Overview

<b>Duties</b><br /><br /><b>Summary</b><br /><br />Peace Corps is looking for a physician to serve as the Director of Peace Corps' Office of Medical Services. The Director is responsible for leading a diverse staff of medical professionals in managing a comprehensive health care program for approximately 7100 Peace Corps Volunteers and Trainees in 61 countries around the world. To learn more about the Peace Corps see: www.peacecorps.gov .<br /><br />Learn more about this agency <br /><br /><b>Responsibilities</b><br /><br />The Medical Officer is responsible for leading a diverse staff of medical professionals in managing a comprehensive health care program for approximately 7100 Peace Corps Volunteers and Trainees in 61 countries around the world. This position is responsible for managing processes for:<br /> <ul> <li>Developing, implementing, and monitoring policies and procedures for medically clearing Peace Corps applicants' health evaluations prior to Peace Corps Service.</li> <li>Overseeing the health care infrastructure and programs to provide health care to Peace Corps Volunteers and Trainees while serving in countries, with potentially limited health care resources.</li> <li>Providing clinical oversight of, and consultation to, Peace Corps Medical Officers providing direct care to Peace Corps Volunteers and Trainees while oversees.</li> <li>Ensuring 24-hour medical duty officer coverage for Peace Corps medical emergencies.</li> <li>Medically separating Peace Corps Volunteers and Trainees when their health care needs cannot be met during service.</li> <li>Ensuring that Returned Peace Corps Volunteers have access to medical and dental evaluations for service-related medical conditions as authorized by the Peace Corps Act</li> <li>Liaising between the Peace Corps and the Department of Labor on the eligibility of former Peace Corps Volunteers and Trainees to receive benefits under the Federal Employees' Compensation Act (FECA).</li> </ul> <br />To learn more about the Peace Corps see: www.peacecorps.gov <br /><br />The Medical Officer (Occupational Medicine-Administration) performs the following major duties:<br /> <ul> <li><strong>Volunteer Healthcare and Policy Administration:</strong> Serves as an expert in the planning, monitoring, and administration of inspections, investigations, programs, or projects that encompass the most critical work of the Office of Medical Services and its Volunteer Health Care Program. Operates a comprehensive medical clearance system to ensure the health of volunteers will not be compromised. Operates system of health care delivery for medically evacuated Volunteers, and applicable service for returned Volunteers.</li> <li><strong>Supervisory and/or Managerial Responsibilities:</strong> Supervises a group of employees performing work in the Office of Medical Services. Provides administrative and technical supervision necessary for accomplishing the work of the unit. Performs the administrative and human resource management functions relative to the staff supervised. Establishes guidelines and performance expectations for staff members, which are clearly communicated through the formal employee performance management system.</li> <li><strong>Representation and Liaison</strong>: Responsible for ongoing communication with agency officials, informing them of major problems and soliciting their support in improving health care maintenance, support, and delivery. Serves as liaison and agency expert and coordinator in providing intellectual leadership and focus to agencies and organizations outside Peace Corps. Maintains effective working relations with appropriate public and private organizations to better meet the health care needs of Peace Corps Volunteers and to help Peace Corps solve special problems.</li> </ul> <br /><br /><b>Travel Required</b><br /><br />Not required<br /><br />Supervisory status <br /> Yes <br /><br />Promotion Potential <br /> 01 <br /><br /></li> <b>Requirements</b><br /><br /><b>Conditions of Employment</b><br /><br /><ul> <li>Please refer to "Conditions of Employment"</li> </ul> <br /><br /><strong>Intelligence Background Information</strong><br /><br />Peace Corps Manual Section 611 is applicable to this position. This section prohibits the employment of certain persons previously engaged in intelligence activities or connected with intelligence agencies within the past 10 years. If you have ever worked for the Central Intelligence Agency (CIA), you are not eligible for employment at the Peace Corps in any capacity, and you should not apply for employment.<br /><br />PC-1336 Form: <strong>Applicants who are found to be otherwise qualified will be required to submit upon request in the future a completed PC-1336 form , or narrative signed statement</strong>, indicating whether the applicant has been involved in or has had any connection with intelligence activities or related work and, if so, the nature and dates of his or her involvement. Failure to meet this requirement will result in the applicant being rated ineligible for further consideration. If you have any other type of possible intelligence connection, your application will not be further considered until you submit this form. <strong>Except when the CIA or the National Security Agency (NSA) is involved (see below)</strong>, if your connection with an Intelligence Agency involves an immediate family member who works or has worked in intelligence, the immediate family member should complete the form, not the applicant. Usually relying on memory is sufficient to answer most if not all of the questions. <strong>If you have an immediate family member who works or has worked for the CIA, you should not give them this form to complete.</strong> Please contact your relative <strong>in person</strong>-not by phone, email, social networking, or any other means that is not in person- and ask him or her to contact the Office of General Counsel at the CIA.