Medical Technician Job

Vacancy No. CBFF-10985764-21DNI-COVID19 Department Veterans Affairs, Veterans Health Administration
Salary $30,113.00 to $39,149.00 Grade 5 to 5
Perm/Temp Temporary FT/PT Full-time
Open Date 12/16/2020 Close Date 3/16/2021
Job Link Apply Online Who may apply Public
Locations:
ANCHORAGE, AKBIRMINGHAM, ALMONTGOMERY, ALTUSCALOOSA, AL
TUSKEGEE, ALFAYETTEVILLE, ARLITTLE ROCK, ARNORTH LITTLE ROCK, AR
PHOENIX, AZPRESCOTT, AZTUCSON, AZFRESNO, CA
LIVERMORE, CALOMA LINDA, CALONG BEACH, CALOS ANGELES, CA
MATHER, CAMENLO PARK, CAPALO ALTO, CASAN DIEGO, CA
SAN FRANCISCO, CAVALLEJO, CAAURORA, CODENVER, CO
DENVER, COGRAND JUNCTION, CONEWINGTON, CTWEST HAVEN, CT
DISTRICT OF COLUMBIAWILMINGTON, DEBAY PINES, FLGAINESVILLE, FL
LAKE CITY, FLMIAMI, FLORLANDO, FLSAINT PETERSBURG, FL
TAMPA, FLWEST PALM BEACH, FLATLANTA, GAAUGUSTA, GA
DECATUR, GADUBLIN, GADULUTH, GAHONOLULU, HI
DES MOINES, IAIOWA CITY, IABOISE, IDCHICAGO, IL
DANVILLE, ILHINES, ILMARION, ILNORTH CHICAGO, IL
WESTCHESTER, ILFORT WAYNE, ININDIANAPOLIS, INMARION, IN
LEAVENWORTH, KSTOPEKA, KSWICHITA, KSFORT THOMAS, KY
LEXINGTON, KYLOUISVILLE, KYALEXANDRIA, LANEW ORLEANS, LA
PINEVILLE, LASHREVEPORT, LABEDFORD, MABOSTON, MA
BROCKTON, MAJAMAICA PLAIN, MALEEDS, MAWEST ROXBURY, MA
BALTIMORE, MDLINTHICUM HEIGHTS, MDPERRY POINT, MDAUGUSTA, ME
AUGUSTA, MEANN ARBOR, MIBATTLE CREEK, MIDETROIT, MI
IRON MOUNTAIN, MISAGINAW, MISAINT PAUL, MNMINNEAPOLIS, MN
SAINT CLOUD, MNCOLUMBIA, MOKANSAS CITY, MOPOPLAR BLUFF, MO
SAINT LOUIS, MOBILOXI, MSJACKSON, MSRIDGELAND, MS
FORT HARRISON, MTMILES CITY, MTASHEVILLE, NCDURHAM, NC
FAYETTEVILLE, NCSALISBURY, NCFARGO, NDGRAND ISLAND, NE
LINCOLN, NEOMAHA, NEMANCHESTER, NHEAST ORANGE, NJ
LYONS, NJALBUQUERQUE, NMNORTH LAS VEGAS, NVRENO, NV
ALBANY, NYBATAVIA, NYBATH, NYBRONX, NY
BROOKLYN, NYBUFFALO, NYCANANDAIGUA, NYMONTROSE, NY
NEW YORK, NYNORTHPORT, NYSYRACUSE, NYWAPPINGERS FALLS, NY
CHILLICOTHE, OHCINCINNATI, OHCLEVELAND, OHCOLUMBUS, OH
DAYTON, OHMUSKOGEE, OKOKLAHOMA CITY, OKPORTLAND, OR
ROSEBURG, ORWHITE CITY, ORALTOONA, PABUTLER, PA
COATESVILLE, PAERIE, PALEBANON PAPHILADELPHIA, PA
PITTSBURGH, PAKINGSTON, PASAN JUAN, PRPROVIDENCE, RI
CHARLESTON, SCCOLUMBIA, SCFORT MEADE, SDFORT MEADE
HOT SPRINGS, SDSIOUX FALLS, SDMEMPHIS, TNMOUNTAIN HOME, TN
MURFREESBORO, TNNASHVILLE, TNAMARILLO, TXARLINGTON, TX
BIG SPRING, TXBONHAM, TXDALLAS, TXEL PASO, TX
HARLINGEN, TXHOUSTON, TXKERRVILLE, TXSAN ANTONIO, TX
TEMPLE, TXWACO, TXSALT LAKE CITY, UTHAMPTON, VA
RICHMOND, VASALEM, VAWHITE RIVER JUNCTION, VTLAKEWOOD, WA
SEATTLE, WASPOKANE, WATACOMA, WAVANCOUVER, WA
WALLA WALLA, WAMADISON, WIMILWAUKEE, WITOMAH, WI
BECKLEY, WVCLARKSBURG, WVHUNTINGTON, WVMARTINSBURG, WV
CHEYENNE, WYSHERIDAN, WY


