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Job Title:  Occupational Health Nurse
Department:  Department of the Army
Agency:  U.S. Army Medical Command
Job Announcement Number:  MD-DHL-13-842

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

The contents of the announcement can still be viewed.
$76,520.00 to $97,333.00 / Per Year
Friday, November 30, 2012 to Monday, December 10, 2012
Full Time - Permanent
2 vacancies - Aberdeen Proving Ground, MD United States  View Map
United States Citizens


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.

Organization: US Army Public Health Command

About the Position:

  • You will serve in the Occupational Medicine Program (OMP), Occupational and Environmental Medicine (OEM) Portfolio, Institute of Public Health (IPH), and the US Army Public Health Command (USAPHC). You will be responsible for providing technical assistance with occupational health (OH) nursing at USAPH serviced commands, providing advice and consultative assistance concerning health conservation requirements, OH services and related matters. Takes the lead on team planning, coordinating and conducting of occupational health program reviews and consultation visits; plans and conducts special studies and projects to resolve complex OH problems and improve OH nursing services.
  • May spend up to 20% of the time in travel/TDY status.
  • Certified Occupational Health Nurse is Highly Preferred.

    Who May Apply:

  • All U.S. Citizens and Nationals with allegiance to the United States.
  • You may apply online by Clicking Here
  • You may check your status online at

    • This is a Direct Hire Solicitation


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    Consult on OH nursing and occupational health program development, management, administration and evaluation. Conceives, formulates, and establishes policy and objectives for OH services. Check that legal and regulatory requirements related to these services are met. Provide leadership, advice and direction on program requirements and procedures. Establish criteria to evaluate OH Programs. Plans and conducts program reviews to evaluate the effectiveness of DA installation OH Programs. Reviews Department of the Army (DA) and Department of Defense (DoD) regulations pertaining to OH for their impact on USAPHC’s mission.

    Conduct special studies to improving OH nursing services, health education and wellness; and special projects to correct OH problems. Research trends and patterns to develop new methods and criteria. Develop standard procedures, model administrative documents, and informational material to correct unusual conditions and critical problems unique to Army installations. Develop innovative and unique methods of problem solving and evaluation.

    Represent the Army in DOD and other inter-agency meetings involving policy matters relating to occupational health. Trains Occupational Medicine Residents, provides instruction at Fundamentals of Occupational Medicine Phase II Course (6H-F20) and other Occupational Health related courses. Serve on committees established to review proposed regulations, guidelines and procedures. Presents lectures or briefings and represents Public Health Command, OH nursing at conferences, meetings, seminars and workshops. Coordinate OH Video Telecommunication Conferences (OHVTC). Plans, coordinates and conducts OH workshops and training courses.


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    Minimum Qualifications:

  • Degree: Applicants MUST have a degree or diploma from a professional nursing program approved by the legally designated State accrediting agency at the time the program was completed by the applicant.
  • Licensure/Certification: Applicants MUST have active, current registration as a professional nurse in a State, District of Columbia, the Commonwealth of Puerto Rico, or a territory of the United States.
  • Specialized Experience: You MUST clearly demonstrate in you resume that you possess one (1) year of specialized experience at the next lower level, as a Registered Nurse, executing a wide range of nursing concepts, principles, and practices related to Occupational Health (OH) to include program development, project management, budgeting and procurement. In addition, must demonstrate leadership experience in an occupational health setting.

  • Only degrees from an accredited college or university recognized by the Department of Education are acceptable to meet positive education requirements or to substitute education for experience. For additional information, please go to the Office of Personnel Management (OPM) and U.S. Department of Education websites at - and
  • Foreign education must be evaluated for U.S. equivalency in order to be considered for this position. Please include this information in your resume.
  • Other Requirements:
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  • Personnel security investigation required.
  • Secret Security Clearance required.
  • These positions are non-critcal sensitive.
  • Male applicants born after December 31, 1959 must complete a Pre-Employment Certification Statement for Selective Service Registration.
  • Direct Deposit of pay is required.
  • One year trial/probationary period may be required.
  • You will be required to provide proof of U.S. Citizenship.
  • If selected, official college or university transcripts must be submitted.
  • If selected, candidate must provide documents for credentialing.
  • Permanent Change in Station/Moving Expenses will NOT be authorized.
  • May be required to travel up to 20% of the time.
  • Applicants must obtain and maintain Occupational Health Nurse Certification within one year of employment.

