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Job Title:  Nursing Assistant
Agency:  Armed Forces Retirement Home
Job Announcement Number:  14-AFRH-004

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

The contents of the announcement can still be viewed.
$31,315.00 to $44,293.00 / Per Year
Monday, December 09, 2013 to Monday, December 23, 2013
Full-Time - Career/Career Conditional
FEW vacancies - Washington DC, DC   View Map
U.S. citizens who meet any of the categories shown under the heading "Who May Apply" at the end of the Job Summary section below. Individuals who do not meet the any of the categories may apply under 14-AFRH-005P, open to the Public.


About the Agency

The AFRH is an independent Federal Agency which most closely resembles a private sector Continuing Care Retirement Community with a geriatric resident population of distinguished Veterans who have served their country. If you would like to work in an environment that nurtures the Health and Wellness philosophy of aging and that provides a continuum of residential Life Care Services in a community setting for our Nation's Heroes, we invite you to visit our website.

U.S. Citizens from the who are:
1. Current permanent Federal employees with competitive status or current Federal employees in excepted service positions covered by an interchange agreement;
2. Former Federal employees with reinstatement eligibility;
3. Individuals eligible for:

  • the AFRH Career Transition Assistance Program (CTAP);
  • the Interagency Career Transition Assistance Program (ICTAP) from the local commuting area;
  • Individuals eligible under special hiring authorities (e.g., individuals with disabilities, covered by an interchange agreement, eligible for Veteran's Recruitment Appointment (VRA), OR certain military spouses);   

4. U.S. citizens, no matter where you live, who are eligible for appointment under the Veterans Employment Opportunities Act; or
5. AFRH employees currently serving on a Veteran's Recruitment Appointment (VRA).


  • Not Required


  • No


  • Please review the entire announcement before applying.


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As a Nursing Assistant, you will:
-Provide comfort care and hygiene to patients to include bathing, hair and nail care, oral hygiene, skin care, and back rubs.
-Accompany patients to other areas of the facility for scheduled appointments, treatments, recreational, social, and religious activities, and monitor and care for patients during ambulance transport to other medical treatment facilities.
-Accompany residents to planned activities in the community or appointments as required.  May be required to remain with the resident when necessary.
-Take accurate vital signs (i.e. blood pressure, pulse, respirations, temperature) and other required measurements (i.e. height, weight).  Recognize implications of changes and report to physician and/or nursing supervisor.
-Perform routine procedures in accordance with established standard operating procedures for CNA education.  Perform blood-pressure screenings and application of bandages and splints, etc.
-Maintain flow sheets and patient records, documenting patient care as per expected standards.


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ELIGIBILITY Applicants must meet all qualification requirements, including the following, by the closing date:

  • Time After Competitive Appointment: Candidates who are current Federal employees serving on a nontemporary competitive appointment must have served at least three months in that appointment.
  • Time-In-Grade: A candidate may be advanced to the GS-05 level if the candidate has held a position no lower than a GS-03 in the preceding year under his or her latest nontemporary competitive appointment OR has held a position at the GS-05 or higher under a nontemporary appointment at any time in the past.
  • Selective factor: You must be a State Certified Nursing Assistant.

QUALIFICATIONS Applicants must meet all qualification requirements, including the following, by the closing date:

  • Specialized Experience:  You must have 52 weeks of specialized experience at a level of difficulty and responsibility equivalent to the GS-04 grade level in the Federal service. Specialized experience for this position includes: nonprofessional nursing care work in a hospital, nursing home, or other medical, nursing, or patient care facility, or in such work as that of a home health aide performing duties such as: providing personal nursing care such as; support duties for diagnostic and technical treatment procedures, such as setting up and operating special medical equipment and apparatus; caring for mentally ill patients, including observing, recording, and reporting changes in their behavior, and providing reassurance and encouragement.  OR
  • Education: 4-year course of study above high school leading to a bachelor's degree with courses related to the occupation.  The education generally must be from an accredited (or pre-accredited) college or university recognized by the U.S. Department of Education.  For a list of accredited schools which meet the criteria, click here.  If you are qualifying based on foreign education, you must submit proof of creditability of education as evaluated by a credentialing agency; more information may be found here.

