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<b>Duties</b><br /><br /><b>Summary</b><br /><br /><strong>THIS IS A NATIONAL GUARD TITLE 32 DUAL STATUS EXCEPTED SERVICE POSITION </strong><br /> <strong>**INDEFINITE-MAY LEAD TO PERMANENT****</strong><br /><br />The primary purpose of this position is to manage a comprehensive Occupational Health Program for the state. Serves as the Joint Force Headquarters – State (JFHQ-ST) Occupational Health Nurse (OHN) consultant and principle advisor to the Adjutant General (TAG) on occupational health initiatives<br /><br />Learn more about this agency <br /><br /><b>Responsibilities</b><br /><br />As an OCCUPATIONAL HEALTH NURSE (TITLE 32), GS-0610-12, you will perform but are not limited to:<br /> Establishes, manages and maintains a comprehensive Occupational Health Program: Plans, develops, analyses, and reviews occupational health nursing services and program requirements and determines impact on National Guard military and civilian personnel and public health. Evaluates and administers comprehensive occupational health programs, services and capabilities for military and civilian personnel in the work environment to include field operations, garrison, industrial and administrative sites. Provides occupational health services and medical treatment for non-occupational and occupational health illnesses and injuries IAW incumbents scope of employment, professional State Nursing License "scope of practice", and medical directives approved by a qualified, licensed physician. Reviews and evaluates data to determine the need for expanded occupational health services by participating on interdisciplinary teams involving safety, environmental and industrial hygiene related consultation visits, risk assessment surveys of organizations, facilities and work areas. Manages the Case Management Program. In coordination with the US Department of Labor (DOL) Regional OHN Consultant, NGB Regional Office of Workers Compensation Program (OWCP) Liaison, and the Director, Human Resources, serves as the local OHN Case Manager Consultant for ensuring development, evaluation, implementation and monitoring a comprehensive medical case management program for civilian employees who have an occupational health related injury or illness. <br /><br /><b>Travel Required</b><br /><br />Not required<br /><br />Supervisory status <br /> No <br /><br />Promotion Potential <br /> None <br /><br /></li> <b>Requirements</b><br /><br /><b>Conditions of Employment</b><br /><br /><ul> <li>National Guard Membership is required.</li> <li>Males born after 31 December 1959 must be registered for Selective Service.</li> <li>Federal employment suitability as determined by a background investigation.</li> <li>May be required to successfully complete a probationary period.</li> <li>Participation in direct deposit is mandatory.</li> <li>Minimum Rank: O-1/2LT</li> <li>Maximum Rank: O-3/CPT</li> <li>MOS: 67A, 66H</li> <li>Selected Reserve Incentive Program: Acceptance of this position will cause termination of Federal bonuses pursuant to respective Selected Reserve Incentive Programs (SRIP). This termination may be with or without recoupment of payments already made.</li> <li>Relocation Incentive: Incentive not authorized.</li> <li>Permanent Change of Station (PCS): PCS not authorized.</li> <li>**INDEFINITE-MAY LEAD TO PERMANENT****</li> <li>This position is covered by the Domestic Violence Misdemeanor Amendment (30 Sep 96) of the Gun Control Act (Lautenberg Amendment) of 1968. An individual convicted of a qualifying crime of domestic violence may not perform the duties of this position.</li> <li>May occasionally be required to work other than normal duty hours; overtime may be required.</li> </ul> <br /><br /><b>Qualifications</b><br /><br /><strong> This is an excepted service position that requires membership in a compatible military assignment in the DC Army National Guard. <br /><br />MILITARY REQUIREMENTS: </strong>You must meet the minimum military rank as specified in this announcement. If you are not sure you are eligible for military membership, please contact a DC Army National Guard recruiter prior to applying for this position. Applicants applying to this position who exceed the maximum military grade listed on this job announcement<strong> MUST</strong> submit a statement in writing that they are willing to take an administrative reduction in grade to the advertised military grade on the job announcement for which applying. Applicants who exceed the military grade will<strong> NOT </strong>be placed into the technician position until they have been administratively reduced to the military grade on the job announcement. Please note that exceeding the maximum rank does not automatically qualify you for consideration. Compatible military grade and assignment required prior to the effective date of placement<br /><br />The National Guard's full-time support program requires that all military technicians are members of the National Guard and are appointed to full-time positions which correspond to their military assignments. Applicants who are not currently a member of the National Guard must be eligible for immediate membership.<br /><br /><strong>Minimum Military Rank: </strong>O-1/2LT<br /> <strong>Maximum Military Rank: </strong>O-3/CPT<br /> <strong>Compatible Military Assignments: </strong>67A, 66H<br /><br /><strong>Medical Requirements: </strong>Military medical record must indicate a completed and current medical physical, medical profile, and completed/cleared drug test.<br /> <strong>Security Clearance: </strong>Must possess or be able to obtain the proper clearance type and level within one year of appointment according to DoD Personnel Security Program Management Directives.<br /> <strong>Requirements for Motor Vehicle Operation: </strong>Must possess a valid state driver's license to operate government motor vehicles, for the state in which the applicant/employee lives or is principally employed, in accordance with Service specific Vehicle Operations Directives.<br /><br /><strong>THE FOLLOWING QUALIFICATIONS MUST BE REPRESENTED BY THE CONTENTS OF YOUR RESUME.<br /> To ensure full credit is given for the qualification requirements listed below please use the USAJobs resume builder.<br /><br />IF YOU USE YOUR OWN RESUME PLEASE ENSURE THAT YOU INCLUDE THE BEGINNING AND ENDING DATES (MONTH AND YEAR) FOR ALL JOBS LISTED IN YOUR RESUME.</strong><br /> <strong>Generalized Experience for GS-12 Positions</strong> <strong>: </strong>Must be certified at the next higher level before being eligible for that level. Experiences gained through military technical training schools (restricted to one of the identified/allowed compatible military skills) are included in the one year on-the-job experience. Must have a validated understanding of the basic principles and concepts of the occupational series and grade.<br /> <strong>Specialized Experience for GS-12 Positions:</strong> In addition to a high degree of analytical ability, this position requires specialized knowledge of the basic principles and practices related to the management of occupational health care delivery systems. Must possess experiences in planning for and the execution of state occupational health and industrial hygiene programs. Must possess at least <strong>Twelve (12) months</strong> experience in one of the medical service core functions, which are prescribed as: Health facilities, health plan management, medical resources, health care information, management and information technology, medical logistics, and medical readiness. Must have demonstrated skills in written and oral communication. Must possess at least <strong>Twelve (12) months</strong> experience, education, or training which provided working knowledge of the principles and practices related to the management of occupational health care delivery systems. Have experiences in analyzing and recommending solutions to complicated problems related to health systems. Experiences must include a working knowledge of missions, organizations, programs, and requirements of occupational health care delivery systems. Experiences in briefing senior leaders on related subjects are required. Experiences are preferred in occupational health services management; hospital administration and practice; contractual and accounting fundamentals; quality management; human resource management; and biometrics. Knowledge of occupational health standards of practice; preventive medicine concepts, medical executive skills/competencies and contingency plans is preferred. Comprehensive knowledge of health hazards in the workplace and required preventive measures needed to establish evaluation methodologies, provide consultative services, and develop programs suitable for areas of responsibility. Experiences and ability to administer an occupational health program with diverse elements peculiar to military settings, achieving compliance with regulatory provisions, and effectively communicating multiple occupational procedures and practices to both preventive medicine staff and line personnel. Experiences in planning, organizing, directing, budgeting, coordinating and evaluating operations, work processes, human-machine interactions and environmental conditions that impact the health and efficiency of personnel. Experiences in multi-disciplinary investigations to evaluate biological and toxicological effects of widely-used chemicals/toxicants and other potentially hazardous materials. Competent knowledge of regulatory guidelines such as, the Occupational Safety and Health Administration Act of 1970, Federal Employees Compensation Act, Occupation Safety and Health Administration (OSHA), Joint Commission on the Accreditation of Healthcare Organizations (JCAHO), the Code of Federal Regulations, and Environmental Protection Agency (EPA). Working knowledge of Workers Compensation Program principles, concepts, rules, laws, regulations and precedent decisions in order identify pertinent Workers Compensation Programs elements and program deficiencies; and to recommend desirable courses of management actions and decisions to define likely modes of failure, including procedural deficiencies and their effects upon the efficiency of the system. Working knowledge of the Federal Employees Compensation Act (FECA) is necessary to discuss employees' medical condition with physicians and medical personnel and, as necessary, establish validity of claim and the ability to return to work. Ability to establish sound working relationships with other professionals including Federal, State, and private occupational health medical personnel who are inside and outside the agency, commanders, supervisors, and workers. Skilled in utilizing a variety of automated systems and technology (e.g., Medical Operational Data Systems (MODS) and the DoD Occupational Environmental Health Readiness System (DOEHRS).