SPECIALIZED EXPERIENCE: At least one (1) year of specialized experience at the next lower grade (GS-09) or equivalent. Specialized experience must include knowledge of a broad range of health care principles, practices, and procedures and specialized training in order to plan, organize, direct, and evaluate a comprehensive health promotion program for health, physical fitness, and wellness. This knowledge must be sufficient to interpret and adapt higher headquarters, agency, Department of Defense, and general health, safety, and medical requirements in administering the health promotion program. Knowledge to plan, administer, and evaluate a variety of health, fitness, and wellness education classes. Ability to advise, counsel, and make recommendations to management officials concerning medical, health, and administrative aspects of the health promotion program.
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Federal Time-In-Grade (TIG) Requirement for General Schedule (GS) Positions: Applicants must have served at least 52 weeks at the GS-09 or higher grade (or equivalent in an alternate pay system) within the Federal Civil Service to be considered for referral. The purpose of TIG restrictions is to prevent excessively rapid promotions in competitive service GS positions and to protect competitive principles.
KNOWLEDGE, SKILLS AND ABILITIES (KSAs): Your qualifications will be evaluated on the basis of your level of knowledge, skills, abilities and/or competencies in the following areas:
1. Subject matter expertise in health education, including the social-ecologic model of health behavior change; social marketing; motivational interviewing; and program assessment and evaluation.
2. Knowledge of Health Promotion program planning including policy, systems, and environmental approaches to prevention; ability to apply principles in practice.
3. Ability to effectively plan, implement, and evaluate effective health communication interventions appropriate for the target population.
4. Highly effective oral and written communication skills; ability to influence stakeholders to support and take actions that promote healthy living as the default choice and social norm.
5. Knowledge of epidemiology; Ability to systematically assess and address health promotion needs for the installation.
6. Ability to be highly organized and assertive with demonstrated effective problem solving and time management skills; ability to efficiently plan, organize, manage, and evaluate complex projects; skills in mentoring and motivating individuals.
7. Demonstrated ability to effectively train health care providers and patients in health promotion topics; skills in
facilitating small group learning, discussion, and decision-making using adult learner principles and nominal group
PART-TIME OR UNPAID EXPERIENCE: Credit will be given for appropriate unpaid and or part-time work. You must clearly identify the duties and responsibilities in each position held and the total number of hours per week.
ARE YOU USING YOUR EDUCATION TO QUALIFY? You MUST provide transcripts to support your educational claims. Education must be accredited by an accrediting institution recognized by the U.S. Department of Education.
FOREIGN EDUCATION: Education completed in foreign colleges or universities may be used to meet the requirements. You must show proof the education credentials have been deemed to be at least equivalent to that gained in conventional U.S. education program. It is your responsibility to provide such evidence when applying.
ADDITIONAL CONDITIONS OF EMPLOYMENT:
1. Must have a minimum of a Bachelors degree from an accredited institution in Health Education, Health Promotion, Public Health, Community Development, or related field. A Masters degree in these concentrations is highly desired.
2. Minimum of three years of work experience in promoting healthy populations in a military, public health, or
workplace setting is highly desirable.
3. Current certification in one of the following is highly desirable at the time of appointment: A) Certified Health
Education Specialist (CHES) by the National Commission for Health Education Credentialing (NCHEC); B) Certified in Public Health (CPH) by the National Board of Public Health Examiners; or C) Certified Worksite Wellness Specialist (CWWS) by the National Wellness Institute.
4. Required to complete Air Force Health Promotion Orientation Workshop, and obtain/maintain current CHES, CPH, or CWWS certification within 12 months of appointment.
5. Basic Life Support (BLS) certification is required.
6. Required to maintain continuing education requirements for certification currency.
7. Work may occasionally require travel away from the normal duty station on military or commercial aircraft.
This is a drug testing designated position. The incumbent is subject to random testing for drug use.
HOW YOU WILL BE EVALUATED:
Your application package (resume, supporting documents, and responses to the questionnaire) will be used to determine your eligibility, qualifications, and quality ranking for this position. Please follow all instructions carefully. Errors or omissions may affect your rating or consideration for employment.
Your responses to the questionnaire may be compared to the documents you submit. The documents you submit must support your responses to the online questionnaire. If your application contradicts or does not support your questionnaire responses, you will receive a rating of "not qualified" or "insufficient information" and you will not receive further consideration for this job.
Applicants who disqualify themselves will not be evaluated further.