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  5. How to Apply

Job Title:Paramedic

Department:Department Of Justice

Agency:U.S. Marshals Service

Job Announcement Number:CK949885CF

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

The contents of the announcement can still be viewed.

SALARY RANGE:

$38,790.00 to $50,431.00 / Per Year

OPEN PERIOD:

Saturday, August 24, 2013 to Monday, September 09, 2013

SERIES & GRADE:

GS-0640-07

POSITION INFORMATION:

Full Time - Permanent

PROMOTION POTENTIAL:

07

DUTY LOCATIONS:

1 vacancy in the following location:
Las Vegas, NV United StatesView Map

WHO MAY APPLY:

United States Citizens

JOB SUMMARY:

 

 This position is located in the United States Marshals Service (USMS) Justice Prisoner Alien Transportation System (JPATS) in Las Vegas, NV.

The United States Marshals Service is the nation's oldest and most versatile federal law enforcement agency. The missions of the Service include protection of the judiciary, court security, witness security, asset seizure and forfeiture, apprehension of fugitives, prisoner transportation and custody.

  • Do you have experience as a Paramedic?
  • Do you have experience reviewing medical records to determine if a patient can be transported?
  • Are you able to make sound decisions and react quickly in stressful situations?

 

Justice Prisoner Alien Transportation System (JPATS) is responsible for scheduling and transporting pretrial and sentenced prisoners and criminal and non-criminal aliens throughout the United States and the territories and to and from foreign countries. This includes transportation of USMS, Bureau of Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) detainees, Bureau of Prisons (BOP) prisoners, and on a space available basis, United States Military, and state and local Government prisoners.The incumbent serves a Paramedic on the JPATS flights. Extensive travel on an airplane is required and may include overnight stays.

 

Who May Apply: You may apply as an Open Competitive candidate if you are a US Citizen.

 

KEY REQUIREMENTS

  • U.S. Citizenship Required.
  • Resume and supporting documents (See How to Apply)
  • Relocation expenses are not authorized
  • Must pass a pre-employment security investigation and drug screening.
  • A one year trial/probationary period may be required.

DUTIES:

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The incumbent will:

  • Ensure medical supplies and equipment are available and in working order;
  • Review medical records to ensure prisoners/aliens are medically stable to fly;
  • Administers prescribed inmate medications as necessary;
  • Respond to in-flight emergencies;
  • Conduct a complete examination of the patient to determine the nature, extent and seriousness of condition;
  • Prioritize treatments and employs a variety of established emergency medicine techniques, methods and equipment;
  • and Prepare and maintain medical records and documentation.


QUALIFICATIONS REQUIRED:

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Selective Placement Factor: Applicants must hold and maintain the following certifications to be eligible. Applicant must submit a copy of their certifications to be eligible.

·         Nationally Registered EMT-Paramedic (NREMT),

·         Cardio-pulmonary Resuscitation (CPR), and

·         Automatic External Defibrillator (AED).

Applicants must be willing to travel and have the ability to successfully complete physical activities.

Applicants must have either specialized experience and/or education in the amounts shown below to be considered for this position:

Specialized Experience: Applicants must have at least one full-time year (12-months) of specialized work experience equivalent to the GS-06 grade level in the Federal Service. Examples of qualifying experience must include, but are not limited to the following:

·         Providing advanced life support and patient care in the pre-hospital setting;

·         Using of medical transportation equipment (i.e. defibrillator, oxygen equipment, glucometer, pulse oximeter, etc.);

·         Conducting patient assessment to determine nature, extent and severity of condition;

·         Prioritizing treatment of patient;

·         Preparing and maintain medical records and documentation;

·         Ordering supplies to insure patient care and transport; and

·         Applying strong patient assessment skills to provide patient care and appropriate handling (i.e. pulse, respiration, blood pressure, temperature, skin color, pupils of the eyes, etc.).

OR

Education: This education must demonstrate the knowledge, skills, and abilities necessary to do the work of this position. One year of full-time graduate education is generally equivalent to 18 semester hours. You must submit a copy of your transcripts.