<br /><br /><strong>National Council Licensure Requirements:</strong> Applicants must have passed the National Council Licensure Examination. In addition, they must possess a current, active, full, and unrestricted license or registration as a professional nurse from a State, the District of Columbia, the Commonwealth of Puerto Rico, or a territory of the United States. <br /><br /><b>Education</b><br /><br />Must have an Undergraduate Degree in Health Administration, Health Care Administration (or equivalent), Health Care Management, Health Management and Policy, Health Services Administration (or equivalent), Hospital Administration (or equivalent), or related fields such as, Primary Care Management, and Bachelors of Science in Nursing (BSN/RN), Biology, or microbiology. Bachelor's degree in nursing (BSN/RN) or Biology. Other completed degrees are acceptable in Public Health, Entomology, Microbiology, Zoology, Biomedical Engineering, Clinical Engineering and Health Management/Health Systems Engineering, Operations Research, or other closely-related degree fields.<br /> -OR-<br /> Certification as an Occupational Health Nurse or a Graduate Degree in Public Health (MPH/MSPH) with a bachelor's degree in a biological science.<br /> -OR-<br /> Other educational options are a Master's in Health Administration, Health Care Administration, Health Care Management, Health Management and Policy, Health Services Administration (or equivalent), or Hospital Administration. A Master's degree or equivalent in public health, and one year of graduate medical education completed in a clinical specialty at a hospital acceptable to the Surgeon General, HQ Army or HQ Air Force is strongly recommended.<br /><br /><strong>No substitution of education for specialized experience is allowed.</strong> <br /><br /><b>Additional information</b><br /><br />If you are a male applicant who was born after 12/31/1959 and are required to register under the Military Selective Service Act, the Defense Authorization Act of 1986 requires that you be registered or you are not eligible for appointment in this agency ( https: www.sss.gov/RegVer/wfRegistration.aspx ).<br /><br />If you are unable to apply online or need to fax a document you do not have in electronic form, view the following link for information regarding an Alternate Application . <br /><br /><b>How You Will Be Evaluated</b><br /><br />You will be evaluated for this job based on how well you meet the qualifications above.<br /><br />Once the announcement has closed, your resume and supporting documentation will be used to determine if you meet the qualifications listed on this announcement. If you are minimally qualified, your resume and supporting documentation will be compared to your responses on the assessment questionnaire to determine your level of experience. If you rate yourself higher than is supported by your application package, your responses may be adjusted and/or you may be excluded from consideration for this position. If you are found to be among the top qualified candidates, you will be referred to the selecting official for employment consideration.<br /><br />Your qualifications will be evaluated on the following competencies (knowledge, skills, abilities and other characteristics):<br /><br />Care Management, Nursing Assessment/Diagnosis, and Technology and Informatics <br /><br /><b>Background checks and security clearance</b><br /><br />Security clearance <br /> Other <br /><br />Drug test required <br /> No <br /><br /></li> <b>Required Documents</b><br /><br />To apply for this position, you must submit a complete Application Package which includes:<br /> <strong>The following documents are required </strong><br /> 1. Your <strong>resume</strong> showing work schedule, hours worked per week, dates (format should include Month and Year) of employment and duties performed.<br /> 2. <strong>Unrestricted License, National Council Examination </strong><br /> 3. <strong>Transcripts</strong><br /><br /><strong>Other supporting documents</strong>: <strong> SF-50, DD-214, </strong> <br /><br /><b>If you are relying on your education to meet qualification requirements:</b><br /><br />Education must be accredited by an accrediting institution recognized by the U.S. Department of Education in order for it to be credited towards qualifications. Therefore, provide only the attendance and/or degrees from schools accredited by accrediting institutions recognized by the U.S. Department of Education . <br /><br />Failure to provide all of the required information as stated in this vacancy announcement may result in an ineligible rating or may affect the overall rating.


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