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    This position is located in the Department of Health and Human Services, Office of the Secretary of Health and Human Services, Office of the Assistant Secretary for Preparedness and Response, Office of Emergency Management 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 national disaster medical system 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 ot apply to positions filled under this announcement. Please click here for more information on OPM's Authorization of Direct Hire authority.
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    Responsibilities

    1. Responsible for providing specialized forensic services for a full range of cases and the immediate initial recognition, evaluation, care and disposition of patient's remains in an effort to identify victims of a disaster or major emergency.
    2. Collaborate with forensic experts, professional associates, law enforcement officials, and others on issues of forensic pathology medicine and identification issues.
    3. Perform external and internal examinations of human remains as necessary to support investigations, establish identity, and determine cause and manner of death.
    4. Participate in formal debriefing sessions at the conclusion of a response, and may assist in the development of after-action reports including critical evaluation of field operations, team performance, individual performance evaluation polices, and forensic techniques.

    Travel Required

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

    Supervisory status

    No

    Promotion Potential

    14

This job originated on www.usajobs.gov. For the full announcement and to apply, visit www.usajobs.gov/GetJob/ViewDetails/497401400. Only resumes submitted according to the instructions on the job announcement listed at www.usajobs.gov will be considered.