Possess at least one year of specialized experience equivalent to the
next lower grade level in Federal Service that has
provided the applicant with the particular knowledge, skills and abilities to
perform successfully the duties of a Medical Supply Technician. Specialized
experience is experience obtained in a medical environment processing,
assembling, trouble-shooting, preparing, sterilizing, storing, and issuing
sterile and unsterile medical supplies and equipment; knowledge of the
technical names, general uses, physical characteristics, and operating
conditions of medical supply items; knowledge of decontamination, cleaning,
preparation, sterilization, and storage procedures; knowledge of aseptic
techniques; and skill in operating a washer-sterilizer, ultrasonic instrument
cleaners, and gas and steam sterilizers. Examples of qualifying specialized
experience include work as an operating room technician, medical instrument
technician, nursing assistant, corpsman, or laboratory worker.
6 months of graduate education or 9 semester hours of graduate education or an
internship with courses directly related to the work of this Medical Supply
Technician position. (Transcripts Required)
the equivalent combinations of education and specialized experience as
described above to meet the total qualification requirements for this position.
A full year of work is considered to be 35-40 hours of
work per week. Part-time experience will be credited on the basis of time
actually spent in appropriate activities. Applicants wishing to receive
credit for such experience must indicate clearly the nature of their duties and
responsibilities in each position and the number of hours a week spent in such
You will be rated on the following Knowledge, Skills, Abilities and Other characteristics (KSAOs) as part of the assessment questionnaire for this position: (Narrative Responses are not
Knowledge of aseptic/sterilization
effectively communicate in person and in writing with a variety of individuals.
applying quality assurance techniques to the decontamination and sterilization
of Reusable Medical Equipment.
medical surgical terminology instruments.
Skill in applying decontamination principles and
techniques for Reusable Medical Equipment (RME).
Skill in applying sterilization principles and
techniques for Reusable Medical Equipment.
As a Medical Supply Technician, you will usually stand and move from one
part of the room to another while performing duties. You will frequently be
required to lift packages weight 50 pounds and regularly push carts weighing up
to 300 pounds for extended distances.
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.