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Health Technician (Dietetic)   

JOB TITLE:

Health Technician (Dietetic)

JOB TYPE:

Full-time

JOB LOCATION:

Wilkes,Barre Pennsylvania United States

JOB DESCRIPTION:

Duties

Major Duties:

  • Assists patients in selection of the proper foods according to their individual diet.
    Uses communication skills to converse with veteran's to accurately take menu orders.
  • Triages calls from inpatient units or outpatient clinics and procedure areas relating to patient meal trays or nourishments of patients.
  • Complete quality monitors to ensure food items and menu selections for regular and therapeutic diets are prepared and served appropriately (i.
    e.
    accuracy, timeliness, appearance, and temperature, dysphagia food testing).
  • May adjust diet patterns and menu selections to assure the correct meal tickets are generated, as per local facility policy and procedures.
  • Handles routine telephone inquiries from nursing units/nursing personnel regarding patient meal orders and may maintain a log of telephonic client inquiries/concerns received directly from the client or unit personnel.
  • Ensures supplemental feedings are correctly entered.
  • Advises food service supervisors and/or food production chief of any special orders or changes needed that may impact food production, including instances when substitutions are needed due to food preferences.
  • Prints lists, reports, labels, and tray tickets.
  • Verifies physician orders for unusual diets, conflicting modifications, and nutritional supplements.
Work Schedule: 10:00 AM-6:30 PM, 5 days a week to include weekends and holidays.

Position Description Title/PD#: Health Technician (Dietetic)/PD99855S

Physical Requirements: The work may require walking, standing, bending, lifting and carrying of light items, such as food trays, instruction materials, books, and manuals.
Long periods of sitting and moving about in an office environment, including repetitive motion activities of the hands and fingers for extensive keyboard and computer mouse use, and office tasks such as answering and holding a telephone phone, and writing.
The work may require walking indoors, outdoors or to and from other areas of the medical center.
It may be necessary to lift and/or push equipment.
Subject to periods of continuous standing, sitting, walking and frequent stooping, reaching, pushing, pulling and bending.
Frequently lifts or moves objects weighing up to 20 pounds and pushing loaded carts of trays and/or nourishments.


Promotion Potential: The selectee may be promoted to the full performance level without further competition when all regulatory, qualification, and performance requirements are met.
Selection at a lower grade level does not guarantee promotion to the full performance level.


Compressed/Flexible: No.

Telework: No.

Virtual: This is not a virtual position.

Relocation/Recruitment Incentives: Not Authorized
Financial Disclosure Report: Not required

Requirements

Conditions of Employment

  • You must be a U.
    S.
    citizen to apply for this job
  • Subject to a background/suitability investigation
  • Designated and/or random drug testing may be required
  • May serve a probationary period
  • Selective Service Registration is required for males born after 12/31/1959
  • A complete application package; Resume, Transcripts, etc
  • Selected applicants will be required to complete an online onboarding process

Qualifications

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


You may qualify based on your experience and/or education as described below:

Individual Occupational Requirement (IOR).
An IOR is a basic requirement that must be met in order to qualify for entry into this job series, and it is something that can't be waived.


Individual Occupational Requirement (IOR) for positions at GS-4 and above:
  • Specialized experience: Positions in this series range widely in type and include support duties to medical or health personnel such as audiologists, speech pathologists, medical officers, & optometrists.
    Technician experience is experience that required application of the knowledge, methods, and techniques of the position to be filled
Education & Training:

In addition to the IOR, applicants must meet the specialized experience/education and selective placement factor below:

GS-4 grade level: At least six (6) months of specialize experience and six (6) months of general experience that has given you the particular knowledge, skills and abilities required to successfully perform the duties of this Health Technician (Dietetic) position.
Specialized experience includes documenting dietary/nutrition information and updating patient records; knowledge of tray assembly area procedures; using dietetics software programs; following verbal and written instructions; and using computer equipment, phone system, and printers.
This position requires effective communication skills both verbally and in writing and good customer service.
General Experience is any type of work that demonstrates the ability to perform the work of the position or which provides a familiarity with the nutrition environment.

