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Job Title:Research Audiologist

Department:Department of the Navy

Agency:Naval Medical Command

Job Announcement Number:NE2066513-625235LB300688-DE

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

The contents of the announcement can still be viewed.


$90,180.00 to $117,233.00 / Per Year


Friday, April 6, 2012 to Tuesday, April 10, 2012




Full Time - Permanent




1 vacancy - Groton, CT United StatesView Map


United States Citizens


The Bureau of Medicine and Surgery provides high quality patient and family centered medical care in wartime and peacetime. Civilian healthcare professionals work with military medical staff to care for active duty members, their families, and retirees at medical facilities around the globe. Every day, no matter what the environment, Navy Medicine is ready to provide world class care, anytime, anywhere.

This position is located in the Naval Submarine Medical Research Laboratory (NAVSUBMEDRSCHLAB), Groton, CT. The primary responsibility is to research, develop, evaluate and support the transition of communication and hearing protection devices for operational Navy, Marine Corps, and other US and allied personnel.  For additional information on the Naval Submarine Medical Research Laboratory Click Here.
Groton is a beautiful coastal town located midway between New York and Boston, and is the largest municipality between New Haven, Connecticut, and the cities surrounding Providence, Rhode Island. Framed by the Thames River and the Mystic River, Groton is notable for its shores on Long Island Sound, just east of the end of Long Island.  Both State and Municipal parks provide abundant access and views of the water. Considered by many to be the submarine capital of the world, Groton offers the Submarine Force Museum which is home to the U.S.S. Nautilus.


  • If claiming Veterans Preference you must attach the supporting documents
  • PCS/Relocation costs are not authorized
  • This announcement may be used to fill additional vacancies


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  • Serve as an expert on hearing conservation including noise exposure, hearing performance, enhancement and protection.
  • Research, develop, evaluate and support transition of hearing protection and assistive listening devices.
  • Demonstrate, communicate and document program efforts/contributions/status.
  • Develop and oversee fabrication of new communication/hearing protection device prototypes, conduct test phases, facilitate transition of technologies to field use.
  • Conduct comprehensive assessments and technical surveys.
  • Publish research and development results in peer-reviewed scientific journals.
  • Present and contribute professional input at local and national conferences and meetings.











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All applicants must meet the following requirements:


Degree: A master’s degree or higher in audiology or that included 18 semester hours in the field of audiology with approved clinical practice. Education must be from an educational institution accredited by an accrediting agency recognized by the U.S. Department of education.




Experience: You must possess one or more years of progressively responsible experience as a Research Audiologist at a level of difficulty and responsibility that has equipped you with the necessary knowledge, skills and abilities to successfully perform the duties of the position. One year of creditable experience includes: managing research and development of audiology projects; developing, fabricating and testing of new communication/hearing protection device prototypes; and documenting audiology research program efforts through technical reports, journal articles, and oral presentations.


POSITIVE EDUCATION REQUIREMENTS: This position has a Positive Education Requirement. In order to verify that you meet the positive education qualifications for this position, you must submit a complete copy of your transcripts or an itemized list of college courses which includes equivalent information from the transcript (Course title, semester/quarter hours and grade). Failure to submit this information will result in an ineligible rating. You must submit your transcripts or list of college courses through the "Application Manger" or by fax. This is the only method in which transcripts can be submitted. Failure to provide this information will result in an ineligible rating. (Faxing instructions can be found under the "How to Apply" section.)


FOREIGN EDUCATION: Education completed in foreign colleges or universities may be used to meet the qualification requirements if the applicant can provide documentation indicating that the foreign education is comparable to that received in an accredited educational institution in the United States. It is the responsibility of the applicant to provide such evidence when applying.


  • Selectee may be required to successfully complete a probationary period.
  • A security clearance may be a requirement of this position. 


Once the application process is complete, a review of your resume and supporting documentation will be made and compared against your responses to the occupational questionnaire.  The rating you receive is based on the degree to which your background matches the knowledge, skills and abilities required to perform the duties of this position. 


  • Research
  • Technical Knowledge
  • Leadership
  • Written Communication


CATEGORY RATING:  Candidates who meet the basic qualification requirements for the vacancy will be rated according to the Category Rating Procedures.  This means the candidates will be assigned to a pre-defined quality category based on their application responses to the occupational questionnaire.   Candidates in the highest quality category will be referred to the hiring manager.  You will be rated based on the following categories:  Best Qualified - Highly Qualified  - Qualified    


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Department of the Navy offers a comprehensive benefits package that includes:


§  Malpractice insurance.

§  Potential pay incentives (e.g., recruitment, relocation, retention, student loan repayment).

