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Job Title:Health Systems Specialist

Department:Department of the Army

Agency:Army National Guard Units (Title 32)

Job Announcement Number:NEAR-14-184

This position is closed and no longer accepting online applications through USAJOBS.

The contents of the announcement can still be viewed.

SALARY RANGE:

$69,497.00 to $90,344.00 / Per Year

OPEN PERIOD:

Thursday, July 31, 2014 to Wednesday, August 13, 2014

SERIES & GRADE:

GS-0671-12

POSITION INFORMATION:

Full Time - Permanent

PROMOTION POTENTIAL:

12

DUTY LOCATIONS:

1 vacancy in the following location:
Lincoln, NE View Map

WHO MAY APPLY:

AREA 1, 2 and 3

SECURITY CLEARANCE:

Public Trust - Background Investigation

SUPERVISORY STATUS:

Yes

JOB SUMMARY:

The National Guard is the oldest component of the Armed Forces of the United States and one of the nation's longest-enduring institutions. Since the earliest American colonial days, citizens have joined together for collective defense. We have a proud tradition of coming to the aid of our friends and neighbors in times of serious emergencies. Join our National Guard team and serve your nation, your States and your community!

Nebraska National Guard 

 

THIS POSITION CLOSES AT 11:59 PM EASTERN DAYLIGHT TIME. 

 

NATIONAL GUARD MEMBERSHIP IS REQUIRED:  This is an excepted service 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.

  

NOTE: MUST BE ABLE TO OBTAIN AND MAINTAIN THE LEVEL OF SECURITY CLEARANCE/BACKGROUND CHECK REQUIRED. 

 

This position is located in the Office of the State Surgeon, JFHQ. Serves as the JFHQ Deputy State Surgeon. The incumbent serves as the State Surgeon's full time 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.

 

ORGANIZATIONAL LOCATION OF POSITION: Medical Detachment, Lincoln, NE

 

PD# D1171000

 

APPOINTMENT FACTORS:  This is a Permanent Dual Status (Excepted Service) Officer position only.

 

Open Area of Consideration: 1, 2 and 3

  
DEFINITION OF AREA(S) OF CONSIDERATION: 

Area 1- Current permanent and indefinite  Technicians of the Nebraska Army and Air National Guard and

Area 2 - All members of the Nebraska Army National Guard and personnel eligible to become members of the Nebraska Army National Guard.

Area 3 - Current military service members who are willing and eligible to become a member of the Nebraska Air or Army National Guard.

Area 4 - All qualified candidates eligible and willing to become a member of the NE Air or Army National Guard.

 

Referral of Applicants: Qualified applicants will be referred to the selecting official in the following order:

1.  Fully qualified applicants


 

TRAVEL REQUIRED

  • Occasional Travel
  • Occasional Travel for training and work related activities

RELOCATION AUTHORIZED

  • No

KEY REQUIREMENTS

  • Military membership in the Nebraska Army National Guard is mandatory.
  • Direct Deposit is mandatory.
  • Individuals with military incentive bonuses may be subject to recoupment.
  • Permanent Change of Station Benefits will not be paid.

DUTIES:

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(1) Oversees and manages the medical readiness program o 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 mobilizations, deployment and operations, medical education, sustainment, proficiency training, credentialing of health care professional, and fiscal management, policy development and implementation. Provides medical support for accomplishment of myriad contingency operations.

 

(2) Develops, plans, coordinates and institutes medical policies to implement higher level directives and federal law to provide optimum guidance an d support to subordinate organizations. Coordinates with support organizations to assure and integrated approach to the solution of problems. Assess the impact of changes 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 of 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.


QUALIFICATIONS REQUIRED:

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QUALIFICATION REQUIREMENTS: To be qualifying, experience must have been progressively responsible with increasingly difficult and complex duties. Experience must have been at the next lower or second lower grade or its non-federal equivalent.

 

*CREDITING EXPERIENCE: NATIONAL GUARD SERVICE MAY BE CREDITED AS FULL-TIME EXPERIENCE WHEN EVALUATED AGAINST THE QUALIFICATION REQUIREMENTS FOR A MILITARY TECHNICIAN POSITION. EXPERIENCE MUST BE DIRECTLY RELATED TO THE POSITION AND MUST BE DESCRIBED IN THE WORK EXPERIENCE SECTION OF THE APPLICATION AND/OR RESUME. THE LEVEL OF EXPERIENCE IS DETERMINED BY THE ACTUAL DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES PERFORMED. BE DESCRIPTIVE, A SIMPLE LIST OF JOB TITLES AND DATES WILL NOT SUFFICE.

 

GENERAL EXPERIENCE: Must possess one of the following:

Undergraduate or Graduate Degree Education: Major study in health care service, hospital administration, public health administration or primary care management. Completed college course work in health care administration, health care facility management, or health care delivery systems.

