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Job Title:Physician (Occupational Medicine)

Department:Department of the Army

Agency:U.S. Army Medical Command

Job Announcement Number:MD-DHL-13-1253

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

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$115,000.00 to $230,000.00 / Per Year


Wednesday, January 16, 2013 to Friday, February 15, 2013




Full Time - Permanent


1 vacancy in the following location:
Fort Knox, KY United StatesView 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.

About the Position:

Recruitment or relocation bonus will not be paid.

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. § 1346(b)) while acting within the scope of their employment.

Duty Location:  You will be working in the Preventative Medicine Services for Ireland Army Community Hospital for Ft. Knox, KY.

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

    • Moving expenses will not be paid.
    • This is a Direct Hire solicitation.


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    Primary duty location will be at the Fort Knox MEDDAC where you will plan, direct, and supervise an occupational health program where the work environment presents a medium to high degree of health hazards and problems and involves a substantial range and depth of occupational health activities. You will work with the Occupational Health Nurse to plan and formulate policies and procedures for major and continuing health programs.

    You will provide back up support to the Chemical Surety Program at the Blue Grass Army Depot (Richmond, Kentucky). This will include backfilling the onsite physician when absent for duty due to leave, TDY, medical family/reasons. On site at BGAD, acts as the Chemical Surety Officer providing emergency chemical treatment to chemical agent casualties, screens for the personnel reliability program, and advises the Post Commander on the medical aspects of toxic chemical exposures. Serves as a Fort Knox Medical Augmentation Team leader which provides back up support to BGAD and Newport Army Depot in the event of a chemical event. You will conduct a comprehensive physical examination program for Fort Knox employees including pre-employment and annual medical surveillance physicals on prehire and current employees for proper work placement according to the job description and physical requirements of the job. Decision is based upon the physical examination and various laboratory tests as well as the applicant's personal and medical history. You will interpret findings in relation to industry physical standards, demands of occupation, such as extreme physical conditions where various factors in the environment may have an adverse effect on the individual; ability of handicapped persons to undertake physical activities, etc., and makes decisions regarding employment accordingly. Conducts a program for comprehensive physical examinations, for retirement, separation; fitness for duty, temporary or permanent assignments, examinations of employees following sickness, extended absences, or at the request of the employees, themselves their supervisors or occupational health nurses. Coordinates special examinations to determine fitness for duty to perform assigned duties with special attention to demanding work situations; special examinations for health status at the time of separation; requirements for change of duty; examines and recommends retirement or retention, and ascertains health status at the time of retirement.

    You will provide outpatient treatment for on-the-job illnesses and injuries, of varied degrees of severity, to the extent feasible and refers to civilian specialist as required. Provides treatment and medications for non-occupational illnesses and injuries to allow the employee to remain on the job and referral to private physicians when further treatment is required. Maintains liaison with private physicians to ensure proper placement of individuals in positions compatible with their physical capabilities. Provides emergency treatment, ambulance services, and medical attendance when the employees condition warrants. Performs diagnostic advisory service which includes professional evaluation of employees symptoms, determination of the true nature of their problem and guidance of employee into fuller understanding of their problem, ways of dealing with these, and local resources available.

    You will collaborate with the Fort Knox Regional Occupational Health Programs by providing peer review to credentialed providers performing occupational health work at Rock Island Arsenal, Tank and Automotive Command in Warren Michigan, and Fort McCoy. Supports the Newport Army Depot by providing Staff Assistance visits upon request.  You will assist the Chief of Preventive Medicine at Fort Knox for Environmental exposures and the Tuberculosis Control, sexually transmitted disease, tobacco cessation, rabies control, travel medicine, climatic injury (heat and cold) programs.


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  • Degree: Doctor of Medicine or Doctor of Osteopathy from a school in the United States or Canada approved by a recognized accrediting body in the year of the applicants graduation. [A Doctor of Medicine 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.
  • Licensure/Certification: 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 United States.
  • Specialized Experience: Candidates must clearly demonstrate in their resume that they possess 3 years of residency training in the specialty of Occupational Medicine or equivalent experience and training. This required experience/training will include skills such as, but not limited to application of proper medical judgment to determine enlistment eligibility, diagnostic skills in medical, surgical, and psychiatric disciplines and using information available through medical history interviews, complete medical examination findings, medical test results, specialty consultations and other medical documentation.  At least one year of this experienece must have been equivalent to the next lower level, which would involve independent treatment of complex cases requiring advanced skills.

  • Other Requirements:
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  • Personnel security investigation required.
  • 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.
  • A medical examination is required prior to employment.
  • Immunization screening is required.
  • Hepatitis B immunization is required (direct patient care).
  • 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.
  • This position requires a Background Check.
  • This position is covered by the Drug Abuse Testing Program. Pre-employment drug testing and random drug testing will be required.
  • If selected, official college or university transcript must be submitted.
  • If selected, candidate 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.

    Basis for Rating: Your application package (resume and supporting documents) will be reviewed to verify that you meet the basic eligibility and qualifications requirements, as described in this Job Announcement and identified by the Selecting Official for the position. Your resume will be used to evaluate your relevant personal, educational, and work experiences.

    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.


  • Selection is subject to restrictions resulting from Department of Defense referral system for displaced employees.
  • Multiple positions may be filled from this announcement.


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    The preferred method of application is the Online Application process. 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 Friday, February 15, 2013.

    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, your Social Security Number, and your Geographic Location Preferences. Failure to include this information will result in an Ineligible rating. PLEASE NOTE: if applying by postal mail, the complete Application Package must be received in our office by Friday, February 15, 2013.

    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: If you submit a resume with inappropriate material (e.g. photos), you will not be considered for this vacancy. Your resume may be submitted in any format. For qualifications determinations your resume must contain full dates of employment (i.e., 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.
  • Veterans Documentation/Military Spouse Documentation: If you are claiming Veterans Preference or Military Spouse preference (MSP), 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 are currently serving on active duty: A certification from the armed forces that certifies the service member is expected to be discharged or released from active duty service in the armed forces under honorable conditions not later than 120 days after the date the certification is signed. If you supply a certification at this stage, your preference/eligibility will be verified prior to appointment. For more information about Veteran's Preference, please click this link: Please upload veteran's documents under the appropriate category.
  • 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.


    Tricia A. Whipple-Despeghel
    Phone: (309)782-4791
    Agency Information:
    CHRA-NC Region
    1 Rock Island Arsenal
    Rock Island, IL


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    Resumes of qualified candidates will be referred as they are received.

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