<b>Duties</b><br /><br /><b>Summary</b><br /><br />You will serve as a <strong>OPTOMETRIST (INDUSTRIAL) </strong> in the Clinical Services Department, Optometry Division, Branch Medical Clinic of NAVMEDCEN PORTSMOUTH VA.<br /><br /><strong>THIS IS AN EXPEDITED HIRING AUTHORITY ANNOUNCEMENT</strong>. Section 1599c, title 10, United States Code provides that the Secretary of Defense can designate certain healthcare positions as shortage positions and recruit and appoint highly qualified persons to these positions.<br /> Learn more about this agency <br /><br /><b>Responsibilities</b><br /><br /><ul> <li>Provide primary eye care, urgent eye care and occupational health services to the Norfolk Naval Shipyard, 35 tenant activities and other nearby base installations.</li> <li>Function as a team member of a collaborative health care team in the delivery of comprehensive eye care and health maintenance in an industrial health setting.</li> <li>Maintain and improves the visual health status and ensures the visual readiness of civil service employees and active duty military personnel.</li> <li>Verifie, dispense and repair protective, eyewear, safety glasses, and/or military prescription glasses.</li> <li>Diagnose/treat ocular anterior segment diseases, injuries and eye problems including corneal foreign bodies (superficial/embedded) for active duty military personnel and qualified shipyard employees by diagnostic and/or therapeutic medications.</li> </ul> <br /><br /><b>Travel Required</b><br /><br />Not required<br /><br />Supervisory status <br /> No <br /><br />Promotion Potential <br /> 12 <br /><br /></li> <b>Requirements</b><br /><br /><b>Conditions of Employment</b><br /><br /><ul> <li>Certification or Licensing Required: PHD in Optometry AND Optometry license</li> <li>Must be a US Citizen.</li> <li>Must be determined suitable for federal employment.</li> <li>Must participate in the direct deposit pay program.</li> <li>New employees to the Department of the Navy will be required to successfully pass the E-Verify employment verification check. To learn more about E-Verify, including your rights and responsibilities, visit www.dhs.gov/E-Verify/.</li> <li>Generally, current federal employees applying for GS jobs must serve at least one year at the next lower grade level. This requirement is called time-in-grade. Time-in-grade requirements must be met by the closing date of this announcement.</li> <li>Position requires stooping, bending, and standing for long periods of time and dexterity.</li> <li>Position requires reaching above the should and head.</li> <li>Shipyard work may require moderate physical endurance such as walking, standing, lifting and occasional climbing and use of personal protective equipment.</li> <li>Work is performed in an industrial setting where there will be normal exposure to medical and/or occupational hazards; there may be exposure to communicable diseases while in the clinics and requires protective equipment and clothing.</li> <li>Per BUDMEDINST 6220.9B, personnel, including direct/indirect care providers, administrators, ancillary services, volunteers, students/anyone who comes in contact with patients must receive/maintain appropriate vaccination against season influenza.</li> <li>A favorable Tier 3 background investigation is required for all Non-Critical Sensitive positions with access to network systems and Personally Identifiable Information.</li> <li>This is a Department of Navy Civilian Drug Testing Designated position and is subject to applicant testing and random employee drug testing.</li> <li>Incumbent must possess and maintain a Basic Life Support certificate.</li> <li>Health Care Workers (HCW) will be offered the hepatitis B vaccine (HBV) or HBV immunity testing. HCW that declines the HBV are required to sign a HBV Immunization Declination form prior to reporting to work.</li> </ul> <br /><br /><b>Qualifications</b><br /><br /><b><strong>Basic Requirements for GS-12 (or equivalent) Grade Level</strong></b><br /><br />Applicants<strong> must meet the following Basic Requirements </strong>of the Office of Personnel Management (OPM) Qualifications Standards Manual: Applicants must possess a Doctor of Optometry degree from an educational program that is accredited by the Accreditation Council on Optometric Education https: www.aoa.org/optometrists/for-educators/accreditation-council-on-optometric-education (ACOE) at the time the degree was obtained.<br /><br /><strong>POSITIVE EDUCATION REQUIREMENTS</strong>: This position has a Positive Education Requirement. In order to verify that you meet the positive education qualifications for this position, you <strong>MUST</strong> submit a complete copy of their transcripts or an itemized list of college courses which includes equivalent information from the transcript (Course title, semester/quarter hours and grade). Failure to submit this information <strong>WILL</strong> result in an ineligible rating.<br /><br />AND<br /><br />Applicants<strong> must have received a passing score </strong>on the National Board of Examiners in Optometry (NBEO) examinations and possess a current, full, and unrestricted license to practice optometry in a State, the District of Columbia, the Commonwealth of Puerto Rico, or a territory of the United States.