US Department of Veterans Affairs
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-12 position you must have served 52 weeks at the GS-11. 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-11 in the normal line of progression for the occupation in the organization. Examples of specialized experience would typically include, but are not limited to: knowledge of supply chain logistical requirements of the health care system to support optimization of logistics operations and related support functions with management information that is transparent in terms of accountability, quality assurance, asset management, requirement determination process, and their interrelationships including the financial interfacing and readiness reporting. Entire supply chain process to include Product Lifecycle Management, Supply, Sales and Distribution, Inventory Management, Warehouse Management, Manufacturing, Remanufacturing, Maintenance, Financial Management, and the Electronic Data Warehouse. Using automated supply databases for supply management determinations. Utilize analytical and statistical methods and procedures including electronic data processing and fiscal management techniques. Plan, organize, and work with others to negotiate effectively with management to accept and implement recommendations requiring significant changes in business operations and ensure integration with ongoing initiatives. Evaluation and measurement techniques to ensure attainment of higher command objectives and goals. Interpret and analyze metrics/statistical data and reduce data to clear, precise written summaries, reports, recommendations. Assess training needs and develop, present and evaluate the effectiveness of training plans, materials, classes. Computer systems and applications. Elements of integrated supply management such as cataloging, packaging, requirements determination, procurement direction and distribution management to determine the adequacy of computer programs in meeting voluminous and diverse supply information requirements. Analytical techniques and methodologies to analyze, evaluate, and recommend program improvements to ensure comprehensive mission support. Hospital management and policy administration, supply chain information system best practices, critical thinking skills, understanding of budgets, financial strategies, materials management information systems and process improvement techniques. Oral and written communications to prepare briefings, reports, correspondence, and to present briefings.
You will be rated on the following Competencies for this position:
- Administration and Management
- Attention to Detail
- Planning and Evaluating
- Problem Solving
- Production and Processing
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: Work is primarily sedentary, although some slight physical effort may be required. Moderate lifting (15-44 pounds), light carrying (under 15 pounds), reaching above shoulder, use of fingers, both hands required, walking (4-6 hours), standing (4-5 hours), climbing-legs only (1-2 hours), climbing (use of legs and arms), both legs required, both eyes required, hearing (aid permitted), outside and inside environmental factors, working closely with others, and working alone.
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/.
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