1. Overview
  2. Duties
  3. Qualifications & Evaluations
  4. Benefits & Other Info
  5. How to Apply

Job Title:Medical Officer (Clinical Director)

Department:Department Of Justice

Agency:Justice, Bureau of Prisons/Federal Prison System

Job Announcement Number:BOP-N-0602-2014-CLN DIR

SALARY RANGE:

$106,930.00 to $157,100.00 / Per Year

OPEN PERIOD:

Wednesday, March 12, 2014 to Thursday, March 12, 2015

SERIES & GRADE:

GS-0602-14/15

POSITION INFORMATION:

Full Time - Permanent

PROMOTION POTENTIAL:

15

DUTY LOCATIONS:

MANY vacancies - Prisons - Nationwide, United States

WHO MAY APPLY:

THIS IS A DELEGATED EXAMINING ANNOUNCEMENT OPEN TO ALL U.S. CITIZENS.

A 17% recruitment incentive will be paid to selectee(s) at USP Atwater, FCI Herlong and FCI Mendota who meet the criteria for recruitment bonuses.

A 15% recruitment incentive will be paid to selectee(s) at FCI Dublin and FCC Victorville who meet the criteria for recruitment bonuses.

Upon completion of recruitment service agreement, retention incentives may be initiated.

SECURITY CLEARANCE:

Public Trust - Background Investigation

SUPERVISORY STATUS:

Yes

JOB SUMMARY:

About the Agency

Why is it Great to Work for the Federal Bureau of Prisons?

Do your career justice and consider a career with the Federal Bureau of Prisons (BOP). In addition to being regarded as a family and career-oriented agency, the BOP offers a broad range of exciting career opportunities in a work environment that promotes integrity, diversity, and professional development. With over 38,000 highly motivated individuals, the Federal Bureau of Prisons is one of the most unique agencies in the United States Department of Justice where each employee's day-to-day performance makes a difference.

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TRAVEL REQUIRED

  • Occasional Travel
  • Travel may be required for training and/or work related issues.

RELOCATION AUTHORIZED

  • No

KEY REQUIREMENTS

  • U. S. Citizenship is Required.
  • See Special Conditions of Employment Section.
  • Males born afer 12/31/59 must be registered for, or exempt from, the
  • Selective Service. Click Here

DUTIES:

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What are the Major Duties of this Position? The Clinical Director is responsible for clinical care provided at the institution, including reviewing applications and credentials for membership to the medical staff; interviewing prospective physicians and mid-level providers; implementing and monitoring in-house Continuing Professional Education (CPE) training; maintaining the quality of health records; supervising Medical Officers (if applicable), and evaluating patient care through an ongoing quality assurance program that identifies problems and their resolution.

As the licensed provider, the incumbent provides clinical oversight and is responsible for all health care delivered. It is the incumbent's responsibility to consult with other health care providers to provide training and mentoring and to be directly involved with the evaluation and treatment of severely ill and medically complex patient care problems.

Along with all other correctional institution employees, incumbent is charged with responsibility for maintaining security of the institution. The staffs correctional responsibilities precede all others required by this position and are performed on a regular and recurring basis.


QUALIFICATIONS REQUIRED:

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To be considered for the position, you must meet the following qualification requirements.

Basic Requirements:

Degree:
Doctor of Medicine or Doctor of Osteopathy from a school in the United States or Canada approved by a recognized accrediting body in the year of the applicant's graduation. A Doctor of Medicine or equivalent degree from a foreign medical school that provided education and medical knowledge substantially equivalent to accredited schools in the United States may be demonstrated by 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).

All qualified applicants will undergo a credentialing process prior to employment with the Bureau of Prisons. This process includes validation of medical examinations, education, internship and residency. Please submit these documents along with your required supporting documentation at the time you apply.

NOTE: ALL applicants MUST submit legible transcripts as verification of educational requirement at the time you apply. Transcripts MUST be uploaded and electronically transferred from USAJOBS and MUST include identifying information to include school name, student name, degree and date awarded. The education MUST be from an institution accredited by an accrediting agency recognized by the U.S. Department of Education.