OR
Substitution of Education: Successful completion of two (2) years of study that included at least 12 semester hours in subjects directly related to this position A bachelor's degree or four (4) years of education above the high school level with major study or at least 24 semester hours in subjects directly related to the position (i.
e.
nutrition, dietary therapy, food and nutrition science, food service systems management, etc.
).
This education must have been obtained in an accredited business or technical school, junior college, college or university for which high school graduation or the equivalent is the normal prerequisite.

OR
Combination of Experience and Education: An equivalent combination of successfully completed post-high school education (beyond the first year) and specialized experience, as described above, which meet the total qualification requirements for this grade level.
This education must have been obtained at an accredited business, secretarial or technical school, junior college, college, or university.


GS-05 grade level: One year of specialized experience (equivalent to the GS-04 grade level in the federal service); experience that equipped the applicant with the particular knowledge, skills and abilities (KSA's) and other characteristics to perform successfully the duties of the position, and that is typically in or related to the work of the position to be filled, in the normal line of progression for the occupation in the organization.
Specialized experience includes: practicing excellent customer service in all forms of communication, either via telephone, e-mail or in-person, ability to use computers to retrieve and provide information to team members and knowledge of basic and routine modified diets and is able to provide basic level education and information on therapeutic diets.

OR,
Substitution of Education: Applicants may substitute education for the required experience.
To substitute for this experience you must have successfully completed a full 4-years above high school.
One year of full-time academic study is defined as 30 semester hours, 45 quarter hours, or the equivalent in a college or university, or at least 20 hours of classroom instruction per week for approximately 36 weeks in a business, secretarial, or technical school.
(Unofficial transcripts must be submitted.
Transcripts must reflect coursework and grades received.
)

OR,
Combination of Experience and Education: Applicants may also combine education and experience to qualify at the GS-5 level.
Only education in excess of the first 60 semester hours (i.
e.
, beyond the second year) is creditable toward meeting the specialized experience requirement.
One full academic year of study (30 semester hours) beyond the second year is equivalent to 6 months of specialized experience.


You will be rated on the following Competencies for this position:
  • Computer Skills
  • Customer Service (Clerical/Technical)
  • Food Service
  • Patient Care


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

Physical Requirements: The work requires walking, standing, bending, lifting and carrying of light items, such as food trays, instruction materials, books, and manuals.
NCC Associate functions require long periods of sitting and moving about in an office environment, including repetitive motion activities of the hands and fingers for extensive keyboard and computer mouse use, and office tasks such as answering and holding a telephone phone, and writing.


The work may require walking indoors, outdoors or to and from other areas of the medical center.
It may be necessary to lift and/or push equipment.
Incumbent is subject to periods continuous standing, sitting, walking and frequent stooping, reaching, pushing, pulling, and bending.
Frequently lifts or moves objects weighing up to 20 pounds.


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

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.


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/.


Transcripts must be submitted with your application materials.
Education cannot be credited without documentation.


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 following will be communicated to applicants for VA employment in a testing designated position and will also be included in all VA vacancy announcements for such positions: All applicants tentatively selected for VA employment in a testing designated position are subject to urinalysis to screen for illegal drugs use prior to appointment.
Applicants who refuse to be tested will be denied employment with VA.


The Interagency Career Transition Assistance Plan (ICTAP) and Career Transition Assistance Plan (CTAP) provide eligible displaced VA competitive service employees with selection priority over other candidates for competitive service vacancies.
To be well-qualified, applicants must possess experience that exceeds the minimum qualifications of the position including all selective factors if applicable, and must be proficient in most of the requirements of the job.
Information about ICTAP and CTAP eligibility is on OPM's Career Transition Resources website which can be found at https://www.
opm.
gov/.


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.


This job opportunity announcement may be used to fill additional vacancies.

If you are unable to apply online or need to fax a document you do not have in electronic form, view the following link for information regarding an Alternate Application.


