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Veterans Affairs, Veterans Health Administration Program Support Asst (OA) in New York, New York

Summary The Program Support Assistant provides technical and administrative assistance to the AO/HSS for the New York Campus Surgical Service of the New York Harbor Healthcare System. Responsibilities Duties include but are not limited to: - Conducts workflow studies of an assigned clock of activities which change periodically due to shifting workload, budgetary fluctuations, changing work processes or functions or reorganizations. Prepares descriptive reports, including coordinates incoming data from a variety of sources. Reviews documents, reports, and/or applications for omissions and inconsistencies, and ensures data entry is complete and accurate. Enters pertinent information into an automated tracking system. - Conducts studies of existing directives to detect and eliminate conflict, overlap and duplication. Serves as the central point of information concerning directives resolving any questions or problems that arise. Reviews proposed directives for consistency with established directives and proper distribution. Review documentation files to ensure compliance with regulatory agencies (JACHO) - Assists the AO/HSS in the preparation of the long-range plans based on past and current trends within the service making adjustments to the demands of changing personnel and workload requirements. Studies new office equipment designed to improve or expedite flow of work and recommends accepting or rejecting their use. - Assists in acting as a liaison between the numerous sub-specialties of the surgical service and other administrative departments to insure adherence to procedures, protocols and proper uniformity within the service - Serves as backup timekeeper for the service updates leave calendar and informs, Chief, Section Chiefs and AO/HSS of leave requests. - Performs other duties as assigned. Work Schedule: 8:00am-4:30pm Monday-Friday Compressed/Flexible: Not available Virtual: This is not a virtual position. Position Description Title/PD#: Program Support Asst (OA)/ PD00297A Physical Requirements: The work is sedentary. Typically, the employee sits comfortably to do the work. However, there may be some walking; standing; bending; carrying of light items such as papers, books, small parts; or driving an automobile, etc. No special physical demands are required to perform the work. Requirements Conditions of Employment You must be a U.S. Citizen to apply for this job Selective Service Registration is required for males born after 12/31/1959 You may be required to serve a probationary period Subject to background/security investigation Selected applicants will be required to complete an online onboarding process Participation in the seasonal influenza vaccination program is a requirement for all Department of Veterans Affairs Health Care Personnel (HCP) Participation in the Coronavirus Disease 2019 (COVID-19) vaccination program is a requirement for all Veterans Health Administration Health Care Personnel (HCP) - See "Additional Information" below for details. Qualifications To qualify for this position, applicants must meet all requirements by the closing date of this announcement. Specialized Experience: You must have one year of specialized experience equivalent to at least the next lower grade GS-06 in the normal line of progression for the occupation in the organization. Examples of specialized experience would typically include, but are not limited to: Practical knowledge of standard procedures in a technical field, requiring extended training or experience, to perform such work as adapting equipment when this requires consideration of the functioning characteristics of equipment; interpreting results of tests based on previous experience and observations; or extracting information from various sources when this requires considering the applicability of information and the characteristics and quality of the sources. There is no educational substitution for the GS-7 level. 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. Education There is no educational substitution for the GS-7 level. Additional Information 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 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. 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