For information regarding foreign education requirements, please see Foreign Diploma and Credit Recognition at the U.S. Department of Education website: Recognition of Foreign Qualifications

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., a 1-year internship or the first year of a residency program in an institution accredited for such training. (This 1 year of supervised experience may be waived for research or administrative positions not requiring direct 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: For positions involving patient care, candidates must have a 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.

NOTE: ALL applicants MUST submit proof of current, active and unrestricted license for verification at the time you apply.

ADDITIONAL REQUIREMENTS: Applicants must be skilled in recognizing various medical pathologies that require referral to specialists for diagnostic and treatment procedures. Graduate training and experience must, therefore, be well rounded.

Education There is no substitution of education for specialized experience for this position.

Experience GS-14 and GS-15: Applicants must have three years of graduate training or equivalent experience and training, and one year of appropriate experience equivalent to at least the next lower grade level. Some examples of this qualifying experience are:

GS-14:

  • Examines and treats ambulatory patients at community hospital and appropriate admitting physician.
  • Provides medial and/or minor surgical treatment to patients.
  • Writes prescriptions, including those for narcotics. Conducts examinations of personnel as required for appointment, separation, food handling, disability retirement, etc.


GS-15:
  • Experience in making decisions relative to consultation with members of medical and institutional staff.
  • Experience in providing clinical care, interviewing prospective physicians and mid-level providers, supervising Medical Officers, and evaluating patient care through an ongoing quality assurance program that identifies problems and their resolution.
  • Experience in providing clinical oversight and is responsible for all health care delivered.

Credit will be given for paid and unpaid experience. To receive proper credit, you must show the actual time (such as number of hours worked per week) spent in the activities.

**Your eligibility for consideration will be based on your responses to the questions in the application.**


Interagency Career Transition Assistance Plan (ICTAP). The ICTAP provides eligible displaced Federal competitive service employees with selection priority over other candidates for competitive service vacancies. If your agency has notified you in writing that you are a displaced employee eligible for ICTAP consideration, you may receive selection priority if: 1)this vacancy is within your ICTAP eligibility; 2) you apply under the instructions in this announcement; and 3) you are found well qualified for this vacancy. To be well qualified, you must satisfy all qualification requirements for the vacant position and rate equivalent to the Highly Qualified category using established category rating criteria. You must provide proof of eligibility with your application of ICTAP eligibility or a copy of your separation personnel action form. Additional information about ICTAP eligibility is at: Click Here

The Career Transition Assistance Plan (CTAP) provides eligible surplus and displaced competitive service employees in the Department of Justice with selection priority over other candidates for competitive service vacancies. If your Department of Justice component has notified you in writing that you are a surplus or displaced employee eligible for CTAP consideration, you may receive selection priority if: 1) this vacancy is within your CTAP eligibility; 2) you apply under the instructions in this announcement; and 3) you are found well qualified for this vacancy. To be well qualified, you must satisfy all qualification requirements for the vacant position and rate equivalent to the Highly Qualified category using established category rating criteria. You must provide a copy of your written notification of CTAP eligibility with your application. Additional information about CTAP eligibility is at: Click Here

HOW YOU WILL BE EVALUATED:

Your application will be evaluated and rated under DOJ's Category Rating and Selection Procedures. Your resume and supporting documentation will be used to determine whether you meet the job qualifications listed on this announcement. If you are qualified for this job, your resume and supporting documentation will be compared to your responses provided to the online assessment questionnaire. Your application will then be placed in one of three categories: Best Qualified, Highly Qualified, or Qualified. Candidates within the top quality category and who are eligible for veterans preference will receive selection priority over non-veteran preference eligibles.

If you are entitled to veterans preference, you should indicate the type of veterans preference you are claiming during the application process. Although veterans preference points are not assigned under the category rating procedures described under "How You Will Be Evaluated", veterans preference eligibles are listed ahead of non-veterans within each category for which they are qualified.

