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    This is a term position not to exceed two years and may be extended two years.

    This is an episodic, intermittent position, on an irregular or occasional basis with hours and days of work not on a prearranged schedule and with compensation for the actual time employed or for service rendered.

    This position is located in the Department Of Health And Human Services, Office of the Secretary of Health and Human Services, Assistant Secretary for Preparedness and Response (ASPR), headquartered in Washington, District of Columbia. This announcement may be used to fill multiple positions in multiple locations.

    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 physical standards, as well as mental, behavioral, and cognitive competencies.

    NOTE: This vacancy will be filled through OPM's Direct Hire authority. Veterans' Preference and traditional rating and ranking of applicants do not apply to positions filled under this announcement. Please click here for more information on OPM's Authorization of Direct Hire authority. https://www.opm.gov/policy-data-oversight/hiring-information/direct-hire-authority/

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    1. Serve as an Information Technology Specialist responsible for supporting, directing and coordinating IT and related services and solutions (systems) within a National Disaster Medical System (NDMS) response teams to support programs and initiatives of the deployed team.
    2. Receive, manage, and is accountable for setup and maintenance of the Electronic Medical Records (EMR) systems and Disaster Medical Information Suite (DMIS) support equipment.
    3. Monitor the performance of information systems resources in the field and resolve problems and determine the need for further technical support, e.g., systems engineers, developers, support technicians, etc., and ensures adequate staffing coverage.
    4. Provides technical advice, guidance and recommendations to team leadership and other team employees on day-to-day IT issues on existing or new IT systems that encompass one or more areas of IT, including security,
    applications, LAN/WAN, customer support, etc., and other related processes used to improve performance, availability, reliability, and enhance efficiencies; applies new developments to solve problems and make recommendations that support NDMS IT policies or programs.
    5. Provide technical support for network management, service provisioning, information assurance, equipment and systems, Internet protocol routing security criteria, methodologies, techniques, processes, and mechanisms; provides advice to technical personnel who are responsible for the installation and maintenance of equipment and systems.
    6. Sustain information systems results by defining, delivering, and supporting information systems; auditing application of systems; assesses information systems results by auditing application of systems.

    Travel Required

    76% or greater - 95% Domestic and 5% international travel.

    Supervisory status


    Promotion Potential


This job originated on www.usajobs.gov. For the full announcement and to apply, visit www.usajobs.gov/GetJob/ViewDetails/496096900. Only resumes submitted according to the instructions on the job announcement listed at www.usajobs.gov will be considered.