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  5. How to Apply

Job Title:Audiology Health Technician

Department:Department of the Air Force

Agency:Air Force Personnel Center

Job Announcement Number:WR994693

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

The contents of the announcement can still be viewed.

SALARY RANGE:

$34,907.00 to $34,907.00 / Per Year

OPEN PERIOD:

Thursday, November 14, 2013 to Monday, November 25, 2013

SERIES & GRADE:

GS-0640-06

POSITION INFORMATION:

Full Time - Permanent

PROMOTION POTENTIAL:

06

DUTY LOCATIONS:

1 vacancy in the following location:
Robins AFB, GA View Map

WHO MAY APPLY:

United States Citizens

SECURITY CLEARANCE:

Not Applicable

SUPERVISORY STATUS:

No

JOB SUMMARY:

Looking for a rewarding job with a promising future? Join the Robins Air Force Base Team, a vital part of the Air Force war fighting team and the largest industrial complex in Georgia, employing a work force of over 25,000 civilian, contractor and military members.  We are proud of our greater community we call Team Robins Plus.

The primary purpose of this position is to provide support to the Hearing Conservation Center, perform annual hearing screening, educate regarding consequences of hazardous noise exposure, and provide proper fit of ear protection for all noise exposed personnel at Robins Air Force Base, thereby facilitating the achievement of optimal outcomes in relation to clinical care and force readiness and reduction in permanent physical impairment.

 

TRAVEL AND RELOCATION EXPENSES: Will Not be Paid.

TRAVEL REQUIRED

  • Not Required

RELOCATION AUTHORIZED

  • No

KEY REQUIREMENTS

  • U.S. Citizenship Required (regardless of residence)
  • Males born after 31 December 1959 must be registered for or exempt
  • from Selective Service (See www.sss.gov)
  • Suitable for Federal employment as determined by a background investigation

DUTIES:

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Performs daily equipment calibration, audiometric testing, and saves data via software.  Performs medical record review to search for previous audiometric tests, results, and referrals related to hearing.  Educates employees regarding hazardous noise and use of hearing protection devices, as well as selecting and fitting appropriate hearing protective devices.  Conducts Hearing Conservation Program review and analysis.  Serves as unit equipment custodian and supply representative.  Fabricates custom ear molds, performs external auditory ear canal cleaning.  Performs other related duties as assigned. 

The following are the job-related Knowledge, Skills and Abilities (KSAs) necessary to perform the work of this position: 

  • Knowledge of Hearing Conservation Program (HCP) and its goals, objectives, and procedures as well as skill in implementing them.
  • Knowledge of general medical terminology and records maintenance standards and skill in organizing and recording medical information in order to maintain proper medical records for patients.
  • Knowledge of functions of equipment and skill in testing procedures (to include visual inspection of the ear and auditory canal) in order to properly use and maintain equipment.
  • Ability to understand and convey specific information from healthcare provider; provide proper documentation to patient’s medical records. 


QUALIFICATIONS REQUIRED:

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Basic Qualification Requirement:  You must meet the following qualification requirement and provide documentation to support your qualifications

 

Specialized Experience:  You must have at least 1 year of specialized experience performing annual audiometric testing, educating about the consequences of hazardous noise exposure and providing proper fitting of hearing protection devices for all noise exposed personnel. This experience must have been at a level of difficulty and complexity sufficient to demonstrate the ability to perform the duties of this position.  It may have been gained in the private sector, volunteer service, military service, and/or government service, etc.


COLLEGE TRANSCRIPTS:  If you are using education to qualify, failure to submit the following documentation will result in you being rated ineligible. You must submit a legible copy of all your college transcripts or a complete list of all college courses you have completed that identify for each course: the college or university attended, semester or quarter hours earned, grade and grade-point received. Transcripts must reflect receipt of degree and date degree was awarded, if applicable. If selected, you will be required to provide an official copy of college transcripts before entering on duty.

FOREIGN EDUCATION: To receive credit for foreign education, you must provide proof that the education has been evaluated by an organization specializing in interpretation of foreign educational credentials and has been deemed to be at least equivalent to that gained in conventional U.S. education programs.

Conditions of Employment/Other Requirements:

  • A pre-employment physical examination may be required if selected for this position.
  • The Department of Defense policy on employment of annuitants issued March 18, 2004 will be used in determining eligibility of annuitants. Click here for more information.
  • Former Federal Employees who return to work for the government after receiving Voluntary Separation Incentive Pay (VSIP) are normally required to repay an amount equal to the VSIP amount received, including Federal taxes that were withheld. This requirement remains in effect for 5 years after separation. Upon acceptance of a tentative offer, submission of a copy of the separation SF-50 will be required.
  • Work is carried out in an office environment. The employee sits comfortably to do the work. However, there is walking and standing involved multiple times daily to escort patients for proper disposition. Carrying of light items such as manuals and files will be routine. The work requires computer use for extended periods. Must be physically able to perform CPR skills. Should be able to crouch, bend and kneel in order to hook up equipment, re-route cords and exchange equipment during troubleshooting efforts or to install new or replacement equipment when equipment fails in order to ensure continued patient care during the duty day. The work environment involves everyday risks or discomforts that require normal safety precautions typical of such places as medical facility offices. There is adequate light, heat, and ventilation in the work area. Duties include occasional visits to hazardous noise work-sites during shop surveys, and employee will be required to wear personal protection equipment as necessary.
  • Upon appointment, incumbent will be required to obtain and maintain current CPR/First Aid certification. Upon appointment, incumbent will be required to attend Hearing Conservation Training course at Wright-Patterson AFB, OH. The course is offered quarterly, lasting approximately 3 days. Certification as a Hearing Conservationist by the Council of Accreditation of Occupational Hearing Conservation is highly encouraged. Training to meet certification requirements is offered through School of Aerospace Medicine at Wright-Patterson AFB, OH. Duties involve the general use and knowledge of personal computers and the Composite Health Care System in order to schedule and cancel appointments and retrieve carious administrative and medical testing information.

