Speech Pathology and Audiology, GS-0665-12/13

Speech Pathology And Audiology Job for the Air Force Personnel Center in Multiple Locations

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Pay Range

$73,375-$113,428 Per Year

Clearance

Secret

Travel %

Occasional Travel

Apply Now Published 11 months ago
Job Grade

GS-0665-12/13

Schedule

Multiple Schedules

Offering

Multiple Appointment Types

Published

11 months ago

Qualifications

Basic Requirements Degree: For speech pathologist positions, master's degree that included 18 semester hours in the field of speech pathology with approved clinical practice.

For audiologist positions, master's degree that included 18 semester hours in the field of audiology with approved clinical practice.

Applicants for positions with both speech pathologist and audiologist duties must have successfully completed all the requirements for a master's degree with 18 semester hours in one of the fields with approved clinical practice and, in addition, must have either completed a minor in the other field or must have had at least 1 year of professional experience in the other field.

Evaluation of Experience: Experience must have demonstrated breadth and level of knowledge of the principles and theories of speech pathology and/or audiology; skill in analyzing and interpreting test results in the evaluation of communicative disorders; ability to plan and conduct a program of therapy independently; ability to communicate effectively, orally and in writing; and ability to establish and maintain effective relationships with individuals and groups in evaluating and resolving problems in hearing, voice, language, or speech.

Applicants for the speech pathologist/audiologist combined positions must have had sufficient professional experience in both speech pathology and audiology to demonstrate their competence to perform the duties involved.

The following are examples of qualifying professional experience that may have been obtained in a hospital, special treatment center for the disabled, university or community clinic, or industrial or educational institution: Investigating and studying the underlying causes, precipitating factors, symptomatic behavior, and the emotional and practical effect upon the patient of a particular impaired speech pattern; resolving speech impairments; and counseling patients and/or families in the adjustment to the speech impairment (for speech pathologist positions).

Assessing, evaluating, analyzing, and treating communicative handicaps resulting from hearing impairments (for audiologist positions).

Investigating methods to improve the clinical management of communicative disorders and to increase the basic scientific understanding of communicative processes and other factors causing their disruption.

Providing instruction in the principles and bases of communication including clinical techniques and methods of assessment, evaluation, and treatment to audiologists, speech pathologists, and specialists in related fields (such as medical residents in otolaryngology).

Teaching audiology or speech pathology at the graduate level.

SPECIALIZED EXPERIENCE: For GS-12: Applicants must possess 1 year specialized experience at the GS-11 level or equivalent pay plan.

Example of specialized experience involves experience that was obtained in a hospital, special treatment center for the disabled, university or community clinic, or industrial or educational institution investigating and studying the underlying causes, precipitating factors, symptomatic behavior, and the emotional and practical effect upon the patient of a particular impaired speech pattern; resolving speech impairments; and counseling patients and/or families in the adjustment to the speech impairment (for speech pathologist positions); assessing, evaluating, analyzing, and treating communicative handicaps resulting from hearing impairments (for audiologist positions); investigating methods to improve the clinical management of communicative disorders and to increase the basic scientific understanding of communicative processes and other factors causing their disruption.

For GS-13: Applicants must possess 1 year specialized experience at the GS-12 level or equivalent pay plan.

Examples of specialized experience involves professional experience that was obtained in a hospital, special treatment center for the disabled, university or community clinic, or industrial or educational institution performing research studies to resolve fundamental issues in speech science, hearing and balance deficiencies; investigating and studying the underlying causes, precipitating factors, symptomatic behavior, and the emotional and practical effect upon the patient of a particular impaired speech pattern; resolving speech impairments; and counseling patients and/or families in the adjustment to the speech impairment (for speech pathologist positions); assessing, evaluating, analyzing, and treating communicative handicaps resulting from hearing impairments (for audiologist positions); investigating methods to improve the clinical management of communicative disorders and to increase the basic scientific understanding of communicative processes and other factors causing their disruption.

OR To view qualifying educational requirements and/or combination of education and specialized experience click on the following link: https://www.opm.gov/policy-data-oversight/classification-qualifications/general-schedule-qualification-standards/#url=GS-PROF AND Click on the following link to view occupational requirements for this position: https://www.opm.gov/policy-data-oversight/classification-qualifications/general-schedule-qualification-standards/0600/speech-pathology-and-audiology-series-0665/ KNOWLEDGE, SKILLS AND ABILITIES (KSAs): Your qualifications will be evaluated on the basis of your level of knowledge, skills, abilities and/or competencies in the following areas: 1. Knowledge of contemporary audiology practices.

2. Knowledge of anatomy, physiology, acoustics, and applied acoustics; communication, psychoacoustics, and auditory/vestibular path physiology to evaluate auditory and balance disorders.

3. Knowledge of principles and techniques in the assessment and treatment of auditory and balance disorders.

4. Knowledge of clinical services and the ability to perform them independently.

5. Ability to conduct assessments and provide treatment interventions.

6. Ability to provide consultation to other health care professionals.

7. Knowledge of the principles and theories of speech pathology.

8. Ability to perform tests, i.e., bedside swallowing, videofluoroscopies, endoscopies, videostoboscopy, and skill in interpreting test results.

9. Ability to assess and manage patients requiring Passy-Muir speaking valves.

10. Ability to independently perform diagnostic evaluation and plan and conduct a program of therapy for complex and difficult cases.

11. Knowledge of prosthetic and augmentative devices used by patients.

PART-TIME OR UNPAID EXPERIENCE: Credit will be given for appropriate unpaid and or part-time work.

You must clearly identify the duties and responsibilities in each position held and the total number of hours per week.

VOLUNTEER WORK EXPERIENCE: Refers to paid and unpaid experience, including volunteer work done through National Service Programs (i.e., Peace Corps, AmeriCorps) and other organizations (e.g., professional; philanthropic; religious; spiritual; community; student and social).

Volunteer work helps build critical competencies, knowledge and skills that can provide valuable training and experience that translates directly to paid employment.

You will receive credit for all qualifying experience, including volunteer experience.

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