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Job Title:Nurse (Clinical/Case Management), GS-0610-10

Department:Department of the Army

Agency:Army National Guard Units (Title 32)

Job Announcement Number:NGTX-13-080

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

The contents of the announcement can still be viewed.


$52,252.00 to $67,931.00 / Per Year


Monday, January 07, 2013 to Friday, February 8, 2013




Full Time - Permanent


2 vacancies in the following location:
Camp Mabry, TX United StatesView Map


National Guard Membership is Required (See Announcement)


Texas Military Forces


Loyalty Bear true faith and allegiance to the State and Nation, Mission and Family
Cultivate an environment for ALL to excel
Connect to communities, families, interagency partners and components
Honor the public trust, exceed standards and expectations

Selfless Service Place the welfare of the Texas Military Forces, State and Nation first
Texas Spirit
Embrace the courageous spirit of our people, history and culture
Act with understanding, innovation, resourcefulness, flexibility & urgency
Ready Prepare mentally, physically and spiritually to deploy at home and abroad






This position is located in the Joint Forces Headquarters, Medical Detachment, Camp Mabry, Austin, TX.  The purpose of this position is to  serve as a Clinical Nurse Case Manager.  Uses a collaborative team approach  to assess, plan, implement, coordinate, monitor, and evaluate  options and services to meet complex  and routine healthcare  needs of the National Guard population; promoting timely, efficient  and effective  care delivery.  Uses facilitation, negotiation, advocacy, communication, education, and research to support   timely, comprehensive, patient  centered, quality healthcare  delivery.    The primary   responsibility of the position  is to facilitate care of soldiers with  regard to the delivery  of case management services as an advocate   member  of an interdisciplinary team; to facilitate movement between appropriate levels of care, including  seamless transition  from inpatient to ambulatory phases, ensuring health needs are met, and soldier readiness for release from   active duty (REFRAD) or Physical Disability  Evaluation  System (PDES) referral   through effective   communication, collaboration, knowledge  of available  resources, and nursing processes to promote   quality outcomes  across the health  care continuum. Supports  soldiers and their  family  members in the coordination of medical and social resources focusing on assessing, planning, implementing, coordinating, monitoring, and evaluating  options  and services to meet fitness for duty   evaluation, health  care goals and needs.


NATIONAL GUARD MEMBERSHIP IS REQUIRED:   This is an Excepted Service position that requires active membership in a compatible military assignment in the Texas Army National Guard and wear of the military uniform.  Applicants who are not currently a member of the Texas Army National Guard must be eligible for immediate membership and employment in the Texas Army National Guard.  If you are not sure you are eligible for military membership, please visit or contact a Texas Army National Guard recruiter at 512-218-1593 before applying for this position.


Open Areas of Consideration: Nationwide Excepted. This includes:

    • All currently employed full-time permanent and indefinite personnel of the Texas Army/Air National Guard.
    • All current members of the Army/Air National Guard and individuals eligible for membership in the Texas Army/Air National Guard.


Appointment Factors: This is a Permanent Excepted Position open to Officer ranks Not to Exceed O-4.  This is a Bargaining Unit position.
Remarks:  Multiple (2) selections may be made from this announcement. 

PERMANENT CHANGE OF STATION: PCS expenses are not authorized





  • United States Citizenship is required.
  • Direct Deposit is mandatory.
  • Veteran's preference is not applicable in this agency.
  • Baseline physical is not required.
  • PCS expenses are not authorized.
  • Must be willing to become a member of the Texas Army National Guard.


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As a Nurse (Clinical/Case Management) with the Texas Army National Guard (ARNG), your duties will include, but will not be limited to:

    • 1. Serves as Nurse Case Manager
    • a. Functions as a case manager  and/or  team leader for mobilized  National Guard members, as well as those awaiting  Medical Evaluation  Board and those returning to duty that require  management of health care services.   Responsible  for intake and assessment of these personnel presenting  telephonically  or in-person, while awaiting  a Medical Evaluation  Board, REFRAD, or return  to duty.  Through effective  screening  and assessment, interdisciplinary collaboration, determines the prioritization, goals, and care plan for health  and psycho-social  needs. Advocates and coordinates  healthcare  delivery  to facilitate fitness for duty  evaluation.  Maintains documentation and database  for outcome evaluation  as required.  Prepares regular, periodic, and ad-hoc reports  for Case Management.
    • b. Based upon triaging, comprehensive intake, and ongoing  monitoring, the case manager  facilitates  entry into the appropriate  level of care, at the appropriate level of clinical urgency and within  TRICARE access standards.   Interfaces with the soldier, family members, Command and Staff personnel, primary  care providers, TRICARE contract personnel, Warrior Transition Battalion, Veterans Administration, other military treatment facilities, assorted agencies, and TRICARE network  providers/facilities as appropriate in order to effectively  arrange  soldier healthcare  services.
    • c. Facilitates  communication and coordinates  medical services with other  members  of the health care team and medical facilities thus minimizing fragmentation in the delivery  of services.   Facilitates  needed referrals  for other requisite  specialty  services within  the direct and purchased  care sectors.
    • d. Works in close and effective  collaboration with physicians  and other healthcare and military personnel in independently performing difficult and complex, assessment, review, and analysis of cases with  an established  timeframe after  identification for intake. Interviews, counsels, collects data, and performs  a comprehensive nursing assessment, following  nursing process and case management standards/guidelines, utilizing  a holistic approach to identify  existing  and potential  problems  with the goal of creating  a functional individualized plan of care for soldiers to include their  family  members, to optimize current health/psychosocial status and benefits of case management services, and to facilitate  their fitness for duty evaluation  or referral  to PDES. Coordinates  with PCM and interdisciplinary healthcare  team to develop time line protocols  which delineate  the expected process of care delivery  and monitors  progress, exceptions, deviations, and differences  to identify  and anticipate problems  and reports  deviations  from the expected care plan to the PCM for direction.
    • e. Participates  in case management and joint  planning  with Health Care Providers, Health Benefits Advisors, Health Care Finders, and Utilization Review officials in military and civilian  health care facilities  to identify beneficiaries  and beneficiary  families with long-term health care needs and/or  high risk, and high cost diagnoses.   Develops treatment plans with the primary  care provider, Medical Evaluation  Board (MEB)Physician, other health  professionals, family  and soldier to meet  individual  soldier needs and coordinates for delivery  of such services.   Helps identify  appropriate provider  and facilities  throughout the continuum of services while ensuring  that  available  resources are being used in a timely  and cost effective  manner.   Introduces innovative nursing techniques, practices, and approaches  in collaboration  with  primary care provider, and other health care providers  to provide  quality, efficient, comprehensive, and cost effective services throughout the continuum  of care.   Monitors  medications  to include routine  medication  review and education  within  specified time  frames, care plan, and clinical appointment  schedule adherences. Documents/updates assessment, goals, and care plan.  Obtains regulations, policy manuals, guidelines, standards, and handouts  from other agencies and develops  procedural  guidelines  to provide  access to these programs  in concert  with TRICARE. Develops guidelines  for interfacing  with  interdisciplinary federal agencies/services, their  civilian  healthcare  delivery  system supporting TRICARE counterparts, ensures their compliance  with case management/ Warrior Transition  Unit Programs goals, standards  of practice, and awareness of these guidelines.
    • f. Participates  as an active  member  of the Case Management team. This includes serving as a point  of contact  between selected soldiers and the treatment team, triaging  and answering  treatment questions and appropriately referring questions to the primary  clinician, when indicated.  Provides appropriate educational  information to soldiers and maintains  clinic resources  for social and health services in the community (e.g. literature, web-based resources, professional  organization  information, medication specific education materials, self-help  groups, support  groups, etc). TRICARE benefits, cost factors or other issues that may affect the health care team's  or the soldier's treatment decisions. Facilitates interdisciplinary treatment planning  conferences and team meetings  in conjunction with the assigned resident  for the team.
    • g. Develops, in collaboration with nursing  leadership,   outcome  instruments to be used to measure clinical productivity.  Develops operating  procedures, such as clinical pathways, for Warrior Soldier population  within the case management program, promotes evidenced base practice and evaluates outcomes and effectiveness.   Identifies problems  with health care access/utilization in both direct and purchase care sector and recommends alternatives to overcome  these difficulties, e.g. admissions, transition to outpatient services, equipment and services, soldier issues/inquiries, as well as, quality/process improvements.  Identifies strategies  to improve  soldier access and satisfiers, administrative burdens, and cost effectiveness  for the healthcare  delivery system  which evolve from metric  and problem  analysis, trending, and reporting mechanisms.   Provides guidance on appointment access protocols  to match population/soldier's needs with available  resources in a timely  manner.   Responsible and accountable  for assessing the specific, as well as, overall  usefulness/effectiveness of case management services. Develops innovative soldier and family education modules regarding disease process; diagnostic  procedures; use of diagnostic  manuals related  to disease and the standards  of care; expected and possible reactions  to medication; medication compliance; health  maintenance  and relapse prevention using a variety  of multimedia resources.
    • 2. Performs Nurse Educator Functions
    • a. Coordinates, implements, and evaluates the efficacy of the individualized treatment plans for selected high cost/high risk soldiers.  This evaluation  process involves continuous monitoring and analysis of the soldier's response to the services provided  and timely  interventions/modifications when variances  occur.  Identifies and manages emergencies  ensuring soldier safety, appropriate and timely  notification of primary  care manager.
    • b. Provides counseling and continued  consultative support  to soldiers and their  families regarding disease process, rehabilitative needs and health care management.   Provides supportive therapy, counseling  and guidance, and health  teaching  to soldiers and families through individual  or group conferences designed to assist the soldier in understanding, accepting  and following  medical  recommendations.  Facilitates  referral for professional services directed at restoring  the soldier to optimum psychosocial and health adjustment within  the soldier's capabilities  when indicated.   Utilizes community resources to assist the soldier to resume life in the community or to learn to live within  limits  of disabilities.
    • c. Oversees daily interactions with assigned soldiers; telephone  triage;  referrals  made to other services within  the hospital and liaison between referral  sources and the program, documentation and chart maintenance.  Assists and provides  direction  with clinical decision-making.  Coordinates in-service  training for staff members  to include Performance Improvement Projects and development of a Soldier Acuity Tool.  Illustrates program  routine  and expectations according  to current  guidelines, SOPs, and Joint Commission on Accreditation of Healthcare  Organizations  (JCAHO) Standards. Collaborates  with clinical nurses and other members  of the health  care team to problem solve complex clinical situations  for special system  needs.
    • 3. Performs other duties as assigned.


