Veterans Affairs, Veterans Health Administration Medical Technologist in Eugene, Oregon

Veterans Affairs, Veterans Health Administration
2 vacancies in the following locations:
  • Eugene, OR
  • Roseburg, OR
Work Schedule is Full Time - Excepted Service Permanent

Opened Tuesday 5/3/2016 (177 day(s) ago)

** Closes Friday 11/4/2016 (8 day(s) away)

Job Overview

Vacancy Identification Number (VIN) 1696095

This announcement has been AMENDED to add: VA Roseburg is recruiting for 2 additional vacancies at the Eugene Health Center in Eugene, Oregon and 2 vacancies at the main campus of the VA Roseburg Healthcare System in Roseburg, Oregon.

PCS is Authorized and Recruitment/Relocation Incentive may be offered.

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.

Roseburg: An excellent quality of life in a family oriented community. While providing all of the amenities of a larger city, Roseburg still offers the relaxed atmosphere of a small town environment. Located in the beautiful Umpqua River Valley in southwestern Oregon, Roseburg also offers unlimited recreational opportunities among lush forests, rushing rivers, cascading waterfalls, and ocean beaches. Golfing, hiking, rafting, fishing, and beach combing are all within easy access. Eugene, a one-hour freeway drive to the north, is Oregon's second largest city and home to the University ofOregon. Eugene is known for its exciting mix of sports, arts, culture, and education.

EUGENE:The second largest city in the state of Oregon and the seat of Lane County. It is located at the south end of the Willamette Valley, near the confluence of the McKenzie and Willamette rivers, about 50 miles (80 km) east of the Oregon Coast. Eugene is home to the University of Oregon. For more information on the Eugene area visit:

*VA encourages persons with disabilities to apply. The health related positions in VA are covered by Title 38, and are not covered by the Schedule A excepted appointment authority. *

This announcement will remain open until filled. A selection can be made at any time. Applicants are encouraged not to delay and submit a complete application as soon as possible.

Cut-off Dates are every other Friday starting May 13, 2016

*All required documents MUST be submitted to be considered for this position. Be sure to read the required documents section below. *

Applicants must submit VA form 10-2850c, Application for Associated Health Occupations as part of their application package Failure to do so will result in your being determined ineligible to receive consideration for this vacancy.

This announcement is open to current all U S Citizens. If you are a VA employee and wish to apply for the Medical Technologist position, you must apply to Vacancy Announcement #LW-15-ED-1517774-BU.


DUTIES: This position is located at the main campus of VA Roseburg Healthcare System in Roseburg, Oregon. A Medical Technologist (MT)/Clinical Laboratory Scientist (CLS) at this level develops, performs, evaluates, interprets, correlates, and validates the accuracy of laboratory procedures and results. Testing procedures are performed on a variety of biological specimens and/or environmental samples using manual or automated techniques, and require a broad exercise of independent judgment and responsibility with minimal technical supervision. The work performed is in a variety of laboratory disciplines, such as chemistry, coagulation, hematology, serology and urinalysis. These positions include requirements to monitor quality control systems and measures; collaborate in the diagnosis and treatment of patients; and provide education for laboratory and other healthcare professionals, and others in the medical center setting including the public. In addition, performs advanced and complex laboratory procedures; recognizes deviation from expected results; analyzes and corrects problems using scientific principles. The generalist medical technologist rotates with other generalists on a regular basis through the above mentioned areas.

Work Schedule:Mon - Fri 8:00 - 4:30. Incumbent may work off-hour shifts, weekends and holidays based on the needs of the CBOC.

*Functional Statement Title: Medical Technologist, GS-644-9*

Travel Required
  • Not Required
Relocation Authorized
  • Yes
  • The Department of Veterans Affairs offers Permanent Change of Station (PCS) relocation services. Permanent Change of Station is the relocation of a household due to government convenience in connection with a transfer between duty stations or facilities. For more information go to
Job Requirements
Key Requirements
  • Must pass pre-employment examination
  • Must be proficient in written and spoken English
  • Designated and-or Random Drug Testing required
  • Background and-or Security Investigation required
  • Selective Service Registration is required for males born after 12/31/1959.
  • 10-2850c Application for Associated Health Occupations
  • SF-50 required for current employees


Citizenship. Citizen of the United States.

Education and/or Experience Combination

(1) A bachelor’s degree or higher from an accredited college or university in medical laboratory science, medical technology, clinical laboratory science or in a related science (e.g., laboratory sciences such as chemistry, biochemistry, biology, microbiology, immunology, etc.).


completion of a medical technology clinical practice program. Clinical practice programs completed after 1974 must have been accredited by the National Accrediting Agency for Clinical Laboratory Sciences (NAACLS), Commission on Accreditation of Allied Health Education Programs (CAAHEP, formerly CAHEA), or the Accrediting Bureau of Health Education Schools (ABHES). The professional curriculum may have consisted of a post-baccalaureate certificate program or be integrated into a four-year program of study that culminated in a baccalaureate degree.


