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, 10/21/2022. 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-9 position you must have served 52 weeks at the GS-7 For a GS-7 position you must have served 52 weeks at the GS-5. 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. This position includes a Selective Placement Factor (skill, knowledge, ability or other worker characteristic basic to – and essential for – satisfactory performance of the job). Selective Placement Factors are a prerequisite to appointment and represent minimum requirements for a position. Applicants who do not meet it are ineligible for further consideration. The Selective Placement Factor for this position is: “Created and implemented an education plan and experience performing administrative management duties (i.e., budget management, procurement/contract administration, human resources, etc.) within a large healthcare facility.” Grade determination
GS-9
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 is performing administrative management duties pertaining to budget management; procurement and contract administration; human resources/personnel management; space and equipment utilization; and analyzing and measuring effectiveness of programs. OR, Education: Applicants may substitute education for the required experience. To qualify based on education for this grade level you must have successfully completed a master’s or equivalent graduate degree or two (2) full years of progressively higher level graduate education leading to such a degree or LL.B., J.D. in a related field of study that demonstrates the knowledge, skills, and abilities necessary to do the work of this Administrative Officer position. This education must have been obtained in an accredited in an accredited college or university. OR, Combination: Applicants may also combine education and experience to qualify at this level. Equivalent combinations of successfully completed graduate level education (beyond the first year) and specialized experience, as described above, which may be used to meet total experience requirements for this grade level. The education portion must include graduate courses that demonstrate the knowledge, skills, and abilities necessary to do to the work of this Administrative Officer. GS-7 Specialized Experience: You must have one year of specialized experience equivalent to at least the next lower grade GS-05 in the normal line of progression for the occupation in the organization. Examples of specialized experience is performing administrative management duties pertaining to budget management; procurement and contract administration; human resources/personnel management; space and equipment utilization; and analyzing and measuring effectiveness of programs. Education: There is not education substitution at this grade level. This Administrative Officer, GS 09 position is being established as a career ladder position (GS 7/9) to the FPL of Administrative Officer GS 9. At this level (GS 7) the work will be performed with more supervision and guidance. The work of this position is the same as described at the FPL (GS 9), but is performed with closer supervision and guidance. You will be rated on the following Competencies for this position:
Decision MakingEducation and TrainingPlanning and EvaluatingVeteran and Customer Focus 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 of this position requires sitting, standing, bending, and carrying light items such as books and papers. No special physical demands are involved in performing the work. Intermittent travel between campus locations will be required. The work of this position is performed in a typical office setting which is well-lighted, heated, cooled, and ventilated. Work will be conducted in a safe manner adhering to Medical Center safety policies. Occasional travel is necessary. 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/.
This Position is located at the West Roxbury, MA campus, Chief of Staff Service Line.
APPLICANTS MUST SUBMIT THE FOLLOWING DOCUMENTS: RESUME AND SF50