Department of Defense Education Activity Health Technician (OA) in Ansbach, Germany

Department of Defense Education Activity
Many vacancies in the following locations:
  • Ansbach, Germany
  • Baumholder, Germany
  • Garmisch, Germany
  • Grafenwohr, Germany
  • Hohenfels, Germany More Locations (9)
Work Schedule is Multiple Schedules - Multiple Appointment Types

Opened Friday 7/1/2016 (115 day(s) ago)

** Closes Saturday 12/31/2016 (68 day(s) away)

Job Overview

Do you want to work for an exciting educational organization, with the children of our dedicated U.S. Military members? Our mission is to provide an exemplary education that inspires and prepares all students for success in a dynamic, global environment. Come work for the Department of Defense Education Activity, Department of Defense Dependents Schools-Europe!

*Positions are located in: *Baumholder, Germany; Kaiserslautern, Germany; Landstuhl, Germany; Ramstein, Germany; Sembach, Germany; Vogelweh, Germany; Wiesbaden, Germany; Ansbach, Germany; Garmisch, Germany; Stuttgart, Germany; Grafenwoehr, Germany; Hohenfels, Germany, and Vilseck, Germany, Maps showing these geographical locations can be found at:

Who May Apply: Individuals in the local commuting area who are current career/career-conditional Federal employees in the competitive service; reinstatement eligibles; individuals on an interchange agreement; U.S. citizen family members as defined by the DODI 1400.25, Vol. 1232; military spouse eligibles; Interagency Career Transition Assistance Plan (ICTAP) eligibles; 30% disabled veterans; and/or Veterans Recruitment Appointment (VRA) eligibles may apply as well.

This position may be used for the purpose of filling multiple positions throughout the school year. There is no guarantee if or when a specific position may become available.


In this position, you will assist in the provision of continuing health care programs. Administer routine and emergency first aid to students. Take student “sick call”: Check students who request to be seen or who may have been referred by teachers. Check temperature and visual appearance to determine if child requires medical attention, should rest, or be sent home. Dispense predetermined dosage of prescription medicine provided by student’s parents as prescribed by medical authority for school use. Provide assistance to medical professionals in the administration of routine health tests (e.g., visual to determine color difficulties or unusual acuity, audio to record hearing ranges, scoliosis to observe spinal curvature, weight and height measurements) to note on the student’s record. Contact local health care officials or Exceptional Family Member Program (EFMP) representatives to arrange for speakers, examinations, or to procure health and safety materials such as posters, handouts, and materials for teachers to use in the classroom. Maintain student health records on a current and secure basis. Makes notations of data gathered. Completes accident/injury reports. Provide immunization follow-up to parents as needed. Make arrangements for sports physical examinations with medical personnel. Type routine correspondence relating to above duties such as letters to EFMP centers acknowledging appointment dates, letters to parents regarding student’s health or hygiene status, requisitions, etc. Enters student health data into the WinSchool health database module.

Travel Required
  • Not Required
Relocation Authorized
  • No
Job Requirements
Key Requirements
  • You must be a U.S. Citizen to apply for this position.
  • See Other Information for details on ordinarily residents and dual citizens
  • You will be subject to a background/suitability investigation/determination
  • Male applicants must meet Selective Service requirements.

Click on link below to view qualification standard

In order to qualify for this position, you will need six months of general experience; and six months of specialized experience. General experience is defined as any type of work that demonstrates your ability to perform the work of the position, or experience that provided a familiarity with the subject matter or processes of the broad subject area of the occupation. Specialized experience for positions at GS-4 and above range widely in type and include support duties to medical or health personnel such as audiologists, speech pathologists, medical officers, and optometrists. Applicants who have one year of appropriate specialized experience, as indicated above, are not required to have general experience, education above the high school level, or any additional specialized experience to meet the minimum qualification requirements. OR EDUCATION AND TRAINING SUBSTITUTION: Successful completion of 2 years of study that included at least 12 semester hours in subjects related to the position.

