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Job Title: Mail Clerk
Company Name: Veterans Affairs, Veterans Health Administration
Location: Kansas City, MO
Position Type: Full Time
Post Date: 09/12/2018
Expire Date: 11/11/2018
Job Categories: Administrative and Support Services, Agriculture, Forestry, & Fishing, Finance/Economics, Healthcare, Practitioner and Technician, Human Resources, Military, Medical, Nonprofit and Volunteer Services
Job Description
Mail Clerk

The duties and responsibilities as a Mail Clerk for the Kansas City VA Medical center includes but are not limited to;

  • Sorts and distributes incoming and outgoing mail to include packing and forwarding outgoing materials in compliance with VA and Postal requirements.
  • Examines the outgoing mail and determines through postal regulations the most inexpensive method of processing.
  • Maintains the metering equipment and ensures t,hat the equipment is functioning properly as well as monitoring the meter to ensure that there is sufficient postage in the metering equipment to allow outgoing mail to be processed without interruption.
  • Order the postage for the meter in a timely manner to ensure uninterrupted service of the metering equipment.
  • Maintains appropriate filing system of In/Out Patient status, including forwarding addresses of former patients, employees and physicians. Uses the DHCP Computer System for patient information and Medical Center mailman.
  • Receives and returns claim folders, military records, x-rays, cash receipts and records of transferred patients.
  • Answers the telephone and provides necessary information in compliance with VA regulations to physicians, employees, inpatients, outpatients and other hospital staff.
  • Assists in maintaining adequate office supplies.
Work Schedule: Full-Time, Monday through Friday, 8:00 am to 4:30 pm
Telework: Not Available
Virtual: This is not a virtual position.
Position Description/PD#: /02956-A
Relocation/Recruitment Incentives: Not Authorized
Financial Disclosure Report: Not required

To qualify for this position, applicants must meet all requirements by the closing date of this announcement, 09/14/2018.

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-4 position you must have served 52 weeks at the GS-3. 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:

  • General Experience: You must have one (1) year of general experience at the level of difficulty and responsibility equivalent to GS-03 grade level in the Federal service. The experience could have been progressively responsible clerical, office, or other work that indicates ability to acquire the particular competencies needed to perform the duties of the position to be filled. This may be paid or non-paid experience . OR,
  • Education: Applicants may substitute education for the required experience. To qualify based on education for this grade level you must have Two (2) years of education above the high school level (education may have been obtained in an accredited junior college, college, university, business, secretarial or technical school). OR,
  • Combination: Possess equivalent combinations of successfully completed post-high school education and general experience may be used to meet total experience requirements. Determine the total qualifying experience as a percentage of the experience required for the grade level; then determine education as a percentage of the education required for the grade level; then add the two percentages. The total percentage must equal at least 100 percent to qualify an applicant for that grade level.
You will be rated on the following Competencies for this position:
  • Administration and Management
  • Technical Competence
  • Technical Credibility


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: Long periods of standing and walking while sorting, delivering mail. Lifting and carrying of moderately heavy material, up to 50 pounds, while packaging and dispatching.

None

To apply for this position, you must provide a complete Application Package which includes:

  • Resume


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
  • DD-214
  • Executive Core Qualifications (ECQs)
  • OF-306
  • Schedule A Letter
  • Civil Service Preference Letter
  • Resume
  • SF-15
  • SF-50
  • Transcript


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.

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-4 position you must have served 52 weeks at the GS-3. 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:

  • General Experience: You must have one (1) year of general experience at the level of difficulty and responsibility equivalent to GS-03 grade level in the Federal service. The experience could have been progressively responsible clerical, office, or other work that indicates ability to acquire the particular competencies needed to perform the duties of the position to be filled. This may be paid or non-paid experience . OR,
  • Education: Applicants may substitute education for the required experience. To qualify based on education for this grade level you must have Two (2) years of education above the high school level (education may have been obtained in an accredited junior college, college, university, business, secretarial or technical school). OR,
  • Combination: Possess equivalent combinations of successfully completed post-high school education and general experience may be used to meet total experience requirements. Determine the total qualifying experience as a percentage of the experience required for the grade level; then determine education as a percentage of the education required for the grade level; then add the two percentages. The total percentage must equal at least 100 percent to qualify an applicant for that grade level.
You will be rated on the following Competencies for this position:
  • Administration and Management
  • Technical Competence
  • Technical Credibility


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: Long periods of standing and walking while sorting, delivering mail. Lifting and carrying of moderately heavy material, up to 50 pounds, while packaging and dispatching.
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