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U.S. Military Entrance Processing Command Medical Technician in Fort Snelling, Minnesota


About the Position: Military Entrance Processing Station (MEPS) plays a vital role in maintaining the nation's military might by ensuring that each new member of the Armed Forces meets the high mental, moral & medical standards required by the DoD & the military services. Every MEPS represents state of the art in testing, examining & processing applicants for enlistment into the Armed Forces. This is a TERM position. Please see Qualifications section for additional information.


As a Medical Technician, you will:

Conduct standardized medical orientation briefings to applicants

In process applicants to verify their identity using previously captured biometrics (digital fingerprints and photographs)

Review unique medical forms for proper format, coding, and completion

Demonstrate and perform the ortho/neuro examinations (24 movements) to applicants

Conduct laboratory tests and examinations

Perform phlebotomy procedures to obtain blood samples for HIV and other laboratory tests

Manage medical consultations to include verifying doctor's orders

Operate and maintain laboratory and medical equipment

Perform computer data entry utilizing applicable computer programs


Conditions of Employment


This position is TERM not to exceed 366 days, with provisions to extend, in one year increments, up to a maximum of 8 years with provisions to be made permanent without further competition. To be eligible for conversion to a permanent career-conditional or career appointment, you must have:

  1. Completed at least 2 years of current continuous service under a term appointment in the competitive service.

  2. Demonstrated successful job performance. Who May Apply: US Citizens In order to qualify, you must meet the education/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. Experience Required for GS-6 level: Applicants must clearly identify in their resumes that they possess one year of specialized experience at the next lower grade level (GS-05) or equivalent. Specialized experience is defined as experience that is typically in or related to the work of the position to be filled, including: Assisting with physical examinations (such as optical, audiometric tests, electrocardiogram, and/or urine collection/processing) of applicants/patients; Performing phlebotomy to obtain blood samples while ensuring all safety precautions are followed; Operating medical equipment such as audiometers, stereoscopic vision testers, and/or centrifuges) for various types of medical examinations/procedures; Documenting the medical information of patients to ensure the completion and accuracy of information. This definition of specialized experience is typical of work performed at the next lower grade/level position in the federal service (GS-05). OR 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: Education Substitution for Specialized Experience for GS-06: Successful completion of at least one half year (9 semester hours) of progressively higher level graduate education leading to such a degree in a field directly related to the work of the position to be filled, such as: Medical Technology/Technician, Medical Assistant, Nursing, Emergency Medical Technician, Paramedic, or a related field of study. (NOTE: You must attach a copy of your transcripts for verification.) OR Combination of Experience and Education Substitution for Specialized Experience for GS-06: If you have some, but not all, of the experience or education described above, you may still qualify by combining the amount of creditable experience and education that you possess. To compute the percentage, divide your total months of qualifying experience by 12. Then divide your semester hours of graduate education by 9. Add the two percentages. The total percentage must equal at least 100% to qualify. (You must provide a copy of your transcripts.) You will be evaluated on the basis of your level of competency in the following areas:

CommunicationsCustomer ServiceHealth Care Data Entry and ManagementTechnical Credibility


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 In order to qualify for this position, based on your education, education substitution, or combination of education and experience, you must have either completed the education requirement, or will complete this requirement within thirty (30) days from the closing date of this announcement. If you will not complete this requirement within thirty (30) days of the closing date of this announcement, you will be rated as Not Qualified for this position. You must provide appropriate documentation to reflect when you will meet the education requirement. Appropriate documentation includes: (1) Resume indicating your projected completion/graduation date; OR (2) Transcripts indicating your projected completion/graduation date; OR (3) A letter signed by the institution's registrar indicating your projected completion/graduation date.

Additional Information

Male applicants born after December 31, 1959, must complete a Pre-Employment Certification Statement for Selective Service Registration. You will be required to provide proof of U.S. Citizenship. Two year trial/probationary period may be required. Direct Deposit of Pay is required. Selection is subject to restrictions resulting from Department of Defense referral system for displaced employees. If you have retired from federal service and you are interested in employment as a reemployed annuitant, see the information in the Reemployed Annuitant information sheet. This is a Career Program (CP) 53 - Medical position. You may claim military spouse preference. If a MSP applicant is determined best qualified and selected, placement must be at the full performance level for priority consideration. Multiple positions may be filled from this announcement. Recruitment incentive may be authorized if determined to be in the best interest of the Federal Government and requirements are met. Salary includes applicable locality pay or Local Market Supplement. Interagency Career Transition Assistance Program (ICTAP). If you are a Federal employee in the competitive service and your agency has notified you in writing that you are a displaced employee eligible for ICTAP consideration, you may receive selection priority for this position. To receive selection priority, you must: (1) meet ICTAP eligibility criteria (2) be rated well-qualified for the position and; (3) submit the appropriate documentation to support your ICTAP eligibility. To be considered well-qualified and receive selection priority applicants must satisfy all qualification requirements for the position and receive a score of 90 or above. Additional information about the program is on OPM's Career Transition Resources website. If you are unable to apply online or need to fax a document you do not have in electronic form, view the following link for information regarding an Alternate Application. Payment of Permanent Change of Station (PCS) costs is not authorized, based on a determination that a PCS move is not in the Government interest.