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Voluntary Service Specialist

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Department Of Veterans Affairs Poplar Bluff , MO 63902

Posted 5 months ago

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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/

Work Schedule: Typically, Monday

  • Friday normal business hours but can vary for events and activities.

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Responsibilities

DUTIES:

Provides administrative support to the Chief of Voluntary Service associated with establishing and implementing a voluntary service program. Reviews policies for compliance with directives and other regulating guidance. Develops and implements SOPs for the direction and operation of service activities with full program authority in the absence of the Chief. Develops and provides orientation and training. Recruits, selects, and places volunteers. Performs evaluations of various components of the program. Has authority to reassign, counsel, and/or remove volunteers. Requires the interpersonal skills of tact and diplomacy. Works in the Voluntary Service System database ensuring accurate volunteer hours and donations received are being entered. Solicits for donations in the community. Informs the community about voluntary service opportunities, benefits to our Veterans, and how donations support Veteran based events. Represents VA Voluntary Service at community events such as job fairs, county fairs, resource fairs, and more. May attend Veteran Service Organization meetings to report on VA activities and/or solicit assistance. May develop and facilitate voluntary service meetings in the absence of the Chief. Coordinates and organizes events.

Travel Required
25% or less

  • You may be expected to travel for this position.

Supervisory status

No

Promotion Potential
9

  • Job family (Series)
    0301 Miscellaneous Administration And Program

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HelpRequirements Conditions of Employment

  • You must be a U.S. Citizen to apply for this job

  • Designated and/or random drug testing may be required

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

  • You may be required to serve a probationary period

  • Subject to a background/security investigation

  • Must be proficient in written and spoken English

  • Selected applicants will be required to complete an online onboarding process

Qualifications

Preferred Qualification of having completed VAVS 101/102

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-7 position you must have served 52 weeks at the GS-6. For a GS-9 position you must have served 52 weeks at the GS-7.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 and/or education as described below:

  • Specialized Experience: You must have one year of specialized experience equivalent to at least the next lower grade GS-06 in the normal line of progression for the occupation in the organization. Examples of specialized experience would typically include, but are not limited to: Timekeeping compiling financial data, preparing manuals, handbooks and Medical Center Memorandums.

  • Specialized Experience: You 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: Timekeeping compiling financial data, preparing manuals, handbooks and Medical Center Memorandums , screen and determines acceptability of daily donations, planning , coordination, execution, and evaluation of a variety of complex internal and external special events.

  • OR,

  • Education: Applicants may substitute education for the required experience. To qualify based on education for this grade level you must have two (2) years of education above the high school level (transcript required)

  • OR,

  • Combination: Applicants may also combine education and experience to qualify at this level. You must have a combination of specialized experience and education. Two (2) years of education above high school or 60 semester hours is creditable for 6 months of experience.

You will be rated on the following Competencies for this position:

  • Communication

  • Control of Funds

  • Customer Service

  • Education and Training

  • Reading and Computer Skills

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 sedentary in nature. Typically, the employee sits comfortable to do work. However, there may be some walking, standing, bending, and carrying of light items such as books, papers, small parts or driving a vehicle. No special physical demands are required to do the work.

Education

There is no educational substitution at this grade level.

A transcript must be submitted with your application if you are basing all or part of your qualifications on education.

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 only attendance and/or degrees from schools accredited by accrediting institutions recognized by the U.S. Department of Education. Applicants can verify accreditation at the following website: http://www.ed.gov/admins/finaid/accred/index.html. All education claimed by applicants will be verified by the appointing agency accordingly. 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.


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