Health Technician
Department of the Army - Mobile, AL

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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:
Mobile District has over 1,200 civilian and seven military personnel. Diversity and professional abilities best describe our workforce. From health care workers to engineers -- lock masters to rangers -- architects to hydrologists -- Mobile District is a unique blend of some of the nation's best professionals.

Who May Apply: US Citizens

KEY REQUIREMENTS

Permanent Change of Station (PCS) is NOT authorized.

Relocation expenses are NOT authorized.

Please see *OTHER REQUIREMENTS.*

DUTIES:
Serves as a Medical Support Assistant providing guidance and administrative support to the Regional Occupational Health Center. Assists in developing clinic operating instructions and works with providers, regional nurses, and staff to uncover inefficiencies and makes recommendations for corrective action. Makes comparison reviews to ensure clinic operations are managed within budget. Incumbent is responsible for the development and implementation of appointment templates, and assists in developing statements of work necessary for support of contract agreements for health care services. Incumbent also places physical maintenance work orders and maintains hand receipts for physical property and inventory. Incumbent will also ensure proper supply stock levels and reorder as necessary including specialized health forms and tests. Incumbent will be responsible for scheduling, recording, and publishing the Regional Occupational Health Team minutes. Duties also involve assisting or independently gathering data for various presentations such as process improvements initiatives, longitudinal statistical tracking, hospitalizations, and discharges. Incumbent will be required to manipulate data and present it using off the shelf software applications. Provide information via telephone and in person to the general public, members of the professional staff, civilian and military personnel in response to inquiries regarding appointments .

QUALIFICATIONS REQUIRED:
Specialized experience: To Qualify applicants must possess one year of specialized experience equivalent to the next lower grade/level GS-6. Specialized experience is defined as experience that was technical or support in nature in the field of health and medicine that equipped me with the knowledge, skills and ability to successfully perform the duties of this position. Typically duties include: Assisting nursing staff with medical procedures, contracting processes and routine administrative office procedures.

OR

• At least one (1) full year of progressively higher level graduate education leading to such a degree from an accredited college or university that is directly related to the work of the position. (Note: You must include a copy of your transcripts.)

You will be evaluated on the basis of your level of competency (knowledge, skills, abilities) in the following areas:

•Knowledge of day to day operations in clinic/health care setting such as serving as initial contact for employees entering clinic, assessing vital signs, performing injections and phlebotomy.

•Knowledge of infection control processes and universal precautions, to provide appropriate levels of disinfection for equipment.

•Skill to perform normal office procedures, such as answer phones, inquires etc. Maintain files, utilize copier and fax machines.

•Ability to assist nursing staff with medical procedures.

Time in Grade Requirement: Applicants who have held a General Schedule (GS) position within the last 52 weeks must meet the Time in Grade Restriction.

Time in Grade Restriction: Must have 52 weeks of Federal service at the next lower grade (or equivalent).

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General Schedule

Successful completion of education above the high school level in any field for which high school graduation or the equivalent is the normal prerequisite is creditable. This education must have been obtained in an accredited business, secretarial or technical school, junior college, college or university. One year of full-time academic study is defined as 30 semester hours, 45 quarter hours, or the equivalent in a college or university, or at least 20 hours of classroom instruction per week for approximately 36 weeks in a business, secretarial, or technical school.

Equivalent combinations of successfully completed post-high school education and experience may be used to meet total experience requirements at GS-5. Only education in excess of the first 60 semester hours (i.e., beyond the second year) is creditable toward meeting the specialized experience requirement. One full academic year of study (30 semester hours) beyond the second year is equivalent to 6 months of specialized experience. To compute the percentage of the requirements that you may meet, and the total is at least 100% (To compute the percentage, divide your total months of qualifying experience by 12. Then divide your semester hours undergraduate by 30. Add the two percentages. The total percentage must equal at least 100 percent to qualify. (Note: You must attach a copy of your transcripts.)

