Job Overview


Civilian employees serve a vital role in supporting the Army mission. They provide the skills that are not readily available in the military, but crucial to support military operations. The Army integrates the talents and skills of its military and civilian members to form a Total Army.

About the Position:
This position is located in the Central Material Service with the Department of Anesthesia and Operative Services (DOAOS) at Madigan Army Medical Center (MAMC) on Joint Base Lewis-McChord (Tacoma), Washington.

This is a developmental position and may be filled at the GS-03, 04, or 05 grade levels with non-competitive promotion potential to the full performance grade (GS-05). This job opportunity announcement will only be used to fill at the GS-03 grade level. If you are interested in applying for other grade levels please see the announcement numbers below:
GS-04: WTEU147593011020845D
GS-05: WTEU147593011020850D

For more information regarding Madigan Army Medical Center (MAMC) please visit the following website: Madigan Army Medical Center Home Page

Who May Apply: U.S. Citizens


Medical Supply (Sterile Processing) Aids hired at the GS-03 grade level will receive progressively more responsible duties in order to perform the full range of duties to process, decontaminate, sterilize, prepare and distribute medical supplies and equipment used in all areas of the hospital. Use manual and mechanical cleaning methods to decontaminate and sterilize surgical instrumentation and equipment, disassembling and reassembling as required. Sort items according to cleaning procedure required. Demonstrate competence in principles of sterilization and infectious disease transmission, infection control; and all aspects of steam and sterrad sterilization processes. Package a variety of supply items such as gauze, needles and scissors using established packaging procedures. Keeps record, labels each item sterilized, and places in protective cover. Utilize computer based tracking system.

Travel Required

  • Not Required

Relocation Authorized

  • No