To be considered for the position, you must meet the following qualification requirements.
BASIC REQUIREMENTS: Education: Applicants must have degree or diploma from a professional nursing program approved by the legally designated State accrediting agency at the time the program was completed by the applicant.
NOTE: ALL applicants MUST submit legible transcripts as verification of educational requirement. Transcripts MUST be received by the Consolidated Staffing Unit by the closing date of the vacancy announcement. The education MUST be from an institution accredited by an accrediting agency recognized by the U.S. Department of Education.
Registration: Applicants must have active, current registration as a professional nurse in a State, District of Columbia, the Commonwealth or Puerto Rico, or territory of the United States. An Applicant who has graduated from an approved nursing educational program within the past 12 months may be appointed pending State registration as a professional nurse within 6 months of appointment. No person appointed pending registration may be retained beyond 6 months, or promoted, if registration has not been attained.
For information regarding foreign education requirements, please see Foreign Diploma and Credit Recognition at the U.S. Department of Education website:
Recognition of Foreign Qualifications
In addition to the Basic Requirements:
Experience One year of specialized experience equivalent to at least the GL-09 grade level in the Federal service. This experience must have equipped you with the particular qualifications to perform successfully the duties of the position.
Some examples of this qualifying experience are:
- Experienced in human behavior and the ability to communicate with and provide nursing services to patients.
- Experienced in the techniques and the operational mechanics of medical equipment.
- Experienced in providing care to patients whose conditions are characterized by extremely complex health care needs.
- Experienced in professional nursing concepts, principles, practices and nursing standards.
Credit will be given for paid and unpaid experience. To receive proper credit, you must show the actual time (such as the number of hours worked per week) spent in activities.
**Your eligibility for consideration will be based on your responses to the questions in the application.**
The Career Transition Assistance Plan (CTAP) provides eligible surplus and displaced competitive service employees in the Department of Justice with selection priority over other candidates for competitive service vacancies. If your Department of Justice component has notified you in writing that you are a surplus or displaced employee eligible for CTAP eligibility, you may receive selection priority if: 1) this vacancy is within your CTAP eligibility; 2) you apply under the instructions in this announcement; and 3) you are found well qualified for this vacancy. To be well qualified, you must satisfy all qualification requirements for the vacant position and score 85 or better on established ranking criteria. You must provide a copy of your written notification of CTAP eligibility with your application. Additional information about CTAP eligibility is at: Click Here
HOW YOU WILL BE EVALUATED:
Your resume and supporting documentation will be used to determine whether you meet the job qualifications listed in this announcement. If you are qualified for this job, your resume and supporting documentation will be compared to your responses provided to the online assessment questionnaire. If you rate yourself higher than is supported by your application materials, your responses may be adjusted and/or you may be excluded from consideration for this job. If you are found to be among the top candidates, you will be referred to the selecting official for employment consideration.
There are several parts of the application process that affect the overall evaluation of your application:
- Your resume, which is part of your USAJOBS profile;
- Your responses to the eligibility questions;
- Your responses to the online assessment questionnaire;
- Your supporting documentation, if required.
Time-in-Grade: Federal employees must meet time-in-grade requirements for consideration. You must meet all qualification requirements upon the closing date of this announcement. To preview questions please click here.