Veterans Affairs, Veterans Health Administration Supply Technician in Boston, Massachusetts

Job Overview

Job Overview
Summary

Service:Logistics Vacancy Identification Number (VIN):1958661

POSITIONS ARE LOCATED AT THE BROCKTON, MA CAMPUS, AND THE WEST ROXBURY,MA CAMPUS

APPLICANTS MUST SUBMIT THE FOLLOWING DOCUMENTS:**Resume

* OUR MISSION:* To fulfill President Lincoln's promise – "To care for him who shall have borne the battle, and for his widow, and his orphan" – by serving and honoring the men and women who are America's Veterans. How would you like to become a part of a team providing compassionate care to Veterans?

As a VA professional, your opportunities are endless. With many openings in the multiple functions of VA, you will have a wide range of opportunities and leadership positions at your fingertips. Not only is it the largest, most technologically advanced integrated health care system in the Nation, but we also provide many other services to Veterans through the Benefits Administration and National Cemeteries. VA professionals feel good about their careers and their ability to balance work and home life. VA offers generous paid time off and a variety of predictable and flexible scheduling opportunities. For more information on the Department of Veterans Affairs, go to http://www.vacareers.va.gov/

Special Employment Consideration: VA encourages persons with disabilities to apply, including those eligible for hiring under 5 CFR 213.3102(u), Schedule A, Appointment of persons with disabilities [i.e., intellectual disabilities, severe physical disabilities, or psychiatric disabilities], and/or Disabled veterans with a compensable service-connected disability of 30% or more. Contact the Agency Contact on the last page of the JOA for information on how to apply under this appointment authority via the Selective Placement Coordinator.

Who May Apply:

  • Current permanent employees of the VA Boston Healthcare System including permanent Veterans Canteen Service employees.
  • All federal employees serving on a Career or Career-Conditional appointment.
  • Former federal employees eligible for reinstatement.
  • Permanent Title 38 employees employed on a full-time basis.
  • Veterans eligible as 30% Disabled Veterans.
  • Veterans eligible under a Veterans' Recruitment Appointment (VRA).
  • Veterans eligible under the Veterans Employment Opportunities Act (VEOA).
  • Those eligible under the Employment Program for People with Disabilities.
  • Those eligible under CTAP/ICTAP.

For more information on the "Who may apply" eligibility requirements, please refer to the OHRM Status Candidates and Other Candidate Definitions document.

Duties

This position serves as Supply Technician (Medical) for the Medical Supply Distribution (MSD) areas of Logistics Service within the VA Health Care System. As a Supply Technician, you will provide wards, clinics, operating rooms, secondary storage locations, and other hospital facilities with supplies and material including, but not limited to, sterile and non-sterile medical supplies, instrument sets and equipment.

Major duties and responsibilities include:

  • Communicates to the Lead or Supervisor any concerns related to supplies, equipment and procedures.
  • Pulls stock inventory and material for delivery; replenishes stock inventory; interacts with clinical and administrative customers and maintains records on stock levels;
  • Provides information to customers regarding medical supplies;
  • Monitors expiration dates, rotates stock to limit outdates and removes items from use as required by outdates;
  • Monitors and controls critical supplies;
  • Performs daily inventory using bar coding equipment on a predetermined schedule that will allow for timely replenishment;
  • Resolves differences between records and physical count of stock;
  • Distributes items according to established or ad hoc requirements in computerized inventory management systems;
  • Delivers supplies in a timely manner and ensures supplies and material delivered are in sterile and operational condition;
  • Completes specialty cart preparation;
  • Cleans assigned secondary areas in accordance with aseptic principles; and Receives supplies and material into the medical center's catchment area.

WORK SCHEDULE:Monday through Friday, rotating schedule POSITION DESCRIPTION TITLE/PD#: 523-00872-A

NOTE: This position is a NAGE bargaining unit position.

NOTE: Travel and relocation expenses are not authorized.

NOTE: Selectee may be required to work at any Boston Healthcare System campus, as needed.

NOTE: The incumbent may be required to travel to other VA campuses and CBOC's.

NOTE: Veterans' preference does not apply for other current permanent Federal agency employees

NOTE: Current and former Federal employees must submit copies of their most recent SF-50, (Notice of Personnel Action). The SF-50 must identify the position title, series, grade, step, tenure and type of service (Competitive or Excepted). In some cases, more than one SF-50 may be required to show a higher grade previously held.

Travel Required
  • Occasional Travel
  • Selectee may be required to work at any Boston Healthcare System campus, as needed.
Relocation Authorized
  • No

Job Requirements

Job Requirements
Key Requirements
  • You must be a U.S. citizen to apply for this job.
  • Subject to a background/suitability investigation.
  • Designated and/or random drug testing may be required.
  • Must pass pre-employment examination.
  • Selective Service Registration is required for males born after 12/31/1959.
Qualifications

To meet the minimum qualifications for this position, you must meet the following:

SPECIALIZED EXPERIENCE One (1) full year of specialized experience equivalent to the GS-4 level in the Federal service that equipped you with the particular knowledge, skills, and abilities to perform successfully the duties of the position, and that is typically in or related to the work of this Supply Technician (Medical) position. Specialized experience includes: providing supplies and material to clinical and administrative areas of a complex health care facility; scanning, bar-coding, receiving, storing and distributing medical and surgical supplies, instruments and other material; pulling stock, replenishing stock and maintaining records on stock levels; monitoring expiration dates; cleaning assigned areas in accordance with aseptic principles; utilizing an automated system to maintain inventory; and answers customer questions regarding supplies and materials.

