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Sioux Falls VA Health Care System

 

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By working for the largest, most technologically advanced integrated health care system in the Nation, you’ll have access to a wider range of opportunities and leadership positions at your fingertips.


 

Sioux Falls Human Resources

 

Here at the Sioux Falls VA Health Care System, we endeavor to achieve the principals established by the VA to hiring the very best! Working with and for America's veterans is a privilege, and we pride ourselves on the quality of care we provide. If you feel you have what it takes to serve America's veterans, please consider applying for one of our available open positions.

As the nation's largest employer, the federal government maintains its own job search site, USAJOBS, and is naturally an important site to be familiar with if you are serious about applying for a federal job. You can search USAJOBS to find thousands of available Federal jobs, and use our search tools to narrow your results down to find your perfect job. Focus your search on jobs that best match your interests and for which you are likely to be qualified. The Office of Personnel Management initiated USAJOBS website to respond to the challenges put into place by the Presidential Memorandum on Improving the Federal Recruitment and Hiring Process, issued on May 11, 2010.

Please click on the "Vacancies at Sioux Falls VA Health Care System" link above to see the current open positions. This link will take you to the USAJOBS web site where our vacancy announcements are posted.

Applying for a Job

Search and review the “Search Results pages,” decide which jobs you are interested in, read the job announcement, make sure you are eligible to apply, and follow the instructions under “How to Apply”. There you will find a list of any additional forms required and a contact name and phone number at the hiring agency. Plan ahead and take time to carefully prepare your application. When you find a position that you would like to apply for, select “Apply Online”, located on the floating box to the right of the job announcement.

If you need assistance with the application process, please download the USAJOBS Instructions on the upper right side of this screen. This guide provides instructional assistance to help you thru the application process within USAJOBS and the Application Manager program.

Hint: If this is your first time using the USAJOBS program please allow yourself at least 2 hours to get your application information together within USAJOBS. It is highly recommended to prepare your account within USAJOBS before searching for open positions.

How to Submit an Application Package

Application packages for open vacancy announcements within the Sioux Falls VA Health Care System can be submitted thru one of the listed options.  Please ensure that you are submitting your application package only once for the applied position.  Here are the options available to you to apply for any open vacancies:

Option 1:  Online application submission

  • Step 1:  Log into your account within “USAJOBS” and search for any open vacancy announcements.
  • Step 2:  Completely read and print out the vacancy announcement. 
  • Step 3:  Click the “Apply Online” button to apply for the position. 
  • Step 4:  Read and follow all the prompts to transfer your application package from “USAJOBS” to “Application Manager”.
  • Step 5:  Complete the online occupational questionnaire within “Application Manager”. 
  • Step 6:  Then please click the “Submit My Answers” button at the end of the process (within “Application Manager”) to apply for the vacancy.

Option 2:  Combination of online and fax application submission

  • Step 1:  Log into your account within "USAJOBS" and search for any open vacancy announcements.
  • Step 2:  Completely read and print out the vacancy announcement. 
  • Step 3:  Click the “Apply Online” button to apply for this position. 
  • Step 4:  Read and follow all the prompts to transfer your resume from “USAJOBS” to “Application Manager”. Complete the online occupational questionnaire in “Application Manager”. 
  • Step 5:  Please click the “Submit My Answers” button at the end of the process to apply for the vacancy. 
  • Step 6:  Fax all the required documents listed within the vacancy announcement you did not upload within either “USAJOBS” or “Application Manager” to the following fax number 1-478-757-3144. 
  • Step 7:  Complete the fax cover page http://staffing.opm.gov/pdf/usascover.pdf when faxing your documents.

