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Job opening: Telephone Operator

Salary: $35 373 - 45 982 per year
City: Tampa
Published at: Feb 16 2024
Employment Type: Full-time
This Telecommunications Operator works as part of the Telephone Operators Suite within Health Administration Service for the Tampa Florida VA Health Care System.


***THIS IS NOT A VIRTUAL POSITION, YOU MUST LIVE WITHIN OR BE WILLING TO RELOCATE WITHIN A COMMUTABLE DISTANCE OF THE DUTY LOCATION*** The major duties include but are not limited to: Handles calls and messages, including a full range of local, long-distance, and special calls, including Code Blue, suicide, conference calls, and other emergencies; Responds to emergency alarms and makes emergency announcements on the overhead paging system requiring immediate response from facility and professional staff; Maintains on-call and call-back lists for coordination of routing calls and messages, which change for all services on a rotating basis; Initiates pages for physicians and specialists according to individual preference during irregular hours; Operates the computerized telecommunications console to direct phone calls and a personal computer using VA 's Vista application to send messages and retrieve information needed to direct calls and coordinate distribution of messages at the medical center in a timely, accurate manner; Updates information for additions, changes, moves to various files as necessary; Performs all other duties as assigned. Work Schedule: Monday through Friday, 7:30 am - 4:00 pm. Recruitment & Relocation Incentives: Not authorized Financial Disclosure Report: Not Required



To qualify for this position at the GS-4 level, you must meet one of the following: EXPERIENCE: GS-4 At least one (1) year of general experience that has equipped you with the knowledge, skills, and abilities necessary to perform the duties of a Telephone Operator GS-4. General experience is defined as progressively responsible clerical, office, or other work that indicates your ability to perform the duties of this position. NOTE: Experience must be fully documented on your resume and must include job title; duties; month and year start/end dates AND hours worked per week. ~OR~ EDUCATION: Two (2) years of education above the high school level for which high school graduation or the equivalent is the normal prerequisite. This education must have been obtained at an accredited business, secretarial or technical school, junior college, college or university. One year of full-time academic study is defined as 30 semester hours, 45 quarter hours, or the equivalent in a college or university, or at least 20 hours of classroom instruction per week for approximately 36 weeks in a business, secretarial, or technical school. NOTE: Transcripts must be submitted with your application materials. Education cannot be credited without documentation. ~OR~ COMBINATION: Equivalent combination of successfully completed post-high school education and general experience, as described above, which meet the total qualification requirements for this grade level. NOTE: Your experience must be documented in your resume and transcripts are required. You will be rated on the following Competencies as part of the assessment questionnaire for this position: Computer SkillsCustomer Service (Clerical/Technical)Speaking 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. Physical Requirements/Working Conditions: Position requires long period of sitting, causing possible discomfort in legs and lower back. Good hearing and clear speaking are essential. Incumbent must posses strong upper limb dexterity to perform multitasks. Work is performed in a well-lit, temperature-controlled office setting. Environment is completely enclosed, and incumbent may be required to endure eight hour shifts without breaks. 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/.


IMPORTANT: A transcript must be submitted with your application if you are basing all or part of your qualifications on education.

NOTE: 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: Recognition of Foreign Qualifications | International Affairs Office (ed.gov).


  • Address James A Haley Veterans Hospital 13000 Bruce B. Downs Boulevard Tampa, FL 33612 US
  • Name: VHA National Recruitment Center
  • Phone: (844)456-5208
  • Email: [email protected]


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