Student Trainee (Quality & Safety/QSV) - Department of Veterans Affairs Veterans Affairs, Veterans Health Administration - VA Palo Alto Health Care System, QSV - Overview - Open & closing dates
06/18/2019 to 06/28/2019 - Service
Excepted - Pay scale & grade
GS 5 - Salary
$41,193 to $41,193 per year - Appointment type
Temporary - Not to Exceed (NTE) 1 Year - Work schedule
Full-Time - Location
2 vacancies in the following location: - Palo Alto, CA 2 vacancies - Relocation expenses reimbursed
No - Telework eligible
No - Announcement number
CBCF-10525891-19-GK - Duties - Duties - Summary
This position is being filled under the Pathways Internship Program. The program is designed to provide students enrolled in a wide variety of educational institutions, from high school to graduate level, with paid work opportunities in agencies to explore Federal careers while still in school. Student receive work experience directly related to the curriculum studies or career goals while offering eligibility for non-competitive conversion to permanent employment upon completion. - Responsibilities
Work Schedule: Part-time schedule 20-32 hours per week. The student's work responsibilities should not interfere with the student's academic schedule.
***REMINDER: YOU MUST BE CURRENTLY ENROLLED AS A FULL TIME OR PART TIME STUDENT AT AN ACCREDITED EDUCATION INSTITUTION AND PROVIDE PROOF OF CURRENT ENROLLMENT AND ATTENDANCE IN THE FORM OF UNOFFICIAL TRANSCRIPTS OR PROOF OF ENROLLMENT AND ATTENDANCE FROM AN ACCREDITED EDUCATION INSTITUTION AT TIME OF APPLICATION.***
Position Description Title/PD#: Student Trainee (Administration)00172-A
***RELOCATION INCENTIVES/MOVING EXPENSES ARE NOT AUTHORIZED***
The selected applicant will serve as a student trainee within the Office of Quality, Safety, & Value (QSV) at the VA Palo Alto Health Care System.
Duties include but may not be limited to the following: - Identifies and recommends ways of eliminating, combining, simplifying, or improving procedures and processes. - Interact with staff in clinical and administrative services in person, by telephone or via e-mail. - Provide assistance to the supervisor or managers that are performing analysis or evaluation of operating program characteristics. - Perform work using office programs such as word processing, data sheets and presentation software. - Travel Required
Not required - Supervisory status
No - Promotion Potential
None - Requirements - Requirements - Conditions of Employment - You must be a U.S. citizen to apply for this job
Be at least 16 years old (by closing date of this vacancy announcement)
Accepted for/currently enrolled in a qualified educational institution
Selective Service Registration-required males (over 18) born after 12/31/59
Designated and/or random drug testing may be required
Subject to a background/security investigation
Financial Disclosure Report: Not required
Physical Requirements: The work is generally sedentary although there may be some nominal walking or standing for short periods of time or carrying of light loads of papers, books, reports and the like that require only moderate physical ability and physical stress. Incumbent will be required to assist in configuration/setup of PACS workstation and monitors and prepare hardware for shipping when replacement is required.
Reasonable Accommodation: Federal departments and agencies are required to make reasonable accommodation for the physical or mental limitations of an applicant or employee who is a qualified person with a disability unless the accommodation would impose an undue hardship on the department or agency. - Qualifications
To qualify for this position, applicants must meet all requirements by the closing date of this announcement, 06/28/2019.
Internship Program: To be eligible, applicants must be accepted for enrollment or currently enrolled and seeking a degree (diploma, certificate, etc.) in a qualifying educational institution, on a full or half-time basis as defined by the institution in which you are enrolled.
NOTE: YOU MUST PROVIDE PROOF OF ENROLLMENT ON A FULL OR HALF-TIME BASIS OR ACCEPTANCE OF ENROLLMENT AT THE TIME OF APPLICATION - FAILURE TO DO SO WILL RESULT IN LOST CONSIDERATION.
This position will be filled at the GS-5 grade level. To qualify, the applicant must first meet the minimum requirements listed above. Grade determinations will be based on the below criteria:
GS-5: Completion of all requirements for a bachelor's or equivalent degree.
