WATCH: 700lb Moose Chases Golfer in Sweden   
Had to look it up but I guess they call moose elk in Sweden. According to Alaska.gov the golfer did the right thing by trying to (...)
          Danas: Anđusu pritvor od 30 dana   
Sudija za prethodni postupak Višeg suda u Beogradu je nakon saslušanja novinara Dejana Anđusa doneo rešenje kojim mu je određen pritvor do 30 dana. Protiv ove odluke osumnjičeni Anđus i njegov branilac mogu izjaviti žalbu krivičnom vanraspravnom veću u roku od tri dana. Više javno tužilaštvo u [...]
          Blic: Novi aparat u Tiršovoj: Najmlađi u Dečjoj bolnici lekove protiv bolova doziraju sami sebi   
Luka Jakovljević (13) iz Ćuprije došao je na kliniku u veoma teškom stanju zbog sepse koju je dobio nakon povrede na fudbalu. Lekari su uspeli da se izbore za njegov život i tinejdžer je smešten na odeljenje intenzivne nege. Strašne bolove ne oseća upravo zahvaljujući ovom aparatu. - Kad pritisnem [...]
           Chris Christie battles to resolve deadlock on NJ budget    
Residents of New Jersey felt the impact of the state government shutdown on Saturday as Gov Chris Christie returned to work over the weekend to try and resolve the deadlock on the $34.7BN budget.
          Burgum, State Agencies Introduce Efforts to Provide Timely Information on Disaster and Emergency Response Activities   
By ND Joint Information Group
Gov. Doug Burgum and state officials today unveiled a new website and related social media sites designed to provide information during issues of significant public impact and involving a multi-agency response. NDResponse.gov supports response and recovery coordination with state and local agencies in each county and tribal nation within North Dakota.
 
“It is vitally important for the citizens of North Dakota to have resources for timely and accurate information on events such as the Dakota Access Pipeline and potential spring flooding,” Gov. Burgum said. “Our coordinated effort will ensure that a consistent, factual message reaches the citizens of North Dakota, reducing confusion, combatting rumors and myths, and providing the public with the information they need to be best prepared for whatever situation arises.”
 
In the event of major events impacting North Dakota citizens, the state will use NDResponse.gov as a single source for accurate and timely information. Currently, the website will provide information on the response to the Dakota Access Pipeline protest events and potential spring 2017 flooding.
 
“North Dakota has a great tradition of agencies coming together in times of crisis and natural disaster. We want to reinforce all of the great efforts by our agencies and highlight the dedicated work done by our first responders,” Gov. Burgum said. “These efforts in coordination with our Joint Information Center – a collection of communications staff from various state agencies – will continue to ensure a consistent and accurate message moving forward to better inform our citizens and battle misinformation.”
 
NDResponse.gov will also include a media resources section with photos, videos and a press contact request form.
 
The social media sites for NDResponse are located at https://www.facebook.com/NDResponse/ and https://twitter.com/ndresponse.
 
The North Dakota Joint Information Center provides 24/7 emergency communications and resource coordination with more than 50 lead and support agencies, private enterprise, and voluntary organizations to assist local jurisdictions in disaster and emergency response activities.  

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          Highway GIS Applications Manager   
NE-Lincoln, Highway GIS Applications Manager #02700329, Lincoln. Department of Roads. Please visit our Webster at www.statejobs.nebraska.gov for job duties, requirements, and to apply. Must complete State application on or before closing date: 7/5/17. NE State Personnel, Special Accommodations, under ADA call: (402) 471-2075. EEO/VET
          Engineer IV - Bridge   
NE-Lincoln, Engineer IV - Bridge #02700274, Lincoln. Department of Roads. Please visit our website at www.statejobs.nebraska.gov for job duties, requirements, and to apply. Must complete State application on or before closing date: 7/5/17. NE State Personnel, Special Accommodations, under ADA call: (402) 471-2075. EEO/VET
          Engineer IV - Bridge   
NE-lincoln, Highway Quality Assurance Manager #02701390, Omaha. Department of Roads. Please visit our website at www.statejobs.nebraska.gov for job duties, requirements, and to apply. Must complete State application on or before closing date: 7/5/17. NE State Personnel, Special Accommodations, under ADA call: (402) 471-2075. EEO/VET
          Insurance Claims Investigator I   
NE-Lincoln, Insurance Claims Investigator I #02214013, Lincoln. Please visit our website at www.statejobs.nebraska.gov for job duties, requirements, and to apply. Must complete State application on or before closing date: 7/12/17. NE State Personnel, Special Accommodations, under ADA call: (402) 471-2075. EEO/VET
          Highway Materials and Tests Technician II   
NE-Lincoln, Highway Materials and Tests Technician II #02700268. The Nebraska Department of Roads is currently accepting applications for a Highway Materials and Tests Technician II in Lincoln NE. Please visit our website at www.statejobs.nebraska.gov for job duties, requirements, and to apply. Must complete State application on or before closing date: 7/14/17. NE State Personnel, Special Accommodations, unde
          Trial of Electrical Direct-Current Therapy versus Escitalopram for Depression.   

Trial of Electrical Direct-Current Therapy versus Escitalopram for Depression.

N Engl J Med. 2017 Jun 29;376(26):2523-2533

Authors: Brunoni AR, Moffa AH, Sampaio-Junior B, Borrione L, Moreno ML, Fernandes RA, Veronezi BP, Nogueira BS, Aparicio LVM, Razza LB, Chamorro R, Tort LC, Fraguas R, Lotufo PA, Gattaz WF, Fregni F, Benseñor IM, ELECT-TDCS Investigators

Abstract
Background We compared transcranial direct-current stimulation (tDCS) with a selective serotonin-reuptake inhibitor for the treatment of depression. Methods In a single-center, double-blind, noninferiority trial involving adults with unipolar depression, we randomly assigned patients to receive tDCS plus oral placebo, sham tDCS plus escitalopram, or sham tDCS plus oral placebo. The tDCS was administered in 30-minute, 2-mA prefrontal stimulation sessions for 15 consecutive weekdays, followed by 7 weekly treatments. Escitalopram was given at a dose of 10 mg per day for 3 weeks and 20 mg per day thereafter. The primary outcome measure was the change in the 17-item Hamilton Depression Rating Scale (HDRS-17) score (range, 0 to 52, with higher scores indicating more depression). Noninferiority of tDCS versus escitalopram was defined by a lower boundary of the confidence interval for the difference in the decreased score that was at least 50% of the difference in the scores with placebo versus escitalopram. Results A total of 245 patients underwent randomization, with 91 being assigned to escitalopram, 94 to tDCS, and 60 to placebo. In the intention-to-treat analysis, the mean (±SD) decrease in the score from baseline was 11.3±6.5 points in the escitalopram group, 9.0±7.1 points in the tDCS group, and 5.8±7.9 points in the placebo group. The lower boundary of the confidence interval for the difference in the decrease for tDCS versus escitalopram (difference, -2.3 points; 95% confidence interval [CI], -4.3 to -0.4; P=0.69) was lower than the noninferiority margin of -2.75 (50% of placebo minus escitalopram), so noninferiority could not be claimed. Escitalopram and tDCS were both superior to placebo (difference vs. placebo, 5.5 points [95% CI, 3.1 to 7.8; P<0.001] and 3.2 points [95% CI, 0.7 to 5.5; P=0.01], respectively). Patients receiving tDCS had higher rates of skin redness, tinnitus, and nervousness than did those in the other two groups, and new-onset mania developed in 2 patients in the tDCS group. Patients receiving escitalopram had more frequent sleepiness and obstipation than did those in the other two groups. Conclusions In a single-center trial, tDCS for the treatment of depression did not show noninferiority to escitalopram over a 10-week period and was associated with more adverse events. (Funded by Fundação de Amparo à Pesquisa do Estado de São Paulo and others; ELECT-TDCS ClinicalTrials.gov number, NCT01894815 .).

PMID: 28657871 [PubMed - in process]


          A Placebo-Controlled Trial of Antibiotics for Smaller Skin Abscesses.   

A Placebo-Controlled Trial of Antibiotics for Smaller Skin Abscesses.

N Engl J Med. 2017 Jun 29;376(26):2545-2555

Authors: Daum RS, Miller LG, Immergluck L, Fritz S, Creech CB, Young D, Kumar N, Downing M, Pettibone S, Hoagland R, Eells SJ, Boyle MG, Parker TC, Chambers HF, DMID 07-0051 Team

Abstract
Background Uncomplicated skin abscesses are common, yet the appropriate management of the condition in the era of community-associated methicillin-resistant Staphylococcus aureus (MRSA) is unclear. Methods We conducted a multicenter, prospective, double-blind trial involving outpatient adults and children. Patients were stratified according to the presence of a surgically drainable abscess, abscess size, the number of sites of skin infection, and the presence of nonpurulent cellulitis. Participants with a skin abscess 5 cm or smaller in diameter were enrolled. After abscess incision and drainage, participants were randomly assigned to receive clindamycin, trimethoprim-sulfamethoxazole (TMP-SMX), or placebo for 10 days. The primary outcome was clinical cure 7 to 10 days after the end of treatment. Results We enrolled 786 participants: 505 (64.2%) were adults and 281 (35.8%) were children. A total of 448 (57.0%) of the participants were male. S. aureus was isolated from 527 participants (67.0%), and MRSA was isolated from 388 (49.4%). Ten days after therapy in the intention-to-treat population, the cure rate among participants in the clindamycin group was similar to that in the TMP-SMX group (221 of 266 participants [83.1%] and 215 of 263 participants [81.7%], respectively; P=0.73), and the cure rate in each active-treatment group was higher than that in the placebo group (177 of 257 participants [68.9%], P<0.001 for both comparisons). The results in the population of patients who could be evaluated were similar. This beneficial effect was restricted to participants with S. aureus infection. Among the participants who were initially cured, new infections at 1 month of follow-up were less common in the clindamycin group (15 of 221, 6.8%) than in the TMP-SMX group (29 of 215 [13.5%], P=0.03) or the placebo group (22 of 177 [12.4%], P=0.06). Adverse events were more frequent with clindamycin (58 of 265 [21.9%]) than with TMP-SMX (29 of 261 [11.1%]) or placebo (32 of 255 [12.5%]); all adverse events resolved without sequelae. One participant who received TMP-SMX had a hypersensitivity reaction. Conclusions As compared with incision and drainage alone, clindamycin or TMP-SMX in conjunction with incision and drainage improves short-term outcomes in patients who have a simple abscess. This benefit must be weighed against the known side-effect profile of these antimicrobials. (Funded by the National Institutes of Health; ClinicalTrials.gov number, NCT00730028 .).

PMID: 28657870 [PubMed - in process]


          Ильина_Тоня: Без заголовка   

Это цитата сообщения LediLana Оригинальное сообщениеКак 108 шагов помогают укрепить иммунитет

3925311_108_shagov (344x215, 14Kb)ТАЙНА ЧИСЛА 108│Как "108 шагов" помогают укрепить иммунитет?

"108 шагов" - это упражнение тибетских монахов. Каждое утро, рано, сразу после пробуждения, они отправляются за водой. Наполнив кувшины, проходят 108 шагов по холодному горному ручью.

Откуда число 108?

108 страстей — основаны на том, что у человека есть шесть видов ощущений через органы чувств, плюс сознание.

ТЕХНИКА ВЫПОЛНЕНИЯ:

Обычно рекомендуют уровень воды делать 2–3 сантиметра. Можно, конечно, и просто воды налить, но часто рекомендуют не закрывать сток воды, а делать ее, так сказать, бегущей: положить шланг душа подальше от стока или просто оставлять воду открытой. Для эффективности можно положить под ноги во время ходьбы жесткий коврик с шипами.

Температура воды, для начала должна быть теплой или прохладной, а потом, привыкнув, постепенно ее можно понижать до самой холодной, которую только можно получить из крана.

Это упражнение очень хорошо укрепляет иммунитет, тонизирует сосуды, снимает отеки с ног, заряжает бодростью и настраивает на благополучный, успешный день. А так как на стопах ног находятся активные точки всех органов, стимулируются все органы и системы нашего организма.

После упражнения ноги вытирать насухо не следует. Только слегка вытереть воду и дать им высохнуть и согреться самим. Когда ноги станут теплыми, то можно одеть носки.
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Как ещё можно сделать «108 шагов по ручью»


Воду налить в тазик, который заранее можно приготовить с вечера. Так утром меньше поводов думать о том, что на процедуру нет времени или желания. Можно делать это упражнение параллельно с чисткой зубов, можно полностью концентрироваться и громко считать до 108.


          WatchGuard Technologies' Top 8 Security Predictions for 2014   
Could a Hollywood hack come true? Will there be a U.S. Healthcare.gov data breach? Should you expect CryptoLocker clones?

          Rokada na klupi Mornara:Pavićević menja Pavićevića   
Crnogorski košarkaški klub Mornar saopštio je da će umesto Đorđija Pavićevića novi trener tog kluba biti njegov stariji brat Mihailo. Kako se navodi, Đorđije Pavićević se seli na klupi i pomagaće svom bratu savetima, kao što je brat njemu u protekloj sezoni.
          Request continued access to public waterfronts   

Areas of public access to public waterfronts in Norfolk will be restricted by activity and time frames when they are defined as public parks. Portions of Haven Creek, Knitting Mill Creek, and the Lafayette River along the bulkhead of Colonial Place in Norfolk will be impacted. The area along the bulkhead on Mayflower Road, including access to both of the steps will be closed from dawn to dusk for activities. Specific activities that could be impacted include being present (loitering) between Mayflower Road and the bulkhead, fishing, dog walking, kayak launching or landing, watching the sunset or sunrise, and walking. Signs will be posted establishing that the "park" along the bulkhead will be closed to the public from dawn to dusk. Fishing, in particular will be banned at all times along portions of Knitting Mill Creek and Lafayette River, and all of Haven Creek.

Instead of defining this public waterfront as a park with all of a park's restricted uses, this area can be defined as a public trail. Norfolk public trails (such as the Elizabeth River Trail) do not have restricted use and are not closed to the public from dawn to dusk as parks are in Norfolk.

Please sign the petition requesting the following actions by Norfolk City Council:
1) City Council should NOT define portions of Knitting Mill Creek and portions of Lafayette River in Colonial Place, and the entirety of Haven Creek as a Norfolk City Park.
2) City Council should INSTEAD define the entirety of Knitting Mill Creek, Lafayetter River in Colonial Place (bulkhead) and Haven Creek as a public trail (possibly a spur of the existing Elizabeth River Trail).

Please sign the petition requesting City Council does not proceed with its plans to define portions of the public access waterfront in Colonial Place as a park and recommending the area be defined as a trail or possible spur of the existing Elizabeth River Trail.  

City Councilwoman, Andria McClellan, may be contacted directly at andria.mcclellan@Norfolk.gov in regards to this matter (which is to be addressed at the July Norfolk Council Meeting).


          Obujam spomine: Varuhinja luči   

Zakaj pa ne…

Varuhinja luči

april 4, 2008 at 8:59 am | In fikcija |

Skozi temo, ki je ležala na njegovih očeh, je v daljavi ugledal nekaj, kar je bilo podobno lučem. Podvomil je v videno, saj tod ni bilo ničesar, ko je nazadnje hodil mimo, zdaj pa naj bi v daljavi gorelo na desetine lučk. Od daleč niso bile nič večje kot svetleči zadki kresnic. Luči so migljale, zato ni več razmišljal o razpokah v črni barvi, v katero je obarvana tema, prav gotovo ne gre za popacano kuliso teme. Tisto tam je živo. Premika se. Miglja sem in tja, kakšna od luči kdaj izgine v temi, a se čez čas zopet pojavi. Zaradi utrujenosti od poti ga je pogled na migetajoče luči uspaval. Čeprav ga je njegov radovedni duh gnal naprej, pa telo ni sodelovalo. Omagan se je zleknil v mehko travo, zaprl oči in takrat se mu je zazdelo, da skozi zaprte veke vidi luči, ki poplesujejo. Kmalu je tudi ta slika izginila iz zavesti in padel je v globok spanec. Ko se je zbudil je bila okoli njega še vedno tema, a opazil je, da tiste lučke zdaj migetajo povsod na nebesnem svodu. Razmnožile so se v miljone in miljarde malih migetajočih lučk. Kljub temu, da so mu pripovedovali, da ta ki prižiga luči ne obstaja, je on iskal naprej.  V tistem trenutku je bil je le še korak stran in že je opazil laterne, ki so visele izpod nebesnega svoda. V vetru so kot lampinjoni migljale sem in tja. In ko se je tako sprehajal med njimi in opazoval nenavadno stvaritev, je od nekod ugledal par oči, ki so se svetile lepše od vseh luči z neba…

Ona ni  imela samo te moči, da je prižigala zvezde na nebu, luč je prižigala tudi v ljudeh. Zakaj le neki se človeštvo že od nekdaj ozira v zvezdnato nebo? Kdo je ona, kaj je, zakaj je, kako? Nepotrebna vprašanja, tako kot tisto: Zakaj so zvezde na nebu? Zakaj pa ne?…

Jia Lu – Lantern Garden


          Capitol Resource Institute Urged Phone Calls To Cali Gov & Attorney General To “Do Their Jobs”   
Sometimes it’s hard not to recognize that the lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, and queer (LGBTQ) community, as well as our friends, family, and allies, don’t seem as good at organizing as those on the religious right — as least with regards to phone and letter campaigns. California’s Capitol Resource Institute (CRI) sent out an email […]
          Germany Gov accepted Gay Marriage, the same day Capital Berlin was hit with record flood   
http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-133702/Thousands-flee-homes-floods-hit-Germany.html Thousands flee their homes as floods hit Germany Record...

- Poster: Anonymous Coward (UID 42134880) - Views 86 - Replies 4

          SPC MD 1214   
MD 1214 CONCERNING SEVERE POTENTIAL...WATCH POSSIBLE FOR MUCH OF NEW MEXICO
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Mesoscale Discussion 1214
NWS Storm Prediction Center Norman OK
0432 PM CDT Sat Jul 01 2017

Areas affected...Much of New Mexico

Concerning...Severe potential...Watch possible 

Valid 012132Z - 012330Z

Probability of Watch Issuance...60 percent

SUMMARY...Storms currently in higher terrain and along the New
Mexico Front Range may organize further with time, posing a severe
hail and wind threat over the next several hours.  A WW may be
needed before 00Z for portions of the discussion area.

DISCUSSION...Peak surface heating (and resultant moderate
destabilization) has fostered the development of several mostly
high-based thunderstorms over the past couple of hours.  These
storms have exhibited some hail and damaging wind potential
recently, although this has generally been on an isolated basis. 
25-35 knots of deep shear and veering vertical wind profiles with
height will foster continued storm organization over the course of
the afternoon, although relatively weak low/mid-level wind profiles
will likely tend to favor outflow-dominant/undercutting convection.

Over the course of the afternoon, storms may attempt to
congeal/merge outflow boundaries, fostering upscale growth into one
or two linear complexes.  If this upscale-growth process does occur,
the attendant severe weather threat will increase and necessitate a
severe thunderstorm watch issuance for a portion of the discussion
area.  Convective trends will be monitored for this possibility.

..Cook/Hart.. 07/01/2017

...Please see www.spc.noaa.gov for graphic product...

ATTN...WFO...LUB...AMA...MAF...ABQ...EPZ...

LAT...LON   34480697 35560764 36350762 36930641 36980485 36540369
            35830316 35350298 33990275 32400306 32160403 32420556
            33350629 34480697 

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          Evo kako bi trebao da izgleda iPhone 8   

Glasine o sledećoj generaciji iPhone-a sve su učestalije, a kako i ne bi bile kad se bliži još jedna sezona u kojoj će Apple pokupiti većinu novca u industriji telefona. iPhone 8 bi tako trebao da dođe potpuno redizajniran, budući da ga zadnje tri generacije prati loš glas zbog neinovativnosti i zanemarivanja novih trendova.

Tako su mnogi nezavnisni dizajneri već sada napravili opstvene rendere novog iPhone-a, temeljeći njegov izgled na svim do sada poznatim detaljima. Fotografije i video koje sada donosi @OnLeaks, prikazuju uređaj kako bi na kraju trebao da izgleda.



Ako su ove informacije autentične, čini se da je Apple ipak pronašao način za smeštanje čitača otisaka prstiju ispod ekrana, budući da ga ne vidimo na spoljnom delu kućišta. S druge strane, postoje indicije da bi novi iPhone upravo zbog tog prilično zahtevnog zahvata mogao da kasni u dolasku.


          Information Regarding Workplace Safety, Wage and Hour and Youth Employment Regulations and Emergency Information in the Event of a State of Maine Shutdown   
###Public Sector Safety Enforcement

**If there is a serious injury of a public sector employee requiring a hospital stay of at least 24 hours or a fatality of a public sector employee, the employing unit MUST report the incident to the Department of Labor within 24 hours (not on the next business day). To report such incidents that may occur during a potential shutdown, the employer must call 207-592-4501 and leave a message. This phone line will be monitored during a shutdown.**

###Wage and Hour including Youth Employment

**If a worker, member of the public, employer or parent needs to report a serious violation of the laws governing minors that is placing a minor at risk of serious injury or death, immediately report that violation to 207-623-7925 and leave a message. This phone line will be monitored during a shutdown.**

Work permits for youth under 16 will not be processed. School systems should continue to mail permit applications in for processing when State offices reopen.

To file a complaint related to Wage and Hour violations during a shutdown, individuals or employers may call the Wage and Hour Division of the U.S. Department of Labor at 1-866-487-9243 or visit www.wagehour.dol.gov to be advised on filing a complaint on a Maine-based employer. In some cases, Maine and federal laws differ, and USDOL may advise you to wait and file your complaint in Maine once State offices reopen.

To file complaints or make inquiries that are not time-sensitive, email the "Contact Us" page at https://www1.maine.gov/labor/contact/index.html . Questions will be processed in the order received when the State reopens. Do not expect an immediate response.

Voice mails left on any Department of Labor phone will not be checked during a shutdown. Do not expect an immediate response.

###SafetyWorks!

All SafetyWorks! scheduled trainings and consultations will be cancelled for the duration of a State shutdown. Trainings will resume as scheduled when offices reopen. Check the training calendar at http://www.maine.gov/tools/whatsnew/index.php?topic=Safetyworks_Classes&v=ListAll .

Online registration for classes online will remain available; however, those registrations will not be processed or confirmed until State offices reopen.


          Information for Clients and providers of CareerCenter, Training, Maine JobLink, Foreign Labor and Other Employment Services in the Event of a State of Maine Shutdown   
###CareerCenter Services

- All CareerCenters will be closed. - All workshops, RESEA workshops and appointments, employer recruitments, and job fairs scheduled during a state shutdown will be canceled. - CareerCenter partners that have offices or appointments inside a CareerCenter, including Aroostook County Action Program, Eastern Maine Development Corporation, Western Maine Community Action, and Workforce Solutions, will also be closed during the shutdown. - All Vocational Rehabilitation appointments will be canceled during a shutdown. - The CareerCenter Live Chat service on www.mainecareercenter.gov will not be available. - The CareerCenter Hotline will not be answered. - People with questions for their local CareerCenter may send an email to that CareerCenter. To find the closest CareerCenter, visit: http://www.mainecareercenter.gov/locations/index.shtml and click the link for the name of the CareerCenter. The email addresses are found on each CareerCenter's homepage. Emails sent to CareerCenters will be answered in the order received once State offices reopen.

###Maine JobLink - maine.gov/joblink

- Maine JobLink will be available and operational for both employers and job seekers to use at http://www.maine.gov/joblink . - Employers that create a new job posting but do not see it live on the website should log back in and make sure all required fields are completed accurately. Job seekers looking to create an account and had an older Maine JobLink or Maine Job Bank account, need to wait until the CareerCenters reopen to have their account reactivated. If these job seekers are also filing for unemployment, this will not affect the processing of their unemployment claim during the shutdown, although the claim could be delayed for other reasons. - Frequently asked questions are available at https://joblink.maine.gov/ada/r/faq .

###Rapid Response, Training and Other Employment Services Programs

- If a person is enrolled in a training program and receives support services, no reimbursements for services provided through June 30, 2017 will be processed until State offices reopen, in the likelihood of a shutdown. - If a person is enrolled in a training program and receives support services such as transportation or child care, the State will not be able to pay for or reimburse a trainee or provider for any such service performed while the State is shut down. Providers and trainees may make alternative, private arrangements to cover the costs of services during the period of a shutdown. - No Rapid Response sessions would be held during a shutdown. Employers seeking assistance with a layoff or avoiding a layoff, or questions about the legal requirements of a layoff, should send an email with "Rapid Response" in the subject line to mdol@maine.gov but will not receive an immediate reply; Rapid Response emails will be answered in the order received once State offices reopen. - No applications for enrollment in any job training programs, including Apprenticeship, Competitive Skills Scholarship, Workforce Innovation and Opportunity Act or other programs will be processed during a potential shutdown. - No Work Opportunity Tax Credit (WOTC) applications will be processed during a shutdown. Applications can still be sent in to be added to the processing queue once State offices reopen. - Employers may continue to place orders for H2-B workers using the Maine JobLink following the process here: http://www.mainecareercenter.gov/h2b/index.shtml . Employers/agents must inform Maine Department of Labor that a job order intended for an H-2B application has been posted on the Maine JobLink via email, with the employer name and job title indicating it is for H-2B, to joblink@maine.gov. These would be processed once State offices reopen. - The Hotline for Migrant and Seasonal Farmworkers will not be answered during a shutdown.
          Shutdown Information Regarding the Programs and Responsibilities of the Maine Department of Labor   
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: June 30, 2017 Contact: Julie Rabinowitz, 207-621-5009

AUGUSTA-In the likelihood that State of Maine services shut down due to a lack of a state budget as of midnight on June 30, 2017, all Department of Labor offices including the CareerCenters and SafetyWorks! will be closed. Offices will reopen and resume regular operations the next business day once a budget is in place.

All Department of Labor online services will still be available at http://www.maine.gov/labor/ . The department advises the public to check local news as well as http://www.maine.gov/labor/ and the Maine Department of Labor Facebook page, https://www.facebook.com/MaineDOL , and Twitter account, @maine_labor, for official notice as to when the offices will reopen and other messages relating to the department's services during the shutdown, including unemployment benefits.

##Unemployment Benefits

Limited unemployment benefit services will be provided. The guidance below is for claims filed the week of July 2-8, 2017, should there be a shutdown; the Department of Labor will issue additional guidance if such a shutdown lasts longer than a week. **All regulations and requirements governing the filing of unemployment benefits, including being able, available and actively seeking work, remain in effect.**

###Unemployment: Filing Claims

- The Unemployment Customer Service Claims Centers will be closed, and customer service representatives will not be available during the shutdown. - All initial claims for benefits, meaning that a person has never filed for unemployment benefits in Maine or has not filed for unemployment in the previous 12 months, must be filed via the website at http://www.maine.gov/labor/unemployment/benefits.html . - Claimants needing to reopen a benefit year, must also file online at http://www.maine.gov/labor/unemployment/benefits.html . - Claimants currently filing for weekly unemployment benefits can either use the automated telephone service at 1-800-593-7660 or the website to file a continued claim. - The department advises claimants to **be as accurate as possible in answering the questions when filing**. Claims with missing information or errors will be significantly delayed and claimants may need to speak to a customer service representative to resolve their specific issue when State government offices reopen. - If claimants have to speak to a customer service representative after State government reopens, expect long wait times on the phones. The department anticipates high call volumes when State offices reopen. - All claimants must still register on the Maine JobLink at https://joblink.maine.gov/ada/r/ . However, if claimants cannot access their older account, they will need to wait until the CareerCenters reopen to have the JobLink account reactivated. This will not affect the processing of the unemployment claim during the shutdown, although the claim could be delayed for other reasons. - Short videos that answer questions about the unemployment claims process can help avoid having to wait and call the department once State offices reopen. The videos are available online at http://www.maine.gov/labor/unemployment/videos/index.html .

###Unemployment: Claims and Payment Processing

- All claims filed prior to 5 p.m. on Thursday, June 29, were anticipated to be processed as usual on June 30. - All pending claims filed after 5 p.m. on June 29, if there is no budget in place as of 5 p.m. on June 30, will not be processed until July 6 in the case the State still lacks a budget on July 5. - In the event a budget is in place by July 2, all pending claims through 5 p.m. on July 3 will be processed on July 5, due to the July 4 holiday. Processing of claims will then proceed as usual. - **Use the online service to check the status of your claim** once State offices reopen to avoid calling the department. We anticipate long wait times on the phones.

###Contacting Unemployment

- The Unemployment Customer Service Claims Centers will be closed. Claimants will not be able to speak to a customer service representative during the shutdown. - Employer Services will be closed. Employers with questions about claims and taxes should wait to contact the department until after State offices reopen. - People with questions about any aspect of unemployment can submit an email to the Bureau of Unemployment Compensation via the Contact Us page at https://www1.maine.gov/labor/contact/index.html . Questions will be processed in the order received when the State reopens. In the event of a shutdown, do not expect an immediate response. - Voice mails left on any Department of Labor phone will not be checked during a shutdown.

###Unemployment: Fact-Findings and Appeals

- All fact-findings and appeals hearings to be held by either the Division of Administrative Hearings or the Unemployment Insurance Commission have been canceled for the week of July 3. - In the event of a shutdown that lasts longer than a week, for scheduled hearings during the week of July 10, please watch local news. If the state is shutdown that day, there will be no hearing held that day. - Claimants may still file appeals on at http://www.maine.gov/labor/appeals/filing.shtml . - The offices of the Division of Administrative Hearings and the Unemployment Insurance Commission will be closed during a shutdown; do not call the office to ask about when your hearing will be rescheduled. When State offices reopen, you will be contacted by the Division or Commission to reschedule your hearing. This may take a couple of days.

##Labor Standards

###SafetyWorks!

- All SafetyWorks! scheduled trainings and consultations will be cancelled for the duration of a State shutdown. Trainings will resume as scheduled when offices reopen. Check the training calendar at http://www.maine.gov/tools/whatsnew/index.php?topic=Safetyworks_Classes&v=ListAll . - Online registration for classes online will remain available; however, those registrations will not be processed or confirmed until State offices reopen.

###Public Sector Safety Enforcement

- **If there is a serious injury of a public sector employee requiring a hospital stay of at least 24 hours or a fatality of a public sector employee, the employing unit MUST report the incident to the Department of Labor within 24 hours (not on the next business day). To report such incidents that may occur during a potential shutdown, the employer must call 207-592-4501 and leave a message. This phone line will be monitored during a shutdown.**

###Wage and Hour

- **If a worker, member of the public, employer or parent needs to report a serious violation of the laws governing minors that is placing a minor at risk of serious injury or death, immediately report that violation to 207-623-7925 and leave a message. This phone line will be monitored during a shutdown.** - Work permits for youth under 16 will not be processed. School systems should continue to mail permit applications in for processing when State offices reopen. - To file a complaint related to Wage and Hour violations during a shutdown, individuals or employers may call the Wage and Hour Division of the U.S. Department of Labor at 1-866-487-9243 or visit www.wagehour.dol.gov to be advised on filing a complaint on a Maine-based employer. In some cases, Maine and federal laws differ, and USDOL may advise you to wait and file your complaint in Maine once State offices reopen. - To file complaints or make inquiries that are not time-sensitive, email the "Contact Us" page at https://www1.maine.gov/labor/contact/index.html . Questions will be processed in the order received when the State reopens. Do not expect an immediate response. - Voice mails left on any Department of Labor phone will not be checked during a shutdown. Do not expect an immediate response.

##Employment Services

###CareerCenter Services

- All CareerCenters will be closed. - All workshops, RESEA workshops and appointments, employer recruitments, and job fairs scheduled during a state shutdown will be canceled. - CareerCenter partners that have offices or appointments inside a CareerCenter, including Aroostook County Action Program, Eastern Maine Development Corporation, Western Maine Community Action, and Workforce Solutions, will also be closed during the shutdown. - All Vocational Rehabilitation appointments will be canceled during a shutdown. - The CareerCenter Live Chat service on mainecareercenter.gov will not be available. - The CareerCenter Hotline will not be answered. - People with questions for their local CareerCenter may send an email to that CareerCenter. To find the closest CareerCenter, visit: http://www.mainecareercenter.gov/locations/index.shtml and click the link for the name of the CareerCenter. The email addresses are found on each CareerCenter's homepage. Emails sent to CareerCenters will be answered in the order received once State offices reopen.

###Maine JobLink - maine.gov/joblink

- Maine JobLink will be available and operational for both employers and job seekers to use at http://www.maine.gov/joblink . - Employers that create a new job posting but do not see it live on the website should log back in and make sure all required fields are completed accurately. - Job seekers looking to create an account and had an older Maine JobLink or Maine Job Bank account, need to wait until the CareerCenters reopen to have their account reactivated. If these job seekers are also filing for unemployment, this will not affect the processing of their unemployment claim during the shutdown, although the claim could be delayed for other reasons. Frequently asked questions are available at https://joblink.maine.gov/ada/r/faq .

###Rapid Response, Training and Other Employment Services Programs

- If a person is enrolled in a training program and receives support services, no reimbursements for services provided through June 30, 2017 will be processed until State offices reopen, in the likelihood of a shutdown. - If a person is enrolled in a training program and receives support services such as transportation or child care, the State will not be able to pay for or reimburse a trainee or provider for any such service performed while the State is shut down. Providers and trainees may make alternative, private arrangements to cover the costs of services during the period of a shutdown. - No Rapid Response sessions would be held during a shutdown. Employers seeking assistance with a layoff or avoiding a layoff, or questions about the legal requirements of a layoff, should send an email with "Rapid Response" in the subject line to mdol@maine.gov but will not receive an immediate reply; Rapid Response emails will be answered in the order received once State offices reopen. - No applications for enrollment in any job training programs, including Apprenticeship, Competitive Skills Scholarship, Workforce Innovation and Opportunity Act or other programs will be processed during a potential shutdown. - No Work Opportunity Tax Credit (WOTC) applications will be processed during a shutdown. Applications can still be sent in to be added to the processing queue once State offices reopen. - Employers may continue to place orders for H2-B workers using the Maine JobLink following the process here: http://www.mainecareercenter.gov/h2b/index.shtml . Employers/agents must inform Maine Department of Labor that a job order intended for an H-2B application has been posted on the Maine JobLink via email, with the employer name and job title indicating it is for H-2B, to joblink@maine.gov. These would be processed once State offices reopen. - The Hotline for Migrant and Seasonal Farmworkers will not be answered during a shutdown.

##Rehabilitation Services

- All Vocational Rehabilitation and Independent Living client appointments will be canceled during a shutdown, and CareerCenters and Bureau of Rehabilitation Services, to include the Division of Vocational Rehabilitation (VR) and the Division of Blind and Visually Impaired (DBVI) offices, will be closed. - If a person is currently a VR or DBVI client receiving support services such as transportation or job coaching supports to help them be employed, the State would not be able to pay for or reimburse a client or a provider for any such service performed while the State is shut down. Providers and clients may make alternative, private arrangements to provide and cover the costs of services during the period of a shutdown. - If it appears a shutdown would extend into the week of July 9, a determination will be made no later than Friday, July 7, to cancel or shorten the DBVI Summer program, LIFE 101/201, scheduled for July 9 through 28. Participants would be contacted directly with information.

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          Thought for the Day While Sunbathing in a Hat   

Thought for the day: is the free movement of capital as problematic as, or indeed more problematic than free movement of people?

OK, I'll get it out of the way and say the nights are drawing in.

Loved Mrs Queen's European hat yesterday - it couldn't possibly be accidental and I would suggest Prince Philip, with his usual mischievousness, was behind the choice. With complete and typical neutrality, it could be taken two ways - five stars for what it may end up as, or as a snub to the government, which has stupidly risked the breakup of her once United Kingdom.


RyanAir is trying to pressure us into buying a seat now for anything from £4 to £16 before we can check in. I strongly object, as I've paid the fare already and I'll bloody well stand all the way if necessary.

One of the questions in my YouGov daily poll yesterday was "Have you suffered from sunburn over the last few days," to which my answer is no. As a teenager, and well into my mid 30s, I wouldn't miss a chance to do some bronzying, especially when at sea in the tropics. It was the unspoken rule that a seafarer had to return home as brown as a nut. The desire to get a suntan tailed off from then on, to the extent that, since my 50s, I tend to shun sunlight, if at all possible. There again, it may have had something to do with me selling my soul to Satan and these long cuspids that appeared.



          Age Related Conservatism   

a few weeks ago I received an invitation to join YouGov, the polling firm, to provide input to many of their polls. No idea why I was selected, but I thought it a good idea. YouGov has daily polls on some three subjects that are in the news and the result of the polls are fed back to those who participate. The results are broken down by gender, political leanings, UK region and age group, and they show some interesting trends, the most obvious one being that people move to the right of the political spectrum as they get older.


Psychologists have studied this age related conservatism (with a small c) and have identified a number of factors.

  1. As we grow older our thinking slows down, and intellectual curiosity stagnates. This leads to us becoming less inclined to seek out new experiences, which are proven to open us up to alternative views.
  2. After the age of about 40, and accelerating as we enter into our 60s, this slower thinking tends to make us see things as either black or white and we dismiss views that conflict with preconceptions, shutting out new knowledge.
  3. As we age we prefer to navigate life on autopilot, feeling more comfortable with the perceived certainty of our isolated views. Remaining open-minded causes uncertainty, leading to insecurity and self-doubt. Older people are less willing to admit they've made a mistake and cling tenaciously to old, discredited mantras.
Time after time, the daily YouGov poll feedback shows those over 50 generally have more reactionary views, while those at the other end of the age continuum are more progressive.

The strange thing is that the older I get, the more I seem to be moving to the left. It could be a lot to do with the fact that the older I get, the more frugally I tend to live life, meaning I've become less acquisitive and much happier in my skin, which makes me think a bit more about those less fortunate than me.

Having said that, like most people, I inherited my politics from my father - a Conservative - and voted that way for decades, not really questioning why. In my 40s I moved a tad left of centre and remained there, having developed a more analytical approach to politics and a social conscience. To be honest, I've not moved further left; the left seems to have moved closer to me. I'm constantly horrified by the number of people who never read a manifesto and vote on the basis of either blind, tribal allegiance (as in the parental example above), or the presidential attributes of the party leaders.



          Call Centers Got Big Deals Under Health Law, But How Big?    
Before the Affordable Care Act was even open for enrollment, Viviana Alvarado was already taking calls from people who wanted to know more. She and about 40 of her colleagues are staffing the phones for Maximus , the company Connecticut has contracted to run its call center. The government contractors running the troubled HealthCare.gov website have been under intense scrutiny in the past month, but those businesses aren't the only ones being paid to rollout Obamacare. In the states that are running their own health care exchanges, practices vary. Oregon, for instance, set up its own call centers; other states, like Connecticut, farm that business out to companies like Maximus. "It's a huge opportunity, and it remains so," says Rick Howard , an analyst at Gartner, a technology research firm. "There are millions of millions of folks coming in for insurance coverage. That represents a great opportunity for both commercial carriers and for those contractors who are servicing health care."
          Grad Čabar i Občina Loška dolina: Ljubljana i Zagreb su tamo gdje jesu, a nama je bitan bolji život ljudi uz granicu    
Za mene i kolegu Rajšela puno bitniji od Ljubljane i Zagreba su Loška dolina i Čabar, kazao je župan Občine Loška dolina Janez Komidar. Njegov kolega s ove strane granice, gradonačelnik Čabra Kristijan Rajšel dodaje: »Nisu nas omele ni granice, ni žica, a ni ova nova odluka vezana uz arbitražu«
          Đoković nakon trijumfa u Eastbourneu: Drago mi je da ću imati Marija Ančića u timu    
Novak Đoković je u subotu prvi put u karijeri osvojio naslov na turniru s travnatom podlogom izvan All England Cluba, nakon što je u finalu Aegon Internationala u Eastbourneu svladao Francuza Gaela Monfilsa sa 6-3, 6-4 i došao do svog 68. ATP trofeja u karijeri.Đoković je u Eastbourneu nastupio s pozivnicom i na najbolji način iskoristio posljednji turnir uoči nastupa na Wimbledonu. Bio je to njegov 14. dvoboj protiv Monfilsa i 14. pobjeda koja mu je donijela 250 bodova i novčanu nagradu od 113.
          Comment on Koliko posao shvatate lično? by Preporuke na zanimljive i korisne tekstove koji su mi se svidjeli - Cyber Bosanka   
[…] Nikola Pećko Pivo u svom tekstu pita koliko posao shvatamo lično. Pročitam i zamislim se jer on pita da li bismo prije prihvatili posao iz snova u firmi koju ne volimo ili manje atraktivan posao u firmi koja nam se sviđa? Ja se sa Nikolom slažem 100% – nikad ne bih mogla raditi u firmi koja ne odražava moje ideje i stavove i to mnogi ne razumiju, ali svi smo različiti i imamo pravo izbora, zar ne? Ali eto, možda i vama bude zanimljivo da razmislite, pa pogledajte njegov tekst na http://peckopivo.com/2016/11/01/koliko-posao-shvatate-licno/ […]
          Doctor   
TN-Chattanooga, MOCCASIN BEND MENTAL HEALTH INSTITUTE Have immediate openings for: Part-time Contract M.D. or D.O. All applicants must pass a drug screen and background check. For further information contact: Terry Holmes, MD, Director of Clinical Services Phone: (423) 785-3343 E-Mail: Terry.Holmes@tn.gov “The state of Tennessee is an Equal Opportunity, Equal Access, and Affirmative Action Employer.” “An Accredit
          Re: Gateway to Frayser   
Frayser was a booming community back in the day. The four things that killed Frayser was annexation into Memphis, the shuttering of both Firestone and IH, the exodus of working families, and the gangsters moving in back in the 80s.

I hope development at the old Treasury store site is successful, but generally speaking, gov incentives do little for the money invested.
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          NWO/CIA/FED Destabilizing USA - Prisoner release, Illegal Invasion, Inflation, Toxic Food Water Air, Terrorist Gov Wars, Med, Drugs, Taxes, Regs   
NWO/CIA/FED Destabilizing USA - Prisoner release:(letting out Bad people early) Illegal Invasion:Inviting people(children) with no support...

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          (USA-MS-Jackson) Staff Registered Nurse (Primary Care Clinics)   
Job Overview ## Job Overview ### Summary Vacancy Identification Number (VIN): 1970857 **OUR MISSION**: To fulfill President Lincoln's promise – "To care for him who shall have borne the battle, and for his widow, and his orphan" – by serving and honoring the men and women who are America's Veterans. How would you like to become a part of a team providing compassionate care to Veterans? The G.V. (Sonny) Montgomery VA Medical Center in Jackson, MS provides primary, secondary and tertiary medical, neurological and mental health inpatient care. Services include hemodialysis, sleep studies, substance abuse treatment, post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD), hematology/oncology and rehabilitation programs. Both primary and specialized outpatient services are available including such specialized programs as; ambulatory surgery, spinal cord injury, neurology, infectious disease, substance abuse, PTSD, readjustment counseling, mental health diagnostic and treatment programs. In addition, the facility provides comprehensive health care services for female veterans patients and offers an 86-bed Community Living Center which includes Palliative Care. VA encourages persons with disabilities to apply. The health related positions in VA are covered by Title 38, and are not covered by the Schedule A excepted appointment authority. ****The applicant(s) selected for this position may be eligible to receive an award through the Education Debt Reduction Program (EDRP) upon meeting established criteria. The EDRP award is subject to availability of funding. Please contact Human Resources to speak with the EDRP Coordinator for additional information.** ### Duties The Registered Nurse assigned to the Primary Care Clinics at the G.V. (Sonny) Montgomery VAMC will perform clinical duties as directed by the Associate Director for Patient Care Services through the Deputy Associate Director for Patient Care Services/Acute Care, Deputy Associate Director for Patienet Care Services/Long Term Care, designated Associate Chief of Nursing Service and Head Nurse (or designee). Duties include providing safe, basic care to include but is not limited to the following : * Adheres to established policies, standards of care and standards of practice. * Demonstrates leadership when providing nursing care. * Serves as a role model when assigned as team leader or charge nurse under the supervision of the Head Nurse or designee. * Applies the nursing process to systems or processes at the unit/team/work group level to improve care. * Demonstrates leadership by involving others in improving care. * Supports and enhances clients and self-determination. * Serves as a resource for clients and staff in addressing ethical issues. * Identifies and assesses resource utilization and safety issues, taking appropriate action. * Acquires knowledge and skills to maintain xpertise in area of practice. * Uses group process to identify, analyze, and resolve care problems. * Initiates/participates in quality improvement activities that result in improved outcomes. * Uses a body of research to validate and/or change work group pratice. **Work Schedule:** Primarily Monday-Friday, 7:30am-4:00pm with some variability based on the needs of the service. **Functional Statement Title/#:** STAFF REGISTERED NURSE/00000 ### Travel Required * Not Required ### Relocation Authorized * No Job Requirements ## Job Requirements ### Key Requirements * Must pass pre-employment examination. * Designated and/or Random Drug Testing required. * Background and/or Security Investigation required. * Must be proficient in written and spoken English. * Selective Service Registration is required for males born after 12/31/1959. ### Qualifications **BASIC REQUIREMENTS:** * U.S. citizenship. Non-citizens may be appointed when it is not possible to recruit qualified citizens in accordance with VA Policy. * Graduate of a school of professional nursing approved by the appropriate State-accrediting agency and accredited by one of the following accrediting bodies at the time the program was completed by the applicant: The Accreditation Commission for Education in Nursing (ACEN) or The Commission on Collegiate Nursing Education (CCNE). In cases of graduates of foreign schools of professional nursing, possession of current, full, active and unrestricted registration will meet the requirement of graduation from an approved school of professional nursing. * The completion of coursework equivalent to a nursing degree in a MSN Bridge Program that qualifies for professional nursing registration constitutes the completion of an approved course of study of professional nursing. Students should submit the certificate of professional nursing to sit for the NCLEX to the VA along with a copy of the MSN transcript. (Reference VA Handbook 5005, Appendix G6) * Current, full, active and unrestricted registration as a graduate professional nurse in a State, Territory or Commonwealth (i.e., Puerto Rico) of the United States, or the District of Columbia. **Grade Determinations: **The following criteria must be met in determining the grade assignment of candidates, and if appropriate, the level within a grade: * Nurse I Level I - An Associate Degree (ADN) or Diploma in Nursing, with no additional nursing practice/experience required. * Nurse I Level II - An ADN or Diploma in Nursing and approximately 1 year of nursing practice/experience; **OR** an ADN or Diploma in Nursing and a bachelor's degree in a related field with no additional nursing practice/experience; **OR** a Bachelor's of Science in Nursing (BSN) with no additional nursing practice/experience. * Nurse I Level III - An ADN or Diploma in Nursing and approximately 2-3 years of nursing practice/experience; **OR** an ADN or Diploma in Nursing and a Bachelor's degree in a related field and approximately 1-2 years of nursing practice/experience; **OR** a BSN with approximately 1-2 years of nursing practice/experience; **OR**a Master's degree in nursing (MSN) or related field with a BSN and no additional nursing practice/experience. * Nurse II - A BSN with approximately 2-3 years of nursing practice/experience; **OR** ADN or Diploma in Nursing and a Bachelor's degree in a related field and approximately 2-3 year's of nursing practice/experience; **OR** a Master's degree in nursing or related field with a BSN and approximately 1-2 year's of nursing practice/experience; **OR**a Doctoral degree in nursing or meets basic requirements for appointment and has doctoral degree in a related field with no additional nursing practice/experience required. * Nurse III - Master's degree in nursing or related field with BSN and approximately 2-3 year's of nursing practice/experience; **OR** a Doctoral degree in nursing or related field and approximately 2-3 year's of nursing practice/experience. **Preferred Experience:** * Primary Care, Emergency Department and/or Ambulatory Clinic 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. **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: http://ope.ed.gov/accreditation/. 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. **Education/Experience Requirements:** Experience as a RN will be evaluated to determine if the experience is of an acceptable level of quality with regard to the following four dimensions of nursing: Practice; Professional Development, Collaboration and Scientific Inquiry. Each dimension of practice has criteria that demonstrate essential core competencies for VHA Nursing Personnel. The criteria are as follows: **Practice:** Practice, Ethics and Resource Utilization **Professional Development:**Performance and Education/Career Development **Collaboration:**Collaboration and Collegiality **Scientific Inquiry:**Quality of Care and Research **Physical Requirements: **This position requires visual acuity, keen hearing, clear distinctive speech, and manual dexterity. This position requires potentially long periods of continued walking, standing, stooping, sitting, bending, pulling, and pushing. Transferring patients and objects may be required. The incumbent may be exposed to infected patients and contaminated material and may be required to don protective clothing in isolation situations or operative/invasive procedures. The incumbent may occasionally be exposed to patients who are combative secondary to delirium, dementia, or psychiatric disorders. The incumbent must be a mature, flexible, sensible individual capable of working effectively in stressful situations, able to shift priorities based on patient needs. ### Security Clearance Other Additional Information ## Additional Information ### What To Expect Next After we receive application packages (including all required documents) and the vacancy announcement closes, we will review applications to ensure qualification and eligibility requirements are met. During our review, if your résumé and application package do not support your questionnaire answers, we will adjust your rating accordingly. After the review is complete, a referral certificate(s) is issued and applicants will be notified of their status by email (if provided); otherwise, applicants will receive a notification letter via the U.S. Postal Service. Referred applicants will be notified as such and may be contacted directly by the hiring office for an interview. All referred applicants receive a final notification once a selection decision has been made. You may check the status of your application at any time by logging into your USAJOBS account and clicking on “Application Status.” For a more detailed update of your status, click on “more information.” Information regarding applicant notification points can be found in the USAJobs Resource Center. #### BENEFITS VA offers a comprehensive benefits package. This link provides an overview of the benefits currently offered: http://www.vacareers.va.gov/why-choose-va/benefits/index.asp. Annual leave shall accrue for full-time Nurses, and Nurse Anesthetists at the rate of 8 hours for each full biweekly pay period. ### Other Information 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 position is in the Excepted Service and does not confer competitive status. This job originated on www.usajobs.gov. For the full announcement and to apply, visit www.usajobs.gov/GetJob/ViewDetails/472666100. Only resumes submitted according to the instructions on the job announcement listed at www.usajobs.gov will be considered. *Salary Range:* $46,974.00 to $93,213.00 / Per Year *Series & Grade:* VN-0610-00/00 *Supervisory Status:* No *Who May Apply:* United States Citizens *Control Number:* 472666100 *Job Announcement Number:* VA-17-GDF-1970857-T38-BU
          (USA-MS-Jackson) FACILITY DESIGN AND PROJECT MANAGEMENT SPECIALIST   
Job Overview ## Job Overview ### Summary The National Guard is the oldest component of the Armed Forces of the United States. Since the earliest American colonial days, citizens have joined together for collective defense. We have a proud tradition of coming to the aid of our friends and neighbors in times of serious emergencies. Join our National Guard team and serve your nation, your states and your community! **MISSISSIPPI NATIONAL GUARD** ** MILITARY TECHNICIAN COMPATIBILITY REQUIREMENTS:** Prior to placement in this position, the selected applicant must be assigned to a compatible position as required by TPR 303. Although conditions of employment, such as grade/rank restrictions, medical, technician compatibility, etc., are not used to determine an applicant's eligibility to apply for a position, the applicant must meet the conditions prior to appointment in the position. **NATIONAL GUARD MEMBERSHIP IS REQUIRED:** This is an excepted service position that requires membership in a compatible military assignment in the National Guard. Selectee will be required to wear the military uniform. Acceptance of an excepted service position constitutes concurrence with these requirements as a condition of employment. Applicants who are not currently a member of the National Guard must be eligible for immediate membership and employment in the National Guard in the military grade listed in this announcement. **This is an indefinite position, tenure 3, with a time limit determined by the needs of the agency. Any permanent military technician who is selected for this position will become tenure 3. The selectee will receive the same benefits and entitlements as the tenure 1 employee, but will be considered tenure 3 for purposes of reduction in force. If a permanent resource becomes available, incumbent may be converted to a permanent appointment without competition.** **This position is located in FMO at JFH in Jackson, MS** **PDCN: D1128000** **AREA OF CONSIDERATION****:** This position is in the Excepted Federal Civil Service "under the authority of 32 U.S.C. 709", and restricted to CURRENT members of the Army National Guard, Air National Guard, Reserves or Active Duty Military. **To accept this position, you must become a member of the Mississippi Army National Guard.** ### Duties ****DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES**: This position is located in ARNG Construction and Facilities Management Office, Planning and Programming Branch. The primary purpose of this position is to manage the planning, programming, and real property responsibilities for ARNG facilities engineering and management programs. Responsible for the technical and administrative development, coordination, and execution of Military Construction Army National Guard (ARNG MILCON, MCNG), Real Property Operations and Maintenance (RPOM), State Capitol Programs (SCFR) and all ARNG facilities. Responsible for the statewide Installation Status Report (ISR). The incumbent provides supervision, subordinate guidance and team leadership to NDS (Non-Dual Status), DS (Dual Status), and/or state employees. Incumbent performs long-term planning and organizational development necessary to accomplish facilities engineering and management program functions in support of programs essential to state ARNG daily operations, training, and readiness missions. Fosters and environment conducive to teaming among service providers and customers to meet state ARNG requirements. (1) Serves as a principal advisor and action officer to the CFMO on all proposed ARNG construction, maintenance, and facilities management plans within the state. Responsible for developing, maintaining, and coordinating the state's Real Property Master Plan (RPMP), Long Range Construction Plan (LRCP), State and Federal Capital Plans, and Facilities Life Cycle Plan (FLCP). (2) Serves as a principal advisor and action officer for all ARNG construction, maintenance/ repair, and facilities management programs within the state. Responsible for developing, maintaining, and coordinating the state's MILCON, Unspecified Minor MILCON (UMI), and RPOM program documents. Receives, verifies, and coordinates approval of all ARNG initial requests for construction and maintenance/repair projects. Investigates MILCON, TJMI, and RPOM requirements to determine propriety. Provides guidance and direction on project scope, preparation of project estimates, economic analyses, and programming documents. Approves location and arrangement of facilities, identifies and/or recommends appropriate funding sources, and submits proposed projects to appropriate authority for final approval and funding authorization. Develops and maintains the State's Real Property Development Plan (RPDP). Coordinates environmental studies of proposed plans with state environmental personnel. Coordinates the integration of the Range Development Plan into the Real Property Development Plan with the training function. (3) Oversees management of all ARNG real property. Responsible for the acquisition, management, and termination of real property interests; maintenance of real property accountability, the Facility Inventory and Stationing Plan (FISP), Army Stationing and Inventory Plan (ASIP), other real property inventories; and the validation of real property quantities. Translates the requirements into procurement specifications. Determines and recommends appropriate methods of acquisition, (i.e., transfer, exchange, agreement, license, lease, permit, purchase, reassignment, etc.). Oversees title searches to obtain evidence or related information (courthouse research) to determine proper ownership of properties, and identifies any unusual circumstances related to that title or ownership. Develops clauses outlining terms and conditions related to contracts, leases, licenses, and other authorizing documents. Negotiates terms and conditions to maintain compliance, satisfies the needs of the users, and maintains cost efficiency. Oversees preparation, validation, and annual submission of the Installation Status Report (ISR). (4) Oversees development, maintenance and update of ARNG Energy Programs. Identifies possible energy conservation measures and promotes use of the Energy Conservation Programs (ECP), and Energy Conservation Savings Programs (ECSP). Researches energy providers; new energy systems and technology; and state and Federal regulations. Interprets economic impact of energy laws and policies, recommends new technology/equipment, and advises staff of impact. Maintains close liaison with senior ARNG commanders and personnel, state and local government authorities, the Corps of Engineers and NGB. ### Travel Required * Occasional Travel * As mission requires ### Relocation Authorized * No Job Requirements ## Job Requirements ### Key Requirements * You must maintain membership in National Guard for continued employment. * Wear of the military uniform is a requirement of this position. * You must obtain/maintain a compatible military position. ### Qualifications **GENERAL EXPERIENCE:**Must possess experience, education or training which has provided the applicant with a knowledge of equipment maintenance work, or skill in reading engineering drawings and specifications, using test instruments, making computations, and keeping records; experience using computer and automation systems. **SPECIALIZED EXPERIENCE: ****** Must possess at least 36 months experience in applying principles, concepts and methods of equipment, facility or service operations sufficient in planning assignments; experience using well-established occupational methods and techniques to determine facility, grounds, equipment overhaul, maintenance, restoration, repair needs, etc; experience in determination of resource needs, allocation of resources, and budgeting/funding needs; experience in human resources management policy matters affecting the entire organization, with personnel actions affecting key employees to include experience coordinating work forces and resources and negotiating with management or clients concerning problems; experience in managing the function of the work to be performed; experience which includes leading, directing and assigning work of personnel. **You must list specific dates of experience (MONTH/YEAR) on resume to be considered.** **Your application must contain a DETAILED description of both civilian and military experience as it relates to the general and specialized experience requirements.** **MILITARY REQUIREMENTS: Selected candidates will be required to be in a compatible military grade and assignment prior to the effective date of placement. You must provide proof with application of eligibility to hold appropriate military grade.** **Military Grades: O1-O4** **Compatible Military Assignments:****01A** **Quality of Experience****–**Candidates' experience should be evaluated on the basis of duties performed rather than strictly on the rank of the individual; however, established compatibility criteria/assignments must be followed. The applicant's record of experience, training, and education must show possession of the knowledge, skills, and abilities needed to fully perform the duties of the position to be filled. **Military Requirements –**Military skill set is determined by AFSC/MOS requirements. Upon selection, individuals must be assigned to a compatible military AFSC/MOS in accordance with statutes and National Guard Bureau regulations and must obtain/maintain all requirements of the AFSC/MOS. Specific requirements are found in: references listed below, NGB Compatibility tables and your local Personnel section. **References** Position Description, Classification Release Old NGB Qualification Standard For Army – DA Pamphlet 611-21 For Air Force – AFOCD and AFECD OPM Classification Standards **SUBSTITUTION OF EDUCATION**: None. **NOTE: Copies of transcripts, certificate of training, etc., must be submitted in application package for substitution to be considered.** **Participation in direct deposit is mandatory.** **Permanent Change of Station Expenses: No PCS will be authorized.** ***Other Requirements:** For positions requiring the operation of motor vehicles, candidates must have a valid state driver's license for the state in which they live or are principally employed. For positions requiring a security clearance (Secret or Top Secret) the applicant must possess or be able to obtain a clearance within one year of appointment. ### Security Clearance Other Additional Information ## Additional Information ### What To Expect Next Once the online questionnaire is received you will receive an acknowledgement email that your submission was successful. After a review of your complete application is done, if you are found qualified your name will be forwarded on a referral certificate to the hiring official. If further evaluation or interviews are required you will be contacted. #### BENEFITS The following Web addresses are provided for your reference to explore the major benefits offered to most Federal employees. This link provides and overview of the benefits currently offered to Federal employees. http://www.usajobs.gov/EI/benefits.asp **Flexible Spending Accounts -** The Federal Flexible Spending Accounts Program (FSAFeds) allows you to pay for certain health and dependent care expenses with pre-tax dollars. Visit: https://www.fsafeds.com/fsafeds/index.asp **Health Insurance -** The Federal Employees Health Benefits Program offers over 100 optional plans. Visit: http://www.opm.gov/insure/health/index.asp **Leave -** Most Federal employees earn both annual and sick leave. Visit:http://www.opm.gov/oca/leave/index.asp **Life Insurance -** The Federal Employees' Group Life Insurance Program (FEGLI) offers: Basic Life Insurance plus three types of optional insurance. Visit: http://www.opm.gov/insure/life/index.asp **Long Term Care Insurance -** The Federal Long Term Care Insurance Program (FLTCIP) provides long term care insurance for Federal employees and their parents, parents-in-law, step parents, spouses, and adult children. Visit: http://www.ltcfeds.com/ **Retirement Program -** Almost all new employees are automatically covered by the Federal Employees Retirement System (FERS). FERS is a three-tiered retirement plan. The three tiers are: Social Security Benefits, Basic Benefit Plan, Thrift Savings Plan. Visit: http://www.opm.gov/retire/index.asp ### Other Information Financial Suitability - It is the policy of the government not to deny employment simply because an individual has been unemployed or has had financial difficulties that have arisen through no fault of the individual. Information about an individual's employment experience will be used only to determine the person's qualifications and to assess his or her relative level of knowledge, skills, and abilities. Although an individual's personal conduct may be relevant in any employment decision, including conduct during periods of unemployment or evidence of dishonesty in handling financial matters, financial difficulty that has arisen through no fault of the individual will generally not itself be the basis of an unfavorable suitability or fitness determination. **1. If you are a male applicant** who was born after 12/31/59 and are required to register under the Military Selective Service Act, the Defense Authorization Act of 1986 requires that you be registered or you are not eligible for appointment in this agency. **2. Please do not send/fax/courier/email any applications or resumes to the National Guard Human Resources Office. You must apply on-line or fax your application to the fax number listed in this announcement with the prescribed Cover Letter. The Human Resources Office can only process materials received through USAJOBS.** This job originated on www.usajobs.gov. For the full announcement and to apply, visit www.usajobs.gov/GetJob/ViewDetails/473301100. Only resumes submitted according to the instructions on the job announcement listed at www.usajobs.gov will be considered. *Salary Range:* $72,168.00 to $93,821.00 / Per Year *Series & Grade:* GS-1601-12/12 *Promotion Potential:* 12 *Supervisory Status:* Yes *Who May Apply:* Restricted to CURRENT members of the Army National Guard, Air National Guard, Reserves or Active Duty Military. *Control Number:* 473301100 *Job Announcement Number:* MS 17-187
          (USA-MS-Jackson) Social Worker (Addictive Disorders Treatment Program)   
Job Overview ## Job Overview ### Summary **Social Worker (Addictive Disorders Treatment Program); GS-0185-12; 1 vacancy; Jackson, MS** **Announcement Number: VA-17-BG-1980289-HT38-BU** Vacancy Identification Number (VIN): 1980289 **OUR MISSION**: To fulfill President Lincoln's promise – "To care for him who shall have borne the battle, and for his widow, and his orphan" – by serving and honoring the men and women who are America's Veterans. How would you like to become a part of a team providing compassionate care to Veterans? "As a VA professional, your opportunities are endless. Not only is it the largest, most technologically advanced integrated health care system in the Nation, but we also provide many other services to Veterans through the Benefits Administration and National Cemeteries. VA professionals feel good about their careers and their ability to balance work and home life. 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/" ****VA encourages persons with disabilities to apply. The health related positions in VA are covered by Title 38, and are not covered by the Schedule A excepted appointment authority. Current VA employees should apply under Announcement Number: VA-17-BG-1980224-HT38-BU ### Duties The Addictive Disorders Treatment Program (ADTP) Social Worker works with an interdisciplinary team to provide treatment for substance use disorders and co-occurring mental health issues in the outpatient and inpatient area at G.V. Sonny Montgomery VAMC in Jackson, MS. The incumbent will serve as a mental health treatment coordinator and will serve as primary coordinator for assigned Veterans. Incumbent duties will also include but not limited to: evidence base therapy, crisis management, case management duties, group therapy, individual therapy and psycho-educational classes related to recovery from chemical addictions. Further, the senior incumbent will provide ongoing social work services support to residential addictions program and psychiatric inpatient ward, work alternative hours as needed for mental health clinics, and provide case management to the homeless population served. Incumbent must possess the knowledge and ability to independently implement treatment modalities, provide counseling or psychotherapy for individuals, families and groups. Incumbent must have, obtain, and maintain certifications in Substance Use Disorders specific evidence base therapies. The incumbent develops treatment plans in collaboration with the veteran/family and with the interdisciplinary treatment team. The incumbent is able to coordinate community-based services, including information and referral for additional services from other VA programs, other government programs and community agency programs. The individual independently identifies high-risk patients and provides case management services. The ADTP Social Worker has working knowledge and experience in use of medical and mental health diagnoses, disabilities and treatment procedures. Additional duties include, but are not limited to: Conduct psychosocial assessments and making psychosocial diagnoses. * Conduct mental health assessments and me DSM-V diagnoses. * Develop psychosocial treatment plans with attention to age specific needs/concerns. * Provide psychosocial interventions for individuals, groups and families. * Utilize standardized instruments in the assessment of mental health conditions. * Provide individual and group counseling and/or psychotherapy. * Develop information and referral resources and services. * Develop community links and coordinates the clinical application of community services. * **Preferred Experience:** 1. Knowledge of medical and mental health diagnoses, disabilities, and treatment procedures. This includes acute, chronic, and traumatic illnesses/injuries; common medications and their effects/side effects; and medical terminology. 2. Basic skill in the use of computer software applications for drafting documents, data management, and tracking. Ability to learn and utilize software programs in use by VHA. 3. Knowledge of community resources, how to make appropriate referrals to community and other governmental agencies for services, and ability to coordinate services. 4. Ability to independently assess the psychosocial functioning and needs of patients and their family members and to formulate and implement a treatment plan, identifying the patient's problems, strengths, weaknesses, coping skills and assistance needed, in collaboration with the patient, family and interdisciplinary treatment team. 5. Ability to independently conduct psychosocial assessments and provide psychosocial treatment to a wide variety of individuals from various socio-economic, cultural, ethnic, educational and other diversified backgrounds. This requires knowledge of human development and behavior (physical and psychological) and the differential influences of the environment, society and culture. 6. Knowledge and experience in the use of medical and mental health diagnoses, disabilities and treatment procedures. This includes acute, chronic and traumatic illnesses/injuries, common medications and their effects/side effects, and medical terminology. 7. Knowledge and experience in the use of evidence base therapies for post-traumatic stress disorder, substance use disorder, mood disorders, and/ or anxiety disorders. 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**.** **Work Schedule:** Monday through Friday 8:00am to 4:30pm; May be required to work off tours and provide weekend coverage **Functional Statement Title/#:** Social Worker; GS-0185-12; Addictive Disorders Treatment Program (ADTP) ### Travel Required * Not Required ### Relocation Authorized * No Job Requirements ## Job Requirements ### Key Requirements * Must pass pre-employment examination * Must be proficient in written and spoken English * Designated and-or Random Drug Testing required * Background and-or Security Investigation required * Selective Service Registration is required for males born after 12/31/1959. ### Qualifications **BASIC REQUIREMENTS.** The basic requirements for employment as a VHA social worker are prescribed by statute in 38 U.S.C. 7402(b)(9), as amended by section 205 of Public Law 106-419, enacted November 1, 2000. To qualify for appointment as a social worker in VHA, all applicants must: a. **Citizenship.** Be a citizen of the United States. (Non-citizens may be appointed when it is not possible to recruit qualified citizens in accordance with chapter 3, section A, paragraph 3g this part.) b. **Education.** Have a master's degree in social work from a school of social work fully accredited by the Council on Social Work Education (CSWE). Graduates of schools of social work that are in candidacy status do not meet this requirement until the school of social work is fully accredited. A doctoral degree in social work may notbe substituted for the master's degree in social work. Verification of the degree can be made by going to the CSWE website to verify if that social work degree meets the accreditation standards for a master of social work. c. **Licensure.** Persons hired or reassigned to social worker positions in the GS-185 series in VHA must be licensed or certified by a state to independently practice social work at the master's degree level. Current state requirements may be found on the OHRM website. d. **Physical Requirements.** See VA Directive and Handbook 5019. e. **English Language Proficiency.** Social workers must be proficient in spoken and written English in accordance with VA Handbook 5005, Part II, chapter 3, section A, paragraph 3j, this part. **GS-12 Senior Social Worker** (a) **Experience, Education and Licensure.** Senior Social Workers have experience that demonstrates possession of advanced practice skills and judgment. At least two years should be in an area of specialized social work practice. Senior social workers must be licensed or certified by a state at the advanced practice level which included an ASWB advanced generalist or clinical examination, unless they are grandfathered by the state in which they are licensed to practice at the advanced practice level (except for licenses issued in California, which administers its own clinical examination for advanced practice). Senior social workers may have certification or other post-masters training from a nationally recognized professional organization or university that includes a defined curriculum/course of study and internship or equivalent supervised professional experience in a specialty (see paragraph 3a(c)). In addition, the candidate must demonstrate the professional KSAs in subparagraph (b) below. (b) **Demonstrated Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities** *1*. Advanced knowledge of and mastery of theories and modalities used in the specialized treatment of complex physical or mental illness. Ability to incorporate complex multiple causation in differential diagnosis and treatment of veteran patients, including making psychosocial and psychiatric diagnoses within approved clinical privileges or scope of practice. Ability to determine priority for services and provide specialized treatment services. *2*. Advanced and expert skill in a range of specialized interventions and treatment modalities used in specialty treatment programs or with special patient populations. This includes individual, group, and/or family counseling or psychotherapy and advanced level psychosocial and/or case management interventions used in the treatment of veterans with polytraumatic injuries, spinal cord injuries, traumatic brain injuries, visual impairment, post-traumatic stress disorder, etc. *3*. Advanced knowledge and expert skill in developing and implementing methods for measuring effectiveness of social work practice and services in the specialty area, utilizing outcome evaluations to improve treatment services. Ability to coordinate the delivery of specialized psychosocial services and programs. Ability to design system changes based on empirical findings. *4*. Ability to provide subject matter consultation to colleagues and students on the psychosocial treatment of patients treated in the specialty area, rendering professional opinions based on experience and expertise and role modeling effective social work practice skills. Ability to teach and mentor staff and students in the specialty area of practice and to provide supervision for licensure or for specialty certifications. *5*. Ability to expand clinical knowledge in the profession, demonstrating innovation in the creation of new models of psychosocial assessment or intervention to identify and address specialized clinical needs. Ability to write policies, procedures, and/or practice guidelines pertaining to the specialty population or specialty treatment program. (c) **Assignments.** Senior Social Workers are licensed or certified to independently practice social work at an advanced level. Senior Social Workers typically practice in a major specialty treatment program area, such as a Polytrauma Rehabilitation Center or Polytrauma Network Site; a Spinal Cord Injury Rehabilitation Center, or a national VHA referral center, such as a national Center for Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder or a national Transplant Center, or other program areas of equivalent scope and complexity. The Senior Social Worker is assigned administrative responsibility for clinical program development and is accountable for clinical program effectiveness and modification of service patterns. They are also assigned in settings where they have no access to social work supervision, such as CBOCs or satellite outpatient clinics. They may be assigned to work with special patient populations with highly-complex health or mental health problems requiring expert level psychosocial interventions, such as VA/DOD liaisons assigned to Military Treatment Facilities as part of seamless transition or social worker case managers in Mental Health Intensive Case Management (MHICM) programs. **References:** VA Handbook 5005/50, Part II, Appendix G39. This can be found in the local Human Resources Office. **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: http://ope.ed.gov/accreditation/. 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. **Physical Requirements: Heavy lifting 50 pounds and over; Heavy carrying 50 pounds and over; straight pulling (1-2 hours); pushing (1-2 hours); walking (2-4 hours); standing (2-6 hours); use of fingers; both hands required; ability for rapid mental and muscular coordination simultaneously; near vision correctable; far vision correctable; depth perception; hearing (aid permitted); work closely with others; use stretchers to transfer patients and use of patient lifts (if applicable); emotional and mental stability** ### Security Clearance Other Additional Information ## Additional Information ### What To Expect Next After we receive application packages (including all required documents) and the vacancy announcement closes, we will review applications to ensure qualification and eligibility requirements are met. During our review, if your résumé and application package do not support your questionnaire answers, we will adjust your rating accordingly. After the review is complete, a referral certificate(s) is issued and applicants will be notified of their status by email (if provided); otherwise, applicants will receive a notification letter via the U.S. Postal Service. Referred applicants will be notified as such and may be contacted directly by the hiring office for an interview. All referred applicants receive a final notification once a selection decision has been made. You may check the status of your application at any time by logging into your USAJOBS account and clicking on “Application Status.” For a more detailed update of your status, click on “more information.” Information regarding applicant notification points can be found in the USAJobs Resource Center. #### BENEFITS VA offers a comprehensive benefits package. This link provides an overview of the benefits currently offered: http://www.vacareers.va.gov/why-choose-va/benefits/index.asp. **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 employees 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. ### Other Information 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 position is in the Excepted Service and does not confer competitive status. This job originated on www.usajobs.gov. For the full announcement and to apply, visit www.usajobs.gov/GetJob/ViewDetails/473192000. Only resumes submitted according to the instructions on the job announcement listed at www.usajobs.gov will be considered. *Salary Range:* $72,168.00 to $93,821.00 / Per Year *Series & Grade:* GS-0185-12/12 *Supervisory Status:* No *Who May Apply:* U.S. Citizens. Non-citizens may be appointed when it is not possible to recruit qualified citizens in accordance with VA Policy. *Control Number:* 473192000 *Job Announcement Number:* VA-17-BG-1980289-HT38-BU
          (USA-MS-Jackson) Social Worker (Addictive Disorders Treatment Program)   
Job Overview ## Job Overview ### Summary **Social Worker (Addictive Disorders Treatment Program); GS-0185-12; 1 vacancy; Jackson, MS** **Announcement Number: VA-17-BG-1980224-HT38-BU** Vacancy Identification Number (VIN): 1980224 **OUR MISSION**: To fulfill President Lincoln's promise – "To care for him who shall have borne the battle, and for his widow, and his orphan" – by serving and honoring the men and women who are America's Veterans. How would you like to become a part of a team providing compassionate care to Veterans? “As a VA professional, your opportunities are endless. Not only is it the largest, most technologically advanced integrated health care system in the Nation, but we also provide many other services to Veterans through the Benefits Administration and National Cemeteries. VA professionals feel good about their careers and their ability to balance work and home life. 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/” ****VA encourages persons with disabilities to apply. The health related positions in VA are covered by Title 38, and are not covered by the Schedule A excepted appointment authority. ### Duties The Addictive Disorders Treatment Program (ADTP) Social Worker works with an interdisciplinary team to provide treatment for substance use disorders and co-occurring mental health issues in the outpatient and inpatient area at G.V. Sonny Montgomery VAMC in Jackson, MS. The incumbent will serve as a mental health treatment coordinator and will serve as primary coordinator for assigned Veterans. Incumbent duties will also include but not limited to: evidence base therapy, crisis management, case management duties, group therapy, individual therapy and psycho-educational classes related to recovery from chemical addictions. Further, the senior incumbent will provide ongoing social work services support to residential addictions program and psychiatric inpatient ward, work alternative hours as needed for mental health clinics, and provide case management to the homeless population served. Incumbent must possess the knowledge and ability to independently implement treatment modalities, provide counseling or psychotherapy for individuals, families and groups. Incumbent must have, obtain, and maintain certifications in Substance Use Disorders specific evidence base therapies. The incumbent develops treatment plans in collaboration with the veteran/family and with the interdisciplinary treatment team. The incumbent is able to coordinate community-based services, including information and referral for additional services from other VA programs, other government programs and community agency programs. The individual independently identifies high-risk patients and provides case management services. The ADTP Social Worker has working knowledge and experience in use of medical and mental health diagnoses, disabilities and treatment procedures. Additional duties include, but are not limited to: Conduct psychosocial assessments and making psychosocial diagnoses. * Conduct mental health assessments and me DSM-V diagnoses. * Develop psychosocial treatment plans with attention to age specific needs/concerns. * Provide psychosocial interventions for individuals, groups and families. * Utilize standardized instruments in the assessment of mental health conditions. * Provide individual and group counseling and/or psychotherapy. * Develop information and referral resources and services. **Preferred Experience:** * 1. Knowledge of medical and mental health diagnoses, disabilities, and treatment procedures. This includes acute, chronic, and traumatic illnesses/injuries; common medications and their effects/side effects; and medical terminology. 2. Basic skill in the use of computer software applications for drafting documents, data management, and tracking. Ability to learn and utilize software programs in use by VHA. 3. Knowledge of community resources, how to make appropriate referrals to community and other governmental agencies for services, and ability to coordinate services. 4. Ability to independently assess the psychosocial functioning and needs of patients and their family members and to formulate and implement a treatment plan, identifying the patient's problems, strengths, weaknesses, coping skills and assistance needed, in collaboration with the patient, family and interdisciplinary treatment team. 5. Ability to independently conduct psychosocial assessments and provide psychosocial treatment to a wide variety of individuals from various socio-economic, cultural, ethnic, educational and other diversified backgrounds. This requires knowledge of human development and behavior (physical and psychological) and the differential influences of the environment, society and culture. 6. Knowledge and experience in the use of medical and mental health diagnoses, disabilities and treatment procedures. This includes acute, chronic and traumatic illnesses/injuries, common medications and their effects/side effects, and medical terminology. 7. Knowledge and experience in the use of evidence base therapies for post-traumatic stress disorder, substance use disorder, mood disorders, and/ or anxiety disorders. 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**.** **Work Schedule:** Monday through Friday 8:00am to 4:30pm; May be required to work off tours and provide weekend coverage **Functional Statement Title/#:** Social Worker; GS-0185-12; Addictive Disorders Treatment Program (ADTP) ### Travel Required * Not Required ### Relocation Authorized * No Job Requirements ## Job Requirements ### Key Requirements * Must pass pre-employment examination * Must be proficient in written and spoken English * Designated and-or Random Drug Testing required * Background and-or Security Investigation required * Selective Service Registration is required for males born after 12/31/1959. ### Qualifications **BASIC REQUIREMENTS.** The basic requirements for employment as a VHA social worker are prescribed by statute in 38 U.S.C. 7402(b)(9), as amended by section 205 of Public Law 106-419, enacted November 1, 2000. To qualify for appointment as a social worker in VHA, all applicants must: a. **Citizenship.** Be a citizen of the United States. (Non-citizens may be appointed when it is not possible to recruit qualified citizens in accordance with chapter 3, section A, paragraph 3g this part.) b. **Education.** Have a master's degree in social work from a school of social work fully accredited by the Council on Social Work Education (CSWE). Graduates of schools of social work that are in candidacy status do not meet this requirement until the school of social work is fully accredited. A doctoral degree in social work may notbe substituted for the master's degree in social work. Verification of the degree can be made by going to the CSWE website to verify if that social work degree meets the accreditation standards for a master of social work. c. **Licensure.** Persons hired or reassigned to social worker positions in the GS-185 series in VHA must be licensed or certified by a state to independently practice social work at the master's degree level. Current state requirements may be found on the OHRM website. d. **Physical Requirements.** See VA Directive and Handbook 5019. e. **English Language Proficiency.** Social workers must be proficient in spoken and written English in accordance with VA Handbook 5005, Part II, chapter 3, section A, paragraph 3j, this part. **GS-12 Senior Social Worker** (a) **Experience, Education and Licensure.** Senior Social Workers have experience that demonstrates possession of advanced practice skills and judgment. At least two years should be in an area of specialized social work practice. Senior social workers must be licensed or certified by a state at the advanced practice level which included an ASWB advanced generalist or clinical examination, unless they are grandfathered by the state in which they are licensed to practice at the advanced practice level (except for licenses issued in California, which administers its own clinical examination for advanced practice). Senior social workers may have certification or other post-masters training from a nationally recognized professional organization or university that includes a defined curriculum/course of study and internship or equivalent supervised professional experience in a specialty (see paragraph 3a(c)). In addition, the candidate must demonstrate the professional KSAs in subparagraph (b) below. (b) **Demonstrated Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities** *1*. Advanced knowledge of and mastery of theories and modalities used in the specialized treatment of complex physical or mental illness. Ability to incorporate complex multiple causation in differential diagnosis and treatment of veteran patients, including making psychosocial and psychiatric diagnoses within approved clinical privileges or scope of practice. Ability to determine priority for services and provide specialized treatment services. *2*. Advanced and expert skill in a range of specialized interventions and treatment modalities used in specialty treatment programs or with special patient populations. This includes individual, group, and/or family counseling or psychotherapy and advanced level psychosocial and/or case management interventions used in the treatment of veterans with polytraumatic injuries, spinal cord injuries, traumatic brain injuries, visual impairment, post-traumatic stress disorder, etc. *3*. Advanced knowledge and expert skill in developing and implementing methods for measuring effectiveness of social work practice and services in the specialty area, utilizing outcome evaluations to improve treatment services. Ability to coordinate the delivery of specialized psychosocial services and programs. Ability to design system changes based on empirical findings. *4*. Ability to provide subject matter consultation to colleagues and students on the psychosocial treatment of patients treated in the specialty area, rendering professional opinions based on experience and expertise and role modeling effective social work practice skills. Ability to teach and mentor staff and students in the specialty area of practice and to provide supervision for licensure or for specialty certifications. *5*. Ability to expand clinical knowledge in the profession, demonstrating innovation in the creation of new models of psychosocial assessment or intervention to identify and address specialized clinical needs. Ability to write policies, procedures, and/or practice guidelines pertaining to the specialty population or specialty treatment program. (c) **Assignments.** Senior Social Workers are licensed or certified to independently practice social work at an advanced level. Senior Social Workers typically practice in a major specialty treatment program area, such as a Polytrauma Rehabilitation Center or Polytrauma Network Site; a Spinal Cord Injury Rehabilitation Center, or a national VHA referral center, such as a national Center for Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder or a national Transplant Center, or other program areas of equivalent scope and complexity. The Senior Social Worker is assigned administrative responsibility for clinical program development and is accountable for clinical program effectiveness and modification of service patterns. They are also assigned in settings where they have no access to social work supervision, such as CBOCs or satellite outpatient clinics. They may be assigned to work with special patient populations with highly-complex health or mental health problems requiring expert level psychosocial interventions, such as VA/DOD liaisons assigned to Military Treatment Facilities as part of seamless transition or social worker case managers in Mental Health Intensive Case Management (MHICM) programs. **References:** VA Handbook 5005/50, Part II, Appendix G39. This can be found in the local Human Resources Office. **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: http://ope.ed.gov/accreditation/. 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. **Physical Requirements: Heavy lifting 50 pounds and over; Heavy carrying 50 pounds and over; straight pulling (1-2 hours); pushing (1-2 hours); walking (2-4 hours); standing (2-6 hours); use of fingers; both hands required; ability for rapid mental and muscular coordination simultaneously; near vision correctable; far vision correctable; depth perception; hearing (aid permitted); work closely with others; use stretchers to transfer patients and use of patient lifts (if applicable); emotional and mental stability** ### Security Clearance Other Additional Information ## Additional Information ### What To Expect Next After we receive application packages (including all required documents) and the vacancy announcement closes, we will review applications to ensure qualification and eligibility requirements are met. During our review, if your résumé and application package do not support your questionnaire answers, we will adjust your rating accordingly. After the review is complete, a referral certificate(s) is issued and applicants will be notified of their status by email (if provided); otherwise, applicants will receive a notification letter via the U.S. Postal Service. Referred applicants will be notified as such and may be contacted directly by the hiring office for an interview. All referred applicants receive a final notification once a selection decision has been made. You may check the status of your application at any time by logging into your USAJOBS account and clicking on “Application Status.” For a more detailed update of your status, click on “more information.” Information regarding applicant notification points can be found in the USAJobs Resource Center. #### BENEFITS VA offers a comprehensive benefits package. This link provides an overview of the benefits currently offered: http://www.vacareers.va.gov/why-choose-va/benefits/index.asp. **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 employees 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. ### Other Information 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 position is in the Excepted Service and does not confer competitive status. This job originated on www.usajobs.gov. For the full announcement and to apply, visit www.usajobs.gov/GetJob/ViewDetails/473191500. Only resumes submitted according to the instructions on the job announcement listed at www.usajobs.gov will be considered. *Salary Range:* $72,168.00 to $93,821.00 / Per Year *Series & Grade:* GS-0185-12/12 *Supervisory Status:* No *Who May Apply:* Open to current permanent VA Nationwide employees and permanent Federal employees of other Agencies *Control Number:* 473191500 *Job Announcement Number:* VA-17-BG-1980224-HT38-BU
          (USA-MS-Jackson) Social Worker (Healthcare for Homeless Veterans)   
Job Overview ## Job Overview ### Summary **Social Worker (Healthcare for Homeless Veterans); GS-0185; 1 vacancy; Jackson, MS** **Announcement Number: VA-17-BG-1979489-HT38-BU** **OPEN TO CURRENT AND PERMANENT DEPARTMENT OF VETERANS AFFAIRS EMPLOYEES ONLY** Vacancy Identification Number (VIN): 1979489 **OUR MISSION**: To fulfill President Lincoln's promise – "To care for him who shall have borne the battle, and for his widow, and his orphan" – by serving and honoring the men and women who are America's Veterans. How would you like to become a part of a team providing compassionate care to Veterans? “As a VA professional, your opportunities are endless. Not only is it the largest, most technologically advanced integrated health care system in the Nation, but we also provide many other services to Veterans through the Benefits Administration and National Cemeteries. VA professionals feel good about their careers and their ability to balance work and home life. 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/” ****VA encourages persons with disabilities to apply. The health related positions in VA are covered by Title 38, and are not covered by the Schedule A excepted appointment authority. ### Duties The incumbent will provide services to patients/significant others treated in the Homeless Veteran Program. The incumbents duties include but are not limited to: * Conduct psychosocial assessments to determine needs of veterans and family members. * Active participant in the treatment planning process with other disciplines. * Participate in discharge planning with other disciplines and will be responsible for ensuring that discharge plans are executed in a manner that is timely and appropriate. * Provide individual, family and group counseling as appropriate. * Provide consultation/education to veterans and families on community resources, advance directives and VA benefits. * Act as a consultant to other team/staff members. * Act as a liaison between VA and community resources, to include marketing and public relation duties as needed. * Provide case management to veterans and families, as needed, throughout the continuum of care. * Provide a full range of social work services within commonly accepted standards of social work practice which includes case work, individual, family and group counseling, discharge planning, case management and other services as appropriate. **Preferred Experience:** 1. Knowledge of medical and mental health diagnoses, disabilities, and treatment procedures. This includes acute, chronic, and traumatic illnesses/injuries; common medications and their effects/side effects; and medical terminology. 2. Basic skill in the use of computer software applications for drafting documents, data management, and tracking. Ability to learn and utilize software programs in use by VHA. 3. Knowledge of community resources, how to make appropriate referrals to community and other governmental agencies for services, and ability to coordinate services. 4. Ability to independently assess the psychosocial functioning and needs of patients and their family members and to formulate and implement a treatment plan, identifying the patient's problems, strengths, weaknesses, coping skills and assistance needed, in collaboration with the patient, family and interdisciplinary treatment team. 5. Ability to independently conduct psychosocial assessments and provide psychosocial treatment to a wide variety of individuals from various socio-economic, cultural, ethnic, educational and other diversified backgrounds. This requires knowledge of human development and behavior (physical and psychological) and the differential influences of the environment, society and culture. 6. Knowledge and experience in the use of medical and mental health diagnoses, disabilities and treatment procedures. This includes acute, chronic and traumatic illnesses/injuries, common medications and their effects/side effects, and medical terminology. **Work Schedule:** 8:00am-4:30pm; Monday through Friday **Functional Statement Title/#:** Social Worker (Healthcare for Homeless Veterans); GS-0185; 000000 ### Travel Required * Not Required ### Relocation Authorized * No Job Requirements ## Job Requirements ### Key Requirements * Must pass pre-employment examination * Must be proficient in written and spoken English * Designated and-or Random Drug Testing required * Background and-or Security Investigation required * Selective Service Registration is required for males born after 12/31/1959. ### Qualifications **BASIC REQUIREMENTS.** The basic requirements for employment as a VHA social worker are prescribed by statute in 38 U.S.C. 7402(b)(9), as amended by section 205 of Public Law 106-419, enacted November 1, 2000. To qualify for appointment as a social worker in VHA, all applicants must: a. **Citizenship.** Be a citizen of the United States. (Non-citizens may be appointed when it is not possible to recruit qualified citizens in accordance with chapter 3, section A, paragraph 3g this part.) b. **Education.** Have a master's degree in social work from a school of social work fully accredited by the Council on Social Work Education (CSWE). Graduates of schools of social work that are in candidacy status do not meet this requirement until the school of social work is fully accredited. A doctoral degree in social work may notbe substituted for the master's degree in social work. Verification of the degree can be made by going to the CSWE website to verify if that social work degree meets the accreditation standards for a master of social work. c. **Licensure.** Persons hired or reassigned to social worker positions in the GS-185 series in VHA must be licensed or certified by a state to independently practice social work at the master's degree level. Current state requirements may be found on the OHRM website. **Exception.** VHA may waive the licensure or certification requirement for persons who are otherwise qualified, pending completion of state prerequisites for licensure/certification examinations. This exception only applies up to the full performance level. For grade levels above the full performance level, the candidate must be licensed or certified. (a) For grades below or at the full performance level, VHA social workers who are not licensed or certified at the time of appointment must become licensed or certified at the independent, master's level within 3 years of their appointment as a social worker. Most states require 2 years of post-MSW experience as a pre-requisite to taking the licensure/certification exam, and VHA gives social workers one additional year to pass the licensure/certification exam. In [states such as] California, [Washington, and others] where the prerequisites for licensure exceed two years, social workers must become licensed at the independent, master's level within one year of meeting the full [state] prerequisites for licensure. (b) It is VHA policy that a VHA social worker who does not yet have a license that allows independent practice must be supervised by a licensed independent practitioner of the same discipline who is a VA staff member and who has access to the electronic health record. (c) Different states have different levels of licensure or certification, making it difficult for VHA staff to determine the independent practice level.Each state, Puerto Rico and the District of Columbia completed surveys identifying the level of licensure or certification allowing independent practice. d. **Physical Requirements.** See VA Directive and Handbook 5019. e. **English Language Proficiency.** Social workers must be proficient in spoken and written English in accordance with VA Handbook 5005, Part II, chapter 3, section A, paragraph 3j, this part. **GRADE REQUIREMENTS:** **GS-9 Social Worker: Experience, Education and Licensure.** GS-9 is the entry level grade for the GS-185 social work series and is used for social workers with less than one year of post-MSW experience and for social workers who are not yet licensed or certified at the independent practice level. Social workers at the GS-9 level are working toward completion of prerequisites for licensure or certification. **GS-11 Social Worker: Experience, Education and Licensure.** Promotion to the GS-11 full performance level requires completion of a minimum of 1 year of post-MSW degree experience in the field of health care social work (VA or non-VA experience) and licensure or certification in a state at the independent practice level. **NOTE:** For appointment licensure or certification at this level please refer to paragraph 2c. **OR,** In addition to meeting basic requirements, a doctoral degree in social work from a school of social work may be substituted for the required 1 year of professional social work experience in a clinical setting. In addition, the candidate must demonstrate the KSAs in subparagraph (b) below. (b) **Demonstrated Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities** *1*. Knowledge of community resources, how to make appropriate referrals to community and other governmental agencies for services, and ability to coordinate services. *2*. Ability to independently assess the psychosocial functioning and needs of patients and their family members and to formulate and implement a treatment plan, identifying the patient's problems, strengths, weaknesses, coping skills and assistance needed, in collaboration with the patient, family and interdisciplinary treatment team. *3*. Ability to independently conduct psychosocial assessments and provide psychosocial treatment to a wide variety of individuals from various socio-economic, cultural, ethnic, educational and other diversified backgrounds. This requires knowledge of human development and behavior (physical and psychological) and the differential influences of the environment, society and culture. *4*. Knowledge and experience in the use of medical and mental health diagnoses, disabilities and treatment procedures. This includes acute, chronic and traumatic illnesses/injuries, common medications and their effects/side effects, and medical terminology. *5*. Knowledge of psychosocial treatment and ability to independently implement treatment modalities in working with individuals, families and groups who are experiencing a variety of psychiatric, medical and social problems to achieve treatment goals. This requires independent judgment and skill in utilizing supportive, problem solving or crisis intervention techniques. *6*. Ability to independently provide counseling and/or psychotherapy services to individuals, groups and families. Social workers must practice within the bounds of their license or certification. For example, some states may require social workers providing psychotherapy to have a clinical level of licensure. *7*. Ability to provide consultation services to other staff about the psychosocial needs of patients and the impact of psychosocial problems on health care and compliance with treatment. Ability to provide orientation and coaching to new social workers and social work graduate students. Ability to serve as a field instructor for social work graduate students who are completing VHA field placements. *8*. Ability to independently evaluate his/her own practice through participation in professional peer review case conferences, research studies, or other organized means. *9*. Knowledge and skill in the use of computer software applications for drafting documents, data management, and tracking, especially those programs in use by VHA. 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. **References:** VA HANDBOOK 5005/50, PART II, APPENDIX G39, DATED FEBRUARY 29, 2012. This can be found in the local Human Resources Office. **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: http://ope.ed.gov/accreditation/. 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. **Physical Requirements: Heavy lifting 50 pounds and over; Heavy carrying 50 pounds and over; straight pulling (1-2 hours); pushing (1-2 hours); walking (2-4 hours); standing (2-6 hours); use of fingers; both hands required; ability for rapid mental and muscular coordination simultaneously; near vision correctable; far vision correctable; depth perception; hearing (aid permitted); work closely with others; use stretchers to transfer patients and use of patient lifts (if applicable); emotional and mental stability** ### Security Clearance Other Additional Information ## Additional Information ### What To Expect Next After we receive application packages (including all required documents) and the vacancy announcement closes, we will review applications to ensure qualification and eligibility requirements are met. During our review, if your résumé and application package do not support your questionnaire answers, we will adjust your rating accordingly. After the review is complete, a referral certificate(s) is issued and applicants will be notified of their status by email (if provided); otherwise, applicants will receive a notification letter via the U.S. Postal Service. Referred applicants will be notified as such and may be contacted directly by the hiring office for an interview. All referred applicants receive a final notification once a selection decision has been made. You may check the status of your application at any time by logging into your USAJOBS account and clicking on "Application Status." For a more detailed update of your status, click on "more information." Information regarding applicant notification points can be found in the USAJobs Resource Center. #### BENEFITS VA offers a comprehensive benefits package. This link provides an overview of the benefits currently offered: http://www.vacareers.va.gov/why-choose-va/benefits/index.asp. **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 employees 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. ### Other Information 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 position is in the Excepted Service and does not confer competitive status. This job originated on www.usajobs.gov. For the full announcement and to apply, visit www.usajobs.gov/GetJob/ViewDetails/473099400. Only resumes submitted according to the instructions on the job announcement listed at www.usajobs.gov will be considered. *Salary Range:* $49,765.00 to $78,270.00 / Per Year *Series & Grade:* GS-0185-00/00 *Supervisory Status:* No *Who May Apply:* OPEN TO CURRENT PERMANENT DEPARTMENT OF VETERANS AFFAIRS EMPLOYEES ONLY *Control Number:* 473099400 *Job Announcement Number:* VA-17-BG-1979489-HT38-BU
          (USA-MS-Jackson) COOK   
Job Overview ## Job Overview ### Summary Vacancy Identification Number (VIN): 1973108 OUR MISSION**: To fulfill President Lincoln's promise – "To care for him who shall have borne the battle, and for his widow, and his orphan" – by serving and honoring the men and women who are America's Veterans. How would you like to become a part of a team providing compassionate care to Veterans? “As a VA professional, your opportunities are endless. Not only is it the largest, most technologically advanced integrated health care system in the Nation, but we also provide many other services to Veterans through the Benefits Administration and National Cemeteries. VA professionals feel good about their careers and their ability to balance work and home life. 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/”. VA encourages persons with disabilities to apply. ### Duties Incumbent will: Regularly cook a wide variety of regular and modified food items; i.e. low salt, low fat, puree, entrees and vegetables without extensive guidance and review. Under guidance of immediate supervisor, may prepare an entire meal which requires coordinating the cooking of several items with different cooking times and characteristics. Roast, bake, broil, fry, steam, grill, stew meats, fish and poultry. Prepare desserts and other baked items such as gingerbread, egg custard, cheesecake, mousse, pancakes, and cornbread from mix or frequently used recipes. Slice meat items by hand, conforming to a specific size requirement or weight specification. Prepares gravies, sauces, or soups using common or frequently used recipes. Operate specialized equipment to cook food in large quantities and to rapidly chill and store the prepared items under refrigeration for long periods of time. Adjust standardized recipes for the number of servings required in large quantity cooking. Monitor/maintain food temperatures during holding and serving to assure food safety and quality. Perform yield testing for selected food items to determine the serving weight or volume after preparation. Participate in testing or sampling of food items prior to adding to menu. The incumbent provides Veteran care and/or Veteran interaction appropriate to the cognitive, physical, emotional, and chronological maturation needs of the Veteran group served. **Work Schedule: 5:00 am-1:30pm and 9:30am -6:00pm Rotating shifts/days/weekends off Position Description Title/PD#:**** **Cook**,**PD# 7967A ### Travel Required * Not Required ### Relocation Authorized * No Job Requirements ## Job Requirements ### Key Requirements * You must be a U.S. citizen to apply for this job. * Subject to a background/suitability investigation. * Designated and/or random drug testing may be required. * Selective Service Registration is required for males born after 12/31/1959. ### Qualifications Cooks at this grade level prepare and cook a variety of menu items including regular and special diet entrees and desert items. Working alone or with a higher grade cook, they roast, broil, bake, fry, boil, steam, and stew meats, fish, and poultry. They prepare soups, stocks, broths, gravies, sauces, and puddings without the use of packaged mixes. They must have a basic knowledge of food preparation principles and a practical understanding of the physical changes that occur during the processing and cooking of food. They have working knowledge of the planning process involved in cooking an entire meal including the different preparation methods for various food items, the necessary time for cooking these different items, and how to schedule and coordinate their preparation to produce a properly cooked meal on time. They evaluate a variety of raw and cooked food items to decide if they are fresh and whether cooked foods are done by their appearance, consistency, texture, and temperature. Cooks at this level have a knowledge of how to prepare specialty sauces such as béchamel and hollandaise. Also, they have a knowledge of cold food presentation and the skill to carve and use colorful fruits and vegetables as garnishes. They have a knowledge of standard formulas used in yield testing to determine portion cost and to adjust ingredients in standard recipes when altering the number of servings required. Some cooks at this level may have a working of special and modified diets, and of the cooking techniques to use in following the adjusted recipes. They know the principles of food spoilage, food borne illness, and food safety. **EXPERIENCE**: A specific length of training and experience is not required, but you must show evidence of training or experience of sufficient scope and quality of your ability to do the work of this position. Evidence which demonstrates you possess the knowledge, skills, and ability to perform the duties of this position must be supported by detailed descriptions of such on your resume or OF-612.** **Applicants will be rated in accordance with the OPM Qualification Standard Handbook X-118C ( www.opm.gov/qualifications/x-118c ). 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. **** **SCREEN-OUT ELEMENT:** Your qualifications will first be evaluated against the prescribed screen out element, which usually appears as question 1 in the on-line questionnaire. Those applicants who appear to possess at least the minimal acceptable qualification requirement are considered for further rating; those who do not are rated ineligible and are eliminated. The potential eligibles are then rated against the remainder of the questions. The screen-out element for this position is ability to do the job of a Cook without more than normal supervision. **JOB ELEMENTS:** Those who meet the minimum level of experience and training for the screen-out element will then be evaluated in each of the following job elements: 1.Working knowledge of special and modified diets and of the cooking techniques used in following adjusted recipes. 2. Ability to follow standardized recipes, and knowledge of the standard formulae for yield testing and portion control. 3. Knowledge of the principle of food safety and food borne illness, and the ability to following infection control/sanitation policies, and ability to order, issue and store food items in accordance with sanitation requirements. 4. ability to plan, coordinate, and time the preparation of various menu items to produce a properly cooked meal on time. 5. Knowledge of how to operate/clean specialized equipment. **PHYSICAL EFFORT/REQUIREMENTS**: The VA's intent is to make reasonable accommodations for qualified job applicants and employees with disabilities in an accordance with HRML No. 05-12-02, Employment of People with Disabilities, Including Under Schedule A, 5 CFR 213.3102(u). The VA is an equal opportunity employer and encourages all candidates with disabilities to apply. The position requires performance of work which involves light physical effort, such as that involved in using vacuum cleaners and dry mops; continually standing, bending, stooping and reaching; frequently lifting and emptying waste baskets; frequently pushing carts loaded with waste; and lifting and carrying items weighing up to 20 pounds. Also performs work which involves moderate to heavy physical effort, such as required to move heavy equipment and furniture, i.e., heavy industrial vacuum cleaners, heavy duty floor scrubbers and buffers, couches, beds, etc., and lifting, carrying and/or moving items weighing up to 40-50 pounds. **WORKING CONDITIONS**: Usually works indoors in areas which normally have adequate heat, light, and ventilation's. Will be exposed to vibration from heavy equipment and to skin irritations from strong cleaning solutions used in stripping floors, etc., as well as subject to cuts and bruises. Continually exposed to dust, dirt, and disagreeable odors, and is frequently exposed to organic material which may be contaminated and/or infectious and require special handling. ### Security Clearance Other Additional Information ## Additional Information ### What To Expect Next After we receive application packages (including all required documents) and the vacancy announcement closes, we will review applications to ensure qualification and eligibility requirements are met. During our review, if your résumé and application package do not support your questionnaire answers, we will adjust your rating accordingly. After the review is complete, a referral certificate(s) is issued and applicants will be notified of their status by email (if provided); otherwise, applicants will receive a notification letter via the U.S. Postal Service. Referred applicants will be notified as such and may be contacted directly by the hiring office for an interview. All referred applicants receive a final notification once a selection decision has been made. You may check the status of your application at any time by logging into your USAJOBS account and clicking on “Application Status.” For a more detailed update of your status, click on “more information.” Information regarding applicant notification points can be found in the USAJobs Resource Center. #### BENEFITS VA offers a comprehensive benefits package. This link provides an overview of the benefits currently offered: http://www.vacareers.va.gov/why-choose-va/benefits/index.asp. 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. ### Other Information **The Career Transition Assistance Plan (CTAP)** provide eligible displaced VA 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 CTAP eligibility is on OPM's Career Transition Resources website. **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 employees 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. 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 job originated on www.usajobs.gov. For the full announcement and to apply, visit www.usajobs.gov/GetJob/ViewDetails/472659500. Only resumes submitted according to the instructions on the job announcement listed at www.usajobs.gov will be considered. *Salary Range:* $17.39 to $20.30 / Per Hour *Series & Grade:* WG-7404-06/06 *Supervisory Status:* No *Who May Apply:* "Open to Current and Permanent G.V. Sonny Montgomery Employees" *Control Number:* 472659500 *Job Announcement Number:* VA-17-DM-1973108-BU
          (USA-MS-Jackson) Social Worker (Substance Use Disorder)   
Job Overview ## Job Overview ### Summary **Social Worker (Substance Use Disorder); GS-0185; 1 vacancy; Jackson, MS** **Announcement Number: VA-17-BG-1979685-HT38-BU** **OPEN TO CURRENT AND PERMANENT DEPARTMENT OF VETERANS AFFAIRS EMPLOYEES ONLY** Vacancy Identification Number (VIN): 1979685 **OUR MISSION**: To fulfill President Lincoln's promise – "To care for him who shall have borne the battle, and for his widow, and his orphan" – by serving and honoring the men and women who are America's Veterans. How would you like to become a part of a team providing compassionate care to Veterans? “As a VA professional, your opportunities are endless. Not only is it the largest, most technologically advanced integrated health care system in the Nation, but we also provide many other services to Veterans through the Benefits Administration and National Cemeteries. VA professionals feel good about their careers and their ability to balance work and home life. 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/” ****VA encourages persons with disabilities to apply. The health related positions in VA are covered by Title 38, and are not covered by the Schedule A excepted appointment authority. ### Duties The incumbent will provide Substance Use Disorder Social Work services to the veteran population enrolled at the G.V. (Sonny) Montgomery VA Medical Center and other VA community based outpatient clinics aligned with the medical center. The incumbents duties include but are not limited to: * Conduct psychosocial assessments and making psychosocial diagnoses. * -Conduct mental health assessments and me DSM-V diagnoses. * -Develop psychosocial treatment plans with attention to age specific needs/concerns. * -Provide psychosocial interventions for individuals, groups and families. * -Utilize standardized instruments in the assessment of mental health conditions. * -Provide individual and group counseling and/or psychotherapy. * -Develop information and referral resources and services. * -Develop community links and coordinates the clinical application of community services. * -Provide admission and discharge planning services. * -Provide care management and coordination services. * -Document in a computerized medical record. * -Provide psychosocial crisis intervention services. * -Screen for substance abuse, tobacco use, depression and PTSD and, depending on assignment, provides treatment services. * **Preferred Experience:** 1. Knowledge of medical and mental health diagnoses, disabilities, and treatment procedures. This includes acute, chronic, and traumatic illnesses/injuries; common medications and their effects/side effects; and medical terminology. 2. Basic skill in the use of computer software applications for drafting documents, data management, and tracking. Ability to learn and utilize software programs in use by VHA. 3. Knowledge of community resources, how to make appropriate referrals to community and other governmental agencies for services, and ability to coordinate services. 4. Ability to independently assess the psychosocial functioning and needs of patients and their family members and to formulate and implement a treatment plan, identifying the patient's problems, strengths, weaknesses, coping skills and assistance needed, in collaboration with the patient, family and interdisciplinary treatment team. 5. Ability to independently conduct psychosocial assessments and provide psychosocial treatment to a wide variety of individuals from various socio-economic, cultural, ethnic, educational and other diversified backgrounds. This requires knowledge of human development and behavior (physical and psychological) and the differential influences of the environment, society and culture. 6. Knowledge and experience in the use of medical and mental health diagnoses, disabilities and treatment procedures. This includes acute, chronic and traumatic illnesses/injuries, common medications and their effects/side effects, and medical terminology. **Work Schedule:** 8:00am-4:30pm; Monday through Friday; May be required to work off tours and provide weekend coverage **Functional Statement Title/#:** Social Worker (Substance Use Disorder); GS-0185; 000000 ### Travel Required * Not Required ### Relocation Authorized * No Job Requirements ## Job Requirements ### Key Requirements * Must pass pre-employment examination * Must be proficient in written and spoken English * Designated and-or Random Drug Testing required * Background and-or Security Investigation required * Selective Service Registration is required for males born after 12/31/1959. ### Qualifications **BASIC REQUIREMENTS.** The basic requirements for employment as a VHA social worker are prescribed by statute in 38 U.S.C. 7402(b)(9), as amended by section 205 of Public Law 106-419, enacted November 1, 2000. To qualify for appointment as a social worker in VHA, all applicants must: a. **Citizenship.** Be a citizen of the United States. (Non-citizens may be appointed when it is not possible to recruit qualified citizens in accordance with chapter 3, section A, paragraph 3g this part.) b. **Education.** Have a master's degree in social work from a school of social work fully accredited by the Council on Social Work Education (CSWE). Graduates of schools of social work that are in candidacy status do not meet this requirement until the school of social work is fully accredited. A doctoral degree in social work may notbe substituted for the master's degree in social work. Verification of the degree can be made by going to the CSWE website to verify if that social work degree meets the accreditation standards for a master of social work. c. **Licensure.** Persons hired or reassigned to social worker positions in the GS-185 series in VHA must be licensed or certified by a state to independently practice social work at the master's degree level. Current state requirements may be found on the OHRM website. **Exception.** VHA may waive the licensure or certification requirement for persons who are otherwise qualified, pending completion of state prerequisites for licensure/certification examinations. This exception only applies up to the full performance level. For grade levels above the full performance level, the candidate must be licensed or certified. (a) For grades below or at the full performance level, VHA social workers who are not licensed or certified at the time of appointment must become licensed or certified at the independent, master's level within 3 years of their appointment as a social worker. Most states require 2 years of post-MSW experience as a pre-requisite to taking the licensure/certification exam, and VHA gives social workers one additional year to pass the licensure/certification exam. In [states such as] California, [Washington, and others] where the prerequisites for licensure exceed two years, social workers must become licensed at the independent, master's level within one year of meeting the full [state] prerequisites for licensure. (b) It is VHA policy that a VHA social worker who does not yet have a license that allows independent practice must be supervised by a licensed independent practitioner of the same discipline who is a VA staff member and who has access to the electronic health record. (c) Different states have different levels of licensure or certification, making it difficult for VHA staff to determine the independent practice level.Each state, Puerto Rico and the District of Columbia completed surveys identifying the level of licensure or certification allowing independent practice. d. **Physical Requirements.** See VA Directive and Handbook 5019. e. **English Language Proficiency.** Social workers must be proficient in spoken and written English in accordance with VA Handbook 5005, Part II, chapter 3, section A, paragraph 3j, this part. **GRADE REQUIREMENTS:** **GS-9 Social Worker: Experience, Education and Licensure.** GS-9 is the entry level grade for the GS-185 social work series and is used for social workers with less than one year of post-MSW experience and for social workers who are not yet licensed or certified at the independent practice level. 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          Une majorité de personnes sondées favorables à une taxe Robin des bois dans cinq pays européens   
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Les citoyennes et citoyens européens ont fait passer un message clair à leurs responsables politiques afin de convenir d’une taxe sur les transactions financières, connue dans de nombreux pays comme la Taxe Robin des Bois, lors de leur rencontre le 24 mars à Bruxelles. 

