TECHNICAL QUALIFICATIONS (TQs): Below are descriptions of the technical qualifications that must be clearly described in your resume. Your responses must explain how your experience supports each of the TQs.
Provide a narrative statement addressing each TQ separately from resume.
- Professional expertise in occupational medicine or another specialty related to assessing the physical qualifications of workers in safety-sensitive and/or transportation–related occupations.
- Knowledge of, and experience in, the administration of federal, state or local regulatory and enforcement program pertaining to occupational safety and health and/or transportation safety.
- Strong written and oral communication/briefing skills, including the ability to conceptualize, organize and draw inferences from incomplete data, present a cogent and compelling analytic picture, and identify, articulate, and document gaps of knowledge.
- Ability to correlate medical disease and their symptoms, physical conditions, treatment regimes and medication usage to medical fitness for safe driving.
Specialized experience for this position is experience in advising and consulting with senior level executives on medical qualifications, regulations, policy and certification programs, and the ability to correlate medical documentation and medication usage to medical fitness for safe driving.
To demonstrate knowledge of the specialized experience described above, all applicants must address the technical qualifications identified above. Applicants must address technical requirements in a separate “narrative” that explains how their experience, education, training, awards, and/or self-development activities
meet the competencies listed. The narrative must cover each of the technical qualifications listed. Please format your narrative so that each Technical Qualification is addressed individually. Your narrative should include a succinct description of representative examples of work assignments and projects, level of responsibilities/contacts, and the results of your actions. Typically competencies and capabilities of this nature will have been gained at or above the GS-15 grade level or its equivalent in Federal service or with the state or local government, the private sector, or nongovernmental organizations, and these experience should clearly demonstrate your overall ability to assume the duties of this Scientific/Professional position.
Applicants must have Doctor of Medicine or Doctor of Osteopathy degree from a United States or Canadian medical school approved by a recognized accrediting body for the year of the applicant’s graduation. A Doctor of Medicine or equivalent degree from a foreign medical school may be qualifying if the school’s curriculum provided education and medical knowledge substantially equivalent to that provided by accredited schools in the United States, and if the applicant was issued a permanent certification by the Educational Commission for Foreign Medical Graduates (ECFMG) or a fifth pathway certificate for Americans who completed premedical education in the United States and graduate education in a foreign country.
Graduate Training: Subsequent to obtaining a Doctor of Medicine or Doctor of Osteopathy degree, a candidate must have had at least 1 year of supervised experience providing direct service in a clinical setting, i.e., 1-year internship or the first year of residency program in an institution accredited for such training. This 1 year of supervised experience may be waived for research or an administrative position not directly involved in patient care. For purposes of this standard, graduate training programs include only those internship, residency, and fellowship programs that are approved by accrediting bodies recognized within the United States or Canada. Listings of accredited programs are published yearly in the Directory of Residency Training Programs and the Yearbook and Directory of Osteopathic Physicians.
Licensure: To be qualified for this position, candidates must have permanent, full, and unrestricted license to practice medicine in a State, District of Columbia, the Commonwealth of Puerto Rico, or a territory of the United States. The Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration will not waive the licensure requirement.
In addition to meeting the Basic Requirements listed above, ALL applicants must have (3) years of specialized experience in or closely related to occupational health programs. At least one year of this experience must have been in planning and executing difficult programs of national significance or planning or executing specialized.
CONDITIONS OF EMPLOYMENT:
- If selected for this position, you will be required to:
Complete a one-year ST probationary period (unless already completed).
- Complete a Public Financial Disclosure report, OGE-278. You will need to provide the information annually.
HOW YOU WILL BE EVALUATED:
Your resume and responses to the TQs are an integral part of the process for determining your basic and specialized qualifications for the position. Responses to the qualification statements that are not supported by your resume and/or supporting documentation may eliminate you from highly or well-qualified status and/or result in non-referral. A rating and ranking panel will evaluate your application based on the quality and extent of your total accomplishments, experience, and education. Applicants determined to be highly qualified may undergo an interview and a reference check. We recommend you preview the questions for this announcement before you start the application process.
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