Health Technician

Amarillo Texas
Feb 11, 2021
Mar 13, 2021
Support Staffing
Contract Type
Full Time
To qualify for this position, applicants must meet all requirements by the closing date of this announcement, 03/03/2021.

Time-In-Grade Requirement: Applicants who are current Federal employees and have held a GS grade any time in the past 52 weeks must also meet time-in-grade requirements by the closing date of this announcement. For a GS-06 position you must have served 52 weeks at the GS-05. The grade may have been in any occupation, but must have been held in the Federal service. An SF-50 that shows your time-in-grade eligibility must be submitted with your application materials. If the most recent SF-50 has an effective date within the past year, it may not clearly demonstrate you possess one-year time-in-grade, as required by the announcement. In this instance, you must provide an additional SF-50 that clearly demonstrates one-year time-in-grade.

Note: Time-In-Grade requirements also apply to former Federal employees applying for reinstatement as well as current employees applying for Veterans Employment Opportunities Act of 1998 (VEOA) appointment.

You may qualify based on your experience as described below:
  • Specialized Experience: You must have one year of specialized experience equivalent to at least the next lower grade GS-05 in the normal line of progression for the occupation in the organization. Examples of specialized experience would typically include, but are not limited to: possessing knowledge of highly technical medical instruments, human anatomy, physiology, and aseptic technique to prepare and protect the sterile field during surgery. Knowledge of sterile technique must include sterilizer operations and tests to determine the effectiveness of sterilization, packaging, storage, and shelf life. Proper cleaning techniques and the types of detergents to use on various items, as well as the proper handling and rotation of sterile supplies, handling of contaminated items, quality control, and personal hygiene. In-depth knowledge of universal precautions and know how to implement infections control policies and procedures.
You will be rated on the following Competencies for this position:
  • Forward Thinking
  • Specimen Collection
  • Teaching Others

Experience refers to paid and unpaid experience, including volunteer work done through National Service programs (e.g., Peace Corps, AmeriCorps) and other organizations (e.g., professional; philanthropic; religions; spiritual; community; student; social). Volunteer work helps build critical competencies, knowledge, and skills and can provide valuable training and experience that translates directly to paid employment. You will receive credit for all qualifying experience, including volunteer experience.

Note: A full year of work is considered to be 35-40 hours of work per week. Part-time experience will be credited on the basis of time actually spent in appropriate activities. Applicants wishing to receive credit for such experience must indicate clearly the nature of their duties and responsibilities in each position and the number of hours a week spent in such employment.

Physical Requirements: Functional Requirements - Moderate lifting (15-44 pounds); moderate carrying (15-44 pounds); straight pulling (3 pounds); reaching above shoulder; use of fingers; both hands required; walking (8 hours); standing (3.5 hours); kneeling (0.5 hours); repeated bending (1 hour); depth perception; hearing (aid permitted).
Environmental Factors - Outside and Inside, Excessive Humidity, Excessive noise (Intermittent), Slippery or uneven walking surfaces, Working around machinery with moving parts, Working around moving objects or vehicles, Working with hands in water, Working closely with others.

For more information on these qualification standards, please visit the United States Office of Personnel Management's website at Education

There is no educational substitution at this grade level.

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