  • 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.
    Opens in a new windowLearn more about federal benefits.

    Review our benefits

    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.

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.
Applicants will be referred in the order in which they were received.


The Department of Veterans Affairs performs pre-employment reference checks as an assessment method used in the hiring process to verify information provided by a candidate (e.
g.
, on resume or during interview or hiring process); gain additional knowledge regarding a candidate's abilities; and assist a hiring manager with making a final selection for a position.

  • 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.
    Opens in a new windowLearn more about federal benefits.

    Review our benefits

    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.

  • Required Documents

    As a new or existing federal employee, you and your family may have access to a range of benefits.
    Your benefits depend on the type of position you have - whether you're a permanent, part-time, temporary or an intermittent employee.
    You may be eligible for the following benefits, however, check with your agency to make sure you're eligible under their policies.

    Documents Accepted:

    • Cover Letter
    • DD-214/ Statement of Service
    • Disability Letter (VA)
    • Resume
    • Transcript

    Documents Required:
    • Resume

    Please review the above list(s) to ensure you have included all necessary documents required for your application.
    Not every applicant will require the same documents, therefore it is the applicants responsibility to ensure that their application package includes all necessary documents to determine qualifications and eligibility for appointment, such as a copy of your SF-50, transcript, ICTAP/CTAP documentation (for displaced Federal employees).
    You will not be contacted for additional information.
    Applicants will be deemed ineligible if supporting documentation is not submitted.


    Veterans' Preference: Since the Direct-Hire Recruitment Authority is being used, traditional Veterans' Preference rules do not apply.
    Qualified veterans will, however, be given full consideration for this position.


    Applications are accepted online.
    Applying online will allow you to review and track the status of your application.

    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.

  • How to Apply

    All applicants are encouraged to apply online.


    To apply for this position, you must complete the occupational questionnaire and submit the documentation specified in the Required Documents section.
    The complete application package must be submitted by 11:59 PM (EST) on 02/12/2024 to receive consideration.
    To preview the questionnaire click https://apply.
    usastaffing.
    gov/ViewQuestionnaire/12291280.


    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.

    Agency contact information

    Stephanie Langer

    Phone

    814-969-2094

    Email

    Stephanie.
    Langer@va.
    gov

    Address

    Wilkes-Barre VA Medical Center
    1111 East End Boulevard
    Wilkes-Barre, PA 18711
    US

    Next steps

    After the vacancy announcement closes, applicants are evaluated to ensure qualification and eligibility requirements are met.
    After the review is complete, a referral certificate(s) is issued and applicants will be notified of their status by email.

  • Fair and Transparent

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

    • Equal Employment Opportunity (EEO) Policy
    • Reasonable accommodation policy
    • Financial suitability
    • Selective Service
    • New employee probationary period
    • Signature and false statements
    • Privacy Act
    • Social security number request

Required Documents

Documents Accepted:

  • Cover Letter
  • DD-214/ Statement of Service
  • Disability Letter (VA)
  • Resume
  • Transcript

Documents Required:
  • Resume

Please review the above list(s) to ensure you have included all necessary documents required for your application.
Not every applicant will require the same documents, therefore it is the applicants responsibility to ensure that their application package includes all necessary documents to determine qualifications and eligibility for appointment, such as a copy of your SF-50, transcript, ICTAP/CTAP documentation (for displaced Federal employees).
You will not be contacted for additional information.
Applicants will be deemed ineligible if supporting documentation is not submitted.


Veterans' Preference: Since the Direct-Hire Recruitment Authority is being used, traditional Veterans' Preference rules do not apply.
Qualified veterans will, however, be given full consideration for this position.


Applications are accepted online.
Applying online will allow you to review and track the status of your application.

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.


Help

This job is open to

  • The public

    U.
    S.
    Citizens, Nationals or those who owe allegiance to the U.
    S.

Clarification from the agency

ALL US CITIZENS.
DIRECT HIRE AUTHORITY: This position is being filled using Direct-Hire Authority (5 CFR 337.
201) for this occupation.

