qualify for this position you must meet one of the following:
One (1) year of specialized experience equivalent to the GS-05 grade level in
the Federal Service. Specialized experience is experience in processing,
assembling, trouble-shooting, preparing, sterilizing, storing, and issuing
sterile and unsterile medical supplies and equipment. The applicant must
possess knowledge of the technical names, general uses, physical
characteristics, and operating conditions of medical supply items; knowledge of
decontamination, cleaning, preparation, sterilization, and storage procedures;
knowledge of aseptic techniques; and skill in operating a washer-sterilizer,
ultrasonic instrument cleaners, and gas and steam sterilizers. Examples of
qualifying specialized experience include work as an operating room technician,
medical instrument technician, nursing assistant, corpsman, or laboratory
One-half (1/2) year of successfully completed graduate education (i.e., nine
(9) semester hours above a Bachelors degree) in the field where it is directly
related to the work of Medical Supply Technician. One year of full-time graduate
education is considered to be the number of credit hours that the school
attended has determined to represent 1 year of full-time study. If that
information cannot be obtained from the school, 18 semester hours should be
considered as satisfying the 1 year of full-time study requirement. Part-time
graduate education is creditable in accordance with its relationship to a year
of full-time study at the school attended. This education must have been obtained
in an accredited business, secretarial or technical school, junior college,
college or university. (TRANSCRIPT REQUIRED) ~OR~
Equivalent combinations of experience and education as described above to meet
the total requirements for this position. This education must have been
obtained in an accredited business, secretarial or technical school, junior
college, college or university. (TRANSCRIPT REQUIRED)
ENGLISH LANGUAGE PROFICIENCY: In accordance with 38 U.S.C.
7402(d), No person shall serve in direct patient care positions unless they are
proficient in basic written and spoken English. You must be proficient in basic
written and spoken English in order to meet the requirements of this position.
NOTE: A full year of work
is considered to be 35-40 hours of work per week. Part-time experience will be
credited on the basis of time actually spent in appropriate activities.
Applicants wishing to receive credit for such experience must indicate clearly
the nature of their duties and responsibilities in each position and the number
hours a week spent in such employment.
You will be rated on the following Knowledge, Skills, Abilities and Other characteristics (KSAOs) as part of the assessment questionnaire for this position
Responses Not Required):
of cleaning and decontamination of various types of Reusable medical Equipment
(RME), to include Critical, Semi-critical and non-critical devices
to make ready surgical instruments or surgical instrument trays for
of microbiology and infection control precautions
of computer technology to run sterilization equipment and track inventory
PHYSICAL REQUIREMENTS: The employee usually stands and moves from one part
of the room to another while performing duties. The employee is frequently
required to lift packages weighing up to 40 pounds and regularly pushes carts weighing
up to 200 pounds for long distances.
On a regular and recurring basis, the employee wears
special clothing, hair covers, and shoe covers, which can be uncomfortably
warm. While handling contaminated medical equipment, the employee also uses
rubber gloves and an apron. The work area is often hot and humid. The employee
is subject to slipping on wet floors. The employee must use padded gloves to
remove carts from sterilizers and trays from the carts. The employee is subject
to burns from accidentally touching hot items, to cuts from both sterile and
contaminated instruments, and dermatitis from frequent contact with cleaning
The employee often works around body fluids, mucus,
excretions, and bits of tissue, some of which may be foul smelling. Strong, unpleasant
odors are encountered while disinfecting instruments, patient care equipment,
and work surfaces. The work area is noisy due to the clatter of metal instruments,
rumbling of carts, and operation of pre-sterilizing equipment.
For more information on these qualification standards, please visit the United States Office of Personnel Management's website at http://www.opm.gov/qualifications .
IN DESCRIBING YOUR EXPERIENCE, PLEASE BE CLEAR AND SPECIFIC. WE WILL NOT MAKE ASSUMPTIONS REGARDING YOUR EXPERIENCE. If your resume does not support your questionnaire answers, we will not allow credit for your response(s).
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. Please refer to this checklist to ensure proper accreditation and for foreign education requirements.
When applying for Federal jobs, eligible veterans should claim preference on the Occupational Questionnaire in the section provided and provide a legible copy of DD-214(s) showing all dates of service as well as character of service (honorable, general, etc.). Additionally, veterans with service-connected disability of 10% or more must also submit a copy of their official statement from the Department of Veterans Affairs, or from a branch of the Armed Forces, certifying their service-connected disability and/or their receipt of compensation for service-connected disability. If the military member is within 120 days of separation and does not yet have a DD214, the member may instead submit any written document from the armed forces that certifies the service member is expected to be discharged or released from active duty service in the armed forces under honorable conditions not later than 120 days after the date the certification is signed.
Veterans with service-connected disability of less than 10%, non service-connected disability, and Purple Heart recipients, as-well-as those claiming derived preference for a spouse, widow or widower, or natural mother, should refer to and submit a completed " SF15, "Application for 10-Point Veteran Preference," (go to http://www.opm.gov/forms/pdf_fill/SF15.pdf) and required documentation with your application materials. For more information on Veterans' Preference, please visit http://www.fedshirevets.gov/job/veterans.aspx.
HOW YOU WILL BE EVALUATED:
Applicants will be ranked based on four quality groups, as follows:
- Best qualified - applicants possessing experience that substantially exceeds the minimum qualifications of the position including all selective factors, and who are highly proficient in all requirements of the job and can perform effectively in the position;
- Highly qualified - applicants possessing experience that exceeds the minimum qualifications of the position including all selective factors, and who are proficient in most of the requirements of the job;
- Well qualified - applicants possessing experience that meets the minimum qualifications of the position including all selective factors, and who are proficient in some, but not all, of the requirements of the job; and
- Qualified - applicants possessing experience and/or education that meets the minimum qualifications of the position including all selective factors.
After the vacancy announcement closes, reviewed applications are evaluated against the questionnaire responses and placed in the appropriate quality group. Qualified veterans will be afforded preference by being placed at the top of the appropriate quality group. Qualifying veterans with a service-connected disability of 10% or more will be placed at the top of the best qualified group. The best qualified group is the first to be referred to the hiring facility for further consideration and possible interview. The remaining groups may be referred based on the number of applicants available.