This Position Is No Longer Available

Job Title:Clinical Nurse (Registered Nurse)

Department:Department Of Justice

Agency:Justice, Bureau of Prisons/Federal Prison System

Job Announcement Number:CRW-2013-0021

This position is closed and no longer accepting online applications through USAJOBS.

The contents of the announcement can still be viewed.

SALARY RANGE:

$57,073.00 to $73,646.00 / Per Year

OPEN PERIOD:

Thursday, December 13, 2012 to Tuesday, January 08, 2013

SERIES & GRADE:

GL-0610-10

POSITION INFORMATION:

Full Time - Permanent

PROMOTION POTENTIAL:

10

DUTY LOCATIONS:

1 vacancy - FMC Carswell Af Base, TX

WHO MAY APPLY:

Area of Consideration:
All BOP employees within the local commuting area plus eligible DOJ Surplus and Displaced employees in the local commuting area.

JOB SUMMARY:

Why is it Great to Work for the Federal Bureau of Prisons?Do your Career Justice and consider a career with the Federal Bureau of Prisons (BOP). In addition to being regarded as a family and career-oriented agency, the BOP offers a broad range of exciting career opportunities in a work environment that promotes integrity, diversity, and professional development. With over 35,000 highly motivated individuals, the Federal Bureau of Prisons is one of the most unique agencies in the United States Department of Justice where each employee's day-to-day performance makes a difference.

Will the Federal Bureau of Prisons Pay for me to Move?

Reimbursement IS NOT authorized for travel and transportation for this position.

The representative rate for this position is $62,598 per annum ($29.99 per hour).

KEY REQUIREMENTS

  • U.S. Citizenship is Required.
  • See Special Conditions of Employment Section.

DUTIES:

What are the Major Duties of this Position?

Provides direct patient care services in accordance with legal, ethical and institution standards. Provides nursing care of a general nature to inmates in the institution hospital/clinic, and may be provided to patients in specific areas, e.g., psychiatric, operating room, orthopedics, geriatrics, etc.

Maintains patient’s privacy and confidentiality. Performs nursing care in a manner which demonstrates respect for a patient’s dignity, personal preference, or culture. Utilizes current principles of community health nursing to promote a healthful environment and reduce the incidence of communicable diseases within the correctional setting.

As assigned, may be actively involved and instrumental in programs such as, the Hospice Program, patient care clinics, wound care, PUVA, chemotherapy, and other specialized programs. May participate in quality improvement and risk management activities. The incumbent may be responsible for monitoring and evaluating the quality and appropriateness of patient care, and ensuring that nursing standards are met on a consistent basis.

Along with all other correctional institution employees, incumbent is charged with responsibility for maintaining security of the institution. The staff correctional responsibilities precede all others required by this position and are performed on a regular and recurring basis.


QUALIFICATIONS REQUIRED:

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

AND

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.


BENEFITS:

The Department of Justice offers a comprehensive benefits package that includes, in part, paid vacation; sick leave; holidays; life insurance; health benefits; and participation in the Federal Employees Retirement System.  The link provides an overview of the benefits currently offered to federal employees:
Click Here


OTHER INFORMATION:

This position IS included in the bargaining unit.

The Department of Justice provides reasonable accommodations to applicants with disabilities.  If you need a reasonable accommodation for any part of the application and hiring process, please notify the hiring/servicing personnel office.  The decision of granting a reasonable accommodation will be on a case-by-case basis.  Selection will be made without discrimination for any non-merit reason such as race, color, religion, national origin, age, physical disability, marital and/or parental status, membership in an employee organization, sex, or sexual orientation.  The Bureau of Prisons is an equal opportunity employer.

Special Conditions of Employment Section:

Appointment is subject to satisfactory completion of a urinalysis, physical, and background investigation.  All applicants are subject to National Crime Information Center (NCIC) and credit checks.

All applicants not currently working in an institution will be required to complete a qualification inquiry regarding convictions of misdemeanor crimes of domestic violence in order to be authorized to carry a firearm.

Successful completion of the "Introduction to Correctional Techniques," three-week training course at Glynco, Georgia is required.

This position has been identified as test designated.  Incumbents will be subject to urinalysis testing under the BOP Drug Free Workplace Plan.

HOW TO APPLY:

You must apply through the online application system at www.USAJOBS.gov.  Follow the prompts to register, answer a few questions and submit all required documents. 

NOTE:  Submission of a resume alone is not a complete application.  This position may require the completion of additional forms and/or supplemental materials as described under the Required Documents section.  Please carefully review the complete job announcement and the "How to Apply" instructions.  Failure to provide the required information and/or materials will result in your application not being considered for employment.

Required supporting documentation must be submitted via mail, fax, e-mail or transferred from USAJOBS (uploaded).  

