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Program Assistant - Outpatient Substance Use Disorder Program

Company: Veterans Affairs, Veterans Health Administration
Location: Huntington
Posted on: June 24, 2022

Job Description:

Summary The Substance Use Disorder (SUD) Outpatient Program is an extensive subspecialty program within Mental Health Service at the Hershel "Woody" Williams VA Medical Center. This position provides a variety of data and operational support, and is primarily assigned to the SUD Outpatient Program. Responsibilities This position is covered by AFGE bargaining unit. Per the AFGE Master Agreement, the Area of Consideration will be: 1st Area of Consideration: Current permanent Facility (including satellites) employees 2nd Area of Consideration: Current permanent VA employees (When announced outside of the agency, VEOAs must be considered on Internal Cert) 3rd Area of Consideration: All other Status candidates (if applicable) Mental Health Service (MHS) within the HWW VAMC provides services to some of our most acute and vulnerable patient populations. MHS supports the primary medical center, two Community Based Outpatient Clinics, two Rural Health Outreach Clinics, the Logan Vet Center: one emergency department, one Psychosocial Rehabilitation and Recovery Center (PRRC), one 15 bed Substance Abuse Domiciliary and a Community Resource and Referral Center serving our homeless Veteran population. Major Duties and responsibilities include but are not limited to: Collecting, compiling, and/or tracking statistical information in support of program operations and to access status or outcomes in relation to established performance measures, goals and objectives; Receiving and processing documents and reports in accordance with established procedures; Using software applications to draw information from a wide variety of sources in order prepare reports; Assisting in the planning, reviewing, and reporting of data/statistical results of program studies; Establishing and maintaining administrative procedures within the SUD program; Facilitating team meetings and setting priorities and deadlines; Maintaining complex program staff master schedules and preparing clinic profile requests and scheduling changes for patient accommodations; Providing service recovery as service level advocate for the SUD program; and Supporting the Administrative Officer with service level administrative operations. Work Schedule: Monday - Friday, 8:00am-4:30pm Virtual: This is not a virtual position. Position Description/PD#: Program Assistant - Outpatient Substance Use Disorder Program/PD21037O Relocation/Recruitment Incentives: Not Authorized Permanent Change of Station (PCS): Not Authorized Financial Disclosure Report: Not required 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, 06/17/2022. 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-6 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. You may qualify based on your experience as described below: 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 would typically include, but are not limited to: Establishing and maintaining a calendar for leadership that includes scheduling meetings and making appointments; Preparing and managing various meetings including scheduling space availability, preparing agendas, taking minutes, and management of follow up actions; Coordinating travel to include requesting travel authorization and submitting travel vouchers; Compiling and preparing written drafts, reports, and data; and Performing time keeping functions. 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 is primarily sedentary and performed in a typical office setting, involving a normal amount of sitting, walking, standing, carrying, etc. 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/. Education There is no educational substitution at this grade level. Additional Information Receiving Service Credit or 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. Selected applicants may qualify for credit toward annual leave accrual, based on prior work experience or military service experience. 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. Special Employment Consideration: VA encourages persons with disabilities to apply, including those eligible for hiring under 5 CFR 213.3102(u), Schedule A, Appointment of persons with disabilities [i.e., intellectual disabilities, severe physical disabilities, or psychiatric disabilities], and/or Disabled veterans with a compensable service-connected disability of 30% or more. Contact the Agency Contact for information on how to apply under this appointment authority via the Selective Placement Coordinator. The Interagency Career Transition Assistance Plan (ICTAP) and Career Transition Assistance Plan (CTAP) provide eligible displaced Federal/VA competitive service employees with selection priority over other candidates for competitive service vacancies. To be qualified you must submit appropriate documentation (a copy of the agency notice, your most recent performance rating, and your most recent SF-50 noting current position, grade level, and duty location) and be found well-qualified for this vacancy. To be well-qualified: applicants must possess experience that exceeds the minimum qualifications of the position including all selective factors, and who are proficient in most of the required competencies of the job. Information about ICTAP and CTAP eligibility is on OPM's Career Transition Resources website at http://www.opm.gov/policy-data-oversight/workforce-restructuring/employee-guide-to-career-transition/. This job opportunity announcement may be used to fill additional vacancies. To ensure compliance with an applicable preliminary nationwide injunction, which may be supplemented, modified, or vacated, depending on the course of ongoing litigation, the Federal Government will take no action to implement or enforce the COVID-19 vaccination requirement pursuant to Executive Order 14043 on Requiring Coronavirus Disease 2019 Vaccination for Federal Employees. Therefore, to the extent a VA job announcement includes language requiring applicants to be fully vaccinated against COVID-19 pursuant to Executive Order 14043, that requirement does not currently apply to this Job Announcement. VA may request information regarding your vaccination status, if selected, for the purposes of implementing other workplace safety protocols, such as masking, physical distancing, testing, travel, and quarantine. If you are unable to apply online or need to fax a document you do not have in electronic form, view the following link for information regarding an Alternate Application.

Keywords: Veterans Affairs, Veterans Health Administration, Huntington , Program Assistant - Outpatient Substance Use Disorder Program, Other , Huntington, West Virginia

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