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Job Title:Health Technician (Paramedic)

Department:Department Of The Interior

Agency:National Park Service

Job Announcement Number:MMLAKE-13-55D-835152

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

The contents of the announcement can still be viewed.

SALARY RANGE:

$18.59 to $18.59 / Per Hour

OPEN PERIOD:

Thursday, February 14, 2013 to Friday, March 08, 2013

SERIES & GRADE:

GS-0640-07

POSITION INFORMATION:

Full Time - Temporary NTE 1039 hours

PROMOTION POTENTIAL:

07

DUTY LOCATIONS:

Many vacancies in the following location(s):
Bullhead City, AZ United StatesView Map
Boulder City, NV United StatesView Map
Searchlight, NV United StatesView Map

WHO MAY APPLY:

United States Citizens

JOB SUMMARY:

Experience your America and build a fulfilling career by joining the National Park Service. Become a part of our mission to unite our past, our cultures and our special places, to establish important connections to the present and build a rich and lasting legacy for future generations.

****THE CLOSING DATE OF THIS ANNOUNCEMENT HAS BEEN EXTENDED TO MARCH 8, 2013****

Relocation expenses are not authorized.

This is a SEASONAL POSITION, therefore you will be expected to work up to 1039 hours within one service year.

This position is located within the National Park Service, Pacific West Region, Lake Mead National Recreation Area, Division of Ranger Activities, with duty locations at Boulder Beach/Calville Bay, Boulder City, NV; Cottonwood Cove, Searchlight, NV; Katherine Landing, Bullhead City, AZ. For additional information, visit http://www.nps.gov/lake/index.htm.

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KEY REQUIREMENTS

  • MUST POSSESS A CURRENT NREMT OR STATE OR COUNTY EMT-PARAMEDIC
  • MUST POSSES A CURRENT CPR CERTIFICATION
  • YOU MUST HOLD A VALID STATE DRIVERS LICENSE
  • OBTAIN A FAVORABLY ADJUDICATED BACKGROUND INVESTIGATION PRIOR TO START
  • SUBJECT TO DRUG TESTING; PRE-EMPLOYMENT, RANDOM & REASONABLE SUSPICION
  • SUBJECT TO PASSING A MEDICAL EXAMINATION

DUTIES:

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Responds to emergency calls by vehicle, boat, and foot utilizing a knowledge of local roads, park lands, and adjoining response areas. Has skill to safely operate emergency medical vehicles under all weather and traffic conditions. Has skills and knowledge in the use of emergency communication techniques and equipment. Complies with governing traffic ordinances, laws, and NPS SOPs pertaining to operation of emergency and patient vehicles. Assesses the scene and recognizes the need for additional resources and requests them as needed.

Conducts a complete patient assessment using knowledge of anatomy, major body systems, and emergency medical techniques. Determines the nature, extent, and seriousness of the patient's condition. Provides appropriate treatment as outlined in applicable EMS protocols at the scene, during transport, and/or until care is transferred. Assists with moving, lifting, and carrying patients to emergency vehicles. Performs patient triage during multi casualty incidents. Properly utilizes legal aspects of EMS when providing care.

Communicates in oral and written form with other medical and public safety personnel. Utilizes emergency communication techniques and operates communication equipment. Orally reports in a clear and concise manner patient assessment and treatment administered. Communicates with dispatch when enroute, arriving, and departing the scene. Prepares thorough and accurate written or electronic documentation of patient care activities according to Lake Mead SOPs. Properly completes and submits patient billing forms and documentation.

Performs safety and maintenance inspections on emergency vehicles and equipment. Makes minor repairs on vehicles and equipment and coordinates major repairs and maintenance. Decontaminates and cleans vehicles as needed in accordance with established procedures.

Satisfactorily completes on-the-job training. Ensures EMS supplies and equipment are properly stocked and in operational order. Completes required in-service training sessions on emergency equipment and procedures. Assists in planning and providing training for emergency responders in various EMS related topics.


QUALIFICATIONS REQUIRED:

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All qualification requirements (including any applicable selective factors) must be met by the closing date of the announcement in order to be considered.

SELECTIVE PLACEMENT FACTOR:  In order to successfully perform the duties of this position, You must possess a current National Registry Emergency Medical Technician (NREMT) or State or County EMT-Paramedic and CPR certifications.

In addition to meeting this Selective Placement Factor requirement:

Additional information on the minimum qualification requirements is outlined in the OPM Qualifications Standards Handbook of General Schedule Positions. It is available for your review on OPM's web site at the following link: http://www.opm.gov/policy-data-oversight/classification-qualifications/general-schedule-qualification-standards/0600/health-aid-and-technician-series-0640/


FOR THE GS-07:  You must have at least one year of specialized experience equivalent in difficulty and complexity to the GS-06 grade level in Federal service.

SPECIALIZED EXPERIENCE: Defined as  experience must have equipped you with the particular knowledge, skills and abilities (KSA's) to perform successfully the duties of the position, and must typically be in or related to the position to be filled.

