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Job Title:  Clinical Nurse , GS-0610-09
Department:  Department Of Homeland Security
Agency:  U.S. Coast Guard
Job Announcement Number:  12-1239-NE-DG-DHA-R1

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

The contents of the announcement can still be viewed.
$51,126.00 to $66,461.00 / Per Year
Friday, June 13, 2014 to Thursday, June 19, 2014
This is a full-time position.
- This is a permanent appointment.
1 vacancy in the following location:
Cape May, NJ View Map
Open to all United States Citizens. This position will be filled through Direct Hire Authority (DHA). All applicants who meet basic qualification requirements will be forwarded to the Selecting Official for further consideration. The "Rule of Three", Veterans Preference and traditional rating and ranking of applicants does not apply to this vacancy. For more information on Direct Hire Authority:
Not Applicable


About the Agency

This position is located at the U. S. Coast Guard Training Center, Health Services Division, Cape May, NJ.


  • Not Required


  • U.S. Citizenship is required.
  • The applicant is subject to pre-appointment and random drug testing.
  • Applicant is required to meet the medical requirements of the position.
  • This position requires a National Agency Check with Inquiries (NACI).


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The role of this position is to independently provide well-established professional nurse outpatient, inpatient, and emergency care procedures to patients assigned in an outpatient or inpatient unit.

Being a Coast Guard civilian makes you a valuable member of the Coast Guard team.  Typical work assignments include:

 - Assisting Medical Officer in outpatient  and emergency care.
 - Preparing patients for surgical and/or diagnostic procedures.
 - Taking medical history.
 - Coordinating the treatment of acutely ill or injured patients.
 - Giving intradermal, subcutaneous, and intramuscular injections.
 - Observing and assessing patient's clinical condition.
 - Evaluating and instructing patients.
 - Keeping logs, boards, records and charts current.
 - Training health services technicians on ward procedures and practices.


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QUALIFICATION REQUIREMENTS: All applicants must meet the basic criteria outlined below: A degree or diploma from a professional nursing program approved by the legally designated State accrediting agency at the time the program was completed;
AND An active, current registration as a professional nurse in a State, District of Columbia, the Commonwealth of Puerto Rico or a territory of the United States.
In addition to the basic criteria, all applicants must have: at least 1 full year of professional nursing experience (equivalent to the GS-7 level in the federal service) providing professional nursing care to a variety of patients; assessing patient's needs for nursing care, planning for nursing care interventions, and assessing the effectiveness of nursing interventions; monitoring and assessing patients for changes in condition; administering oxygen, IV fluids, and medications; preparing patients for surgical and/or diagnostic procedures; assisting with minor surgical procedures, diagnostic tests, and dressing changes; observing postoperative patients; and setting up, operating and monitoring specialized equipment such as cardiac monitors, defibrillators, etc.
OR completed all the requirements for a Master's degree or have 2 full years (36 semester hours or the equivalent) of progressively higher level graduate education in nursing OR Have a combination of directly related work experience and graduate level education.
When an applicant has less than one year of specialized experience as described above, he or she may combine successfully completed graduate-level education with experience to meet the total qualification requirements. Forty hours of work per week in the specialized field for 12 months is equivalent to 1 year of full-time experience, and, generally, 18 graduate semester hours is equivalent to 1 full-time year of graduate study (your school and department determine what constitutes 1 full-time year of graduate study).
GS-9 applicants must have completed more than 1 full year of graduate level education in order to use this option to qualify. The applicants percentage of specialized work experience (for example, 6 months equals 50%) and the percentage of graduate study (for example, 27 graduate hours for a GS-9 equals 50% where 18 graduate hours constitute a full-time year) must total at least 100%.

This position has a positive education requirement.

If you are including education on your resume, report only attendance and/or degrees from schools accredited by accrediting institutions recognized by the U.S. Department of Education.

All qualification requirements must be met by the closing date of the announcement. You will be responsible for updating your resume to keep information current. You may update your resume at anytime during the open period of this announcement.


