.

Open & closing dates: 10/06/2017 to 10/27/2017

Salary: $36,611 to $47,598 per year

Pay scale & grade: GS 06

Work schedule: Full-Time - Full Time

Appointment type: Permanent