Federal Employment of People with Disabilities - Schedule A 213.3102(u) (Proof of Disability and Certification of Job Readiness): To be considered for this Special Hiring Authority, applicants MUST submit documents via email to GRA-HRM/ConsolidatedStaffingUnit@bop.gov.  Applicants should NOT apply online unless they also wish to receive consideration as a competitive applicant (see instructions for Dual Consideration).  For more information Click Here
Dual Consideration:  Status candidates who wish to receive consideration under merit promotion procedures and as a non-competitive applicant, (30% Disabled Veteran or Schedule A, 213.3102(u)) must apply online as a competitive applicant and submit a memorandum and supporting documentation via email to GRA-HRM/ConsolidatedStaffingUnit@bop.gov requesting consideration for both application methods.  NOTE:  Failure to follow these application procedures will result in the applicant losing consideration for this position.

All required supporting documentation MUST be received by the Consolidated Staffing Unit by 11:59 p.m., Eastern Standard Time, on the closing date of the vacancy announcement.  You MUST include the vacancy announcement number on your supporting documentation.

Paper applications:  If applying online is impossible, please contact the Consolidated Staffing Unit at the telephone number listed below, prior to the closing date of the announcement for the alternate application procedure.

Contact for Assistance in Applying On-Line:
DOJ, Federal Bureau of Prisons
Consolidated Staffing Unit
346 Marine Forces Drive
Grand Prairie, TX  75051
E-Mail:  GRA-HRM/ConsolidatedStaffingUnit@bop.gov
Phone:  972-352-4200     Fax:  972-352-4577

 

How do I Apply for this Position if I am a Current Public Health Service Commissioned Officer?
  • Submit a complete/detailed resume or curriculum vitae.
  • Address selective factor, if required.
  • Resume or curriculum vitae must contain all information listed in the Qualifications Section.
  • Submit supporting documents (i.e. certification, registration, and/or license, if applicable).

Your completed application packet must be submitted to the Consolidated Staffing Unit by 11:59 p.m., Eastern Standard Time (EST), on the closing date of the vacancy announcement.  You must include the last four digits of your social security number and the vacancy announcement number on your application packet.  DO NOT SUBMIT AN APPLICATION ON-LINE.

REQUIRED DOCUMENTS:

  • Resume showing relevant experience (cover letter optional).
  • In order to receive credit for experience contained in an uploaded resume, your employment history must be documented in month/year format (MM/YYYY), reflecting starting date and ending date and include the number of hours worked per week.  Failure to follow this format will result in disqualification.
  • Current or former Federal employees NOT employed by the Bureau of Prisons MUST submit a copy of their SF-50 Form which shows competitive service appointment, tenure group, and salary.  If you are applying for a higher grade, please provide the SF-50 Form which shows the length of time you have been in your current/highest grade and that supports your claim for time-in-grade. If you have promotion potential in your current position, please provide proof. Employees applying with an interchange agreement must provide proof of their permanent appointment.
  • Current federal employees NOT employed by the BOP and former federal employees MUST submit a copy of their latest yearly performance appraisal/evaluation (within the last 13 months).
  • Documentation supporting eligibility for consideration as a 30% or More Disabled Veteran includes a Civil Service Preference Letter; or a Ten Point Preference Letter; or an official statement, dated 1991 or later, from any branch of the Armed Forces, certifying a service-connected disability of 30% or more.   The document must reflect the overall evaluation or percentage disability rating.  
  • CTAP, Click Here, if applicable.
  • A college transcript (Note:  If you are selected for this position, official transcript(s) will be required prior to your first day.)

Failure to provide these documents could possibly result in removal from consideration for this vacancy.

If uploading documentation, do not identify/save your documents utilizing a special character such as %, #, @, etc.  Documentation should be identified/saved as VA Letter, DD214, or Transcripts.

AGENCY CONTACT INFO:

CSU
Phone: 972-352-4200
Fax: 972-352-4577
Email: GRA-HRM/ConsolidatedStaffingUnit@bop.gov
Agency Information:
JUSTICE, BUREAU OF PRISONS
Consolidated Staffing Unit
346 Marine Forces Drive
Grand Prairie, TX
75051
US
Fax: 972-352-4577

WHAT TO EXPECT NEXT:

We will notify you of the outcome after each step of the application process has been completed.  Selecting Officials have up to 90 days from the date the certificate(s) of eligibles (BQ/Exception Lists) is generated to make a selection.  

INCOMPLETE APPLICATIONS will receive a rating of NCND (ineligible due to missing supporting documents).  Requests for reconsideration will not be considered for applicants who fail to submit a complete application package. We cannot be held responsible for incompatible software, fax transmissions, delays in mail service, applicant application errors, etc.

Control Number: 333661100
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