U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs - Agency Wide
$61,218.00 to $79,586.00
Open & closing dates
$61,218 to $79,586 per year
Pay scale & grade
1 vacancy in the following location:
Poplar Bluff, MO
Relocation expenses reimbursed
This job is open to
Current or former competitive service employees, including:
Career Transition (CTAP, ICTAP, RPL)
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Poplar Bluff Missouri is a great place to live and raise a family. We are located in southeast Missouri between St. Louis, Missouri, Memphis, Tennessee and Little Rock, Arkansas. Poplar Bluff is the county seat and is centered in the middle of beautiful Butler County at the foothills of the Ozark Mountains. With a population of nearly 17,000 friendly residents, we are the Gateway to the Ozarks. The Ozarks are known for their numerous out door activities, hunting, hiking and bike trails in the Mark Twain National Forest which also provides numerous rivers and spring-fed streams for swimming, fishing, boating, and tubing. The Army Corp of Engineers maintains Lake Wappapello which is located only 10 miles away and supplies endless hours of swimming, fishing and boating. The City of Poplar Bluff is a growing, dynamic environment in which new homes are popping up and businesses are thriving. The community is an economic hub for a geographic area that extends north through Wayne and Reynolds counties, west through Ripley County, east through Stoddard County, and south well into Arkansas and provides health care, business and light industry for over 100,000 people. VA offers generous paid time off and a variety of predictable and flexible scheduling opportunities. For more information on the Department of Veterans Affairs, go to http://www.vacareers.va.gov/
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.
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This position serves as the Organizational Development Specialist (ODS) at the John J. Pershing VAMC, Poplar Bluff, MO. The ODS serves in a consultative role to leadership and management on issues related to workforce and organizational development, system and process redesign, talent development and change management. The duties of this position include, but are not limited to:
Develops new insights into situations and applies innovative solutions to make organizational improvements; design and implements new or cutting-edge programs/processes.
Expresses ideas and facts to individuals or groups effectively: make clear and convincing oral presentations; facilitates an open exchange of ideas.
Knowledge of teaching, training, research, lecturing, testing, and other instructional methods.
Makes clear and convincing oral presentations to individuals or groups; listens effectively and clarifies information as needed; and fosters an atmosphere of open communication.
Creates a work environment that encourages creative thinking and innovation.
Creates and sustains an organizational culture which permits others to provide the quality of service essential to high performance. Enables others to acquire the tools and support they need to perform well. Influences others toward a spirit of service and meaningful contributions.
Inspires, motivates, and guides others toward goal accomplishments. Consistently develops and sustains cooperative working relationships. Encourages and facilitates cooperation within the organization and with customer groups; fosters commitment, team spirit, pride, and trust. Develops leadership in others through coaching, mentoring, rewarding and guiding employees.
Determines objectives and strategies; coordinates with other parts of the organization to accomplish goals; monitors and evaluates the progress and outcomes of operational plans; anticipates potential threats or opportunities.
Identifies and analyzes problems; uses sound reasoning to arrive at conclusions; finds alternative solutions to complex problems;
Work schedule: Monday thru Friday, 8:00 am - 4:30 pm
Compressed/Flexible Schedule: Not Available
Telework: Not Available
Virtual: This is not a virtual position.
Position Description Title/PD#: Training Speciallist (Organizational Development Specialist)/ 05136-0
Relocation/Recruitment Incentives: Not Authorized
Financial Disclosure Report: Not Required
Job family (Series)
1712 Training Instruction
Specialists, Workforce Development
Training And Development Specialists
Conditions of Employment
You must be a U.S. Citizen to apply for this job
Designated and/or random drug testing may be required
Selective Service Registration is required for males born after 12/31/1959
You may be required to serve a probationary period
Subject to background/security investigation
To qualify for this position, applicants must meet all requirements by the closing date of this announcement, 02/27/2018.
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-09 position you must have served 52 weeks at the GS-09. 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. 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-09 in the normal line of progression for the occupation in the organization. Examples of specialized experience would typically include, but are not limited to: Teaching or instructing in an adult education program, secondary school, college, military installation, or industrial establishment in the appropriate field(s).