<br /><br /><strong>If your intelligence connection involves the NSA</strong>, you (or, if the connection is with a family member, that person) must contact NSA's Office of the General Counsel at 410-854-3910 before submitting this form to Peace Corps.<br /><br /><b>Qualifications</b><br /><br /><strong>Specialized Experience:</strong><br /><br />You must meet the specialized experience at the grade level(s) in which you choose to be considered by 11:59 p.m. Eastern Standard Time (EST) on the closing date of the announcement. You will receive credit for all qualifying experience, including volunteer experience. To ensure full credit for your experience, please indicate dates of employment by month, day, and year and the number of hours worked per week in your resume.<br /><br />This vacancy is being announced at one (1) grade level:<br /><br /><strong>FP-1</strong><br /><br />Qualifying experience for the FP-1 level includes one year of specialized experience at least equivalent to the FP-2 or GS-14 level which is in or directly related to the line of work of the position to be filled and which has equipped the applicant with the particular knowledge, skills, and abilities to successfully perform the duties of the position. <strong>Specialized experience includes</strong>: Experience developing and managing a comprehensive health care program; Experience providing administrative and technical supervision necessary for accomplishing the work of the unit; Experience performing administrative and human resource management functions relative to staff supervised; Experience communicating with agency and outside officials serving as a liaison and agency expert in providing intellectual leadership. <br /><br />and<br /><br /><strong> Degree: </strong> Doctor of Medicine, Doctor of Osteopathic Medicine or equivalent from a school in the United States or Canada. This degree must have been accredited by the Council on Medical Education of the American Medical Association (external link) ; Association of American Medical Colleges (external link) ; Liaison Committee on Medical Education (external link) ; Commission on Osteopathic College Accreditation of the American Osteopathic Association (external link) , or an accrediting body recognized by the U.S. Department of Education (external link) at the time the degree was obtained.<br /><br /><strong> Degree from Foreign Medical School: </strong>A Doctor of Medicine or equivalent degree from a foreign medical school must provide education and medical knowledge equivalent to accredited schools in the United States. Evidence of equivalency to accredited schools in the United States is demonstrated by permanent certification by the Educational Commission for Foreign Medical Graduates (external link) , a fifth pathway certificate for Americans who completed premedical education in the United States and graduate education in a foreign country, or successful completion of the U.S. Medical Licensing Examination.<br /><br /><b>Licensure</b><br /><br />For all grade levels and positions, applicants must possess a current, active, full, and unrestricted license or registration as a Physician from a State, the District of Columbia, the Commonwealth of Puerto Rico, or a territory of the United States.<br /><br /><b>Graduate Training</b><br /><br />Subsequent to obtaining a Doctor of Medicine or Doctor of Osteopathic Medicine degree, a candidate must have had at least 1 year of supervised experience providing direct service in a clinical setting, i.e., a 1-year internship or the first year of a residency program in a hospital or an institution accredited for such training. For purposes of this standard, graduate training programs include only those internship, residency, and fellowship programs that are approved by accrediting bodies recognized within the United States or Canada. Descriptions of such programs are described below.<br /><br />An internship program involves broadly based clinical practice in which physicians acquire experience in treating a variety of medical problems under supervision (e.g., internal medicine, surgery, general practice, obstetrics-gynecology, and pediatrics). Such programs are in hospitals or other institutions accredited for internship training by a recognized body of the Accreditation Council for Graduate Medical Education (ACGME) (external link) <strong>.</strong><br /><br />A residency program involves training in a specialized field of medicine in a hospital or an institution accredited for training in the specialty by a recognized body of the American Medical Association (external link) , (AMA) or Accreditation Council for Graduate Medical Education (ACGME) (external link) .<br /><br />A fellowship program involves advanced training (beyond residency training) in a given medical specialty in either a clinical or research setting in a hospital or an institution accredited in the United States for such training.<br /><br />Applicants who meet the above Basic Requirements qualify for GS-11 (or equivalent) positions.<br /><br /><b>Additional Requirements for Grades GS-12 and Above</b><br /><br />For GS-12 — 2 years of graduate training in the specialty of the position to be filled or equivalent experience and training.<br /><br />For GS-13 — 3 years of graduate training in the specialty of the position to be filled or equivalent experience and training.<br /><br />For GS-14 — 4 years of graduate training in the specialty of the position to be filled or equivalent experience and training.<br /><br />For GS-15 — 5 years of graduate training in the specialty of the position to be filled or equivalent experience and training.<br /><br />Additional information on qualification requirements is outlined in the OPM Qualifications Standards Handbook of General Schedule Positions. It is available for your review on the OPM web site at https: www.opm.gov/policy-data-oversight/classification-qualifications/ .