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Job Title:Supervisory Medical Technologist

Department:Department Of Veterans Affairs

Agency:Veterans Affairs, Veterans Health Administration

Job Announcement Number:ORL-13-MB-836192

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

The contents of the announcement can still be viewed.


$68,809.00 to $89,450.00 / Per Year


Monday, February 04, 2013 to Friday, February 15, 2013




Full Time - Excepted Service Permanent




1 vacancy in the following location:
Orlando, FL United StatesView Map


United States Citizens


Vacancy Identification Number (VIN): 836192 (Include on all documents)

Newly appointed supervisors are subject to the successful completion of a 1-year supervisory probationary period.

To fulfill President Lincoln's promise – "To care for him who shall have borne the battle, and for his widow, and his orphan" – by serving and honoring the men and women who are America's Veterans. How would you like to become a part of a team providing compassionate care to Veterans? Officially established in October 2006 the Orlando VA Medical Center is one of the Top 100 Companies in Central Florida for working families in the area. Previously integrated with the James A. Haley Veterans Hospital in Tampa, FL., the Orlando VAMC system includes a 120-bed NHCU, a 60-bed Domiciliary, and a large, comprehensive satellite outpatient clinic and CBOC systems that includes facilities in Orlando (Lake Baldwin), Viera, Daytona Beach, Leesburg, Lake Nona, Clermont, Orange City and Kissimmee. Clinic activities will transfer to Orlando's first – and the nation's largest - VA hospital in late 2013. Located in the Medical City at Lake Nona, the new VA hospital will provide state-of-the-art inpatient and day clinic capabilities to benefit more than 90,000 Veteran enrollees throughout its six neighboring counties. With the new hospital the Orlando VA's acute care, complex specialty care, and advanced diagnostic services will be available and consolidated for enrolled Veterans for the first time. The Orlando VAMC is located in East-Central Florida, a family-oriented area with many local entertainment attractions, outdoor activities, beautifully landscaped communities, and some of the best primary schools, colleges and universities in the state. Florida is recognized for its warm, sunny climate, beautiful beaches, abundant housing options, and no state income tax. The Orlando VAMC is associated with the University of Central Florida and other local community colleges, with active affiliations in allied health programs such as Nursing, Pharmacy and Physical/Occupational Therapy. As a VA professional, your opportunities are endless. With many openings in the multiple functions of VA, you will have a wide range of opportunities at your fingertips. Not only is it the largest, most technologically advanced integrated health care system in the nation, but we also provide many other services to Veterans through the Benefits Administration and National Cemeteries. Special Employment Consideration: VA encourages persons with disabilities to apply.


  • Subject to a background/suitability investigation.
  • US Citizenship
  • Subject to one year probationary period.
  • English Language Proficiency required


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We are seeking a full-time Supervisory Medical Technologist at the Orlando VA Medical Center. The incumbent serves as Hematology Supervisor for the Laboratory section of Pathology and Laboratory Medicine (PALMS), reporting to the Laboratory Manager. The major duties include serving as the technical expert in the Hematology section, preparing schedules and workstation rosters, monitoring and reporting on QC and QM activities, implementing and monitoring annual PI programs, coordinating lab procedures in other related departments and the Community Based Outpatient Clinics (CBOCs) and OPCs, implementing and monitoring a laboratory education program with the assistance of the Lab Manager, assuring that all procedure manuals remain up to date, ordering supplies and monitoring standing orders. The Supervisory Medical Technologist must maintain all certifications required of a Medical Technologist and maintain knowledge and skills in all areas of the laboratory. The KSA's are listed on the qualifications section of this announcement.

Work Schedule: Monday-Friday (8:00am to 4:30pm)

Relocation Expenses: Relocation expenses are not authorized for this position.


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      a.   Citizenship. Citizen of the United States.   

      b.   Experience.     

(a)   Minimum Requirements. Appointment or promotion to the GS-9 level and above requires 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. In addition, candidates for GS-12 must possess (b) below:

(b)   Experience. Completion of 1 year of creditable experience at the GS-11 grade level. Examples of specialized experience are as follows: Examples of specialized experience are as follows: Planning, implementing, and coordinating preventive maintenance programs and reviewing documentation within a medical hematology laboratory section; technical supervisor for personnel, quality control, records control, proficiency testing, inspection and accreditation, anti performance of ordered laboratory procedures; evaluating and interpreting results to determine if the data obtained are complete and valid; performing statistical analysis on quality control and quality assurance data collected to identify, document, and take corrective action; implementing and monitoring protocols for quality control, quality assurance, proficiency testing, linearity, and instrument maintenance; developing operating procedures for methods and accompanying explanatory materials for inclusion with the laboratory procedure manual; examining functions of instruments; conducting orientation, classroom and bench instruction of new personnel or on new instruments and test procedures.

English Language Proficiency. Medical technologists must be proficient in spoken and written English.

Certification.  All candidates must currently possess or be eligible for and pass within one year 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).  

Assignments. These assignments require specialized training and experience. Employees must have advanced knowledge of specialized and complex subject matter extending beyond the duties of test performance. They have wide latitude for exercising independent judgment.  

(1)  Non-certified applicants who otherwise meet the eligibility requirements for certification may be given a temporary appointment as a graduate medical technologist under the authority of 38 U.S.C. § 7405 (a) (1) (D). Failure to obtain certification during that period is justification for termination of the temporary appointment. This may result in termination of employment.  


