To apply for this position, you must have the following qualifications:
ENGLISH LANGUAGE PROFICIENCY: In
accordance with 38 U.S.C. 7402(d), No person shall serve in direct patient care
positions unless they are proficient in basic written and spoken English. You
must be proficient in basic written and spoken English in order to meet the
requirements of this position.
Candidates must have one (1) year of Specialized Experience equivalent
to the next lower grade in Federal Service.
Specialized Experience is defined as experience that has provided you
with the particular knowledge, skills and abilities to perform successfully the
duties of a GS-5 Medical Technician. Examples
of qualifying specialized experience are: (a) Technical medical laboratory
support work such as performing laboratory tests and examinations (chemical,
microbiologic, hematologic and blood banking) and preparing reports of findings
or (b) technical support work in a closely related field, e.g., biological
laboratory technician work that required application of the methods and
techniques for the position to be filled.
A full 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.
SUBSTITUTION OF EDUCATION FOR EXPERIENCE (COPY OF TRANSCRIPT REQUIRED): Successful completion of a full four-year course of study
leading to a bachelor's degree with major study or at least 24 semester hours in
subjects appropriate to the position to be filled. 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 application form.
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 six months of specialized experience at
the GS-5 level.
COMBINING EDUCATION AND EXPERIENCE (COPY OF TRANSCRIPT REQUIRED): Combinations of successfully completed undergraduate education
and experience may be used to meet total qualification requirements.
You will be rated on the following Knowledge, Skills, Abilities and Other characteristics (KSAOs) as part of the assessment questionnaire for this position:
- Ability to perform human venipuncture and completet associated blood duties.
- Knowledge of established laboratory procedures such as routine uring analysis, routine specimen set-up, etc.
- Ability to communicate effectively with individuals from a variety of socioeconomic backgrounds.
- Ability to oprate, troubleshoot, and maintain simple to moderately complex laboratory equipment.
- Ability to perform simple to moderately complex laboratory tests.
PHYSICAL REQUIREMENTS: The incumbents work requires regular and reoccurring physical
exertion such as standing for long periods of time, bending, lifting, walking,
stopping, and stretching. The work
requires duty on weekends, holidays, and night when assigned.
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.