[Histonet] Histotechnician Position announcement Walter Reed Army Institute of Research- Comparative Pathology

From:"Atkin, Thelda J LTC WRAIR Wash-DC"

Vacancy Announcement Number: NEBB06178220

Opening Date: March 10, 2006	 Closing Date: March 20, 2006	

Salary:	 $44,856 - $70,558 Annual	
Position Status: 	This is a Permanent position. -- Full Time 	

Number of Vacancy:	 01	
Duties: Work involves knowledge of all histopathology procedures to ensure quality and promptness. Must provide expert supervision and technical skills to produce tissue samples suitable for microscopic examination by pathologists and other investigators. The work can be very tedious and requires significant patience to produce high quality stained specimens of 2-20 micron thickness. Candidate is expected to perform unusual techniques, such as frozen microtomy, immunohistochemistry and plastic embedding/microtomy. Work involves leading three or more employees in accomplishing their work. Must have the ability to assist a team through knowledge and application of leadership and team building skills and techniques such as group facilitation, coordination, coaching, problem solving, interpersonal communication, and integration of work processes and products. 

About the Position: This position is for a Lead Histotechnologist who will be responsible for all aspects of the operation and management 
of the Department of Comparative Pathologys Histology Laboratory. The lab produces an average of 16,000 slides 
and 10,000 paraffin blocks a year in support of the Walter 
Reed Army Institute of Research and Navy Research Medical 
Command experimental protocols and the Division of Veterinary 
Medicines quality assurance program. 

Who May Apply:   (Click on Who May Apply) 

*	Veterans eligible under Veterans Employment Opportunities Act of 1998. (VEOA) 

*	Interagency Career Transition Assistance Plan (ICTAP) eligibles. 

*	Defense Civilian Intelligence Personnel System (DCIPS) eligibles. 

*	All Federal employees serving on a career or career-conditional appointment. 

*	Department of Defense employees serving on a Career or Career Conditional Appointment. 

*	Current Army employees with competitive status (includes Army employees serving on a career or career-conditional appointment). 

*	Reinstatement eligibles. 

Qualifications: Click on link below to view qualification standard. 
General Schedule   

*	1. The Walter Reed Army Institute of Research is participating in an alternative personnel system known as the Personnel Demonstration Project. This position incorporates the GS-09 to GS-11 level. In keeping with the Demonstration pay fixing policies, employees already in the band will not receive a pay increase. 2. SPECIALIZED EXPERIENCE: Candidates for this position must show in their resume that they have one year of specialized experience and training that provided knowledge of histopathology procedures to ensure quality and promptness. This year of specialized experience must have included responsibility for performing unusual techniques, such as frozen microtomy, immunohistochemistry and plastic embedding / microtomy. 

*	GS-06 and above: One year of experience directly related to this occupation equivalent to the next lower grade. Graduate education or an internship meets the experience required when it is directly related to the work of the position. 

*	The experience described in your resume will be evaluated and screened for the Office of Personnel Management's basic qualifications requirements, and the skills needed to perform the duties of this position as described in this vacancy announcement. 

*	Foreign education must be evaluated for U.S. equivalency in order to be considered for this position. Please include this information in your resume. 

*	One year of experience in the same or similar work equivalent to at least the next lower grade or level requiring application of the knowledge, skills, and abilities of the position being filled. 

*	Only degrees from an accredited college or university recognized by the Department of Education are acceptable to meet positive education requirements or to substitute education for experience. For additional information, please go to the Office of Personnel Management (OPM) and U.S. Department of Education websites at - http://www.opm.gov/qualifications and http://www.ed.gov/admins/finaid/accred/index.html 

Other Information:  (Click on Other Information) 

*	The Department of Defense (DoD) policy on employment of annuitants issued March 18, 2004 will be used in determining eligibility of annuitants. The DoD policy is available on   http://www.cpms.osd.mil/fas/staffing/pdf/rem_ann.pdf 

*	Permanent Change of Station (PCS) expenses are not authorized. 

*	Temporary Duty (TDY) travel is 10 percent. 

Other Advantages: The Walter Reed Army Institute of Research is 10 minutes 
from Washington, D.C. If you would like more information 
about our installation, please visit our website at 

Other Requirements:  (Click on Other Requirements)

*	Must be able to obtain and maintain a Secret security clearance. 

*	A medical examination is required. 

*	You will be required to provide proof of U.S. Citizenship. 

*	Extended probationary period for the Engineers and Scientists Occupational Family will be three years. Extended probationary period for all other Occupational Families will be two years. 

*	Male applicants born after December 31, 1959 must complete a Pre-Employment Certification Statement for Selective Service Registration. 

*	Direct Deposit of Pay is Required. 

*	This is a DOD Demonstration Project position. 

How to Apply:   (Click on How to Apply) 

*	Resumes must be received by the closing date of this announcement. 

*	Self-nomination must be submitted by the closing date. 

*	Resume must be on file in our centralized database. 

*	Announcements close at 12:00am (midnight) Eastern Time. 

If your resume is currently in our central database, you may click here to Self Nominate   	
Click here to use the Army Resume Builder   to create your resume. Follow the instructions in this vacancy announcement to apply for the job. 	
Point of Contact: Central Resume Processing Center, 410-306-0137, applicanthelp@cpsrxtp.belvoir.army.mil 	
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