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Job Title:Screening Nurse

Agency:Corporation for National and Community Service

Job Announcement Number:CNS-13-200-939872

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

The contents of the announcement can still be viewed.

SALARY RANGE:

$29.93 to $32.32 / Per Hour

OPEN PERIOD:

Friday, August 16, 2013 to Tuesday, September 03, 2013

SERIES & GRADE:

NY-0610-03

POSITION INFORMATION:

Part Time 20 hours - Excepted Service Permanent

PROMOTION POTENTIAL:

03

DUTY LOCATIONS:

1 vacancy in the following location:
Washington DC, DC United StatesView Map

WHO MAY APPLY:

US Citizens and Status Candidates

JOB SUMMARY:

AmeriCorps National Civilian Community Corps (NCCC) is a full-time, team based residential program for men and women ages 18 to 24. The program is designed to strengthen communities and develop leaders through direct, team-based national and community service. Corps members are assigned to one of five campuses located in Denver, CO; Sacramento, CA; Baltimore, MD: Vicksburg, MS; and Vinton, IA.

ABOUT US:

The Corporation for National and Community Service was established as a Federal agency in 1993 to engage Americans of all ages and backgrounds in community-based service. Together, its Senior Corps and AmeriCorps programs promote the ethic of service and help solve critical community problems in every state, many Indian tribes, and most U. S. territories. As a result, hundreds of thousands of Americans are joining forces to address community needs in education, homeland security, housing, health care, environmental protection, and disaster relief.

Interchange Agreement:

The Corporation for National and Community Service (Corporation) has an approved (by the Office of Personnel Management) civil service interchange agreement. The Corporation is an excepted service agency. Under the terms of the Interchange Agreement, permanent Corporation employees may be considered for appointment to positions in the competitive service in the same manner that employees of the competitive service are considered for transfer to such positions.

KEY REQUIREMENTS

  • U.S. Citizenship Required
  • Active registration as a professional nurse
  • Relocation expenses will not be paid
  • Unofficial College Transcripts must be submitted
  • A 2-year probationary period is required for new Federal service employees
  • Merit Promotion applicants must submit a SF-50 to verify status and grade

DUTIES:

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The Screening Nurse reviews medical (physical and mental) information submitted by NCCC enrollees in order to determine the enrollee’s fitness and eligibility to serve as a Corps Member. This job does not involve clinical/hands on activities. Primary responsibilities include:

  • Reviews medical information submitted by NCCC enrollees to determine if the enrollee satisfies medical requirements to serve as a Corps Member. As necessary, refers medical information regarding an enrollee’s mental health, substance abuse, or learning disability, to a Region Counselor for evaluation and determination.
  • Contacts enrollees to clarify or supplement their medical information. Documents such contacts and makes determinations based on the information secured.
  • Presents cases to, and actively participates on, the National Civilian Community Corps Medical Review Board which determines the eligibility of candidates with unusual or complex medical, mental health and or learning disabilities issues.
  • Complies with, and keeps current on, the requirements of the American’s with Disabilities Act, the Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act, as well as the safeguarding of Personally Identifiable Information.
  • Establishes spreadsheets and monitors a system to track enrollee medical status. May produce periodic and special reports relative to the medical screening activity.


QUALIFICATIONS REQUIRED:

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Basic Education Requirement: Applicants must have a Degree or diploma from a professional nursing program approved by the legally designated State accrediting agency at the time the program was completed by the applicant.

In Addition to the Basic Education Requirement: Applicants must have a minimum of one year of specialized experience (paid, unpaid, or volunteer work) comparable in scope and responsibility to at least the upper range of the NY-02 level or equivalent to the GS-09 level in the Federal service. Specialized experience is that which has equipped the applicant with the particular knowledge, skills, and abilities to successfully perform the duties of the position, and that is typically in or directly related to the work of the position to be filled. Specialized experience must include all of the following: 1) Presenting medical information to medical review boards or committees; 2) experience interpreting a variety of medical test results; 3) experience using an automated database to track information.

