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U.S. Army Medical Command HEALTH TECHNICIAN (PARAMEDIC) in Fort Knox, Kentucky

Summary This is a Direct Hire Authority (DHA) solicitation utilizing the DHA for Certain Personnel of the DoD Workforce to recruit and appoint qualified candidates to positions in the competitive service. About the Position: Responds on-site to accidents and other emergencies involving injury and illnesses, and sometimes encounters situations which may be life threatening. Fort Knox, Kentucky Responsibilities Attend patients during medical evacuation, ground and helicopter. Prioritize treatments for patient having multiple problems and employ a variety of established emergency medicine techniques, methods and equipment to the appropriate medical facility. Conduct a complete examination of the patient to determine the nature, extent, and seriousness of his condition and searches for medical alert symbols. Based on this preliminary assessment, you will independently make choices as to how best to provide stabilizing medical interventions prescribed in protocols and, if necessary, make modifications to these protocols within prescribed limits. Independently gather as much information as possible about the victim, the cause, and effects of the illness/injury in a short time in order to quickly initiate medical treatment. Requirements Conditions of Employment Qualifications Who May Apply: Only applicants who meet one of the employment authority categories below are eligible to apply for this job. You will be asked to identify which category or categories you meet, and to provide documents which prove you meet the category or categories you selected. See Proof of Eligibility for an extensive list of document requirements for all employment authorities In order to qualify, you must meet the 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. Specialized Experience: one year of specialized experience equivalent to the GS-06 grade level in the Federal service which includes work that involves: 1) responding on-site to accidents and other emergencies involving injury and illnesses, and sometimes encounters situations which may be life threatening; 2) making an independent preliminary assessment of the patient's condition and selecting from a variety of prescribed protocols the one; 3) recognizing and determining the causes and medical implication of various medical emergencies and illnesses. Selective Placement Factors: 1. Must possess and maintain a National Registry Paramedic Certification. 2. Must possess and maintain a Basic Cardiac Life Support Certification. 3. Must possess and maintain an Advanced Cardiac Life Support Certification. 4. Must possess and maintain a Pediatric Advanced Life Support Certification. Education Some federal jobs allow you to substitute your education for the required experience in order to qualify. For this job, you must meet the qualification requirement using experience alone--no substitution of education for experience is permitted. 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. One-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. This is a Career Program (CP) 53 - Medical position. You may claim military spouse preference (MSP). 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. Salary includes applicable locality pay or Local Market Supplement. 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. Due to COVID-19, the agency is currently in an expanded telework posture. If selected, you may be expected to temporarily telework, even if your home is located outside the local commuting area. Once employees are permitted to return to the office, you will be expected to report to the duty station listed on this announcement within a designated time frame identified by the organization. At that time, you may be eligible to request to continue to telework one or more days a pay period depending upon the terms of the agency's telework policy. Information may be requested regarding the vaccination status of selectees for the purposes of implementing workplace safety protocols. For more information, visit Certain non-monetary incentives MAY be offered if deemed in the best interest of the U.S. Government and at organizational and managerial discretion.