Position Details

POSTED:

EMPLOYMENT:

Full-time

SALARY:

51446 per year

SNAPRECRUIT ID:

S-1707363033-a8759e67997d42435bf2235e479026aa

LOCATION:

Pennsylvania United States

CITY:

Wilkes,Barre

Job Origin:

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Duties

Major Duties:

  • Assists patients in selection of the proper foods according to their individual diet. Uses communication skills to converse with veteran's to accurately take menu orders.
  • Triages calls from inpatient units or outpatient clinics and procedure areas relating to patient meal trays or nourishments of patients.
  • Complete quality monitors to ensure food items and menu selections for regular and therapeutic diets are prepared and served appropriately (i.e. accuracy, timeliness, appearance, and temperature, dysphagia food testing).
  • May adjust diet patterns and menu selections to assure the correct meal tickets are generated, as per local facility policy and procedures.
  • Handles routine telephone inquiries from nursing units/nursing personnel regarding patient meal orders and may maintain a log of telephonic client inquiries/concerns received directly from the client or unit personnel.
  • Ensures supplemental feedings are correctly entered.
  • Advises food service supervisors and/or food production chief of any special orders or changes needed that may impact food production, including instances when substitutions are needed due to food preferences.
  • Prints lists, reports, labels, and tray tickets.
  • Verifies physician orders for unusual diets, conflicting modifications, and nutritional supplements.
Work Schedule: 10:00 AM-6:30 PM, 5 days a week to include weekends and holidays.
Position Description Title/PD#: Health Technician (Dietetic)/PD99855S

Physical Requirements: The work may require walking, standing, bending, lifting and carrying of light items, such as food trays, instruction materials, books, and manuals. Long periods of sitting and moving about in an office environment, including repetitive motion activities of the hands and fingers for extensive keyboard and computer mouse use, and office tasks such as answering and holding a telephone phone, and writing. The work may require walking indoors, outdoors or to and from other areas of the medical center. It may be necessary to lift and/or push equipment. Subject to periods of continuous standing, sitting, walking and frequent stooping, reaching, pushing, pulling and bending. Frequently lifts or moves objects weighing up to 20 pounds and pushing loaded carts of trays and/or nourishments.

Promotion Potential: The selectee may be promoted to the full performance level without further competition when all regulatory, qualification, and performance requirements are met. Selection at a lower grade level does not guarantee promotion to the full performance level.

Compressed/Flexible: No.
Telework: No.
Virtual: This is not a virtual position.
Relocation/Recruitment Incentives: Not Authorized
Financial Disclosure Report: Not required

Requirements

Conditions of Employment

  • You must be a U.S. citizen to apply for this job
  • Subject to a background/suitability investigation
  • Designated and/or random drug testing may be required
  • May serve a probationary period
  • Selective Service Registration is required for males born after 12/31/1959
  • A complete application package; Resume, Transcripts, etc
  • Selected applicants will be required to complete an online onboarding process

Qualifications

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

You may qualify based on your experience and/or education as described below:

Individual Occupational Requirement (IOR). An IOR is a basic requirement that must be met in order to qualify for entry into this job series, and it is something that can't be waived.

Individual Occupational Requirement (IOR) for positions at GS-4 and above:
  • Specialized experience: Positions in this series range widely in type and include support duties to medical or health personnel such as audiologists, speech pathologists, medical officers, & optometrists. Technician experience is experience that required application of the knowledge, methods, and techniques of the position to be filled
Education & Training:

In addition to the IOR, applicants must meet the specialized experience/education and selective placement factor below:

