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Health Technician (Paramedic), GS-0640-05/06/07 (ESEP/MP)(Open Cont.)

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Company: Federal Government Jobs

Location: Belcourt, ND

Date Posted: May 26, 2014

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Health Technician Paramedic Esep Open Cont Job in BELCOURT, ND Vacancy No. IHS-14-AB-960703-ESEP/MP Department Indian Health Service Salary $31,315.00 to $50,431.00 Grade 05 to 07 Perm/Temp Permanent FT/PT Full-time Open Date 9/16/2013 Close Date 9/15/2014 Job Link Apply Online Who may apply

Status Candidates Locations:
BELCOURT, ND Job Description (Please follow all instructions carefully)

Job Title:
Health Technician (Paramedic), GS-0640-05/06/07 (ESEP/MP)(Open Cont.)

Department:

Department Of Health And Human Services Agency:

Indian Health Service Job Announcement Number:
IHS-14-AB-960703-ESEP/

MP SALARY RANGE:
$31,315.00 to $50,431.00 /

Per Year OPEN PERIOD:
Monday, September 16, 2013 to Monday, September 15, 2014 SERIES &

GRADE:
GS-0640-05/07

POSITION INFORMATION:
Full Time
-

Permanent PROMOTION POTENTIAL:
07

DUTY LOCATIONS:
1 vacancy in the following location: Belcourt,

ND WHO MAY APPLY:
This is an "Open Continuous Vacancy Announcement" and applications will ...

Health Technician Paramedic Esep Open Cont Job in BELCOURT, ND Vacancy No. IHS-14-AB-960703-ESEP/MP Department Indian Health Service Salary $31,315.00 to $50,431.00 Grade 05 to 07 Perm/Temp Permanent FT/PT Full-time Open Date 9/16/2013 Close Date 9/15/2014 Job Link Apply Online Who may apply

Status Candidates Locations:
BELCOURT, ND Job Description (Please follow all instructions carefully)

Job Title:
Health Technician (Paramedic), GS-0640-05/06/07 (ESEP/MP)(Open Cont.)

Department:

Department Of Health And Human Services Agency:

Indian Health Service Job Announcement Number:
IHS-14-AB-960703-ESEP/

MP SALARY RANGE:
$31,315.00 to $50,431.00 /

Per Year OPEN PERIOD:
Monday, September 16, 2013 to Monday, September 15, 2014 SERIES &

GRADE:
GS-0640-05/07

POSITION INFORMATION:
Full Time
-

Permanent PROMOTION POTENTIAL:
07

DUTY LOCATIONS:
1 vacancy in the following location: Belcourt,

ND WHO MAY APPLY:
This is an "Open Continuous Vacancy Announcement" and applications will be referred when vacancies occur.

JOB SUMMARY:
The Indian Health Service (IHS) is the principal federal health care provider and health advocate for American Indians and Alaska Natives (AI/AN). The IHS goal is to raise Indian health status to the highest possible level. IHS provides leadership and direction to programs and activities designed to improve health outcomes to over 1.9 million AI/AN through a system of IHS, Tribal and Urban operated facilities and programs. For information on the IHS visit IHS.GOV The IHS is required by law to give absolute preference to qualified applicants who meet the Secretary of the Interior's definition of Indian for appointment to vacancies within the IHS in accordance with established IHS policy as outlined in the Indian Health Manual Part 7, Chapter
3. The IHS is an Equal Opportunity Employer.

ORGANIZATIONAL LOCATION:
Positions will be filled at the Department of Health and Human Services (HHS), Indian Health Service (IHS), Northern Plains Regional Aberdeen Area, PHS Indian Health Hospital, Quentin N. Burdick Memorial Health Care Facility, Emergency Medical Services Section/Department, Belcourt, North Dakota. There MAY NOT be immediate vacancies at this location. Interested applicants should check with the local Emergency Medical Services Supervisor, Deputy Chief Executive Officer or Chief Executive Officer concerning immediate employment needs.

