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 Drivers 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 KSAs:
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.
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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.