The professionals at the National Security Agency (NSA) have one common goal: to protect our nation. The mission requires a strong offense and a steadfast defense. The offense collects, processes and disseminates intelligence information derived from foreign signals for intelligence and counterintelligence purposes. The defense prevents adversaries from gaining access to sensitive of classified national security information. The Human Resources Group, Well-Being Services, Fort Meade, MD, is seeking a Personal Services Assistant to assist employees with disabilities with activities of daily living. Description of Position Executive Order 13548 requires federal agencies to attract, hire, and retain individuals with disabilities. Section 501 of the Rehabilitation Act of 1973 (amended January 3, 2017) applies additional affirmative action obligations to federal agencies. These obligations include providing Personal Assistant Services (PAS) to federal employees and applicants with targeted disabilities as defined in the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) (see C.F.R. 1614.203(d)(5). These services are the basic activities of daily living, such as eating and toileting, which persons with certain targeted disabilities may be unable to do independently. Without the availability of assistive services, these individuals may be unable to fully participate in the workplace. Additionally, NSA is required to provide PAS to personnel with targeted disabilities during work hours, during work-related travel, and during employer-sponsored events. NSA is also required to provide PAS in the individual's home should they be eligible for telework.
The Office of Occupational Health Environmental and Safety Services (OHESS) known as the NSA Medical Center, supports the mission by applying professional knowledge in Occupational Health, Environmental, Industrial Hygiene and Safety operating in accordance with all governing body regulations. OHESS personnel will provide clinical services, including emergency response, physical exams, immunizations, vision and preventative health screenings. Personnel will also provide technical, managerial, and administrative services to the entire workforce. Promoting, assessing and optimizing the health and safety of the NSA workforce and workplace is always priority.
Qualifications - Salary Range: $28,959 - $51,592 (Entry/Developmental) *The qualifications listed are the minimum acceptable to be considered for the position. Salary offers are based on candidates' education level and years of experience relevant to the position and also take into account information provided by the hiring manager/organization regarding the work level for the position. Entry/Developmental: HS diploma or equivalent
Description of Skills Assist employees with disabilities to perform activities of daily living that those employees would typically perform if they did not have disabilities. Personal services tasks may include, but are not limited to; assisting with mobility, lifting and reaching, getting into or out of a vehicle at the worksite, eating and drinking, putting on/removing a coat, using the restroom, and business-related travel. Personal services, together with any reasonable accommodation required, enable the employees to perform the essential functions of their positions without posing a direct threat to safety. Personal Services Assistants do not perform medical procedures (e.g., administering shots) or medical monitoring (e.g., monitoring blood pressure). The ideal candidate is someone with previous work experience in similar type work or a related field such as home health care.
This Position is a term appointment of two years with an option to extend (not to exceed 5 years).