Un sondage YouGov réalisé dans six pays Européens et commandité par Oxfam révèle qu’une majorité de personnes au Royaume-Uni, en Allemagne, en France, en Espagne et en Italie disent soutenir une taxe Robin des bois. Le sondage montre également qu’aux Pays-Bas les sondé-e-s qui supportent cette taxe sont plus nombreux que celles et ceux qui s’y opposent. Plus de 80% des sondé-e-s (allant de 82% aux Pays-Bas jusqu’à 90% en Espagne) estiment que les banques, les Hedge Funds - fonds de spéculation et autres institutions financières ont pour responsabilité de réparer les dommages causés par la crise économique, liés à leurs activités.

Seule une personne sur neuf en France ou au Royaume-Uni, et une personne sur onze en Allemagne, estime que les banques en ont déjà assez fait afin de réparer les dégâts causés par la crise économique. 

Ce sondage intervient alors que le soutien en faveur d'une taxe européenne sur les transactions financières prend de l'ampleur. En effet, au début du mois de mars, les 17 pays membres de la zone Euro ont convenu d’étudier la mise en place d’une taxe sur les transactions financières (TTF) au niveau de la zone euro, dans l’Union européenne et au niveau mondial. Le président de l’Eurogroupe, Jean-Claude Junker, a réaffirmé vendredi qu’il ferait pression pour la mise en place d’une TTF en Europe, de façon unilatérale. Cette décision est tombée quelques jours après que le Parlement européen a décidé de soutenir une taxe Robin des bois à l’échelle européenne.

Le Président de la République française, Nicolas Sarkozy, a annoncé comme priorité de la présidence française du G20 cette année, la création d’une coalition de pays prêts à mettre en œuvre une taxe sur les transactions financières pour financer le développement et l'adaptation au changement climatique. Il a reçu plusieurs soutiens politiques de taille, dont celui de la chancelière allemande Angela Merkel.

Oxfam mène une campagne pour l’instauration d’une taxe Robin des bois afin de réunir des fonds dans le but d’aider les personnes touchées par la pauvreté causée par la crise économique et lutter contre le changement climatique.

Pour Elise Ford, directrice du bureau d’Oxfam auprès de l’Union européenne : "Ce sondage montre que la taxe Robin des bois sur les transactions financières des banques pourrait s’avérer être la taxe la plus populaire dans l’histoire de l’Europe".

"Les citoyennes et citoyens envoient un message clair à leurs responsables politiques : les banques n’en ont pas assez fait pour réparer leurs erreurs. Les Européennes et Européens estiment clairement que leurs gouvernements doivent rejoindre la coalition du Président Sarkozy et veulent faire payer le secteur financier en aidant les gens touchés par la crise financière." 

Le sondage révèle que les personnes en faveurs d’une taxe Robin des bois sont deux fois plus nombreuses que celles s’y opposant, tant au Royaume-Uni (respectivement 51% et 19%), qu'en Allemagne (53% et 24%), en France (51% et 22%), en Espagne (67% et 15%) et en Italie (59% et 18%). Aux Pays-Bas, 38% des sondé-e-s étaient favorables à la taxe Robin des bois contre 25% qui s'y opposent.

Le sondage montre également qu’au Royaume-Uni, dont le gouvernement est considéré comme le plus susceptible de s’opposer à une taxe sur les transactions financières à l’échelle de l’Europe, la majorité des sympathisant-e-s du Parti conservateur (45%) sont favorables à une taxe Robin des bois, tandis qu’ils et elles ne sont que 27% à  être réticent-e-s. De plus, 87% des Conservateurs pensent que les institutions financières doivent aider à la réparation des dégâts qu’elles ont causés, et seulement 16% estiment que les banques ont d’ores et déjà assez payé depuis l’effondrement de l'économie. Le Parti conservateur constitue le plus grand parti du gouvernement de coalition du Royaume-Uni.  

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La taxe Robin des bois

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Ce sondage montre que la taxe Robin des bois sur les transactions financières des banques pourrait s’avérer être la taxe la plus populaire dans l’histoire de l’Europe.
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Directrice du bureau d’Oxfam auprès de l’Union européenne
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Tous les chiffres, sauf indication contraire, sont fournis par YouGov Plc. La taille de l’échantillon total était de 2 226 au Royaume-Uni, 2 008 en France, 2 105 en Allemagne, 2 009 en Espagne, 2 004 en Italie et 2 011 aux Pays-Bas. L'enquête a été réalisée entre le 7 et le 14 mars 2011, en ligne. Les chiffres ont été pondérés et sont représentatifs d’une population adulte (âgés de plus de 18 ans) pour chaque marché. 

La déclaration suivante fait partie des conclusions de la réunion des chefs d’Etats de la zone euro de mars 2011 : "Les chefs d’Etat ou de gouvernement conviennent que l’introduction d’une taxe sur les transactions financières doit être explorée et développée au sein de la zone euro, de l’Union européenne et au niveau international".

Le président de l'Eurogroupe Jean-Claude Juncker a réaffirmé vendredi qu'il ferait pression pour la mise en place d'une TTF en Europe.

Le ministre des Finances allemand Wolfgang Schäuble a déclaré samedi qu'il serait à dépenser de l'argent issu de la "Taxe Robin des bois" dans le développement et la lutte contre le changement climatique.

Questions posées sur la taxation des transactions financières : Certains militants ont demandé au gouvernement d’introduire une taxe sur les transactions bancaires. Il s’agirait d’une taxe entre les institutions financières et non sur les transactions bancaires courantes des clients. Certains estiment que ce serait un moyen plus équitable de lever les fonds nécessaires pour un gouvernement, tandis que d’autres s’y opposent en affirmant que cette taxe aura pour effet de rendre les services financiers plus chers et que cela ne peut fonctionner sans le soutien de tous les autres pays. 

  • Question au Royaume-Uni, en Espagne, en Italie et aux Pays-Bas : Dans quelle mesure seriez-vous favorable ou opposé-e à une taxe sur les institutions financières au Royaume-Uni, à condition que l’argent récolté aille pour la protection du service public et la lutte contre la pauvreté, au niveau national et à l’étranger ?
  • Question en France : Dans quelle mesure êtes-vous en faveur ou opposé-e à ce que la France mette déjà en place une telle taxe au niveau français, si les sommes recueillies servaient à financer la santé, l’éducation et globalement la lutte contre la pauvreté dans les pays en développement ? 
  • Question en Allemagne : Dans quelle mesure seriez-vous favorable ou opposé-e à une telle taxe, si que les fonds récoltés (ou au moins une partie) servent à lutter contre la pauvreté au niveau national et à l’étranger ?
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Pour de plus amples informations, merci de contacter :

Angela Corbalan (Bruxelles) : + 32 473 56 22 60 / angela.corbalan@oxfaminternational.org

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Elise Ford

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Čista programerska logika, daleko od misli, ako ovo, onda ono.... Ali recimo da je to začetak. Tek mali dodatak da se na tražilici osjećamo bolje. AdSense i AdWords programi za reklamiranje su također u početku radili prema ključnim riječima ali se zna da je ovaj pogon ipak malo sofisticiraniji od jednostavne provjere rječnika. Google naime već duže vremena razvija svoju semantičku platformu i neprestano na njoj radi. Nije dakle više riječ samo o pojedinačnim riječima već i u smislu koji čine grupe riječi. To omogućava da oglašivači zaista uvale svoje reklame na pravo mjesto. Ako malo pogledamo Google reklame po raznim stranicama vidjet ćemo da time vlada nešto jača mašinerija (iako još uvijek nije savršena). Semantički sustavi imaju zadatak shvatiti (uvjetno rečeno) sadržaj vaše stranice na osnovu rečenica, međusobnih ovisnosti i odnosa među riječima (bolje rečeno - konteksta), jezika kojim pišete i naravno svekolikih indeksa i klastera u Googleovoj bazi podataka da bi shvatili jeste li prava meta za reklamu. Semantički sustav u sprezi sa svekolikom bazom znanja je zapravo i jedno od glavnih oružja koje Googleu osigurava prednost pred drugim potencijalnim pokušajima. Uz neke dodatne razloge, svakako. Ako ste programer i napravili ste neku aplikaciju koju ste nazvali Titanic, Google će nastojati da vam ne servira reklame za film Titanic, za povijesne studije o Titanicu i slično nego će pronaći one koje su relevantne za softver i razvoj aplikacija, programiranje i slično. Iako je možda riječ Titanic na vašoj stranici spomenuta najviše puta i sasvim sigurno jedna od vodećih u Googleovim indeksima koji tu riječ povezuju s vašom stranicom, njihov semantički engine nekako prepoznaje sa čime još je ta riječ povezana i zaključuje (opet uvjetno rečeno) čime se vi zapravo bavite. Iako se radi o programu, nikako o svijesti, ovo je već nešto bliže. Iako napredni sustav traženja još uvijek koristi razne dodatke na riječima kako bi tražilici rekli konkretnije na što mislimo i kako da filtrira rezultate (navodnici, plus, minus, site:, link: itd) pitanje je vremena kad će to u potpunosti biti izbačeno. Vjerojatno onog trenutka kad Googleova semantika bude u stanju prepoznati to iz vašeg konteksta. Ne bude li u stanju, ponudit će vam alternative obogaćene s malo predefinirane gramatike (koju je u engleskom jeziku lakše napraviti nego u hrvatskom). Ovo s alternativama bi mogla biti zasluga širokog opsega podataka i prepoznavanja pojmova koji nastaju grupiranjem riječi u klastere i analizom njihovih odnosa (što Google radi također već godinama). Što još Google radi kako bi poboljšao svoj semantički pogon Skenira knjige. Jedan je njihov službenik izjavio: Ne skeniramo knjige da bih čitali korisnici, skeniramo ih da bi ih čitao AI. Vjerojatno to AI-u neće dati ni pamet ni dušu ali će svakako utažiti glad za riječima i pojmovima. Je li kompletan sadržaj interneta premali pa su navalili na druge izvore ljudskog izražavanja Priča se da u Googleovim laboratorijima rade na zvučnom prepoznavanju uzoraka. Televizija i filmovi su već na internetu. Čim ih se Google dočepa kako treba moći će navodno na osnovu 5 sekundi zvučnog zapisa točno znati o kojem se filmu ili emisiji ili muzici radi. Čisti search kroz bitove. Jednom kad prepozna zvučni uzorak i poveže ga s naslovom moći će vam na osnovu naslova reći i gomilu drugih podataka koji su povezani s tim. Je li u tome najava ultimativne tražilice koja će biti u stanju s nama raditi mali chat kad se zaputimo tražiti nešto za što ne znamo kako se zove. Sve je dakle u semantici i utvrđivanju smisla. I sm sam svojedobno isprogramirao mali programčić koji je pogađao koju ste životinju zamislili na osnovu pitanja ili odgovora. Vi ste odgovarali s da ili ne i on bi pogodio o kojoj se životinji radi. Ako ne bi znao odgovor, tražio bi vas da postavite neko pitanje u svezi te životinje i da kažete kako biste na to pitanje odgovorili. Tako bi učio. Jednostavno ali s vremenom sve glomaznije. Čista logika, nema semantike niti krativnosti. S kojih godinu dana povremene upotrebe mogao je pogoditi tristotinjak životinja. Kako su odgovori na pitanja vezani uz naše vlastito znanje i kako je nekome vrabac smeđe a nekome sive boje ipak s vremenom je program pogodio vrapca bez obzira na vaš izbor. Ali zbog primitivnog da/ne učenja to su u bazi bila zapravo samo dva različita vrapca , nikako pametni zaključak. Ali pogledate li 20Q (AI baziran na neuralnoj mreži) na ovom linku, vidjet ćete da stvar može raditi daleko bolje. Nakon kratkog uvoda ova mašinerija bi trebala pogoditi razne pojmove s manje od 20 pitanja. Koliko ja znam, ovaj AI uči već 19 godina. Iako se sve svodi na pitanja i odgovore, gdje uz da i ne imate još i nepoznato, nevažno, možda, vjerojatno i ponekad. Ako ne pogodi u 20 pitanja ponudit će vam odgovor gdje trebate reći je li odgovor točan, pogrešan ili je blizu. Ako nije točan, 20Q igra se nastavlja s dodatnih 10 pitanja. Na kraju će vam čak i ponuditi analizu odgovora, gdje misli da je pogriješio i gdje misli da ste vi pogriješili te koji su vam odgovori nekonzistentni jer većina populacija (koja je igrala) misli drugačije. Ne pogodi li zamolit će vas da objasnite na špto ste mislili. Tako uči. Ova igra je do sada odigrana skoro 50 milijuna puta. Neat i full zabavno!!! Google ima daleko jače izvore, gotovo svekolikog ljudskog znanja koje je objavljeno na internetu, dostupne su mu enciklopedije, dokumenti, blogovi, vijesti, publikacije a u zadnje vrijeme i knjige. Semantički pogon koji se 24/7 vrti u moćnim mašinama i dalje na osnovu nama neshvatljivih algoritama slaže riječi i pojmove u klastere kako bi im pridodao značenje i pripadnost. Google bi mogao postati jedna velika igra pogađanja koja bi začinjena finom gramatikom čak mogla djelovati i smisleno. Može li Google proći Turingov test Gospodin Turing je još 50-ih postavio zadaću svakoj mašini koja bi se htjela predstaviti kao umjetno inteligentna. Test se sastoji u tome da stroj mora moći voditi konverzaciju s čovjekom na način da ovaj ne shvati razgovara li sa strojem ili s živom osobom (naravno razgovor ne mora biti u zvučnom obliku, dovoljan je samo običan chat). Možete isprobati neke od uradaka, nisu najbolji ali dočaravaju priču. Da bi Google to mogao trebati će mu dobro isprogramirati gramatiku kako bi baratao podacima i davao povratne informacije ili podpitanja na čovjeku smisleniji način nego da samo vraća obične liste rezultata na traženi pojam. Trebati će znati odrediti i vrijednost toga što je rečeno. Zametak toga je i u također vrlo složenom i misterioznom algoritmu Googleovog PageRanka. Neki smatraju da je PageRank zapravo jedan od zametaka budućeg AI-a. O PageRanku se malo zna, a ono što se zna je nama smrtnicima malo razumljivo (barem meni). Ako ne vjerujete pogledajte što je neki matematički freak prostudirao o PageRanku na Wikipediji. Viša matematika. Iako naizgled beznačajna brojka od 1 do 10 ovaj algoritam je više od pukog brojanja klikova. On obuhvaća i PageRankove stranica na kojima je pronašao link na vašu, broj takvih stranica, ali ono što je značajnije obuhvaća i sve ostale metode vezane uz rangiranje ključnih riječi i pojmova pronađenih po internetu, na vašoj stranici i na stranicama na kojima postoje veze. PageRank zapravo određuje i koliko je semantički važan sadržaj vaše stranice na određeni upit te vas shodno tome rangira i u rezultatima pretraživanja. U kakvim su oni točno relacijama teško ćemo znati ali vjerujem da je PageRank samo još jedan dodatni poligon za testiranje svekolike Googleove pametne mašine. Njegova je namjena da komadićima informacija da određenu vrijednost što će za budući AI svakako biti značajni detalj. Mnogo toga znamo, ili barem mislimo da znamo, ali Google iza plota ima daleko više tajni nego se to na prvi pogled čini. Na Googleovom labu već postoji čitav niz aplikacija koje se mogu koristiti, od rokovnika, kalendara, podsjetnika, programa za obradu teksta, tabličnih kalkulatora, elektronske pošte, pretraživanja proizvoda, prevodioca... da ne nabrajam, cijeli mali operativni sustav. Iako se o Googleovom operativnom sustavu svojedobno šuškalo izgleda da od toga ipak neće biti ništa i da je sve ostalo na nivou špekulacije. Pričalo se o zamisli da uz računalo imate samo mali rudimentarni pogon s vezom na Google preko interneta. Sve ostalo bi bilo tamo i radilo bi se online. No Google nije naprosto odustao od toga već izgleda da puca daleko dalje nego što nam se čini, dok mi i dalje možemo samo špekulirati. Svatko tko je ikad malo ozbiljnije ušao u Google svijet uvidio je da se Googleove funkcije i aplikacije integriraju, spajaju i preklapaju i siguran sam da su informacije u njima savršeno povezane. Jedan account, više funkcija i interakcija među podacima koji se tamo nalaze. Možda Google neće nikad pisati romane i poeziju i imati vlastiti um, možda neće nikad biti kreativan ali da bi mogao postati vraški napredni mehanizam koji zna sve. Neki kažu da će to biti za našeg života. Možda bi mogao odgovoriti na bilo koje pitanje postavljeno normalnim ljudskim jezikom. Možda bi mogao analizirati sve tekstove vezane uz neki pojam i pomoći u rješavanju misterija, nedosljednosti, kriminala, istine i laži. Jer Google će biti u stanju znati sve što se pisalo, snimilo, pjevalo a možda čak i govorilo nekom događaju, bilo gdje bilo kad. Jer Google već odavno ne pretražuje internet samo za nas. On ga pretražuje i za sebe. Hoće li nam čitava priča donijeti problema, narušenu privatnost ili nešto drugo Moguće, ali samo ako mu to dozvolimo. Mnogi pišu i pisat će još o dvojbama moralnosti i humanosti umjetne inteligencije. Trebamo biti svjesni da budemo li ikad 'razgovarali' s Googleom, on to nikad neće zaboraviti, i svaka konverzacija bit će novi temelj za nova saznanja o nama o našim navikama i samim time, pod krinkom svesrdne pomoći korisnicima, predmet nekih novih rasprava. A mi bismo mogli postati otvoreni kao knjiga. Google će znati kako se zovemo, što smo tražili prošle godine u isto vrijeme, kakvu muziku volimo slušati, kako organiziramo svoje vrijeme, koje stranice obilazimo, s kim se družimo, tko je kad i gdje pričao ili pisao o nama, pokazat će nam našu kuću na satelitskoj snimci... Da malo karikiram. Jednog dana možda mi osvane poruka na Googlu: Previše surfaš! Posveti se djeci jer ti imaju loše ocjene u školi, a žena ti NE ostaje duže na poslu kao što misliš jer uredno isključuje računalo na kraju radnog vremena, GPS u autu uključuje odmah nakon toga, a garažna vrata otvara u prosjeku četiri sata kasnije. GPS podaci su nedostupni zbog zaštite privatnosti. U frižideru je ponestalo jaja. 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          Tele(re)vizija   
Jučer je održan taj 'spektakularni' događaj dodjele Večernjakovog ekrana. Skupile se televizije u Boćarski dom. Pomislio bi netko da njima nije baš tako jako važno što su se neke dnevne novine dosjetile napraviti akciju ocjenjivanja sadržaja, likova i njihovih vještina na televiziji. Ali ako su svi tamo onda to postaje mala obaveza. Jer konkurencija ne spava. Večernjak je zamislio samo 16 mogućih bodova koje će televizije međusobno razdijeliti. I to je u redu, svaka čast ljudima i emisijama, a naravno i televizijama koje će na svoje police postaviti još jedan zlatni limeni televizor sa srcolikom sobnom antenom. Sigurno su to zaslužili i ja im čestitam od srca na primjenim hrvatskim televizijskim Oscarima. Ali, pažljivom promatraču nije promaklo da se u čitavoj priči događa i ono što nije predviđeno scenarijem. Među publikom, uzvanicima i nominiranima bila su dva mobilna snimatelja zadužena za dočaravanje atmosfere među stolovima. Lukavo su uvijek naciljali nominirane, a posebno one koji ovaj put nisu imali sreće. Tako smo i mi kraj malih ekrana mogli vidjeti kako oči mogu izražavati različite emocije. Bilo je ovdje ubijanja pogledom, bilo je razočaranja, tuge, prijezira ali povremeno i iskrene sreće. Nisam zapisivao baš sve što sam primijetio, ali pišem po prisjećanju. Sjećam se Valdecovog pogleda koji u Rorinoj zahvali za nagradu Istrazi očekivao možda čuti i svoje ime, ali izgubio se u pojmu ekipa, da ne nabrajam sve iako je i sam bio jedan od nominiranih za mušku TV osobu. Ispred njega su se u zahvali ipak našli Svilan i obitelj koji su svakako najzaslužniji za uspjeh Istrage. Lijepo rečeno ali nedorečeno i meni osobno nije po volji. Ekipa koja zapravo istražuje zove se samo 'ekipa', oni su samo šljakeri nekoga tko je dobio priliku ...raditi nešto što zna, za razliku od drugih.... Vidio se i neodređeni pogled u daljinu legendarnog 'Đuke Begovića' koji se ovdje našao među samim mladim glumcima. Činilo se po njegovom pogledu da mu nije baš jasno što se ovdje ocjenjuje, i može li Šemso koji zna par štoseva parirati jednoj glumačkoj legendi. Ali tako je to danas, ljudi gledaju ono što im se sviđa, možda ne glasuju za glumca nego za lik koji glumi. Je li Ekran dobio Enis Bešlagić ili Šemso Teško je to reći. U svakom slučaju, Enis mi je komičan, dok Gregurevića cijenim prije kao karakternog glumca. Ali kategorija se zvala samo 'glumac'. Činilo se da su i RTL vizuali pretrpjeli mali debakl. Suvremena računalna tehnologija, 3D efekti, matrix efekti i prelijevanja od kojih vas potjera, sve made in Mnchen, izgubili su od Zuhre, namontiranog na nekoliko povijesnih snimaka merlinke, Kenedyja i čovjeka na mjesecu. I ovdje je izgleda pravagnulo čiji su jinglovi a ne kako su napravljeni. Ali, netko mora pobijediti. A video montaža također nije nešto što se može napraviti baš u pola sata. Najveća prednost je zapravo ideja. Mladen Stubljar, legendarni reporter, nije razumio da se njegov dugogodišnji predani i uporni rad ne cijeni. U njegovom pogledu mi se učinilo da je vjerovao u pobjedu. Ali avaj. Možda su Ilinčićeve reportaže malo svježije, modernije, možda mu kamera više luta, možda je malo manje klasike. Šteta, meni su svi ok. Onaj koji suvereno vlada svojim poslom, Goran Milić, svojom je ležernošću odmah dao do znanja konkurenciji da on ovo odrađuje u leru. I naravno na sebi svojstven način duhovito dodao malo razmišljanje o 'neuzvraćenoj ljubavi' između njega i HTV-a. Šteta da su mobilni snimatelji baš bili negdje drugdje pa nismo vidjeli lica odgovornih iz HTV-a. Možda bismo shvatili na što je točno Milić mislio iako možemo pogoditi od prve. Zatim, spomenimo nastupe i parade raznih prezentera. E, to je priča za sebe. Premalo je ovakvih događaja u nas, pa se tako vidi očita razlika između Uvodića i onih koji su prvi put došli nešto prezentirati. Uvodić je tu doma dok su drugi doduše davali sve od sebe ali upravo u tom trudu prestali su biti ono što jesu. Imali smo par zanimljivih kombinacija, što je već samo po sebi bilo svojevrsni show. Večernjak je napravio dobar izbor prezentera u uklopio ih i tijek ceremonije tako da se čak i tematski uglavnom poklapaju s kategorijom i pratećim video spotovima Gitak TV-a, ali to je trebalo malo uvježbati... ili ne vježbati uopće, pa biti prirodan. Neki su bili preusiljeni u međusobnim razgovorima koji nisu baš imali puno veze sa temom, ali su imali s modom, izgledom i slično. U večini slučajeva nezanimljivo. Hamdija ' BB milijunaš' je zamalo napravio salto mortale pri silasku niz one dvije stepenice. Krešo i Iva, kao glavni voditelji su se par puta spetljali na početku, poslije su polovili konce. Bili bi još bolji da je ceremonija potrajala još koji sat. Krešo je fakat bio ležeran, i Milić bi mu pozavidio. Svaka čast kreatoru tekstova kojima je nevidljivi voditelj (ja, naravno nisam skontao tko je to, ali manje bitno...) najavljivao nominirane finaliste. Povremena uporaba anglizama u tim tekstovima zabila bi se u uši, ali oni su se ipak uspješno utopili u kratkim, jezgrovitim, ponekad i navijačkim i na mah duhovitim crticama kojima su se opisivale osobe i emisije. Pobjedom TV Dnevnika HTV-a nije izostala i mala reklamica najgledanije javne televizije u Europi, i najgledanijeg Dnevnika uopće", a i Svilan nije propustio u svom stilu zauzvrat baciti par parola... Plaćajte HTV, gledajte Novu TV i Hloverka je super, Hloverka je naj, a ona je sada naša... što je zasmetalo čak u Uvodića koji je u prenesenom smislu pojasnio da zasluga za Hloverkin Ekran ipak ide Otvorenom a ne Kontaktu. Znimljivo da u tom mlinu Hloverke nije bilo. Ima toga još ali bi se oduljilo. Siguran sam da ću se sutra prisjetiti još ponečeg ali tada to više neće biti 'in'. Zanimljivo postavljen koncept Večernjakovog ekrana unosi malo nemira među televizijske djelatnike i vjerujem da mu predstoji svijetla budućnost. S vremenom će se stvari ispeglati pa će i sudionici popraviti svoje nastupe, od prezentiranja do onog malog ali tako teškog govora kojim se treba nekome zahvaliti. Neki jesu (ili nisu) shvatili kako Ekran može pomoći u marketinškom smislu, iako je prvenstveno zamišljen kao marketinška kampanja Večernjaka. RTL i HTV danas, dan poslije (a prošlo je podne) na svojim stranicama nemaju čak ni jednu rečenicu o nagradama koje su primili, dok je Nova TV napravila opsežan prilog na svom portalu, popraćen video clipovima opisujući svoj trijumf. Od 16 kategorija osvojili su čak 7 televizora. Znači li to da je kod HTV-a i RTL-a na snazi taština, ili ne priznaju Večernjakov Ekran kao mjerilo bilo čega u poslu u koji se jedino oni razumiju. U redu , prihvatimo da su oni zapravo samo skromni i ne žele se hvaliti. Na kraju, glasali su gledatelji, možda i 'tipkačke ekipe' ako je netko u njih uložio ali rezultati su takvi kakvi jesu. Večernjak zadovoljno trlja ruke, a njihov veliki 'šef' je u odjavi zadovoljno skakutao naokolo (doslovno) i mahao rukama poručivši: I dalje gledajte televiziJE! Vidimo se dogodine!
          Još o prašini   
Prašina, sitne čestice nečistoće koje se najčešće u oblacima uzdižu i kovitlaju u zrak pokraj puta. Šoferima je to prva asocijacija. Domaćicama pak je to ona grozna siva naslaga koja ima sposobnost da se pojavljuje na namještaju kao njegov sastavni dio. Ima u njoj čestica zemlje, tkanina, tepiha, obične ulične prašine, pa čak i mikroorganizama. Prašina je materijalna i prema zakonu o očuvanju materije je neuništiva. Prašina je i metafora. Svaka riječ, akcija ili događaj koji uzdrma užu ili širu okolinu a komentari se množe u oblacima mogla bi se nazvati dizanjem prašine. Problem je u tome što je nitko ne čisti. Ljudi po prirodi rođeni za dizanje prašine, u tom metaforičnom smislu.. Neki je dižu svjesno a neki nesvjesno. Nešto bih opet komentirao ali bez ikakve namjere da proširujem oblake. Dizanje prašine je već postala umjetnost. Dizanje prašine je postala profesija. Za profesionalno dizanje prašine trebate biti spretni. I kao i u svakoj profesiji možete svoj proizvod napraviti sami a možete iskoristiti i neći tuđi rad. Što je veći oblak prašine bolje za vas jer vas se od dalje vidi. I kvaliteta prašine je također važna. Od kakvih se čestica sastoji, u kojem smjeru ćete je otpuhnuti, odakle će se podići njen famozni oblak i u čije će nosnice zapeti. Politika praši sve u šesnaest. Oni već imaju oblake koje neprestano dotjeruju. Na neke zaborave pa im druga strana dobro puhne i vrati ih natrag na ishodište. Onda oni kažu to nije naša prašina, a ako je, onda ste je modificirali. Ili je to ona koja je ranije bila vaša. Mi uglavnom mašemo rukama jer oblak prašine je prilično amorfna stvar pa je zato pogodan za ono čemu služi bez da mu se pokoji put otkrije izvor. Iza politike tu su mediji, da malo suzimo priču. Njima je to profesija. Oni proizvode, popravljaju i otkrivaju u zametku ogromne količine prašine. I oni to rade savršeno. Ne treba to gledati samo s negativnog aspekta. Ta prašina je medij za prijenos podataka i može se iskorisiti u pozitivne svrhe, kao što znamo iz dnevnih medija. Kao i obično, ja se prvo nalaprdam koječega pa tek na polovici posta krenem na bit. Mali zavidni čovjek također praši. Svi mi prašimo više ili manje, namjerno ili nenamjerno. Bez reda. A što se događa s tim našim oblačićima koji se vide jedva s desetak metara Netko ih gleda. Profesionalci. Suzimo još priču. Ovdje na blogu već već skoro 4 godine lebdi lagana izmaglica. Svako malo netko nešto pokrene. To se primijetilo već odavno. Onda su neki oblaci kao Vibi, pa ukori blogerima, pa dnevnik jedne Ane i slični izazvali profesionalce i uskoro se sve prašilo da je milina. I to se pokazalo kao dobro. Nekima. A nekima ne. Kako god bilo, danas se to može korisno upotrijebiti. Ako znate na pravom mjestu u pravo vrijeme podići mali oblačić prašine sve su šanse da ćete uskoro nakratko prekriti nebo. Ako tako želite. Pogledajmo par primjera. Nedugo je Večernji izazvao omanji atmosferski poremećaj angažirajući dvoje poznatih ljudi da pišu blog. Bio je to lijepi i šareni oblak koji su svi zapazili. Onda su na tim blogovima zaredali komentari i digla se tolika prašina, ona sivo crna, da se moglo vidjeti do Luxemburga. Ali ovaj put su je podigli oni manji ljudi, ne naširoko poznati, već anonimni i poluanonimni, koji su samo imali nešto reći o lijepom i šarenom Večernjakovom oblaku. I tako je jedan mali oblak uletio i u urede Jutarnjeg. Jutarnji je svojedobno digao popriličnu prašinu recenziranjem hrvatskih blogova. Kako nisu svi bili zadovoljni mišljenjem recenzenta prašilo se naširoko i nadugačko. Onda kad se više nije moglo disati. Pa je prestalo. Sad je Jutarnji uvidio da konkurencija prekriva veći dio blogerskog neba pa su ubacili par anonimaca u komentare ne bi li oni još malo zaprašili i time učinili nešto za opću bolju vidljivost. Pokazalo se to kao neučinkovito jer je oblak prašine bio sve veći i veći, a oba oblaka, i onaj šareni i onaj sivo-crni radili su svoj posao kako treba. Onda je došlo do preokreta. Jutarnji je proučio malo detaljnije što se događa sa onim malim oblačićima prašine. Pa su utvrdili postojanje čestice koja se zove novinari koji pišu blog, za pare, fuj!. Odabrali su zatim smjer fućkaš novinare i angažirali nekoliko blogera da pišu novine. Taj se oblak sad sasvim drugačije razvija. Čak je i stanoviti recenzent (oko kojeg se prašina uglavnom slegla) odlučio ponovo progovoriti pa je nahvalio spomenute blogere možda po prvi put u životu podigavši oblak u svim bojama. I još malo dalje, uzeli su si za pravo malo proanalizirati kakav je to oblačić prašine podigao njihov novi bloger a u svezi Večernjakovih blogera. Tako su dobili kredibilitet. Njihova se čestica zove blogeri koji piše novine, za novac, yes!. Je li tu nešto sporno Nema što, profesionalno i s jedne i druge strane. Rekao sam prije da su to profesionalci, to je njihov posao. Ne postoji univerzalna istina. Postoje samo oblaci prašine u kojem je svakome na volju pronaći istinu koja mu odgovara. Nitko nema pravo reći moj oblak je jedini dobar i lijep. Čitam i Malenicu i Mišaka, čitam i T-Zombixa i novac, na primjer. Meni su svi dobri, svaki u svom području. I u čemu je kvaka Večernji i Jutarnji rade svoj posao, neminovno je da su napravili to što su napravili. Takva su vremena, takvi su trendovi, takva je tehnologija, takve su mogućnosti. Bilo bi čudno da to nisu napravili. Zašto mali ljudi praše oko toga Malenica piše onako kako zna i želi, ne treba se slagati s njom. Ali ne treba je vrijeđati i prašiti tek toliko da se praši. Mišak je prošao malo bolje ali i njemu su nekoliko puta zaprašili, tek toliko da ne misli da je sve pet. Zašto T-Zombix je legenda bloga, moguće najčitaniji, sve što zna dijeli nesebično i nitko mu to ne može osporiti. Neki su mu sprašili da je izdajnik. Bože sačuvaj. Novac zna toliko o financijama da bih mu najrađe platio pet kuna svaki put kad otvorim blog da bih nešto naučio. Dvornikove neću ni spominjati, oni su i glumci i blogeri i novinari. I već postoje mudrijaši koji praše li praše. Čemu to Zavist je jedna od najdestruktivnijih emocija. Ona uništava zavidnoga i čini štetu njegovoj okolini. Zavidni ljudi dižu uvijek prašinu, dajte im bilo kakvog materijala. Oni su takvi i gotovo. Svijet je protiv njih i oni su se dužni braniti. Takav je njihov stav. Neki čak idu tako daleko da brane i nas ostale. Od silnih prašina veće se odavno ne zna koji je čiji oblak. Zavist funkcionira na jednom nepisanom pravilu. Ako si bolji od mene, ako imaš ono što ja nemam, ako me u bilo čemu natkriljuješ, ja ću te spustiti malo niže, ocrniti te, sve tvoje poteze ću prikazati kao loše, tako da će izvana u tom silnom oblaku prašine izgledati da sam ipak ja bolji. A ostat ću i dalje to što jesam. Zašto ne umjesto toga učiniti sebe boljim, dati si truda, zaslužiti biti bolji i istovremeno priznati da u ovom trenutku to nisi. Moja počast Večernjem koji se dosjetio pokrenuti svoju blog kampanju, počast i Jutarnjem koji je našao svoj način sa odgovor. Pokazali su da vladaju poslom koji rade i da su spremni dok postoje tražiti nove načine i nova rješenja. Pa mi i očekujemo od njih da prate stoljeće u kojem se nalaze, zar ne Počast i blogu koji se eto nalazi u sredini i služi kao spona. To su ljudi koji rade cijele dane i ne treba vjerovati da je drugačije. I nije im lako. Kad bi bilo, onda bi svatko mogao imati svoj portal. A nema ga. Svaka čast Malenici koja u silnim oblacima prašine i dalje šiba po svome. Iako je uglavnom kritiziraju vidim je boljom od sebe jer to može izdržati. Ja ne bih. Čast Mišaku koji je u kratko vrijeme skupio mnogo čitatelja. Koliko samo vremena taj čovjek troši da bi napisao ono što piše i da bi pripremio emisije koje priprema. I on je bolji od mene jer ja o njegovim temama nemam dovoljno argumenata. To su ljudi koji suprotno mišljenjima, ne sijede po cijeli dan u fotelji i čekaju da im nešto padne s neba. Ako je koji dan ležerniji to ne treba nikome uzeti za zlo. Jeste li pokušali kad napisati post o nekoj temi, ali ne onoj koja vam padne na pamet nego po narudžbi. Da biste to napisali a ako ne potrošite min 5-6 sati na kvalitetno istraživanje napisat ćete obični šund ili prepisati od nekog drugog. Jer treba nešto znati da bi se napisalo. I ovo što sad pišem nije apsolutna istina. Ovo je samo moje mišljenje i ne treba nikoga uzrujavati. Počast T-Zombixu koji nije novinar ali je iskoristio priliku koja mu se ponudila kao blogeru pa piše kolumnu. I svaka mu čast na tome što ga baš briga što mi mislimo, on ulaže svoje vrijeme u traženje svojih tema. Mi ne plaćamo njegove račune. I on je bolji od mene jer piše blog redovito, zanimljiv je i zna što govori. Zaslužio je da ga netko angažira. Jednako vrijedi i za novac. Da ne znaju to što znaju, da nisu uložili (i još ulažu) vrijeme da bi to znali, nikad ih nitko ne bi trebao niti tražio. I što njima svima treba reći Pa nije valjda vi ste bezveze, trebali su uzeti mene, ali ja ne bih htio jer bi mi to bilo ispod časti.... Aha, sigurno. Dakle, zavist na stranu. Prestati dizati prašinu i žaliti se na one koji su iskoristili priliku. To nikog neće dovesti niti s bloga u novine niti iz novina u blog. Tko i ne želi dospjeti drugdje nego je sad nek samo kaže super, svaka čast i pusti druge da žive kako im paše. Ako o datoj temi netko zna više, uvijek je uputno argumentirano diskutirati. Ali ako ne zna, prašina neće pomoći. Jer svaki oblak najbolje i najviše govori o onome tko ga diže, bez obzira kojim ga likovima nakitili. Ako bude među vama onih koji bi ovu moju laičku dizertaciju komentirali, molim ponovo, ne dižite prašinu oko toga što sam napisao, nije vrijedno. Uz to, baš sam neki dan glancao po blogu.
          Mrežni talenti   
Evo još jedne studije nekog tko nije mjerodavan komentirati. A taj sam ja. No, kako se svatko tko je ikad napisao jednu javnu riječ smatra pozvanim za pametovanje o temama u koje se ne razumije kako treba, ja neću biti iznimka. Nekad davno postojali su ljudi koji su gusku skratili za jedno pero, ušiljili ga, umočili u tintu i škrabali po papiru. Nešto su pisali. I zanimljivo, napravili su knjigu. Da bi knjigu imalo više ljudi bilo je potrebno prepisati je u cijelosti. Malo je ljudi mogli posjedovati pravu knjigu. I sporo je teklo pisano znanje među ljudima. Onda je u neko drugo doba stanoviti Gutenberg napravio slagarski stroj gdje se tekst knjige prvo posložio od malih izlivenih slova. Tim strojem se moglo tiskati stotine i tisuće knjiga i one su polako ali sigurno ulazile u domove. Danas većinu poslova rade pametni i precizni strojevi i knjiga ima više nego ljudi na zemlji. Neću komentirati aktualnu tehnologiju. Vratio bih se na esenciju. Sadržaj. Tko je pisac Mislim ovdje na pisce romana, priča i sličnih stvari koji riječima uspješno opisuju slike, osjećaje, radnje, i drže nas u napetosti dok gutamo red za redom, oni koji imaju ono 'nešto' zbog čega ih zapravo čitamo. Kako je nekad došlo do toga da nekakav Dostojevski postane pisac Je li on bio samouk Je li završio ikakve književne ili jezične škole Što je sa svim drugim piscima Ja o tome nemam pojma. Neke književnike učimo u školi. Učimo njihova djela, gramatiku, književne stilove i forme. Učimo njihove jezične i stilske bravure. Od njihovog je pisanja napravljena umjetnost. Književnost. Neki su ljudi postali pojam i postavili standarde 'dobrog' pisanja. Danas kad pokušate napisati priču, oni koji se u književnost razumiju čitati će vašu priču i raspravljati o vašem zapletu, fabuli, komentirati vašu naraciju, čitljivost, razvučenost, brzinu radnje, nedorečenost, plitke ili duboke opise, faš fond riječi, uglavnom sve ono za što niste ni pomislili da vaša priča sadrži (ili ne sadrži, a trebala bi). Jer niste pisac i nitko vas nije učio kako se piše. Kad su pisci hodali zemljom, trebali su napraviti stanovit broj kilometara da bi došli do nakladnika kome se njihova umotvorina mogla svidjeti ili ne. Ako nisu dobro pisali, ništa od njihove književnosti. Siguran sam da je bilo i onih koji su možda dobro pisali ali se nikad nisu gnjavili idejom da napišu knjigu. Ima i onih koji nikad nisu ni pokušali. Tko zna za koliko smo briljantnih romana i priča zakinuti zato što je neki tip u nekom selu bio prirodno darovit za pisanje ali je bio daleko izvan radijusa zbivanja. Mnogi su umrli neotkriveni. A da nisu ni pokušali. Nisu imali šansu. I tako smo stigli do danas. Već sama pojava računala je dala mogućnosti za pisanje na lakši način, za lakšu manipulaciju tekstom, prekrajanja i zamjene odlomaka, brisanje itd. Pisaće mašine su izašle iz mode. A onda su se pojavio internet. Skoro ni papira više ne treba. Tekst se piše digitalno, šalje digitalno, čita digitalno. Sve što ja ovog trenutka napišem, moguće je pročitati iz bilo kojeg dijela svijeta dokle dopire čarobna internet žica. Priznajte, odakle čitate ovaj tekst Elektroničke knjige također postaju popularne, sve su popularnije iako dobri stari papir ne posustaje. Ima nečeg čarobnog u čitanju 'prave papirnate knjige', barem za naše generacije ljudi. Knjiga osim dobrog sadržaja lijepo i izgleda. Zamislite silne tomove poredane u kolekcije i uredno smještene na vidljivom dijelu dnevne sobe. Često i nažalost nepročitane. No vratimo se na esenciju. Sadržaj. Pravila o fabulama, naraciji i radnji dalje vrijede. Oduvijek su vrijedila i zauvijek će vrijediti. Ali više pisci ne hodaju samo zemljom. Pisci su prešli u virtualni svijet i iz njega se počeli rađati novi od ljudi koji su se tamo našli. Danas možete kao totalni anonimus otvoriti blog i napisati nešto. Onda ćete vi ili netko drugi shvatiti da vam je odlična naracija, da vam je konstrukcija rečenica neviđena, da vas ljudi vole čitati i da vaše priče imaju ono nešto. Niste to napisali da biste postali pisac ali netko vas je vidio i predložio vam da to postanete. Prilika se pojavila u virtualoj mreži gdje zajedno hodaju pisci, wanabe pisci, nakladnici i wanabe nakladnici. Pronađe se tu i onih koji nisu ni razmišljali o tome, a i oni koji su se odlučili organizirati, hajdemo objaviti nešto zajedno. 'Ukoričeni blogeri' su postali forma. I pišu odlično. Čitam neke od njih, kako koga ulovim, i zaista, stil im je takav da bih sigurno mogao progutati njihov roman kad bi ga netko na taj način napisao. Bravo blogeri, za koje se pitam jesu li učili biti pisci ili su to postali zato jer su dobili priliku. Jednog dana u budućnosti, nakon 15 objavljenih djela jedna osoba XY održat će promociju svog 16. romana u 79. godini života. XY rođen je u prosječnoj radničkoj obitelji i pohađao školu za automehaničara. Kao i većina njegovih vršnjaka uštedio je nešto novca i kupio svoje prvo računalo. Uglavnom za računalne igre i hackiranje. Iako mu škola nije išla najbolje, provlačio se s prosječnim ocjenama. Već u srednjoj školi prigrabio je informatičku tehnologiju i kao i svaki njegov vršnjak ušao u sve sfere komunikacije. Pojavom prvih blog servisa u Hrvatskoj 2004. godine bio je među prvima koji su otvorili svoj blog. Pisao je u početku o gnjavaži u školi, o lošim sendvičima i kritizirao političare i društvo. Ipak njegov je blog bio posjećen jer je bio dostupan širom svijeta a njegov način pisanja bio je dopadljiv, jezgrovit i imao je ono 'nešto'. Nakon što su ga nekoliko puta neki online portali spomenuli kao blogera shvatio je da u tome ima nešto. Pratio je kako se blogeri organiziraju u nekakve književne grupe, organiziraju tiskano objavljivanje priča . Zašto ne Uložio je sav svoj trud i napisao nekoliko priča. Prve tri su mu razni samoosnovani žiriji odbili zbog loše naracije, dvije zbog prerazvučene radnje a jednu zbog plagijata. Upamtio je i mali, gotovo beznačajan komentar. Na blogu si odličan ali ove priče su ti koma. To nisi ti! Onda je XY počeo čitati objavljene priče drugih i shvatio da ne može pisati na silu po narudžbi. Možeš puno čitati, graditi svoj osebujni stil, popraviti ga nekim općeprihvaćenim normama, ponovo čitati, i imati možda malo sreće i svakako talenta. Sljedeću priču je napisao baš u svom prepoznatljivom stilu, niti ne pokušavajući izmisliti novu formu i pretvarati sebe u nešto drugo. I bila je postala hit. S vremenom je pisao veće i duže priče i one su se pojavljivale u svim tiskanim izdanjima blogera. Objektivno, njegov je rad postajao sve bolji i bolji. Dvije godine nakon toga završio je i objavio svoj prvi roman. Danas u 79. godini, objavio je svoj 16 roman, vjerojatno posljednji. Automehaničarsku radionu je zatvorio u šezdesetoj a njegove knjige se i danas prodaju, ne kao nekad, ali ipak... I sjedi XY u svom naslonjaču, gleda korice svoje posljednje knjige, misli su mu negdje... Iza sebe čuje klikanje po tipkovnici. To njegov 11-godišnji unuk uživa u čarima interneta. Dok je XY odlagao knjigu na rukohvat naslonjača tipkanje prestane, opruga na stolici kratko zaškripi i unuk mu priđe i ugura mu se ispod ruke. - Deda, Karlo od tete Štefice si je otvoril bloga. Ti znaš gdje je na internetu taj blog Još pomalo zamišljen i ne više tako dobrog sluha, XY mu nježno odgovori: - Ne samo na internetu, Bog je svugdje, sinko, svugdje...
          Frustration hits customers of MVC agencies across the state amid N.J. gov shutdown   
Confusion and frustration hit Motor Vehicle Commissions across New Jersey following an early morning government shutdown from the state budget impasse. At midnight on Friday, Gov. Chris Christie ordered the closure of all non-essential organizations after the state Legislature failed to pass a budget by the July 1 deadline.
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TN-Chattanooga, MOCCASIN BEND MENTAL HEALTH INSTITUTE Have immediate openings for: Part-time Contract M.D. or D.O. All applicants must pass a drug screen and background check. For further information contact: Terry Holmes, MD, Director of Clinical Services Phone: (423) 785-3343 E-Mail: Terry.Holmes@tn.gov “The state of Tennessee is an Equal Opportunity, Equal Access, and Affirmative Action Employer.” “An Accredit
          Franks Issues Statement Supporting POTUS' Rationale for Extreme Vetting   
Contact: Destiny Edwards, 202-225-4576, destiny.edwards@mail.house.gov WASHINGTON, Jan. 30, 2017 /Christian Newswire/ -- Today President Trump issued a statement (below) regarding the Executive Order concerning extreme vetting of immigrants from countries with terrorism ties. Congressman Trent Franks made the following statement in response to the President's Executive Order and the ensuing hysteria from the Left: "I agree with the President's statement on the Executive Order on immigr Source: CCN
          2019 election: I saw vision before I became Benue governor, I will wait for another vision – Gov Ortom   
Governor Samuel Ortom of Benue State, has disclosed that, he would not seek for a re-election in 2019, until he heard from God, to do so. This was
          Trump Takes More Aggressive Stance With US Friends and Foes in Asia - New York Times   

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          Lakers trade D’Angelo Russell to Nets as part of cap-clearing move   

D’Angelo Russell

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With Los Angeles preparing to draft second overall in the NBA draft, the Lakers agreed to a cap-clearing trade that will send point guard D’Angelo Russell and center Timofey Mozgov to the Brooklyn Nets, league sources told The Vertical.
The Lakers will get center Brook Lopez and the No. 27 pick in the draft, league sources told The Vertical.
The deal clears the way for the Lakers to draft UCLA point guard Lonzo Ball with the No. 2 overall pick and gives them the Nos. 27 and 28 selections in the draft.
The trade also allows the Lakers to shed the three years and $54 million left on Mozgov’s contract, and they gain Lopez’s expiring $22.6 million deal. With Lopez’s contract coming off the books in 2018, the Lakers are expected to have $30 million in cap room that summer.
The Nets had been targeting Russell and see him as a cornerstone guard to anchor the franchise’s rebuild along with 2016 first-round pick Caris LeVert. Russell was drafted No. 2 overall in 2015 and averaged 14.3 points and four assists in two seasons with the Lakers.
Brooklyn will have $30 million in cap room this summer.
For the Lakers, the move is part of a long-term play to clear space for Paul George, who has expressed a desire to play for Los Angeles, and pursue LeBron James, who is expected to be a free agent in 2018.

          شرح كامل لموقع Yougov وكيفية الربح منه   
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          GOP Gov Appoints Obama Conspiracy Theorist to Georgia Public Broadcasting   
It seems Big Bird just can’t catch a break. Thanks to Governor Nathan Deal, Chip Rogers, the disgraced former Georgia Senate Majority Leader and former treasurer of ALEC, just became the second highest paid employee at Georgia Public Broadcas
          Re: Simon won’t provide MN data to Trump voter fraud probe   

Well, well, well… Trump is up to his racist shenanigans once
again.
It is SOOO wrong that the gov requires photo ID’s from African Americans
just to vote.
The man should require photo IDs from ALL Americans not just the
Black ones. Dam.


          Ostaćete u čudu kada vidite kako Eminem izgleda sa bradom   

Eminema znamo i volimo već godinama i čini nam se da se njegov izgled za sve to vreme nije nimalo promenio. Jedina razlika koju je napravio jeste promena iz plave u smeđu, ali i dalje izgled gotovo potpuno isti kao na početku karijere. Znamo ga kao plavušana kratke kose i glatko obrijanog lica, i teško nam je da ga uopšte i zamslimo sa bradom. Sve do sada. Nedavno je na njegovom profilu na Instagramu osvanula fotografija na kojoj ima tamnu bradu i sa njom izgleda potpuno neprepoznatljivo. Evo i kako.
          Đurđevac NOVI SAD: Ljubavna priča Petra Graše   

Središnji ljetni glazbeni događaj u regiji Novosadsko muzičko ljeto ispričao je jednu od najljepših ljubavnih priča. Najiščekivaniji koncert sezone akustična je glazbena priča More i ja, more i ti kojom se predstavio hrvatski kantautor Petar Grašo.

Danima rasprodan koncert bila je odlična najava kako će biti riječ o jedinstvenom i nezaboravnom glazbenom spektaklu na koji su obožavatelji Petra Graše, jednog od najprodavanijih hrvatskih glazbenika, čekali više od desetljeća.

Euforična atmosfera, brojna raznježena i raspjevana lica obožavateljica, glazbeni repertoar koji je ispunio srca svih pristunih, slika su ljubavne priče i nezaboravnog glazbenog putovanja Petra Graše i njegovih novosadskih obožavatelja, a kiša svjetlećih meteora koja je obasjala novosadsko nebo dala je dodatnu čar koncertu.

“Uvijek kada dođeš prvi put u neki grad imaš blagu tremu jer ne znaš koliko je i na koji način tvoja glazba tu ostavila traga. Međutim, ispostavilo se da je trema bila uzaludna jer je ovo bio jedan od onih koncerata koji se pamte.“ – izjavio je glazbenik Petar Grašo nakon koncerta u Novom Sadu i dodao: “Publika je bila fantastična i zaista sam uživao u čarobnim trenucima i ljubavi mojih novosadskih prijatelja.“

Novosadsko muzičko ljeto već godinama oduševljava brojne poklonike sjajne glazbe, a osim Petra, ove su godine svoje pjesme predstavili i Vlatko Stefanovski, Stefan Milenković te brojni drugi vrhunski umjetnici.

Nakon duže pjevačke pauze, Petar se na radost brojnih obožavatelja vratio najvećoj ljubavi glazbi, a njegov povratnički hit Uvik isti tjednima je na samom vrhu glazbenih ljestvica u cijeloj regiji. Ovih dana završava se i video spot čija nas premijera očekuje uskoro.


          Иранов: Без заголовка   

Это цитата сообщения LediLana Оригинальное сообщениеКак 108 шагов помогают укрепить иммунитет

3925311_108_shagov (344x215, 14Kb)ТАЙНА ЧИСЛА 108│Как "108 шагов" помогают укрепить иммунитет?

"108 шагов" - это упражнение тибетских монахов. Каждое утро, рано, сразу после пробуждения, они отправляются за водой. Наполнив кувшины, проходят 108 шагов по холодному горному ручью.

Откуда число 108?

108 страстей — основаны на том, что у человека есть шесть видов ощущений через органы чувств, плюс сознание.

ТЕХНИКА ВЫПОЛНЕНИЯ:

Обычно рекомендуют уровень воды делать 2–3 сантиметра. Можно, конечно, и просто воды налить, но часто рекомендуют не закрывать сток воды, а делать ее, так сказать, бегущей: положить шланг душа подальше от стока или просто оставлять воду открытой. Для эффективности можно положить под ноги во время ходьбы жесткий коврик с шипами.

Температура воды, для начала должна быть теплой или прохладной, а потом, привыкнув, постепенно ее можно понижать до самой холодной, которую только можно получить из крана.

Это упражнение очень хорошо укрепляет иммунитет, тонизирует сосуды, снимает отеки с ног, заряжает бодростью и настраивает на благополучный, успешный день. А так как на стопах ног находятся активные точки всех органов, стимулируются все органы и системы нашего организма.

После упражнения ноги вытирать насухо не следует. Только слегка вытереть воду и дать им высохнуть и согреться самим. Когда ноги станут теплыми, то можно одеть носки.
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Как ещё можно сделать «108 шагов по ручью»


Воду налить в тазик, который заранее можно приготовить с вечера. Так утром меньше поводов думать о том, что на процедуру нет времени или желания. Можно делать это упражнение параллельно с чисткой зубов, можно полностью концентрироваться и громко считать до 108.