POSITION DETAILS:
Salary range: $31,315.00
- $50,431.00 (Annually) Promotion potential:

GS-07 Travel Required:
YES-Occasional travel may be required. Supervisory/

Managerial Position:
NO Is position covered by PL 101-630? YES-(See "Required Documents under the "How-to-Apply" section of this vacancy). Is government housing available? NO See http://www.ihs.gov... for more details. KEY REQUIREMENTS U.S. Citizenship is required If applicable-Selective Service registration (Males born after 12/31/1959) Pre-employment investigation, which will include fingerprint check.

DUTIES:
Performs Paramedic (EMT-P) duties by identifying and treating trauma and/or medical emergencies using knowledge and skill in emergency medicine techniques; Performs a range of diagnostic support duties using acquired knowledge of the major body systems to provide patient care and ensure appropriate patient handling; Assists with moving, lifting, and carrying patients to emergency vehicles and appropriate treatment facility; Performs safety and maintenance inspection on emergency and patient transport vehicles and equipment; Independently conducts a complete assessment using advance knowledge of topographic anatomy; Knowledge of major body systems; Knowledge of emergency medical techniques;

QUALIFICATIONS REQUIRED:
To qualify for this position, your resume must reflect sufficient experience and/or education, to perform the duties of the position for which you are applying. Your resume is key in evaluating your experience, as they relate to this position. Therefore, we encourage you to be clear and specific when describing your work experience. Individual Occupational Requirements Basic Requirements SPECIALIZED EXPERIENCE (for positions at GS-04 and above): Positions in this series range widely in type and include support duties to medical or health personnel such as audiologists, speech pathologists, medical officers, and optometrists. Therefore, technician experience is experience that required application of the knowledge, methods, and techniques of the position to be filled.

OR EDUCATION AND TRAINING:

For GS-5:
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 directly related to the position.

OR EXPERIENCE AND EDUCATION REQUIREMENTS:

For GS-05:
One (1) year of specialized experience equivalent to at least the GS-04 grade level or four (4) year course of study above high school leading to a bachelor’s degree with courses related to the occupation;

EXAMPLES OF SPECIALIZED EXPERIENCE FOR THIS GRADE LEVEL IS LISTED BELOW:

EXAMPLE OF SPECIALIZED EXPERIENCE FOR THE GS-05:
Perform advanced technical health care extender functions within the emergency medical arena in response to various accidents and other emergencies involving injury and illness. Independently conducts a complete assessment, using knowledge of topographic anatomy, major body systems, emergency medicine techniques, and ability to sufficiently understand the legal considerations of emergency care. Uses initiative in carrying out routine assessments independently without specific instructions, but refers problems or unfamiliar situations, when unusual situations beyond the scope of the EMT’s training are encountered to the supervisor for decision or help. After the initial assessment and selection of the appropriate treatment protocols, proceeds to administer medical treatment in accordance with prescribed and pre-established protocols.

For GS-06:
One (1) year of specialized experience equivalent to at least to the GS-05 grade level.

EXAMPLES OF SPECIALIZED EXPERIENCE FOR EACH GRADE LEVEL IS LISTED BELOW:

EXAMPLE OF SPECIALIZED EXPERIENCE FOR THE GS-06:
Performs advanced technical health care extender functions within the emergency medical arena in response to various accidents and other emergencies involving injury and illness. Independently conducts a complete assessment, using knowledge of topographic anatomy, major body systems, emergency medicine techniques, and ability to sufficiently understand the legal considerations of emergency care. Plans and carries out the successive steps and handles problems and deviations in accordance with instructions, policies, or previous training but refers problems or unfamiliar situations, when unusual situations beyond the scope of the EMT’s training are encountered, supervisor is notified. Work is usually evaluated for technical soundness, appropriateness, and conformity to policy and requirements. Methods used in arriving at the end results are not usually reviewed in detail.

For GS-07:
One (1) year of specialized experience equivalent to at least the next lower grade level.

EXAMPLES OF SPECIALIZED EXPERIENCE FOR EACH GRADE LEVEL IS LISTED BELOW:

EXAMPLE OF SPECIALIZED EXPERIENCE FOR THE GS-07:
Performs advanced technical health care extender functions within the emergency medical arena in response to various accidents and other emergencies involving injury and illness. Independently conducts a complete assessment, using knowledge of topographic anatomy, major body systems, emergency medicine techniques, and ability to sufficiently understand the legal considerations of emergency care. Plans and carries out the successive steps and handles problems and deviations in accordance with instructions, policies, or previous training but refers problems or unfamiliar situations, when unusual situations beyond the scope of the EMT’s training are encountered, supervisor is notified. Work is usually evaluated for technical soundness, appropriateness, and conformity to policy and requirements. Methods used in arriving at the end results are not usually reviewed in detail.

