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  5. How to Apply

Job Title:Medical Technician

Department:Department of the Air Force

Agency:U.S. Air Force - Agency Wide

Job Announcement Number:AFPCMEDEH-930360-0645

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

The contents of the announcement can still be viewed.

SALARY RANGE:

$27,990.00 to $55,844.00 / Per Year

OPEN PERIOD:

Tuesday, October 01, 2013 to Monday, March 31, 2014

SERIES & GRADE:

GS-0645-04/08

POSITION INFORMATION:

Full Time - Multiple Appointment Types

PROMOTION POTENTIAL:

08

DUTY LOCATIONS:

Few vacancies in the following location(s):
Elmendorf AFB, AK View Map
Little Rock, AR View Map
Davis Monthan AFB, AZ View Map
Luke AFB, AZ View Map
Beale AFB, CA View Map
More Locations  (43)

WHO MAY APPLY:

United States Citizens

SUPERVISORY STATUS:

No

JOB SUMMARY:

The mission of the United States Air Force is to fly, fight and win…in air, space and cyberspace.

To achieve that mission, the Air Force has a vision of Global Vigilance, Reach and Power. That vision orbits around three core competencies: Developing Airmen, Technology-to-Warfighting and Integrating Operations. Core competencies and distinctive capabilities are based on a shared commitment to three core values -- integrity first, service before self, and excellence in all we do.

This is a Direct Hire Public Notice; under this recruitment procedure, each location/ installation, identified in this Public Notice will accept applications and make selections for vacancies as they occur. There may or may not be actual/projected vacancies at the time you submit your application. Please read this Public Notice in its entirety prior to submitting your application for consideration.

 

These positions are being filled under Expedited Hiring Authority for Health Care Occupations, The Secretary of the Air Force has delegated authority to appoint certain Civilians to Health Care Occupations identified with shortages and/or critical needs; these positions  are located Air Force-Wide. Positions may be filled as permanent, temporary or term with a full-time or part-time work schedule. Pay will vary by geographic location.

RELOCATION AUTHORIZED

  • No

KEY REQUIREMENTS

  • U.S. Citizenship is required
  • Must be registered for Selective Service, see Legal & Regulatory Guidance
  • Travel and relocation expenses will/will not/may be paid
  • A security clearance may be required
  • Recruitment incentives may be authorized
  • Total salary varies depending on location of position

DUTIES:

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Duties:

 

· The primary purpose of this position is to serve as a medical technician in the clinical laboratory with responsibility for performing and overseeing a wide variety of procedures in urinalysis, serology, chemistry, hematology, coagulation, microbiology, shipping and specimen collection of blood, urine, and other body fluids.

 

· Performs phlebotomy and other specimen collection procedures and, on a rotational basis, is required to run the front desk of the laboratory. This includes responding to the patent call bell in a timely manner, accessing CHCS to order or retrieve patent lab requests, performing phlebotomy, and giving patients any pertinent data in regards to specimen collection.

 

· Performs general clerk related activities in support of laboratory departmental requirements. Sets up and monitors record-keeping systems and effective quality control procedures.

· Trains and provides orientation in phlebotomy and other specimen collection procedures and maintains data in automated systems.

 

· Serves as rotational general laboratory technician in urinalysis, serology, chemistry, hematology, coagulation, microbiology, and shipping. Evaluates requested procedures and determines suitability of submitted specimens, requesting new specimen if appropriate

 

Additional Information: 

This announcement may be used to fill one or more vacancies.

Duties and responsibilities vary and may increase according to grade level.

This public notice may be used to fill target grades (e.g. GS-04 Target GS-08).

 

 


QUALIFICATIONS REQUIRED:

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The following shows the amounts of education and/or experience required to qualify.

FOR GS-04:

General Experience: 6 months of general experience which is any type of work that demonstrates the applicant's ability to perform the work of the position, or (2) experience that provided a familiarity with the subject matter or processes of the broad subject area of the occupation.

AND

Specialized Experience: 6 months of specialized experience at the next lower grade (GS-03 or equivalent). Specialized experience must include (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.

OR

Education and Training: Successful completion of (a) an associate-degree course of study of which the 2nd year of the 2-year program included successful completion of a training course of approximately a year's duration in a certified laboratory assistant school approved by a nationally recognized accrediting agency; (b) 1 year of study that included 6 semester hours in chemistry and/or the biological sciences, plus successful completion of the training course as described in (a) above for GS-3; or (c) 2 years of study that included at least 12 semester hours of chemistry and/or biological science course work that must have been directly related to the specialization of the position to be filled.

OR

Combination of Experience and Education: Equivalent combinations of successfully completed post-high school education and experience are qualifying. Education must include courses directly related to the work of the position.

FOR GS-05:

Specialized Experience: At least one (1) year of specialized experience at the next lower grade (GS-04 or equivalent). Specialized experience must include providing technical medical laboratory support work such as performing laboratory tests and examinations (chemical, microbiologic, hematological and blood banking) and preparing reports of findings.