          Events in the Inland Empire | July 2017   
Still not sure how to spend your fourth of July holiday? Check out all the fireworks shows and festivals going on across Riverside and San Bernardino counties this year. Some cities are celebrating this Saturday, July 1st so be sure to check the dates on each and plan accordingly Once youve got your 4th plans set, dont forget to check out more events all month long in the Inland Empire. Fourth of July Fireworks amp; Events in Riverside County Beaumont Tuesday, July 4th  Pool Hours: 12-8PM, Festival 4-9:30PM, Fireworks at 9PM ci.beaumont.ca.us Where: Stewart Park, 9th and Orange streets, Beaumont, CA The pool will be open all day (admission $1) and all other events are free. There will be live music from The Kraze and Cannibal amp; The Headhunters starting at 5PM at Stewart Park. There will also be a night market to peruse as you wait for the fireworks display at 9PM. Banning Tuesday, July 4th Basketball shootout: 2PM, Swimming: 11AM-4:30, Family Fun Fest at 5PM banning.ca.us The day includes free swimming at Repplier Park Aquatic Center and a basketball shootout planned at the Banning Community Center, open to all ages. And don’t miss the Family Fun Fest at Nicolet Middle School, with BBQ, kids crafts, inflatables and more. It all ends with fireworks at 9PM. Corona Saturday, July 1st Parade begins at 9AM, Family Festival at 4PM innercirclecorona.com The fun starts with the Main Street Parade at 9AM at the intersection of Main and Ontario, moving north to Olive Street. Purchase a fun zone wristband for unlimited rides at attractions from 4-7PM this Saturday for the Family Festival at Santa Park. Fun includes live music at the festival, local yard sale, and military tribute at 8:30PM followed by fireworks. Coachella Saturday, July 1st 6PM-9:30PM at Bagdouma Park coachella.org The City of Coachella will also be celebrating Independence Day early. The festivities include fireworks, local food vendors, a beer garden, live music, and a kids zone with games and prizes for the whole family. There will also be a pie eating contest and beanbag toss tournament Palm Desert Tuesday, July 4th National Anthem 7:15PM, Concert at 7:30PM, Fireworks at 9PM shadowmountainresort.com Where: Civic Center Park, San Pablo Desert, Palm Desert, CA 92260 Fun, fireworks and festivities are all free for the Palm Desert Fourth of July Celebration. It all kicks off at 7:15PM with the national anthem immediately followed by a concert. You can purchase drinks and snacks to enjoy and the fireworks go off at 9PM with a 20-minute spectacular. Temecula Tuesday, July 4th Park opens at 8AM, Festivities begin at 2PM, Fireworks at 9PM temeculaca.gov Where: Ronald Reagan Sports Park Festivities start at 2PM including live entertainment on the main stage, food, pool and Kids Fun Zone. All other admission is free for the day with RV parking available along park side of Rancho Vista. San Jacinto Tuesday, July 4th Parade begins at 9AM and the festival runs from 10AM-2PM ci.san-jacinto.ca.us Where: Parade @ San Jacinto Unified School District Offices. Festival @ the Estudillo Mansion. The Parade down San Jacinto Avenue will begin at 9am followed by a fun-filled Festival including live entertainment, vendors, food for purchase, and car show from 10AM-5PM at the Estudillo Mansion. Lake Elsinore Tuesday, July 4th Fireworks show begins at 9PM lake-elsinore.org Where: The T-Peninsula at Lake Elsinore. Viewing locations include Lakepoint Park, Elm Grove Beach, Davis Fishing Beach, Whiskers Fishing Beach. Passes to watch the fireworks display on Lake Elsinore from a boat are $10 per vessel, and admission from the peninsula is free. Don’t forget to sync the fireworks display with music by tuning into radio station KOLA 99.9 Riverside Tuesday, July 4th 5PM-9:30PM, Fireworks at 9PM eventbrite.com The best place to catch the city fireworks going off at Mt. Rubicoux and La Sierra Park is at the Evergreen Memorial Historic Cemetery – the best seats in town Festivities include music and food vendors, guided walking tour, free kids zone, and “Little Firecracker” pageant for kids 5-10 years old. General admission is $5 and kids 2 and under are free. Don’t’ forget to bring your own lawn chairs, blankets and picnic baskets. Fourth of July Fireworks in San Bernardino County Big Bear Tuesday, July 4th Fireworks begin between 8:45-9:15PM bigbear.com Come attend the biggest 4th of July fireworks display in Southern California on Tuesday July 4th.  The fireworks are shot off from a barge on the Lake directly off of Pine Knot Landing.  Fireworks begin between 8:45-9:15pm. Viewable from any of our public parks or the best spot, from a boat on the Lake. Make sure to bring a jacket or blanket because it can get cold. Apple Valley Tuesday, July 4th 2PM-10PM applevalley.org Where: Lenny Brewster Sports Center at 21024 Otoe Road, Apple Valley, CA 92307 Music for the fireworks will be simulcast at KATJ100.7 starting at 8:55 p.m. Freedom festival festivities include food booths, live entertainment, bounce houses, and a beer garden. Guests are invited to bring chairs and canopies, but leave their alcohol, pets and barbecues at home. Victorville Tuesday, July 4th Begins 3PM, Fireworks at 9PM vvng.com Where: San Bernardino County Fairgrounds, 14800 Seventh St. Victorville, CA 92395 Entrance is free for Victorville’s Fourth of July festivities with live music, kids activities, entertainment and food vendors. Again this year, music for the fireworks show will be simulcast on classic hits station KVFG-FM The Route 103.1. Redlands Tuesday, July 4th Parade begins 10:30AM, Live Entertainment 9:30AM, Night Performances 8PM, Fireworks at 9PM redlands-events.com Where: Daytime festivities will be at Sylvan Park at 601 N University St, Redlands, CA 92374. The night show and fireworks will be at the University of Redlands Ted Runner Stadium at 1200 E Colton Ave., Redlands, CA 92373 University of Redlandss Fourth of July celebrations continue to be one of the largest in the state. Before the night performance there will be a USAF C-17 flyover, which will end with skydivers landing in the stadium. Tickets are $10 in advance and $12 at the gate. Kids under 3 years old are free. Chino Saturday, July 1st Begins 3PM, Fireworks at 9PM cityofchino.org Where: Ruben S. Ayala Park, 14225 Central Avenue, Chino, CA, 91710 Chino is celebrating the Fourth of July early on Saturday, July 1st with festivities at Ruben S. Ayala Park. Festivities include food, live music, carnival rides and more family fun at the event. Admission is free More Events Image: Flickr Redlands Bowl Summer Music Festival Now – August  Shows begin 8PM at the Redlands Bowl redlandsbowl.org The Summer Music Festival is totally free and a cultural touchstone in the Inland area. Tuesday and Fridays throughout the summer you can catch free concerts at the Bowl. Friday, July 7th – Air National Guard Band of the West Coast Tuesday, July 11th – Grand Finals of the Young Artists Concerto Competition July 14th – The Modern Gentlemen Tuesday, July 18th – Villalobos Brothers Friday, July 21st – Sgt. Pepper’s Lonely Bluegrass Band Tuesday July 25th – Thursday, July 27th – Tarzan, the stage musical based on the Disney film Dive-in Movies at Wet’n’Wild Friday Nights in July Movies begin after dusk wetnwildlasvegas.com Dive in Movies are free with park admission to Wet’n’Wild in Palm Springs. So come early, play during the day and stay late to enjoy your favorite film poolside. Dive-in Movies are Friday nights in July. Movies will start after dusk and the park will be open with limited access until 10PM, weather permitting. Here’s the movie lineup schedule: July 7th: The Secret Life of Pets July 14th: Zootopia July 21st: Sing July 28th: Moana Downtown Riverside Movies on Main Thursdays in July 7PM-10PM riversidedowntown.org Come early, grab dinner and claim your spot for free movies on Main Street, between University and Mission Inn Ave. Live entertainment from 7-7:45PM, movies begin at dusk, about 8PM. July 11th – Men in Black 3 July 18th – Megamind July 25th – Brave Temecula Summer Sunset Concert Series Thursday nights in July Gates open 5PM, Concert at 7PM temeculaca.gov Every Thursday night this summer a new band will be playing at the Temecula Amphitheater. Gates open at 5PM and concerts begin at 7PM so you can snag a good seat early. It’s free family fun all summer long July 6th: Southbound amp; Company July 14th: Love is a Rose July 21st: Creedance Relived July 28th: City Beat Moonlight Movies in the Park Friday nights in July Begins 6PM, Movie at 7PM temeculaca.gov Free family movies will be shown on Friday nights in July at various park sites around Temecula. The fun begins at 6PM with music, arts and crafts, and games and the films are shown at dusk. Bring your blankets, low back chairs, and a picnic dinner. July 14th: Zootopia @ Temeku Hills Park July 21st: Toy Story @ Harveston Community Park July 28th: Finding Dory @ Harveston Community Park Big Bear Lake Summer Artwalk Festival in the Village Saturday, July 1st – Sunday, July 2nd 10AM-5PM bigbear.com Each year in July since 2004, the Artwalk Festival showcases exhibits by regional and local artists selling their works in oils, acrylics, mixed media, photography, ceramics, glass, wood, metal and jewelry. Kick off the 4th of July Holiday at the Artwalk Festival, meet the Artists and enjoy the day supporting the arts. Admission and parking are free. Big Bear Valley Animal Rescue Car amp; Motorcycle Show Sunday, July 2nd 9AM-2PM socalcarculture.com The 1st Annual Big Bear Valley Animal Rescue Car and Motorcycle Show will be held at Snow Play. This events proceeds will go towards local Animal Rescue Programs. All cars and motorcycles are welcome to participate in the event, there are no year requirements. Enjoy live music, food, raffle prizes, 50/50 drawing, and see wins top 10 awards and best in show. Joshua Tree International Improv/Comedy Festival Friday, July 9th – Sunday, July 9th Fri 6:30PM Gala, Sat 3-11PM, Sun 3:15-8PM jtimprovfestival.org Opening night of the festival will kick off with a Gala featuring hors d’oeuvres, desserts and a cash bar to accompany four hilarious sketch comedy groups. The weekend following is broken up into Improv Saturday, with new groups every 30 minutes, and Stand-up comedy Sunday with new comedians every 15 minutes. Both days there will be food trucks and drinks all day long to accompany the comedy. There will also be a handful of workshops that you can register for now on the site. Shakespeare in the Vines Thursday, July 13th – July 29th Seating begins at 6:30PM, show begins at 7:30PM temeculatheater.org Shakespeare in the Vines plays all summer long in Temecula and this July the players will put on a production of A Midsummer Night’s Dream. August will feature Macbeth and running in September will be The Importance of Being Earnest. There’s nothing more romantic than a Shakespeare play among the grapevines. Big Bear Old Miners Chili Cook Off Saturday, July 15th 10AM-6PM oldminers.org Admission to the cook off is free and there’s just a $5 fee for a tasting kit. Going down at the Bartlett Street Parking Lot in the heart of Big Bear Lake Village. The day will include tons of vendors, live entertainment, more food, beer and of course contestants preparing red chili, chili verde and homemade salsa for judging. The afternoon ends with the big announcement of chili contest winners. Craft and Cranks Brew Festival and Mountain Bike Racing Saturday, July 22nd – Sunday, July 23rd teambigbear.com Part bike race, part beer festival, this family-friendly weekend will be filled with music, carnival rides and fun. Taking place at Snow summit, enjoy tastings from 40 craft beers and check out the competitive racers in Cross-Country, Downhill, Enduro, Pump Track, Slopestyle, High Air, Endurance And Ebike. Tasking tickets are $30 for one day and $50 for both days. Spirits of the West Brewsfest Saturday, July 22nd 1PM-7PM bigbear.com There will be a full day of Western family fun to celebrate The National Day of the Cowboy. The 6th annual Spirits of the West Brewsfest will feature two live bands, arts and crafts vendors, gunfighters and the local Sheriff’s Posse. All of that fun happens while you can sample 50+ beers and spirits. It’s the cowboy way. Sample tickets are $1.00 each for beer and $3.00 for spirits.  The under 21 crowd will enjoy sampling a variety of sodas.    
          Re: Gateway to Frayser   
Frayser was a booming community back in the day. The four things that killed Frayser was annexation into Memphis, the shuttering of both Firestone and IH, the exodus of working families, and the gangsters moving in back in the 80s.

I hope development at the old Treasury store site is successful, but generally speaking, gov incentives do little for the money invested.
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          President Trump wants you to know he actually does care about HIV/AIDS - Washington Post   

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          Community Response to the Effects of HIV Treatment and Viral Suppression on Sexual Transmission   

This HIV.Gov webinar will review growing evidence that HIV treatment has a big impact on reducing the sexual transmission of HIV and then provide participants an opportunity to share ideas on acting upon these positive results to change their way of doing business.

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          EXAMEN DE ABDOMEN   


La técnica del examen abdominal varía según las molestias que sufre el paciente y el proceso patológico que se investiga. Diversas maniobras de gran importancia al valorar un abdomen agudo o una lesión demostrable o sospechada se omiten en la exploración corriente. En consecuencia, vamos a estudiar separadamente el examen de elección, la valoración de los datos patológicos, e examen de vientre agudo el examen de abdomen operado.


EXAMEN DE ELECCION


El objetivo principal de este examen es comprobar que no hay u tumor abdominal y que las vísceras no están aumentadas de volumen o en posición anormal.
Lo fundamental para el examen es lograr que el paciente este relajado y sin molestias. Cabeza y rodillas deben estar apoyadas en ligera flexión; las manos deben hallarse a los lados. Para lograr una perfecta relajación tiene importancia proteger adecuadamente las partes desnudas, especialmente en la mujer.


Hígado
De ordinario el hígado no puede palparse, pero en personas delgadas puede percibirse a nivel del borde costal. La palpación se efectúa como sigue: los dos dedos del examinador se colocan planos sobre la pared abdominal inmediatamente por debajo del reborde costal y se deprime con los dedos de la otra mano. Se indica al paciente que respire profundo y los dedos que palpan se comprimen con cuidado hacia adentro y arriba para que palpen el hígado cuando descienden por la respiración. La maniobra se repite varias veces; si no se percibe el borde, el hígado probablemente no este aumentado de volumen. La palpación por fuera del músculo recto permitirá identificar un borde de hígado que de otra manera quedaría enmascarado por el espasmo voluntario de dicho músculo.
La percusión debe iniciarse en la línea axilar anterior a nivel aproximadamente del cuarto espacio intercostal siguiéndola hacia abajo hasta que las otras resonante del pulmón quede sustituida por la macidez hepática. Luego se sigue dicha macidez hasta que quede sustituida por el timpanismo de los gases intestinales. De ordinario la zona de macidez hepática se extiende desde el quinto espacio intercostal hasta el borde costal. La percusión del borde inferior del hígado no merece confianza cuando hay distensión abdominal. En ocasiones la percusión demuestra aumento neto del volumen del hígado, aunque su borde no pueda identificarse en la palpación.







Vesícula biliar
La vesícula biliar normal no puede palparse. Una vesícula biliar distendida puede percibirse inmediatamente a nivel del borde externo del músculo recto del abdomen.





Bazo
Normalmente el bazo no es palpable. Se busca colocando la mano izquierda n por detrás en el flanco, debajo del borde costal en la línea axilar media. Se indica al paciente que respire profundo y se insinúan con cuidado los dedos en el cuadrante superior izquierdo del abdomen. Esta maniobra debe repetirse dos o tres veces. Si no hay percepción, el bazo probablemente no esta muy aumentado de volumen. Si hay razones para sospechar una ligera hipertrofia esplénica, hay que repetir la palpación con el paciente vuelto sobre el lado derecho. Estando el paciente acostado se pone el brazo y puño izquierdo debajo de el; entonces gira hacia delante y extiende el raquis facilitando la palpación del bazo.
La percusión puede ser útil. Normalmente la macidez esplénica se extiende en la línea axilar media desde la novena a la undécima costillas; esta zona muchas veces esta enmascarada por el gas contenido en el estomago o intestino, de manera que la percusión no suele merecer confianza a menos que el bazo este netamente hipertrofiado. Una zona de macidez que se extiende por encima de la novena costilla por debajo de la undécima costilla y en la línea axilar media izquierda es signo de hipertrofia esplénica.







Valoración de una masa abdominal


El examinador ha de tener la seguridad de que lo que parece una masa abdominal no es una estructura normal. En este punto caben muchos errores. La vejiga distendida, el útero grávido, el borde resistente del músculo recto del abdomen, el promontorio del sacro y la aorta tortuosa y dilatada de una hipertenso, todas estas estructuras han sido consideradas erróneamente como tumores abdominales de etiología diversa. Quizá sea necesario el sondeo para excluir una vejiga distendida. Hay que pensar en el embarazo siempre que haya un tumor en la parte media del abdomen femenino, aunque los síntomas puedan ser extraordinariamente vagos. En pacientes delgados puede palparse el promontorio del sacro y considerarse erróneamente un tumor de la línea abdominal media, sobre todo por cuanto es sensible a la palpación. Una masa de localización imprecisa carece de significado a menos que haya motivos para sospechar lesión noeplásica de los ganglios aórticos.


La contracción voluntaria del músculo recto, sobre todo en pacientes obesos, suele producir un tumor epigástrico manifiesto.


Hígado aumentado de volumen


La inspección puede revelar el contorno de un hígado hipertrofiado que se extiende por abdomen superior derecho y epigastrio. Un hígado hipertrofiado es fácil de descubrir por palpación cuando el paciente está bien relajado y no hay distensión abdominal. El dato diagnóstico característico es el borde netamente palpable. Puede ser romo en caso de cirrosis, o irregular y nodular si la hipertrofia depende de carcinoma. En personas delgadas a veces el borde nodular de dureza pétrea de un cáncer metastático se puede delinear con tanta precisión que no queda duda alguna acerca del diagnóstico. El aumento de volumen del hígado por debajo del reborde costal puede confirmarse por percusión y dibujándolo con lápiz dermográfico. Es costumbre estimar la distancia entre el borde del hígado y el borde costal en la línea mamaria como índice aproximado del grado de hipertrofia hipática.


Si el hígado está aumentado de volumen, hay que buscar indicios de ictericia en la conjuntiva. Se examinará cuidadosamente la piel en busca de excoriaciones características del rascado por prurito, de ictericia y de angiomas en araña. Estos angiomas se observan en la pared torácica anterior en forma de finas estructuras vasculares de color rojo vivo que se ramifican irradiando desde el punto central. Las manos pueden tener el enrojecimiento característico en las eminencias tenar e hipotenar, o puede haber venas abdominales dilatadas.


Vesícula biliar aumentada de volumen


La vesícula biliar aumentada de volumen se palpa como tumor redondeado liso en el cuadrante superior derecho. Suele hallarse inmediatamente por fuera del borde externo del músculo recto, pero son muchas las variaciones al respecto. Puede estar más lejos, en el flanco, o más cerca, en el epigastrio. Su borde inferior es neto, liso y redondeado; el superior no puede definirse, ya que se desvanece debajo del borde costal o uniéndose con el del hígado.


Una vesícula biliar aumentada de volumen y muy sensible a la palpación es característica de colecistitis aguda.


En presencia de obstrucción por cálculo biliar, la vesícula suele estar por haber sufrido colecistitis recurrentes, y no se halla en condiciones de dilatarse. Este dato es muy útil, pero no son raras las excepciones.



Bazo aumentado de volumen


El único signo neto de bazo ligera o moderadamente aumentado de volumen puede ser un impulso percibido por las puntas de los dedos que palpan cuando el paciente inspira. La percusión puede confirmar la presencia de cierta hipertrofia esplénica. En caso de aumento considerable de volumen del órgano, se percibe fácilmente extendido a lo largo del cuadrante superior izquierdo. En el borde puede descubrirse una muesca neta. Esta denominada "muesca esplénica" es signo diagnóstico importante, pero en muchos casos imposible de identificar.





Si se sospecha esplenomegalia, hay que buscar los signos físicos de "hiperesplenismo". Investíguense conjuntivas, mucosas y piel en busca de palidez, púrpura o ictericia.



Riñones

La inspección del abdomen puede descubrir la presencia de tumoraciones en uno o ambos lados del abdomen en relación a un aumento de tamaño renal unilateral o bilateral. En la fosa lumbar aparecen signos inflamatorios agudos como tumor, rubor o dolor en relación con un absceso perinefrítico y además, equímosis en relación a un trauma renal. En lo que respecta a la palpación, los riñones normales no son palpables, excepto el riñón derecho que, en pacientes delgados, puede palparse en posición de pie como una masa ovoidea y lisa.


Procedimiento bimanual a la palpación


El paciente colocado en decúbito supino, relajado y el médico sentado del mismo lado del riñón que se explora, se coloca la mano izquierda, si se trata de palpar el riñón derecho, en la fosa renal y se ejerce sobre ella una presión moderada y constante. La mano derecha se coloca en la pared anterior del abdomen, por debajo del reborde costal y por fuera del borde externo del músculo recto anterior de ese lado. Los dedos deben quedar en un plano paralelo a la pared abdominal y el médico hace presión con la yema de los mismos. La mano derecha debe ir profundizando hacia la pared posterior hasta llegar a palpar el riñón de ese lado cuando está descendido o aumentado de tamaño.




Riñón aumentado de volumen


El polo inferior del riñón derecho muchas veces resulta palpable. El riñón izquierdo, cuando es palpable, está aumentado de volumen o desplazado hacia bajo. Un riñón aumentado de volumen se identifica por su posición posterior; la mano que palpa debe llegar a la profundidad del abdomen antes de percibir su borde redondeado. El órgano desciende bien con la respiración y luego se desliza entre las manos que palpan cuando el paciente espira. A veces puede percibirse la forma de habichuela que tiene un riñón aumentado de volumen. Si la mano situado en el flanco se eleva, el impulso es transmitido al riñón y puede percibirlo fácilmente la mano abdominal. Este signo es particularmente útil para distinguir entre un riñón hidronefrótico aumentado de volumen y sensible, y una vesícula biliar sensible y dilatada.
El aumento de volumen de ambos riñón hará sospechar enfermedad poliquística congénita. Un aumento renal netamente anterior suele depender de enfermedad neoplásica. El órgano parece conservar su situación posterior incluso en caso de gran aumento de volumen por hidronefrosis. En contraste con una lesión esplénica o hepática, suele haber timpanismo por encima de la masa renal, gracias a la presencia del colon.




Diferencia entre el bazo y el riñón izquierdo


Puede haber confusión entre una hipertrofia intensa del bazo y un riñón netamente aumentado de volumen. En general, el bazo es órgano anterior, el riñón es posterior. El borde libre del bazo es más agudo que el del riñón, y siempre se halla en dirección más hacia abajo. Palpando cuidadosamente el flanco puede percibirse una falta de sustancia entre el borde posterior del bazo y el grupo de músculos erectores de la columna vertebral; esto resulta imposible en caso de aumento de volumen del riñón.


Abdomen Agudo


En caso de "abdomen agudo",el diagnóstico preciso requiere valorar cuidadosamente todas las probabilidades.





Inspección


Observese la posición que adopta el paciente. En caso de cólicos intensos, no podrá quedarse acostado y tranquilo; sí hay infección peritoneal estará inmóvil con sus rodillas flexionadas a pesar el intenso dolor. Obsérvese el expresión de su cara y la frecuencia respiratoria. Vigilese en particular la separación de los músculos rectos, la ausencia de los movimientos respiratorios normales y el peristaltismo visible.





Auscultación


El examinador debe conocer bien los sonidos peristálticos normales. Cuando se sospecha abdomen agudo, el peristaltismo puede estar aumentado, disminuido o ausente. Se admite que no hay peristaltismo cuando no pueden percibirse ruidos peritoneales auscultando durante varios minutos. La ausencia de peristaltismo significa que hay íleo paralítico por irritación peritoneal difusa. El peristaltismo aumentado suele manifestarse en tres formas:


1. El Borborigmo intenso y casi constante que varía de intensidad para sin caracteres definidos se observa en la gastroenteritis aguda o en los trastornos digestivos por transgresiones dietéticas. Este tipo de peristaltismo no tiene ritmo definido y presenta variaciones sin relación alguna con las molestias intestinales del paciente.
2. Menos comunes, pero mucho más importantes, son los ruidos producidos por las contracciones rítmicas de los intestinos en la obstrucción mecánica aguda. En este el vientre está silencioso entre los períodos de cólico, cuando se perciben borborigmos de intensidad creciente; llegan hasta un máximo para disminuir luego gradualmente hasta que sólo perciben unos pocos retintines ligeros. El paciente percibe los espasmos dolorosos que aumentan y cesen con la actividad peristáltica. Una vez oído, el crescendo peristáltico rítmico de la obstrucción mecánica aguda no puede confundirse.
3. En la obstrucción parcial crónica del intestino delgado bajo y en las fases de recuperación de una inflamación peritoneal difusa se perciben gorgoteos sonoros y ruidos de retintin cuando pasa asas dilatadas y llenas de líquido sufren contracciones periódicas. Este tipo de peristaltismo no tiene carácter rítmico; a veces se acompaña de contracciones abdominales.




Palpación


Se comienza por indicar al paciente que tosa. En caso de inflamación peritoneal aguda esto suele despertar un brusco dolor abdominal agudo localizado en la zona afectada. Es extraordinariamente importante investigar este "dolor por la tos" y hacer que el paciente indique con un dedo el punto exacto donde le duele. Esto localiza la zona de inflamación antes que el examinador llegue a tocar el abdomen. Por lo tanto, podrá dejar la palpación de esta zona para cuando esté completado el examen del resto del abdomen.


Descubrimiento de un espasmo y distinción entre espasmo voluntario e involuntario. Es esencial no causar molestia al paciente. Las manos del examinador han de estar calientes.


La rigidez total de ambos rectos indica irritación peritoneal difusa. El espasmo segmentario de un recto se encuentra al comienzo de la peritonitis. Sin embargo, como no hay compartimientos que limiten el desplazamiento del líquido peritoneal hacia un lado del abdomen, la rigidez amplia que afecta a un músculo recto en toda su longitud, con flaccidez completa del otro, no puede depender de peritonitis o irritación peritoneal. La rigidez unilateral amplia es de origen reflejo y se observa acompañado al dolor renal agudo.


La palpación simultánea d ambos músculos rectos tiene valor para determinar el grado y carácter del espasmo abdominal.


Limitación de la zona de hipersensibilidad. La hipersensibilidad causada por trastornos como la apendicitis aguda o la colecistitis aguda se halla localizada estrictamente a la zona inmediata al órgano interesado, a menos que haya peritonitis que se esté extendiendo. Esta observación sólo puede lograrse efectuando palpación cuidadosa y delicada con un solo dedo. La palpación con toda la mano puede dar una falsa impresión de zona de hipersensibilidad, ya que no permite la localización precisa. Para localizar la hipersensibilidad también puede utilizarse la percusión ligera del abdomen.


Descubrimiento de una masa. Una vez el examinador ha localizado exactamente la topografía de la zona dolorosa sin causar dolor. Ha determinado, asimismo, de presencia e intensidad del espasmo muscular. Después intenta palpar el abdomen más profundamente; la rigidez verdadera de la musculatura lo hará imposible. Puede ser extraordinariamente difícil identificar órganos o masas, incluso en ausencia de rigidez, si hay hipersensibilidad exquisita. Sin embargo, por palpación muy delicada sin causar tanto dolor que produzca espasmo voluntario, el clínico experimentado puede delinear perfectamente los bordes de masas dolorosas, como una vesícula biliar a tensión o un absceso apendicular.


Siempre será bueno palpar el vientre agudo por segunda vez después que el paciente ha recibido morfina, y de nuevo en la mesa de operaciones después de la inducción anestética. Observando esta regla muchas veces se descubrirán masas que habían pasado inadvertidas. También permite valorar de manera más precisa la índole de las masas ya descubiertas.




Percusión del abdomen


La percusión delicada es útil para localizar una zona de hipersensibilidad. A veces también revela una zona inesperada de macicez coincidiendo con hipersensibilidad; esto hará sospechar una masa hasta entonces inadvertida que desplaza los intestinos. Los signos de desplazamiento de la macicez dentro del abdomen pueden establecer el diagnóstico de hemorragia intraabdominal y otros.





Pruebas Especiales


Existen cierto número de pruebas especiales que en casos determinados pueden ser muy útiles para aclarar el diagnostico.


Dolor de Rebote. Este signo se descubre ejerciendo presión intensa sobre el vientre en un lado lejos de la zona donde se sospecha un proceso inflamatorio agudo, y luego suprimiendo bruscamente tal presión. Cuando la pared abdominal regresa rápidamente a su posición normal, el paciente percibe un dolor agudo en la zona donde se ejerció la presión o bien a nivel del proceso inflamatorio. El dolor de rebote referido al lado opuesto, que es el de la lesión, constituye un dato confirmatorio de irritación peritoneal aguda localizada a la zona dolorosa. Tiene igual significado que el dolor al toser y merece mayor confianza, ya que se observa en oasos en que la tos no provoca molestias.






El dolor de rebote referido al punto donde se ejerció la presión en una zona cualquiera del abdomen indica irritación peritoneal difusa. En caso de peritonitis difusa no procede utilizar esta maniobra, que resulta muy dolorosa para el paciente. En caso dudosos, sobre todo en pacientes obesos fuertemente musculados y que tienen epiplón grueso, este signo tiene gran valor para determinar la extensión de un proceso inflamatorio.


Prueba del psoas iliaco. El paciente intenta flexionar Su muslo contra una ligera presión ejercida por la mano del examinador. Se produce dolor sí hay un proceso inflamatorio en contacto con el músculo psoas. Pueden descubrirse grados ligeros de irritación haciendo que el paciente descanse sobre el lado opuesto y extiende por completo el muslo del lado afectado.



Prueba del Obturador. Se flexiona el muslo en ángulo recto y luego se gira hacia afuera y adentro. Puede despertarse dolor hipogástrico sí hay una masa inflamatoria en contacto con el músculo obturador interno. El signo puede ser positivo en caso de apendicitis pelviana o de acumulación de líquido o sangre en la pelvis.


Percusión de la pared torácica anterior baja con el puño. Puede obtenerse resultado positivo en diversos procesos, incluyendo la hepatitis aguda. El signo es positivo en presencia de colecistitis aguda. Es dato accesorio útil; sí es negativo, el examinador deberá tener cautela antes de establecer el diagnóstico de inflamación abdominal aguda alta.


Signo del dolor contralateral. A veces puede ser difícil distinguir entre un proceso torácico que causa dolor y rigidez abdominales y un proceso inflamatorio en un cuadrante alto del abdomen. La presión en un cuadrante alto del abdomen ejercida profundamente y en dirección al lado afectado muchas veces produce dolor si la enfermedad es intraabdominal; no lo causa si el proceso se halla por encima del diafragma.


Paro inspiratorio(Murphy). Es signo excelente de colecistitis aguda. Se dice al paciente que inspire profundamente y al mismo tiempo se ejerce presión intensa contra la pared abdominal en la región de la vesícula biliar. Como el hígado desciende, la vesícula es llevada en contacto de los dedos del examinador. El paciente experimenta un dolor agudo y la inspiración se interrumpe bruscamente.


Color azulado del ombligo (Cullen). Puede observarse tinte azulado de la piel del ombligo en caso de hemoperitoneo extenso. El fenómeno fue descrito originalmente como signo de embarazo ectópico roto. Puede observarse en cualquier proceso que cause salida de un volumen considerable de sangre a la cavidad abdominal. Su ausencia no excluye la hemorragia intraperitoneal.




Apendicitis Aguda


Inflamación aguda del apéndice cecal, que produce abdomen agudo en la fosa iliaca derecha.




Las manifestaciones de esta enfermedad son innumerables. Puede simular casi todos los demás procesos abdominales agudos. Las diferencias de localización del apéndice, y de extensión e intensidad del progreso del proceso inflamatorio, explican la gran variedad de síndrome clínicos.


Inspección


En las primeras fases el paciente quizá no parezca muy enfermo. Se queja de dolor persistente, que suele aumentar con el movimiento. Prefiere estar acostado y quieto. Al levantarse o andar quizá se sostenga el lado derecho. Por inspección del abdomen no se descubrirá anomalía alguna.


Auscultación


El peristaltismo puede estar disminuido, pero suele ser normal.


Palpación


El dolor producido por la tos se referirá al cuadrante inferior derecho. Palpando el abdomen con un dedo se comprobará dolor bien localizado en el cuadrante inferior derecho en la zona del punto de McBurney. Generalmente corresponde al punto donde el paciente percibe el "dolor por la tos". Puede haber espasmo voluntario del músculo recto derecho, pero no espasmo verdadero. La rigidez indica inflamación peritoneal y no es signo de apendicitis que comienza.


Los exámenes rectal y pelviano en las primeras etapas serán negativos. El único dato físico neto en la apendicitis que comienza es el dolor localizado. Este dato es tan seguro que el.dolor generalizado o difuso puede considerarse signo seguro en contra del diagnóstico de apendicitis no complicada.


Colecistitis Aguda
Inflamación de la vesícula biliar.




Inspección


La frecuencia respiratoria suele estar aumentada, a veces tanto que puede sospecharse neumonía. Esta taquipnea puede atribuirse en parte a que la vesícula aumentada de volumen y con inflamación aguda al respirar entra en contacto con la pared anterior y aumenta el dolor. La respiración superficial y rápida Lo evita y brinda al paciente alivio considerable.


La ligera distensión del abdomen alto suele ser signo precoz y no depende de peritonitis. Esta distención es atribuible al aire que ha deglutido el paciente considerando erróneamente que tiene "gas en su estómago". Esta reacción es muy común en caso de colecistitis aguda.


Auscultación


Prácticamente siempre hay peristaltismo; puede ser muy activo. El abdomen silencioso suele ser signo tardío e indica perforación de la vesícula. Si se observa en etapa precoz, hay que sospechar úlcera duodenal perforada más que colecistitis aguda.


Los signos de percusión con el puño y de paro inspiratorio suelen ser positivos. Ambos pueden ser positivos en presencia de hígado doloroso por insuficiencia cardíaca o hepatitis aguda. Indican que hay un proceso inflamatorio agudo en el abdomen agudo; debe ponerse en duda el diagnóstico de colecistitis aguda si son negativos.


Palpación


En las primeras etapas de la enfermedad, la palpación con un dedo localizará el dolor a nivel de la vesícula biliar. No hay rigidez, pero en muchos casos el espasmo voluntario es tan intenso que hay que tener cuidado para excluir el espasmo muscular verdadero. Una palpación cuidadosa, con precaución, generalmente permite descubrir la masa muy dolorosa, tensa, piriforme, formada por la vesícula aumentada de volumen. La identificación de la vesícula dolorosa por palpación constituye el dato diagnóstico más seguro de colecistitis aguda.


Úlcera gástrica o duodenal perforada




Los signos físicos varían según la etapa de la enfermedad. El colapso puede dominar el cuadro si el paciente se examina poco después de iniciado el proceso. El paciente tiene color ceniza, sufre mareo, transpira y se queja de dolor epigástrico o retrosternal intenso. Es común la hipotensión, pero la frecuencia del pulso generalmente no es mayor de 100. Por examen físico los datos más manifiestos son la retracción del epigastrio, la rigidez de manera de la musculatura abdominal, el dolor generalizado, el dolor por tacto rectal y la ausencia de peristaltismo.


El estado del paciente parece haber mejorado si se observa algo más tarde o si el dolor se alivió con medicación. Se recupera el color, para estado sincopal y la presión sanguínea se normaliza. La frecuencia del pulso puede no estar muy aumentada, pero generalmente el pulso rebota, es lleno y más rápido que al comienzo del proceso cuando el paciente parecía hallarse en colapso. Un pulso filiforme y muy rápido no es característico de peritonitis que comienza; es signo tardío de la misma.


Hay que insistir en cierto puntos como signos de perforación anterior libre de una úlcera gástrica o duodenal. La rigidez es de madera. La retracción del epigastrio por contracción de los rectos abdominales y del diafragma suele observarse en personas delgadas. El abdomen parece tener una faja que lo comprime. Puede estar disminuida o haber desaparecido la macicez hepática. El timpanismo por delante del hígado tiene poco valor, ya que muchas veces depende de gas que existe en asas de intestino delgado.







Pancreatitis Aguda


Inflamación aguda del páncreas. En las enfermedades pancreáticas los datos abdominales pueden ser mínimos o incluso nulos, dada la posición protegida del páncreas detrás del estómago, colon y epiplón gastrocólico. En la pancreatitis aguda ligera el paciente tiene aspecto muy enfermo, pero el examen de abdomen a veces sólo demuestra tensión dolorosa vagamente localizada en el epigastrio. En la pancreatitis necrosante aguda el paciente puede estar en colapso con irregularidades cardiacas que hagan sospechar oclusión coronaria. Al principio los signos de peritonitis pueden faltar; cuando existen, indican que la enfermedad está muy avanzada. El daño físico más fiel es el dolor profundo a nivel del páncreas y cuadrante superior izquierdo. Es frecuente el edema de los flancos en los casos más avanzados. Suele haber distensión abdominal y peristaltismo disminuido o ausente. Por lo regular, la rigidez abdominal no es signo precoz.




Diverticulitis Aguda


Divertículo: es una dilatación sacular de algún tramo del tubo digestivo. La diverticulitis es una inflamación de estos.


La diverticulitis causa dolor difuso y suele haber signos de peritonitis local, incluso en las primeras etapas de la enfermedad. Es frecuente descubrir una masa palpable en el cuadrante inferior izquierdo o en la pelvis. Más raramente produce obstrucción aguda del color, y estos signos y síntomas pueden o distinguirse de los que se observan en caso de carcinoma cólico. Una masa inflamatoria en el flanco o en la ingle puede ser producida por la perforación de un divertículo. Este puede abrirse directamente en la vejiga urinaria.




Oclusión Vascular Mesentérica


La oclusión de los vasos mesentéricos, venosos o arteriales, se caracteriza por contraste notable entre la gravedad de los síntomas y lo mínimo de los signos abdominales. El síndrome suele consistir en dolor abdominal persistente e intenso acompañado de signos variables de trastorno gastrointestinal, como vómitos, diarrea o alteraciones de la función intestinal. Sin embargo, los signos físicos en el abdomen se arecen bastante a los de la pancreatitis aguda, con la cual suele confundirse la oclusión de los vasos mesentéricos. En las primeras etapas no hay irritación peritoneal; muchas veces la única anomalía es el dolor a la palpación profunda. El peristaltismo puede ser normal o hiperactivo. El espasmo y la distensión son manifestaciones tardías que sólo aparecen después de producirse gangrena del intestino con peritonitis.


El curso de la enfermedad depende de la extensión y localización de la oclusión. Una oclusión del tronco venoso principal hace que el paciente sufra hemorragia masiva en el mesenterio, con choque y colapso rápidos. Las oclusiones de grandes arterias también se acompaña de choque considerable. Sin embargo, con oclusiones arteriales o venosas lo más frecuente es que el paciente sufra dolor abdominal intenso y persistente, rebelde a las medidas generalmente empleadas para aliviarlo, y con muy pocas anomalías perceptibles por examen abdominal. Un aumento progresivo de la frecuencia del pulso y de la leucocitosis guían mejor que los signos abdominales para sospechar la verdad del proceso. Finalmente aparecen los signos de peritonitis.









Rotura de un Aneurisma Abdominal


Un aneurisma es una dilatación circunscrita a las paredes de una estructura vascular, generalmente arterial o miocardica lesionada.


La rotura ocurre hacia el espacio retroperitoneal, pero a menudo hay hemorragia hacia la cavidad peritoneal o rara vez hacia una víscera o a la vena cava. Los signos son los de un trastorno abdominal grave con dolor agudísimo y choque. La irritación peritoneal puede ser mínima. Una masa pulsátil hacia el flanco y abdomen inferior, junto con signos de choque y hemorragia, establecen el diagnóstico. En contraste con el aneurisma disecante, los pulsos, por regla, no están obliterados y sólo desaparecen como manifestación del choque profundo.


El pronóstico, incluso con intervención quirúrgica, es grave, siendo de gran importancia reconocer la lesión antes de la rotura.




Obstrucción simple del intestino delgado


Los signos físicos dependen de la causa y de la localización del proceso. En la obstrucción simple aguda que se inicia en el intestino delgado y que depende de una brida o de una hernia interna, el dato más digno de confianza es el tipo característico de ruido peristáltico. La inspección demostrará que el paciente sufre crisis intermitentes de cólicos, entre las cuales se siente perfectamente bien. A veces puede observarse una onda peristáltica si la pared abdominal es delgada y fláccida. Muy pronto la auscultación revelará el peristaltismo rítmico clásico que va aumentando a medida que el paciente sufre el cólico. Cuando el dolor cede, el peristaltismo también desaparece.


Entre las crisis de dolor, el abdomen está silencioso o sólo se perciben unos pocos ruidos de peristaltismo normal. La palpación puede descubrir dolor a nivel del asa intestinal afectada, signo importante pero no obligado. El asa intestinal afectada puede estar tan bien protegida de la mano que palpa, que al comienzo de la enfermedad resulte imposible despertar dolor neto. En esta etapa inicial una radiografía simple del abdomen suelen demostrar una asa de intestino delgado dilatada.


En todos los pacientes con obstrucción intestinal hay que examinar una y otra vez con cuidado las zonas de posibles hernias.




Obstrucción del Colon


La obstrucción del colon suele depender de carcinoma, diverticulitis, invaginación o vólvulo.




Invaginación


Suele producirse en niños, pero se observa también en adultos, sobre todo en casos de tumor benigno que da lugar a la investigación. Los signos físicos varían hasta cierto grado según la etapa de la enfermedad. El dolor casi siempre es intenso, pero no continuo. Entre las crisis dolorosas el paciente se acuesta y queda inmóvil con las rodillas flexionadas. Suele haber cierta tendencia a síncope y colapso, especialmente si el dolor es muy intenso y agotador. A veces pueden observarse ondas peristálticas.


Un dato físico notable, que suele permitir el diagnóstico seguro, es la presencia de una masa abdominal en forma de salchicha. Se encuentra a cualquier nivel a lo largo del colon, según la fase de la enfermedad. Siempre se percibirá si se han eliminado heces sanguinolentos por el recto; puede resultar difícil de demostrar si se halla debajo de un hipocondrio, a nivel de una flexura cólica. Con frecuencia la palpación cuidadosa del cuadrante inferior derecho del abdomen permite confirmar la sospecha; parecerá vacío por ausencia de ciego y colon ascendente. En etapas más avanzadas la punta de la invaginación puede resultar palpable en el recto. Es clásica la combinación de dolor abdominal cólico, eliminación de sangre por el recto y percepción de una masa en forma de salchicha dentro del abdomen.


Peritonitis


Inflamación del peritoneo producidas por bacterias o sustancias irritantes, que se introducen en la cavidad abdominal por una herida penetrante o por la perforación de un órgano digestivo o reproductor.


La peritonitis difusa aguda se manifiesta por signos tan importantes que procede describirlos como una entidad nosológica.


El paciente se ve grave y ansioso. El observador perspicaz descubrirá palidez facial y un ligero movimiento de las alas de la nariz, incluso en las primeras etapas del proceso. El pulso suele ser frecuente, casi siempre por encima de 100, lleno y saltón. En la peritonitis avanzada se vuelve débil, rápido y filiforme. Sin embargo, se ven excepciones, y no hay que dejarse engañar por un pulso lento. En el paciente de constitución fuerte quizá no esté perturbado el sistema circulatorio por la infección y la pérdida de plasma a la cavidad peritoneal, que produciría choque en una persona asténica y delgada.


El paciente peritonítico está acostado, inmóvil,de preferencia en decúbito lateral, con los muslos ligeramente flexionados para relajar la musculatura abdominal. Cualquier movimiento resulta doloroso. Esta postura es la opuesta de la que se observa en pacientes con cólicos abdominales, quienes no pueden permanecer quietos durante las crisis de dolor.


La observación del abdomen tiene gran importancia. Muy pronto se vuelve escafoideo y retraído, sobre todo nivel del epigastrio. Este aspecto depende del espasmo de los músculos rectos y de la limitación de movimientos del diafragma. El abdomen no presenta los movimientos respiratorios normales; parece lleno, con ligera prominencia del ombligo a medida que aparece la distensión; cuando es intensa es rara y debe considerarse signo muy tardío o demostración de una intestinal asociado.




Palpación


El grado de rigidez muscular varía. Si la pared anterior de la cavidad peritoneal está incluida en un proceso inflamatorio generalizado, la rigidez será de madera, sin ceder para nada a la presión intensa. Esto ocurre incluso cuando el paciente respira profundamente con la boca abierta. También puede observarse en la apendicitis obstructiva con gangrena y perforación precores. La rigidez no es signo precoz ni notable en la peritonitis que acompaña a la pancreatitis aguda, aguda, ya que el proceso inflamatorio se origina en zonas profundas del abdomen, y el epiplón puede proteger la pared abdominal anterior del líquido peritoneal extravasado. En personas avanzada o debilitadas, incluso en presencia de una perforación libre, puede ocurrir con alguna frecuencia que no haya rigidez muscular intensa, simplemente a causa del poco tono muscular.


El dolor en todo el abdomen, con dolor de rebote referido al punto donde se ejerce la presión, es característico de la peritonitis difusa o generalizada. El dolor por la tos no está netamente localizado, sino que tiende a referirse de manera imprecisa al centro del vientre; investigar este signo puede causar gran molestia. Después de administrar un sedente, y nuevamente después del periodo de inducción anestésica, hay que repetir la palpación del abdomen, con diagnóstico o sin él.


Percusión


Siempre será cuidadosa y delicada, pues quizá permita limitar una masa imposible de palpar a consecuencia del dolor y el espasmo. La percusión de la zona de macicez hepática puede indicar la presencia de aire libre en la cavidad peritoneal.


Auscultación


El abdomen se vuelve rápidamente silencioso.


Abdomen Operado


El examen del abdomen operado se compara en varios aspectos con el examen del vientre agudo. El descubrimiento de complicaciones y el cuidado del paciente dependen de una buena interpretación del dolor, la tensión, el espasmo, el peristaltismo, la distensión y los cambios de temperatura, pulso y respiración. También hay algunas complicaciones más o menos peculiares de traumatismos quirúrgicos, como retención urinaria, distensión posoperatoria, hemorragia y dilatación gástrica aguda.


Signos de peligro después de una intervención abdominal de cirugía mayor


Los signos de peligro en este caso son dolor persistente, pulso rápida, respiraciones frecuentes y disnea en ausencia de complicación pulmonar, distensión precoz y abdomen silencioso por auscultación. La presencia de cualquiera de estos signos requiere apreciación cuidadosa de la situación.


Hay un hecho que debe tenerse muy presente: el empleo liberal de antibióticos hace excepcionalmente difícil valorar el estado posoperatorio del abdomen.


Retención de orina


Es parte esencial del tratamiento posoperatorio determinar si el paciente ha orinado o no después de la intervención. Si no ha orinado en plazo de seis a ocho horas hay que buscar los signos físicos de distensión vesical. Con frecuencia el diagnóstico se establece fácilmente porque el paciente tiene deseo doloroso de orinar pero no puede lograrlo. La palpación y la percusión de la parte baja del abdomen descubrirán una masa dolorosa ovalada y la vejiga excesivamente distendida. Sin embrago, el cuadro no siempre es tan neto. Con cierta frecuencia la vejiga se distiende tan lentamente que el paciente sufre poca o ninguna molestia, y el único signo de retención urinaria es el gran volumen vesical. En pacientes obsesos quizá resulte difícil descubrir los signos de la vejiga distendida. Una presión ligera efectuada inmediatamente por encima de la sínfisis pubiana suele aumentar el dolor y hacer evidente so carácter, pero quizá resulte necesario emplear la sonda para comprobar o excluir la presencia de un vejiga distendida.


Distensión Posoperatoria


Muchas operaciones abdominales van seguidas de un tipo particular de íleo funcional. Se caracteriza por distensión abdominal y dolores en calambre que el paciente considera “producidos por gas”. Aparecen después de 36 horas, o más de la operación, y en la mayor parte de casos ceden rápidamente tan pronto como el paciente empieza a eliminar gasas por el recto.


Dilatación Gástrica Aguda


La dilatación aguda del estómago puede ser complicación de la distención posoperatorio o de la peritonitis. En sus formas más ligeras puede ser consecuencia de una deglución excesiva de aire y de tomar líquidos antes que se haya restablecido la actividad normal del intestino. A veces alcanza proporciones extremas, al punto de dificultar la respiración. El hipo es síntoma frecuente. El paciente puede vomitar, pero generalmente regurgita una y otra vez pequeñas cantidades de líquido pardo obscuro.


La dilatación gástrica aguda puede ser signo de peritonitis, en cuyo caso hay otros signos de peritonitis e íleo paralítico.


Peritonitis


Después de intervención abdominal una peritonitis progresiva raramente se produce por simple contaminación de la cavidad peritoneal. La ocasionan la necrosis del intestino, la fuga a nivel de una anastomosis, el rezumamiento de bilis o la pancreatitis aguda.




Absceso Residual


Los absceso intraperitoneales son consecuencia de infecciones del peritoneo, localizadas o difusas. Muchas veces la peritonitis ha sido manifiesta, como en caso de apendicitis aguda o de úlcera duodenal perforadas. En otras ocasiones, sobre todo después de una operación aséptica en el abdomen, una peritonitis localizada puede pasar inadvertida, y el desarrollo de un absceso residual constituye la primera indicación de que las cosas no van bien.


Los abscesos pueden producirse en cualquier lugar de la cavidad peritoneal. La localizaciones más frecuentes son pelvianas y a nivel del campo operatorio inmediato, pero pueden desarollarse absceso entre asas de intestino delgado, en los canales peritoneales, a lo largo del trayecto del colon o en los espacios subdiafragmático.


Signos de un Absceso Residual


Curva febril en escalera, un poco más elevada cada día, sin volver nunca a la normal.
Masa ligeramente dolorosa e indurada en el fondo de saco de Douglas.
Diarrea irritativa.
Anorexia
Dificultad para ganar peso y fuerza.
Dolor abdominal vago.
Elevación moderada de la frecuencia del pulso.


Hemorragia


La hemorragia intraperitoneal posoperatorio ha pasado a ser complicación extraordinariamente rara; tan rara, de hecho, que el cirujano apenas puede pensar en ella. Se trata de una complicación precoz, que suele desarrollarse durante las primeras 24 horas posoperatorias. Casi nunca se observa hemorragia retrasada después de una operación abdominal de elección, aunque puede ser complicación de heridas abdominales. Los signos físicos son los de pérdida aguda de sangre. La palidez, el sudor, la ansiedad y la sed de aire pueden hacer sospechar el diagnóstico mejor la frecuencia del pulso o el valor de la presión arterial.

Signo de Murphy:

Está presente en la colecistitis aguda. Se refiere al dolor que siente el paciente cuando éste realiza una inspiración profunda mientras se realiza una palpación por debajo del reborde costal derecho, debido al contacto entre la vesicula biliar inflamada y la palma de la mano.


Signo de Cullen:
Coloración equimótica, azulada o amarilla, del ombligo, debida a un derrame sanguíneo intraperitoneal, visible solamente en los individuos delgados o afectos de hernia umbilical.






Tacto rectal.
Es un examen que debe realizarse de rutina. Aunque en muchas ocasiones éste puede ser negativo, en algunos casos podemos encontrar un fondo de saco de Douglas sumamente doloroso, sobre todo cuando hay perforación del apéndice y derrame purulento, y en otras se puede palpar una masa dolorosa que podría corresponder a un plastron o absceso apendicular. Aparte de esto en muchas oportunidades es útil en el diagnóstico diferencial de casos ginecológicos.





Punto de McBurney
Se obtiene presionando la fosa ilíaca derecha en un punto que corresponde a la unión del 1/3 externo con los 2/3 internos de una línea trazada de la espina ilíaca anterosupe-rior derecha hasta el ombligo. El dolor producido con esta maniobra es el encontrado con mayor regularidad.




Signo contralateral de Blumberg
Se realiza de la misma manera, pero presionando la fosa ilíaca izquierda y despertando dolor en fosa ilíaca derecha.






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          2016-17 Cohort Now Accepting Applications!   


Now Accepting Applications for 2016-2017 VISTA Members!


Are you ready to serve North Carolina? Come make a difference with us!

NC Campus Compact is now accepting applications from candidates for 2016-2017 AmeriCorps VISTA positions. Our next VISTA cohort will begin on August 5, 2016 and will serve one full year.


To learn more about our program and the application process, visit our FAQ page for Prospective VISTAs.

Please visit our position listing on my.americorps.gov when you are ready to create your AmeriCorps application and begin our application process.

According to Opportunity Index, 17.5% North Carolinians live in poverty. Low income communities face many challenges, including access to healthy food, employment, and education resources.

Our VISTA members serve North Carolina's most vulnerable people by working with local community agencies and college campuses to address the needs of low income communities. Our VISTAs serve at 15 different sites across the state, from Cullowhee to Wilmington and many places in between! Placement locations will be finalized soon, come back to learn more!

As a VISTA, you could be involved in many different capacity-building activities. For example, you may:
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    Are you ready to serve North Carolina? Come make a difference with us!

    NC Campus Compact is now accepting applications from candidates for 2015-2016 AmeriCorps VISTA positions. Our next VISTA cohort will begin on August 7, 2015 and will serve one full year.
    Our 2014-2015 VISTA cohort and supervisors at orientation!


    To learn more about our program and the application process, visit our FAQ page for Prospective VISTAs.

    Please visit our position listing on my.americorps.gov when you are ready to create your AmeriCorps application and begin our application process.

    According to Opportunity Index, 17.5% North Carolinians live in poverty. Low income communities face many challenges, including access to healthy food, employment, and education resources.

    Our VISTA members serve North Carolina's most vulnerable people by working with local community agencies and college campuses to address the needs of low income communities. Our VISTAs serve at 15 different sites across the state, from Cullowhee to Wilmington and many places in between! To learn more about placement locations, read our 2015-16 host site summaries.
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    As a VISTA, you could be involved in many different capacity-building activities. For example, you may:
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                TRUMP, PUTIN, AND THE NEW COLD WAR   

      http://www.newyorker.com/magazine/2017/03/06/trump-putin-and-the-new-cold-war

      MARCH 6, 2017 ISSUE

      What lay behind Russia’s interference in the 2016 election—and what lies ahead?

      By Evan Osnos, David Remnick, and Joshua Yaffa

       

        

      The D.N.C. hacks, many analysts believe, were just a skirmish in a larger war against Western institutions and alliances.ILLUSTRATION BY CHRISTOPH NIEMANN

      1. SOFT TARGETS

      On April 12, 1982, Yuri Andropov, the chairman of the K.G.B., ordered foreign-intelligence operatives to carry out “active measures”—aktivniye meropriyatiya—against the reëlection campaign of President Ronald Reagan. Unlike classic espionage, which involves the collection of foreign secrets, active measures aim at influencing events—at undermining a rival power with forgeries, front groups, and countless other techniques honed during the Cold War. The Soviet leadership considered Reagan an implacable militarist. According to extensive notes made by Vasili Mitrokhin, a high-ranking K.G.B. officer and archivist who later defected to Great Britain, Soviet intelligence tried to infiltrate the headquarters of the Republican and Democratic National Committees, popularize the slogan “Reagan Means War!,” and discredit the President as a corrupt servant of the military-industrial complex. The effort had no evident effect. Reagan won forty-nine of fifty states.

      Active measures were used by both sides throughout the Cold War. In the nineteen-sixties, Soviet intelligence officers spread a rumor that the U.S. government was involved in the assassination of Martin Luther King, Jr. In the eighties, they spread the rumor that American intelligence had “created” the aids virus, at Fort Detrick, Maryland. They regularly lent support to leftist parties and insurgencies. The C.I.A., for its part, worked to overthrow regimes in Iran, Cuba, Haiti, Brazil, Chile, and Panama. It used cash payments, propaganda, and sometimes violent measures to sway elections away from leftist parties in Italy, Guatemala, Indonesia, South Vietnam, and Nicaragua. After the collapse of the Soviet Union, in the early nineties, the C.I.A. asked Russia to abandon active measures to spread disinformation that could harm the U.S. Russia promised to do so. But when Sergey Tretyakov, the station chief for Russian intelligence in New York, defected, in 2000, he revealed that Moscow’s active measures had never subsided. “Nothing has changed,” he wrote, in 2008. “Russia is doing everything it can today to embarrass the U.S.”

      Vladimir Putin, who is quick to accuse the West of hypocrisy, frequently points to this history. He sees a straight line from the West’s support of the anti-Moscow “color revolutions,” in Georgia, Kyrgyzstan, and Ukraine, which deposed corrupt, Soviet-era leaders, to its endorsement of the uprisings of the Arab Spring. Five years ago, he blamed Secretary of State Hillary Clinton for the anti-Kremlin protests in Moscow’s Bolotnaya Square. “She set the tone for some of our actors in the country and gave the signal,” Putin said. “They heard this and, with the support of the U.S. State Department, began active work.” (No evidence was provided for the accusation.) He considers nongovernmental agencies and civil-society groups like the National Endowment for Democracy, Human Rights Watch, Amnesty International, and the election-monitoring group Golos to be barely disguised instruments of regime change.

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      The U.S. officials who administer the system that Putin sees as such an existential danger to his own reject his rhetoric as “whataboutism,” a strategy of false moral equivalences. Benjamin Rhodes, a deputy national-security adviser under President Obama, is among those who reject Putin’s logic, but he said, “Putin is not entirely wrong,” adding that, in the past, “we engaged in regime change around the world. There is just enough rope for him to hang us.”*

      The 2016 Presidential campaign in the United States was of keen interest to Putin. He loathed Obama, who had applied economic sanctions against Putin’s cronies after the annexation of Crimea and the invasion of eastern Ukraine. (Russian state television derided Obama as “weak,” “uncivilized,” and a “eunuch.”) Clinton, in Putin’s view, was worse—the embodiment of the liberal interventionist strain of U.S. foreign policy, more hawkish than Obama, and an obstacle to ending sanctions and reëstablishing Russian geopolitical influence. At the same time, Putin deftly flattered Trump, who was uncommonly positive in his statements about Putin’s strength and effectiveness as a leader. As early as 2007, Trump declared that Putin was “doing a great job in rebuilding the image of Russia and also rebuilding Russia period.” In 2013, before visiting Moscow for the Miss Universe pageant, Trump wondered, in a tweet, if he would meet Putin, and, “if so, will he become my new best friend?” During the Presidential campaign, Trump delighted in saying that Putin was a superior leader who had turned the Obama Administration into a “laughingstock.”

      For those interested in active measures, the digital age presented opportunities far more alluring than anything available in the era of Andropov. The Democratic and Republican National Committees offered what cybersecurity experts call a large “attack surface.” Tied into politics at the highest level, they were nonetheless unprotected by the defenses afforded to sensitive government institutions. John Podesta, the chairman of Hillary Clinton’s campaign and a former chief of staff of Bill Clinton’s, had every reason to be aware of the fragile nature of modern communications. As a senior counsellor in the Obama White House, he was involved in digital policy. Yet even he had not bothered to use the most elementary sort of defense, two-step verification, for his e-mail account.

      “The honest answer is that my team and I were over-reliant on the fact that we were pretty careful about what we click on,” Podesta said. In this instance, he received a phishing e-mail, ostensibly from “the Gmail team,” that urged him to “change your password immediately.” An I.T. person who was asked to verify it mistakenly replied that it was “a legitimate e-mail.”

      The American political landscape also offered a particularly soft target for dezinformatsiya, false information intended to discredit the official version of events, or the very notion of reliable truth. Americans were more divided along ideological lines than at any point in two decades, according to the Pew Research Center. American trust in the mainstream media had fallen to a historic low. The fractured media environment seemed to spawn conspiracy theories about everything from Barack Obama’s place of birth (supposedly Kenya) to the origins of climate change (a Chinese hoax). Trump, in building his political identity, promoted such theories.

      “Free societies are often split because people have their own views, and that’s what former Soviet and current Russian intelligence tries to take advantage of,” Oleg Kalugin, a former K.G.B. general, who has lived in the United States since 1995, said. “The goal is to deepen the splits.” Such a strategy is especially valuable when a country like Russia, which is considerably weaker than it was at the height of the Soviet era, is waging a geopolitical struggle with a stronger entity.

      In early January, two weeks before the Inauguration, James Clapper, the director of national intelligence, released a declassified report concluding that Putin had ordered an influence campaign to harm Clinton’s election prospects, fortify Donald Trump’s, and “undermine public faith in the U.S. democratic process.” The declassified report provides more assertion than evidence. Intelligence officers say that this was necessary to protect their information-gathering methods.

      Critics of the report have repeatedly noted that intelligence agencies, in the months before the Iraq War, endorsed faulty assessments concerning weapons of mass destruction. But the intelligence community was deeply divided over the actual extent of Iraq’s weapons development; the question of Russia’s responsibility for cyberattacks in the 2016 election has produced no such tumult. Seventeen federal intelligence agencies have agreed that Russia was responsible for the hacking.

      In testimony before the Senate, Clapper described an unprecedented Russian effort to interfere in the U.S. electoral process. The operation involved hacking Democrats’ e-mails, publicizing the stolen contents through WikiLeaks, and manipulating social media to spread “fake news” and pro-Trump messages.

      At first, Trump derided the scrutiny of the hacking as a “witch hunt,” and said that the attacks could have been from anyone—the Russians, the Chinese, or “somebody sitting on their bed that weighs four hundred pounds.” In the end, he grudgingly accepted the finding, but insisted that Russian interference had had “absolutely no effect on the outcome of the election.” Yevgenia Albats, the author of “The State Within a State,” a book about the K.G.B., said that Putin probably didn’t believe he could alter the results of the election, but, because of his antipathy toward Obama and Clinton, he did what he could to boost Trump’s cause and undermine America’s confidence in its political system. Putin was not interested in keeping the operation covert, Albats said. “He wanted to make it as public as possible. He wanted his presence to be known,” and to “show that, no matter what, we can enter your house and do what we want.”

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      2. COLD WAR 2.0

      Remarkably, the Obama Administration learned of the hacking operation only in early summer—nine months after the F.B.I. first contacted the D.N.C. about the intrusion—and then was reluctant to act too strongly, for fear of being seen as partisan. Leaders of the Pentagon, the State Department, and the intelligence agencies met during the summer, but their focus was on how to safeguard state election commissions and electoral systems against a hack on Election Day.

      That caution has embittered Clinton’s inner circle. “We understand the bind they were in,” one of Clinton’s senior advisers said. “But what if Barack Obama had gone to the Oval Office, or the East Room of the White House, and said, ‘I’m speaking to you tonight to inform you that the United States is under attack. The Russian government at the highest levels is trying to influence our most precious asset, our democracy, and I’m not going to let it happen.’ A large majority of Americans would have sat up and taken notice. My attitude is that we don’t have the right to lay blame for the results of this election at anybody’s feet, but, to me, it is bewildering—it is baffling—it is hard to make sense of why this was not a five-alarm fire in the White House.”

      The Obama circle, which criticizes Clinton’s team for failing to lock down seemingly solid states like Wisconsin, Michigan, and Pennsylvania, insists that the White House acted appropriately. “What could we have done?” Benjamin Rhodes said. “We said they were doing it, so everybody had the basis to know that all the WikiLeaks material and the fake news were tied to Russia. There was no action we could have taken to stop the e-mails or the fake news from being propagated. . . . All we could do was expose it.”

      Last September, at a G-20 summit, in China, Obama confronted Putin about the hacking, telling him to “cut it out,” and, above all, to keep away from the balloting in November, or there would be “serious consequences.” Putin neither denied nor confirmed the hacking efforts, but replied that the United States has long funded media outlets and civil-society groups that meddle in Russian affairs.

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      In October, as evidence of Russian meddling mounted, senior national-security officials met to consider a plan of response; proposals included releasing damaging information about Russian officials, including their bank accounts, or a cyber operation directed at Moscow. Secretary of State John Kerry was concerned that such plans might undercut diplomatic efforts to get Russia to coöperate with the West in Syria—efforts that eventually failed. In the end, security officials unanimously agreed to take a measured approach: the Administration issued a statement, on October 7th, declaring it was confident that the Russians had hacked the D.N.C. The Administration did not want to overreact in a way that could seem political and amplify Trump’s message that the vote was rigged.

      The White House watched for signs that Russian intelligence was crossing what a senior national-security official called “the line between covert influence and adversely affecting the vote count”—and found no evidence that it had done so. At the time, Clinton was leading in the race, which, the official said, reinforced Obama’s decision not to respond more aggressively. “If we have a very forceful response, it actually helps delegitimize the election.”

      That sense of caution continued during the transition, when Obama was intent on an orderly transfer of power. Secretary of State Kerry proposed the creation of an independent bipartisan group to investigate Russian interference in the election. It would have been modelled on the 9/11 Commission, a body consisting of five Republicans and five Democrats who interviewed more than twelve hundred people. According to two senior officials, Obama reviewed Kerry’s proposal but ultimately rejected it, in part because he was convinced that Republicans in Congress would regard it as a partisan exercise. One aide who favored the idea says, “It would have gotten the ball rolling, making it difficult for Trump to shut it down. Now it’s a lot harder to make it happen.”

      During the transition, officials in the Obama Administration were hearing that Trump was somehow compromised or beholden to Russian interests. “The Russians make investments in people not knowing the exact outcome,” one senior Administration official said. “They obtain leverage on those people, too.” No conclusive evidence has yet emerged for such suspicions about Trump. Another Administration official said that, during the transfer of power, classified intelligence had shown multiple contacts between Trump associates and Russian representatives, but nothing that rose to the level of aiding or coördinating the interference with the election. “We had no clear information—that I was aware of—of collusion,” the official said. That question, however, persists, and will likely be a central focus for congressional investigators.

      By Inauguration Day, January 20th, the evidence of a wide-scale Russian operation had prompted the formation of a joint task force, including the C.I.A., the F.B.I., the N.S.A., and the financial-crimes unit of the Treasury Department. Three Senate committees, including the Intelligence Committee, have launched inquiries; some Democrats worry that the Trump Administration will try to stifle these investigations. Although senators on the Intelligence Committee cannot reveal classified information, they have ways of signalling concern. Three weeks after the election, Ron Wyden, an Oregon Democrat, and six other members of the committee sent a public letter to Obama, declaring, “We believe there is additional information concerning the Russian Government and the U.S. election that should be declassified and released to the public.” At a hearing in January, Wyden pushed further. While questioning James Comey, the director of the F.B.I., Wyden cited media reports that some Trump associates had links to Russians who are close to Putin. Wyden asked if Comey would declassify information on that subject and “release it to the American people.” Comey said, “I can’t talk about it.” Wyden’s questioning had served its purpose.

      Later, in an interview, Wyden said, “My increasing concern is that classification now is being used much more for political security than for national security. We wanted to get that out before a new Administration took place. I can’t remember seven senators joining a declassification request.” Asked if he suspects that there has been improper contact between the Trump campaign and Russian interests, Wyden said, “I can’t get into that”—without revealing classified information. “But what I can tell you is, I continue to believe, as I have for many months, that there is more that could be declassified.” He added, “When a foreign power interferes with American institutions, you don’t just say, ‘Oh, that’s business as usual,’ and leave it at that. There’s a historical imperative here, too.” After viewing the classified materials, Mark Warner, of Virginia, the ranking Democrat on the Senate Intelligence Committee, said of the Russia investigation, “This may very well be the most important thing I do in my public life.”

      Two weeks before the Inauguration, intelligence officers briefed both Obama and Trump about a dossier of unverified allegations compiled by Christopher Steele, a former British intelligence officer. The thirty-five-page dossier, which included claims about Trump’s behavior during a 2013 trip to Moscow, had been shopped around to various media outlets by researchers opposed to Trump’s candidacy. The dossier concluded that Russia had personal and financial material on Trump that could be used as blackmail. It said that the Russians had been “cultivating, supporting, and assisting” Trump for years. According to current and former government officials, prurient details in the dossier generated skepticism among some members of the intelligence community, who, as one put it, regarded it as a “nutty” product to present to a President. But, in the weeks that followed, they confirmed some of its less explosive claims, relating to conversations with foreign nationals. “They are continuing to chase down stuff from the dossier, and, at its core, a lot of it is bearing out,” an intelligence official said. Some officials believe that one reason the Russians compiled information on Trump during his 2013 trip was that he was meeting with Russian oligarchs who might be stashing money abroad—a sign of disloyalty, in Putin’s eyes.

      Trump denounced the dossier as a fake. Putin’s spokesman called it “pulp fiction.” But, before the dossier became public, Senator John McCain passed it along to the F.B.I.; later, some of his colleagues said that it should be part of an investigation of Trump. Richard Burr, a Republican from North Carolina and the chairman of the Senate Intelligence Committee, vowed to investigate “everywhere the intelligence tells us to go.”

      For many national-security officials, the e-mail hacks were part of a larger, and deeply troubling, picture: Putin’s desire to damage American confidence and to undermine the Western alliances—diplomatic, financial, and military—that have shaped the postwar world.

      Not long before leaving the White House, Benjamin Rhodes said that the Obama Administration was convinced that Putin had gone into an “offensive mode beyond what he sees as his sphere of influence,” setting out to encourage the “breakup” of the European Union, destabilize nato, and unnerve the object of his keenest resentment—the United States. Rhodes said, “The new phase we’re in is that the Russians have moved into an offensive posture that threatens the very international order.” Samantha Power offered a similar warning, shortly before leaving her post as United Nations Ambassador. Russia, she said, was “taking steps that are weakening the rules-based order that we have benefitted from for seven decades.”

      For nearly two decades, U.S.-Russian relations have ranged between strained and miserable. Although the two countries have come to agreements on various issues, including trade and arms control, the general picture is grim. Many Russian and American policy experts no longer hesitate to use phrases like “the second Cold War.”

      The level of tension has alarmed experienced hands on both sides. “What we have is a situation in which the strong leader of a relatively weak state is acting in opposition to weak leaders of relatively strong states,” General Sir Richard Shirreff, the former Deputy Supreme Allied Commander of nato, said. “And that strong leader is Putin. He is calling the shots at the moment.” Shirreff observes that nato’s withdrawal of military forces from Europe has been answered with incidents of Russian aggression, and with a sizable buildup of forces in the vicinity of the Baltic states, including an aircraft-carrier group dispatched to the North Sea, an expanded deployment of nuclear-capable Iskander-M ballistic missiles, and anti-ship missiles. The Kremlin, for its part, views the expansion of nato to Russia’s borders as itself a provocation, and points to such U.S. measures as the placement of a new ground-based missile-defense system in Deveselu, Romania.

      Robert Gates, who was Secretary of Defense under both George W. Bush and Barack Obama, describes relations between Obama and Putin as having been “poisonous” and casts at least some of the blame on Obama; referring to Russia as a “regional power,” as Obama did, was “the equivalent of referring to isis as a J.V. team,” in his view. “I think the new Administration has a big challenge in front of it in terms of stopping the downward spiral in the U.S.-Russia relationship while pushing back against Putin’s aggression and general thuggery,” Gates said. “Every time nato makes a move or Russia makes a move near its border, there is a response. Where does that all stop? So there is a need to stop that downward spiral. The dilemma is how do you do that without handing Putin a victory of huge proportions?”

      Some in Moscow are alarmed, too. Dmitry Trenin, a well-connected political and military analyst for the Carnegie Moscow Center, said that in early fall, before Trump’s victory, “we were on a course for a ‘kinetic’ collision in Syria.” He said that the Kremlin expected that, if Clinton won, she would take military action in Syria, perhaps establishing no-fly zones, provoking the rebels to shoot down Russian aircraft, “and getting the Russians to feel it was Afghanistan revisited.” He added, “Then my imagination just left me.”

      Not in a generation has the enmity run this deep, according to Sergey Rogov, the academic director of the Institute for U.S. and Canadian Studies, in Moscow. “I spent many years in the trenches of the first Cold War, and I don’t want to die in the trenches of the second,” Rogov said. “We are back to 1983, and I don’t enjoy being thirty-four years younger in this way. It’s frightening.”

      3. PUTIN’S WORLD

      Putin’s resentment of the West, and his corresponding ambition to establish an anti-Western conservatism, is rooted in his experience of decline and fall—not of Communist ideology, which was never a central concern of his generation, but, rather, of Russian power and pride. Putin, who was born in 1952, grew up in Leningrad, where, during the Second World War, Nazi troops imposed a nine-hundred-day siege that starved the city. His father was badly wounded in the war. Putin joined the K.G.B. in 1975, when he was twenty-three, and was eventually sent to East Germany.

      Posted in one of the grayest of the Soviet satellites, Putin entirely missed the sense of awakening and opportunity that accompanied perestroika, and experienced only the state’s growing fecklessness. At the very moment the Berlin Wall was breached, in November, 1989, he was in the basement of a Soviet diplomatic compound in Dresden feeding top-secret documents into a furnace. As crowds of Germans threatened to break into the building, officers called Moscow for assistance, but, in Putin’s words, “Moscow was silent.”

      Putin returned to Russia, where the sense of post-imperial decline persisted. The West no longer feared Soviet power; Eastern and Central Europe were beyond Moscow’s control; and the fifteen republics of the Soviet Union were all going their own way. An empire shaped by Catherine the Great and Joseph Stalin was dissolving.

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      In Moscow, Western reporters could arrange visits to crumbling nuclear-weapons sites, once secret underground bunkers, and half-empty prison camps. The most forbidding commissars of the Soviet Union—leaders of the K.G.B., the Army, and the Communist Party—failed in an attempt to pull off a counter-revolutionary coup d’état, in August, 1991, and were locked away in a notorious prison called the Sailor’s Rest. Other high-ranking loyalists, refusing the judgment of the new order, administered justice for themselves. The head of the Ministry of Internal Affairs, knowing that he was about to be arrested, wrote a note (“I lived honestly all my life”), shot his wife, shoved the barrel of a revolver into his mouth, and pulled the trigger.

      For Westerners caught up in post-Cold War triumphalism, it was easier to take note of the new liberties than of the new anxieties, which were profound for millions of Russians. The fall of the imperial state meant the loss of two million square miles of territory, a parcel larger than India. Tens of millions of ethnic Russians now found themselves “abroad.” Amid newfound freedoms of expression, travel, religion, and association, there was also a palpable sense of disorientation, humiliation, and drift.

      In speeches and interviews, Putin rarely mentions any sense of liberation after the fall of Communism and the Soviet Union; he recalls the nineteen-nineties as a period of unremitting chaos, in which Western partners tried to force their advantages, demanding that Russia swallow everything from the eastward expansion of nato to the invasion of its Slavic allies in the former Yugoslavia. This is a common narrative, but it ignores some stubborn facts. The West welcomed Russia into the G-8 economic alliance. The violence in the Balkans was the worst in Europe since the end of the Second World War and without intervention would likely have dragged on. And Russian security concerns were hardly the only issue at stake with respect to the expansion of nato; Poland, Czechoslovakia, and other countries in the region were now sovereign and wanted protection.

      “It just felt to me grotesquely unfair, if that word can be used in geopolitics, that yet again the Central Europeans were going to be screwed,” Strobe Talbott, Bill Clinton’s leading adviser on Russia and the region, said. “To tell them they had to live in a security limbo because the Russians would have hurt feelings and be frightened just didn’t hold water.” Nevertheless, American politicians did worry about how reordering the economic and security arrangements of Europe would affect a fallen power and would-be partner. Clinton and his advisers were aware that reactionary political forces in Russia—the so-called “red-brown coalition” of diehard Communists and resurgent nationalists—viewed the United States as exploitative and triumphalist and hoped to gain control of the state.

      In 1996, during a summit meeting in Moscow, Clinton went for an early-morning run with Talbott in the Sparrow Hills, near Moscow State University. Clinton had known Talbott since they were students at Oxford, and confided his anxiety. He did not regret the expansion of nato or the decision, at last, to battle Serbian forces in Bosnia. But he knew that he was making Yeltsin’s political life excruciatingly difficult.

      “We keep telling ol’ Boris, ‘O.K., now, here’s what you’ve got to do next—here’s some more shit for your face,’ ” Clinton told Talbott as they ran. “And that makes it real hard for him, given what he’s up against and who he’s dealing with.”

      Earlier that year, Yeltsin had summoned Talbott. “I don’t like it when the U.S. flaunts its superiority,” he told him. “Russia’s difficulties are only temporary, and not only because we have nuclear weapons but also because of our economy, our culture, our spiritual strength. All that amounts to a legitimate, undeniable basis for equal treatment. Russia will rise again! I repeat: Russia will rise again.”

      When the 1996 election season began, Yeltsin was polling in the single digits. Much of the country held him responsible for economic measures that seemed to help only those close to Kremlin power. For millions, reform—including the “shock therapy” pushed by Western advisers and politicians—meant a collapse in basic services, hyperinflation, corruption, kleptocratic privatization, and an economic downturn as severe as the Great Depression. Most Russians blamed not the corrosion of the old system but, rather, the corruptions of the new. Demokratiya (democracy) was popularly referred to as dermokratiya (shit-ocracy). Yeltsin, benefitting from the support of both the oligarchs and the International Monetary Fund, managed to eke out a victory against his Communist opponent, but he continued to drink heavily, despite a history of heart attacks, and, in his final years in power, was often a sorry, inebriated spectacle.

      On New Year’s Eve, 1999, Yeltsin appeared on national television sitting in front of a Christmas tree. Looking blocky and moribund, he said that he was resigning. “I am sorry that many of our dreams failed to come true,” he said. “I am sorry that I did not live up to the hopes of people who believed that we could, with a single effort, a single strong push, jump out of the gray, stagnant, totalitarian past and into a bright, wealthy, civilized future. I used to believe that myself.”

      A man who had resisted a coup eight years earlier no longer had the endurance for office or the political imagination to advance the cause. “I have done all I could,” he said. “A new generation is coming.” With that, he appointed as his successor Vladimir Putin, a relatively obscure intelligence agent who had been accelerated through the ranks because he had proved himself disciplined, shrewd, and, above all, loyal to his bosses.

      One of Putin’s first decrees was to protect Yeltsin from future prosecution. Then he set out to stabilize the country and put it on a course of traditional Russian autocracy. “As Yeltsin started to withdraw, the old system reconsolidated, and Putin finalized this regression,” Andrei Kozyrev, the foreign minister between 1990 and 1996, said. “The fundamental problem was an inability to complete the economic and political reforms, and so we slipped back into confrontation with the West and nato.”

      Putin revealed his distrust for an open system almost immediately. He saw a state that had become barely functional, and he set about restoring its authority the only way he knew how: manually, and from the top. He replaced the freewheeling anarchy of Yeltsin’s rule with something more systematized, casting aside or coöpting the oligarchs of the nineteen-nineties and elevating a cast of corrupt satraps loyal to him—an arrangement that became known as Kremlin, Inc. Every aspect of the country’s political life, including the media, was brought under the “vertical of power” that he constructed. When Yeltsin held office, privately owned television stations, such as NTV, reported on the horrific war in Chechnya and even satirized Yeltsin and other Kremlin leaders on a puppet show called “Kukly.” NTV, which was owned by an oligarch named Vladimir Gusinsky, seemed to test Putin in the beginning, airing discussions about corruption and human-rights abuses; “Kukly” added a puppet depicting the new President. Putin was not amused. Within five months of taking power, he dispatched armed Interior Ministry troops to raid Gusinsky’s headquarters; by 2001, Gusinsky had been forced to give up NTV to more obedient owners and had fled the country. Ever since, television has been under strict federal control.

      Putin, in his first few years in office, was relatively solicitous of the West. He was the first foreign leader to call George W. Bush after the destruction of the World Trade Center towers. When he spoke at the Bundestag, later that month, he addressed its members in German, the language that he had spoken as a K.G.B. agent in Dresden. He even entertained the notion of Russian membership in nato.

      America’s invasion of Iraq, which Putin opposed, marked a change in his thinking. Bush had made some progress with him on bilateral issues such as nuclear-arms proliferation, but by 2007 Putin had grown deeply disenchanted and came to feel that the West was treating Russia as a “vassal.” Robert Gates recalls a security conference, in Munich, in 2007, at which Putin angrily charged that the United States had “overstepped its national borders in every area” and that the expansion of nato was directed against Russian interests. “People were inclined to pass it off as a one-off,” Gates said. “But it was a harbinger.”

      For Putin, it was a story of misplaced hopes and rejection: he became convinced that, no matter how accommodating he might try to be, Western powers—the United States, above all—had an innate disinclination to treat Russia as a full partner and a respected member of the international order. At home, Putin was increasingly drawn to an authoritarian, nationalist conception of the Russian state. He knew that the fall of Communism and Soviet power had left a vacuum—the lack of a “national idea” to replace Marxism-Leninism. When Putin returned to the Presidency for a third term, in 2012, he felt the need to develop a Russian ideology of his own, and called on currents that run deep in Russian political culture: nationalism, xenophobia, and social conservatism. When, four years ago, Putin endorsed anti-gay legislation, for instance, he was playing to entrenched conservative prejudices that predate Soviet Communism—perhaps not for Western-oriented intellectuals and the urban middle class but for many millions of others.

      Putin was hardly surprised by the liberal umbrage voiced by the Obama Administration and other Western governments. That confrontation was the point, a means of cementing his authority at home by playing up the notion of an encircled, perpetually menaced Russian state. Although Putin grew up under Soviet atheism, he nonetheless decried secular Americans and Europeans for “rejecting their roots, including the Christian values that constitute the basis of Western civilization.” His conservatism, he insisted, “prevents movement backward and downward, into chaotic darkness and a return to a primitive state.”

      He was alarmed by the Obama Administration’s embrace of the uprisings in Tunisia and Egypt. And he was infuriated by the U.S.-led assault on Muammar Qaddafi’s regime. In early 2011, as Libyans challenged Qaddafi, Putin was ostensibly offstage, serving as Prime Minister; his protégé Dmitry Medvedev was President, and made a crucial decision not to veto an American-backed U.N. Security Council resolution in favor of military action in Libya. In a rare public split, Putin condemned the decision, comparing the resolution to a “medieval call to the crusades.” In October, 2011, a crowd of Libyans found Qaddafi hiding in a culvert with a gold-plated 9-mm. pistol, dragged him out, and killed him—a gruesome event that was broadcast worldwide. From Putin’s perspective, this was a case study in Western intervention: stir up protests, give them rhetorical support and diplomatic cover, and, if that doesn’t work, send in the fighter jets. The epilogue comes in the form of uncontrollable violence and an inglorious end for the country’s leader. According to Mikhail Zygar, the former editor-in-chief of the independent Internet station TV Rain and the author of “All the Kremlin’s Men,” Putin absorbed the death of Qaddafi as an object lesson: weakness and compromise were impermissible. “When he was a pariah, no one touched him,” Zygar wrote. “But as soon as he opened up he was not only overthrown but killed in the street like a mangy old cur.”

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      Putin also regarded the anti-Kremlin, pro-democracy demonstrations in Moscow, which started in 2011, as a rehearsal for an uprising that had to be thwarted. Together with the upheavals abroad, they compounded his grievances against the West. Obama’s national-security adviser at the time, Tom Donilon, observed that Putin’s concerns were then focussed on domestic political stability and perceived foreign threats to it. He was convinced that “there were efforts under way to undermine his regime,” Donilon said. “From the outset of his second run as President, in my judgment, he was bringing Russia to a posture of pretty active hostility toward the United States and the West.” In September, 2013, after Putin declined requests to turn over Edward Snowden, Obama cancelled a planned summit in Moscow. “The communication really broke after that,” Donilon said. He saw Putin steadily remove non-intelligence personnel from his orbit. “In sharp contrast to the Chinese situation, there’s not a Russian national-security ‘system,’ ” he said. “He works with a very small group of individuals, namely, former K.G.B. and F.S.B. people.”

