Department of the Navy - Bureau of Medicine and Surgery
June 20, 2018
$61,218 to $95,388 per year
Full Time - Experienced
This position is located in the Audiology Department, Otolaryngology Department, Directorate for Surgical Services, Naval Medical Center Portsmouth (NMCP), Virginia. The audiologist will serve as a member of an interdisciplinary team which must coordinate with other professionals to ensure the patients with multi-handicapping conditions receive the coordinated care they need.
Evaluation, selection, fitting and programming of conventional hearing aids and assistive listening devices for active duty services members and retirees eligible for the Retiree At Cost Hearing Aid Program (RACHAP).
Perform the full range of Audiological activities for the care of inpatients and outpatients presenting with the most difficult and complex hearing disorders.
Evaluation and management of vestibular system disorders.
Evaluation, selection, fitting and programming of middle ear and bone-anchored hearing aids.
Evaluation, selection, fitting and programming of advanced bio-electric implanted devices such as cochlear implants for both the adult and pediatric cochlear implant program.
Evaluation, selection and fitting of conventional hearing aids and assistive listening devices
Instruct trainees and audiology doctoral students in various aspects of their professional education.
Occasional travel - Travel is dependent upon position description and availability of funding.
Conditions Of Employment
Must be a US Citizen.
Must be determined suitable for federal employment.
Must participate in the direct deposit pay program.
New employees to the Department of the Navy will be required to successfully pass the E-Verify employment verification check. To learn more about E-Verify, including your rights and responsibilities, visit www.dhs.gov/E-Verify/.
Within the Department of Defense (DoD), the appointment of retired military members within 180 days immediately following retirement date to a civilian position is subject to the provisions of 5 United States Code 3326.
You will be required to obtain and maintain an interim and/or final security clearance prior to entrance on duty. Failure to obtain and maintain the required level of clearance may result in the withdrawal of a job offer or removal.
Must receive and maintain appropriate vaccination(s) and immunizations.
You will be required to meet any applicable credentialing or privileging requirements prior to appointment.
You will be required to obtain and maintain a current Basic Life Support (BLS) certification.
THIS IS AN EXPEDITED HIRING AUTHORITY ANNOUNCEMENT. Section 1599c, title 10, United States Code provides that the Secretary of Defense can designate positions as shortage positions and recruit and appoint highly qualified persons to these positions. This announcement is open to accept resumes from candidates interested in helping the Department of the Navy meet our mission requirements in health care occupations.
Applicants must meet the following Basic Requirements of the Office of Personnel Management (OPM) Qualifications Standards Manual: Applicants must possess a graduate or higher level graduate degree that included 18 semester hours in the field of audiology with approved clinical practice that was approved, recognized, or accredited by the Council on Academic Accreditation in Audiology and Speech-Language Pathology (CAA) of the American Speech-Language-Hearing Association (ASHA) at the time the degree was obtained. AND possess a full, current, and unrestricted license to practice Speech/Language Pathology and Audiology in a State, the District of Columbia, the Commonwealth of Puerto Rico, or a territory of the United States.
GS-11: In addition to the Basic Requirements for this position, your resume must also demonstrate at least one year of professional audiologist experience at or equivalent to the GS-09 grade level or pay band in the Federal service or equivalent experience in the private or public sector; OR have successfully completed three full years of progressively higher level graduate education leading to a Ph.D. or equivalent degree, or possess a Ph.D. which provided the knowledge, skills, and abilities necessary to do the work. Specialized experience must demonstrate the following: planning, conducting, and coordinating clinical and administrative aspects of the full range of services associated with the evaluation and treatment of hearing impairment and/or balance disorders, education and training of hearing loss prevention, and identifies if further consultation is required. COMBINATION OF EDUCATION AND EXPERIENCE: Equivalent combinations of education and experience may be combined to meet the total qualification requirements.
GS-12: In addition to the Basic Requirements for this position, your resume must also demonstrate at least one year of professional audiologist experience at or equivalent to the GS-11 grade level or pay band in the Federal service or equivalent experience in the private or public sector. Specialized experience must demonstrate the following: providing audiometric testing, evaluation and remedial services; conducting and interpreting specialized test procedures; evaluating, assessing, and managing vestibular system disorders; evaluating and managing central auditory processing disorders for both adults and children; performing electrophysiological testing such as evoked brainstem testing; evaluation, selection, fitting and programming of advanced bio-electric devices including cochlear implants for both adults and children; conducting a variety of training lectures.
SELECTIVE PLACEMENT FACTOR: This position has a selective placement factor that will be used to screen out ineligible candidates. The selective placement factor is: possession of Board Certification through either a Certificate of Clinical Competence (Audiology) from the American Speech-Language-Hearing Association (ASHA-CCCA), or certification through the American Board of Audiology. Failure to document the current certification in your resume or application documents will result in an ineligible rating.
For positions requiring positive education requirements, or if you are using education to meet all or part of the qualification requirements, you must submit a copy of your transcripts or an itemized list of college courses which includes equivalent information from the transcript (course title, semester/quarter hours, and grade/degree earned) in your resume. See OPM's General Policies for information on crediting education.
Education completed in foreign colleges or universities may be used to meet the qualification requirements if the applicant can provide documentation indicating that the foreign education is comparable to that received in an accredited educational institution in the United States. It is the responsibility of the applicant to provide such evidence when applying for further information, visit: http://www.ed.gov/about/offices/list/ous/international/usnei/us/edlite-visitus-forrecog.html
The position often requires irregular hours.
This position requires evening, weekend, and holiday work.
This position has promotion potential to the GS-12 grade. If selected below the full performance level, you may be noncompetitively promoted to the next higher grade level after meeting all regulatory requirements, and upon the recommendation of management. Promotion is neither implied nor guaranteed.
This position is covered by the Department of Defense Priority Placement Program.
Additional vacancies may be filled by this announcement.
A tentative offer of employment will be rescinded if the selectee fails to meet the pre-employment requirements, including failure to report to any of the scheduled appointments.
If you are unable to apply online and request information about the Alternate Application process, please contact the Department of Navy's Employment Information Center.
ICTAP Applicants: To be considered well-qualified and exercise selection priority as an ICTAP candidate for this vacancy, displaced Federal employees must satisfy all qualification requirements for the position and receive a rating in the well qualified category or higher. For more information about ICTAP eligibility please review the following link: https://www.usajobs.gov/Help/working-in-government/unique-hiring-paths/federal-employees/ictap/
A career with the U.S. Government provides employees with a comprehensive benefits package. As a federal employee, you and your family will have access to a range of benefits that are designed to make your federal career very rewarding.
Eligibility for benefits depends on the type of position you hold and whether your position is full-time, part-time, or intermittent. Contact the hiring agency for more information on the specific benefits offered.
HOW TO APPLY:
Please visit https://www.usajobs.gov/GetJob/PrintPreview/501540600 and follow the instructions under the "How to Apply" section.
You must apply through the link above. We are unable to accept applications from hearcareers.audiology.org website or via email. Applications not submitted through www.usajobs.gov will not receive consideration.
Internal Number: DE-10226884-18-JP
About Department of the Navy - Bureau of Medicine and Surgery
The Bureau of Medicine and Surgery provides high quality patient- and family-centered medical care in wartime and peacetime. Civilian healthcare professionals work side-by-side with military medical staff to care for active duty members, their families, and retirees at medical facilities around the globe. Every day, no matter what the environment, Navy Medicine is ready to provide world class care, anytime, anywhere.