Armed Forces Retirement Home
- ##### Open & closing dates
05/31/2019 to 06/17/2019
- ##### Service
- ##### Pay scale & grade
- ##### Salary
$16.27 to $21.15 per hour
- ##### Appointment type
Permanent - Full-time
- ##### Work schedule
Full-Time - Career/Career Conditional
1 vacancy in the following location:
Gulfport, MS 1 vacancy
##### Relocation expenses reimbursed
##### Telework eligible
This position is located at the Armed Forces Retirement
Home, Gulfport, MS (AFRH-G), within the Wellness Center of
Healthcare Services. The Certified Nursing Assistant (CNA) is
responsible for performing various Resident care activities and
related non-professional services necessary in caring for the
non-skilled nursing care, personal needs and comfort of Residents.
Learn more about this agency
**U.S. citizens or U.S. Nationals**; no prior Federal experience is
This opportunity is also open to Status eligibles under Announcement
**19-AFRH-90**. Please refer to that announcement for details on
open period, eligibility, and how to apply.
As a GS-5 Nursing Assistant, you will:
- Provide comfort care and hygiene to Residents to include
bathing, hair and nail care, oral hygiene, skin care and back
- Assist Residents in walking, moving, and changing position by
supporting and turning them.
- Maintain flow sheets and Resident records, documenting Resident
care as per expected standards.
- Take accurate vital signs (i.e. blood pressure, pulse,
respirations, temperature) and other required measurements (i.e.
- Perform routine procedures in accordance with established
standard operating procedures for CNA education.
### Travel Required
##### Supervisory status
##### Promotion Potential
- #### Job family (Series)
0621 Nursing Assistant
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### Conditions of Employment
- Please refer to "Conditions of Employment."
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- Public Trust background investigation will be required.
The experience may have been gained in either the public, private
sector or volunteer service. One year of experience refers to
full-time work; part-time work is considered on a prorated basis. To
ensure full credit for your work experience, please indicate dates
of employment by month/day/year, and indicate number of hours worked
per week on your resume.
You must meet the following requirements by the closing date of this
**Certification**: You must have an active and current Certified
Nursing Assistant (CNA) certification in a state or territory of the
**Physical Requirements:** The work involves long periods of moving
about the work unit. Work requires regular and recurring standing,
bending, lifting, stooping, stretching, lifting and repositioning
Residents. Must use proper body mechanics when lifting objects and
use lift equipment for Residents. The work may require considerable
and strenuous physical exertion, such as lifting objects greater the
50 pounds or defending oneself against physical attack.
**Specialized Experience:** For the GS-05, you must have one year of
specialized experience at a level of difficulty and responsibility
equivalent to the GS-04 grade level in the Federal service.
Specialized experience for this position includes:
Providing personal nursing care; **OR**
Performing support duties for diagnostic and technical treatment
procedures, such as setting up and operating special medical
equipment and apparatus; **OR**
Caring for patients, including observing, recording, and reporting
changes in their behavior, and providing reassurance and
** Assisting surgeons and registered nurses in operating room
activities, including passing instruments, maintaining sterile
conditions, and draping and positioning patients.
**A 4-year course of study above high school leading to a bachelor's
degree with courses related to the occupation, if required;
** A combination of experience and education.**
**SPECIAL NOTE:** Long-term care experience and/or interacting with
geriatric patients is highly desired.
**Education Requirements:** The education generally must be from an
accredited (or pre-accredited) college or university recognized by
the U.S. Department of Education.
### Additional information
\- We may select from this announcement or any other source to fill
one or more vacancies.
- This is a bargaining unit position.
**CONDITIONS OF EMPLOYMENT**:
- A one year probationary period may be required.
- Must successfully complete a background investigation.
- Complete a Declaration for Federal Employment to determine your
suitability for Federal employment, at the time requested by the
- If you are a male applicant born after December 31, 1959, certify
that you have registered with the Selective Service System or are
exempt from having to do so.
- Have your salary sent to a financial institution of your choice by
Direct Deposit/Electronic Funds Transfer.
- Go through a Personal Identity Verification (PIV) process that
requires two forms of identification from the Form I-9. Federal law
requires verification of the identity and employment eligibility of
all new hires in the U.S.
- Submit to a drug test prior to your appointment and random drug
testing while you occupy the position.
- Pass a pre-employment physical examination. An OF-178, Certificate
of Medical Examination will be required if selected for this
position. **DO NOT SUBMIT AT TIME OF APPLICATION.
- **Selectees will be subject to the AFRH Tuberculosis Surveillance
**- Wear required safety clothing and/or equipment required by the
position. This may include safety shoes, hard hats, hearing
protection, gloves, masks, etc.
- Shift Work: This facility operates on a 24 hour per day,
three-shift basis. Assignment to a specific shift cannot be
guaranteed. The successful applicant must be available to work on
all three shifts on a rotational basis.
- Because the AFRH's mission requires uninterrupted, direct human
support and medical care for its Residents, this position is
considered essential for continuing AFRH operations. Therefore, the
incumbent is expected to arrive for duty on time, as scheduled, and
to complete the assigned tour during emergency situations such as
### How You Will Be Evaluated
You will be evaluated for this job based on how well you meet the
Your application includes your resume, responses to the online
questions, and required supporting documents. Please be sure that
your resume includes detailed information to support your
qualifications for this position; failure to provide sufficient
evidence in your resume may result in a "not qualified"
**Rating**: Your application will be evaluated in the following
areas: Technical and Communication. Category rating will be used to
rank and select eligible candidates. If qualified, you will be
assigned to one of three quality level categories, Outstanding,
Excellent, or Qualified, depending on your responses to the online
questions, regarding your experience, education, and training
related to this position. A subject matter expert may be used in
the evaluation. Your rating may be lowered if your responses to the
online questions are not supported by the education and/or
experience described in your application.
Veterans' preference is applied after applicants are assessed.
Preference-eligibles will be listed at the top of their assigned
category and considered before non-preference-eligibles in that
category. Qualified preference-eligibles with a compensable
service-connected disability of 10% or more will be listed at the
top of the highest category.
**Referral**: If you are among the top qualified candidates, your
application may be referred to a selecting official for
consideration. You may be required to participate in a selection
If you are a displaced or surplus Federal employee (eligible for the
Career Transition Assistance Plan (CTAP)/Interagency Career
Transition Assistance Plan (ICTAP)) you must be assigned the middle
category or better to be rated as "well qualified" to receive
special selection priority.
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### Background checks and security clearance
##### Security clearance
##### Drug test required
- Required Documents
**A complete application includes 1. A resume, 2. Vacancy question
responses, and 3. Submission of any required documents. ** Pleas