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General Experience Required 

Candidates at all grades must have active, current registration as a professional nurse and meet one of the following requirements:


a.   Graduation with a bachelor's or higher degree in nursing.


                                           -- or--


b.   Graduation from a 3-year (at least 30 months) diploma program of professional nursing.


                                           -- or--


c.     Graduation from an associate degree program or other program of at least 2 years in a school of professional nursing.




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. 

Specialized Experience Required
In addition to the General Experience required, to qualify at the GS-10 grade level you must:



Are you using education to qualify? You MUST submit legible transcripts to support your educational claims.  All coursework must have been taken from an accredited institution.
Foreign education: Your transcripts must have been evaluated by a private organization that specializes in evaluating foreign credentials in order to be acceptable. 
Only education/experience gained by closing date of this position will be considered.


OBR: 66

Applicants need not be assigned to the position or possess the MOS/AFSC to apply or be considered for selection. Selected Excepted applicant (if applicable) must complete the MOS/AFSC qualifications and requirements within 1 year of appointment.


Once the application process is complete, a review of resume and supporting documentation will be made and compared against your responses to the assessment questionnaire to determine if you are qualified for this job.  If, after reviewing your resume and/or supporting documentation, a determination is made that you have inflated your qualifications and or experience, you may lose consideration for this position. 
Please follow all instructions carefully.  Errors or omissions may affect your eligibility. 
Qualified candidates will be ranked into one of three categories: Best Qualified, Well Qualified, Qualified. All other applicants will receive a numerical score and the top qualified applicants will be referred to the selecting official.


