To qualify for this position, applicants must meet all requirements by the closing date of this announcement, 06/25/2020. Basic Requirements: United States Citizenship: Non-citizens may only be appointed when it is not possible to recruit qualified citizens in accordance with VA Policy. Master's degree or its equivalent in audiology or hearing science from an accredited college or university is required. ["Accredited" means a college or university accredited by a regional accreditation organization and an audiology program recognized by the Accreditation Commission for Audiology Education (ACAE) and/or the Council on Academic Accreditation of the American Speech Language-Hearing Association (ASHA).] NOTE: [Effective] January 1, 2007, the Council on Academic Accreditation (CAA) in Audiology and Speech-Language Pathology of ASHA [accredits] only doctoral degree programs in audiology or hearing science. (Transcript Required) Must hold a full, current, and unrestricted license in a State, Territory, Commonwealth, or the District of Columbia. (Copy of License Required) Must be proficient in spoken and written English in accordance with chapter 2, section D, paragraph 5a, this part. Preferred Experience: Supervisory experience in the audiology field Grade Determinations: In addition to the Basic Requirements, candidates must meet the grade determination below: Education and Experience: Completion of 1 year of professional experience equivalent to the next lower grade level (GS-12) directly related to the position being filled, and must fully meet the KSAs at that level (ability to develop coherent treatment strategies, knowledge of clinical services, and the ability to perform them independently, ability to conduct assessments and provide treatment interventions, ability to provide consultation to other health care professionals, knowledge of contemporary audiology practice, ability to perform functions associated with contemporary audiology scope of practice). In addition, the candidate must demonstrate the KSAs identified for the assignment and demonstrate the potential to acquire the assignment specific KSAs as indicated by an asterisk (*). Ability to balance responsibilities and to work with great autonomy; Ability to set priorities and delegate tasks, meet multiple deadlines, analyze organizational problems and develop and implement effective solutions; *Ability to analyze and use data effectively to manage workload, quality, performance, and productivity within the section; Skill in interpersonal relationships in dealing with employees, team leaders, and managers; Knowledge of, and ability to utilize, evidence-based practices and clinical practice guidelines in a professional area, and to guide the section staff in applying these tools; *Ability to analyze organizational and operational problems and to develop and implement solutions that result in efficient section operation; Skill in problem solving and conflict resolution; and Skill in the application and analysis of scientific and clinical literature in a professional area. References: VA Handbook 5005/38, Part II, Appendix G29, Audiologist Qualification Standard Dated August 24, 2010 The full performance level of this vacancy is GS-13 Physical Requirements: Position requires vision in both eyes, use of both arms and legs, ability to walk and stand for 6 hours per day, ability to hear, ability to distinguish colors and shades, mental and emotional stability, ability to drive and have a driver license, repeated bending, use of fingers. Be able to manage outside and inside environments, travel to satellite sites, be able to tolerates fumes, odors; work with audiology machinery and parts, work closely with others, work alone, assist patient care using safe approved modalities. Desk work, computer work, patient care work, audiology technical testing and hearing aid work.