To qualify for this position, applicants must meet all requirements by the closing date of this announcement.
Time-in-grade: Applicants who are current Federal employees and have held a GS grade any time in the past 52 weeks must also meet time-in-grade requirements.
SPECIALIZED EXPERIENCE: GS-7: One year of specialized experience equivalent to the GS-6 level in Federal Service. To be creditable, the experience must have required the use of knowledge, skills, abilities and other characteristics associated with the position. Your application package should reflect the following knowledge, skills and abilities:
1. Ability to use medical equipment in technical operations such as home telehealth, Clinical video teleconferencing, teleretinal screening, teledermatology and telewound care.
2. Ability to use computer equipment with a wide variety of software to input and retrieve data and to prepare a variety of specific working documents and forms.
3. Knowledge of medical terminology sufficient to understand medical histories for the purpose of determining the need of medical surveillance, laboratory tests and further evaluation.
4. Ability to communicate verbally and in writing with a variety of people from different backgrounds and different levels of understanding.
5. Knowledge of anatomy and the methods and practices used in medical treatment to recognize and differentiate emergent, urgent medical conditions based on provided diagnosis.
SUBSTITUTING EDUCATION FOR EXPERIENCE: One full year of graduate education meets the requirements for the GS-7 level, if the education is directly related to the work of the position.
Unofficial transcripts are required whenever qualifying based on education. Education must demonstrate the knowledge, skills, and abilities necessary to do the work. A transcript or course listing must be submitted with your application if you are basing all or part of your qualifications on education.
If you are referred for consideration, you may be asked to submit additional job related information, which may include, but not limited to; responses to the knowledge, skills and abilities; completion of a work sample, and/or contact for an interview.
IN DESCRIBING YOUR EXPERIENCE, PLEASE BE CLEAR AND SPECIFIC. WE WILL NOT MAKE ASSUMPTIONS REGARDING YOUR EXPERIENCE. If your resume/application does not support your questionnaire answers, we will not allow credit for your response(s).
REFERENCES: U.S. Office of Personnel Management Qualification Standards Handbook for Health Aid and Technician Series, GS-0640.
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 (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 by the appointing agency accordingly. If you are using foreign education to meet qualification requirements, you must send a Certificate of Foreign Equivalency with your transcript in order to receive credit for that education.
TIME-IN-GRADE REQUIREMENTS: one year at the GS-6 grade level to qualify at the GS-7.
PHYSICAL REQUIREMENTS: The work is primarily sedentary but also requires some standing, walking, bending, lifting, and carrying of light items.
Veterans' Preference: When applying for Federal Jobs, eligible Veterans should claim preference on the Occupational Questionnaire in the section provided and provide a legible copy of your DD214(s) and/or documentation related to your active duty service which shows dates of service, character of service (honorable, general, etc.), or dates of impending separation.
Additionally, disabled veterans and others eligible for 10-point preference (such as widows or mothers of eligible Veterans) must also submit an SF-15 "Application for 10 Point Veterans Preference" with required proof as stated on the form. For more information, please review the information for disabled Veterans in the application checklist or visit http://www.fedshirevets.gov/job/vetpref/index.aspx.
HOW YOU WILL BE EVALUATED:
Your résumé and/or supporting documentation will be verified. Please follow all instructions carefully. Errors or omissions may affect your rating or consideration for employment.