To qualify for this position, your resume must reflect sufficient experience and/or education, to perform the duties of the position for which you are applying. Your resume is key in evaluating your experience, as they relate to this position. Therefore, we encourage you to be clear and specific when describing your work experience.
EDUCATION: Degree or diploma from a professional nursing program approved by the legally designated State accrediting agency at the time the program was completed by the applicant.
IN ADDITION TO BASIC REQUIREMENT:
GS-12: Candidates must have 52 weeks of specialized experience equivalent to the GS-11 grade level to qualify for the GS-12 grade level.
LICENSURE: All applicant must have active, current registration as a professional nurse in a State, District of Columbia, the Commonwealth of Puerto Rico, or a territory of United States.
SPECIALIZED EXPERIENCE: Experience that equipped the applicant with the particular knowledge, skills, and abilities to perform successfully the duties of the position, and that is typically in or related to the work of the position to be filled. To be creditable, specialized experience must have been equivalent to at least the next lower grade level. Examples of the type of experience that will be credited are carrying out the duties of providing management in Nursing Services in planning, organizing, reviewing, evaluating and implementing all duties; supervises and provides direction; and evaluating the nursing needs of patient care.
Supervisory or Managerial abilities: Candidates must have demonstrated in their work experience or training that they possess, or have the potential to develop, the qualities of successful supervision:
Assign to and review work of subordinates, train and work effectively with subordinates from a variety of backgrounds and with different levels/areas of training.
Accomplish the quality and quantity of work expected within set limits of cost and time,
Plan own work and carry out assignments effectively.
Communicate with others effectively both orally and in writing working out solutions to problems or questions relating to the work.
Understand and further management goals as these affect day-to-day work operations.
Develop improvements in or design new work methods and procedures.
Personal Attributes: The attributes listed below are important to success in supervisor or managerial positions at all supervisory levels. Accordingly, candidates for all supervisory positions must demonstrate all of the following personal qualities:
Objectivity and fairness in judging people on their ability, and situations on the facts and circumstances;
Capacity to adjust to change, work pressures, or difficult situations without undue stress;
Willingness to consider new ideas or divergent points of view; and
Capacity to "see the job through."
The selected individual is required to obtain and maintain Registered Nurse (RN) licensure. If licensure is not maintained during employment, the employee will be subject to adverse actions, up to and including removal from Federal service.
Time-In-Grade Requirements: Merit Promotion (status) candidates must have completed one year of service at the next lower grade level. Time-In-Grade provisions do not apply under the Excepted Service Examining Plan (ESEP).
You must meet the requirements of the job by 11:59 (Eastern Standard Time) of the closing date: Tuesday, December 24, 2013
HOW YOU WILL BE EVALUATED:
You will be rated based on the information provided in your resume (your resume must state specific duties that relate to this position) and your responses to the assessment questions will be evaluated against the duties you provided in your resume, along with your submitted documentation to determine your ability to demonstrate the following:
- PLANNING AND EVALUATING
- EDUCATION AND TRAINING
- INTERPERSONAL SKILLS
- DECISION MAKING IN NURSING ADMINISTRATION
- DECISION MAKING IN EEO REQUIREMENT
You will receive a numeric rating based on your responses to the Assessment questions. If after reviewing your resume and responses to the assessment questions, a determination is made that you have overstated your qualifications and/or experience, you may lose consideration.
The following links below provide information on how you may be eligible for various hiring authorities. If you are a Veteran, qualified CTAP and ICTAP eligible, or an individual with a disability, please refer to the following links below for additional guidance:
Click here to view vacancy questions: View Assessment Questions. All documents above MUST be received by 11:59 (Eastern Standard Time) of the closing date of, Tuesday, December 24, 2013, to be considered.