Job Description (Please follow all instructions carefully)
Overview
  • Open & closing dates

    Opening and closing dates 12/16/2020 to 03/16/2021

  • Service

    Excepted

  • Pay scale & grade

    GS 5

  • Salary

    $30,113 to $39,149 per year

    Salary listed is based on a full-time work schedule; Starting salary will be set based on locality.

  • Appointment type

    Temporary - This is a Temporary Appointment not to exceed 1-year

  • Work schedule

    Multiple Schedules - Full-Time, Part-Time and/or Intermittent may be available.

Locations

Many vacancies in the following locations:

  • Anchorage, AK
  • Birmingham, AL
  • Montgomery, AL
  • Tuscaloosa, AL
  • Tuskegee, AL
  • Fayetteville, AR
  • Little Rock, AR
  • North Little Rock, AR
  • Phoenix, AZ
  • Prescott, AZ
  • Tucson, AZ
  • Fresno, CA
  • Livermore, CA
  • Loma Linda, CA
  • Long Beach, CA
  • Los Angeles, CA
  • Mather, CA
  • Menlo Park, CA
  • Palo Alto, CA
  • San Diego, CA
  • San Francisco, CA
  • Vallejo, CA
  • Aurora, CO
  • Denver, CO
  • Glendale, CO
  • Grand Junction, CO
  • Newington, CT
  • West Haven, CT
  • District of Columbia, DC
  • Wilmington, DE
  • Bay Pines, FL
  • Gainesville, FL
  • Lake City, FL
  • Miami, FL
  • Orlando, FL
  • Saint Petersburg, FL
  • Tampa, FL
  • West Palm Beach, FL
  • Atlanta, GA
  • Augusta, GA
  • Decatur, GA
  • Dublin, GA
  • Duluth, GA
  • Honolulu, HI
  • Des Moines, IA
  • Iowa City, IA
  • Boise, ID
  • Chicago, IL
  • Danville, IL
  • Hines, IL
  • Marion, IL
  • North Chicago, IL
  • Westchester, IL
  • Fort Wayne, IN
  • Indianapolis, IN
  • Marion, IN
  • Leavenworth, KS
  • Topeka, KS
  • Wichita, KS
  • Fort Thomas, KY
  • Lexington, KY
  • Louisville, KY
  • Alexandria, LA
  • New Orleans, LA
  • Pineville, LA
  • Shreveport, LA
  • Bedford, MA
  • Boston, MA
  • Brockton, MA
  • Jamaica Plain, MA
  • Leeds, MA
  • West Roxbury, MA
  • Baltimore, MD
  • Linthicum, MD
  • Perry Point, MD
  • Augusta, ME
  • Togus, ME
  • Ann Arbor, MI
  • Battle Creek, MI
  • Detroit, MI
  • Iron Mountain, MI
  • Saginaw, MI
  • Eagan, MN
  • Minneapolis, MN
  • Saint Cloud, MN
  • Columbia, MO
  • Kansas City, MO
  • Poplar Bluff, MO
  • Saint Louis, MO
  • Biloxi, MS
  • Jackson, MS
  • Ridgeland, MS
  • Fort Harrison, MT
  • Miles City, MT
  • Asheville, NC
  • Durham, NC
  • Fayetteville, NC
  • Salisbury, NC
  • Fargo, ND
  • Grand Island, NE
  • Lincoln, NE
  • Omaha, NE
  • Manchester, NH
  • East Orange, NJ
  • Lyons, NJ
  • Albuquerque, NM
  • North Las Vegas, NV
