Recreation Assistant

Veterans Health Administration - Department of Veterans Affairs

ENGLISH LANGUAGE PROFICIENCY: In accordance with 38 U.S.C. 7402(d), No person shall serve in direct patient care positions unless they are proficient in basic written and spoken English. You must be proficient in basic written and spoken English. and Specialized Experience: Meeting any examples of the qualifying specialized experience listed below, Such as: Group leader, counselor, or similar work in public and private recreation programs for adults or children such as summer camps, local playgrounds, YWCA and YMCA clubs, Boy Scouts and Girl Scouts, urban community centers, or resort recreational activities. Teacher’s aid in elementary school recreation or physical education program, with emphasis on development of general recreational skills and abilities. Aid or assistant assignments in recreation while on active military service. Aid or assistant in the organization and administration of recreation activities, such as preparing activities calendars, maintaining attendance records, and providing information concerning schedules and activities. Summer aid in a State or national park, with duties related to the recreational activities of visitors to campsites, trails, picnic areas, nature and raft centers, and boating and fishing areas (e.g., demonstrating camping techniques and park safety, conducting nature tours, and overseeing farm animal areas provided for children). Sales or stock clerk in a recreation supplies and equipment shop. Aid or assistant in the issuance of authorized property, and in the maintenance of inventory control and accountability for such property in a recreation facility. Aid or assistant in a hotel or resort recreation service, with duties such as setting up areas for games, tournaments, and other organized group recreational activities. OR SUBSTITUTION OF EDUCATION FOR EXPERIENCE GS-6: Having successfully completed one-half year; six months (6) of graduate education (9 semester credits) above a Bachelor’s degree with major study in courses related to recreation or physical education or a related internship. (COPY OF OFFICIAL/UNOFFICIAL TRANSCRIPTS REQUIRED) OR COMBINING EDUCATION AND EXPERIENCE GS-6: having an equivalent combination of creditable experience and education as described above, to meet total qualification requirements for this position at the next lower grade level. Only education in excess of a bachelor’s degree is creditable toward meeting the specialized experience requirement. (COPY OF OFFICIAL/UNOFFICIAL TRANSCRIPTS REQUIRED) You will be rated on the following Competencies as part of the assessment questionnaire for this position: Communication Customer Service Manages and Organizes Information Self-Management IMPORTANT: A full year of work is considered to be 35-40 hours of work per week. All experience listed on your resume must include the month and year start/end dates. 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. 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; religious; 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. For more information on these qualification standards, please visit the United States Office of Personnel Management’s website at
The Recreation Assistant (Yoga Instructor) is located at a Department of Veterans Affairs, VHA Medical Center and serves as a Yoga Instructor working to implement the objectives of the Integrative Health Coordinating Center and the VHA Office of Patient-Centered Care and Cultural Transformation, in Grand Island, Lincoln and Omaha, NE.