Medical Technologist

Department of Defense Tripler Army Medical Ctr, HI
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About the Position:

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

Currently authorized 10.99% Cost of Living Allowance (COLA), subject to change without notice.

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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* Serves as Senior Medical Technologist in the Microbiology Section.

* Outlines procedures to be followed in accordance with established Standard Operating Procedures (SOPs).

* Reviews results of tests performed, maintains daily workload output by assigning work to others.

* Oversee the preparation of all reagents, stains, and culture media used in the subsection, and advises assigned workers as to their appropriate uses.

* Performs the more complex advanced, highly specialized tests and examinations in the subsection.

* Plans developing, performing and evaluating clinical investigation research protocols and reports the results.

Travel Required

Not required

Supervisory status


Promotion Potential


* Job family (Series)

0644 Medical Technologist

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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.

* This position is designated as a Key Position.

* This position is designated as Mission Essential.


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 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.

BASIC EDUCATION REQUIREMENT: To qualify for the Medical Technologist, GS-644, position, you must meet one of the following:

A. I have completed the requirements for a bachelor's (or graduate) degree in medical technology, chemistry, or biology that included or was supplemented by: (1) at least 16 semester hours (24 quarter hours) of biological science of which one course was in microbiology, with one course in immunology; AND (2) 16 semester hours (24 quarter hours) of chemistry of which one course was in organic or biochemistry; AND (3) 3 semester hours (5 quarter hours) of college mathematics.

B. I have completed a full 4-year course of study that included or was supplemented by at least 12 months in a college or hospital-based medical technology program or medical technology school approved by a recognized accrediting organization. The professional medical technology curriculum may have consisted of a 1-year post-baccalaureate certificate program or the last 1 or 2 years of a 4-year program of study culminating in a bachelor's degree in medical technology.

C. I have completed a combination of (1) at least 35 semester hours (53 quarter hours) of biological science, chemistry, and mathematics as described in paragraph A above, and (2) additional appropriate education and/or experience totaling 4 years. This combination of education and experience has provided me with knowledge of the theories, principles, and practices of medical technology equivalent to that provided by the full 4-year course of study as described in A or B above. All science and mathematics courses must have been acceptable for credit toward meeting the requirements for a science major at an accredited college or university. Acceptable experience is responsible professional or technician experience in a hospital laboratory, health agency, industrial medical laboratory, or pharmaceutical house; or teaching, test development, or medical research program experience that provided an understanding of the methods and techniques applied in performing professional clinical laboratory work. Certification/licensure as a medical technologist (generalist) obtained through written examination by a nationally recognized credentialing agency or State licensing body is a good indication that the quality of experience is acceptable.

Experience required: 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.

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: experience in microbiology, isolation procedures, laboratory testing procedures, quality control and quality assurance in laboratory testing setting; utilize referenced standards, medical legal responsibilities, accrediting agency requirements and Federal and State laws and regulations in the performance of duties.

This definition of specialized experience is typical of work performed at the next lower grade/level position in the federal service (GS-09).

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

* Attention to Detail

* Knowledge Management

* Process Control

* Requirements 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-09).


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: