Program Support Assistant

Veterans Health Administration - Department of Veterans Affairs

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: Specialized Experience for GS-5: You must have one year of specialized experience equivalent to at least the next lower grade GS-04 in the normal line of progression for the occupation in the organization. Examples of specialized experience would typically include, but are not limited to: experience where you were responsible for providing clerical and/or administrative support; collecting, compiling and tracking data and information; Timekeeping duties; processing documents and reports; establishing, updating and maintaining office files and records; performing automation duties using such software applications such as word processing, spreadsheet, electronic mail, desktop publishing, calendar, database and/or graphics; ability to research and gather data. OR, Education: Applicants may substitute education for the required experience. To qualify based on education for this grade level you must have successfully completed 4 years of education above the high school level. This education must have been obtained in an accredited business, secretarial or technical school, junior college, college or university. (TRANSCRIPT REQUIRED). 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 the first 60 post-high school semester hours (i.e. beyond the second year). (TRANSCRIPT REQUIRED). .Physical Requirements: Requires some walking, stooping, stretching, bending, sitting, and lifting up to 35 pounds 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.
This position functions as the program support assistant within the Non-Institutional Care Department in Nursing at the VA Greater Los Angeles Healthcare System. The primary purpose of the position is to provide support for the day-to-day administrative and clerical needs supporting the Non-Institutional Care Offices with technical, training, research, planning, and administrative activities. The duty station will be the Veterans Greater Los Angeles Health Care System, West Los Angeles.