You will serve as a Histopathology Technician in the Clinical & Anatomical Pathology Division of Naval Medical Center Camp Lejeune Laboratory. In this position you will be a member of a large and dynamic histopathology practice that provides service in the environment of a medical center and teaching facility.
APPLY NOW! This job opportunity announcement has a first cut-off date of 5/22/2018. Applications received by 11:59 PM Eastern Standard Time (EST) on the cut-off date of 5/22/2018 will receive first consideration for this vacancy. Candidates who apply after may be referred on a periodic basis depending on staffing needs.
Process test orders using the Composite Health Care System (CHCS).
Perform routine and complex histopathology procedures to include preparing tissue speciments for gross examination and dissection.
Embed and cut paraffin blocks of surgical pathology specimens.
Process all admissions and discharges to the morgue, maintaining accurate census and ensuring identification of all decedents.
Prepare bodies for release to a mortuary service or secondary morgue facility.
Assist the pathologist with autopsy procedures.
Set up of the grossing bench, accessioning and assist with the gross examination of tissue specimens.
Perform quality control procedures.
Travel Required - Not required
Conditions Of Employment
Must be a US Citizen.
Must be determined suitable for federal employment.
Must participate in the direct deposit pay program.
New employees to the Department of the Navy will be required to successfully pass the E-Verify employment verification check. To learn more about E-Verify, including your rights and responsibilities, visit www.dhs.gov/E-Verify/.
All qualifications requirements must be met by the closing date of this announcement and clearly documented in your resume.
Within the Department of Defense (DoD), the appointment of retired military members within 180 days immediately following retirement date to a civilian position is subject to the provisions of 5 United States Code 3326.
You will be required to obtain and maintain an interim and/or final security clearance prior to entrance on duty. Failure to obtain and maintain the required level of clearance may result in the withdrawal of a job offer or removal.
Successful completion of a pre-employment drug test (including marijuana) is required. A tentative offer of employment will be rescinded if you fail to report to the drug test appointment or pass the test. You will be subject to random testing.
Must receive and maintain appropriate vaccination(s) and immunizations.
You will be required to obtain and maintain a current Histotechnician Certification.
Your resume must demonstrate at least one year of histopathology technician experience at or equivalent to the GS-06 grade level or pay band in the Federal service or equivalent experience in the private or public sector; OR successful completion of one full year of graduate level education that is directly related to the position. Specialized experience must demonstrate the following: performing quality control procedures, setting up specimen tests, selecting appropriate control slides, examining reagents for contamination, and determining procedure quality; assisting the supervisor with the performance improvement/quality assurance and quality control programs; assisting in the processing of intraoperative frozen section specimens, after grossing processing specimens by fixing, dehydrating, clearing, infiltrating and embedding in paraffin blocks; assisting in the special processing or handling of tissues, including cryptologic specimens and preparing specimens for shipment by mail for diagnostic purposes.
SELECTIVE PLACEMENT FACTOR: This position has a selective placement factor that will be used to screen out ineligible candidates. The selective placement factor is: possession of Histotechnician certification from the American Society of Clinical Pathology or comparable certification agency; or meet the eligibility requirements for, and take the examination for the certification within one year. Failure to document the current certification, or your eligibility to take the examination, in your resume or application documents will result in an ineligible rating.
For positions requiring positive education requirements, or if you are using education to meet all or part of the qualification requirements, you must submit a copy of your transcripts or an itemized list of college courses which includes equivalent information from the transcript (course title, semester/quarter hours, and grade/degree earned) in your resume. See OPM's General Policies for information on crediting education.
Education completed in foreign colleges or universities may be used to meet the qualification requirements if the applicant can provide documentation indicating that the foreign education is comparable to that received in an accredited educational institution in the United States. It is the responsibility of the applicant to provide such evidence when applying for further information, visit: http://www.ed.gov/about/offices/list/ous/international/usnei/us/edlite-visitus-forrecog.html
This position is subject to work an uncommon tour, including nights, weekends, and holidays to meet mission requirements. Overtime or night differential pay and/or unusual duty hours may be required.
This position is covered by the Department of Defense Priority Placement Program.
Additional vacancies may be filled by this announcement.
A tentative offer of employment will be rescinded if the selectee fails to meet the pre-employment requirements, including failure to report to any of the scheduled appointments.
If you are unable to apply online and request information about the Alternate Application process, please contact the Department of Navy's Employment Information Center.
ICTAP Applicants: To be considered well-qualified and exercise selection priority as an ICTAP candidate for this vacancy, displaced Federal employees must satisfy all qualification requirements for the position and receive a rating in the well qualified category or higher. For more information about ICTAP eligibility please review the following link: https://www.usajobs.gov/Help/working-in-government/unique-hiring-paths/federal-employees/ictap/
Documents submitted as part of the application package, to include supplemental documents, may be shared beyond the Human Resources Office. Some supplemental documents contain personal information such as SSN and DOB and some documents such as military orders and marriage certificates may contain personal information for someone other than you. You may sanitize these documents to remove said personal information before you submit your application. You may be asked to provide an un-sanitized version of the documents if you are selected to confirm your eligibility.
How You Will Be Evaluated
In order to qualify for this position, your resume must provide sufficient experience and/or education, knowledge, skills, and abilities to perform the duties of the specific position for which you are being considered. Your resume is the key means we have for evaluating your skills, knowledge, and abilities as they relate to this position. Therefore, we encourage you to be clear and specific when describing your experience.
When the application process is complete, we will review your resume to ensure you meet the hiring eligibility and qualification requirements listed in this announcement. You will be rated based on the information provided in your resume and responses to the Occupational Questionnaire, along with your supporting documentation to determine your ability to demonstrate the following competencies:
RULEMAKING AND REGULATION
You will be evaluated and rated under Category Rating selection procedures. Additional points are not added for veterans' preference; however, preference is still applied. Applicants eligible for veteran's preference will receive selection priority over non-veterans.
If you meet the qualification requirements, your application will be placed in one of three categories:
Best Qualified- Candidates in this category possess exceptional skills and experience to exceed well above the minimum requirements for announced position. Well Qualified-Candidates in this category possess good skills and experience above the minimum requirements for announced position. Qualified- Candidates in this category meet the minimum experience requirements for announced position.
If selected, you may be required to provide supporting documentation.
If after reviewing your resume and supporting documentation, a determination is made that you inflated your qualifications and/or experience, your score may be adjusted to more accurately reflect your abilities or you may be found ineligible/not qualified.
Please follow all instructions carefully. Errors or omissions may affect your rating or consideration for employment.
All qualifications requirements must be met by the closing date of this announcement.
Experience refers to paid and unpaid experience, including volunteer work done through National Service programs (e.g., professional, philanthropic, religious, 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.
A career with the U.S. Government provides employees with a comprehensive benefits package. As a federal employee, you and your family will have access to a range of benefits that are designed to make your federal career very rewarding.
Eligibility for benefits depends on the type of position you hold and whether your position is full-time, part-time, or intermittent. Contact the hiring agency for more information on the specific benefits offered.
How to Apply: In order to receive consideration for this position, you must visit https://www.usajobs.gov/GetJob/PrintPreview/498772400 and follow the instructions under the "How to Apply" section. We are not able to accept your resume from careers.ascp.org site.
Internal Number: DE-10206113-18-JP
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