apply for this position, you must have the following qualifications.
SELECTIVE PLACEMENT FACTOR: 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 Placement Factors
are a prerequisite to appointment and represent minimum requirements for a
position. Applicants who do not meet it are ineligible for further
The Selective Placement Factor for
this position is:
have basic knowledge of ICD-9 and CPT-4 coding principles.
TYPING PROFICIENCY: This position
requires the skills of a qualified typist. In addition to meeting the
experience and/or education requirements, you must be able to type at least 40
words per minute.
EXPERIENCE: Candidates must
have at least 1 (one) year of specialized experience equivalent to the next
lower grade level in Federal Service.
is defined as experience that has provided the applicant with the particular
knowledge, skills and abilities to perform successfully the duties of a GS-5 Voucher
Examiner. Specialized experience includes
using ICD-9 and CPT-4 coding principles; understanding medical terminology
including relationships of the diseases and injuries relevant to the treatment
involved; processing billing and reporting procedures for a medical facility;
and performing a variety of accounting and budgeting functions for a medical
year of work is considered to be 35-40 hours of work per week. Part-time
experience will be credited on the basis of time actually spent in appropriate
activities. Applicants wishing to receive credit for such experience must
indicate clearly the nature of their duties and responsibilities in each
position and the number of hours a week spent in such employment.
EDUCATION FOR EXPERIENCE (COPY OF TRANSCRIPT REQUIRED): Successful completion of four (4) years above high school in
any field of study. This education must
have been obtained in an accredited business or technical school, junior
college, college or university. To
qualify based solely on education alone, you must include a copy of your transcript
with your name, name of school, degree earned and date, grades earned, credit
hours, major(s), and grade point average or class ranking with your resume or
NOTE: Only education in excess of the first 60 semester
hours (i.e., beyond the second year) is creditable toward meeting the
specialized experience requirement. One full academic year of study (30
semester hours) beyond the second year is equivalent to 6 months of specialized
experience at the GS-5 level.
AND EXPERIENCE (COPY OF TRANSCRIPT REQUIRED): Combinations of successfully
completed education and experience may be used to meet total qualification
will be rated on the following Knowledge, Skills, Abilities and Other
characteristics (KSAOs) as part of the assessment questionnaire for this
Ability to apply
policies and guidelines related to eligibility for outpatient examinations and
medical terminology and medical services available at an outpatient clinic or
Ability to explain
medical billing and services to customers.
Skill in computer
software accounting and payment programs.
PHYSICAL REQUIREMENTS: The work of this position requires
you to type, file, use a calculator and computer system, and compose
correspondence. You must be able to interpret
organizational regulations clearly.
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.