OUR MISSION: To fulfill President Lincoln's promise "To care for him who shall have borne the battle, and for his widow, and his orphan" - by serving and honoring the men and women who are America's Veterans.
How would you like to become a part of a team providing compassionate care to Veterans?
The Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) needs employees who possess the energy, compassion, and commitment to serve those who served our Country.
Whatever the job title, every position in VA will give you a chance to make a meaningful and personal contribution to the lives of truly special and deserving people - our Veterans.
VA professionals feel good about their careers and their ability to balance work and home life.
VA offers generous paid time off and a variety of predictable and flexible scheduling opportunities.
Working for VA is one of the most emotionally satisfying and professionally rewarding ways to dedicate the best within you to your Country's service.
If you are transitioning from the military or a Veteran already, we invite you to explore the benefits of continuing your career at the VA.
The VA is committed to hiring Veterans.
The VA is much more than just another employer.
It is an honorable, open and welcoming community of those who care.
Gratitude is our motivation and service is our mission.
The VA has adopted Core Values and Characteristics that apply universally across the Department.
The five Core Values define "who we are," our culture, and how we care for Veterans, their families and other beneficiaries.
The Values are Integrity, Commitment, Advocacy, Respect and Excellence ("I CARE").
America's Veterans need you!
To find out more, go to http://www.va.gov/jobs/.
To qualify for this position, applicants must meet all requirements by the closing date of this announcement, Mar 18, 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-14 position you must have served 52 weeks at the GS-13.
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.
Provide a copy of your last or most recent SF-50, "Notification of Personnel Action" to indicate your current federal status.
You must also submit additional SF-50(s) to clearly demonstrate one year time-in-grade as required in the announcement.
If the most recent SF-50 has an effective within the past year, it may not clearly demonstrate that you possess one year time-in-grade.
In this instance, you must provide an additional SF-50 that clearly demonstrates one year time-in-grade.
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.
Selective Placement Factor: This position includes a skill, knowledge, ability or other worker characteristic basic to -and essential for- satisfactory performance of the job.
Selective Placement Factors are a prerequisite to appointment and represent minimum requirements for a position.
Applicants who do not meet it are ineligible for further consideration.
Evidence of the Selective Placement Factor must be reflected in your resume.
The Selective Placement Factor for this position is: Experience supervising staff, or extensive experience leading team members, engaged in software testing.
*** If selected for this position your duty location will be Birmingham, Alabama or Washington DC** You may qualify based on your experience, as described below: Education may not be substituted for specialized experience for this position.
Specialized Experience: You must have one year of specialized experience equivalent to at least the next lower grade GS-13 in the normal line of progression for the occupation in the organization.
Specialized experience is:Managing projects and resources, including monitoring and project management.
Providing leadership by inspiring, motivating and guiding others toward goals accomplishments.
Expressing information to multiple audiences through clear, convincing oral and written communications.
Performing software testing.
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.
For more information on these qualification standards, please visit OPM's web site at http://www.opm.gov/qualifications/standards/indexes/alph-ndx.asp.