LANGUAGE PROFICIENCY IS REQUIRED
This position includes a Selective
Placement Factor (skill, knowledge, ability or other worker characteristic
basic to - and essential for - satisfactory performance of the job). Selective Placements Factors are a
prerequisite to appointment and represent minimum requirements for a
position. Applicants who do not meet it
are ineligible for further consideration.
placement factor for this position is:
"Experience working within a sterile processing department
or an operating room."
One year of specialized experience in processing, assembling, troubleshooting,
preparing, sterilizing, storing, and issuing sterile and unsterile medical
supplies and equipment. This experience must be equivalent to at least the
GS-04 level of Federal service. You 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 worker. (*Your experience must be documented in your
resume to receive credit.)
OF EDUCATION: A bachelor's degree or four years of post-high school education
leading to a bachelor's degree with courses related to this position. This
education must have been obtained in an accredited business or technical school,
junior college, college or university for which high school graduation or the
equivalent is the normal prerequisite. One year of full-time undergraduate
study is defined as 30 semester hours, 45 quarter hours, or the equivalent in a
college or university or at least 20 hours of classroom instruction per week
for approximately 36 weeks in a business or technical school. (*If you are
using education to qualify, transcripts are requested.)
An equivalent combination of specialized experience and post high school
education that demonstrates your ability to perform the duties of this
position. To calculate the combination of education and experience, determine
the amount of experience you have as a percentage of the experience required
for the grade level. Then determine the amount of education you have as a
percentage of the education required for the grade level. Add the two
percentages; the total percentage must equal at least 100% to qualify for the
grade level. For the GS-05, only education in excess of 60 semester hours (2
years) may be used to qualify. (*If you qualify by a combination, your
experience must be detailed and transcripts are requested.)
You will be rated on the following Knowledge, Skills, Abilities and Other characteristics (KSAOs) as part of the assessment questionnaire for this position:
of aseptic and microbiology principles.
of medical equipment, therapeutic and diagnostic apparatus and materials.
of the characteristics and functions of surgical supplies and instruments.
Medical Supply Technician usually stands and moves from on part of the room to
another while performing duties. Is frequently required to lift trays weighing
25 pounds and, regularly pushes carts weighing up to 300 pounds for distances
within the medical center. The employee alternates between a contaminated
environment and a clean environment. The employee will wear special clothing,
hair and shoe covers.
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.