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Job Title:Supply Specialist (EMT)

Department:Department Of State

Agency:Department of State - Agency Wide

Job Announcement Number:DS-2013-0255

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

The contents of the announcement can still be viewed.


$51,630.00 to $67,114.00 / Per Year


Monday, April 01, 2013 to Wednesday, April 10, 2013




Full-Time, Non-Permanent - Temporary Non-Status Position: 1 year renewable for up to 4 years




1 vacancy in the following location:
Dunn Loring, VA, USView Map


Open to all U.S. citizens

"You are encouraged to read the entire announcement before you submit your application package. Your application may not get full consideration if you do not follow the instructions as outlined."

"More than one selection may be made from this announcement if additional identical vacancies in the same title, series, grade and unit occur."


The men and women of the US Department of State with their skills, character and commitment to public service, are the backbone of America's diplomacy. Civil Service employees support the foreign policy mission from offices in Washington, DC and worldwide.

Join us in helping to shape a freer, more secure and prosperous world as we formulate, represent and implement US foreign policy. Choose from hundreds of career possibilities - there's something for everyone!

This is a non-status, non-permanent position.   You do not acquire a competitive or excepted service status from this position. The work location for this position is located in the Diplomatic Security Training Center, Dunn Loring, VA; the Interim Training Facility in Summit Point, WV; and other venues as directed. The incumbent will be responsible for providing logistical support services, developing and implementing a logistical support function for a training program of deployable medical support, and maintaining a process for controlled substance accountability.


  • Incumbent will be subject to random drug testing.
  • U.S. Citizenship is required.
  • Obtain/maintain eligibility to access Sensitive Compartmented Information.
  • Must be able to obtain and maintain a Top Secret security clearance.
  • Medical clearance is required.
  • This position may require overseas travel.


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-Administers an inventory management program of all medical equipment and supplies, non-expendable medical equipment, perishable expendable medical supplies, mission essential electronics, and bulk quantities of Drug Enforcement Administration controlled substances and narcotics. 

-Orders, receives, locates, and tracks all replenishment stock.

-Procures, calibrates, and oversees the life cycle of medical equipment.

-Consults with equipment vendors to solicit quotes for medical equipment.

-Recommends equipment selection to management and provides status of critical equipment maintenance.

-Develops tactical and operational resupply bundles and other equipment from the United States to areas of crisis.

-Serves as an EMT to provide medical services in crisis situations domestically and overseas.


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Applicants must meet all the required qualification requirements, including education and any selective placement factors described below by the closing date of this announcement.  Education may only be substituted in accordance with the Office of Personnel Management (OPM) Qualification Standards Handbook.  Education must be accredited by an accrediting institution recognized by the U.S. Department of Education in order to be credited towards qualifications.

Education completed in foreign colleges or universities may be used to meet the education requirements if you can show that the foreign education is comparable to that received in an accredited educational institution in the United States.  It is your responsibility to provide such evidence when applying.  Click on the link for a list of accredited organizations recognized as specializing in interpretation of foreign education credentials.



Applicants applying for the GS-09 grade
level must meet one of the following

A. Have at least 1 full year of
specialized experience equivalent to the GS-07
level in the Federal service which provided you
with the particular knowledge, skills and
abilities to perform the duties of the
position.  Qualifying specialized experience
must demonstrate the following:

-Experience administering an inventory management system for medical equipment and supplies, and controlled substances.

-Experience procuring, calibrating, and maintaining medical electronics and communication equipment.

-Experience consulting with equipment vendors to obtain price quotes for purchase agreements.

-Experience providing medical services in crisis situations.


B. Have a master's or equivalent
graduate degree, OR 2 full years of
progressively higher level graduate education
leading to such a degree, OR LL.B or J.D. from
an accredited college or university.  This
education must demonstrate the knowledge,
skills, and abilities to do the work of the
position to be filled;


C. Have a combination of graduate
level education and specialized experience (as
described above), which is equivalent to the GS-
07 level in the Federal Service.  This
experience and education together meets 100% of
the qualification requirements for this

Combination of Experience and
When an applicant has less than
one year of specialized experience as described
in the announcement, he or she may combine
successfully completed graduate-level education
with experience to meet the total qualification
requirements.  Generally, 18 graduate semester
hours is equivalent to 1 full-time year of
graduate study (your school and department
determine what constitutes 1 full time year of
graduate study).  The percentage of specialized
work experience and the percentage of graduate
study must total at least 100%.

Note:  All applicants WILL BE required to
submit transcripts as verification of
educational requirement.  If you fail to provide
requested information, or the information you
submit is insufficient to verify your
eligibility, you may lose consideration for this



Your qualifications will be evaluated on the following knowledge, skills, abilities (KSAs) and other characteristics that are relevant to the duties of this position and must be fully supported by information in your resume:

1. Skill in performing a difficult range of emergency medical services to patients in crisis areas.

2. Knowledge of well-established and commonly applied supply principles, concepts, and methodologies in areas such as inventory, packing, storing, distributing, logistics, acquisition, and cataloging.

3. Knowledge of principles, practices, and techniques of managing the physical receipt, custody, care, and distribution of material including medical supplies, equipment, electronic equipment, and DEA controlled substances.

