Veterans Benefits Administration Employment Coordinator in Phoenix, Arizona
Summary The Employment Coordinator is an integral part of the Vocational Rehabilitation and Employment Team. The incumbent provides employment assistance to job- ready disabled veterans. The incumbent will oversee the activities of job readiness, job-seeking services, job development, and job placement that entail consideration of diverse state, regional, and local employment laws and regulations. Responsibilities Specific duties include: Serves as a "triage" team member to help disabled veterans make an informed choice regarding the appropriate employment track that best meets their needs with the understanding that veterans can move between tracks. Coordinates and/or performs the evaluation/assessment of rapid access to employment. Markets to employers based on vocational goals of the job-ready disabled veterans. Markets and provides special employer incentives such as on-the-job training, non-paid work experience, special employer incentives, and available tax information. Coordinates employment readiness classes for veterans ready to go to work but lacking important traits in employment readiness. Maintains and promotes a positive image of the VR&E program through active networking and ongoing contacts with employers. Offers direction to employers regarding reasonable accommodation and rehabilitation technology accommodations. Disseminates labor market information to assist counselors and veterans with "informed choice". Provides Employment Services Performance Data for local office. Maintains and continually updates a database of job-ready disabled veterans (incorporate Corporate WINRS tracking system).Assists veterans with job networking, development, and placement. Develops partnerships with employers and other agencies to assist veterans with employment services (e.g. - the Department of Labor, Small Business Administration, local and state agencies, and private sector businesses and employment services).Assist counselors with employment follow-up according to regulatory requirements. Coordinates efforts to develop job clubs, job labs, or job readiness resource rooms for use by veterans in job readiness preparation and self-directed job search. Maintains records of employment activities through case notes in Corporate WINRS. Markets to and becomes initial "point of contact" for employers who need assistance with return-to-work cases of disabled veterans whose job is affected by disability. Performs other related duties as assigned. Promotion Potential: The position is at the full performance level Work Schedule: Full time, Monday through Friday 7:30AM to 4:00PM Compressed/Flexible: Eligible after one year Telework: Yes, after completion of the one year probationary period Virtual: This is not a virtual position. Position Description/PD#: Employment Coordinator; 01623ARelocation/Recruitment Incentives: 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:07/01/2021.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. For a GS-12 position you must have served 52 weeks at the GS-11 level. 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. MINIMUM QUALIFICATION REQUIREMENT: You may qualify based on your experience as described below:GS-12 Grade Level: Specialized Experience: Specialized experience is defined as application of a wide range of administrative laws, policies, regulations, and legal precedents as they relate to the employment of disabled individuals; assisting and coordinating job network placement and offering direction to potential employers and/or employees and providing employment assistance to various groups of individuals. Experience using marketing concepts to enhance employment opportunities for disabled individuals; participating in and coordinating targeted outreach at various career fairs and jobs clubs and delivering formal presentations to diverse audiences. Volunteer Experience: 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. Full vs. Part-Time Employment: Full-time employment is considered to be at least 35 hours per week. Part-time experience will be credited on a pro-rated basis; when including part-time employment in your resume you must specify the average hours worked per week. Physical Requirements: The work requires some physical exertion such as long periods of standing, stooping, stretching, reaching or similar activities when conducting work-site assessments. The work may also entail some lifting of heavy items such as wheelchairs or other prosthetic equipment. The work may require specific, but not common, physical characteristics and abilities such as above average agility and dexterity. The work, however, is primarily sedentary. Education Education cannot be substituted for experience at this grade level. 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. 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. Click here for more information about ICTAP and CTAP eligibility. 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. 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. 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. This is a bargaining unit position. 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.