The United States government is a massive employer, and is always looking for qualified candidates to fill a wide variety of open employment positions in locations across the country. Below you’ll find a Qualification Summary for an active, open job listing from the Department of Veterans Affairs. The opening is for a Health Technician (Prosthetics O&P Fitter) in Multiple Locations Feel free to browse this and any other job listings and reach out to us with any questions!
Health Technician (Prosthetics O&P Fitter) – Multiple Locations
Veterans Affairs, Veterans Health Administration, Department of Veterans Affairs
Job ID: 89606Start Date: 04/30/2019End Date: 05/21/2019
To qualify for this position, applicants must meet all requirements by the closing date of this announcement, 05/21/2019.
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 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: practical knowledge of orthotic materials and their proper applications, safety standards and infection control to effectively fit and apply a wide variety of orthotic devices; practical experience with the materials being utilized and their properties: plastics, polymers, cloth materials, and metals to make minor modifications to the devices. Education: There is no educations substitution for specialized experience at the GS-6 grade. Certification as a Therapeutic shoe fitter or Certified Orthotic fitter is Preferred. 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: Much of the time is spent standing, bending, squatting or kneeling while examining patients, and walking long distances to various locations within the medical center. Manual dexterity in the procedures of measuring and fitting is required. There are times when the incumbent is required to lift and carrying objects between 10-40 pounds and occasional a need to lift more than 40 pounds.
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/.
If you’d like to submit a resume or apply for this position, please contact Premier Veterans at firstname.lastname@example.org. All are free to apply!