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    Become a part of the Department that touches the lives of every American! At the Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) you can give back to your community, state, and country by making a difference in the lives of Americans everywhere. It is the principal agency for protecting the health of citizens. Join HHS and help to make our world healthier, safer, and better for all Americans.

    This is an Excepted Service position which is episodic intermittent position, meaning the incumbent will work on an irregular scheduled when called to duty with no fixed work schedule. The term "intermittent" refers to the employees' work schedule and not the appointment type used to hire them.

    The position is located in the Office of Emergency Management within the National Disaster Medical System (NDMS) Division, and is an episodic intermittent position supporting the NDMS mission.

    OEM is responsible for: ensuring that ASPR has the systems and processes necessary to coordinate the department's response to bioterrorism and other public health and medical threats and emergencies; leading response activities required to fulfill HHS's responsibilities under ESF 8 of the NRF; develops and directs the Incident Management System (IMS); trains and manages the Incident Response Coordination Team (IRCT); coordinates and executes the HHS Continuity of Operations (COOP) and Continuity of Government (COG) programs; plans, implements and evaluates departmental and interagency response exercises; and develops security related policies establishing procedures to manage the department's risks, threats and vulnerabilities; and is the primary operational liaison to emergency response entities within HHS and the interagency community.

    For information on NDMS: www.phe.gov/preparedness/Pages/default.aspx. Click Public Health and Medical Services, Scroll to Medical Assistance - National Disaster Medical System (NDMS)

    Additional selections may be made across the Department of Health and Human Services through this vacancy announcement. Your home of record will become your official duty station and locality pay will be assigned at time of selection.

    Your home of record will become your official duty station and locality pay will be assigned at time of selection.

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    Applicants must understand that the work performed is primarily related to readiness for and deployment for response during the aftermath of a disaster or public health emergency, where work may be field-based, that may be remote and austere, caring for sick, injured, dying, or deceased persons. This work requires above average health, physical, and mental conditioning with routine long periods of repetitive walking, bending, lifting, and carrying, such as carrying NDMS equipment or heavy patients on litters. Incumbent must be capable of working in a high-stress, high-security, remote, austere, and uncharacterized environment, void of infrastructure and vital services, requiring specific physical demands, such as the ability to lift 50 pounds, and work characteristics that must be met to successfully perform the essential functions of this job. For these reasons, employees are required to complete a physical and health screening process to meet and maintain certain health and physical standards, as well as mental, behavioral, and cognitive competencies. In addition, employees must maintain clinical skills by providing direct patient care for at least 32 hours per month.

    The Medical Officer performs the following duties:

    • Responsible for management and provision of medical care during a mission.
    • Assure effective safety procedures.
    • Responsible for management and provision of medical care during a mission.
    • Manage and supervise the accomplishment of all functions comprising the assigned tasks of a Medical Officer encompassing difficult and diverse functions or issues that affect critical aspects of a major HHS response.
    • Work closely with other medical providers in training, preparedness and response/recovery operations.
    • Complete all required reports and maintains appropriate records.
    • Participate in formal debriefing sessions and assist in the development of after-action reports.

    Travel Required

    76% or greater - You may be expected to travel for this position.

    Supervisory status


    Who May Apply

    This job is open to…

    U.S. Citizens

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    0602 Medical Officer

This job originated on www.usajobs.gov. For the full announcement and to apply, visit www.usajobs.gov/GetJob/ViewDetails/490509000. Only resumes submitted according to the instructions on the job announcement listed at www.usajobs.gov will be considered.