· U.S. citizenship.
GS-5 IS THE ENTRY LEVEL: 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 position to be filled. This would be experience in operating equipment related to the particular specialization for which application is made or in related functional areas. Experience gained in the operation of equipment for animal diagnosis or treatment may be credited through this grade level.
SUBSTITUTING EDUCATION FOR EXPERIENCE AT THE GS-5 LEVEL: Successful completion of 4 academic years above high school leading to a bachelors degree with courses related to the occupation, or a bachelors degree in a major field of study appropriate to medical instrument technician functions.
SPECIALIZED EXPERIENCE FOR GS-6 LEVEL: At least 1 year of experience comparable to the next lower grade level, GS-5 which demonstrates the knowledge, skills, and abilities related to the duties of the position to be filled. Ability to set up endoscopy equipment, ensuring endoscopes and ancillary equipment functions properly.
SPECIALIZED EXPERIENCE FOR GS-7 LEVEL: At least 1 year of experience comparable to the next lower grade level, GS-7 which demonstrates the knowledge, skills, and abilities related to the duties of the position to be filled. This would be experience which provided knowledge of proper performance of endoscopic equipment and procedures.
IN DESCRIBING YOUR EXPERIENCE, PLEASE BE CLEAR AND SPECIFIC. WE WILL NOT MAKE ASSUMPTIONS REGARDING YOUR EXPERIENCE.
References : VA Handbook 5005/54, Part II, Appendix G27, Medical Instrument Technician (Gastroenterology) , dated June 7, 2012, VA Handbook 5005 at http://www.va.gov/ohrm/joblistings/VAQualStds.doc and OPM Group Coverage Qualification Standard for Professional and Scientific Positions at http://www.opm.gov/qualifications/standards/IORs/GS0100/0185.htm.
Physical Requirements: Performed in patient care areas, inpatient and outpatient. Extensive interaction with patients, staff, physicians, family members and visitors involved, moving equipment and supplies, lifting, bending, stooping, and possible exposure to body fluid is involved.
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: http://www.ed.gov/admins/finaid/accred/index.html 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.
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 http://www.fedshirevets.gov/job/veterans.aspx.
HOW YOU WILL BE EVALUATED:
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.