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Department:Department Of Veterans Affairs

Agency:Veterans Affairs, Veterans Health Administration

Job Announcement Number:HYB-837155LA

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

The contents of the announcement can still be viewed.


$41,325.00 to $53,719.00 / Per Year


Tuesday, February 05, 2013 to Monday, February 25, 2013




Part Time 48 hours - Excepted Service Permanent


2 vacancies - San Francisco, CA United StatesView Map


United States Citizens


Vacancy Identification Number (VIN): 837155 

NOTE: Appointment, grade and salary of Hybird Title 38 positions are subject to the recommendation of the Professional Standards Board and approval by the Medical Center Director.



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?


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.


VA encourages persons with disabilities to apply.


  • U. S. Citizenship
  • Must pass pre-employment examination
  • English Language Proficiency required
  • Designated and-or Random Drug Testing required
  • Background and-or Security Investigation required


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Grade and Salary will be determined by the Professional Standards Board.

Hours: Part-time 24 hours per week.  Rotating Shifts

Bargaining Unit: Covered

Relocation expenses will not  be reimbursed.

San Francisco VA Medical center has an immediate need for three Medical Instrument Electrocardiograph Technicians (EKG). This position is responsible to monitor the patients EKG waveforms in a centralized station and notify the appropriate clinical staff as indicated. The Telemetry Tech independently monitors patients’ EKG waveforms in a centralized monitoring station.

The Electrocardiograph Technicians (EKG) will be expected to perform job duties independently and in accordance with established departmental and hospital policies and procedures.  He/She must be open to constructive criticism.  He/she is ultimately responsible to the Nurse Manager, but works on a daily basis in collaboration with the Charge Nurse, Clinical Nurse Leader, and staff nurses.


Current BLS certification is preferred.


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·         U.S. citizenship.  


GRADE DETERMINATIONS: In addition to the above basic requirements, applicants at the GS-06 grade level must also possess the below additional requirements.


GS-6 Grade Level Requirements:

Experience:   At least 1 year of experience comparable to the next lower grade level which demonstrates the knowledge, skills, abilities, and other characteristics related to the duties of the positions to be filled.   In addition, the candidate must demonstrate the following KSAs:

1.    Ability to recognize special patient needs such as disabilities, impaired mobility, and complicating medical conditions in order to prepare and position the patient for the prescribed procedure.

2.    Knowledge of the specialized equipment and accessories appropriate to Holter monitoring and ability to perform such tests.

3.    Knowledge of universal precautions and sterilization techniques and ability to follow CDC guidelines in cleaning equipment.

4.    Ability to monitor the patient for adverse reactions and take appropriate action.

5.    Ability to operate the equipment to perform standard and routine highly specialized procedures including exercise stress testing.


Certification:   Basic Cardiac Life Support (BCLS) certification is desirable.


GS-7 Grade Level Requirements:

Experience:   At least 1 year of experience comparable to the next lower grade level which demonstrates the knowledge, skills, abilities, and other characteristics related to the duties of the positions to be filled.  This would be experience which provided knowledge of the equipment, standard tests and procedures, and typical readings including arrhythmias and abnormalities.  In addition, the candidate must demonstrate the following KSAs:

1.    Knowledge of typical patient reactions and signs of distress including the ability to recognize, report and treat potentially lethal arrhythmias.

2.    Knowledge of common equipment settings and standardized procedures plus knowledge of common errors and corrective measures.

3.    Ability to modify procedures/positions to obtain the correct results with patients with complicating conditions such as amputations, Parkinson’s disease, structural defects, and scar tissue.

4.    Ability to act as a mentor or preceptor to lower graded technicians.

5.    Ability to conduct in-service training on the EKG equipment and related instrumentation.


Certification: No certification is required; however, it is desirable that employees at this level have BCLS (Basic Cardiac Life Support) and ACLS (Advanced Cardiac Life Support) certifications.



References : VA Handbook 5005/23, Part II, Appendix GS27, Medical Instrument Technician Qualification Standard, dated February 2009, and OPM Group Coverage Qualification Standard for Professional and Scientific positions at

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


Your application, résumé and/or supporting documentation will be verified. Please follow all instructions carefully. Errors or omissions may affect consideration for employment.   You may also be evaluated based upon the question responses you provide during a structured interview. In responding to structured interview questions you should be sure to cite specific examples of experience, explain exactly what you did, and the outcome.