  • Reno, NV
  • Albany, NY
  • Batavia, NY
  • Bath, NY
  • Bronx, NY
  • Brooklyn, NY
  • Buffalo, NY
  • Canandaigua, NY
  • Montrose, NY
  • New York, NY
  • Northport, NY
  • Syracuse, NY
  • Wappingers Falls, NY
  • Chillicothe, OH
  • Cincinnati, OH
  • Cleveland, OH
  • Columbus, OH
  • Dayton, OH
  • Muskogee, OK
  • Oklahoma City, OK
  • Portland, OR
  • Roseburg, OR
  • White City, OR
  • Altoona, PA
  • Butler, PA
  • Coatesville, PA
  • Erie, PA
  • Lebanon, PA
  • Philadelphia, PA
  • Pittsburgh, PA
  • Wilkes Barre, PA
  • San Juan, PR
  • Providence, RI
  • Charleston, SC
  • Columbia, SC
  • Fort Meade, SD
  • Hot Springs, SD
  • Sioux Falls, SD
  • Memphis, TN
  • Mountain Home, TN
  • Murfreesboro, TN
  • Nashville, TN
  • Amarillo, TX
  • Arlington, TX
  • Big Spring, TX
  • Bonham, TX
  • Dallas, TX
  • El Paso County, TX
  • Harlingen, TX
  • Houston, TX
  • Kerrville, TX
  • San Antonio, TX
  • Temple, TX
  • Waco, TX
  • Salt Lake City, UT
  • Hampton, VA
  • Richmond, VA
  • Salem, VA
  • White River Junction, VT
  • Lakewood, WA
  • Seattle, WA
  • Spokane, WA
  • Tacoma, WA
  • Vancouver, WA
  • Walla Walla, WA
  • Madison, WI
  • Milwaukee, WI
  • Tomah, WI
  • Beckley, WV
  • Clarksburg, WV
  • Huntington, WV
  • Martinsburg, WV
  • Cheyenne, WY
  • Sheridan, WY
Relocation expenses reimbursed

No

Telework eligible

No

This job is open to
  • The public

    U.S. citizens, nationals or those who owe allegiance to the U.S.

Clarification from the agency

U.S. Citizens

Announcement number

CBFF-10985764-21DNI-COVID19

Control number

587300500

  • Videos
    Videos

    https://www.youtube.com/embed/rkR8Sbelx0g

  • Duties
    Duties Summary

    This is an OPEN CONTINUOUS ANNOUNCEMENT in support of COVID-19operations. The initial cut-off date for referral of eligible applications will be December 28, 2020 and applicants will be referred on an 'as needed' basis. NOTE: Announcement will remain open until no longer needed but no later than March, 16, 2021.

    This announcement is in support of COVID-19, using Hiring Authority, 5 CFR 213.3102(i)(3) . These positions will support the Federal Government's response efforts to COVID-19.

    Learn more about this agency
    Responsibilities

    The Medical Technician will be assigned to interested facilities throughout VHA in support of COVID-19 operations and may be temporarily appointed (not to exceed 1-year) on an intermittent, part-time, or full-time schedule in support of the VA facilities across the Nation.