OR

Education: Successful completion of a full 4-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.

OR

Combination of Experience and Education: Equivalent combinations of successfully completed post-high school education and experience are qualifying. Education must include courses directly related to the work of the position.

FOR GS-06:

Specialized Experience: At least one (1) year of specialized experience at the next lower grade (GS-05 or equivalent). Specialized experience must include performing specimen collection and processing duties; receives specimens collected outside the lab and ensures appropriateness for tests required; and receives, orders, accessions, and prioritizes laboratory test requests.

OR

Combination of Experience and Education: Equivalent combinations of successfully completed post-high school education and experience are qualifying. Education must include courses directly related to the work of the position.

FOR GS-07:

Specialized Experience: At least one (1) year of specialized experience at the next lower grade (GS-06 or equivalent). Specialized experience must include performing a variety of laboratory tests and examinations which are difficult and complex; completing tests using standard operating procedures or detailed instructions and guidelines; and preparing reports of findings.

OR

Combination of Experience and Education: Equivalent combinations of successfully completed post-high school education and experience are qualifying. Education must include courses directly related to the work of the position.

FOR GS-08:

Specialized Experience: At least one (1) year of specialized experience at the next lower grade (GS-07 or equivalent). Specialized experience must include technical medical laboratory performing support work such as laboratory tests and examinations (chemical, microbiologic, hematologic and blood banking) and preparing reports of findings, or performing technical support work in a closely related field, e.g., biological laboratory technician work.

OR

Combination of Experience and Education: Equivalent combinations of successfully completed post-high school education and experience are qualifying. Education must include courses directly related to the work of the position.

To view qualifying educational requirements and/or combination of education and specialized experience click on the following link:

http://www.opm.gov/policy-data-oversight/classification-qualifications/general-schedule-qualification-standards/#url=GS-TECH and http://www.opm.gov/policy-data-oversight/classification-qualifications/general-schedule-qualification-standards/0600/medical-technician-series-0645/

KNOWLEDGE, SKILLS AND ABILITIES (KSAs):  Your qualifications will be evaluated on the basis of your level of knowledge, skills, abilities and/or competencies in the following areas: 

1. Ability to make adjustments in work assignments for the laboratory technicians based on established priorities.

2. Ability to train and instruct other laboratory personnel, medical staff, students, new employees, reservists and volunteers in proper phlebotomy procedures.

3. Knowledge of phlebotomy procedures for collecting blood samples by venipuncture or by capillary method, and for collecting body fluids, skin scrapings, throat or wound swabs, and specimens from patients of all ages including those with collapsed or small veins.

4. Skill in receiving patients; providing verbal instructions regarding sample collection process to be followed prior to, during, and after specimen collections; and preparing and reviewing; laboratory slips for required information.

5. Ability to recognize signs or symptoms of physiological reactions and act appropriately to prevent injury to and stabilize the patient.

6. Ability to think critically and interact with supervisors and employees. Must possess a high personal and ethical integrity to understand critical implications of the laboratory procedures performed and the severe legal consequences with results produced. Skill in effective oral and written communications to prepare correspondence and technical documentation for training and counseling employees.

7. Knowledge of computerized information management systems and data automation systems associated with laboratory instrumentation to enter, retrieve, and process available data using appropriate coding systems, formats, and reporting requirements. Knowledge to train others in data system operations, to coordinate requirements with computer specialists, and to interpret computer products

PART-TIME OR UNPAID EXPERIENCE: Credit will be given for appropriate unpaid and or part-time work.  You must clearly identify the duties and responsibilities in each position held and the total number of hours per week.


You MUST provide transcripts to support your educational claims.  Education must be accredited by an accrediting institution recognized by the U.S. Department of Education. 

 

FOREIGN EDUCATION: Education completed in foreign colleges or universities may be used to meet the requirements. You must show proof the education credentials have been deemed to be at least equivalent to that gained in conventional U.S. education program.  It is your responsibility to provide such evidence when applying.

ADDITIONAL CONDITIONS OF EMPLOYMENT:

 

·        Position may be subject to random drug testing.

·        Employee may be required to work other than normal duty hours, which may include evenings, weekends, and/or holidays.

·        Shift work and emergency overtime may be required.

·        Employee must maintain current certifications.

·        Position may require an appropriate security clearance.

 

Your latest resume will be used to determine your qualification.

HOW YOU WILL BE EVALUATED:

To determine if you are qualified for this position, your complete application will be reviewed against the qualifications required for the position being filled.


BENEFITS:

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The Department of Defense offers an excellent benefits program.  In addition to your take-home pay, click here for an overview benefits currently offered to Federal employees.

 

Direct Deposit: All federal employees are required to have direct deposit.



