GRADE DETERMINATIONS GS-12:
Education: Must have Bachelor's degree in medical technology/clinical laboratory science or in a related science AND completion of medical technology clinical practice program. The clinical practice program must have been approved by the National Accrediting Agency for Clinical Laboratory Sciences (NAACLS).
Experience. Must have the equivalent of 1 year of creditable, progressively responsible experience comparable to the next lower grade level, and must fully meet the Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities (KSA) at that level. In addition, the candidate must demonstrate the following professional KSAs. OR have 3 full years of progressively higher-level graduate education or a Ph.D. or equivalent doctoral degree in medical technology or a directly related field, provided the applicants total background demonstrates evidence of knowledge, skills, and abilities necessary to perform the work of the position to be filled.
Assignments. Assignments require specialized training and experience. Employees must have advanced knowledge of specialized and complex subject matter extending beyond the duties of test performance. They have wide latitude for exercising independent judgment. For all assignments above the full performance level, the higher-level duties must consist of significant scope, complexity (difficulty), and range of variety, and be performed by the incumbent at least 25% of the time.
Demonstrated Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities (KSAs).
(1) Knowledge of laboratory accreditation.
(2) Skill to develop procedures and plans.
(3) Ability to perform point of care tests.
(4) Knowledge to perform the full range of managerial point of care duties.
IN DESCRIBING YOUR EXPERIENCE, PLEASE BE CLEAR AND SPECIFIC. WE MAY NOT MAKE ASSUMPTIONS REGARDING YOUR EXPERIENCE.
References : VA Handbook 5005 available in the local Human Resources Office
Physical Requirements: Light lifting under 15 pounds; use of fingers; both hands required; walking 2 hours; standing 4 hours; repeated bending 2 hours; ability for rapid mental and muscular coordination simultaneously; near vision correctable at 13" to 16" to Jaeger 1 to 4; far vision correctable in one eye to 20/20 and to 20/40 in the other; depth perception; ability to distinguish shades of color; hearing aid (permitted); hearing without aid; working around machinery with moving parts; working closely with others; working alone; and biohazardous specimens.
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. Applicants must, therefore, only report 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. ***
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 application, résumé and/or supporting documentation will be verified. Please follow all instructions carefully. Errors or omissions may affect consideration for employment. You may also be evaluated based upon the question responses you provide during a structured interview. In responding to structured interview questions you should be sure to cite specific examples of experience, explain exactly what you did, and the outcome.