Minimum Qualifications: Specialized Experience: One year of experience in the same or similar work equivalent to at least the next lower level (GS-06) 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 providing advanced emergency medicine techniques to determine, based on the diagnosis of the patient, the approach or combination of approaches, that will most effectively sustaining the patient's life. Candidates must demonstrate experience performing patient examinations, operating emergency and patient transport vehicles, and recognizing proper diagnostic signs such as pulse, respiration, blood pressure, temperature, skin color, etc.
Education Substitution: Successful completion of at least one year of graduate level education or held an internship where it is directly related to the work of the position.
Combination of Education and Experience: If you have some but not all of the experience or education described above, you may still qualify by combining the amount of creditable experience and education that you do have. To do so, compute the percentage of your requirements met, the sum of which must equal at least 100%. (To compute the percentage, divide your total months of qualifying experience by 12. Then divide your semester hours of graduate education by 18. Add the two percentages.)
Certification:This position requires Emergency Medical Technician-Paramedic (EMT-P) certification in New York State before coming on board. Certification through the NREMT-P must be obtained and maintained within one year of employment.
You will be evaluated on the basis of your level of competency (knowledge, skills, abilities) in the following areas:
Ability to Assess Emergency Care
Skill in Administering Emergency Medical Techniques
Knowledge of Emergency Vehicle Protocol
Only degrees from an accredited college or university recognized by the Department of Education are acceptable to meet positive education requirements or to substitute education for experience. For additional information, please go to the Office of Personnel Management (OPM) and U.S. Department of Education websites at - http://www.opm.gov/qualifications and http://www.ed.gov/admins/finaid/accred/index.html.
Foreign education must be evaluated for U.S. equivalency in order to be considered for this position. Please submit your foreign education evaluation with your application.
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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, official college or university transcripts must be submitted.
If selected, candidate must provide documents for credentialing.
Must possess and maintain Basic Life Support (BLS)
You may claim Military Spouse Preference.
Must be able to pass a background check.
Must possess and maintain a valid New York State driver's license.
May include shift work to include days, nights, evenings and holidays.
This position is designated as Inclement Weather Essential.
HOW YOU WILL BE EVALUATED:
Your application package (resume, supporting documents, and responses to the questionnaire) will be reviewed to verify that you meet the basic eligibility and qualification requirements. Your responses to the q uestionnaire will be used to evaluate your relevant personal, educational, and work experiences. Only the most recently submitted resume will be considered.
Basis for Rating: Qualified candidates will be assigned to one of three quality categories: Best Qualified, Highly Qualified and Qualified. Veteran preference eligibles are listed ahead of non-preference eligibles within each quality category.
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 http://www.opm.gov/ctap/index.asp.