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Job Title: Health Technician (Hearing)
Company Name: Veterans Affairs, Veterans Health Administration
Location: Fort Rucker, AL
Position Type: Full Time
Post Date: 09/12/2018
Expire Date: 11/11/2018
Job Categories: Agriculture, Forestry, & Fishing, Healthcare, Practitioner and Technician, Quality Control, Research & Development, Medical, Nonprofit and Volunteer Services
Job Description
Health Technician (Hearing)

The Health Technician for Audiology supports professionals in procedures in the diagnosis and treatment of hearing problems using standard face to face and telehealth applications. Duties include but are not limited to:

  • Receiving requests or instructions for procedures (i.e. care of hearing aids, repairing hearing aids, etc.);
  • Interpreting requests or instructions for Audiology personnel (i.e. handling/scheduling hearing aids for delivery);
  • Receiving assignments for a variety of difficult examinations including procedures involving clinical video teletealth (CVT);
  • Operates and maintains medical and telehealth equipment for diagnostic and treatment procedures;
  • Determines technical factors, sets controls, and operates equipment and instruments;
  • Sets up and adjusts specialized equipment with multiple features that require precise patient positioning to operate correctly;
  • Selects and sets technical factors for procedures;
  • Makes precise adjustments to clarify readings and measurements to optimize diagnostic and treatment outcomes.
Work Schedule: Monday - Friday, 7:00am - 3:30pm; 7:30am - 4:00pm; 8:00am - 4:30pm. Hours may vary based upon the needs of the service.
Position Description/PD#: 619-09267-A

To qualify for this position, applicants must meet all requirements by the closing date of this announcement, 09/27/2018.

Time-In-Grade Requirement: Applicants who are current Federal employees and have held a GS grade any time in the past 52 weeks must also meet time-in-grade requirements by the closing date of this announcement. For a GS-6 position you must have served 52 weeks at the GS-5. The grade may have been in any occupation, but must have been held in the Federal service. An SF-50 that shows your time-in-grade eligibility must be submitted with your application materials. Note: Time-In-Grade requirements also apply to former Federal employees applying for reinstatement as well as current employees applying for Veterans Employment Opportunities Act of 1998 (VEOA) appointment.

You may qualify based on your experience and/or education as described below:

  • Specialized Experience: You must have one year of specialized experience equivalent to at least the next lower grade GS-5 in the normal line of progression for the occupation in the organization. Examples of specialized experience would typically include, but are not limited to: Specialized experience is technician experience that required application of the knowledge, methods, and techniques of the position to be filled, which is defined as performing the following duties. OR,
  • Education: Applicants may substitute education for the required experience. To qualify based on education for this grade level you must have studied Audiology. This education must have been obtained in an accredited business or technical school, junior college, college or university for which high school graduation or the equivalent is the normal prerequisite. 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. (UNOFFICIAL TRANSCRIPT REQUIRED: If you do not submit your transcript, your application may not be reviewed.) OR,
  • Combination: Equivalent combinations of experience and education as described above to meet the total requirements for this position. (UNOFFICIAL TRANSCRIPT REQUIRED: If you do not submit your transcript, your application may not be reviewed.)
You will be rated on the following Competencies for this position:
  • Communication
  • Patient Care


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.

Note: A full year of work is considered to be 35-40 hours of work per week. Part-time experience will be credited on the basis of time actually spent in appropriate activities. 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.

Physical Requirements: Gentleness, patience and persistence is required to help patients with physical and mental disabilities into and out of examination chairs and to help those patients comprehend and cooperate for the diagnostic testing as patient comfort plays a large role in the accuracy of the test performed, and periods of standing and walking throughout the clinic with occasional need for lifting to help patients move from one machine to another. The incumbent must frequently take precautions against the risk of communicable disease since patients may present with these problems.

None

To apply for this position, you must provide a complete Application Package which includes:

  • Resume


The following documents are accepted, and may be required if applicable to your eligibility and/or qualifications for this position. Please use this checklist to make sure you have included other documents required for your application, such as a copy of your transcript (if using education to qualify), SF-50's (current/former Federal employees), documentation to support Veterans Preference claims, or ICTAP/CTAP documentation (for displaced Federal employees). You will not be contacted for additional information.
  • DD-214
  • OF-306
  • Schedule A Letter
  • Other Veterans Document
  • Resume
  • SF-15
  • SF-50
  • Transcript


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.
Qualifications & Requirements

To qualify for this position, applicants must meet all requirements by the closing date of this announcement, 09/27/2018.

Time-In-Grade Requirement: Applicants who are current Federal employees and have held a GS grade any time in the past 52 weeks must also meet time-in-grade requirements by the closing date of this announcement. For a GS-6 position you must have served 52 weeks at the GS-5. The grade may have been in any occupation, but must have been held in the Federal service. An SF-50 that shows your time-in-grade eligibility must be submitted with your application materials. Note: Time-In-Grade requirements also apply to former Federal employees applying for reinstatement as well as current employees applying for Veterans Employment Opportunities Act of 1998 (VEOA) appointment.

You may qualify based on your experience and/or education as described below:

  • Specialized Experience: You must have one year of specialized experience equivalent to at least the next lower grade GS-5 in the normal line of progression for the occupation in the organization. Examples of specialized experience would typically include, but are not limited to: Specialized experience is technician experience that required application of the knowledge, methods, and techniques of the position to be filled, which is defined as performing the following duties. OR,
  • Education: Applicants may substitute education for the required experience. To qualify based on education for this grade level you must have studied Audiology. This education must have been obtained in an accredited business or technical school, junior college, college or university for which high school graduation or the equivalent is the normal prerequisite. 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. (UNOFFICIAL TRANSCRIPT REQUIRED: If you do not submit your transcript, your application may not be reviewed.) OR,
  • Combination: Equivalent combinations of experience and education as described above to meet the total requirements for this position. (UNOFFICIAL TRANSCRIPT REQUIRED: If you do not submit your transcript, your application may not be reviewed.)
You will be rated on the following Competencies for this position:
  • Communication
  • Patient Care


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.

Note: A full year of work is considered to be 35-40 hours of work per week. Part-time experience will be credited on the basis of time actually spent in appropriate activities. 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.

Physical Requirements: Gentleness, patience and persistence is required to help patients with physical and mental disabilities into and out of examination chairs and to help those patients comprehend and cooperate for the diagnostic testing as patient comfort plays a large role in the accuracy of the test performed, and periods of standing and walking throughout the clinic with occasional need for lifting to help patients move from one machine to another. The incumbent must frequently take precautions against the risk of communicable disease since patients may present with these problems.
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