Medical Technician

Department of Defense Sacramento, CA
* Duties

Help Duties Summary

About the Position:

These positions are with the Sacramento Military Entrance Processing Station (MEPS), CA. The mission of the U.S. Military Entrance Processing Command (USMEPCOM), and the MEPS, is to process individuals for enlistment or induction into the armed services, based on DoD-approved peacetime and mobilization standards. The incumbent will serve as a Medical Technician.

Salary for Sacrament, CA: $40,285-$52,365

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Serves as a Medical Technician in a U.S. Military Entrance Processing Station. Incumbent of this position provides assistance to the examining Medical Officer with applicant examination, identification of physical abnormalities (e.g., missing digits, scoliosis, pes planus), to include discovery of disqualifying enlistment/retention factors, and determination of applicant's fitness for military duty. Other duties include: Conduct standardized medical orientation briefing to applicants; demonstrate and perform the ortho/neuro examination (24 movements) to applicants; conduct laboratory tests and examinations; perform WEW ear lavage procedures; perform phlebotomy functions; operate laboratory and medical equipment; prepare reports of findings; screen and maintain medical records; and perform computer data entry utilizing applicable computer programs.

Travel Required

Occasional travel - You may be expected to travel for this position.

Supervisory status


Promotion Potential


* Job family (Series)

0645 Medical Technician

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* Requirements

Help Requirements Conditions of Employment

* Appointment may be subject to a suitability or fitness determination, as determined by a completed background investigation.

* A pre-placement physical examination is required. This position requires the ability to physically perform (demonstrate) and evaluate military physical aptitude (maneuvers) tests.

* This position requires successful completion of a color perception (vision) examination.

* This position requires blood testing on a yearly basis.

* This position requires the use of restrictive and protective clothing such as surgical gloves and non-exposing footwear.

* This position may require occasional shift work (before 6:00am or after 6:00pm) hours and occasional Saturdays.


Who May Apply: Only applicants who meet one of the employment authority categories below are eligible to apply for this job. You will be asked to identify which category or categories you meet, and to provide documents which prove you meet the category or categories you selected. See Proof of Eligibility for an extensive list of document requirements for all employment authorities.

* Current Department of Army Civilian Employees

* Current Permanent Department of Defense (DOD) Civilian Employee (non-Army)

* Interagency Career Transition Assistance Plan

* Military Spouses, under Executive Order (E.O.) 13473

* Non-Department of Defense (DoD) Transfer

* Priority Placement Program (PPP), Program S (Military Spouse) registrant

* Reinstatement

* Veterans Employment Opportunity Act (VEOA) of 1998

* Veterans Recruitment Appointment (VRA)

In order to qualify, you must meet the education and/or experience requirements described below. Experience refers to paid and unpaid experience, including volunteer work done through National Service programs (e.g., Peace Corps, AmeriCorps) and other organizations (e.g., professional; philanthropic; religious; spiritual; community; student; social). You will receive credit for all qualifying experience, including volunteer experience. Your resume must clearly describe your relevant experience; if qualifying based on education, your transcripts will be required as part of your application. Additional information about transcripts is in this document.

Specialized Experience: One year of specialized experience which includes assisting with physical examinations (such as optical or audiometric tests, Electrocardiogram, urine collection/processing), performing phlebotomy, operating medical equipment (such as audiometers, stereoscopic vision testers, and/or centrifuges), and documenting patients' medical information. This definition of specialized experience is typical of work performed at the next lower grade/level position in the federal service (GS-05).


Education: A half year (i.e., 9 semester hours) of graduate level education in a field directly related to the work of the position.


Combination of Education and Experience: A combination of education and experience may be used to qualify for this position as long as the computed percentage of the requirements is at least 100%. To compute the percentage of the requirements, divide your total months of experience by 12. Then divide the total number of completed graduate semester hours (or equivalent) by 9. Add the two percentages.

You will be evaluated on the basis of your level of competency in the following areas:

* Clinical Analysis

* Customer Service

* Technical Credibility

Time in Grade Requirement: Applicants who have held a General Schedule (GS) position within the last 52 weeks must have 52 weeks of Federal service at the next lower grade or equivalent (GS-05).


FOREIGN EDUCATION: If you are using education completed in foreign colleges or universities to meet the qualification requirements, you must show the education credentials have been evaluated by a private organization that specializes in interpretation of foreign education programs and such education has been deemed equivalent to that gained in an accredited U.S. education program; or full credit has been given for the courses at a U.S. accredited college or university. For further information, visit: