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Program Analyst

at Veterans Affairs, Veterans Health Administration in Shreveport, Louisiana, United States

Job Description

Summary Employee will serve as a Program Analyst at the Overton Brooks VA Medical Center, in Shreveport, LA. Responsibilities *THIS IS NOT A VIRTUAL POSITION, YOU MUST LIVE WITHIN OR BE WILLING TO RELOCATE WITHIN A COMMUTABLE DISTANCE OF THE DUTY LOCATION* NOTE: This is a TERM appointment (not-to-exceed 9/30/2022 ). Term appointments are non-status, nonpermanent appointments of limited duration (more than 1 year but not more than 4). Term employees are eligible to earn leave and generally have the same benefits as permanent employees including health and life insurance, within-grade increases and Federal Employees Retirement System and Thrift Savings Plan coverage. Term appointments may be extended without further competition (up to the 4-year maximum). The appointment to a Term position does not confer eligibility for promotion or reassignment to other positions or the ability to be non-competitively converted to permanent employment. Duties include, but may not be limited to the following: Manage the administrative and program requirements of a medical center strategic planning and operations section. Set up monthly meetings, prepare an agenda and record minutes. Conduct specific goal-oriented meetings with multidisciplinary groups to effectively carry out assignments and projects. Summarize research data into meaningful statistical tables and narratives regarding strategic planning and operations. Provide program and administrative guidance with planning, program management and organization of clerical and administrative operations. Responsible for project implementation including coordination of required program goals, information systems and resources. Perform other related duties as required. Work Schedule: Monday – Friday, 8:00 am – 4:30 pm Recruitment & Relocation Incentives: Not authorized. Financial Disclosure Report: Not Required. Requirements Conditions of Employment Qualifications SPECIALIZED EXPERIENCE GS-9: Applicants must have one (1) year of specialized experience that equipped them with the particular knowledge, skills, and abilities to perform successfully the duties of this position, and that is typically in or related to the work of this position. To be creditable, this experience must have been equivalent to at least the GS-7 level in the Federal service. Specialized experience includes: managing the administrative and program requirements of a medical center strategic planning and operations section; setting up monthly meetings, preparing an agenda and recording minutes; conducting specific goal-oriented meetings with multidisciplinary groups to effectively carry out assignments and projects; summarizing research data into meaningful statistical tables and narratives regarding strategic planning and operations; providing program and administrative guidance with planning, program management and organization of clerical and administrative operations; and being responsible for project implementation including coordination of required program goals, information systems and resources. OR SUBSTITUTION OF EDUCATION FOR EXPERIENCE GS-9: (TRANSCRIPT REQUIRED) – Applicants must possess at least two (2) full years of progressively higher-level graduate education or master’s or equivalent graduate degree or LL.B. or J.D., if related. This education must demonstrate the knowledge, skills, and abilities necessary to do the work of this position. OR COMBINATION OF EDUCATION AND EXPERIENCE GS-9: (TRANSCRIPT REQUIRED) – Equivalent combination of related graduate level education and specialized experience (as described above) to meet the requirements at the GS-9 level for this position. You will be rated on the following Competencies as part of the assessment questionnaire for this position: Administration and ManagementAnalytical ReasoningOrganizational Performance AnalysisPlanning and EvaluatingProblem Solving IMPORTANT: A full year of work is considered to be 35-40 hours of work per week. All experience listed on your resume must include the month and year start/end dates. 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. 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; religious; 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. For more information on these qualification standards, please visit the United States Office of Personnel Management’s website at https://www.opm.gov/policy-data-oversight/classification-qualifications/general-schedule-qualification-standards/. Education IMPORTANT: A transcript must be submitted with your application if you are basing all or part of your qualifications on 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. For further information, visit: http://www.ed.gov/about/offices/list/ous/international/usnei/us/edlite-visitus-forrecog.html. Additional Information Physical Requirements: The work is primarily sedentary but includes periods of standing, walking and sitting. Prolonged periods at word processing and computers are necessary. Bending, lifting small office and audio-visual equipment and carrying it to adjacent locations are necessary. 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 employee’s 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. Such credit must be requested and approved prior to the appointment date and is not guaranteed. 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. For more information on how to apply using this appointment authority via the Selective Placement Coordinator within the office, contact the facility Human Resources Department at (318) 221-8411. It is the policy of the VA to not deny employment to those that have faced financial hardships or periods of unemployment. Veterans and Transitioning Service Members: Please visit the VA for Vets site for career-search tools for Veterans seeking employment at VA, career development services for our existing Veterans, and coaching and reintegration support for military service members. 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

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Job Posting: JC192629402

Posted On: Sep 17, 2021

Updated On: Sep 23, 2021