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This Position Is No Longer Available

Department:  Department of the Army
Agency:  Army National Guard Units (Title 32)
Job Announcement Number:  HRO ARNG 13-1074

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

The contents of the announcement can still be viewed.
$73,655.00 to $95,750.00 / Per Year
Tuesday, September 10, 2013 to Wednesday, September 25, 2013
Full Time - Permanent
1 vacancy in the following location:
Carson City, NV United StatesView Map
All eligible for membership in the Nevada Army National Guard


JFHQ, Nevada



NATIONAL GUARD MEMBERSHIP IS REQUIRED:   This is an excepted position that requires membership in a compatible military assignment in the National Guard. Selectee will be required to wear the military uniform. Acceptance of an excepted position constitutes concurrence with these requirements as a condition of employment. Applicants who are not currently a member of the National Guard must be eligible for immediate membership and employment in the National Guard in the military grade listed in this announcement.




This position is located in the Office of the State Surgeon, Joint ForceHeadquarters –State (JFHQ-ST).   Serves as the Joint Force Headquarters – State (JFHQ-ST) Deputy State Surgeon.   The incumbent serves as the State Surgeon's fulltime 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.






  • Under 5 USC 2108 & 5 CFR 211, Veteran's Preference criteria does not apply
  • Ref: Title 32 USC 709 for competitive and excepted employees


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(1)  Oversees and manages the medical readiness program of the state, which includes planning, coordinating, and providing guidance to all medical resources within the state.  Direct responsibilities include, but are not limited to: command health programs, medical/dental aspects of mobilization, deployment and operations, medical education, sustainment, proficiency training, credentialing of health care professionals; and fiscal management, policy development and implementation.  Provides medical support for accomplishment myriad contingency operations.


(2)  Develops, plans, coordinates, and institutes medical policies to implement higher-level directives and federal law to provide optimum guidance and support to subordinate organizations.  Coordinates with support organizations to assure an integrated approach to the solution of problems.  Assesses the impact of changes in or to the medical program and coordinates with all principal parties to ensure that these changes do not exceed core capabilities.  Develops procedures for correcting deficiencies to improve effectiveness.  Confers with applicable support functions to ensure that medical requirements are being satisfied.  Programs managed are substantial and subject to frequent change, and include unpredictable and unique problems for which there is no precedent.  Changes often require reprogramming of resources.  Identifies medical readiness trends; develops and issues guidance when warranted.  Develops new procedures to solve unprecedented problems/issues.  Chairs meetings to coordinate work to be accomplished by various commanders and full-time support personnel that must work as a team to accomplish tasks and goals.


(3)  Represents the State Surgeon as the principal full-time medical advisor to The Adjutant General, Component Commanders, the Chief of Staff, and other directorate level staff elements, and as a liaison with all State, NGB, and Federal organizations concerning medical matters.  Serves as liaison between Occupational Health and the State Surgeon.


(4)  Manages all resources budgeted to the state for medical programs.  Prepares annual budget for the state medical readiness program to include funding at state, NGB, and DA sources.  Conducts staff conferences to determine budget impacts caused by increased costs, changes in programs and policies, readiness requirements, and new program requirements.  Executes the budget approved medical readiness and approves all changes which may need to be made due to unforeseen problems. Participates as a member of the PBAC.  Ensures that training requirements for medical personnel are met.  Ensures that medical training and medical logistical readiness of all units are in accordance with the priority of the units concerned.  Develops and monitors a medical proficiency training program along with current and long range plans that provide adequate facilities, personnel, and equipment for support of the medical readiness program


(5) Supervises Preventive Medicine Section personnel.  The majority of the subordinate positions are support positions in one-grade interval occupational series.  The supervisory responsibilities comprise less than 25% of the incumbent’s time.  Plans work to be accomplished by subordinates.  Sets and adjusts short-term priorities, and prepares schedules for completion of work.  Assigns work to subordinates based on priorities, selective consideration of the difficulty and requirements of assignments and the capabilities of subordinates.  Develops performance standards and evaluates work performance.  Gives advice, counsel, or instruction to subordinates both work and administrative matters.  Interviews candidates for positions and recommends appointment, promotion, or reassignment to such positions.  Hears and resolves complaints from subordinates, referring group grievances and more serious complaints to a higher level supervisor.  Effects minor disciplinary measures.  Identifies training needs.


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Minimum Requirements:

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.

Specialized Experience:

GS - 12 Must have at least 36 months 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.


 EXCEPTED, Officer:  O4 Major-  O5 Lieutenant Colonel

Compatible Military Specialty: 67A




- Secret Security Clearance

- 67A MOS



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 job, a review of your resume and supporting documentation 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 documentation, 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.


Be prepared to address the following questions or statements on the assessment questionnaire:


- Ability or manage the medical readiness program of the state to include planning, coordinating and providing guidance to all medical resources within the state.

- Knowledge of higher-level directives and federal law to develop, plan, coordinate and institute medical policies as well as conduct studies, analyze findings and make recommendations on the state medical readiness programs to the State Surgeon.

