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Speech Pathology and Audiology

Air Force Civilian Service Elmendorf Afb, AK
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Job Description

Duties

  • Investigate and study the underlying causes, precipitating factors, symptomatic behavior and the emotional/practical effect upon the patient of a particular impaired speech pattern. Resolve speech impairments.
  • Counsel patients and/or families in the adjustment to the speech impairment (for speech pathologist positions).
  • Evaluate, analyze and treat communicative handicaps resulting from hearing impairments (for audiologist positions).
  • Investigate 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. Provide 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).

Additional Information:
This announcement may be used to fill one or more vacancies.
Duties and responsibilities vary and may increase according to grade level.
This public notice may be used to fill target grades (e.g. GS-12 Target GS-13).

This public notice may be used to fill Direct Hire Medical positions in the 0665 series at any grade level to include target grades (e.g. GS-12 Target GS-13).

Qualifications

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.

ARE YOU USING YOUR EDUCATION TO QUALIFY? You MUST provide transcripts to support your educational claims. Education must be accredited by an accrediting institution recognized by the U.S. Department of Education.

FOREIGN EDUCATION: Education completed in foreign colleges or universities may be used to meet the requirements. You must show proof the education credentials have been deemed to be at least equivalent to that gained in conventional U.S. education program. It is your responsibility to provide such evidence when applying.

ADDITIONAL CONDITIONS OF EMPLOYMENT:

  • Position may be subject to random drug testing
  • Employee may be required to work other than normal duty hours, to include evenings, weekends and/or holidays
  • Shift work and emergency overtime may be required
  • Employee must maintain current certifications
  • Position may require an appropriate security clearance

BENEFITS

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Other Information

Interagency Career Transition Assistance Program (ICTAP): For information on how to apply as an ICTAP eligible click here. To be well-qualified and exercise selection priority for this vacancy, displaced Federal employees must be rated well qualified or above for this position.

Employed Annuitants (Reemployed Annuitants): Applicants in receipt of an annuity based on civilian employment in the Federal Service are subject to the DoD Policy on The Employment of Annuitants. Click here for more information.

Temporary and Term Appointments: If you are selected for a temporary or term position, your appointment may be extended to the maximum period allowed by law without further competition.

Selective Service: Males born after 12-31-59 must be registered or exempt from Selective Service. For additional information, click here.

Direct Deposit: All federal employees are required to have direct deposit.

Job Details

Date Posted October 5, 2017
Date Closes November 4, 2017
Requisition 463213100
Located In Elmendorf afb, AK
SOC Category 00-0000.00
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