You must meet one of the qualifications below in order to qualify for this position:
REQUIREMENT AT THE GS-5 LEVEL: 1 year specialized experience
equivalent to at least GS-4. Specialized experience is defined as
non professional nursing care work in a hospital, outpatient clinic,
nursing home, or other medical nursing or patient care facility, or in
such work as that of a home health aide performing duties such as:
- Providing personal nursing care such as providing pre and post-operative care.
duties for diagnostic and technical treatment procedures, such as
setting up and operating special medical equipment and apparatus.
for mentally ill patients, including observing, recording, and
reporting changes in their behavior, and providing reassurance and
- Assisting surgeons and registered nurses in
operating room activities, including passing instruments, maintaining
sterile conditions, and draping and positioning patients.
who have 1 year of appropriate specialized experience, as indicated
above, are not required to have any additional specialized experience to
meet the qualification requirements.
OF EDUCATION FOR EXPERIENCE: Successful completion of a 4-year course
of study above high school leading to a bachelor's degree with courses
related to the occupation. (You must submit transcripts if qualifying based on education)
OF EDUCATION AND EXPERIENCE: Equivalent combination of successfully
completed post-high school education and experience are also
qualifying. If education is used to meet specialized experience
requirements, then such education must include courses directly related
to the work of the position. For GS-5 level positions, only education
in excess of the first 60 semester hours of a course of study leading to
a bachelor's degree is creditable toward meeting the specialized
experience requirements. Two full academic years of study, or 60
semester hours, beyond the second year is equivalent to 1 year
of specialized experience. To calculate, determine the total
qualifying experience as a percentage of the year of specialized
experience required. Then determine the education as a percentage of
the education that meets the requirements. Add the two percentages.
The total percentage must equal at least 100 percent to qualify. (You must submit transcripts if qualifying based on a combination of education and experience)
- U.S. Citizenship
language proficiency. Employees appointed to direct patient care
positions must be proficient in spoken and written English as required
by 38 U.S.C. 7402(d), and 7407(d)
IN DESCRIBING YOUR EXPERIENCE, PLEASE BE CLEAR AND SPECIFIC. WE MAY NOT MAKE ASSUMPTIONS REGARDING YOUR EXPERIENCE.
References: OPM General Schedule Qualification Standards, Nursing Assistant Series, 0621 https://www.opm.gov/policy-data-oversight/classification-qualifications/general-schedule-qualification-standards/0600/nursing-assistant-series-0621/
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.
PHYSICAL REQUIREMENTS: Heavy lifting and carrying (45 pounds and over), pushing 2 hours, reaching above shoulder, use of fingers and both hands, walking 4 hours, kneeling 1 hour, repeated bending 1 hour, both legs required, near vision correctable at 13" to 16" Jaeger 1 to 4, far vision correctable in one eye to 20/20 and to 20/40 in the other, ability to distinguish basic colors, hearing (aid permitted), mental and emotional stability.
Veterans' Preference: When applying for Federal Jobs, eligible Veterans should claim preference on the Occupational Questionnaire in the section provided and provide a legible copy of your DD214(s) and/or documentation related to your active duty service which shows dates of service, character of service (honorable, general, etc.), or dates of impending separation.
Additionally, disabled veterans and others eligible for 10-point preference (such as widows or mothers of eligible Veterans) must also submit an SF-15 "Application for 10 Point Veterans Preference" with required proof as stated on the form. For more information, please review the information for disabled Veterans in the application checklist or visit http://www.fedshirevets.gov/job/vetpref/index.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.