To qualify for this position, applicants must meet all requirements by the closing date of this announcement.
GS-3 Grade Level:
- General Experience: Six months of general experience that demonstrates the ability to perform the work of the position or experience that provides a familiarity with the subject matter or is related to the work of the position to be filled. Examples of general experience include, but are not limited to: Providing direct patient care in a medical office or hospital setting; Observing, using judgment, initiative, and paying attention to detail in performing tasks; Taking and recording patient vital signs and other information; Displaying courtesy to other people. NOTE: 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.
- Education: Successfully completed one-year of study above high school that included study in medical, health, or related fields. NOTE: Transcripts must be submitted with application. Education cannot be credited without documentation.
- Combination: Applicants can combine General Experience and Education to qualify at the GS-3 grade level. NOTE: If using education combined with specialized experience to qualify, a copy of your transcript is required.
To calculate, first identify the percentage of required education you have earned (when substituting, you cannot use the first 60 semester hours that you earned). Then identify the percentage of required experience you possess. Add the two percentages. The total percentage must equal at least 100 percent to qualify at the GS-3. For example, an applicant who has 9 semester hours of graduate level education (i.e. 50% of graduate education required) and 6 months of creditable specialized experience (i.e. 50% of the required experience) would equal 100% of the required experience for the position A transcript must be submitted with your application if you are basing all or part of your qualifications on education.
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. Education
Note: Only education or degrees recognized by the U.S. Department of Education from accredited colleges, universities, schools, or institutions may be used to qualify for Federal employment. You can verify your education here: http://ope.ed.gov/accreditation/.
If you are using foreign education to meet qualification requirements, you must send a Certificate of Foreign Equivalency with your transcript in order to receive credit for that education.