OR

Must have experience education, or training which provided the basic principles and practices related to the management of a health care delivery system.

 

SPECIALIZED EXPERIENCE: Must possess at least 36 months of specialized experience, education, or training which provided a working knowledge of the principles and practices related to the management of health care delivery systems. Experience analyzing and recommending solutions to complicated problems related to health systems. Experience must include a thorough knowledge of missions, organizations, programs, and requirements of health care delivery systems. Experience briefing senior leaders on related subjects. Experience in managing the function of the work to be performed. Experience which includes leading, directing and assigning work of personnel.

 

NOTE:  REGARDING QUALITY OF EXPERIENCE: Length of time is not of itself qualifying. Candidates' experience should be evaluated on the basis of duties performed rather than strictly on the rank of the individual; however, established compatibility criteria/assignment must be followed. The applicant's record of experience, training, and education must show possession of the knowledge, skills, and abilities needed to fully perform the duties of the position to be filled.


Substitution of Education for Specialized Experience:  None

MILITARY REQUIREMENTS:  Selected candidates will be required to be in a compatible military grade and assignment prior to the effective date of placement.

 

MILITARY GRADES:  Maximum Military Grade O4; Minimum Military Grade O4; Military grade inversion within the full time work force is not permitted.  The military grade of the full time supervisor must equal or exceed the military grade of the personnel supervised.

 

Compatible Military Assignments: Officer: 67A, 67J, 70B, 70H. Must be AMEDD qualified to be considered for this position.

 

Individual does not have to be currently assigned to one of these career fields to be considered for this position; however compatibility requirements must be met prior to appointment to the position.

HOW YOU WILL BE EVALUATED:

We will review your application, including the online Occupational Questionnaire, to ensure you meet the job requirements and assess your ability to perform this job. Before any certificate can be issued to the selecting official, the resume and supporting documents are reviewed by an HR Specialist to ensure that (a) minimum qualification requirements are met and (b) the resume supports the answers provided to the job-specific questions. Your answers will be verified against information provided in you online resume and application. Be sure that your resume clearly supports your responses to the all the questions addressing experience and educations relevant to this position.

 

If, after reviewing your resume and/or supporting documentation, a determinations is made that you have inflated your qualifications and or experience, your score can and will be lowered to more accurately reflect the submitted documentation. Please follow all instructions carefully. Errors or omissions may affect your rating. Deliberate attempts to falsify information may be grounds for not selecting you.

 

In order to comply with US DOD requirements and ensure the safety and security of the missions, programs, property and personnel of the NE Military Department and NE National Guard, employees must obtain the appropriate background investigation and maintain the level of security clearance assigned to their respective work.

 

Failure to obtain and maintain the designated type of security clearance/background check required for the respective work, may result in a job offer being rescinded, separation of employment, and/or other actions as may be deemed in the best interest of the agency.

 

Prior to appointment individuals must meet the security clearance requirements for the position or submit the required documents of the NE National Guard, Personnel Security Manager for processing the appropriate investigation. Required forms SF 86, PSIP Initiation Form, Birth Certificate (or other proof of citizenship), Fingerprints, OF306, and Application/Resume.

 

Nebraska National Guard Personnel Security Manager - dennis.j.hartman.mil@mail.mil 402-309-8145.


BENEFITS:

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The Federal government offers a number of exceptional benefits to its employees. The following Web addresses are provided for your reference to explore the major benefits offered to most Federal employees.

Main New Employee Website - http://www.opm.gov/insure/new_employ/index.asp

Flexible Spending Accounts - FSAFeds allows you to pay for certain health and dependent care expenses with pre-tax dollars. For additional information visit: https://www.fsafeds.com/fsafeds/index.asp

Health Insurance -  FEHB offers over 100 optional plans. For additional information visit: http://www.opm.gov/insure/health/index.asp

Leave - Most Federal employees earn both annual and sick leave. For additional information visit: http://www.opm.gov/oca/leave/index.asp
Life Insurance - FEGLI offers: Basic Life Insurance plus three types of optional insurance, for additional information visit: http://www.opm.gov/insure/life/index.asp

Long Term Care Insurance - The Federal Long Term Care Insurance Program (FLTCIP) provides long term care insurance for Federal employees and their parents, parents-in-law, stepparents, spouses, and adult children. For additional information visit: http://www.ltcfeds.com/

Retirement Program - Almost all new employees are automatically covered by FERS. FERS is a three-tiered retirement plan. The three tiers are: Social Security Benefits, Basic Benefit Plan, and Thrift Savings Plan. For additional information visit: http://www.opm.gov/retire/index.asp



OTHER INFORMATION:

1. If you are a male applicant who was born after 12/31/59 and are required to register under the Military Selective Service Act, the Defense Authorization Act of 1986 requires that you be registered or you are not eligible for appointment in this agency.

