Histopathology Technician

Department of Defense Tripler Army Medical Ctr, HI
* Duties

Help Duties Summary

About the Position:

This position is located in the Department of Pathology Services, Tripler Army Medical Center, Hawaii.

10.99% Cost of Living Allowance (COLA) is currently authorized

Salary includes applicable locality pay or Local Market Supplement.

Tripler Army Medical Center (TAMC) is a tobacco-free workplace. Tobacco products include, but are not limited to, smoking, smokeless tobacco, and electronic nicotine delivery devices.


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* Maintain equipment such as a tissue processor, microtome, embedding center, microscopes, cryostat and controlled temperature water baths to ensure reliable quality.

* Establishes and executes protocols for validation of new immunohistochemical tests.

* Operates, maintains, troubleshoots and adjusts or repairs cryostats.

* Conduct quality control checks in the preparation of frozen, fresh andfixed tissue sections such as brain, prostate, bone marrow, etc.

Travel Required

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

Supervisory status


Promotion Potential


* Job family (Series)

0646 Pathology Technician

* Requirements

Help Requirements Conditions of Employment

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


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

* 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.

To qualify based on your experience, your resume must describe at least one year of experience which prepared you to do the work in this job. Specialized experience is defined as demonstrating knowledge in the complex principles of specialized diagnostic immunohistochemistry; identify, accession, fixate, process all tissue specimens received.

Some federal jobs allow you to substitute your education for the required experience in order to qualify. For this job, you may qualify if your education meets the definitions below:

You must have graduate education that is directly related to the work of this position. (Note: You must attach a copy of your transcripts for verification. If transcripts are not received at the time that your application is submitted, you will not receive consideration for this position.)

Only degrees from an accredited college or university recognized by the Department of Education are acceptable to meet positive education requirements or to substitute education for experience. For additional information, please go to the Office of Personnel Management (OPM) and U.S. Department of Education websites at - http://www.opm.gov/qualifications and http://www.ed.gov/admins/finaid/accred/index.html.

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

* Accountability

* Attention to Detail

* Clinical Analysis

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-07).


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: http://www.ed.gov/about/offices/list/ous/international/usnei/us/edlite-visitus-forrecog.html.