Occupational Health Technician

Washington, D.C
Jan 25, 2022
Feb 02, 2022
Full Time

The position is located in the Architect of the Capitol (AOC), Office of Attending Physician (OAP) of the United States Capitol. The incumbent provides health technician and administrative services to Members of Congress, staff, and visitors to the buildings under the jurisdiction of the AOC.

Major Duties

Health Technician Services (40%)

Provides patient/employer liaison duties coordinating patient services while ensuring clinic functions are maintained per directives.

Performs a variety of medical screening tests in support of the Occupational Health Clinic. Screenings include, but not limited to, blood pressure, vital signs, spirometry, vision, audiometric testing, electrocardiogram, height and weight measurements. Determines if referrals are necessary

Conducts and reviews occupational and medical health history and makes any required follow-up appointments. Provides occupational health education for on-the-job safety.

Performs initial and follow-up first aid care to include, but not limited to dressing changes, wound care for cuts, sprains, burns, etc.

Provides initial triage for medical emergencies, refers immediate medical attention cases to the health provider or activates 911 emergency response.

Make referrals of complex cases to other health care providers as necessary.

Expedites and coordinates the conveyance of patients while in the clinic.

Assists health care providers administering lifesaving procedures including cardiopulmonary resuscitation, minor surgery and other emergency first aid procedures to stabilize a patient.

Documents the medical procedures, patient reactions, type of medication administered, etc. by the health care providers.

The incumbent must be fully knowledgeable in the areas of cardiopulmonary resuscitation and other lifesaving emergency procedures.

Medical Equipment Management (30%)

Performs or arranges for the calibration of equipment; stages, operates and maintains instruments and equipment used by the health care providers and makes adjustments when required.

Maintains all testing equipment within required calibration standards. Ensures infection control procedures are followed for a safe working conditions.

Ensures instruments and equipment are in a state of readiness for immediate use, to include equipment is adequately charged and calibrated according to pre-established schedules and informs health care providers of any new or updated instruments and equipment.

Records Management (20%)

Ensures that confidential records and personally identifiable information (PII) are protected in accordance with AOC requirements and Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act of 1996 (HIPAA).

Maintains accurate, complete and confidential medical records on all patients and ensures proper security archiving requirements of these records.

Maintains health records, medical data, diagnostic test results for review and evaluation by the health care providers. Obtains health and occupational histories. Assists with preparation and maintenance of medical records.

Administrative Coordination (10%)

The incumbent provides administrative support assistance. Evaluates office processes and recommends changes in office policy to management or takes initiative to execute improvements to those processes, ensuring the stability of overall operations.

Serves as the clinic customer service representative, screens visitors and phone calls, answers questions regarding policies and procedures, confirms patient's information prior to treatment or appointment and informs health care providers in daily work load or conditions.

Creates and maintains various databases and extracts data required for various reports. Inputs data, patient's information and medical care or assessment information into medical records.

Requests work orders for equipment malfunction including computer problems and follows though until issues are resolved. Follows established manufacture guidelines for equipment and software utilization.

Coordinates the storage and disposition of equipment and office supplies.

Orders, maintains and acquires all equipment services, office and medical supplies and equipment to maintain optimal functioning of clinic.

Types a variety of forms, reports or correspondence related to the function of the clinic and assures proper format, spelling, punctuation and grammar.

The incumbent must follow all relevant safety rules, regulations and standard operating procedures. The employee must utilize knowledge of and must comply with all OSHA, FDA and CDC safety rules and regulations to ensure that work progresses in a safe manner. Provides or receives training, either on-the-job or through classroom training, to ensure that all safety practices and equipment are fully utilized. Uses required Personal Protective Equipment (PPE).


Conditions of Employment

  • You must be able to pass a drug test.

To be employed by the Architect of the Capitol in a paid position, an individual must meet
one of the categories below:
  • A citizen of the United States;
  • A person who is lawfully admitted for permanent residence and is seeking citizenship as outlined in 8 U.S.C. 1324b(a)(3)(B);
  • A person who is admitted as a refugee under 8 U.S.C. 1157 or is granted asylum under 8 U.S.C. 1158 and has filed a declaration of intention to become a lawful permanent resident and then a citizen when eligible;
  • A person who owes allegiance to the United States (nationals of American Samoa, Swains Island, and the Northern Mariana Islands, and nationals who meet other requirements described in 8 U.S.C. 1408); or
  • A person who is currently an officer or employee of the Government of the United States.

