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Department:Department of the Army


Job Announcement Number:MD-DH-12-3674

This position is closed and no longer accepting online applications through USAJOBS.

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$96,539.00 to $385,000.00 / Per Year


Monday, January 2, 2012 to Wednesday, April 11, 2012




Multiple Schedules - - Permanent




1 vacancy in the following location(s):
MD - Aberdeen Proving GroundView Map
MD - Ft. DetrickView Map
MD - Ft. MeadeView Map


US Citizens


Challenge Yourself - Be an Army Civilian - Go Army!
Civilian employees serve a vital role in supporting the Army mission. They provide the skills that are not readily available in the military, but crucial to support military operations. The Army integrates the talents and skills of its military and civilian members to form a Total Army.

Positions filled from this solicitation may include any one of the following occupational specialties: Please identify the occupational specialty for which you have an interest. You may select more than one. Allergy, Pathology, Anesthesiology, Aviation Medicine, Cardiovascular Disease Clinical Pathology Clinical Pharmacology, Coroner, Dermatology, ...



Medical malpractice liability insurance is not required for federal civilian healthcare providers as they are covered by the Federal Tort Claims Act (28 U.S.C. ยง1346 (b)) while acting within the scope of their employment.

No referral lists will be issued from this announcement. Resumes of qualified individuals will be posted in a secure, online database for management review and remain active for 120 days. As job opportunities occur throughout the year, the selecting official may make selections from this database. Candidates will be contacted directly by the hiring organization when they are being considered for a position. The initial length of an overseas tour is 2 or 3 years depending upon location.

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Projected Duty Locations
5.57%-12.25% COLA will be added to the base salary for the states of Alaska and Hawaii

Position Status: This announcement may be used to fill permanent full-time, part-time or intermittent positions. Indicate on your resume your availability for any of these appointments.

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  • All U. S. citizens and Nationals with allegiance to the United States.


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    Positions filled from this solicitation may include any one of the following occupational specialties: Please identify the occupational specialty for which you have an interest. You may select more than one. Allergy, Pathology, Anesthesiology, Aviation Medicine, Cardiovascular Disease Clinical Pathology Clinical Pharmacology, Coroner, Dermatology, Disability Evaluation, Emergency Room, Endocrinology, Family Practice, Gastroenterology, General Practice, Gynecology Hematology, Internal Medicine, Maternal/Child Health, Neurology Neuropathology, Obstetrics OB/GYN, Occupational Medicine, Oncology Med, Oncologist/Hematologist, Ophthalmology Operational Medicine, Otolaryngology, Public Health, Pediatrics, Physical Med Rehabilitation, Preventive Med, Psychiatry, Psychiatry (Child), Pulmonary Disease, Radiology (Diagnostic), Radiology (General), Rheumatologist, Surgery (Orthopedic), Surgery (Cardovascular), Urology. Permanent, Term, or temporary positions will be filled from this solicitation


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  • Basic Requirements: Degree: MD or DO from a school in the U.S. or Canada approved by a recognized accrediting body in the year of the applicants graduation. A MD or equivalent degree from a foreign medical school that provided education and medical knowledge substantially equivalent to accredited schools in the United States may be demonstrated by permanent certification by the Educational Commission for Foreign Medical Graduates (ECFMG) (or a fifth pathway certificate for Americans who completed premedical education in the United States and graduate education in a foreign country). Graduate Training: Subsequent to obtaining a Doctor of Medicine or Doctor of Osteopathy 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 an institution accredited for such training. Creditable graduate training programs include only those internship, residency, and fellowship programs listed in the Directory of Residency Training Programs and the Yearbook and Directory of Osteopathic Physicians.

    NOTE: All selectees must be able to be credentialed as a condition of employment.

    Licensure: Candidates must have a permanent, full, and unrestricted license to practice medicine in a State, District of Columbia, the Commonwealth of Puerto Rico, or a territory of the US.

  • The experience described in your resume will be evaluated and screened for the Office of Personnel Management's basic qualifications requirements, and the skills needed to perform the duties of this position as described in this vacancy announcement.
  • Education can be substituted for experience. Review the qualification requirements for specific information.


