Over 30 years wearing all hats in technology, both hardware, and software, and I don’t meet the experience requirements?

Give me a break folks.

Customer Support?

I could do it in my sleep, if only the VA would give me the opportunity to prove that I can do it.

Dear Virgil Bierschwale,

This refers to the application you recently submitted to this office for the position below:
Position Title: IT Specialist
Pay Plan/Series/Grade: GS-2210-7/9/11
Hiring Office: Tucson VA Medical Center
Location: Tucson, Arizona

Based on the application package you submitted and/or the answers provided on the occupational questionnaire you were found: NP – No Preference.

Ineligible for the following position or positions:

  • GS-2210-11(Customer Support); You are ineligible because you do not meet the minimum education and/or experience requirements for this series/specialty/grade combination.

 

Eligible for the following position or positions:

  • GS-2210-9(Customer Support); You are tentatively eligible for this series/grade combination based on your self-rating of your qualifications.
  • GS-2210-7(Customer Support); You are tentatively eligible for this series/grade combination based on your self-rating of your qualifications.

You will receive notification of your referral status if you were found eligible and your application is forwarded to the selecting official. If you were found ineligible this is your final notice regarding this vacancy announcement for this position, series/grade and location.

2 comments for “Over 30 years wearing all hats in technology, both hardware, and software, and I don’t meet the experience requirements?

  1. gdwitt
    February 15, 2018 at 5:06 pm

    I’ve seen this about 1100 times. I have met Army vets with no IT classes to their name enter GS7 and GS9 posts for “IT Specialist”. I used to work in the Army (civilian) and have followed many of my classmates. The federal government is becoming a reservation for veterans, many lacking combat experience from recent years.
    In general, your best bet is to apply at the GS7 level. You will get more interviews at least. If offered an interview and they offer a phone option, it means there were no vets or vet spouses. You won’t be seriously considered unless you go and physically present yourself.
    Army preference continues into retention and promotion. They have the ability to appeal during probationary years unlike others. And they are also the first to get transfer spots and promotions.

  2. vbierschwale
    February 15, 2018 at 7:36 pm

    thank you.
    Navy vet on this end, but I agree with what you are saying.

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