What Competencies/Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities are Required for this position?

The following Knowledge, Skills and Abilities (KSA's) are required for this position:

GS-14 and GS-15:

  • Knowledge of the pharmaceutical procedures to treat diseases and illness to include a knowledge of the mechanism of action, side effects, toxic nature and drug interactions of medications.
  • Ability to assess patient's condition and initiate appropriate treatment.
  • Knowledge of medical standards and regulations.
  • Ability to relate and deal effectively with physicians, supervisors, peers and others.
  • Ability to communicate in writing, to include report preparation using technical data.
  • Ability to supervise and develop the potential of subordinates.

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BENEFITS:

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OTHER INFORMATION:

The Department of Justice provides reasonable accommodations to applicants with disabilities. If you need a reasonable accommodation for any part of the application and hiring process, please notify the hiring/servicing personnel office. The decision of granting a reasonable accommodation will be on a case-by-case basis. Selection will be made without discrimination for any non-merit reason such as race, color, religion, national origin, age, physical disability, marital and/or parental status, membership in an employee organization, sex, or sexual orientation. The Bureau of Prisons is an equal opportunity employer.

LENGTH OF ELIGIBILITY:
Eligible applicants will remain on the inventory until the closing date of the vacancy announcement.

NOTE: This announcement is posted on a yearly cycle. The announcement will EXPIRE on the listed closing date at 11:59 Eastern Standard Time . In order to receive consideration for the next cycle, applicants MUST reapply to the new vacancy announcement.

Special Conditions of Employment Section:
Initial appointment to a supervisory/managerial position requires a one-year probationary period.

The incumbent is subject to geographic relocation to meet the needs of the agency.

Appointment is subject to satisfactory completion of a pre-employment and panel interview, urinalysis, physical, and background investigation. All applicants are subject to, and must satisfactorily pass all screening requirements in relation to National Crime Information Center (NCIC) and credit check.

All applicants not currently working in an institution will be required to complete a qualification inquiry regarding convictions of misdemeanor crimes of domestic violence in order to be authorized to carry a firearm.

The Core Value Assessment (CVA) is an in-person assessment that must be facilitated at a Bureau of Prisons Human Resource Servicing office. On the day of the scheduled interview, a CVA will be administered. The applicant assessment must be completed within a 70 minute time period and a passing score must be obtained. Further employment consideration will not be extended if the applicant fails to complete the examination or fails to achieve a passing score. Note: The Core Value Assessment will not be administered to current BOP employees.

Successful completion of the "Introduction to Correctional Techniques," three-week training course at Glynco, Georgia is required.

This position has been identified as test designated. Incumbents will be subject to urinalysis testing under the BOP Drug Free Workplace Plan.


HOW TO APPLY:

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You must apply through the online application system at www.USAJOBS.gov.  Follow the prompts to register, answer a few questions and submit all required documents.  

NOTE:  Submission of a resume alone is not a complete application.  This position may require the completion of additional forms and/or supplemental materials as described under the Required Documents section.  Failure to provide the required information and/or materials will result in your application not being considered for employment.

Claiming Veterans Preference? If yes, you MUST claim preference on-line during the application process and upload documentation to support preference claimed.   Failure to claim Veterans Preference or provide supporting documentation may result in you not receiving appropriate consideration during the assessment process.

Required supporting documentation must be uploaded and electronically transferred from USAJOBS at the time you apply.  Documentation submitted via mail, fax, or email will NOT be accepted.

NOTE:  Failure to follow these application procedures could result in the applicant losing consideration for this position.

Paper applications:  If applying online is impossible, please contact BOP-Hires at the telephone number listed below, prior to the closing date of the announcement for the alternate application procedure.

Contact for Assistance in Applying On-Line:
DOJ, Federal Bureau of Prisons
Consolidated Staffing Unit
346 Marine Forces Drive
Grand Prairie, TX  75051
E-Mail:  GRA-HRM/BOP-HIRES@bop.gov
Phone:  972-352-4200

How do I Apply for this Position if I am a Current Public Health Service Commissioned Officer?

