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Job Title: Field Examiner
Company Name: Veterans Benefits Administration
Location: Phoenix, AZ
Position Type: Full Time
Post Date: 09/12/2018
Expire Date: 11/11/2018
Job Categories: Agriculture, Forestry, & Fishing, Social Services, Finance/Economics, Financial Services, Government and Policy, Healthcare, Other, Human Resources, Insurance, Law Enforcement, and Security, Counseling, Nonprofit and Volunteer Services
Job Description
Field Examiner

The Field Examiner ensures that beneficiaries receive all the benefits they are entitled to, and takes necessary actions to protect their assets.

  • Performs visits to veterans and beneficiaries to evaluate physical and mental conditions or capacity; independently determine ability to handle or manage funds
  • Conducts field examinations to determine who to appoint as fiduciaries for incompetent or minor beneficiaries
  • Verify the welfare and adequate living conditions of veterans under fiduciary care and make arrangements for deficiencies
  • Conduct background investigations on proposed fiduciaries
  • Reviews and reports on fiduciary performance; conduct investigations involving the misuse of VA funds
  • Explain laws and regulations governing fiduciary responsibilities to veteran, beneficiary and fiduciary
  • Investigate and make determinations on identified misuse, complaints, allegations, contested claims for benefits, special apportionments, eligibility for VA compensation, etc.
  • Work with representatives of other Federal, State, and local police, social and protective services agencies and courts regarding the safety, protection and living conditions of veterans
  • Supervises veterans transitioning to financial independence under the direct pay program

Work Schedule: Monday through Friday (actual times to be determined).
Compressed/Flexible: Available
Telework: Available
Virtual: This is a work at home position.
Position Description Title/PD#: Field Examiner/ 35902A
Relocation/Recruitment Incentives: Not authorized
Financial Disclosure Report: RequiredTo qualify for this position, applicants must meet all requirements by the closing date of this announcement: 09/14/2018.

Specialized Experience:
Specialized experience is generally defined as experience that has equipped the applicant with the particular knowledge, skills, and abilities to perform successfully the duties of the positions, and that is typically IN OR RELATED TO the work of the position to be filled.

GS-11 Level: One year of specialized experience equivalent to the GS-09 is defined as experience conducting interviews in a state and/or Federal benefit/services program capacity to obtain essential information and assess an individual's competency to make valid decisions; or, expertise in personal financial management for individuals in exceptionally unique or complex financial situations.
- Conducting professional interviews or investigations involving issues/cases such as benefit claims, workplace safety claims, employee/labor allegations, fraud, abuse, or embezzlement for the purpose of gathering factual information to make a determination.
- Establishing and reviewing budgets for expenditures, verifying or monitoring the use of funds, personal financial management, balancing or reconciling finances for disabled individuals or minors who are unable to legally manage their own accounts.
- Interpretation and application of Federal, State and Local benefit programs (i.e. compensation/pension, healthcare, mortgage/lending, insurance, etc.) that comply with related laws, policy, regulations
-OR-
a PhD. or equivalent doctoral degree or three full years of progressively higher level graduate education leading to such a degree in Social Work, Counseling Rehabilitation, Criminal Justice, or another degree specifically related to the duties of this position which demonstrates the knowledge, skills, and abilities necessary to do the work.
-OR-
Equivalent combinations of Specialized Experience and more than two years, but less than three years of education, as described above. To compute the percentage, divide your total months of qualifying experience by 12. Then divide your semester hours of graduate education beyond two years by 18. Add the two percentages. The total percentage must equal at least 100 percent to qualify.

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: This job requires driving a government owned vehicle (GOV), often very long distances, requiring overnight lodging. Some walking and climbing of stairs is required since interviews with VA beneficiaries are conducted at their private residences.

Grade Requirement: To receive CTAP selection priority, you must apply for a vacancy at or below your current grade level. This position may have no promotion potential greater than your current position.

None

To apply for this position, you must provide a complete Application Package which includes:
  • Resume detailing specialized experience and competencies
  • Your official notice from the VA to support your CTAP eligibility
  • Copy of your most recent Annual Performance Appraisal
  • Copy of your most recent SF-50 (do not submit an award SF-50)
  • Transcripts if you are using education to qualify
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 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.
Qualifications & Requirements
To qualify for this position, applicants must meet all requirements by the closing date of this announcement: 09/14/2018.

Specialized Experience:
Specialized experience is generally defined as experience that has equipped the applicant with the particular knowledge, skills, and abilities to perform successfully the duties of the positions, and that is typically IN OR RELATED TO the work of the position to be filled.

GS-11 Level: One year of specialized experience equivalent to the GS-09 is defined as experience conducting interviews in a state and/or Federal benefit/services program capacity to obtain essential information and assess an individual's competency to make valid decisions; or, expertise in personal financial management for individuals in exceptionally unique or complex financial situations.
- Conducting professional interviews or investigations involving issues/cases such as benefit claims, workplace safety claims, employee/labor allegations, fraud, abuse, or embezzlement for the purpose of gathering factual information to make a determination.
- Establishing and reviewing budgets for expenditures, verifying or monitoring the use of funds, personal financial management, balancing or reconciling finances for disabled individuals or minors who are unable to legally manage their own accounts.
- Interpretation and application of Federal, State and Local benefit programs (i.e. compensation/pension, healthcare, mortgage/lending, insurance, etc.) that comply with related laws, policy, regulations
-OR-
a PhD. or equivalent doctoral degree or three full years of progressively higher level graduate education leading to such a degree in Social Work, Counseling Rehabilitation, Criminal Justice, or another degree specifically related to the duties of this position which demonstrates the knowledge, skills, and abilities necessary to do the work.
-OR-
Equivalent combinations of Specialized Experience and more than two years, but less than three years of education, as described above. To compute the percentage, divide your total months of qualifying experience by 12. Then divide your semester hours of graduate education beyond two years by 18. Add the two percentages. The total percentage must equal at least 100 percent to qualify.

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: This job requires driving a government owned vehicle (GOV), often very long distances, requiring overnight lodging. Some walking and climbing of stairs is required since interviews with VA beneficiaries are conducted at their private residences.

Grade Requirement: To receive CTAP selection priority, you must apply for a vacancy at or below your current grade level. This position may have no promotion potential greater than your current position.
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Contact Email:kristen.freese@va.gov
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