<br /><br />In addition to the Basic Requirements for this position, applicants must meet one of the following requirements: One year completion of a residency program in an institution accredited for such training; or your resume must also demonstrate at least one year of specialized experience at or equivalent to the GS-11 grade level or pay band in the Federal service or equivalent experience in the private or public sector such as: <ul> <li>Diagnosing, treating and managing eye disorders, eye diseases and eye injuries by refractive means and/or medical means such as prescribing optical devices and/or diagnostic or therapeutic medications;</li> <li>Delivering comprehensive eye care through examinations, diagnoses and treatments of authorized patients with ocular, ocular adnexa and vision related problems of all complexities;</li> <li>Performing external and internal examinations, objectives and subjective optometric procedures to determine whether each employee meets occupational visual requirements of specific job titles;</li> <li>Carrying out and evaluating comprehensive eye examinations on scheduled patients including visual function test, refractions, contact lens evaluations and fittings, anterior and posterior segments examinations, topography and ophthalmoscopy;</li> <li>Inspecting corrective lenses received for conformance with prescription focal power, type and position of bifocal, tint, and size according to ANSI 87.1-1968 (Standard Occupational and Educational Eye/Face Protection); and</li> <li>Interpreting /applying published occupational health standards for sight conservation program and optometric matters.</li> </ul> <br /><br /><b><br /> Additional qualification information can be found from the following Office of Personnel Management web site: http: www.opm.gov/qualifications/Standards/group-stds/gs-admin.asp .<br /><br />https: www.opm.gov/policy-data-oversight/classification-qualifications/general-schedule-qualification-standards/0600/optometrist-series-0662/ <br /><br />Experience refers to paid and unpaid experience, including volunteer work done through National Service programs (e.g., professional, philanthropic, religious, 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.</b><br /><br /><b>Education</b><br /><br /><b>Applicants must have a Doctor of Optometry</b> degree from an educational program that is accredited by the Accreditation Council on Optometric Education ( https: www.aoa.org/optometrists/for-educators/accreditation-council-on-optometric-education ) (ACOE) at the time the degree was obtained. <b>And</b><br /><br /><b>Licensure</b>: Applicants must have received a passing score on the National Board of Examiners in Optometry ( https: www.optometry.org/scores/ https: www.optometry.org/ ) (NBEO) examinations and possess a current, full, and unrestricted license to practice optometry in a State, the District of Columbia, the Commonwealth of Puerto Rico, or a territory of the United States. <br /><br />POSITIVE EDUCATION REQUIREMENTS: This position has a Positive Education Requirement. In order to verify that you meet the positive education qualifications for this position, you should submit a complete copy of their transcripts or an itemized list of college courses, which includes equivalent information from the transcript (Course title, semester/quarter hours and grade). Failure to submit this information may result in an ineligible rating.<br /><br /><b>Additional information</b><br /><br />This position is covered by the Department of Defense Priority Placement Program.<br /><br />Additional vacancies may be filled by this announcement.<br /><br />A tentative offer of employment will be rescinded if the selectee fails to meet the pre-employment requirements, including failure to report to any of the scheduled appointments.<br /><br />If you are unable to apply online and request information about the Alternate Application process, please contact the Department of Navy's Employment Information Center.<br /><br />Federal annuitant information: The selection of an annuitant is subject to the Department of Defense and Department of the Navy policy on the employment of annuitants. Policy information may be found at: http: www.secnav.navy.mil/donhr/Documents/CivilianJobs/FedCivAnnuitants.pdf <br /><br /><b>The Career Transition Assistance Program (CTAP)</b> and the <b>Interagency Career Transition Assistance Program (ICTAP) </b>are programs that grant special priority selection to current or former federal employees who have been displaced. <br /><br />Individuals who have special priority selection rights under the Agency Career Transition Assistance Program (CTAP) or Interagency Career Transition Assistance Program (ICTAP) must be well-qualified for the position to receive consideration for special priority selection. CTAP or ICTAP eligible applicants will be considered well-qualified if they have a score of 85.0 or above without veteran's preference points based on the answers provided to the questions contained in the Occupational Questionnaire and supporting application materials.<br /><br />Federal employees seeking CTAP/ICTAP eligibility must submit proof that they meet the requirements of 5 CFR 330.605 (a) for CTAP and 5 CFR 330.704 for ICTAP. This includes a copy of the agency notice, a copy of their most recent Performance Rating and a copy of their most recent SF-50 noting current position, grade level, and duty location. Please annotate your application to reflect that you are applying as a CTAP or ICTAP eligible. <br /><br /><b>How You Will Be Evaluated</b><br /><br />You will be evaluated for this job based on how well you meet the qualifications above.<br /><br />In order to qualify for this position, your resume must provide sufficient experience and/or education, knowledge, skills, and abilities to perform the duties of the specific position for which you are being considered. Your resume is the key means we have for evaluating your skills, knowledge, and abilities as they relate to this position. Therefore, we encourage you to be clear and specific when describing your experience.