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The Federal government offers a number of exceptional benefits to its employees. The following Web addresses are provided for your reference to explore the major benefits offered to most Federal employees.
Main New Employee Website -
Flexible Spending Accounts - The Federal Flexible Spending Accounts Program (FSAFeds) allows you to pay for certain health and dependent care expenses with pre-tax dollars. For additional information visit:
Health Insurance - The Federal Employees Health Benefits Program offers over 100 optional plans. For additional information visit:
Leave - Most Federal employees earn both annual and sick leave. For additional information visit:

Life Insurance - The Federal Employees' Group Life Insurance Program (FEGLI) offers: Basic Life Insurance plus three types of optional insurance, for additional information visit:
Long Term Care Insurance - The Federal Long Term Care Insurance Program (FLTCIP) provides long term care insurance for Federal employees and their parents, parents-in-law, stepparents, spouses, and adult children. For additional information visit:
Retirement Program - Almost all new employees are automatically covered by the Federal Employees Retirement System (FERS). FERS is a three-tiered retirement plan. The three tiers are: Social Security Benefits, Basic Benefit Plan, Thrift Savings Plan. For additional information visit:


1. If you are a male applicant who was born after 12/31/59 and are required to register under the Military Selective Service Act, the Defense Authorization Act of 1986 requires that you be registered or you are not eligible for appointment in this agency.
2. Please do not send/fax/courier/email any applications or resumes to the National Guard Human Resource Office, you must apply on-line or fax your application to the fax number listed on this announcement with the prescribed Cover Letter. The Human Resource can only process materials received through USA Jobs.


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To apply for this position, you must provide both of the following parts:

  1. Your responses to the Qualifications Questionnaire, and
  2. Your resume and any other documents specified in the Required Documents section of this job announcement.

Use the Online Qualifications Questionnaire for convenience and quickest processing.
(Here is a link for aiding you in building your USA-Jobs Resume):

Option A:  Online Qualifications Questionnaire.
Tips for using the Online Qualifications Questionnaire:

  • You must click both Finish and Submit when you are done. Your Online Qualifications Questionnaire is not processed – and your résumé is not attached – until you click the Submit button, even if USAJOBS says it sent your résumé.
  • You can upload or fax supporting documents after you Submit the Online Qualifications Questionnaire.
  • You must complete the entire process by the closing date -- Thursday, February 07, 2013
  • To make sure everything you submitted is successfully received, follow these steps:
      1. Go to and log in using the box on the right hand side of the page.
      2. Click the radio button for this Vacancy Identification Number: 810658. Click Select a Vacancy.
      3. Verify that all of your documents appear on the table with a status of Processed.
  • You can save your work and come back later. Just click both Save and Logout.  (When you want to return, go to and log in using the box on the right hand side of the page.)
  • If you Submit more than one Qualifications Questionnaire for this position, the most recent one Submitted is the one that is used.  Therefore, it is important for you to complete it in its entirety.


To begin your Online Qualifications Questionnaire, choose one of these options:

  • If your résumé is going to come from the USAJOBS Resume Builder, you begin the process by clicking the Apply Online button near the bottom of this page. Your résumé will be attached only to the Online Qualifications Questionnaire you complete and Submit from this session, not to any Questionnaires you may already have Saved or Submitted.
  • If your résumé is going to be one you prepared outside of USAJOBS Résumé Builder, click this link to begin the process:  Online Questionnaire 

Option B:  Paper Qualifications Questionnaire.
If it is not practical for you to use the Online Qualifications Questionnaire, you can write your answers on paper.  Follow these steps:

  1. You can print a copy of this job announcement so that you can read the questions offline.
  2. Obtain and print a copy of the OPM Form 1203-FX, which you will use to provide your answers. You can obtain the form at this URL or by calling USAJOBS by Phone at (703) 724-1850 – after the introduction, press 1, and listen for instructions.
  3. You may submit the Form 1203-FX, resume, and any supporting documents by fax.
  • By Fax: If you are faxing a Form 1203-FX, you do not need a separate cover sheet. Simply make sure the Form 1203-FX is on top of any other documents you are faxing. If you are faxing any documents without the Form 1203-FX on top, always use the official cover sheet which is here -- -- and be sure to fill it out completely and clearly.  The fax number is 1-478-757-3144.  Feed all documents into your fax machine top first so that we receive them right-side up.