GS-4 grade level: At least six (6) months of specialize experience and six (6) months of general experience that has given you the particular knowledge, skills and abilities required to successfully perform the duties of this Health Technician (Dietetic) position. Specialized experience includes documenting dietary/nutrition information and updating patient records; knowledge of tray assembly area procedures; using dietetics software programs; following verbal and written instructions; and using computer equipment, phone system, and printers. This position requires effective communication skills both verbally and in writing and good customer service. General Experience is any type of work that demonstrates the ability to perform the work of the position or which provides a familiarity with the nutrition environment.
OR
Substitution of Education: Successful completion of two (2) years of study that included at least 12 semester hours in subjects directly related to this position A bachelor's degree or four (4) years of education above the high school level with major study or at least 24 semester hours in subjects directly related to the position (i.e. nutrition, dietary therapy, food and nutrition science, food service systems management, etc.). This education must have been obtained in an accredited business or technical school, junior college, college or university for which high school graduation or the equivalent is the normal prerequisite.
OR
Combination of Experience and Education: An equivalent combination of successfully completed post-high school education (beyond the first year) and specialized experience, as described above, which meet the total qualification requirements for this grade level. This education must have been obtained at an accredited business, secretarial or technical school, junior college, college, or university.

GS-05 grade level: One year of specialized experience (equivalent to the GS-04 grade level in the federal service); experience that equipped the applicant with the particular knowledge, skills and abilities (KSA's) and other characteristics to perform successfully the duties of the position, and that is typically in or related to the work of the position to be filled, in the normal line of progression for the occupation in the organization. Specialized experience includes: practicing excellent customer service in all forms of communication, either via telephone, e-mail or in-person, ability to use computers to retrieve and provide information to team members and knowledge of basic and routine modified diets and is able to provide basic level education and information on therapeutic diets.
OR,
Substitution of Education: Applicants may substitute education for the required experience. To substitute for this experience you must have successfully completed a full 4-years above high school. One year of full-time academic study is defined as 30 semester hours, 45 quarter hours, or the equivalent in a college or university, or at least 20 hours of classroom instruction per week for approximately 36 weeks in a business, secretarial, or technical school. (Unofficial transcripts must be submitted. Transcripts must reflect coursework and grades received.)
OR,
Combination of Experience and Education: Applicants may also combine education and experience to qualify at the GS-5 level. Only education in excess of the first 60 semester hours (i.e., beyond the second year) is creditable toward meeting the specialized experience requirement. One full academic year of study (30 semester hours) beyond the second year is equivalent to 6 months of specialized experience.

You will be rated on the following Competencies for this position:
  • Computer Skills
  • Customer Service (Clerical/Technical)
  • Food Service
  • Patient Care


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

Physical Requirements: The work requires walking, standing, bending, lifting and carrying of light items, such as food trays, instruction materials, books, and manuals. NCC Associate functions require long periods of sitting and moving about in an office environment, including repetitive motion activities of the hands and fingers for extensive keyboard and computer mouse use, and office tasks such as answering and holding a telephone phone, and writing.

The work may require walking indoors, outdoors or to and from other areas of the medical center. It may be necessary to lift and/or push equipment. Incumbent is subject to periods continuous standing, sitting, walking and frequent stooping, reaching, pushing, pulling, and bending. Frequently lifts or moves objects weighing up to 20 pounds.

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

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.

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/.

Transcripts must be submitted with your application materials. Education cannot be credited without documentation.

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 following will be communicated to applicants for VA employment in a testing designated position and will also be included in all VA vacancy announcements for such positions: All applicants tentatively selected for VA employment in a testing designated position are subject to urinalysis to screen for illegal drugs use prior to appointment. Applicants who refuse to be tested will be denied employment with VA.

The Interagency Career Transition Assistance Plan (ICTAP) and Career Transition Assistance Plan (CTAP) provide eligible displaced VA competitive service employees with selection priority over other candidates for competitive service vacancies. To be well-qualified, applicants must possess experience that exceeds the minimum qualifications of the position including all selective factors if applicable, and must be proficient in most of the requirements of the job. Information about ICTAP and CTAP eligibility is on OPM's Career Transition Resources website which can be found at https://www.opm.gov/.

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.

This job opportunity announcement may be used to fill additional vacancies.