APPLICANTS 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: All education claimed by applicants will be verified by the appointing agency accordingly. *** 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. ***

Veterans' Preference: When applying for Federal Jobs, eligible Veterans should claim preference on their application or résumé. Applicants claiming preference based on service-connected disability, or based on being the spouse or mother of a disabled or deceased Veteran, must complete an SF 15, Application for 10-Point Veteran Preference. Veterans who are still in the service may be granted tentative preference on the basis of information contained in their applications, but they must produce a DD Form 214 or other proof prior to appointment to document entitlement to preference.  For more information on Veterans' Preference, please visit .


While we no longer require essay style responses to Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities (KSAs), your application materials must clearly demonstrate the following professional KSAs and demonstrate the potential to acquire the assignment specific KSAs as indicated by an asterisk (*):

(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.

Please ensure you answer all questions and follow all instructions carefully. Errors or omissions may affect your evaluation. When answering the questionnaire, remember that your experience and education are subject to verification by investigation. You may be asked to provide specific examples or documentation of experience or education as proof to support your answers, or you may be required to verify a response by a practical demonstration of your claimed ability to perform a task.


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Working for the Department of Veterans Affairs offers a comprehensive benefits package that includes, in part, paid vacation, sick leave, holidays, life insurance, health benefits, and participation in the Federal Employees Retirement System. In addition to traditional "dollars and cents" benefits, we offer a range of benefits to help balance work and life. For more information please visit us at The following Web addresses are provided for your reference to explore the major benefits offered to most Federal employees.

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, step parents, 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, and Thrift Savings Plan. For additional information visit: .

This link provides an overview of the benefits currently offered to Federal employees.

VA supports the use of telework as a way to help attract and retain talented individuals in public service, increase worker productivity and better prepare the agency to operate during emergencies. This position may be authorized for telework. Telework eligibility will be discussed during the interview process.



Basis of Rating: Applicants will be rated on the basis of the quality and extent of their total experience, education, and training in relation to the requirements of the specific position for which they are being considered. Ratings will be based on competitor's statements in their applications and on any additional evidence that may be secured through inquiries of qualifications. Recency of education, training and professional experience may be considered in the rating. Performance Based Interviewing is utilized by our agency as part of our selection process. Please consult the PBI web site at for further information. Management reserves the right to use alternative methods of selection. You will need to successfully complete a background security investigation before you can be appointed into this position.

REASONABLE ACCOMODATION: This agency provides reasonable accommodations to applicants with disabilities. If you need a reasonable accommodation for any part of the application and/or hiring process please notify Michael Brown, Human Resources Specialist, at 321-397-6540. Decisions to approve reasonable accommodation requests are made on a case-by-case basis. Applications submitted outside of the automated application process may not be considered unless an accommodation to the application process has been granted. All application materials must be received by the end of the day on the closing date of this announcement to be considered.

The Interagency Career Transition Assistance Plan (ICTAP) and Career Transition Assistance Plan (CTAP) provide eligible displaced Federal competitive service employees with selection priority over other candidates for competitive service vacancies. To be qualified you must submit appropriate documentation and be found well-qualified (have a final rating of 90 or more before any Veterans preference points) for this vacancy. Information about ICTAP and CTAP eligibility is on OPM's Career Transition Resources website at

Additional selections may be made to fill similar Corporate Orlando staff positions from the list of candidates who apply for this position. A new announcement will not be posted when this is the case.

This position is not covered by the bargaining unit.

***Application material will not be accepted by e-mail. ***


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To apply for this position, you must provide a complete Application Package which includes:

1. Your Résumé or CV and VA Form 10-2850c - Application for Associated Health Occupations (Available at ) (required).

2. A complete Occupational Questionnaire

3. Additional Required Documents (see Required Documents section below)

The complete Application Package must be submitted by 11:59 PM on September 10, 2012 (EST) on Friday, February 15, 2013.

To begin the process, click the Apply Online button to create an account or log in to your existing USAJOBS account. Follow the prompts to complete the occupational questionnaire. Please ensure you click the Submit My Answers button at the end of the process.

Note: To return to a previously Saved or Incomplete application you may use the following link: After applying, return to Application Manager or your member account in USAJOBS to see the status of your application, including any messages that may have been sent to you.

If you cannot apply online:

  1. Click the following link to view and print the occupational questionnaire TAG:View Occupational Questionnaire,
  2. Print this 1203FX form to provide your response to the occupational questionnaire, and
  3. Fax the completed 1203FX form along with any supporting documents to (478)757-3144. Your 1203FX will serve as a cover page for your fax transmission.

To fax supporting documents you are unable to upload:

  1. Complete this cover page using the following Vacancy ID 836192.
  2. Fax your documents to (478)757-3144.


The following documents are required:

  1. Résumé or CV or 2850c
  2. Unofficial college transcript.  (An official college transcript will be required before being hired.) 
  3. Responses to the questionnaire.



Orlando VAMC Job Line
Phone: (407)646-4316
TDD: (800)829-4833
Agency Information:
5201 Raymond Street
Orlando, FL


Once your complete application is received we will conduct an evaluation of your qualifications. Applicants will receive (up to) four status updates during the course of this recruitment action.   They are:

1)  Receipt of application.

2)  Whether or not you meet the eligibility/qualification requirements for the position.

3)  Whether you were referred to the selecting official for further consideration.

4)  Final disposition on the recruitment action (e.g., was the position filled, re-announced, etc.).

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