NOTE:
Graduate education or an internship meets the specialized experience required above GS-5 only in those instances where it is directly related to the work of the position. One full year of graduate education meets the requirements for GS-7. Two full years of graduate education or a master's degree meets the requirements for GS-9. One year of full-time graduate education is considered to be the number of credit hours that the school attended has determined to represent 1 year of full-time study. If that information cannot be obtained from the school, 18 semester hours should be considered as satisfying the 1 year of full-time study requirement. Part-time graduate education is creditable in accordance with its relationship to a year of full-time study at the school attended.

Training:
Completion of appropriate training such as in-service training programs, training acquired while serving in the Armed Forces, and government-sponsored developmental training programs will be allowed credit on a month-for-month basis, generally through the GS-5 level. Such training meets general or specialized experience requirements depending upon its applicability. Completion of an intensive, specialized course of study of less than l year may meet in full the experience requirements for GS-3. Courses of this type normally require completion of up to 40 hours per week of instruction rather than the usual 20 hours per week, and are usually of at least 3 months duration. Such courses may have been obtained through a variety of programs such as those offered by technical schools and military training programs. To be creditable, such a course must have been designed specifically as career preparation for the work of the position being filled, and must have provided the applicant with the necessary knowledge, skills, and abilities to do the work. See Qualifications.

Time-In-Grade Requirements:
Merit Promotion (status) candidates must have completed one year of service at the next lower grade level. Time-In-Grade provisions do not apply under the Excepted Service Examining Plan (ESEP). You must meet the requirements of the job by the issuance date of the selection roster.

HOW YOU WILL BE EVALUATED:
You will be rated based on the information provided in your resume (your resume must state specific duties that relate to this position ) and your responses to the assessment questions will be evaluated against the duties you provided in your resume, along with your submitted documentation to determine your ability to demonstrate the following: Technical Competence; Decision Making; Planning and Evaluating; Interpersonal Skills; Oral Communication. You will receive a numeric rating based on your responses to the Assessment questions. If after reviewing your resume and responses to the assessment questions, a determination is made that you have overstated your qualifications and/or experience, you may lose consideration. The following links below provide information on how you may be eligible for various hiring authorities. If you are a Veteran, qualified CTAP and ICTAP eligible, or an individual with a disability, please refer to the following links below for additional guidance:
· Veterans , i.e. (VEOA, VRA, and 30% or more disabled)
· Career Transitional Assistance Program (CTAP )
· Interagency Transitional Assistance Program (ICTAP)
· Schedule A Appointments for the Disabled Click here to view vacancy questions: View Occupational Questionnaire All documents above MUST be received/completed by the issuance date of the selection roster .

BENEFITS:
The Federal Government offers a comprehensive benefits package. Explore the major benefits offered to most Federal employees at https://help.usajobs.gov...

OTHER INFORMATION:
Additional selections may be made on this vacancy announcement. A one-year probationary period may be required upon selection/placement.

CONDITIONS OF EMPLOYMENT:
A copy of Current Unrestricted Professional Licensure in Pharmacy is required (Submit a Photo-Copy); A valid driver's license is required (Operate Government Vehicles and/or Leased Government Vehicles). Subject to unschedule callback/overtime for emergency situations. ~ ~ ~ Indian Health Service (IHS) is an