HOW YOU WILL BE EVALUATED:

Your application will be evaluated and rated under the Category Rating and Selection Procedures. We will review your resume, supporting documentation and your responses to your occupational questionnaire to determine if you meet the minimum qualifications for this job. Then, your total documented experience will be reviewed to determine whether you should remain in the current category or be placed in a lower category or made ineligible.

 

Eligible candidates will be placed for selection consideration into one of the three categories as described below:

 

1.   Qualified Category - Proficient in some, but not all, of the requirements of the position. Candidates may require extensive training in order to sufficiently perform the duties of the position.

 

2.   Highly Qualified Category - Proficient in most, but not all, of the requirements of the position. Candidates may require minimum training in order to perform the duties of the position.

 

3.   Best Qualified Category - Candidates are highly proficient in all of the job requirements and can perform effectively in the position almost immediately or within a minimum amount of training.

 

Application of Veterans Preference: The Category Rating Method does not add veterans' preference points or apply the "rule of three," but protects the rights of veterans by placing them ahead of non-preference eligibles within each category. Preference eligibles who meet minimum qualification requirements and who have a compensable service-connected disability of at least 10 percent must be listed in the highest quality category, except when the position being filled is scientific or professional at the GS-9 grade level or higher. A selecting official may make selections from the highest quality category (Best Qualified) provided no preference eligible in that category is passed over to select a non-preference eligible in that category unless the requirements of 5 U.S.C 3317(b) or 3318(b) are satisfied.

 

INTERAGENCY CAREER TRANSITION ASSISTANCE PLAN (ICTAP): Individuals who have special priority selection rights under ICTAP must be well qualified for the position to receive consideration for special priority selection. ICTAP eligibles will be considered well qualified if they attain a score of 85.0 or higher, before the additional veterans' preference points. For more information on how to apply as an ICTAP eligible click here.

Federal employees seeking ICTAP eligibility must submit proof that they meet the requirements of 5 CFR 330.704 for ICTAP. This includes a copy of the agency notice, a copy of their most recent Performance Rating and a copy of their most recent SF-50 showing position, grade level and duty location. Please annotate your application to reflect that you are applying as an ICTAP eligible.


BENEFITS:

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Benefits of Working for the Federal Government - Click here for an overview of the benefits currently offered to Federal employees.



OTHER INFORMATION:

If you are a veteran with preference eligibility and you are claiming TP veterans' preference, you must submit a copy of your DD-214 (member 4) or other proof of eligibility. If you are claiming XP, CP, or CPS veterans' preference, you may submit an SF-15, "Application for 10-Point Veterans' Preference" plus the proof required by that form OR you must submit an official statement, dated 1991 or later, from the Department of Veterans Affairs or from a branch of the Armed Forces, certifying that the veteran has a service-connected disability of 10% or more. For more information on veterans' preference click here 

 



HOW TO APPLY:

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To apply for this position, you must submit a complete Application Package by 11:59 PM (EST) on Monday, November 25, 2013

To begin the process, click the Apply Online button at the bottom of this screen 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.

 

Note: To return to a previously Saved or Incomplete application you may use the following link: https://applicationmanager.gov/.

 

To fax supporting documents you are unable to upload, complete this cover page http://staffing.opm.gov/pdf/usascover.pdf using the following Vacancy ID 994693

Fax your documents to 1-478-757-3144.

 

We strongly encourage you to apply online, if you cannot apply online click the following links to view and print the required documents to submit:

   1. Occupational questionnaire View Occupational Questionnaire
   2. OPM Form1203-FX to provide your responses to the occupational
      questionnaire http://www.opm.gov./forms/pdf_fill/OPM1203fx.pdf.
   3. Fax the completed OPM Form 1203-FX along with any supporting documents to 1-
      478-757-3144
. Your OPM Form 1203-FX will serve as a cover page for your fax
      transmission.

 

If you are unable to apply online or you do not have computer access, please contact Robins DEU at (478) 926-6846 for information on how to apply for this vacancy.

 

NOTE: Submission of a resume' or a 1203FX form alone IS NOT a complete application.  This position requires the completion of additional forms as described under Required Documents section.  Please carefully review the complete job announcement and the "How to Apply" instructions.  Failure to provide the required information and/or materials will result in your application not being considered for employment.   



REQUIRED DOCUMENTS:

The following documents are required and must be received by the closing date of this announcement: 

1. Resume

2. Occupational Questionnaire (OPM Form 1203-FX, if not applying online)

3. Other supporting documents:
       - Veterans' Preference Documentation, if applicable

       - College Transcript(s), if qualifying based on education

       - Copy of licensures, certificates, etc., if applicable

       - ICTAP Documentation, if applicable          

 

AGENCY CONTACT INFO:

ROBINS DEO
Phone: (478)926-6846
Fax: (478)757-3144
Email: 78MSG.DPC.DEU@ROBINS.AF.MIL
Agency Information:
AFPC DPIDOT
455 BYRON STREET
ROBINS AFB, GA
31098-1860
USA
Fax: (478)757-3144

WHAT TO EXPECT NEXT:

The occupational questionnaire is your self-assessment of the qualifications for this position; and your total documented experience will be used to identify the best qualified applicants for referral to the selecting official for further consideration and possible interviews. We will notify you of the outcome after each of these steps has been completed. After making a tentative job offer, we will conduct a suitability/security background investigation. We expect to make a final job offer within 40 days after the deadline for applications.


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Job Announcement Number:

WR994693

Control Number:

355319200