MEDICAL SUPPLY TECHNICIAN


Vacancy ID: 851848   Announcement Number: NW30622-06-8518484J573161   USAJOBS Control Number: 339141000

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 minimum qualifications for a GS-0622-06, MEDICAL SUPPLY TECHNICIAN. (PLEASE NOTE: If you are qualified based on education, 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, and grade/degree earned).

A. I have one year of specialized experience equivalent to the next lower grade (GS-05) in the Federal service processing, assembling, trouble-shooting, preparing, sterilizing, storing, and issuing sterile and unsterile medical supplies and equipment? Examples of qualifying experience include preparing contaminated medical and dental supplies or instruments for sterilization, determining methods for decontamination, or operating equipment used to clean, decontaminate, and sterilize a variety of medical instruments. (PLEASE NOTE: If you are qualified based on education, 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, and grade/degree earned).
B. I have successfully completed six months of graduate education in a qualifying field.
C. I have a combination of post high school education and specialized experience that equates to one year of experience.
D. No, I do not have either the experience or education as described above.

2. Are you a Certified Registered Central Service Technician (CRCST) through International Association of Healthcare Central Service Material Management (IAHCSMM) or American Society for Healthcare Central Service Professionals (ASHCSP)?

A. Yes
B. No

For each task in the following factors, choose the statement from the list below that most accurately describes your current level of experience and capability. Please select only ONE letter for each item.

A- I have no experience in performing this task but I am willing to learn.
B- I have limited experience in performing 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 across routine or predictable situations with minimal supervision or guidance.
D- I have performed this task independently across a wide range of situations. I have assisted others in carrying out this work behavior. I seek guidance in carrying out this task only in unusually complex situations.
E- I am considered an expert in performing this task. 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.

3. Ascertain correct methods for medical instrument pre-sterilization procedures.

4. Decontaminate dental instruments from dental clinics to ensure proper sterilization.

5. Remove gross contaminates (such as blood, soil, tissue fragments, and body fluids) from medical or dental instruments.

6. Apply principles of microbiology as they relate to the resistance of microorganisms to external destructive agents.

7. Select sterilization process according to requirements for the medical devices.

8. Ensure medical or dental instrumentation are properly identified and labeled.

9. Use sterile processing guidelines to select correct wrapping or packaging material for instrument sets.

10. Tag instruments to indicate date of expiration of sterilization.

11. Use the steam sterilization (such as Ethylene Oxide (EtO) or Sterrad (Hydrogen Peroxide Gas Plasma)) process to sterilize medical or dental supplies.

12. Utilize ultrasonic and washer sterilizer equipment to remove contaminants on medical or dental instruments.

13. Perform quality assurance inspections on equipment logs related to processing instrument sets or dental treatment devices.

14. Coordinate daily aspects of scheduling and management of medical supplies ensuring adjustments in order to support workload.

15. Receive, disassemble, and inspect reusable medical devices for damage.

16. Stock and properly store sterile items in appropriate sterile storage containers.

17. Inventory sterile supplies and equipment to ensure materials are not outdated.

18. 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 ground 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.