You may qualify by a combination of experience and education. Options for qualifying based on a combination will be identified in the online questions.

The experience may have been gained in either the public or private sector. One year of experience refers to full-time; part-time work is considered on a prorated basis.



Your application includes your:
1. Resume,
2. Responses to the online questions, and
3. Required supporting documents.
We use a multi-step process to evaluate and refer applicants:
1. Minimum Requirements: Your application must show that you meet all requirements, including the education and/or experience required for this position. You may be found "not qualified" if you do not possess the minimum competencies required for the position. If your application is incomplete, we may rate you as ineligible.
2. Rating: Your application will be evaluated in the following areas: ability to perform general nursing assitant patient care duties, ability to assess changes in the geriatric patient's condition and report changes to the doctor, and ability to communicate orally and in writing in a health care setting.  Your application will be rated and ranked among others, based on the extent and quality of your experience, education, training, performance appraisals and awards relevant to the duties of this position. We may lower your rating if your responses to the online questions are not supported by the education and/or experience described in your application.
3. Referral: If you are among the top qualified candidates, your application will be referred to a selecting official for consideration and possible interview. If you are a displaced or surplus Federal employee (eligible for the Career Transition Assistance Plan (CTAP)/Interagency Career Transition Assistance Plan (ICTAP)), you must receive a score of 92 or better to be rated as well qualified to receive special selection priority.
To preview questions please click here.


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•  We may select from this announcement or any other source to fill one or more vacancies. 
If selected for this position, you will be required to:
•  Complete a one-year probationary period (unless already completed).
•  Submit to a drug test prior to your appointment and random drug testing while you occupy the position.
•  Complete a Declaration for Federal Employment to determine your suitability for Federal employment.
•  Successfully complete a background investigation.
•  Pass a pre-employment physical examination.
•  If you are a male applicant born after December 31, 1959, certify that you have registered with the Selective Service System or are exempt from having to do so.
•  Have your salary sent to a financial institution of your choice by Direct Deposit/Electronic Funds Transfer.
•  Go through a Personal Identity Verification (PIV) process that requires two forms of identification from the Form I-9. Federal law requires verification of the identity and employment eligibility of all new hires in the U.S.


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The following instructions outline our application process. You must complete this application process and submit any required documents by 11:59 p.m. Eastern Time (ET) on the closing date of this announcement. We are available to assist you during business hours (normally 8:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m., Monday - Friday). If applying online poses a hardship, please contact us by noon ET on the announcement's closing date. AFRH provides reasonable accommodation to applicants with disabilities on a case-by-case basis. Please contact us if you require this for any part of the application and hiring process.
If you are experiencing system issues with your application, please contact the CareerConnector Help Desk at and/or the USAJobs Help Desk.
Step 1 - Create or Upload a resume with USAJOBS ( - We suggest you go to the end of the Qualifications & Evaluation section of the job announcement to preview the online questions that you will answer in Step 3. You may need to customize your resume to ensure that it supports your responses to these questions. For more resume tips click here. - You may create a resume in USAJOBS or upload one of your own choosing. Although you must enter your Social Security Number (SSN) for USAJOBS, we will only see the last four digits for identification purposes.
Step 2 - Apply Online Click the "Apply Online" link of this announcement and then select the resume you wish to submit with your application. You will be redirected to the Department of the Treasury's CareerConnector website to complete the application process.
Step 3 - Answer the Online Questions and Submit Your Online Application If this is your first time on Treasury's CareerConnector website, you will be prompted to register by answering questions related to your eligibility for Federal employment. The system will save these responses and take you back to the main screen so that you can answer the job-specific questions. Select "Take me to the assessment" and click on the "Continue" button to answer the job-specific questions. You must answer all the questions and click the "Finished" button.
Step 4 - Review and Confirm Your Submission You will now have the option to upload a document or print fax cover-sheets for your required documents (see step 5 for details). Once you click "Done," you will see a summary of your application for your review. You may also print a copy for your records. When you click "Finished" at the bottom of the page, you will then be directed back to USAJOBS where you can confirm that your application has been submitted and track your application status.
Step 5 - Submit Required Documents You can submit any required documents (discussed below) by document upload or fax. Whichever method you choose, please include the job announcement number with your documents. To protect your privacy, we encourage you to remove your SSN from any documents that you submit.
Document Upload: You may upload supporting documents in one of two ways:
1. Once you finish answering the questions in the job announcement, you will be prompted to upload your document(s) to your application. You will be given the choice to either upload the document as part of the application process or you can select a document that you've already loaded on USAJOBS. or
2. You can upload a document to an existing application by logging into your USAJOBS account profile. Click on "My Applications" and search for the vacancy. Once you've located the vacancy, click on the vacancy and select "Apply Online." Move through your existing application to the Documents page and select Upload in order to add a document to your application. Be certain to review your complete application for confirmation that the document uploaded. In the Application Review section, you may verify acceptance of your documents in CareerConnector if you see them listed on the "Vacancy Documents" screen. Then, click on "Finished" to be returned to USAJOBS.
 Fax: Create a fax cover-sheet in CareerConnector by following the "Faxing Supporting Documentation" instructions. The fax number will be on the cover-sheet.


