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Job Title:  Medical Laboratory Aid (Temporary NTE 1 year)
Department:  Department Of Health And Human Services
Agency:  Indian Health Service
Job Announcement Number:  IHS-13-PX-904568-DE

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

The contents of the announcement can still be viewed.
$10.95 to $13.78 / Per Hour
Thursday, June 13, 2013 to Wednesday, June 19, 2013
Full Time - Temporary NTE 1 year
1 vacancy in the following location:
Elko, NV United StatesView Map
United States Citizens


Become a part of the Department that touches the lives of every American!  At HHS you can give back to your community, state, and country by making a difference in the lives of Americans everywhere.  Join HHS and help make our world healthier, safer and better for all Americans.

The Indian Health Service (IHS), an agency within the Department of Health and Human Services, is responsible for providing federal health services to American Indians and Alaska Natives.  The IHS provides a comprehensive health services delivery system for American Indians and Alaska Natives with opportunity for maximum tribal involvement in developing and managing programs to meet their health needs.
WHO MAY APPLY: Any U.S. Citizen.


Department of Health and Human Services (HHS), Indian Health Service (IHS), Elko Service Unit in Elko, NV


Appointment: Temporary not-to-exceed 1 year; may be extended 1 additional year.

Promotion potential: None, temporary appointments ineligible for promotions.

Travel Required: No

Supervisory/Managerial Position: No

Relocation Expenses Paid: Relocation expenses are not authorized and will not be paid.

Is position covered by PL 101-630? Yes, must submit a completed PL101 Form (see Required Documents section) 

Is drug testing required? No

Is government housing available? No

Is this a bargaining unit position? Yes

Alternative work schedule, call back, standby, rotating shifts, nights/weekends/holidays? Yes


  • Males born after 12/31/59 must be registered for Selective Service


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Serve as a temporary Medical Laboratory Aid (or Phlebotomist):

  • Obtain patient blood specimens by venipuncture or microtechniques.
  • Perform waived laboratory testing such as urine dip sticks and/or finger sticks for blood glucose.
  • Enter patient, specimen, or insurance information into an automated system such as Electronic Health Record (EHR).
  • Collect fluid or tissue samples using appropriate collection procedures.
  • Prepare specimens for transport to laboratories.


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All applicants must meet one of the following qualification requirements in order to be considered at the GS-02 level:

  1. Three (3) months of general experience that provided a familiarity with technical or medical support work or processes of the broad subject area of medical laboratory science; OR
  2. High school graduate or equivalent.

Veterans Preference: When applying for Federal jobs eligible Veterans should claim preference by submitting the appropriate documentation (see Required Documents). For more information on Veterans Preference please visit:


We will review your application to ensure you meet the qualification requirements.  Applicants will be rated on the following skills or competencies: Medical Laboratory Science, Phlebotomy, Attention to Detail, Information Management.

If you meet the qualification requirements, your application will be placed in one of three quality categories:

·        Best Qualified - Meets the minimum qualification requirements and excels in most requirements of the position.

·        Well Qualified - Meets the minimum qualification requirements and meets most of the requirements of the position.

·        Qualified - Meets the minimum qualification requirements, but does not possess the relevant competencies to a substantive degree.

Within these categories, applicants eligible for Veteran’s Preference will receive selection priority over non-veterans.  Please answer all questions and follow all instructions carefully. Errors or omissions may impact your rating or result in you losing consideration for the job.


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Temporary employees are not eligible for benefits (health benefits, life insurance, federal retirement, etc.) but are eligible to earn annual and sick leave.

Conditions of Employment

- Selectee(s) born after 1957 are required to be immunized against Measles and Rubella and provide documentation prior to or at the time of their start date.

- Selectee may be required to travel and must possess a valid driver’s license.

Security Clearance

If you are selected for this vacancy, you must undergo a fingerprint check.  Fingerprint results must be cleared prior to hire.  You will receive instructions on how to obtain and submit fingerprints.  After you begin your employment, your continued employment is contingent upon the outcome of a complete background investigation as determined by the sensitivity level of your position. 

The investigation must find that you are suitable for Federal employment in your position.  If you are found not suitable, you will be terminated after you begin work.  If you make a false statement in any part of your application, you may not be hired; you may be fired after you begin work; or subject to possible criminal charges.



