(from VHA Qualification Standards)
Citizenship: Must be a citizen of the United States.
English Language Proficiency: Must be proficient in both written and spoken English.
Education: An associates degree in laboratory science or medical laboratory technology from an accredited institution or an equivalent program composed of at least 60 semester hours, from an accredited institution that, at a minimum, includes either: (a) 24 semester hours of medical laboratory technology courses; OR (b) 24 semester hours of science courses that includes 6 semester hours of chemistry; 6 semester hours of biology; and 12 semester hours of chemistry, biology, or medical laboratory technology in any combination; AND have laboratory training that includes completion of a NAACLS approved clinical laboratory training program with at least 3 months documented laboratory training in each specialty that the individual performs high complexity testing.
Experience: In addition to the associates degree, must possess at least 5 years of directly related, full time work experience.
Certification: All candidates must currently possess the appropriate certification as a medical technologist or clinical laboratory scientist given by the American Society of Clinical Pathology Board of Registry (ASCP-BOR), the National Credentialing Agency (NCA), American Association of Clinical Chemists (AACC) or American Medical Technologists (AMT), or the American Association of Bioanalysts (AAB).
GS-10 Requires: Completion of 1 year of experience equivalent to the next lower grade level which demonstrates the knowledge, skills and abilities (KSAs) and other characteristics that are directly related to the duties of the position to be filled, and must fully meet the KSAs at that level. Experience includes: comprehensive knowledge of and skill in applying a wide range of concepts, principles, and methodology of the field to perform advanced techniques; Ability and knowledge to modify or adapt established methods; ability to perform sound independent work.
Preferred Experience: experience with a Laboratory Information Management and/or Quality Management system; Knowledge of Microsoft Office Suite e.g., Word, Excel.
In describing your experience, please be clear and specific. We may not make assumptions regarding your experience.
Physical Requirements: Applicants must be physically and mentally able to efficiently perform the essential functions of the position without hazard to themselves or others. Applicants for this position must pass a pre-employment medical examination.
Applicants Please Note: Education must be accredited by an accrediting institution recognized by the U.S. Department of Education in order for it to be credited towards qualifications. Applicants must, therefore, only report attendance and/or degrees from schools accredited by accrediting institutions recognized by the U.S. Department of Education. Applicants can verify accreditation at the following website: http://www/ed/gov/admins/finaid/accred/index.html. All education claimed by applicants will be verified by the appointing agency accordingly.
***If you are using foreign education to meet qualification requirements, you must send in a Certificate of Foreign Equivalency with your transcript in order to receive credit for that education.***
Reference: VA Qualification Standards (Handbook 5005) is available in the local Human Resources Office.
- Subject to satisfactory completion of our credentialing process.
- Selectee will be presented to a peer review board to determine final grade and salary.
- Subject to one year probationary period.
- Position does not confer competitive status.
- Males born after 12-31-59 must be registered or exempt from Selective Service (see http://www.sss.gov/ )
When applying for Federal jobs, eligible Veterans should claim preference on the Occupational Questionnaire in the section provided and provide a legible copy of DD-214(s) showing all dates of service as well as character of service (honorable, general, etc.) Additionally, Veterans with service-connected disability of 10% or more must also submit a copy of their official statement from the Department of Veterans Affairs, or from a branch of the Armed Forces, certifying their service-connected disability and/or their receipt of compensation for service-connected disability.
Veterans with service-connected disability of less than 10%, nonservice-connected disability, and Purple Heart recipients, as-well-as those claiming derived preference for a spouse, widow, widower, or natural mother, should refer to and submit a completed SF-15, "Application for 10-Point Veteran Preference," and required documentation with your application material.
HOW YOU WILL BE EVALUATED:
Your application, resume and/or supporting documentation will be verified. Please follow all instructions carefully. Errors or omissions may affect consideration for employment. You may also be evaluated based upon the responses you provide during a structured interview. In responding to structured interview questions you should be sure to cite specific examples of experience, explain exactly what you did, and the outcome.
An incomplete application will receive a rating of IFM (ineligible due to missing forms). 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 or fax transmissions.