    This position serves as the Medical Technician within the VA Health Care System. As a Medical Technician, you will perform specimen collection, processing, accessioning and waived testing. Major duties include, but are not limited to the following:

    • Maintains the laboratory facilities and equipment and controls supplies;
    • Sets up equipment for all phlebotomy procedures;
    • Maintains laboratory in a clean and safe condition according to agency or accreditation requirements;
    • Calibrates and maintains laboratory instrumentation on timely intervals;
    • Maintains and controls laboratory records;
    • Develops and maintains detailed records for all experimental or other protocols and results;
    • Manages turn-around times of pre-analytical and patient wait times;
    • Provides orientation/training in performance of phlebotomy and test procedures;
    • Performs venipunctures;
    • Performs proper specimen handling and labeling;
    • Performs full range of routine and emergency waived testing procedures such as glucose monitoring, urine pregnancy and occult blood testing;
    • Performs urine drug testing collections;
    • Prepares slides, smears, cultures, etc.; and
    • Performs clerical and administrative duties.
    Work Schedule: A variety of work schedules are available; Work schedule will be determined upon selection. NOTE: May be expected to work rotating weekends and holidays.
    Pay Schedule: The salary range listed in this announcement is a Base-Line Salary for a full-time work schedule. The starting salary will be set based on locality, as well as FT, PT or Intermittent employment.
    Recruitment/Relocation/PCS Incentive: Not Available.

    Travel Required

    Not required

    Supervisory status

    No

    Promotion Potential

    None

  • Job family (Series)

    0645 Medical Technician

  • Requirements
    Requirements Conditions Of Employment

    You must be a U.S. Citizen to apply for this job
    Designated and/or random drug testing may be required
    Selective Service Registration is required for males born after 12/31/1959
    You may be required to serve a probationary period
    Subject to a background/security investigation
    Must be proficient in written and spoken English
    Selected applicants will be required to complete an online onboarding process
    A pre-employment physical exam may be required

    Physical Requirements and Work Environment: The work requires manual dexterity and exceptional hand/eye coordination, some physical exertion, such as regular and recurring walking, bending, sitting over a microscope and concentrate for long periods of time while reading specimens and to stand for several consecutive hours during the preparation of specimens. In many situations the duration of the activity (such as most of a workday) contributes to the arduous nature of the job. Position requires lifting of reagent containers weighing up to 35 pounds.
    The work involves regular and recurring moderate risks or discomforts which require special safety precautions, e.g., working around moving parts, carts, or machines; with contagious diseases or irritant chemicals. Employees are required to use protective clothing or gear such as masks, gowns, ear plugs, lab coats, boots, goggles, gloves, or shields to moderate risks, or to follow procedures for minimizing risk. Adherence to safety and universal precautions and use of protective gear are mandatory to reduce occupational risk factors.

    Qualifications
    To qualify for this position, applicants must meet all requirements by the closing date of this announcement.

    GS-05 grade level: One (1) full year of specialized experience equivalent to the GS-4 level in the Federal service that equipped you with the particular knowledge, skills, and abilities to perform successfully the duties of the position, and that is typically in or related to the work of this position. Specialized experience includes: (a) technical medical laboratory support work such as performing laboratory tests and examinations (chemical, microbiologic, hematologic, and blood banking; especially, high volume Phlebotomy) and preparing reports of findings or (b) technical support work in a closely related field, i.e. biological laboratory technician work, that required application of the methods and techniques for the position to be filled.

    -OR-

    EDUCATION SUBSTITUTION (TRANSCRIPTS REQUIRED)
    Successful completion of a full 4-year course of study leading to a bachelor's degree with major study or at least 24 semester hours in subjects appropriate to the position to be filled.

    -OR-

    COMBINATION (TRANSCRIPTS REQUIRED)
    Possess an equivalent combination of specialized experience and post high school education as described above that demonstrates my ability to perform the duties of this position. For the GS-05, only education in excess of 60 semester hours (2 years) is creditable.