      Dissent has now been effectively marginalized. Opposition candidates are frequently kept off the ballot on legal technicalities, and, when they do make it on, they are denied media coverage, let alone the “administrative resources” enjoyed by pro-Kremlin politicians. Some thirty journalists have been murdered in Russia in the past decade and a half; human-rights groups that receive funding from abroad are registered in Moscow as “foreign agents.” And contemporary Russian television is not only compliant but celebratory. “Imagine you have two dozen TV channels and it is all Fox News,” Vladimir Milov, a former deputy energy minister under Putin and now a critic, said.

      Yet those channels bear little resemblance to the dreary Soviet broadcasts with their stilted language and shabby production values. Just as Putin no longer fills prison camps with countless “enemies of the people,” as Stalin did, but, rather, makes a chilling example of a famous few, like the businessman Mikhail Khodorkovsky or the group Pussy Riot, his propagandists have taken their cue from foreign forms: magazine shows, shout-fests, game shows, and reality shows. There are many figures in public life who are not permitted to appear on any talk show or news program. Russians can still find independent information on Facebook and various Web sites; critical books and magazines are available in stores and online; Echo of Moscow, a liberal radio station, hangs on. But, even in the Internet era, more than eighty per cent of Russians get their news from television. Manipulation of TV coverage is a crucial factor in Putin’s extraordinarily high popularity ratings, typically in excess of eighty per cent—ratings that Donald Trump both admires and envies.

      In October, 2012, on the occasion of Putin’s sixtieth birthday, Dmitry Kiselyov, the host of “News of the Week,” a favorite TV show of Putin’s, delivered a long encomium to the President: “In terms of the scope of his activities, Putin can be compared to only one of his predecessors in the twentieth century—Stalin.” NTV aired a documentary, “Visiting Putin,” that sent a broadcaster to his office and his house on the outskirts of Moscow. Although well-informed critics have said that Putin is worth tens of billions of dollars and has twenty residences at his disposal, the program portrayed him as a near-ascetic, who wakes at eight-thirty, lifts weights, swims long distances, eats a modest breakfast (beet juice, porridge, raw quail eggs), and works deep into the night.

      “All these TV genres emphasize the stature of Putin, as being above everybody and everything—not just the ultimate boss but the embodiment of Russian statehood,” Masha Lipman, the editor of the journal Counterpoint, said. The most important political space is not the grounds of the Kremlin. It is the space within the President’s skull.

      “A well-known person once said, ‘You can get much farther with a kind word and a Smith & Wesson than you can with just a kind word,’ ” Putin says in “President,” a long documentary that aired on state television in 2015. “Unfortunately, he was right.” Later in the documentary, the host asks Putin if he thinks that the West fears Russia, because a “once failing state” is now “suddenly a powerful political player.” He calls Putin “the leader, if I may say, of the conservative part of both European and American society.”

      Putin accepts both premises. “The so-called establishment, the political and economic élites of these countries, they like us only when we are poor and standing there with a beggar’s bowl,” he says. “As soon as we start talking about our interests and they start feeling some element of geopolitical competition, well, they don’t like that.”

      In February, 2014, hours after President Victor Yanukovych of Ukraine, weakened by months of protests, fled Kiev, Putin made the decision to invade Crimea. He feared that Ukraine would turn its back on Russia and gravitate toward Europe. It was a way for Putin to signal, loudly and rudely, that he was finished going along with the Western-led order. It was personal as well. Michael Morell, a former deputy director of the C.I.A., said that the fall of Yanukovych led Putin to worry about his own power and well-being. “It happened in the heart of the Slavic world, and he could not allow it to become a precedent for a similar movement in Russia against him,” Morell said. “He had to crush it.”

      Putin and members of his circle also saw the Syrian civil war as an opportunity to halt a trend that had started with the invasion of Iraq and continued through the downfall of dictators in Egypt and Libya. A former senior U.S. official who has interacted with Russians said, “There was this period of time when the United States, in Putin’s view, was able to use international institutions to take on regimes that we found offensive, right through Libya, and Putin was determined to put a stake in the ground in Syria, to have Russia be at the table, and be able to resist the international community’s efforts to continue this pattern of conduct.” As Russia’s Defense Minister, Sergey Shoigu, remarked last month, Russia’s intervention in Syria “helped solve the geopolitical task of breaking the chain of ‘color revolutions.’ ” Russian television, of course, covered the siege of Aleppo as an enlightened act of liberation, free of any brutality or abuses.

      In the United States, the issue of what to do about Russia was a growing point of contention between the Pentagon and the White House. Ukraine’s government wanted advanced weaponry to help battle Russian-backed rebels. Evelyn Farkas, the Pentagon’s most senior policy officer for Russia, strongly supported the request; Obama and others on his national-security team turned it down. Instead, the U.S. provided “nonlethal” aid, including vehicles, radar, and body armor. In testimony before the Senate Foreign Relations Committee, in 2014, Farkas argued for greater American force, calling Russia’s actions “an affront to the international order that we and our allies have worked to build since the end of the Cold War.”

      The Administration believed, with considerable justification, that escalating the conflict would provoke retaliation from Russia, push Putin into a corner, and—since Putin would never let the rebels suffer a battlefield defeat—prove costly for Ukraine. But Farkas disagreed: “We just ignore everything the Russians do in Ukraine because, well, that’s Ukraine and the stakes are so high for Russia there. They wouldn’t risk it in the U.S.” Finally, she gave up trying to convince Obama. “I was so done,” she said. “I was so tired of fighting.” She resigned in October, 2015, and eventually became a foreign-policy adviser to Hillary Clinton, who had sometimes favored the use of military force when Obama did not. “The crazy thing was, when I joined the Clinton campaign, I was, like, Great, I’m not going to have to fight anymore, because she got it on Russia,” Farkas said. “Then it just got worse.”

      General Valery Gerasimov was an exponent of Moscow’s “hybrid war” strategy.

      4. HYBRID WAR

      Putin rarely uses a computer, but he has moved his country into the digital age. Russia was once a technological laggard: the Soviets did not connect to the global Internet until 1990, and the state security services were so befuddled by the technology that, according to “The Red Web,” by Andrei Soldatov and Irina Borogan, agents demanded that Relcom, Russia’s first commercial Internet Service Provider, print out every communication that crossed its network. (Engineers rebelled, and the order was abandoned.) By 1996, however, a new generation of hackers in Russia had achieved the first state-directed penetration of America’s military network, pilfering tens of thousands of files, including military-hardware designs, maps of military installations, and troop configurations. In 2008, according to “Dark Territory,” a history of cyberwar by Fred Kaplan, Russian hackers accomplished a feat that Pentagon officials considered almost impossible: breaching a classified network that wasn’t even connected to the public Internet. Apparently, Russian spies had supplied cheap thumb drives, stocked with viruses, to retail kiosks near natoheadquarters in Kabul, betting, correctly, that a U.S. serviceman or woman would buy one and insert it into a secure computer. In the past decade, cyber tactics have become an essential component of Russia’s efforts to exert influence over its neighbors.

      Late one evening in the spring of 2007, President Toomas Hendrik Ilves of Estonia was at home using his laptop computer. He had trouble getting online. The news sites were down. The banks were down. Government sites were down. The President figured that it must be some kind of technical glitch. “The first reaction is not ‘We’re under attack,’ ” he said recently. But, after a few calls, he realized that someone was attacking one of Estonia’s core assets.

      The birthplace of Skype and the home of other tech firms, Estonia is known in technology circles as “eStonia”; it is one of the most wired countries in the world. But Estonia was involved in a conflict with Russia over plans to move a Second World War-era statue of a Soviet soldier out of the center of Tallinn, the capital. Estonians regarded it as a symbol of occupation. The Russian government had warned publicly that moving it would be a grave offense to history and “disastrous for Estonians.”

      On April 27th, the statue was moved. Almost immediately, commentators in Russian-language chat rooms posted instructions on how to become a “script kiddie,” an amateur hacker. The attackers did not need to “hack” Estonia’s sites, exactly; they simply swamped them with a “distributed denial of service”—DDoS—assault, which continued for two weeks. Investigators never pinpointed the source of the attack, but Ilves, who left the Presidency in October, 2016, believes that it was an alliance between members of the Russian government and organized crime. “I call it a public-private partnership,” he said wryly. “It was a state actor that paid mafiosos.”

      Although the incident barely registered in international headlines, it was a landmark event: a state-backed cyberattack for political purposes. “What Estonia showed was that Russia was going to react in a new but aggressive way to perceived political slights,” Michael Sulmeyer, a senior Pentagon official in charge of cyber policy under Obama, said. “What was the offending act? The Estonians moved a statue.”

      Russia was acquiring a reputation, in defense circles, for ambition, technical acumen, and speed. Barely a year after the Estonia attack, during a conflict with Georgia over the territory of South Ossetia, Russian tanks and planes crossed into the disputed territory at the same moment that hackers broke into fifty-four Web sites serving the government, media, and banks. They stole military information and immobilized the nation’s Internet. Georgian officers struggled to send orders to troops, and bewildered citizens had no way to find out what was happening.

      The Georgia campaign was “one of the first times you’ve seen conventional ground operations married with cyber activity,” Sulmeyer said. “It showed not just an understanding that these techniques could be useful in combined ops but that the Russians were willing to do them. These guys implemented.”

      “Thanks, but I’m fine.”

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      And yet Russian military planners and officials in the Kremlin regarded Georgia as a failure in the realm of international propaganda. Although Russia prevailed militarily, its narrative was overshadowed by the Georgian one from the first minutes of the campaign. For Russia, the five-day conflict represented a “total defeat in the information space,” said Pavel Zolotarev, a retired major general in the Russian Army, who is now a professor at the Academy of Military Sciences. “Our television showed how the shelling started, the incursion of Georgian forces, and so on,” Zolotarev, who helped draft Russia’s national-security doctrine in the nineteen-nineties, said. “These pictures were shown in the West two days later—but as if Russia were doing the shelling, attacking Georgia.” Russian generals took this lesson to heart, and began to study how to use the media and other instruments to wage “information war,” later putting what they learned into practice in Ukraine and then Syria.

      The United States, meanwhile, had its own notable cyberwar success. In 2008, in tandem with Israeli intelligence, the U.S. launched the first digital attack on another country’s critical infrastructure, deploying a “worm,” known as Stuxnet, that was designed to cause centrifuges in Iran to spin out of control and thereby delay its nuclear development.

      Yet diplomatic concerns inhibited some of the United States’ active measures. The Obama Administration had a “reset” policy with Russia, forging agreements and coöperating on select issues, despite an over-all increase in tension. “Cyber was an area where we were trying to work with Russia,” Evelyn Farkas, the Pentagon official, said. “That’s the irony. We were meeting with their big spies, trying to develop some kind of arms control for cyber.”

      When Robert Knake arrived as the director of cybersecurity policy at the National Security Council, in 2011, the White House had a formal initiative to combat Chinese hacking, known as the Counter-China strategy. Knake recalled, “The question was: ‘O.K., now, what’s the counter-Russia plan? And the counter-Iran plan?’ ” The difficulty was that, in the aftermath of Stuxnet, the U.S. needed Iran’s coöperation on diplomatic priorities. From 2011 to 2013, Iranian-backed hackers waged a sustained DDoS attack on dozens of American banks and financial-services companies, but the U.S. didn’t respond in kind, partly because the Administration was negotiating with Iran to curb its nuclear program. “If we had unleashed the fury in response to that DDoS attack, I don’t know if we would have gotten an Iran deal,” Knake said. In other cases, the Administration declined to respond forcefully so that it could retain the option of deploying similar means on other countries. “As long as we think we’re getting more value from this set of rules than we’re losing, then this is the set of rules we want to promote,” Knake said.

      A new doctrine was taking shape, under which Russia sought to study the nefarious tools of the West, as it understood them, so as to counteract them at home and put them into practice abroad. One indication of what that might look like came in February, 2013, when, in the pages of the Military-Industrial Courier—a journal with a tiny yet influential readership of Russian military strategists—Valery Gerasimov, the Russian chief of general staff, published an article with the anodyne title “The Value of Science in Prediction.” The article identified and urged the adoption of a Western strategy that involved military, technological, media, political, and intelligence tactics that would destabilize an enemy at minimal cost. The strategy, which came to be known as “hybrid war,” was an amalgam that states have used for generations, but the text took on the status of a legend, and is now known in international military circles as the Gerasimov doctrine.

      Gerasimov is sixty-one years old, and is always photographed in a stiff, forest-green military uniform and with a perpetually sagging frown. He trained as a tank commander, and then climbed the military hierarchy; he led the Fifty-eighth Army during the Second Chechen War. In the article for Military-Industrial Courier, Gerasimov suggested that, in the future, wars will be fought with a four-to-one ratio of nonmilitary to military measures. The former, he wrote, should include efforts to shape the political and social landscape of the adversary through subversion, espionage, propaganda, and cyberattacks. His essay, written in the shadow of the Arab Spring, cited the anarchy and violence that erupted in Libya and Syria as proof that, when faced with the combination of pressure and interference, a “perfectly thriving state can, in a matter of months, and even days, be transformed into an arena of fierce armed conflict, become a victim of foreign intervention, and sink into a web of chaos, humanitarian catastrophe, and civil war.”

      Such events were “typical of warfare in the twenty-first century,” he wrote. “The role of nonmilitary means of achieving political and strategic goals has grown, and, in many cases, they have exceeded the power of force of weapons in their effectiveness.”

      Pavel Zolotarev, the retired Russian general, explained that, when Gerasimov’s essay was published, “we had come to the conclusion, having analyzed the actions of Western countries in the post-Soviet space—first of all the United States—that manipulation in the information sphere is a very effective tool.” Previously, one had to use “grandfather-style methods: scatter leaflets, throw around some printed materials, manipulate the radio or television,” Zolotarev said. “But, all of a sudden, new means have appeared.”

      Gerasimov’s prescriptions began to look prophetic a year later, when Russia annexed Crimea in a quick operation that caught U.S. officials by surprise and contravened international law. Russian-made propaganda whipped up pro-Moscow sentiment in a population that was already wary of Ukrainian political leaders in Kiev and had deep, historical ties with Russia. Unidentified soldiers (the so-called “little green men”) surrounded Ukrainian bases in Crimea, and within days Russia had pulled off a hastily organized, stage-managed referendum.

      Even with the rise of new technologies, the underlying truth about such operations hasn’t changed. They are less a way to conjure up something out of nothing than to stir a pot that is already bubbling. In the U.S., a strategy like the alleged hacking of the Democrats was merely an effort to deepen an existing state of disarray and distrust. “For something to happen, many factors have to come together at once,” said Alexander Sharavin, the head of a military research institute and a member of the Academy of Military Sciences, in Moscow, where Gerasimov often speaks. “If you go to Great Britain, for example, and tell them the Queen is bad, nothing will happen, there will be no revolution, because the necessary conditions are absent—there is no existing background for this operation.” But, Sharavin said, “in America those preconditions existed.”

      As tensions with Russia rose over the conflicts in Ukraine and Syria, in early 2014, the U.S. was stung by a tactic common in Moscow politics: the weaponized leak. While the U.S. and the European Union discussed the details of a potential transitional government in Ukraine, an aide to the Russian deputy prime minister tweeted a reference to part of a wiretapped conversation, posted soon afterward to YouTube, between Victoria Nuland, a U.S. Assistant Secretary of State, and her colleague Geoffrey Pyatt, the U.S. Ambassador in Ukraine. Nuland is heard saying “Fuck the E.U.”—a line that the Russians knew would cause difficulties between the Americans and their E.U. counterparts. The State Department called the leak “a new low in Russian tradecraft.” Asked what form of penalty was extracted from Russia, Michael McFaul, the Ambassador to Moscow during the Obama Administration, said, “To the best of my knowledge, there was none. I think that was a mistake.”

      Obama’s adviser Benjamin Rhodes said that Russia’s aggressiveness had accelerated since the first demonstrations on Maidan Square, in Kiev. “When the history books are written, it will be said that a couple of weeks on the Maidan is where this went from being a Cold War-style competition to a much bigger deal,” he said. “Putin’s unwillingness to abide by any norms began at that point. It went from provocative to disrespectful of any international boundary.”

      In the fall of 2014, a hacking group known as the Dukes entered an unclassified computer system at the U.S. State Department and gained enough control so that, as one official put it, they “owned” the system. In security circles, the Dukes—also referred to as Cozy Bear—were believed to be directed by the Russian government. Very little is known about the size and composition of Russia’s team of state cyberwarriors. In 2013, the Russian Defense Ministry announced that it was forming “scientific” and “information operations” battalions. A defense official later explained their purpose as “disrupting the information networks of the probable enemy.” Oleg Demidov, an expert on information security and cybercrime, and a consultant at the PIR-Center, a research institute in Moscow, said, “At the time, this idea was met with laughter. But this was something real, these units were indeed formed, and staffed by graduates of the country’s leading technical universities.” The next year, the Russian military expanded its public recruitment of young programmers; social-media ads for the “Research Squadron of the Russian Federation” depicted a soldier putting down a rifle and turning to a keyboard, accompanied by a heavy-metal soundtrack.

      A retired K.G.B. colonel recently told the magazine Ogonyok that Russia had about a thousand people working in military and security operations online. According to a detailed report that appeared last November in the well-regarded online publication Meduza, several hundred technical specialists have left commercial firms to work for state-run cyber teams. A Defense Ministry spokesperson refused to confirm any details, telling a Meduza correspondent that the topic is secret, “so no one can see how we might apply these methods,” and warning against publication: “Don’t risk doing anything further—don’t put yourself in the crosshairs.”

      After penetrating the State Department, the Dukes moved on to the unclassified computer network that serves the executive office of the President. (The network manages, for instance, details of his movements.) By February, 2015, the increasing intensity of Russian intrusions into sensitive political targets had raised alarms in Washington, and Clapper, the director of national intelligence, told a Senate hearing that the “Russian cyberthreat is more severe than we have previously assessed.”

      European officials voice similar concerns. The Directorate-General for External Security, the French spy agency, is reportedly worried that Russian spies, hackers, and others are working to help Marine Le Pen, the Presidential candidate of the far-right National Front Party. Russian state media have suggested that one of her opponents, Emmanuel Macron, is a tool of American banks and has a secret gay

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      The sign-up period for 2014 individual insurance coverage required under President Obama's Affordable Care Act expires Monday, much as it began. There were HealthCare.gov website snafus, White House pleas for enrollees, and the need for "navigators" to help those enrollees work their way through the often-balky federal insurance exchange site. (Which was temporarily out of service twice by midafternoon Monday.) Now, though, the political bickering is focused on the administration's estimate that it will exceed its first-year goal of enrolling 6 million people in health care exchanges, and on whether the law has hit its target: the nation's uninsured. "We know that there are going to be more people in this country, in the millions, who have insurance than would have had it before," White House spokesman Jay Carney said during his regular briefing with reporters Monday afternoon. "It will be very hard for Republicans and other critics to make the argument that a better world would be a
                (USA-AZ-Phoenix) General Meat Plant - Phoenix, AZ - 2511   
      This job was posted by http://www.azjobconnection.gov : For more information, please see: http://www.azjobconnection.gov/ada/r/jobs/2721291 General Meat Plant - Phoenix, AZ n n nCorporate Summary: At Shamrock Foods Company, people come first - our associates, our customers, and the families we serve across the nation. A privately-held, family-owned and -operated Forbes 500 company, Shamrock is an innovator in the food industry and has been since being founded in Arizona in 1922. Shamrock specializes in the manufacturing and distribution of quality food and food-related products through a family of companies, including Shamrock Foods foodservice distribution and Shamrock Farms dairy manufacturing. n nSummary: Perform various production duties at Shamrock Foods Meat manufacturing facility. nn Responsibilities: n n • Understand and follow all GMP, HACCP, FQP and USDA requirements • Understand and follow all company and plant policies (including plant safety policies) • Perform all job duties in a timely manner to meet productivity goals • Clean and sanitize filling equipment using cleaning chemicals and sanitizers. Clean and sanitize walls, ceilings and floors while utilizing cleaning chemicals and sanitizers as directed or required • Maintain a clean and organized work area • Perform any and or all job requirements: sanitation, wrapping, casing, palletizing, production coordination, meat cutting and other jobs as assigned • Perform start-up, safety, quality, production and equipment checks and document results throughout the work day • Perform sanitary equipment maintenance as per the preventative maintenance schedule or when directed by the supervisor • Lube and/or grease equipment per preventative maintenance schedule or daily lube/greasing schedule. • Place product in cases and/or palletize cased product • Fill bulk containers with product and/or palletize bulk containers • Receive and moved raw ingredients and raw materials • Use the pallet jack and or forklift to move pallets of product and/or cases into and out of the plant. • Work with others as part of team environment • Evaluate and challenge processes and procedures to improve safety, quality, reduce losses, improve productivity and ensure an inspection ready facility. • Other duties may be assigned n nQualifications:n n • High school diploma or general education degree (GED), and three to six months related experience and training; or equivalent combination of education and experience • Ability to work with percentages and fractions • Ability to apply commonsense understanding and carry out instructions furnished in written, oral, or diagram form; Has the ability to problem-solve independently • Must be flexible and willing to work the demands of the department which are subject to evening shifts, weekends, and holidays n nPhysical Demands: While performing the duties of this job, the employee is regularly required to stand; walk; use hands to finger, handle, or feel objects, tools, or controls; reach with hands and arms; stoop, kneel, crouch, or crawl; talk or hear; and taste or smell. The employee is occasionally required to sit and occasionally climbs a ladder or works on a platform. The employee must regularly lift and /or move up to 50 pounds, and occasionally lift and/or move up to 75 pounds. n nLocation: 2540 North 29th Avenue Phoenix, Arizona, 85009 United States
                (USA-AZ-Phoenix) Phlebotomy Tech I - 6615   
      This job was posted by http://www.azjobconnection.gov : For more information, please see: http://www.azjobconnection.gov/ada/r/jobs/2721309 POSITION SUMMARY This position is responsible for the collection and receipt of biological specimens into the department, their proper entry into the company's computer system, the preparation of samples for analytical testing and/or the distribution of these specimens to the proper analytical area. This includes responsibility for pre and post aspects of analytical testing. This position will also perform specified analytical testing as assigned. Follows the guidelines of the Code of Conduct. ESSENTIAL FUNCTIONS + To include the following: 1) specimen collection 2) general laboratory specimen processing or 3) referral laboratory processing. In doing so, ensuring correct patient and specimen identification and specimen integrity by using appropriate techniques for all age criteria as required. Only staff with a high school diploma or GED may perform any specified analytical testing, i.e. Point of Care testing. + Enters and verifies patient demographics, location, physician data, tests requested, time and date of collection, appropriate clinical information, and all other pertinent data found on requisitions as required for processing and billing. Verifies accuracy of entered information. Verifies appropriateness of specimens received. Aliquots and labels specimens according to established departmental procedures and practices, delivers specimens to the technical area in a timely manner and / or performs initial processing and preparation of samples for transport. Performs "Triage" process as needed within Patient Service Centers. Level II will assist lead in monitoring workflow and training of new employees. + Focuses on quality by assuring that all work performed is accurate and complete. Completes documents legibly and accurately per site protocol. Follows established methods and practices. Maintains familiarity with departmental procedures. Uses appropriate documentation to record communications. Communicate courteously and professionally and responds accordingly. Initiates computer generated reports as required for patient reporting and quality assurance monitoring. Meets departmental standards for productivity and quality as currently defined. Level II will have knowledge of more computer functions, i.e. A.R.E. Actively participates in input to dept/system via committees or Six Sigma teams. Maintains acceptable specimen rejection rates and meets the departmental standards for productivity and quality as currently defined. + Participates in departmental financial responsibilities through the appropriate use of supplies and materials. Avoids excessive waste. Participates in department initiatives to reduce costs and improve service. Basic knowledge of billing. Commitment to error free work environment. + Communicates courteously and professionally with internal and external customers. Interacts with co-workers with an emphasis on teamwork and a focus on customer service. All employees must be able to work all areas/departments/shifts as assigned. Resolves basic service issues. Attends meetings and remains current with internal/external communications, i.e. e-mail, newsletters, etc. Increased knowledge of laboratory terminology. + Acknowledges and understands the importance of 'Patient Rights' and privacy (HIPAA). Promotes, supports and exhibits behavior consistent with the Mission, Vision, and Values of Laboratory Sciences of Arizona and customer-focused care. MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS Minimum age requirement of 18. Must be a high school graduate, or have achieved equivalency through the GED exam. Good reading, writing and math abilities are required. Good organizational skills are also required. Basic knowledge of department reso rce materials. Previous experience of at least six months in a clinical laboratory setting. Phlebotomy positions may substitute completion of a phlebotomy school for experience. Basic computer skills required. Position may require ADHS Fingerprinting Certification or the ability to obtain fingerprint certification. Long Term Care and float positions must possess a valid driver's license and be eligible for coverage under the company auto insurance policy. This position requires a high school diploma or equivalent. If selected for an interview, you will need to provide this documentation upon interview. PREFERRED QUALIFICATIONS Bilingual (Spanish/English) is a plus. Knowledge of medical terminology. n
                (USA-AZ-Phoenix) Business Analyst - Phoenix, AZ - 2667   
      This job was posted by http://www.azjobconnection.gov : For more information, please see: http://www.azjobconnection.gov/ada/r/jobs/2721289 Business Analyst - Phoenix, AZ n n nCorporate Summary: n At Shamrock Foods Company, people come first - our associates, our customers, and the families we serve across the nation. A privately-held, family-owned and -operated Forbes 500 company, Shamrock is an innovator in the food industry and has been since being founded in Arizona in 1922. Shamrock specializes in the manufacturing and distribution of quality food and food-related products through a family of companies, including Shamrock Foods foodservice distribution and Shamrock Farms dairy manufacturing. n nSummary: Develops, compiles and issues customer-level service reports and assists the systems business in analytics as directed n nResponsibilities:n n n•Issue weekly service level reports to systems customers •Coordinate with the systems purchasing, operations and sales teams all issues affecting service level and accurately reflect the issues in reporting •Assist the senior director in developing, measuring and reporting on revenue and cost factors affecting the business results. •Work with Shamrock BPI on development of improvement plans resulting from analytics. •Works with IS to develop automated reports by customer concept and business branch. •Supports Systems business with the development of branch level KPI dashboards that surfaces gaps in performance and opportunities to reduce operating expense. Standardized template for weekly staff meetings •Analyze weekly systems driven revenue reports and provide resulting analysis to senior management •Other tasks as assigned n nQualifications:n n n•Bachelor's degree •Proficiency in Excel and other Microsoft products •Additional experience may be substituted for a degree. n nLocation: n 2540 North 29th Avenue Phoenix, Arizona, 85009 United States ?
                (USA-AZ-Phoenix) Credit Analyst - Phoenix, AZ - 2495   
      This job was posted by http://www.azjobconnection.gov : For more information, please see: http://www.azjobconnection.gov/ada/r/jobs/2721299 Credit Analyst - Phoenix, AZ n n nCorporate Summary: At Shamrock Foods Company, people come first - our associates, our customers, and the families we serve across the nation. A privately-held, family-owned and -operated Forbes 500 company, Shamrock is an innovator in the food industry and has been since being founded in Arizona in 1922. Shamrock specializes in the manufacturing and distribution of quality food and food-related products through a family of companies, including Shamrock Foods foodservice distribution and Shamrock Farms dairy manufacturing n Summary: Conducting activities resulting in the timely collection or resolution of delinquent balances within an assigned portfolio of customers' accounts receivable is the core of the role performed by the Credit Analyst Level I. Collections of past due balances are pursued through telephone calls, sending copies of invoices, obtaining proofs of delivery, interaction with members of the sales teams and visits to customers. nResponsibilities: Review weekly accounts receivable aging reports to prioritize collection calls Call customers with past due balances Call volume to average 20-30 calls per day Maintain weekly COD warning and delinquent customer notification spreadsheet Forward invoice copies to customers and sales representatives as needed Answer high volume of incoming calls Participate in periodic, scheduled meetings with sales representatives, sales managers, credit supervisor and credit manager Keep sales representative informed regarding any delinquent customers within their territory Conduct research on billing problems Review credit applications for completeness and adequacy of information in order to establish the new customer in the data base Recommends credit terms based on review of credit file and credit worthiness of accounts Recommends, when circumstances dictate that certain accounts be placed on "cash on delivery" terms of payment Informs the sales representatives of any pending change in customer terms Understands and adheres to the credit policies and procedures in the collection and reporting of delinquent accounts Must be able to weigh decisions with a risk 'vs' rewards mentality, negotiate and resolve issues to insure timely payment Clerical duties include filing, sorting departmental paperwork and report distribution Previous accounting experience to include A/R, A/P, collections, customer service and general clerical exp. Other duties as assigned. nn Qualifications: A High school diploma/GED A minimum of 2 years of accounting experience, preferably within a distribution business. Some college courses in business or accounting preferred n n nLocation: n 2430 W Indian School Rd Phoenix, Arizona, 85015 United States
                (USA-AZ-Phoenix) Accounts Payable Clerk - Phoenix, AZ - 2512   
      This job was posted by http://www.azjobconnection.gov : For more information, please see: http://www.azjobconnection.gov/ada/r/jobs/2721292 Accounts Payable Clerk - Phoenix, AZ n n nCorporate Summary: At Shamrock Foods Company, people come first - our associates, our customers, and the families we serve across the nation. A privately-held, family-owned and -operated Forbes 500 company, Shamrock is an innovator in the food industry and has been since being founded in Arizona in 1922. Shamrock specializes in the manufacturing and distribution of quality food and food-related products through a family of companies, including Shamrock Foods foodservice distribution and Shamrock Farms dairy manufacturing. nSummary: Performs various accounts payable activities as well as assists with special projects. nResponsibilities: + Processes approved invoices by assigning vendor and general ledger accounting codes. + Enters invoice payment information into the accounting software (Dynamics AX). + Manage PO's via the Maximo system for operations invoices. + Distributes operating expense invoices to departmental managers for payment authorization. + Files processed invoices. + Investigates all vendor inquiries and discrepancies between PO and Invoice. + Other duties as required. nQualifications: n + High school diploma or general education degree (GED) + Minimum of two years related experience and/or training; or equivalent combination of education and experience. + Ability to apply concepts of basic algebra required. + Intermediate Excel skills required. + Self-motivated multi-task abilities required. + Excellent written and verbal communication skills required. + Ability to read and interpret documents such as safely rules, operating and maintenance instructions, and procedure manuals required. + Ability to calculate figures and amounts such as discounts, interest, commissions, proportions, and percentages required. + Experience processing high volume of transactions AS400, OnBase and Adage experience a plus, 10 Key by Touch (10,000+ kph). n n nLocation: 3900 East Camelback Road Phoenix, Arizona, 85018 United States
                (USA-AZ-Tempe) Engineer ??? Analytics I - EPC Operational Metrics   
      This job was posted by http://www.azjobconnection.gov : For more information, please see: http://www.azjobconnection.gov/ada/r/jobs/2720224 Our high growth and leadership position in the renewable energy business offers outstanding opportunities to individuals seeking an exciting work environment in one of the most important industries for the 21st century. First Solar is a leader in the development and manufacturing of thin film solar modules used in grid-connected solar power plants, as well as a provider of complete solar generation solutions for U.S. utilities. Our culture is one where teamwork, continuous improvement, achievement of results, and environmental responsibility are core values. We are seeking new associates who are motivated to contribute their talents to making cost-effective solar energy an important part of the world???s energy mix. - Primary Job Functions: Job Title: Engineer ??? Analytics I - EPC Operational Metrics Reports To: Director EPC Business Operations and Scheduling Job Status: Exempt Basic Job Functions: Position will apply systems and solutions programming skills to EPC business work processes to measure performance, analyze results, institutionalize improvements, and establish control mechanisms. Individual is expected to support the daily, weekly and monthly project performance snapshot process and other critical tasks such as project risk analysis and executive presentations. Position also has the responsibility for managing the SOX Controls within this group as an Ops Admin for the PMV system tracking Construction Execution. This role within EPC requires working knowledge/familiarity with major aspects of the EPC construction business, including permitting, design, procurement, construction and commissioning. The Analyst of Operational Metrics supports the successful execution of EPC projects through a variety of data acquisition, analysis and presentation formats. Interfacing with a variety of EPC functional org teams is critical to success in the job. The role is responsible for development and maintenance of metrics and measures, which are the key performance indicators of the status of EPC projects (Project Snapshots) and health of the business. Experience: + 3 - 5 years in application development, maintenance and production support working in an EPC environment. + Systems and solutions programing and maintenance. Experience in developing reporting and analytics within SQL Server, Tableau and other software and analytical tools. + Experience with Microsoft Office products. + Familiarity with large scale utility power plant construction and business processes and metrics including Labor/Support/Overhead, Safety, Engineering, Supply Chain, Construction, Project Management, Permitting, Commissioning, Quality and IT. + Cost/Financial Analysis experience a plus. + SOX compliance experience a plus. Education: + BS degree in IT or Engineering or Finance + Advanced Degree Preferred Required Skills/Competencies: + Strong written and verbal communication skills, including presentation skills + Strong datamining skills coupled with quantitative and analytical skills + Demonstrated problem solving ability. Good follow-up skills, and the ability to meet deadlines on multiple projects/programs. + Demonstrates a passion for process improvement; is biased toward action + Knowledge of EPC functional areas: Labor/Support/Overhead, Safety, Engineering, Supply Chain, Construction, Project Management Permitting, Commissioning, Quality and IT. + A self-starter who can excel in a team environment + Ability to understand complex business process relationships and translate these requirements into a Metric Dashboard + Ability to converse and translate multiple functional requirements to understanding key business issues and develop process automations to improve operational efficiencies Essential Responsibilities: + Operations systems development and maintenance programing and maintenance. Technical skill set within operations developing reporting and analytics within SQL Server, Tableau and other tools within EPC. + Responsible for SOX Controls within the Metrics team as an Ops Admin for the PMV system + Develop metrics to track progress and identify improvement needs. Identify metrics which drive behaviors that support EPC success. + Responsibility for Weekly/Monthly EPC Project Snapshot Reports + Support on-going continuous improvement in EPC Metric strategy by developing new and innovative ways to analyze, use and share data with team members within EPC. + Communicate effectively to key stakeholders and senior management to promote the value-add of EPC Metrics + Stimulate management thinking by posing new ways of doing things, challenge conventional wisdom by demonstrating successful application of new methodologies and support continuous improvement. + Other duties
                (USA-AZ-Mesa) Recruiter Specialist 3 - 92500-1791   
      This job was posted by http://www.azjobconnection.gov : For more information, please see: http://www.azjobconnection.gov/ada/r/jobs/2720220 Boeing has an opportunity for a full lifecycle recruiter to join a centralized recruiting organization in Mesa, Arizona. Recruiter will be responsible for supporting positions across the enterprise and will be working in a fast paced and high demand environment. *Execute end to end recruiting and offer to hire processes. Working with Applicant Tracking System to create and publish requisitions, manage candidate pools, process offers and coordinate external onboarding and/or internal transfers. *Ensure adherence to standard process and procedure. Understand impact to standardization when applying flexibility to meet customer needs. *Partner and manage high-touch relationships with internal and external candidates and domestic hiring managers across multiple disciplines, locations and businesses. *Understand and translate technical/functional hiring needs to ensure job descriptions, qualifications and requirements are effectively reflected in job postings. *As needed, proactively search external resume databases using Boolean search strings in a Candidate Relationship Management (CRM) environment. *Represent the job requisition, related skills, hiring organization/program and compensation package to effectively pre-screen candidates, identify qualified pool and coordinate interview scheduling. *Maintain pipeline of pre-screened candidates and continued contact with hard to find skilled candidates to retain interest. *Provide proactive and consistent communication with business partners to drive the process, provide status and ensure successful hire within expected timeline. Other Job Related Information / Screening Criteria * Ability to build positive relationships with business partners, human resources and internal recruiting / staffing teams and candidates * Ability to understand job requirements and identify those requirements in candidate resumes and one-on-one interactions * Function as Subject Matter Expert (SME) to customers and subordinates * Experience in negotiating compensation with business partners and candidates * Experience utilizing social networking tools for recruiting purposes * Experience recruiting in the national and global marketplace and cross industry knowledge is a strong plus * Experience using Candidate Relationship Management (CRM) tools (i.e. Avature, Sourcepoint, etc.) * Experience with Applicant Tracking Systems (i.e. Taleo, Kenexa etc.) * Experience building complex Boolean search strings * Knowledge of OFCCP and EEOC compliance guidelines * Willing to work non-standard hours, as needed Additional Comments: Building is 510; but, drop down does not provide that building number.
                (USA-AZ-Tucson) Phlebotomy Tech I - LTC - 6647   
      This job was posted by http://www.azjobconnection.gov : For more information, please see: http://www.azjobconnection.gov/ada/r/jobs/2721308 Long Term Care Phlebotomist will cover nursing homes, PRN's, clinics, assisted living, individual home draws and call backs/stats. SCHEDULE: Monday-Friday, rotate weekends, holidays & call, 3:00 AM - 12 PM Who We Are We are one of the Most Admired Companies in Arizona and have received that honor for the past six years, most recently in 2015. We also happen to be the nation's largest integrated laboratory system with approximately 3,200 employees serving more than 25,000 patients every day throughout Arizona. Did you know that laboratory results impact 75% of the medical diagnostic process? Our Long Term Care/Mobile phlebotomists play a critical role in helping physicians provide accurate diagnosis and medical treatment. So, what does a Long Term Care Phlebotomist do? • Make routine and scheduled visits to nursing/geriatric homes, patient homes, long term care facilities • Works in a high volume, fast-paced environment • Complies with all safety rules, and follows defined safety practices such as patient identification • Spends 98% of job time in the field • Is familiar with the Tucson Metro area and likes to drive Who you are:n • Detail oriented and comfortable working in a high volume, fast paced environment • Has a background in geriatric and pediatric blood draws, has dealt with combative patients • Is someone that is punctual and has good attendance in their employment • Comfortable with set structure and following procedures • A team player who is aware that your work is critical in helping medical providers provide excellent patient care. Is professional and has excellent customer service skills • Have a current Fingerprint Clearance card • Have a clean driving record Who you are not:n • Someone who does not like to drive and hates traffic • Overwhelmed by a fast-paced environment • Does not like any type of body fluids • Does not feel comfortable with critically ill patients, nursing facilities, going to poor environment areas • Does not like to work long hours or starting hours in early morning such as 3:00 AM • Uncomfortable with set schedules and showing up to work on time. Must Haves:n • High school diploma or GED • Clean driving record that will be verified through the DMV • Very strong phlebotomy skills including geriatric and pediatric draws • Fingerprint clearance card, or eligible to obtain one when hired • Excellent work ethic, accountability, flexibility, and commitment to patient care • Familiar with current phone technologies Ideally, you also have (but OK if not):n • Years of experience with geriatric and pediatric blood draws • Experience with Cerner Millennium and Care 360 n
                (USA-AZ-Tempe) Program Manager ??? Business Operations   
      This job was posted by http://www.azjobconnection.gov : For more information, please see: http://www.azjobconnection.gov/ada/r/jobs/2720225 Our high growth and leadership position in the renewable energy business offers outstanding opportunities to individuals seeking an exciting work environment in one of the most important industries for the 21st century. First Solar is a leader in the development and manufacturing of thin film solar modules used in grid-connected solar power plants, as well as a provider of complete solar generation solutions for U.S. utilities. Our culture is one where teamwork, continuous improvement, achievement of results, and environmental responsibility are core values. We are seeking new associates who are motivated to contribute their talents to making cost-effective solar energy an important part of the world???s energy mix. - Primary Job Functions: Experience: + 5+ years progressive experience in project and program management with 3 years in construction related assignments + Working knowledge of construction industry, specific experience with utility scale power plant construction + Experience with development and implementation of operations systems Education: + Bachelor???s Degree in Construction Management, Business, Finance, Engineering or related field preferred + Project Management, construction or related courses/certificates Required Skills/Competencies: + Strong proficiency in MS Office/Excel/PowerPoint/Word; + Familiarity with MS Project; Primavera P6 a plus; + Experience with use of SharePoint, SAP and database centric systems. + Self-Starter, Self Sufficient, highly focused and organized; + Ability to effectively self-manage and prioritize within a highly dynamic work environment; + Outstanding verbal and written communication skills and ability to translate to multiple levels of organization; + Proven ability to influence cross-functional teams in a large network of associates and contractors; + Language Skills???Ability to read and interpret documents such as safety rules, operating and maintenance instructions, and procedure manuals. Ability to write routine reports and correspondence. Ability to speak effectively before groups of employees in the organization; + Interpersonal Skills ??? Ability to positively interact with and meaningfully contribute to the understanding of all parts of the EPC organization. Ability to both take and give instructions when the situation dictates; + Organizational Skills ??? Ability to organize work and focus on priorities in a dynamic, fast paced, multi-project environment. Ability to avoid distractions and produce high quality products in a timely fashion under limited supervision. Essential Responsibilities: + Maintain the EPC Project Management Information System (PIMS) as the primary administrative owner. First line of contact for all support needs related to PIMS; + Provide administrative support for safety and badging data acquisition and reporting; + Improve business operations and process efficiency within the EPC organization via automation and Lean initiatives; + Support requests and actions items from EPC departments (and outside of EPC) as required; + Maintain effective communications and foster team building; + Rely on experience and judgment with minimal direct supervision to plan and accomplish goals; + Assure adherence to all First Solar processes and procedures, including Sarbanes-Oxley (and any applicable ISO procedures), safety, housekeeping, and audit; + Participates in project meetings as needed to understand each project as they proceed through the project life cycle; < i>Coordination with the Metrics team, to ensure all reports are accurate and up to date; + Lead problem solving and continuous improvement with regards to EPC operations systems; + Assigned special projects, as required by management; + Other duties as assigned; + Job Description is subject to change at any time; Reporting Relationships: + Will report to Director EPC Business Operations and Scheduling + Position is not expected to have any direct reports Travel: + 10% travel to job sites as needed US Physical Requirements: Office Physical Requirements: All positions in our office require interaction with people and technology while either standing or sitting. In order to best service our customers, internal and external, all associates must be able to communicate face-to-face and on the phone with or without reasonable accommodation. First Solar is committed to compliance with its obligations under all applicable state and federal laws prohibiting employment discrimination. In keeping with this commitment, it attempts to reasonably accommodate applicants and employees in accordance with the requirements of the disability discrimination laws. It also invites individuals with disabilities to participate in a good faith, interactive process to identify reasonable accommodations that
                (USA-AZ-Phoenix) Dairy Accounts Payable Clerk - Phoenix, AZ - 2513   
      This job was posted by http://www.azjobconnection.gov : For more information, please see: http://www.azjobconnection.gov/ada/r/jobs/2721295 Dairy Accounts Payable Clerk - Phoenix, AZ n n nCorporate Summary: At Shamrock Foods Company, people come first - our associates, our customers, and the families we serve across the nation. A privately-held, family-owned and -operated Forbes 500 company, Shamrock is an innovator in the food industry and has been since being founded in Arizona in 1922. Shamrock specializes in the manufacturing and distribution of quality food and food-related products through a family of companies, including Shamrock Foods foodservice distribution and Shamrock Farms dairy manufacturing. nSummary: Performs various accounts payable activities as well as assists with special projects. nResponsibilities: + Processes approved invoices by assigning vendor and general ledger accounting codes. + Enters invoice payment information into the accounting software (Dynamics AX). + Manage PO's via the Maximo system for operations invoices. + Distributes operating expense invoices to departmental managers for payment authorization. + Files processed invoices. + Investigates all vendor inquiries and discrepancies between PO and Invoice. + Other duties as required. nQualifications: n + High school diploma or general education degree (GED) + Minimum of two years related experience and/or training; or equivalent combination of education and experience. + Ability to apply concepts of basic algebra required. + Intermediate Excel skills required. + Self-motivated multi-task abilities required. + Excellent written and verbal communication skills required. + Ability to read and interpret documents such as safely rules, operating and maintenance instructions, and procedure manuals required. + Ability to calculate figures and amounts such as discounts, interest, commissions, proportions, and percentages required. + Experience processing high volume of transactions AS400, OnBase and Adage experience a plus, 10 Key by Touch (10,000+ kph). n n nLocation: 2228 N Black Canyon Hwy Phoenix, Arizona, 85009 United States
                (USA-AZ-Yuma) Account Executive Trainee - Yuma, AZ - 2508   
      This job was posted by http://www.azjobconnection.gov : For more information, please see: http://www.azjobconnection.gov/ada/r/jobs/2721293 Account Executive Trainee - Yuma, AZ n n Corporate Summary: At Shamrock Foods Company, people come first - our associates, our customers, and the families we serve across the nation. A privately-held, family-owned and -operated Forbes 500 company, Shamrock is an innovator in the food industry and has been since being founded in Arizona in 1922. Shamrock specializes in the manufacturing and distribution of quality food and food-related products through a family of companies, including Shamrock Foods foodservice distribution and Shamrock Farms dairy manufacturing. nSummary: Training to become a full time Account Executive to represent and sell products for Shamrock Foods Division to hotels, restaurants, resorts and other institutional establishments or individuals at sales office or customer's place of business. An Account Executive Trainee works in a fast paced and ever changing environment where attention to detail, a strong sense of urgency, initiative and drive are extremely important to achieving company sales goals nResponsibilities: + Works in the field whenever possible and assists Account Executives in generating business + Enter new customer data and other sales data for current customers into computer database + Perform daily order entry + Resolve customer service issues + Collect outstanding accounts receivable balances + Keep Account Executive up to date with any information pertaining to their customer base + Participate in all sales functions including but not limited to, district meetings, monthly marketing functions, cuttings, market trends, food shows, and new item request meetings + Provide vacation relief for existing Account Executives + Other duties as assigned nQualifications: n + Sales experience or food service related experience preferred + Bachelors degree preferred + Current driver's license and auto insurance required + Must be able to use a laptop + Basic math skills required + Must be flexible and willing to work the demands of the department which are subject to evenings weekends, and holidays + Applicant must have an interest in becoming an account executive in the future + Must live in or near to assigned territory or be willing to relocate n n nLocation: Yuma, Arizona, 85364 United States
                (USA-AZ-Phoenix) Child Welfare Consultant - 2017-2667   
      This job was posted by http://www.azjobconnection.gov : For more information, please see: http://www.azjobconnection.gov/ada/r/jobs/2721300 Overview: n n Company Overview: Public Consulting Group, Inc. (PCG) is a $285 million, fast growing for profit company providing management consulting and technology services to help public sector education, health, human services, and other government clients achieve their performance goals and better serve populations in need. Founded in 1986 and headquartered in Boston, Massachusetts, PCG has more than 1900 professionals in 50+ offices throughout the U.S, in Montreal, Canada, London, England and Lodz, Poland. The firm draws on more than two decades of consulting to public sector clients in all 50 states, Canada and the EU to deliver best-practice solutions and measurable results to state and local public agencies, state-operated facilities, and private providers that do business with government agencies. PCG is committed to a diverse workforce which is a reflection of our clients and the people they serve. Our organizational culture attracts and rewards people who are results-oriented and interested in making an immediate impact on their community as well as their own career. n Responsibilities: n nJob Description: n PCG seeks a motivated child welfare consultant to join our Human Services team. Familiarity working with state and private agencies, including but not limited to the following: county child welfare programs, direct service providers, and state social services departments is desired. The ideal candidate for this position will also possess knowledge and experience in child welfare program and practice, fiscal policies, and/or child welfare supervision and administration functions. It is also valuable, if the candidate has participated in some way in the implementation of technology solutions in a child welfare environment to maximize the achievement of positive outcomes for children and families. n nResponsibilities:n • Serve as a child welfare subject matter expert, as part of the software development lifecycle activities; such as, requirements sessions, testing and training. • Create artifacts and formal deliverables relative to project initiatives. • Contribute to project work plans, and other formal project management deliverables relative to project initiatives. • Serve as the liaison between various stakeholder groups and other third-party vendors. • Communicate and/or translate business challenges to IT and assist in developing solutions. • Prepare written reports, presentations, and materials for clients. • Manage assigned daily project functions and client interaction. n Qualifications: n nRequired Skills: • Excellent communication, interpersonal and client-facing skills. • Ability to work independently and on a team. • Strong analytical skills, including the ability to analyze, understand and summarize key issues. • Ability to organize and plan work efficiently within set time limits. • Ability to understand and interpret federal and state laws and regulations. • Ability to effectively communicate project status, issues and information to the client and project team. • Ability to effectively build and nurture relationships with clients, community partners and project team members. • Strong Microsoft Office applications skills (preferably with Excel, Word and PowerPoint) n nRequired Experience: • Bachelor degree or higher, preferably in Human Services, Social Work, Public Policy, Public Administration or other closely related fields. • 3 or more years of relevant work experience in the fields of child welfare, human services or policy management. • Experience working ith process design, data and technology is a plus. • Active learning to understand the implications of new information for both current and future initiatives. • The ability to listen to and understand information and ideas presented through spoken words and sentences (active listening to capture information during sessions and meetings). • The ability to communicate information and ideas in speaking so others will understand. • The ability to arrange things or actions in a certain order or pattern according to a specific rule or set of rules (e.g., patterns of numbers, letters, words, pictures, mathematical operations). • The ability to speak clearly so others can understand the content of ideas. • Deep familiarity with the full Microsoft Office suite, including Word, Excel, and PowerPoint and Visio. n nOther Requirements: Ability to work overtime as required. Position is located full-time in Phoenix, AZ. Minimal travel may be required. n For more information on Public Consulting Group, please visit our website at www.pcgus.com. n PCG is an equal opportunity employer. n
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                (USA-TN-Chattanooga) Social Insurance Specialist (Claims Specialist), GS-105-11 (ICTAP/VEOA)   
      Job Overview ## Job Overview ### Summary **Do you have a desire to:** * **Help SSA manage its Social Security programs and a****nalyze and solve problems?** * **Help to advise millions of retired and disabled individuals?** * **Work on a team to make a difference in people's lives and your own?** **Join SSA, one of the top 10 Best Places to Work in the Federal Government!** Once selected for the Claims Representative position in SSA, you will contribute to the Agency's mission through direct and personal service to the public. This includes speaking with beneficiaries about their rights under the Social Security laws, gathering facts and evidence to establish eligibility for benefits, making critical decisions to determine the amount of benefits paid to individuals, and using state-of-the-art computer technology to access and update information about claims. **APPLICATIONS WILL ONLY BE ACCEPTED FROM** those eligible for the Interagency Career Transition Assistance Program (ICTAP) in the commuting area of the locations listed in the vacancy announcement and VEOA eligibles. To be eligible under the VEOA, an applicant must be a preference eligible OR a veteran separated after 3 or more years of continuous active service performed under honorable conditions. Veterans who were released shortly before completing a 3-year tour are considered to be eligible. **LOCATION**: This position is located in the Chattanooga, TN office at Suite 140, 1290 Premier Drive, Chattanooga, TN 374214. **NOTE:** This position is full-time. Additional selections may be made within six months from the closing date of this announcement. **PROMOTION POTENTIAL:** GS-11 is the full performance level. ### Duties Social Insurance Specialists (CR) provide assistance to the public in person, by mail and by phone, to establish eligibility for Social Security benefits. They conduct interviews and work with claimants to determine their eligibility for payment, file for administrative appeals, process claims and authorize them for payment, provide referral services, and identify and investigate potential program abuse. ### Travel Required * Not Required ### Relocation Authorized * No ### Who May Apply #### This job is open to… ICTAP eligibles in the Chattanooga, TN commuting area and VEOA eligibles. Questions? This job is open to 2 groups. Job Requirements ## Job Requirements ### Key Requirements * Must pass the Competency Assessment Interview Process (CAIP). * Proof of ICTAP/VEOA eligibility required. * Selective Service Registration. See Other Information tab. * Selective Service registration required for male applicants unless exempt. * U.S. Citizenship is required. * Relocation expenses will not be paid. * Selectees are required to serve a one year probationary period. ### Qualifications If you are using experience to qualify, your resume must show: **For GS-11:** Currently serving in a permanent GS-11 level or above in the Federal service or I have previously served in a permanent position at the GS-11 level or above in the Federal Service and meet the of specialized experience requirement. One (1) year of apecialized experience is experience directly related to the position to be filled which has equipped the candidate with the particular knowledge, skills, and abilities needed to successfully perform the duties of the position. Examples of specialized experience include knowledge of claims policy/regulations; claims processing including adjudication/authorization of claims, post-entitlement process, and continuing disability review process. Note: One year of specialized experience is based on a 40-hour work week. **NOTE: **Part-time work is prorated in crediting experience (e.g., if you work 20 hours per week for a 12 month period, you will be credited with 6 months of experience). **In addition, applicants must be eligible under ICTAP or VEOA. ** SUBSTITUTING EDUCATION: If you are qualifying for this position based on completed education at an accredited U.S. college, university, or other educational institution, you must provide a copy of your transcripts or other proof of education. NOTE: Education completed in a foreign institution must be must be deemed equivalent to that gained in conventional/accredited U.S. education programs. It is the applicant's responsibility to acquire U.S. Certification and provide it at the time of application. For a list of Credential Evaluation Services, log on to:**Credential Evaluation Services****.** If you are selected for the position, you must provide your original official transcript(s) prior to being appointed. **For GS-11:** 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. For more information on substituting education for experience, visit https://www.opm.gov/qualifications/Standards/group-stds/gs-admin.asp **SELECTIVE PLACEMENT FACTOR:** After meeting the qualification requirements noted above, you will participate in a **Competency Assessment Interview Process (CAIP)** to demonstrate your ability to serve the public as a Social Insurance Specialist (Claims Representative). If you do not pass **CAIP**, you will not receive further consideration and will not qualify for the position. ### Security Clearance Not Applicable Additional Information ## Additional Information ### What To Expect Next Once you have successfully submitted your application materials, you can expect to receive the following email notifications concerning your application status: (1) Receipt of application; (2) Result of qualifications review and notice of Referred/Not Referred to the selecting official; and (3) Selected/Not Selected for the position. If you applied incorrectly or submitted an incomplete application, we will be unable to send you notifications regarding the status of your application. Please read the How to Apply instructions carefully to ensure that you submit a complete application. #### BENEFITS Social Security offers a comprehensive benefits program that you can customize for your individual medical and financial needs. In addition to traditional "dollars and cents" benefits, we offer a range of benefits to help you balance life with Social Security to life outside of work, please visit the following links for more information at Jobseekers or Pay and Benefits. Please visit our Careers website for additional information. ### Other Information **Selective Service:** If you are a male applicant born after December 31, 1959, you must certify that you are registered with the Selective Service System, or are exempt from having to do so under the Selective Service Law. See www.sss.gov. This job originated on www.usajobs.gov. For the full announcement and to apply, visit www.usajobs.gov/GetJob/ViewDetails/473477600. Only resumes submitted according to the instructions on the job announcement listed at www.usajobs.gov will be considered.
                (USA-TN-Chattanooga) Hatchery Maintenance   
      This job was posted by https://joblink.alabama.gov : For more information, please see: https://joblink.alabama.gov/ada/r/jobs/2222724 DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES include the following. Other duties may be assigned. Perform routine, repetitive daily inspection, and maintenance necessary to building exterior/interior. Assists and performs semiskilled tasks of a general nature in connection with maintenance, repair, and construction tasks in the upkeep of the Hatchery. Assists with installation, maintenance, repair, and construction work in the basic building maintenance trades, such as carpentry, painting, electrical, plumbing, welding, and mechanics. Assists and performs functions in the construction, installation, and maintenance of conveyor belts, automation, incubation, and hatching equipment. Along with all of the support systems. Performs warehouse duties in connection with receiving, and storage of materials as follows: Receives warehouse goods and materials and checks them against purchase orders and delivery documentation to ensure correctness of merchandise and proper condition. Maintains warehouse and shelving in clean and orderly conditions. Inspect the property and repair any issues found. Perform machine checks on a regular schedule and repair any issues found during the check. Maintains accurate records of preventative maintenance schedules, and MSDS sheets. Consistently monitor issues pertaining to safety throughout the facility to ensure a safe, and clean environment for all employees of the hatchery and to eliminate all hazards. QUALIFICATIONS One-year experience as a semi-skilled worker in one or more of the basic mechanical trades and/or one-year experience in an industrial maintenance field. Knowledge of manual and electrical hand tools. Ability to work a flexible schedule, which may include off-shift hours and weekend assignments. Must be able to operate a forklift, light truck and other related motorized equipment. WORK EXPERIENCE 1 year of related employment in industrial maintenance PHYSICAL REQUIREMENTS Must be able to lift and stack objects up to 50 pounds occasionally and frequently exert 10 to 20 pounds of force to lift, carry, push, and pull or otherwise move objects. Work involves frequent periods of standing and walking, which may include climbing ladders and staircases. Work involves stooping, kneeling, crouching, twisting/turning and reaching; bending at the waist. Indoor/ out-door work environment with exposure to weather extremes. Must be able to perceive the nature of sound, utilize near and far vision, depth perception, provide oral information, and possess the manual dexterity to handle and work with various materials and objects which are essential aspects of this position.
                Studien der Woche: YouGov / Ipsos / Statista / GfK / iconkids & youth / Fittkau & Maaß Consulting   
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                (USA-FL-Tampa) Aviation Safety Inspector (OPS), SAS Geographic Inspector, ACO   
      Job Overview ## Job Overview ### Summary About the Agency **Business Component:** Department of Transportation, Federal Aviation Administration, Southern Region, Flight Standards Division, Orlando CMO ### Duties The position is responsible for a geographic program within the Comprehensive Assessment Plan (CAP) of an SAS CMO and for the performance of operations inspections on an surveillance (may include certification activities and other assignments as requested by the principal inspector) of the air carriers operating under 14 CFR part 121. Identifies and accomplishes activities for inspection and surveillance through the CAP work program within manpower and budget limitations. May be domiciled in a FSDO geographically located near significant operations activity for the assigned SAS carriers. Has the primary responsibility for the geographic program for his/her specialization for the assigned inspections. Continuously incorporates a systems approach that is targeted to identify risks based on a comprehensive surveillance plan. Participates as a team member in development of the CAP. Ensures that the air carrier is properly and adequately organized, staffed and equipped; has and conducts an adequate training program, including an acceptable record keeping system; and has facilities and procedures that meet all regulatory requirements. Visits the air carrier's stations and other offices to maintain contact with their local top management officials and coordinates with the principal inspector for correction of any deficiencies or discrepancies. Processes enforcement actions and prepares final reports and recommendations on disposition. Performs or supervises the revocation and emergency suspension of certificates. Conducts or directs the reexamination of certificated airmen, and performs inspections for the reissuance of operations certificates. Provides expert advice on critical characteristics of Part 121. Conducts investigations of public complaints, congressional inquiries, and aircraft incidents and accidents. Provides verbal and/or written technical assistance to legal counsel, testifies at court trials and formal hearings, and gives depositions. Utilizing system safety techniques and principles, independently monitors all phases of air carrier(s) maintenance on behalf of the principal inspector. Surveillance includes adequacy of overhaul and repair facilities, equipment, inspection programs and records, maintenance personnel, maintenance training, main base/sub-base/line stations maintenance program, policies and procedures. Inspects, evaluates and determines if contract maintenance is performed in accordance with the air carrier's approved maintenance program. Evaluates trends that may indicate deterioration in the safety of operations and then personally, or through assistance of other inspectors, coordinates with the principal inspector and suggests changes required to correct such trends. Conducts operations system analyses independently or as team member on special inspection teams. Reviews and determines the adequacy of operations manuals for compliance with the regulations. Makes recommendations to the principal inspector for amendments to previously approved manuals to accomplish the following: correct any conflict with regulatory requirements; eliminate unsafe practices; and/or improve the specificity of instruction. Evaluates operations and facilities by periodic on-site inspections and the review of inspectors' reports; and then, on the basis of these, makes recommendations on changes essential or desirable in policies and procedures to the principal inspector. May be assigned airmen certification duties. Recommends approvals/disapproval of overhaul and inspection time limitations and suggests special conditions and limitations necessary prior to final approval. May be assigned other duties and responsibilities that are non-grade controlling. May be required to participate in the flight program as an aircrew member and, as such, must meet the medical and flight currency requirements as set forth in agency orders governing the operation of aircraft. ### Relocation Authorized * No ### Who May Apply #### This job is open to… FAA Employees - AVS Wide and AMA-200 Employees; Internal Employees/Agency Employees Only Questions? This job is open to 1 group. Job Requirements ## Job Requirements ### Key Requirements * US Citizenship is required. * Selective Service Registration is required for males born after 12/31/1959. * Must submit an SF50 (See Required Documents) * Drug Testing Required. * 2nd Class Medial Not Required. ### Qualifications Medical Requirements: Applicants must be physically able to perform the duties of the Aviation Safety Inspector position in a safe and efficient manner, and must meet all of the following requirements: A. Have a good distant vision in each eye and be able to read printed materials the size of typewritten characters (glasses and contact lenses permitted) without strain. B. Have the ability to hear the conversational voice (hearing aid permitted): C. Not have any physical condition that would cause them to be a hazard to themselves or others or that would interfere with their ability to fly as passengers in a variety of aircraft. **Specialized Experience**: To qualify for this position you must demonstrate in your application that you possess at least one year of specialized experience equivalent to FV-H, FG/GS-12 in the Federal Service. Specialized experience is experience that has equipped you with the particular knowledge, skills, and abilities to perform successfully the duties of the position. Specialized experience to includes but is not limited to: Reviews flight training equipment discrepancy logs to assure compliance with established criteria; Monitors TCEs to determine adequacy and quality of approved training programs; Conducts initial and annual training and designation of al assigned evaluators. The specialized experience must include the following requirements for Air Carrier Operations: 1. At least 1 year of pilot experience in multi-engine aircraft of more than 12,500 pounds maximum certificated takeoff weight; 2. Not more than 2 flying accidents during the last 5 years in which the applicant's pilot error was involved; 3. Professional flying skill as demonstrated in a simulator check to Airline Transport Pilot Standard. 4. Minimum 100 flight hours during the last 3 years; 5. Airline Transport Pilot Certificate or Commercial Pilot Certificate with instrument airplane rating. 6. Possession of a valid second-class FAA medical certificate. 7. Minimum 1,500 total flight hours. **NOTE:** Recency of specialized experience is waived for current FAA employees in the 1825 series. For more information regarding the minimum eligibility requirements for Aviation Safety Inspector's please visit the following website: .https://www.opm.gov/qualifiations/Standards/IORs/gs1800/1825.htm We are not accepting applications from noncitizens. ### Security Clearance Public Trust - Background Investigation Additional Information ## Additional Information ### What To Expect Next Candidates for FAA positions are evaluated using our Automated Vacancy Information Access Tool for Online Referral (AVIATOR) system. AVIATOR compares your skills and experience as described in your application with the requirements of the position. If you are found to be an eligible, highly-qualified candidate, you will be referred to the selecting official for further consideration. (In some cases, individuals with priority for special consideration must be considered and selected before other candidates.) Whether or not you are contacted for an interview depends upon the location of the position and the judgment of the selecting official. **Important** - If you make any change to your application, you must resubmit it. If you change your application and do not resubmit it, your changes will not be considered part of your application package, and your previous application will be considered. * * * **FAA is an Equal Opportunity Employer** All qualified applicants will be considered regardless of political affiliation, race, color, religion, national origin, gender, sexual orientation, marital status, age, disability, or other non-merit factors. DOT provides reasonable accommodations to applicants with disabilities. If you need a reasonable accommodation for any part of the application and hiring process, please notify us. Decisions on granting reasonable accommodation will be made on a case-by-case basis. Additional information on reasonable accommodations procedures or on EEO Programs is available on Office of Civil Rights (ACR) or by contacting the local FAA Civil Rights Office. #### BENEFITS Review our benefits ### Other Information We may use this vacancy to fill other similar vacant positions. Travel may be required. Position may be subject to a background investigation. A one-year probationary period may be required. The person selected for this position may be required to file a financial disclosure statement within 30 days of entry on duty. FAA policy limits certain outside employment and financial investments in aviation-related companies. Faxed or email applications/resumes will not be accepted. Qualifications must be met by the closing date of this vacancy announcement. All or none of the applicants may be interviewed. Ingrades/Downgrades will be accepted. Please ensure you answer all questions and follow all instructions carefully. Errors or omissions may impact your rating or may result in you not being considered for the job. You must apply on line to receive consideration for this position. As a part of the Federal-Wide Hiring Reform Initiative (streamlining the hiring process), the FAA is committed to eliminating the use of the Knowledge, Skills and Ability (KSA) narratives from the initial application in the hiring process for all announcements. Therefore, as an applicant for this announcement, you are NOT required to provide a narrative response in the text box listed below each KSA. In lieu of providing a KSA narrative response in the text box listed below each KSA, in your work history, please include information that provides specific examples of how you meet the response level or answer you chose for each KSA. Your work history examples should be specific and clearly reflect the highest level of ability. Your KSA answers will be evaluated further to validate whether the level that you selected is appropriate based on the work history and experience you provided. Your answers may be adjusted by a Human Resource Specialist as appropriate. Eligible applicants meeting the minimum qualification requirements and selective factor(s), if applicable, may be further evaluated on the Knowledge, Skills and Abilities (KSA); or Other Factorslisted in the announcement. Based on this evaluation, applicants will be placed in one of the following categories: score order, category grouping, or alphabetical and referred to the selecting official for consideration. This is a bargaining unit position. **Links to Important Information:**Locality Pay, COLA This job originated on www.usajobs.gov. For the full announcement and to apply, visit www.usajobs.gov/GetJob/ViewDetails/473466400. Only resumes submitted according to the instructions on the job announcement listed at www.usajobs.gov will be considered.
                Tour of Gracie Mansion   

      Date: October 17, 2017

      In 1799, a prosperous New York merchant named Archibald Gracie built a country house overlooking a bend in the East River, five miles north of the then-New York City limits. Little did he know that, more than 200 years later, his home would be serving as the official residence of the First Family of New York City—a place where history is made, not merely recorded.

      As a historic house museum run by NYC Parks, sitting on 11 acres of grounds now known as Carl Schurz Park, Gracie Mansion has served as the home of 10 mayors, beginning first with Mayor Fiorello H. La Guardia in 1942. Today, Gracie Mansion is occupied by the de Blasio family, which has opened its doors in the spirit of the administration's motto: one city, rising together.

      In celebration of our 75th Anniversary of Gracie being a mayoral residence, Mayor de Blasio and First Lady Chirlane McCray have introduced a new art installation, titled New York 1942. This is the second in a series of installations envisioning New York through the framework of Gracie Mansion as it has been inhabited over time. It includes artwork, documents and objects from the period that the La Guardias lived in Gracie, shown together to tell a more complete story of the overall historic context as perceived from diverse perspectives.

      To RSVP for a tour, please visit on.nyc.gov/gracietour.

      Currently, Gracie Mansion is not offering group tours. If you are part of a private organization that would like to tour the house, please email your request, including the size of group, your name and the purpose of a tour, to gracieinfo@cityhall.nyc.gov and we will work to add you to one of the currently scheduled tours.

      Photo ID required for entrance. No photography permitted in the interior. At the present time, tours are available in English only. Please plan to arrive at least five minutes in advance.

      Start time: 11:00 am

      End time: 11:50 am

      Contact phone: (212) 676-3060

      Location: Gracie Mansion (in Carl Schurz Park)


                Tour of Gracie Mansion   

      Date: October 17, 2017

      In 1799, a prosperous New York merchant named Archibald Gracie built a country house overlooking a bend in the East River, five miles north of the then-New York City limits. Little did he know that, more than 200 years later, his home would be serving as the official residence of the First Family of New York City—a place where history is made, not merely recorded.

      As a historic house museum run by NYC Parks, sitting on 11 acres of grounds now known as Carl Schurz Park, Gracie Mansion has served as the home of 10 mayors, beginning first with Mayor Fiorello H. La Guardia in 1942. Today, Gracie Mansion is occupied by the de Blasio family, which has opened its doors in the spirit of the administration's motto: one city, rising together.

      In celebration of our 75th Anniversary of Gracie being a mayoral residence, Mayor de Blasio and First Lady Chirlane McCray have introduced a new art installation, titled New York 1942. This is the second in a series of installations envisioning New York through the framework of Gracie Mansion as it has been inhabited over time. It includes artwork, documents and objects from the period that the La Guardias lived in Gracie, shown together to tell a more complete story of the overall historic context as perceived from diverse perspectives.

      To RSVP for a tour, please visit on.nyc.gov/gracietour.

      Currently, Gracie Mansion is not offering group tours. If you are part of a private organization that would like to tour the house, please email your request, including the size of group, your name and the purpose of a tour, to gracieinfo@cityhall.nyc.gov and we will work to add you to one of the currently scheduled tours.

      Photo ID required for entrance. No photography permitted in the interior. At the present time, tours are available in English only. Please plan to arrive at least five minutes in advance.

      Start time: 2:00 pm

      End time: 2:50 pm

      Contact phone: (212) 676-3060

      Location: Gracie Mansion (in Carl Schurz Park)


                Tour of Gracie Mansion   

      Date: October 17, 2017

      In 1799, a prosperous New York merchant named Archibald Gracie built a country house overlooking a bend in the East River, five miles north of the then-New York City limits. Little did he know that, more than 200 years later, his home would be serving as the official residence of the First Family of New York City—a place where history is made, not merely recorded.

      As a historic house museum run by NYC Parks, sitting on 11 acres of grounds now known as Carl Schurz Park, Gracie Mansion has served as the home of 10 mayors, beginning first with Mayor Fiorello H. La Guardia in 1942. Today, Gracie Mansion is occupied by the de Blasio family, which has opened its doors in the spirit of the administration's motto: one city, rising together.

      In celebration of our 75th Anniversary of Gracie being a mayoral residence, Mayor de Blasio and First Lady Chirlane McCray have introduced a new art installation, titled New York 1942. This is the second in a series of installations envisioning New York through the framework of Gracie Mansion as it has been inhabited over time. It includes artwork, documents and objects from the period that the La Guardias lived in Gracie, shown together to tell a more complete story of the overall historic context as perceived from diverse perspectives.

      To RSVP for a tour, please visit on.nyc.gov/gracietour.

      Currently, Gracie Mansion is not offering group tours. If you are part of a private organization that would like to tour the house, please email your request, including the size of group, your name and the purpose of a tour, to gracieinfo@cityhall.nyc.gov and we will work to add you to one of the currently scheduled tours.

      Photo ID required for entrance. No photography permitted in the interior. At the present time, tours are available in English only. Please plan to arrive at least five minutes in advance.

      Start time: 3:00 pm

      End time: 3:50 pm

      Contact phone: (212) 676-3060

      Location: Gracie Mansion (in Carl Schurz Park)


                Talks On Revamped Marijuana Bill To Resume After Missed Deadline   
      House and Senate negotiators hoping to hammer out a compromise over the state's recreational marijuana law failed to meet a self-imposed deadline Friday aimed at getting a final bill to Republican Gov ... - Source: boston.cbslocal.com
                (VIDEO) KAD MOĆNICI POČNU POSRTATI Bandićev prijatelj Petar Pripuz daje iskaz USKOK-u u bolnici!   
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      Svaki hrvatski poduzetnik koji za sobom vuče pridjev kontroverzni mora imati snažnu političku zaleđinu, jer u suprotnom nikada ne bi bio tu gdje jest. Političku zaleđinu ima i jedan od najkontroverznijih poduzetnika sa zagrebačkog asfalta Petar Pripuz iza kojega bez zadrške stoji njegov vjerni prijatelj i zagrebački gradonačelnik Milan Bandić. Njih dvoje nikada prijateljstvo nisu […]
                BREAKING!! Abians Disgrace T. A Orji, Throw Stones, Pure Water At Him, At The Burial Of Dr. Elechi Nwaogbo   
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      It was a disgraceful day for former Governor of Abia State, Senator T. A Orji, as prominent sons and daughters of the state Friday gathered to
      pay their last respect to the former secretary to the state government under ex-Gov Orji Kalu’s regime, Dr. Elechi Nwaogbo.
      The event which was held at Ikwuano local government area of the state had in attendance Ex-Gov. Orji Kalu, Abia State Deputy Governor -Hon. Ude Oko Chukwu, Chief Mascot Uzor Kalu among others.
      As guests were pouring encomiums on the deceased, the gathering took another dimension as the youth sighted ex-Gov. T.A Orji at the venue and his entry was received with shouts of “we don’t want you”, “thief” among other negative names.  

      The former governor and now senator had barely sat down when artisans and students started throwing pure water and stones in his direction before he was later rescued at out of the venue by his fierce looking policemen.

      Earlier in his remarks, Kalu extolled the virtues of the late administrator describing him as a perfect gentleman whose life was anchored on fairness, justice and equity.
      He noted that the success of his regime as Governor can be largely attributed to the tireless efforts of the likes of the late Dr. Elechi Nwaogbo.
      Also speaking, Abia State deputy governor stressed that the deceased will be remembered for his contributions to the development of the state.

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                Digital Producer - Civil Service College - Singapore   
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                Digital Content Strategist, Digital Learning Services - Civil Service College - Singapore   
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                WHAT WE HAVE AS POLITICIANS ARE VAMPIRES WHO SUCK OUR BLOOD WHEN CLINCHED TO POWER   
      WHAT WE HAVE AS POLITICIANS ARE VAMPIRES WHO SUCK OUR BLOOD WHEN CLINCHED TO POWER

      Lifeless bodies of Biafrans killed by former gov.  of Anambra state Peter Obi
      Prince Ugochukwu Olisakwe
      For Family Writers

      It has come to the notice of Family Writers Press on issues of misunderstanding and false alarm being raised at all corners about the status of the indigenous people of Biafra (IPOB) on boycotting Anambra State election . It is very clear that the indigenous people of Biafra led by Nnamdi Kanu is never a political party but a mass movement of freedom minded individuals with a singular goal to restore the sovereignty of Biafra.

      In 1999, when democracy returned during the fourth republic, late peoples' general Lt. Col Chukwuemeka Ojukwu formed a political party registered as All progressive grand Alliance APGA with the aim of championing the course of the Biafran people in Nigeria's democratic state.

      He contested for presidency on three occasions but failed to win.  It still pained him that he never had the opportunity to speak on the welfare of his kinsmen which was his reason of joining Nigeria politics. Sadly, many years after his death, the once peoples' party  of “Ndigbo" have been hijacked by politicians who hide under the umbrella of the party to rob and maim the people they are meant to cater for.

      Slaughtered by current Gov of Anmbra state Obiano
      APGA has produced governors in some of the Biafran States- the present governor of Imo State, Gov Rochas Okorocha, former governor of Abia State Gov. T.A Orji, former governor of Anambra State, Mr. Peter Obi and the incumbent governor of Anambra State Gov. Willie Obiano. These governors were able to get the support of the electorate because they were under the auspice of the revered peoples' party APGA .




      These politicians turned out to betray the trust given to them by the Biafran people in their States. They failed to deliver on their mandate, no good infrastructural development, diverting of funds for their personal aggrandizement and taking sides with the oppressors of the people because of their political interest and insatiable desire to remain in the corridors of power and Nigerian politics.

      The most pronounced of the subjugation is the many killings of Biafran youths during Mr Peter Obi's administration as his government declared a shoot-at-sight on anyone talking about Biafra. This led to the killing of hundreds of MASSOB members towards the end of his tenure in 2012, lifeless bodies of Biafran youths were found at Ezu river at Oji, a boundary town at Awka and till date no one has given any account to the incident.

      His successor, Mr Willie Obiano also towed the part of his boss. His administration supervised the killings of Biafrans from August 30th 2015 till date. The outrageous killings of thousands of unarmed Biafrans during the 2016 Biafra heroes' remeberance day  becoming the highest atrocious act against the Biafran people by their own brothers who were supposed to protect them.

      With all these betrayal, one begins to wonder the need for participating in elections that will only offer pains, agony, sorrows and all manner of subjugations to the people. Biafrans have been receiving the heat for too long and it is time to take what belongs to them. It is a clarion call for all Biafrans to boycott further elections under the Nigerian constitution which will be an opportunity to throw out all these political harlots and opportunists individuals who have sold their souls to the devil. You can only deceive people for sometime but power belongs to the people. One day, they will rise to fight for their right and the Biafrans have every right to determine their future. What is expedient for Biafrans is not election rather a speedy referendum to help us determine our political future and basis of existence as a people as enshrined in the UN charter of rights of indigenous people which Nigeria is signatory to.

       Therefore, Biafrans are not ready to make mistakes again. we are determined to take every legal means to restore Biafra and that will commence with a civil disobedience  by not participating in the forth coming in Anambra State come November 18, 2017.
      #NoElection in Biafra land until referendum is conducted.
      All hail Biafra.