<br /><br /><strong>Time-in-Grade Requirements: </strong>Internal applicants and Federal employees who are currently holding, or who has held within the previous 52 weeks, a position under a non-temporary appointment in the competitive or excepted service, must meet "time-in-grade" requirements (have served 52 weeks at the next lower grade of the grade for which you are applying). <strong>NOTE: All current or former Federal employees (including internal employees) must provide a copy of their SF-50 (you may need to submit more than one), "Notice of Personnel Action" that indicates proof of status and time-in-grade eligibility. The SF-50 must include your position, title, series, grade, step, tenure, and type of service (Competitive or Excepted).</strong><br /><br /><strong>All qualification requirements must be met by the closing date of this announcement. Qualification claims will be subject to verification.</strong><br /><br /><b>Education</b><br /><br />Degree: Doctor of Medicine, Doctor of Osteopathic Medicine or equivalent from a school in the United States or Canada. This degree must have been accredited by the Council on Medical Education of the American Medical Association (external link) ; Association of American Medical Colleges (external link) ; Liaison Committee on Medical Education (external link) ; Commission on Osteopathic College Accreditation of the American Osteopathic Association (external link) , or an accrediting body recognized by the U.S. Department of Education (external link) at the time the degree was obtained.<br /><br />Degree from Foreign Medical School: A Doctor of Medicine or equivalent degree from a foreign medical school must provide education and medical knowledge equivalent to accredited schools in the United States. Evidence of equivalency to accredited schools in the United States is demonstrated by permanent certification by the Educational Commission for Foreign Medical Graduates (external link) , a fifth pathway certificate for Americans who completed premedical education in the United States and graduate education in a foreign country, or successful completion of the U.S. Medical Licensing Examination.<br /><br /><b>Licensure</b><br /><br />For all grade levels and positions, applicants must possess a current, active, full, and unrestricted license or registration as a Physician from a State, the District of Columbia, the Commonwealth of Puerto Rico, or a territory of the United States.<br /><br /><b>Graduate Training</b><br /><br />Subsequent to obtaining a Doctor of Medicine or Doctor of Osteopathic Medicine degree, a candidate must have had at least 1 year of supervised experience providing direct service in a clinical setting, i.e., a 1-year internship or the first year of a residency program in a hospital or an institution accredited for such training. For purposes of this standard, graduate training programs include only those internship, residency, and fellowship programs that are approved by accrediting bodies recognized within the United States or Canada. Descriptions of such programs are described below.<br /><br />An internship program involves broadly based clinical practice in which physicians acquire experience in treating a variety of medical problems under supervision (e.g., internal medicine, surgery, general practice, obstetrics-gynecology, and pediatrics). Such programs are in hospitals or other institutions accredited for internship training by a recognized body of the Accreditation Council for Graduate Medical Education (ACGME) (external link) <strong>.</strong><br /><br />A residency program involves training in a specialized field of medicine in a hospital or an institution accredited for training in the specialty by a recognized body of the American Medical Association (external link) , (AMA) or Accreditation Council for Graduate Medical Education (ACGME) (external link) .<br /><br />A fellowship program involves advanced training (beyond residency training) in a given medical specialty in either a clinical or research setting in a hospital or an institution accredited in the United States for such training.<br /><br />Applicants who meet the above Basic Requirements qualify for GS-11 (or equivalent) positions.<br /><br /><b>Additional Requirements for Grades GS-12 and Above</b><br /><br />For GS-12 — 2 years of graduate training in the specialty of the position to be filled or equivalent experience and training.<br /><br />For GS-13 — 3 years of graduate training in the specialty of the position to be filled or equivalent experience and training.<br /><br />For GS-14 — 4 years of graduate training in the specialty of the position to be filled or equivalent experience and training.<br /><br />For GS-15 — 5 years of graduate training in the specialty of the position to be filled or equivalent experience and training.<br /><br /><b>Additional information</b><br /><br /><b>Peace Corps Information</b><br /><br /><ul> <li>This is a Federal civilian job in the Excepted Service. PC employees are paid on the Foreign Service scale and employment is limited NTE 5 years.</li> <li>Qualified internal applicants will be given first consideration.</li> <li>Additional hiring needs may be filled through this vacancy.</li> <li>National Service (e.g., volunteer) refers to paid & unpaid experience, including volunteer work done through National Service programs (e.g., Peace Corps, AmeriCorps) and other organizations (e.g., professional, philanthropic, religious, community, student).</li> <li>Peace Corps is an equal opportunity employer and does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, religion, sex (including pregnancy and gender identity), national origin, political affiliation, sexual orientation, marital status, disability, genetic information, age, membership in an employee organization, retaliation, parental status, military service, or other non-merit factors.</li> <li>Peace Corps is a drug free workplace and promotes a drug free environment.</li> <li>Peace Corps is committed to maintaining a diverse and inclusive culture. Our goal is to attract and develop the best and brightest from all lifestyles and backgrounds. Peace Corps strives to create a culture of inclusion where individuals feel respected and are treated fairly in all aspects of differences. Our commitment is to make a difference in the lives of people around the world.