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Job Title:  Health Systems Specialist
Department:  Department of the Army
Agency:  Army National Guard Units (Title 32)
Job Announcement Number:  13-142-908429

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

The contents of the announcement can still be viewed.
$68,809.00 to $89,450.00 / Per Year
Thursday, June 13, 2013 to Thursday, June 27, 2013
Full Time - Permanent
1 vacancy in the following location:
Lansing, MI United StatesView Map
AREA 1 and AREA 2



Join our National Guard team and serve your nation, your state and your community!

The Michigan National Guard mission is to provide relevant and ready operational military forces, consistent with our values, in support of our state and nation and provide support to military personnel, civilian employees, families, retirees, and veterans. Our vision is to be acknowledged as a premier military and veterans organization meeting state and national requirements and to be recognized as the destination of choice for full spectrum operations and four-season joint training.


Excepted Appointment – Permanent

Acceptance of a Technician Position will result in the termination of “Selected Reserve Bonuses”



AREA 1 - Open to on-board permanent technicians of the MIANG or MIARNG (Tenure I or II Status).

AREA 2 - Open to current military members of the Michigan Air or Army National Guard.



Selectee Must be assigned to a compatible MOS/AFSC within 12 months of appointment into the technician position and maintain satisfactory membership in the Michigan National Guard.




Grade inversion within the full time workforce in not permitted. The military grade must not exceed that of the supervisor. Members applying for this position and exceeding the maximum military grade listed on this job announcement MUST submit a statement in writing that they are willing to take an administrative reduction in grade to the advertised military grade on the job announcement for which applying. Applicants who exceed the military grade will NOT be placed into the technician position until they have been administratively reduced to the military grade on the job announcement.


  • Postion Description Number: D1171000
  • PARA/LINE: 1320/668


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Brief Description of Duties:

This position is located in the Office of the State Surgeon, Joint Force Headquarters – State (JFHQ-ST).  Serves as the Joint Force Headquarters – State (JFHQ-ST) Deputy State Surgeon.  The incumbent serves as the State Surgeon's full time representative. The purpose of the position is to plan, coordinate, direct, and implement the medical readiness administrative programs of the state and provide oversight for the other programs located in the Office of the State Surgeon. 


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In your application and/or resume you will need to address the general and specialized experience listed below. Please use as much detail as needed, giving dates of the experience, position title and how the experience was gained. This information is needed to determine if you are qualified for the position, and for consideration of an interview.




Experience in administrative or technical work which demonstrates the applicant’s knowledge of missions, originations, programs, and requirements of health care delivery systems; ability to analyze problems and present both oral and written recommendations taking into consideration the wide range of factors and requirements which affect the management of the health care delivery system.


Undergraduate and Graduate Education:  Major study-hospital administration, public health administration, or related fields such as business or public administration with course work in health care administration. 

(Copy of Official Transcripts must be included as part of your resume)






Experience, education, or training which provided working knowledge of the principles and practices related to the management of health care delivery systems.


Experience analyzing and recommending solutions to complicated problems related to health systems.


Experience must include a thorough knowledge of missions, organizations, programs, and requirements of health care delivery systems. 


Experience briefing senior leaders on related subjects. 

KNOWLEDGE, SKILL AND ABILITIES (KSAs): In your application and/or resume please address the following factors in detail, giving dates of the expereince and in what postion the expereince was gained. This information is used only for rating and ranking and not used for qualifying applicants. 


--Comprehensive working knowledge of 40 Series (Medical) Army regulations, Army Medical Department Regulations, Medical Command (MEDCOM) Regulations, and other pertinent Army Regulations


--Knowledge of qualitative and quantitative techniques for analyzing and measuring the effectiveness of the state medial program.  This knowledge is applied in conducting studies, analyzing findings, and making recommendations on the state medical readiness programs to the State Surgeon.  Knowledge of the mission, organization, and programs throughout the state, ARNG, and the NGB Surgeons Office, U.S. Army Medical Command, and the relationship of each to their supported activities.


--Knowledge of NGB strategic medical management objective and policies to develop guidance on techniques for effective implementation and operation of the state medical readiness program.  Knowledge is used to develop procedures and directives to determine what to measure, how to measure, and define the results for program effectiveness.


--Knowledge of strategic organizational missions, policies and structures; U.S. Army Medical Command, the NGB Surgeons Office, and the relationship of each to their supported activities; State Medical, Occupational Health and Industrial Hygiene programs and related military, public and private health care delivery systems to develop mid and long-range state ARNG plans and guidance to subordinate units.