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      Comr.Ogbuanya  Chikezie N.
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                (USA-DE-Dover) Clerk (Veterinary Services) NF02   
      Job Overview ## Job Overview ### Summary About the Agency **Note to applicants: Please include name and contact information for at least two (2) professional references in your resume and/or DA Form 3433application when applying for jobs.** Become a part of the Army's Global Veterinary Medical Practice (GVMP) - A challenging yet rewarding employment opportunity! The GVMP operates veterinary treatment facilities (VTFs) on most military installations for the Army, Navy, Marines, and Air Force. Your work will be dedicated to pet health within the military community and in support of the United States Army Medical Command. Animal Health is an integral part of the Army's public health mission and touches the lives of Department of Defense (DoD) personnel, military members, and their families. GVMP employees work closely with both Military Veterinary Medical Officers and civilian Veterinarians to provide quality healthcare to privately owned animals and deliver the highest level of customer service while adhering to federal and state guidelines and regulations. Due to this organization's unique mission, GVMP relies heavily on a motivated and dedicated workforce. We strive to deliver quality care by placing importance on maintaining a diverse team of multi-disciplinary professionals. This position is located at Dover Air Force Base Veterinary Treatment Facility. The Area of Consideration for this vacancy announcement is affiliation with Dover Air Force Base in Delaware. NOTE: Affiliation means that you are either: currently employed on this installation, a spouse/family member of an active duty soldier assigned to this installation, a family member/dependent to someone that is currently employed on this installation, or an involuntarily separated military member. ### Duties Provides full client services for an animal clinic. Receives telephone calls and visitors to the clinic, determines the nature of call or visit, obtains identifying information, and verifies the patient's eligibility for treatment. Schedules appointments, completes the client admission forms. Updates the existing medical file or collects sufficient information to prepare new file. Provides concise accurate information to veterinary care provider on nature of the visit. Receives payments for services rendered. Balances cash and checks daily; makes daily bank deposit. Monitors and replenishes inventory. Maintains reception and exam rooms to ensure cleanliness, spot cleans if necessary. Serves as reference point, providing expertise to developing employees in the front-office operations of a veterinary clinic. Performs other related duties as assigned. ADDITIONAL DUTIES OF THIS POSITION ARE OUTLINED IN PD#20149: (Click here to view) ### Travel Required * Not Required ### Relocation Authorized * No ### Who May Apply #### This job is open to… US Citizens and Eligible Non-Citizens Questions? This job is open to 1 group. Job Requirements ## Job Requirements ### Key Requirements * Direct Deposit and Social Security Card is required * Meet qualification/eligibility/background requirements for this position * Satisfactorily complete an employment verification (E-Verify) check * A one year probationary period may be required ### Qualifications Ability to communicate orally and deal effectively with people of diverse backgrounds. 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                (USA-DE-Dover AFB) SECRETARY (OFFICE AUTOMATION)   
      Job Overview ## Job Overview ### Summary The mission of the United States Air Force is to fly, fight and win in air, space and cyberspace. To achieve that mission, the Air Force has a vision of Global Vigilance, Reach and Power. That vision orbits around three core competencies: Developing Airmen, Technology-to-Warfighting and Integrating Operations. Core competencies and distinctive capabilities are based on a shared commitment to three core values -- integrity first, service before self, and excellence in all we do. * * * **WHO MAY APPLY:** Click here for more information on eligibility categories and the documentation requirements. You MUST have one or more listed eligibilities to be considered. Eligibility claims must be supported with required documentation submitted within each application package to be considered. Transfer and Reinstatement eligibles must provide their most current SF-50, AND SF-50 reflecting the highest grade held if different from your latest SF-50. **Air Force is not responsible for erroneous eligibilities you list or fail to list** Males born after 12-31-59 must be registered or exempt from Selective Service. For additional information, click here. Internal Employees (Air Force Employee - Current Permanent Competitive Service Career/Career-Conditional Employee and Current Permanent AF DCIPS Employees with Reinstatement Rights to the Competitive Service) Current Federal Employees (DoD Transfer - Army, Navy, DFAS, etc.--Excluding Air Force) Former Federal Employees (Reinstatement) Military Spouses - Appointment of Certain Military Spouse (EO 13473) Schedule A – Individual with Disabilities - click here for additional information ICTAP (Interagency Career Transition Assistance Program) Federal Employees (Non-DoD Transfer - OPM, VA, Dept of Labor, etc.) VEOA (Veterans Employment Opportunity Act) ### Duties **-The primary purpose of this position is:**To serve as the principal office assistant performing various clerical and administrative duties in support of the organization, performing office automation support using multiple automated programs and software such as databases, spreadsheets, and graphics in support of the clerical and administrative work. * Prepares a wide variety of recurring and some nonrecurring correspondence, reports, and other documents and reviews and finalizes correspondence/documents prepared by others in and written or electronic drafts. * Reviews and processes incoming and outgoing correspondence, materials, publications, regulations, and directives. 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Uses multiple office automation software with varied functions to produce a wide range of documents that often require complex formats, such as graphics or tables within text, editing and reformatting electronic drafts, and updating or revising existing databases or spreadsheets. ### Travel Required * Not Required ### Relocation Authorized * No ### Who May Apply #### This job is open to… Status Candidates (Merit Promotion and VEOA Eligibles) Questions? This job is open to 2 groups. Job Requirements ## Job Requirements ### Key Requirements * U.S. Citizenship Required * Must be registered for Selective Service, see Legal and Regulatory Guidance * This posn is subject to provisions of the DoD Priority Placement Program * PCS travel and relocation will not be paid * A qualified typist is required ### Qualifications **SPECIALIZED EXPERIENCE: **At least one (1) year of specialized experience at the next lower grade GS-04 or equivalent. 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Knowledge of extensive rules, procedures, operations, functions, and commitments applied to secretarial and clerical assignments to perform the procedural and administrative work of the office, such as screening calls and visitors, maintaining supervisor's calendar, preparing, reviewing and editing documents, locating and assembling information for various reports, maintaining files/records, and making and preparing travel arrangements. 2. Knowledge of correct grammar, spelling, punctuation, capitalization, and format to accurately prepare and edit written correspondence and reports. 3. Knowledge of various office automation software programs, tools, and techniques to support office operations and produce a variety of documents such as letters, reports, spreadsheets, databases, and graphs. 4. Skill in typing; a qualified typist is required. 5. 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If you are determined to be ineligible or not qualified, your application will receive no further consideration. To check the status of your application or return to a previous or incomplete application, log into your USAJOBS account, select My Applications, and click on the more information link under the application status for this position. If you do not provide an email address, you are responsible for checking status updates and notifications in USAJOBS. Hard copy notifications will not be sent to you. #### BENEFITS **The Department of Defense offers an excellent benefits program**. In addition to your take-home pay, click here for an overview of benefits currently offered to Federal employees. **Direct Deposit**: All federal employees are required to have direct deposit. ### Other Information **Interagency Career Transition Assistance Program (ICTAP):** For information on how to apply as an ICTAP eligible click here. 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                (USA-WA-Bremerton) PURCHASING AGENT   
      Job Overview ## Job Overview ### Summary About the Agency This position is DAWIA Level I position located in the Procurement Division of the Materials Management Department, Naval Hospital Bremerton, WA. ### Duties The successful selectee will perform the following duties: * Evaluates existing purchase orders to negotiate equitable price adjustments for new contracts or modifications * Procures basic supplies, technical equipment, and unique goods and services to support the division. * Verifies proper documentation is prepared and coordinated with vendors. * Evaluates quotations received by considering quoted price, transportation and handling charges, delivery date, applicable documents, packaging, and method of shipment. ### Travel Required * Not Required ### Relocation Authorized * Yes * You may qualify for reimbursement of relocation expenses in accordance with agency policy. ### Who May Apply #### This job is open to… Current Permanent Competitive Service [Federal ] Employees, Reinstatement Eligibles, Certain Military Spouses (Executive Order 13473), NAFI Interchange Agreement, People with Disabilities, VEOA or ICTAP. Questions? This job is open to 4 groups. Job Requirements ## Job Requirements ### Key Requirements * Must be a US Citizen. * Males must be registered or exempt from Selective Service. www.sss.gov * Must be determined suitable for federal employment. * Must participate in the direct deposit pay program. * May be required to successfully complete a probationary/trial period. * See Other Information and Requirements section for additional requirements. ### Qualifications In order to qualify for this position, your resume must provide sufficient experience and/or education, knowledge, skills, and abilities to perform the duties of the specific position for which you are being considered. Your resume is the key means we have for evaluating your skills, knowledge, and abilities as they relate to this position. Therefore, we encourage you to be clear and specific when describing your experience. To qualify for PURCHASING AGENT, GS-1105-09, your qualifications must include AND must demonstrate at least one year of specialized experience at or equivalent to the GS-08 grade level or pay band in the Federal service or equivalent experience in the private or public sector. Do you have at least one full year (52 weeks) of specialized experience equivalent in the level of difficulty and responsibility to that of the GS-08 in the Federal Service that has equipped you with the particular knowledge, skills and abilities to successfully perform the duties of the position? Specialized experience is defined as: Experience acting as a lead Purchasing Agent utilizing Simplified Acquisition Procedures in order to issue purchase orders up to $100,00.00 delivery orders against IDIQ contracts up to the maximum limitation of the contract, orders issued to prime vendor and utilization of the Government Wide Commercial Purchase Card. Experience ensuring that purchase requirements is submitted into DMLSS appropriately and correctly, and that the individual's monthly purchase card reconciliation is completed through DMLSS and Citi Direct (Citibank). Experience serving as the authoritative source of technical advice and assistance in all supply matters as they relate to open purchase regulations and the government wide commercial purchase card program. Experience providing guidance for applying supply policy, procedures, and techniques to include a variety of situations that govern various degrees or level of supply control and procedures. To qualify for PURCHASING AGENT, GS-1105-08, your qualifications must include AND must demonstrate at least one year of specialized experience at or equivalent to the GS-07 grade level or pay band in the Federal service or equivalent experience in the private or public sector. Do you have at least one full year (52 weeks) of specialized experience equivalent in the level of difficulty and responsibility to that of the GS-07 in the Federal Service that has equipped you with the particular knowledge, skills and abilities to successfully perform the duties of the position? Specialized experience is defined as: Experience administering purchase orders that require extensive monitoring and oversight to resolve complex problems such as claims or terminations, and coordinate these or similar problems with contractors and various agency or activity personnel. Experience soliciting quotations from potential vendors, including electronically submitting solicitations over $25,000 to Navy Electronic Commerce Online (NECO) and Federal Business Opportunities (FBO). Experience assisting all departments within NAVHOSP Bremerton, its outlying clinics and NAVHOSP Oak Harbor with all required documentation for submission of requirements over the Simplified Acquisition Threshold to be processed and forwarded to the appropriate contracting activity for award. Experience preparing and updating SOPs pertaining to the use of these systems, and ensures all required IT security measures are in place. Additional qualification information can be found from the following Office of Personnel Management website: https://www.opm.gov/policy-data-oversight/classification-qualifications/general-schedule-qualification-standards/#url=GS-CLER. and https://www.opm.gov/policy-data-oversight/classification-qualifications/general-schedule-qualification-standards/1100/purchasing-series-1105/ You will receive credit for all qualifying experience, including volunteer and part time experience. You must clearly identify the duties and responsibilities in each position held and the total number of hours per week. Experience refers to paid and unpaid experience, including volunteer work done through National Service programs (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. **Education:** **Requirements:** Generally, current Federal employees applying for GS jobs must serve at least one year at the next lower grade level. This requirement is called time-in-grade. All qualifications and time-in-grade requirements must be met by the closing date of this announcement and clearly documented in your resume. This position is covered under the Defense Acquisition Workforce Improvement Act (DAWIA) and requires additional education, training, and experience. If you possess DAWIA certification Level I for Purchasing (P), please indicate your Certification level and Career Field information in your resume. Applicants not certified may still apply and be selected for DAWIA positions, but must achieve certification within 24 months of appointment. Certification requirements may be viewed at http://catalog.dau.mil/. ### Security Clearance Secret Additional Information ## Additional Information ### What To Expect Next When the application process is complete, your application will be reviewed to determine if you meet the hiring eligibility and qualification requirements for which you requested consideration. You will be rated based on the information provided in your resume and responses to the questionnaire, along with your supporting documentation to determine your level of knowledge, skill, and ability related to the job requirements. Best qualified applicants will be referred to the hiring manager. The hiring manager may choose to conduct interviews. Once the selection is made, you will receive a notification of the decision. Stay informed of changes to your application status by signing up for automatic email alerts at https://www.usajobs.gov/Applicant/Application/ListApplications. #### BENEFITS Review our benefits ### Other Information This position is covered by the Department of Defense Priority Placement Program. Additional vacancies may be filled by this announcement. A tentative offer of employment will be rescinded if the selectee fails to meet the pre-employment requirements, including failure to report to any of the scheduled appointments. The Department of the Navy uses E-Verify to confirm the employment eligibility of all newly hired employees. To learn more about E-Verify, including your rights and responsibilities, visit www.dhs.gov/E-Verify. If you are unable to apply online and request information about the Alternate Application process, please contact the Department of Navy's Employment Information Center. Federal annuitant information: The selection of an annuitant is subject to the Department of Defense and Department of the Navy policy on the employment of annuitants. Policy information may be found at: http://www.secnav.navy.mil/donhr/Documents/CivilianJobs/FedCivAnnuitants.pdf ICTAP Applicants: To be considered well-qualified and exercise selection priority as an ICTAP candidate, displaced Federal employees must satisfy all qualification requirements for the position and receive a rating of 85 or higher. For more information about ICTAP eligibility please review the following link: https://www.usajobs.gov/Help/working-in-government/unique-hiring-paths/federal-employees/ictap/ This job originated on www.usajobs.gov. For the full announcement and to apply, visit www.usajobs.gov/GetJob/ViewDetails/471972700. Only resumes submitted according to the instructions on the job announcement listed at www.usajobs.gov will be considered.
                (USA-WA-Fairchild AFB) FINANCIAL MANAGEMENT TECHNICIAN   
      Job Overview ## Job Overview ### Summary About the Agency This is a Washington Air National Guard Bargaining Unit Technician position: **FINANCIAL MANAGEMENT TECHNICIAN *Location:* 141 Comptroller Flight, Fairchild AFB, WA *Appointment Type:* Indefinite *Advertised as:* Enlisted** *This announcement may be used to fill one or more vacancies.* ***This is an indefinite position. If an individual employed in the excepted civil service accepts this position, he/she will receive an indefinite appointment. If a Reduction-In-Force occurs the indefinite appointee will have no reemployment rights to his/her former position or any other position. If funding level and employee manning levels permit, incumbent may be converted to permanent technician status without further competition.** The National Guard is the oldest component of the Armed Forces of the United States. Since the earliest American colonial days, citizens have joined together for collective defense. We have a proud tradition of coming to the aid of our friends and neighbors in times of serious emergencies. Join our National Guard team and serve your nation, your states and your community! For information about joining the Air National Guard please call 1-800-TO-GO-ANG **NATIONAL GUARD MEMBERSHIP IS REQUIRED**: This is an excepted service position that requires membership in a compatible military assignment in the Washington Air National Guard. Selectee will be required to wear the military uniform. Acceptance of an excepted service position constitutes concurrence with these requirements as a condition of employment. Applicants who are not currently a member of the National Guard must be eligible for immediate membership and employment in the National Guard at the required military grade listed if the position is open Nationwide. ### Duties A FINANCIAL MANAGEMENT TECHNICIAN, GS-0503-8: * Performs broad-in-depth financial analysis of interrelated accounting, logistics and computer file systems concerning pay, accounts payable or receivable, and various travel entitlements to resolve especially difficult and sensitive, out-of-balance conditions associated with processing actions within Financial Management systems. * Performs in-depth analysis on complicated pay, travel, accounts payable and receivable and fiscal accounting activity issues involving substantial corrective action and/or complicated adjustments and resolves issues, including assessing unusual circumstances or conditions. * Analyzes particular facts of financial transaction problems/issues, verifies and evaluates data; obtains additional information to reconcile discrepancies or inconsistencies; and, applies pertinent Fiscal Laws, regulations, precedent decisions, and procedures to determine appropriate action for resolution. * Analyzes and resolves tax processing problems based on airmen inquiries or internal control audits/reviews, ranging from Permanent Change of Station (PCS) issues and combat tax exclusion pay to refunds of erroneous tax collection. * Interprets data to identify problems, determines nature of the problem or issue, decides approaches to resolve issues, and recommends solutions for systemic changes to enhance operations. * Incumbent researches, interprets, analyzes, and applies regulations, policies, procedures, and legal decisions to work and/or resolve complex fiscal issues/problems regardless of the technical difficulties encountered. * Performs other duties as assigned. * The above duty description doesn't contain all details of the official position description. A copy of the entire position description can be found on FASCLASS by searching the position description (PD# D2151000). https://acpol2.army.mil/fasclass/searchfs/searchfasclass.asp ### Travel Required * Occasional Travel * As required for job training or mission requirements ### Relocation Authorized * No ### Who May Apply #### This job is open to… Nationwide: All Members of the Washington Air National Guard, or U.S. Citizens willing to join the Washington Air National Guard Questions? This job is open to 2 groups. Job Requirements ## Job Requirements ### Key Requirements * Must maintain membership in the WA National Guard for continued employment * Males born after 31 December 1959 must be registered for Selective Service. ### Qualifications ***GENERAL EXPERIENCE***: Experience, education, or training in progressively responsible clerical, office, or other work which demonstrates the candidates' ability to communicate with individuals at different levels in order to assist and provide information. Experience using computers and automated systems. **SPECIALIZED EXPERIENCE****:** GS-08 level must have at least 18 months experience doing thorough accurate work that requires a logical sequence of steps to accomplish a task. Experience in obtaining and interpreting information, organizing and developing clear and meaningful written information. Experience providing technical and specialized administrative data, background material and references upon request. ***Education Requirements:*** High School Diploma or GED**. *Substitution of Education for Specialized Experience:*** Not Applicable. *To receive credit for Education, you must provide transcripts or other documentation of proof to support your Educational claims.* ***MILITARY REQUIREMENTS***: **Military Grades**: ** A1C/E-3 to TSgt/E-6** **Compatible Military Assignments**: ** 6F0X1** * Applicants need not be assigned to the position or possess the AFSC to apply or be considered for selection. Selected applicant must be assigned to a compatible Military position and attain AFSC within 1 year of appointment action. * Participation in direct deposit is mandatory. ### Security Clearance Secret Additional Information ## Additional Information ### What To Expect Next Once your online application is submitted you will receive a confirmation notification by email. Your application will be evaluated by the Human Resources Office to determine your eligibility for the position. After the evaluation is complete, you will receive another notification regarding the status of your application. #### BENEFITS Review our benefits ### Other Information * If you are a male applicant who was born after 12/31/1959 and are required to register under the Military Selective Service Act, the Defense Authorization Act of 1986 requires that you be registered or you are not eligible for appointment in this agency (https://www.sss.gov/RegVer/wfRegistration.aspx). * Military Technicians are ineligible for enlistment, retention, and student loan repayment bonuses. Acceptance of a Technician position will terminate these incentives. * Military Technicians in the excepted service will wear the appropriate uniform while performing as a Technician. * Veteran's preference does not apply to National Guard Technician positions in accordance with Title 32 USC 709 (f). *EQUAL OPPORTUNITY*: The WA National Guard is an equal opportunity employer. Selection for this position will be filled without regard to race, color, religion, national origin, gender, marital status, or political affiliation. If you are unable to apply online or need to fax a document you do not have in electronic form, view the following link for information regarding an Alternate Application. This job originated on www.usajobs.gov. For the full announcement and to apply, visit www.usajobs.gov/GetJob/ViewDetails/473571700. Only resumes submitted according to the instructions on the job announcement listed at www.usajobs.gov will be considered.
                (USA-WA) Polygraph Examining Investigator   
      Job Overview ## Job Overview ### Summary About the Agency Any offers of employment made pursuant to this announcement will be consistent with all applicable authorities, including Presidential Memoranda, Executive Orders, interpretive U.S. Office of Management and Budget (OMB) and U.S. Office of Personnel Management (OPM) guidance, and Office of Management and Budget plans and policies concerning hiring. These authorities are subject to change. **Building on a Tradition of Excellence and Meeting the Challenges of the Future** The Secret Service is a premier law enforcement organization with two critical national security missions: protect our nation's leaders and to conduct criminal investigations. Our team members continue a tradition of excellence - whether investigating financial crime or protecting national and visiting foreign leaders. In the Secret Service, we serve the country with duty, loyalty, justice, integrity and courage. In the Secret Service, we: * Protect the President, the Vice President, and other leaders; investigate threats against them; and safeguard their residences and other facilities * Plan and implement security designs for National Special Security Events * Investigate financial crimes including fraud, identity theft and computer-based attacks on banking or telecommunications infrastructure Joining the Secret Service, will allow you to develop, manage, conduct, monitor, and provide guidance and advice on pre-polygraph employment programs. Apply for this exciting opportunity to impact the overall functions of the agency and to meet its complex and critical demands as it relates to the administration of pre-employment polygraph examination programs. This Polygraph Examining Investigator position starts at a salary of $74,584 (GS-13 step 1), with potential to $96,958 (GS-13 step 10). ****This position is being advertised "Nationwide" and the salary will be adjusted according to the location where you are selected****For more information on the Secret Service click here. **Selectee's are eligible for Special Salary Rate if they currently hold a Federal Polygraph certification through the National Center of Credibility Assessment (NCCA).** This position is covered by Administratively Uncontrollable Overtime (AUO) and additional compensation may be paid at the rate of up to 25% of the base salary. Applying to this announcement certifies that you give permission for DHS to share your application with others in DHS for similar positions. ### Duties The selectee will serve as a Polygraph Examining Investigator. Typical work assignments include: * Conducting pre-polygraph examinations and analyzing data collected to determine the results of the polygraph examinations. Developing and/or adapting polygraph techniques to the situation and preparing accurate, concise, logical, and objective reports of investigations. * Analyzing, identifying, and administering polygraph examinations by selecting the appropriate testing techniques on the basis of a thorough review and analysis of all available documentation. * Conducting pretest interviews of individuals to be examined to determine their willingness to submit to the examination. * Evaluating suitability for testing and making final determinations on whether or not to conduct the examination. * Representing the Secret Service at various levels of Government regarding pre-employment polygraph matters, presenting briefings orally, and preparing written reports on polygraph findings. ### Travel Required * 25% or Greater * Frequent Travel ### Relocation Authorized * No ### Who May Apply #### This job is open to… * Merit Promotion * Status Candidates * Former Overseas Employees * CTAP * ICTAP * VRA * VEOA * 30% or More Disabled * EVHO * Individuals with Disabilities * Schedule A * Military Spouses * Peace Corps * Americorps * Vista * Interchange Agreement Eligibles * Land Management View common definitions of terms found in this announcement. Questions? This job is open to 7 groups. Job Requirements ## Job Requirements ### Key Requirements * U.S. citizenship is required. ### Qualifications **GS-13:** **You qualify for the GS-13 level (starting salary $74,584)** if you possess one year of specialized experience equivalent to the GS-12 level performing duties, such as: pre-employment activities; providing guidance on pre-employment polygraph examinations; determining pre-employment polygraph countermeasures and their use; evaluating, analyzing, and providing guidance and information on testing methodologies and the effectiveness of pre-employment polygraph examination programs. **Selective Placement Factor:** In addition to the minimum qualifications described above, you must meet the following requirement(s) to be considered qualified for the position: * **Must possess a Federal Polygraph Certification through the National Center for Credibility Assessment (NCCA) and have been Federally certified by NCCA within the last 10 years.** **National Service Experience (i.e., 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; 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. **Time-in-Grade:** Current Federal employees must have served 52 weeks at the next lower grade or equivalent grade band in the Federal service. The Office of Personnel Management (OPM) must authorize employment offers made to current or former political appointees. If you are currently, or have been within the last 5 years, a political Schedule A, Schedule C, Non-career SES or Presidential Appointee employee in the Executive Branch, you must disclose this information to the Human Resources Office. **Qualifications Must Be Met:** The qualification requirements listed above must be met by the closing date of this announcement. **Conditions of Employment** If selected for this position, you will be required to: * Obtain and maintain a top secret clearance. Completion of a single scope background investigation is required before appointment. For more information visit OPM Mythbuster Page. * Submit to a drug test prior to your appointment and random drug testing while you occupy the position. * **May be required** to submit to a polygraph examination prior to your appointment. * Undergo frequent travel. * **Physical Demands:** Work is primarily sedentary. Frequent travel, walking, bending, and carrying of light items may be required. ### Security Clearance Top Secret Additional Information ## Additional Information ### What To Expect Next Once your complete application is received we will conduct an evaluation of your qualifications and determine your eligibility. Best-qualified applicants will be referred for further consideration and possible interview. We expect to make a selection within 45 days of the closing date of this announcement. If you are selected, we will conduct a suitability/security background investigation. You may check the status of your application for this position by going to www.usajobs.gov. Click on the "My USAJOBS" tab, enter your user id and password, and click on "My Applications". You will also receive an email notification regarding your application status. For more information on applying for Federal employment, please click here. #### BENEFITS Review our benefits ### Other Information **E-Verify Statement:** DHS uses E-Verify, an Internet-based system, to confirm the eligibility of all newly hired employees to work in the United States. Learn more about E-Verify, including your rights and responsibilities. If you receive a conditional offer of employment for this position, you will be required to complete an Optional Form 306, Declaration for Federal Employment, and to sign and certify the accuracy of all information in your application, prior to entry on duty. False statements on any part of the application may result in withdrawal of offer of employment, dismissal after beginning work, fine, or imprisonment. This position will require a credit check after initial job qualifications have been determined. **Relocation expenses will not be authorized.** ****More than one selection may be made from this announcement if additional identical vacancies in the same title, series, grade and unit occur.**** This job originated on www.usajobs.gov. For the full announcement and to apply, visit www.usajobs.gov/GetJob/ViewDetails/473565400. Only resumes submitted according to the instructions on the job announcement listed at www.usajobs.gov will be considered.
                (USA-WA) Polygraph Examining Investigator   
      Job Overview ## Job Overview ### Summary About the Agency Any offers of employment made pursuant to this announcement will be consistent with all applicable authorities, including Presidential Memoranda, Executive Orders, interpretive U.S. Office of Management and Budget (OMB) and U.S. Office of Personnel Management (OPM) guidance, and Office of Management and Budget plans and policies concerning hiring. These authorities are subject to change. **Building on a Tradition of Excellence and Meeting the Challenges of the Future** The Secret Service is a premier law enforcement organization with two critical national security missions: protect our nation's leaders and to conduct criminal investigations. Our team members continue a tradition of excellence - whether investigating financial crime or protecting national and visiting foreign leaders. In the Secret Service, we serve the country with duty, loyalty, justice, integrity and courage. In the Secret Service, we: * Protect the President, the Vice President, and other leaders; investigate threats against them; and safeguard their residences and other facilities * Plan and implement security designs for National Special Security Events * Investigate financial crimes including fraud, identity theft and computer-based attacks on banking or telecommunications infrastructure Joining the Secret Service will allow you to develop, manage, conduct, monitor, and provide guidance and advice on pre-polygraph employment programs. Apply for this exciting opportunity to impact the overall functions of the agency and to meet its complex and critical demands as it relates to the administration of pre-employment polygraph examination programs. This Polygraph Examining Investigator position starts at a salary of $74,584 (GS-13 step 1), with potential to $96,958 (GS-13 step 10). ****This position is being advertised "Nationwide" and the salary will be adjusted according to the location where you are selected**.** For more information on the Secret Service click here. **Selectee's are eligible for the Special Salary Rate if they currently hold a Federal Polygraph certification through the National Center for Credibility Assessment (NCCA).** **This position is covered by Administratively Uncontrollable Ove****rtime (AUO) and additional compensation may be paid at the ra****te of up to 25% of the base salary.** **Applying to this announcement certifies that you give permission for DHS to share your application with others in DHS for similar positions.** ### Duties The selectee will serve as a Polygraph Examining Investigator. Typical work assignments include: * Conducting pre-polygraph examinations and analyzing data collected to determine the results of the polygraph examinations. Developing and/or adapting polygraph techniques to the situation and preparing accurate, concise, logical, and objective reports of investigations. * Analyzing, identifying, and administering polygraph examinations by selecting the appropriate testing techniques on the basis of a thorough review and analysis of all available documentation. * Conducting pretest interviews of individuals to be examined to determine their willingness to submit to the examination. * Evaluating suitability for testing and making final determinations on whether or not to conduct the examination. * Representing the Secret Service at various levels of Government regarding pre-employment polygraph matters, presenting briefings orally, and preparing written reports on polygraph findings. ### Travel Required * 25% or Greater * Frequent Travel ### Relocation Authorized * No ### Who May Apply #### This job is open to… * ICTAP * CTAP * VEOA * Re-employed annuitants Questions? This job is open to 2 groups. Job Requirements ## Job Requirements ### Key Requirements * U.S. citizenship is required. ### Qualifications **GS-13:**You qualify for the GS-13 level (starting salary $74,584) if you possess one year of specialized experience equivalent to the GS-12 level performing duties such as pre-employment polygraph activities; providing guidance on pre-employment polygraph examinations; determining pre-employment of polygraph countermeasures and their use; evaluating, analyzing, and providing guidance and information on testing methodologies and the effectiveness of pre-employment polygraph examination programs. **Selective Placement Factor:** In addition to the minimum qualifications described above, you must meet the following requirement(s) to be considered qualified for the position: * **Must possess a Federal Polygraph Certification through the National Center for Credibility Assessment (NCCA) and have been Federally certified by NCCA within the last 10 years.** **National Service Experience (i.e., 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; 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. **Time-in-Grade:** Current Federal employees must have served 52 weeks at the next lower grade or equivalent grade band in the Federal service. **Qualifications Must Be Met:** The qualification requirements listed above must be met by the closing date of this announcement. The Office of Personnel Management (OPM) must authorize employment offers made to current or former political appointees. If you are currently, or have been within the last 5 years, a political Schedule A, Schedule C, Non-career SES or Presidential Appointee employee in the Executive Branch, you must disclose this information to the Human Resources Office. **Conditions of****Employment:**If selected for this position, you will be required to: * Obtain and maintain a top secret clearance. Completion of a single scope background investigation is required before appointment. For more information visit OPM Mythbuster Page. * Submit to a drug test prior to your appointment and random drug testing while you occupy the position. * May be required to submit to a polygraph examination prior to your appointment. * Undergo frequent travel * Physical demands: Work is primarily sedentary. Frequent travel, walking, bending, and carrying of light items may be required. **These positions are being recruited for under the National Defense Authorization Act (NDAA), which allows an agency head to re-employ CSRS and FERS annuitants on a limited basis with a waiver of salary offset (dual compensation waiver) under certain specified circumstances not-to-exceed 1 year and may be extended for an additional year.** **Annuitants are limited to the following number of hours:** * **No more than 520 hours during the first 6 months of their rertirement;** * **No more than 1040 hours during any 12 month period; or** * **No more than 3120 hours total during their re-employment** : ### Security Clearance Top Secret Additional Information ## Additional Information ### What To Expect Next **How You Will Be Evaluated** Your application will be rated on the extent and quality of your experience, education and training relevant to the duties of the position. Upon review, your resume and/or supporting documents need to reflect one year of specialized experience requirement, in order to be considered. If one year of specialized experience, equivalent to the next lower grade level cannot be identified in your resume, you will be considered not qualified. #### BENEFITS Review our benefits ### Other Information **E-Verify Statement:** DHS uses E-Verify, an internet-based system, to confirm the eligibility of all newly hired employees to work in the United States. Learn more about E-Verify, including your rights and responsibilities. If you receive a conditional offer of employment for this position, you will be required to complete an Optional Form 306, Declaration for Federal Employment, and to sign and certify the accuracy of all information in your application, prior to entry on duty. False statements on any part of the application may result in withdrawal of offer of employment, dismissal after beginning work, fine, or imprisonment. This position will require a credit check after initial job qualifications have been determined. **Relocation expenses will not be authorized.** This job originated on www.usajobs.gov. For the full announcement and to apply, visit www.usajobs.gov/GetJob/ViewDetails/473564600. Only resumes submitted according to the instructions on the job announcement listed at www.usajobs.gov will be considered.
                (USA-WA-Naval Air Station Whidbey Island) Store Associate   
      Job Overview ## Job Overview ### Summary About the Agency The foundation for success of the Defense Commissary Agency (DeCA) mission is our people. It is DeCA’s goal to have a workforce that is representative of the nation’s diverse cultures and backgrounds. We strive for a work environment of world-class enterprise leaders and an engaged, highly motivated, and capable workforce with a results oriented performance culture. The DeCA operates a worldwide commissary system that provides quality grocery products at cost to active duty military personnel and retirees, members of the Reserve and National Guard, and their families. The agency employs about 18,000 people and its annual sales exceed $6 billion. Employees Serviced by DLA: Civilian Federal employees who receive human resources servicing through the Defense Logistics Agency DO NOT need to submit supporting documentation if applying through merit promotion. Your record in Electronic Official Personnel Folder (eOPF) will be used to verify your eligibility. It is your responsibility to ensure the required documents are in your eOPF for verification purposes. If your documents are not in eOPF, you must submit them to the announcement you are applying for at time of application. Failure to submit all of the documents on time will result in automatic disqualification. All current and former Federal employees must submit a copy of your latest SF-50 showing your tenure, grade and step, and type of position occupied (i.e., Excepted or Competitive). **NOTE:** If you are a current DECA Employee - Please apply under the **MERIT** side of the announcement. If you are not a current DECA employee, please apply under the **DEU** side of the announcement. ### Duties * Assist customers answering questions such as item price or location and handling bulky/ heavy items * Operate an electronic checkout system to record unit price, total customer purchase and make correct change. * Perform a variety of duties in handling, preparing and maintaining stock levels of grocery and produce items. * Review stock levels and gather inventory data in order to maintain the Computer Assisted Ordering (CAO) system. * Prepare and maintain a variety of documents to order commissary items, reconcile invoices and submit requisitions. * Maintain security, safety and sanitation practices and procedures. ### Travel Required * Not Required ### Relocation Authorized * No ### Who May Apply #### This job is open to… US Citizens and Status Candidates Questions? This job is open to 2 groups. Job Requirements ## Job Requirements ### Key Requirements * Must be a United States citizen * Application materials must be received by 11:59PM EST on the closing date. ### Qualifications Qualifications/Requirements – To qualify for this position, applicants must possess one year of general experience OR two years of education above the high school level OR a qualifying combination of experience and education by the closing date of this announcement. General experience is progressively responsible clerical, office, or other work that indicates ability to acquire the particular knowledge and skills needed to perform the duties of Store Associate. **Conditions of Employment:** Work Schedule: Part Time not to exceed 64 hours bi-weekly Tour of Duty: Irregular Schedule including nights, weekends and holidays Security Requirements: Not Applicable Overtime: Occasionally Fair Labor Standards Act (FLSA): Non-Exempt Bargaining Unit Position: Yes Drug Testing: Not Required Physical Requirement: Work requires frequent lifting, pushing, pulling, carrying, and handling items weighing up to 40 pounds without assistance. Perform work which requires standing, stooping, kneeling, bending and climbing. Selective Service Requirement: All male applicants born after December 31, 1959 must be registered with the selective service system or exempt from Selective Service. Please visit https://www.sss.gov/ for more information. Obligated Position: No **Other Notes:** Additional vacancies may be filled from this announcement upon its closing for up to 90 days. Deliberate attempts to falsify your application information, such as copying portions of this job announcement into your resume, may result in you being removed from consideration for this position. Applicants selected from this announcement may be required to serve a two-year probationary period. Optional form 306 (OF-306): If you are selected for this position you will be asked to submit the OF-306 declaration for Federal Employment. ### Security Clearance Not Applicable Additional Information ## Additional Information ### What To Expect Next Once you successfully complete the application process, you will receive a notification of receipt. Your application package will be reviewed to ensure you meet the basic eligibility and qualification requirements, and you will receive a notification. A review will be made of your online questionnaire and the documentation you submitted to support your responses. A list of qualified applicants will be created and sent to the selecting official. All applicant reviewed and/or referred will receive a notification letter. The selecting official may choose to conduct interviews. Once the selection is made, you will receive a notification of decision. #### BENEFITS Review our benefits The federal government offers a number of exceptional benefits to its employees. You may explore the major benefits offered to most federal employees at https://help.usajobs.gov/index.php/PayandBenefits ### Other Information REGARDING INTERVIEWS: Interviews may be required for this position. Accommodations may be made to conduct telephonic interviews to preclude travel hardships for applicants. Reemployed Annuitant: This position Does not meet criteria for re-employed annuitant. The DoD criteria for hiring Reemployed Annuitants can be found at: http://www.dtic.mil/whs/directives/corres/pdf/1400.25-V300.pdf **Reemployed Annuitant:** A former Federal employee who has retired under either the Civil Service Retirement System (CSRS) or Federal Employees Retirement System (FERS) is an Annuitant. An annuitant cannot be hired (i.e. reemployed) unless the vacant position meets the criteria in the Department of Defense (DOD) policy on employment of annuitants issued December 10, 2008. "Reemployed Annuitant: Does Not Meet Criteria" the vacancy does not meet the criteria for appointment of annuitants (irrespective of eligibility or qualifications). Annuitant applicants are advised, in accordance with DoD Policy, that further consideration for the vacancy is not permitted. **Individual with Financial Difficulty**https://hru.gov/StudioRecruitment/tools/MythbusteronFederalHiringPolicies.pdf If you are using part-time work to qualify for this position, be sure your resume reflects the beginning and ending dates of your employment and the number of hours you worked per week. This job originated on www.usajobs.gov. For the full announcement and to apply, visit www.usajobs.gov/GetJob/ViewDetails/473489500. Only resumes submitted according to the instructions on the job announcement listed at www.usajobs.gov will be considered.
                (USA-WA-Joint Base Lewis McChord) Meatcutting Worker   
      Job Overview ## Job Overview ### Summary The foundation for success of the Defense Commissary Agency (DeCA) mission is our people. It is DeCA’s goal to have a workforce that is representative of the nation’s diverse cultures and backgrounds. We strive for a work environment of world-class enterprise leaders and an engaged, highly motivated, and capable workforce with a results oriented performance culture. The DeCA operates a worldwide commissary system that provides quality grocery products at cost to active duty military personnel and retirees, members of the Reserve and National Guard, and their families. The agency employs about 18,000 people and its annual sales exceed $6 billion. Employees Serviced by DLA: Civilian Federal employees who receive human resources servicing through the Defense Logistics Agency DO NOT need to submit supporting documentation if applying through merit promotion. Your record in Electronic Official Personnel Folder (eOPF) will be used to verify your eligibility. It is your responsibility to ensure the required documents are in your eOPF for verification purposes. If your documents are not in eOPF, you must submit them to the announcement you are applying for at time of application. Failure to submit all of the documents on time will result in automatic disqualification. All current and former Federal employees must submit a copy of your latest SF-50 showing your tenure, grade and step, and type of position occupied (i.e., Excepted or Competitive). ### Duties * Assists journeyman meatcutters by performing the simpler tasks when processing beef, pork, veal, and lamb into retail and ready to eat cuts for sale to patrons. * Trays, wraps, weighs, and prices cuts using automatic or manual wrapping machines. * Ensures correct prices by referencing price lists. * Replenishes stock in display cases and rotates product to ensure wholesomeness. * Uses, cleans, maintains, and sharpens a variety of hand tools and power equipment. * Cleans and sanitizes work area to maintain required standards of cleanliness and sanitation. ### Travel Required * Not Required ### Relocation Authorized * No ### Who May Apply #### This job is open to… Open to employees at the Ft. Lewis, McChord, Bangor, Bremerton, Smokey Point, Whidbey Island commissary's only. Questions? This job is open to 1 group. Job Requirements ## Job Requirements ### Key Requirements * Must be a United States citizen. * Application materials must be received by 11:59PM EST on the closing date. ### Qualifications Per OPM Qualification System for Trades and Labor Occupations, http://www.opm.gov/qualifications/x-118c/index.asp, the applicant's experience, education and training must show enough knowledge, skills and abilities to demonstrate the potential to successfully perform the duties of the position. Under this system, how applicants gained their skill and knowledge or the length of time they have spent in a line of work are not as important as the fact that they have the required ability or potential to do the job. This job has one critical element, called the screen-out element (SOE). Applicants who clearly fail to meet the lowest acceptable requirements in the SOE will be rated ineligible without further review of their application. Applicants who do not receive two points on the screen-out element (SOE) will be eliminated from further competition. **Examples of qualifying experience include:** * Working in the retail meat department traying, wrapping and weighing meat for sale to patrons. * Cutting, trimming and boning meat. * Using hand tools and operating powered meat cutting equipment. **Conditions of Employment:** **Work Schedule:** Part - Time 64 hours biweekly **Tour of Duty**: Irregular Schedule including nights, weekends, and holidays **Permanent Change of Station (PCS) Costs**: are NOT AUTHORIZED **Position Sensitivity:** Non-Sensitive **Security Requirements:** Not Applicable **Overtime:** Occasionally **Temporary Duty (TDY) Travel:** Occasionally **Fair Labor Standards Act (FLSA):** Non-Exempt **Bargaining Unit Position:** Yes **Drug Testing:** Not Required **Physical Requirement:** Walking and standing continuously while working. Frequently lifting, pushing, and pulling pieces and bulk boxes of meat weighing 50 to 100 pounds. Works in areas where the temperature ranges from minus 10 degrees to 50 degrees Fahrenheit. Works an irregular schedule to include nights, weekends and holidays **Selective Service Requirement**: All male applicants born after December 31, 1959 must be registered with the selective service system or exempt from Selective Service. Please visit https://www.sss.gov for more information. **Obligated Position**: No **Other Notes:** Additional vacancies may be filled from this announcement upon its closing for up to 90 days. **Deliberate attempts to falsify your application information, such as copying portions of this job announcement into your resume, may result in you being removed from consideration for this position. ** Those selected from this announcement may be required to serve a two year probationary period. ### Security Clearance Q - Nonsensitive Additional Information ## Additional Information ### What To Expect Next Once you successfully complete the application process, you will receive a notification of receipt. Your application package will be reviewed to ensure you meet the basic eligibility and qualification requirements, and you will receive a notification. A review will be made of your online questionnaire and the documentation you submitted to support your responses. A list of qualified applicants will be created and sent to the selecting official. All applicant reviewed and/or referred will receive a notification letter. The selecting official may choose to conduct interviews. Once the selection is made, you will receive a notification of decision. #### BENEFITS Review our benefits ### Other Information **REGARDING INTERVIEWS:** Interviews may be required for this position. Accommodations may be made to conduct telephonic interviews to preclude travel hardships for applicants. Reemployed Annuitant: This position Does not meet criteria for re-employed annuitant. The DoD criteria for hiring Reemployed Annuitants can be found at: http://www.dtic.mil/whs/directives/corres/pdf/1400.25-V300.pdf **Reemployed Annuitant:** A former Federal employee who has retired under either the Civil Service Retirement System (CSRS) or Federal Employees Retirement System (FERS) is an Annuitant. An annuitant cannot be hired (i.e. reemployed) unless the vacant position meets the criteria in the Department of Defense (DOD) policy on employment of annuitants issued December 10, 2008. "Reemployed Annuitant: Does Not Meet Criteria" the vacancy does not meet the criteria for appointment of annuitants (irrespective of eligibility or qualifications). Annuitant applicants are advised, in accordance with DoD Policy, that further consideration for the vacancy is not permitted. DoD Policy **Individual with Financial Difficulty**https://hru.gov/StudioRecruitment/tools/MythbusteronFederalHiringPolicies.pdf If you are using part-time work to qualify for this position, be sure your resume reflects the beginning and ending dates of your employment and the number of hours you worked per week. This job originated on www.usajobs.gov. For the full announcement and to apply, visit www.usajobs.gov/GetJob/ViewDetails/473415800. Only resumes submitted according to the instructions on the job announcement listed at www.usajobs.gov will be considered.
                (USA-WA-Naval Air Station Whidbey Island) Store Worker   
      Job Overview ## Job Overview ### Summary The foundation for success of the Defense Commissary Agency (DeCA) mission is our people. It is DeCA’s goal to have a workforce that is representative of the nation’s diverse cultures and backgrounds. We strive for a work environment of world-class enterprise leaders and an engaged, highly motivated, and capable workforce with a results oriented performance culture. The DeCA operates a worldwide commissary system that provides quality grocery products at cost to active duty military personnel and retirees, members of the Reserve and National Guard, and their families. The agency employs about 18,000 people and its annual sales exceed $6 billion. **Employees Serviced by DLA:** Civilian Federal employees who receive human resources servicing through the Defense Logistics Agency DO NOT need to submit supporting documentation if applying through merit promotion. Your record in Electronic Official Personnel Folder (eOPF) will be used to verify your eligibility. It is your responsibility to ensure the required documents are in your eOPF for verification purposes. If your documents are not in eOPF, you must submit them to the announcement you are applying for at the time of application. Failure to submit all of the documents on time will result in automatic disqualification. All current and former Federal employees must submit a copy of your latest SF-50 showing your tenure, grade and step, and type of position occupied (i.e., Excepted or Competitive). ### Duties • Maintains adequate stock of resale items. • Identifies any obvious spoilage, damage, and out-of-date merchandise. • Receives, supplies, equipment and resale items. • Operates a computer system that calculates and marks prices, and determines weights of merchandise. • Transports items to shelving and display areas. ### Travel Required * Not Required ### Relocation Authorized * No ### Who May Apply #### This job is open to… United States Citizens AND Current appointable DeCA employees with Career Status or Career Conditional Status working at the Whidbey Island Commissary. Questions? This job is open to 2 groups. Job Requirements ## Job Requirements ### Key Requirements * Must be a United States citizen. * Application materials must be received by 11:59PM EST on the closing date. ### Qualifications Per OPM Qualification System for Trades and Labor Occupations, http://www.opm.gov/qualifications/x-118c/index.asp, the applicant's experience, education and training must show enough knowledge, skills and abilities to demonstrate the potential to successfully perform the duties of the position. Under this system, how applicants gained their skill and knowledge or the length of time they have spent in a line of work are not as important as the fact that they have the required ability or potential to do the job. This job has one critical element, called the screen-out element (SOE). Applicants who clearly fail to meet the lowest acceptable requirements in the SOE will be rated ineligible without further review of their application. Applicants who do not receive two points on the screen-out element (SOE) will be eliminated from further competition. **Examples of qualifying experience include: **Ensuring the proper care and handling of resale grocery items. Locating items for customers. Rotating stock, stacking containers and participating in inventories. Operating a computer system to calculate prices and label merchandise. Arranging stock on shelves and in displays. **Time after competitive appointment:** Candidates applying under merit promotion must have completed three months of civilian service after a competitive appointment by the closing date of the announcement. (5 CFR 330.501) **Conditions of Employment:** Work Schedule: Part Time, 48 hours bi-weekly Tour of Duty: Irregular Schedule including nights, weekends and holidays Permanent Change of Station (PCS) Costs: ARE NOT Authorized Position Sensitivity: Non-Sensitive Security Requirements: Not Applicable Overtime: Occasionally Temporary Duty (TDY) Travel: Occasionally Fair Labor Standards Act (FLSA): Non-Exempt Bargaining Unit Position: Depends on location Drug Testing: Not Required Physical Requirement: Work requires continuous walking, standing, bending, stooping, stretching and reaching. Frequently lifts or moves heavy boxes or crates weighing up to 50 pounds or more. Selective Service Requirement: All male applicants born after December 31, 1959 must be registered with the selective service system or exempt from Selective Service. Please visit https://www.sss.gov for more information. Obligated Position: No **Other Notes:** Additional vacancies may be filled from this announcement upon its closing for up to 90 days. Deliberate attempts to falsify your application information, such as copying portions of this job announcement into your resume, may result in you being removed from consideration for this position. Applicants selected from this announcement may be required to serve a two-year probationary period. Optional form 306 (OF-306): If you are selected for this position you may be asked to submit the OF-306 declaration for Federal Employment. ### Security Clearance Q - Nonsensitive Additional Information ## Additional Information ### What To Expect Next Once you successfully complete the application process, you will receive a notification of receipt. Your application package will be reviewed to ensure you meet the basic eligibility and qualification requirements, and you will receive a notification. A review will be made of your online questionnaire and the documentation you submitted to support your responses. A list of qualified applicants will be created and sent to the selecting official. All applicant reviewed and/or referred will receive a notification letter. The selecting official may choose to conduct interviews. Once the selection is made, you will receive a notification of decision. #### BENEFITS Review our benefits ### Other Information **REGARDING INTERVIEWS:** Interviews may be required for this position. Accommodations may be made to conduct telephonic interviews to preclude travel hardships for applicants. **Reemployed Annuitant:** This position Does not meet criteria for re-employed annuitant. The DoD criteria for hiring Reemployed Annuitants can be found at: http://www.dtic.mil/whs/directives/corres/pdf/1400.25-V300.pdf **Reemployed Annuitant:** A former Federal employee who has retired under either the Civil Service Retirement System (CSRS) or Federal Employees Retirement System (FERS) is an Annuitant. An annuitant cannot be hired (i.e. reemployed) unless the vacant position meets the criteria in the Department of Defense (DOD) policy on employment of annuitants issued December 10, 2008. "Reemployed Annuitant: Does Not Meet Criteria" the vacancy does not meet the criteria for appointment of annuitants (irrespective of eligibility or qualifications). Annuitant applicants are advised, in accordance with DoD Policy, that further consideration for the vacancy is not permitted. DoD Policy **Individual with Financial Difficulty**https://hru.gov/StudioRecruitment/tools/MythbusteronFederalHiringPolicies.pdf If you are using part-time work to qualify for this position, be sure your resume reflects the beginning and ending dates of your employment and the number of hours you worked per week. This job originated on www.usajobs.gov. For the full announcement and to apply, visit www.usajobs.gov/GetJob/ViewDetails/473548500. Only resumes submitted according to the instructions on the job announcement listed at www.usajobs.gov will be considered.
                (USA-WA-Seattle) Senior Accountant - Special Revenue Funds   
      This recruitment will be used to fill vacancies for up to the next 12 months. Join us in the **Finance and Business Operations Division!** The Finance and Business Operations Division is seeking a career professional in governmental accounting and reporting for our **Senior Accountant position in the Financial Accounting Unit**. The successful candidate will be responsible for the accounting and reporting of special revenue funds and year-end financial reporting. Our ideal candidate should be able to work with a diverse group of financial accountants in preparing the County's **Comprehensive Annual Financial Report (CAFR)** and with financial staff from other departments in monitoring the recording of fund transactions. He/she should also be effective in dealing with technical professionals who support the financial systems. This person shall have a superior level of accounting and financial system expertise at the same time being nimble, curious, and proactive in ways that exceed technical mastery of spreadsheets and reporting tools alone. To be effective, candidates must be willing and able to analyze, understand and transform the financial data behind King County's complex business processes and, in turn, share and explain the world of financial reporting and accounting discipline to departmental staff and other interested parties. He/she must also have a strong sense of team-oriented camaraderie and good humor in the workplace and must understand and wholly embrace the value and importance of providing world-class customer service to both internal and external customers. **FBOD's mission**is to provide timely, efficient and accurate accounting, procurement, treasury, payroll, benefits and small business services. We are actively seeking employees whose behavior is in alignment with our **division's core values:** **Respect:**We listen to and value others without judgment, and treat each other with mutual dignity and fairness. **Teamwork:**We work together to foster open communication at all organizational levels, and emphasize collaboration and sharing of ideas to achieve common goals. **Results:**We hold ourselves accountable for delivering everyday excellence to our colleagues, customers and community. **Innovation:**We promote a creative environment where employees fearlessly and enthusiastically search for new ways to improve processes and our everyday work. **_Please note:_**Phone screenings and in person interviews will be held the week of July 24, 2017. Interested candidates must be available during these times. **Here are some examples of the type of work you may perform on a daily basis:** * Perform professional accounting and financial reporting for assigned funds, including preparation of financial statements, notes and supplementary information. Monitor year-round status of general ledger accounts in assigned funds. * Provide information to auditors related to annual audits. * Work closely with departmental finance staff to resolve accounting and reporting issues in assigned funds and activities. * Coordinate with financial systems support units to address system issues and future system requirements affecting job performance * Participate as a team member in the preparation and reviews of the King County CAFR. * Provide advice to FBOD and departmental staff on the implementation of new governmental standards. * Monitor Special Revenue Funds and provide agency staff with guidance to improve financial accountability and improvement to financial processes. * Any other duties as assigned **We are looking for YOU to demonstrate the following:** * Strong grounding of governmental accounting/reporting or governmental audit experience: OR, combined professional accounting and/or financial auditing experience in a nongovernmental setting (Bachelor's degree or CPA is highly desirable). * Knowledge of Generally Accepted Accounting Principles (GAAP) and Statements of Governmental Accounting Standards issued by GASB * Experience preparing, reviewing and/or auditing financial statements * Exposure and commitment to continuous improvement and using methodologies such as lean * Excellent computer skills in Microsoft Excel and intermediate computer skills in Microsoft Word and Outlook * Ability to perform financial analysis and reporting of complex accounting information * Possess a range of leadership and communication skills that enable you to work productively and to effectively convey technical accounting information as meaningful concepts * Ability to work independently on assigned tasks as well as collaboratively with those who are impacted by and/or share in the work product * Problem solve with limited guidance and have a sense of urgency in situations that require a quick turnaround while providing excellent customer service to all stakeholders * Excellent organizational and time management skills with ability to handle multiple tasks and competing deadlines * Teamwork skills and the ability to meet collaborative deadlines. Equivalent combination of experience and education which provides the applicant with the desired skills, knowledge and ability required to perform the work. **Other Position Information:** This position is exempt from the provisions of the Fair Labor Standards Act and is therefore not overtime-eligible. Employees are paid on a bi-weekly schedule, every other Thursday, comprising a 40-hour workweek; normally 8:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m., Monday through Friday. This position is represented by the **International Brotherhood of Teamsters, Local 117, Professional and Technical Employees**. **Are you ready to APPLY?** The recruitment for this position is open to all qualified candidates. A completed King County Application and answers to the supplemental questions are required. **We highly recommend that you also provide a cover letter and resume**. Please apply online at www.kingcounty.gov/jobs. **If you have any questions or concerns while applying, please contact Robert James,** **Senior HR Analyst, by e-mail at Robert.James@kingcounty.gov or by phone at** **206-263-9414. Note: Online applications are preferred. However, if you cannot apply online, go to****www.kingcounty.gov/jobs**** for other options.** **If you need an accommodation in the recruitment process or an alternate format of this announcement, please call 206-263-8694.** *Job Title:* Senior Accountant - Special Revenue Funds *Opening Date/Time:* Fri. 06/30/17 12:00 AM Pacific Time *Closing Date/Time:* Sun. 07/16/17 11:59 PM Pacific Time *Salary:* $68,099.20 - $86,320.00 Annually *Job Type:* Career Service, Full Time, 40 hrs/week *Location:* Chinook Building - 401 5th Ave, Seattle, Washington *Department:* Department of Executive Services - Finance & Business Operations Division
                (USA-WA-Longview) Corrections & Custody Officer 2   
      Description **Corrections & Custody Officer 2 (CO2) Non-Permanent** **Longview Unit 363 Longview, WA ***This recruitment is open to current permanent WA Department of Corrections employees only.*** The Washington State Department of Corrections (DOC) is seeking a highly motivated and qualified individual to fill a non-permanent Corrections & Custody Officer 2 (CO2) position, which will be located at Longview Unit 363. This appointment is anticipated to last approximately three (3) months. This position provides security and safety, instruction, and support in the operation of equipment and the completion of community service or work crew tasks. **About the Agency** DOC's mission is to improve public safety. We lead the nation with innovative and evidence-based practices that are aimed at reducing recidivism and improving public safety. Our employees find this profession both challenging and rewarding as they work together with law enforcement officers, treatment providers, and community members to facilitate change in offenders' lives. Community corrections staff experience a high degree of personal satisfaction knowing they are creating environments in which offenders can learn to make choices that contribute to a safer society. For additional information about DOC, please visit our website: www.doc.wa.gov. Duties This position supports the Department's mission **to improve public safety **by monitoring and directing community restitution activities of offenders released to community supervision who have been directed to perform work crew or community service. Community restitution can be either a violation sanction or an alternative to full-time employment or education, as ordered by the courts or Department. This position provides security and safety, instruction, and support in the operation of equipment and the completion of community service or work crew tasks. **This position performs the following work:** * Identify potential work sites, complete worksite contracts. * Complete appropriate work crew and community service intake paperwork, including work site safety orientation. * Instruct and train work crew offenders in safe and appropriate work procedures. * Monitor offenders' activity at work sites. * Use state vehicles to transport offenders, including a 15-passenger van. * Keep work crew vehicle van properly fueled and maintained. * Ensure all work crew tools and other equipment, including safety equipment is accounted for and operational. * Brief appropriate personnel on pertinent information. * Recall detailed observations and write reports. * Staff all offender violation behavior with supervising CCOs. * Maintain offender electronic records (chronological entries) in OMNI. * Conduct pat down or searches of offenders and inspections of offenders' property. Seize dangerous items, evidence, contraband, and controlled or unauthorized substances. * Represent the unit and the Department in liaison and coordination. May coordinate with law enforcement, community work site agencies, community groups, and businesses. Qualifications **Minimum Qualifications:** * One year of experience as a DOC Corrections and Custody Officer that included successful completion of the Correctional Officer training plan (CORE). **or** * High School diploma or equivalent and one year experience as a correctional officer in an adult or juvenile corrections where security functions equivalent to a DOC Corrections and Custody Officer 2 were performed. **AND** * Ability to work effectively in a team environment * Ability to accept personal accountability for quality of work * Familiar with and knowledgeable of how to find DOC policies and procedures * Demonstrated ability to write clearly, factually and concisely. * Possess a valid drivers' license. **Special Requirements:** Willing and able to work alone and unarmed in close contact with a large group of convicted felons. Supplemental Information 'The mission of DOC is to improve public safety.' For additional information about the agency, please visit doc.wa.gov. IMPORTANT NOTES: * Please include a minimum of three professional references with your application. A professional reference is defined as an individual who has been paid to supervise your work and can attest to your work performance, technical skills, and job competencies. If you do not have any or sufficient professional references, please include non-related professionals, such as educators or other professional associates. *Phone number *AND email address are required for all professional references. * All DOC employees are fingerprinted for a criminal history background check. * Employees may work directly with or in close proximity to incarcerated individuals in a potentially hazardous setting. Please consider this when deciding whether to apply. * We are committed to maintaining a drug and alcohol free work environment, and our employees are expected to comply with all state and federal laws. A pre-employment drug test may be administered as part of the selection process, and applicants who test positive for any controlled substances, will be disqualified from consideration. * Oleoresin Capsicum (OC) is an aerosol pepper spray made available as a means of self-defense and/or de-escalation. Applicants with sensitivities or allergies are encouraged to ask about the level of exposure they could expect in this position. * Animal care projects are a common component of most Washington State prisons, including dog and cat programs. Applicants with animal sensitivities or allergies are encouraged to ask about the level of exposure they could expect in this position. * Tuberculosis (TB) is a priority health issue for DOC employees. The successful candidate may be required to provide valid proof of a baseline TB skin test within 60 days from the date of hire. When positive tests result, further information, testing and treatment may also be required. Employment is not contingent upon test results. * If this position is included in a Union Shop, employees will be required to become members within thirty (30) days of employment. We are committed to hiring individuals who possess core diversity competencies: * Foster a positive attitude and openness toward the ever changing social and cultural makeup of the workplace. * Work effectively with people of different perspectives, abilities, disabilities, races, religions, ages, lifestyle preferences and social, ethnic and cultural backgrounds. * Respectfully acknowledge people's differences and recognize these differences as important and valuable. * Promote inclusiveness. * Be culturally sensitive and appropriate. * Respect and value diverse backgrounds and traditions. DOC is an equal opportunity employer and does not discriminate on the basis of race, creed, color, national origin, sex, marital status, sexual orientation, gender identity diversity, age, honorably discharged veteran, veteran status, genetic information, or the presence of any sensory, mental or physical disability or the use of a trained guide dog or service animal by a person with a disability. For questions about this recruitment, or to request reasonable accommodation in the application process, please email erin.trejo@doc.wa.gov or call us at (360) 407-5752. For TTY service, please call the Washington Relay Service at 7-1-1 or 1-800-833-6388. *Salary:* $3,033.00 - $3,958.00 Monthly *Location:* Cowlitz County- Longview, WA *Job Type:* Agency Internal - Non-Permanent *Job Number:* 2017-05768 *Department:* Dept. of Corrections *Closing:* 7/9/2017 11:59 PM Pacific *Agency:* State of Washington *Address:* View Job Posting for Agency Information View Job Posting for Location, Washington, 98504. *Phone:* View Posting for Agency Contact *Website:* http://www.careers.wa.gov
                (USA-WA-Bellingham) Vessel Inspector (Marine Transportation Safety Specialist 3)   
      Description **Keeping Washington Clean and Evergreen** Protecting Washington State's environment for current and future generations is what we do every day at Ecology. We are a culture that is invested in making a difference. If you want to join a team that is highly effective, collaborative, has leadership that embraces the value of people, and believes in the fun factor, Ecology is a good fit. The Spill Prevention, Preparedness, and Response program (SPPR) program within the Department of Ecology is looking to fill a **Vessel Inspector (Marine Transportation Safety Specialist 3)** position. This position is located in our Bellingham Field Office (BFO) in Bellingham, WA. The **Vessel Inspector **position conducts vessel, oil transfer, and bunker operations monitoring inspections; reviews mobile facility (Class 2) response plans, operations manuals, and training and certification programs; inspects regulated fuel terminals (Class 3) and regulated marinas (Class 4); monitors pre-booming compliance; and assists with the administration of Washington's Voluntary Best Achievable Protection Program (VBAP)/ voluntary Exceptional Compliance Program (ECOPRO) for tankers. We are looking for applicants with a positive team attitude who excel at working independently and who have strong technical skills related to the marine transportation system, vessel operations, oil transfer operations, and vessel inspection. As an agency, our mission is to protect, preserve and enhance Washington's environment for current and future generations. We invest in our employees to create and sustain a working environment that encourages creative leadership, effective resource management, teamwork, professionalism and accountability. Maybe you've seen some of our recent stories on Twitter, Facebook, Instagram or our blog. To learn more about our agency, please visit our website at www.ecy.wa.gov. **Local efforts... Diverse people... Statewide impacts** Duties Ecology's mission is to protect, preserve, and enhance Washington's environment, and promote the wise management of our air, land, and water. Ecology's goals are to prevent pollution, clean up pollution, and support sustainable communities and natural resources. The Spills Program's mission is to protect Washington's environment, public health, and safety through a comprehensive spill prevention, preparedness, and response program. The Spills Program's vision is to prevent, prepare for, and respond aggressively to oil spills; to be our best for the State of Washington. Our Spills goal is "zero spills". The mission of this position is to prevent oil and hazardous materials spills and promote marine transportation system safety in order to protect the environment and reduce threats to public health and safety. Some of the key work activities of the **Vessel Inspector**position include: * Targets, schedules, and conducts vessel inspections on board regulated vessels including those participating in Washington's Voluntary Best Achievable Protection Program VBAP/ECOPRO for tankers. * Documents inspections, correspondence, and administrative reports; maintains databases; and performs analysis work for the Prevention Section. * Coordinates and communicates with numerous organizations, shipping agents, vessel owners and operators, the environmental community, the U.S. Coast Guard, and other state, federal, and local agencies as appropriate. * Assists with management oversight of Washington's VBAP/ECOPRO program including recruiting new members, reviewing prevention plans, and scheduling and conducting audits. * Targets, schedules, and conducts oil transfer inspections involving Class 1, 2, and 3 facilities and delivering vessels. * Performs bunker operations monitoring inspections of covered vessels as required by State regulations. * Monitors pre-booming activities to ensure compliance with rules governing oil spill prevention, preparedness, and response. * Documents compliance with pre-booming safe and effective thresholds, effectiveness of pre-booming deployments, and condition of boom over time. * Undertakes compliance and enforcement actions as necessary. * Reviews mobile facility (Class 2) response plans, Operations Manuals, and Training and Certification programs. * Inspects regulated fuel terminals (Class 3) and regulated marinas (Class 4) to ensure compliance with regulations. * Provides technical advice and assistance to industry, the public, and other interested parties in relation to the Spills Program field policies and programs, safe oil transfer procedures, and spill prevention procedures. * Serves as Prevention Duty Officer on a regular rotation during normal working hours. Qualifications **Required Qualifications:** A Bachelor's or Master's degree in Marine Transportation, Naval Architecture, Marine Engineering, or closely related field to include the Maritime Environmental Sciences from an accredited four year college or university **AND** four (4) years of experience in the field of marine transportation, marine engineering, oil transfer operations, or vessel inspection. **OR** A Bachelor's degree in Marine Transportation, Naval Architecture, Marine Engineering, or closely related field to include the Maritime Environmental Sciences from an accredited four year college or university **AND** proof of a valid or expired United States Coast Guard license of at least a third officer (deck or engine) in good standing (i.e., was not suspended or revoked by the U.S. Coast Guard) with at least four (4) years of experience serving under such license(s). **OR** A Bachelor's degree in Marine Transportation, Naval Architecture, Marine Engineering, or closely related field to include the Maritime Environmental Sciences from an accredited four year college or university **AND** a valid or expired merchant mariner's document in good standing (i.e., was not suspended or revoked by the U.S. Coast Guard) endorsed as a tankerman-PIC with at least four (4) years of experience serving under that endorsement. **OR** Three (3) years of experience as a Marine Transportation Safety Specialist 2 (MTSS2) performing marine inspection activities; and an understanding of the maritime transportation system and shipboard operations. Complete documentation of experience is required in the application. **AND** Demonstrate knowledge and skills in maritime transportation procedures, safety management practices, and oil transfer procedures; understanding of all classes of vessels and their operations, systems, and environmental compliance programs; and knowledge of international, federal, and state maritime and environmental regulations. Demonstrate knowledge of design, construction, and operation of vessels, with emphasis on vessel deck department or engine department operations and management. Demonstrate knowledge of oil transfers as cargo or fuel. **Desired Qualifications:** At least two (2) years of experience in the following areas: * Conducting and/or inspecting oil transfers from vessels or facilities; knowledge of principles and practices of transferring oil to or from vessels or facilities; * design, construction, and operation of tank vessels or cargo ships; * spill response and preparedness; * investigations; * methods and procedures in establishing and administering an environmental program; * laws and regulations governing oil spill prevention, preparedness or response, and environmental protection. * State or Federal Maritime Academy Degree, including U.S. Naval or U.S. Coast Guard Academy. * Seagoing experience as Officer in Charge of a Navigation Watch, Engine Department Watch, or Tankerman-PIC. * Prior experience/credentials as a vessel inspector/examiner, commercial fishing vessel safety examiner, or towing vessel examiner for marine safety and environmental protection standards, (e.g., Marine or Classification Society Surveyor; U.S. Coast Guard Marine Inspector; Port State Control Vessel examiner, or 3rd party vessel auditor). * Strong marine industry safety/oil spill prevention evaluation, risk assessment, analysis skills, and complex project management skills. **Special Requirements/Conditions of Employment:** * The position normally works in a relatively sedentary open office environment, working with computers and other office equipment for long periods of time. However, position also may require spill response in field work which could involve several hours of standing, walking, or squatting each day. * This position is part of the Spills Program Incident Management Team (IMT) and Crisis Management Team and is required to complete Incident Command System (ICS) training at the level of 100, 300, 700 and 800. Maintain HAZWOPER certification annually and continual training as required by the Program as they come available to maintain IMT position qualifications. * Be able to obtain the Transportation Worker Identification Credential (TWIC) which entails a detailed background check. * Hold and maintain eligibility and certification to permit travel to and from Canada, including passport or Enhanced Driver's License. * Hold and maintain a valid Washington driver's license and be able to operate a motor vehicle. * Position requires a willingness and ability to occasionally work in excess of 40 hours per week and travel statewide or out-of-state including after-hours inspections seven days a week. Supplemental Information **Application Instructions** **Please include the following documents as an attachment to your application:** * **A cover letter describing how your experience, skills and abilities meet the required qualifications of this position.** * **A resume outlining your professional experience.** Please complete the applicant profile when applying for this position. Or, you may paste the text of your resume within the profile's resume text field. Please read the supplemental questions carefully and answer completely. Incomplete responses, including "please see resume" may disqualify you from further consideration. Department of Ecology employees, please make sure to answer the agency-wide questions regarding permanent status as a classified employee within the Washington General Service or Washington Management Service. Do not forget to select Department of Ecology as a response to question 2, and type your personnel ID number for question 3. If you are not sure of your status or do not know your personnel ID number, please contact Human Resources at (360) 407-6186. If you are reading this announcement in print format, please visit www.careers.wa.gov to access the online recruitment system. Click on "Look for Jobs" and select Dept. of Ecology under the "Department" search list. Click "Apply Search." **Other Information ** If you need assistance applying for this job, please call Human Resources at (360) 407-6186 or e-mail careers@ecy.wa.gov. Please do not call this number or send an email to this address to follow-up the status of your application. You can view the latest status of your application on your profile's main page. If you have specific questions about the position, please email Sara Thompson at: sara.thompson@ECY.WA.GOV. Please do not contact Sara Thompson to inquire about the status of your application. The act of submitting application materials electronically is considered affirmation that the information is complete and truthful. The state may verify this information and any untruthful or misleading answers are cause for rejection of your application or dismissal if employed. This position is included in the Washington Federation of State Employees (WFSE) union bargaining unit for the Department of Ecology. All employees covered by the collective bargaining agreement (CBA) with the WFSE will, as a condition of employment, either become members of the WFSE and pay membership dues or, as non-members, pay a representation fee as described in the CBA, no later than the 30th day following the effective date of this CBA or the beginning of their employment. The Washington State Department of Ecology is an equal opportunity employer. We strive to create a working environment that includes and respects cultural, racial, ethnic, sexual orientation and gender identity diversity. Women, racial and ethnic minorities, persons of disability, persons over 40 years of age, veterans or people with military status, and people of all sexual orientations and gender identities are encouraged to apply. Persons needing accommodation in the application/testing process or this job announcement in an alternative format may call (360) 407-6186. Applicants who are deaf or hard of hearing may call the Washington Relay Service by dialing 7-1-1 or 1-800-833-6388. *Salary:* $64,620.00 - $84,816.00 Annually *Location:* Whatcom County – Bellingham, WA *Job Type:* Full Time - Permanent *Job Number:* 2017-SPPR4114-06084 *Department:* Dept. of Ecology *Closing:* 7/23/2017 11:59 PM Pacific *Agency:* State of Washington *Address:* View Job Posting for Agency Information View Job Posting for Location, Washington, 98504. *Phone:* View Posting for Agency Contact *Website:* http://www.careers.wa.gov
                (USA-WA-Shelton) Truck Driver 2   
      Description **Truck Driver 2 Washington Corrections Center (WCC) Shelton, Washington Full Time - Non Permanent** The Washington State Department of Corrections is seeking a highly motivated and talented individual for the position of Truck Driver 2 at the Washington Corrections Center (WCC) in Shelton, Washington. Washington Corrections Center (WCC) is located 35 miles west of Olympia, the state capitol. WCC is the Reception and Diagnostic Center, a close-custody facility with the primary responsibility to process, test, and classify all adult male felons sentenced to prison in Washington State. The facility has eight living units and houses 1,500 offenders. There are about 600 offenders screened and assessed each month. WCC is also the major hub for transfer of offenders to and from facilities throughout the state. Whether the work is inside a prison, in community corrections, or in an administrative office, the Washington State Department of Corrections professional staff experience a high degree of personal satisfaction knowing they are creating environments in which all offenders can learn to make choices that contribute to a safer society. Duties The objective of this position is to operate medium to large trucks, buses, and special vehicles to transfer and deliver materials, refuse, recycle, laundry and supplies for Washington Corrections Center. * Drive a large delivery van to pick-up and deliver laundry to various buildings throughout the institution. * Drives large vehicles and/or equipment from 28,000 GVW to 60,000 GVW such as garbage trucks, dump trucks, flatbeds, and large delivery vans for pickup and delivery of supplies, refuse, and materials on WCC grounds. * Uses hand dollies, wheel dollies, pallet jacks, hydraulic lifts, and forklift trucks incidental to transport supplies and equipment. * Load and unload cargo, as well as supervising personnel doing the same. * Physically able to stand for long periods, perform heavy outdoor work and ability to lift 50 pounds * Supervises and trains offenders in the proper handling of: Bio-hazard, infectious linens and other contaminated materials. * Complete disinfection of laundry delivery truck daily to prevent cross-contamination of dirty/clean linen. * Proper storage, handling, use and disposal of chemicals * Provide hazmat and other safety related training to offenders. * Writes reports of offender suspensions, evaluations, safety training and other reports required by the position. * Responsible for tool control, issuing, supervision and accountability of all tools. * Ensures deliveries are completed on schedule. * May perform other duties as required and provide relief to other positions as assigned. * Willing to work overtime on short notice to assist in emergency operations Qualifications **Required**: * High School Diploma or G.E.D. * Valid Washington State Class "B" Driver's License * Driving record free from serious or frequent traffic violations * Initial and random drug/alcohol testing * Do to the operation of a 24/7 correctional facility, candidate must be able to work week-day holidays. **Desired:** * 1 year experience working as Truck Driver 1 or equal * Experience working in a correctional setting Supplemental Information 'The mission of DOC is to improve public safety.' For additional information about the agency, please visit doc.wa.gov. IMPORTANT NOTES: * Please include a minimum of three professional references with your application. A professional reference is defined as an individual who has been paid to supervise your work and can attest to your work performance, technical skills, and job competencies. If you do not have any or sufficient professional references, please include non-related professionals, such as educators or other professional associates. *Phone number *AND email address are required for all professional references. * All DOC employees are fingerprinted for a criminal history background check. * Employees may work directly with or in close proximity to incarcerated individuals in a potentially hazardous setting. Please consider this when deciding whether to apply. * We are committed to maintaining a drug and alcohol free work environment, and our employees are expected to comply with all state and federal laws. A pre-employment drug test may be administered as part of the selection process, and applicants who test positive for any controlled substances, will be disqualified from consideration. * Oleoresin Capsicum (OC) is an aerosol pepper spray made available as a means of self-defense and/or de-escalation. Applicants with sensitivities or allergies are encouraged to ask about the level of exposure they could expect in this position. * Animal care projects are a common component of most Washington State prisons, including dog and cat programs. Applicants with animal sensitivities or allergies are encouraged to ask about the level of exposure they could expect in this position. * Tuberculosis (TB) is a priority health issue for DOC employees. The successful candidate may be required to provide valid proof of a baseline TB skin test within 60 days from the date of hire. When positive tests result, further information, testing and treatment may also be required. Employment is not contingent upon test results. * If this position is included in a Union Shop, employees will be required to become members within thirty (30) days of employment. We are committed to hiring individuals who possess core diversity competencies: * Foster a positive attitude and openness toward the ever changing social and cultural makeup of the workplace. * Work effectively with people of different perspectives, abilities, disabilities, races, religions, ages, lifestyle preferences and social, ethnic and cultural backgrounds. * Respectfully acknowledge people's differences and recognize these differences as important and valuable. * Promote inclusiveness. * Be culturally sensitive and appropriate. * Respect and value diverse backgrounds and traditions. DOC is an equal opportunity employer and does not discriminate on the basis of race, creed, color, national origin, sex, marital status, sexual orientation, gender identity diversity, age, honorably discharged veteran, veteran status, genetic information, or the presence of any sensory, mental or physical disability or the use of a trained guide dog or service animal by a person with a disability. For questions about this recruitment, or to request reasonable accommodation in the application process, please email michelle.knox@doc.wa.gov or call us at (360) 426-4433 ext. 5268. For TTY service, please call the Washington Relay Service at 7-1-1 or 1-800-833-6388. *Salary:* $3,254.00 - $3,668.00 Monthly *Location:* Mason County – Shelton, WA *Job Type:* Full Time - Non-Permanent *Job Number:* 2017-06119 *Department:* Dept. of Corrections *Closing:* 7/6/2017 11:59 PM Pacific *Agency:* State of Washington *Address:* View Job Posting for Agency Information View Job Posting for Location, Washington, 98504. *Phone:* View Posting for Agency Contact *Website:* http://www.careers.wa.gov
                (USA-WA-Lakewood) DSHS Occupational Therapist 3   
      Description What if I told you everyday could be fascinating, imaginative, and a chance to use your expertise to enhance an individual's quality of life? I can. Carpe diem.This is it. This is your opportunity to join our team as an Occupational Therapist at Western State Hospital. You "Seize the Day" with creative and inspiring approaches to treatment for individuals with mental illness to develop the skills they need to live life to the fullest. We are seeking Occupational Therapists that have an interest and commitment to helping a diverse psychiatric patient population. This is challenging in that the mental health field of occupational therapy requires a strong emphasis on being able to problem solve, reach service users, and use specialization to implement patient centered solutions. When you tap into an activity that brings value to our clients you are capturing the rewarding value of what Occupational Therapy is all about. **A quick overview of your role:** In your role you'll perform assessments, plan, and implement therapeutic based programming to empower our clients: * Provide individualized therapeutic services * Consult and collaborate with our treatment team * Maintain documentation * Participate in treatment planning conferences **We are looking for professionals that:** Are licensed by the State of Washington as an Occupational Therapist or have a valid probational certificate issued by the State of Washington to practice occupational therapy** OR**the ability to obtain a valid license prior to employment. Have graduated from an accredited Occupational Therapy Program AND have successful completion of American Occupational Therapy Association certification examination Have professional occupational therapy experience. **Compensation:** We offer a competitive compensation package of a base salary up to $61,512 annually plus benefits. Salary is under review. **Application Process:** Please attach a chronological resume describing your education and work history. You are encouraged to contact the Recruiter, **Lindsey Dicus** directly either via email Lindsey.dicus@dshs.wa.gov or phone **(360) 890-5962** if you have any questions. Screening of application materials will be ongoing. We review applicants weekly and encourage you to apply as early as you can. **Who we are:** To learn more about Western State Hospital and how our staff makes a difference in transforming lives. Click here. Our Patient Care Centers: Psychiatric Treatment and Recovery Center Center for Forensic Services Habilitative Mental Health Treatment Program Supplemental Information Some jobs may require full criminal background check. This announcement may be used to fill multiple vacancies. Employees driving on state business must have a valid driver's license. Employees driving a privately owned vehicle on state business must have liability insurance on the privately owned vehicle. Washington State Department of Social & Health Services is an equal opportunity employer and does not discriminate on the basis of age, sex, sexual orientation, gender, gender identity/expression, marital status, race, creed, color, national origin, religion or beliefs, political affiliation, military status, honorably discharged veteran, Vietnam Era, recently separated or other protected veteran status, the presence of any sensory, mental, physical disability or the use of a trained dog guide or service animal by a person with a disability, equal pay or genetic information. Persons requiring accommodation in the application process or this job announcement in an alternative format may contact the Recruiter at (360) 725-5810. Applicants who are deaf or hard of hearing may call through Washington Relay Service by dialing 7-1-1 or 1-800-833-6384. 10463 #LI-LD1 #WorkAtWestern *Salary:* See Position Description *Location:* Pierce County – Lakewood, WA *Job Type:* Full Time - Permanent *Job Number:* 2017-06125 *Department:* Dept. of Social and Health Services *Closing:* 7/31/2017 11:59 PM Pacific *Agency:* State of Washington *Address:* View Job Posting for Agency Information View Job Posting for Location, Washington, 98504. *Phone:* View Posting for Agency Contact *Website:* http://www.careers.wa.gov
                (USA-WA-Lakewood) DSHS Center Medical Director   
      Description This career move presents a rare opportunity that encompasses both leadership and clinical aspects of psychiatry. You will have the ability to raise the quality of psychiatric patient care at Western State Hospital. We are seeking a Center Medical Director who is a clinical experts in psychiatry to assume a leadership role in overseeing the medical operations within South/Central Center. This Center serve's patients who have been civilly committed to to the hospital. The major emphasis of your role will be leadership guidance, planning, and achieving results. *The current salary for this job is $250,000 annually. There is also a recruiting incentive of $10,000.* **Key responsibilities: * Developing, implementing and managing medical aspects of the Center's operational plan. * Establishing key performance indicators (quality and service) to drive operational efficiencies while enhancing staff satisfaction and safety. * Overseeing effective treatment processes. * Analyzing needs and providing recommendations to policies and procedures. * Management of other psychiatrists. * Collaborating and coordinating with hospital executives, medical staff, management, and other leadership to develop best practices. * Meeting regularly with professional staff, participating in the formulation or revision of policies, relevant committee meetings, and evaluating treatment programs. **What we are looking for:** A valid license in good standing to practice medicine in the State of Washington or the ability to obtain one prior to accepting the position, **AND** certified or eligible for certification by the American Board of Psychiatry and Neurology. Applicants with board certification may be given preference. Completion of an Accreditation Council for Graduate Medical Education approved residency in Psychiatry. 5 years of post-eligibility practice in hospital care of mental patients. Leadership, management and supervisory skills. Knowledge of evidence-based psychiatric practice and psychopharmacology. Prior experience as a supervising psychiatrist. **Application Process:** Please attach or send a resume or CV to **Lindsey Dicus** at Lindsey.dicus@dshs.wa.gov . If you have any questions, you may contact Lindsey by email or phone **(360) 890-5962**. * * The hiring manager reserves the right to review application materials and make a hiring decision at any point during this recruitment process. Applicants will be reviewed on a daily basis. It is in the best interest of the applicant to apply as soon as possible. **Who we are:** To learn more about Western State Hospital and how our staff makes a difference in transforming lives click here. Supplemental Information Some jobs may require full criminal background check. This announcement may be used to fill multiple vacancies. Employees driving on state business must have a valid driver's license. Employees driving a privately owned vehicle on state business must have liability insurance on the privately owned vehicle. Washington State Department of Social & Health Services is an equal opportunity employer and does not discriminate on the basis of age, sex, sexual orientation, gender, gender identity/expression, marital status, race, creed, color, national origin, religion or beliefs, political affiliation, military status, honorably discharged veteran, Vietnam Era, recently separated or other protected veteran status, the presence of any sensory, mental, physical disability or the use of a trained dog guide or service animal by a person with a disability, equal pay or genetic information. Persons requiring accommodation in the application process or this job announcement in an alternative format may contact the Recruiter at (360) 725-5810. Applicants who are deaf or hard of hearing may call through Washington Relay Service by dialing 7-1-1 or 1-800-833-6384. #WorkAtWestern *Salary:* See Position Description *Location:* Pierce County – Lakewood, WA *Job Type:* Full Time - Permanent *Job Number:* 2017-06091 *Department:* Dept. of Social and Health Services *Closing:* 7/31/2017 12:00 AM Pacific *Agency:* State of Washington *Address:* View Job Posting for Agency Information View Job Posting for Location, Washington, 98504. *Phone:* View Posting for Agency Contact *Website:* http://www.careers.wa.gov
                (USA-WA-Lacey) Adjudicator (UIS4 2017-05655) Multiple Positions - Lacey   
      Description **This recruitment is open until filled. Applicant review begins on July 7, 2017. The hiring authority reserves the right to make a hiring decision at any time.** Employment Security Department (ESD) is recruiting for multiple Adjudication Specialists - Unemployment Insurance (UI) Specialist 4 (UIS4) in-training positions. These positions will be located at the Lacey Claims Center. These Adjudicator positions support Employment Security Department's mission by delivering superior employment services, timely unemployment insurance benefits, and a fair and stable unemployment insurance system. Utilizing a thorough understanding of unemployment insurance law and policy, the Unemployment Insurance Specialist 4 Adjudicator position works independently and issues determinations to allow or deny unemployment insurance benefits that involve separation issues responsibilities and represents the agency in appeal hearings. **Please note:**These positions are UIS4 in-training and can be filled at any of the following levels depending on the applicant's qualifications. The incumbents will be required to complete a training plan in order to promote to the next level (from UIS3 up to the UIS4). Salary ranges for these levels are: * UI Specialist 3: $36,744 - $48,060 annually depending on qualifications * UI Specialist 4: $40,428 - $53,016 annually depending on qualifications Duties These positions will perform the following duties at the UIS4 goal class: * Write decisions regarding unemployment insurance eligibility. * Apply complex laws and policies, rules, regulations, and procedures applicable to the unemployment insurance program. * Detect unemployment insurance issues. * As required, review claimant appeals and determine if appeal or redetermination is appropriate. * Research, gather, and analyze required information to make an accurate decision. * Interview claimants, employers and third parties to obtain facts related to complex unemployment insurance eligibility issues and produce clear, logical determinations for non-monetary decisions. * Determine rebuttal requirements and the need for additional facts. * Communicate unemployment insurance benefit adjudication information to claimants, employers, and third parties. * Review and analyze each OAH Initial Order and Commissioner Review decision to determine outcome, including periods of denial and/or allowance, overpayment fault and liability. Update UTAB with results to affirm, reverse, modify or remand issues as appropriate. Review, gather documents and process appeals for overpayment waivers, waiting period, and military denials and prepare to send to OAH to schedule for appeals to be scheduled. * Maintain a full workload consisting of both separation and non-separation issues. * Stay up-to-date on current laws, policies and procedures. * Review Request for Waiver (Certification of Fault, Financial Condition and Request for Waiver), completed Waiver Fact Finding in UTAB, and review and gather document to process appeals for overpayment waivers, waiting period, and military denial. * Answer complex questions from employers, claimants, and others, advising those affected, based on UI laws, policies, and procedures. File initial claims and answer customer calls. * Resolve issues which may affect timely and accurate payments. * Correct errors and, as appropriate, bring them to the attention and/or escalate to supervisor. Qualifications **Required qualifications** * Working-level knowledge of unemployment insurance laws, rules, regulations and policies. * Working-level knowledge of the intake and adjustment processes and procedures. * Working-level research skills – collect, synthesize and evaluate information. * Working-level customer service skills – build and maintain customer satisfaction with products and services. * Working-level writing skills - convey information in writing according to the needs of the audience. Supplemental Information **Attach a resume and letter of interest to your on-line application (through the Add Attachment(s) field).** A resume will not substitute for the "work experience" section of the application. Applications with comments such as "see attachments" or "N/A" in the supplemental question responses will be considered incomplete. **Other Information** As a condition of employment, the successful candidate accepting this position must comply with the Union Security clause contained in the Collective Bargaining Agreement between the State of Washington and the Washington Federation of State Employees. Employment Security Department is an equal-opportunity employer and provider of employment and training services. Auxiliary aids and services are available upon request to individuals with disabilities. Please contact the Recruitment Team at 360-902-9560, HRRecruiting@esd.wa.gov or Washington Relay Service 711 if you are a person with a disability needing assistance in the application process, if you need this job announcement in an alternate format, or with general questions about this opportunity. If you are having technical difficulties creating, accessing or completing your application, please contact careershelp@des.wa.gov or (360) 664-1960 or toll free (877) 664-1960. *Salary:* $36,744.00 - $53,016.00 Annually *Location:* Thurston County – Lacey, WA *Job Type:* Full Time - Permanent *Job Number:* 2017-05655 *Department:* Employment Security Department *Closing:* Continuous *Agency:* State of Washington *Address:* View Job Posting for Agency Information View Job Posting for Location, Washington, 98504. *Phone:* View Posting for Agency Contact *Website:* http://www.careers.wa.gov
