This Physical Therapist position is to provide outpatient
physical therapy services, consultation and education to the
patients at the Service Unit. The incumbent reports to the
Supervisory Physical Therapist.
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- Provides physical therapy in the areas of physical
disabilities, neuro-muscular and psychosocial dysfunction to
patients ranging from newborn to the very elderly.
- Develops treatment plans based on general information in
consult and taking into consideration patients' physical and mental
conditions, cooperation and various psychological factors.
- Evaluates and develops treatment plans for patients referred to
the department by physicians, exercising independent professional
judgment in planning and carrying out a treatment program to meet
the patient's needs.
- Must be aware of potential hazards and problems inherent to any
treatment program, so as to prevent occurrence of any harm to the
- Reviews literature and prepares educational correspondence
which may be utilized by the professional staff within the service
0633 Physical Therapist
- Physical Therapists
Conditions of Employment
Must pass pre-employment examination.
Selectee may be subject to a probationary/trial period
ESEP appointees typically serve a two year trial period
U.S. Citizenship is required
Selective Service Registration is required for males born after
This is a designated position covered by Public Law 101-630,
requiring contact or control over Indian children. Due to this
requirement, the agency must ensure that persons hired for these
positions have not been found guilty of or pleaded nolo contendere
or guilty to certain crimes.
Measles and Rubella immunization required for selectees born
after 1957. Seasonal Influenza immunization is required for
civilian health care facility staff working in Indian Health
Service health care facilities.
The selected individual is required to obtain and maintain
medical staff clinical privileges, including any licensure
requirements. If privileges are not obtained or maintained during
employment, the employee will be subject to adverse actions, up to
and including removal from Federal service.
Successfully pass the E-Verify employment verification check. To
learn more about E-Verify, including your rights and
responsibilities, visit www.dhs.gov/E-Verify/.
Background Investigation: If you are selected for this vacancy,
you must undergo a pre-employment fingerprint check and background
investigation. Fingerprint results and background investigation
documentation must be cleared prior to hire. After you begin your
employment, your continued employment is contingent upon the
outcome of a complete background investigation as determined by the
sensitivity level of your position. The investigation must find
that you are suitable for Federal employment in your position. If
you are found not suitable, you will be terminated after you begin
work. If you make a false statement in any part of your
application, you may not be hired; you may be fired after you begin
work; or subject to possible criminal charges. You may be subject
to a credit check as a part of the background investigation
Fingerprinting, as part of the background investigation process,
may be delayed due to COVID-19. All other background investigation
procedures will apply. Be advised that your continued employment
will require you to complete a fingerprint check within 60 days
after notification of return to full operations and successfully
obtaining a favorable background investigation.
To qualify for this position, your resume must state sufficient
experience and/or education, to perform the duties of the specific
position for which you are applying.
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; social). You will
receive credit for all qualifying experience, including volunteer
and part time experience. You must clearly identify the duties and
responsibilities in each position held and the total number of
hours per week.
Basic Requirement - Education, Physical Therapy, GS-0633-11
I have completed a graduate or higher level degree that
included: -A physical therapy curriculum approved by the Commission
on Accreditation of Allied Health Education Programs (CAAHEP) or a
professional accrediting organization recognized by the U.S.
Department of Education at the time the degree was obtained; and
-Completion of the clinical requirements prescribed by the
Basic Requirement - Licensure, Physical Therapy, GS-0633-11
I have a current, active, full, and unrestricted license or
registration as a Physical Therapist from a State, the District of
Columbia, the Commonwealth of Puerto Rico, or a territory of the
United States; and I have passed the National Physical Therapy
Examination administered by the Federation of State Boards of
Physical Therapy (FSBPT).
In addition to the Basic Requirements, you must also meet the
Minimum Qualifications stated below
MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS, GS-11, Physical Therapist,
From the descriptions below, select the response that best
describes your experience which demonstrates your ability to
perform the work of this position at the GS-11.
A. I have one year of full-time specialized experience
comparable in difficulty and responsibility to the GS-09 grade
level that equipped me with the knowledge, skills and abilities to
successfully perform the duties of this position. Examples include:
Planning and carrying out a full range of treatment where
therapeutic objectives are complex and the procedures involved
require the application of highly specialized skills and
B. I have completed three years of progressively higher level
graduate education leading to a Ph.D. degree or Ph.D. or equivalent
C. I have a combination of education and experience that when
combined fully meet the minimum qualifications for this position.
The total percentage equals at least 100 percent to qualify for
this GS-11 grade level.
D. I do not have the education and/or experience as described in
the above statements.
Time In Grade
Federal employees in the competitive service are also subject to
the Time-In-Grade Requirements: Merit Promotion (status) candidates
must have completed one year of service at the next lower grade
level. Time-In-Grade provisions do not apply under the Excepted
Service Examining Plan (ESEP).
You must meet all qualification requirements within 30 days of
the closing date of the announcement.
For positions requiring positive education requirements, you
MUST submit a copy of your transcripts or an itemized list of
college courses which includes equivalent information from the
transcript (course title, semester/quarter hours, and grade/degree
earned) in your resume.
When there is a positive education requirement, or you are using
education to qualify as a substitution for experience, transcripts
(unofficial) are required at the time of application to verify that
you meet the educational requirement or substitution.
Only attendance and/or degrees from schools accredited by
accrediting institutions recognized by the U.S. Department of
Education may be credited. Applicants can verify accreditation at
the following website: https://www.ed.gov/accreditation
Foreign Education: If you are using education completed in
foreign colleges or universities to meet the qualification
requirements, you must show that 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,