Please note that if you do not provide all required information, as specified in this announcement, you may not be considered for this position (or may not receive the special consideration for which you may be eligible)
1. Application: Must include work experience, training, education, and awards relevant to the qualifications requirements. For tips on creating a resume, click here.
2. SF-50, Notification of Personnel Action: Must show your current (or most recent) grade and competitive service status. (The "position occupied" block on the SF-50 should show a "1" and your "tenure" block should show a "1" or "2".) If you are currently on a Veterans Recruitment Appointment (VRA), submit a copy of an SF-50 showing that. Indicate on your application the highest permanent grade you have held; if this grade is different from your current grade, submit a copy of an additional SF-50 showing this grade.
3.  Performance Appraisal:  Must include your most recent peformance appraisal including evaluation/rating.  If you do not have a copy of performance appraisal, you will need to indicate a reason in your application.
4.  Education Documentation: If you are qualifying for this position by substituting education or training for experience, submit a copy of your transcripts, a list of courses showing title, number of credits, grade, and date of completion, or indicate degree earned and completion date on your resume.An official transcript will be required if you are selected.
5. For noncompetitive eligibles listed under "Who May Apply,": proof of eligibility for noncompetitive appointment.
6. Career Transition Assistance Program (CTAP)/Interagency Career Transition Assistance Program (ICTAP): Must also submit documentation in order to be considered. Click here for more information.
7. For VEOA or VRA eligibles: Form DD-214 or other official documentation from a branch of the Armed Forces or the Department of Veterans Affairs (VA). Eligibles claiming 10-point preference must also submit an Application for 10-Point Veteran Preference, SF-15 along with the required documentation listed on the back of the form. (For more information on Veterans' programs, please see the VetsInfo Guide)
Recommended Documents:
In addition, we recommend that you submit the following:
•  A completed and signed OF-306, Declaration for Federal Employment, which can be accessed here.
•  A list of awards received (if applicable). Please do not send copies of awards.


Applicant Call Center
Phone: 304-480-7300
Fax: 000-000-0000
Agency Information:
See "How to Apply" section
Parkersburg, WV
Fax: 000-000-0000


You may check the status of your application for this position at any time by logging onto the USAJOBS "My Account" tab and clicking on "Application Status". Please notify us if your contact information changes after the closing date of the announcement. Also, note that if you provide an email address that is inaccurate, or if your mailbox is full or blocked (e.g., spam-blocker), you may not receive important communication that could affect your consideration for this position.

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