Veterans Affairs, Veterans Health Administration Supervisory Visual Information Specialist in Jefferson Barracks, Missouri
Summary Serves as Chief, Medical Media, under the Associate Chief Nurse for Education (ACN-E) at the VA St. Louis Health Care System (VASTLHCS), St. Louis, Missouri. The VASTLHCS is a two-division facility, with four CBOCs and several off-campus leased sites. The Chief, Medical Media serves as both a project manager and project director with total responsibility for management and direction of the complete evolution of-assigned projects from design to completion. Responsibilities Plans, directs, coordinate, supervises and manages the overall Medical Media Program .Reviews work requests and assigns them to appropriate staff within Medical Media. Provides consultation on all phases of visual information services (use, requirements, availability, and service) to the Director, the medical, clinical, and administrative staffs and officials of other agencies outside the VASTLHCS installation. Develops plans and resource requirements to accomplish both assigned and assumed missions. Provides advice and consultation to supported organizations to include review of customer requirements and recommendations for approval, disapproval or alternative of equipment requests, installation, maintenance, and support. Supervises the administration of the Medical Media department, to include clerical/technical/specialist support, hiring of personnel, training of personnel and customers and equipment. Takes or approves appropriate personnel actions concerning promotions ,reassignments, performance appraisals, awards, ·disciplinary actions, etc. Consults with Human Resources, Equal Employment Opportunity (EEO) Office and others as required. Manages and administers personnel performance appraisal systems and manages training needs, competencies and other programs within the Medical Media Program. Work Schedule: Week 1 M-9 (0630-1600), T-9, W-9, TH-9, F-8 (0630-1500) Week 2 M-9, T-9, W-9, TH-9, F-0 Telework: Adhoc Only as Needed Virtual: This is not a virtual position. Position Description/PD#: Supervisory Visual Information Specialist/PD078190 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, 05/18/2021. 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-12 position you must have served 52 weeks at the GS-11. 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 below. Specialized Experience: You must have one year of specialized experience equivalent to at least the next lower grade GS-11 in the normal line of progression for the occupation in the organization. Examples of specialized experience would typically include, but are not limited to: planning the preparation and use of photographs, illustrations, drawings, and other art work, charts, diagrams, dioramas, maps, slides, overlays, and other kinds of visual material for use in communicating information through visual means. You will be rated on the following Competencies for this position: Computer SkillsContracting/ProcurementCustomer ServiceFinancial ManagementFine ArtsOral CommunicationPerformance ManagementProject ManagementVisual Color Discrimination 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 primarily sedentary but also includes walking, standing, bending and carrying of medium weight items such as reports or manuals. Fieldwork may involved traveling to interviews, meetings, and sources of information. At times, work situation may require standing long periods of time, working on location under a variety of conditions, working in sterile and isolation environments, and lifting of moderately heavy audiovisual equipment. 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/. Education There is no educational substitution at this grade level. 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: http://www.ed.gov/about/offices/list/ous/international/usnei/us/edlite-visitus-forrecog.html. Additional Information VA supports the use of telework as a way to help attract and retain talented individuals in public service, increase worker productivity, and better prepare the agency to operate during emergencies. This position may be authorized for telework. Telework eligibility will be discussed during the interview process. Receiving Service Credit or 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. Special Employment Consideration: VA encourages persons with disabilities to apply, including those eligible for hiring under 5 CFR 213.3102(u), Schedule A, Appointment of persons with disabilities [i.e., intellectual disabilities, severe physical disabilities, or psychiatric disabilities], and/or Disabled veterans with a compensable service-connected disability of 30% or more. Contact the Agency Contact for information on how to apply under this appointment authority via the Selective Placement Coordinator. The Interagency Career Transition Assistance Plan (ICTAP) and Career Transition Assistance Plan (CTAP) provide eligible displaced Federal/VA competitive service employees with selection priority over other candidates for competitive service vacancies. To be qualified you must submit appropriate documentation (a copy of the agency notice, your most recent performance rating, and your most recent SF-50 noting current position, grade level, and duty location) and be found well-qualified for this vacancy. To be well-qualified: applicants must possess experience that exceeds the minimum qualifications of the position including all selective factors, and who are proficient in most of the required competencies of the job. Information about ICTAP and CTAP eligibility is on OPM's Career Transition Resources website at http://www.opm.gov/policy-data-oversight/workforce-restructuring/employee-guide-to-career-transition/. Placement Policy: The posting of this announcement does not obligate management to fill a vacancy or vacancies by promotion. The position may be filled by reassignment, change to lower grade, transfer, appointment, or reinstatement. Management may use any one or any combination of these methods to fill the position. It is the policy of the VA to not deny employment to those that have faced financial hardships or periods of unemployment. This job opportunity announcement may be used to fill additional vacancies. Veterans and Transitioning Service Members: Please visit the VA for Vets site for career-search tools for Veterans seeking employment at VA, career development services for our existing Veterans, and coaching and reintegration support for military service members. For more information on the "Who may apply" eligibility requirements, please refer to the OHRM Status Candidates and Other Candidate Definitions document. If you are unable to apply online view the following link for information regarding an Alternate Application.