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Job Title:  Occupational Health Nurse (DEU-KG)
Department:  Department Of The Interior
Agency:  Bureau of Reclamation
Job Announcement Number:  BR-LC-DE-14-37

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

The contents of the announcement can still be viewed.
$47,448.00 to $61,678.00 / Per Year
Monday, July 28, 2014 to Monday, August 25, 2014
Full Time - Permanent
1 vacancy in the following location:
Clark County, NV View Map
All United States Citizens and Nationals.
Public Trust - Background Investigation


About the Agency


Position is being advertised concurrently under BR-LC-14-66 for status applicants. If you are interested in applying under both announcement numbers you must submit application packages for each.

Reclamation is seeking a career professional looking for an opportunity to capitalize on his/her expertise as an Occupational Health Nurse. Responsibilities include providing healthcare, counseling, education and training to employees and visitors of the Lower Colorado Dams Office (to include Hoover Dam and the Visitor Center).

LOCATION: Lower Colorado Region, Lower Colorado Dams Office, Compliance and Regulatory Office, Safety and Occupational Health Group, Hoover Dam, Boulder City NV. Boulder City and Hoover Dam are a short drive from the Las Vegas metropolitan area.

For living conditions visit: Boulder City, NV -
Henderson, NV -
Las Vegas, NV -

Relocation expenses are not authorized.

Additional vacancies may be filled from this vacancy announcement.


  • Occasional Travel
  • Occasional travel may be required.


  • No


  • U.S. Citizenship or National.
  • You must apply online to be considered for this position.
  • You must submit transcripts & proof of registration - see Qualifications.
  • Position requires a pre-employment physical.
  • Position requires a pre-employment drug test.
  • Suitable for Federal employment, determined by a background investigation.


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  • Provides healthcare, counseling, educational, OSHA medical monitoring programs, and training aspects of employee health programs for the LCDO.
  • Administers emergency care for illnesses of occupational and non-occupational origin and injuries that occur at the workplace.
  • Performs limited portions of physical examinations such as blood pressure readings, vision exams, venipunctures, hearing exams, etc...
  • Administers prescribed medications, treatments, immunizations, and/or injections authorized by the medical director utilizing guidance from the Centers for Disease Control and the Occupational Safety and Health Administration.
  • Provides limited emergency care to the general public while visiting facilities which include Hoover Dam and the Visitor Center. Provides advice to visitors on seeking medical care and may make referrals to local physicians and/or medical facilities according to the apparent nature of the problem.
  • Assures patient treatment is adequately documented in medical records. Participates in staff meetings, validates assessments, communicates findings (orally and in written format) and makes appropriate clinical recommendations.


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You must meet all qualification requirements and any selective placement factors by the closing date of this announcement.

MINIMUM QUALIFICATION REQUIREMENT Applications must first meet the following Basic Requirements:

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.

Registration: Applicants must have 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. An applicant who has graduated from an approved nursing educational program within the past 12 months may be appointed pending State registration as a professional nurse within 6 months of appointment. No person appointed pending registration may be retained beyond 6 months, or promoted, if registration has not been attained.

GS-09: In addition to the Basic Requirements above, you must have one year of specialized experience equivalent to at least the GS-07 level (defined below) OR 2 full years of progressively higher level graduate education or a master's or equivalent degree. Graduate-level education must have been in nursing with a concentration in a field of nursing (e.g., teaching, a clinical specialty, research, administration, etc.) or in a closely related non-nursing field directly applicable to the requirements of the position to be filled.

Specialized Experience for GS-09 level: Defined as experience utilizing professional nursing principles and procedures to assess, treat, counsel and educate in a medical, nursing, or patient care facility.

This position has a mandatory education requirement; you must furnish a copy of your transcript of college work completed (unofficial copy is acceptable). Transcripts must include the name of the college or university and date the degree was conferred. Non-submission will result in you being rated not qualified for the position.

Foreign Education: To receive credit for education completed outside the United States, applicants must show proof that the education has been submitted to a private organization that specializes in interpretation of foreign educational credentials and such education has been deemed at least equivalent to that gained in conventional U.S. education programs.


Category rating and selection procedures will be used for evaluating this position. If you meet the basic qualification requirements, your on-line responses to the vacancy assessment questionnaire will be used to determine the quality and extent of your experience, education, training, etc., for placement in one of the following categories: 1) Best Qualified; 2) Well Qualified; and 3) Qualified. Qualified candidates will be assigned a numerical score on a scale of 70-100 and Veterans with preference will be placed at the top of their respective category. The assessment questionnaire will take you approximately 45 minutes to complete.

Applicants will be further evaluated on the following "Knowledge, Skills and Abilities (KSAs)" through your resume and responses to the vacancy assessment questionnaire:

1. Knowledge of professional nursing principles, procedures, and their application in the health unit setting.

2. Knowledge of symptoms for purposes of determining treatment or referral.

3. Knowledge of regulations, rules, etc... concerning the release of information under various authorities to include the Freedom of Information Act (FOIA) and Privacy Act.

4. Ability to counsel and advise employees with physical, emotional, or mental problems.

Your answers to questions will be verified against information provided in your online resume. Be sure that your resume clearly supports the responses to all the questions by addressing experience, education and/or training relevant to this position. Applicants must make a fair and accurate assessment of their qualifications. If a determination is made that you have rated yourself higher than is apparent in your description of experience, competencies, skills, and/or education/training OR that your resume/application is incomplete, you may be rated ineligible or your score may be lowered.
To preview questions please click here.


