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Job Title:  Licensed Practical (Vocational) Nurse
Department:  Department of the Army
Agency:  U.S. Army Medical Command
Job Announcement Number:  MD-DH-13-607

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

The contents of the announcement can still be viewed.
$27,431.00 to $53,719.00 / Per Year
Monday, November 05, 2012 to Monday, September 30, 2013
Multiple Schedules - Permanent
Few vacancies in the following location(s):
Fort Benning, GA United StatesView Map
Fort Riley, KS United StatesView Map
Fort Knox, KY United StatesView Map
Fort Wainwright, AK United StatesView Map
Fort Carson, CO United StatesView Map
More Locations  (20)
This announcement may be used to fill permanent full-time, part-time or intermittent positions. Indicate on your resume your availability for any of these appointments.


Civilian employees serve a vital role in supporting the Army mission. They provide the skills that are not readily available in the military, but crucial to support military operations. The Army integrates the talents and skills of its military and civilian members to form a Total Army.

About the Position:

  • Your application will stay on file with our office for 120 days. If you would like to be considered after the initial 120 days please contact our office at 1-877-880-2184, or email, and ask to have your resume rolled over for an additional 120 days. You may also renew your resume through our Medcell Website.
  • This announcement may be used to fill permanent, temporary, or term positions.
  • The inital length of an overseas tour is 2 or 3 years depending upon location.
  • Recruitment Incentives and Moving Expenses may be paid up to 25% of your Base Salary.
  • This announcement may be used to fill Practical/Vocational Nurse positions in the following specialty areas: Office Automation (OA), Administrative, Psychiatric, Advance Practice, OB/GYN, Primary Care Sports Medicine, Occupational/Community Health, Operating Room, Lead Practical Nurse, Supervisory Practical Nurse, Dermatology, Quality Assurance Evaluation, Gastroenterology, Pulmonary, or Instructor. 
  • Who May Apply: Click here for more information.

  • All U.S. Citizens and Nationals with allegiance to the United States.
  • You may apply online by Clicking Here
  • You may check your status online at
  • You may check LPN locations at


  • This is a Direct Hire Solicitation


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You will serve as a Practical/Vocational Nurse within a Medical Treatment Facility. You will be responsible for a variety of treatment procedures and the nursing care provision to patients of all ages scheduled for treatment of illness, minor surgical procedures, preventive health care, and/or pre/post operative care. You will prepare and administer prescribed medications or immunizations and monitors patients. You will initiate IVs, draw blood; collect & prepare specimens for lab analysis. You will assist physicians during diagnostic, therapeutic and/or minor surgical procedures by preparing necessary supplies & equipment.


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Minimum Qualifications:

  • Licensure/Certification: Must be current licensed to practice as a practical/vocational nurse in a State or territory of the United States or District of Columbia OR must have applied for a license to practice. Applications of candidates possessing a license must be accompanied by a certified or photostatic copy of the license; a notarized statement attesting to the fact; or a citation of the license number and State issuing it. Non-licensed candidates who have completed their training may be appointed subject to obtaining the required license during the probationary period. Those not licensed must furnish the date on which they applied for a license and the jurisdiction involved. No person appointed pending licensure may be retained beyond the probationary period if licensure has not been attained.
  • Specialized Experience: One year of experience in the same or similar work equivalent to at least the next lower level requiring application of the knowledge, skills, and abilities of the position being filled. Candidates for this position must clearly demonstrate in their resume that they possess specialized experience which involves all aspects of patient care (such as: vital signs, injections, EKG, nebulizer treatments, medication administration, etc) and medical knowledge as required by the licensure as a practical nurse.

  • Other Requirements:
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  • Personnel security investigation required.
  • A medical examination is required prior to employment.
  • Hepatitis B immunization is required (direct patient contact).
  • This position is covered by the Drug Abuse Testing Program. Applicant drug testing and random drug testing will be required.
  • Mandatory seasonal influenza vaccinations required annually.
  • Male applicants born after December 31, 1959 must complete a Pre-Employment Certification Statement for Selective Service Registration.
  • Direct Deposit of pay is required.
  • One year trial/probationary period may be required.
  • You will be required to provide proof of U.S. Citizenship.
  • If selected, candidate must provide documents for credentialing.
  • Must obtain and maintain Basic Life Support (BLS) Training and Certification.
  • You must include the announcement number on your application.
  • You may claim Military Spouse Preference.
  • Failure to provide all of the required information as stated in the bacancy announcement may result in an ineligible rating or may affect the overall rating.
  • This announcement may be used to fill Lead or Supervisory positions. A one year supervisory probationary/trial period may be required.

    Resumes will be evaluated for basic qualifications requirements and for the skills needed to perform the duties of the position, as described in this Job Announcement and identified by the Selecting Official for the position.

    Interagency Career Transition Assistance Program (ICTAP): The Interagency Career Transition Assistance Plan (ICTAP) provides eligible displaced Federal competitive service employees with selection priority over other candidates for competitive service vacancies. If your agency has notified you in writing that you are a displaced employee eligible for ICTAP consideration, you may receive selection priority if: 1) this vacancy is within your ICTAP eligibility, 2) you apply under the instructions in this announcement, and 3) you are found well-qualified for this vacancy. Well-qualified is defined as meeting all of the minimum qualification standards and eligibility requirements as well as possessing skills that clearly exceed the minimum qualification requirements for the position. Under competitive delegated examining, an ICTAP eligible will be considered well-qualified if they attain an eligibility rating of 90 or higher, not including points for veterans' preference. You must provide proof of eligibility with your application to receive selection priority. Such proof may include a copy of your written notification of ICTAP eligibility or a copy of your separation personnel action form. Information about ICTAP eligibility is on OPM's Career Transition Resources website at


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    The Department of Defense offers excellent benefits programs some of which may include:
    ·  Comprehensive health and life insurance
    ·  Competitive salaries
    ·  Generous retirement programs
    ·  Paid holidays, sick leave, and vacation time
    ·  Flexible work environment and alternate work schedules
    ·  Paid employment related training and education
    ·  Possible student loan repayment
    ·  Payment of licenses, certification, and academic degrees as applicable
    ·  Bonuses, incentives, and awards as appropriate for the job.


