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VA launches nationwide hiring initiative to address surge of new claims

Thu, 09/23/2021

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COLUMBIA, S.C. - The Columbia VA Regional Office and other offices across the Department of Veterans' Affairs are rapidly hiring qualified team members in multiple locations nation-wide within Veterans Benefits Administration (VBA).

The Department of Veterans Affairs has added three presumptive conditions related to toxic exposures during recent wars which can cause chronic respiratory conditions to include asthma, rhinitis, and sinusitis. Military Service members may have been exposed to a variety of airborne hazards or contaminants resulting in one or more of these presumptive conditions and potentially other related medical conditions while on active duty in Afghanistan, Djibouti, Syria, and Uzbekistan during the Persian Gulf War, from September 19, 2001, to present, or in the Southwest Asia theater of operations from August 2, 1990, to present.

To reduce the backlog of existing claims and address the surge of new claims stemming from toxic exposures, the Department of Veterans Affairs is actively recruiting to hire qualified team members in multiple locations nation-wide. This is an exciting opportunity to work at VA and make a difference in the lives of Veterans and their families.

To learn more about these advertised positions including a full list of responsibilities and for any applicants interested, please use the below links. Please note, these announcements expire on September 27th, 2021.

Veteran Service Representative Announcements (62 Locations)

https://www.usajobs.gov/GetJob/ViewDetails/613377200  (DHA)

https://www.usajobs.gov/GetJob/ViewDetails/613431100  (MP)

  • Providing claims or benefits processing or eligibility determinations;
  • Providing quality assurance or auditor functions; and

Compiling income and legal documentation to determine basic eligibility for benefits or programs.

General Requirements

GS-07 grade level: One year of specialized experience (equivalent to the GS-05 grade level in the federal service)

OR

One full year of graduate level education Or superior academic achievement at the bachelors level in a degree related to or other related fields of study

 

 

Rating Veterans Service Representative Announcements

(64 Locations)

https://www.usajobs.gov/GetJob/ViewDetails/613331600  (DHA)

https://www.usajobs.gov/GetJob/ViewDetails/613332100  (MP)

  • Analyzing evidence (medical, benefit and/or legal documents);and

Developing case file records and reports to support claim decisions.

General Requirements

GS-11 grade level: One year of specialized experience (equivalent to the GS-09 grade level in the federal service)

OR

Successfully completed a 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

 

 

Legal Administrative Specialist Announcements (10 Locations)

Many vacancies in the following locations:

Phoenix, AZ

Saint Louis, MO

Jacksonville, NC

Reno, NV

Cleveland, OH

Philadelphia, PA

San Juan, PR

Columbia, SC

Nashville, TN

Salt Lake City, UT

General Requirements

GS-05 grade level: One year of specialized experience (equivalent to the GS-04 grade level in the federal service)

GS-07 grade level: One year of specialized experience (equivalent to the GS-05 grade level in the federal service)

OR

One full year of graduate level education Or superior academic achievement at the bachelors level in a degree related fields of study. (You must provide transcripts)

https://www.usajobs.gov/GetJob/ViewDetails/613861600  (DHA)

https://www.usajobs.gov/GetJob/ViewDetails/613864400  (MP)

  • Analyzing problems to identify factors, gather pertinent data, and
  • Recognize solutions; planning and organizing work; and communicating effectively both orally and in writing.