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Selective Service: If you are a male applicant born after December 31, 1959, you must certify that you have registered with the Selective Service System, or are exempt from having to do so under the Selective Service Law. For more information visit:

Equal Employment Opportunity:
The United States Government does not discriminate in employment on the basis of race, color, religion, sex, national origin, political affiliation, sexual orientation, gender identity, marital status, disability and genetic information, age, membership in an employee organization, or other non-merit factor.

Probationary Period:
Placement in this position requires you to complete a one-year probationary period unless you have already completed one.

Pre-employment Physical: If selected, you are required to obtain and successfully pass a pre-employment physical examination by a licensed physician certifying to your ability to perform the duties of the position. This is not required if a comparable examination was required for placement in your current position and was completed within the last year; however, verifiable documentation of a comparable physical is required. Periodic (annual or biennial) physical examinations are required to be successfully passed for continued employment.

Drug Testing: Position subject to drug testing, including pre-employment and random testing thereafter during course of employment.

Working Conditions: Work requires considerable standing and walking and occasional lifting of patients. It is also necessary to climb ladders, stairs, to work in extreme temperatures, and work on very difficult terrain. The work involves regular and recurring exposure to such hazards as moving equipment, smoke, dust, excessive heat, and high noise.

Background Investigation/Security Clearance: If selected, you will be subject to a background investigation as a condition of placement/retention in this position. A background investigation will be required for all new hires AND current employees who are not currently covered by a satisfactorily adjudicated Federal background investigation commensurate with the sensitivity designation of this position.

Telework: Reclamation has determined that the duties of this position are suitable for telework and the selectee may be allowed to telework with supervisory approval.

E-Verify: DOI uses E-Verify to confirm the employment eligibility of all newly hired employees. To learn more about E-Verify, including your rights and responsibilities, please visit:


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Applications (resume, assessment questionnaire and supporting documents) for this vacancy MUST be received online BEFORE midnight Eastern Time (Washington D.C. time) on the closing date of this announcement. When you're ready to apply, click the blue APPLY ONLINE button at the side of any page. This vacancy is being announced through Bureau of Reclamation's Hiring System-HireMe. For more information about the HireMe system and the registration process, visit:

As part of the online application process, applicants may be required to submit supporting documents. Failure to submit the requested supporting documents may result in your not being considered for this position. Options for submitting supporting documentation include Auto Requested Fax or uploading from your USAJOBS profile - instructions provided during the online application process.

This agency provides reasonable accommodation to applicants with disabilities. If you need a reasonable accommodation for any part of the application and hiring process, please notify us at the phone number shown at the bottom of this page. The decision on granting reasonable accommodation will be on a case-by-case basis.


To be considered for this position, applicants are required to submit a resume that includes dates of employment, specifically years, months, and hours worked per week for each period of experience; an on-line assessment questionnaire; and the following supporting documents, as appropriate:

Transcript(s): All applicants MUST submit a copy of your college transcript(s) (unofficial). If selected, you will be required to provide official college transcripts to verify your educational qualifications prior to reporting for work.

Registration: You must submit proof of 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; OR if you have graduated from an approved nursing educational program within the past 12 months you must submit proof of pending registration.

Veterans Preference: If you are entitled to veterans preference, you must provide a copy of your DD Form 214, Certificate of Release or Discharge from Active Duty (Member 4 Copy), and you should indicate the type of veterans preference you are claiming on your resume. Your veterans preference entitlement will be verified by the employing agency.
  • For 5-point veterans' preference, submit a copy of your DD Form 214 (Member 4 Copy), or an official statement of service from your command if you are currently on active duty, or other official documentation (e.g., documentation of receipt of a campaign badge or expeditionary medal) that proves your military service was performed under honorable conditions.
  • For 10-point veterans' preference, please submit a Standard Form (SF) 15, Application for 10-Point Veteran Preference, DD Form 214 (Member 4 Copy), and the required documentation requested by this form.
For information on veteran's eligibility visit:

CTAP/ICTAP: Applicants claiming CTAP/ICTAP eligibility must submit a copy of their most recent performance appraisal, proof of eligibility and most current SF 50 noting position, grade level, and duty location with their application. To be considered under CTAP/ICTAP, applicants must be well-qualified, i.e. meet the minimum qualification requirements, including any selective placement factors, education and experience requirements and score at least <90> on the assessment questionnaire as established.
For information on CTAP/ICTAP, visit:

The following link provides general resume formatting instructions:


Kim Graham
Phone: 702-293-8433
Fax: 571-258-4052
Agency Information:
P.O. Box 61470
Attn: LC-5413
Boulder City, NV
Fax: 571-258-4052


After all application packages have been received, resumes, transcripts and supporting documents will be reviewed to ensure applicants meet the basic qualification requirements. Each applicant who meets the basic qualifications will be further evaluated on the information provided in the Assessment Questionnaire. Best-qualified applicants will be referred to the selecting official. After making a tentative job offer, a suitability and/or security background investigation will be conducted. A final job offer is typically made within 40 days after the deadline for applications. Applicants should monitor their status for positions with the Bureau of Reclamation, by regularly checking their public status notifications in their USAJOBS profile.

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