INCOMPLETE APPLICATIONS will receive a rating of IFM (ineligible due to missing forms). Requests for reconsideration will not be considered for applicants who fail to submit a complete application package. We cannot be held responsible for incompatible software, fax transmissions, delays in mail service, etc.


Only send documentation as requested/required by this announcement and that directly supports your qualifications for this position.

Your résumé and/or supporting documentation will be verified. Please follow all instructions carefully. Errors or omissions may affect your rating or consideration for employment.

In your resume, be sure to include all of the following information for your paid and non-paid work experience related to this job. Failure to include this information may result in being rated ineligible.

- Job title (include series and grade if Federal job)

- Starting and ending dates (month, date and year)

- Hours worked per week

- Employer's name/address, Supervisor's name and phone number

- Salary, and Duties and accomplishments


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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, thrift savings plan, 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


Placement Policy: The posting of this announcement does not obligate management to fill a vacancy or vacancies by promotion. The position may be filled by reassignment, change to lower grade, transfer, appointment, or reinstatement. Management may use any one or any combination of these methods to fill the position.

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


This position is in the Excepted Service and does not confer competitive status. 


This position is in the Excepted Service and does not confer competitive status. Grade level to be determine by Professional Standards Board and approved by the Medical Center Director.


Receiving Service Credit for Earning Annual (Vacation) Leave:  Federal Employees earn annual leave at a rate (4, 6 or 8 hours per pay period) which is based on the number of years they have served as a Federal employee.   VA may offer newly-appointed Federal employees credit for their job-related non-federal experience or active duty uniformed military service.  This credited service can be used in determining the rate at which they earn annual leave.


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.


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To begin the process, click the Apply Online button at the right side of this screen 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.

YOU MUST INCLUDE VA FORM 10-2850c IN YOUR APPLICATION PACKAGE TO BE CONSIDERED FOR THIS VACANCY.   You may upload the completed form to your USAJOBS or Application Manager account if you apply online.  Then you can use the uploaded form again and again when applying for future vacancies.  Please see this guide ( for more information on uploading and re-using the form in your applications.  Other required forms and documents can also be saved in your account and used the same way.  Applicants are urged to apply online; this process is much easier and faster.

Note: To return to a previously Saved or Incomplete application, just reapply through your account in USAJOBS.  Check your account ( to see the status of your application after applying, 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: View Occupational Questionnaire.
  2. Print this 1203FX form to provide your response to the occupational questionnaire:
  3. Fax the completed 1203FX form along with all supporting documents to (478)757-3144.  Your 1203FX form must be placed on top of all materials being faxed and will serve as a cover page for your fax transmission.
  4. Keep a copy of your fax receipt in case verification is needed.

NOTE: If you are faxing your responses to the questionnaire, you may notice in Section 25 of the 1203-FX form that the question numbers restart at this point in the questionnaire with number one. When entering your responses on the 1203-FX (Occupational Questionnaire) form, please continue to enter your responses at the next available number within the same section of the form.

To fax supporting documents you are unable to upload:

  1. Complete this cover page using the following Vacancy ID: 837155.  You must use this fax cover sheet in order for your documents to be matched with your online application.
  2. Fax your documents to (478)757-3144.

The complete Application Package must be submitted by 11:59 PM (EST) on Monday, February 25, 2013.


You must provide a complete Application Package which includes:

  1. CV or Resume.
  2. VA Form 10-2850c - Application for Associated Health Occupations (Available at (required).
  3. Occupational Questionnaire
  4. If prior military service, include all copies of your DD Forms 214 (required).   Applicants claiming preference based on service-connected disability, or based on being the spouse or mother of a disabled or deceased Veteran, must also complete and submit an SF 15, Application for 10-Point Veteran Preference (available at  
  5. If currently employed in the VA system, include latest SF-50 - Notification of Personnel Action. (required).


Phone: (415)221-4810x4819
Fax: (478)757-3144
Agency Information:
VHA San Francisco VAMC
Thank You, CA
94121 Fax: (478)757-3144


After we receive your complete application package (including any required documents), your qualifications will be reviewed to decide if you meet the basic requirements.  You will be notified when this decision is made.

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