Vacancy Identification Number (VIN): 18-C395-VBA-23-MM-10258042
*Relocation expenses, with Buyer Value Option (BVO), are authorized for this vacancy announcement.*
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The Vocational Rehabilitation and Employment Officer (VREO) is responsible for the direction and administration of the Vocational Rehabilitation and Employment (VR&E;) Program; (i.e., education, training, psychological testing and evaluation, counseling, rehabilitation, job development, and placement for disabled Veterans receiving VA benefits). The incumbent will provide administrative and technical supervision necessary for accomplishing the work of the VR&E; Division at the VA Regional Office. The VREO will serve as the professional consultant and expert in conducting, administering, and advising in the area of education, psychology, testing and evaluation, counseling, rehabilitation, job accommodation, and placement for professional counseling staff. The incumbent is responsible for managing, understanding, and executing VA regulations and procedures established and disseminated by VR&E; Central Office (CO) program managers and functions as consultant to subordinate staff. He/she will be responsible for managing and allocating budgetary resources and for negotiating; authorizing, and supervising the expenditure of funds; e.g., administering travel, contracting, beneficiary travel, tools, and supplies. The incumbent will also be responsible for the finance component of the Vocational Rehabilitation and Employment program; e.g., authorizing payments and credit card authorizations. The VR&E; Officer ensures equal opportunities for all Division employees.
Work Schedule:Standard 5 day, 8 hour, full time (40 hours a week) schedule; hours may vary to effectively carry out the mission. Telework:Ad hoc may be available Virtual:This is not a virtual position. Position Description/PD#:/036640 Relocation/Recruitment Incentives:Not Authorized Financial Disclosure Report:Required
Occasional travel - You may be expected to travel for this position. Travel may be to outbased locations, for training and conferences and to effectively carry out the mission.
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To qualify for this position, applicants must meet all requirements by the closing date of this announcement: 07/26/2018
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-13 position you must have served 52 weeks at the GS-12. The grade may have been in any occupation, but must have been held in the Federal service. An SF-50 that supports your time-in-grade eligibility must be submitted with your application materials.
Supervisory Probationary Period: This is a supervisory/managerial position. If appointed to this position you must serve a one-year probationary period, unless you have already completed one as a supervisor or manager.
Relocation Expenses Authorized: In consideration of the payment of expenses for travel and transportation, the selectee must sign an agreement to remain in federal service for a minimum of 12 months following the date of transfer. Failure to complete all conditions of the obligated service agreement will result in repayment of these expenses.
You may qualify based on your experience and education as described below:
This occupation has a positive education requirement and legible transcripts MUST BE SUBMITTED with your application.
Qualification Requirements:Satisfactory completion in an accredited college or university of all the requirements of a master's degree in rehabilitation counseling (including a supervised internship), or a master's degree in counseling psychology or a related field, INCLUDING at least 30 semester hours of coursework in such areas as foundations of rehabilitation counseling, human growth and development, counseling theories and techniques, vocational assessment, career development, job placement, case management, and medical/psycho-social aspects of disability. For master's degree programs without a supervised internship, substitution of successful professional experience following completion of your degree must be one full year in direct delivery of vocational rehabilitation services to adults with disabilities in rehabilitation programs, other than those in correctional facilities. In addition to meeting this requirement, specialized experience is also required; see paragraph 2.
In addition, to the education requirement above, applicants must have 1 year of specialized experience equivalent to the next lower grade (GS-12) that has equipped them with the particular knowledge, skills, and abilities to successfully perform the duties of the position. To be creditable, specialized experience must have been equivalent to at least the next lower grade level in the normal line of progression for the occupation in the organization.
Specialized experience is characterized as experience that has provided a thorough knowledge of general laws affecting Veterans' testing and evaluation, rehabilitation, job development and job placement and a full and complete knowledge of Chapters 18, 30, 31, 34, and 35 of Title 38, USC. Documented specialized experience will illustrate the ability to conduct, administer and advise in areas of education, training, counseling and psychology affecting the entire field of VA's vocational rehabilitation and employment programs.
Candidates must also have demonstrated in their work experience or training that they possess, or have the potential to develop, the qualities to successfully supervise.
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: This position is primarily sedentary with some walking, standing, bending, stooping and carrying of lightweight items (i.e. folders, claims files).
There is no education substitution for the GS-13 grade level. HOWEVER, this position has a positive education requirement, therefore, legible transcript(s) must be submitted with your application, for verification.
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.
The Career Transition Assistance Plan (CTAP) provide eligible displaced 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 (have a final rating of 85 or more) for this vacancy. Information about 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/.
Placement Policy: The posting of this announcement does not obligate management to fill a vacancy or vacancies by promotion. The position may be filled by reassignment, change to lower grade, transfer, appointment, or reinstatement. Management may use any one or any combination of these methods to fill the position.
It is the policy of the VA to not deny employment to those that have faced financial hardships or periods of unemployment.
This job opportunity announcement may be used to fill additional vacancies.
This is a NON-bargaining position.
Veterans and Transitioning Service Members: Please visit the VA for Vets site for career-search tools for Veterans seeking employment at VA, career development services for our existing Veterans, and coaching and reintegration support for military service members.
For more information on the "Who may apply" eligibility requirements, please refer to the OHRM Status Candidates and Other Candidate Definitions document.
You will be evaluated for this job based on how well you meet the qualifications above.
IN DESCRIBING YOUR EXPERIENCE, PLEASE BE CLEAR AND SPECIFIC. WE WILL NOT MAKE ASSUMPTIONS REGARDING YOUR EXPERIENCE.
You will be rated on the following competencies for this position:
Ability to establish and maintain effective communication (oral and written) with persons both within and outside an organization, from many different backgrounds and with different levels of education and competence. SUPERVISORY/MANAGERIAL ABILITIES: Candidates must also demonstrate experience or training they possess, or have the potential to develop, the qualities of successful supervision as follows:
Assign and review work of subordinates, train and work effectively with individuals from a variety of backgrounds and with different levels/areas of training;
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To apply for this position, you must provide a complete Application Package. The following documents are REQUIRED:
Please use this checklist 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, or ICTAP/CTAP documentation (for displaced Federal employees). You will not be contacted for additional information.
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 schools accredited by accrediting institutions recognized by the U.S. Department of Education.
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.
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All applicants are encouraged to apply online.To apply for this position, you must complete the questionnaire and submit the documentation specified in the Required Documents section below. The complete application package must be submitted by 11:59 PM (ET) on 07/26/2018 to receive consideration. To preview the questionnaire click https://apply.usastaffing.gov/ViewQuestionnaire/10258042.
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Open & closing dates: 07/12/2018 to 07/26/2018
Salary: $87,252 to $113,428 per year
Pay scale & grade: GS 13
Work schedule: Full-Time
Appointment type: Permanent