Laboratory Support Techician (OA), GS-0303-05/6/7


Vacancy ID: 858681   Announcement Number: HHS-FDA-ORA-DE-13-858681   USAJOBS Control Number: 339730500

Social Security Number

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Vacancy Identification Number

Enter 858681
1. Title of Job

Laboratory Support Techician (OA), GS-0303-05/6/7
2. Biographic Data

3. E-Mail Address

4. Work Information

If you are applying by the OPM Form 1203-FX, leave this section blank.

5. Employment Availability

Are you an ICTAP Eligible?

For information on how to apply as an ICTAP eligible see http://opm.gov/rif/employee_guides/career_transition.asp#ictap.  To be well-qualified and exercise selection priority for this vacancy, displaced Federal employees must be rated at 85.0 or above on the rating criteria for this position.


Are you eligible for Indian preference as defined by the Department of the Interior (DOI) and as evidenced by appropriate Bureau of Indian Affairs (BIA) authorized certification?


Are you eligible for preference based on being a Public Law 94-437 Indian Health Service Scholarship recipient? For more information, please click here.    


Are you eligible for the Federal Employment Program for Persons with Disabilities? (For information on Schedule A appointments, see the OPM website.)


6. Citizenship

Are you a citizen of the United States?
7. Background Information

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8. Other Information

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9. Languages

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10. Lowest Grade

Enter the lowest grade level that you will accept for this position. The lowest grade for this position is 05.


05
06
07

11. Miscellaneous Information

If you are a male at least 18 years of age, born after December 31, 1959, have you registered with the Selective Service System?


01 Yes
02 No
03 Not Applicable

12. Special Knowledge

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13. Test Location

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14. Veteran Preference Claim

15. Dates of Active Duty - Military Service

16. Availability Date

17. Service Computation Date

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18. Other Date Information

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19. Job Preference

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20. Occupational Specialties

Select/enter at least one occupational specialty. The specialty code for this position is:


001 Laboratory Support Technician (OA)

21. Geographic Availability

Select/enter at least one geographic location in which you are interested and will accept employment. The location code for this position is:


080600031 Denver, CO

22. Transition Assistance Plan

23. Job Related Experience

24. Personal Background Information

If you are applying by the OPM Form 1203-FX, leave this section blank.

25. Occupational/Assessment Questions:

1. Choose one answer that best describes your experience as related to the basic qualification requirements for Laboratory Support Technician (OA), GS-0303-05/06/07.

A. Applicants must have one year of specialized experience, equivalent to the GS-04 grade level in the Federal service, to include experience performing laboratory administrative support functions to include inventory of supplies/equipment; utilizing a personal computer and a variety of software applications; safely handling, storage, accountability, and disposal of hazardous substances.
B. I have completed four full years of education above high school level.
C. I have a combination of post-high school education and specialized experience that meets 100% of the qualification requirements for this position.
D. I have one year of specialized experience, equivalent to the GS-05 grade level in the Federal service for the GS-06, to include experience performing laboratory administrative support functions to include inventory of supplies/equipment; utilizing a personal computer and a variety of software applications; safely handling, storage, accountability, and disposal of hazardous substances.

E. I have one year of specialized experience, equivalent to the GS-06 grade level in the Federal service for the GS-07 position, to include performing laboratory administrative support functions to include inventory of supplies/equipment; utilizing a personal computer and a variety of software applications; safely handling, storage, accountability, and disposal of hazardous substances and experience preparing reports reflecting deficiency data.

F. I do not meet the requirements as described above.

2. Can you type at least 40 words per minute with three or fewer errors based on a five (5) minute sample?

A. Yes
B. No

3. Do you have experience using a personal computer and a variety of software to perform word processing?

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. Darken the oval corresponding to that statement in Section 25 of the Qualifications and Availability Form C. 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 performing the task, but have not yet 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. I have supervised performance of this task or am normally the person who is consulted by other workers to assist them in doing this task because of my expertise.

4. Receive, log, and secure laboratory samples.

5. Handle and store hazardous substances.

6. Conduct disposal of samples.

7. Resolve administrative concerns related to laboratory projects to include, compile and summarize data, collect and properly handle samples and/or organize data for analysis.

8. Ship items in accordance with USPS and private shipping regulations.

9. Conducts inventory of supplies and/or equipment.

10. Receive incoming shipments of equipment, furniture and supplies.

11. Inspect incoming shipments for accuracy or damages.

12. Uncrate and assemble equipment and deliver to appropriate personnel.

13. Extract, compile and organize information using a computer.

14. Develop computer spreadsheets.

15. Maintain and update computer databases.

16. Respond to requests for information utilizing computer software.

17. Perform data entry of chemical supplies received.

18. Develop, compile, interpret, monitor and evaluate information/data from various sources and takes appropriate action or makes recommendations.

19. Conduct studies of existing procedures and makes recommendations or independently revises and develops alternative procedures.

20. Maintain records of completed and uncompleted assignments, updates and distributes assignment changes as they are made by the Laboratory management staff.

21. Prepare semi-annual reports reflecting deficiency data, including a narrative summary of reason for the deficiency.

22. Respond to request for information and/or data providing status.

23. Prepare forms for claims, compose necessary correspondence and negotiates with supplier until settlement.