Supervising or administering a training program.
Development or review of training/course materials, aids, devices, etc., and evaluation of training results.
Work in the occupation or subject-matter field of the position to be filled that required training or instructing others on a regular basis.
Applied organizational development techniques to provide services that include: change management, conflict resolution, self-awareness training, group dynamics, and group facilitation.
Develop and execute measurement systems to evaluate post-change success and results.
Provide team guidance in the selection and application of appropriate problem solving methods and techniques.
Develop and deploy repeatable current-state assessment mechanisms to diagnose and address issues at the organizational level.
Evaluate training programs to ensure that they meet the needs of employees and learning goals are met.
Develop strategic plans and implementation strategies to accomplish the organizational development and management goals.
Apply a broad range of leadership and organizational development methodologies to diagnose and address issues.
OR, Education: Applicants may substitute education for the required experience. To qualify based on education for this grade level you mut have Major study -- education or a subject area related to the position. Ph.D. or equivalent doctoral degree or 3 full years of progressively higher level graduate education leading to such a degree or LL.M., if related (Transcripts are Required).
OR, Combination: Applicants may also combine education and experience to qualify at this level. Equivalent combinations of education and experience are qualifying for all grade levels for which both education and experience are acceptable. Combining Education and Experience:Combinations of successfully completed post-high school education and experience may be used to meet total qualification requirements for the grade levels specified in the table, and may be computed by first determining the applicant's total qualifying experience as a percentage of the experience required for the grade level; then determining the applicant's education as a percentage of the education required for the grade level; and then adding the two percentages. The total percentages must equal at least 100 percent to qualify an applicant for that grade level. Only graduate education in excess of the amount required for the next lower grade level may be used to qualify applicants for positions at grades GS-9 and GS-11. (When crediting education that requires specific course work, prorate the number of hours of related courses required as a proportion of the total education to be used.) For example: The position to be filled is a Music Specialist, GS-1051-11. An applicant has 9 months of specialized experience equivalent to GS-9 and 2 1/2 years of creditable graduate level education in music. The applicant meets 75 percent of the required experience and 50 percent of the required education, i.e., the applicant has 1/2 year of graduate study beyond that required for GS-9.Therefore, the applicant exceeds the total requirement and is qualified for the position. (The applicant's first 2 years of graduate study are not qualifying for GS-11)..
Preferred Qualifications: Specialized experience - Developing or implementing workforce or organization development programs in an organizational setting. Education: Major study in Workforce Development, Organization Development, Human Resource Development, Industrial or Organizational Psychology.
You will be rated on the following Competencies for this position:
Competency 1 - Knowledge of system and performance improvement principles and techniques in order to effectively plan, organize, and implement the system redesign program for the organization.
Competency 2 - Ability to manage programs, projects, and assignments in accordance with instructions, policies, and accepted education principles and practices.
Competency 3 - Knowledge of workforce and organization development principles, theories, and practices and ability to apply them to solve identified problems.
Competency 4 - Ability to communicate and work with people from a variety of backgrounds and with varying levels of understanding.
Competency 5 - Ability to provide oversight, guidance, and management of a learning management system in an organizational setting.
If you are referred for consideration, you may be asked to submit additional job related information, which may include, but not limited to; responses to the knowledge, skills and abilities; completion of a work sample, and/or contact for an interview.
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 required is generally sedentary in nature but includes standing, bending and carrying
light or medium loads of papers, office files, supplies and equipment. Standing, moving and
walking are also required when instructing, facilitating, or illustrating a procedure or process. In
order to ensure that the needs of the medical center are met, the incumbent may occasionally
be required to be available for weekend, evening and night shift duty. Fieldwork may involve
traveling to meetings and sources of information.
A transcript must be submitted with your application if you are basing all or part of your qualifications on education.
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 (particularly positions with a positive education requirement). Therefore, applicants must report only attendance and/or degrees from schools accredited by accrediting institutions recognized by the U.S. Department of Education. Applicants can verify accreditation at the following website: http://www.ed.gov/admins/finaid/accred/index.html
. All education claimed by applicants will be verified by the appointing agency accordingly. 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.