Some examples of this qualifying experience are:

  • Experience in obtaining patient vital signs and performing venipuncture and initiating intravenous (IV) therapy.
  • Experience using various types of medical emergency equipment such as EKG, telemetry/defibrillator, suction, etc.
  • Experience determining the basic causes and medical implications of closed and open soft tissue wounds and stabilizing patients as established by protocols

NOTE: Credit will be given for all qualifying experience regardless of whether compensation was received and whether the experience was gained as a part-time or full-time occupation. Part-time experience will be credited on the basis of time actually spent in appropriate activities. To receive credit for such experience, your resume must indicate clearly: 1. The nature of your duties and responsibilities in each position; and 2. The number of hours per week spent in such employment for each position.


In lieu of the specialized experience requirements you may substitute the following education:

GS-07: Successful completion of 1 full year (18 semester hours) of higher graduate education with major study in a medical field. Course work in fields other than those specified may be accepted if it clearly provides you with the background of knowledge and skills necessary for successful job performance.

Special Instructions For Foreign Education:  If you are using education completed in foreign colleges or universities to meet the qualification requirements, you must show that the education credentials have been evaluated by a private organization that specializes in interpretation of foreign education programs and such education has been deemed equivalent to that gained in an accredited U.S. education program; or full credit has been given for the courses at a U.S. accredited college or university. For further information, visit the U.S. Department of Education Recognition of Foreign Qualifications Website

PHYSICAL DEMANDS/ WORK ENVIRONMENT: You must maintain good physical condition and be able to pass the Wildland Firefighter Work Capacity Test. Work demands range from periods of sitting, standing, and walking to hiking over rough terrain, carrying heavy loads, and using rescue equipment, Sleep deprivation may be a factor due to high call volume. The work involves repeated bending, stooping, stretching, and heavy lifting and moving of patients. Work is performed both in temperature controlled indoor environments and outdoors on land, water, and in backcountry. The position involves frequent exposure to hazardous environments, temperature and weather extremes, and exposure to communicable diseases. You will be required to comply with personal protective equipment requirements and safety and health precautions.

PHYSICAL EXAMINATION/MEDICAL SCREENING:  You must be 1) determined to be physically fit (able to perform strenuous/physically demanding duties); and 2) pass a medical examination, by an government authorized physician.

EMERGENCY MEDICAL SERVICES CERTIFICATION:   You will perform emergency medical services; therefore must possess or be able to successfully complete the National Registry Basic Emergency Medical Technician training.

WILDLAND FIRE RED CARD:   You must possess or be able to successfully obtain and maintain Wildland Fire Fighter certification (S130/S190).

DRUG TESTING:  You will be subject to drug testing (including: PRE-EMPLOYMENT, RANDOM, AND REASONABLE SUSPICION TESTING) during course of employment.

UNIFORM:  You are required to properly wear a National Park Service uniform in accordance with agency policy; an allowance will be provided to offset some of these costs.

REQUIRED OCCUPANCY/GOVERNMENT HOUSING: This position may require you to occupy Government-furnished quarters as a condition of employment as you may be required to respond to emergency call-out to render aid or assist others in protecting life and property.

GOVERNMENT CREDIT CARD:  You are required to obtain (through applicable government training) and use a government-issued credit card.

OPERATOR IDENTIFICATION:  You will be required to operate a government vehicle, therefore, must be able to acquire and hold a valid state Driver’s License.

WORK SCHEDULE: This position is TEMPORARY SEASONAL not-to-exceed 1039 working hours. Employment may be terminated at any time due to fluctuations in funding levels, project needs, employee performance or other considerations. Subject to shift work; night and/or weekend work, driving to and from all areas within the park, and includes working holidays.

HOW YOU WILL BE EVALUATED:

To determine if you are best qualified for this job, a review of your resume and supporting documentation will be made and compared against your responses to the occupational questionnaire. The questions are designed to capture the desired knowledge, skills, and abilities for this position. Failure to submit a resume will result in ineligibility. Eligible applicants will be assigned to one of three quality levels (Best Qualified, Well Qualified, Qualified). Ratings are subject to evaluation and verification. If you rate yourself higher than is supported by your application, you will be assigned a rating to commensurate your described experience. Deliberate attempts to falsify information may be grounds for not selecting you.

You Must Possess The Following KSA’s:

KSA #1:  ABILITY TO MANAGE AN EMERGENCY MEDICAL SERVICES (EMS) CACHE AND AMBULANCE.
KSA #2:  ABILITY TO USE PROPER COMMUNICATIONS AND MEDICAL TELEMETRY.
KSA #3:  KNOWLEDGE OF RESCUE/AMBULANCE OPERATIONS IN EMERGENCY INCIDENTS.
KSA #4:  KNOWLEDGE OF INCIDENT COMMAND SYSTEM (ICS), INCIDENT MANAGEMENT TEAMS AND OPERATIONS.

The following link is a list of questions from the online questionnaire. PLEASE DO NOT EMAIL OR MAIL this preview, as it will only be accepted by online submission or fax.

