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J913  
#1 Posted : Wednesday, June 13, 2018 7:12:51 AM(UTC)
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If a public announcement says "4 vacancies in the following locations" then lists 15 locations all across the country, does that mean 4 vacancies per location, or does that mean those 4 total vacancies that can be filled across all those locations?
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#2 Posted : Wednesday, June 13, 2018 9:13:34 AM(UTC)
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I competed for a job advertised like that. It was 'two vacancies' in the following locations, and then listed two locations. It turned out to mean just that - there were four vacancies altogether, two in each location. This is not to say your announcement follows that same rule, but it well may.
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Agree with previous posting, however, to be sure contact the HR person listed in the announcement.
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#4 Posted : Thursday, June 14, 2018 1:14:29 PM(UTC)
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Originally Posted by: GWPDA Go to Quoted Post
I competed for a job advertised like that. It was 'two vacancies' in the following locations, and then listed two locations. It turned out to mean just that - there were four vacancies altogether, two in each location. This is not to say your announcement follows that same rule, but it well may.


Very interesting, I just interviewed for a posting that listed "Two vacancies in the following locations" and listed two locations. I assumed that it was just one position per location. It would be awesome if there were a total of four positions!
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#5 Posted : Thursday, June 14, 2018 5:29:12 PM(UTC)

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This could mean 4 at each site (unlikely) but most likely means a total of 4 at any of these 15 sites.

The devil is in the details.....

It depends on what the duties are. An agency realizes they need certain positions to work their regional offices to do certain work in each regional site, maybe moving this from national hq office. It could mean they have 15 territories and want to set up 4 positions ideally spread out where one Persian covers one if 4 regions that consist if 3-5 territories each.

For example I currently work in VHA that has 140 territories covered by a medical center director. These 140 are divided into 18 regions that has region level of personel. Then there is HQ level. VGA nay want to have 18 positions, one in each region. There are already positions at the medical center and national level but they realize they should have a similar position at the region level. At the region level personal don’t have to work at region ha, they instead could still work at the Meducal center and still cover the region.

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