Only degrees from an accredited college or university recognized by the Department of Education are acceptable to meet positive education requirements or to substitute education for experience. For additional information, please go to the Office of Personnel Management (OPM) and U.S. Department of Education websites at - http://www.opm.gov/qualifications and http://www.ed.gov/admins/finaid/accred/index.html

On your resume, please include college/university, dates attended, degree achieved, semester hours earned, GPA, major field of study, 24 semester hours of specific courses and course hours in your major. Failure to provide this education information on your resume may result in an ineligible rating.

Foreign education must be evaluated for U.S. equivalency in order to be considered for this position. Please include this information in your resume

Other Requirements:
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Male applicants born after December 31, 1959 must complete a Pre-Employment Certification Statement for Selective Service Registration.

You will be required to provide proof of U.S. Citizenship.

One year trial/probationary period may be required.

Direct Deposit of Pay is Required.

**Must hold current certification in CRP (Cardiopulmonary resuscitation) and AED (Automated External Defibrillator) or be willing to obtain certification within one year of employment.

**Must hold current certification in First Aid or be willing to obtain certification within one year of employment.

**Must hold current certification in Bloodborne Pathogen or be willing to obtain certification within one year of employment .

HOW YOU WILL BE EVALUATED:
Your application package (resume, supporting documents, and responses to the questionnaire) will be reviewed to verify that you meet the basic eligibility and qualification requirements. Your responses to the q uestionnaire will be used to evaluate your relevant personal, educational, and work experiences. Only the most recently submitted resume will be considered.

Basis for Rating : Qualified candidates will be assigned to one of three quality categories: Best Qualified, Highly Qualified and Qualified. Veteran preference eligibles are listed ahead of non-preference eligibles within each quality category.

Interagency Career Transition Assistance Program (ICTAP). The Interagency Career Transition Assistance Plan (ICTAP) provides eligible displaced Federal competitive service employees with selection priority over other candidates for competitive service vacancies. If your agency has notified you in writing that you are a displaced employee eligible for ICTAP consideration, you may receive selection priority if: 1) this vacancy is within your ICTAP eligibility, 2) you apply under the instructions in this announcement, and 3) you are found well-qualified for this vacancy. Well-qualified is defined as meeting all of the minimum qualification standards and eligibility requirements as well as possessing skills that clearly exceed the minimum qualification requirements for the position. Under competitive delegated examining, an ICTAP eligible will be considered well-qualified if they attain an eligibility rating of 90 or higher, not including points for veterans' preference. You must provide proof of eligibility with your application to receive selection priority. Such proof may include a copy of your written notification of ICTAP eligibility or a copy of your separation personnel action form. Information about ICTAP eligibility is on OPM's Career Transition Resources website at http://www.opm.gov/ctap/index.asp .

BENEFITS:
The Department of Defense offers excellent benefits programs some of which may include:

Comprehensive health and life insurance
Competitive salaries
Generous retirement programs
Paid holidays, sick leave, and vacation time
Flexible work environment to include use of Telework and alternate work schedules
Paid employment related training and education
Possible student loan repayment
Payment of licenses, certification, and academic degrees as applicable
Bonuses, incentives, and awards as appropriate for the job.

OTHER INFORMATION:
• Selection is subject to restrictions resulting from Department of Defense referral system for displaced employees.

• The Department of Defense (DoD) policy on employment of annuitants will be used in determining eligibility of annuitants. The DoD policy is available at http://www.cpms.osd.mil/ASSETS/E8AB932EA1E44617BAC7222922E42A62/DoDl140025-V300.pdf.

• In accordance with section 9902(h) of title 5, United States Code, annuitants reemployed in the Department of Defense shall receive full annuity and salary upon appointment. They shall not be eligible for retirement contributions, participation in the Thrift Savings Plan, or a supplemental or redetermined annuity for the reemployment period. Discontinued service retirement annuitants (i.e. retired under section 8336(d)(1) or 8416(b)(1)(A) of title 5, United States Code) appointed to the Department of Defense may elect to be subject to retirement provisions of the new appointment as appropriate. (See DoD instructions 1400.25, Volume 300, at http://www.dtic.mil/whs/directives .)

• Multiple positions may be filled from this announcement.

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