This position will be filled through Direct Hire Authority (DHA). All applicants who meet the basic qualification requirements will be forwarded to the Selecting Official for further consideration. The "Rule of Three", Category Rating, Veterans Preference and traditional rating and ranking of applicants does not apply to this vacancy.When registering with USAJOBS, you may also elect to receive notices for job openings that meet your areas of interest. Applicant is also required to meet the medical requirements of the position.
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Please be aware that applicants will be required to complete questions contained on the Declaration for Federal Employment (OF-306) at the time a tentative job offer is made. If selected, at the time of appointment, selectees will be required to update the OF-306.  Certain responses on the form could pose a problem with suitability for employment determinations e.g., an affirmative answer to a conviction of a felony.

 If you are selected for this position, you will be subject to a determination of your suitability for Federal employment.

 Recruitment incentives may be authorized.

  Selections made from this Direct-Hire vacancy announcement will be processed as new appointments to the Federal service.  Current federal employees would, therefore, be given a new appointment to the Federal service and may be required to serve a new probationary period.

 Males born after 12/31/59 and at least 18 years of age must be registered with the Selective Service System. Visit Selective Service Registration.

 Moving expenses will not be paid.

   All Federal employees are required to have Federal salary payments made by direct deposit to a financial institution of their choosing.

 All selectees are subject to an appropriate investigation.

 More than 1 selection may be made from this announcement if additional identical vacancies in the same title, series, grade, and unit occur within 90 days from the date the certificate was issued.

 The United States Coast Guard (USCG) is an Equal Opportunity Employer.

 All qualified applicants will be considered regardless of political affiliation, race, color, religion, national origin, sex, sexual orientation, marital status, age, disability, or  other non-merit factors.

 USCG provides reasonable accommodations to applicants with disabilities.  If you need a reasonable accommodation for any part of the application and hiring process, please contact 410-636-7212.  Decisions on granting reasonable accommodation will be made on a case-by-case basis. Visit Opportunities for People with Disabilities


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Applications (resume and job specific questions) for this vacancy must be received on-line by 11:59 p.m ET on the closing date of the announcement.  There are several parts of the application process that affect the overall evaluation of your application:
    Resume - your resume must indicate clearly and specifically your qualifications  and include specific examples of your ability to execute the major duties outlined in this announcement.
    Responses to on-line core questions
    Responses to basic qualification questions
    Supporting documents, if requested
If applying on-line poses a hardship to you, the Help Desk listed on the announcement will provide assistance to ensure that applications are submitted on-line by the closing date.  You must contact the Help Desk prior to the closing date of this announcement to receive assistance.  Hours of operation:  Monday through Friday, 7:00 a.m. to 7:00 p.m. ET, excluding Federal holidays.


Individuals who have special priority selection rights under CTAP or ICTAP provisions must be well qualified for the position to receive consideration for special priority selection. CTAP and ICTAP eligibles will be considered well qualified if they attain a cut-off score of 85. We require documentation to support CTAP or ICTAP eligibility at the time of application. All documentation must be received by the closing date of the announcement and must indicate the vacancy announcement number on the documents. A fax coversheet will be provided to you from the system, with number and instructions to transmit the requested documents. The documents may also be mailed to the following address: (Jobs) U.S. Coast Guard, Ofc of Civ Pers, CG-1211NE, 2401, Hawkins Point Road, Bldg 1, Mail Stop 4, Baltimore, MD 21226.


USCG Applicant Support
Phone: 866-656-6830
Fax: 000-000-0000
Agency Information:
United States Coast Guard
2401 Hawkins Pt. Rd.
Bldg 1, Mail Stop 4
Attn: Office of Civilian Personnel
Baltimore, MD
Fax: 000-000-0000


Once  your complete application is received, we will conduct an evaluation to determine if you meet the basic qualification requirements.  All basically qualified candidates will be referred to the hiring manager for further consideration and possible interview. We expect to make a selection within 30 to 90 days of the closing date of this announcement.
To check the status of your application, log on to your USAJOBS account, click on "Application Status," and then click "More Information."  You may also opt to receive email notifications of application status changes by logging into your USAJOBS account and enabling notification alerts.

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