Histopathology Technologist


Vacancy ID: 830604   Announcement Number: NW30601-12-830604K3535047   USAJOBS Control Number: 336364700

Occupational/Assessment Questions:

Please accurately identify your level of experience and demonstrated capability when completing this questionnaire as your responses, resume and supporting documents will be reviewed for accuracy. You will be asked at the end of this questionnaire to certify your entire application as true and accurate.

The following section is used to determine your eligibility for appointment and referral consideration. Please indicate those eligibilities for which you are eligible and would like to be considered. You will only be considered under eligibilities that you select and provide requested supporting information either below or within your resume. If you do not meet at least one of the eligibilities below, you are not eligible to be considered for this position. For additional information, definitions and supporting documentation requirements see the list of appointing eligibilities listed at http://www.public.navy.mil/donhr/Employment/CivJobOpps/Documents/ApplicantChecklist_Merit.pdf.    Please note that documentation (e.g., SF-50’s or DD-214s) will be requested if you are selected to verify your eligibility.

1. Current Permanent Federal Civilian Employee - I am currently employed as a permanent career or career-conditional (Tenure 1 or 2 in box 24 of SF-50) federal employee in the competitive service (will show a 1 in box 34 of SF-50) or I am currently on a permanent Veterans' Recruitment Appointment (VRA) (SF-50 will show a 2 in box 34). Note: Your resume must include your position title, pay plan, series, grade level, agency worked for and dates of employment for all applicable federal work experiences.

A. Yes
B. Not applicable, OR I do not wish to be considered under this eligibility.


2. Veterans Employment Opportunity Act (VEOA) - I am a veteran who served substantially 3 or more years of continuous active duty in the military - OR - I am a preference eligible; AND I was discharged under honorable conditions. Note: If you are responding yes, ensure that you have answered all applicable veterans’ questions in both the Eligibility Information and Other Information sections of this questionnaire.  Visit http://www.fedshirevets.gov/job/vetpref/index.aspx for veterans' preference eligibility requirements.

A. Yes
B. Not applicable, OR I do not wish to be considered under this eligibility.

3. Reinstatement- I was formerly employed as a permanent federal civilian employee (Tenure 1 or 2 in block 24 of your SF-50) in the competitive service (SF-50 will show a 1 in block 34) who 1) previously attained career status - OR- is a veterans' preference eligible and served at least one day as a career conditional employee - OR - 3) separated from civil service as a career-conditional employee within the past three years. I am NOT a current permanent federal employee.  Note: Your resume must include a work experience with position title, pay plan, series, grade level, agency worked for and dates of employment that supports previous federal employment and your reinstatement eligibility.

A. Yes
B. Not applicable, OR I do not wish to be considered under this eligibility.

4. Annuitant - I am currently receiving an annuity for service as a federal civil servant. If selected, I would be serving as a re-employed annuitant.

A. Yes
B. No

5. Interagency Career Transition Assistance Plan (ICTAP) I am a current or former federal employee displaced from a position in a Non-DoD federal agency (e.g., IRS, VA, Dept of Labor, etc.) in the same local commuting area of the vacancy. I have a current (or last) performance rating of record of at least fully successful or the equivalent. Applicants eligible under ICTAP are provided priority selection for vacancies within the local commuting area for which they apply and are well qualified. NOTE: If you indicate "yes" for this statement, you must submit copies of the appropriate documentation, such as a reduction in force (RIF) separation notice, SF-50 reflecting your RIF separation, or a notice of proposed removal for declining a directed reassignment or transfer of function to another commuting area. You must also submit documentation to reflect your current (or last) performance rating of record.

A. Yes
B. Not applicable, OR I do not wish to be considered under this eligibility.

6. PPP Military Spouse - I am registered in the DoD Priority Placement Program (PPP) Military Spouse Preference Program (Program S) for the series, grade and location covered by this announcement.

