APPLICANTS MUST MEET THE BASIC, GRADE AND DEMONSTRATE THE KSA REQUIREMENTS FOR THE GS-12:
I. BASIC REQUIREMENTS:
a. Citizenship. Be a citizen of the United States.
b. English Language Proficiency. Medical technologists must be proficient in spoken and written English.
c. Education and/or Experience Combination. An associate's 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. In addition to the associate's degree, must possess at least 3 years of directly related, full time work experience.
d. Certification. All candidates must currently possess the appropriate certification examination 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).
II. GRADE REQUIREMENTS: To be eligible for the GS-12 Grade level, in addition to the basic requirements above, applicants must have completed the equivalent of one (1) year of creditable experience at the next lower grade level which is directly related to the position to be filled.
To be creditable, the experience must have required the use of knowledge, skills, abilities, and other characteristics (also referred to as "core competencies") associated with active professional laboratory practice. (Active professional practice is paid/non-paid employment as a professional MT/CLS as defined by NAACLS.) Qualifying experience must also be at a level comparable to the medical technologist experience at the GS-11 level in the federal service. AND,
Additional Requirements: A bachelor's degree in medical technology/clinical laboratory science or in a related science and completion of a medical technology clinical practice program. Both the education and the clinical practice program must have been approved by the National Accrediting Agency for Clinical Laboratory Sciences (NAACLS). The professional curriculum may have consisted of a post-baccalaureate certificate program or be integrated into a four-year program of study that culminated in a baccalaureate degree.
III. Demonstrated Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities:
In addition, the candidate must demonstrate the ability to perform the KSA's as defined below:
(1) Skill to develop new policies and guidelines, formulate plans, and the ability to judge effectiveness of the operation.
(2) Knowledge of laboratory quality management procedures and principles.
*(3) Knowledge of, and ability to, provide the full range of supervisory duties which would include responsibility for assignment of work to be performed; performance evaluations; selection of staff; and recommendation of awards, advancements, and, when appropriate, disciplinary actions.
(4) Ability to analyze organizational, technical, and administrative problems to develop and implement solutions that result in efficient overall laboratory operation.
(5) Ability to successfully apply principles and techniques of sound human resources and labor management.
*(6) Knowledge and ability to manage fiscal matters of the functions supervised, forecast resource and equipment needs, and administer the allocated budget.
NOTE: Your résumé and/or supporting documentation will be verified to ensure that you meet the minimum qualifications required as described in the duties listed above. You will also be evaluated to the extent you possess the knowledge, skills, abilities, and other characteristics associated with the position. Therefore, please ensure your application package addresses the competencies as part of the assessment questionnaire for this position.
IN DESCRIBING YOUR EXPERIENCE, PLEASE BE CLEAR AND SPECIFIC. WE WILL NOT MAKE ASSUMPTIONS REGARDING YOUR EXPERIENCE. If your resume does not support your questionnaire answers, you may be rated ineligible for this position.
APPLICANT'S 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 (particularly positions with a positive education requirement.) Therefore, applicants must report only 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: www.ed.gov/admins/finaid/accred/index.html . All education claimed by applicants will be verified by the appointing agency accordingly.
If you are qualifying based on education, you must provide a copy of your transcripts. Failure to provide transcripts will result in you being rated ineligible for this position. We accept unofficial transcripts, as long as they contain the applicant's name, the name of the school, the date and degree that was awarded, and the list of classes and credits earned. If you are selected an official transcript must be provided prior to entry on duty.
*** If you are using foreign education to meet qualification requirements, you must send a Certificate of Foreign Equivalency with your transcript in order to receive credit for that education ***
Physical Requirements: The work involves both sedentary and recurring physical exertion; walking, long periods of standing, bending and lifting when required. The work requires specific physical characteristics and abilities as above average dexterity (to perform intricate collection and/or electronic procedures). The work necessitates satisfactory color vision and the ability to exercise independent judgment.
Working Conditions: The work is performed in an office setting, training or conference room, laboratory, blood donor center, or alternate blood mobile site. The work involves regular and recurring exposure to moderate risk agents which require special safety precautions (contagious diseases, caustic reagent, noxious fumes, flammable liquids and the possibility to low-level irradiation). The medical technologist is required to use protective clothing or gear (PPE) provided by the facility in the performance of duties. The work often involves travel to and from alternate work sites.
Veterans Preference: When applying for Federal jobs, eligible Veterans should claim preference on the Occupational Questionnaire in the section provided and provide a legible copy of your DD214(s) and or documentation related to your active duty service which shows dates of service, character of service (honorable, general, etc.), or dates of impending separation.
Additionally, disabled Veterans and others eligible for 10 point preference (such as widows or mothers of eligible Veterans) must also submit an SF-15 "Application for 10 point Veterans Preference" with required proof as stated on the form.
For more information on Veterans' Preference, please visit http://www.fedshirevets.gov/job/veterans.aspx
HOW YOU WILL BE EVALUATED:
Please follow all instructions carefully. Errors, omissions, or failure to submit all required documents will affect your eligibility or consideration for this position.