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Social Worker OEF/OIF Program Manager

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Department Of Veterans Affairs
US Citizens and Status Candidates Excepted Service Permanent Full Time
Vacancy Identification Number (VIN): 1172601
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OUR MISSION: To fulfill President Lincoln's promise - "To care for him who shall have borne the battle, and for his widow, and his orphan" - by serving and honoring the men and women who are America's Veterans.
_YOU CAN MAKE A DIFFERENCE_
How would you like to become a part of a team providing compassionate care to Veterans?
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At Jack C. Montgomery, we have the right people, in the right jobs, with the right skills and abilities. We all have a true sense of personal value, and a commitment to providing high quality service to our nation's Heroes.....do you have what it takes to be a part of this team? If so, we want you to apply for this position!
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VA encourages persons with disabilities to apply. The health related positions in VA are covered by Title 38, and are not covered by the Schedule A excepted appointment authority.
Must pass pre-employment examination Must be proficient in written and spoken English Designated and-or Random Drug Testing required Background and-or Security Investigation required Selective Service Registration is required for males born after 12/31/1959.
Note: This announcement is not intended to cover all the duties, responsibilities or qualifications of this position.
The Social Worker Operation Enduring Freedom/Operation Iraqi Freedom (OEF/OIF) Program Manager position is located in the Social Work Service of the Jack C Montgomery VA Medical Center in Muskogee, OK. The Social Worker OEF/IEF Progrma Manager oversees all tranition activities and the coordination of care and services for OEF/OIF service members and Veterans treated at the facility. OEF/OIF service members and Veterans come from a wide geographic area. Their health care and psychosocial problems and needs are complex and require a high degree of clinical oversight and creative problem solving. Some duties to accomplis this task include; but are not limited to:
Plans, develops, implements and oversees all components of facility seamless transition and services provided to OEF/OIF Veterans.
Develops a systems to identify OEF/OIF service members and Veterans seeking health care from the facility and those in the catchment area not currently seen.
Ensures OEF/OIF Veterans receive comprehensive preventive mental and physical health evaluations.
Promotes and coordinates evaluations for the OEF/OIF program for the Medical Center and any outlying CBOC's.
Develops procedures for referrals between the VA Medical Center, Military Treatment Facilities and/or community hospitals that promote appropriate and timely inter-facility transfers.
Responsible for monitoring Veterans Health Administration (VHA) performance monitors and measures related to OIF and OEF to assure they are met or exceeded.
Work Schedule: Monday through Friday, 8:00am - 4:30pm.
Functional Statement Title/#: Social WorkerOEF/OIF Program Manager/#000000
BASIC REQUIREMENTS:
Be a ciitizen of the United States.
English Language Proficiency.
Education: Have a master's degree in social work from a school of social work fully accredited by the Council on Social Work Education (CSWE). Graduates of schools of social work that are in candidacy status do not meet requirement until the school of social work is fully accredited. A doctoral degree in social work may not be substituted for the master's degree in social work. Verification of the degree can be made by going to the CSWE website to verify if degree meets accreditation standards for a master of social work. ( TRANSCRIPTS REQUIRED ).
License and Certification: Have a current, active or full and unrestricted LCSW or certification by a state that allows you to independently practice social work at the master's degree level.
Preferred Experience:
Social Worker Program Coordinators and Manager - Individuals assigned as social worker program coordinator or manager must be licensed or certified at the advanced practice level. Their experience must demonstrate possession of advanced practice skills and judgment, demonstrating progrssively more professional competency. They may have certification or other post-master's degree training from a nationally recognized professional organization or university that includes a defined curriculum/course of study and internship, or equivalent supervised professional experience.
Grade Determinations:
GS-12 Senior Social Worker - In addition to the Basic Requirements, GS-12, Senior Social Workers have experience that demonstrates possession of advanced practice skills and judgement. At least two years should be in an area of specialized social work practice. Senior social workers must be licensed or certified by a state at the advanced practice level which included an ASWB advanced generalist or clinical examination, unless they are grandfathered by the state in which they are licensed to practice at the advanced practice level (exept for licenses issued in California, which administers its own clinical examination for advanced practice). Senior social workers may have certification or other post-masters training from a nationally recognized professional organization or university that includes a defined curriculum/course of study and internship or equivalent supervised professional experience in a specialty.
