Health Technician (Optometry) Job in Marion, Illinois – Department of Veterans Affairs



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 (Optometry) in Marion, Illinois Feel free to browse this and any other job listings and reach out to us with any questions!

Health Technician (Optometry) – Marion, Illinois
Veterans Affairs, Veterans Health Administration, Department of Veterans Affairs
Job ID: 139613
Start Date: 08/22/2019
End Date: 09/12/2019

Qualification Summary
To qualify for this position, applicants must meet all requirements by the closing date of this announcement, 09/12/2019. 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. If the most recent SF-50 has an effective date within the past year, it may not clearly demonstrate you possess one-year time-in-grade, as required by the announcement. In this instance, you must provide an additional SF-50 that clearly demonstrates one-year time-in-grade. 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: completing patient intakes and workups through dilation, including pupil testing, visual testing, measuring visual acuity, glaucoma, neurological defects, educating patients on lens material, frame, & coating; performing inventory of instruments, eye medications, and other medical supplies OR, Education: Have successfully completed one-half year of graduate education (9 semester hours or equivalent), or an internship in course matter with a major that included courses directly related to the work of the Health Technician position. This education must have been obtained in an accredited college or university. (Transcripts required.) Applicants may substitute education for the required experience. To qualify based on education for this grade level you must have OR, Combination: Applicants may also combine education and experience to qualify at this level. Applicants may also combine education and experience to qualify at this level. You must have a combination of specialized experience and education beyond 6 months of specialized experience (1/2 the experience) equivalent to the GS-5 level, and have 4.5 semester hours of graduate education (1/2 the education) in a field directly related to this position. The combination of education and experience must equal 100%. Please note that only graduate education may be counted towards qualifying for the GS-6 grade level. (TRANSCRIPT REQUIRED). You will be rated on the following Competencies for this position:
CommunicationCustomer ServicePatient CareTechnical Competence 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: The work is primarily sedentary with occasional moderate activity. The employee will sit to do the work; however, there may be some walking, standing, bending, carrying of light items such as books, papers, etc. For more information on these qualification standards, please visit the United States Office of Personnel Management’s website at

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