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Job Title:Health System Specialist

Department:Department of the Army

Agency:Army National Guard Units (Title 32)

Job Announcement Number:13-202 953591

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

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SALARY RANGE:

$47,448.00 to $61,678.00 / Per Year

OPEN PERIOD:

Thursday, September 05, 2013 to Tuesday, October 08, 2013

SERIES & GRADE:

GS-0671-09

POSITION INFORMATION:

Full Time - Indefinite

DUTY LOCATIONS:

1 vacancy in the following location:
Boise, ID United StatesView Map

WHO MAY APPLY:

CURRENT MEMBERS OF THE IDAHO ARMY NATIONAL GUARD

JOB SUMMARY:

IDAHO NATIONAL GUARD

STATEWIDE TECHNICIAN VACANCY ANNOUNCEMENT

UNIT OF ASSIGNMENT: DEPARTMENT OF THE STATE SURGEON

Health System Specialist

DEPARTMENT OF THE STATE SURGEON

Appointment Type: Indefinite

MAY CONVERT TO PERMANENT STATUS WITHOUT FURTHER COMPETITION IF POSITION BECOMES AVAILABLE

PD #: D0875000

 

Series/Grade: GS-0671-09/09

Salary Range: $47,448.00-$61,678.00

 

*Candidates may have to obtain and maintain a Secret Security Clearance*

*PCS is not authorized*

 

MEMBERSHIP IN THE IDAHO ARMY OR AIR NATIONAL GUARD IS REQUIRED:  This is an Excepted Service position that requires membership in the Idaho 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.  Loss of military membership will result in immediate loss of your full-time military technician position.

 

In accordance with the Labor Management Agreement, Article 18, Promotions:

Area of Consideration

The area of consideration for all Idaho National Guard bargaining unit positions will be as follows:

 (1)   Bargaining unit members

 (2)   All other individuals 

This does not preclude management from selecting either Section (1) or Section (2) applications after Section (1) applicants have been considered.  

 

AREAS OF CONSIDERATION:

Current members of the Idaho Army National Guard.

 

Application materials must be received by Tuesday, October 08, 2013Failure to provide complete information may result in your not receiving consideration for this position. Please refer to the Qualifications and Evaluations section to understand the requirements. 

 

KEY REQUIREMENTS

  • Military requirement: ENLISTED E-6 thru E-8
  • MOS/AFSC: 68W

DUTIES:

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MAJOR DUTIES:

The purpose of this position is to serve as the full-time health systems representative on all AGR Medical Department (AMEDD) related matters, and to function as a key assistant to the Military Personnel Management Specialist (MPMS) in administering the AGR medical program of the state on a day-to-day basis.

 

Provides guidance and assistance on a variety of health care policies/programs, e.g. Military Treatment Facility (MTF), admission policies and facility resources/programs,  medical evaluation/physical profile board procedures, alcohol and drug rehabilitation policies/programs, line of duty investigation procedures, CHAMPUS, Delta Dental Plan, and Veterans Administration sponsored programs.

 

Advises in matters pertaining to the administrative management of medical programs.  Maintains day- to-day contact with the State Surgeon’s Office and functions as the full-time liaison with the NGB Office of the Army Surgeon.  Responsible for the interpretation of various regulations and directives and the establishment of a state health system program for AGR personnel.

 

Provides policy guidance to unit commanders concerning medical screening/evaluation/initiation of care for AGR personnel.  Coordinates medical actions/waivers with the MPMO/State Surgeon/NGB. Provides technical advice and analysis of information/records for AGR personnel being processed for medical evaluation boards.

 

Refers AGR personnel with specific medical problems to agencies with the appropriate specialist for treatment, e.g. substance abuse problems and individual/family counseling.  May administer the Army Drug Abuse Prevention Control Program (ADAPCP).

 

Analyzes information to determine the most efficient/economical means of medical treatment available and the probable course of action, using knowledge of medical terminology and practices.

 

Reviews/analyzes physical examinations to determine if AGR personnel have taken the appropriate physical IAW Department of the Army,  to include technical review of diagnostic figures, interpretation of medical terminology, and if any waivers are required.

 

 

Establishes and maintains a program for HIV testing and drug screening for all AGR personnel. Provides commanders and supervisors technical assistance and referral information.

 

Establishes and maintains an over 40 cardiovascular screening program.  Schedules appointments and processes AGR personnel for initial screening (Phase I) through bypass surgery, if necessary. Maintains all necessary documentation.

 

Establishes and maintains a program for the civilian medical/dental treatment of AGR personnel, to include nature of treatment, estimated and actual cost of treatment, and submission of billing documents/information for payment.

 

Monitors and prepares medical budget information for submission to state PBAC.  May serve as Program Manager for medical care and/or  medical travel account.

 

Serves as the primary point of contact between AGR personnel and the MTF,  MEDDAC,  NGB, and civilian sources of care.  May also assist AGR family members in requesting medical treatment or establishing entitlement/eligibility.  May serve as a Health Benefits Advisor (HBA) upon completion of

appropriate training.

 

Performs other duties as assigned.

