Department:Department Of Veterans Affairs
Agency:Veterans Affairs, Veterans Health Administration
Job Announcement Number:OG-12-DFo-656386
$38,160.00 to $49,606.00 / Per Year
Thursday, May 17, 2012 to Wednesday, May 23, 2012
SERIES & GRADE:
Full Time - Permanent
1 vacancy(s) - Manchester, NH United StatesView Map
WHO MAY BE CONSIDERED:
United States Citizens
***APPLY ONLINE OR BY FOLLOWING THE FAXING INSTRUCTIONS LOCATED IN THE "HOW TO APPLY" SECTION***
The Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) needs employees who possess the energy, compassion, and commitment to serve those who served our Country. Whatever the job title, every position in VA will give you a chance to make a meaningful and personal contribution to the lives of truly special and deserving people - our Veterans. Working for VA is one of the most emotionally satisfying and professionally rewarding ways to dedicate the best within you to your Country's service.
If you are transitioning from the military or a Veteran already, we invite you to explore the benefits of continuing your career at the VA. The VA is committed to hiring Veterans.
The VA is much more than just another employer. It is an honorable, open and welcoming community of those who care. Gratitude is our motivation and service is our mission.
The VA has adopted Core Values and Characteristics that apply universally across the Department. The five Core Values define “who we are,” our culture, and how we care for Veterans, their families and other beneficiaries. The Values are Integrity, Commitment, Advocacy, Respect and Excellence (“I CARE”).
America's Veterans need you!
To find out more, go to http://www.va.gov/jobs/.
You must be a U.S. citizen to apply for this job.
You will be subject to a background/suitability investigation.
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The position operates the agent cashier activity of the hospital under the supervision of the chief of the Fiscal Service with responsibility to the Treasury Department. The position is located at the Veterans Administration Medical Center in Manchester, New Hampshire. Some of the duties include;
The position is responsible for and reconciles a cash advance from the Treasury Department daily and assures that adequate cash is on hand at all times
The position prepares daily deposit collections for Local Depository (BankBoston) on a daily basis
The position distributes final employee salary check and ensures that employee is cleared of all debt before releasing check
The position reviews bi-weekly salary checks that have not been claimed by employee and returns them to the Department of Treasury Disbursing Office when appropriate
The position is responsible for the two alternate cashiers in the absence of the agent cashier, ensuring that they are knowledgeable of their duties
Receiving collections, disbursing funds, and dispatching collection notices
Providing administrative and technical support
Making disbursements from appropriated funds, special deposit funds and trust funds
Recording, processing and submitting collected funds within prescribed time limitations
Working in the patient banking facility, receiving funds for credit to hospital accounts and disbursing cash funds to patients for passes, discharges, trial visits and incidental purchases
Receiving, separating and distributing salary checks and travel reimbursements
Maintaining files and control registers on all types of transactions
Performing other duties as assigned
Monday thru Friday 8am to 4:30pm
***RELOCATION EXPENSES AND/OR INCENTIVES ARE NOT AUTHORIZED***
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REQUIRES: One (1) year of specialized experience that equipped you with the particular knowledge, skills and abilities to perform successfully the duties of the position, and that is typically in or related to the work of the position to be filled? To be creditable, specialized experience must have been equivalent to at least the next lower grade level in Federal service. Examples of specialized experience may include: working as a teller or cashier in a bank, credit union, finance office or medical facility; using a computer to process a variety of financial transactions; disbursing funds to customers/clients; processing cash and check deposits; collecting and posting fee payments; demonstrating a high degree of accuracy in handling financial transactions; entering data and maintaining account receivable package in system; utilizing computer applications and office equipment; and communicating with a variety of people while providing excellent customer service. To receive credit for these skills, they must be documented in your resume.
You will be rated on the following Knowledge, Skills, Abilities and Other characteristics (KSAOs) as part of the assessment questionnaire for this position:
1. Knowledge of accounting, budgets, appropriations and other financial management regulations, policies, procedures and practices as it relates to teller/cashier functions.
2. Knowledge of Department of Treasury, banking and cashiering regulations, policies and rules.
3. Ability to accurately input data and handle financial and cash transactions.
4. Ability to utilize automated accounting, budget and accounts receivable systems, as well as other applications and office equipment.
The work requires some walking, bending, stooping, reaching, lifting and carrying file storage boxes. Long periods of working at a computer terminal are involved. Because of rigid deadlines in the position, the employee works under pressure.
For more information on these qualification standards, please visit the United States Office of Personnel Management's website at http://www.opm.gov/qualifications .
IN DESCRIBING YOUR EXPERIENCE, PLEASE BE CLEAR AND SPECIFIC. WE WILL NOT MAKE ASSUMPTIONS REGARDING YOUR EXPERIENCE. If your resume does not support your questionnaire answers, we will not allow credit for your response(s).