<br /><br />When the application process is complete, we will review your resume to ensure you meet the hiring eligibility and qualification requirements listed in this announcement. You will be rated based on the information provided in your resume and responses to the Occupational Questionnaire, along with your supporting documentation to determine your ability to demonstrate the following competencies:<br /><br />If selected, you may be required to provide supporting documentation.<br /><br />If after reviewing your resume and supporting documentation, a determination is made that you inflated your qualifications and/or experience, your score may be adjusted to more accurately reflect your abilities or you may be found ineligible/not qualified.<br /><br />Please follow all instructions carefully. Errors or omissions may affect your rating or consideration for employment.<br /><br />All qualifications requirements must be met by the closing date of this announcement. <br /><br /><b>Background checks and security clearance</b><br /><br />Security clearance <br /> Secret <br /><br />Drug test required <br /> Yes <br /><br /></li> <b>Required Documents</b><br /><br />A COMPLETE RESUME IS REQUIRED. Your resume must show relevant experience (cover letter optional) where you worked, job title, duties and accomplishments, employer's name and address, supervisor's name and phone number, starting and end dates (Mo/Yr), hours per week & salary. If you are a current Federal employee or previous Federal employee, provide your pay plan, series and grade level i.e. GS-0201-09. Note: Only the last resume received will be reviewed.<br /><br />YOU ARE REQUIRED TO DOCUMENT IN YOUR APPLICATION PACKAGE EVIDENCE THAT SUPPORTS YOUR ELIGIBILITY AND QUALIFICATION CLAIMS. You are required to upload the applicable documents with your application package. These documents will assist the staffing specialist in determining your eligibility and qualifications.<br /><br />DOES THIS POSITION REQUIRE A LICENSE OR CERTIFICATE?<br /> You must submit a copy of your license or certificate in your application package.<br /><br />ARE YOU QUALIFYING BASED ON EDUCATION or A COMBINATION OF EDUCATION AND EXPERIENCE?<br /> You must submit a copy of your college transcript or an appropriate course listing. You may submit a copy of your degree(s) if specific coursework does not have to be verified. Education must be accredited by an accrediting institution recognized by the U.S. Department of Education in order for it to be credited towards qualifications. Therefore, provide only the attendance and/or degrees from schools accredited by accrediting institutions recognized by the U.S. Department of Education. Applicants can verify accreditation at the following website: http: www.ed.gov/admins/finaid/accred/index.html . All education claimed by applicants will be verified by the appointing agency accordingly. If selected, an official/sealed transcript will be required prior to appointment.<br /><br />ARE YOU A VETERAN CLAIMING SOLE SURVIVORSHIP PREFERENCE OR 5-POINT VETERANS' PREFERENCE?<br /> You must provide legible copy/copies of the following: DD-214 (member 4 copy), "Certificate of Release or Discharge from Active Duty," showing all dates of service, as well as character of service (Honorable, General, etc.) or Statement of Service/Proof of Service (in lieu of a DD-214) from your command or local Personnel Support Detachment (PSD). The Statement of Service/Proof of Service must provide all dates of service, the expected date of discharge and anticipated character of service (Honorable, General, etc.). Veterans should upload their DD-214 once they receive it upon separation.<br /><br />ARE YOU A DISABLED VETERAN or CLAIMING 10-POINT VETERANS' PREFERENCE?<br /> Disabled veterans, veterans, widows, spouses or the parent of a veteran who are eligible for 10-point veterans' preference must provide legible copies of the following: Applicable supporting documents as noted on Standard Form-15 (SF-15). To obtain a copy of SF-15, go to http: www.opm.gov/forms/pdf_fill/SF15.pdf .<br /><br />ARE YOU AN ACTIVE DUTY SERVICE MEMBER? Active Duty Service Members are required to submit a statement of service printed on command letterhead and signed by the command. The statement of service must provide the branch of service, rate/rank, all dates of service, the expected date of discharge and anticipated character of service (Honorable, General, etc.).<br /><br />Documents submitted as part of the application package, to include supplemental documents, may be shared beyond the Human Resources Office. Some supplemental documents contain personal information such as SSN and DOB and some documents such as military orders and marriage certificates may contain personal information for someone other than you. You may sanitize these documents to remove said personal information before you submit your application. You may be asked to provide an un-sanitized version of the documents if you are selected to confirm your eligibility. <br /><br /><b>If you are relying on your education to meet qualification requirements:</b><br /><br />Education must be accredited by an accrediting institution recognized by the U.S. Department of Education in order for it to be credited towards qualifications. Therefore, provide only the attendance and/or degrees from schools accredited by accrediting institutions recognized by the U.S. Department of Education . <br /><br />Failure to provide all of the required information as stated in this vacancy announcement may result in an ineligible rating or may affect the overall rating.