    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.

    IN DESCRIBING YOUR EXPERIENCE, PLEASE BE CLEAR AND SPECIFIC. WE WILL NOT MAKE ASSUMPTIONS REGARDING YOUR EXPERIENCE.

    For more information on these qualification standards, please visit the United States Office of Personnel Management's website at https://www.opm.gov/policy-data-oversight/classification-qualifications/general-schedule-qualification-standards/.
    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.

    Additional information

    This job opportunity announcement may be used to fill additional vacancies.

    This position is in the Excepted Service and does not confer competitive status.

    If you are unable to apply online view the following link for information regarding an Alternate Application.

    Veterans' Preference: When applying for Federal Jobs, eligible Veterans should claim preference for 5pt (TP), 10pt (CP/CPS/XP), or for Sole Survivor Preference (SSP) in the questionnaire. You must provide a legible copy of your DD214(s) which shows dates and character of service (honorable, general, etc.). If you are currently serving on active duty and expect to be released or discharged within 120 days you must submit documentation related to your active duty service which reflects the dates of service, character of service (honorable, general, etc.), and dates of impending separation. Additionally, disabled veterans and others eligible for 10-point preference (such as widows or mothers of eligible Veterans) must also submit an SF-15 "Application for 10 Point Veteran Preference" with required proof as stated on the form. Documentation is required to award preference. For more information on Veterans' Preference, please visit http://www.fedshirevets.gov/job/vetpref/index.aspx.

    How You Will Be Evaluated

    All applicants are encouraged to apply online.

    Competencies:

    • Technical Competence: Uses knowledge that is acquired through formal training or extensive on-the-job experience to perform one's job; works with, understands, and evaluates technical information related to the job; advises others on technical issues.
    • Customer Service: Works and communicates with clients and customers (e.g. any individuals who use or receive the services or products that your work unit provides, including individuals who work in your agency or in other agencies or organizations outside the Government) to satisfy their expectations. Committed to quality services.
    • Technology Application: Uses machines, tools, or equipment effectively; uses computers and computer applications/systems to analyze and communicate information in the appropriate format.
    • Attention to Detail: Is thorough when performing work and conscientious about attending to detail.
    • Reasoning: Identifies rules, principles or relationships that explain facts, data or other information; analyzes information and makes correct inferences or draws accurate conclusions.

    Background checks and security clearance
    Security clearance

    Other

    Drug test required

    Yes

    Position sensitivity and risk

    Non-sensitive (NS)/Low Risk

    Trust determination process

    Suitability/Fitness

  • Required Documents
    Required Documents

    Required Documents
    Resume
    Transcripts - (if qualifying based on education)


    Please review the above list(s) to ensure you have included all necessary documents required for your application. Not every applicant will require the same documents, therefore it is the applicants responsibility to ensure that their application package includes all necessary documents to determine qualifications and eligibility for appointment, such as a copy of your SF-50, transcript, ICTAP/CTAP documentation (for displaced Federal employees).You will not be contacted for additional information. Applicants will be deemed ineligible if supporting documentation is not submitted.

    If you are relying on your education to meet qualification requirements:

    Education must be accredited by an accrediting institution recognized by the U.S. Department of Education in order for it to be credited towards qualifications. Therefore, provide only the attendance and/or degrees from schools accredited by accrediting institutions recognized by the U.S. Department of Education.

    Failure to provide all of the required information as stated in this vacancy announcement may result in an ineligible rating or may affect the overall rating.

  • Benefits
    Benefits

    A career with the U.S. Government provides employees with a comprehensive benefits package. As a federal employee, you and your family will have access to a range of benefits that are designed to make your federal career very rewarding.

    http://www.vacareers.va.gov/why-choose-va/benefits/index.asp

    Eligibility for benefits depends on the type of position you hold and whether your position is full-time, part-time, or intermittent. Contact the hiring agency for more information on the specific benefits offered.