Are You Qualifying Based on Education? A photocopy of all OFFICIAL college/university transcripts (front and back) must be submitted. To receive the maximum allowable credit you must include all transcripts (front and back) for each degree earned to include any additional courses currently in progress. Any transcripts submitted that are not in English or not official will be removed from the application and will not be considered. (Transcripts must be in English.)

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, visit:


All candidates must be U.S. Citizens and reside within the local commuting area where the position is located. Local commuting area is defined as the geographic area surrounding a work site that encompasses the localities where people live and reasonably can be expected to travel back and forth daily to work based on the generally held expectations of the local community.

All requirements must be met at time of certification. You are advised to submit your documents promptly as part of your application package.

Work schedules may be part-time, full-time or school year seasonal. Some positions are part-time with seasonal work schedules. School year seasonal work schedules include periods in a non-pay/non-duty status during the holiday, spring and summer recess periods.

A qualified typist is required for this position is (40 wpm).

Applicants may be required to complete a 1-year trial or probationary period.

You will be required to participate in Direct Deposit/Electronic Fund Transfer in accordance with DoD Regulation 7000.14R.

Selectee must undergo Background Checks IAW DoDI 1402.5 (e.g. Local Files Check, State Criminal History Records Check, and National Agency Check Inquiries). Employment in these positions is subject to successful completion of a background security investigation and favorable adjudication. Failure to successfully meet/maintain these requirements may be grounds for termination.

Security Clearance

Not Applicable

Additional Information
What To Expect Next

Once your complete application is received and as vacancies occur, evaluations of applications will be conducted. The most highly qualified candidates will be referred to the hiring manager for further consideration and possible interview.


Working for the Department of Defense Education Activity offers a comprehensive benefits package that includes, in part, paid vacation, sick leave, holidays, life insurance, health benefits, and participation in the Federal Employees Retirement System. To find out more about the major benefits offered to most Federal employees, click here

For positions with temporary appointments lasting less than one year, benefits may not be authorized.

Other Information

Living Quarters Allowance (LQA) and payment of relocation expenses are not authorized.

Citizenship/Ordinarily Resident Status: Applicants must be U.S. citizens who are not considered Ordinarily Resident under the applicable Status of Forces Agreement (SOFA). An ordinarily resident is anyone who has lived in the host country longer than the allowed number of days without being a member of the forces assigned, civilian component or a family member of either the aforementioned or who has obtained a work permit for any duration. Ordinarily Resident restrictions apply and vary depending on the host nation.

Dual Citizens:Applicants who hold dual American/German citizenship will not be appointed to positions in Germany. Citizenship eligibility will be verified prior to appointment.

Family member appointments will expire based on the sponsor's rotation date. Family member appointments may not exceed two months after an employee is no longer considered a family member within the local commuting area due to PCS or divorce of sponsor or, in the case of a child, the age of 23. Family members are defined according to the DODI 1400.25, Vol.1232 as: For a military member whose duty station is in a foreign area, the member's spouse or unmarried dependent child. For a civilian US employee as defined by section 2105 of Title 5, United States Code, the employee's spouse, domestic partner, or unmarried dependent child, or unmarried child of the employee's spouse or domestic partner. A family member must physically reside with his or her sponsor to receive family member preference.

Interagency Career Transition Assistance Program (ICTAP): For information on how to apply as an ICTAP eligible see the OPM ICTAP website. To be well-qualified and exercise selection priority for this vacancy, displaced Federal employees must be rated at 85 or above on the rating criteria for this position.

Locality Pay: Locality pay does not apply in the overseas area. Locality rates of pay in CONUS will not be used for pay setting when transferring to an overseas/foreign area.

Selective Service: Males born after 12-31-59 must be registered or exempt from Selective Service (see ).

Salary Range: $25,261.00 to $32,839.00 / Per Year

Series & Grade: GS-0640-04/04

Promotion Potential: 04

Supervisory Status: No

Who May Apply: Status Candidates

Control Number: 443232100

Job Announcement Number: 16-EE-1740418