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Job Title:  13-125-ARNG, Health System Specialist (NATIONAL GUARD REQUIREMENT)
Department:  Department of the Army
Agency:  Army National Guard Units (Title 32)
Job Announcement Number:  13-125-ARNG

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

The contents of the announcement can still be viewed.
SALARY RANGE:
$50,628.00 to $65,812.00 / Per Year
OPEN PERIOD:
Tuesday, July 09, 2013 to Monday, July 29, 2013
SERIES & GRADE:
GS-0671-09
POSITION INFORMATION:
Full Time - Permanent
DUTY LOCATIONS:
1 vacancy in the following location:
Tacoma, WA United StatesView Map
WHO MAY APPLY:
All presently employed permanent excepted technicians, indefinite excepted technicians, and AGR members with excepted technician reemployment rights to the Washington Army National Guard. Open only to current State Surgeon's Office personnel.

JOB SUMMARY:

Washington Army National Guard

Bargaining Unit Technician Vacancy Announcement

13-125-ARNG, Health System Specialist (NATIONAL GUARD REQUIREMENT)

Location:  State Surgeon's Office, Camp Murray, WA

Appointment Type:  Permanent

PD Number:  D1119000

Series/Grade:  GS-0671-09

Salary Range:  $50,628.00-$65,812.00

Secret Clearance:  Secret

PCS Expenses:  *Not Authorized*

Advertise As:  Enlisted

 

Membership in the National Guard is Required:  This is an Excepted Service position that requires membership in the Washington National Guard as a condition of employment. Selectee will be required to wear the military uniform. Acceptance of an Excepted Service position constitutes concurrence with these requirements as a condition of employment. 

The National Guard is the oldest component of the Armed Forces of the United States. Since the earliest American colonial days, citizen soldiers have joined for collective defense. We have a proud tradition of coming to the aid of our friends and neighbors in times of serious emergencies. Join the National Guard and serve your nation, your state and your community!

 

Application will be accepted until 11:59 EST pm on: Monday, July 29, 2013

Please refer to How to Apply section for required documents.

Bargaining Areas of Consideration: 

This position is in the Federal Service under the authority of 32 U.S.C. 709

 

Area 1In-Service Excepted - All permanent Washington Army National Guard Excepted bargaining unit civil service employees, and members with excepted technician re-employment rights to the Washington Army National Guard.

*State Surgeon's Office Only*

 

KEY REQUIREMENTS

  • Military Rank Requirement: SPC to SFC
  • MOS: Non Specific
  • Must maintain membership in the WA National Guard for continued employment.

DUTIES:

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Major Duties:Responsible for oversight, administration, and implementation of policies pertaining to state medical affairs, and exercise of programs such as: Line Of Duty (LOD) Investigation Program, Incapacitation Pay Program, Active Duty Medical Extension (ADME) Program, MOS Medical Review Board (MMRB) Program, Medical Disqualification Program, Follow up Health Care Program, Medical Claims Processing Program, Medical Travel and Orders Program, Medical Evaluation Board (MEB), Physical Evaluation Board (PEB), Human Immunodeficiency Virus (HIV) Screening Program, Immunization Program, routine and special physical examinations and waivers, Weight Control Program, and Over-40 Medical Screening Program.  Coordinates with the National Guard Bureau (NGB), the Military Medical Support Office (MMSO), Tri-Care, U.S. Total Army Personnel Command (PERSCOM), Regional Medical Command, the Military Treatment Facilities, and the Medical Evaluation Board (MEB), and Physical Evaluation Board (PEB) Liaison Offices located within the state.  Serves as the principle advisor to the Chief of the MILPO, as well as to general officer commanders, and personnel on eligibility for health care, sources of health care, medical aspects of physical readiness training and testing, Active Duty Medical Extensions, and LOD investigations.  Manages the funds associated with the health services account and provides an accounting for expenditures as required.  Responds to inquires and various correspondence on health services issues and maintains an action file on all responses.  Coordinates, assembles, monitors and ensures the proper conduct of the Incapacitation Pay Review Board and the MOS Military Review Board.  Reviews, evaluates, and interprets regulatory guidance, policies, and procedures applicable to the health services programs.  Provides supervision of subordinate staff through the planning, assignment, and review of work; granting of leave; providing recommendation on training requirements, performance standards, and ratings; and effecting minor disciplinary actions such as warnings and reprimands.  Performs other duties as assigned.