    Other Requirements:
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  • Initiation of State Criminal History Repository checks for each state where an individual has resided for the past five years may be required prior to appointment to a position.
  • Secret security clearance may be required.
  • Personnel security investigation may be required.
  • Position may be designated as Emergency Essential.
  • A medical examination may be required.
  • Immunization screening may be required.
  • This position may be required to comply with the Drug Abuse Testing Program.
  • All required background checks of AR 215-3, must be successfully completed and maintained including Child and Youth National Agency Check with Inquiries (CNACI); to include a health assessment is required.
  • The Department of the Army provides reasonable accommodations to applicants with disabilities. If you need a reasonable accommodation for any part of the application and hiring process, please notify the servicing civilian personnel unit. Requests for reasonable accommodation are made on a case-by-case basis.
  • This position has a mandatory seasonal influenza vaccination requirement and is therefore subject to annual seasonal influenza vaccinations. Applicants tentatively selected for appointment to this position will be required to sign a statement (Condition of Employment) consenting to seasonal influenza vaccinations.
  • Male applicants born after December 31, 1959 must complete a Pre-Employment Certification Statement for Selective Service Registration.
  • Direct Deposit of Pay is Required.
  • You must include the announcement number on your application.
  • You may claim Military Spouse Preference.
  • Failure to provide all of the required information as stated in the vacancy announcement may result in an ineligible rating or may affect the overall rating.
  • One year trial/probationary period may be required.
  • This announcement may be used to fill Lead or Supervisory positions. A one year supervisory probationary/trial period may be required.


    Resumes will be evaluated for basic qualifications requirements and for the skills needed to perform the duties of the position, as described in this vacancy announcement and identified by the Selecting Official for the position.


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    The Department of Defense offers excellent benefits programs some of which may include:
  • Comprehensive health and life insurance
  • Competitive salaries
  • Generous retirement programs
  • Paid holidays, sick leave, and vacation time
  • Flexible work environment and alternate work schedules
  • Paid employment related training and education
  • Possible student loan repayment
  • Payment of licenses, certification, and academic degrees as applicable
  • Bonuses, incentives, and awards as appropriate for the job.


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  • To successfully claim veteran's preference, your resume/supplemental data must clearly show your entitlement. Please review the information listed under the Other Requirements link on this announcement or review our on-line Job Application Kit.
  • This announcement will be used to fill multiple positions at various locations.
  • Positions listed with multiple grades may be filled at any grade level and may or may not have promotion potential.
  • Selection is subject to restrictions resulting from Department of Defense referral system for displaced employees.
  • May require shift work and/or work on rotating shifts to provide coverage on evenings, weekends, holidays and in other situations.
  • The Department of Defense (DoD) policy on employment of annuitants will be used in determining eligibility of annuitants. The DoD policy is available on
  • Salary includes applicable locality pay or Local Market Supplement.
  • In accordance with section 9902(h) of title 5, United States Code, annuitants reemployed in the Department of Defense shall receive full annuity and salary upon appointment. They shall not be eligible for retirement contributions, participation in the Thrift Savings Plan, or a supplemental or redetermined annuity for the reemployment period. Discontinued service retirement annuitants (i.e., retired under section 8336(d)(1) or 8414(b)(1)(A) of title 5, United States Code) appointed to the Department of Defense may elect to be subject to retirement provisions of the new appointment as appropriate. (See DoD Instruction 1400.25, Volume 300, at
  • On this overseas accompanied tour, medical and DoDDS special education services may not be available in the immediate location of this position.
  • Candidates initially selected from the U.S. may be eligible for certain foreign area benefits.
  • Applicants must comply with the Exceptional Family Member Program requirements as outlined in the DoD Instruction 1315.19 at


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  • Resumes must be received by the closing date of this announcement.
  • Announcements close at 12:00am (midnight) Eastern Time.
  • You may send your resume via surface mail to: North Central, Tricia Despeghel, PECH-NCR-B, CHRA-NC Region, Bldg 104, Medcell, 1 Rock Island Arsenal, Rock Island, IL 61299


  • You will be required to provide proof of U.S. Citizenship.
  • If selected, official college or university transcript must be submitted.
  • Must provide documents for credentialing for health care positions.
  • All Health Care Providers must be able to obtain and maintain current Basic Life Support (BLS) Training and certification Current Advanced Life Support of other advanced certification does not supersede BLS completion.
  • Documentation to support Military Spouse Preference needs to be submitted at time of application.

    Medcell - Tricia Despeghel
    Phone: 309-782-4791
    Agency Information:
    Tricia Despeghel
    PECH-NCR-B, CHRA-NC Region, Bldg 104, Medcell, 1 Rock Island Arsenal
    Rock Island, IL


    Once this announcement closes, your application will be reviewed to determine if you meet the experience and/or education requirements found in the vacancy announcement. If you are found to be qualified, your application/resume may be referred to the selecting official for selection. If your application/resume is referred to the selecting official, you may be contacted for an interview, however, this is optional. If you are selected, you will receive a tentative job offer.

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