If you are unable to apply online or need to fax a document you do not have in electronic form, view the following link for information regarding an Alternate Application.


  • 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. Opens in a new windowLearn more about federal benefits.

    Review our benefits

    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.

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. Applicants will be referred in the order in which they were received.

The Department of Veterans Affairs performs pre-employment reference checks as an assessment method used in the hiring process to verify information provided by a candidate (e.g., on resume or during interview or hiring process); gain additional knowledge regarding a candidate's abilities; and assist a hiring manager with making a final selection for a position.

  • 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. Opens in a new windowLearn more about federal benefits.

    Review our benefits

    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.

  • Required Documents

    As a new or existing federal employee, you and your family may have access to a range of benefits. Your benefits depend on the type of position you have - whether you're a permanent, part-time, temporary or an intermittent employee. You may be eligible for the following benefits, however, check with your agency to make sure you're eligible under their policies.

    Documents Accepted:

    • Cover Letter
    • DD-214/ Statement of Service
    • Disability Letter (VA)
    • Resume
    • Transcript

    Documents Required:
    • Resume

    Please review the above list(s) to ensure you have included all necessary documents required for your application.Not every applicant will require the same documents, therefore it is the applicants responsibility to ensure that their application package includes all necessary documents to determine qualifications and eligibility for appointment, such as a copy of your SF-50, transcript, ICTAP/CTAP documentation (for displaced Federal employees).You will not be contacted for additional information. Applicants will be deemed ineligible if supporting documentation is not submitted.

    Veterans' Preference: Since the Direct-Hire Recruitment Authority is being used, traditional Veterans' Preference rules do not apply. Qualified veterans will, however, be given full consideration for this position.

    Applications are accepted online. Applying online will allow you to review and track the status of your application.

    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.

  • How to Apply

    All applicants are encouraged to apply online.

    To apply for this position, you must complete the occupational questionnaire and submit the documentation specified in the Required Documents section. The complete application package must be submitted by 11:59 PM (EST) on 02/12/2024 to receive consideration. To preview the questionnaire click https://apply.usastaffing.gov/ViewQuestionnaire/12291280.

    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.

    Agency contact information

    Stephanie Langer

    Phone

    814-969-2094

    Email

    Stephanie.Langer@va.gov

    Address

    Wilkes-Barre VA Medical Center
    1111 East End Boulevard
    Wilkes-Barre, PA 18711
    US

    Next steps

    After the vacancy announcement closes, applicants are evaluated to ensure qualification and eligibility requirements are met. After the review is complete, a referral certificate(s) is issued and applicants will be notified of their status by email.

  • Fair and Transparent

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

    • Equal Employment Opportunity (EEO) Policy
    • Reasonable accommodation policy
    • Financial suitability
    • Selective Service
    • New employee probationary period
    • Signature and false statements
    • Privacy Act
    • Social security number request

Required Documents

Documents Accepted:

  • Cover Letter
  • DD-214/ Statement of Service
  • Disability Letter (VA)
  • Resume
  • Transcript

Documents Required:
  • Resume

Please review the above list(s) to ensure you have included all necessary documents required for your application.Not every applicant will require the same documents, therefore it is the applicants responsibility to ensure that their application package includes all necessary documents to determine qualifications and eligibility for appointment, such as a copy of your SF-50, transcript, ICTAP/CTAP documentation (for displaced Federal employees).You will not be contacted for additional information. Applicants will be deemed ineligible if supporting documentation is not submitted.

Veterans' Preference: Since the Direct-Hire Recruitment Authority is being used, traditional Veterans' Preference rules do not apply. Qualified veterans will, however, be given full consideration for this position.

Applications are accepted online. Applying online will allow you to review and track the status of your application.

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.


Help

This job is open to

  • The public

    U.S. Citizens, Nationals or those who owe allegiance to the U.S.

Clarification from the agency

ALL US CITIZENS. DIRECT HIRE AUTHORITY: This position is being filled using Direct-Hire Authority (5 CFR 337.201) for this occupation.


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