This position is part of the Pentagon Force Protection Agency. As a Nurse Practitioner, your position will be located in:
Pentagon Force Protection Agency
Office of the Principal Deputy Director
Mission Integration Directorate
Recruitment, Medical, & Fitness Division
The mission of the Pentagon Force Protection Agency (PFPA) is to provide force protection, security, and law enforcement, as required for the people, facilities, infrastructure and other resources at the Pentagon Reservation and Department of Defense (DoD) activities and DoD-leased facilities not under the jurisdiction of a Military Department within the National Capital Region (NCR) (hereinafter referred to as "the Pentagon Facilities"). This includes addressing the full spectrum of potential threats through robust prevention, preparedness, detection, and response measures. PFPA uses an integrated approach to perform its critical mission, bringing together functions such as chemical, biological, radiological, and nuclear detection and response, law enforcement, physical security, anti-terrorism/force protection, and surveillance detection. PFPA operates in an environment that requires close coordination between multiple local, state and Federal agencies.
- Not Required
Applicants MUST meet the following Basic Requirements:
EDUCATION: Applicants must have a Degree or diploma from a professional nursing program approved by the legally designated State accrediting agency at the time the program was completed by the applicant.; AND
REGISTRATION: Applicants must have active, current registration as a professional nurse in a State, District of Columbia, the Commonwealth of Puerto Rico, or a territory of the United States. An applicant who has graduated from an approved nursing educational program within the past 12 months may be appointed pending State registration as a professional nurse within 6 months of appointment. No person appointed pending registration may be retained beyond 6 months, or promoted, if registration has not been attained. (MUST provide documentation)
You may qualify at the GS-12 level, if you fulfill the following qualification requirement:
Specialized Experience: One year of specialized experience at or equivalent to the GS-11 grade level or pay band in the federal service or private sector. Specialized experience must demonstrate the following: applying knowledge in nursing concepts, principles and practices to perform nursing assignments; and scheduling pre-employment annual physicals.
You may qualify at the GS-13 level, if you fulfill the following qualification requirement:
Specialized Experience: One year of specialized experience at or equivalent to the GS-12 grade level or pay band in the federal service or private sector. Specialized experience must demonstrate the following: applying knowledge in nursing concepts, principles and practices to perform nursing assignments; applying experience in health maintenance; and conducting pre-employment and annual physical evaluations.
You may qualify at the GS-14 level, if you fulfill the following qualification requirement:
Specialized Experience: One year of specialized experience at or equivalent to the GS-13 grade level or pay band in the federal service or private sector. Specialized experience must demonstrate the following: applying knowledge in nursing concepts, principles and practices to perform nursing assignments; determining additional testing for applicants' physicals; and advising leadership and employees on medical issues.
Additional qualification information can be found from the following Office of Personnel Management website:
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). Volunteer work helps build critical competencies, knowledge, and skills and can provide valuable training and experience that translates directly to paid employment. You will receive credit for all qualifying experience, including volunteer experience.
Certification in Occupational Health Nursing (COHN) is preferred.
A Masters in Nursing is preferred.
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. Unless otherwise stated: (1) official or unofficial transcripts are acceptable, or (2) you may submit a list with all of your courses, grades, semester, year, and credit for the course. All materials must be submitted by the closing date of the announcement.
PASS/FAIL COURSES: If more than 10 percent of your undergraduate course work (credit hours) were taken on a pass/fail basis, your claim of superior academic achievement must be based upon class standing or membership in an honor society.
GRADUATE EDUCATION: One academic year of graduate education is considered to be the number of credits hours your graduate school has determined to represent one academic year of full-time study. Such study may have been performed on a full-time or part-time basis. If you cannot obtain your graduate school's definition of one year of graduate study, 18 semester hours (or 27 quarter hours) should be considered as satisfying the requirement for one year of full-time graduate study
FOREIGN EDUCATION: If you are using education completed in foreign colleges or universities to meet the qualification requirements, you must show the education credentials have been evaluated by a private organization that specializes in interpretation of foreign education programs and such education has been deemed equivalent to that gained in an accredited U.S. education program; or full credit has been given for the courses at a U.S. accredited college or university. For further information, visit: https://www2.ed.gov/about/offices/list/ous/international/usnei/us/edlite-visitus-forrecog.html
Only experience and education obtained by the closing date of this announcement will be considered.
Washington Headquarters Services provides reasonable accommodations to applicants with disabilities. If you need a reasonable accommodation for any part of the application and hiring process, please view the "Alternate Application" method listed in the "Other Information" section of this announcement. Your requests for reasonable accommodation will be addressed on a case-by-case basis.