Job Overview

Summary

About the Agency

This National Guard position is for a HEALTH TECHNICIAN, Position Description Number D1724000and is part of the MI 110 Airlift Wing, National Guard.


The National Guard is the oldest component of the Armed Forces of the United States. 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!

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 service 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.

Duties

HEALTH TECHNICIAN, GS-0640-8

This position is located in the Medical Group at an Air National Guard (ANG) Wing and reports to the Health System Specialist. The primary purpose of the position is to serve as the functional expert for issues pertaining to Aerospace Medicine and Force Health Management programs. Incumbent manages essential programs, which impact individual medical readiness (IMR) and personnel fitness for continued worldwide deployability. The position occupant serves as a member of or an advisor to, management boards and committees as well as Wing leadership regarding Force Health Management and Aerospace Medicine.

Develops plans, procedures, goals and objectives in support of the Aerospace Medicine and Force Health Management Programs using an extensive knowledge of Department of Defense (DOD), Occupational Safety Health Administration (OSHA), United States Air Force (USAF) and Air National Guard (ANG) directives, policies and standards.
Implements and maintains the information management systems utilized for aerospace medicine and force health protection programs.
Administers the Physical Examinations and Standards (PES) program and serves as a medical expert on related issues.
Manages the Reserve Component Periodic Health Assessment (RCPHA) program.
Acts as the Medical Group customer service expert.
Monitors the medical status of military personnel
Determines the need for and initiates Medical Evaluation Board (MEB) actions for duty related medical conditions.
Administers policies and develops procedures for the flight medicine and grounding management programs, which directly affect flying safety and mission readiness.
Manages administrative and automated orders system.
Provides prescreening for medical/dental/mental health and evaluation of personnel eligibility for deployment.
Performs quality assurance studies on medical issues such as: patient satisfaction surveys, review of medical records for content and structure, reviews laboratory results for validity and application, and generates readiness reports for commander review.
Administers the medical records program and acts as the medical records custodian.
Must possess a working knowledge of other DOD component medical requirements.
Performs additional duties as assigned.

Travel Required

  • Occasional Travel
  • You may be expected to travel for this position.

Relocation Authorized

  • No