Who May Apply: US Citizens In order to qualify, you must meet the education and/or 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.
Experience Required: To qualify based on your experience, your resume must describe at least six (6) months of general experience that demonstrates the ability to perform the work of the position, or provided a familiarity with nonprofessional nursing care, such as performing work in a hospital, outpatient clinic, nursing home, or other medical, nursing or patient care facility AND six (6) months of experience which prepared you to do the work in this job.
Specialized experience is defined as: providing personal nursing care, such as, feeding, bathing, and transporting patients; maintaining patient medical records; and obtaining vital signs or specimens from patients.
This definition of specialized experience is typical of work performed at the next lower grade/level position in the federal service (GS-03).
Some federal jobs allow you to substitute your education for the required experience in order to qualify.
For this job, you may qualify if your education meets the definitions below: Education Substitution for Specialized Experience for GS-04: Successful completion of a two-year degree program in an accredited community college, junior college, or college or university in practical nursing or in a field of study appropriate to the specialization of the position, such as education in a program for psychology, psychiatric, or operating room technician.
Combination of Experience and Education Substitution for Specialized Experience for GS-04: If you have some, but not all, of the experience or education described above, you may still qualify by combining the amount of creditable experience and education that you possess.
To compute the percentage, divide your total months of qualifying experience by 12.
Then divide your semester hours of undergraduate education by 60.
Add the two percentages.
The total percentage must equal at least 100% to qualify.
You will be evaluated on the basis of your level of competency (knowledge, skills, abilities) in the following areas: Customer ServiceOral CommunicationTeamworkTechnical Competence