§  Lifetime health insurance (Navy pays portion of your premium, you pay with pre-taxed dollars) you can carry into retirement and include your spouse.  Plus dental/vision plans and dependent/healthcare flexible spending accounts.

§  401K-type investment plan w/employer matching and flexibility to retire between 55-57 w/10 years of employment.

§  Life insurance (Navy pays portion of your premium).

§  Long term care insurance.

§  13-26 paid vacation days each year, 13 paid sick days each year, 10 paid Federal holidays each year, plus unused vacation/sick days carry over year to year.


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Selectee is required to participate in the Department of Defense Direct Deposit program.


Males born after December 31, 1959 must be registered or exempt from selective service (see


The selection of a federal annuitant is subject to the Department of Defense and Navy policy on the employment of annuitants. Policy information may be found at


Military Spouse Preference (MSP):  If you are the spouse of an active duty military member, then you may be eligible for MSP.   To be eligible you: (1) must have been married to your military sponsor prior to reporting to the new duty assignment; and, (2) must have accompanied your military sponsor on a Permanent Change in Station (PCS) move; and, (3) the position for which you are applying must be within the commuting area of your military sponsor's new permanent duty station.  MSP applies if you are ranked among the "best qualified" for this vacancy, and the list established from this announcement is used to fill the vacancy. To be rated "best qualified", MSP applicants must attain an eligibility rating on this examination of 80 or higher, not including points for veteran's preference. MSP does not apply, however, when preference would violate statutes or regulations on veteran's preference or nepotism.


You must request MSP by submitting a copy of your military sponsor's PCS orders.


Interagency Career Transition Assistance Program (ICTAP):  If you are a displaced employee of a non-Department of Defense Federal agency, you may be eligible for special priority consideration under the Interagency Career Transition Assistance Program (ICTAP).  ICTAP applicants must be well qualified for the position to receive consideration for special priority selection. To be considered well qualified for this position, you must meet at least Best Qualified category rating under the How You Will Be Evaluated section.  Federal employees seeking ICTAP eligibility must, upon request, submit proof that they meet the requirements of 5 CFR 330.704.  This includes a copy of the agency separation notice, a copy of their most recent performance rating, and a copy of their most recent SF-50 noting current position, grade level, and duty location.  Please annotate your ICTAP eligibility clearly on your application.  Information about ICTAP eligibility is on OPM's Career Transition Resources website at 


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To apply for this position, you must provide a complete Application Package which includes:


1. Your resume showing relevant experience; (cover letter optional)

2. A complete Occupational Questionnaire

3. Additional Documents, as applicable (see Required Documents section below)

The complete Application Package must be submitted by 11:59 PM (EST) on Tuesday, April 10, 2012

To begin the process, click the Apply Online button to create an account or log in to your existing USAJOBS account.  Follow the prompts to complete the occupational questionnaire. Please ensure you click the Submit My Answers button at the end of the process.

To fax supporting documents you are unable to upload, complete this cover page using the following Vacancy ID 625235.  Fax your documents to 1-478-757-3144.

If you cannot apply online:

1. Click the following link to view and print the occupational questionnaire View Occupational Questionnaire
2. Print this 1203FX form to provide your response to the occupational questionnaire  and
3. Fax the completed 1203FX form along with any supporting documents to 1-478-757-3144. Your 1203FX will serve as a cover page for your fax transmission.


View Occupational Questionnaire


  • Occupational Questionnaire
  • Resume

  • Transcript - A COMPLETE COPY OF YOUR TRANSCRIPT OR AN ITEMIZED LIST OF COLLEGE COURSES WHICH INCLUDES EQUIVALENT INFORMATION FROM THE TRANSCRIPT (Course title, semester/quarter hours and grade). Education must be from an educational institution accredited by an accrediting agency recognized by the U.S. Department of Education.

  • If you are claiming a 5-point preference you must submit a copy of your DD-214, which includes character of service, or a Statement of Service/Proof of Service, which includes service dates, nature of separation and character of service. You can access to your DD-214 here.

  • If you are claiming a 10-point preference  you must submit a copy of your DD-214, which includes character of service, your Disability Letter indicating the percentage of your disability and the SF-15 )Application for 10-point preference), which can be obtained here. NOTE: You will not receive veterans preference for this announcement if you fail to provide any of the documents mentioned above. 


Include the 6-character Vacancy Identification Number   625235


Missing application information will not be requested.


Statements concerning qualifications are subject to verification. Exaggeration or misstatement may be cause for your disqualification or later removal from your position. 


HRSC Northeast BUMED
Phone: (215)697-0532
Agency Information:
Navy HRSC Northeast
700 Robbins Avenue
Philadelphia, PA


You will receive notifications through e-mail and Application Manager as the recruitment process progresses.  If your name is referred to the hiring official, you may be contacted directly by that office for a possible interview.

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