 

 


QUALIFICATIONS REQUIRED:

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General Experience:

Experience in administrative or technical work which demonstrates the applicant’s knowledge of missions, organizations, 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.


Education Requirements:

High School Diploma or GED

 

Applicants need not be assigned to the position or possess the MOS to apply or be considered for selection.  Selected applicant must be assigned to a compatible Military position and attain MOS within 1 year of appointment action (TPR 303 2-1).

Specialized Experience: 

GS-09 level must have 24 months of specialized experience which demonstrates possession of knowledge, skills, and abilities (KSAs) and personal characteristics that are necessary to the successful performance in this position. 

 

Your qualifications will be evaluated on the following competencies (knowledge, skills, abilities and other characteristics). NOTE:  You do not have to respond to the KSA's separately but your resume should contain sufficient information to demonstrate possession of the KSA's.

 

·         Ability to apply the basic principles and practices related to the management of health care delivery systems in general.

·         Knowledge of missions, organizations, programs and requirements of health care delivery systems.

·         Ability to analyze problems and recommend solutions.

·         Ability to interpret regulations and standards.

·          Ability to communicate effectively both orally and in writing.

HOW YOU WILL BE EVALUATED:

Once the application process is complete, a review of your application will be made to ensure you meet the job requirements. To determine if you are qualified for this position, a review of your resume and supporting documents will be made and compared against your responses to the occupational questionnaire. The rating you receive is based on your responses to the questionnaire and supporting documents. If, after reviewing your resume and/or supporting documents, a determination is made that you have inflated your qualifications and/or experience, your rating can and will be adjusted to more accurately reflect your abilities. Please follow all instructions carefully. Errors or omissions may affect your rating.

Substitution of Education for Specialized Experience:

(Proof of education must be submitted with application packet) 

 


BENEFITS:

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The Federal government offers a number of exceptional benefits to its employees. The following Web addresses are provided for your reference to explore the major benefits offered to most Federal employees.

Main site for new federal employees - http://www.opm.gov/insure/new_employ/index.asp

Flexible Spending Accounts - The Federal Flexible Spending Accounts Program (FSAFeds) allows you to pay for certain health and dependent care expenses with pre-tax dollars. For additional information visit: https://www.fsafeds.com/fsafeds/index.asp

Health Insurance - The Federal Employees Health Benefits Program offers over 100 optional plans. For additional information visit: http://www.opm.gov/insure/health/index.asp

Leave - Most Federal employees earn both annual and sick leave. For additional information visit: http://www.opm.gov/oca/leave/index.asp


Life Insurance - The Federal Employees' Group Life Insurance Program (FEGLI) offers: Basic Life Insurance plus three types of optional insurance, for additional information visit:
http://www.opm.gov/insure/life/index.asp

Long Term Care Insurance - The Federal Long Term Care Insurance Program (FLTCIP) provides long term care insurance for Federal employees and their parents, parents-in-law, stepparents, spouses, and adult children. For additional information visit: http://www.ltcfeds.com/

Retirement Program - Almost all new employees are automatically covered by the Federal Employees Retirement System (FERS). FERS is a three-tiered retirement plan. The three tiers are: Social Security Benefits, Basic Benefit Plan, Thrift Savings Plan. For additional information visit: http://www.opm.gov/retire/index.asp

 

 

 


OTHER INFORMATION:

1.    Technicians are paid through direct deposit/electronic funds transfer.

2.    Males born after December 31, 1959, must be registered with the Selective Service Systems to be employed by the Federal Government.

3.    Military Technicians are ineligible for enlistment, retention, and student loan repayment bonuses.  Acceptance of a Technician position will terminate these incentives.

4.    Military Technicians in the excepted service will wear the appropriate uniform while performing as a Technician.

5.    Veteran’s preference does not apply to National Guard Technician positions in accordance with Title 32 USC 709 (f).