-- Basic knowledge of occupational health and industrial hygiene concepts, principles and practices to provide broad program oversight. 


--Ability to interpret, communicate and apply medical readiness study findings and recommendations, and the communication skills to effectively advise senior leaders of actions required and gain their understanding of impact(s) on operations.


--Ability to present oral and written findings clearly and concisely.



·         Incumbent must maintain membership in the Michigan National Guard.

·         For positions requiring a security clearance (Secret or Top Secret) the applicant must possess or be able to obtain a clearance within one year of appointment.

·         For positions requiring the operation of motor vehicles, candidates must have a valid state driver's license for the state in which they live or are principally employed.

·         Should a position be announced at less than the authorized grade, the selected applicant may be non-competitively promoted when he/she meets all qualifications and is submitted for promotion by the supervisor.

·         Employment is contingent upon successful completion of technician pre-employment physical for certain occupational series.

·         The wearing of the military uniform and abiding by the customs and courtesies as prescribed by applicable military service regulations are conditions of employment.

·         Employees will be required to participate in direct deposit/electronic fund transfer (DD/EFT).

·         Permanent Change of Station (PCS) is not authorized for this position.

·         If you are a male applicant who was born after 12/31/1959 and are required to register under the Military Selective Service Act, the Defense Authorization Act of 1986 requires that you be registered or you are not eligible for appointment in this agency.

·         Selectees currently militarily assigned to another state are subject to the requirements and procedures of the Michigan Army National Guard (MIARNG) Interstate Transfer (IST) policies. You MUST coordinate with both the losing military unit and the IST Program Coordinator immediately upon notification of selection.  Selection into a position may cause a reduction in rank. 


QUALITY OF EXPERIENCE: Length of time is not of itself qualifying. Candidates experience is evaluated on the basis of duties performed rather than strictly on the rank of the individual; however, established compatibly criteria/assignments will be followed. The applicants record of exeperience, training and education must show possession of the knowledge, skill and abilities needed to fully perform the duties of the position to be filled.  


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The Federal government offers a number of exceptional benefits to its employees.  Group Life Insurance, Health Insurance Programs, Retirement Program, Injury Compensation Benefits, 13 days Sick Leave each year, Annual Leave - 13 days a year for the first three years, 20 days a year for the next 12 years and 26 days after 15 years, 10 paid Holidays and 120 hours Military Leave.


The following web address is provided for your reference to explore the major benefits offered to most Federal employees.


 The Michigan National Guard is an Equal Opportunity Employer. Selection for this position will be made without regard to race, religion, age, sex, national origin, political affiliation, marital status, membership or non-membership in an employee organization, or any other non-merit factor except where military assignments preclude female membership.


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To apply for this position, you must provide both of the following parts:

1.       Your responses to the Qualifications Questionnaire, and

2.       Your resume and any other documents specified in the Required Documents section of this job announcement.

Use the Online Qualifications Questionnaire for convenience and quickest processing.

Option A:  Online Qualifications Questionnaire.

Tips for using the Online Qualifications Questionnaire:

·         You must click both Finish and Submit when you are done. Your Online Qualifications Questionnaire is not processed – and your résumé is not attached – until you click the Submit button, even if USAJOBS says it sent your résumé.

·         You can upload or fax supporting documents after you Submit the Online Qualifications Questionnaire.

·         You must complete the entire process by Midnight EST of the Vacancy closing date      

·         To make sure everything you submitted is successfully received, follow these steps:

o    Go to and log in using the box on the right hand side of the page..

o    Verify that all of your documents appear on the table with a status of Processed.

·         You can save your work and come back later. Just click both Save and Logout.  (When you want to return, go to and log in using the box on the right hand side of the page.)

·         If you Submit more than one Qualifications Questionnaire for this position, the most recent one Submitted is the one that is used.  Therefore, it is important for you to complete it in its entirety. 

To begin your Online Qualifications Questionnaire, choose one of these options:

·         If your résumé is going to come from the USAJOBS Resume Builder, you begin the process by clicking the Apply Online button near the bottom of this page. Your résumé will be attached only to the Online Qualifications Questionnaire you complete and Submit from this session, not to any Questionnaires you may already have Saved or Submitted.

Option B:  Paper Qualifications Questionnaire.