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    • Selection is subject to restrictions resulting from Department of Defense referral system for displaced employees.
    • The Department of Defense (DoD) policy on employment of annuitants will be used in determining eligibility of annuitants. The DoD policy is available at
    • In accordance with section 9902(h) of title 5, United States Code, annuitants reemployed in the Department of Defense shall receive full annuity and salary upon appointment. They shall not be eligible for retirement contributions, participation in the Thrift Savings Plan, or a supplemental or redetermined annuity for the reemployment period. Discontinued service retirement annuitants (i.e. retired under section 8336(d)(1) or 8416(b)(1)(A) of title 5, United States Code) appointed to the Department of Defense may elect to be subject to retirement provisions of the new appointment as appropriate. (See DoD instructions 1400.25, Volume 300, at
    • Applicants must comply with the Exceptional Family Member Program requirements as outlined in the DoD Instruction 1315.19 at
    • U.S. citizens overseas under ordinarily resident status are not eligible for appointment under the Status of Forces Agreement.
    • Locality pay does not apply in the overseas area.
    • On this overseas accompanied tour, medical and DoDDS special education services may not be available in the immediate location of this position.
    • In the overseas areas, access for civilian employees and their families to military medical and dental treatment facilities is on a space-available and reimbursable basis only. Medical care may be provided by host nation providers. The availability and level of care at host nation medical facilities will vary by location. Movement overseas may require you to initiate a change in your health benefits plan to ensure coverage.
    • Candidates initially selected from the U.S. may be eligible for certain foreign area benefits.
    • Multiple positions may be filled from this announcement.
    • This position may require shift work and/or work on rotating shifts to provide coverage on evenings, weekends, holidays, and in other situations.
    • Positions listed with multiple grade levels may be filled at any grade level and may or may not have promotion potential.


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    To apply for this position, click the hyperlink above to access the Online Application procedures through the Medcell website.

    The preferred method of application is the Online Application process. If you are unable to apply online, you may mail your resume via surface mail to:

    PECH-NCR-B, CHRA-NC Region
    Bldg 104, Medcell
    1 Rock Island Arsenal
    Rock Island, IL 61299


    If submitting your resume by mail, you must include the Job Announcement number, Social Security Number, and Geographic Location Preferences.


    The complete Application Package must be submitted by 11:59 PM (CST) on Monday, September 30, 2013


    The Department of the Army 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 servicing civilian personnel unit. Requests for reasonable accommodation are made on a case-by-case basis.


    The following documents are required:

    • Resume: For qualifications determinations your resume must contain hours worked per week and the dates of employment (i.e., HRS per week and month/year to month/year or month/year to present). Resumes that do not contain this information will be marked as insufficient and applicants may not receive consideration for this position.
    • If you are claiming Veterans Preference or Military Spouse preference, to verify your preference claim you MUST submit supporting documents with your application package. These documents may include, but are not limited to: for MSP claims, PCS orders and marriage certificate; for verification of Veteran Preference, DD214 (which indicates character of service) SF-15, VA Letter and/or Activation/Deactivation orders.

    If you fail to provide these documents, you will be marked as having an incomplete application package and will not be considered any further.

    PLEASE NOTE: Documents submitted as part of the application package, to include supplemental documents, may be shared beyond the Human Resources Office. Some supplemental documents like military orders and marriage certificates may contain personal information for other than the applicant. These documents may be sanitized to remove such personal information before submission with the application. Applicants may be asked to provide an un-sanitized version of the documents upon selection to confirm eligibility.


    Lauren W. Bjerregaard
    Phone: (309)782-6022
    Agency Information:
    CHRA-NC Region
    1 Rock Island Arsenal
    Rock Island, IL


    To check the status of your application, please visit

    Once this announcement closes, your application will be reviewed to determine if you meet the Minimum Qualifications found in the vacancy announcement. If you are found to be qualified, your application/resume may be referred to the selecting official for consideration. If your application/resume is referred to the selecting official, you may be contacted for an interview; however, this is optional. If you are selected, you will receive a tentative job offer.

    Additional Duty Location Info

    Few vacancies in the following locations:
    Fort Benning, GA United StatesView Map
    Fort Riley, KS United StatesView Map
    Fort Knox, KY United StatesView Map
    Fort Wainwright, AK United StatesView Map
    Fort Carson, CO United StatesView Map
    Fort Bragg, NC United StatesView Map
    Fort Hood, TX United StatesView Map
    Fort Stewart, GA United StatesView Map
    Fort Leavenworth, KS United StatesView Map
    Fort Jackson, SC United StatesView Map
    Bethesda, MD United StatesView Map
    Landstuhl GermanyView Map
    Fort Leonard Wood, MO United StatesView Map
    Fort Drum, NY United StatesView Map
    Fort Sill, OK United StatesView Map
    Fort Belvoir, VA United StatesView Map
    Joint Base Lewis-McChord, WA United StatesView Map
    Fort Sam Houston, TX United StatesView Map
    Vilseck GermanyView Map
    Schofield Barracks, HI United StatesView Map
    Fort Bliss, TX United StatesView Map
    Fort Campbell, KY United StatesView Map
    Fort Polk, LA United StatesView Map
    Fort Gordon, GA United StatesView Map
    Fort Shafter, HI United StatesView Map

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