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kperell67
10-23-2001, 10:06 AM
Temporary Position, Not to Exceed 09/30/2002
health science specialist (Biomechanist) (2 vacancies)
Open to all U.S. Citizens
Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation Service-West Los Angeles
Full-Time (80 hours)

Announcement Number: 01-254 (RN)
Series and Grade: GS-601-9 Salary: $ 38,033- $ 49,438
Opening Date: October 24, 2001 Closing Date: November 4, 2001

Duties: The incumbent is responsible for all daily operation of equipment
and testing involving the Gait Laboratory; other duties include patient
scheduling and set-up for gait and work evaluations; calibration and
operation of computers, high speed video cameras, force/plate pedals,
electromyographic systems, isokinetic dynamometers; attends Falls and
Wheelchair Clinics, and takes responsibility for patient scheduling;
performs administrative tasks such as: ordering of equipment and supplies,
coordinating patient appointments with other departments; maintaining
patient records.

Qualifications: Successful completion of a full 4-year course of study in
an accredited college or university leading to a bachelor's or higher degree
that included a major field of study in related disciplines appropriate to
the position, i.e., physiology, biomechanics, anatomy, physics, kinesiology;
or combination of education and experience that provided the applicant with
knowledge of one or more of these sciences equivalent to 24 semester hours
in the major field of study or four years of appropriate experience that
demonstrated that the applicant has acquired knowledge of one or more of
these sciences equivalent to a major in the field plus one year of
specialized experience (which is equivalent to the GS-7 in the Federal
Service) being responsible for operation of equipment and testing involving
a Gait Laboratory; doing patient scheduling and set-up for gait and work
evaluations; calibrating and operation of computers, high speed video
cameras, force/plate pedals, electromyographic systems, isokinetic
dynamometers; and taking responsibility for patient scheduling; perform
administrative tasks such as: ordering of equipment and supplies,
coordinating patient appointments with other departments; maintaining
patient records.

Education Substitute: Two full years of progressively higher level graduate
education or a master's or equivalent graduate degree in an accredited
college or university that included a major field of study in biomechanics,
physiology, anatomy, physics, kinesiology; or related disciplines
appropriate to the position.

Specialized Experience: Specialized Experience is defined as practical
experience that prepared the incumbent with the specific knowledge, skills,
and abilities (KSA's) to accomplish the duties of the position stated above
and that is relevant to the position. This experience could have been
gained as a group leader or counselor in recreation programs, teachers' aide
in physical education programs.
On a separate attachment describe your experience as it relates to each
factor listed below.
Knowledge, Skills and Abilities and other Characteristic to be considered in
evaluation qualification are as follows:
I. Ability to operate, calibrate and maintain equipment (list
equipment).
II. Ability to perform administrative functions.
III. Ability to communicate with a variety of individuals from various
backgrounds and levels of understanding.

HOW TO APPLY: Please complete and submit Optional Application for Federal
Employment, OF-612, or a resume or any other written format you choose as
noted in the Applying for a Federal Job pamphlet, OF-510. Your application
must include:
* Title and Grade of position you are applying for,
* Beginning and ending dates of employment, and the average number of
hours per week,
* Social Security Number,
* Verification of veterans preference, DD214 or equivalent document
* Descriptions of qualifications
Applications are to be submitted to VA Greater Los Angeles Healthcare Center
Human Resources, Bldg. 218, Room 17, 11301 Wilshire Blvd., Los Angeles, CA
90073. For further information you may visit our office between the hours
of 8:00a.m. to 4:00p.m., Monday through Friday, or call us at (310)
268-4154. To be considered applications must be received by close of
business of the closing date of this notice. Application material submitted
by facsimile will not be accepted.

Selected candidates must enroll in direct deposit payroll program
The Department of Veterans Affairs is and Equal Opportunity Employer



PLEASE READ CAREFULLY

SPECIAL NOTICE:
* AREA OF CONSIDERATION: Applications for this announcement will only
be accepted from applicants within the Area of Consideration (AOC).
Applications received from candidates outside the Area of Consideration will
be returned to the applicant.
* Applications will be accepted from Veterans who are preference
eligible and the veterans has three or more years of active military service
and was discharged under honorable conditions, when AOC is extended beyond
the Department of Veterans Affairs.

HOW TO APPLY:

Applicants employed within the VA Greater Los Angeles Healthcare System must
submit a VA Forms 5-4078 (Application for Promotion or Reassignment), except
when otherwise noted. The VA Form 5-4078 must be received in a Human
Resources Management Office NOT-LATER-THAN 4:00 p.m. on the closing date of
this announcement.
For maximum Qualification determination applicants should provide any
Supplemental Experience Statements and Supervisory Appraisals, when
applicable and ensure that your Official Personnel Folder reflects all
periods of employment. Applications for Federal Employment, SF-171,
Optional Applications for Federal Employment, OF-612, or a Resume is
acceptable.
Applicants outside of the VA Greater Los Angeles Healthcare System must
submit either an Application for Federal Employment, SF-171, Optional
Application for Federal Employment, OF-612 or a Resume, and all other
required documentation by the closing date of the announcement. Applicants
with current or previous Civilian Federal Service should submit a copy of
their most recent Notification of Personnel Action, SF-50 and Annual
Performance Rating. Applicants with previous military service, who are not
currently employed in the Federal government should submit a Discharge,
Release from Active Duty document, DD-214 and Application for 10-point
Veterans Preference, SF-15, if applicable.

WHERE TO APPLY: You may submit all application material to any one of the
following:

VA Greater Los Angeles Healthcare System OR VA Greater
Los Angeles Healthcare System
Human Resources Management Office (691F/10A2) Human Resources Management
16111 Plummer Street Office (691/10A2) 11301Wilshire Blvd
Bldg. 1, Room B144 Bldg. 218, Room 17, or Bldg.
Sepulveda, CA 91343 500, Room 6601
(818) 895-9377 Los Angeles,
CA 90073
(310)
268-4154

QUALIFICATION REQUIREMENTS: Qualification determination for jobs announced
herein are based on the Office of Personnel Management (OPM) and VA approved
qualification standards. Evaluation methods used in rating, ranking,
certifying and selecting candidates for promotion will be those contained in
the current Merit Promotion Plan.

INTERCHANGE AGREEMENT STATEMENT: Applications may be accepted from full-time
excepted service employees with at least one-year of continuous service, who
are appointed under 38 USC 7404(1) or 38 USC 4102.

DRUG TESTING: All external applicants selected for VA Employment (in a
testing designated position) are subject to screening for illegal drug use
prior to appointment. Refusal to be tested will be denied employment with
the VA.
The Department of Veterans Affairs is an equal opportunity employer

Reasonable Accommodations: This agency provides reasonable accommodations to
applicants with disabilities. If you need a reasonable accommodation for
any part of the application and hiring process, please notify the agency.
The decision on granting reasonable accommodations will be on a case-by-case
basis.


Karen L. Perell PhD, RKT
Director, PM&R Gait Lab
Greater Los Angeles Healthcare System - West Los Angeles Healthcare Center
11301 Wilshire Blvd
LA, CA 90073
(310)268-3170
FAX: (310)268-4301
email: karen.perell@med.va.gov

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