Option 3:  Fax only application submission

  • Step 1:  Faxing your entire application package if you cannot apply online. 
  • Step 2:  Open "USAJOBS" and search for any open positions. 
  • Step 3:  Completely read and print out the vacancy announcement. 
  • Step 4:  Please click the link “View Occupational Questionnaire” located within the "How to Apply" section and print out this questionnaire and then print out the OPM-1203FX form also located within the "How to Apply" section to provide your answers to the “View Occupational Questionnaire”. 
  • Step 5:  The OPM-1203 FX is the official response sheet.  Viewing the “Occupational Questionnaire” lists the questions and the OPM-1203 FX is the answer sheet.  If the “Occupational Questionnaire” states to list an item or questions blank then you do not need to respond to the question.
  • Step 6:  The OPM-1203 FX can be obtained from the following location: http://www.opm.gov/forms/pdfimage/opm1203fx.pdf
  • Step 7:  You will need to fax the OPM-1203FX and all the required documents listed within the vacancy announcement to the following fax number 1-478-757-3144.  Your OPM-1203FX will serve as a fax cover page for your fax transmission.

Note: To check the status of your application or return to a previous or incomplete online application, log into your USAJOBS account, select My Applications, and click on the more information link under the application status for this position. 

Note: If you fax your entire application package you will need to create an account in “USAJOBS” to view the status of your application.  It is advised to use either Option 1 or Option 2 where possible; this will allow you to track the status of your application within “USAJOBS”.

Note: The vacancy announcement describes the information you will need to complete the application process.  The vacancy announcement includes information about the duties of work to be performed; the minimum required qualifications; the documents required within the application package; where to send your application and the closing date of the announcement.

HINT:  You do not need to complete the OPM Form 1203-FX if you have applied thru the "Apply Online" function within the vacancy announcement.

HINT:  Please review and follow the instructions listed in the "How to Apply" area within the vacancy announcement prior to submitting your application documents.

HINT:  If you are using the OPM Form 1203-FX or the fax cover sheet please use all capital letters and print neatly to ensure your faxed material is uploaded properly within the vacancy announcement.

What is Required within an Application Package

To apply for any open federal government position, you need to provide a complete application package. You need to submit all required application documents before 11:59 p.m. Eastern Time (ET) on the closing date of any vacancy announcement in order to be considered for the open position.

The Application Package will vary depending upon the open position.  Please review the vacancy announcement carefully to ensure you are submitting the application documents necessary for the applied position.  Each vacancy announcement will specify the required application documents. This information can be found within the "Required Documents" section of the "How to Apply" area.

HINT: Printing out the vacancy announcement and refer to it while preparing your application documents for any position is extremely helpful.

After we receive your complete application package, your application package materials will be reviewed.  Based on the information submitted, your qualifications for the submitted position will be determined, you may be referred to the selecting manager for further consideration and possible interview. Please visit "My Application Package" located within your account thru Application Manager to monitor the status of your application.

Important Notice Incomplete applications may not be considered due to missing application documents.  Please refer to the vacancy announcement (the "How to Apply" section, "Required Documents" area) to ensure you are submitting all the necessary application documents.

VA Appointment Scheduling for PIV Cards

Schedule an appointment online with the VA PIV Appointment Scheduling program for the Sioux Falls VA to have your fingerprints done, photo taken, card issued once you have been enrolled/sponsored into the PIV system.

You will need to go into the scheduling program, create an account, and select the type of appointment you want.  We have created a guide to assist you with this process. Click on the Appointment Scheduling Guide to download.

  1. First Appointment will be for fingerprints. (Fingerprints take about 10 business days to return back to HR)
  2. Second Appointment will be to take your photo
  3. Third Appointment will be to issue your card

NOTICE: You can only schedule one appointment within the scheduling program at a time. Once your current appointment has been completed you can schedule another appointment.

Veterans Employment Center

The online Veterans Employment Center is the single federal source for Veterans looking for new career opportunities in the private and public sectors, as well as Service Members transitioning to the civilian workforce, military and Veteran spouses and dependents looking for employment opportunities, GI Bill beneficiaries transitioning from training to the job market and employers looking to connect with high quality applicants.

Please Click Here to be taken to their website.

