Physiologist Job in Palo Alto, California – 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 Physiologist in Palo Alto, California Feel free to browse this and any other job listings and reach out to us with any questions!

Physiologist – Palo Alto, California
Veterans Affairs, Veterans Health Administration, Department of Veterans Affairs
Job ID: 212935
Start Date: 02/13/2020
End Date: 03/06/2020

Qualification Summary
To qualify for this position, applicants must meet all requirements by the closing date of this announcement, 03/06/2020. 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-11 position you must have served 52 weeks at the GS-9. 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. Preferred experience: Certification as a Clinical Exercise Physiologist by the American College of Sports Medicine is preferred. Knowledge of basic life support (to assess and adequately initiate basic life support) as needed during day to day program activities. Position requires maintaining Basic Life Support certification once obtained. 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-9 in the normal line of progression for the occupation in the organization. Examples of specialized experience would typically include, but are not limited to:Experience as a study coordinator or program administrator, have knowledge of safety practice used in physical activity programs, knowledge in performance of cardiopulmonary exercise testing, skill at mastery of and skill applying advanced theories, principles, concepts, practices, standards and methods of exercise physiology, managing priorities and coordination of work in order to complete task in a timely manner. . OR, Education: Applicants may substitute education for the required experience. To qualify based on education for this grade level you must have a Master’s degree in Exercise Physiology, Health Care Administration or related education. OR, Combination: Applicants may also combine education and experience to qualify at this level. You must have an combination of specialized experience and education of a Master’s or equivalent graduate degree. You will be rated on the following Competencies for this position:
Clinical Data Collection/DocumentationCustomer ServiceOrganizational Performance AnalysisPatient 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: The work involves a wide range of physical demands from sedentary work, sitting in a standard office setting, to moderate and heavy physical demands which include the ability to lead exercise demonstrations and transfer patients in an emergency setting when necessary within the facility (i.e. cardiac arrest during the cardiopulmonary exercise test or six-minute walk). The work will require short periods of standing, walking, bending, crouching, reaching and leading exercise demonstrations. On occasion, employee can assist with transferring patients that may weigh over three hundred pounds. For more information on these qualification standards, please visit the United States Office of Personnel Management’s website at

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