LOUISIANA NATIONAL GUARD
HUMAN RESOURCES OFFICE
TECHNICIAN VACANCY ANNOUNCEMENT
MEMBERSHIP IS REQUIRED : This is an excepted
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.
LOCATION : 159 TH FW, NAS-JRB, BELLE CHASSE, LA
This position is located in the Medical Group at an Air
National Guard Wing. The primary purpose of the position is to serve as the
full-time Health Systems Specialist for the installation, geographically
separated units (GSU(s), and tenant units, with responsibility for managing all
medical administrative functions including medical support, medical operations,
force health management and related medical applications.
THIS IS A TEMPORARY
POSITION EXPECTED NOT TO EXCEED 179 DAYS AND MAY BE TERMINATED AT ANY
TIME AT THE DISCRETION OF THE APPROVING OFFICIAL.
Open Areas of
DEFINITION OF AREA(S) OF
Area 1 = Enlisted members of the Louisiana National Guard.
THIS EMPLOYER PARTICIPATES IN E-VERIFY: FEDERAL LAW REQUIRES ALL EMPLOYERS TO
VERIFY THE IDENTITY AND EMPLOYMENT ELIGIBILITY OF ALL PERSONS HIRED TO WORK IN
THE UNITED STATES.
Must be a member of the National Guard. DUTIES:
DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES :
Health Services activities, including plans and operations, human resource
management, and Medical staffing. Oversees medical facility management. Serves as the senior medical administration
advisor for the medical group and is the installations focal point for highly
sensitive, privacy act and protected medical issues. Operates as a partner with
the Medical Group Commander, Senior Management Staff, Squadrons, Geographically
Separated Units (GSU(s) Commanders, tenant unit commanders, and State
Headquarters in planning, implementing, and executing the medical programs
directly associated with the objectives of the Wing Commander, Medical Group
Commander and the Air National Guard (ANG) Medical Service. Ensures
accomplishment of federal military and state supported medical missions. Responsible for maintaining compliance with
all regulatory and legal force health management requirements; plans,
organizes, and implements Wing/Base programs, policies, and procedures;
supervises assigned full-time employees including Public Health Technician(s)
and Health System Technician(s).
Performs duties necessary to accomplish medical program functions in support of
programs essential to Air National Guard Wing daily operations, training, and
(2) Provides medical management and advisory
services that contribute substantially to the plans, policies, decisions, and
objectives of senior management. Directs all Information Management activities
within the Medical Group. Formulates and interprets medical policy based on
regulatory requirements. Provides policy guidance and interpretation to senior
management officials to ensure compliance with medical aspects for the
worldwide deployability of Wing/Group personnel, geographically separated units
(GSU(s), and tenant units. Comprehends the unique medical requirements of
organizations subordinate to the Wing Commander, GSU(s), and tenant units in
order to guarantee the medical readiness of personnel for worldwide deployment.
Represents the Medical Group at nationwide meetings, conferences, seminars and
workshops to determine the impact of higher headquarters decisions on local
Develops plans, policies, procedures, goals, and objectives for the overall
operation of the Medical Group. Monitors unit participation for both inactive
and active duty training. Directs Group activities by assuring that medical
work and program goals are being met and are consistent with higher
headquarters policies and requirements. Evaluates medical program effectiveness.
Develops procedures for correcting deficiencies to improve effectiveness.
Provides advice to higher headquarters on impact of medical policy changes
concerning unit operations and mission capabilities.
the Medical Group accreditation program and management improvement studies. Ensures that plans and schedules are prepared for
Medical Group members and support personnel to attain combat ready proficiency.
Plans, develops and directs Group programs such as recruiting, retention,
public relations, self-inspection, individual training, proficiency training,
quality assurance/risk management, standardization evaluation, medical
readiness, unit mobility and deployment, operational training missions, mass
casualty, anti-terrorism, inspections, investigations, resource management
including high value War Readiness Material (WRM), disaster preparedness, plans
and exercises, security, radio operations, and safety.
(5) Determines eligibility, authorizes and
coordinates civilian and military medical care for Active Guard Reserve (AGR)
personnel and other eligible beneficiaries in accordance with directives and
local policies. Initiates and monitors Line of Duty (LOD) determinations for
assigned personnel. Manages LOD follow-ups and ensures members are providing
required documentation. Processes LODs for higher headquarters approval.
Provides policy guidance to unit commanders and supervisors. Coordinates with
civilian and military medical providers and other base organizations (finance,
personnel, unit commanders, supervisors, and legal) to ensure accurate
processing and continuity of care. Builds and maintains strong relations and
understanding of civilian healthcare system and the TRICARE program to assist
with answering TRICARE beneficiary questions, providing education and resolving
Reviews medical supply and equipment requirements, makes appropriate
recommendations, and requests required procurement and funding authorizations.
Develops procedures to assure proper programming to update or replace aging or
inoperative equipment. Establishes and maintains controls and records. Ensures
proper installation of medical equipment. Assures availability of mobility and
emergency equipment and supplies.
regulations and assists in their implementation for the installation to ensure
compliance with Health Services Inspections (H S I), Occupational Health and
Safety Administration requirements (OSHA), Food and Drug Administration (FDA),
and Environmental Safety and Occupational Health Compliance Assessment and
Management Program (ESOHCAM P).