NOTE: TRANSCRIPTS MUST BE SUBMITTED WITH THE APPLICATION MATERIALS. CONFERRAL OF DEGREE(S) EARNED SHOULD BE PRESENT ON TRANSCRIPT(S). UNOFFICIAL TRANSCRIPT(S)OK. - This temporary not to exceed (NTE) one year appointment may be extended without further competition. In addition, within (120) days after an Intern's successful completion of a course of academic study, a VA facility may convert that Intern non-competitively from the Internship Program to a term or permanent position in the competitive service, provided that all the terms of 5 CFR 362.204 are met and there is an available position. However, conversion is not mandatory or guaranteed. - A minimum (2.5) cumulative Grade Point Average (GPA) per semester/quarter, in good standing with the education institution, must be maintained for the duration of this PATHWAYS excepted service appointment. GPA must be provided in the transcripts. - Must be able to complete 640 hours of work experience prior to completing degree course work requirements, OR must have at least (1) year of academic study remaining toward completion of current academic degree. - If selected, student must sign a VAPAHCS Internship Program Participant Agreement and provide official transcripts at the end of each academic term. - If selectee is converted, the student may be converted into a career ladder. 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.
You will be rated on the following competencies for this position: - Administration and Management - Computer Skills - Customer Service
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.
For more information on these qualification standards, please visit the United States Office of Personnel Management's website at - . - Education
A transcript must be submitted with your application as you are basing your qualifications on education.
PLEASE NOTE: Education must be accredited by an accrediting institution recognized by the U.S. Department of Education in order for it to be credited towards qualifications (particularly positions with a positive education requirement). Therefore, applicants must report only attendance and/or degrees from schools accredited by accrediting institutions recognized by the U.S. Department of Education. Applicants can verify accreditation at the following website: http://www.ed.gov/admins/finaid/accred/index.html. All education claimed by applicants will be verified by the appointing agency accordingly. If you are using foreign education to meet qualification requirements, you must send a Certificate of Foreign Equivalency with your transcript in order to receive credit for that education. - Additional information - How You Will Be Evaluated - Background checks and security clearance - Security clearance - Drug test required
No - Required Documents - Required Documents
To apply for this position, you must provide a complete application package which includes: - Resume - Proof of enrollment (Transcripts or Acceptance letter) - Proof of Degree Conferred (for GS-5) The following documents are accepted, and may be required if applicable to your eligibility and/or qualifications for this position. Please use this - to make sure you have included other documents required for your application, such as a copy of your transcript (if using education to qualify), SF-50's (current/former Federal employees), documentation to support Veterans Preference claims, etc. You will not be contacted for additional information. - Cover Letter - DD-214/ Statement of Service - OF-306 - Other (1) - VBA Letter - Resume - SF-15 - SF-50/ Notification of Personnel Action - Transcript
Veterans' Preference: When applying for Federal Jobs, eligible Veterans should claim preference for 5pt (TP), 10pt (CP/CPS/XP), or for Sole Survivor Preference (SSP) in the questionnaire. You must provide a legible copy of your DD214(s) which shows dates and character of service (honorable, general, etc.). If you are currently serving on active duty and expect to be released or discharged within 120 days you must submit documentation related to your active duty service which reflects the dates of service, character of service (honorable, general, etc.), and dates of impending separation. Additionally, disabled veterans and others eligible for 10-point preference (such as widows or mothers of eligible Veterans) must also submit an SF-15 "Application for 10 Point Veteran Preference" with required proof as stated on the form. Documentation is required to award preference. For more information on Veterans' Preference, please visit http://www.fedshirevets.gov/job/vetpref/index.aspx. - If you are relying on your education to meet qualification requirements:
Education must be accredited by an accrediting institution recognized by the U.S. Department of Education in order for it to be credited towards qualifications. Therefore, provide only the attendance and/or degrees from - .
Failure to provide all of the required information as stated in this vacancy announcement may result in an ineligible rating or may affect the overall rating. - Benefits - Benefits
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