Registration: Applicants must have active, current registration as a professional nurse in a State, District of Columbia, the Commonwealth of Puerto Rico, or a territory of the United States. An applicant who has graduated from an approved nursing educational program within the past 12 months may be appointed pending State registration as a professional nurse within 6 months of appointment. No person appointed pending registration may be retained beyond 6 months, or promoted, if registration has not been attained. Please submit a copy of your current registration.

Such specialized experience must be clearly documented in the applicant’s resume.

 

 


EDUCATION:

If you are qualifying based on education alone, you must have a Ph.D. or equivalent doctoral degree or 3 full years of progressively higher level graduate education leading to such a degree. Graduate-level education must have been in nursing with a concentration in a field of nursing (e.g., teaching, a clinical specialty, research, administration, etc.) or in a closely related non-nursing field directly applicable to the requirements of the position to be filled. Such education must be from an accredited institution. If you are qualifying based on education alone, you must submit an unofficial copy of your college transcript. You must submit evidence that any education completed in a foreign institution is equivalent to U.S. educational standards.

NOTE: Education must be accredited by an accrediting institution that is recognized by the U.S. Department of Education in order for it to be credited towards qualifications (particularly positions with a positive education requirement.) Therefore, applicants must report only attendance and/or degrees from schools accredited by accrediting institutions recognized by the U.S. Department of Education. Applicants can verify accreditation at the following website:http://www.ed.gov/admins/finaid/accred/index.html. All education claimed by applicants will be verified.

You may also qualify based on a combination of education and experience.

REQUIREMENTS

If you are selected for this position, you will be required to satisfactorily complete a background investigation.

HOW YOU WILL BE EVALUATED:

Your application will be evaluated first for the basic qualifications described above.  The applications that meet the basic qualifications will be evaluated further against the following criteria:

1.Technical Competence

Important Note:  Your resume must support your answers to the job specific questions.  High self-assessment on the Occupational Questionnaire that is not supported by the information in your resume or supporting documents can/will result in elimination from further consideration.  If you do not answer all of the job specific questions you will not be considered.  Incomplete applications (resume and required supporting documents) will be considered ineligible.  Qualified applicants will be placed in one of the following three categories:

1 - Qualified Category - Meets the minimum qualification requirements as described in the Qualifications section of this announcement.

2 - Well Qualified Category - Meets the minimum qualification requirements and demonstrates proficiency based on the answers to the job specific questions.

3 - Best Qualified Category - Meets the minimum qualification requirements and demonstrates high level proficiency based on the answers to the job specific questions.

NOTE:  Status candidates will be considered under the provisions of the Corporation's Human Resources system which allows for:

1) Non-competitive referral of lateral candidates; and

2) The separation of status and non-status applicants for referral purposes.
Status candidates will be referred on one selection list only, i.e., either merit promotion or non-competitive.

Nonstatus candidates who are eligible for Noncompetitive referral, e.g. Peace Corps, VRA, etc., will be referred under Noncompetitive procedures only.  For Noncompetitive categories, See "Special Employment Consideration" below under "Other Information."

IMPORTANT NOTE: If you are identified as a leading candidate for this position, you may be contacted via email and asked to respond to questions regarding the following competency:

1. Technical Competence


BENEFITS:

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The Corporation for National and Community Service offers a comprehensive benefits package.  Explore the major benefits offered to most Federal employees at http://www.opm.gov/retire/retire_jobseekers.asp

OTHER INFORMATION:

If you are a male applicant who was born after 12/31/59 and are required to register under the Military Selective Service Act, the Defense Authorization Act of 1986 requires that you be registered or you are not eligible for appointment in this agency.

Veteran's Preference: If you are claiming 5-point or 10-point veteran's preference, you must submit documentation described below in "Required Documents."