If it is not practical for you to use the Online Qualifications Questionnaire, you can write your answers on paper.  Follow these steps:

1.  You can print a copy of this job announcement so that you can read the questions offline.

2. Obtain and print a copy of the OPM Form 1203-FX, which you will use to provide your answers. You can obtain the form  by calling USAJOBS by Phone at (703) 724-1850 – after the introduction, press 1, and listen for instructions.

a.     Instructions for completing the OPM 1203-FX: Please use the following step-by-step instructions as a guide to filling out the required questionnaire. You will need to print the vacancy announcement and refer to it as you answer the questions. You may omit any optional information; however, you must provide responses to all required questions. Be sure to double check your application before submission.

3. You may submit the Form 1203-FX, resume, and any supporting documents by fax.

By Fax: If you are faxing a Form 1203-FX, you do not need a separate cover sheet. Simply make sure the Form 1203-FX is on top of any other documents you are faxing. If you are faxing any documents without the Form 1203-FX on top, always use the official cover sheet - and be sure to fill it out completely and clearly.  The fax number is 1-478-757-3144.  Feed all documents into your fax machine top first so that we receive them right-side up.


Please do not send/fax/courier/email any applications or resumes to the National Guard Human Resource Office, you must apply on-line or fax your application to the fax number listed on this announcement with the prescribed Cover Letter. The Human Resource can only process materials received through USA Jobs. 


For this job announcement the following documents are required: Current Resume

For this job announcement the following documents are optional: Transcripts, Miscellaneous, DD-214s, Other. 


To submit the documents requested follow the instructions below: Your resume, curriculum vitae, the Optional Application for Federal Employment (OF 612), or any other written format you choose to describe your job-related qualifications. Your document(s) can be submitted electronically using the document upload process or by fax. Please ensure that your resume contains your full name, address, phone and at least your last four digits of your social security number.


Resume Example


“Please include a detailed narrative of your work experience (paid or unpaid), training, education, and/or other information that relates to the specialized and general experience stated on this vacancy announcement. Include pertinent military experience and describe duties in detail (Always include dates). If ever employed by the Federal Government, please show the highest federal civilian grade held, job series, and dates of employment in grade and describe duties in detail (please attach a scanned copy of an SF-50 showing this information) . You may use continuation pages to include all related experience. Ensure that both military and civilian experiences are fully described, and include approximate dates.”






Vacancy Identification Number:

Position Title and Grade(s) for which you are applying:

Be sure to include this information in the email subject line and make sure the information matches.

Education Experience:

High School name, city, state and zip code, date of diploma or GED.
                Colleges and/or Universities attended, city, state and zip code.
                Major field (s) of study.
                Type and year of degree (s) received or total credit hours received                                                                             

Must submit college transcripts in order to receive Education Credit for work experience.Please refer to Education Substitution if applicable. 

Work Experience:

For each paid or non-paid position held related to the job for which you are applying (do not provide copies of job descriptions)

                Job Title

Starting and Ending dates of employment (month and year).
                Duties and accomplishments- "Include action adverbs (i.e., administered, analyzed, developed, organized,     identified, formulated, etc.) in your work experience."
                If assigned additional duties in a position, include percentage of time spent performing the additional duties.
                Number of hours per week.
                Employer's name and address.
                Supervisor's name and phone number Indicate if your current supervisor may be contacted.

Military Experience:

Job Title         

Starting and ending dates of assignment (month and year).  

Include all military experience that is pertinent to the position for which you are applying.               

                Duty title of position- "Include action adverbs (i.e., administered, analyzed, developed, organized, identified, formulated, etc.) in your work experience."
                Description of duties.
                Complete a separate experience block for each period of military service related to the position such as Deployments.


Other Qualifications:

Job-related training courses (title and length of course must be included).
Starting and ending dates of assignment (month and year)  

Job-related skills (e.g., other languages, computer software/hardware, tools, machinery, typing speed, etc.)
Job-related certificates and licenses.

Job-related honors, awards, and special accomplishments. (e.g., publications, memberships in professional or honor societies, leadership activities, public speaking, performance awards, etc.)

Verbiage displayed on your resume or application must contain your own words. You may refer to position descriptions i.e. the general and specialized experience located within the vacancy announcement to assist with describing work experience; however, resumes or applications received in verbatim will not be considered.


William J. Archer
Phone: (517)481-7690
Agency Information:
Michigan National Guard
Human Resources Office
Lansing, MI


Once the online questionnaire is received you will receive an acknowledgement email that your submission was successful. After a review of your complete application is made you will be notified of your rating and or referral to the hiring official. If further evaluation or interviews are required you will be contacted.

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