  • OR- EDUCATION SUBSTITUTION (TRANSCRIPTS REQUIRED) Successfully completed 4 years above high school in any field for which high school graduation or the equivalent is the normal prerequisite. This education was obtained in an accredited business, secretarial or technical school, junior college, college or university.

-OR-*COMBINATION (TRANSCRIPTS REQUIRED)* Possess an equivalent combination of specialized experience and post high school education as described above that demonstrates my ability to perform the duties of this position. For the GS-05, only education in excess of 60 semester hours (2 years) is creditable.

*GRADE *

*SPECIALIZED EXPERIENCE -OR- *

SUBSTITUTION OF EDUCATION **

GS-05

1 Year equivalent to the GS-04 level

4 years above high school

PLEASE NOTE: Only education or degrees recognized by the U.S. Department of Education from accredited colleges, universities, schools, or institutions may be used to qualify for Federal employment. You can verify your education here: http://ope.ed.gov/accreditation/. If you are using foreign education to meet qualification requirements, you must send a Certificate of Foreign Equivalency with your transcript in order to receive credit for that education.

Veterans' Preference: When applying for Federal Jobs, eligible Veterans should claim preference on the Occupational Questionnaire in the section provided and provide a legible copy of your DD214(s) and/or documentation related to your active duty service which shows dates of service, character of service (honorable, general, etc.), or dates of impending separation.

Additionally, disabled veterans and others eligible for 10-point preference (such as widows or mothers of eligible Veterans) must also submit an SF-15 "Application for 10 Point Veterans Preference" with required proof as stated on the form. For more information, please review the information for disabled Veterans in the application checklist or visit http://www.fedshirevets.gov/job/vetpref/index.aspx

PHYSICAL REQUIREMENTS:

The work requires standing and walking during the entire workday, and frequent reaching, bending and lifting of supply packages (occasionally weighing as much as 50 pounds). Work requires pushing loaded carts of medical supplies (weighing in excess of 100+ pounds). With proper assistance, may move heavier items that weigh over 40 pounds. Works throughout the medical center and supported catchment areas, which includes wards, storage buildings, and warehouses that range from a clean environment to hot, cold, drafty and poorly lighted. The possibility of trips, falls, scrapes, cuts, bruises or injury are present in the day-to-day work of the position. Work requires stocking supplies in the primary inventory area as well as numerous secondary inventory points throughout the hospital work area, including wards, clinics, operating rooms, warehouses and nursing areas. Work requires maintaining a clean environment while performing tasks that can produce dust or other infectious pollutants while transitioning between environments. Supported units may be offsite requiring roundtrip travel time in excess of 90 minutes. Tours of duty may require afternoon, evening, and/or overnight shifts

The Department of Veterans Affairs MUST provide reasonable accommodations to applicants with disabilities where appropriate.

Security Clearance

Other

Additional Information

Additional Information
What To Expect Next

After the vacancy announcement closes, all applications will be reviewed for qualification and eligibility requirements. After the review is complete, a referral certificate is issued and applicants will receive a notification letter via email or the US Postal Service if no email is provided. Referred applicants will be notified as such and may be contacted directly by the hiring office for an interview. All referred applicants receive a final notification once a selection decision has been made.

You may check the status of your application at any time by logging into your USAJOBS account and clicking on "Application Status." For a more detailed update of your status, click on "more information." Information regarding applicant notification points can be found in the USAJobs Resource Center.

BENEFITS

VA offers a comprehensive benefits package. This link provides an overview of the benefits currently offered: http://www.va.gov/JOBS/JobBenefits/benefits.asp

Other Information

The*Interagency Career Transition Assistance Plan (ICTAP) and Career Transition Assistance Plan (CTAP)* provide eligible displaced Federal competitive service employees with selection priority over other candidates for competitive service vacancies. To be qualified you must submit appropriate documentation and be found well-qualified (have a final rating of 90 or more before any Veterans preference points) for this vacancy. Information about ICTAP and CTAP eligibility is on OPM's Career Transition Resources website at http://www.opm.gov/policy-data-oversight/workforce-restructuring/employee-guide-to-career-transition/

It is the policy of the VA to not deny employment to those that have faced financial hardships or periods of unemployment.

This job opportunity announcement may be used to fill additional vacancies.**

This job originated on www.usajobs.gov. For the full announcement and to apply, visit www.usajobs.gov/GetJob/ViewDetails/469855100. Only resumes submitted according to the instructions on the job announcement listed at www.usajobs.gov will be considered.

Salary Range: $36,175.00 to $47,033.00 / Per Year

Series & Grade: GS-2005-05/05

Promotion Potential: 5

Supervisory Status: No

Who May Apply: Status Candidates (Merit Promotion and VEOA Eligibles)

Control Number: 469855100

Job Announcement Number: RS-17-JB-1958661-BU