6.    All new technicians are subject to a one year trial/probationary period IAW 32 USC 709.

 

All soldiers, civilian employees and contractor employees who drive Army-owned or leased vehicles must complete the Army Avoidance Course (AAC) training when they start working for the Army. Must have a valid Washington state and military driver's license. Must be able to obtain a Government Travel Card (GTC) and be able to attend all schools deemed necessary by the supervisor.

 

*Baseline physical*

 

An employment physical may be required within 90 days of employment per OSHA regulation and NGB* *this physical will be used to determine fitness and eligibility for continued employment.

 

For access to Required Documents please refer to: http://mil.wa.gov/jobs/federal_military_technician.shtml


HOW TO APPLY:

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Please upload all required documents into your USA Jobs online application.

To apply for this position, you must complete the occupational questionnaire and submit the documentation specified in the Required Documents section below.

The complete application package must be submitted by 11:59 PM (EST) on Monday, July 29, 2013 to receive consideration.

  • To begin, click Apply Online to create a USAJOBS account or log in to your existing account. Follow the prompts to select your USAJOBS resume and/or other supporting documents and complete the occupational questionnaire.
  • Click the Submit My Answers button to submit your application package.
  • It is your responsibility to ensure your responses and appropriate documentation is submitted prior to the closing date.
  • To verify your application is complete, log into your USAJOBS account, https://my.usajobs.gov/Account/Login, select the Application Status link and then select the more information link for this position. The Details page will display the status of your application, the documentation received and processed, and any correspondence the agency has sent related to this application. Your uploaded documents may take several hours to clear the virus scan process.
  • To return to an incomplete application, log into your USAJOBS account and click Update Application in the vacancy announcement. You must re-select your resume and/or other documents from your USAJOBS account or your application will be incomplete.

To apply for this position, you must provide a complete Application Package which includes the following parts:


REQUIRED DOCUMENTS:

All applicants are required to submit the following supporting document type(s):

Applicants may also submit the following supporting document type(s),which may not be required for all applicants:
   ·OF-306
   ·Other (Mil Form 174)
   ·Resume

WE ARE NO LONGER ACCEPTING OF 612's IN PLACE OF A RESUME. YOU MUST SUBMIT A RESUME WITH YOUR APPLICATION

Faxing Applications or Supporting Documents:

You are encouraged to apply online. Applying online will allow you to review and track the status of your application.

NOTE: If you applied online and your application is complete, do not fax the paper application (1203FX) as this will overwrite your prior online responses and may result in you being found ineligible.

If you completed the occupational questionnaire online and are unable to upload supporting document(s):

1.    To fax your documents, you must use the following cover page http://staffing.opm.gov/pdf/usascover.pdf and provide the required information. The Vacancy ID is 914629

2.    Fax your documents to 1-478-757-3144.

If you cannot complete the Application Package online, you may fax all of your materials. The complete application package must be submitted by 11:59 PM (EST) on Monday, July 29, 2013. to receive consideration. Keep a copy of your fax confirmation in the event verification is needed.

To complete the occupational questionnaire and submit via fax:

1.    Click the following link to view and print the occupational questionnaire View Occupational Questionnaire

2.    Print the 1203FX form, follow the instructions and provide your responses to the occupational questionnaire items http://www.opm.gov/forms/pdfimage/opm1203fx.pdf.

Fax all six pages of the completed 1203FX form along with any supporting documents to 1-478-757-3144. Your 1203FX will serve as a cover page for your fax transmission.

AGENCY CONTACT INFO:

Steven Whitehill
Phone: (253)512-8728
Email: STEVEN.M.WHITEHILL.MIL@MAIL.MIL
Agency Information:
Washington National Guard
Human Resources Office
Bldg 33 ATTN PSS
CAMP MURRAY
Tacoma, WA
98430
USA

WHAT TO EXPECT NEXT:

Once the online questionnaire is received you will receive an acknowledgement email that your submission was successful. Based on your score, you may be referred to the hiring official. If your name is referred to the hiring official, you may be contacted directly by that office for a possible interview.

                                                       

You will receive notice via email or by mail, if no email address was provided by you during the application process, once this process is completed (generally 4-6 weeks).


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