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This announcement is open to recent graduates who have successfully completed, within the previous two years, a qualifying associates, bachelors, masters, professional, doctorate, vocational or technical degree or certificate from a qualifying educational institution. NOTE: Individuals who graduated between 12/27/10 and 7/10/12 will be eligible to apply under the Recent Graduate Program through 7/10/14. You must also meet the educational requirements of the position to be filled.

The Recent Graduates Program affords developmental experiences in the Federal Government intended to promote possible careers in the civil service to individuals who have recently graduated from qualifying educational institutions or programs.

This developmental position is located in the Healthcare Operations Division (Code M3B1) of the Medical Operations Directorate (M3) at the Bureau of Medicine and Surgery (BUMED).  The incumbent of this position participates in the development of policy and procedures that effect/directs Navy Medicine execution of a wide variety of managed care principles and access to care related programs.

This is a one year program. After completion of this program there is potential for conversion to the competitive service. This position has promotion potential to the GS-13.



·         Participates and conducts with supervision, quantitative and qualitative health services research.

·         Identifies and recommends courses of action, to the direct supervisor or subject-matter expert, to address current or emerging health system issues that impact Navy Medicine, the Military Health System, or military readiness.  

·         Utilizes and applies current health policy and management constructs.

·         Generates and uses in-depth analyses to assist with evidence-based decision-making by the Navy Surgeon General and senior staff.

·         Develops quantitative and qualitative analytical tools for a diverse audience to include, but not limited to clinicians, health care administrators/managers, clinical support/auxiliary staff, and business operations personnel.

·         Analyzes and synthesizes published clinical and healthcare policy/management reports and studies for possible application in Navy Medicine.

·         Drafts articles for the monthly Healthcare Business Operations newsletter.

·         Monitors multiple projects simultaneously, each of which have separate and/or conflicting constraints, priorities, and internal/external significance.

The incumbent performs developmental assignments under closer than normal supervision until the full performance is reached.

Travel Required

  • Not Required

Relocation Authorized

  • No