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

    Interagency Career Transition Assistance Program (ICTAP): The Interagency Career Transition Assistance Plan (ICTAP) provides eligible displaced Federal competitive service employees with selection priority over other candidates for competitive service vacancies. If your agency has notified you in writing that you are a displaced employee eligible for ICTAP consideration, you may receive selection priority if: 1) this vacancy is within your ICTAP eligibility, 2) you apply under the instructions in this announcement, and 3) you are found well-qualified for this vacancy. Well-qualified is defined as meeting all of the minimum qualification standards and eligibility requirements as well as possessing skills that clearly exceed the minimum qualification requirements for the position. Under competitive delegated examining, an ICTAP eligible will be considered well-qualified if they attain an eligibility rating of 90 or higher, not including points for veterans' preference. You must provide proof of eligibility with your application to receive selection priority. Such proof may include a copy of your written notification of ICTAP eligibility or a copy of your separation personnel action form. Information about ICTAP eligibility is on OPM's Career Transition Resources website at


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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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    • Selection is subject to restrictions resulting from Department of Defense referral system for displaced employees.

    • The Department of Defense (DoD) policy on employment of annuitants will be used in determining eligibility of annuitants. The DoD policy is available at

    • 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 8416(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 instructions 1400.25, Volume 300, at


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    To apply for this position, click the hyperlink above to access the Online Application procedures through the Medcell website. PLEASE NOTE: if applying online, the complete Application Package must be submitted by 11:59 PM (CST) on Monday, December 10, 2012

    The preferred method of application is the Online Application process. If you are unable to apply online, you may mail your resume via surface mail to:

    PECH-NCR-B, CHRA-NC Region
    Bldg 104, Medcell
    1 Rock Island Arsenal
    Rock Island, IL 61299

    If submitting your resume by mail, you must include the Job Announcement number, Social Security Number, and Geographic Location Preferences. PLEASE NOTE: if applying by postal mail, the complete Application Package must be received in our office by Monday, December 10, 2012

    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.


    The following documents are required:

    • Resume: For qualifications determinations your resume must contain hours worked per week and the dates of employment (i.e., HRS per week and month/year to month/year or month/year to present). Resumes that do not contain this information will be marked as insufficient and applicants may not receive consideration for this position.
    • License: Applicants must document on thier resume and/or provide an active, current registration as a professional nurse in a State, District of Columbia, the Commonwealth of Puerto Rico, or a territory of the United States.
    • If you are claiming Veterans Preference or Military Spouse preference, to verify your preference claim you MUST submit supporting documents with your application package. These documents may include, but are not limited to: for MSP claims, PCS orders and marriage certificate; for verification of Veteran Preference, DD214 (which indicates character of service) SF-15, VA Letter and/or Activation/Deactivation orders.

    If you fail to provide these documents, you will be marked as having an incomplete application package and will not be considered any further.

    PLEASE NOTE: Documents submitted as part of the application package, to include supplemental documents, may be shared beyond the Human Resources Office. Some supplemental documents like military orders and marriage certificates may contain personal information for other than the applicant. These documents may be sanitized to remove such personal information before submission with the application. Applicants may be asked to provide an un-sanitized version of the documents upon selection to confirm eligibility.


    Matthew C. Mausser
    Phone: (309)782-6091
    Agency Information:
    CHRA-NC Region
    1 Rock Island Arsenal
    Rock Island, IL


    To check the status of your application, please visit

    Once this announcement closes, your application will be reviewed to determine if you meet the Minimum Qualifications found in the vacancy announcement. If you are found to be qualified, your application/resume may be referred to the selecting official for consideration. 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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