Come on Kevin Anderson, you can do better than that

Received this yesterday.

Dear Virgil Bierschwale,

This refers to the application you recently submitted to this office for the position below:
Position Title: Records and Information Management Specialist
Pay Plan/Series/Grade: GS-0308-9/11
Hiring Office: Audie L Murphy Memorial Veterans Hospital
Location: San Antonio, Texas

Based on the application package you submitted and/or the answers provided on the occupational questionnaire you were found:

Ineligible for the following position or positions:

  • GS-0308-9; You were not considered because your application does not show that you meet the Time In Grade requirements specified in the job opportunity announcement.
  • GS-0308-11; You were not considered because your application does not show that you meet the Time In Grade requirements specified in the job opportunity announcement.

So I sent this in as a response:

I thought time and grade were not applicable when going from wg to gs

Now, I receive this in its place.

Dear Virgil Bierschwale,

This refers to the application you recently submitted to this office for the position below:
Position Title: Records and Information Management Specialist
Pay Plan/Series/Grade: GS-0308-9/11
Hiring Office: Audie L Murphy Memorial Veterans Hospital
Location: San Antonio, Texas

Based on the application package you submitted and/or the answers provided on the occupational questionnaire you were found:

Ineligible for the following position or positions:

  • GS-0308-9; You are ineligible because you do not possess the specialized experience required for this position.
  • GS-0308-11; You are ineligible because you do not possess the specialized experience required for this position.

So I dig into the application requirements and I find this:

Examples of specialized experience would typically include: Implementation and execution of the records management program for a large health care facility. Experience with recordkeeping requirements. Broad knowledge of VA/VHA Systems of Records, FOIA and Office of Management and Budget, NARA and The Joint Commission and other federal laws and regulations.

https://www.usajobs.gov/GetJob/ViewDetails/490050000/

Surprise, Surprise

In my resume you will find the following:

  • We did mil-spec burn in testing of integrated circuits for Texas Instruments.
  • To ensure compliance with these mil-specs, myself and another individual had to research the regulatory requirements (MIL-M-38510) and develop our own internal operating procedures for ensuring compliance with all applicable regulatory requirements.
    • https://snebulos.mit.edu/projects/reference/MIL-STD/MIL-M-38510-RevJ.pdf
    • http://scipp.ucsc.edu/groups/fermi/electronics/mil-std-883.pdf
    • http://www.dtic.mil/dtic/tr/fulltext/u2/a286358.pdf
  • These regulatory requirements required the formation of a quality assurance department (I was assigned as the QA Engineer) and a document control department (I was assigned as document control) and an internal auditor to ensure that all of our training, and internal procedures met ALL applicable documents, both internal, and external (I was assigned as the Internal Auditor)

Sure, it is not for a hospital, but whether you call it records management, or document management, the skills needed are the same.

Yep, I’m pretty sure they will come back this time and say you don’t have any FOIA experience.

Problem is, I DO.

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