For this job announcement the following documents are required:

  • JFTX-J1-HR Form 5 with ink signature (Digital Signature will NOT be accepted - Fillable form will not retain information when saved)
  • Resume (Uploaded Resume or USA-Jobs Resume)
  • Original/Certified Copy Transcripts


To download the JFTX-J1-HR Form 5:


To submit the documents requested follow the instructions below: Your resume, curriculum vitae, or any other written format you choose to describe your job-related qualifications. Your document(s) can be submitted electronically using the document upload process or by fax. Please ensure that your resume contains your full name, address, phone and at least your last four digits of your social security number.

For help building your resume in USA-Jobs Resume Builder:


HRO Customer Service
Phone: (512)782-6725
TDD: (512)782-6725
Agency Information:
J Staff
2200 W 35th St
Austin, TX


Once the online questionnaire is received you will receive an acknowledgement email that your submission was successful. After a reveiw of your complete application is made you will be notified of your rating and or referral to the hiring official.  If further evaluation or  interviews are required you will be contacted.

Instructions for completing the OPM 1203-FX:

If you are applying to this announcement by completing the OPM 1203-FX form instead of using the Online Application method, please use the following step-by-step instructions as a guide to filling out the required questionnaire. You will need to print the vacancy announcement and refer to it as you answer the questions. You may omit any optional information; however, you must provide responses to all required questions. Be sure to double check your application before submission. Social Security Number

Vacancy Identification Number

The Vacancy ID Number for this announcement is: 810658
1. Title of Job

Nurse (Clinical/Case Management), GS-0610-10
2. Biographic Data

3. E-Mail Address

4. Work Information

If you are applying by the OPM Form 1203-FX, leave this section blank.

5. Employment Availability

If you are applying by the OPM Form 1203-FX, leave this section blank.

6. Citizenship

Are you a citizen of the United States?
7. Background Information

If you are applying by the OPM Form 1203-FX, leave this section blank.

8. Other Information

If you are applying by the OPM Form 1203-FX, leave this section blank.

9. Languages

If you are applying by the OPM Form 1203-FX, leave this section blank.

10. Lowest Grade


11. Miscellaneous Information

If you are applying by the OPM Form 1203-FX, leave this section blank.

12. Special Knowledge

If you are applying by the OPM Form 1203-FX, leave this section blank.

13. Test Location

If you are applying by the OPM Form 1203-FX, leave this section blank.

14. Veteran Preference Claim

If you are applying by the OPM Form 1203-FX, leave this section blank.

15. Dates of Active Duty - Military Service

If you are applying by the OPM Form 1203-FX, leave this section blank.

16. Availability Date

If you are applying by the OPM Form 1203-FX, leave this section blank.

17. Service Computation Date

If you are applying by the OPM Form 1203-FX, leave this section blank.

18. Other Date Information

If you are applying by the OPM Form 1203-FX, leave this section blank.

19. Job Preference

If you are applying by the OPM Form 1203-FX, leave this section blank.

20. Occupational Specialties

001 Nurse (Clinical/Case Management)

21. Geographic Availability

481112453 Camp Mabry, TX

22. Transition Assistance Plan

If you are applying by the OPM Form 1203-FX, leave this section blank.

23. Job Related Experience

If you are applying by the OPM Form 1203-FX, leave this section blank.

24. Personal Background Information

If you are applying by the OPM Form 1203-FX, leave this section blank.

25. Occupational/Assessment Questions:

1. What is your current status pertaining to Texas Army National Guard membership?

A. I am currently a Permanent or Indefinite Federal Technician with the Texas National Guard.
B. I am currently a Temporary Federal Technician with the Texas National Guard.
C. I am currently a Traditional (Drill, ADSW, etc.) member of the Texas National Guard.
D. No, I am not an active member of the Texas National Guard but I AM WILLING AND ELIGIBLE to immediately become an active Military Member of the Texas National Guard. (If you are not sure you are eligible, please contact a Texas Air National Guard recruiter at 512-218-1593 before applying for this position).
E. No, I am not an active member of the Texas National Guard and I AM NOT WILLING to become an active member of the Texas National Guard.

2. What is your current status pertaining to a Secret Clearance?

A. Yes, I currently have a Secret Clearance.
B. No, I do not have a Secret Clearance, but I am eligible to get a Secret Clearance.
C. No, I do not have a Secret Clearance and I am NOT eligible to get a Secret Clearance.