DO NOT SUBMIT AN APPLICATION ON-LINE AS A PHS APPLICANT.
  • Submit a complete/detailed resume or curriculum vitae.
  • Address selective factor, if required.
  • Resume or curriculum vitae must contain all information listed in the Qualifications Section.
  • Submit supporting documents (i.e. transcript, certification, registration, and/or license, if applicable).
In order to receive consideration for this position as a PHS applicant, ALL required supporting documentation, as specified in this vacancy announcement must be submitted directly to the Human Resource Office duty location.

REQUIRED DOCUMENTS:

  • Veterans' Preference Documentation:   Certificate of Release or Discharge from Active Duty (DD-214 Member Copy 4); or other official documentation (e.g., documentation of receipt of a campaign badge or expeditionary medal) that shows your military service was performed under honorable conditions.  
  • If you are currently on active duty, a statement from the appropriate Branch Personnel Office containing the following information: Name, Rank, Branch of Service, Active Duty time, Projected Separation Date and type of anticipated discharge must be provided.  
  • In addition, if you are a disabled veteran, a Purple Heart recipient, or widow/widower of a veteran, the spouse of a disabled veteran or the natural mother of a disabled or deceased veteran, you MUST submit a completed Standard Form (SF) 15, "Application for 10-Point Veteran Preference", and the other required documentation identified on the reverse side of the SF-15 to support your preference claim.  Documentation to support a disability must reflect the overall evaluation or percentage disability rating.
  • Resume showing relevant experience.
  • In order to receive credit for experience contained in an uploaded resume, your employment history must be documented in month/year format (MM/YYYY), reflecting starting date and ending date and include the number of hours worked per week.  Failure to follow this format may result in disqualification.
  • Copy of unrestricted license to practice medicine.
  • Proof of successful completion of a medical licensing examination (USMLE, COMPLEX, FLEC, etc.
  • Proof of successful completion of an accredited graduate training internship, fellowship, or residency program.
  • A college transcript which includes the School Name, Student Name, Degree and Date Awarded (if applicable).  (Note:  If you are selected for this position, official transcript(s) will be required prior to your first day).

  • Failure to provide these documents could possibly result in removal from consideration for this vacancy.  When uploading documentation, do not identify/save your documents utilizing a special character such as %, #, @, etc.  Documentation should be identified/saved as VA Letter, DD214, or Transcripts.

AGENCY CONTACT INFO:

CSU/BOP-HIRES
Phone: 972-352-4200
Fax: 000-000-0000
Email: GRA-HRM/BOP-HIRES@bop.gov
Agency Information:
Unknown Hiring Agency
Consolidated Staffing Unit
346 Marine Forces Drive
Grand Prairie, TX
75051
US
Fax: 000-000-0000

WHAT TO EXPECT NEXT:

Applicants will receive a Notice of Results once the application is successfully completed and submitted.  The status of the application process can be tracked by logging on to your USAJOBS account and select "Application Status".  Applications will remain on the inventory until the closing date of the vacancy announcement.  Applicants may contact the geographic location(s) selected to inquire about current or anticipated vacancies.  Contact numbers for location preference choices can be found at www.bop.gov.

The Bureau of Prisons cannot be held responsible for incompatible software, applicant application errors, etc.

Inquiry of Availability Forms (OF-5):


Applicants referred on a certificate of eligibles may receive an email sent to the e-mail address registered in their USAJOBS account with instructions to complete the Inquiry of Availability form (OF-5).  IF you receive the instructional email, you MUST read and follow the instructions in order to complete the inquiry process online.  You must click submit to electronically return the form to the Human Resource Department.  In addition, applicants who are interested in scheduling an interview, MUST telephone the Human Resource Department.  Failure to either return the form or contact the Human Resource Department may result in not receiving consideration for the position.  The selecting official expects to make a final job offer within 80 days.

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Job Announcement Number:

BOP-N-0602-2014-CLN DIR

Control Number:

362631700