Job Title:Occupational Therapy Assistant (COTA)
Department:Department of the Army
Agency:U.S. Army Medical Command
Job Announcement Number:NCMD13704359961596D
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/ Per Year|
|Tuesday, September 17, 2013 to
Monday, September 23, 2013|
SERIES & GRADE:
|Full Time -
|1 vacancy in the following location:|
Fort Benning, GA United StatesView Map
WHO MAY APPLY:
|United States Citizens |
Civilian employees serve a vital role in supporting the Army mission. They provide the skills that are not readily available in the military, but crucial to support military operations. The Army integrates the talents and skills of its military and civilian members to form a Total Army.
About the Position:
- This position is located in the Traumatic Brain Injury Clinic at Ft. Benning, Georgia.
- Fort Benning is located in the Tri-Community comprised of Columbus, GA; Ft. Benning, GA; and Phenix City, AL. Columbus (third-largest city in Georgia) is a growing community of 250,000. Besides being the home of the Best Army Installation in the World, Columbus houses the corporate headquarters of many leading companies. The stunning Florida gulf shores and Blue Ridge Mountains are only a few hours drive. For more information, please visit http://www.army.mil/info/organization/benning/
Who May Apply:
- Moving expenses will not be paid.
DUTIES:Back to top
As an Occupational Therapy Assistant (COTA) for the Traumatic Brain Injury (TBI) Clinic, you will:
- Develop and recommend specialized treatment goals specific to TBI patients
- Provide guidance and oversight to family and TBI staff regarding how to work with patient with TBI
- Administer standardized tests for preliminary occupational therapy assessment
- Implement progressive treatment plans to enhance work therapy and/or work integration
- Provide evaluation data to the American Occupational Therapy Association (AOTA) to ensure compliance
QUALIFICATIONS REQUIRED:Back to top
Minimum Qualifications: Specialized Experience: One year of experience in the same or similar work equivalent to at least the next lower level (GS-06) requiring application of the knowledge, skills, and abilities of the position being filled. Candidates for this position must clearly demonstrate in their resume that they possess specialized experience which includes assisting an occupational therapist in evaluating occupational therapy patients, utilizing occupational therapy treatment modalities, and progressing occupational therapy treatment plans.
OREducation Substitution: Successful completion of at least one full year of graduate-level education progressing toward a masters or higher degree that is directly related to the work of the position.
ORCombination of Experience and Education:
If you have some, but not all, of the experience or education described above, you may still qualify by combining the amount of creditable experience and education that you possess. To compute the percentage, divide your total months of qualifying experience by 12. Then divide your semester hours of graduate education by 18. Add the two percentages. The total percentage must equal at least 100% to qualify.
You will be evaluated on the basis of your level of competency (knowledge, skills, abilities) in the following areas:
Ability to perform occupational therapy patient evaluationsAbility to develop patient treatment plansAbility to manage the education of personnelSkill in maintaining treatment and/or administrative areas
Only degrees from an accredited college or university recognized by the Department of Education are acceptable to meet positive education requirements or to substitute education for experience. For additional information, please go to the Office of Personnel Management (OPM) and U.S. Department of Education websites at - http://www.opm.gov/qualifications and http://www.ed.gov/admins/finaid/accred/index.html.
Foreign education must be evaluated for U.S. equivalency in order to be considered for this position. Please submit your foreign education evaluation with your application.
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If you are a male AND if you were born after December 31, 1959 must complete a Pre-Employment Certification Statement for Selective Service Registration.
- You will be required to provide proof of U.S. Citizenship.
- Direct Deposit of pay is required.
- You may be required to serve one year in a trial/probationary status.
- Personnel Security Investigation required.
- This position is subject to annual seasonal influenza vaccinations. Applicants tentatively selected for appointment to this position will be required to sign a statement (Condition of Employment) consenting to seasonal influenza vaccinations or must provide a recognized exemption.
- Successful completion of a pre-placement physical examination is required.
- Immunization screening is required. Hepatitis B immunization is required for all positions with direct patient contact. Applicants may be required to show proof of other immunizations depending on the type of position.
- All Health Care Providers must be able to obtain and maintain current Basic Life Support (BLS) Training and certification Current Advanced Life Support of other advanced certification does not supersede BLS completion.
- Position requires employee to wear a uniform and/or protective clothing.
HOW YOU WILL BE EVALUATED:
Your application package (resume, supporting documents, and responses to the questionnaire) will be reviewed to verify that you meet the basic eligibility and qualification requirements. Your responses to the questionnaire will be used to evaluate your relevant personal, educational, and work experiences. Only the most recently submitted resume will be considered.
Basis for Rating: Qualified candidates will be assigned to one of three quality categories: Best Qualified, Highly Qualified and Qualified. Veteran preference eligibles are listed ahead of non-preference eligibles within each quality category.
Interagency Career Transition Assistance Program (ICTAP). 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. Well-qualified is defined as meeting all of the minimum qualification standards and eligibility requirements as well as possessing skills that clearly exceed the minimum qualification requirements for the position. Under competitive delegated examining, an ICTAP eligible will be considered well-qualified if they attain an eligibility rating of 90 or higher, not including points for veterans' preference. 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. Information about ICTAP eligibility is on OPM's Career Transition Resources website at http://www.opm.gov/policy-data-oversight/workforce-restructuring/employee-guide-to-career-transition/.