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Steven J. Stanhope
02-06-1997, 04:53 AM
As you will gather from the following position announcement, we are looking
for a research/administrative assistant to join us in the Biomechanics
Laboratory at the National Institutes of Health. To the countless number of
individuals with B.S. and/or M.S. training in Biomechanics, Kinesiology, and
related fields that have inquired over the past 10 years "Are there any
employment opportunities for me in the Biomechanics Laboratory?" this is
your chance.

The Biomechanics Laboratory is located in the world's largest
biomedical/clinical research facility (the Warren Grant Magnuson Clinical
Center). The Laboratory has very active research, patient care, and
technology development programs that service an extremely diverse patient
population and support numerous collaborations with senior scientists and
clinicians. The position being offered is a PERMANENT staff position in the
Biomechanics Laboratory. The official tour of duty has been set to
part-time (20 hours/week). However, the selected candidate should
anticipate an increase in tour hours to 40/week immediately upon employment.
Future reductions in tour hours may occur during Fiscal Year 1998 but they
can not exceed the 20 hour/week minimum.

For further information regarding this exciting opportunity, please feel
free to contact:

Steven J. Stanhope, Ph.D.
Director, Biomechanics Laboratory
Building 10 Room 6s235
National Institutes of Health
10 CENTER DR MSC 1604
BETHESDA MD 20892-1604
USA

(301) 496-9891 (phone)
(301) 480-9896 (fax)
Steven_Stanhope@NIH.GOV (Email)

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Announcement number: CC-97-0748
Position Title: Health Technician (Biomechanics)
Pay plan, series, grade: GS - 640 - 7
Type of position: PERMANENT
Location: National Institutes of Health (NIH),
Bethesda, MD, USA
Announcement closing date: 02/18/97

Summary of duties:
This position is located in the Biomechanics Laboratory section of the
Rehabilitation Medicine Department, at the Clinical Center, NIH. The Health
Technician performs a variety of procedures including: independently
collects and reduces data from non-patient care protocol studies; assists in
the execution of patient evaluations; performs a variety of procedures
related to the study of motor control in humans; performs experiments
measuring human gait and other forms of human movement; performs technical
work to assist research personnel engaged in biomechanical investigations;
maintains all files collected from experiments; performs initial reduction
of data and records experimental results; responsible for the control of
computer operated data acquisition instrumentation during testing sessions;
assists in preparing patients and normal subjects for procedures and
oversees that materials needed by senior scientists are readily available;
and preforms literature searches and other assigned or routine
administrative duties.

Minimum qualification requirements:
Time-in-grade restrictions, if applicable, and all qualification
requirements must be met within 30 calendar days of the closing date of this
announcement. Candidates at the GS-7 level must have one year of
specialized experience equivalent to at least the GS-6 level OR a 4-year
course of study above high school leading to a bachelor's degree with
courses related to the position plus one year of specialized experience
equivalent to at least the GS-6 level.

Evaluation method:
Applicants who meet the minimum qualification requirements described above
will be further evaluated to determine the extent to which they possess the
knowledge (K), skills (S), and abilities (A), described below. All
applicants should provide clear, concise examples that show a level of
accomplishment or the degree to which they possess the KSAs. Evaluation will
be based upon work or related experience, education, training, and
supervisory appraisal. The information provided will be used to determine
the "best qualifies" candidates. While addressing KSAs is optional, your
opportunity for referral and employment consideration may be adversely
affected if you do not include a full and complete description of your
experience as it relates to each KSA. THE FOLLOWING KSAS ARE THE QUALITY
RANKING FACTORS WHICH WILL BE USED TO IDENTIFY WELL AND BEST QUALIFIES
CANDIDATES.

1. Knowledge of biomechanical instrumentation.
2. Knowledge of digital signal processing techniques.
3. Ability to communicate in writing.

Application procedures:
Although the U.S. Federal Government does not require a standard application
form, we do need certain information to evaluate your qualifications and
determine if you meet legal requirements for Federal employment. If your
resume or application does not provide all the information requested in this
vacancy announcement, YOU MAY LOSE CONSIDERATION FOR A JOB. You may apply
with a resume, Optional Application For Federal Employment (OF-612),
Application for Federal Employment (SF-171), OR any other written format you
choose.

Please submit the following documents:
__ A current copy of your resume; OF-612; SF-171; OR any other written
format you choose.
__ KSA Supplemental Statement for each KSA as described under "Evaluation
method"
__ Certificate of Release or Discharge from Active Duty (DD214) if claiming
5-point preference or Application for 10-point veteran preference (SF15) if
claiming 10-point preference, and the required documentary proof.
(Non-status applicants if applicable)
__ A copy of your most recent final rating under your appraisal system.
(Current Federal employees only)
__ Copy of most recent Notification of Personnel Action (SF-50) showing
highest grade achieved or competitive status for reinstatement eligibles.
(Current or former Federal employees only)
__ A copy of school transcripts, and proof of equivalency if education is
not from an accredited U.S. institution.

Please indicate the announcement number on you application. All application
forms are subject to the provisions of the Privacy Act and become part of
the permanent record for this vacancy and will not be copied or returned.
Applicants are subject to a satisfactory completion of a pre-employment
physical examination.

Submit application package with all required forms listed above to:

Cathy Richardson
National Institutes of Health, Clinical Center
Office of Human Resources Management
Building 10/1N/312
10 CENTER DR MSC 1200
BETHESDA MD 20892-1200


ALL APPLICANTS FOR FEDERAL EMPLOYMENT RECEIVE CONSIDERATION WITHOUT REGARD
TO RACE, RELIGION, COLOR, NATIONAL ORIGIN, GENDER, POLITICAL AFFILIATION,
MARITAL STATUS, AGE, PHYSICAL OR MENTAL DISABILITY, SEXUAL ORIENTATION,
MEMBERSHIP OR NON-MEMBERSHIP IN AN EMPLOYEE ORGANIZATION, OR ANY OTHER
NON-MERIT FACTOR.

***U.S. CITIZENSHIP IS REQUIRED***
***NIH IS AN EQUAL OPPORTUNITY EMPLOYER***