3. Select your current rank, or the rank you are eligible for appointment in the TXARNG.

A. O-1.
B. O-2.
C. O-3.
D. O-4
E. No, I am not currently one of the above ranks, but I have conferred with a Texas Army National Guard Recruiter and verified that I am eligible to be commissioned within the ranks of O-1 (2nd Lieutenant) Not To Exceed O-4 (Major).
F. No, I am not commissioned as one of the above listed ranks, nor am I eligible to be commissioned as any of the above listed ranks.

4. Do you currently possess the following MOS? (OBR: 66)

A. Yes, I currently possess the above mentioned MOS.
B. No, but I am willing to reclassify into the above mentioned MOS within 1 year of employment.
C. No, I am NOT willing to reclassify into the above mentioned MOS within 1 year of employment.

5. Do you have an active and current registration as a professional nurse and meet one of the following requirements AND a Degree or diploma from a professional nursing program approved by the legally designated State accrediting agency at the time the program was completed?

A. Yes and I have graduated with a bachelor's or higher degree in nursing.
B. Yes and I have graduated from a 3-year (at least 30 months) diploma program of professional nursing.
C. Yes and I have graduated from an associate degree program or other program of at least 2 years in a school of professional nursing.
D. No, I do not have any of the above.

6. Do you have at least 30 months experience, education, or training in the full range of professional nursing care principles, practices and procedures AND experience in assessing, planning, implementing and evaluating employee/ patient care utilizing the nursing process in determining employer hygiene problems, pre-placement termination and periodic screening tests to determine proper health care of hazards in a work environment AND experience acquired from training or education using health care equipment and techniques common to normal nursing practices?

A. Yes, I meet the experience requirement listed above.
B. No, I do not meet the experience listed above.

For each task in the following group, choose the statement from the list below that best describes your experience and/or training. Darken the oval corresponding to that statement in Section 25 of the Qualifications and Availability Form C. Please select only one letter for each item.

A- I have not had education, training or experience in performing this task.
B- I have had education or training in performing the task, but have not yet performed it on the job.
C- I have performed this task on the job. My work on this task was monitored closely by a supervisor or senior employee to ensure compliance with proper procedures.
D- I have performed this task as a regular part of a job. I have performed it independently and normally without review by a supervisor or senior employee.
E- I am considered an expert in performing this task. I have supervised performance of this task or am normally the person who is consulted by other workers to assist them in doing this task because of my expertise.

7. Ability to function as a case manager and/or team leader for mobilized National Guard members, as well as those awaiting Medical Evaluation Board and those returning to duty that require management of health care services.

8. Ability to prepare regular, periodic, and ad-hoc reports for Case Management/Wounded Warrior Transitional Care Unit.

9. Ability to facilitate communication and coordinate medical services with the WTU primary care manager (PCM) and other members of the health care team and medical facilities thus minimizing fragmentation in the delivery of services.

10. Ability to work in close and effective collaboration with physicians and other healthcare and military personnel in independently performing difficult and complex, assessment, review, and analysis of cases with and established timeframe after identification for intake.

11. Ability to develop treatment plans with the primary care provider, Medical Evaluation Board (MEB) Physician, other health professionals, family and Soldier to meet individual Soldier needs and coordinates for delivery of such services.

12. Have you included the required JFTX-J1-HR-Form 5 (filled out completely and signed)?

A. Yes, I have.
B. No.

13. Your ratings in this questionnaire are subject to evaluation and verification based on the documents and references you submit. Later steps in the selection process are specifically designed to verify your ratings. Deliberate attempts to falsify information may be grounds for not selecting you or for dismissing you from the position/agency, if selected. Review your ratings to ensure their accuracy. By agreeing to the statement below, you are confirming that you 1) understand this warning, 2) have reviewed your responses for accuracy, and 3) verify that your responses accurately describe your current level of experience and capability.

A. Yes, I verify that all of my responses to this questionnaire are true and accurate. I accept that if my supporting documentation and/or later steps in the selection process do not support one or more of my responses to the questionnaire that my application may be rated lower and/or I may be removed from consideration.
B. No, I do not accept this agreement and/or I no longer wish to be considered for this position.

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