Job opening: Program Support Clerk
Salary: $36 787 - 47 822 per year
Published at: Aug 11 2023
Employment Type: Full-time
The Program Support Clerk provides clerical support to the Chief, Administrative Officer and Secretary for the Environmental Management Service (EMS) at the VA St. Louis Health Care System. Works primarily at the John Cochran Division however, the duty station may be changed to one or multiple associated VAMC locations within the metropolitan St. Louis, MO area based on the needs of the medical center.
Primarily responsible for the preparation and maintenance of time and leave records for all Environmental Management Service employees. Maintains time and attendance for varying pay plans, types of leave and special pay situations. Verifies the application of the various hours charged on time and attendance reports i.e. overtime and compensatory time. Determines the appropriate hours to be charged and types of special pay authorized for employees covered by a variety of pay categories and types of leave. Verifies and is accountable for the accurateness of leave computations. Advises supervisors of discrepancies, points out applicable procedures and minor changes or corrects actions. Provides advice and guidance to employees and supervisors on applicable procedures relating to leave issues including pay entitlements, differentials, holiday rates, premium pay and other regulations. Operates the Patient Effects Program (PEP) in accordance with existing medical center policies. Receives and stores patients effects for patients that are admitted to areas where storage is unavailable or the patient effects are excessive and cannot be stored with the patient. Makes scheduled rounds to the nursing units for the purpose of collecting and/or returning patient personal items. Completes and maintains records and reports with the PEP. Issues and receives uniforms to EMS employees. Maintains uniform cards. Prepares, composes and reviews correspondence prepared for the purpose if obtaining or supplying information. Prepares a variety of material using office automation equipment and related software such as Microsoft and VISTA programs. Initiates employee clearance forms and instructs employees regarding the appropriate process within the medical center.
Work Schedule: Monday-Friday, 7:30am-4:00pm
Recruitment & Relocation Incentives: Not authorized
Telework: This position may be authorized for telework. Telework eligibility will be discussed during the interview process.
Financial Disclosure Report: Not Required
Position Description: PD07946A
Time-In-Grade Requirement: Candidates may be advanced without time restriction to positions up to GS-5 if the position to be filled is no more than two grades above the lowest grade the employee held within the preceding 52 weeks under his or her latest non-temporary competitive appointment. An SF-50 that shows your time-in-grade eligibility must be submitted with your application materials. The grade may have been in any occupation, but must have been held in the Federal service. 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 and/or education as described below:
Specialized Experience: OR,
Education: Applicants may substitute education for the required experience. To qualify based on education for this grade level you must have 4 years of education above high school for the experience required for the GS-05 level.. OR,
Combination: Applicants may also combine education and experience to qualify at this level. You must have an combination of specialized experience and education beyond the first 60 semester hours (i.e., beyond the second year) is creditable toward meeting the specialized experience requirement. One full academic year of study (30 semester hours) beyond the second year is equivalent to 6 months of specialized experience..
You will be rated on the following Competencies as part of the assessment questionnaire for this position:
Follow DirectionsFollow DirectionsMeasuring InstrumentsOperation of Equipment/MachineryPlan and organize workReliability And DependabilityTechnical PracticesWork as Member of TeamWork Practices
IMPORTANT: A full year of work is considered to be 35-40 hours of work per week. All experience listed on your resume must include the month and year start/end dates. 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.
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; religious; 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.
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/.
Physical Requirements: Must have the physical capability to remain on his/her feet for long periods of time. He/She must be able to stoop, bend, push, pull, reach and exercise normal body movements to perform the duties of the position. He/She must have the physical strength and visual acuity to operate and control the equipment used in this activity. He/She must frequently lift and move objects weighing up to 25 pounds and various sizes and shapes and may occasionally lift and move objects weighing over 25 pounds.
A transcript must be submitted with your application if you are basing all or part of your qualifications on education.
There is no educational substitution at this grade level.
Only education or degrees recognized by the U.S. Department of Education from accredited colleges, universities, schools, or institutions may be used to qualify for Federal employment. You can verify your education here: http://ope.ed.gov/accreditation/
. 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. For further information, visit: http://www.ed.gov/about/offices/list/ous/international/usnei/us/edlite-visitus-forrecog.html
- Address VA St Louis Health Care System
1 Jefferson Barracks Drive
St. Louis, MO 63125
- Name: Kaitlyn Judson
- Phone: 314-652-4100 X54932
- Email: [email protected]