4. Knowledge of various transportation systems used to deliver medical supplies and equipment to overseas locations.

5. Skill in negotiating customs and import procedures to assure supplies and equipment arrive in a timely manner.

Your resume serves as the basis for qualification determinations and must highlight your most relevant and significant work experience(s) and education (if applicable) as it relates to this job opportunity.  In order to fully evaluate your application and receive proper credit, your resume should include: (1) paid and non-paid experience, job title, dates held (month and year for qualifying purposes to receive credit), number of hours worked per week, and salary (2) knowledge of the subject matter and technical skills pertinent to this position; (3) specific duties performed that fully detail the level and complexity of the work; and (4) names and phone numbers of your current and/or previous supervisor(s). Your resume should contain sufficient information to make a valid determination that you fully meet the basic/specialized experience requirements as stated in this job opportunity announcement for each grade level(s) for which you are applying.  This information should be clearly identified in your resume.  Failure to provide information sufficient to determine your qualifications for the position will result in loss of consideration.  For tips on writing your resume, please visit the USAJOBS Resource Center.

Qualified candidates are assigned a score between 70 and 100.  

If, after reviewing your resume and self-assessment questionnaire responses and a determination is made that you have inflated your qualifications and/or experience, a score will be manually determined that reflects your documented experience.  This may result in a lower score, which may also eliminate you from consideration for this position.

Applicants must meet all the qualification requirements and submit any required supporting documentation by the closing date of this job opportunity.  Applicants found to be among the top qualified candidates will be referred to the hiring official for further consideration and possible interview.

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The Bureau of Diplomatic Security has a program that allows personal services employees to be reimbursed for their health insurance premium costs that they incur during their period of performance.  The program pays up-to-5% of the employee’s base salary or up-to-50% of the insurance premium cost (not to exceed 5% of a GS-15/Step 10 salary equivalent) towards either an individual policy or a family policy.  To be eligible for this Health Insurance Reimbursement Program, the employee must provide proof of insurance coverage and the cost of the premium for which s/he is responsible.

All official international travel will require MEDEVAC insurance prior to departure.  This insurance will be reimbursed in full upon proof of insurance coverage and cost.

Former Military Service and Annual Leave Accrual Rates:

Personal services employees entering on duty with prior military service can credit their years of uniformed military service for higher annual leave accrual rates. Please submit a copy of your most recent DD-214 form for consideration of higher annual leave accrual rates.



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Please carefully read all the instructions before you begin the application process.

To apply for this job opportunity, you must submit a resume and an on-line application through the Office of Personnel Management's (OPM) application system, USAJOBS.  This information will be transferred to the Department of State's Gateway to State Automated Application System.

You have until 11:59 p.m. Eastern Time (ET) on the closing date of this announcement to complete the following four-step application process:

STEP 1: Select the "Apply On-line" button and follow the instructions to register or sign into USAJOBS.

STEP 2: Submit a detailed resume or any other written format you choose documenting your job-related qualifications, experience, and education (if applicable).  Cover letter is optional.  If you submit a cover letter, you must also submit a resume.  Please see the "How You Will Be Evaluated" section for specific information that should be outlined in your resume.

STEP 3: Answer the job-specific self-assessment questions on-line through the Gateway to State automated application system.  These questions will be used to evaluate your qualifications and experience for this job opportunity.  

STEP 4: Submit all required documentation, applicable to you, listed in the Required Documents section of this job opportunity to the Department's automated application system "Gateway to State" prior to the closing date of this announcement.  For instructions on how to view the status of your supporting documentation, please click here.

Technical assistance with your on-line application can be obtained by contacting the Help Desk at OR by calling (866) 656-6830 or (703) 269-4944 between the hours of 7:00 a.m. and 7:00 p.m. ET


NOTE:  If applying online poses an extreme hardship, you may request alternate application procedures to submit your application package by fax.  Contact the Human Resources office listed on the announcement between the business hours of 8:15 a.m. and 5:00 p.m. ET, at least two working days prior to the closing date of this announcement.  The application package for alternate application procedures must be submitted and received in the Human Resources office no later than 11:59 p.m. ET on the closing date of this announcement.

NOTE:  Paper applications and information sent by mail WILL NOT BE ACCEPTED.


All required documents listed below, that are applicable to you, must be submitted to our automated system "Gateway to State" by 11:59 p.m. Eastern Time (ET) on the closing date of this announcement.

1. Resume - your resume or any other written format you choose should contain the required information as specified in the "How You Will Be Evaluated" section.  Insufficient information will result in an ineligible rating.

2. A completed online job specific self-assessment questionnaire through the Department's automated system "Gateway to State".

3. Transcripts - if you are qualifying based on education OR if there are mandatory education requirements listed under the Qualifications and Evaluations section, you MUST submit a copy of your college transcript(s) with your application.  If selected, an official/sealed college transcript(s) will be required to verify education prior to employment.

4. If you are qualifying based on other criteria listed under the Qualification Section of this announcement, you MUST submit the required supporting documentation (certificates, certifications, etc.) with your application. 

All documentation, applicable to you, must be submitted by the closing date of this announcement.  If the information you submit is insufficient to verify your eligibility or you fail to submit any of the required documents, it will disqualify you from being considered for this job opportunity.


Natalie O'Neill
Phone: 571-345-3760
Fax: 000-000-0000
Email: O'
Agency Information:
U.S. Department of State
1801 N. Lynn St
SA-20 9th fl
Rosslyn, VA
Fax: 000-000-0000


After all application packages have been received, we will review your resume to ensure you meet the basic qualification requirements.  After we review and evaluate all applications, the most highly qualified candidates will be referred to the hiring manager for further consideration and possible interviews.  After a tentative job offer, we will conduct a suitability and or security background investigation.
You will be notified up to four times during the hiring process:

1. Upon receipt of your application.
2. Upon minimum qualification determinations.
3. After the certificate is issued.
4. After final selection is made.

For instructions on how to view the status of your application, please click here.

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