</li> <li>Peace Corps provides reasonable accommodation to applicants with disabilities. If you need a reasonable accommodation for any part of the hiring process, please notify the Office of Human Resources by calling 202-692-1200 or the Office of Civil Rights and Diversity on 202-692-2139. Decisions on granting reasonable accommodation are made on a case-by-case basis.</li> </ul> <br /><br /><b>Conditions of Employment</b><br /><br /><ul> <li>Applicants must be U.S. citizens.</li> <li>You must successfully complete a background security investigation with favorable adjudication. Failure to successfully meet this requirement will be grounds for employment termination.</li> <li>All male applicants born after December 31, 1959, must have registered for the selective service. If selected for this position, you must sign a statement certifying your registration, or you must demonstrate exempt status under the Selective Service Law.</li> <li><strong>Prior Intelligence Activity or Related Work:</strong> Individuals who have been engaged in certain intelligence activity or related work or who have been employed by or connected with an intelligence agency are ineligible for employment with Peace Corps. Acceptance of employment with Peace Corps precludes employment by certain intelligence organizations for a specific period of time, determined by the employing agency, after Peace Corps employment ceases.</li> <li>All Federal employees are required to have federal salary payments made by direct deposit to a financial institution of their choosing.</li> <li>A one (1) year trial period is required.</li> <li>This is not a bargaining unit position.</li> <li>This position requires the filing of a Financial Disclosure report.</li> <li>This position requires a Tier 4 High Risk Public Trust background clearance.</li> <li>This position is eligible for Physicians Comparability Allowance.</li> </ul> <br />If you have questions regarding this vacancy, you may contact peacecorpsjobspeacecorps.gov . In the subject line, include the vacancy #, position title and closing date. <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 />Your application will be evaluated based on your resume, attached supporting documentation and your responses to the self-assessment questionnaire. Your materials will be evaluated to validate your possession of any required knowledge, skills, abilities (KSA) and/or competencies. The following competencies will be evaluated in the self-assessment questionnaire:<br /> <ul> <li>Administration and Management</li> <li>Managing Human Resources</li> <li>Medicine & Dentistry</li> <li>Oral Communication</li> <li>Written Communication</li> </ul> <br />Please note that a complete application is required for consideration; including any documentation that is being used for qualifications. Your resume and supporting documentation will be reviewed by a Human Resources Specialist, which must support the answers you provided. Falsifying your background, education, and/or experience is cause for disqualification.<br /><br /><b>To preview questions please click here .</b> <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. This includes: a detailed resume, a completed electronic self-assessment questionnaire, an SF-50 (for current and former Federal employees, including internal employees), and the submission of any other required documents. All required documents listed below, that are applicable to you, must be submitted by 11:59 p.m. Eastern Time (ET) on the closing date of this announcement. <br /><br /><strong>Resume</strong>: Include relevant work experience including job title, duties and accomplishments, employer name and address, supervisor name and phone number, start and end dates, hours per week & salary. If you are a current Federal employee or former Federal employee, provide your pay plan, series and grade level (e.g. GS-0201-09).<br /><br /><strong>Veterans Documents</strong>: Veterans' preference in appointment does not apply to this vacancy; however, if you are using your 30% or more disability rating to be considered, you must attach all required documentation; including a DD-214 reflecting the type of discharge, the SF-15 and a VA Letter. Proof of a service-connected disability is required at the time of application. For more information regarding veterans' preference, please review the OPM Vet Guide .<br /><br /><strong>Federal Employees</strong>: If you are a current or former Federal employee (including internal employees), you must provide a copy of your most recent SF-50 (and/or the SF-50 which verifies your reinstatement eligibility). Please note that this appointment does not convey career or career-conditional tenure in the competitive service; however, federal employees who have earned career tenure will not lose it as a result of this appointment.<br /><br /><strong>Qualifications Based on Education or a Combination of Education and Experience</strong>: If you are qualifying based on education or a combination of education and experience, you must submit a copy of your transcript(s) or an appropriate course listing with a diploma. Education must be accredited by an institution recognized by the U.S. Department of Education in order for it to be used towards qualifications. Therefore, applicants must report only attendance and/or degrees from schools accredited by recognized institutions. Applicants can verify accreditation at the following website .<br /><br /><strong>Note: </strong>All applicants (including internal) are required to submit the applicable documents listed above as verification of eligibility. If you fail to provide the information requested, or the information you submit is insufficient to verify your eligibility, you may lose consideration for these positions.<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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