one (1) year of specialized experience at least to the next lower grade level
in the Federal service. Specialized experience includes: measuring clients for
prosthetic/orthotic devices prescribed by clinical personnel; measure
appliances for clients with a variety of conditions, interpret prescriptions
for prosthetic/orthotics devices; provide patient education, fitting clients with
prosthetic/orthotic devices; fabricate casts, slings, braces and slings; repair
prosthetic/orthotic appliances; verify patient eligibility and entitlement for
appliances and services; entering data into database, closing orthotic work
orders, and charting electronic consult/progress notes; assist in assembly of
components for custom.
Graduate education or an internship meets the specialized
experience required above GS-5 only
in those instances where it is directly related to the work of the position.
One full year of graduate education meets the requirements for GS-7. (COPY OF TRANSCRIPTS
Possess the appropriate combination of graduate education
and specialized experience, as described above. (COPY OF TRANSCRIPTS ARE
You will be rated on the following Knowledge, Skills,
Abilities and Other characteristics as part of the assessment questionnaire for
and ability to manage multiple priorities and respond to demands from several
to communicate effectively with a variety of people from diverse backgrounds
and in person.
Skill and ability to problem-solve
and function independently.
to meet deadlines and work effectively under pressure.
Duties for this position require extensive periods of
standing and walking. Duties also require regular and recurring bending,
lifting, stooping, stretching, pushing, reaching, and carrying supplies and
similar activities. The position requires the incumbent to be able to lift.
Occasionally it may be necessary to lift supplies and objects weighing as much
as 50 pounds, and also requires the use of proper body mechanics. The incumbent
must be able to work in stressful situations. The Lab is busy with patients,
phones ringing and sometimes with very irate patients who need to be subdued.
The work involves moderate risks or discomforts that
require special safety precautions. Incumbent will be working around machinery,
irritant chemicals and exposed to patients who may be contagious. Incumbent is
required to utilize standard precautions and personal protective equipment when
at risk. Incumbent is required to observe normal safety practices with equipment,
avoidance of trip and falls, and adherence to fire regulations.
For more information on these qualification standards, please visit the United States Office of Personnel Management's website at http://www.opm.gov/qualifications.
IN DESCRIBING YOUR EXPERIENCE, PLEASE BE CLEAR AND SPECIFIC. WE WILL NOT MAKE ASSUMPTIONS REGARDING YOUR EXPERIENCE. If your resume does not support your questionnaire answers, we will not allow credit for your response(s).
APPLICANTS 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. Please refer to this checklist to ensure proper accreditation and for foreign education requirements.
When applying for Federal jobs, eligible veterans should claim preference on the Occupational Questionnaire in the section provided and provide a legible copy of DD-214(s) showing all dates of service as well as character of service (honorable, general, etc.). Additionally, veterans with service-connected disability of 10% or more must also submit a copy of their official statement from the Department of Veterans Affairs, or from a branch of the Armed Forces, certifying their service-connected disability and/or their receipt of compensation for service-connected disability. If the military member is within 120 days of separation and does not yet have a DD214, the member may instead submit any written document from the armed forces that certifies the service member is expected to be discharged or released from active duty service in the armed forces under honorable conditions not later than 120 days after the date the certification is signed.
Veterans with service-connected disability of less than 10%, non service-connected disability, and Purple Heart recipients, as-well-as those claiming derived preference for a spouse, widow or widower, or natural mother, should refer to and submit a completed " SF15, "Application for 10-Point Veteran Preference," (go to http://www.opm.gov/forms/pdf_fill/SF15.pdf) and required documentation with your application materials. For more information on Veterans' Preference, please visit http://www.fedshirevets.gov/job/veterans.aspx.
HOW YOU WILL BE EVALUATED:
Applicants will be ranked based on four quality groups, as follows:
- 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 exceeds the minimum qualifications of the position including all selective factors, and who are proficient in most of the requirements of the job;
- Well 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; and
- Qualified - applicants possessing experience and/or education that meets the minimum qualifications of the position including all selective factors.
After the vacancy announcement closes, reviewed applications are evaluated against the questionnaire responses and placed in the appropriate quality group. Qualified veterans will be afforded preference by being placed at the top of the appropriate quality group. Qualifying veterans with a service-connected disability of 10% or more will be placed at the top of the best qualified group. The best qualified group is the first to be referred to the hiring facility for further consideration and possible interview. The remaining groups may be referred based on the number of applicants available.