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.
LICENSURE: Applicants will be required to verify they possess a current, valid, unrestricted license in any State, the District of Columbia, the Commonwealth of Puerto Rico, or a Territory of the United States.
YOU MUST MEET ALL BASIC REQUIREMENTS LISTED BELOW:
- 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. Must provide official Nursing transcripts.
- An active, unrestricted registration as a professional nurse in a State, the District of Columbia, the Commonwealth of Puerto Rico, or a Territory of the United States.
In addition to the above, you must also meet the following minimum requirements for the grade level you wish to be considered for:
GS-04: Completion of a program of less than 30 months duration or associate degree OR one (1) year of nursing experience as a military corpsman.
GS-05: Completion of a program of less than 30 months duration or associate degree AND one (1) year of professional nursing, or at least GS-04 level practical nursing experience under the supervision of a professional nurse OR completion of a program of at least 30 months or duration 4 academic years above high school or bachelor's degree.
GS-07: Completion of a professional nursing program AND one (1) year specialized experience equivalent to at least the GS-05 level OR one (1) full year of graduate education or bachelor's degree with superior academic achievement.
GS-09: Two (2) full years of progressively higher level graduate education or master's degree OR one (1) year of specialized experience equivalent to at least the GS-07 level.
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 in the normal line of progression for the occupation in the organization. Examples of specialized experience for the Nurse/Clinical nurse include: work experience reflecting knowledge of hospital policy and procedures relating to patient care. Work experience managing patient care in varying medical situation.
Your education and work experience may be combined to meet the qualification requirements of this position.
You must meet the requirements of the job by 11:59 (Eastern Standard Time) of the closing date: Friday, December 26, 2014
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:
- Technical competency in nursing concepts, principles and practices.
- Decision making and application or nursing skills.
- Technical competency in preventive and curative measures.
- Education and training.
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, Friday, December 26, 2014, to be considered.