  • How to Apply
    How to Apply

    To apply for this position, you must complete the occupational questionnaire and submit the documentation specified in the Required Documents section. The complete application package must be submitted to receive consideration. To preview the questionnaire click https://apply.usastaffing.gov/ViewQuestionnaire/10985764.

    1. To begin, click Apply Online to create a USAJOBS account or log in to your existing account. Follow the prompts to select your USAJOBS resume and/or other supporting documents and complete the occupational questionnaire.

    2. Click Submit My Answers to submit your application package.

    NOTE: It is your responsibility to ensure your responses and appropriate documentation is submitted prior to the closing date. To verify your application is complete, log into your USAJOBS account, https://my.usajobs.gov/Account/Login, select the Application Status link and then select the More Information link for this position. The Details page will display the status of your application, the documentation received and processed, and any correspondence the agency has sent related to this application. Your uploaded documents may take several hours to clear the virus scan process.

    To return to an incomplete application, log into your USAJOBS account and click Update Application in the vacancy announcement. You must re-select your resume and/or other documents from your USAJOBS account or your application will be incomplete.

    NOTE: Participation in the seasonal influenza program is a condition of employment and a requirement for all Department of Veterans Affairs Health Care Personnel (HCP). HCP are individuals who, during the influenza season, work in VHA locations where patients receive care or who come into contact with VA patients as part of their duties. VHA locations include, but are not limited to, VA hospitals and associated clinics, community living centers (CLCs), community-based outpatient clinics (CBOCs), domiciliary units, Vet centers and VA-leased facilities. HCP include all VA licensed and unlicensed, clinical and administrative, paid and unpaid, full- and part-time employees, intermittent employees, fee basis employees, VA contractors, students, researchers, volunteers, and trainees who work at these facilities. HCP that are unable to receive or otherwise decline a flu shot will be expected to wear a face mask throughout the influenza season.

    Agency contact information VHA National Recruitment Center VHA National Recruitment Center
    Address

    Department of Veterans Affairs
    Veterans Health Administration
    National Recruitment Center, DC 00000
    US
    Learn more about this agency

    OUR MISSION: To fulfill President Lincoln's promise - "To care for him who shall have borne the battle, and for his widow, and his orphan" - by serving and honoring the men and women who are America's Veterans. How would you like to become a part of a team providing compassionate care to Veterans?

    Recruitment/Relocation/PCS Incentive: Not Available

    Visit our careers page

    Learn more about what it's like to work at Veterans Affairs, Veterans Health Administration, what the agency does, and about the types of careers this agency offers.

    https://www.va.gov/jobs//

    Next steps

    Once your online application is submitted you will receive a confirmation notification by email. After we receive application packages (including all required documents) we will review applications to ensure qualification and eligibility requirements are met. Referral certificate(s) 'may' be issued and if so, applicants will be notified of their status by email. Referred applicants will be notified as such and may be contacted directly by the hiring office for an interview. All referred applicants receive a final notification once a selection decision has been made.

    You may check the status of your application at any time by logging into your USA Jobs account and clicking on Applications. Information regarding your application status can be found in the USAJobs Help Center.

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The United States Government does not discriminate in employment on the basis of race, color, religion, sex (including pregnancy And gender identity), national origin, political affiliation, sexual orientation, marital status, disability, genetic information, age, membership in an employee organization, retaliation, parental status, military service, or other non-merit factor.

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Under the Rehabilitation Act of 1973, federal agencies must provide reasonable accommodations when:

  • An applicant with a disability needs an accommodation to have an equal opportunity to apply for a job.
  • An employee with a disability needs an accommodation to perform the essential job duties or to gain access to the workplace.
  • An employee with a disability needs an accommodation to receive equal access to benefits, such as details, training, and office-sponsored events.

You can request a reasonable accommodation at any time during the application or hiring process or while on the job. Requests are considered on a case-by-case basis.

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