(2) A bachelor’s degree from an accredited college/university, including 16 semester hours of biological science (with one course in microbiology), 16 semester hours of chemistry (with one course in organic or biochemistry) and one course in mathematics,


two years of post-certification clinical laboratory experience (e.g., blood banking, chemistry, hematology, microbiology, immunology, clinical microscopy, etc.) within the last ten years as a certified Medical Laboratory Technician by the American Society for Clinical Pathology Board of Certification (ASCP-BOC), American Society of Clinical Pathology Board of Registry (ASCP-BOR) or American Medical Technologists (AMT). This experience must include performing moderate and/or high complexity testing in blood banking, chemistry, hematology, microbiology immunology and clinical microscopy (or categorical experience which matches categorical certification) in a clinical laboratory.


(3) A bachelor’s degree from an accredited college/university, including 16 semester hours of biological science (with one course in microbiology), 16 semester hours of chemistry (with one course in organic or biochemistry) and one course in mathematics,


five years of clinical laboratory experience within the last ten years performing moderate and/or high complexity testing in blood banking, chemistry, hematology, microbiology, immunology and clinical microscopy (or categorical experience which matches categorical certification) in a clinical laboratory.

Certification. Candidates must have either (1) or (2) below:

(1) Candidates must currently possess the appropriate certification as a MT, MLS, or CLS given by the ASCP-BOC, ASCP-BOR, or AMT.

(2) For positions up to the full performance level, candidates must currently possess the categorical or specialist technologist level certification from the certification agencies listed above, such as, but not limited to, chemistry (C/SC), hematology (H/SH), microbiology (M/SM), molecular biology (MB/SMB) and blood bank (BB/SBB). Technologists with categorical or specialist certifications may only perform duties within the area of the laboratory specific to their categorical certification (e. g., an individual with a chemistry (C) certification can only perform duties in chemistry). Exception. Non-certified applicants who otherwise meet the eligibility requirements for certification may be given a temporary appointment up to the full performance level not to exceed one year as a graduate medical technologist under the authority of 38 U.S.C. § 7405(c)(2)(B). This appointment may not be extended.

GS-7 (Entry Level)

Experience. None beyond the basic requirements.

GS-9 (Full Performance Level)

(a) Experience. Must have 1 year of creditable experience equivalent to the next lower grade level, which is directly related to the position to be filled.


(b) Education. Must have Master’s degree or 2 academic years of progressively higher-level graduate education in medical technology or directly related field.

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; religions; spiritual; community; student; social). Volunteer work helps build critical competencies, knowledge, and skills and can provide valuable training and experience that translates directly to paid employment. You will receive credit for all qualifying experience, including volunteer experience.

References: VA Handbook 5005/72, Part II, Appendix G24. This can be found in the local Human Resources Office.

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: 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.

Physical Requirements:Medical Technologist: Moderate lifting, 15-44 lbs.; Light carrying, under 15 lbs.; Reaching above shoulder; Use of fingers; Both hands required; Walking 1 hr.; Standing 4 hrs.; Kneeling; Ability for rapid mental and muscular coordination simultaneously; Near vision correctable at 13" to 16" to Jaeger 1 to 4; Depth perception; Ability to distinguish basic colors; Hearing (aid permitted).

Security Clearance

Not Applicable

Additional Information
What To Expect Next

After we receive application packages (including all required documents) and the vacancy announcement closes, we will review applications to ensure qualification and eligibility requirements are met. During our review, if your résumé and application package do not support your questionnaire answers, we will adjust your rating accordingly. After the review is complete, a referral certificate(s) is issued and applicants will be notified of their status by email (if provided); otherwise, applicants will receive a notification letter via the U.S. Postal Service. 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.

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VA offers a comprehensive benefits package. This link provides is an overview of the benefits currently offered:**

Receiving Service Credit for Earning Annual (Vacation) Leave:** Federal Employees earn annual leave at a rate (4, 6 or 8 hours per pay period) which is based on the number of years they have served as a Federal employee.

Other Information

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 position is in the Excepted Service and does not confer competitive status.

Salary Range: $40,033.00 to $63,654.00 / Per Year

Series & Grade: GS-0644-07/09

Promotion Potential: 09

Supervisory Status: No

Who May Apply: US Citizens and Status Candidates

Control Number: 437868000

Job Announcement Number: LW-16-EJD-1696095-SR