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.
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 (have a final rating of 85 or more) for this vacancy. 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
If you are unable to apply online view the following link for information regarding an Alternate Application
How You Will Be Evaluated
You will be evaluated for this job based on how well you meet the qualifications above.
IN DESCRIBING YOUR EXPERIENCE, PLEASE BE CLEAR AND SPECIFIC. WE WILL NOT MAKE ASSUMPTIONS REGARDING YOUR EXPERIENCE.
Narrative responses are not required at this time. If you are referred for consideration, you may be asked to submit additional job related information, which may include, but not limited to; responses to the knowledge, skills and abilities; completion of a work sample, and/or contact for an interview.Your resume and/or supporting documentation will be verified. Please follow all instructions carefully. Errors or omissions may affect your rating or consideration for employment.
Background checks and security clearance
To apply for this position, you must provide a complete Application Package which includes:
The following documents are accepted, and may be required if applicable to your eligibility and/or qualifications for this position. 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), SF-50's (current/former Federal employees), documentation to support Veterans Preference claims, or ICTAP/CTAP documentation (for displaced Federal employees). You will not be contacted for additional information. Cover Letter
Other Veteran Documents
Other (Other Required forms: SF50, DD214, Schedule A Letter, or other documents to support your eligibility to apply)
Resume - Must provide your full name, mailing address, and day/evening phone numbers, highest federal civilian grade held (if applicable); for each work experience, Salary, list job title (include series/grade if Federal job), duties and accomplishments, employer's name/address, supervisor's name/phone number, starting and ending dates (month/year), and hours per week. (Required)
·If prior military service, include all copies of your DD Forms 214 including the character of discharge (required). Applicants claiming preference based on service-connected disability, or based on being the spouse or mother of a disabled or deceased Veteran, must also complete and submit an SF 15, Application for 10-Point Veteran Preference (available at http://www.opm.gov/forms/pdf_fill/SF15.pdf).
·If current or former federal employee, include latest SF-50: SF-50 must indicate current status (i.e., title, series, grade, type of appointment, position currently occupied) (Required) Must submit with application. Award SF-50's are NOT acceptable. Applications submitted without proper documentation will not be considered.
-Transcript (If Applicable Required) Must submit with application and must include name of institution and confer date.
- Certificate / Registration / Licensure - (If applicable Required) Must submit with application.
-Disability documents - If applicable (Required)
Veterans' Preference: When applying for Federal Jobs, eligible Veterans should claim preference for 5pt (TP), 10pt (CP/CPS/XP), or for Sole Survivor Preference (SSP) in the questionnaire. You must provide a legible copy of your DD214(s) which shows dates and character of service (honorable, general, etc.). If you are currently serving on active duty and expect to be released or discharged within 120 days you must submit documentation related to your active duty service which reflects the dates of service, character of service (honorable, general, etc.), and 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 Veteran Preference with required proof as stated on the form. Documentation is required to award preference. For more information on Veterans' Preference, please visit http://www.fedshirevets.gov/job/vetpref/index.aspx
If you are relying on your education to meet qualification requirements:
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. Therefore, provide only the attendance and/or degrees from schools accredited by accrediting institutions recognized by the U.S. Department of Education
Failure to provide all of the required information as stated in this vacancy announcement may result in an ineligible rating or may affect the overall rating.
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How to Apply
How to Apply
All applicants are encouraged to apply online. To apply for this position, you must complete the questionnaire and submit the documentation specified in the Required Documents section below. The complete application package must be submitted by 11:59 PM (ET) on 02/27/2018 to receive consideration. To preview the questionnaire click https://apply.usastaffing.gov/ViewQuestionnaire/10131977
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Agency contact information
John J Pershing VA Medical Center
1500 North Westwood Boulevard
Poplar Bluff, MO
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The Veterans Health Administration is home to the United States’ largest integrated health care system consisting of 152 medical centers, nearly 1,400 community-based outpatient clinics, community living centers, Vet Centers and Domiciliaries. Together these health care facilities and the more than 53,000 independent licensed health care practitioners who work within them provide comprehensive care to more than 8.3 million* Veterans each year.