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Job opening: Telephone Operator

Salary: $40 351 - 52 452 per year
City: Baltimore
Published at: Apr 03 2024
Employment Type: Full-time
This position is located in the Telecommunications Unit, under the direction of the Chief of Ambulatory Care and Processing, Medical Administration Service, at the VA Maryland Healthcare Care System.


The incumbent will be working as a Telephone Operator and performing the following duties: Refer callers to the appropriate facility based on a specific request or by ascertaining the nature of the call. Operates telephone system to receive incoming and outgoing calls utilizing complex computerized equipment and telecommunications software. Operates the internal and external paging system to facilitate paging requests. Assists in training other personnel in the proper use, operations, and care of telecommunications equipment. Provides customer service to a variety of difficult calls requiring personal involvement on the part of the employee such as threatening, abusive, or distraught callers. Modifies and maintains operation manuals, reference books, and instructions associated with programs and systems used in the Telecommunications Unit. Work Schedule: Rotating shifts including weekends and holidays. Virtual: This is not a virtual position. Position Description/PD#: Telephone Operator/PD08328A and PD000000 Financial Disclosure Report: Not required.



To qualify for this position, applicants must meet all requirements by the closing date of this announcement, 04/18/2024. 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-4 position you must have served 52 weeks at the GS-3. 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 and/or education as described below: Specialized Experience: You must have one year of specialized experience equivalent to at least the next lower grade GS-3 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 a body of standardized rules, procedures, or operations requiring considerable training and experience to perform the full range of communications and/or clerical assignments and resolve recurring problems. Skill in operating desk attendant telephone console, remembering numbers and extensions, and dealing with all types of people. Knowledge of various alarm procedures, emergency and/or medical procedures, short and long range paging procedures, and knowledge of basic telecommunications to include long-distance lines, toll lines, bridge lines, and international calling. OR, Education: Applicants may substitute education for the required experience. To qualify based on education for this grade level you must have two years above high school. 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 high school. You will be rated on the following Competencies for this position: CommunicationsComputer SkillsOrganizational Stewardship 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: The work is sedentary. The employee sits comfortably to do the work, but may involve some standing and walking around to adjust equipment or to consult directories and manuals. No special physical demands are required to preform the work. 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/.


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: https://sites.ed.gov/international/recognition-of-foreign-qualifications/.


  • Address VA Maryland Health Care System 10 North Greene Street Baltimore, MD 21201 US
  • Name: Crissann Heathcote
  • Phone: 4432405982
  • Email: [email protected]


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