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Job opening: Histopathology Technician

Salary: $50 246 - 65 321 per year
Published at: May 16 2024
Employment Type: Full-time
About the Position: This position is located in Evans Army Community Hospital, (EACH) Dept. of Pathology Fort Carson, CO. This is an obligated Position in which an employee has return rights. Upon the employee's return, incumbent may be required to vacate this position. This position is a TERM position NTE 2 years. It is time-limited and may be extended up to maximum of eight years. This is a Direct Hire Authority (DHA) solicitation.


Receive, record and numbers all specimens for identification. Assists the pathologist in performing autopsies. Prepares the work area by setting out instruments and equipment. Responsible for proper disposal of tissue from surgical and autopsy cases in accordance with local, state and Federal directives.


  • Appointment may be subject to a suitability or fitness determination, as determined by a completed background investigation.
  • This position is subject to annual seasonal influenza vaccinations. Applicants tentatively selected for this position will be required to sign a statement consenting to seasonal influenza vaccinations or must provide a recognized exemption.
  • A pre-placement medical examination is required.
  • This position is a Testing Designated Position (TDP) subject to a pre-employment drug screening, and random testing thereafter, to include testing based on reasonable suspicion and testing due to direct involvement with an on-duty accident.
  • This is a mission essential position performing a Mission-Critical function which must continue uninterrupted after the occurrence of an emergency and continue through full resumption of all functions.
  • This position is Inclement Weather Essential. This means that you must be willing to make every attempt to report for duty on time and/or remain on duty during severe weather conditions.


Who May Apply: US Citizens In order to qualify, you must meet the education and/or experience requirements described below. 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). You will receive credit for all qualifying experience, including volunteer experience. Your resume must clearly describe your relevant experience; if qualifying based on education, your transcripts will be required as part of your application. Additional information about transcripts is in this document. Specialized Experience: One year of specialized experience which includes demonstrated/documented work in staining, grossing, embedding of tissue specimens; and performing work as an autopsy assistant (Diener) such as setting and cleaning up morgue area, transporting bodies or preparing sample slides. This definition of specialized experience is typical of work performed at the next lower grade/level position in the federal service (GS-06). OR Education: One full year of graduate level education in a field directly related to the work of the position, such as chemistry, biological science, cytotechnology, or histopathology. OR Combination of Education and Experience: A combination of education and experience may be used to qualify for this position as long as the computed percentage of the requirements is at least 100%. To compute the percentage of the requirements, divide your total months of experience by 12. Then divide the total number of completed graduate semester hours (or equivalent) by 18. Add the two percentages.


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: http://www.ed.gov/about/offices/list/ous/international/usnei/us/edlite-visitus-forrecog.html.


  • Name: Army Applicant Help Desk


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