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Program Applications Specialist

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Department Of Veterans Affairs Newington , CT 06111

Posted 2 months ago

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Tour of Duty: 8:00 a.m.

  • 4:30 p.m.

Position Description Title/PD#: Program Applications Specialist (Acquisitions Applications Coordinator) /PD# 01042-0/01020-0

Compressed/Flexible Schedules: Eligible

Telework: Eligible

Virtual Position: No

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This recruitment is for one position with the Service Area Office (SAO) East, Network Contracting Office (NCO) 1 located at Newington, CT; West Haven, CT; Togus, ME; Bedford, MA; Brockton, MA; Northampton, MA; Manchester, NH; Providence, RI or White River Junction, VT . Vacancies can be filled at any of the duty locations listed dependent upon space availability and supervisory approval. Indicate which duty location (s) you are interested in on your application.

Program Applications Specialist PD# 01042-0/01020-0

This position provides highly technical support to the Network Contracting Office (NCO) by providing a variety of services in such areas as program analysis, coordination with clinical and administrative programs, computer systems liaison, and training. Incumbent is responsible for orientation of new employees to NCO software applications, databases and functions.

Incumbent will also be the point of contact for all questions from existing staff regarding software applications, databases, and functions.

Incumbent will develop expert knowledge in eCMS, FPDS, PPIRS, IFCAP, as well as future acquisition related applications, and be a resource for addressing questions and training needs for the NCO. Ensures operation of an effective system of internal controls by periodically reviewing internal control measures and initiating needed revisions on at least an annual basis.

Assists Office of Information & Technology (OIT) and other program officials in resolving systems problems to minimize the number of rejected contracts, amendments, and orders VISNwide. Incumbent is the Automated Data Processing Applications Coordinator (ADPAC) for the NCO1. Develops programs to support computer-enhanced systematic internal reviews. These programs are broad-based and comprehensive analysis on a wide variety of Network Acquisition Program functions and are to be conducted on a systematic basis.

Travel Required

Occasional travel

  • You may be expected to travel for this position up to 5 nights per month

Supervisory status


Promotion Potential

  • Job family (Series)
    0301 Miscellaneous Administration And Program

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HelpRequirements Conditions of Employment

You must be a US citizen to apply for this job.

Subject to a background/suitability investigation.

Selective Service Registration is required for males born after 12/31/1959.

Position requires filing a Financial Disclosure report.

PHYSICAL REQUIREMENTS: Work is primarily sedentary with occasional walking, bending, standing, and carrying of light items.


To qualify for this position, applicants must meet all requirements within 30 days of the closing date of this announcement.

Time-in-grade: Applicants who are current Federal employees or who have held a GS grade anytime in the past 52 weeks must also meet time-in-grade requirements. Example for a GS-11 position you must have served 52 weeks at the GS-09 level.

Specialized Experience (GS-09):

Applicants must have one year of specialized experience equivalent to at least the next lower grade (GS-07) in the normal line of progression for the occupation in the organization. Examples of specialized experience would typically include, but are not limited to: Knowledge and ability to apply analytical and evaluative methods and techniques to issues, Ability to perform administrative, clerical and office automation utilizing a variety of methods and processes including software applications, databases, and functions, Ability to apply skill and knowledge to routine and non-routine assignments; and to adherence to basic policy and instruction and the ability to organize, coordinate and prioritize simultaneous work assignments.

Specialized Experience (GS-11):

Applicants must have One year of specialized experience equivalent to at least the next lower grade (GS-9) in the normal line of progression for the occupation in the organization. Examples of specialized experience would typically include, but are not limited to:

Retrieving, entering, and coordinating information through the electronic contract management system (eCMS), integrated funds distribution, control point activity, accounting, and procurement (IFCAP) system, federal procurement data system-next generation (FPDS-NG), National Logistics Database using Proclarity, or any other automated system, either existing or new, that relates to and is used in operations. Developing and/ or coordinating, and compiling statistical and informational data. Providing orientation to new employees to software applications, databases and functions.

Providing training to individuals, groups, and to new users of automated systems. Serving as an Automated Data Processing Applications Coordinator (ADPAC). Developing and/ or coordinating, and compiling statistical and informational data.

Additional information on the qualification requirements are outlined in the OPM Qualifications Standards Handbook of General Schedule Positions. It is available for your review on OPM's website at


APPLICANTS PLEASE NOTE: 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 (particularly positions with a positive education requirement). Therefore, applicants must report attendance and/or degrees from only these schools. Applicants can verify accreditation at the following websites: and

Foreign Education: To receive credit for education completed outside the United States, you must show proof that the education has been submitted to a private organization that specializes in the interpretation of foreign educational credentials and such education has been deemed at least equivalent to that gained in conventional U.S. education programs.

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Program Applications Specialist

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Department Of Veterans Affairs