References: VA Handbook 5005/23, Part II, Appendix G39, SOCIAL WORKERQUALIFICATION STANDARD, dated February 2009, and OPM Group Coverage Qualification Standard for Professional and Scientific Positions ( or you may use the following generic citation) VA Handbook 5005 (also available in the local Human Resources Office) and OPM Group Coverage Qualification Standard for Professional and Scientific Positions .
PLEASE 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: /. 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.
Physical Requirements: Walking (2-4 hours); Standing (2-4 hours); Repeated bending (1-2 hours); Operation of crane, truck, tractor or motor vehicle; Ability for rapid mental and muscular coordination simultaneously; Near vision correctable at 13" to 16"; Far vision correctable in one eye to 20/20 and up to 20/40 in the other; Hearing (aid permitted); Emotional Stability.
IN DESCRIBING YOUR EXPERIENCE, PLEASE BE CLEAR AND SPECIFIC. WE MAY NOT MAKE ASSUMPTIONS REGARDING YOUR EXPERIENCE.
Your application, r sum and/or supporting documentation will be verified. Please follow all instructions carefully. Errors or omissions may affect consideration for employment.
NOTE: The Professional Standards Board (a peer-review group) will review the selected candidate's education and experience and recommend the grade and salary at which the candidate will be placed. For internal selectees eligible for promotion, the board will determine grade and HR will determine step in accordance with policy.
All applicants are encouraged to apply online.
To apply for this position, you must complete the View Occupational Questionnaire and submit the documentation specified in the Required Documents section below.
The complete application package must be submitted by 11:59 PM (EST) on Tuesday, August 05, 2014 to receive consideration.
1. To begin, click Apply Online to create a USAJOBS account or log in to your existing account. Follow the prompts to select your USAJOBS resume and/or other supporting documents and complete the occupational questionnaire.
2. Click Submit My Answers to submit your application package.
_NOTE_: It is your responsibility to ensure your responses and appropriate documentation is submitted prior to the closing date.
To verify your application is complete, log into your USAJOBS account, , select the Application Status link and then select the more information link for this position. The Details page will display the status of your application, the documentation received and processed, and any correspondence the agency has sent related to this application. Your uploaded documents may take several hours to clear the virus scan process.
To return to an incomplete application, log into your USAJOBS account and click Update Application in the vacancy announcement. You must re-select your resume and/or other documents from your USAJOBS account or your application will be incomplete.
You must submit/include VA Form 10-2850c in your application package to be considered for this vacancy. VA Form 10-2850c - Application for Associated Health Occupations (Available at ) ( required ).
Please 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), documentation to support Veterans Preference claims, or ICTAP/CTAP documentation (for displaced Federal employees). You will not be contacted for additional information.
Veterans' Preference: When applying for Federal Jobs, eligible Veterans should claim preference on the Occupational Questionnaire in the section provided and provide a legible copy of your DD214(s) and/or documentation related to your active duty service which shows dates of service, character of service (honorable, general, etc.), or dates of impending separation. Additionally, disabled veterans and others eligible for 10-point preference (such as widows or mothers of eligible Veterans) must also submit an SF-15 "Application for 10 Point Veterans Preference" with required proof as stated on the form. For more information, please review the information for disabled Veterans in the application checklistor visit .
Faxing Applications or Supporting Documents:
You are encouraged to apply online. Applying online will allow you to review and track the status of your application. If you are unable to apply online or unable to upload your supporting documents to your online application, follow the directions located at the following site: Fax Options. The Vacancy ID of the job opportunity announcement is 1172601 .
NOTE: If you applied online and your application is complete, do not fax the paper application (1203-FX) as this will overwrite your prior online responses and may result in you being found ineligible. After we receive your complete application package (including all required documents), your qualifications will be reviewed and assigned an initial rating.
We will also review your application to make sure that your r sum supports the answers given in the questionnaire. If your r sum does not support your questionnaire answers, we will adjust your rating accordingly. Based on your ranking or numerical score, you may be referred to the hiring manager for further consideration and possible interview. You will be notified when your rating is determined.
VA offers a comprehensive benefits package. This link provides is an overview of the benefits currently offered: .
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. This job opportunity announcement may be used to fill additional vacancies.
This position is in the Excepted Service and does not confer competitive status.

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