To qualify for this position, applicants must meet all requirements by the closing date of this announcement.
Time-in-grade: 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.
Specialized Experience: Applicants must have One year of specialized experience equivalent to at least the next lower grade GS- 07 in the normal line of progression for the occupation in the organization. Examples of specialized experience would typically include, but are not limited to:
- Develop and implement training of the Computerized Patient Record System (CPRS);
- Troubleshoot basic computer-related issues;
- Troubleshoot basic telecomm issues;
- Run workload/productivity reports, formulate, plan, and oversee data validation activities, etc.; and
- Perform statistical analysis to identify and distinguish trends with the service.
Applicants may substitute graduate level education for the experience required for the GS-09 level. A master's or equivalent graduate degree or 2 full years of progressively higher level graduate education leading to such a degree or LL.B. or J.D., if related, that provided the knowledge, skills, and abilities necessary to do the work of an Automated Data Processing Application Coordinator (ADPAC)/Program Application Specialist may be substituted for the required specialized experience. (TRANSCRIPT REQUIRED)
Applicants may also combine education and experience to qualify at the GS-09 level. To calculate, first identify the percentage of required education you have earned (when substituting, you cannot use the first 60 semester hours that you earned). Then identify the percentage of required experience you possess. Add the two percentages. The total percentage must equal at least 100 percent to qualify at the GS-09. For example, an applicant who has 9 semester hours of graduate level education (i.e. 50% of graduate education required) and 6 months of creditable specialized experience (i.e. 50% of the required experience) would equal 100% of the required experience for the position
A transcript must be submitted with your application if you are basing all or part of your qualifications on education.
PHYSICAL REQUIREMENTS: The work is primarily sedentary. However, there may be extended periods of standing, walking, bending, stooping, climbing stairs, and carrying moderately heavy loads of paper, supplies, or equipment weighing as much as 50 pounds. Incumbent is subject to stress due to extended periods of intense mental concentration and the critical nature of expeditious responses to situations.
You will be rated on the following Competency Factors based on your application for this position which will be addressed in the Occupational Questionnaire. You are NOT required to provide written responses at this time:
- Knowledge and practical experience in the use and management of PACS.
- Skilled with Automated Data Processing applications.
- Skilled in using various software programs such as Microsoft Office Software.
- Ability to effectively communicate with staff (both verbally and in writing/electronic text with people from various backgrounds.
- Knowledge of interrelated technical methods, principles, and practices of data processing equipment.
- Ability to diagnose and resolve complex operating problems involving a variety of applications programs, systems software.
If you are referred for consideration, you may be asked to submit additional job related information, which may include, but not limited to; responses to the knowledge, skills and abilities; completion of a work sample, and/or contact for an interview.
IN DESCRIBING YOUR EXPERIENCE, PLEASE BE CLEAR AND SPECIFIC. WE WILL NOT MAKE ASSUMPTIONS REGARDING YOUR EXPERIENCE. If your resume/application does not support your questionnaire answers, we will not allow credit for your response(s).
APPLICANTS 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. You 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.
Veterans' Preference: When applying for Federal Jobs, eligible Veterans should claim preference on the Occupational Questionnaire in the section provided and provide a legible copy of your DD214(s) and/or documentation related to your active duty service which shows dates of service, character of service (honorable, general, etc.), or dates of impending separation.
Additionally, disabled veterans and others eligible for 10-point preference (such as widows or mothers of eligible Veterans) must also submit an SF-15 "Application for 10 Point Veteran's Preference" with required proof as stated on the form. For more information, please review the information for disabled Veterans in the application checklist or visit http://www.fedshirevets.gov/job/vetpref/index.aspx.
Spouses of Armed Forces Members may be eligible for a non-competitive appointment. Executive Order 13473 dated September 25, 2008 authorizes noncompetitive appointments in the civil service for spouses of certain members of the armed forces. This rule is effective September 11, 2009, and facilitates the entry of military spouses into the Federal Civil Service, while minimizing disruption when military families move due to permanent relocations, and recognizing and honoring service members who become disabled or die during active duty service. Military spouses electing to apply for Noncompetitive Appointment positions under this executive order should refer to http://www.fedshirevets.gov/job/shams/index.aspx for eligibility requirements and documentation required to be submitted for consideration.
HOW YOU WILL BE EVALUATED:
Your résumé and/or supporting documentation will be verified. Please follow all instructions carefully. Errors or omissions may affect your rating or consideration for employment.