Health Technician (Paramedic)

Vacancy ID: 835152   Announcement Number: MMLAKE-13-55D-835152   USAJOBS Control Number: 336837000

Occupational/Assessment Questions:

Thank you for your interest in the Health Technician (Paramedic), GS-07 position. Your responses to this questionnaire, in conjunction with the other portions of your completed application, will be evaluated to determine your qualifications for this position. Please carefully follow all instructions before submitting your responses. You must select only ONE response for each item. If you change a response, be certain to erase (unclick) the incorrect response before you submit the application. Once you have submitted your application, items with more than one response or items that are left blank will not receive credit.

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1. Select the one response (A through D), that best describes your experience, education, and/or combination of experience and education as it pertains to the specialized experience requirement for this GS-11 position. Read all responses before making your selection.

A. I have at least one year of experience equivalent to at least the GS-06 level that demonstrates the knowledge, skills, and abilities to perform successfully the duties of this position. Examples of qualifying specialized experience include, but are not limited to, the following: experience in obtaining patient vital signs and performing venipuncture and initiating intravenous (IV) therapy; experience using various types of medical emergency equipment such as EKG, telemetry/defibrillator, suction, etc.; experience determining the basic causes and medical implications of closed and open soft tissue wounds and stabilizing patients as established by protocols
B. I have at least 1 full academic year of progressively higher level graduate education with major study in a medical field. PLEASE NOTE: If you are using education to qualify, you must submit a copy of your college transcripts. We will not solicit you for this information and you will NOT receive consideration if it is not submitted.
C. I have a combination of successfully completed graduate education and specialized experience may be used to meet the total requirements for this position.
D. I do not possess the specialized experience and/or education listed above.

2. This position requires that applicants must possess current certification as an EMT-P (Paramedic) or Intermediate I-99. Certification through NREMT (National Registry of EMT's) is preferred, but current paramedic certification through a state agency will be accepted. I possess such certification and am providing a copy of the certification with my application materials.

A. Yes
B. No


Indicate your level of experience, education, or training as it relates to your ability to manage an emergency medical services cache.

For each task listed below, select the statement from A through E that best describes your level of experience, education, and/or training. Select only one letter for each task. If you select multiple responses or leave any question blank, your score will be negatively impacted. Do not over-state or under-state your experience, education and/or training. ATTENTION: For each question below, you must document your skill level in your resume. This means, for example, that if you rate yourself at the expert level (E) for a skill or task, you must document when you have supervised or trained others doing that skill or task. If you rate yourself at the independent level (D), you must show that you did the task as a regular and recurring part of a job. We will verify that you have documented your skills in your resume and your score will be lowered for skills that are not documented. If you are using the Form C, darken the oval corresponding to that statement in Section 25 of the Qualifications and Availability section. Please select only one letter for each item.

A- I have not had education, training, or experience in performing this task.
B- I have had education or training in how to perform this task, but have not performed it on the job.
C- I have performed this task on the job. My work on this task was monitored closely by a supervisor or senior employee to ensure compliance with proper procedures.
D- I have performed this task as a regular part of a job. I have performed it independently and normally without review by a supervisor or senior employee.
E- I am considered an expert in performing this task; or I have supervised performance of this task or am normally an individual who is consulted by other workers to assist them in doing this task because of my expertise.

3. Documentation and use of controlled substances.

4. Catalog of inventory and distribution of medical equipment.

5. Implementation of ordering supplies.


Indicate your level of experience, education, or training as it relates to your ability to prepare and conduct EMS training.

6. Properly document and record keeping for dispatch and patient charting.

7. Instruct EMS classes (Basic EMT classes, First aid/CPR).

8. Facilitate and perform as a lead instructor.


Indicate your level of experience, education, or training as it relates to your knowledge of rescue/ambulance operations in emergency incidents.

9. Patient care

10. Ensure patient care documentation is accurate and appropriate.

11. Provide emergency driving procedures (CODE 3 driving) and ensure compliance.


Indicate your level of experience, education, or training as it relates to your knowledge of ICS, incident management teams and operations.

12. Work as a team member on a Multi-Agency incident

13. Perform work as a team member requiring knowledge of specialized resources in emergency management (Medical helicopters, heavy rescue, HAZMAT, Law Enforcement, Search and Rescue).

14. Perform duties on a Mass Casualty Incident.

15. Use proper communication and medical telemetry.

16. Use proper radio etiquette.

17. Follow medical telemetry protocol.