Additional selections of candidates may be possible within 90 days from the date the certificate of eligibles was issued for this announcement, for filling additional or similar positions.


Individuals who have special priority selection rights under the Agency Career Transition Assistance Program (CTAP) or the Interagency Career Transition Assistance Program (ICTAP) must be well qualified for the position to receive consideration for special priority selection.  Basis of rating for a definition of well-qualified is 'meets the minimum qualification requirements and meets most requirements of the position' (see the 'How You Will Be Evaluated' section). 

Federal employees seeking CTAP/ICTAP eligibility must submit proof that they meet the requirements of 5 CFR 330.605(a) for CTAP and 5 CFR 330.704 for ICTAP.  This includes a copy of the agency notice, a copy of your most recent Performance Rating, and a copy of your most recent SF-50 noting current position, grade level, and duty location.  Please annotate your application to reflect that you are applying as a CTAP or ICTAP eligible. 

IHS Operated Properties are Tobacco Free


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Applicants must submit a completed application prior to Midnight Eastern Standard Time (EST) on the closing date: Wednesday, June 19, 2013


Option A: Online application process (USAJobs to Application Manager)

To begin, click the Apply Online button and create a new account or login to your existing USAJOBS account.  You will create a resume or select a resume to use and be redirected to Application Manager.  Answer the online questionnaire and submit all required documents listed below. 

Document Upload:  If you are unable to scan and upload your supporting documents electronically you may fax them in using the official fax coversheet:  Faxed documents may take 2-3 days to appear as Processed.

Note: To return to a previously Saved or Incomplete application you may use the following link:


Option B: Fax

We strongly encourage you to apply online.  If you cannot apply online:

1. Click the following link to view and print the Occupational Questionnaire View Occupational Questionnaire,

2. Print the OPM Form 1203-FX:, to provide your responses to the Occupational Questionnaire, and

3. Fax the completed 1203-FX form along with any supporting documents to (478) 757-3144.  You must also cite Vacancy Identification Number: 904568.

Faxed documents may take 2-3 business days to process.

·        When faxing make sure the OPM Form 1203-FX is on top of any other documents you are faxing.

·        If you are faxing any documents without the OPM 1203-FX form, use the official fax coversheet available here:

Reasonable Accommodation

This agency provides reasonable accommodation to applicants with disabilities. If you need a reasonable accommodation for any part of the application and hiring process, please contact Human Resources at (602) 364-5219. The decision on granting reasonable accommodation will be made on a case-by-case basis.


You must provide the required documents listed below; if any of the following are missing when the announcement closes we will deem your application incomplete.

·        Resume – Describe your job-related qualification that include beginning and ending dates for paid and non-paid work experience, hours worked per week, month and year of employment for each job title listed.  Cover letter optional.

·        PL101 Form - Childcare Protection (aka Addendum to Declaration for Federal Employment): This form asks if you have ever been arrested for or charged with a crime involving a child and is required with your application:

·        Transcripts – Copy of your transcripts related to your medical laboratory education.  Unofficial transcripts are acceptable but official transcripts will be required before entrance on duty.

·        Indian Preference – If claiming Indian Preference, provide a copy of your BIA Form 4432 - Verification of Indian Preference.  You may normally obtain this document from your tribal enrollment office. Copies of Certificate of Indian Blood and Tribal Enrollment cards will not be accepted.

·        Veteran’s Preference – If claiming Veteran’s Preference provide a copy of your DD214 Form.  To claim 10-Point Veteran’s Preference, submit a SF-15 Application ( along with the appropriate supporting documentation. 


Cheryl Clayton
Phone: (602)364-5230
TDD: 301-443-6394
Agency Information:
Indian Health Service HR Center
40 N Central Avenue
Suite 510
Phoenix, AZ


The questionnaire will assess your qualifications for the job, and will be used to identify the best qualified applicants to be referred to the hiring manager for further consideration and possible interviews. We will notify you of the outcome after each of these steps has been completed. After making a tentative job offer, we will conduct a suitability/security background investigation. We expect to make a final job offer within 40 days after the deadline for applications.

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