Job Overview


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 


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.



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.


PD# D1171000

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

Open Area of Consideration: 1, 2 and 3


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


(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.

Travel Required

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

Relocation Authorized

  • No