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The Management Operations Directorate, Medical and Environmental Management Division (Code 250) seeks a highly skilled medical professional to serve as Medical Director for Goddard Space Flight Center (GSFC) with responsibility for planning and managing activities which assure maintenance of the health of the workforce.


This vacancy announcement is being re-advertised. Applicants who applied under GS13B0060 must re-apply to be considered.

This vacancy announcement has been amended to extend the closing date from 5/9/2013 to 5/16/2013.

Applicants must possess the required Selective Factor indicated in the Qualifications section below.

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As the Medical Director, the incumbent is responsible for planning and managing activities which assure maintenance of the health of the Goddard Space Flight Center (GSFC) workforce, including a comprehensive medical surveillance program and extensive coordination with the Occupational Safety, Industrial Hygiene, Radiation Protection, Safety and Environmental programs at GSFC, Greenbelt, Maryland; Wallops Flight Facility (WFF) at Wallops Island, Virginia; Independent Verification and Validation (IV&V) Facility in Fairmont, West Virginia; and Goddard Institute for Space Studies (GISS) in New York. Plans and directs a clinical occupational health program that involves an exceptional range and depth of occupational health activities for a large work population. Formulates policies and procedures for implementing clinical occupational health services provided by nurse practitioners, nurses, and administrative support staff. Formulates and implements an educational program to foster wellness concepts and the prevention of illness and injuries. Establishes medical programs for the detection and prevention of diseases, major medical problems, or chemical dependency. Responsible for examining any criteria that require the need for health risk assessments; determines the course of action for planning, implementation, and execution of the assessments. Provides oversight of contract health unit staff. Provides educational lectures, panel participation, annual health fair, timely written health bulletins, and coordination with community programs.

Assists in designing/implementing an employee assistance program and serves as the Medical Review Officer (MRO) for the GSFC drug-free work place program. Participates in the design and implementation of GSFC emergency response programs and serves on the Emergency Management Task Group (EMTG). Serves as the "Jurisdictional Medical Director" for basic life support emergency medical services provided by the GSFC/Greenbelt (State of Maryland EMT-B level including automatic defibrillation) and GSFC/WFF. Serves on the GSFC Safety Council and is responsible for the Medical Surveillance Program and ensures compliance with OSHA requirements. Reviews Workers' Compensation cases as necessary and is responsible for implementation and oversight of the Automated External Defibrillator (AED) Program and serves as the AED Program Director. Provides the resources and establishes the process for peer review at GSFC. Provides the following at WFF: coordinates planning efforts for emergency preparedness requirements with other health facilities; oversees the medical emergency response procedures for launch activities; and prepares and maintains the emergency preparedness annex to the WFF Emergency Operations Plan. Provides consultation services to Office of Human Capital Management, Security and Chief Counsel staff in case management regarding accommodation, benefits and incident response and workplace interventions as needed.

Interviews, examines and evaluates patients who have suffered a severe occupational injury when necessary. Interprets the Agency's guidelines and eligibility requirements, and completes a comprehensive physical history and assessment. Establishes physical and medical standards for evaluating a reasonable accommodation request. Provides preventative services including: Employee Assistance Program (EAP) intervention and consultation; oversight of the on-site fitness center; vaccination programs; and travel vaccination program.

Manages the organization's Health Care Program and the quality of health care provided for all medically related services. Provides outpatient services that include periodic physical evaluations, diagnosis, and treatment of acute illnesses and injuries, follow-up of chronic conditions, and emergency treatment for severe illness or injuries.

Prepares and/or edits briefing documents and technical reports responding to Congressional or Departmental requests on topics pertaining to research. Collects data from clinical programs and reports data to NASA Headquarters. Serves as a technical authority and expert in the development and interpretation of organizational guidelines. Serves as a recognized expert and authority in a specialized regulatory area and publishes and/or presents data on existing and/or planned policy.