 

2.  Please do not send/fax/courier/email any applications or resumes to the National Guard Human Resources Office, you must apply on-line or fax your application to the fax number listed on this announcement with the prescribed Cover Letter. The Human Resources Office can only process materials received through USA Jobs. 



HOW TO APPLY:

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To apply for this position, you must provide BOTH of the following parts:

 

1.  Your responses to the Qualification Questionnaire, and

2.  Your resume and any other documents specified in the Required Documents section of the Job Announcement.

Use the Online Qualification Questionnaire for convenience and quickest processing.

 

Option A:  Online Qualification Questionnaire.

The complete application package must be submitted by 11:59 PM (EDT) on Thursday, August 14, 2014

  • To begin, click Apply Online to create a USAJOBS account or log into your existing account. Follow the prompts to select your USAJOBS resume and/or other support documents and complete the occupational questionnaire.
  • Click the Submit My Answers button to submit your application package.
  • It is your responsibility to ensure your responses and appropriate documentation is submitted prior to the closing date.
  • To verify your application is complete log in to your USAJOBS account, hottest://my.usajobs.gov/Account/Login, select the Application Status link and then select the more information link for this position. The Details page will display the status of your application, the documentation received and processed, and any correspondence the agency has sent related to this application. Your uploaded documents may take several hours to clear the virus scan process.
  • To return to an incomplete application, log into your USAJOBS account and click Update Application in the vacancy announcement. You must re-select your resume and/or other documents from your USAJOBS account or your application will be incomplete

 

Option B:   Paper Qualifications Questionnaire.

 

If it is not practical for you to use the Online Qualification Questionnaire, you can write your answers on paper.   Follow these steps:

1.   You can print a copy of this job announcement and the questions at View Occupational Questionnaire

2.   Obtain and print a copy of the OPM Form 1203-FX, which you will use to provide your answers. You can obtain the form at this URL http://www.opm.gov/Forms/pdf_fill/OPM1203fx.pdf or by calling USAJOBS by Phone at (703) 724-1850 - after the introduction, press 1, and listen for instructions.

3.   You may submit the Form 1203-FX, resume, and any supporting documents by FAX.    

  • By Fax: If you are faxing a Form 1203-FX, you do not need a separate cover sheet. Simply make sure the Form 1203-FX is on top of any other documents you are faxing. If you are faxing any documents without the Form 1203-FX on top, always use the official cover sheet which is here -- http://staffing.opm.gov/pdf/usascover.pdf -- and be sure to fill it out completely and clearly.   The fax number is 1-478-757-3144.   Feed all documents into your fax machine top first so that we receive them right-side up.



REQUIRED DOCUMENTS:

The following documents are required:

 

  • Current Resume

 

Please ensure that your resume contains the basic information listed below:

 

   Work experience: (for each position you held that is related to this job) - (do not provide copies of job descriptions):

   - Job title.

   - Duties and accomplishments

   - If assigned additional duties in a position, include percentage of time spent performing the additional duties.

   - Number of hours per week.

   - Employer's name and address

   - Supervisor's name and phone number.

   - Starting and ending dates of employment (month and year).

   - Salary

   - Indicate if your current supervisor may be contacts.

 

   Military Experience: Include all military experience that is pertinent to be position for which you are applying:

   - Starting and ending dates of assignment.

   - Duty title of position.

   - MOSs/AFSCs.

   - Complete a separate experience block for each period of military service related to the position.

 

NOTE: Be specific and always include dates and complete details of all job related experience.

 

  • Transcripts (ARE REQUIRED IF BEING USED TO MEET GENERAL EXPERIENCE REQUIREMENT)

Transcripts are required if substituting education for experience or there is a mandatory education requirement. Your college transcripts must identify, for each course, the college or university, semester or quarter hours earned, grade and grade-point received. Submitting a certificate or a degree will not suffice. Photocopies of original transcripts are acceptable, but you will be required to provide originals if you are selected for this position.

 

  • If you are or have been a Federal employee, you are encouraged to submit a copy of your last Notification for Personnel Action, Form SF-50. 

 

AGENCY CONTACT INFO:

Jessica K. Pan
Phone: (402)309-8182
Email: JESSICA.K.PAN@US.ARMY.MIL
Agency Information:
Nebraska National Guard
Human Resources Office
2433 NW 24th Street
Lincoln, NE
68524
USA

WHAT TO EXPECT NEXT:

Once the online questionnaire is received you will receive an acknowledgement email that your submission was successful. After a review of your complete application is made, you will be notified of your rating and or referral to the hiring official.  If further evaluation or interviews are required you will be contacted.

 

Qualified candidates are referred to the selecting official in the following order:

  1. Fully qualified applicants

You will be kept informed of actions taken on your application.  The selecting official will contact you for an interview if your name is referred.

View Occupational Questionnaire


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Job Announcement Number:

NEAR-14-184

Control Number:

377090400