 

 

 

 

 

 


QUALIFICATIONS REQUIRED:

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GENERAL EXPERIENCE:

 

 

Positions in this series provide support to health care management officials by analyzing, evaluating, advising on and/or coordinating health care delivery systems and operations. Such positions may be located within an operating health care facility or at a higher organizational echelon. In addition to a high degree of analytical ability, positions in this series require specialized knowledge of the basic principles and practices related to the management of health care delivery systems. These positions do not have line authority.   

 

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.

 

 

 


EDUCATION REQUIREMENTS:

 

No special education requirements are needed for this position.

SPECIALIZED EXPERIENCE:

 

Within your application package, you must explain how you gained the specialized experience required for this position.  Applicants applying at the GS 09 level must have at least 24 months experience, education, or training which provided a working knowledge of missions, organizations, programs and requirements of health care delivery systems.  Experience analyzing and recommending solutions to complicated problems.  Experience developing and implementing various policies and procedures used in the state medical programs.  Experience involving various administrative areas such as budget, personnel and public relations within a medical activity.     

 

 

HOW YOU WILL BE EVALUATED:

SUBSTITUTION EDUCATION FOR SPECIALIZED EXPERIENCE:

A maximum of 6 months of the required experience may be substituted by successful completion of undergraduate or 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.

 

 

SPECIAL INFORMATION:

 

Idaho National Guard Mission Statement:

The incredible versatility of the National Guard enables its troops to respond to domestic emergencies, combat missions, counterdrug efforts, reconstruction missions and more—all with equal speed, strength and efficiency.

Whether the call is coming from the Governor of the State of Idaho or directly from the President of the United States, Guard Soldiers and Airman are always ready and always there.

 

Selectee will be required to participate in the Direct Deposit Funds Transfer Program. 

 

This is a dual-status position and membership in the Idaho National Guard is required.  By submitting this application you are affirming to the validity of the information you have provided.

 

All male applicants born after 31 December 1959 will be required to furnish a statement of Selective Service registration status prior to appointment. (5 U.S.C. 3328)

Acceptance of any military technician position over 179 days will cause termination of entitlement and eligibility for all bonuses and student loan repayments effective the date of employment.  This does not affect Montgomery GI Bill eligibility.  Payments of Selected Reserve reenlistment bonuses authorized in section 308b of title 37, United States Code, to Military Technicians (Dual Status) who become eligible for reenlistment while serving on active duty in Iraq, Afghanistan or Kuwait in support of Operation Enduring Freedom or Operation Iraqi Freedom (in theater) are excluded from repayment.  Acceptance of any military technician position may affect your incentive bonus.  Check with your incentives manager to see if this applies to the incentive you received.

 

Applicants who feel they have reinstatement/restoration/re-promotion rights to this grade and position should contact the Human Resources Office.

 

The Idaho National Guard is an Equal Opportunity employer. Selection for this position will be made without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, physical handicap or age which does not interfere with job accomplishment or National Guard membership. Veteran's Preference does not apply to any National Guard position.



BENEFITS:

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BENEFITS:

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. 

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 (FEHB) offers over one hundred 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, step parents, 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 and the Thrift Savings Plan (TSP).  For additional information visit:  http://www.opm.gov/retire/index.asp

This link provides an overview of the benefits currently offered  to federal employees:  http://www.usajobs.gov/El/benefits.asp

 

 



OTHER INFORMATION:



HOW TO APPLY:

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THE APPLICATION PROCESS

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

1.  Your signed Resume or OF 612

2.  ALL DD214s

3.  Explanation of Specialized experience

4.  Other documents specified in the Required Documents section, if any are listed

5.  SF Form 181 (optional)  (This form is needed for historical purposes only.)

 

The complete application package must be submitted by 11:59 PM (MST) on Tuesday, October 08, 2013.

 

We are currently not accepting on-line applications.  Please use the following information to submit your application:

 

- By Mail or Hand Deliver to:

  Idaho National Guard

  Human Resource Office/Staffing

  4794 Gen Manning Ave,  Bldg 442

  Boise, Idaho   83705-8112

 

- Email or Fax requires prior approval from the HR Staffing Specialist for each application submitted.

 

Important information regarding completion and submission of your Application Package:

- Applicants must type or print in legible dark ink, sign and date each application package.



REQUIRED DOCUMENTS:

Failure to provide complete information will result in your not receiving consideration for this position.

 

- Current signed Resume or OF 612

 

- DD Form 214s

 

- Transcript (If using education to substitute for experience, you must submit a transcript)

 

- Job related certificates and licenses (Optional) - current only.

AGENCY CONTACT INFO:

YVONNE M. HOWARD
Phone: (208)422-3343
Email: YVONNE.HOWARD@ANG.AF.MIL
Agency Information:
Idaho National Guard
JFHQ-ID/J1HR
ATTN Staffing Specialist
4794 Farman St Bldg 442
Boise, ID
83705-8112
USA

WHAT TO EXPECT NEXT:

After the position closing date, your application will be reviewed in full.  If qualified your application will be forwarded to the hiring official.  If further evaluation or interview are required you will be contacted.

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Job Announcement Number:

13-202 953591

Control Number:

350981900