                (USA-WA-Tacoma) Nurse (Clinical/Emergency)   
      Job Overview ## Job Overview ### Summary Civilian employees serve a vital role in supporting the Army mission. They provide the skills that are not readily available in the military, but crucial to support military operations. The Army integrates the talents and skills of its military and civilian members to form a Total Army. **About the Position:**This position is located at the Madigan Army Medical Center, Department of Emergency Medicine, Emergency Room, Tacoma, Washington. You will serve as a clinical nurse in a Regional Level II Trauma Emergency Department providing the full range of professional nursing care and treatment to a wide variety of patients arriving in critical condition as a result of motor vehicle accidents, gunshot wounds, suicide attempts, cardiac arrest, respiratory distress, drug overdose, etc. This position is a TERM position. It is temporary and may be extended up to a maximum of four years. May be required to obtain national certification of the Trauma Nursing Core Course (TNCC) within 6 months of employment. Must be able to possess and maintain the completion of the Emergency Nursing of Pediatrics (ENPC) course or Pediatric Advance Life Support (PALS) certification within 6 months of employment. Must be able to possess and maintain advanced cardiac life support (ACLS) certification. Tacoma is a progressive city of 200,000 nestled between Seattle and the state capital of Olympia, offering the attractions of larger metropolitan areas with a hometown feel. Tacoma is located 32 miles south of Seattle, 31 miles north of our state capital, Olympia, and 18 miles south of Sea-Tac International Airport, on the shores of Commencement Bay, within pristine eyesight of Mount Rainier. World-class museums, hotels and theaters draw thousands to downtown Tacoma while the shores of the Puget Sound and Mount Rainier inspire outdoor enthusiasts. Enjoy the mild climate and its excellent schools, universities, parks, festivals and regional shopping centers. On January 1, 2013, Madigan Healthcare Systems became a tobacco free campus. This includes all tobacco products and electronic nicotine delivery devices such as "e-cigarettes." As part of this new policy and Madigan's commitment to employees and their health, newly hired staff may take advantage of one free tobacco cessation class. **Who May Apply:** U.S. Citizens ### Duties As a Nurse (Clinical/Emergency) you will perform duties such as: * Provide advanced level of emergency nursing trauma care to patients. * Recognize life threatening situations and takes appropriate action. * Operate specialized medical equipment such as resuscitators, defibrillators, electrocardiographs, oxygen apparatus, intravenous pumps, and rapid intravenous infusers. * Assign staff to patient care duties based on patient condition/status, expertise and scope of practice. * Act as a relief nurse in the ambulatory environment to include screening patients records; planning, overseeing, and facilitating nursing triage; and coordinating patient care activities. ### Travel Required * Not Required ### Relocation Authorized * No ### Who May Apply #### This job is open to… United States Citizens Questions? This job is open to 1 group. Job Requirements ## Job Requirements ### Key Requirements * This is a Direct Hire Solicitation. * Will include shift work or rotating shifts (evenings, weekends, holidays). * Shifts will be 12 hours in duration. ### Qualifications In order to qualify, you must meet the education and/or experience requirements described below. Your resume must clearly describe your relevant experience; if qualifying based on education, your transcripts will be required as part of your application. Additional information about transcripts is in this document. Basic Requirement for **Nurse (Clinical/Emergency):** * **Education:** Degree or diploma from a professional nursing program approved by the legally designated State accrediting agency at the time the program was completed by the applicant. * **Registration:** Active, current registration as a professional nurse in a State, District of Columbia, the Commonwealth of Puerto Rico, or a territory of the United States. An applicant who has graduated from an approved nursing educational program within the past 12 months may be appointed pending State registration as a professional nurse. In addition to meeting the basic requirements above, to qualify for this position you must also meet the qualification requirements listed below: * **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; religious; spiritual; community; student; social). You will receive credit for all qualifying experience, including volunteer experience. To qualify based on your experience, your resume must describe at least one year of experience which prepared you to do the work in this job. **Experience is defined as:** providing comprehensive nursing care to emergency room patients, responding to life threatening situations, and performing administrative or floor duties. This definition of specialized experience is typical of work performed at the next lower grade/level position in the federal service (GS-09). OR * **Education:** Ph.D. or equivalent doctoral degree, or 3 years of progressively higher level graduate education in nursing with a concentration in a field of nursing (e.g., teaching, a clinical specialty, research, administration) or in a closely related non-nursing field directly related to the position. OR * **Combination of Education and Experience:** A combination of education and experience may be used to qualify for this position as long as the computed percentage of the requirements is at least 100%. To compute the percentage of the requirements, divide your total months of experience by 12. Then divide your total number of completed graduate semester hours (or equivalent) beyond the second year (total graduate semester hours minus 36) by 18. Add the two percentages. • Foreign education must be evaluated for U.S. equivalency in order to be considered for this position. You must include this information with your application package. • Only degrees from an accredited college or university recognized by the Department of Education are acceptable to meet positive education requirements or to substitute for experience. For additional information, please go to the Office of Personnel Management (OPM) and U.S. Department of Education websites at http://www.opm.gov/qualifications and http://www.ed.gov/admins/finaid/accred/index.html **Other Requirements:** Click here for expanded definitions. * Male applicants born after December 31, 1959 must complete a Pre-Employment Certification Statement for Selective Service Registration. * You will be required to provide proof of U.S. Citizenship. * One year trial/probationary period may be required. * Direct Deposit of Pay is Required. * Personnel Security Investigation required. * This position requires a Childcare Background Check (CNACI). This position has a specific initial background investigation and periodic re-verification requirements since its duties require contact with children. * This position is subject to annual seasonal influenza vaccinations. Applicants tentatively selected for appointment to this position will be required to sign a statement (Condition of Employment) consenting to seasonal influenza vaccinations or must provide a recognized exemption. * This position is a Testing Designated Position (TDP) subject to applicant testing and random drug testing. Tentatively selected applicants will be required to sign DA Form 5019 requiring participation in random drug urinalysis testing. A job offer to an applicant who is a not a current employee will be withdrawn if the applicant refuses to be tested. Applicants with verified positive test results shall be refused employment. Applications from such individuals shall not be considered for employment for a period of 6 months from the date of the test results. * A pre-placement medical examination is required. * Position is designated as Inclement Weather Essential. The incumbent must make every attempt to report for work on time and/or remain on duty during severe weather conditions. * Immunization screening is required. Hepatitis B immunization is required for all positions with direct patient contact. Applicants may be required to show proof of other immunizations depending on the type of position. * All Health Care Providers must possess and maintain current Basic Life Support (BLS) Training and certification that is sponsored or endorsed by the American Heart Association (AHA). Current Advanced Life Support or other advanced certification does not supersede BLS completion. * If required, applicants must be able to fulfill credentialing requirements and obtain and maintain appropriate/relevant clinical privileges. ### Security Clearance Not Applicable Additional Information ## Additional Information ### What To Expect Next If you provided an email address, you will receive an email message acknowledging receipt of your application. Your application package will be used to determine your eligibility, qualifications, and quality ranking for this position. If you are determined to be ineligible or not qualified, your application will receive no further consideration. The documents you submit must support your responses to the online questionnaire. If your application contradicts or does not support your questionnaire responses, you will receive a rating of "not qualified" or "incomplete application" and you will not receive further consideration for this job. #### BENEFITS **The Department of Defense offers an excellent benefits program.**In addition to your take-home pay, your comprehensive compensation/benefits package will include most of the benefits described in the USAJOBS Resource Center. ### Other Information * Selection is subject to restrictions resulting from Department of Defense referral system for displaced employees. * If you have retired from federal service and you are interested in employment as a reemployed annuitant, see the information in the Reemployed Annuitantinformation sheet. * Multiple positions may be filled from this announcement. * Salary includes applicable locality pay or Local Market Supplement. * This is a Career Program (CP) 53 position. This job originated on www.usajobs.gov. For the full announcement and to apply, visit www.usajobs.gov/GetJob/ViewDetails/473516400. Only resumes submitted according to the instructions on the job announcement listed at www.usajobs.gov will be considered.
                (USA-WA-Joint Base Lewis McChord) Computer Assistant   
      Job Overview ## Job Overview ### Summary Civilian employees serve a vital role in supporting the Army mission. They provide the skills that are not readily available in the military, but crucial to support military operations. The Army integrates the talents and skills of its military and civilian members to form a Total Army. **About the Position:**This position is located within the Information Management Division at Madigan Army Medical Center. Madigan is a dynamic healthcare provider for Department of Defense personnel throughout the Pacific Northwest. The Information Management Division is responsible for providing Information Technology services for the hospital and supported organizations on Joint Base Lewis McChord. * On-call duty on some nights, weekends, and holidays is required **Who May Apply:**Only applicants who meet one of the employment authority categories below are eligible to apply for this job. You will be asked to identify which category or categories you meet, and to provide documents which prove you meet the category or categories you selected. See Proof of Eligibility for an extensive list of document requirements for all employment authorities. * Current Civilian Employee with the Department of the Army * Current Permanent Department of Defense (DOD) - Civilian Employee (non-Army) * Current Permanent Federal Civilian Employee (non-DOD) * Former Federal Employee, eligible for reinstatement * Eligible due to Interagency Career Transition Program (ICTAP) * Eligible under Veterans' Recruitment Appointment (VRA) * Eligible under Veterans' Employment Opportunity Act (VEOA) * Veterans with a service-connected disability of 30% or more * Eligible for military spouse preference under Executive Order 13473 * Priority Placement Program, Program S (Military Spouse) registrants referred through the Automated Stopper and Referral System (ASARS) for this position * Eligible for family member appointment under Executive Order 12721 * Eligible for NAF/AAFES Interchange Agreement ### Duties As a Computer Assistant, you will serve as the initial point of contact for the resolution of hardware, software and system problems concerning computer systems, and all other computing devices and peripherals. Assist users in resolving computer problems and malfunctions by determining the nature of the problem such as routine/non routine, user error, faulty data lines, equipment malfunction, etc. ### Travel Required * Occasional Travel * Occasional temporary duty travel may be required. ### Relocation Authorized * No ### Who May Apply #### This job is open to… Status Candidates (Merit Promotion and VEOA Eligibles) Questions? This job is open to 2 groups. Job Requirements ## Job Requirements ### Key Requirements ### Qualifications In order to qualify, you must meet the education and/or experience requirements described below. Your resume must clearly describe your relevant experience; if qualifying based on education, your transcripts will be required as part of your application. Additional information about transcripts is in this document. **Specialized Experience Requirement:** To qualify based on your work experience, your resume must describe at least one year of specialized experience which prepared you to do the work in this job. Specialized experience is defined as: Providing customer service and technical support for medical automation systems, software and/or hardware problems. This definition of specialized experience is typical of work performed at the next lower grade/level position in the federal service (GS-04). You will be evaluated on the basis of your level of competency (knowledge, skills, abilities, and competency) in the following areas: * Knowledge of Computer Systems, Programs, Software, and Hardware * Skill in Providing Customer Assistance * Ability to Provide Technical Support Credit will be given for appropriate unpaid experience or volunteer work. Some federal jobs allow you to substitute your education for the required experience in order to qualify. Please refer to the assessment questionnaire under Basic Education Requirements OR Minimum Qualifications for the entire list of education and combination of education/experience requirements. View Assessment Questions **Combining Experience and Education:** Combinations of successfully completed education and experience described above may be used to meet total qualification requirements at the GS-05 grade levels. Only degrees from an accredited college or university recognized by the Department of Education are acceptable to meet positive education requirements or to substitute education for experience. For additional information, please go to the Office of Personnel Management (OPM) and U.S. Department of Education websites at - http://www.opm.gov/qualifications and http://www.ed.gov/admins/finaid/accred/index.html Foreign education must be evaluated for U.S. equivalency in order to be considered for this position. Transcripts must be uploaded with your application. **Other Requirements:** Click here for expanded definitions. * Male applicants born after December 31, 1959 must complete a Pre-Employment Certification Statement for Selective Service Registration. * You will be required to provide proof of U.S. Citizenship. * Two year trial/probationary period may be required. * Direct Deposit of Pay is Required. * This Position requires a satisfactorily completion of the Information Assurance Technician Level I training and be certified or re-certified within six months of being assigned. * Secret Security Clearance is required * On-call duty on some nights, weekends, and holidays is required ### Security Clearance Secret Additional Information ## Additional Information ### What To Expect Next If you provided an email address, you will receive an email message acknowledging receipt of your application. Your application package will be used to determine your eligibility, qualifications, and quality ranking for this position. If you are determined to be ineligible or not qualified, your application will receive no further consideration. The documents you submit must support your responses to the online questionnaire. If your application contradicts or does not support your questionnaire responses, you will receive a rating of "not qualified" or "incomplete application" and you will not receive further consideration for this job. #### BENEFITS **The Department of Defense offers an excellent benefits program.**In addition to your take-home pay, your comprehensive compensation/benefits package will include most of the benefits described in the USAJOBS Resource Center. ### Other Information * Selection is subject to restrictions resulting from Department of Defense referral system for displaced employees. * If you have retired from federal service and you are interested in employment as a reemployed annuitant, see the information in the Reemployed Annuitantinformation sheet. * Multiple positions may be filled from this announcement. * Salary includes applicable locality pay or Local Market Supplement. * This is a Career Program Position (CP) 34. * Further certification from this announcement may take place up to 90 days beyond the closing date of this announcement. This job originated on www.usajobs.gov. For the full announcement and to apply, visit www.usajobs.gov/GetJob/ViewDetails/473324800. Only resumes submitted according to the instructions on the job announcement listed at www.usajobs.gov will be considered.
                (USA-WA-Tacoma) Medical Support Assistant (Office Automation)   
      Job Overview ## Job Overview ### Summary Civilian employees serve a vital role in supporting the Army mission. They provide the skills that are not readily available in the military, but crucial to support military operations. The Army integrates the talents and skills of its military and civilian members to form a Total Army. **About the Position:**This position is located within the Department of Anesthesia and Operative Services at Madigan Army Medical Center. On January 1, 2012, Madigan Army Medical Center became a tobacco free campus. This includes all tobacco products and electronic nicotine delivery devices such as "e-cigarettes." Being tobacco-free helps our patients, staff and visitors become and stay healthier. As part of this new policy and our commitment to new employees and their health, newly hired staff may take advantage of one free tobacco cessation class. **Who May Apply:** Only applicants who meet one of the employment authority categories below are eligible to apply for this job. You will be asked to identify which category or categories you meet, and to provide documents which prove you meet the category or categories you selected. See Proof of Eligibility for an extensive list of document requirements for all employment authorities. * Current Civilian Employee with the Department of the Army * Current Permanent Department of Defense (DOD) - Civilian Employee (non-Army) * Current Permanent Federal Civilian Employee (non-DOD) * Former Federal Employee, eligible for reinstatement * Eligible due to Interagency Career Transition Program (ICTAP) * Eligible under Veterans' Recruitment Appointment (VRA) * Eligible under Veterans' Employment Opportunity Act (VEOA) * Veterans with a service-connected disability of 30% or more * Eligible for military spouse preference under Executive Order 13473 * Priority Placement Program, Program S (Military Spouse) registrants referred through the Automated Stopper and Referral System (ASARS) for this position * Eligible for family member appointment under Executive Order 12721 * Eligible for NAF/AAFES Interchange Agreement * Eligible due to an Interchange Agreement * Eligible for Persons with Disabilities ### Duties As a Medical Support Assistant (Office Automation), you will schedule medical appointments for patients telephonically or in person. Use a computer terminal to input patient information and book appointments. Coordinate appointments with other clinics, ensuring treatment requested by provider is scheduled. Reschedule appointments as necessary. Maintain/compile data for reports. Greet visitors and screen walk-in patients to determine the nature of the visit and eligibility for treatment. Explain clinic appointment procedures and priority of treatment to patients. Answer the telephone; obtain identifying information, and determine the urgency of the call. Ensure proper format, punctuation, and spelling/meaning of commonly used medical terminology when preparing routine correspondence, progress reports, medical statements, and memorandums. Refer patients to proper specialties or clinics. Answer patient’s questions about routine procedures and screens walk-in patients to determine purpose of visit and eligibility for treatment.**** ### Travel Required * Not Required ### Relocation Authorized * No ### Who May Apply #### This job is open to… Status Candidates (Merit Promotion and VEOA Eligibles) Questions? This job is open to 2 groups. Job Requirements ## Job Requirements ### Key Requirements * See "Other Requirements" for a complete listing of requirements. ### Qualifications In order to qualify, you must meet the education and/or experience requirements described below. Your resume must clearly describe your relevant experience; if qualifying based on education, your transcripts will be required as part of your application. Additional information about transcripts is in this document. **Experience required:** 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). You will receive credit for all qualifying experience, including volunteer experience. To qualify based on your experience, your resume must describe at least one year of general experience. General experience is progressively responsible clerical, office, or other work that indicates ability to acquire the particular knowledge and skills needed to perform the duties of the position to be filled, such as: the performance of basic office support duties such as receiving and screening visitors; preparing records/maintaining a filing system; and entering/manipulating data using a personal computer. You will be evaluated on the basis of your level of competency (knowledge, skills, abilities) in the following areas: * Ability to perform Customer Service Support * Knowledge of Office Automation * Skill in Performing Staff and Office Support * Skill in Scheduling and Managing Appointments Some federal jobs allow you to substitute your education for the required experience in order to qualify. For this job, you may qualify if your education meets the definitions below: **Education Substitution:** Two full years of education above the high school level obtained in an accredited business, secretarial or technical school, junior college, college or university. (Note: You must attach a copy of your transcripts for verification) **Combining Experience and Education:** Combination of successfully completed education and experience described above may be used to meet total qualification requirements at the GS-04 grade level. Please refer to the assessment questionnaire under Basic Education Requirements OR Minimum Qualifications for the entire list of education and combination of education/experience requirements. View Assessment Questions Foreign education must be evaluated for U.S. equivalency in order to be considered for this position. You must include this information with your application package. Only degrees from an accredited college or university recognized by the Department of Education are acceptable to substitute for experience. For additional information, please go to the Office of Personnel Management (OPM) and U.S. Department of Education websites at http://www.opm.gov/qualifications and http://www.ed.gov/admins/finaid/accred/index.html **Other Requirements:** Click here for expanded definitions. * Male applicants born after December 31, 1959 must complete a Pre-Employment Certification Statement for Selective Service Registration. * You will be required to provide proof of U.S. Citizenship. * Two year trial/probationary period may be required. * Direct Deposit of Pay is Required. * Personnel security investigation required. * This position requires an immunization/medical screening to determine inoculation for Measles, Mumps and Rubella (MMR), Tetanus, Diphtheria and Pertussis (Tdap), Hepatitis B series, Chickenpox titer and skin test screening for Tuberculosis (TB). * This position has a mandatory seasonal influenza vaccination requirement. * Must be able to type 40 words or more per minute. ### Security Clearance Public Trust - Background Investigation Additional Information ## Additional Information ### What To Expect Next If you provided an email address, you will receive an email message acknowledging receipt of your application. Your application package will be used to determine your eligibility, qualifications, and quality ranking for this position. If you are determined to be ineligible or not qualified, your application will receive no further consideration. The documents you submit must support your responses to the online questionnaire. If your application contradicts or does not support your questionnaire responses, you will receive a rating of "not qualified" or "incomplete application" and you will not receive further consideration for this job. #### BENEFITS **The Department of Defense offers an excellent benefits program.**In addition to your take-home pay, your comprehensive compensation/benefits package will include most of the benefits described in the USAJOBS Resource Center. ### Other Information * Selection is subject to restrictions resulting from Department of Defense referral system for displaced employees. * Multiple positions may be filled from this announcement. * Salary includes applicable locality pay or Local Market Supplement. * This is a Career Program (CP) 53 position. * Further certification from this announcement may take place up to 180 days beyond the closing date of this announcement. This job originated on www.usajobs.gov. For the full announcement and to apply, visit www.usajobs.gov/GetJob/ViewDetails/473299900. Only resumes submitted according to the instructions on the job announcement listed at www.usajobs.gov will be considered.
                (USA-WA-Naval Air Station Whidbey Island) SUPPLY TECHNICIAN   
      Job Overview ## Job Overview ### Summary About the Agency The selectee for this position will serve as a SUPPLY TECHNICIAN in the Electronic Attack Wing U.S. Pacific Fleet, Aviation Support Department (COMVAQWINGPAC) of COMMANDER ELEC ATTACK WING PAC FLEET. ### Duties The successful selectee will perform the following duties:? * You will process Repair and Return (R&R;) assets for repair at other Fleet Readiness Centers. * You will process assets from ships and other air stations for repair. * You will process Read For Issue assets received. * You will utilize NALCOMIS and eRMS to process induction and shipment of assets * You will maintain records of transactions and provide weekly updates to customers. ### Travel Required * Not Required ### Relocation Authorized * No ### Who May Apply #### This job is open to… Current Permanent Competitive Service DON Employees, Reinstatement Eligibles, Interchange Agreement, VEOA, or ICTAP Questions? This job is open to 2 groups. Job Requirements ## Job Requirements ### Key Requirements * Must be a US Citizen. * Males must be registered or exempt from Selective Service. www.sss.gov * Must be determined suitable for federal employment. * Must participate in the direct deposit pay program. * May be required to successfully complete a probationary/trial period. * See Other Information and Requirements section for additional requirements. ### Qualifications In order to qualify for this position, your resume must provide sufficient experience and/or education, knowledge, skills, and abilities to perform the duties of the specific position for which you are being considered. Your resume is the key means we have for evaluating your skills, knowledge, and abilities as they relate to this position. Therefore, we encourage you to be clear and specific when describing your experience. Your resume must demonstrate at least one year of specialized experience at or equivalent to the GS-05 grade level or pay band in the Federal service or equivalent experience in the private or public sector. Specialized experience must demonstrate the following: performing supply support operation services to include clarifying requisition requirements in order to deliver supplies within requested timeframes. Additional qualification information can be found from the following Office of Personnel Management website: https://www.opm.gov/policy-data-oversight/classification-qualifications/general-schedule-qualification-standards/#url=GS-CLER. You will receive credit for all qualifying experience, including volunteer and part time experience. You must clearly identify the duties and responsibilities in each position held and the total number of hours per week. Experience refers to paid and unpaid experience, including volunteer work done through National Service programs (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. **Requirements:** Generally, current Federal employees applying for GS jobs must serve at least one year at the next lower grade level. This requirement is called time-in-grade. All qualifications and time-in-grade requirements must be met by the closing date of this announcement and clearly documented in your resume. Within the Department of Defense (DoD), the appointment of retired military members within 180 days immediately following retirement date to a civilian position is subject to the provisions of 5 United States Code 3326. Must be able to obtain an interim and/or final (e.g., confidential/secret/top secret, etc.) security clearance prior to entrance on duty AND must be able to maintain the required level of clearance while employed in the subject position. Failure to obtain and maintain the required level of clearance may result in the withdrawal of a job offer or removal. ### Security Clearance Secret Additional Information ## Additional Information ### What To Expect Next When the application process is complete, your application will be reviewed to determine if you meet the hiring eligibility and qualification requirements for which you requested consideration. You will be rated based on the information provided in your resume and responses to the questionnaire, along with your supporting documentation to determine your level of knowledge, skill, and ability related to the job requirements. Best qualified applicants will be referred to the hiring manager. The hiring manager may choose to conduct interviews. Once the selection is made, you will receive a notification of the decision. Stay informed of changes to your application status by signing up for automatic email alerts at https://www.usajobs.gov/Applicant/Application/ListApplications. #### BENEFITS Review our benefits ### Other Information This position is covered by the Department of Defense Priority Placement Program. Additional vacancies may be filled by this announcement. A tentative offer of employment will be rescinded if the selectee fails to meet the pre-employment requirements, including failure to report to any of the scheduled appointments. The Department of the Navy uses E-Verify to confirm the employment eligibility of all newly hired employees. To learn more about E-Verify, including your rights and responsibilities, visit www.dhs.gov/E-Verify. If you are unable to apply online and request information about the Alternate Application process, please contact the Department of Navy's Employment Information Center. Federal annuitant information: The selection of an annuitant is subject to the Department of Defense and Department of the Navy policy on the employment of annuitants. Policy information may be found at: http://www.secnav.navy.mil/donhr/Documents/CivilianJobs/FedCivAnnuitants.pdf ICTAP Applicants: To be considered well-qualified and exercise selection priority as an ICTAP candidate, displaced Federal employees must satisfy all qualification requirements for the position and receive a rating of 85 or higher. For more information about ICTAP eligibility please review the following link: https://www.usajobs.gov/Help/working-in-government/unique-hiring-paths/federal-employees/ictap/ This job originated on www.usajobs.gov. For the full announcement and to apply, visit www.usajobs.gov/GetJob/ViewDetails/473039200. Only resumes submitted according to the instructions on the job announcement listed at www.usajobs.gov will be considered.
                (USA-WA-Naval Air Station Whidbey Island) FINANCIAL MANAGEMENT ANALYST   
      Job Overview ## Job Overview ### Summary About the Agency The selectee for this position will serve as a FINANCIAL MANAGEMENT ANALYST in the Comptroller Department of COMMANDER ELEC ATTACK WING PAC FLEET, Whidbey Island, Washington. ### Duties The successful selectee will perform the following duties: * You will review and evaluate budget requests, control and reporting obligations and expenditures. * You will provide information about and interpreting standard organizational budgetary, accounting, or financial administrative procedures, practices, and regulations. * You will research guides to locate accounting, budgetary, and financial information and prepare summaries for use by the managers. * You will perform specialized work involving administrative work in connection with accounting or financial systems. * You will perform analytical or program work pertaining to payroll, cash control or benefit systems. ### Travel Required * Not Required ### Relocation Authorized * No ### Who May Apply #### This job is open to… Applicants eligible under the Interagency Career Transition Assistance Plan (ICTAP). Questions? This job is open to 1 group. Job Requirements ## Job Requirements ### Key Requirements * Must be a US Citizen. * Males must be registered or exempt from Selective Service. www.sss.gov * Must be determined suitable for federal employment. * Must participate in the direct deposit pay program. * May be required to successfully complete a probationary/trial period. * See Other Information and Requirements section for additional requirements. ### Qualifications In order to qualify for this position, your resume must provide sufficient experience and/or education, knowledge, skills, and abilities to perform the duties of the specific position for which you are being considered. Your resume is the key means we have for evaluating your skills, knowledge, and abilities as they relate to this position. Therefore, we encourage you to be clear and specific when describing your experience. Your resume must demonstrate at least one year of specialized experience at or equivalent to the GS-07 grade level or pay band in the Federal service or equivalent experience in the private or public sector performing the duties of a financial analyst formulating budget and cost estimates to support organizational programs. Additional qualification information can be found from the following Office of Personnel Management web site: http://www.opm.gov/qualifications/Standards/group-stds/gs-admin.asp. You will receive credit for all qualifying experience, including volunteer and part time experience. You must clearly identify the duties and responsibilities in each position held and the total number of hours per week. Experience refers to paid and unpaid experience, including volunteer work done through National Service programs (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. To preview this questionnaire and determine if your experience matches the skills required for this position, click on the following link: https://apply.usastaffing.gov/ViewQuestionnaire/10024261 This is a Financial Management Level I certified position per the National Defense Authorization Act (NDAA) 2012, Section 1599d. This certification level must be achieved within prescribed timelines. Certification requirements are outlined in the DoD Instruction 1300.26 available at http://www.dtic.mil/whs/directives/corres/pdf/130026dodi2017.pdf **Education:** If you are using education to meet all or part of the qualification requirements, you must submit a copy of your transcripts or an itemized list of college courses which includes equivalent information from the transcript (course title, semester/quarter hours, and grade/degree earned) in your resume. See OPM's General Policies for information on crediting education. Education completed in foreign colleges or universities may be used to meet the qualification requirements if the applicant can provide documentation indicating that the foreign education is comparable to that received in an accredited educational institution in the United States. It is the responsibility of the applicant to provide such evidence when applying for further information, visit: http://www.ed.gov/about/offices/list/ous/international/usnei/us/edlite-visitus-forrecog.html **Requirements:** Generally, current Federal employees applying for GS jobs must serve at least one year at the next lower grade level. This requirement is called time-in-grade. All qualifications and time-in-grade requirements must be met by the closing date of this announcement and clearly documented in your resume. Selectee must be able to obtain an interim and/or final Secret security clearance prior to entrance on duty AND must be able to maintain the required level of clearance while employed in the subject position. Failure to obtain and maintain the required level of clearance may result in the withdrawal of a job offer or removal. ### Security Clearance Secret Additional Information ## Additional Information ### What To Expect Next When the application process is complete, your application will be reviewed to determine if you meet the hiring eligibility and qualification requirements for which you requested consideration. You will be rated based on the information provided in your resume and responses to the questionnaire, along with your supporting documentation to determine your level of knowledge, skill, and ability related to the job requirements. Best qualified applicants will be referred to the hiring manager. The hiring manager may choose to conduct interviews. Once the selection is made, you will receive a notification of the decision. Stay informed of changes to your application status by signing up for automatic email alerts at https://www.usajobs.gov/Applicant/Application/ListApplications. #### BENEFITS Review our benefits ### Other Information This position is covered by the Department of Defense Priority Placement Program. Additional vacancies may be filled by this announcement. A tentative offer of employment will be rescinded if the selectee fails to meet the pre-employment requirements, including failure to report to any of the scheduled appointments. The Department of the Navy uses E-Verify to confirm the employment eligibility of all newly hired employees. To learn more about E-Verify, including your rights and responsibilities, visit www.dhs.gov/E-Verify. If you are unable to apply online and request information about the Alternate Application process, please contact the Department of Navy's Employment Information Center. Federal annuitant information: The selection of an annuitant is subject to the Department of Defense and Department of the Navy policy on the employment of annuitants. Policy information may be found at: http://www.secnav.navy.mil/donhr/Documents/CivilianJobs/FedCivAnnuitants.pdf ICTAP Applicants: To be considered well-qualified and exercise selection priority as an ICTAP candidate, displaced Federal employees must satisfy all qualification requirements for the position and receive a rating of 85 or higher. For more information about ICTAP eligibility please review the following link: https://www.usajobs.gov/Help/working-in-government/unique-hiring-paths/federal-employees/ictap/ This job originated on www.usajobs.gov. For the full announcement and to apply, visit www.usajobs.gov/GetJob/ViewDetails/473544900. Only resumes submitted according to the instructions on the job announcement listed at www.usajobs.gov will be considered.
                (USA-WA-Kitsap County) SUPV TRAINING SPECIALIST   
      Job Overview ## Job Overview ### Summary About the Agency The selectee for this position will serve as a **Supervisor Training Specialist**in the **TRAINING BRANCH, CODE 724** of PSNS and IMF. ### Duties **The successful selectee will perform the following duties:** * **You will administer instructional programs as a principle training advisor for the Lifting & Handling Department.** * **You will train or certify Lifting and Handling Department instructors to meet requirements.** * **You will modify or develop evaluation material that involve controversial situations.** * **You will conduct studies to evaluate the overall efficiency of training programs.** * **You will consult or advise management on training program requirements.** ### Travel Required * Occasional Travel * Travel is dependent upon position description and availability of funding. ### Relocation Authorized * No ### Who May Apply #### This job is open to… Current permanent Federal Civilian employees of Puget Sound Naval Shipyard & Intermediate Maintenance Facility (PSNS/IMF), (UIC 4523A) serving under career or career conditional appointments in the Competitive service OR current Federal Civilian employees of Puget Sound Naval Shipyard & Intermediate Maintenance Facility (PSNS/IMF), (UIC 4523A) serving on a permanent Veterans' Recruitment Appointment (VRA). You are encouraged to submit a current SF-50 to support your eligibility. Questions? This job is open to 2 groups. Job Requirements ## Job Requirements ### Key Requirements * Must be a US Citizen. * Males must be registered or exempt from Selective Service. www.sss.gov * Must be determined suitable for federal employment. * Must participate in the direct deposit pay program. * May be required to successfully complete a probationary/trial period. * See Other Information and Requirements section for additional requirements. ### Qualifications In order to qualify for this position, your resume must provide sufficient experience and/or education, knowledge, skills, and abilities to perform the duties of the specific position for which you are being considered. Your resume is the key means we have for evaluating your skills, knowledge, and abilities as they relate to this position. Therefore, we encourage you to be clear and specific when describing your experience. Your resume must demonstrate at least one year of specialized experience at or equivalent to the **GS-11**grade level or pay band in the Federal service or equivalent experience in the private or public sector. Specialized experience must demonstrate the following:** teaching in a classroom setting and developing or modifying curriculum, lesson plans or instructional materials based on course objectives.** Additional qualification information can be found from the following Office of Personnel Management web site: http://www.opm.gov/qualifications/Standards/group-stds/gs-admin.asp. You will receive credit for all qualifying experience, including volunteer and part time experience. You must clearly identify the duties and responsibilities in each position held and the total number of hours per week. Experience refers to paid and unpaid experience, including volunteer work done through National Service programs (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. To preview this questionnaire and determine if your experience matches the skills required for this position, click on the following link: https://apply.usastaffing.gov/ViewQuestionnaire/10021445 **Education:** **Requirements:** Generally, current Federal employees applying for GS jobs must serve at least one year at the next lower grade level. This requirement is called time-in-grade. All qualifications and time-in-grade requirements must be met by the closing date of this announcement and clearly documented in your resume. Must be able to obtain an interim and/or final **confidential**security clearance prior to entrance on duty AND must be able to maintain the required level of clearance while employed in the subject position. Failure to obtain and maintain the required level of clearance may result in the withdrawal of a job offer or removal. Selectee may be required to successfully complete a pre-appointment physical examination. Work may require long periods of standing. Work may require boarding cranes or enter waterfront areas which involves bending, stooping, walking, standing, working in cramped positions, and climbing. Must be able to wear personal type safety equipment such as helmets, gloves, coveralls, glasses, goggles, respirators and safety shoes continuously for the duration of the work shift, due to industrial hazards. Work may requires lifting and moving heavy items, no more than 50 pounds. ### Security Clearance Confidential Additional Information ## Additional Information ### What To Expect Next When the application process is complete, your application will be reviewed to determine if you meet the hiring eligibility and qualification requirements for which you requested consideration. You will be rated based on the information provided in your resume and responses to the questionnaire, along with your supporting documentation to determine your level of knowledge, skill, and ability related to the job requirements. Best qualified applicants will be referred to the hiring manager. The hiring manager may choose to conduct interviews. Once the selection is made, you will receive a notification of the decision. Stay informed of changes to your application status by signing up for automatic email alerts at https://www.usajobs.gov/Applicant/Application/ListApplications. #### BENEFITS Review our benefits ### Other Information This position is covered by the Department of Defense Priority Placement Program. Additional vacancies may be filled by this announcement. A tentative offer of employment will be rescinded if the selectee fails to meet the pre-employment requirements, including failure to report to any of the scheduled appointments. The Department of the Navy uses E-Verify to confirm the employment eligibility of all newly hired employees. To learn more about E-Verify, including your rights and responsibilities, visit www.dhs.gov/E-Verify. If you are unable to apply online and request information about the Alternate Application process, please contact the Department of Navy's Employment Information Center. Federal annuitant information: The selection of an annuitant is subject to the Department of Defense and Department of the Navy policy on the employment of annuitants. Policy information may be found at: http://www.secnav.navy.mil/donhr/Documents/CivilianJobs/FedCivAnnuitants.pdf This job originated on www.usajobs.gov. For the full announcement and to apply, visit www.usajobs.gov/GetJob/ViewDetails/473575100. Only resumes submitted according to the instructions on the job announcement listed at www.usajobs.gov will be considered.
                (USA-WA-Seattle) Mechanical Engineer (Cost Engineering)   
      Job Overview ## Job Overview ### Summary Looking for a great place to work? The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers is one of the best! In 2016, USACE ranked number two of government large-agency subcomponents! As rated by their employees, USACE supervisors strongly support employee development and opportunities to demonstrate leadership skills, while also maintaining an optimal work/life balance. The Corps offers a team-inspiring and collaborative work environment; providing challenging and rewarding careers across a variety of disciplines. Follow this link for more information about the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers. Civilian employees serve a vital role in supporting the Army mission. They provide the skills not readily available in the military, but crucial to support military operations. The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers is an innovative, transformative organization providing engineering solutions to customers worldwide. Working at the Corps as a civilian employee means making a direct contribution to war fighters and their families; supporting overseas contingency operations; developing technology and systems that save the lives of soldiers and civilians; providing disaster relief; and protecting and enhancing the environment and the national economy. ****This position is being filled under the Expedited Hiring Authority (EHA) for Defense Acquisition Workforce Positions in accordance with 10 USC § 1705(g).**** **About the Position:** Seattle District, Corps of Engineers, Seattle, Washington is one of the world's premier public engineering organizations, capable of providing a full spectrum of engineering services. Our strength lies in our technical excellence, our willingness to collaborate with our customers and understand their needs, and, our ability to facilitate creative solutions to achieve mutual goals. This position serves as a senior cost engineer developing construction cost estimates at the various stages of planning, design and construction applying an in-depth knowledge of cost engineering theories and practices. **Who May Apply: U.S. Citizens** ### Duties At the full performance, you will serve as a senior Mechanical Cost Engineer responsible for developing construction cost estimates at various stages of planning, design, and construction. Duties of this position include, but are not limited to: * Prepare cost estimates on a variety of military, civil, and hazardous toxic and radiological waste (HTRW) projects. * Work with designers in developing different or less costly methods than those proposed. * Develop construction cost estimates, construction sequencing schedules, cost and schedule risk analysis, and document results in decision document reports at various stages of planning, engineering/design, and construction. * Utilize computer-aided costs engineering systems such as Micro-Computer Aided Cost Estimating System (MCACES) MII, On-Screen Take-off, Autodesk Navisworks Quantification, Parametric Cost Engineering System (PACES), Remedial Action Cost Engineering and Requirements (RACER), and other software programs throughout the development of the cost estimate. * Coordinate during estimate preparation with the various technical and management elements of the District. ### Travel Required * 25% or Greater * Up to 25% Temporary Duty Travel (TDY) may be required ### Relocation Authorized * Yes * Relocation expenses MAY be authorized in accordance with applicable travel regulations and available command funding. The decision to authorize relocation expenses will be made upon selection and offer. The Defense National Relocation Program (DNRP) is not authorized. ### Who May Apply #### This job is open to… United States Citizens Questions? This job is open to 1 group. Job Requirements ## Job Requirements ### Key Requirements * Must be able to obtain and maintain a valid driver's license. * Obtain/maintain DAWIA Level II Facilities Engineering w/in 24 mos. ### Qualifications In order to qualify, you must meet the basic education requirements in addition to the education and/or experience requirements described below. Your resume must clearly describe your relevant experience; your transcripts are required as part of your application. Additional information about transcripts is in this document. **Experience required:** 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). You will receive credit for all qualifying experience, including volunteer experience. To qualify based on your experience, your resume must describe at least one year of experience which prepared you to do the work in this job. **For the GS-09:** Specialized experience is defined as: providing Mechanical Engineering support to civil and/or military projects in one of the following areas: designing mechanical system, involvement with construction execution, or developing construction cost estimates/schedules for mechanical systems. Mechanical systems may include: building heating and ventilation, process air conditioning and refrigeration, constant temperature and humidity of rooms, water supply, sanitary sewer, fire protection, gantry cranes, hydraulic and compressed air systems, or energy monitoring systems. This definition of specialized experience is typical of work performed at the next lower grade/level position in the federal service (GS-07). **For the GS-11:** Specialized experience is defined as: developing Mechanical Engineering designs, overseeing construction contract execution/methodologies and process, or developing construction cost estimates/schedules for mechanical systems over $1 Million dollars. Mechanical systems may include: building heating and ventilation, process air conditioning and refrigeration, constant temperature and humidity of rooms, water supply, sanitary sewer, fire protection, gantry cranes, hydraulic and compressed air systems, or energy monitoring systems. This definition of specialized experience is typical of work performed at the next lower grade/level position in the federal service (GS-09). **For the GS-12:** Specialized experience is defined as: preparing construction cost estimate and construction schedules for civil and/or military projects; reviewing cost estimates for accuracy and compliance with cost estimation policies and regulations; and experience estimating mechanical systems. Mechanical systems may include: building heating and ventilation, process air conditioning and refrigeration, constant temperature and humidity of rooms, water supply, sanitary sewer, fire protection, gantry cranes, hydraulic and compressed air systems, or energy monitoring systems. This definition of specialized experience is typical of work performed at the next lower grade/level position in the federal service (GS-11). You will be evaluated on the basis of your level of competency (knowledge, skills, abilities) in the following areas: * Knowledge of Cost Products * Knowledge of the Design/Construction of Mechanical Systems * Skill in Developing Cost Products * Ability to Provide Technical Review of Cost Products * Ability to Communicate **Education:** Additionally, applicants must meet the basic education requirements for the occupational series listed for this position. Please refer to the assessment questionnaire under Basic Education Requirements or Minimum Qualifications for the entire list of education and combination of education/experience requirements. View Assessment Questions Some federal jobs allow you to substitute your education for the required experience in order to qualify. For this job, at the GS-12 level you must meet the qualification requirement using experience alone--no substitution of education for experience is permitted. At the GS-09 or GS-11 level, you may qualify if your education meets the definitions below: Combinations of successfully completed education and specialized experience described above may be used to meet total qualification requirement at the GS-09 and GS-11 levels. Please refer to the assessment questionnaire for the entire list of education and combinations of education/experience requirements. View Assessment Questions Foreign education must be evaluated for U.S. equivalency in order to be considered for this position. You must include this information with your application package. Only degrees from an accredited college or university recognized by the Department of Education are acceptable to meet positive education requirements or to substitute for experience. For additional information, please go to the Office of Personnel Management (OPM) and U.S. Department of Education websites at http://www.opm.gov/qualifications and http://www.ed.gov/admins/finaid/accred/index.html. **Other Requirements:** Click here for expanded definitions. * Male applicants born after December 31, 1959 must complete a Pre-Employment Certification Statement for Selective Service Registration. * You will be required to provide proof of U.S. Citizenship. * Two year trial/probationary period may be required. * Direct Deposit of Pay is Required. ### Security Clearance Public Trust - Background Investigation Additional Information ## Additional Information ### What To Expect Next If you provided an email address, you will receive an email message acknowledging receipt of your application. Your application package will be used to determine your eligibility, qualifications, and quality ranking for this position. If you are determined to be ineligible or not qualified, your application will receive no further consideration. The documents you submit must support your responses to the online questionnaire. If your application contradicts or does not support your questionnaire responses, you will receive a rating of "not qualified" or "incomplete application" and you will not receive further consideration for this job. #### BENEFITS **The Department of Defense offers an excellent benefits program.**In addition to your take-home pay, your comprehensive compensation/benefits package will include most of the benefits described in the USAJOBS Resource Center. ### Other Information * Selection is subject to restrictions resulting from Department of Defense referral system for displaced employees. * If you have retired from federal service and you are interested in employment as a reemployed annuitant, see the information in the Reemployed Annuitantinformation sheet. * Salary includes applicable locality pay. * This is a Career Program (CP) 18 position. * Management may select at any of the grade levels announced. * Noncompetitive promotion potential to the intervening grade of GS-11 and/or target grade of GS-12. * Further certification from this announcement may take place up to 90 days beyond the closing date of this announcement. * Multiple positions may be filled from this announcement. This job originated on www.usajobs.gov. For the full announcement and to apply, visit www.usajobs.gov/GetJob/ViewDetails/473083000. Only resumes submitted according to the instructions on the job announcement listed at www.usajobs.gov will be considered.
                (USA-WA-Seattle) Civil Engineer (Cost Engineering)   
      Job Overview ## Job Overview ### Summary Looking for a great place to work? The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers is one of the best! In 2016, USACE ranked number two of government large-agency subcomponents! As rated by their employees, USACE supervisors strongly support employee development and opportunities to demonstrate leadership skills, while also maintaining an optimal work/life balance. The Corps offers a team-inspiring and collaborative work environment; providing challenging and rewarding careers across a variety of disciplines. Follow this link for more information about the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers. Civilian employees serve a vital role in supporting the Army mission. They provide the skills not readily available in the military, but crucial to support military operations. The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers is an innovative, transformative organization providing engineering solutions to customers worldwide. Working at the Corps as a civilian employee means making a direct contribution to war fighters and their families; supporting overseas contingency operations; developing technology and systems that save the lives of soldiers and civilians; providing disaster relief; and protecting and enhancing the environment and the national economy. **About the Position:** Seattle District, Corps of Engineers, Seattle, Washington is one of the world's premier public engineering organizations, capable of providing a full spectrum of engineering services. Our strength lies in our technical excellence, our willingness to collaborate with our customers and understand their needs, and, our ability to facilitate creative solutions to achieve mutual goals. This position serves as a senior cost engineer developing construction cost estimates at the various stages of planning, design and construction applying an in-depth knowledge of cost engineering theories and practices. **Who May Apply:** Only applicants who meet one of the employment authority categories below are eligible to apply for this job. You will be asked to identify which category or categories you meet, and to provide documents which prove you meet the category or categories you selected. See Proof of Eligibility for an extensive list of document requirements for all employment authorities. * Current Civilian Employee with the Department of the Army * Current Permanent Department of Defense (DOD) - Civilian Employee (non-Army) * Current Permanent Federal Civilian Employee (non-DOD) * Former Federal Employee, eligible for reinstatement * Eligible due to Interagency Career Transition Program (ICTAP) * Eligible under Veterans' Recruitment Appointment (VRA) * Eligible under Veterans' Employment Opportunity Act (VEOA) * Veterans with a service-connected disability of 30% or more * Eligible for military spouse preference under Executive Order 13473 * Priority Placement Program, Program S (Military Spouse) registrants referred through the Automated Stopper and Referral System (ASARS) for this position * Eligible for family member appointment under Executive Order 12721 * Eligible for NAF/AAFES Interchange Agreement * Eligible due to an Interchange Agreement * Eligible for Persons with Disabilities ### Duties At full performance level, you will serve as a senior Civil Cost Engineer responsible for developing construction cost estimates at various stages of planning, design, and construction. Duties of this position include, but are not limited to: * Prepare cost estimates on a variety of military, civil, and hazardous toxic and radiological waste (HTRW) projects. * Work with designers in developing different or less costly methods than those proposed. * Develop construction cost estimates, construction sequencing schedules, cost and schedule risk analysis, and document results in decision document reports at various stages of planning, engineering/design, and construction. * Utilize computer-aided costs engineering systems such as Micro-Computer Aided Cost Estimating System (MCACES) MII, On-Screen Take-off, Autodesk Navisworks Quantification, Parametric Cost Engineering System (PACES), Remedial Action Cost Engineering and Requirements (RACER), and other software programs throughout the development of the cost estimate. * Coordinate during estimate preparation with the various technical and management elements of the District. ### Travel Required * 25% or Greater * Up to 25% Temporary Duty Travel (TDY) may be required ### Relocation Authorized * Yes * Relocation expenses MAY be authorized in accordance with applicable travel regulations and available command funding. The decision to authorize relocation expenses will be made upon selection and offer. The Defense National Relocation Program (DNRP) is not authorized. ### Who May Apply #### This job is open to… Status Candidates (Merit Promotion and VEOA Eligibles) Questions? This job is open to 2 groups. Job Requirements ## Job Requirements ### Key Requirements * Must be able to obtain and maintain a valid driver's license. * Obtain/maintain DAWIA Level II Facilities Engineering w/in 24 mos. ### Qualifications In order to qualify, you must meet the basic education requirements in addition to the education and/or experience requirements described below. Your resume must clearly describe your relevant experience; your transcripts are required as part of your application. Additional information about transcripts is in this document. **Experience required:** 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). You will receive credit for all qualifying experience, including volunteer experience. To qualify based on your experience, your resume must describe at least one year of experience which prepared you to do the work in this job. **For the GS-09:** Specialized experience is defined as: providing Civil Engineering support to civil and/or military projects in one of the following areas: designing civil features, involvement with construction execution, or developing construction cost estimates/schedules. This definition of specialized experience is typical of work performed at the next lower grade/level position in the federal service (GS-07). **For the GS-11:** Specialized experience is defined as: developing Civil Engineering designs, overseeing construction contract execution/methodologies and process, or developing construction cost estimates/schedules over $1 Million dollars. This definition of specialized experience is typical of work performed at the next lower grade/level position in the federal service (GS-09). **For the GS-12:** Specialized experience is defined as: preparing construction cost estimate and construction schedules for civil and/or military projects; and reviewing cost estimates for accuracy and compliance with cost estimation policies and regulations. This definition of specialized experience is typical of work performed at the next lower grade/level position in the federal service (GS-11). You will be evaluated on the basis of your level of competency (knowledge, skills, abilities) in the following areas: * Knowledge of Cost Products * Skill in Developing Cost Products * Ability to Provide Technical Review of Cost Products * Ability to Communicate **Time in Grade Requirement:** For the GS-09: Applicants who have held a General Schedule (GS) position within the last 52 weeks must have 52 weeks of Federal service at the second lower grade (or equivalent), GS-07. For the GS-11: Applicants who have held a General Schedule (GS) position within the last 52 weeks must have 52 weeks of Federal service at the second lower grade (or equivalent), GS-09. For the GS-12: Applicants who have held a General Schedule (GS) position within the last 52 weeks must have 52 weeks of Federal service at the next lower grade (or equivalent), GS-11. **Education:** Additionally, applicants must meet the basic education requirements for the occupational series listed for this position. Please refer to the assessment questionnaire under Basic Education Requirements or Minimum Qualifications for the entire list of education and combination of education/experience requirements. View Assessment Questions Some federal jobs allow you to substitute your education for the required experience in order to qualify. For this job, at the GS-12 level you must meet the qualification requirement using experience alone--no substitution of education for experience is permitted. At the GS-09 or GS-11 level, you may qualify if your education meets the definitions below: Combinations of successfully completed education and specialized experience described above may be used to meet total qualification requirement at the GS-09 and GS-11 levels. Please refer to the assessment questionnaire for the entire list of education and combinations of education/experience requirements. View Assessment Questions Foreign education must be evaluated for U.S. equivalency in order to be considered for this position. You must include this information with your application package. Only degrees from an accredited college or university recognized by the Department of Education are acceptable to meet positive education requirements or to substitute for experience. For additional information, please go to the Office of Personnel Management (OPM) and U.S. Department of Education websites at http://www.opm.gov/qualifications and http://www.ed.gov/admins/finaid/accred/index.html. **Other Requirements:** Click here for expanded definitions. * Male applicants born after December 31, 1959 must complete a Pre-Employment Certification Statement for Selective Service Registration. * You will be required to provide proof of U.S. Citizenship. * Two year trial/probationary period may be required. * Direct Deposit of Pay is Required. ### Security Clearance Public Trust - Background Investigation Additional Information ## Additional Information ### What To Expect Next If you provided an email address, you will receive an email message acknowledging receipt of your application. Your application package will be used to determine your eligibility, qualifications, and quality ranking for this position. If you are determined to be ineligible or not qualified, your application will receive no further consideration. The documents you submit must support your responses to the online questionnaire. If your application contradicts or does not support your questionnaire responses, you will receive a rating of "not qualified" or "incomplete application" and you will not receive further consideration for this job. #### BENEFITS **The Department of Defense offers an excellent benefits program.**In addition to your take-home pay, your comprehensive compensation/benefits package will include most of the benefits described in the USAJOBS Resource Center. ### Other Information * Selection is subject to restrictions resulting from Department of Defense referral system for displaced employees. * If you have retired from federal service and you are interested in employment as a reemployed annuitant, see the information in the Reemployed Annuitantinformation sheet. * Salary includes applicable locality pay. * This is a Career Program (CP) 18 position. * Management may select at any of the grade levels announced. * Noncompetitive promotion potential to the intervening grade of GS-11 and/or target grade of GS-12. * Further certification from this announcement may take place up to 90 days beyond the closing date of this announcement. * Multiple positions may be filled from this announcement. This job originated on www.usajobs.gov. For the full announcement and to apply, visit www.usajobs.gov/GetJob/ViewDetails/472518900. Only resumes submitted according to the instructions on the job announcement listed at www.usajobs.gov will be considered.
                (USA-WA-Seattle) Mechanical Engineer (Cost Engineering)   
      Job Overview ## Job Overview ### Summary Looking for a great place to work? The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers is one of the best! In 2016, USACE ranked number two of government large-agency subcomponents! As rated by their employees, USACE supervisors strongly support employee development and opportunities to demonstrate leadership skills, while also maintaining an optimal work/life balance. The Corps offers a team-inspiring and collaborative work environment; providing challenging and rewarding careers across a variety of disciplines. Follow this link for more information about the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers. Civilian employees serve a vital role in supporting the Army mission. They provide the skills not readily available in the military, but crucial to support military operations. The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers is an innovative, transformative organization providing engineering solutions to customers worldwide. Working at the Corps as a civilian employee means making a direct contribution to war fighters and their families; supporting overseas contingency operations; developing technology and systems that save the lives of soldiers and civilians; providing disaster relief; and protecting and enhancing the environment and the national economy. **About the Position:** Seattle District, Corps of Engineers, Seattle, Washington is one of the world's premier public engineering organizations, capable of providing a full spectrum of engineering services. Our strength lies in our technical excellence, our willingness to collaborate with our customers and understand their needs, and, our ability to facilitate creative solutions to achieve mutual goals. This position serves as a senior cost engineer developing construction cost estimates at the various stages of planning, design and construction applying an in-depth knowledge of cost engineering theories and practices. **Who May Apply:** Only applicants who meet one of the employment authority categories below are eligible to apply for this job. You will be asked to identify which category or categories you meet, and to provide documents which prove you meet the category or categories you selected. See Proof of Eligibility for an extensive list of document requirements for all employment authorities. * Current Civilian Employee with the Department of the Army * Current Permanent Department of Defense (DOD) - Civilian Employee (non-Army) * Current Permanent Federal Civilian Employee (non-DOD) * Former Federal Employee, eligible for reinstatement * Eligible due to Interagency Career Transition Program (ICTAP) * Eligible under Veterans' Recruitment Appointment (VRA) * Eligible under Veterans' Employment Opportunity Act (VEOA) * Veterans with a service-connected disability of 30% or more * Eligible for military spouse preference under Executive Order 13473 * Priority Placement Program, Program S (Military Spouse) registrants referred through the Automated Stopper and Referral System (ASARS) for this position * Eligible for family member appointment under Executive Order 12721 * Eligible for NAF/AAFES Interchange Agreement * Eligible due to an Interchange Agreement * Eligible for Persons with Disabilities ### Duties At the full performance, you will serve as a senior Mechanical Cost Engineer responsible for developing construction cost estimates at various stages of planning, design, and construction. Duties of this position include, but are not limited to: * Prepare cost estimates on a variety of military, civil, and hazardous toxic and radiological waste (HTRW) projects. * Work with designers in developing different or less costly methods than those proposed. * Develop construction cost estimates, construction sequencing schedules, cost and schedule risk analysis, and document results in decision document reports at various stages of planning, engineering/design, and construction. * Utilize computer-aided costs engineering systems such as Micro-Computer Aided Cost Estimating System (MCACES) MII, On-Screen Take-off, Autodesk Navisworks Quantification, Parametric Cost Engineering System (PACES), Remedial Action Cost Engineering and Requirements (RACER), and other software programs throughout the development of the cost estimate. * Coordinate during estimate preparation with the various technical and management elements of the District. ### Travel Required * 25% or Greater * Up to 25% Temporary Duty Travel (TDY) may be required ### Relocation Authorized * Yes * Relocation expenses MAY be authorized in accordance with applicable travel regulations and available command funding. The decision to authorize relocation expenses will be made upon selection and offer. The Defense National Relocation Program (DNRP) is not authorized. ### Who May Apply #### This job is open to… Status Candidates (Merit Promotion and VEOA Eligibles) Questions? This job is open to 2 groups. Job Requirements ## Job Requirements ### Key Requirements * Must be able to obtain and maintain a valid driver's license. * Obtain/maintain DAWIA Level II Facilities Engineering w/in 24 mos. ### Qualifications In order to qualify, you must meet the basic education requirements in addition to the education and/or experience requirements described below. Your resume must clearly describe your relevant experience; your transcripts are required as part of your application. Additional information about transcripts is in this document. **Experience required:** 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). You will receive credit for all qualifying experience, including volunteer experience. To qualify based on your experience, your resume must describe at least one year of experience which prepared you to do the work in this job. **For the GS-09:** Specialized experience is defined as: providing Mechanical Engineering support to civil and/or military projects in one of the following areas: designing mechanical system, involvement with construction execution, or developing construction cost estimates/schedules for mechanical systems. Mechanical systems may include: building heating and ventilation, process air conditioning and refrigeration, constant temperature and humidity of rooms, water supply, sanitary sewer, fire protection, gantry cranes, hydraulic and compressed air systems, or energy monitoring systems. This definition of specialized experience is typical of work performed at the next lower grade/level position in the federal service (GS-07). **For the GS-11:** Specialized experience is defined as: developing Mechanical Engineering designs, overseeing construction contract execution/methodologies and process, or developing construction cost estimates/schedules for mechanical systems over $1 Million dollars. Mechanical systems may include: building heating and ventilation, process air conditioning and refrigeration, constant temperature and humidity of rooms, water supply, sanitary sewer, fire protection, gantry cranes, hydraulic and compressed air systems, or energy monitoring systems. This definition of specialized experience is typical of work performed at the next lower grade/level position in the federal service (GS-09). **For the GS-12:** Specialized experience is defined as: preparing construction cost estimate and construction schedules for civil and/or military projects; reviewing cost estimates for accuracy and compliance with cost estimation policies and regulations; and experience estimating mechanical systems. Mechanical systems may include: building heating and ventilation, process air conditioning and refrigeration, constant temperature and humidity of rooms, water supply, sanitary sewer, fire protection, gantry cranes, hydraulic and compressed air systems, or energy monitoring systems. This definition of specialized experience is typical of work performed at the next lower grade/level position in the federal service (GS-11). You will be evaluated on the basis of your level of competency (knowledge, skills, abilities) in the following areas: * Knowledge of Cost Products * Knowledge of the Design/Construction of Mechanical Systems * Skill in Developing Cost Products * Ability to Provide Technical Review of Cost Products * Ability to Communicate **Time in Grade Requirement: ** For the GS-09: Applicants who have held a General Schedule (GS) position within the last 52 weeks must have 52 weeks of Federal service at the second lower grade (or equivalent), GS-07. For the GS-11: Applicants who have held a General Schedule (GS) position within the last 52 weeks must have 52 weeks of Federal service at the second lower grade (or equivalent), GS-09. For the GS-12: Applicants who have held a General Schedule (GS) position within the last 52 weeks must have 52 weeks of Federal service at the next lower grade (or equivalent), GS-11.**** **Education:** Additionally, applicants must meet the basic education requirements for the occupational series listed for this position. Please refer to the assessment questionnaire under Basic Education Requirements or Minimum Qualifications for the entire list of education and combination of education/experience requirements. View Assessment Questions View Occupational Questionnaire Some federal jobs allow you to substitute your education for the required experience in order to qualify. For this job, at the GS-12 level you must meet the qualification requirement using experience alone--no substitution of education for experience is permitted. At the GS-09 or GS-11 level, you may qualify if your education meets the definitions below: Combinations of successfully completed education and specialized experience described above may be used to meet total qualification requirement at the GS-09 and GS-11 levels. Please refer to the assessment questionnaire for the entire list of education and combinations of education/experience requirements. View Assessment Questions Foreign education must be evaluated for U.S. equivalency in order to be considered for this position. You must include this information with your application package. Only degrees from an accredited college or university recognized by the Department of Education are acceptable to meet positive education requirements or to substitute for experience. For additional information, please go to the Office of Personnel Management (OPM) and U.S. Department of Education websites at http://www.opm.gov/qualifications and http://www.ed.gov/admins/finaid/accred/index.html. **Other Requirements:** Click here for expanded definitions. * Male applicants born after December 31, 1959 must complete a Pre-Employment Certification Statement for Selective Service Registration. * You will be required to provide proof of U.S. Citizenship. * Two year trial/probationary period may be required. * Direct Deposit of Pay is Required. ### Security Clearance Public Trust - Background Investigation Additional Information ## Additional Information ### What To Expect Next If you provided an email address, you will receive an email message acknowledging receipt of your application. Your application package will be used to determine your eligibility, qualifications, and quality ranking for this position. If you are determined to be ineligible or not qualified, your application will receive no further consideration. The documents you submit must support your responses to the online questionnaire. If your application contradicts or does not support your questionnaire responses, you will receive a rating of "not qualified" or "incomplete application" and you will not receive further consideration for this job. #### BENEFITS **The Department of Defense offers an excellent benefits program.**In addition to your take-home pay, your comprehensive compensation/benefits package will include most of the benefits described in the USAJOBS Resource Center. ### Other Information * Selection is subject to restrictions resulting from Department of Defense referral system for displaced employees. * If you have retired from federal service and you are interested in employment as a reemployed annuitant, see the information in the Reemployed Annuitantinformation sheet. * Salary includes applicable locality pay. * This is a Career Program (CP) 18 position. * Management may select at any of the grade levels announced. * Noncompetitive promotion potential to the intervening grade of GS-11 and/or target grade of GS-12. * Further certification from this announcement may take place up to 90 days beyond the closing date of this announcement. * Multiple positions may be filled from this announcement. This job originated on www.usajobs.gov. For the full announcement and to apply, visit www.usajobs.gov/GetJob/ViewDetails/473082800. Only resumes submitted according to the instructions on the job announcement listed at www.usajobs.gov will be considered.
                (USA-WA-Seattle) Realty Specialist   
      Job Overview ## Job Overview ### Summary Looking for a great place to work? The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers (USACE or "The Corps") is one of the best in America! In 2015, USACE ranked #128 out of 500 employers on Forbes' "America's Best Employers" list. From this list, the Corps ranked #10 in the government services industry, #6 in the federal government, and #8 in the engineering field. Follow this link for more information about the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers. Civilian employees serve a vital role in supporting the Army mission. They provide the skills not readily available in the military, but crucial to support military operations. The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers is an innovative, transformative organization providing engineering solutions to customers worldwide. Working at the Corps as a civilian employee means making a direct contribution to war fighters and their families; supporting overseas contingency operations; developing technology and systems that save the lives of soldiers and civilians; providing disaster relief; and protecting and enhancing the environment and the national economy. **About the Position:**Seattle District, Corps of Engineers, Seattle, Washington is one of the world's premier public engineering organizations, capable of providing a full spectrum of engineering services. Our strength lies in our technical excellence, our willingness to collaborate with our customers and understand their needs, and, our ability to facilitate creative solutions to achieve mutual goals. Our high-performing team members have a deep respect for each other, opportunities for professional growth, and, consistently strive to bring out the best in each other, our partners, and our customers. For more information visit http://www.nws.usace.army.mil **Who May Apply:** Only applicants who meet one of the employment authority categories below are eligible to apply for this job. You will be asked to identify which category or categories you meet, and to provide documents which prove you meet the category or categories you selected. See Proof of Eligibility for an extensive list of document requirements for all employment authorities. * Current Civilian Employee with the Department of the Army * Current Permanent Department of Defense (DOD) - Civilian Employee (non-Army) * Current Permanent Federal Civilian Employee (non-DOD) * Former Federal Employee, eligible for reinstatement * Eligible due to Interagency Career Transition Program (ICTAP) * Eligible under Veterans' Employment Opportunity Act (VEOA) * Eligible for military spouse preference under Executive Order 13473 * Priority Placement Program, Program S (Military Spouse) registrants referred through the Automated Stopper and Referral System (ASARS) for this position * Eligible for family member appointment under Executive Order 12721 * Eligible due to an Interchange Agreement * Eligible for Persons with Disabilities ### Duties You will serve as a Realty Specialist performing but not limited to the following duties: * Obtain leases of real property required within the civil and military boundaries of the Seattle District. * Verify property ownership. * Examine and analyze public records, appraisal reports, right of way maps and title evidence to identify matters affecting negotiations. * Conduct Joint Use and Inspection Surveys to determine continuing requirements by the using services. * Prepare negotiator's report of pertinent facts and circumstances developed during negotiations and recommend acceptance of counteroffers. * Prepare local cooperation agreements for execution by incorporating all requirements disclosed by a careful review of regulations and guidance. * Make field inspections to determine whether claims are reasonable and allowable, and recommend the type and amount of payment. ### Travel Required * Occasional Travel * Temporary travel for duty is approximately 5%. ### Relocation Authorized * No ### Who May Apply #### This job is open to… See Who May Apply Questions? This job is open to 1 group. Job Requirements ## Job Requirements ### Key Requirements * A valid state issued driver's license is required. ### Qualifications In order to qualify, you must meet the education and/or experience requirements described below. Your resume must clearly describe your relevant experience; if qualifying based on education, your transcripts will be required as part of your application. Additional information about transcripts is in this document. **Experience required:** 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). You will receive credit for all qualifying experience, including volunteer experience. **For the GS-07:** To qualify based on your experience, your resume must describe at least one year of experience which prepared you to do the work in this job. Specialized experience is defined as: assembling documentation required to prepare documents for lease of real property AND researching real estate policies, laws and regulation to ensure documents are complete. This definition of specialized experience is typical of work performed at the next lower grade/level position in the federal service (GS-05). **For the GS-09:** To qualify based on your experience, your resume must describe at least one year of experience which prepared you to do the work in this job. Specialized experience is defined as: applying applicable real property regulations to ONE of the following actions related to managing real property interests: leasing, acquisition, disposal and/or management of out-grants. This definition of specialized experience is typical of work performed at the next lower grade/level position in the federal service (GS-07). You will be evaluated on the basis of your level of competency (knowledge, skills, abilities) in the following areas: * Skill in Real Estate Leasing * Skill in Real Estate Acquisition * Skill in Managing Out-grants * Ability to Arrange for Property Disposal * Skill in Project Management **Time in Grade Requirement for the GS-07:** Applicants who have held a General Schedule (GS) position within the last 52 weeks must have 52 weeks of Federal service at the second lower grade (GS-05). **Time in Grade Requirement for the GS-09:** Applicants who have held a General Schedule (GS) position within the last 52 weeks must have 52 weeks of Federal service at the second lower grade (GS-07). Some federal jobs allow you to substitute your education for the required experience in order to qualify. For this job, you may qualify if your education meets the definitions below: **GS-07:** Have completed 1 full year of graduate level education. OR Attained superior academic achievement (S.A.A.) while obtaining a bachelor's degree. OR Have a combination of education and specialized experience as described above. (NOTE: TRANSCRIPTS MUST BE SUBMITTED WITH YOUR APPLICATION) **GS-09:** Have completed a related master's (Real Estate, Business Management, Marketing, Finance, etc.) OR equivalent graduate degree OR two full years of progressively higher level related graduate education leading to such a degree or LL.B. or J.D., if related. OR Have a combination of graduate education and specialized experience as described above. View Assessment Questions View Assessment Questions Only degrees from an accredited college or university recognized by the Department of Education are acceptable to meet positive education requirements or to substitute education for experience. For additional information, please go to the Office of Personnel Management (OPM) and U.S. Department of Education websites at – http://www.opm.gov/qualifications and http://www.ed.gov/admins/finaid/accred/index.html Foreign education must be evaluated for U.S. equivalency in order to be considered for this position. Please include this information in your resume. **Other Requirements:** Click here for expanded definitions. * Male applicants born after December 31, 1959 must complete a Pre-Employment Certification Statement for Selective Service Registration. * You will be required to provide proof of U.S. Citizenship. * Two year trial/probationary period may be required. * Direct Deposit of Pay is Required. ### Security Clearance Public Trust - Background Investigation Additional Information ## Additional Information ### What To Expect Next If you provided an email address, you will receive an email message acknowledging receipt of your application. Your application package will be used to determine your eligibility, qualifications, and quality ranking for this position. If you are determined to be ineligible or not qualified, your application will receive no further consideration. The documents you submit must support your responses to the online questionnaire. If your application contradicts or does not support your questionnaire responses, you will receive a rating of "not qualified" or "incomplete application" and you will not receive further consideration for this job. #### BENEFITS **The Department of Defense offers an excellent benefits program.**In addition to your take-home pay, your comprehensive compensation/benefits package will include most of the benefits described in the USAJOBS Resource Center. ### Other Information * Selection is subject to restrictions resulting from Department of Defense referral system for displaced employees. * If you have retired from federal service and you are interested in employment as a reemployed annuitant, see the information in the Reemployed Annuitantinformation sheet. * Multiple positions may be filled from this announcement. * Salary includes applicable locality pay. * This is a Career Program 18 position. This job originated on www.usajobs.gov. For the full announcement and to apply, visit www.usajobs.gov/GetJob/ViewDetails/473392700. Only resumes submitted according to the instructions on the job announcement listed at www.usajobs.gov will be considered.
                (USA-WA-Seattle) Electrical Engineer (Cost Engineering)   
      Job Overview ## Job Overview ### Summary Looking for a great place to work? The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers is one of the best! In 2016, USACE ranked number two of government large-agency subcomponents! As rated by their employees, USACE supervisors strongly support employee development and opportunities to demonstrate leadership skills, while also maintaining an optimal work/life balance. The Corps offers a team-inspiring and collaborative work environment; providing challenging and rewarding careers across a variety of disciplines. Follow this link for more information about the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers. Civilian employees serve a vital role in supporting the Army mission. They provide the skills not readily available in the military, but crucial to support military operations. The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers is an innovative, transformative organization providing engineering solutions to customers worldwide. Working at the Corps as a civilian employee means making a direct contribution to war fighters and their families; supporting overseas contingency operations; developing technology and systems that save the lives of soldiers and civilians; providing disaster relief; and protecting and enhancing the environment and the national economy. ****This position is being filled under the Expedited Hiring Authority (EHA) for Defense Acquisition Workforce Positions in accordance with 10 USC § 1705(g).**** **About the Position:** Seattle District, Corps of Engineers, Seattle, Washington is one of the world's premier public engineering organizations, capable of providing a full spectrum of engineering services. Our strength lies in our technical excellence, our willingness to collaborate with our customers and understand their needs, and, our ability to facilitate creative solutions to achieve mutual goals. This position serves as a cost engineer developing construction cost estimates at the various stages of planning, design and construction applying an in-depth knowledge of cost engineering theories and practices. **Who May Apply: U.S. Citizens** ### Duties At the GS-07 developmental level you will serve as an Electrical Cost Engineering receiving training and closer supervision until you reach the target grade (GS-11). You will support the District's civil works and military design and construction programs. While in a training capacity, you will receive assignments of limited scope and difficulty or assisting a higher grade engineer by performing minor phases of a broad assignment. Duties of this position include, but are not limited to: * Prepare cost estimates on a variety of military, civil, and hazardous toxic and radiological waste (HTRW) projects. * Work with designers in developing different or less costly methods than those proposed. * Develop construction cost estimates, construction sequencing schedules, cost and schedule risk analysis, and document results in decision document reports at various stages of planning, engineering/design, and construction. * Utilize computer-aided costs engineering systems such as Micro-Computer Aided Cost Estimating System (MCACES) MII, On-Screen Take-off, Autodesk Navisworks Quantification, Parametric Cost Engineering System (PACES), Remedial Action Cost Engineering and Requirements (RACER), and other software programs throughout the development of the cost estimate. * Coordinate during estimate preparation with the various technical and management elements of the District. ### Travel Required * 25% or Greater * Up to 25% Temporary Duty Travel (TDY) may be required ### Relocation Authorized * Yes * Relocation expenses MAY be authorized in accordance with applicable travel regulations and available command funding. The decision to authorize relocation expenses will be made upon selection and offer. The Defense National Relocation Program (DNRP) is not authorized. ### Who May Apply #### This job is open to… Status Candidates (Merit Promotion and VEOA Eligibles) Questions? This job is open to 2 groups. Job Requirements ## Job Requirements ### Key Requirements * Must be able to obtain and maintain a valid driver's license. * Obtain/maintain DAWIA Level II Facilities Engineering w/in 24 mos. ### Qualifications In order to qualify, you must meet the education and/or experience requirements described below. Your resume must clearly describe your relevant experience; if qualifying based on education, your transcripts will be required as part of your application. Additional information about transcripts is in this document. **Experience required:** 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). You will receive credit for all qualifying experience, including volunteer experience. To qualify based on your experience alone, your resume must describe at least one year of experience which prepared you to do the work in this job equivalent to the next lower grade/level (GS-05). Specialized experience is defined as: demonstrated ability or aptitude to provide Electrical Engineering support to civil and/or military projects in one of the following areas: designing electrical system, involvement with construction execution, or developing construction cost estimates/schedules for electrical systems. Electrical systems may include: lighting, power supply and distribution, and communication systems. You will be evaluated on the basis of your level of competency (knowledge, skills, abilities) in the following areas: * Knowledge of Cost Products * Knowledge of the Design/Construction of Electrical Systems * Skill in Developing Cost Products * Ability to Communicate **Education:** Additionally, applicants must meet the basic education requirements for the occupational series listed for this position. Please refer to the assessment questionnaire under Basic Education Requirements or Minimum Qualifications for the entire list of education and combination of education/experience requirements. View Assessment Questions View Occupational Questionnaire Some federal jobs allow you to substitute your education for the required experience in order to qualify. For this job, you may qualify if your education meets the definitions below: Combinations of successfully completed education and specialized experience described above may be used to meet total qualification requirement at the GS-07 level. Please refer to the assessment questionnaire for the entire list of education and combinations of education/experience requirements. View Assessment Questions Foreign education must be evaluated for U.S. equivalency in order to be considered for this position. You must include this information with your application package. Only degrees from an accredited college or university recognized by the Department of Education are acceptable to meet positive education requirements or to substitute for experience. For additional information, please go to the Office of Personnel Management (OPM) and U.S. Department of Education websites at http://www.opm.gov/qualifications and http://www.ed.gov/admins/finaid/accred/index.html. **Other Requirements:** Click here for expanded definitions. * Male applicants born after December 31, 1959 must complete a Pre-Employment Certification Statement for Selective Service Registration. * You will be required to provide proof of U.S. Citizenship. * Two year trial/probationary period may be required. * Direct Deposit of Pay is Required. ### Security Clearance Public Trust - Background Investigation Additional Information ## Additional Information ### What To Expect Next If you provided an email address, you will receive an email message acknowledging receipt of your application. Your application package will be used to determine your eligibility, qualifications, and quality ranking for this position. If you are determined to be ineligible or not qualified, your application will receive no further consideration. The documents you submit must support your responses to the online questionnaire. If your application contradicts or does not support your questionnaire responses, you will receive a rating of "not qualified" or "incomplete application" and you will not receive further consideration for this job. #### BENEFITS **The Department of Defense offers an excellent benefits program.**In addition to your take-home pay, your comprehensive compensation/benefits package will include most of the benefits described in the USAJOBS Resource Center. ### Other Information * Selection is subject to restrictions resulting from Department of Defense referral system for displaced employees. * If you have retired from federal service and you are interested in employment as a reemployed annuitant, see the information in the Reemployed Annuitantinformation sheet. * Salary includes applicable locality pay. * This is a Career Program (CP) 18 position. * Noncompetitive promotion potential to the intervening grade of GS-09 and target grade of GS-11. * Further certification from this announcement may take place up to 90 days beyond the closing date of this announcement. * Multiple positions may be filled from this announcement. This job originated on www.usajobs.gov. For the full announcement and to apply, visit www.usajobs.gov/GetJob/ViewDetails/473330200. Only resumes submitted according to the instructions on the job announcement listed at www.usajobs.gov will be considered.
                (USA-WA-Seattle) BUDGET ANALYST   
      Job Overview ## Job Overview ### Summary Looking for a great place to work? The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers is one of the best! In 2016, USACE ranked number two of government large-agency subcomponents! As rated by their employees, USACE supervisors strongly support employee development and opportunities to demonstrate leadership skills, while also maintaining an optimal work/life balance. The Corps offers a team-inspiring and collaborative work environment; providing challenging and rewarding careers across a variety of disciplines. Follow this link for more information about the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers. Civilian employees serve a vital role in supporting the Army mission. They provide the skills not readily available in the military, but crucial to support military operations. The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers is an innovative, transformative organization providing engineering solutions to customers worldwide. Working at the Corps as a civilian employee means making a direct contribution to war fighters and their families; supporting overseas contingency operations; developing technology and systems that save the lives of soldiers and civilians; providing disaster relief; and protecting and enhancing the environment and the national economy. **About the Position:**This position is a shared resource between the Management Support Section at the District Office and the Lake Washington Ship Canal project office which are approximately 10 miles apart. The incumbent is required to split their time between the 2 locations on a weekly basis. **Who May Apply:** Only applicants who meet one of the employment authority categories below are eligible to apply for this job. You will be asked to identify which category or categories you meet, and to provide documents which prove you meet the category or categories you selected. See Proof of Eligibility for an extensive list of document requirements for all employment authorities. * Current Civilian Employee with the Department of the Army * Current Permanent Department of Defense (DOD) - Civilian Employee (non-Army) * Current Permanent Federal Civilian Employee (non-DOD) * Former Federal Employee, eligible for reinstatement * Eligible due to Interagency Career Transition Program (ICTAP) * Eligible under Veterans' Employment Opportunity Act (VEOA) * Eligible for military spouse preference under Executive Order 13473 * Priority Placement Program, Program S (Military Spouse) registrants referred through the Automated Stopper and Referral System (ASARS) for this position * Eligible for family member appointment under Executive Order 12721 * Eligible due to an Interchange Agreement * Eligible for Persons with Disabilities ### Duties You will serve as a Budget Analyst performing budget and program analysis functions for assigned programs, projects and activities in major Operations Division business lines and provide continuing support to an assigned field operating project on a continuing or temporary basis in the areas of budget formulation, funds control, initiation of Purchase Requests &Commitments; (PR&C;), and providing staff assistance to the Operating Project Managers, Administrative Officers and other Program Managers on the requirements for preparation, documentation, and submission of budget requests.**** ### Travel Required * Occasional Travel * Temporary travel for duty (TDY) is approximately 10%. ### Relocation Authorized * Yes * Relocation expenses MAY be authorized in accordance with applicable travel regulations and available command funding. The decision to authorize relocation expenses will be made upon selection and offer. The Defense National Relocation Program (DNRP) is not authorized. ### Who May Apply #### This job is open to… Status Candidates (Merit Promotion and VEOA Eligibles) Questions? This job is open to 2 groups. Job Requirements ## Job Requirements ### Key Requirements * A valid state issued driver's license is required. * Financial Management Cert Level II is required w/in 24 mos of appt. * This position requires incumbent to split time between 2 office locations. ### Qualifications In order to qualify, you must meet the education and/or experience requirements described below. Your resume must clearly describe your relevant experience; if qualifying based on education, your transcripts will be required as part of your application. Additional information about transcripts is in this document. **Experience required:** 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). You will receive credit for all qualifying experience, including volunteer experience. **For the GS-09 level:** To qualify based on your experience, your resume must describe at least one year of specialized experience which prepared you to do the work in this job. **Specialized experience is defined as:** Experience in ALL of the following areas: (1) Monitoring budget information in a financial management system; (2) Compiling budget data for use in financial reports; AND (3) Reviewing available funds to compare against outstanding obligations. This definition of specialized experience is typical of work performed at the next lower grade/level position in the federal service (GS-07). **For the GS-11 level:** To qualify based on your experience, your resume must describe at least one year of specialized experience which prepared you to do the work in this job. **Specialized experience is defined as:** Experience in ALL of the following areas: (1) Applying governing fiscal policies, procedures or regulations to budgetary processes; (2) Researching, compiling and summarizing data to formulate a budget; AND (3) Utilizing automated financial management system to input financial data and extract reports containing budgetary information. This definition of specialized experience is typical of work performed at the next lower grade/level position in the federal service (GS-09). You will be evaluated on the basis of your level of competency (knowledge, skills, abilities) in the following areas: * Knowledge of Budget Formulation and Execution * Knowledge of Automated Systems * Knowledge of Contract and Procurement * Skill in Financial/Budgetary Analysis **Time in Grade Requirement for the GS-09:** Applicants who have held a General Schedule (GS) position within the last 52 weeks must have 52 weeks of Federal service at the GS-07 grade (or equivalent). **Time in Grade Requirement for the GS-11:** Applicants who have held a General Schedule (GS) position within the last 52 weeks must have 52 weeks of Federal service at the GS-09 grade (or equivalent). Some federal jobs allow you to substitute your education for the required experience in order to qualify. For this job, you may qualify if your education meets the definitions below: **GS-09:** Have completed a master's or equivalent graduate degree, or 2 full years of progressively higher level graduate education leading to such a degree, or LL.B. or J.D., if related in fields such as Business Administration, or Management with an emphasis on Accounting or Finance. (NOTE: YOU MUST SUBMIT A COPY OF YOUR TRANSCRIPTS WITH YOUR APPLICATION.) **GS-11:** Have a Ph.D. or equivalent doctoral degree or three full years of progressively higher graduate education leading to such a degree or LL.M. if related in fields such as Business Administration, or Management with an emphasis on Accounting or Finance. (NOTE: YOU MUST SUBMIT A COPY OF YOUR TRANSCRIPTS WITH YOUR APPLICATION.) Combinations of successfully completed education and specialized experience described above may be used to meet total qualification requirements at the GS-09 and GS-11 levels. Only degrees from an accredited college or university recognized by the Department of Education are acceptable to meet positive education requirements or to substitute education for experience. For additional information, please go to the Office of Personnel Management (OPM) and U.S. Department of Education websites at - http://www.opm.gov/qualifications and http://www.ed.gov/admins/finaid/accred/index.html. Foreign education must be evaluated for U.S. equivalency in order to be considered for this position. This information must be included in your application package. **Other Requirements:** Click here for expanded definitions. * Male applicants born after December 31, 1959 must complete a Pre-Employment Certification Statement for Selective Service Registration. * You will be required to provide proof of U.S. Citizenship. * Two year trial/probationary period may be required. * Direct Deposit of Pay is Required. ### Security Clearance Public Trust - Background Investigation Additional Information ## Additional Information ### What To Expect Next If you provided an email address, you will receive an email message acknowledging receipt of your application. Your application package will be used to determine your eligibility, qualifications, and quality ranking for this position. If you are determined to be ineligible or not qualified, your application will receive no further consideration. The documents you submit must support your responses to the online questionnaire. If your application contradicts or does not support your questionnaire responses, you will receive a rating of "not qualified" or "incomplete application" and you will not receive further consideration for this job. #### BENEFITS **The Department of Defense offers an excellent benefits program.**In addition to your take-home pay, your comprehensive compensation/benefits package will include most of the benefits described in the USAJOBS Resource Center. ### Other Information * Selection is subject to restrictions resulting from Department of Defense referral system for displaced employees. * If you have retired from federal service and you are interested in employment as a reemployed annuitant, see the information in the Reemployed Annuitantinformation sheet. * Salary includes applicable locality pay. * This is a Career Program (CP) 11 position. This job originated on www.usajobs.gov. For the full announcement and to apply, visit www.usajobs.gov/GetJob/ViewDetails/473331100. Only resumes submitted according to the instructions on the job announcement listed at www.usajobs.gov will be considered.