Special Employment Consideration: Persons with disabilities, disabled veterans who have a compensable service-connected disability of 30% or more, certain other veterans, spouses of certain members of the Armed Forces, VISTA volunteers, some Peace Corps employees and returning Peace Corps volunteers are examples of individuals who are potentially eligible for noncompetitive appointment.  If you are eligible and would like to be considered for one of these noncompetitive appointments, please indicate the type of appointment you are seeking on your application and follow all other instructions for applying that are shown below.  Applicable documentation that supports your eligibility must be submitted with your application package.  For further information, click here
Special Appointing Authorities.

 

 



HOW TO APPLY:

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To apply for this position, you must complete the occupational questionnaire and submit the documentation specified in the Required Documents section below.

The complete application package must be submitted by 11:59 PM Eastern Time on Tuesday, September 03, 2013 to receive consideration.

* To begin, click Apply Online to create a USAJOBS account or log in to your existing account. Follow the prompts to select your USAJOBS resume and/or other supporting documents and complete the occupational questionnaire.

* Click the Submit My Answers button to submit your application package.

* It is your responsibility to ensure your responses and appropriate documentation is submitted prior to the closing date. 

* To verify your application is complete, log into your USAJOBS account, https://my.usajobs.gov/Account/Login, select the Application Status link and then select the More Information link for this position. The Details page will display the status of your application, the documentation received and processed, and any correspondence the Agency has sent related to this application.  Your uploaded documents may take several hours to clear the virus scan process.

* To return to an incomplete application, log into your USAJOBS account and click Update Application in the vacancy announcement.  You must re-select your resume and/or other documents from your USAJOBS account or your application will be incomplete.



REQUIRED DOCUMENTS:

•Resume showing relevant experience (cover letter optional);
•Veterans' Preference Documentation (DD-214, VA Letter, and SF-15 if claiming 10-point preference; DD-214 if claiming 5-point preference), if applicable;
•For Merit Promotion Eligibility: SF-50, Notification of Personnel Action (must indicate tenure and position occupied), if applicable;
•Documentation supporting eligibility for Non-Competitive appointment, e.g., Schedule A (severely disabled), eligible veterans (VRA or 30-percent or more disabled), VISTA, Peace Corps, etc., if applicable

Faxing Applications or Supporting Documents:

You are encouraged to apply online.  Applying online will allow you to review and track the status of your application.

NOTE:  If you applied online and your application is complete, do not fax the paper application (1203FX) as this will overwrite your prior online responses and may result in you being found ineligible.

If you completed the occupational questionnaire online and are unable to upload supporting document(s):

1. To fax your documents, you must use the following cover page http://staffing.opm.gov/pdf/usascover.pdf and provide the required information.  The Vacancy ID is 939872.

2. Fax your documents to 1-478-757-3144.

If you cannot complete the Application Package online, you may fax all of your materials.  The complete application package must be submitted by 11:59 PM Eastern Time on Tuesday, September 03, 2013  to receive consideration.  Keep a copy of your fax confirmation in the event verification is needed.

To complete the occupational questionnaire and submit via fax:

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

2. Print the 1203FX form, follow the instructions and provide your responses to the occupational questionnaire items http://www.opm.gov/forms/pdfimage/opm1203fx.pdf

3. Fax the completed 1203FX form along with any supporting documents to 1-478-757-3144.  Your 1203FX will serve as a cover page for your fax transmission.

AGENCY CONTACT INFO:

Loretta Desilus
Phone: (202)606-6748
Email: LDESILUS@CNS.GOV
Agency Information:
Corporation for National and Community Service
1201 New York Ave NW
Washington , DC
20525

WHAT TO EXPECT NEXT:

Once the occupational questionnaire is received, you will receive an acknowledgement email that your submission was successful, however, you must also include a resume and any other documents that are applicable to you under the "Required Documents" section of this vacancy announcement. After a review of your complete application is made, you will be notified of your status via email. Please be aware that emails could reside in your "junk," "bulk," or "spam" mail folder, depending on your filters.  You will be notified of the final outcome.

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Job Announcement Number:

CNS-13-200-939872

Control Number:

349736700