OR

Combination of Experience and Education: Applicants may qualify based on an appropriate combination of successfully completed graduate education and experience. To determine your combination, first compute your experience as a percentage of the experience listed in A above; then determine your education as a percentage of the education listed in B above; then add the two percentages. The total percentages must equal at least 100 percent. Only graduate education in excess of two full years (36 semester hours) may be used to qualify. You must submit a copy of your transcripts.

Foreign Education: If you are using education completed in foreign colleges or universities to meet the qualification requirements, you must show that the education credentials have been evaluated by a private organization that specializes in interpretation of foreign education programs and such education has been deemed equivalent to that gained in an accredited U.S. education program; or full credit has been given for the courses at a U.S. accredited college or university. For further information, visit:http://www.ed.gov/about/offices/list/ous/international/usnei/us/edlite-visitus-forrecog.html

IN DESCRIBING YOUR EXPERIENCE, PLEASE BE CLEAR AND SPECIFIC. WE MAY NOT MAKE ASSUMPTIONS REGARDING YOUR EXPERIENCE. If your resume does not support your questionnaire answers, we will not allow credit for your response(s). 


All qualifications requirements for this position must be met within 30 days of the closing date of this announcement.

HOW YOU WILL BE EVALUATED:

Your application will be evaluated and rated under DOJ’s Category Rating and Selection Procedures. Your resume and supporting documentation will be used to determine whether you meet the job qualifications listed on this announcement. If you are basically qualified for this job, your resume and supporting documentation will be compared to your responses on the online assessment questionnaire. If you rate yourself higher than is supported by your application materials, your responses may be adjusted and/or you may be excluded from consideration for this job. Your application will then be placed in one of three categories: Best Qualified, Highly Qualified, or Qualified.

  • 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 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;
  • Qualified - applicants possessing experience and/or education that meets the minimum qualifications of the position including all selective factors.

Names of all candidates in the best qualified category will be sent to the hiring official for employment consideration (unless a sufficient number of qualified veterans are found - in which only those names will be initially certified). Candidates within the best qualified category who are eligible for veteran preference will receive selection priority over non-veteran preference eligibles.

Your qualifications will be evaluated on the following competencies (knowledge, skills, abilities and other characteristics):

  • Knowledge of major body systems and diagnostic signs
  • Ability to make sound medical decisions in stressful situations
  • Ability to prepare required medical reports
  • Ability to maintain necessary transport supplies
  • Ability to communicate effectively orally

This job opportunity announcement may be used to fill additional vacancies.


BENEFITS:

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The Department of Justice offers a comprehensive benefits package that includes, in part, paid vacation; sick leave; holidays; telework; life insurance; health benefits; and participation in the Federal Employees Retirement System.  This link provides an overview of the benefits currently offered to Federal employees:  http://www.usajobs.gov/EI/benefits.asp#icc.



OTHER INFORMATION:

The Interagency Career Transition Assistance Plan (ICTAP) provides eligible displaced Federal competitive service employees with selection priority over other candidates for competitive service vacancies.   If your agency has notified you in writing that you are a displaced employee eligible for ICTAP consideration, you may receive selection priority if:   1) this vacancy is within your ICTAP eligibility; 2) you apply under the instructions in this announcement; and 3) you are found well-qualified for this vacancy.   To be well qualified, you must satisfy all qualification requirements for the vacant position and rate equivalent to the Highly Qualified or better category using established category rating criteria.   You must provide proof of eligibility with your application to receive selection priority.   Such proof may include a copy of your written notification of ICTAP eligibility or a copy of your separation personnel action form.   Additional information about ICTAP eligibility is at: http://www.opm.gov/rif/employee_guides/career_transition.asp#ictap

 

The Career Transition Assistance Plan (CTAP) provides eligible surplus and displaced competitive service employees in the Department of Justice with selection priority over other candidates for competitive service vacancies.   If your Department of Justice component has notified you in writing that you are a surplus or displaced employee eligible for CTAP consideration, you may receive selection priority if: 1) this vacancy is within your CTAP eligibility, 2) you apply under the instructions in this announcement, and 3) you are found well-qualified for this vacancy.   To be well qualified, you must satisfy all qualification requirements for the vacant position and rate equivalent to the Highly Qualified or better category using established category rating criteria.   You must provide a copy of your written notification of CTAP eligibility with your application.   Additional information about CTAP eligibility is at:

http://www.opm.gov/rif/employee_guides/career_transition.asp#ctap

Selective Service: If you are a male applicant born after December 31, 1959, you must certify that you have registered with the Selective Service System, or are exempt from having to do so under the Selective Service Law. See http://www.sss.gov/.