- Knowledge of budget requirements and ability to manage all resources for medical programs, prepare and execute the annual budget.

- Ability to review requirements and provide guidance for provider credentialing and privileging, medical training and medical logistics to ensure readiness of all units.

- Ability to use  software programs utilized with medical modules to track readiness, credentialing, budget processes and training.

- Knowledge of 40 Series (Medical) Army Regulations, Army Medical Department Regulations, Medical Command (MEDCOM) regulations and other pertinent Army regulations to ensure compliance with NGB strategic medical management objectives.

-Basic knowledge of occupational health and industrial hygiene concepts, principles and practices and provide supervisory guidance to occupational health and preventative medicine staff.


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·         Wear of the appropriate military uniform and maintaining standards of conduct and appearance are mandatory. Additionally, the selectee agrees to attend all Unit Training Assemblies and Annual Training with his/her unit of assignment.

·         Applicants who feel they have restoration rights to this position should contact the HRO.

·         IAW the civil service employment law (5 U.S.C. 3328), male applicants born after 31 December 1959 are required to furnish a statement of Selective Service registration status prior to appointment.

·         IAW the Immigration Reform Act of 1986 (Public Law 99-6603), successful applicant will be required to provide verification of eligibility to work in the United States.

·         Member agrees to initiate Direct Deposit Action for payroll checks.

·         Acceptance of a military technician position will cause termination of entitlement and eligibility for all bonuses and student loan repayments effective the date of employment. An initial payment received less than 180 days from the start of any technician tour, WILL be recouped. This does not apply to temporary technician assignments of less than 180 days. This does not affect GI Bill eligibility.

·         No PCS funds are available.

·         Grade inversion is not permitted.

·         Homeland Security Presidential Directive (HSPD-12). A selectee's appointment is contingent upon compliance with Homeland Security Presidential Directive (HSPD-12) governing personal identity.

·         It is not necessary for applicants to possess the MOS/AFSC listed as compatible to the position in order to apply. It is, however, the applicant's responsibility to acquire a compatible MOS/AFSC within 1 year of appointment. Coordinate with your unit's training representative to determine whether or not you can qualify for a specific MOS/AFSC and/or receive training.



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To apply for this position, you must submit a complete Application Package by Midnight, Eastern Standard Time by the closing date above. 

To begin the process, click the Apply Online button to create an account or log in to your existing USAJOBS account.  Follow the prompts to complete the Occupational Questionnaire.  Please ensure you click the Submit My Answers button at the end of the process.

Note:  To check the status of your application or return to a previous or incomplete application, log into your USAJOBS account, select Application Status, and click on the More Information link under the application status for this position.  

To fax supporting documents you are unable to upload, complete this cover page using the following Vacancy ID 957635.  Fax your documents to 1-478-757-3144.


If you cannot apply online:

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.

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

2.  Print this 1203FX form to provide your response to the Occupational Questionnaire ,

3.  Fax the completed 1203FX form along with your Resume and any supporting documents to 1-478-757-3144.  Your 1203FX will serve as a cover page for your fax transmission.  Faxed documents will take 2-3 business days to process.   Faxed documents submitted with missing information will not be processed. The following will prevent your documents from being processed:


  • Not using the special cover page mentioned above.
  • Missing, incomplete, or invalid Vacancy Identification Number
  • Missing or incomplete Social Security Number or name 


Note:  Please ensure that your resume contains your full name, address, phone and at least your last four digits of your social security number.

Note: Please be advised that application packages can no longer be faxed, emailed, mailed, or hand carried directly to the Human Resources Office for the Nevada National Guard.





1. Your responses to the Qualifications Questionnaire (found within the online application manager, or submitted according to the instructions above).

2. A Resume uploaded to the required "RESUME” area of the online application manager.

3. A current PQR (Personnel Qualification Record) uploaded to the required "OTHER" area of the online application manager.

      - If you do not have a PQR, an ORB or ERB will suffice, obtained from your orderly room.

4. Any SUPPORTING DOCUMENTATION needed according to the "REQUIRED" remarks under the"Qualifications Required" section above.

Applicants CANNOT be contacted for any required documents listed above. Applicants who submit INCOMPLETE APPLICATIONS will receive a rating of INELIGIBLE. Requests for reconsideration will not be considered for applicants who fail to submit a complete application package. We cannot be held responsible for incompatible software, erroneous fax transmissions, etc.

5. TRANSCRIPTS uploaded to the "TRANSCRIPT" area, may be required if the minimum or specialized experience requires a degree or college credits.

6. Any DD 214s may be uploaded to the "DD 214" area of the online application manager. (214s are not required)


Phone: (775)887-7389
Agency Information:
Nevada National Guard
Human Resource Office
Nevada Military Department
2460 Fairview Drive
Carson City, NV



After the closing date, your resume will be reviewed in full and compared to the required specialized experience as listed on this announcement.  You will be notified electronically whether you have been found eligible and/or qualified or not.  If you are found eligible and qualified, your application will be forwarded to the hiring official.  If further evaluation or interviews are required you will be contacted.

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