Please Note: This is a Federal Civil Service position, Applicants interested in joining the Bureau of Prisons via the U.S. Public Health Service Commissioned Corps (PHS) should visit the PHS website to apply.
Physical Therapist, GS-633-09. Physical Therapists treat disability, injury, and disease by use of physical agents such as light, heat, cold, water, electricity, massage, and therapeutic exercises. Physical therapy is utilized in several phases of medical care: prevention, diagnosis, treatment, and rehabilitation. Therapists perform tests and measurements of muscles, nerves, skin temperature, range of motion, posture, strength, and the ability to perform activities of daily living.
Qualifications: Applicants must possess a degree that included or was supplemented by a physical therapy curriculum approved by a recognized professional accrediting organization at the time the curriculum was completed, and the clinical affiliation requirements prescribed by the school. Applicants must also pass a state-administered national exam. In addition, applicants at the GS-09 level must possess one year of specialized experience equivalent to the next lower grade that equipped the applicant with the particular knowledge, skills, and abilities to successfully perform the duties of the position.