OTHER INFORMATION:

Interagency Career Transition Assistance Program (ICTAP):  For information on how to apply as an ICTAP eligible click here.  To be well-qualified and exercise selection priority for this vacancy, displaced Federal employees must be rated well qualified or above for this position. 

 

Employed Annuitants (Reemployed Annuitants): Applicants in receipt of an annuity based on civilian employment in the Federal Service are subject to the DoD Policy on The Employment of Annuitants.  Click here for more information.

Temporary and Term Appointments:  If you are selected for a temporary or term position, your appointment may be extended to the maximum period allowed by law without further competition.

 

Selective Service: Males born after 12-31-59 must be registered or exempt from Selective Service.  For additional information, click here.



HOW TO APPLY:

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

1. Your Résumé
2. A complete Occupational Questionnaire
3. Additional Required Documents (see Required Documents section below)

 

The complete Application Package must be submitted by 11:59 PM (EST) on Monday, March 31, 2014

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 complete the occupational questionnaire. Please ensure you click the Submit My Answers button at the end of the process.

To fax supporting documents you are unable to upload, click here for the required cover page.  This Vacancy ID is 930360.  Fax your documents to 1-478-757-3144.

 

If you cannot apply online:

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

2. OPM Form 1203-FX must be provided to show your responses to the occupational questionnaire.  The numbering sequence on the OPM Form 1203-FX will not match the Occupational Questionnaire.  Section 25 of the Occupational Questionnaire restarts with number one, so when entering your responses please continue regardless of number sequence.  This issue has been identified and will be resolved as soon as possible.  Applicants are responsible for ensuring their responses are transferred accurately. Click here for the OPM Form 1203-FX., and
3. Fax all required documents to 1-478-757-3144. Your OPM Form 1203-FX will be the cover page for your fax transmission.

 

PLEASE NOTE: It is the applicant’s responsibility to verify that information entered, uploaded, or faxed (i.e., resume) is received, accurate and submitted by the closing date.  You may verify your documents have been processed with your application package successfully by clicking here.  Uploaded documents may take up to one hour to clear the virus scan.  Faxed documents take 2-3 business days to process.

 

Human Resources WILL NOT modify or change any answers submitted by an applicant.



REQUIRED DOCUMENTS:

The following documents are required and must be provided with your application for this Public Notice:

1) Resume (must include beginning/ending month & year for each employment period)

2) Transcripts (must contain the university logo, can be a copy)

3) Registration/License, active, current registration as required by this Public Notice

 

3) Veterans’ Preference - a copy of your DD Form 214 which must include character of service or a Statement of Service/Proof of Service which must include service dates and character of service. In addition, if claiming 10 point preference you must submit a VA Letter or a disability determination from a branch of the Armed Forces (or documentation of purple heart, if applicable) and a SF 15 (Application for 10-point veteran preference).

AGENCY CONTACT INFO:

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TDD: 800-382-0893
Email: DO_NOT_SEND_EMAIL@US.AF.MIL
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WHAT TO EXPECT NEXT:

After you submit your application, you will be contacted if further evaluation or interviews are required. 

 

The length of time your application will remain active will vary based on the closing date of this Public Notice.

Additional Duty Location Info

Few vacancies in the following locations:
Elmendorf AFB, AK View Map
Little Rock, AR View Map
Davis Monthan AFB, AZ View Map
Luke AFB, AZ View Map
Beale AFB, CA View Map
Travis AFB, CA View Map
Vandenberg AFB, CA View Map
Air Force Academy, CO View Map
Peterson AFB, CO View Map
Dover, DE View Map
Eglin AFB, FL View Map
Hurlburt Field, FL View Map
MacDill AFB, FL View Map
Tyndall AFB, FL View Map
Moody AFB, GA View Map
Robins AFB, GA View Map
Mountain Home AFB, ID View Map
Scott AFB, IL View Map
McConnell AFB, KS View Map
Barksdale AFB, LA View Map
Andrews AFB, MD View Map
Whiteman AFB, MO View Map
Columbus AFB, MS View Map
Keesler AFB, MS View Map
Seymour Johnson AFB, NC View Map
Minot AFB, ND View Map
Offutt AFB, NE View Map
McGuire AFB, NJ View Map
Cannon AFB, NM View Map
Holloman AFB, NM View Map
Nellis AFB, NV View Map
Wright-Patterson AFB, OH View Map
Altus AFB, OK View Map
Tinker AFB, OK View Map
Vance AFB, OK View Map
Shaw AFB, SC View Map
Ellsworth AFB, SD View Map
Brooks AFB, TX View Map
Dyess AFB, TX View Map
Goodfellow AFB, TX View Map
Lackland AFB, TX View Map
Laughlin AFB, TX View Map
Randolph AFB, TX View Map
Sheppard AFB, TX View Map
Hill AFB, UT View Map
Langley AFB, VA View Map
Fairchild AFB, WA View Map
Lakenheath, United KingdomView Map

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Job Announcement Number:

AFPCMEDEH-930360-0645

Control Number:

352532300