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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.



(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.