Equal Opportunity Employer HOW TO APPLY:
To apply for this position, you must provide a complete Application Package. See required documents below.
1. Click ‘Apply Online' to create an account or log in to your existing USAJOBS account.
2. Follow the prompts to complete the assessment questionnaire and upload required documents.
3. Please ensure you click the Submit My Answers button to submit your application.
4. Applications must be received by the closing date of the announcement to receive consideration.
5. Check application status by logging into your USAJOBS account, clicking Application Status, then More Information for this position. Return to an incomplete application by clicking Apply Online in the vacancy announcement and re
- selecting your resume and/or other documents from your USAJOBS account. To fax supporting documents you are unable to upload, complete this cover page https://staffing.opm.gov... using the following
177602. Fax your documents to 1-478-757-3144. You are highly encouraged to submit your application package and complete your assessment questionnaire on-line. If you cannot apply online:
1. Click to view and print the assessment questionnaire View Occupational Questionnaire.
2. Print this 1203FX form to provide your response to the assessment questionnaire http://www.opm.gov....
3. You are limited to selecting 10 locations.
4. Fax the completed 1203FX form along with any supporting documents to 1-478-757-3144. Your 1203FX will serve as a cover page for your fax transmission.

PLEASE NOTE:
When completing the 1203-FX, be sure to select only one response for each question. Selecting more than one response for a question may result in your application package being rated ineligible. In Section 25 of the Occupational Questionnaire, you may notice that the numbering restarts with number one. When entering your responses on the 1203-FX form please continue to enter your responses on the next available number within this section. The numbers on the 1203-FX will not match the Occupational Questionnaire once it restarts with number one. Submission of a resume' or a 1203FX form alone IS NOT a complete application. This position requires the completion of additional forms and/or supplemental materials as described under Required Documents section. The IHS provides reasonable accommodations to applicants with disabilities. If you need a reasonable accommodation for any part of the application and hiring process, please notify the Human Resources Office Mr. Troy Bad Moccasin, Human Resources Staffing Officer, (605) 226-7217, and/or troy.badmoccasin@ihs.gov . The decision on granting reasonable accommodation will be on a case-by-case basis.

REQUIRED DOCUMENTS:
Required Documentation for Eligibility and

Preference Indian Preference Applicants:

- If claiming Indian preference for the first time, or if you have no previous documentation of preference, applicants must provide a completed copy of the Form BIA-4432 (expiration date 11/30/2014), “Verification of Indian Preference for Employment in the BIA and IHS Only.” Indian preference will not be given unless a properly signed and dated form is submitted with your application, including any verification by an authorized Tribal Representative or BIA Official of tribal enrollment records. For detail instructions, see form BIA
-
4432. You must also complete the family history chart if necessary. Current IHS employees with a BIA form on file in their Official Personnel Folder are required to submit a copy of that form with their application. Refer to BIA-4432 link: http:/www.bia.gov/cs/groups/xbie/documents/text/i dc015515.pdf Veterans Employment Opportunity Act (VEOA) or other Veterans preference (VRA and 30%or more disabled) – include a copy of your DD-214, if you're claiming Vet preference. For more information please see link at: http://fehb.opm.gov... Career Transitional Assistance Program (CTAP)/Interagency Career Assistance Program (ICTAP) – If you are claiming CTAP/ICTAP, follow the instructions below: http://www.opm.gov... Current or former Federal employee: Include your most recent SF50. Childcare Addendum form must be included for this position and is available for downloading at: http://www.ihs.gov... Your application package MUST be complete/received by the issuance date of the selection roster.

AGENCY CONTACT INFO:

Donna Belgarde Phone:
(701)477-6111x334

TDD:
(301)443-6394

Email:
DONNA.BELGARDE@IHS.

GOV Agency Information:
Indian Health Service HR Center P O Box 160 Belcourt, ND 58316

WHAT TO EXPECT NEXT:
Once the online questionnaire is received you will receive an acknowledgement email that your submission was successful. Applicant MUST verify the completeness and successful submission of their applications by logging into the USAJobs Application Manager to check the “Status”. Your qualifications for the job will be reviewed against other applicants to determine, if you will be referred to the hiring manager for further consideration and possible interviews. We will notify you of the outcome after each of these steps have been completed. After making a tentative job offer, we will conduct a suitability/security background investigation. You will no longer need to call the HR Office to determine your application status. USAJOBS has added an alert setting to their system to provide status updates for applicants. You can elect to activate the status updates from your USAJOBS profile at any point during the application process. If all required documentation is not submitted with your application you will lose consideration. It is the applicant’s responsibility to verify that information and documents entered, uploaded, or faxed is received, legible and accurate. HR will not modify answers submitted by an applicant.

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