APPLICANTS PLEASE NOTE: Education must be accredited by an accrediting institution recognized by the U.S. Department of Education in order for it to be credited towards qualifications. Please refer to this checklist to ensure proper accreditation and for foreign education requirements.
When applying for Federal jobs, eligible veterans should claim preference on the Occupational Questionnaire in the section provided and provide a legible copy of DD-214(s) showing all dates of service as well as character of service (honorable, general, etc.). Additionally, veterans with service-connected disability of 10% or more must also submit a copy of their official statement from the Department of Veterans Affairs, or from a branch of the Armed Forces, certifying their service-connected disability and/or their receipt of compensation for service-connected disability.
Veterans with service-connected disability of less than 10%, non service-connected disability, and Purple Heart recipients, as-well-as those claiming derived preference for a spouse, widow or widower, or natural mother, should refer to and submit a completed " SF15, "Application for 10-Point Veteran Preference," (go to http://www.opm.gov/forms/pdf_fill/SF15.pdf) and required documentation with your application materials. For more information on Veterans' Preference, please visit http://www.fedshirevets.gov/job/veterans.aspx.
HOW YOU WILL BE EVALUATED:
Applicants will be ranked based on four quality groups, as follows:
Best qualified - applicants possessing experience that substantially exceeds the minimum qualifications of the position including all selective factors, and who are highly proficient in all requirements of the job and can perform effectively in the position;
Highly qualified - applicants possessing experience that exceeds the minimum qualifications of the position including all selective factors, and who are proficient in most of the requirements of the job;
Well qualified - applicants possessing experience that meets the minimum qualifications of the position including all selective factors, and who are proficient in some, but not all, of the requirements of the job; and
Qualified - applicants possessing experience and/or education that meets the minimum qualifications of the position including all selective factors.
After the vacancy announcement closes, reviewed applications are evaluated against the questionnaire responses and placed in the appropriate quality group. Qualified veterans will be afforded preference by being placed at the top of the appropriate quality group. Qualifying veterans with a service-connected disability of 10% or more will be placed at the top of the best qualified group. The best qualified group is the first to be referred to the hiring facility for further consideration and possible interview. The remaining groups may be referred based on the number of applicants available.
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VA offers a comprehensive benefits package. This link provides an overview of the benefits currently offered: http://www.va.gov/jobs/job_benefits/benefits.asp.
The Federal Government has special appointing authorities for persons with qualifying disabilities (go to http://www.opm.gov/disability/peoplewithdisabilities.asp). For additional information on these, and other special appointing authorities, refer to this checklist or contact the hiring Human Resources Management Service at: Human Resources 05
718 Smyth Road
Manchester, NH 03104
VA may offer newly-appointed Federal employees 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.
HOW TO APPLY:
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To apply for this position, you must provide a complete application (See "Required Documents" section below). The complete Application package must be submitted by 11:59 PM (EST) on Wednesday, May 23, 2012.
To begin the process, click the Apply Online button on the right side of this screen to create an account or log in to your existing USAJOBS account. Be sure to upload the required documents before you submit your application. Please ensure you click the Submit My Answers button at the end of the process. Mailed/emailed applications will not be accepted.
Note: To change or update your application, simply reapply through My USAJOBS, before the closing date. To check the status of your application, log into your USAJOBS account (https://my.usajobs.gov/Account/Login), select Application Status and click on the more information link under the application status for this position.
If you cannot apply online:
Click the following link to view and print the occupational questionnaire: View Occupational Questionnaire.
Print this 1203FX form to provide your response to the occupational questionnaire: http://www.opm.gov/forms/pdf_fill/OPM1203fx.pdf .
Fax the completed 1203FX form along with all supporting documents to (478)757-3144. Your 1203FX form must be placed on top of all materials being faxed and will serve as a cover page for your fax transmission.
Keep a copy of your fax receipt in case verification is needed.
To fax supporting documents you are unable to upload:
Complete this cover page http://staffing.opm.gov/pdf/usascover.pdf using the following Vacancy ID: 656386. You must use this fax cover sheet in order for your documents to be matched with your online application.
Fax your documents to (478)757-3144.
The following documents are required:
Responses to the Occupational Questionnaire
Other documents - use this checklist to make sure you have included other documents required for your application, such as a copy of your transcript (if using education to qualify), ICTAP/CTAP documentation (for well-qualified, displaced Federal employees), or documentation to support Veterans Preference claims. You will not be contacted for additional information.
AGENCY CONTACT INFO:
VHA Nationwide DEU
VHA DEU Bedford
PLEASE DO NOT MAIL APPLICATIONS
APPLY ONLINE OR FAX ONLY
Thank You, AR
WHAT TO EXPECT NEXT:
After the vacancy announcement closes and a referral certificate is issued, an electronic notification letter - or e-mail - will be sent to applicants who provide an e-mail address. Otherwise, you will receive a notification letter via the U.S. Postal Service within 2 to 4 weeks.