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Veterans Affairs, Veterans Health Administration Supervisory Transportation Assistant in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania


The position is aligned under the Pittsburgh VA Healthcare System (VAPHS), Veteran's Transportation Program, reporting to the Mobility Manager, VTP in Pittsburgh, PA. The Supervisory Transportation Assistant is responsible for planning, directing, and managing the Medical Center's beneficiary travel program.


THIS IS NOT A VIRTUAL POSITION, YOU MUST LIVE WITHIN OR BE WILLING TO RELOCATE WITHIN A COMMUTABLE DISTANCE OF THE DUTY LOCATION Major duties and responsibilities include, but are not limited to, the following: Designs and manages day-to-day operations of the bene-travel program passenger movement policies and programs; Implements all special mode transportation processes, policies, regulations; Supervises and trains transportation assistants within Unit; Ensures all VA rules and regulations relating to beneficiary travel are being followed; Prepares program budget and maintains fund control points; Obligates funds and processes payments for beneficiary travel and contractual services; Collaborates with clinical administration for transportation workload forecasting, modification of processes, etc.; Monitors, assesses, and resolves operational and coordination problems; Researches needs and demands for travelers and identifies transportation alternatives; Performs other related duties as assigned. Work Schedule: Monday thru Friday from 8:00 am - 4:30 pm.

Recruitment & Relocation Incentives: Not authorized

Financial Disclosure Report: Not Required


Conditions of Employment



SPECIALIZED EXPERIENCE: At least one (1) full year of specialized experience equivalent to at least the next lower grade level (GS-7) in Federal Service that has given you the knowledge, skills, and abilities necessary to perform the duties of a Supervisory Transportation Assistant GS-8. Qualifying experience includes: supervisor/lead experience within a transportation program; coordinating patient transports/transfers; planning and directing administrative activities within a transportation system; assisting with program budget; analyzing program activities and making recommendations for performance improvements related to transportation services; establishing and planning work priorities and deadlines; and providing technical and administrative supervision, instruction, and counsel to unit employees. NOTE: Experience must be fully documented on your resume and must include job title; duties; month and year start/end dates AND hours worked per week. You will be rated on the following Competencies as part of the assessment questionnaire for this position:

Customer ServiceDecision MakingHuman Resources ManagementPerformance ManagementTransportation IMPORTANT: A full year of work is considered to be 35-40 hours of work per week. All experience listed on your resume must include the month and year start/end dates. 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. 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; religious; 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. For more information on these qualification standards, please visit the United States Office of Personnel Management's website at


There is no educational substitution at this grade level. 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. For further information, visit:

Additional Information

Physical Requirements: Work is performed primarily sedentary in nature; however, there is some walking, standing, bending, carrying light items, and pushing carts. 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. 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. 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. For more information on how to apply using this appointment authority via the Selective Placement Coordinator within the office, contact the facility Human Resources Department at (412) 822-2355. It is the policy of the VA to not deny employment to those that have faced financial hardships or periods of unemployment. 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. The Interagency Career Transition Assistance Plan (ICTAP) and Career Transition Assistance Plan (CTAP) provide eligible displaced Federal competitive service employees with selection priority over other candidates for competitive service vacancies. To be qualified you must submit appropriate documentation and be found well-qualified (have a final rating of 85 or more before any Veterans preference points) for this vacancy. Information about ICTAP and CTAP eligibility is on OPM's Career Transition Resources website at This job opportunity announcement may be used to fill additional vacancies. If you are unable to apply online view the following link for information regarding an Alternate Application.