View Assessment Questions

Veteran's preference eligibles who have a compensable service-connected disability of 10 percent or more (CPS, CP) are placed at the top of the highest category on the referral list (except for scientific or professional positions at the GS-9 level or higher). XP and TP preference eligibles are placed above non-preference eligibles within their assigned category. If you are not sure of your preference eligibility, visit the U.S. Department of Labor's Veterans Preference Advisor. For more information, visit Feds Hire Vets.

To be considered under CTAP/ICTAP, you must score within the Well Qualified group (prior to veterans’ preference being applied) on the application questionnaire. For information, click CTAP/ICTAP.


BENEFITS:

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The Federal government offers limited benefits to temporary employees. To explore these visit: Temporary Employee Benefits.



OTHER INFORMATION:

For additional information about this position please contact:
Dirk Murphy, Supervisory Park Ranger
Dirk_Murphy@nps.gov
(928) 754-5607

This job opportunity announcement may be used to fill additional vacancies.

If you are selected at a lower grade level, promotion(s) may be made at a later date without further competition. Identification of promotion potential in this announcement does not constitute a commitment or an obligation on the part of management to promote you at some future date. Such promotion(s) will depend upon administrative approval, the continuing need for an actual assignment and the demonstrated performance of higher level duties.

HOW TO APPLY:

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All applications must be submitted by: Friday, March 08, 2013

To begin click the Apply Online button and follow the prompts to register, answer a few questions, and submit all required documents. To return to your saved application, log in to your USAJOBS account at USAJobs and click on "Application Status". Click on the position title, and then select "Apply Online" to continue.

IF YOU NEED HELP WITH THE ONLINE APPLICATION PROCESS:
If you need help, or have problems using the online application process, send an email to applicationmanagerhelpdesk@opm.gov.

We strongly encourage you to apply online. If you cannot apply online, you may FAX your resume, questionnaire, and supporting documents to (478) 757-3144. You must print a copy of OPM Form 1203-FX, document your responses to the questionnaire View Occupational Questionnaire and use the Application Cover Page. You must also cite Vacancy Identification Number: 835152.



REQUIRED DOCUMENTS:

RESUME: (Acceptable formats include: .jpg, .pdf, .txt, .rtf, .doc, .docx, .wpd, or html)
For recommendations on formatting, required content, and helpful tips, please visit our Resume Reference Page.

OCCUPATIONAL QUESTIONNAIRE:  Follow the instructions above for completing and submitting the occupational questionnaire.

COLLEGE TRANSCRIPTS:  This position allows for substituting education for experience. If you are using education to meet qualifications for this position, you must submit a COPY of your college transcripts or equivalent documentation (a listing of college courses completed) to support your education.  Transcripts must include the name of the college or university and if applicable the date a degree was conferred.

COLLEGE TRANSCRIPTS:  This position has a positive education requirement, therefore you must submit a COPY of your college transcripts or equivalent documentation (a listing of college courses completed) to support your education.  Transcripts/Listings must include the name of the college or university and, if applicable, the date a degree was conferred.

VETERANS' PREFERENCE:  You must provide acceptable documentation of your preference or appointment eligibility. The member 4 copy of your DD214, "Certificate of Release or Discharge from Active Duty," is required. If you are claiming 10 point preference, you must also submit a Standard Form, (SF-15) "Application for 10-point Veterans' Preference", and a letter (dated 1991 or later) from the Veterans Administration, showing the percentage of the service-connected disability. Veterans’ preference is given in accordance with applicable laws and regulation.

CTAP/ICTAP ELIGIBLES:  1. A COPY of your agency notice, 2. A COPY of your most recent performance rating, and 3. A COPY of your most recent SF-50 noting: current position, grade level, and duty location.

EMERGENCY MEDICAL SERVICES CERTIFICATION:  A COPY of your current emergency medical certification (and any other certifications such as: Standard First Aid, CPR, etc.), if you currently possess them.

WILDLAND FIRE RED CARD:  A COPY of your certification (wildland fire red card), if you currently possess one.

AGENCY CONTACT INFO:

Sara Rodriguez
Phone: (760)367-5509
Email: SARA_RODRIGUEZ@NPS.GOV
Agency Information:
Mediterranean and Mojave Servicing HR Office SHRO
601 Nevada Way
Boulder City, NV
89005

WHAT TO EXPECT NEXT:

Once your online questionnaire is received you will receive an acknowledgement email that your submission was successful.

After the announcement closes and your complete application is received, we will conduct an evaluation of your qualifications and determine your ranking. Based on applicant scores, the best qualified candidates will be referred to the hiring manager for further consideration and possible interview. We expect to make a selection within 45 days of the closing date of this announcement.

To verify uploaded documents have been processed, please wait one hour to ensure they have cleared the virus scan. You can verify that your uploaded documents are attached to your application by checking the "Details" tab of your Application Manager, for this vacancy announcement. Your documents will display under the "Details" tab in the document area.

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Job Announcement Number:

MMLAKE-13-55D-835152

Control Number:

336837000