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Veterans Affairs, National Cemetery Administration Program Support Assistant (OA) in Florence, South Carolina

Summary This position is located at the Florence National Cemetery in Florence, SC. Responsibilities The primary purpose of this position is to perform a wide range of budgetary, procurement, administrative, and clerical functions in the cemetery administrative programs. The incumbent on occasion will act as the initial and primary contact with veterans, families and visitors, funeral directors and family members, determines eligibility for internment by evaluating discharge information by accessing agency computer records or pursuing other verification resources. Acts in the capacity of a government representative, escorting and supervising the progress of committal services held on cemetery grounds. enters data to generate Records of Internment (ROI) in NCA's Burial Operating System (BOSS). Shares in the responsibility for oversight, review, authorization, and orderings of monuments for the cemetery, also accomplished through BOSS. Work assignments involve maintaining fund control activity listings and monitors daily activity of funds, forecasts anticipated expenditures, installs controls for cost accounting, and makes necessary adjustments for changing funding requirements. Assists in the preparation of annual budget estimate requirements by extracting and consolidating required information. Advises and recommends changes in operational budget plan (OBP). Takes necessary actions to fund salaries, payments of contracts, supplies, services, and purchases. Work schedule: Required to work Monday through Friday, 8:00 am to 4:30 pm. May include occasional weekends. Due to the mission of the National Cemetery, the cemetery cannot be closed for more than 2 consecutive days at any given time. Additionally, when a Federal holiday falls on a Monday or Friday, staff may be required to work on that holiday or a Saturday. All staff is required to work Memorial Day and Veteran's Day each year. Staff will be required to work overtime, weekends and holidays when necessary to meet the needs of the cemetery. Occasionally staff may be called back to the facility to perform emergency overtime work. Compressed/Flexible Schedule: Not Available Telework: Not Available Virtual: This is Not a virtual position. Position Description Title/PD#: Program Support Assistant (OA)/ 357730 Physical Requirements: The work is mostly sedentary, however, periods of walking, bending, and stooping is required within the position. Relocation Expenses: Not Authorized Recruitment/Relocation Incentive: Not authorized Financial Disclosure Report: Not Required Requirements Conditions of Employment Qualifications To qualify for this position, applicants must meet all requirements by the closing date of this announcement. GS-07 grade level: One year of specialized experience (equivalent to the GS-06 grade level in the federal service); experience that equipped the applicant with the particular knowledge, skills and abilities (KSA's) and other characteristics to perform successfully the duties of the position, and that is typically in or related to the work of the position to be filled, in the normal line of progression for the occupation in the organization. Examples of specialized experience would typically include, but are not limited to: administrative/office work experience that includes work such as gathering data, coordinating meetings, establishing and maintaining an efficient filing system, using automated data processing equipment to generate a variety of reports, and establishing priorities and meeting deadlines. You will be rated on the following Competencies for this position: Communication, Computer Skills, Interpersonal Skills, Self-Management, and Writing 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. Education There is no educational substitution for the GS-07 level. Additional Information The Interagency Career Transition Assistance Plan (ICTAP) and Career Transition Assistance Plan (CTAP) provide eligible displaced VA competitive service employees with selection priority over other candidates for competitive service vacancies. To be well-qualified, applicants must possess experience that exceeds the minimum qualifications of the position including all selective factors if applicable, and must be proficient in most of the requirements of the job. Information about ICTAP and CTAP eligibility is on OPM's Career Transition Resources website which can be found at Receiving Service Credit for Earning Annual (Vacation) Leave: Federal Employees earn annual leave at a rate (4, 6 or 8 hours per pay period) which is based on the number of years they have served as a Federal employee. VA may offer newly-appointed Federal employee's credit for their job-related non-federal experience or active duty uniformed military service. This credited service can be used in determining the rate at which they earn annual leave. Such credit must be requested and approved prior to the appointment date and is not guaranteed. This job opportunity announcement may be used to fill additional vacancies. If you are unable to apply online or need to fax a document you do not have in electronic form, view the following link for information regarding an Alternate Application.