 

Veteran Preference:  If you are entitled to veteran preference, you should indicate the type of veteran preference you are claiming on your résumé.  

 

In order to verify your veteran preference entitlement, you MUST submit a copy of the Member Copy 4 of your DD-214 (Certificate of Release or Discharge from Active Duty); official statement of service from your command if you are currently on active duty; or other official documentation (e.g., documentation of receipt of a campaign badge or expeditionary medal) that shows your military service was performed under honorable conditions. In addition, if you are a disabled veteran, a Purple Heart recipient, or widow/widower of a veteran, the spouse of a disabled veteran or the natural mother of a disabled or deceased veteran, you must submit a Standard Form (SF) 15, "Application for 10-Point Veteran Preference," and the other required documentation identified on the reverse side of the SF-15 to support your preference claim.

 

Although veteran preference points are not assigned under the category rating procedures described under "How You Will Be Evaluated," veteran preference eligibles are listed ahead of non-veterans within each category for which they are qualified.   In addition, qualified veterans with a compensable service-connected disability of 10% or more are placed at the top of the highest quality category (i.e. Best Qualified).

 

EEO Statement: The United States Government does not discriminate in employment on the basis of race, color, religion, sex, national origin, political affiliation, sexual orientation, marital status, disability, age, membership in an employee organization, or other non-merit factor.

 

Reasonable Accommodation Statement: Federal agencies must provide reasonable accommodation to applicants with disabilities where appropriate. Applicants requiring reasonable accommodation for any part of the application and hiring process should contact the hiring agency directly. Determinations on requests for reasonable accommodation will be made on a case-by-case basis.

Our office places a high value on diversity of experiences and perspectives and encourages applications from all qualified men and women from all ethnic and racial backgrounds, veterans, LGBT individuals, and persons with disabilities.



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.

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. The complete application package must be submitted by 11:59 PM (EST) on Monday, September 09, 2013 to receive consideration.

 

Note: Failure to submit a resume or supporting documentation may result in elimination for further consideration.



REQUIRED DOCUMENTS:

To apply for this position, you must provide a complete Application Package which includes:

1. Your Resume
2. A complete Assessment Questionnaire
3. Other supporting documents:
- Veterans Preference Documentation, if applicable
- College transcript(s), if qualifying based on education, if applicable 
- Any other supporting documentation required for verification as described in the announcement.

 

To begin the process, click the Apply Online button to create an account or log in to your existing USAJOBS account. Follow the prompts to select your USAJOBS resume and/or other supporting documents and complete the occupational questionnaire. Please ensure you click the Submit My Answers button at the end of the process. It is your responsibility to ensure your responses and appropriate documentation is submitted prior to the closing date.  

To fax supporting documents you are unable to upload, complete this cover page http://staffing.opm.gov/pdf/usascover.pdf using the following Vacancy ID CK949885CF. Fax your documents to 1-478-757-3144.

If you cannot apply online:
1. Click the following link to view and print the assessment questionnaire View Occupational Questionnaire, and
2. Print this 1203FX form to provide your response to the assessment questionnaire http://www.opm.gov/forms/pdfimage/opm1203fx.pdf and
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:

Midwest Services Branch
Phone: (816)426-5706
Email: KANSASCITY@OPM.GOV
Agency Information:
USMS JPATS
5900 Air Cargo Rd
Oklahoma City, OK
73159

WHAT TO EXPECT NEXT:

We will notify you of the outcome after each step of the recruitment process 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 80 days after the closing date of the announcement.


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Job Announcement Number:

CK949885CF

Control Number:

350314000