You resume and question responses must demonstrate job-related KSAs.

You must meet the definition of specialized experience.


You must meet the United States Office of Personnel Management's (OPM) qualification requirements (including specialized experience and/or educational requirements) for the advertised position. You must meet all eligibility and qualifications requirements by the closing date of the job announcement. Additional information on the qualification requirements is outlined in the OPM Qualifications Standards Handbook of General Schedule Positions. It is available for your review on the OPM web site at http://www.opm.gov/qualifications .

Qualifying on Experience:

Specialized experience is experience that has equipped you with the particular knowledge, skills and abilities to perform successfully the duties of the position, and that is typically in or related to the position to be filled. Candidates for the GS-7 grade level must have at least 52 weeks of specialized experience equivalent to the next lower GS-6 grade level in the Federal service. Specialized experience for this position includes: 1) Performing a variety of medical screening tests such as blood pressure, vital signs, vision, electrocardiogram, height and weight measurements and more; 2) Performing initial and follow-up first aid care to include, but not limited to dressing changes, wound care for cuts, sprains, burns, etc.; 3) Maintaining medical instruments and equipment used by health care providers and making adjustments when required; and 4) Maintaining accurate, complete and confidential medical records on patients and ensuring proper security archiving requirements.


Qualifying on Education:

You have one year of graduate education in an applicable subject matter field. OR You have a combination of specialized experience at less than one year and more than one year but less than two of the type of education described above.


Applicants must have spirometry and audiometry certificates.


Qualifying on Education:

You have one year of graduate education in an applicable subject matter field. OR You have a combination of specialized experience at less than one year and more than one year but less than two of the type of education described above.


Applicants must have spirometry and audiometry certificates.

Additional information

Welcome Veterans. The Veterans Employment Opportunities Act of 1998 (VEOA) gives veterans' preference rights in the legislative branch to certain veterans as applied by the Congressional Accountability Act. Veterans' preference is applied on this vacancy announcement. If you are a veteran and have been separated under honorable conditions, you must submit a copy of your DD-214 or other proof of eligibility; SF-15, if applicable; and Department of Veterans Affairs documentation of disability, if applicable. For more information, please visit http://www.opm.gov/veterans/html/vetguide.asp#6 .

If you are a male applicant born after December 31, 1959, you must certify that you have registered with the Selective Service System. If you are exempt from registration under Selective Service Law, you must provide appropriate proof of exemption. Please visit the Selective Service System website for more information.

DRUG TESTING: The Architect of the Capitol (AOC) is a Drug Free Workplace. As part of the AOC's suitability assessment, a candidate tentatively selected for a position who is not currently an AOC employee is required to submit to screening for illegal drug use. Satisfactory completion of a drug test is a condition of employment with the Agency. A candidate must test negative prior to being eligible for appointment into a position. We will schedule, provide, and cover the cost for the drug test.

The selectee(s) under the vacancy announcement for this position is subject to a criminal record check by the U.S. Capitol Police and satisfactory adjudication to be eligible for employment at the Architect of the Capitol.

The Architect of the Capitol is an E-VERIFY Participant. E-VERIFY is an Internet-based system that compares information from an employee's Form I-9, Employment Eligibility Verification, to data from U.S. Department of Homeland Security (DHS) and Social Security Administration records to confirm employment authorization in the United States. If you are selected for this position, the documentation that you present for purposes of completing the DHS Form I-9 will be verified through the DHS "E-VERIFY" electronic system. For more information on E-Verify, please visit http://www.dhs.gov/files/programs/gc_1185221678150.shtm

The Architect of the Capitol is an Equal Opportunity Employer and prohibits discrimination on the basis of race, color, sex, religion, age, national origin, sexual orientation, gender identity, genetic information, and/or disability.

This agency provides reasonable accommodation to applicants with disabilities. If you need a reasonable accommodation for any part of the application and hiring process, please notify the agency. The decision on granting reasonable accommodation will be on a case-by-case basis.

Moving expenses are not authorized.

Relocation expenses are not authorized.

Probationary Period- A newly appointed selectee(s) is subject to the completion of a one-year trial/probationary period, regardless of whether or not a trial/probationary period has been completed previously with the Architect of the Capitol or another Federal agency.

This vacancy announcement may be used to fill additional vacancies in any of the jurisdictions of the Architect of the Capitol.

All application materials become the property of the Architect of the Capitol.