THE POSITION REQUIRES: One (1) year of
specialized experience that equipped you with the particular knowledge, skills
and abilities to perform successfully the duties of the position, and that is
typically in or related to the work of the position to be filled. To be
creditable, specialized experience must have been equivalent to at least the
next lower grade level in Federal service. Examples of specialized experience
include: working in sterilization and processing, processing
and distribution of equipment and instruments in a medical facility that
includes; applying aseptic techniques; decontamination, sterile preparation,
and preparing reusable medical equipment by sterilizing and processing for
distribution; planning work to be accomplished and setting priorities; ability
to supervise employees; collecting and compiling data; and developing and
maintaining quality management systems for sterilization processing, and
distribution. (*To receive credit for these skills they must be documented in
one and one/half full years of progressively higher level graduate education
from an accredited institution in a related field of study that demonstrates
your ability to perform the duties of this position? Eighteen (18) semester
hours is usually considered as satisfying 1 year of full-time study. (*If you
answer yes to this question, transcripts are required.)
COMBINATION: A combination of
specialized experience and graduate education as described that demonstrates
your ability to perform the duties of this position? Only graduate education in
excess of the amount required for the next lower grade level may be used to
qualify with a combination at the GS-08 grade level (*If you answer yes to this
question, your experience must be documented in your resume and transcripts are
You will be rated on the following Knowledge, Skills, Abilities and Other characteristics (KSAOs) as part of the assessment questionnaire for this position:
of management principles, regulations, policies, procedures and duties to plan,
direct and coordinate the complexities of a sterilization and processing unit
to supervise, perform administrative and personnel management functions for a
sterilization and processing unit
in sterilization practices used to determine the methods and procedures for the
sterilization of a wide variety of sophisticated and technical surgical and
medical instruments and supplies, also knowledge of recommendations with
respect to environment of care, safety, infection control and maintenance of
sterility, decontamination, and assembly of instruments
of assessing, monitoring, developing and assisting with implementation of
corrective action plans for instruments and reusable medical equipment by
processing, decontamination, sterilization, and
to effectively communicate, negotiate, problem solve and team build
work requires walking, standing, bending and lifting up to 25 pounds. The
activity demands of the day may be both mentally and physically
stressful. Work is performed in various areas of patient and non-patient
care which involves moderate risks or discomforts and may require special
safety precautions. Incumbent will be working around moving equipment, carts
and machines. Incumbent will be required to use protective clothing in
particular areas (i.e. sterile room, operating room, and warehouse) such as
masks, safety shoes, shoe covers, goggles, and gloves.
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.