Please Click Here for the Veterans Employment Center tutorial video

Become a VA Nurse

VA Nursing provides the largest clinical training and cooperative education opportunities in association with undergraduate and graduate programs at numerous colleges and universities. In the 1990s, VA provided clinical experiences to one out of every four professional nursing students in the country. VA nurses are highly valued members and leaders of the health-care team, contributing their knowledge and expertise to the care of patients.

The personal contact and professional care provided by each level of the nursing team is pivotal to each Veteran’s health experience. VA RNs serve in four career paths: clinical, advanced practice, supervisory/administrative, and consultative. You can check out the different pathways by clicking on the links below.

Clinical 

Advance Practice 

Supervisory 

Consultant 

VA Nursing Service is dedicated to promoting optimal health, patient safety, quality health care, and the highest professional standards, in order to ensure that our Veterans receive the best possible care and that our staff works in the best possible health care system.

Employee Benefits

Our focus on the future is creating numerous employment opportunities with great benefits, including annual leave, sick leave, paid holidays, health insurance, life insurance, retirement, and Thrift Savings Plan (401K). More details on employee benefits are available at the US Office of Personnel Management Employment and Benefits page*. Please note that benefits may differ for professional clinical occupations including physicians and registered nurses.

  • Federal Employees Group Life Insurance - This site is the largest group life insurance program in the world, covering all federal employees and retirees, as well as many of their family members.
  • Federal Employees Health Benefits Program - This site provides health benefits information to all federal enrollees and dependents.
  • Federal Employees Dental/Vision Program (FEDVIP) – This site offers the opportunity to establish dental and vision benefits available to Federal employees, retirees, and their dependents.  Employees must be eligible for the FEHB Program in order to be eligible to enroll in Federal Employees Dental/Vision Program (FEDVIP).
  • Thrift Savings Plan - TSP is a retirement savings plan for federal employees.
  • MyPay - MyPay is an innovative, automated system that puts you in control of processing certain discretionary pay data items without using paper forms. You can also get your pay and tax statements, and travel advice of payment using MyPay.

Federal Salary Information: 2016 GS Pay Scales       

Contact information

The Sioux Falls VA Health Care System Human Resources offices are open Monday through Friday, from 8:00 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. If you need additional information, please contact us during normal business hours.

2501 West 22nd Street, Sioux Falls, SD 57105
Phone: (605) 336-3230 ext. 6852 | Fax: (605) 333-6866

Please tell us what you think? Please take a few moments to complete the HR Customer Satisfaction Survey at the link below:

HR Customer Satisfaction Survey

VA Job Applications and Forms

Application instructions specific to each job posting can be found at the end of the announcement. Some positions require you to apply online, while others require that you submit a paper application directly to each VA facility where you desire employment.

VA has several different application forms based on your occupation type. Look in the table below to find the correct application for your occupation, as well as additional required forms.

Responding to a Job Announcement

Be sure to follow the application instructions given in the job announcement. They are your primary guide for responding to a posted opening. Here are additional reminders for submitting an application:

  1. Please send your signed, completed application and any other required forms to the Organization Contact at the Organization Address, both of which are listed at the end of the job announcement.
  2. Write the Announcement Number, also listed at the end of the job announcement, on your application.
  3. Keep a copy of the entire application package for your records.

The documents below are in PDF format. You will need Adobe Acrobat Reader to view them. Acrobat Reader software can be downloaded for free.

VA Job Applications and Forms
Form Number Form Description
Download 10-2850 Application for Physicians, Dentists, Podiatrists, Optometrists, and Chiropractors
Download 10-2850A Application for Advanced Practice Nurse, Certified Registered Nurse Anesthetist, Nurse Practitioner, and Registered Nurse
Download 10-2850C Application for Associated Health Occupations
Download 10-2850D Application for Health Professions Trainees
Download OF-306 Declaration for Federal Employment form
Download OPM Form 1203 FX Qualifications and Availability Form C and Occupational Questionnaire
Download SF 15 Application for 10-point Veterans Preference
Download US Application
Cover Page
Use this cover page when faxing application materials for jobs posted by a Delegated Examining Unit, or in other limited cases when instructions indicate a fax will be accepted.