A. Yes
B. Not applicable

1. Please select one response that best describes how you meet the basic education requirement for the GS-0601, HISTOPATHOLOGY TECHNOLOGIST. Please verify your claim by attaching a copy of your college transcripts or providing on your resume an itemized list of courses that includes transcript-equivalent information (i.e., course title, semester/quarter hours, grades, and degree earned).

A. I have a Bachelor's degree in HEALTH SCIENCE.
B. I have a bachelor's degree with major study in an academic field related to the health sciences or allied sciences appropriate to the work of the position.
C. I do not have education as described above.


2. Please select one response that best describes how you meet the minimum qualifications for a GS-0601-11 HISTOPATHOLOGY TECHNOLOGIST. (PLEASE NOTE: If you substituting education for experience, please verify your claim by attaching a copy of your college transcripts or providing on your resume an itemized list of courses that includes transcript-equivalent information (i.e., course title, semester/quarter hours, grades, and degree earned).

A. I have one year of specialized experience equivalent to the next lower grade (GS-09) in the Federal service performing histopathology laboratory procedures. Qualifying experience may include but is not limited to: performing laboratory procedures in histopathology; adapting histopathology methods procedures and techniques; developing laboratory protocols.
B. I have a Ph.D. or equivalent doctoral degree.
C. I have successfully completed three years of progressively higher level graduate education leading to a Ph.D. degree.
D. I have a combination of education and experience as described above that equates to one year of experience.
E. I do not have any of the experience or education as described above.


3. Do you have one year of specialized experience (equivalent to the GS-11 pay level in the Federal service) developing histopathology laboratory procedures or evaluating research protocols? Qualifying experience may include but is not limited to: performing specialized laboratory procedures in histopathology; adapting histopathology methods procedures and techniques; developing laboratory protocols or performing quality control tests of products and services.

A. Yes
B. No

For each task in the following group, choose the statement from the list below that best describes your experience and/or training. Please select only one letter for each item.

A- I do not have experience in performing this task, but I am willing to learn.
B- I have limited experience in performing this task. I have had exposure to this task but would require additional guidance, instruction, or experience to perform it at a proficient level.
C- I have experience performing this task in routine or predictable situations with minimal supervision or guidance.
D- I have considerable experience in performing this task independently across a wide range of situations; I have assisted others in carryout out this task; I seek guidance only in unusually complex situations.
E- I have extensive experience in performing this task and am considered an expert; I advise and instruct others in carrying out this task on a regular basis; I am consulted by my colleagues and /or superiors to carry out this task in unusually complex situations.

4. Assist with the day-to-day management and administration of the histopathology facility.

5. Provide input in standard and specialized procedures in histopathology, immunohistochemistry, and tissue sample handling and preparation.

6. Provide technical support for digital image acquisition and quantitative analysis of histological preparations.

7. Assist users with the development of experimental protocols, aids in the preparation of data publication and recommends corrective action for insufficient results.

8. Evaluates incoming human subject use protocol submissions and determines applicable regulations, submission requirements, and review processes.

9. Responsible for matters relating to the submission, approval, and publication of research documents.

10. Advises investigators and sponsors on various research issues.

11. Manages the processing of clinical research protocols from receipt through approval.

12. Develop information for audiences in response to day-to-day work situations.

13. Transmit information, by spoken word, so that the intended information is communicated to the audience.

14. Develop information materials, such as news releases, fact sheets, brochures, booklets, broadcast spots, etc., that increase communication between the agency and the public.

15. Analyze reactions to recommend improvements on the formulation and articulation of policies or practices.

16. Your ratings in this Occupational Questionnaire are subject to evaluation and verification based on the documents and references you submit.  Deliberate attempts to falsify or inflate your responses may be grounds for not referring you.

Please take this opportunity to review your rating to ensure the accuracy of your answers and that they are supported by your resume.  Failure to agree to the statement below will disqualify you from further consideration for the position.

A. Yes, I verify that all of my responses to this questionnaire are true and accurate. I accept that if my supporting documentation does not support one or more of my responses to the questionnaire that my application may be rated lower and/or I may be removed from further consideration.

B. No. I do not accept this agreement and/or I no longer wish to be considered for this position.