                (USA-WA-Seattle) Electrical Engineer (Cost Engineering)   
      Job Overview ## Job Overview ### Summary Looking for a great place to work? The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers is one of the best! In 2016, USACE ranked number two of government large-agency subcomponents! As rated by their employees, USACE supervisors strongly support employee development and opportunities to demonstrate leadership skills, while also maintaining an optimal work/life balance. The Corps offers a team-inspiring and collaborative work environment; providing challenging and rewarding careers across a variety of disciplines. Follow this link for more information about the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers. Civilian employees serve a vital role in supporting the Army mission. They provide the skills not readily available in the military, but crucial to support military operations. The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers is an innovative, transformative organization providing engineering solutions to customers worldwide. Working at the Corps as a civilian employee means making a direct contribution to war fighters and their families; supporting overseas contingency operations; developing technology and systems that save the lives of soldiers and civilians; providing disaster relief; and protecting and enhancing the environment and the national economy. ****This position is being filled under the Expedited Hiring Authority (EHA) for Defense Acquisition Workforce Positions in accordance with 10 USC § 1705(g).**** **About the Position:** Seattle District, Corps of Engineers, Seattle, Washington is one of the world's premier public engineering organizations, capable of providing a full spectrum of engineering services. Our strength lies in our technical excellence, our willingness to collaborate with our customers and understand their needs, and, our ability to facilitate creative solutions to achieve mutual goals. This position serves as a senior cost engineer developing construction cost estimates at the various stages of planning, design and construction applying an in-depth knowledge of cost engineering theories and practices. **Who May Apply: U.S. Citizens** ### Duties At the full performance, you will serve as a senior Electrical Cost Engineer responsible for developing construction cost estimates at various stages of planning, design, and construction. Duties of this position include, but are not limited to: * Prepare cost estimates on a variety of military, civil, and hazardous toxic and radiological waste (HTRW) projects. * Work with designers in developing different or less costly methods than those proposed. * Develop construction cost estimates, construction sequencing schedules, cost and schedule risk analysis, and document results in decision document reports at various stages of planning, engineering/design, and construction. * Utilize computer-aided costs engineering systems such as Micro-Computer Aided Cost Estimating System (MCACES) MII, On-Screen Take-off, Autodesk Navisworks Quantification, Parametric Cost Engineering System (PACES), Remedial Action Cost Engineering and Requirements (RACER), and other software programs throughout the development of the cost estimate. * Coordinate during estimate preparation with the various technical and management elements of the District. ### Travel Required * 25% or Greater * Up to 25% Temporary Duty Travel (TDY) may be required ### Relocation Authorized * Yes * Relocation expenses MAY be authorized in accordance with applicable travel regulations and available command funding. The decision to authorize relocation expenses will be made upon selection and offer. The Defense National Relocation Program (DNRP) is not authorized. ### Who May Apply #### This job is open to… United States Citizens Questions? This job is open to 1 group. Job Requirements ## Job Requirements ### Key Requirements * Must be able to obtain and maintain a valid driver's license. * Obtain/maintain DAWIA Level II Facilities Engineering w/in 24 mos. ### Qualifications In order to qualify, you must meet the basic education requirements in addition to the education and/or experience requirements described below. Your resume must clearly describe your relevant experience; your transcripts are required as part of your application. Additional information about transcripts is in this document. **Experience required:** 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). You will receive credit for all qualifying experience, including volunteer experience. To qualify based on your experience, your resume must describe at least one year of experience which prepared you to do the work in this job. **For the GS-09:** Specialized experience is defined as: providing Electrical Engineering support to civil and/or military projects in one of the following areas: designing electrical system, involvement with construction execution, or developing construction cost estimates/schedules for electrical systems. Electrical systems may include: lighting, power supply and distribution, and communication systems. This definition of specialized experience is typical of work performed at the next lower grade/level position in the federal service (GS-07). **For the GS-11:** Specialized experience is defined as: developing Electrical Engineering designs, overseeing construction contract execution/methodologies and process, or developing construction cost estimates/schedules for electrical systems over $1 Million dollars. Electrical systems may include: lighting, power supply and distribution, and communication systems. This definition of specialized experience is typical of work performed at the next lower grade/level position in the federal service (GS-09). **For the GS-12:** Specialized experience is defined as: preparing construction cost estimate and construction schedules for civil and/or military projects; reviewing cost estimates for accuracy and compliance with cost estimation policies and regulations; and experience estimating electrical systems. Electrical systems may include: lighting, power supply and distribution, and communication systems. This definition of specialized experience is typical of work performed at the next lower grade/level position in the federal service (GS-11). You will be evaluated on the basis of your level of competency (knowledge, skills, abilities) in the following areas: * Knowledge of Cost Products * Knowledge of the Design/Construction of Electrical Systems * Skill in Developing Cost Products * Ability to Provide Technical Review of Cost Products * Ability to Communicate **Education:** Additionally, applicants must meet the basic education requirements for the occupational series listed for this position. Please refer to the assessment questionnaire under Basic Education Requirements or Minimum Qualifications for the entire list of education and combination of education/experience requirements. View Assessment Questions View Occupational Questionnaire Some federal jobs allow you to substitute your education for the required experience in order to qualify. For this job, at the GS-12 level you must meet the qualification requirement using experience alone--no substitution of education for experience is permitted. At the GS-09 or GS-11 level, you may qualify if your education meets the definitions below: Combinations of successfully completed education and specialized experience described above may be used to meet total qualification requirement at the GS-09 and GS-11 levels. Please refer to the assessment questionnaire for the entire list of education and combinations of education/experience requirements. View Assessment Questions Foreign education must be evaluated for U.S. equivalency in order to be considered for this position. You must include this information with your application package. Only degrees from an accredited college or university recognized by the Department of Education are acceptable to meet positive education requirements or to substitute for experience. For additional information, please go to the Office of Personnel Management (OPM) and U.S. Department of Education websites at http://www.opm.gov/qualifications and http://www.ed.gov/admins/finaid/accred/index.html. **Other Requirements:** Click here for expanded definitions. * Male applicants born after December 31, 1959 must complete a Pre-Employment Certification Statement for Selective Service Registration. * You will be required to provide proof of U.S. Citizenship. * Two year trial/probationary period may be required. * Direct Deposit of Pay is Required. ### Security Clearance Public Trust - Background Investigation Additional Information ## Additional Information ### What To Expect Next If you provided an email address, you will receive an email message acknowledging receipt of your application. Your application package will be used to determine your eligibility, qualifications, and quality ranking for this position. If you are determined to be ineligible or not qualified, your application will receive no further consideration. The documents you submit must support your responses to the online questionnaire. If your application contradicts or does not support your questionnaire responses, you will receive a rating of "not qualified" or "incomplete application" and you will not receive further consideration for this job. #### BENEFITS **The Department of Defense offers an excellent benefits program.**In addition to your take-home pay, your comprehensive compensation/benefits package will include most of the benefits described in the USAJOBS Resource Center. ### Other Information * Selection is subject to restrictions resulting from Department of Defense referral system for displaced employees. * If you have retired from federal service and you are interested in employment as a reemployed annuitant, see the information in the Reemployed Annuitantinformation sheet. * Salary includes applicable locality pay. * This is a Career Program (CP) 18 position. * Management may select at any of the grade levels announced. * Noncompetitive promotion potential to the intervening grade of GS-11 and/or target grade of GS-12. * Further certification from this announcement may take place up to 90 days beyond the closing date of this announcement. * Multiple positions may be filled from this announcement. This job originated on www.usajobs.gov. For the full announcement and to apply, visit www.usajobs.gov/GetJob/ViewDetails/473203600. Only resumes submitted according to the instructions on the job announcement listed at www.usajobs.gov will be considered.
                (USA-WA-Seattle) Electrical Engineer (Cost Engineering)   
      Job Overview ## Job Overview ### Summary Looking for a great place to work? The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers is one of the best! In 2016, USACE ranked number two of government large-agency subcomponents! As rated by their employees, USACE supervisors strongly support employee development and opportunities to demonstrate leadership skills, while also maintaining an optimal work/life balance. The Corps offers a team-inspiring and collaborative work environment; providing challenging and rewarding careers across a variety of disciplines. Follow this link for more information about the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers. Civilian employees serve a vital role in supporting the Army mission. They provide the skills not readily available in the military, but crucial to support military operations. The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers is an innovative, transformative organization providing engineering solutions to customers worldwide. Working at the Corps as a civilian employee means making a direct contribution to war fighters and their families; supporting overseas contingency operations; developing technology and systems that save the lives of soldiers and civilians; providing disaster relief; and protecting and enhancing the environment and the national economy. **About the Position:** Seattle District, Corps of Engineers, Seattle, Washington is one of the world's premier public engineering organizations, capable of providing a full spectrum of engineering services. Our strength lies in our technical excellence, our willingness to collaborate with our customers and understand their needs, and, our ability to facilitate creative solutions to achieve mutual goals. This position serves as a senior cost engineer developing construction cost estimates at the various stages of planning, design and construction applying an in-depth knowledge of cost engineering theories and practices. **Who May Apply:** Only applicants who meet one of the employment authority categories below are eligible to apply for this job. You will be asked to identify which category or categories you meet, and to provide documents which prove you meet the category or categories you selected. See Proof of Eligibility for an extensive list of document requirements for all employment authorities. * Current Civilian Employee with the Department of the Army * Current Permanent Department of Defense (DOD) - Civilian Employee (non-Army) * Current Permanent Federal Civilian Employee (non-DOD) * Former Federal Employee, eligible for reinstatement * Eligible due to Interagency Career Transition Program (ICTAP) * Eligible under Veterans' Recruitment Appointment (VRA) * Eligible under Veterans' Employment Opportunity Act (VEOA) * Veterans with a service-connected disability of 30% or more * Eligible for military spouse preference under Executive Order 13473 * Priority Placement Program, Program S (Military Spouse) registrants referred through the Automated Stopper and Referral System (ASARS) for this position * Eligible for family member appointment under Executive Order 12721 * Eligible for NAF/AAFES Interchange Agreement * Eligible due to an Interchange Agreement * Eligible for Persons with Disabilities ### Duties At the full performance, you will serve as a senior Electrical Cost Engineer responsible for developing construction cost estimates at various stages of planning, design, and construction. Duties of this position include, but are not limited to: * Prepare cost estimates on a variety of military, civil, and hazardous toxic and radiological waste (HTRW) projects. * Work with designers in developing different or less costly methods than those proposed. * Develop construction cost estimates, construction sequencing schedules, cost and schedule risk analysis, and document results in decision document reports at various stages of planning, engineering/design, and construction. * Utilize computer-aided costs engineering systems such as Micro-Computer Aided Cost Estimating System (MCACES) MII, On-Screen Take-off, Autodesk Navisworks Quantification, Parametric Cost Engineering System (PACES), Remedial Action Cost Engineering and Requirements (RACER), and other software programs throughout the development of the cost estimate. * Coordinate during estimate preparation with the various technical and management elements of the District. ### Travel Required * 25% or Greater * Up to 25% Temporary Duty Travel (TDY) may be required ### Relocation Authorized * Yes * Relocation expenses MAY be authorized in accordance with applicable travel regulations and available command funding. The decision to authorize relocation expenses will be made upon selection and offer. The Defense National Relocation Program (DNRP) is not authorized. ### Who May Apply #### This job is open to… Status Candidates (Merit Promotion and VEOA Eligibles) Questions? This job is open to 2 groups. Job Requirements ## Job Requirements ### Key Requirements * Must be able to obtain and maintain a valid driver's license. * Obtain/maintain DAWIA Level II Facilities Engineering w/in 24 mos. ### Qualifications In order to qualify, you must meet the basic education requirements in addition to the education and/or experience requirements described below. Your resume must clearly describe your relevant experience; your transcripts are required as part of your application. Additional information about transcripts is in this document. **Experience required:** 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). You will receive credit for all qualifying experience, including volunteer experience. To qualify based on your experience, your resume must describe at least one year of experience which prepared you to do the work in this job. **For the GS-09:** Specialized experience is defined as: providing Electrical Engineering support to civil and/or military projects in one of the following areas: designing electrical system, involvement with construction execution, or developing construction cost estimates/schedules for electrical systems. Electrical systems may include: lighting, power supply and distribution, and communication systems. This definition of specialized experience is typical of work performed at the next lower grade/level position in the federal service (GS-07). **For the GS-11:** Specialized experience is defined as: developing Electrical Engineering designs, overseeing construction contract execution/methodologies and process, or developing construction cost estimates/schedules for electrical systems over $1 Million dollars. Electrical systems may include: lighting, power supply and distribution, and communication systems. This definition of specialized experience is typical of work performed at the next lower grade/level position in the federal service (GS-09). **For the GS-12:** Specialized experience is defined as: preparing construction cost estimate and construction schedules for civil and/or military projects; reviewing cost estimates for accuracy and compliance with cost estimation policies and regulations; and experience estimating electrical systems. Electrical systems may include: lighting, power supply and distribution, and communication systems. This definition of specialized experience is typical of work performed at the next lower grade/level position in the federal service (GS-11). You will be evaluated on the basis of your level of competency (knowledge, skills, abilities) in the following areas: * Knowledge of Cost Products * Knowledge of the Design/Construction of Electrical Systems * Skill in Developing Cost Products * Ability to Provide Technical Review of Cost Products * Ability to Communicate **Time in Grade Requirement: ** For the GS-09: Applicants who have held a General Schedule (GS) position within the last 52 weeks must have 52 weeks of Federal service at the second lower grade (or equivalent), GS-07. For the GS-11: Applicants who have held a General Schedule (GS) position within the last 52 weeks must have 52 weeks of Federal service at the second lower grade (or equivalent), GS-09. For the GS-12: Applicants who have held a General Schedule (GS) position within the last 52 weeks must have 52 weeks of Federal service at the next lower grade (or equivalent), GS-11. **Education**: Additionally, applicants must meet the basic education requirements for the occupational series listed for this position. Please refer to the assessment questionnaire under Basic Education Requirements or Minimum Qualifications for the entire list of education and combination of education/experience requirements. View Assessment Questions Some federal jobs allow you to substitute your education for the required experience in order to qualify. For this job, at the GS-12 level you must meet the qualification requirement using experience alone--no substitution of education for experience is permitted. At the GS-09 or GS-11 level, you may qualify if your education meets the definitions below: Combinations of successfully completed education and specialized experience described above may be used to meet total qualification requirement at the GS-09 and GS-11 levels. Please refer to the assessment questionnaire for the entire list of education and combinations of education/experience requirements. View Assessment Questions Foreign education must be evaluated for U.S. equivalency in order to be considered for this position. You must include this information with your application package. Only degrees from an accredited college or university recognized by the Department of Education are acceptable to meet positive education requirements or to substitute for experience. For additional information, please go to the Office of Personnel Management (OPM) and U.S. Department of Education websites at http://www.opm.gov/qualifications and http://www.ed.gov/admins/finaid/accred/index.html. **Other Requirements:** Click here for expanded definitions. * Male applicants born after December 31, 1959 must complete a Pre-Employment Certification Statement for Selective Service Registration. * You will be required to provide proof of U.S. Citizenship. * Two year trial/probationary period may be required. * Direct Deposit of Pay is Required. ### Security Clearance Public Trust - Background Investigation Additional Information ## Additional Information ### What To Expect Next If you provided an email address, you will receive an email message acknowledging receipt of your application. Your application package will be used to determine your eligibility, qualifications, and quality ranking for this position. If you are determined to be ineligible or not qualified, your application will receive no further consideration. The documents you submit must support your responses to the online questionnaire. If your application contradicts or does not support your questionnaire responses, you will receive a rating of "not qualified" or "incomplete application" and you will not receive further consideration for this job. #### BENEFITS **The Department of Defense offers an excellent benefits program.**In addition to your take-home pay, your comprehensive compensation/benefits package will include most of the benefits described in the USAJOBS Resource Center. ### Other Information * Selection is subject to restrictions resulting from Department of Defense referral system for displaced employees. * If you have retired from federal service and you are interested in employment as a reemployed annuitant, see the information in the Reemployed Annuitantinformation sheet. * Salary includes applicable locality pay. * This is a Career Program (CP) 18 position. * Management may select at any of the grade levels announced. * Noncompetitive promotion potential to the intervening grade of GS-11 and/or target grade of GS-12. * Further certification from this announcement may take place up to 90 days beyond the closing date of this announcement. * Multiple positions may be filled from this announcement. This job originated on www.usajobs.gov. For the full announcement and to apply, visit www.usajobs.gov/GetJob/ViewDetails/473202300. Only resumes submitted according to the instructions on the job announcement listed at www.usajobs.gov will be considered.
                (USA-WA-Seattle) Civil Engineer (Cost Engineering)   
      Job Overview ## Job Overview ### Summary Looking for a great place to work? The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers is one of the best! In 2016, USACE ranked number two of government large-agency subcomponents! As rated by their employees, USACE supervisors strongly support employee development and opportunities to demonstrate leadership skills, while also maintaining an optimal work/life balance. The Corps offers a team-inspiring and collaborative work environment; providing challenging and rewarding careers across a variety of disciplines. Follow this link for more information about the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers. Civilian employees serve a vital role in supporting the Army mission. They provide the skills not readily available in the military, but crucial to support military operations. The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers is an innovative, transformative organization providing engineering solutions to customers worldwide. Working at the Corps as a civilian employee means making a direct contribution to war fighters and their families; supporting overseas contingency operations; developing technology and systems that save the lives of soldiers and civilians; providing disaster relief; and protecting and enhancing the environment and the national economy. ****This position is being filled under the Expedited Hiring Authority (EHA) for Defense Acquisition Workforce Positions in accordance with 10 USC § 1705(g).**** **About the Position:** Seattle District, Corps of Engineers, Seattle, Washington is one of the world's premier public engineering organizations, capable of providing a full spectrum of engineering services. Our strength lies in our technical excellence, our willingness to collaborate with our customers and understand their needs, and, our ability to facilitate creative solutions to achieve mutual goals. This position serves as a cost engineer developing construction cost estimates at the various stages of planning, design and construction applying an in-depth knowledge of cost engineering theories and practices. **Who May Apply: U.S. Citizens** ### Duties At the GS-07 developmental level you will serve as a Civil Cost Engineering receiving training and closer supervision until you reach the target grade (GS-11). You will support the District's civil works and military design and construction programs. While in a training capacity, you will receive assignments of limited scope and difficulty or assisting a higher grade engineer by performing minor phases of a broad assignment. Duties of this position include, but are not limited to: * Develop construction cost estimates at various stages of planning, design, and construction. * Prepare accurate cost estimates on a variety of projects. * Projects include military, civil, and hazardous, toxic and radiological waste (HTRW). * Use computer-aided cost engineering systems such as MCACES, TRACES, and other software programs throughout the development of the cost estimate. * Coordinate, during estimate preparation, with the various technical and management elements of the District. ### Travel Required * 25% or Greater * Up to 25% Temporary Duty Travel (TDY) may be required ### Relocation Authorized * Yes * Relocation expenses MAY be authorized in accordance with applicable travel regulations and available command funding. The decision to authorize relocation expenses will be made upon selection and offer. The Defense National Relocation Program (DNRP) is not authorized. ### Who May Apply #### This job is open to… United States Citizens Questions? This job is open to 1 group. Job Requirements ## Job Requirements ### Key Requirements * Must be able to obtain and maintain a valid driver's license. * Obtain/maintain DAWIA Level II Facilities Engineering w/in 24 mos. ### Qualifications In order to qualify, you must meet the basic education requirements in addition to the education and/or experience requirements described below. Your resume must clearly describe your relevant experience; your transcripts are required as part of your application. Additional information about transcripts is in this document. **Experience required:** 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). You will receive credit for all qualifying experience, including volunteer experience. To qualify based on your experience, your resume must describe at least one year of experience which prepared you to do the work in this job.** **Specialized experience is defined as: demonstrated ability or aptitude to provide Civil Engineering support to civil and/or military projects in one of the following areas: designing civil features, involvement with construction execution, or developing construction cost estimates/schedules. This definition of specialized experience is typical of work performed at the next lower grade/level position in the federal service (GS-05). You will be evaluated on the basis of your level of competency (knowledge, skills, abilities) in the following areas: * Knowledge of Cost Products * Skill in Developing Cost Products * Ability to Communicate **Education:** Additionally, applicants must meet the basic education requirements for the occupational series listed for this position. Please refer to the assessment questionnaire under Basic Education Requirements or Minimum Qualifications for the entire list of education and combination of education/experience requirements. View Assessment Questions Some federal jobs allow you to substitute your education for the required experience in order to qualify. For this job, you may qualify if your education meets the definitions below: Combinations of successfully completed education and specialized experience described above may be used to meet total qualification requirement at the GS-07 level. Please refer to the assessment questionnaire for the entire list of education and combinations of education/experience requirements. View Assessment Questions Foreign education must be evaluated for U.S. equivalency in order to be considered for this position. You must include this information with your application package. Only degrees from an accredited college or university recognized by the Department of Education are acceptable to meet positive education requirements or to substitute for experience. For additional information, please go to the Office of Personnel Management (OPM) and U.S. Department of Education websites at http://www.opm.gov/qualifications and http://www.ed.gov/admins/finaid/accred/index.html. **Other Requirements:** Click here for expanded definitions. * Male applicants born after December 31, 1959 must complete a Pre-Employment Certification Statement for Selective Service Registration. * You will be required to provide proof of U.S. Citizenship. * Two year trial/probationary period may be required. * Direct Deposit of Pay is Required. ### Security Clearance Public Trust - Background Investigation Additional Information ## Additional Information ### What To Expect Next If you provided an email address, you will receive an email message acknowledging receipt of your application. Your application package will be used to determine your eligibility, qualifications, and quality ranking for this position. If you are determined to be ineligible or not qualified, your application will receive no further consideration. The documents you submit must support your responses to the online questionnaire. If your application contradicts or does not support your questionnaire responses, you will receive a rating of "not qualified" or "incomplete application" and you will not receive further consideration for this job. #### BENEFITS **The Department of Defense offers an excellent benefits program.**In addition to your take-home pay, your comprehensive compensation/benefits package will include most of the benefits described in the USAJOBS Resource Center. ### Other Information * Selection is subject to restrictions resulting from Department of Defense referral system for displaced employees. * If you have retired from federal service and you are interested in employment as a reemployed annuitant, see the information in the Reemployed Annuitantinformation sheet. * Salary includes applicable locality pay. * This is a Career Program (CP) 18 position. * Noncompetitive promotion potential to the intervening grade of GS-09 and to the target grade of GS-11. * Further certification from this announcement may take place up to 90 days beyond the closing date of this announcement. * Multiple positions may be filled from this announcement. This job originated on www.usajobs.gov. For the full announcement and to apply, visit www.usajobs.gov/GetJob/ViewDetails/473205000. Only resumes submitted according to the instructions on the job announcement listed at www.usajobs.gov will be considered.
                (USA-WA-Seattle) Civil Engineer (Cost Engineering)   
      Job Overview ## Job Overview ### Summary Looking for a great place to work? The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers is one of the best! In 2016, USACE ranked number two of government large-agency subcomponents! As rated by their employees, USACE supervisors strongly support employee development and opportunities to demonstrate leadership skills, while also maintaining an optimal work/life balance. The Corps offers a team-inspiring and collaborative work environment; providing challenging and rewarding careers across a variety of disciplines. Follow this link for more information about the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers. Civilian employees serve a vital role in supporting the Army mission. They provide the skills not readily available in the military, but crucial to support military operations. The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers is an innovative, transformative organization providing engineering solutions to customers worldwide. Working at the Corps as a civilian employee means making a direct contribution to war fighters and their families; supporting overseas contingency operations; developing technology and systems that save the lives of soldiers and civilians; providing disaster relief; and protecting and enhancing the environment and the national economy. ****This position is being filled under the Expedited Hiring Authority (EHA) for Defense Acquisition Workforce Positions in accordance with 10 USC § 1705(g).**** **About the Position:** Seattle District, Corps of Engineers, Seattle, Washington is one of the world's premier public engineering organizations, capable of providing a full spectrum of engineering services. Our strength lies in our technical excellence, our willingness to collaborate with our customers and understand their needs, and, our ability to facilitate creative solutions to achieve mutual goals. This position serves as a cost engineer developing construction cost estimates at the various stages of planning, design and construction applying an in-depth knowledge of cost engineering theories and practices. **Who May Apply: U.S. Citizens** ### Duties At full performance level, you will serve as a Civil Cost Engineer responsible for developing construction cost estimates at various stages of planning, design, and construction. Duties of this position include, but are not limited to: * Prepare cost estimates on a variety of military, civil, and hazardous toxic and radiological waste (HTRW) projects. * Work with designers in developing different or less costly methods than those proposed. * Develop construction cost estimates, construction sequencing schedules, cost and schedule risk analysis, and document results in decision document reports at various stages of planning, engineering/design, and construction. * Utilize computer-aided costs engineering systems such as Micro-Computer Aided Cost Estimating System (MCACES) MII, On-Screen Take-off, Autodesk Navisworks Quantification, Parametric Cost Engineering System (PACES), Remedial Action Cost Engineering and Requirements (RACER), and other software programs throughout the development of the cost estimate. * Coordinate during estimate preparation with the various technical and management elements of the District. ### Travel Required * 25% or Greater * Up to 25% Temporary Duty Travel (TDY) may be required ### Relocation Authorized * Yes * Relocation expenses MAY be authorized in accordance with applicable travel regulations and available command funding. The decision to authorize relocation expenses will be made upon selection and offer. The Defense National Relocation Program (DNRP) is not authorized. ### Who May Apply #### This job is open to… United States Citizens Questions? This job is open to 1 group. Job Requirements ## Job Requirements ### Key Requirements * Must be able to obtain and maintain a valid driver's license. * Obtain/maintain DAWIA Level II Facilities Engineering w/in 24 mos. ### Qualifications In order to qualify, you must meet the basic education requirements in addition to the education and/or experience requirements described below. Your resume must clearly describe your relevant experience; your transcripts are required as part of your application. Additional information about transcripts is in this document. **Experience required:** 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). You will receive credit for all qualifying experience, including volunteer experience. To qualify based on your experience, your resume must describe at least one year of experience which prepared you to do the work in this job. **For the GS-09:** Specialized experience is defined as: providing Civil Engineering support to civil and/or military projects in one of the following areas: designing civil features, involvement with construction execution, or developing construction cost estimates/schedules. This definition of specialized experience is typical of work performed at the next lower grade/level position in the federal service (GS-07). **For the GS-11:** Specialized experience is defined as: developing Civil Engineering designs, overseeing construction contract execution/methodologies and process, or developing construction cost estimates/schedules over $1 Million dollars. This definition of specialized experience is typical of work performed at the next lower grade/level position in the federal service (GS-09). You will be evaluated on the basis of your level of competency (knowledge, skills, abilities) in the following areas: * Knowledge of Cost Products * Skill in Developing Cost Products * Ability to Provide Technical Review of Cost Products * Ability to Communicate **Education:** Additionally, applicants must meet the basic education requirements for the occupational series listed for this position. Please refer to the assessment questionnaire under Basic Education Requirements or Minimum Qualifications for the entire list of education and combination of education/experience requirements. View Assessment Questions Some federal jobs allow you to substitute your education for the required experience in order to qualify. For this job, you may qualify if your education meets the definitions below: Combinations of successfully completed education and specialized experience described above may be used to meet total qualification requirement at the GS-09 and GS-11 levels. Please refer to the assessment questionnaire for the entire list of education and combinations of education/experience requirements. View Assessment Questions Foreign education must be evaluated for U.S. equivalency in order to be considered for this position. You must include this information with your application package. Only degrees from an accredited college or university recognized by the Department of Education are acceptable to meet positive education requirements or to substitute for experience. For additional information, please go to the Office of Personnel Management (OPM) and U.S. Department of Education websites at http://www.opm.gov/qualifications and http://www.ed.gov/admins/finaid/accred/index.html. **Other Requirements:** Click here for expanded definitions. * Male applicants born after December 31, 1959 must complete a Pre-Employment Certification Statement for Selective Service Registration. * You will be required to provide proof of U.S. Citizenship. * Two year trial/probationary period may be required. * Direct Deposit of Pay is Required. ### Security Clearance Public Trust - Background Investigation Additional Information ## Additional Information ### What To Expect Next If you provided an email address, you will receive an email message acknowledging receipt of your application. Your application package will be used to determine your eligibility, qualifications, and quality ranking for this position. If you are determined to be ineligible or not qualified, your application will receive no further consideration. The documents you submit must support your responses to the online questionnaire. If your application contradicts or does not support your questionnaire responses, you will receive a rating of "not qualified" or "incomplete application" and you will not receive further consideration for this job. #### BENEFITS **The Department of Defense offers an excellent benefits program.**In addition to your take-home pay, your comprehensive compensation/benefits package will include most of the benefits described in the USAJOBS Resource Center. ### Other Information * Selection is subject to restrictions resulting from Department of Defense referral system for displaced employees. * If you have retired from federal service and you are interested in employment as a reemployed annuitant, see the information in the Reemployed Annuitantinformation sheet. * Salary includes applicable locality pay. * This is a Career Program (CP) 18 position. * Management may select at any of the grade levels announced. * Noncompetitive promotion potential to the target grade of GS-11. * Further certification from this announcement may take place up to 90 days beyond the closing date of this announcement. * Multiple positions may be filled from this announcement. This job originated on www.usajobs.gov. For the full announcement and to apply, visit www.usajobs.gov/GetJob/ViewDetails/473205300. Only resumes submitted according to the instructions on the job announcement listed at www.usajobs.gov will be considered.
                (USA-WA-Seattle) Mechanical Engineer (Cost Engineering)   
      Job Overview ## Job Overview ### Summary Looking for a great place to work? The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers is one of the best! In 2016, USACE ranked number two of government large-agency subcomponents! As rated by their employees, USACE supervisors strongly support employee development and opportunities to demonstrate leadership skills, while also maintaining an optimal work/life balance. The Corps offers a team-inspiring and collaborative work environment; providing challenging and rewarding careers across a variety of disciplines. Follow this link for more information about the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers. Civilian employees serve a vital role in supporting the Army mission. They provide the skills not readily available in the military, but crucial to support military operations. The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers is an innovative, transformative organization providing engineering solutions to customers worldwide. Working at the Corps as a civilian employee means making a direct contribution to war fighters and their families; supporting overseas contingency operations; developing technology and systems that save the lives of soldiers and civilians; providing disaster relief; and protecting and enhancing the environment and the national economy. ****This position is being filled under the Expedited Hiring Authority (EHA) for Defense Acquisition Workforce Positions in accordance with 10 USC § 1705(g).**** **About the Position:** Seattle District, Corps of Engineers, Seattle, Washington is one of the world's premier public engineering organizations, capable of providing a full spectrum of engineering services. Our strength lies in our technical excellence, our willingness to collaborate with our customers and understand their needs, and, our ability to facilitate creative solutions to achieve mutual goals. This position serves as a cost engineer developing construction cost estimates at the various stages of planning, design and construction applying an in-depth knowledge of cost engineering theories and practices. **Who May Apply: U.S. Citizens** ### Duties At the full performance, you will serve as a Mechanical Cost Engineer responsible for developing construction cost estimates at various stages of planning, design, and construction. Duties of this position include, but are not limited to: * Prepare cost estimates on a variety of military, civil, and hazardous toxic and radiological waste (HTRW) projects. * Work with designers in developing different or less costly methods than those proposed. * Develop construction cost estimates, construction sequencing schedules, cost and schedule risk analysis, and document results in decision document reports at various stages of planning, engineering/design, and construction. * Utilize computer-aided costs engineering systems such as Micro-Computer Aided Cost Estimating System (MCACES) MII, On-Screen Take-off, Autodesk Navisworks Quantification, Parametric Cost Engineering System (PACES), Remedial Action Cost Engineering and Requirements (RACER), and other software programs throughout the development of the cost estimate. * Coordinate during estimate preparation with the various technical and management elements of the District. ### Travel Required * 25% or Greater * Up to 25% Temporary Duty Travel (TDY) may be required ### Relocation Authorized * Yes * Relocation expenses MAY be authorized in accordance with applicable travel regulations and available command funding. The decision to authorize relocation expenses will be made upon selection and offer. The Defense National Relocation Program (DNRP) is not authorized. ### Who May Apply #### This job is open to… United States Citizens Questions? This job is open to 1 group. Job Requirements ## Job Requirements ### Key Requirements * Must be able to obtain and maintain a valid driver's license. * Obtain/maintain DAWIA Level II Facilities Engineering w/in 24 mos. ### Qualifications In order to qualify, you must meet the basic education requirements in addition to the education and/or experience requirements described below. Your resume must clearly describe your relevant experience; your transcripts are required as part of your application. Additional information about transcripts is in this document. **Experience required:** 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). You will receive credit for all qualifying experience, including volunteer experience. To qualify based on your experience, your resume must describe at least one year of experience which prepared you to do the work in this job. **For the GS-09:** Specialized experience is defined as: providing Mechanical Engineering support to civil and/or military projects in one of the following areas: designing mechanical system, involvement with construction execution, or developing construction cost estimates/schedules for mechanical systems. Mechanical systems may include: building heating and ventilation, process air conditioning and refrigeration, constant temperature and humidity of rooms, water supply, sanitary sewer, fire protection, gantry cranes, hydraulic and compressed air systems, or energy monitoring systems. This definition of specialized experience is typical of work performed at the next lower grade/level position in the federal service (GS-07). **For the GS-11:** Specialized experience is defined as: developing Mechanical Engineering designs, overseeing construction contract execution/methodologies and process, or developing construction cost estimates/schedules for mechanical systems over $1 Million dollars. Mechanical systems may include: building heating and ventilation, process air conditioning and refrigeration, constant temperature and humidity of rooms, water supply, sanitary sewer, fire protection, gantry cranes, hydraulic and compressed air systems, or energy monitoring systems. This definition of specialized experience is typical of work performed at the next lower grade/level position in the federal service (GS-09). You will be evaluated on the basis of your level of competency (knowledge, skills, abilities) in the following areas: * Knowledge of Cost Products * Knowledge of the Design/Construction of Mechanical Systems * Skill in Developing Cost Products * Ability to Provide Technical Review of Cost Products * Ability to Communicate **Education:** Additionally, applicants must meet the basic education requirements for the occupational series listed for this position. Please refer to the assessment questionnaire under Basic Education Requirements or Minimum Qualifications for the entire list of education and combination of education/experience requirements. View Assessment Questions Some federal jobs allow you to substitute your education for the required experience in order to qualify. For this job, you may qualify if your education meets the definitions below: Combinations of successfully completed education and specialized experience described above may be used to meet total qualification requirement at the GS-09 and GS-11 levels. Please refer to the assessment questionnaire for the entire list of education and combinations of education/experience requirements. View Assessment Questions Foreign education must be evaluated for U.S. equivalency in order to be considered for this position. You must include this information with your application package. Only degrees from an accredited college or university recognized by the Department of Education are acceptable to meet positive education requirements or to substitute for experience. For additional information, please go to the Office of Personnel Management (OPM) and U.S. Department of Education websites at http://www.opm.gov/qualifications and http://www.ed.gov/admins/finaid/accred/index.html. **Other Requirements:** Click here for expanded definitions. * Male applicants born after December 31, 1959 must complete a Pre-Employment Certification Statement for Selective Service Registration. * You will be required to provide proof of U.S. Citizenship. * Two year trial/probationary period may be required. * Direct Deposit of Pay is Required. ### Security Clearance Public Trust - Background Investigation Additional Information ## Additional Information ### What To Expect Next If you provided an email address, you will receive an email message acknowledging receipt of your application. Your application package will be used to determine your eligibility, qualifications, and quality ranking for this position. If you are determined to be ineligible or not qualified, your application will receive no further consideration. The documents you submit must support your responses to the online questionnaire. If your application contradicts or does not support your questionnaire responses, you will receive a rating of "not qualified" or "incomplete application" and you will not receive further consideration for this job. #### BENEFITS **The Department of Defense offers an excellent benefits program.**In addition to your take-home pay, your comprehensive compensation/benefits package will include most of the benefits described in the USAJOBS Resource Center. ### Other Information * Selection is subject to restrictions resulting from Department of Defense referral system for displaced employees. * If you have retired from federal service and you are interested in employment as a reemployed annuitant, see the information in the Reemployed Annuitantinformation sheet. * Salary includes applicable locality pay. * This is a Career Program (CP) 18 position. * Management may select at any of the grade levels announced. * Noncompetitive promotion potential to the target grade of GS-11. * Further certification from this announcement may take place up to 90 days beyond the closing date of this announcement. * Multiple positions may be filled from this announcement. This job originated on www.usajobs.gov. For the full announcement and to apply, visit www.usajobs.gov/GetJob/ViewDetails/473326500. Only resumes submitted according to the instructions on the job announcement listed at www.usajobs.gov will be considered.
                (USA-WA-Seattle) Mechanical Engineer (Cost Engineering)   
      Job Overview ## Job Overview ### Summary Looking for a great place to work? The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers is one of the best! In 2016, USACE ranked number two of government large-agency subcomponents! As rated by their employees, USACE supervisors strongly support employee development and opportunities to demonstrate leadership skills, while also maintaining an optimal work/life balance. The Corps offers a team-inspiring and collaborative work environment; providing challenging and rewarding careers across a variety of disciplines. Follow this link for more information about the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers. Civilian employees serve a vital role in supporting the Army mission. They provide the skills not readily available in the military, but crucial to support military operations. The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers is an innovative, transformative organization providing engineering solutions to customers worldwide. Working at the Corps as a civilian employee means making a direct contribution to war fighters and their families; supporting overseas contingency operations; developing technology and systems that save the lives of soldiers and civilians; providing disaster relief; and protecting and enhancing the environment and the national economy. ****This position is being filled under the Expedited Hiring Authority (EHA) for Defense Acquisition Workforce Positions in accordance with 10 USC § 1705(g).**** **About the Position:** Seattle District, Corps of Engineers, Seattle, Washington is one of the world's premier public engineering organizations, capable of providing a full spectrum of engineering services. Our strength lies in our technical excellence, our willingness to collaborate with our customers and understand their needs, and, our ability to facilitate creative solutions to achieve mutual goals. This position serves as a cost engineer developing construction cost estimates at the various stages of planning, design and construction applying an in-depth knowledge of cost engineering theories and practices. **Who May Apply: U.S. Citizens** ### Duties At the GS-07 developmental level you will serve as a Mechanical Cost Engineering receiving training and closer supervision until you reach the target grade (GS-11). You will support the District's civil works and military design and construction programs. While in a training capacity, you will receive assignments of limited scope and difficulty or assisting a higher grade engineer by performing minor phases of a broad assignment. Duties of this position include, but are not limited to: * Prepare cost estimates on a variety of military, civil, and hazardous toxic and radiological waste (HTRW) projects. * Work with designers in developing different or less costly methods than those proposed. * Develop construction cost estimates, construction sequencing schedules, cost and schedule risk analysis, and document results in decision document reports at various stages of planning, engineering/design, and construction. * Utilize computer-aided costs engineering systems such as Micro-Computer Aided Cost Estimating System (MCACES) MII, On-Screen Take-off, Autodesk Navisworks Quantification, Parametric Cost Engineering System (PACES), Remedial Action Cost Engineering and Requirements (RACER), and other software programs throughout the development of the cost estimate. * Coordinate during estimate preparation with the various technical and management elements of the District. ### Travel Required * 25% or Greater * Up to 25% Temporary Duty Travel (TDY) may be required ### Relocation Authorized * Yes * Relocation expenses MAY be authorized in accordance with applicable travel regulations and available command funding. The decision to authorize relocation expenses will be made upon selection and offer. The Defense National Relocation Program (DNRP) is not authorized. ### Who May Apply #### This job is open to… Status Candidates (Merit Promotion and VEOA Eligibles) Questions? This job is open to 2 groups. Job Requirements ## Job Requirements ### Key Requirements * Must be able to obtain and maintain a valid driver's license. * Obtain/maintain DAWIA Level II Facilities Engineering w/in 24 mos. ### Qualifications In order to qualify, you must meet the education and/or experience requirements described below. Your resume must clearly describe your relevant experience; if qualifying based on education, your transcripts will be required as part of your application. Additional information about transcripts is in this document. **Experience required:** 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). You will receive credit for all qualifying experience, including volunteer experience. To qualify based on your experience alone, your resume must describe at least one year of experience which prepared you to do the work in this job equivalent to the next lower grade/level (GS-05). Specialized experience is defined as: demonstrated ability or aptitude to provide Mechanical Engineering support to civil and/or military projects in one of the following areas: designing mechanical system, involvement with construction execution, or developing construction cost estimates/schedules for mechanical systems. Mechanical systems may include: building heating and ventilation, process air conditioning and refrigeration, constant temperature and humidity of rooms, water supply, sanitary sewer, fire protection, gantry cranes, hydraulic and compressed air systems, or energy monitoring. You will be evaluated on the basis of your level of competency (knowledge, skills, abilities) in the following areas: * Knowledge of Cost Products * Knowledge of the Design/Construction of Mechanical Systems * Skill in Developing Cost Products * Ability to Communicate **Education:** Additionally, applicants must meet the basic education requirements for the occupational series listed for this position. Please refer to the assessment questionnaire under Basic Education Requirements or Minimum Qualifications for the entire list of education and combination of education/experience requirements. View Assessment Questions View Occupational Questionnaire Some federal jobs allow you to substitute your education for the required experience in order to qualify. For this job, you may qualify if your education meets the definitions below: Combinations of successfully completed education and specialized experience described above may be used to meet total qualification requirement at the GS-07 level. Please refer to the assessment questionnaire for the entire list of education and combinations of education/experience requirements. View Assessment Questions Foreign education must be evaluated for U.S. equivalency in order to be considered for this position. You must include this information with your application package. Only degrees from an accredited college or university recognized by the Department of Education are acceptable to meet positive education requirements or to substitute for experience. For additional information, please go to the Office of Personnel Management (OPM) and U.S. Department of Education websites at http://www.opm.gov/qualifications and http://www.ed.gov/admins/finaid/accred/index.html. **Other Requirements:** Click here for expanded definitions. * Male applicants born after December 31, 1959 must complete a Pre-Employment Certification Statement for Selective Service Registration. * You will be required to provide proof of U.S. Citizenship. * Two year trial/probationary period may be required. * Direct Deposit of Pay is Required. ### Security Clearance Public Trust - Background Investigation Additional Information ## Additional Information ### What To Expect Next If you provided an email address, you will receive an email message acknowledging receipt of your application. Your application package will be used to determine your eligibility, qualifications, and quality ranking for this position. If you are determined to be ineligible or not qualified, your application will receive no further consideration. The documents you submit must support your responses to the online questionnaire. If your application contradicts or does not support your questionnaire responses, you will receive a rating of "not qualified" or "incomplete application" and you will not receive further consideration for this job. #### BENEFITS **The Department of Defense offers an excellent benefits program.**In addition to your take-home pay, your comprehensive compensation/benefits package will include most of the benefits described in the USAJOBS Resource Center. ### Other Information * Selection is subject to restrictions resulting from Department of Defense referral system for displaced employees. * If you have retired from federal service and you are interested in employment as a reemployed annuitant, see the information in the Reemployed Annuitantinformation sheet. * Salary includes applicable locality pay. * This is a Career Program (CP) 18 position. * Noncompetitive promotion potential to the intervening grade of GS-09 and target grade of GS-11. * Further certification from this announcement may take place up to 90 days beyond the closing date of this announcement. * Multiple positions may be filled from this announcement. This job originated on www.usajobs.gov. For the full announcement and to apply, visit www.usajobs.gov/GetJob/ViewDetails/473328000. Only resumes submitted according to the instructions on the job announcement listed at www.usajobs.gov will be considered.
                (USA-WA-Seattle) Electrical Engineer (Cost Engineering)   
      Job Overview ## Job Overview ### Summary Looking for a great place to work? The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers is one of the best! In 2016, USACE ranked number two of government large-agency subcomponents! As rated by their employees, USACE supervisors strongly support employee development and opportunities to demonstrate leadership skills, while also maintaining an optimal work/life balance. The Corps offers a team-inspiring and collaborative work environment; providing challenging and rewarding careers across a variety of disciplines. Follow this link for more information about the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers. Civilian employees serve a vital role in supporting the Army mission. They provide the skills not readily available in the military, but crucial to support military operations. The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers is an innovative, transformative organization providing engineering solutions to customers worldwide. Working at the Corps as a civilian employee means making a direct contribution to war fighters and their families; supporting overseas contingency operations; developing technology and systems that save the lives of soldiers and civilians; providing disaster relief; and protecting and enhancing the environment and the national economy. ****This position is being filled under the Expedited Hiring Authority (EHA) for Defense Acquisition Workforce Positions in accordance with 10 USC § 1705(g).**** **About the Position:** Seattle District, Corps of Engineers, Seattle, Washington is one of the world's premier public engineering organizations, capable of providing a full spectrum of engineering services. Our strength lies in our technical excellence, our willingness to collaborate with our customers and understand their needs, and, our ability to facilitate creative solutions to achieve mutual goals. This position serves as a cost engineer developing construction cost estimates at the various stages of planning, design and construction applying an in-depth knowledge of cost engineering theories and practices. **Who May Apply: U.S. Citizens** ### Duties At the full performance, you will serve as an Electrical Cost Engineer responsible for developing construction cost estimates at various stages of planning, design, and construction. Duties of this position include, but are not limited to: * Prepare cost estimates on a variety of military, civil, and hazardous toxic and radiological waste (HTRW) projects. * Work with designers in developing different or less costly methods than those proposed. * Develop construction cost estimates, construction sequencing schedules, cost and schedule risk analysis, and document results in decision document reports at various stages of planning, engineering/design, and construction. * Utilize computer-aided costs engineering systems such as Micro-Computer Aided Cost Estimating System (MCACES) MII, On-Screen Take-off, Autodesk Navisworks Quantification, Parametric Cost Engineering System (PACES), Remedial Action Cost Engineering and Requirements (RACER), and other software programs throughout the development of the cost estimate. * Coordinate during estimate preparation with the various technical and management elements of the District. ### Travel Required * 25% or Greater * Up to 25% Temporary Duty Travel (TDY) may be required ### Relocation Authorized * Yes * Relocation expenses MAY be authorized in accordance with applicable travel regulations and available command funding. The decision to authorize relocation expenses will be made upon selection and offer. The Defense National Relocation Program (DNRP) is not authorized. ### Who May Apply #### This job is open to… United States Citizens Questions? This job is open to 1 group. Job Requirements ## Job Requirements ### Key Requirements * Must be able to obtain and maintain a valid driver's license. * Obtain/maintain DAWIA Level II Facilities Engineering w/in 24 mos. ### Qualifications In order to qualify, you must meet the basic education requirements in addition to the education and/or experience requirements described below. Your resume must clearly describe your relevant experience; your transcripts are required as part of your application. Additional information about transcripts is in this document. **Experience required:** 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). You will receive credit for all qualifying experience, including volunteer experience. To qualify based on your experience, your resume must describe at least one year of experience which prepared you to do the work in this job. **For the GS-09:** Specialized experience is defined as: providing Electrical Engineering support to civil and/or military projects in one of the following areas: designing electrical system, involvement with construction execution, or developing construction cost estimates/schedules for electrical systems. Electrical systems may include: lighting, power supply and distribution, and communication systems. This definition of specialized experience is typical of work performed at the next lower grade/level position in the federal service (GS-07). **For the GS-11:** Specialized experience is defined as: developing Electrical Engineering designs, overseeing construction contract execution/methodologies and process, or developing construction cost estimates/schedules for electrical systems over $1 Million dollars. Electrical systems may include: lighting, power supply and distribution, and communication systems. This definition of specialized experience is typical of work performed at the next lower grade/level position in the federal service (GS-09). You will be evaluated on the basis of your level of competency (knowledge, skills, abilities) in the following areas: * Knowledge of Cost Products * Knowledge of the Design/Construction of Electrical Systems * Skill in Developing Cost Products * Ability to Provide Technical Review of Cost Products * Ability to Communicate **Education:** Additionally, applicants must meet the basic education requirements for the occupational series listed for this position. Please refer to the assessment questionnaire under Basic Education Requirements or Minimum Qualifications for the entire list of education and combination of education/experience requirements. View Assessment Questions View Occupational Questionnaire Some federal jobs allow you to substitute your education for the required experience in order to qualify. For this job, at the GS-09 or GS-11 level, you may qualify if your education meets the definitions below: Combinations of successfully completed education and specialized experience described above may be used to meet total qualification requirement at the GS-09 and GS-11 levels. Please refer to the assessment questionnaire for the entire list of education and combinations of education/experience requirements. View Assessment Questions Foreign education must be evaluated for U.S. equivalency in order to be considered for this position. You must include this information with your application package. Only degrees from an accredited college or university recognized by the Department of Education are acceptable to meet positive education requirements or to substitute for experience. For additional information, please go to the Office of Personnel Management (OPM) and U.S. Department of Education websites at http://www.opm.gov/qualifications and http://www.ed.gov/admins/finaid/accred/index.html. **Other Requirements:** Click here for expanded definitions. * Male applicants born after December 31, 1959 must complete a Pre-Employment Certification Statement for Selective Service Registration. * You will be required to provide proof of U.S. Citizenship. * Two year trial/probationary period may be required. * Direct Deposit of Pay is Required. ### Security Clearance Public Trust - Background Investigation Additional Information ## Additional Information ### What To Expect Next If you provided an email address, you will receive an email message acknowledging receipt of your application. Your application package will be used to determine your eligibility, qualifications, and quality ranking for this position. If you are determined to be ineligible or not qualified, your application will receive no further consideration. The documents you submit must support your responses to the online questionnaire. If your application contradicts or does not support your questionnaire responses, you will receive a rating of "not qualified" or "incomplete application" and you will not receive further consideration for this job. #### BENEFITS **The Department of Defense offers an excellent benefits program.**In addition to your take-home pay, your comprehensive compensation/benefits package will include most of the benefits described in the USAJOBS Resource Center. ### Other Information * Selection is subject to restrictions resulting from Department of Defense referral system for displaced employees. * If you have retired from federal service and you are interested in employment as a reemployed annuitant, see the information in the Reemployed Annuitantinformation sheet. * Salary includes applicable locality pay. * This is a Career Program (CP) 18 position. * Management may select at any of the grade levels announced. * Noncompetitive promotion potential to the target grade of GS-11. * Further certification from this announcement may take place up to 90 days beyond the closing date of this announcement. * Multiple positions may be filled from this announcement. This job originated on www.usajobs.gov. For the full announcement and to apply, visit www.usajobs.gov/GetJob/ViewDetails/473329700. Only resumes submitted according to the instructions on the job announcement listed at www.usajobs.gov will be considered.
                (USA-WA-Seattle) Civil Engineer (Cost Engineering)   
      Job Overview ## Job Overview ### Summary Looking for a great place to work? The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers is one of the best! In 2016, USACE ranked number two of government large-agency subcomponents! As rated by their employees, USACE supervisors strongly support employee development and opportunities to demonstrate leadership skills, while also maintaining an optimal work/life balance. The Corps offers a team-inspiring and collaborative work environment; providing challenging and rewarding careers across a variety of disciplines. Follow this link for more information about the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers. Civilian employees serve a vital role in supporting the Army mission. They provide the skills not readily available in the military, but crucial to support military operations. The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers is an innovative, transformative organization providing engineering solutions to customers worldwide. Working at the Corps as a civilian employee means making a direct contribution to war fighters and their families; supporting overseas contingency operations; developing technology and systems that save the lives of soldiers and civilians; providing disaster relief; and protecting and enhancing the environment and the national economy. ****This position is being filled under the Expedited Hiring Authority (EHA) for Defense Acquisition Workforce Positions in accordance with 10 USC § 1705(g).**** **About the Position:** Seattle District, Corps of Engineers, Seattle, Washington is one of the world's premier public engineering organizations, capable of providing a full spectrum of engineering services. Our strength lies in our technical excellence, our willingness to collaborate with our customers and understand their needs, and, our ability to facilitate creative solutions to achieve mutual goals. This position serves as a senior cost engineer developing construction cost estimates at the various stages of planning, design and construction applying an in-depth knowledge of cost engineering theories and practices. **Who May Apply: U.S. Citizens** ### Duties At full performance level, you will serve as a senior Civil Cost Engineer responsible for developing construction cost estimates at various stages of planning, design, and construction. Duties of this position include, but are not limited to: * Prepare cost estimates on a variety of military, civil, and hazardous toxic and radiological waste (HTRW) projects. * Work with designers in developing different or less costly methods than those proposed. * Develop construction cost estimates, construction sequencing schedules, cost and schedule risk analysis, and document results in decision document reports at various stages of planning, engineering/design, and construction. * Utilize computer-aided costs engineering systems such as Micro-Computer Aided Cost Estimating System (MCACES) MII, On-Screen Take-off, Autodesk Navisworks Quantification, Parametric Cost Engineering System (PACES), Remedial Action Cost Engineering and Requirements (RACER), and other software programs throughout the development of the cost estimate. * Coordinate during estimate preparation with the various technical and management elements of the District. ### Travel Required * 25% or Greater * Up to 25% Temporary Duty Travel (TDY) may be required ### Relocation Authorized * Yes * Relocation expenses MAY be authorized in accordance with applicable travel regulations and available command funding. The decision to authorize relocation expenses will be made upon selection and offer. The Defense National Relocation Program (DNRP) is not authorized. ### Who May Apply #### This job is open to… United States Citizens Questions? This job is open to 1 group. Job Requirements ## Job Requirements ### Key Requirements * Must be able to obtain and maintain a valid driver's license. * Obtain/maintain DAWIA Level II Facilities Engineering w/in 24 mos. ### Qualifications In order to qualify, you must meet the basic education requirements in addition to the education and/or experience requirements described below. Your resume must clearly describe your relevant experience; your transcripts are required as part of your application. Additional information about transcripts is in this document. **Experience required:** 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). You will receive credit for all qualifying experience, including volunteer experience. To qualify based on your experience, your resume must describe at least one year of experience which prepared you to do the work in this job. **For the GS-09:** Specialized experience is defined as: providing Civil Engineering support to civil and/or military projects in one of the following areas: designing civil features, involvement with construction execution, or developing construction cost estimates/schedules. This definition of specialized experience is typical of work performed at the next lower grade/level position in the federal service (GS-07). **For the GS-11:** Specialized experience is defined as: developing Civil Engineering designs, overseeing construction contract execution/methodologies and process, or developing construction cost estimates/schedules over $1 Million dollars. This definition of specialized experience is typical of work performed at the next lower grade/level position in the federal service (GS-09). **For the GS-12:** Specialized experience is defined as: preparing construction cost estimate and construction schedules for civil and/or military projects; and reviewing cost estimates for accuracy and compliance with cost estimation policies and regulations. This definition of specialized experience is typical of work performed at the next lower grade/level position in the federal service (GS-11). You will be evaluated on the basis of your level of competency (knowledge, skills, abilities) in the following areas: * Knowledge of Cost Products * Skill in Developing Cost Products * Ability to Provide Technical Review of Cost Products * Ability to Communicate **Education:** Additionally, applicants must meet the basic education requirements for the occupational series listed for this position. Please refer to the assessment questionnaire under Basic Education Requirements or Minimum Qualifications for the entire list of education and combination of education/experience requirements. View Assessment Questions Some federal jobs allow you to substitute your education for the required experience in order to qualify. For this job, at the GS-12 level you must meet the qualification requirement using experience alone--no substitution of education for experience is permitted. At the GS-09 or GS-11 level, you may qualify if your education meets the definitions below: Combinations of successfully completed education and specialized experience described above may be used to meet total qualification requirement at the GS-09 and GS-11 levels. Please refer to the assessment questionnaire for the entire list of education and combinations of education/experience requirements. View Assessment Questions Foreign education must be evaluated for U.S. equivalency in order to be considered for this position. You must include this information with your application package. Only degrees from an accredited college or university recognized by the Department of Education are acceptable to meet positive education requirements or to substitute for experience. For additional information, please go to the Office of Personnel Management (OPM) and U.S. Department of Education websites at http://www.opm.gov/qualifications and http://www.ed.gov/admins/finaid/accred/index.html. **Other Requirements:** Click here for expanded definitions. * Male applicants born after December 31, 1959 must complete a Pre-Employment Certification Statement for Selective Service Registration. * You will be required to provide proof of U.S. Citizenship. * Two year trial/probationary period may be required. * Direct Deposit of Pay is Required. ### Security Clearance Public Trust - Background Investigation Additional Information ## Additional Information ### What To Expect Next If you provided an email address, you will receive an email message acknowledging receipt of your application. Your application package will be used to determine your eligibility, qualifications, and quality ranking for this position. If you are determined to be ineligible or not qualified, your application will receive no further consideration. The documents you submit must support your responses to the online questionnaire. If your application contradicts or does not support your questionnaire responses, you will receive a rating of "not qualified" or "incomplete application" and you will not receive further consideration for this job. #### BENEFITS **The Department of Defense offers an excellent benefits program.**In addition to your take-home pay, your comprehensive compensation/benefits package will include most of the benefits described in the USAJOBS Resource Center. ### Other Information * Selection is subject to restrictions resulting from Department of Defense referral system for displaced employees. * If you have retired from federal service and you are interested in employment as a reemployed annuitant, see the information in the Reemployed Annuitantinformation sheet. * Salary includes applicable locality pay. * This is a Career Program (CP) 18 position. * Management may select at any of the grade levels announced. * Noncompetitive promotion potential to the intervening grade of GS-11 and/or target grade of GS-12. * Further certification from this announcement may take place up to 90 days beyond the closing date of this announcement. * Multiple positions may be filled from this announcement. This job originated on www.usajobs.gov. For the full announcement and to apply, visit www.usajobs.gov/GetJob/ViewDetails/473118100. Only resumes submitted according to the instructions on the job announcement listed at www.usajobs.gov will be considered.
                (USA-WA-Fairchild AFB) MAINTENANCE MECHANIC   
      Job Overview ## Job Overview ### Summary The mission of the United States Air Force is to fly, fight and win in air, space and cyberspace. To achieve that mission, the Air Force has a vision of Global Vigilance, Reach and Power. That vision orbits around three core competencies: Developing Airmen, Technology-to-Warfighting and Integrating Operations. Core competencies and distinctive capabilities are based on a shared commitment to three core values -- integrity first, service before self, and excellence in all we do. * * * **WHO MAY APPLY:** Click here for more information. You MUST have one or more identified eligibilities in order to be considered. **Air Force is not responsible for erroneous eligibilities you list or fail to list** Air Force Employee (Current Permanent Competitive Service Career/Career-Conditional Employee and Current Permanent AF DCIPS Employees with Reinstatement Rights to the Competitive Service) Males born after 12-31-59 must be registered or exempt from Selective Service. For additional information, click here. Appointment of Certain Military Spouse (EO 13473) DoD Transfer (Army, Navy, DFAS, etc.--Excluding Air Force) Employment of People with Disabilities - Schedule A, click here for additional information Executive Order (EO) 12721 Interagency Career Transition Assistance Plan (ICTAP) Non-DoD Transfer (OPM, VA, Dept of Labor, etc.) Other Appointment Eligibilities (TSA, FAA, Postal, etc.) Reinstatement Veterans' Recruitment Appointment (VRA) 30% Disabled Veterans ### Duties * The primary purpose of this position is: To install, maintain, repair, and modify large/complex heating (includes heating boilers and single and multiple fuel power boilers), ventilation, air conditioning and refrigeration (HVAC/R) systems and support equipment including mechanical system controls and distribution lines. * Plans and lays out work from blueprints, sketches, drawings, specifications, guides, codes, and work orders. Reviews work order requirements reflecting systems, parts, and assemblies to be repaired, modified, or installed. Utilizes safety practices and procedures following established safety rules and regulations and maintains a safe and clean work environment. * Troubleshoots HVAC/R systems with complex problems and extensive repairs requiring judgment to locate malfunctions and performing preventive maintenance on HV AC/R systems and equipment while inspecting and calibrating controls and gauges. * Installs, repairs, and maintains large commercial and industrial ventilation, refrigeration, air conditioning (AC), and cooling systems with complex problems and extensive repairs. Performs essential electrical work incidental to the maintenance and operation of HVAC/R systems. * Installs, modifies, overhauls, repairs, and maintains a variety of complex heating boilers and/or heating systems, single and multiple fuel power boilers, and associated auxiliary and pollution control equipment. Performs work on power boilers which use gas and/or oil for steam or hot water production and distribution plants. ### Travel Required * Not Required ### Relocation Authorized * No ### Who May Apply #### This job is open to… Status Candidates (Merit Promotion and VEOA Eligibles) Questions? This job is open to 2 groups. Job Requirements ## Job Requirements ### Key Requirements * U.S. Citizenship Required * Must be registered for Selective Service, see Legal & Regulatory Guidance * This posn is subject to provisions of the DoD Priority Placement Program * Travel and relocation expenses will not be paid * A pre-employment physical examination is required ### Qualifications **This vacancy is being re-announced. Candidates who applied for Announcement # 4Y-AFPC-1881851-844007-PJK must self-nominate for this Announcement in order to receive consideration.** **Please remember to re-submit all applicable supporting documents. When selecting an eligibility of appointment, click on the link, read and follow the instructions precisely. Please be advised, if you have missing supporting documents or the documents are incomplete, you will not be eligible for the chosen appointment****. ****** **Wage Grade hourly rate for this position is $23.13 to $26.98.** **SPECIALIAZED EXPERIENCE:** Applicants will be rated in accordance with the OPM Qualification Standard Handbook X-118C; for additional information click here. Although a specific length of time and experience is not required for most trade and labor occupations, you must meet any screen-out element(s) listed, and show through experience and training that you possess the quality level of knowledge and skill necessary to perform the duties of the position at the level for which applying. Qualification requirements emphasis is on the quality of experience, not necessarily the length of time. The screen out element for this position is ABILITY TO DO WORK OF MAINTENANCE MECHANIC WITHOUT MORE THAN NORMAL SUPERVISION. **KNOWLEDGE, SKILLS AND ABILITIES (KSAs): Your qualifications will be evaluated on the basis of your level of knowledge, skills, abilities and/or competencies in the following areas:** 1. Knowledge of the principles and theories of air conditioning and refrigeration and properties of refrigerants; mechanical, electromechanical, and pneumatic principles to inspect, install, test, maintain, and repair power boilers and associated auxiliary and pollution control equipment; and the construction and operation of a variety of large industrial and commercial refrigeration and A/C systems. 2. Knowledge of electrical equipment, i.e., meters, test lamps, voltage testers, ammeters, and polarity testers. 3. Knowledge of safety regulations, practices, and procedures; and regulations, procedures, and policies related to records maintenance and documentation. 4. Skill in dismantling, repairing, and reassembling pumps, impellers, compressors, chillers, receivers, and evaporators to include balancing, aligning, and maintaining turbines, pumps, generators, and preheaters; troubleshooting complex problems on large projects; and applying prescribed test procedures. 5. Skill in the use of hand tools, power tools, and a variety of test equipment. 6. Ability to read and interpret instructions, blueprints, drawings, sketches, and specifications; and maintain difficult balances of a variety of refrigerant controls and complicated motor controls. **PHYSICAL EFFORT:** The employee lifts, carries, and handles equipment up to 50 pounds unassisted and over 50 pounds with assistance. Works from ladders, scaffolding platforms, or cramped areas where equipment, parts, or tools are hard to reach. Work requires frequent stooping, stretching, bending, kneeling, and working in tiring, uncomfortable positions for long periods. In addition, work involves frequent movement and maneuvering of large, heavy equipment using hoists, holders, and pulleys as required. **WORKING CONDITIONS:** The employee works indoors and outdoors, on elevated structures, and in cramped areas. Subject to discomfort from face masks or other protective devices when there is a possibility of exposure to chemicals, heat, steam, noise, noxious gases, fumes, or acids. Occasionally works outside, on top of buildings, in drafty attic spaces, and in cramped areas with low overheads. Incumbent is subject to possible burns, electrical shocks, cuts, strains, bruises, and chemical irritations. To reduce dangers from these and other similar conditions follows prescribed safety practices and use safety equipment such as safety glasses, hard-toe shoes, respirators, hard hats, and fire retardant gloves. **PART-TIME OR UNPAID EXPERIENCE****:**Credit will be given for appropriate unpaid and or part-time work. You must clearly identify the duties and responsibilities in each position held and the total number of hours per week. **VOLUNTEER WORK EXPERIENCE:** Refers to paid and unpaid experience, including volunteer work done through National Service Programs (i.e., Peace Corps, AmeriCorps) and other organizations (e.g., professional; philanthropic; religious; spiritual; community; student and social). Volunteer work helps build critical competencies, knowledge and skills that can provide valuable training and experience that translates directly to paid employment. You will receive credit for all qualifying experience, including volunteer experience. **ADDITIONAL CONDITIONS OF EMPLOYMENT****:** 1. Shift work may be required. 2. Emergency overtime may be required. 3. The work may require the employee to drive a motor vehicle. An appropriate, valid driver's license may be required for the position. 4. Position requires CFCINCFC Certification (universal) as required by 40 CFR Pan 82, Subpart f., EPA. 5. Recall to duty may be a requirement of this position. 6. Position requires the ability to discern colors, contrast, and depth. 7. Will be required to train/guide lower graded (or other trades) military/civilian employees. ### Security Clearance Q - Nonsensitive Additional Information ## Additional Information ### What To Expect Next Once your application package is received an acknowledgement email will be sent. If you provided an email address, you will receive an email message acknowledging receipt of your application. Your application package will be used to determine your eligibility and qualifications for consideration. If you are determined to be ineligible or not qualified, your application will receive no further consideration. To check the status of your application or return to a previous or incomplete application, log into your USAJOBS account, select My Applications, and click on the more information link under the application status for this position. If you do not provide an email address, you are responsible for checking status updates and notifications in USAJOBS. Hard copy notifications will not be sent to you. #### BENEFITS **The Department of Defense offers an excellent benefits program**. In addition to your take-home pay, click here for an overview benefits currently offered to Federal employees. **Direct Deposit**: All federal employees are required to have direct deposit. ### Other Information **Interagency Career Transition Assistance Program (ICTAP):** For information on how to apply as an ICTAP eligible click here. To be well-qualified and exercise selection priority for this vacancy, displaced Federal employees must be rated at 80 or above on the rating criteria for this position. **Employed Annuitants (Reemployed Annuitants)**: Applicants in receipt of an annuity based on civilian employment in the Federal Service are subject to the DoD Policy on The Employment of Annuitants. Click here for more information. **90-Day Register:** This announcement may result in a 90-day register that may be used to fill like vacancies for 90 days after the closing date. Applicants may be referred for consideration as vacancies occur. This job originated on www.usajobs.gov. For the full announcement and to apply, visit www.usajobs.gov/GetJob/ViewDetails/473553900. Only resumes submitted according to the instructions on the job announcement listed at www.usajobs.gov will be considered.
                (USA-WA-Seattle) Senior Accountant - Special Revenue Funds   
      This recruitment will be used to fill vacancies for up to the next 12 months. Join us in the **Finance and Business Operations Division!** The Finance and Business Operations Division is seeking a career professional in governmental accounting and reporting for our **Senior Accountant position in the Financial Accounting Unit**. The successful candidate will be responsible for the accounting and reporting of special revenue funds and year-end financial reporting. Our ideal candidate should be able to work with a diverse group of financial accountants in preparing the County's **Comprehensive Annual Financial Report (CAFR)** and with financial staff from other departments in monitoring the recording of fund transactions. He/she should also be effective in dealing with technical professionals who support the financial systems. This person shall have a superior level of accounting and financial system expertise at the same time being nimble, curious, and proactive in ways that exceed technical mastery of spreadsheets and reporting tools alone. To be effective, candidates must be willing and able to analyze, understand and transform the financial data behind King County's complex business processes and, in turn, share and explain the world of financial reporting and accounting discipline to departmental staff and other interested parties. He/she must also have a strong sense of team-oriented camaraderie and good humor in the workplace and must understand and wholly embrace the value and importance of providing world-class customer service to both internal and external customers. **FBOD's mission**is to provide timely, efficient and accurate accounting, procurement, treasury, payroll, benefits and small business services. We are actively seeking employees whose behavior is in alignment with our **division's core values:** **Respect:**We listen to and value others without judgment, and treat each other with mutual dignity and fairness. **Teamwork:**We work together to foster open communication at all organizational levels, and emphasize collaboration and sharing of ideas to achieve common goals. **Results:**We hold ourselves accountable for delivering everyday excellence to our colleagues, customers and community. **Innovation:**We promote a creative environment where employees fearlessly and enthusiastically search for new ways to improve processes and our everyday work. **_Please note:_**Phone screenings and in person interviews will be held the week of July 24, 2017. Interested candidates must be available during these times. **Here are some examples of the type of work you may perform on a daily basis:** * Perform professional accounting and financial reporting for assigned funds, including preparation of financial statements, notes and supplementary information. Monitor year-round status of general ledger accounts in assigned funds. * Provide information to auditors related to annual audits. * Work closely with departmental finance staff to resolve accounting and reporting issues in assigned funds and activities. * Coordinate with financial systems support units to address system issues and future system requirements affecting job performance * Participate as a team member in the preparation and reviews of the King County CAFR. * Provide advice to FBOD and departmental staff on the implementation of new governmental standards. * Monitor Special Revenue Funds and provide agency staff with guidance to improve financial accountability and improvement to financial processes. * Any other duties as assigned **We are looking for YOU to demonstrate the following:** * Strong grounding of governmental accounting/reporting or governmental audit experience: OR, combined professional accounting and/or financial auditing experience in a nongovernmental setting (Bachelor's degree or CPA is highly desirable). * Knowledge of Generally Accepted Accounting Principles (GAAP) and Statements of Governmental Accounting Standards issued by GASB * Experience preparing, reviewing and/or auditing financial statements * Exposure and commitment to continuous improvement and using methodologies such as lean * Excellent computer skills in Microsoft Excel and intermediate computer skills in Microsoft Word and Outlook * Ability to perform financial analysis and reporting of complex accounting information * Possess a range of leadership and communication skills that enable you to work productively and to effectively convey technical accounting information as meaningful concepts * Ability to work independently on assigned tasks as well as collaboratively with those who are impacted by and/or share in the work product * Problem solve with limited guidance and have a sense of urgency in situations that require a quick turnaround while providing excellent customer service to all stakeholders * Excellent organizational and time management skills with ability to handle multiple tasks and competing deadlines * Teamwork skills and the ability to meet collaborative deadlines. Equivalent combination of experience and education which provides the applicant with the desired skills, knowledge and ability required to perform the work. **Other Position Information:** This position is exempt from the provisions of the Fair Labor Standards Act and is therefore not overtime-eligible. Employees are paid on a bi-weekly schedule, every other Thursday, comprising a 40-hour workweek; normally 8:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m., Monday through Friday. This position is represented by the **International Brotherhood of Teamsters, Local 117, Professional and Technical Employees**. **Are you ready to APPLY?** The recruitment for this position is open to all qualified candidates. A completed King County Application and answers to the supplemental questions are required. **We highly recommend that you also provide a cover letter and resume**. Please apply online at www.kingcounty.gov/jobs. **If you have any questions or concerns while applying, please contact Robert James,** **Senior HR Analyst, by e-mail at Robert.James@kingcounty.gov or by phone at** **206-263-9414. Note: Online applications are preferred. However, if you cannot apply online, go to****www.kingcounty.gov/jobs**** for other options.** **If you need an accommodation in the recruitment process or an alternate format of this announcement, please call 206-263-8694.** *Job Title:* Senior Accountant - Special Revenue Funds *Opening Date/Time:* Fri. 06/30/17 12:00 AM Pacific Time *Closing Date/Time:* Sun. 07/16/17 11:59 PM Pacific Time *Salary:* $68,099.20 - $86,320.00 Annually *Job Type:* Career Service, Full Time, 40 hrs/week *Location:* Chinook Building - 401 5th Ave, Seattle, Washington *Department:* Department of Executive Services - Finance & Business Operations Division
                (USA-WA-Seattle) Principal Accountant (Out-of-Class or Temporary)   
      The Principal Accountant reports to the Accounting Manager in the Department of Finance and Administrative Services (FAS) and will support Accounting, AP/Shared Services, and Budget and Rates. This position performs a variety of professional accounting functions and tasks, and is responsible for five areas: Fund Oversight and Monitoring, Project Costing, General Ledger, Financial Reporting, and Budget. The City of Seattle is reimplementing its PeopleSoft Financial System (Summit Re-implementation or SRI). This multi-year project will transform and standardize financial reporting, accounting practices, citywide policies and procedures and business process in the City. It involves an upgrade from PeopleSoft 8.8 to version 9.2. The primary function of the Principal Accountant is to backfill for existing staff to allow them to participate in the SRI project as needed. This position may also participate in the SRI project. FAS has the most diverse set of responsibilities of any City department. Our 620 employees are responsible for a broad array of operations, including but not limited to: building and renovating fire stations;negotiating contracts for City-funded construction projects; operating and maintainingmore than 100City facilities; managing the City's investments;overseeing its central accounting system; servicingpolice and firevehicles; issuing business licenses; collecting taxes; advocating for animal welfare; andassisting every constituent who calls 206-684-CITY. Current city employees who are interested in this temporary position may be considered as an out-of-class assignment. This assignment is expected to lastup to 10 months. ## Job Responsibilities: * Evaluate existing systems and procedures, and recommend and implement process improvements for internal control and efficiencies. * Create and/or review of transactions to ensure proper accounting and accuracy. * Review, monitor, and prepare financial management reports. * Perform a variety of reconciliation. Research, analyze, and resolve issues and variances. * Review project/activity set up and update requests to ensure projects/activities are properly created/closed in Summit. * Billing functions and Accounts Receivable management. * Month end and year end closing processes. * Capital assets recording and management * Assist in annual financial report (CAFR) preparation. * Financial analysis including budget and revenue quarterly monitoring, fund balance analysis, etc. * Participate in SRI related activities such data scrubbing and mapping, etc. as needed. ## Qualifications: **_Minimum ## Qualifications:_** * Bachelor's degree in Accounting, Business Administration or related field (requires satisfactory completion of at least 24 semester hours or 36 quarter credit units in accounting with no substitution allowed) and/or professional certification as a CPA; _and_ * Four (4) years professional experience in accounting, auditing, financial analysis, or related work with one year experience equivalent to a Senior Accountant (or a combination of education and/or training and/or experience which provides an equivalent background required to perform the work of the class). **_Desired Qualifications_:** * CPA license highly desirable. * Working knowledge of professional accounting principles, practices, and methods in accordance with Generally Accepted Accounting Principles (GAAP), Governmental Accounting Standards Board (GASB) and Financial Accounting Standards Board (FASB); applicable Federal, State and City laws, rules, and regulations. * Ability to interpret administrative and policy guidelines and apply those guidelines and professional judgment to effectively resolve financial and accounting issues. * Ability to present complex material to varied audiences, to demonstrate excellent oral and written communication skills, and to lead a team effort to adapt to changing and expanding work requirements. * High level skill in the use of PeopleSoft or similar financial application and MS Excel. Access, Word, and PowerPoint. * Ability to work in a fast-paced environment with varied accounting responsibilities. ## Additional Information: Qualified candidates must submit the following to be considered: 1. Completed NEOGOV online application. 2. Cover letter describing how your skills and experience align with the stated job responsibilities and qualifications. 3. Current rsum indicating relevant experience and education. **Your application will not be reviewed if these items are missing or incomplete.** Candidates considered will be tested to ascertain skill levels in MS Excel and Word. Finalists will be required to undergo a background check. *Job Title:* Principal Accountant (Out-of-Class or Temporary) *Job Number:* 2017-00959 *Salary:* $38.56 - $44.90 Hourly *Location:* Seattle Municipal Tower, 700 5th Ave., Seattle, Washington *Job Type:* Temporary - Non-Benefit Eligible *Shift:* Day *Department:* Finance and Administrative Services *Bargaining Unit:* Not represented *Closing Date/Time:* Tue. 07/11/17 4:00 PM Pacific Time
                (USA-WA-Seattle) Sr Accountant - (Out-of-Class or Temporary)   
      The Senior Accountant reports to the Accounting Manager in the Department of Finance and Administrative Services (FAS) and will support Accounting, AP/Shared Services, and Budget and Rates. This position performs a variety of professional accounting functions and tasks, including Fund Oversight and Monitoring, Project Costing, Billing and Accounts Receivable, Accounts Payable, and General Ledger. The City of Seattle is reimplementing its PeopleSoft Financial System (Summit Re-implementation or SRI). This multi-year project will transform and standardize financial reporting, accounting practices, citywide policies and procedures and business process in the City. It involves an upgrade from PeopleSoft 8.8 to version 9.2. The primary function of the Senior Accountant is to backfill for existing staff to allow them to participate in the SRI project as needed. This position may also participate in the SRI project activities. FAS has the most diverse set of responsibilities of any City department. Our 620 employees are responsible for a broad array of operations, including but not limited to: building and renovating fire stations;negotiating contracts for City-funded construction projects; operating and maintainingmore than 100City facilities; managing the City's investments;overseeing its central accounting system; servicingpolice and firevehicles; issuing business licenses; collecting taxes; advocating for animal welfare; andassisting every constituent who calls 206-684-CITY. Current city employees who are interested in this temporary position may be considered as an out-of-class assignment. This assignment is expected to lastup to 10 months. ## Job Responsibilities: * Create and/or review transactions to ensure proper accounting and accuracy. * Review, monitor, and prepare financial management reports. * Perform a variety of reconciliation.Research, analyze, and resolve issues and variances. * Review project/activity set up and closing requests to ensure projects/activities are properly created/closed in Summit. * Perform billing functions and manage Accounts Receivable. * Perform month end and year end closing processes. * Assist in management and recording of capital assets * Review and approve invoices for proper accounting and approval. * Perform financial analysis. * Assist in any SRI related activities such data scrubbing and mapping, etc. ## Qualifications: **_Minimum ## Qualifications:_** * Bachelor's degree in Accounting, Business Administration or related field (requires satisfactory completion of at least 24 semester hours or 36 quarter credit units in accounting with no substitution allowed) and/or professional certification as a CPA; _and_ * Three(3) years professional experience in general or governmental accounting (or a combination of education and/or training and/or experience which provides an equivalent background required to perform the work of the class). **_Desired Qualifications_****:** * Working knowledge of professional accounting principles, practices, and methods in accordance with Generally Accepted Accounting Principles (GAAP), Governmental Accounting Standards Board (GASB) and Financial Accounting Standards Board (FASB); applicable Federal, State and City laws, rules, and regulations. * Ability to interpret administrative and policy guidelines and apply those guidelines and professional judgment to effectively resolve financial and accounting issues. * Ability to present complex material to varied audiences, to demonstrate excellent oral and written communication skills, and to participate in a team effort to adapt to changing and expanding work requirements. * High level skill in the use of PeopleSoft or similar financial application and MS Excel, and Word. * Ability to work in a fast-paced environment with varied accounting responsibilities. ## Additional Information: Qualified candidates must submit the following to be considered: 1. Completed NEOGOV online application. 2. Cover letter describing how your skills and experience align with the stated job responsibilities and qualifications. 3. Current rsum indicating relevant experience and education. **Your application will not be reviewed if these items are missing or incomplete.** Candidates considered will be tested to ascertain skill levels in MS Excel and Word. Finalists will be required to undergo a background check. *Job Title:* Sr Accountant - (Out-of-Class or Temporary) *Job Number:* 2017-00963 *Salary:* $34.33 - $39.96 Hourly *Location:* Seattle Municipal Tower, 700 5th Ave., Seattle, Washington *Job Type:* Temporary - Non-Benefit Eligible *Shift:* Day *Department:* Finance and Administrative Services *Bargaining Unit:* Not represented *Closing Date/Time:* Tue. 07/11/17 4:00 PM Pacific Time
                Comment on Uttarakhand Govt Jobs 2017: Latest Vacancies – उत्तराखंड में सरकारी नौकरियाँ की भर्तियाँ by Mohit Kaira   
      Send me sms for any gov job vacancy thnkzzz uh
                JEDAN TRENUTAK NEPAŽNJE I SIN MI JE POGINUO: Obratite pažnju MOLIM VAS na ovu stvar kada su deca u blizini vode   
      Tog dana, moj sin je postao hrabriji nego inače. Bio je radoznao. Bio je samostalan. I u jednoj sekundi, naši životi su se promenili, a njegov okončao. Noa je trebalo da tih dana napuni dve Pročitaj još...
                Enti locali in ritardo Appena uno su tre offre servizi online   
      I l 13 luglio il Ministero per la semplificazione annuncerà i vincitori dell&#39;OpenGov Champion (scusate l&#39;inglese, ma è scritto proprio così sulla pagina internet del ministero). Si tratta di un premio che viene assegnato alle amministrazioni pubbliche che si sono distinte in tre campi: trasparenza, partecipazione e competenza digitale. Almeno in quest&#39;ultima categoria la giuria (presieduta ovviamente dal ministro Marianna Madia) non dovrà faticare a scegliere i campioni. Soltanto un terzo delle amministrazioni locali, infatti, offre servizi online al cittadino (nonché contribuente). Altro che quarta rivoluzione industriale! La nostra pubblica amministrazione sembra ancora molto lontana dagli standard internazionali.La denuncia arriva dall&#39;Ufficio studi della Cgia di Mestre che ha esaminato i dati Istat riferiti all&#39;utilizzo delle tecnologie dell&#39;informazione da parte degli enti locali. E i risultati dell&#39;indagine sono sconfortanti: tra tutte le Regioni, le Province, i Comuni e le Comunità montane presenti in Italia la percentuale di enti che offre la possibilità di avviare e concludere per via telematica l&#39;intero iter di almeno un servizio richiesto dall&#39;utenza è pari al 33,8%. Praticamente solo uno su tre è in grado di espletarla.Quelli più in ritardo, in generale, sono gli uffici provinciali: soltanto il 27,1% è in grado di &laquo;dialogare&raquo; e concludere online la procedura richiesta dai cittadini o dalle imprese; sale al 28% per le Comunità montane, si attesta al 33,9% nei Comuni (con punte del 63 per cento per quelli con più di 60mila abitanti) per toccare il 59,1% tra le Regioni e le Province autonome. In Alto Adige, a esempio, il 65,5% dei sindaci è in grado di far espletare questo servizio mentre i Comuni della Liguria (17,4%), della Sicilia (16,8%) e del Molise (14,7%) sono tra i meno virtuosi.L&#39;unica buona notizia (a voler essere generosi) è che c&#39;è comunque un leggero tasso di crescita. Infatti la digitalizzazione delle amministrazioni pubbliche è aumentata dal 7,6% del 2009 al 33,8% del 2015. &laquo;Quello che abbiamo notato - commenta Paolo Zabeo, coordinatore dell&#39;ufficio studi della Cgia - è che è disarmante il deficit tecnologico che sconta il personale di molte amministrazioni&raquo;.E questo ritardo si nota anche quando si confronta la digitalizzazione degli uffici nostrani con quelli europei. Se teniamo conto della percentuale degli utilizzatori di eGovernment, la precompilazione di dati, il completamento dei servizi online e gli open data tra i Paesi dell&#39;Ue l&#39;Italia si colloca al 21&deg; posto con un indice pari a 44,5%: 10,4 punti in meno della media Ue.Lo scorso anno sempre l&#39;Unione Europea aveva diffuso un&#39;indagine dalla quale emergeva un altro dato sconfortante: sono gli italiani in generale (non solo i dipendenti pubblici) a mostrare una decisa mancanza di competenze digitali. Un terzo della popolazione non usa mai internet e i restanti due terzi si applica in poche attività complesse online. Questo nostro ritardo collettivo (dovuto in gran parte alla scuola) ci pone, stando ai dati forniti dalla Ue, al ventiquattresimo posto, riuscendo a superare soltanto Grecia, Bulgaria e Romania.
                2019 election: I saw vision before I became Benue governor, I will wait for another vision – Gov Ortom   

