Specialized Experience GS-5: To qualify at the GS-5 level, you must have at least one (1) year of specialized experience as a Nursing Assistant or related position that is equivalent to the next lower level of responsibility, GS-4, or equivalent. Specialized experience is work that is being performed independently, under general supervision that includes: taking and documenting vital signs, intake and output, patient care treatments, passing and picking up meal trays, assisting with transporting of patients.
Education Substitution GS-5: A bachelors degree with courses related to the occupation, if related, that provides the knowledge, skills, and abilities necessary to do the work. (UNOFFICIAL TRANSCRIPT REQUIRED).
Experience/Education Combination GS-5: Applicants may substitute a combination of specialized experience and education as described in the vacancy announcement. Education must include courses directly related to the work of the position. When combining education and experience, you may only credit education beyond the first two academic years (two academic years of education is 60 semester hours or 90 quarter hours). Determine the total qualifying experience as a percentage of the experience required for the grade level; then determine the education as a percentage of the education required for the grade level; then add the two percentages. The total percentage must equal at least 100 percent to qualify and applicant for that grade level (UNOFFICIAL TRANSCRIPT REQUIRED).
Specialized Experience: Qualifying specialized experience includes non-professional nursing care work in a hospital, outpatient clinic, nursing home, or other medical, nursing, or patient care facility, or in such work as that of a home health aid performing duties, such as:
- Performing personal nursing care duties
- Assists providers and nurses in the care and treatment of acutely and chronically ill patients
- Enters information into the Patient's Records/Charts
IN DESCRIBING YOUR EXPERIENCE, PLEASE BE CLEAR AND SPECIFIC. WE MAY NOT MAKE ASSUMPTIONS REGARDING YOUR EXPERIENCE.
APPLICANTS PLEASE NOTE: 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 (particularly positions with a positive education requirement.) Therefore, applicants must report only attendance and/or degrees from schools accredited by accrediting institutions recognized by the U.S. Department of Education. Applicants can verify accreditation at the following website: http://www.ed.gov/admins/finaid/accred/index.html All education claimed by applicants will be verified by the appointing agency accordingly. *** 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. ***
Veteran’s Preference: When applying for Federal Jobs, eligible Veterans should claim preference on their application or résumé. Applicants claiming preference based on service-connected disability, or based on being the spouse or mother of a disabled or deceased Veteran, must complete an SF 15, Application for 10-Point Veteran Preference. For more information on Veterans' Preference, please visit http://www.fedshirevets.gov/job/veterans.aspx.
Spouses of Armed Forces Members may be eligible for a non-competitive appointment. Executive Order 13473 dated September 25, 2008, authorizes non-competitive appointments in the civil service for spouses of certain members of the armed forces. This rule is effective September 11, 2009, and facilitates the entry of military spouses into the Federal Civil Service, while minimizing disruption when military families move due to permanent relocations, and recognizing and honoring service members who become disabled or die during active duty service. Military spouses electing to apply for non-competitive appointment positions under this executive order should refer to: http://www.fedshirevets.gov/job/shams/index.aspx for eligibility requirements and documentation required to be submitted for consideration.
HOW YOU WILL BE EVALUATED:
Your résumé and/or supporting documentation will be verified. Please follow all instructions carefully. Errors or omissions may affect your rating or consideration for employment.