Administrative Officer

Veterans Health Administration - Department of Veterans Affairs

To qualify for this position, applicants must meet all requirements by the closing date of this announcement, 10/07/2022. 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-09 position you must have served 52 weeks at the GS-07. 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. If the most recent SF-50 has an effective date within the past year, it may not clearly demonstrate you possess one-year time-in-grade, as required by the announcement. In this instance, you must provide an additional SF-50 that clearly demonstrates one-year time-in-grade. 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-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 of a full range of functional areas such as human resources, purchasing, supply and property management, records management, financial management and budget, and related administrative areas in order to ensure compliance with established policies, practices, procedures and controls; knowledge of management analysis principles and concepts; a thorough knowledge of the medical facility mission, functions, goals and objectives; organizational structure and individual program responsibilities; and relationships with agency organizations in order to conduct studies and evaluations regarding medical facility operations and activities; knowledge of key personnel and lines of authority to effectively manage administrative activities and the flow or information; ability to identify problem and potential problem areas based on daily observance or studies; analyze and measure the effectiveness, efficiency, and productivity of administrative programs; and develop written and oral recommendations for improvement; knowledge of administrative concepts, principles and practices sufficient to foresee problems and perform independently studies designed to evaluate procedures/processes; develops and recommends ways to improve the effectiveness, efficiency, and timeliness of work operations. OR, Education: Applicants may substitute education for the required experience. To qualify based on education for this grade level you must have master’s or equivalent graduate degree, or, 2 full years of progressively higher level graduate education degree leading to such a degree, or LL.B. or J.D. OR, Combination: Applicants may also combine education and experience to qualify at this level. You must have an combination of specialized experience and education beyond 1 full year of graduate level education. You will be rated on the following Competencies for this position:
Administration and ManagementData SystemsFinancial ManagementHuman Capital Management 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. It occasionally requires carrying of light objects such as files, books and papers; some walking,
standing and bending. No special physical qualifications are required. For more information on these qualification standards, please visit the United States Office of Personnel Management’s website at
The Administrative Officer for VISN 22 Clinical Resource Hub (CRH) Tele Specialty (TS) department performs administrative functions that include human resources management, budget and finance, program management and analysis, office support services, document control, logistics, and a variety of related administrative functions.