      Governor Samuel Ortom of Benue State, has disclosed that, he would not seek for a re-election in 2019, until he heard from God, to do so. This was even as, he expressed optimism that, no one could stop him from becoming the executive Governor of Benue State in 2019, if God asked him to seek [...]

      “The post 2019 election: I saw vision before I became Benue governor, I will wait for another vision – Gov Ortom appeared first on FOR LATEST BREAKING NIGERIAN NEWS HEADLINES TODAY, TOP ONLINE NIGERIA NEWSPAPERS.”


                Коментар на Slučaj Vladika Artemije i SPC – mučenik ili grešnik, pravda i greh, osuda i praštanje од стране essence   
      Autor teksta, ako ste citali mirnog i neostrascenog srca i mogli primetiti, nikoga nije ``blatio``, cak se za vladiku pomolio. Zagledajmo se u sebe i u svoje grehe. Afere u politici i religiji kao i sve sto nam skrece paznju od nas samih i nasih greha, pogubne su za dusu. Sledimo Hrista i Njegov primer. On, Bog, iako je osudjivao odstupnistvo od duse Bozjeg zakona, ispostovao je svaku odluku koju su slepi prvosvestenici doneli protiv Njega i bio poslusan. Upravo je time pokazao, kako je i Sam objasnio, sustinu Svoje misije na zemlji, sto bi ujedno trebalo da bude i misija svakog hriscanina, a to je krajnja poslusnost volji Bozijoj koja se projavljuje upravo kroz nepravde koje treba istrpeti. Dakle, sam Gospod se podvrgao volji slepih, pa nece jedan prolazni smrtnik. Iskusenja poslusnosti niko nije oslobodjen, na ovaj ili na onaj nacin, cak nam moze i delovati ispravna nasa borba, ali svaka odluka zasnovana na licnim idejama, znaci da je covek podlegao iskusenju. Takodje se pridruzujem molitvama da se prelesceni vladika vrati pod okrilje Crkve i zajedno sa sobom spase toliko dusa koje je sa sobom poveo u sunovrat. Monah koji je ostao u manastiru tvrdi da je Artemije pod pretnjom policije da otvori vrata cak izgovorio ovakvu recenicu ``Neka me zamole pa mozda i otvorim``. Mislim da ovo govori sasvim dovoljno o stanju te duse, sto samo po sebi nije za osudu koliko razmere koje je to stanje poprimilo i prosirilo se kao epidemija. I sve i da je Artemije ``pravednik Boziji``, unosenje smutnji u duse vernika i cak otvoren antagonizam medju stranama koje polako prelazi u rat je, blago receno, nedopustivo. I nikako u duhu Hristovog ucenja. Clanak je na divan nacin objasnio sustinu problematike. Svaka cast.
                DeadCo6-12-16Bonnaroo    
      Dead & Company Bonnaroo Music Festival 2016 (Manchester, TN) Friday June 12 at the What Stage. Audience recording, Stereo 16 bit 44.1Khz

      I Taped on the edge of the handicapped bleacher, strapping my iPhone 6 Plus with a Tascam im2W mic plugged into it onto a post. The im2W is made for an iPhone 4, so I used a 30 pin to lightening adapter (official Apple adapter is the only one that carries a consistent digital audio signal). Btw, this mic is really cheap on Amazon- like less than $15. I Used the limiter on the mic and recorded at somewhat of a low volume just in case the boys decided to blow it up. I also suspected I wouldn't being able to check my phone much. Live Nation workers were walking around earlier in the day threatening tapers to take their equipment if they didn't stop recording. This was even with bands that allow taping- something I had never seen before Live Nation became involved with this event. So, strapped to a post with a small bungee, I just let the recording go without interference. There is some talking, etc. that you would naturally get from a recording like this, but things turned out fairly well, all things considered, and I believe there is less crowd noise on my recording than the other one I have heard from archives.org. This little mic with my iPhone continues to surprise me.

      Lineage: im2W mic plugged into an iPhone (6+ with 30 pin to lightening adapter), Wav files captured with the App TW Recorder- it's free. Next, at camp, I transferred the recording (one long wav file) to a small netbook via iTunes File Sharing and dragged them onto the desktop. Once I was home, I rendered the recording by normalizing levels to 0 decibels with Cool Edit 2000 then split files with CD Wave Editor (and did some fades with Cool Edit on 2 tracks after realizing the first set was not going to fit onto one CD. Next, I used Trader's Little Helper to create Flac level 6 files and the Torrent. This is the show where Bobby calls out of some of our anti-gay, dumb ass polititians at the end of the show, and encouraged the crowd to go "Vote these assholes out of there." Anyone who wants to communicate with me- email me: davemanuel0@gmail.com

      I hope you enjoy my recording!

      -David

      Fits on 3 CD's
      Decide if you want Bobby's remarks on the last disc or not- he had plenty to say about those in gov and the shooting of our gay brothers and sisters in Orlando a few days prior to this show. You can choose to burn the discs in different ways, however I have made the files to fit nicely in chronological order. I used fades on a couple of tracks to help with this fit. The first set started with a Jam -> Truckin, and Help's On the Way was the starter for Set 2. I was a little disappointed that they played Touch of Grey for the encore. Seems like the last year I followed the Dead when Jerry was still alive, that's all they played. Playing Tennessee Jed (In Tennessee) and adding Franklin's Tower at the end of the show when it wasn't played out of Slip Knot were nice touches. Thanks guys!

      Suggested way to burn CDs: song 01-09 on disc 1 (through Passenger- it fades out as it goes into a jam)
      track 10 - 12 from the first set as well as tracks 01-06 from the second set for disc 2 (Jam before Bird Song (Reprise) fades in to begin the disc and Drums fades out at end of disc 2). For disc 3- start with 07 on from the 2nd set- Space (I didn't use fade on this- just seeme to be natural without it) and go to the end- adding Bob's comments or not...
      CD 1: 1st Set tracks 01-09
      CD 2: 1st Set tracks 10-12 + 2nd Set tracks 01-06
      CD 3: Set 2 tracks 07-13

      Set 1:
      01 Jam
      02 Truckin->
      03 Smokestack Lightening->
      04 Bertha
      05 Playing In the Band->
      06 Bird Song ->
      07 Tennessee Jed->
      08 Shakedown Street->
      09 Passenger->
      10 Jam ->
      11 Bird Song (reprise)
      12 Casey Jones

      Set 2:
      01 Help's On the Way->
      02 Slip Knot->
      03 Scarlet Begonias->
      04 Fire On the Mountain
      05 Terripin Station->
      06 Drums->
      07 Space->
      08 The Other One->
      09 Warf Rat
      10 Franklin's Tower
      11 (Crowd Noise)
      12 Touch of Grey (Encore)
      13 Bobby Talks Politics
                Snow Emergencies: 11/17/2014   
      The following counties are under a LEVEL 1 Snow Emergency: Coshocton Crawford Fairfield Licking LEVEL 1 : Roadways are hazardous with blowing and drifting snow. Roads may also be icy. Motorists are urged to drive very cautiously. LEVEL 2 : Roadways are hazardous with blowing and drifting snow. Roads may also be very icy. Only those who feel it is necessary to drive should be out on the roads. Contact your employer to see if you should report to work. Motorists should use extreme caution. LEVEL 3 : All roadways are closed to non-emergency personnel. No one should be driving during these conditions unless it is absolutely necessary to travel or a personal emergency exists. All employees should contact their employer to see if they should report to work. Those traveling on the roads may subject themselves to arrest. Snow level classification definitions from Ohio.gov .
                Snow Emergencies (Full List)   
      Updated 2/10/14 at 9:06am The following counties are under a Level 1 snow emergency: Athens Coshocton Crawford Fairfield Guernsey Hocking Jackson Marion Morgan Morrow Muskingum Noble Perry Pickaway Pike Ross Vinton LEVEL 1: Roadways are hazardous with blowing and drifting snow. Roads may also be icy. Motorists are urged to drive very cautiously. LEVEL 2: Roadways are hazardous with blowing and drifting snow. Roads may also be very icy. Only those who feel it is necessary to drive should be out on the roads. Contact your employer to see if you should report to work. Motorists should use extreme caution. LEVEL 3: All roadways are closed to non-emergency personnel. No one should be driving during these conditions unless it is absolutely necessary to travel or a personal emergency exists. All employees should contact their employer to see if they should report to work. Those traveling on the roads may subject themselves to arrest. Visit Ohio.gov for more information about snow emergency
                 Snow Emergencies (Full List)   
      Updated 1/28/14 at 6:31m The following counties are under a Level 1 snow emergency: Champaign Clark Coshocton Fairfield Guernsey Knox Morgan Muskingum Perry Vinton LEVEL 1: Roadways are hazardous with blowing and drifting snow. Roads may also be icy. Motorists are urged to drive very cautiously. LEVEL 2: Roadways are hazardous with blowing and drifting snow. Roads may also be very icy. Only those who feel it is necessary to drive should be out on the roads. Contact your employer to see if you should report to work. Motorists should use extreme caution. LEVEL 3: All roadways are closed to non-emergency personnel. No one should be driving during these conditions unless it is absolutely necessary to travel or a personal emergency exists. All employees should contact their employer to see if they should report to work. Those traveling on the roads may subject themselves to arrest. Visit Ohio.gov for more information about snow emergency classifications.
                Re: Creepy Dude(s) @ Work pt. 2   
      Well look at who's in office. They're learning it from that person. Thanks a lot Gov Brown!
      Posted by FYl
                Hamilton: Botas je zaslužio dugoročan ugovor   
      Vozač Mercedesa Luis Hamilton ocenio je da je njegov klupski kolega Valteri Botas zaslužio dugoročan ugovor sa ekipom. Botas je sredinom januara potpisao jednogodišnji ugovor sa Mercedesom, posle iznenadne odluke Nika Rozberga da završi karijeru, nekoliko dana posle osvajanja šampionske titule u Formuli 1.
                Gober: Majami smeće, Boston g**no, Juta šampion   
      Centar Jute Džez Rudi Gober prozvao je timove Bostona i Majamija jer se njegov saigrač Gordon Hejvord u poslednje vreme dovodi u vezu sa dva kluba. Ol star iz Bostona Ajzea Tomas i centar Majamija Hasan Vajtsajd osetili su se prozvanim i rešili su da mu odgovore tamo gde najviše boli pokazavši mu koliko su titula osvojili Majami i Boston u odnosu na tim u kome je Gober.
                Levkoj: Как 108 шагов по воде помогают укрепить иммунитет   

      Это цитата сообщения LediLana Оригинальное сообщениеКак 108 шагов помогают укрепить иммунитет

      3925311_108_shagov (344x215, 14Kb)ТАЙНА ЧИСЛА 108│Как "108 шагов" помогают укрепить иммунитет?

      "108 шагов" - это упражнение тибетских монахов. Каждое утро, рано, сразу после пробуждения, они отправляются за водой. Наполнив кувшины, проходят 108 шагов по холодному горному ручью.

      Откуда число 108?

      108 страстей — основаны на том, что у человека есть шесть видов ощущений через органы чувств, плюс сознание.

      ТЕХНИКА ВЫПОЛНЕНИЯ:

      Обычно рекомендуют уровень воды делать 2–3 сантиметра. Можно, конечно, и просто воды налить, но часто рекомендуют не закрывать сток воды, а делать ее, так сказать, бегущей: положить шланг душа подальше от стока или просто оставлять воду открытой. Для эффективности можно положить под ноги во время ходьбы жесткий коврик с шипами.

      Температура воды, для начала должна быть теплой или прохладной, а потом, привыкнув, постепенно ее можно понижать до самой холодной, которую только можно получить из крана.

      Это упражнение очень хорошо укрепляет иммунитет, тонизирует сосуды, снимает отеки с ног, заряжает бодростью и настраивает на благополучный, успешный день. А так как на стопах ног находятся активные точки всех органов, стимулируются все органы и системы нашего организма.

      После упражнения ноги вытирать насухо не следует. Только слегка вытереть воду и дать им высохнуть и согреться самим. Когда ноги станут теплыми, то можно одеть носки.
      https://vk.com/angelshealing?w=wall-79888502_2029

      Как ещё можно сделать «108 шагов по ручью»


      Воду налить в тазик, который заранее можно приготовить с вечера. Так утром меньше поводов думать о том, что на процедуру нет времени или желания. Можно делать это упражнение параллельно с чисткой зубов, можно полностью концентрироваться и громко считать до 108.


                Nasarawa Gov Threatens Prosecution Over Hate Speeches   
      Gov. Umaru Al-Makura of Nasarawa State says government will henceforth arrest and prosecute individuals and groups engaging in hate speeches capable of breaching the peace of the state.
                Otkaz omiljenoj kasirki zbog Super kartice   

      Radnica trgovinskog lanca IDEA Danijela Lilić dobila je otkaz jer je koristila svoju Super karticu da bi kupci dobili popust.

      Sudski spor zbog ovog otkaza traje već tri i po godine, što nije neobično budući da, prema rečima čelnika sindikata, radni sporovi u Srbiji prosečno traju četiri godine, piše portal Radnik.rs.

      OTKAZ ZBOG POPUSTA

      Danijela je bila, kako kaže, „po stažu“ najstarija kasirka u radnji IDEA u naselju Brzi Brod u Nišu. Pet meseci pre nego što je dobila otkaz pojavila se Super kartica, uz pomoć koje kupci mogu da ostvare popuste, ali je neophodno da popune formular i ostave svoje lične podatke kako bi dobili svoju karticu.

      Dešavalo se da nam nadređeni ustupi svoju Super karticu da bi neka mušterija, koja još uvek nema svoju, ostvarila popust na neki artikal. Nisam znala da je to strogo zabranjeno“, kaže Danijela.

      Ona kaže da nije bila na obuci za korišćenje Super kartice za zaposlene na kojoj je o tome bilo reči.

      Samo je jednog dana direktor doneo pismo iz Beograda, otvorio je i pročitao da sam dobila otkaz, iznenada. Okrivili su me da sam koristeći svoju Super karticu da bi mušterije ostvarile popust prekršila radnu obavezu i oštetila firmu. Kolektiv je tako okrivio mene i ispalo je da sam jedina koja je na taj način davala popust kupcima“, navodi ona.

      U obrazloženju otkaza piše da je Danijela provlačenjem svoje Super kartice za kupovine koje su ostvarile njene mušterije sebi na nedozvoljen način obezbedila popuste koji se dobijaju kada se obavi veći broj kupovina. Naime, potrošač kupovinom dobija bodove na osnovu kojih ostvaruje popuste i dobija pravo na učešće u akcijskim prodajama. Danijela je u izjašnjenju navela da dana kada su rukovodioci uočili da neovlašćeno koristi Super karticu nije bilo dovoljno formulara za Super karticu, da su potrošači bili nezadovoljni i glasno negodovali, pa je dozvolila da koriste njenu Super karticu. To obrazloženje nije prihvatila uprava kompanije Idea.

      Nisam imala nikakvu korist od toga, ali sam optužena da sam valjda bila u nekakviom dilu sa meštanima. Ostala sam bez posla sa dvoje dece, muž mi tada nije radio. Nisam imala kao nezaposlena ni pravo na pomoć sa Biroa jer sam zvanično izgubila posao svojom krivicom“, ispričala je Danijela.

      Na pitanja u vezi sa ovim slučajem usmeno nam je odgovorio Marko Vlahović iz kompanije Mercator S, koja je u međuvremenu preuzela radnike kompanije Idea. On je naveo da predstavnici te kompanije ne žele da komentarišu taj slučaj jer je sudski spor u toku, ali da se zloupotrebe Super kartice uvek tretiraju veoma ozbiljno.

      TRI I PO GODINE SUĐENJA

      Već tri i po godine Danijela vodi spor sa bivšim poslodavcem zbog ovog otkaza, a još uvek nije doneta prvostepena odluka. Kako tvrdi, za to vreme nije radila na drugom mestu, čak ni „na crno“.

      Danijela se zato ne može vratiti na mesto kasirke u IDEA radnji jer IDEA više ne obavlja tu delatnost, već eventualno može biti raspoređena na neko drugo radno mesto

      U međuvremenu njen nekadašnji poslodavac se promenio. IDEA i Mercator S su se sjedinili, a IDEA je promenila delatnost. Umesto „nespecijalizovane trgovine na malo“, IDEA doo sada obavlja delatnost „upravljanje nekretninama za naknadu“. Radnjama koje nose naziv IDEA sada upravlja Mercator S.

      Višegodišnji radni sporovi, kao što je Danijelin, u Srbiji nisu retkost. Na nedavnoj konferenciji koja je bila posvećena ideji da se u Srbiji uvedu radni sudovi, predsednik Konfederacije Slobodnih Sindikata Srbije Ivica Cvetanović naveo je da radni sporovi u Srbiji prosečno traju oko četiri godine. On je rekao da čak i kada sud presudi u korist radnika, to ne znači da je njegov problem sa poslodavcem rešen.

      Kada se donese presuda da se radnik vrati na posao, poslodavac odugovlači sa vraćanjem, imamo situaciju i da se to radi putem izvršenja. Taj radnik koji se posle presude vrati na posao je prvi koji će ponovo biti otpušten kada krene sledeći krug otpuštanja tehnoloških viškova”, rekao je on.

      (Radnik.rs)

      Vest Otkaz omiljenoj kasirki zbog Super kartice se pojavila prvo na juGmedia.


                Venezuela confirms 4 more deaths in anti-gov protests   

      CARACAS, Venezuela >> Venezuelan authorities say at least four people were killed and eight injured during anti-government protests in the central part of the country.


                (USA-VA-Hampton) SUPERVISORY CONTRACT SPECIALIST   
      Job Overview ## Job Overview ### Summary Join Team DCMA -- Challenge yourself! The Defense Contract Management Agency serves as the independent eyes and ears of the Department of Defense (DoD) and its partners, delivering actionable acquisition insight from the factory floor to the front line around the world. We are an independent combat support agency within the DoD. We are the Department's contract manager, responsible for ensuring Federal acquisition programs, supplies, and services are delivered on time, within cost and meet performance requirements. The pay band NH-03 includes the General Schedule grade equivalent to GS-14/15. Other initiatives under the Acquisition Demonstration Project include simplified classification, streamlined hiring process and expanded developmental opportunities. Defense Contract Management Agency's homepage **Who May Apply**: * Current Federal Employee * Reinstatement Eligible * Veterans and Preference Eligible under Veterans Employment Opportunity Act (VEOA) of 1998 * ICTAP Eligible ### Duties * Incumbent is responsible for ensuring consistent application of policies and procedures across the team for assigned processes/areas of expertise. * Assigns work, monitors and evaluates work performance, manages resources, develops plans, and takes actions to achieve goals and objectives. * Supervisory duties include workload assignments, on-the-job training, acceptability of work products, and annual review of subordinates. * Performs Position and Resource Management functions on assigned subordinates including determining knowledge, skills, and abilities related to work performance. * Assures Individual Development Plans include training required for DAWIA certification as well as any customer directed requirements. * Coordinates and collaborates with the CMO Contract Director or Tertiary CMO Commander/Director on resourcing and workload decisions that may cross Primary CMO and Tertiary boundaries that may result in virtual performance of contract administration work without regard to physical location. * Determines the staffing level needed, requests the resources required, and allocates personnel to adequately and effectively perform Team operations. * Provides leadership to subordinates and technical guidance to other DCMA managers and their personnel in the area of contract administration/management. ### Travel Required * Occasional Travel * 10% Business travel required ### Relocation Authorized * Yes * PCS May Be Authorized ### Who May Apply #### This job is open to… Current Federal Employees, Reinstatement Eligibles, VEOA, ICTAP Questions? This job is open to 2 groups. Job Requirements ## Job Requirements ### Key Requirements * U.S. Citizenship is Required * Direct Deposit of Pay is Required * Tour of Duty: Full Time * FLSA: Exempt * Bargaining Unit:No ### Qualifications In order to qualify, you must meet the education and/or experience requirements described below. **Experience required**: To qualify based on your work experience, your resume must describe at least one year of experience which prepared you to do the work in this job. To qualify, applicants must possess one year of specialized experience equivalent to the next lower broad band/level NH-03. Specialized experience is defined as: Experience performing post award administration, contract payment and funding, and contract close out. Experience performing financial analysis, contract negotiation and other business principles and practices applicable to contracting. Education can not be substituted for experience. Please refer to the OPM Qualification Standards for specific Education/Experience requirements for this position located at: www.opm.gov/qualifications/standards/index-Standards.asp Applicants must meet basic eligibility requirements such as quality level of experience, minimum qualifications, and other regulatory requirements by the Closing date of the announcement. Basic Requirement: A bachelor’s degree from an accredited educational institution authorized to grant baccalaureate degrees AND at least 24 semester hours in any combination of the following fields: accounting, business finance, law, contracts, purchasing, economics, industrial management, marketing, quantitative methods, or organization and management. (This requirement can be obtained within the degree or in addition to the degree). NOTE: Current civilian personnel in DoD, who occupied GS-1102 positions or contracting positions with authority to award or administer contracts above the simplified acquisition threshold in an Executive Department on or before September 30, 2000 are exempt from meeting this requirement. Current military members who occupied a similar occupational specialty to the GS-1102 on or before September 30, 2000 are also exempt from meeting this requirement. Only degrees from an accredited college or university recognized by the Department of Education are acceptable to meet positive education requirements or to substitute education for experience. For additional information, please go to the Office of Personnel Management (OPM) and U.S. Department of Education websites at - http://www.opm.gov/qualifications and http://www.ed.gov/admins/finaid/accred/index.html Foreign education must be evaluated for U.S. equivalency in order to be considered for this position. Please include this information in your resume. **Other Requirements:** * This is a Defense Acquisition, Logistics and Technology Workforce position. Selectees must meet position requirements for certification at Level III within 24 months of entrance on duty. * Male applicants born after December 31, 1959 must complete a Pre-Employment Certification Statement for Selective Service Registration. * One-year supervisory probationary period may be required. * Two year trial/probationary period may be required. * Management may select at any band level announced. * Defense National Relocation Program will not be authorized. * Ability to communicate orally and in writing. * All selections under an announcement must be made within 6 months from the issuance date of the certificate referral list. **Conditions of Employment:** Must be able to obtain and maintain a Secret security clearance. Must file annual financial statement. ### Security Clearance Secret Additional Information ## Additional Information ### What To Expect Next If you provided an email address, you will receive an email message acknowledging receipt of your application. Your application package will be used to determine your eligibility, qualifications, and quality ranking for this position. Applicant is responsible for checking status updates and notifications. Hard copy notifications will not be sent to applicant. For general information regarding this vacancy announcement, you may contact the DCMA Job Information Line at 785-239-3529 DSN: 856. For questions regarding the status of your application, eligibility or qualifications determination contact: usarmy.apg.chra-ne.mbx.applicanthelp@mail.mil. Generally, applicant inquiries will be responded to within 10 business days from receipt at the Human Resource Office. #### BENEFITS The Department of Defense offers excellent benefits programs some of which may include: * Comprehensive health and life insurance * Competitive salaries * Generous retirement programs * Paid holidays, sick leave, and vacation time * Flexible work environment and alternate work schedules * Paid employment related training and education * Possible student loan repayment * Payment of licenses, certification, and academic degrees as applicable * Bonuses, incentives, and awards as appropriate for the job. **Click here for more information.** ### Other Information **Special Employment Consideration**: DCMA 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 information on how to apply under this appointment authority via the Selective Placement Coordinator, please visit http://dcmacareers.com/index.cfm/disabilities/ . Selection is subject to restrictions resulting from Department of Defense referral system for displaced employees. The Department of Defense (DoD) policy on employment of annuitants will be used in determining eligibility of annuitants. The DoD policy is available at: http://www.dtic.mil/whs/directives/corres/pdf/1400.25-V300.pdf In accordance with section 9902(h) of title 5, United States Code, annuitants reemployed in the Department of Defense shall receive full annuity and salary upon appointment. They shall not be eligible for retirement contributions, participation in the Thrift Savings Plan, or a supplemental or redetermined annuity for the reemployment period. Discontinued service retirement annuitants (i.e. retired under section 8336(d)(1) or 8416(b)(1)(A) of title 5, United States Code) appointed to the Department of Defense may elect to be subject to retirement provisions of the new appointment as appropriate. (See DoD instructions 1400.25, Volume 300, at http://www.dtic.mil/whs/directives) Salary includes applicable locality pay or Local Market Supplement. Credit will be given for appropriate unpaid experience or volunteer work. This job originated on www.usajobs.gov. For the full announcement and to apply, visit www.usajobs.gov/GetJob/ViewDetails/473297500. Only resumes submitted according to the instructions on the job announcement listed at www.usajobs.gov will be considered.
                (USA-VA-Norfolk) PROG ANLST   
      Job Overview ## Job Overview ### Summary About the Agency The selectee for this position will serve as a PROGRAM ANALYST in the Service-wide Transportation Department, Transportation and Distribution Directorate of NAVSUP WEAPON SYSTEMS SUPPORT. ### Duties The successful selectee will perform the following duties: * Responsible for performing staff analytical work associated with developing annual Service-wide Transportation requirements and financial plans; formulation financial budgets; conducting special studies; and furnishing technical and program management advice. * Administer and manage the Service-wide transportation issues and funds for Navy shipments subject to movement by the Defense Transportation System. * Provide funding for a significant portion of naval worldwide cargo shipments that support global surface deployment command and control and distribution operations. * Perform program evaluations that include management control reviews and vulnerability assessments. * Develop and maintain an up-to-date awareness and understanding of the transportation policies, procedures, issues and future directions as the pertain to the Department of Defense (DOD). ### Travel Required * Occasional Travel * You may be expected to travel for this position. ### Relocation Authorized * No ### Who May Apply #### This job is open to… Current Permanent Competitive Service Naval Supply Systems Command Employees under all UICs in NV23 Questions? This job is open to 1 group. Job Requirements ## Job Requirements ### Key Requirements * Must be a US Citizen. * Males must be registered or exempt from Selective Service. www.sss.gov * Must be determined suitable for federal employment. * Must participate in the direct deposit pay program. * May be required to successfully complete a probationary/trial period. * See Other Information and Requirements section for additional requirements. ### Qualifications In order to qualify for this position, your resume must provide sufficient experience and/or education, knowledge, skills, and abilities to perform the duties of the specific position for which you are being considered. Your resume is the key means we have for evaluating your skills, knowledge, and abilities as they relate to this position. Therefore, we encourage you to be clear and specific when describing your experience. To qualify for the GS-12, your resume must demonstrate at least one year of specialized experience at or equivalent to the GS-11 grade level or pay band in the Federal service or equivalent experience in the private or public sector. Specialized experience must demonstrate the following: performing the following duties: Providing project and policy analysis support to senior analysts and team leads for functional projects; Developing and utilizing commercial transportation systems and/or applications to guide and advise program managers on new concepts, methods and practices; utilizing analytical and evaluative methods to conduct studies and support planning and management of products and services; and knowledge of DoD Transportation management, DoD transportation systems, and commercial transportation systems to identify program problems and develop solutions. To qualify for the GS-13, your resume must demonstrate at least one year of specialized experience at or equivalent to the GS-12 grade level or pay band in the Federal service or equivalent experience in the private or public sector. Specialized experience must demonstrate the following: performing the following duties: mastery of program/project analysis and development of transportation polices; developing estimates and proposals for program enhancements; knowledge of DoD Transportation management, DoD transportation systems, and commercial transportation systems to identify program problems and develop solutions; overseeing PPBE and POM process by utilizing knowledge of Capability Based Assessments (CBA), fiscal program management, appropriation policy, cost effectiveness and trade off analysis; utilizing knowledge strategic planning for resources management to assessing organizational performance and identifying methods for process improvement. Additional qualification information can be found from the following Office of Personnel Management web site: http://www.opm.gov/qualifications/Standards/group-stds/gs-admin.asp. You will receive credit for all qualifying experience, including volunteer and part time experience. You must clearly identify the duties and responsibilities in each position held and the total number of hours per week. Experience refers to paid and unpaid experience, including volunteer work done through National Service programs (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. To preview this questionnaire and determine if your experience matches the skills required for this position, click on the following link: https://apply.usastaffing.gov/ViewQuestionnaire/10020701 **Requirements:** Generally, current Federal employees applying for GS jobs must serve at least one year at the next lower grade level. This requirement is called time-in-grade. All qualifications and time-in-grade requirements must be met by the closing date of this announcement and clearly documented in your resume. Must be able to obtain an interim and/or final (e.g., confidential/secret/top secret, etc.) security clearance prior to entrance on duty AND must be able to maintain the required level of clearance while employed in the subject position. Failure to obtain and maintain the required level of clearance may result in the withdrawal of a job offer or removal. ### Security Clearance Secret Additional Information ## Additional Information ### What To Expect Next When the application process is complete, your application will be reviewed to determine if you meet the hiring eligibility and qualification requirements for which you requested consideration. You will be rated based on the information provided in your resume and responses to the questionnaire, along with your supporting documentation to determine your level of knowledge, skill, and ability related to the job requirements. Best qualified applicants will be referred to the hiring manager. The hiring manager may choose to conduct interviews. Once the selection is made, you will receive a notification of the decision. Stay informed of changes to your application status by signing up for automatic email alerts at https://www.usajobs.gov/Applicant/Application/ListApplications. #### BENEFITS Review our benefits ### Other Information This position is covered by the Department of Defense Priority Placement Program. Additional vacancies may be filled by this announcement. A tentative offer of employment will be rescinded if the selectee fails to meet the pre-employment requirements, including failure to report to any of the scheduled appointments. The Department of the Navy uses E-Verify to confirm the employment eligibility of all newly hired employees. To learn more about E-Verify, including your rights and responsibilities, visit www.dhs.gov/E-Verify. If you are unable to apply online and request information about the Alternate Application process, please contact the Department of Navy's Employment Information Center. Federal annuitant information: The selection of an annuitant is subject to the Department of Defense and Department of the Navy policy on the employment of annuitants. Policy information may be found at: http://www.secnav.navy.mil/donhr/Documents/CivilianJobs/FedCivAnnuitants.pdf Temporary promotions may be extended up to 5 years at the discretion of management and in accordance with applicable regulations. Temporary actions taken under this announcement may be made permanent without further competition. This position may be terminated at any time before the established not-to-exceed date. Vacancies filled from this announcement may be filled at any grade level listed. This position has promotion potential to the GS-13 grade. If selected below the full performance level, incumbent may be noncompetitively promoted to the next higher grade level after meeting all regulatory requirements, and upon the recommendation of management. Promotion is neither implied nor guaranteed. This job originated on www.usajobs.gov. For the full announcement and to apply, visit www.usajobs.gov/GetJob/ViewDetails/473388100. Only resumes submitted according to the instructions on the job announcement listed at www.usajobs.gov will be considered.
                (USA-VA-Norfolk) Student Intern (Mission Support) (Pathways Program)   
      Job Overview ## Job Overview ### Summary Do you desire to protect American interests and secure our Nation while building a meaningful and rewarding career? If so, the Department of Homeland Security (DHS) is calling. DHS components work collectively to prevent terrorism, secure borders, enforce and administer immigration laws, safeguard cyberspace and ensure resilience to disasters. The vitality and magnitude of this mission is achieved by a diverse workforce spanning hundreds of occupations. Make an impact; join DHS. This is a key position within the Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE). ICE utilizes the government's second largest cadre of law enforcement officers to ensure our nation's economic, transportation and infrastructure security. ICE enforces immigration and customs laws. Our talented and courageous workforce identities criminal activities and eliminates vulnerabilities that pose a threat to our nation's borders. ICE is the primary investigative arm of the Department of Homeland Security (DHS). With more than19,000 employees in 400 offices around the world, ICE is a key component of the DHS layered defense approach to protecting our nation. For additional information about ICE and career opportunities go to http://www.ice.gov/ ICE is seeking bright, innovative, results-oriented individuals who are pursuing degrees in Business Administration, Management, Communication, Finance, Human Resources, Public Administration, Political Science among others, to join our Pathways Internship Program. The Pathways Internship Program targets students accepted for enrollment or currently enrolled in a degree-seeking program (diploma, certificate, etc.) in an accredited/qualifying educational institution, on a full or half-time basis. (Applicants who do not meet the definition of "student" will not be considered.) This internship is for students who can commit to working year-round. **Interns may work full-time or part-time schedules.**At the successful conclusion of this program, you may be eligible for non­competitive conversion to a federal career or career-conditional position. **Who May Apply:** * U.S. citizens who have been accepted for enrollment or who are currently enrolled and seeking a degree in a qualifying educational institution on a full or half-time basis. * View common definitions of terms found in this announcement. **Organizational Location:** These positions are located in the U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement, Enforcement and Removal Operations, Washington DC Field Office (FDG). **Relocation Expenses:** Relocation expenses will not be paid. **Note:** One or more positions may be filled using this vacancy announcement. ### Duties As a Student Trainee (Mission Support) in the Pathways Program, you will perform a variety of administrative and technical assignments intended to develop the knowledges and skills required for providing mission support to ICE Enforcement and Removal Operations. These entry-level candidates will perform mission support duties and provide greatly needed resources to the agency's field offices. Typical work assignments include assisting higher level Specialists in: * Collecting and compiling information for such areas as budget, procurement, human resources, etc. * Updating information on spreadsheets and other office documents; * Processes incoming and outgoing mail, FedEx and UPS packages; * Maintaining office records, files and supplies; and Responding to routine questions concerning administrative procedures and requirements. ### Travel Required * Not Required ### Relocation Authorized * No ### Who May Apply #### This job is open to… United States Citizens who have been accepted for enrollment or who are currently enrolled and seeking a degree in a qualifying educational institution on a full or half-time basis. Questions? This job is open to 2 groups. Job Requirements ## Job Requirements ### Key Requirements * U.S. Citizenship * Ability to pass drug screen for federal employment * Meet Pathways basic eligibility requirements * Complete Application Package (see How to Apply Tab) * Selective Service registration required * Ability to pass background investigation ### Qualifications **BASIC ELIGIBILITY:** Pathways Internship Programs candidates must meet the basic eligibility requirements of the ICE Pathways Programs. Specifically, you must: * Be enrolled or accepted for enrollment on a full or half-time basis as a degree-seeking student. * Maintain academic standing throughout the entire internship appointment. Academic standing is defined by the school, generally at least a 2.0 Grade Point Average (GPA) for undergraduate programs (cumulative; no rounding) and a 3.0 GPA for advanced degree programs. * Must be 16 years or older at the time of appointment. * If selected, you will be required to sign a Pathways Program Participant Agreement. **MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS** **GS-2:** In order to meet the minimum qualification requirements for this position at the GS-2 grade level, applicant must meet the following: Completion of high school diploma or GED equivalent. **Qualification requirements must be met by the closing date of this announcement. Qualification claims will be subject to verification.** **Requirements**: **Requirements by Closing Date:** Unless otherwise noted, you must meet all requirements by the closing date of the announcement. ### Security Clearance Public Trust - Background Investigation Additional Information ## Additional Information ### What To Expect Next Once you submit your application, we will assess your experience and training, identify the best qualified applicants, and refer those applications to the hiring manager for further consideration and interviews. We will notify you by email the outcome after each of these steps has been completed. Your status will also be updated on your USAJobs account throughout the process. We expect to make a final job offer within 90 days after the deadline for applications. View more information on applying for federal employment. Any offers of employment made pursuant to this announcement will be consistent with all applicable authorities, including Presidential Memoranda, Executive Orders, interpretive U.S. Office of Management and Budget (OMB) and U.S. Office of Personnel Management (OPM) guidance, and Office of Management and Budget plans and policies concerning hiring. These authorities are subject to change. #### BENEFITS DHS offers competitive salaries and an attractive benefits package: health, dental, vision, life, retirement plan; Thrift Savings Plan [similar to a 401(k)]; Flexible Spending Account; Employee Assistance Program; personal leave days; and paid federal holidays. Other benefits may include: flexible work schedules; telework; tuition reimbursement; transportation subsidies; uniform allowance; health and wellness programs; and fitness centers. DHS is committed to employee development and offers a variety of employee training and developmental opportunities. For more information, go to DHS Careers and select "Benefits". ### Other Information **Non-Competitive Conversion Eligibility:** Candidate(s) selected from this announcement may be eligible for non-competitive conversion to a term or permanent position in the competitive service provided that all terms of the Internship Program are met, there is an available position, and the candidate is a U.S. citizen. However, conversion is not mandatory or guaranteed. Additional information on the ICE Pathways Program can be found at: http://www.ice.gov/careers/pathways. **E-Verify:**DHS uses E-Verify, an Internet-based system, to confirm the eligibility of all newly hired employees to work in the United States. Learn more about E-Verify, including your rights and responsibilities. **Background Investigation:** To ensure the accomplishment of our mission, DHS requires every employee to be reliable and trustworthy. To meet these standards, all selected applicants must undergo and successfully pass a background investigation for Public Trust as a condition of placement into this position. This may include a credit check, a review of financial issues such as delinquency in the payment of debts, child support and/or tax obligations, as well as certain criminal offenses and illegal use or possession of drugs. This job originated on www.usajobs.gov. For the full announcement and to apply, visit www.usajobs.gov/GetJob/ViewDetails/473457000. Only resumes submitted according to the instructions on the job announcement listed at www.usajobs.gov will be considered.
                (USA-VA-Fort Eustis) Contract Specialist   
      Job Overview ## Job Overview ### Summary Civilian employees serve a vital role in supporting the Army mission. They provide the skills that are not readily available in the military, but crucial to support military operations. The Army integrates the talents and skills of its military and civilian members to form a Total Army. This position is covered under an alternative personnel system known as the DoD Acquisition Workforce Demonstration Project. The Demonstration Project replaces GS grade levels with occupational families and pay bands. The salary range of the position being filled will not be decreased with the change to pay bands. This position incorporates former GS-12 step 1 through GS-13 step 10 grade levels and salary levels. Pay increases within the pay band will be accomplished through the Contribution-Based Compensation and Appraisal System. **About the Position:**Fort Eustis, Virginia is located in Newport News, between historic Williamsburg and Virginia Beach. Local Transportation via the Hampton Roads Transit (HRT) bus service to the surrounding area which includes Hampton, Norfolk, Portsmouth, Chesapeake and Virginia Beach. There are convenient interstate and major highways connecting the city to the neighboring cities above plus York County, Gloucester, Suffolk, and Smithfield. The Hampton Roads/Tidewater area has all the conveniences of a big city with charm of small town and rural areas. This position is part of Career Program 14 **Who May Apply:**Only applicants who meet one of the employment authority categories below are eligible to apply for this job. You will be asked to identify which category or categories you meet, and to provide documents which prove you meet the category or categories you selected. See Proof of Eligibility for an extensive list of document requirements for all employment authorities. * Current Civilian Employee with the Department of the Army * Current Permanent Department of Defense (DOD) - Civilian Employee (non-Army) * Current Permanent Federal Civilian Employee (non-DOD) * Former Federal Employee, eligible for reinstatement * Eligible due to Interagency Career Transition Program (ICTAP) * Eligible under Veterans' Employment Opportunity Act (VEOA) * Priority Placement Program, Program S (Military Spouse) registrants referred through the Automated Stopper and Referral System (ASARS) for this position * Eligible for NAF/AAFES Interchange Agreement ### Duties * Responsible for review and signing of a multitude of contracting/agreement documents prepared by other specialists. * Acquisition planning with customer and documentation preparation on various requirements. * Remain abreast of policies and procedures and changes thereto to properly inform/mentor others. * Facilitate and lead negotiations when necessary on more complex acquisitions. ### Travel Required * Occasional Travel * Business travel of 10 percent may be required. ### Relocation Authorized * No ### Who May Apply #### This job is open to… Department of the Army Civilian Employees, DoD Transfer (Excluding Army), Interagency Career Transition Assistance Plan (ICTAP), Veterans Employment Opportunity Act (VEOA) of 1998, Former Federal Employees, Status Candidates, Military Spouses Questions? This job is open to 3 groups. Job Requirements ## Job Requirements ### Key Requirements * Level III Acquisition Certification required within 24 months. * Incumbent must obtain and maintain a Contracting Warrant. ### Qualifications In order to qualify, you must meet the education and/or experience requirements described below. Your resume must clearly describe your relevant experience; if qualifying based on education, your transcripts will be required as part of your application. Additional information about transcripts is in this document. **Basic Education Requirement for Contract Specialist:** **Degree:** Bachelor's degree (or higher degree) from an accredited educational institution and at least 24 semester hours in any combination of the following fields: accounting, business, finance, law, contracts, purchasing, economics, industrial management, marketing, quantitative methods, or organization and management. (The 24 semester hour requirement can be obtained within the bachelor's degree OR in addition to the degree.) **OR** **Exemption:** You are exempt from the education requirements above if (A) you are a current DoD employee, in any occupational series, who has served on or before September 30, 2000, as follows: (1) Served as a GS/equivalent-1102 position or contracting officer position with authority to award or administer contracts above the SAT in any Federal agency, OR (2) Served as a military member in a comparable military occupational specialty; OR (B) you are a current member of the armed forces who occupied a position within an occupational specialty similar to the GS-1102 series on or before September 30, 2000. In addition to meeting the basic requirement above, to qualify for this position you must also meet the qualification requirements listed below: **Experience required:** 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). You will receive credit for all qualifying experience, including volunteer experience. **Specialized Experience:** For applicants to be determined qualified, your resume must identify one year of specialized experience at the NH-02 (GS-11) band level or equivalent which includes work that evolves: 1) Conducted business evaluations of proposals, to include cost and/or price analysis; 2) Conducted negotiations within approved objectives and document results in price negotiation memoranda; 3) Experience with and ability to interpret acquisition policies, regulations and practices. You will be evaluated on the basis of your level of competency (knowledge, skills, abilities) in the following areas: * Knowledge of Contracting and Procurement * Skill in Performing Price Analysis * Skill in Written Communications * Ability to Communicate Orally **Time in Grade Requirement:** Applicants who have held a General Schedule (GS) position within the last 52 weeks must have 52 weeks of Federal service at the next lower grade (GS-11 or equivalent). Only degrees from an accredited college or university recognized by the Department of Education are acceptable to meet positive education requirements or to substitute education for experience. For additional information, please go to the Office of Personnel Management (OPM) and U.S. Department of Education websites at - http://www.opm.gov/qualifications and http://www.ed.gov/admins/finaid/accred/index.html On your resume, please include college/university, dates attended, degree achieved, semester hours earned, GPA, major field of study, 24 semester hours of specific courses and course hours in your major. Failure to provide this education information on your resume may result in an ineligible rating. Foreign education must be evaluated for U.S. equivalency in order to be considered for this position. Please include this information in your resume. **(Note: You must submit a copy of your transcripts for verification)** **Other Requirements:** Click here for expanded definitions. * Male applicants born after December 31, 1959 must complete a Pre-Employment Certification Statement for Selective Service Registration. * You will be required to provide proof of U.S. Citizenship. * Two year trial/probationary period may be required. * Direct Deposit of Pay is Required. * Moving expenses are NOT authorized, based on a determination that a PCS move is not in the Government interest. * This position requires that you currently possess a Secret clearance and be able to obtain and maintain a Secret security clearance duration of your employment. * Selectees must obtain Level III Acquisition certification in the Contracting Career Field within 24 months of entrance on duty. * This position may require the incumbent to travel away from the primary duty station 10 percent of the year. * Incumbent is required to annually submit a Financial Disclosure Statement OGE-450. * The incumbent must obtain and maintain a Contracting Warrant (dollar amount to be determined by supervisor) with signature authority IAW the Army Contracting Officer Warranting Program policy within 12 months of entrance on duty. ### Security Clearance Secret Additional Information ## Additional Information ### What To Expect Next If you provided an email address, you will receive an email message acknowledging receipt of your application. Your application package will be used to determine your eligibility, qualifications, and quality ranking for this position. If you are determined to be ineligible or not qualified, your application will receive no further consideration. The documents you submit must support your responses to the online questionnaire. If your application contradicts or does not support your questionnaire responses, you will receive a rating of "not qualified" or "incomplete application" and you will not receive further consideration for this job. #### BENEFITS **The Department of Defense offers an excellent benefits program.**In addition to your take-home pay, your comprehensive compensation/benefits package will include most of the benefits described in the USAJOBS Resource Center. ### Other Information * Selection is subject to restrictions resulting from Department of Defense referral system for displaced employees. * If you have retired from federal service and you are interested in employment as a reemployed annuitant, see the information in the Reemployed Annuitantinformation sheet. * Multiple positions may be filled from this announcement. This job originated on www.usajobs.gov. For the full announcement and to apply, visit www.usajobs.gov/GetJob/ViewDetails/472060400. Only resumes submitted according to the instructions on the job announcement listed at www.usajobs.gov will be considered.
                (USA-VA-Norfolk) VISUAL INFORMATION SPECIALIST   
      Job Overview ## Job Overview ### Summary About the Agency The selectee for this position will serve as a Visual Information Specialist in the Public Affairs Office (PAO) of MARFORCOM NORFOLK. As a Visual Information Specialist, you will serve as the multi-media and senior technical expert on all illustrative design matters such as electronic lay-outs, production timelines, project budget planning and contracting support. ### Duties The successful selectee will perform the following duties: * Plan, design, produce and present multimedia projects incorporating photography, video, graphic design and illustration. * Provide direction and oversight on project pre-production tasks to include cost and time estimates, script writing, Storyboard and media material acqusition. * Design and manage the production of audiovisual material. * Provide specialized photographic/internet-based/visual information. ### Travel Required * Occasional Travel * You may be expected to travel for this position. ### Relocation Authorized * No ### Who May Apply #### This job is open to… Current Permanent Competitive Service FederalEmployees, Reinstatement Eligibles,VEOA, ICTAP Questions? This job is open to 2 groups. Job Requirements ## Job Requirements ### Key Requirements * Must be a US Citizen. * Males must be registered or exempt from Selective Service. www.sss.gov * Must be determined suitable for federal employment. * Must participate in the direct deposit pay program. * May be required to successfully complete a probationary/trial period. * See Other Information and Requirements section for additional requirements. ### Qualifications In order to qualify for this position, your resume must provide sufficient experience and/or education, knowledge, skills, and abilities to perform the duties of the specific position for which you are being considered. Your resume is the key means we have for evaluating your skills, knowledge, and abilities as they relate to this position. Therefore, we encourage you to be clear and specific when describing your experience. **GS-09:**Your resume must demonstrate at least one year of specialized experience at or equivalent to the **GS-07** grade level or pay band in the Federal service or equivalent experience in the private or public sector. Specialized experience must demonstrate the following: Provide multi-media and technical expertise on illustrative design matters such as electronic lay-out, production timelines, project budget planning and contracting support. **GS-11**: Your resume must demonstrate at least one year of specialized experience at or equivalent to the **GS-09** grade level or pay band in the Federal service or equivalent experience in the private or public sector. Specialized experience must demonstrate the following: Collaborate with organizational public affairs and leadership to ensure visual imagery, (both on hard copy or in digital format on website and social media outlets) convey the command's mission and priorities (i.e. training, exercise, activities and events) to external and internal audiences. Provide multi-media and technical expertise on illustrative design matters such as electronic lay-out, production timelines, project budget planning and contracting support. Additional qualification information can be found from the following Office of Personnel Management web site: https://www.opm.gov/policy-data-oversight/classification-qualifications/general-schedule-qualification-standards/1000/visual-information-series-1084/ You will receive credit for all qualifying experience, including volunteer and part time experience. You must clearly identify the duties and responsibilities in each position held and the total number of hours per week. Experience refers to paid and unpaid experience, including volunteer work done through National Service programs (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. To preview this questionnaire and determine if your experience matches the skills required for this position, click on the following link: https://apply.usastaffing.gov/ViewQuestionnaire/10020933 **Requirements:** Generally, current Federal employees applying for GS jobs must serve at least one year at the next lower grade level. This requirement is called time-in-grade. All qualifications and time-in-grade requirements must be met by the closing date of this announcement and clearly documented in your resume. Selectee may be required to successfully complete a probationary period. Within the Department of Defense (DoD), the appointment of retired military members within 180 days immediately following retirement date to a civilian position is subject to the provisions of 5 United States Code 3326. Must be able to obtain an interim and/or final (e.g., confidential/secret/top secret, etc.) security clearance prior to entrance on duty AND must be able to maintain the required level of clearance while employed in the subject position. Failure to obtain and maintain the required level of clearance may result in the withdrawal of a job offer or removal. Selectee must obtain and maintain a current valid United States driver's license May be required to travel or perform temporary additional duty assignments up to approximately 20% of the time both and inside and outside the Continental United States. ### Security Clearance Secret Additional Information ## Additional Information ### What To Expect Next When the application process is complete, your application will be reviewed to determine if you meet the hiring eligibility and qualification requirements for which you requested consideration. You will be rated based on the information provided in your resume and responses to the questionnaire, along with your supporting documentation to determine your level of knowledge, skill, and ability related to the job requirements. Best qualified applicants will be referred to the hiring manager. The hiring manager may choose to conduct interviews. Once the selection is made, you will receive a notification of the decision. Stay informed of changes to your application status by signing up for automatic email alerts at https://www.usajobs.gov/Applicant/Application/ListApplications. #### BENEFITS Review our benefits ### Other Information This Position is covered by the Department of Defense Priority Placement Program. Additional vacancies may be filled by this announcement. A tentative offer of employment will be rescinded if the selectee fails to meet the pre-employment requirements, including failure to report to any of the scheduled appointments. The Department of the Navy uses E-Verify to confirm the employment eligibility of all newly hired employees. To learn more about E-Verify, including your rights and responsibilities, visit www.dhs.gov/E-Verify. If you are unable to apply online and request information about the Alternate Application process, please contact the Department of Navy's Employment Information Center. Relocation expenses are not authorized. Relocation incentives are not authorized. Recruitment incentives are not authorized. Federal Annuitant Information: The selection of an annuitant is subject to the Department of Defense and Department of the Navy policy on the employment of annuitants. Policy information may be found at: http://www.secnav.navy.mil/donhr/Documents/CivilianJobs/FedCivAnnuitants.pdf Veteran's Employment Opportunities Act (VEOA): http://www.secnav.navy.mil/donhr/Documents/CivilianJobs/VEOAEligible.pdf ICTAP Applicants: To be considered well-qualified and exercise selection priority as an ICTAP candidate, displaced Federal employees must satisfy all qualification requirements for the position and receive a rating of 85 or higher. For more information about ICTAP eligibility please review the following link: https://www.usajobs.gov/Help/working-in-government/unique-hiring-paths/federal-employees/ictap/ This job originated on www.usajobs.gov. For the full announcement and to apply, visit www.usajobs.gov/GetJob/ViewDetails/473298700. Only resumes submitted according to the instructions on the job announcement listed at www.usajobs.gov will be considered.
                (USA-VA-Fort Eustis) Meatcutter Leader   
      Job Overview ## Job Overview ### Summary The foundation for success of the Defense Commissary Agency (DeCA) mission is our people. It is DeCA’s goal to have a workforce that is representative of the nation’s diverse cultures and backgrounds. We strive for a work environment of world-class enterprise leaders and an engaged, highly motivated, and capable workforce with a results oriented performance culture. The DeCA operates a worldwide commissary system that provides quality grocery products at cost to active duty military personnel and retirees, members of the Reserve and National Guard, and their families. The agency employs about 18,000 people and its annual sales exceed $6 billion. Employees Serviced by DLA: Civilian Federal employees who receive human resources servicing through the Defense Logistics Agency DO NOT need to submit supporting documentation if applying through merit promotion. Your record in Electronic Official Personnel Folder (eOPF) will be used to verify your eligibility. It is your responsibility to ensure the required documents are in your eOPF for verification purposes. If your documents are not in eOPF, you must submit them to the announcement you are applying for at time of application. Failure to submit all of the documents on time will result in automatic disqualification. All current and former Federal employees must submit a copy of your latest SF-50 showing your tenure, grade and step, and type of position occupied (i.e., Excepted or Competitive). ### Duties •Performs a full range of meat cutting tasks associated with processing beef, pork, veal and lamb into retail and ready-to-eat cuts for sale to patrons. •Advises patrons of storage life, temperature requirements, and thawing times of meat and meat products. •Ensures all sanitation requirements for meat preparations areas are met. •Demonstrates proper work methods and may provide training to other meat department employees. •Checks work in progress and when completed, ensuring compliance with supervisory instructions. •Answers workers questions regarding procedures, techniques, methods, policies, written instructions and other directives. ### Travel Required * Not Required ### Relocation Authorized * No ### Who May Apply #### This job is open to… Current appointable DeCA employee in the Ft Eustis Commissary Questions? This job is open to 1 group. Job Requirements ## Job Requirements ### Key Requirements * Must be a United States citizen. * Application materials must be received by 11:59PM EST on the closing date. ### Qualifications Per OPM Qualification System for Trades and Labor Occupations, http://www.opm.gov/qualifications/x-118c/index.asp, the applicant's experience, education and training must show enough knowledge, skills and abilities to demonstrate the potential to successfully perform the duties of the position. Under this system, how applicants gained their skill and knowledge or the length of time they have spent in a line of work are not as important as the fact that they have the required ability or potential to do the job. This job has one critical element, called the screen-out element (SOE). Applicants who clearly fail to meet the lowest acceptable requirements in the SOE will be rated ineligible without further review of their application. Applicants who do not receive two points on the screen-out element (SOE) will be eliminated from further competition. **Examples of qualifying experience include:** •Applying a full range of meat cutting techniques to include special order cuts of steaks and roasts (crown roasts). •Using hand tools and operating powered meat cutting equipment. •Cleaning and sanitizing tools, equipment and work areas to maintain required standards. •Assigning work to other employees in the meat department. •Providing training to other employees in the meat department. **Time after competitive appointment:** Candidates applying under merit promotion must have completed three months of civilian service after a competitive appointment by the closing date of the announcement. (5 CFR 330.501) . **Conditions of Employment:** •Work Schedule: Full-Time •Tour of Duty: Irregular Schedule including days, nights, weekends, and holiday •Permanent Change of Station (PCS) Costs: ARE NOT Authorized •Position Sensitivity: Non-Sensitive •Security Requirements: Not Applicable •Overtime: Occasionally •Temporary Duty (TDY) Travel: Occasionally •Fair Labor Standards Act (FLSA): Non-Exempt •Bargaining Unit Position: Yes •Drug Testing: Not Required •Physical Requirement: Work includes long periods of walking and standing and constant grasping of chill and frozen meat products. Frequent lifting, pushing, and pulling peices and bulk boxes of meat weighing 50 to 100 pounds. •Selective Service Requirement: All male applicants born after December 31, 1959 must be registered with the selective service system or exempt from Selective Service. Please visit https://www.sss.gov for more information. •Obligated Position: No **Other Notes:** •Additional vacancies may be filled from this announcement upon its closing for up to 180 days. •**Deliberate attempts to falsify your application information, such as copying portions of this job announcement into your resume, may result in you being removed from consideration for this position.** ### Security Clearance Q - Nonsensitive Additional Information ## Additional Information ### What To Expect Next Once you successfully complete the application process, you will receive a notification of receipt. Your application package will be reviewed to ensure you meet the basic eligibility and qualification requirements, and you will receive a notification. A review will be made of your online questionnaire and the documentation you submitted to support your responses. A list of qualified applicants will be created and sent to the selecting official. All applicant reviewed and/or referred will receive a notification letter. The selecting official may choose to conduct interviews. Once the selection is made, you will receive a notification of decision. To check the status of your application, please refer to Application Manager at http://applicationmanager.gov/. #### BENEFITS The federal government offers a number of exceptional benefits to its employees. You may explore the major benefits offered to most federal employees at https://help.usajobs.gov/index.php/PayandBenefits ### Other Information **REGARDING INTERVIEWS:** Interviews may be required for this position. Accommodations may be made to conduct telephonic interviews to preclude travel hardships for applicants. Reemployed Annuitant: This position Does not meet criteria for re-employed annuitant. The DoD criteria for hiring Reemployed Annuitants can be found at: http://www.dtic.mil/whs/directives/corres/pdf/1400.25-V300.pdf **Reemployed Annuitant:** A former Federal employee who has retired under either the Civil Service Retirement System (CSRS) or Federal Employees Retirement System (FERS) is an Annuitant. An annuitant cannot be hired (i.e. reemployed) unless the vacant position meets the criteria in the Department of Defense (DOD) policy on employment of annuitants issued December 10, 2008. "Reemployed Annuitant: Does Not Meet Criteria" the vacancy does not meet the criteria for appointment of annuitants (irrespective of eligibility or qualifications). Annuitant applicants are advised, in accordance with DoD Policy, that further consideration for the vacancy is not permitted. DoD Policy **Individual with Financial Difficulty**https://hru.gov/StudioRecruitment/tools/MythbusteronFederalHiringPolicies.pdf If you are using part-time work to qualify for this position, be sure your resume reflects the beginning and ending dates of your employment and the number of hours you worked per week. This job originated on www.usajobs.gov. For the full announcement and to apply, visit www.usajobs.gov/GetJob/ViewDetails/473493900. Only resumes submitted according to the instructions on the job announcement listed at www.usajobs.gov will be considered.
                (USA-VA-Fort Lee) Business Analyst   
      Job Overview ## Job Overview ### Summary The foundation for success of the Defense Commissary Agency (DeCA) mission is our people. It is DeCA’s goal to have a workforce that is representative of the nation’s diverse cultures and backgrounds. We strive for a work environment of world-class enterprise leaders and an engaged, highly motivated, and capable workforce with a results oriented performance culture. The DeCA operates a worldwide commissary system that provides quality grocery products at cost to active duty military personnel and retirees, members of the Reserve and National Guard, and their families. The agency employs about 18,000 people and its annual sales exceed $6 billion. ### Duties • Develops, evaluates, analyzes and collaborates with subject matter experts to determine feasibility and marketability of new ideals, policies and procedures to meet competition and increase sales. • Analyzes business cases, processes, studies, business needs statements and other papers utilizing a detailed knowledge of DeCA policies and procedures coupled with commissary experience. • Completes special projects such as business needs statements, technology assessments, project and test plans, operational and system views and other project documents to assist with the advancement of health and wellness both internal and external to the agency. • Proactively communicates and collaborates with external and internal customers to analyze informational needs and requirements. • Evaluates industry developments to update DeCA policies and procedures. Researches and evaluates initiatives related to health and wellness in the retail grocery industry. ### Travel Required * Occasional Travel * Travel by military and commercial aircraft or land transportation may be required in the performance of officially assigned duties. ### Relocation Authorized * No ### Who May Apply #### This job is open to… ICTAP eligible applicant (within local commuting area only) Questions? This job is open to 1 group. Job Requirements ## Job Requirements ### Key Requirements * Must be a United States citizen * Application materials must be received by 11:59PM EST on the closing date. ### Qualifications Qualifications/Requirements: In accordance with the Group Coverage Qualification Standards for Clerical and Administrative Support Positions, https://www.opm.gov/policy-data-oversight/classification-qualifications/general-schedule-qualification-standards/#url=Group-Standards, applicants applying at the GS-13 level must possess one year of specialized experience at the GS-12 level. Education may not be substituted for specialized experience at this grade level. **Examples of Specialized experience include:** Conducting business studies and analyses of data and processes relating to the operation of the business development lifecycle. Applying management principles and methods in order to plan and carry out assignments and develop new methods, approaches and procedures. Presenting technically comprehensive products and presentations. Evaluating the effectiveness of the projects managed and in developing strategies for necessary improvements. In addition to meeting the qualifications outlined above, you must also meet the following requirements: • **Time-in-Grade**: Current or previous federal employees must have held a permanent appointment in the competitive or excepted service for a minimum of 52 weeks at the GS-12 (or equivalent) level to be eligible for this position. Education may not be substituted for time-in-grade. **Conditions of Employment:** Work Schedule: Full Time Tour of Duty: Flexible Permanent Change of Station (PCS) Costs: Not Authorized Position Sensitivity: Non-Critical Sensitive Security Requirements: Not Applicable Overtime: Occasionally Temporary Duty (TDY) Travel: Occasionally Fair Labor Standards Act (FLSA): Exempt Bargaining Unit Position: No Drug Testing: Not Required Physical Requirement: Not Applicable Selective Service Requirement: All male applicants born after December 31, 1959 must be registered with the selective service system or exempt from Selective Service. Please visit https://www.sss.gov for more information. Obligated Position: No **Other Notes:** • Additional vacancies may be filled from this announcement upon its closing for up to 90 days. • Applicants selected from this announcement may be required to serve a two-year probationary period. • If you are using part-time work to qualify for this position, be sure your resume reflects the beginning and ending dates of your employment and the number of hours you worked per week. • All current and former Federal employees must submit a copy of their most recent Standard Form (SF) 50 Notification of Personnel Action showing tenure, grade and step, and type of position occupied (i.e., Excepted or Competitive). **Volunteer Experience:**Your experience refers to paid and unpaid experience, including volunteer work done through a National Service program (e.g., Peace Corps, AmeriCorps) and other organizations (e.g., professional, philanthropic, religious, spiritual, community, student, social). Volunteer work helps build 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. **•**Those selected for this position must submit a completed and signed OF-306 Declaration of Federal Employment. You may complete and submit this form with your application and other supporting documents, if you choose. ### Security Clearance Public Trust - Background Investigation Additional Information ## Additional Information ### What To Expect Next After completing the online questionnaire, you will receive an email acknowledging your submission was successful. Approximately 90-120 days following the closing date of the announcement, you will receive a notice of rating with the final disposition of your application. #### BENEFITS The federal government offers a number of exceptional benefits to its employees. You may explore the major benefits offered to most federal employees at https://help.usajobs.gov/index.php/PayandBenefits ### Other Information This job originated on www.usajobs.gov. For the full announcement and to apply, visit www.usajobs.gov/GetJob/ViewDetails/473362100. Only resumes submitted according to the instructions on the job announcement listed at www.usajobs.gov will be considered.
                (USA-VA-Fort Lee) Human Resources Specialist (Recruitment/Classification)   
      Job Overview ## Job Overview ### Summary The foundation for success of the Defense Commissary Agency (DeCA) mission is our people. It is DeCA’s goal to have a workforce that is representative of the nation’s diverse cultures and backgrounds. We strive for a work environment of world-class enterprise leaders and an engaged, highly motivated, and capable workforce with a results oriented performance culture. **This position is located in the Human Resources Directorate, Staffing and Classification Division.** **IMPORTANT NOTICE TO VETERANS CLAIMING PREFERENCE: PLEASE REFER TO THE OTHER INFORMATION SECTION FOR UPDATED INFORMATION ON VETERANS PREFERENCE CRITERIA** The DeCA operates a worldwide commissary system that provides quality grocery products at cost to active duty military personnel and retirees, members of the Reserve and National Guard, and their families. The agency employs about 18,000 people and its annual sales exceed $6 billion. Employees Serviced by DLA: Civilian Federal employees who receive human resources servicing through the Defense Logistics Agency DO NOT need to submit supporting documentation if applying through merit promotion. Your record in Electronic Official Personnel Folder (eOPF) will be used to verify your eligibility. It is your responsibility to ensure the required documents are in your eOPF for verification purposes. If your documents are not in eOPF, you must submit them to the announcement you are applying for at time of application. Failure to submit all of the documents on time will result in automatic disqualification. All current and former Federal employees must submit a copy of your latest SF-50 showing your tenure, grade and step, and type of position occupied (i.e., Excepted or Competitive). ### Duties •Provides full range of management advisory and technical services in areas involving recruitment strategies, classification and staffing. •Advises and resolves controversial, complex and difficult cases related to recruitment strategies, classification and staffing. •Provides a variety of advisory and consultative services regarding special recruitment program initiatives. •Develops, evaluates and certifies job descriptions. •Applies classification standards and supplemental guidance to determine position title, series and grade. ### Travel Required * Occasional Travel * Travel by military and commerial transcportation including air or land may be necessary. ### Relocation Authorized * No ### Who May Apply #### This job is open to… Current appointable Department of Defense employees with Career Conditional or Career Status, and Veterans Employment Opportunity Act (VEOA) applicants and ICTAP eligibles. Questions? This job is open to 2 groups. Job Requirements ## Job Requirements ### Key Requirements * Must be a United States Citizen * Application materials must be received by 11:59PM EST on the closing date. ### Qualifications In accordance with the Group Coverage Qualifications Standards for Administrative and Management Positions, http://www.opm.gov/policy-data-oversight/classification-qualifications/general-schedule-qualification-standards/#url=Group-Standards, applicants applying at the GS-12 grade level must possess one year of specialized experience equivalent to the GS-11 grade level by the closing date of this announcement. Specialized experience may not be substitute with education at this grade level. Examples of specialized experience include: Providing civilian position management and classification support to assigned organization. Exercising delegated classification authority for Title 5 positions to develop and classify Position Descriptions. Providing civilian advisory services on recruitment and placement actions, recruitment strategies, sources and special programs. Developing civilian staffing plans and implementing reorganizations. Modifying or developing civilian staffing program policies, guidance or procedures for agency-wide use. In addition to meeting the qualifications outlined above, you must also meet the following requirements: **Time-in-Grade:** Current or previous federal employees must have held a permanent appointment in the competitive or excepted service for a minimum of 52 weeks at the GS-11 (or equivalent) level to be eligible for this position. Education may not be substituted for time-in-grade. **Time After Competitive Appointment:** Candidates applying under merit promotion must have completed three months of civilian service after a competitive appointment by the closing date of the announcement. (5 CFR 330.501). Conditions of Employment: •Work Schedule: Full Time •Tour of Duty: Flexible Schedule •Permanent Change of Station (PCS) Costs: ARE Authorized •Position Sensitivity: Noncritical Sensitive •Security Requirements: Not Applicable •Overtime: Occasionally •Temporary Duty (TDY) Travel: Occasionally •Fair Labor Standards Act (FLSA): Exempt •Bargaining Unit Position: No •Drug Testing: Not Required •Physical Requirement: Not Applicable •Selective Service Requirement: All male applicants born after December 31, 1959 must be registered with the selective service system or exempt from Selective Service. Please visit https://www.sss.gov for more information. •Obligated Position: No **OTHER NOTES:**•Applicants selected from this announcement may be required to serve a two-year probationary period. •Additional vacancies may be filled from this announcement upon its closing for up to 90 days. •**Deliberate attempts to falsify your application information, such as copying portions of this job announcement into your resume, may result in you being removed from consideration for this position.** •Must be able to obtain and maintain security clearance. •If you are selected for this position, you will be asked to submit an OF-306, Declaration for Federal Employment. This form may be submitted with your applicant and other supporting documents. ### Security Clearance Public Trust - Background Investigation Additional Information ## Additional Information ### What To Expect Next Once you successfully complete the application process, you will receive a notification of receipt. Your application package will be reviewed to ensure you meet the basic eligibility and qualification requirements, and you will receive a notification. A review will be made of your online questionnaire and the documentation you submitted to support your responses. A list of qualified applicants will be created and sent to the selecting official. All applicant reviewed and/or referred will receive a notification letter. The selecting official may choose to conduct interviews. Once the selection is made, you will receive a notification of decision. #### BENEFITS The federal government offers a number of exceptional benefits to its employees. You may explore the major benefits offered to most federal employees at https://help.usajobs.gov/index.php/PayandBenefits. ### Other Information **IMPORTANT NOTICE TO VETERANS: The Office of Personnel Management has published the end date for Operation Iraqi Freedom (OIF) as August 31, 2010. To receive veterans' preference for service during the Enduring Freedom/Iraqi Freedom era, you must have served for more than 180 days between September 11, 2001 and August 31, 2010 OR be in receipt of a campaign badge or expeditionary medal. The updated CFR language is available at: http://www.ecfr.gov/cgi-bin/retrieveECFR? Other qualifying eligibility for preference (e.g., disability) remains unchanged.** **REGARDING INTERVIEWS:** Interviews may be required for this position. Accommodations may be made to conduct telephonic interviews to preclude travel hardships for applicants. Reemployed Annuitant: This position Does not meet criteria for re-employed annuitant. The DoD criteria for hiring Reemployed Annuitants can be found at: http://www.dtic.mil/whs/directives/corres/pdf/1400.25-V300.pdf **Reemployed Annuitant**: A former Federal employee who has retired under either the Civil Service Retirement System (CSRS) or Federal Employees Retirement System (FERS) is an Annuitant. An annuitant cannot be hired (i.e. reemployed) unless the vacant position meets the criteria in the Department of Defense (DOD) policy on employment of annuitants issued December 10, 2008. "Reemployed Annuitant: Does Not Meet Criteria" the vacancy does not meet the criteria for appointment of annuitants (irrespective of eligibility or qualifications). Annuitant applicants are advised, in accordance with DoD Policy, that further consideration for the vacancy is not permitted. **Individual with Financial Difficulty**https://hru.gov/StudioRecruitment/tools/MythbusteronFederalHiringPolicies.pdf If you are using part-time work to qualify for this position, be sure your resume reflects the beginning and ending dates of your employment and the number of hours you worked per week. This job originated on www.usajobs.gov. For the full announcement and to apply, visit www.usajobs.gov/GetJob/ViewDetails/472968600. Only resumes submitted according to the instructions on the job announcement listed at www.usajobs.gov will be considered.
                (USA-VA-Portsmouth) SUPV SVC INTERNAL SHOP MGR   
      Job Overview ## Job Overview ### Summary About the Agency The selectee for this position will serve as a Supervisory Services Internal Shop Manager in the Service Shop (Code 970), Production Resources Department (Code 900) of NORFOLK NAVAL SHIPYARD. TEMPORARY NTE 1 YEAR, MAY BECOME PERMANENT (MBP) ### Duties The successful selectee will perform the following duties: * Reviews, approves and directs work operations in an assigned zone of work * Determines total resource requirements and allocation based on schedules and work sequences * Takes necessary actions to achieve cost and schedule commitments * Determines and provide resolution of operational and maintenance problems with shipyard and ship's personnel. * Assigns work to subordinates based on priorities, taking into consideration the difficulty and requirements of assignments and the capabilities of employees ### Travel Required * Occasional Travel * Travel is required 10% of the time. ### Relocation Authorized * No ### Who May Apply #### This job is open to… Current Permanent Competitive Service Employees of Norfolk Naval Shipyard UIC 42158 Questions? This job is open to 1 group. Job Requirements ## Job Requirements ### Key Requirements * Must be a US Citizen. * Males must be registered or exempt from Selective Service. www.sss.gov * Must be determined suitable for federal employment. * Must participate in the direct deposit pay program. * May be required to successfully complete a probationary/trial period. * See Other Information and Requirements section for additional requirements. ### Qualifications In order to qualify for this position, your resume must provide sufficient experience and/or education, knowledge, skills, and abilities to perform the duties of the specific position for which you are being considered. Your resume is the key means we have for evaluating your skills, knowledge, and abilities as they relate to this position. Therefore, we encourage you to be clear and specific when describing your experience. Your resume must demonstrate at least one year of specialized experience at or equivalent to the GS-11 grade level or pay band in the Federal service or equivalent experience in the private or public sector. Specialized experience must demonstrate the following: * Experience in project management, quality control, cost control, schedule control and work flow control techniques; * Experience in investigating and analyzing practices and problems to initiate effective improvements and solutions; * Experience in applying a comprehensive range of principles, concepts and practices concerning shipyard work operations, control system requirements, trade and shop practices and development of personnel; * Experience planning, coordinating, managing the work of subordinate personnel; * Experience working with Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA), Naval Sea Systems Command (NAVSEA), and Federal/State regulations. Additional qualification information can be found from the following Office of Personnel Management web site: https://www.opm.gov/policy-data-oversight/classification-qualifications/general-schedule-qualification-standards/1600/equipment-facilities-and-services-series-1601/ You will receive credit for all qualifying experience, including volunteer and part time experience. You must clearly identify the duties and responsibilities in each position held and the total number of hours per week. Experience refers to paid and unpaid experience, including volunteer work done through National Service programs (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. To preview this questionnaire and determine if your experience matches the skills required for this position, click on the following link: https://apply.usastaffing.gov/ViewQuestionnaire/10015523 **Education:** **Requirements:** Generally, current Federal employees applying for GS jobs must serve at least one year at the next lower grade level. This requirement is called time-in-grade. All qualifications and time-in-grade requirements must be met by the closing date of this announcement and clearly documented in your resume. * Must be able to obtain an interim and/or final (e.g., confidential/secret/top secret, etc.) security clearance prior to entrance on duty AND must be able to maintain the required level of clearance while employed in the subject position. Failure to obtain and maintain the required level of clearance may result in the withdrawal of a job offer or removal. * Selectee will be required to successfully complete a pre-appointment physical examination. * Travel is required 10% of the time. ### Security Clearance Confidential Additional Information ## Additional Information ### What To Expect Next When the application process is complete, your application will be reviewed to determine if you meet the hiring eligibility and qualification requirements for which you requested consideration. You will be rated based on the information provided in your resume and responses to the questionnaire, along with your supporting documentation to determine your level of knowledge, skill, and ability related to the job requirements. Best qualified applicants will be referred to the hiring manager. The hiring manager may choose to conduct interviews. Once the selection is made, you will receive a notification of the decision. Stay informed of changes to your application status by signing up for automatic email alerts at https://www.usajobs.gov/Applicant/Application/ListApplications. #### BENEFITS Review our benefits ### Other Information This position is covered by the Department of Defense Priority Placement Program. Additional vacancies may be filled by this announcement. A tentative offer of employment will be rescinded if the selectee fails to meet the pre-employment requirements, including failure to report to any of the scheduled appointments. The Department of the Navy uses E-Verify to confirm the employment eligibility of all newly hired employees. To learn more about E-Verify, including your rights and responsibilities, visit www.dhs.gov/E-Verify. If you are unable to apply online and request information about the Alternate Application process, please contact the Department of Navy's Employment Information Center. Federal annuitant information: The selection of an annuitant is subject to the Department of Defense and Department of the Navy policy on the employment of annuitants. Policy information may be found at: http://www.secnav.navy.mil/donhr/Documents/CivilianJobs/FedCivAnnuitants.pdf This job originated on www.usajobs.gov. For the full announcement and to apply, visit www.usajobs.gov/GetJob/ViewDetails/473346500. Only resumes submitted according to the instructions on the job announcement listed at www.usajobs.gov will be considered.
                (USA-VA-Norfolk) DON PATHWAYS INTERNSHIP PROGRAM ( STUDENT TRAINEE FINANCIAL TECHNICIAN)   
      Job Overview ## Job Overview ### Summary About the Agency The selectee for this position will serve as a Student Trainee (Financial Technician) in the Financial Management Office - Comptroller, Naval Computer and Telecommunications Area Master Station Atlantic, in the Hampton Roads Area, Norfolk, VA of NCTAMSLANT NORVA. Interns perform developmental duties as part of a progressive, pre-professional training program for the advancement of those seeking a career as a Financial Technician. This is a student Pathways Internship position. Selectees will enter the program after their second year of post high school education at the GS-04 level. Upon completion of the internship program these students may be noncompetitively converted to GS-0503 Financial Technician progressing a career path up to the GS-07 level. *****This Job Opportunity Announcement is using an additional online assessment tool to evaluate applicants. Please review the HOW YOU WILL BE EVALUATED, HOW TO APPLY, and WHAT TO EXPECT NEXT sections below for instructions.***** ### Duties The successful selectee will perform the following duties: * Performs account maintenance and accounting support work requiring a basic understanding of accounting systems, policies, and procedures. * Examines, verifies, maintains, and reconciles accounts and accounting data to prepare and analyze reports. * Supports the receipt, disbursement, examination, deposit and custody of cash items which includes handling cash items or use of cash accountability control methods. * Determines signature authentication, correct processing codes, and may include operation of cash registers. ### Travel Required * Not Required ### Relocation Authorized * No ### Who May Apply #### This job is open to… Student/Internship program eligibles (Current Students who are enrolled, or accepted for enrollment, on at least a half-time basis in an accredited educational institution) Questions? This job is open to 1 group. Job Requirements ## Job Requirements ### Key Requirements * Must be a US Citizen. * Males must be registered or exempt from Selective Service. www.sss.gov * Must be determined suitable for federal employment. * Must participate in the direct deposit pay program. * May be required to successfully complete a probationary/trial period. * See Other Information section for additional requirements. ### Qualifications In order to qualify for this position, your resume must provide sufficient experience and/or education, knowledge, skills, and abilities to perform the duties of the specific position for which you are being considered. Your resume is the key means we have for evaluating your skills, knowledge, and abilities as they relate to this position. Therefore, we encourage you to be clear and specific when describing your experience. Applicants must meet the following positive education qualifications requirements of the Office of Personnel Management (OPM) Qualifications Standards Manual: Applicants must currently be accepted for enrollment or enrolled in an accredited high school, college (including 4-year colleges/universities, community colleges, and junior colleges); professional, technical, vocational, and trade school; advanced degree programs; or other qualifying educational institution pursuing a qualifying degree or certificate. **(MUST SUBMIT TRANSCRIPTS SHOWING ENROLLMENT. Failure to submit a copy of your transcripts will result in an ineligible rating.)** **Requirement for Initial Appointment to GS-04** In order to qualify for this **DON Pathways Student Trainee (Financial Technician), GS-0599-04**position, your resume and transcripts must demonstrate the following: Completion of 2 full academic years of post-high school study leading to a degree. **(Must submit transcripts.)** Additional qualification information can be found from the following Office of Personnel Management web site: http://www.opm.gov/policy-data-oversight/classification-qualifications/general-schedule-qualification-standards/#url=GS-PIP https://www.opm.gov/policy-data-oversight/classification-qualifications/general-schedule-qualification-standards/0500/financial-management-student-trainee-series-0599/ This position may be non-competitively converted to a Financial Technician, 0503, GS-05 career ladder position after meeting all regulatory requirements (including qualification requirements), and upon the recommendation of management. Promotion is neither implied nor guaranteed. Additional qualification information can be found from the following Office of Personnel Management web site: https://www.opm.gov/policy-data-oversight/classification-qualifications/general-schedule-qualification-standards/0500/financial-clerical-and-assistance-series-0503/ To preview this questionnaire and determine if your experience matches the skills required for this position, click on the following link: https://apply.usastaffing.gov/ViewQuestionnaire/10017382 This is a Financial Management Level I certified position per the National Defense Authorization Act (NDAA) 2012, Section 1599d. This certification level must be achieved within prescribed timelines. Certification requirements are outlined in the DoD Instruction 1300.26 available at http://www.dtic.mil/whs/directives/corres/pdf/130026dodi2017.pdf **QUALIFYING EDUCATION:** 1) A high school whose curriculum has been approved by a State or local governing body, or a home-school curriculum that has been approved by such a body or a State; and 2) Any of the following educational institutions or curricula that have been accredited by an accrediting body recognized by the secretary of the U.S. Department of Education: (i) A technical or vocational school; (ii) A 2-year or 4-year college or university; (iii) A graduate or professional school (e.g., law school, medical school); or (iv) A home-school curriculum. For positions requiring positive education requirements, or if you are using education to meet all or part of the qualification requirements, you must submit a copy of your transcripts or an itemized list of college courses which includes equivalent information from the transcript (course title, semester/quarter hours, and grade/degree earned) in your resume. See OPM's General Policies for information on crediting education. Education completed in foreign colleges or universities may be used to meet the qualification requirements, if the applicant c