Veterans Affairs, National Cemetery Administration Supervisory Program Specialist in Saint Louis, Missouri
Summary This position is located at the National Cemetery Administration Scheduling Office in St. Louis, MO. The Supervisory Program Specialist, is responsible for the overall team direction and success. In conjunction with the Scheduling Division Chief, the incumbent shares full responsibility for the direction of all phases of their team and work that includes program planning, administration, program coordination, team development and personnel management. Responsibilities The incumbent has full managerial responsibility for the office and reports directly to the Scheduling Supervisor. The incumbent participates in program planning and evaluation to ensure accomplishment of program goals and objectives, assumes an active role in the administration of day to day program operations, and coordinates and integrates work efforts within and outside the office in producing quality customer service. The incumbent fosters an environment that encourages the team philosophy and assists the Scheduling Supervisor in monitoring team performance, growth, training and development in meeting agency performance objectives as defined by agency and office goals, team goals and customer satisfaction data, The incumbent assists in exercising personnel management responsibilities and ensuring human resource programs are implemented within the office. ln the absence of the Scheduling Supervisor, the incumbent may assume full responsibility for core operations. Work schedule: The required shift for this position is Thursday-Monday, 10:15 am to 6:45 pm. Due to the mission of the National Cemetery Scheduling Office, the office is open seven days a week. The work supervised occurs between 7:00 a.m. and 6:45 p.m., seven days a week. Schedules will be determined by management and may be modified or changed based on operational needs. Staff will be required to work overtime, weekends and holidays when necessary to meet the needs of the office. Compressed/Flexible Schedule: Not available Telework: Not available Virtual: This is not a virtual position. Position Description Title/PD#: Supervisory Program Specialist/137460 The full performance level of this position is GS-11. At the GS-09 level, you will perform similar duties but under closer supervision. 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. Salary Information: GS-09 - $54,217 to $70,481 GS-11 - $65,597 to $85,281 Relocation Expenses: Not authorized Financial Disclosure Report: Not required Requirements Conditions of Employment Qualifications To qualify for this position, applicants must meet all specialized experience and time in grade requirements within 45 days of the closing date of this announcement, 06/21/2021. 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 within 45 days of the closing date of this announcement. For a GS-9 position you must have served 52 weeks at the GS-07. For a GS-11 position you must have served 52 weeks at the GS-09. 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 your most recent non-award 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 non-award 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. You may qualify based on your experience and/or education, as described below: GS-09 LEVEL: Specialized Experience: You must have one year of specialized experience equivalent to at least the next lower grade GS-07 for the GS-09 in the normal line of progression for the occupation in the organization. Examples of specialized experience would typically include but are not limited to: administrative/office work experience that includes work such as gathering and analyzing data, using automated data processing equipment to generate a variety of reports, establishing priorities and meeting deadlines, and supervising and managing an office staff. OR, Education: Applicants may substitute education for the required experience. To qualify based on education for this grade level you must have a Master's or equivalent graduate degree or two full years of progressively higher level graduate education leading to such a degree or LL.B. or J.D., if related. Such education must demonstrate the knowledge, skills, and abilities necessary to do the work. OR, Combination: Applicants may also combine education and experience to qualify at this level. You must have a combination of specialized experience and education beyond the first 18 semester hours of graduate-level education earned. GS-11 LEVEL: Specialized Experience: You must have one year of specialized experience equivalent to at least the next lower grade GS-09 in the normal line of progression for the occupation in the organization. Examples of specialized experience would typically include, but are not limited to: administrative/office work experience that includes work such as gathering and analyzing data, using automated data processing equipment to generate a variety of reports, establishing priorities and meeting deadlines, and supervising and managing an office staff. OR, Education: Applicants may substitute education for the required experience. To qualify based on education for this grade level you must have a Ph.D. or equivalent doctoral degree or 3 full years of progressively higher level graduate education leading to such a degree, or LL.M., if related. Such education must demonstrate the knowledge, skills, and abilities necessary to do the work. OR, Combination: Applicants may also combine education and experience to qualify at this level. You must have a combination of specialized experience and education beyond the 36 semester hours of graduate education earned. You will be rated on the following Competencies for this position: CommunicationCustomer ServiceInterpersonal SkillsLead or SupervisePlanning and EvaluatingProblem SolvingSelf Management 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 position is predominantly sedentary and performed in an office environment. Selected applicants will be required to complete an online onboarding process. Education A transcript must be submitted with your application if you are basing all or part of 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 The Career Transition Assistance Plan (CTAP) provides 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. 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. 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. 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.