1. Degree: medical technology, chemistry, or biology that included or was supplemented by at least:
· 16 semester hours of biological science of which one course was in microbiology and one course was in immunology. (NOTE: If there is no mention of immunology or immunobiology in the course title, the requirement for a course in immunology may be met by any course that covers the following topic areas: (1) definition and relationships of antigens and antibodies; (2) host-antigen interactions; (3) bursal and thymic influences on lymphoid cells; and (4) humoral and cellular response mechanisms.) The remaining biology courses must have been in general biology, zoology, or any of the areas listed below under "Evaluation of Education and Experience;"
· 16 semester hours of chemistry of which one course was in organic or biochemistry. The remaining chemistry courses must have been in general chemistry, qualitative analysis, qualitative chemistry, quantitative chemistry, physical chemistry, analytical chemistry, or any of the areas listed below under "Evaluation of Education and Experience;" and
· 3 semester hours of college mathematics.
2. A full 4-year course of study that included or was supplemented by at least 12 months in a college or hospital-based medical technology program or medical technology school approved by a recognized accrediting organization. The professional medical technology curriculum may have consisted of a 1-year post-baccalaureate certificate program or the last 1 or 2 years of a 4-year program of study culminating in a bachelor's in medical technology.
3. A combination of (1) at least 35 semester hours of biological science, chemistry, and mathematics as described in paragraph A above and (2) additional appropriate education and/or experience totaling 4 years. This combination of education and experience must have provided knowledge of the theories, principles, and practices of medical technology equivalent to that provided by the full 4-year course of study described in A or B above. All science and mathematics courses must have been acceptable for credit toward meeting the requirements for a science major at an accredited college or university. Acceptable experience is responsible professional or technician experience in a hospital laboratory, health agency, industrial medical laboratory, or pharmaceutical house; or teaching, test development, or medical research program experience that provided an understanding of the methods and techniques applied in performing professional clinical laboratory work. Certification/licensure as a medical technologist (generalist) obtained through written examination by a nationally recognized credentialing agency or State licensing body is a good indication that the quality of experience is acceptable.
Evaluation of Education and Experience: The four major areas of clinical laboratory science are microbiology, clinical chemistry, hematology, and immunohematology (blood banking). Qualifying course work in these areas includes bacteriology, mycology, mycobacteriology, tissue culture, virology, parasitology, endocrinology, enzymology, toxicology, urinalysis, coagulation, hemostasis, cell morphology, immunology, serology, immunoserology, immuno-deficiency, hemolysis, histocompatibility, cyto-genetics, and similar disciplines or areas of laboratory practice. Related fields include physiology, anatomy, molecular biology, cell biology, embryology, pathology, genetics, pharmacology, histology, cytology, nuclear medicine, epidemiology, biostatistics, infection control, physics, statistics, and similar areas of science where the work is directly related to the position to be filled.
In addition to the basic requirements, applicants must meet the following:
For GS-9: 2 years of progressively higher level graduate education leading to a master's degree or master's or equivalent graduate degree or 1 year of specialized experience equivalent to at least GS-7.
For GS-10: 1 year of specialized experience equivalent to at least next lower grade level
For GS-11: 3 years of progressively higher level graduate education leading to a Ph.D. degree or Ph.D. or equivalent doctoral degree or 1 year of specialized equivalent to at least GS-9.
For GS-12 and above: 1 year of specialized experience equivalent to at least next lower grade level
For Research Positions
GS-11 research positions: Master's or equivalent graduate degree or 1 year of specialized experience equivalent to at least GS-9.
GS-12 research positions: Ph.D. or equivalent doctoral degree or 1 year of specialized experience equivalent to at least GS-11.
GS-13 and above research positions: 1 year equivalent to at least next lower grade level.
Specialized experience is experience that involves performing, advising on, or supervising clinical laboratory testing of human blood, urine, and other body fluids or tissues; confirming test results and developing data to determine disease or in support of medical research; modifying or designing laboratory procedures; establishing and monitoring quality control systems and measures; and providing instruction in the basic theory, technical skills, and application of laboratory test procedures.
Some positions require you to be certified as a Medical Technologist by the American Society of Clinical Pathologists (ASCP), the National Credentialing Agency for Laboratory Personnel (NCA), American Medical Technologists (AMT), or equivalent organization.
Superior Academic Achievement: is based on one of the following three methods:
(1) Class Standing: applicants must be in the upper third of the graduating class in the college, university, or major subdivision, such as the College of Education, based on completed courses.
(2) Grade Point average (G.P.A): Applicants must have a grade-point average of: 3.0 or higher out of a possible 4.0 (B or better) as recorded on their official transcript or as computed based on 4 years of education, or as computed on courses completed during the final 2 years of the curriculum; or 3.5 or higher out of a possible 4.0 (B+ or better ) based on the average of the required courses completed in the major field or in the required courses in the major field completed during the final 2 years of the curriculum.
(3) Honor Society Membership: Election to membership in a national scholastic honor society.
NOTE: Education and experience may be combined for all grade levels for which both education and experience are acceptable.
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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. Knowledge of medical technology concepts, principles and practices sufficient to develop, evaluate and modify procedures.
2. Ability to analyze, review and interpret test results.
3. Knowledge of instruments, equipment and systems; and their technical and mechanical indicators of malfunction; and to correct and prevent errors and problems.
4. Knowledge of medico legal, regulatory, accreditation standards, and Federal and state laws to ensure work is consistent with standards.
5. Ability to establish and monitor quality control and quality assurance programs.
6. Skill in explaining and instructing on various aspects of medical technology practices, concepts and methodologies and in planning and organizing a training program.
7. Knowledge of safety and security regulations, practices and procedures. Credit will be given for appropriate unpaid and or part-time work.
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.