The Volunteer Transportation Network (VTN) operates within the scope of the authority of the Veterans Affairs Voluntary Service (VAVS) program. The VTN consists of approximately 68 Regularly Scheduled (RS) volunteer drivers and 14 VA owned donated vehicles. The incumbent is responsible for assuring the transportation needs of Veterans are met through the VTN by creating schedules, recruiting volunteer drivers, publicizing the VTN and coordinating with Medical Center Services.
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The incumbent provides the day to day operation of the Volunteer Transportation Network, working independently, resolving issues under the supervision of the VSO (Voluntary Service Officer). Incumbent assures the transportation needs of the patients are met through the program, within the established guidelines and regulations. Responsibilities include maintaining accurate records on the VTN to ensure drivers meet national and local requirements, including driver information, driver's required training, schedule of availability of drivers and patient requests. Tracks and records individual driver hours, mileage, dates, times, places of travel. Also
tracks patients by name and Social Security Numbers through a computer based program in order to facilitate timely departures.
Maintains administrative filing system, consisting of correspondence, rules and regulations, policies, and management procedures. Establishes and maintains numerous manuals and bulletins filed in the office ensuring timely and accurate posting to maintain current reference material, as it pertains to the VTN. Assists the VSO with publicizing the VTN and with the recruitment of drivers. Will report driver activity levels to the VSO and reports all aspects of data collection and analysis. Works in a cooperative manner with the Disabled American Veterans Representative so this organization, who is the primary stakeholder in the VTN, can report data to their organizational leadership, which in turn can positively impact the quality of the overall VTN through donations and recruitment efforts. Works in a cooperative manner with the Fleet Manager reviewing vehicle and equipment maintenance schedules to determine that necessary repairs are being performed to keep them safe and serviceable, reviews records of repairs and utilization to assure that repairs and usage are within established criteria.
Work Schedule: Monday through Friday
Telework: Not Available
Virtual: This is not a virtual position.
Position Description/PD#: Voluntary Service Transportation Assistant, GS 2102-07/#04882-0
Relocation/Recruitment Incentives: Not Authorized
Financial Disclosure Report: Not required
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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 background/security investigation
Selected applicants will be required to complete an online onboarding process
To qualify for this position, applicants must meet all requirements by the closing date of this announcement, 10/11/2018.
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-7 position you must have served 52 weeks at the GS-6. 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:
You will be rated on the following Competencies for this 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.
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.
The work may require some physical effort, such as standing, walking, bending, or sitting. There are no special physical demands.
There is no educational substitution at this grade level.
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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