Job opening: Transportation Assistant
Salary: $42 022 - 54 625 per year
Published at: Aug 31 2023
Employment Type: Full-time
The incumbent serves as a Transportation Assistant - Transportation Coordinator acts as primary contact to Veterans for transportation needs. The incumbent works with the Veteran Transportation Service (VTS) Supervisory Mobility Manager for transportation workload forecasting, scheduling design, procedure development, and quality improvement implementation, modification of processes, evaluation, and ongoing operational flow of the Veteran Transportation Services program.
The coordination of transportation function is multi-faceted and diverse. The three major areas of responsibility are: (1) Scheduling, Data Collection, & Tracking Support; (2) Consult Management responsibilities; (3) Program Support responsibilities. The incumbent must have knowledge of clinical services, related software, and programs as they relate to clinical computing and office automation.
Major duties include but are not limited to:
Performs work involving consult management, appointment scheduling and admissions scheduling.
Daily responsibilities include collecting, compiling, and tracking data and statistical information in support of Veteran Transportation Service (VTS).
Performs a basic analysis of the data and generates a variety of reports.
Reviews documents, reports and/or applications for omissions and inconsistencies and ensures data entry is complete and accurate.
Enters pertinent information into an automated tracking system.
Coordinates service practices that decrease waits and delays for patients in all specialty areas.
Utilizes the Veterans Health Information System & Technological Architecture (VISTA), Computerized Patient Record Systems (CPRS) or SharePoint Consult/Request Tracking System in processing internal consultations.
Plans for, organizes, administers, and directs how the work will be accomplished for the VTS program.
Planning responsibilities require consideration of support services e.g., systems management, operations, workload forecasting, review, and reporting of data/statistical results of program/project studies, vehicle maintenance and repair, etc.
Coordinates the day-to-day operation of VTS program flow, processes, and functions.
Plans and provides support services in the following types of program areas: electronic records management; driver scheduling setup & management; space utilization services.
Provides advice to operating managers and supervisors on how provided services assist in accomplishing their missions and programs.
Performs other related duties as assigned.
Work Schedule: 8am-4:30pm or 7:30am-4:00pm, Tours are subject to change to meet the needs of Veterans and/or the Medical Center.
Position Description/PD#: Transportation Assistant/PD99780S and PD038690
Relocation/Recruitment Incentives: Not authorized
Permanent Change of Station (PCS): Not authorized
Financial Disclosure Report: Not required
To qualify for this position, applicants must meet all requirements by the closing date of this announcement, 09/20/2023.
RESUME REQUIREMENTS - Your resume must include the following information for each job listed to receive credit for that experience:
- Job Title (for each position)
- Description of duties (be as detailed as possible)
- Month and year start/end dates (e.g. June 2018 to April 2020) of employment
- Full-time or part-time status (include average hours worked per week)
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-06 position you must have served 52 weeks at the GS-05. 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 at least one (1) full year of specialized experience equivalent to at least the next lower grade level (GS-05) in the Federal Service, that is directly related to the work of the position Transportation Coordinator. Qualifying Specialized Experience includes performing transportation support duties such as coordinating connections/scheduling, documenting travel information; collecting, compiling, and tracking Transportation or Travel data on a daily basis; Performs a basic analysis of data and generates a variety of Transportation reports; entering data into automated tracking data bases; and planning and directing a program that provides support services.
You will be rated on the following Competencies for this position:
Computer SkillsInternal ControlsPlanning and EvaluatingVeteran and Customer Focus
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 and Work Environment: Incumbent will be exposed to stressful working situations that require a professional attitude and collective reasoning. The incumbent is subject to a high volume of work, the need for accuracy, frequency of interruptions and ever-changing demands due to program changes. Duties will be performed in the Veteran Transportation Service program office in and near patient care areas where there may be risk of exposure to disease.
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/.
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 Louis A Johnson VA Medical Center
1 Medical Center Drive
Clarksburg, WV 26301
- Name: Michelle Jackson
- Phone: 410-605-7000
- Email: [email protected]