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Pay Range:
$61,084 to $96,080 / Per Year
Job Grade:
GS-1801-9/11
Schedule:
Full-Time
Duration:
Permanent
Apply by: 2018-03-16 Published: 3 months ago

This announcement is being limited to the first 100 applications received.

The announcement will close either on the published closing date at 11:59pm (EST) or on the day when the number of applications reaches 100 at 11:59pm (EST), whichever comes first.

This Field Examiner position is for the Department of Veterans Affairs, Veterans Benefits Administration, Salt Lake City and out-based in Oakland, CA.

The incumbent determines the payee (fiduciary), best suited to the needs and situation of VA beneficiaries, who are incompetent due to legal disability, mental disability, physical disability or minority.

The Field Examiner ensures that incompetent beneficiaries receive all the benefits they are entitled to, and takes necessary actions to protect their assets.

Promotion Potential: The selectee may be promoted to the full performance level without further competition when all regulatory, qualification, and performance requirements are met.

Selection at a lower grade level does not guarantee promotion to the full performance level.

The grade progression for this position is GS-9/11.

Work Schedule: Full time, Monday- Friday 8:00am-4:30pm Telework: Available Position Description/PD#: Field Examiner/ 36002A and 35902A Relocation/Recruitment Incentives: Not Authorized Financial Disclosure Report: Required

To qualify for this position, applicants must meet all requirements by the closing date of this announcement, 03/16/2018.

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.

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.

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.

For a GS-11 position you must have served 52 weeks at the GS-09.

For a GS-09 position you must have served 52 weeks at the GS-07.

You may qualify based on your experience and/or education as described below: Specialized experience is generally defined as experience that has equipped the applicant with the particular knowledge, skills, and abilities to perform successfully the duties of the positions, and that is typically IN OR RELATED TO the work of the position to be filled.

GS-9 Level: One year of Specialized experience equivalent to the GS-07 is defined as use of fact finding sources (i.e., conducting interviews, researching court records, etc.) to verify facts and obtain specific pieces of information; or, experience applying Federal, state and/or local laws and regulations to administer benefits programs or services; or, financial management experience for individuals or businesses.

Examples include, but are not limited to: Conducting investigations into allegations of misconduct, compiling findings, and composing reports of recommended action.

Determining an applicant's eligibility for welfare programs in accordance with state laws and program regulations.

Interpretation and application of Federal, State and/or Local benefit programs (i.e. compensation/pension, healthcare, mortgage/lending, insurance, etc.) that comply with related laws, policy, regulations.

Establishing and reviewing budgets for expenditures, verifying or monitoring the use of funds, and balancing or reconciling finances for individual or business -OR- Education substitution of a master's or equivalent graduate degree or 2 full years of progressively higher level graduate education leading to such a degree in Social Work, Counseling Rehabilitation, Criminal Justice, or another degree specifically related to the duties of this position which demonstrates the knowledge, skills, and abilities necessary to do the work (submit your transcripts).

-OR- Equivalent combinations of Specialized Experience and Graduate level education.

To compute, divide your total months of qualifying experience by 12.

Then divide your semester hours of graduate education beyond one year by 18.

Add the two percentages.

The total percentage must equal at least 100 percent to qualify.

GS-11 Level: One year of Specialized experience equivalent to the GS-09 is defined as experience conducting interviews in a state and/or Federal benefit/services program capacity to obtain essential information and assess an individual's competency to make valid decisions; or, expertise in personal financial management for individuals in exceptionally unique or complex financial situations.

Conducting professional interviews or investigations involving issues/cases such as benefit claims, workplace safety claims, employee/labor allegations, fraud, abuse, or embezzlement for the purpose of gathering factual information to make a determination.

Establishing and reviewing budgets for expenditures, verifying or monitoring the use of funds, personal financial management, balancing or reconciling finances for disabled individuals or minors who are unable to legally manage their own accounts.

-OR- a PhD. or equivalent doctoral degree or three full years of progressively higher level graduate education leading to such a degree in Social Work, Counseling Rehabilitation, Criminal Justice, or another degree specifically related to the duties of this position which demonstrates the knowledge, skills, and abilities necessary to do the work.

-OR- Equivalent combinations of Specialized Experience and more than two years, but less than three years of education, as described above.

To compute the percentage, divide your total months of qualifying experience by 12.

Then divide your semester hours of graduate education beyond two years by 18.

Add the two percentages.

The total percentage must equal at least 100 percent to qualify.

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 job requires driving a government owned vehicle (GOV), often very long distances, requiring overnight lodging.

Some walking and climbing of stairs is required since interviews with VA beneficiaries are conducted at their private residences.