(8) Directs budget formulation and execution. Prepares
the medical annual operational budget including current fiscal year, revised
estimates, five year projected estimates and medical unit Financial Plan in
accordance with Air National Guard (ANG) medical financial guidance.
Coordinates with Public Health and Bioenvironmental Engineering to identify and
budget for medical expense items. Ensures budget includes replacement cost of
War Reserve Material expended during exercises and training. Budgets medical
and non-medical equipment and supply requirements. Monitors expenditures and
ensures that fund projections are adequate to cover requirements. Prepares
requests for authorizations and allowances.
(9) Plans and organizes the work of subordinates.
Assigns work and provides guidelines on methodology and scope of required
performance. Interviews and selects employees, sets performance standards, and
formulates appraisals of performance. Initiates personnel actions, adjusts
informal complaints, and recommends disciplinary action as required.
(10) Performs other duties as assigned.
GENERAL EXPERIENCE :
Experience, education, or training in administrative or technical work which
demonstrates the applicants knowledge of missions, originations, programs, and
requirements of health care delivery systems; ability to analyze problems and
present both oral and written recommendations taking into consideration the
wide range of factors and requirements which affect the management of the
health care delivery system.
SPECIALIZED EXPERIENCE :
Must have at least Twenty-Four (24) months of experience, education, or
training which provided a working knowledge of missions, organizations,
programs and requirements of health care delivery systems; analyzing and
recommending solutions to complicated problems; developing and implementing
various policies and procedures used in the state medical programs; and
involving various administrative areas such as budget, personnel and public
relations within a medical activity which provided the candidate with the
Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities listed below.
I: Knowledge of the mission, organization, programs,
requirements of health care delivery systems to plan, organize, and implement
the units full-time health program and paraprofessional screening procedures
by implementing the following: Department of Defense (DOD), OSHA, United States
Air Force (USAF), Air National Guard (ANG),
federal, state, and local instructions and policies.
II: Knowledge of the characteristics of the Military
Health Services Systems (MHSS) and the base and medical unit missions to
analyze, evaluate, and recommend and/or implement actions to enhance
operational readiness and unit effectiveness and provide technical and
administrative advice to management officials.
III: Knowledge and recognition of the different
functions and motivation of various groups in the health care system and
ability to communicate effectively in order to resolve problems and coordinate
IV: Knowledge of emergency medical practice and
V: Ability to analyze problems using qualitative and
quantitative analytical techniques and skill in conducting interviews with
supervisors and employees with the ability to
present both oral and written recommendations concerning physicals, drug
testing and medical material.
MILITARY REQUIREMENTS :
Selected candidates will be required to be in a compatible military grade prior
to the effective date of placement.
Military Grades : ENLISTED
NATIONAL GUARD MEMBERS - Acceptance of this position may result in the loss of
contracted incentive(s). For further
details, contact the LANG State Incentive Manager, at (504) 391-8336***
Participation in direct deposit is mandatory. HOW YOU WILL BE EVALUATED:
Once the application process is complete, a review of your application will be made to ensure you meet the job requirements. To determine if you are qualified for this job, a review of your resume and supporting documentation will be made and compared against your responses to the occupational questionnaire. The rating you receive is based on your responses to the questionnaire and supporting documents. If, after reviewing your resume and or supporting documentation, a determination is made that you have inflated your qualifications and or experience, your score can and will be adjusted to more accurately reflect your abilities. Please follow all instructions carefully. Errors or omissions may affect your rating. BENEFITS:
The Federal government offers a number of exceptional benefits to its employees. The following Web addresses are provided for your reference to explore the major benefits offered to most Federal employees.
Main site for new federal employees - http://www.opm.gov/insure/new_employ/index.asp
Flexible Spending Accounts - The Federal Flexible Spending Accounts Program (FSAFeds) allows you to pay for certain health and dependent care expenses with pre-tax dollars. For additional information visit: https://www.fsafeds.com/fsafeds/index.asp
Health Insurance - The Federal Employees Health Benefits Program offers over 100 optional plans. For additional information visit: http://www.opm.gov/insure/health/index.asp
Leave - Most Federal employees earn both annual and sick leave. For additional information visit: http://www.opm.gov/oca/leave/index.asp
Life Insurance - The Federal Employees' Group Life Insurance Program (FEGLI) offers: Basic Life Insurance plus three types of optional insurance, for additional information visit: http://www.opm.gov/insure/life/index.asp
Long Term Care Insurance - The Federal Long Term Care Insurance Program (FLTCIP) provides long term care insurance for Federal employees and their parents, parents-in-law, stepparents, spouses, and adult children. For additional information visit: http://www.ltcfeds.com/
Retirement Program - Almost all new employees are automatically covered by the Federal Employees Retirement System (FERS). FERS is a three-tiered retirement plan. The three tiers are: Social Security Benefits, Basic Benefit Plan, Thrift Savings Plan. For additional information visit: http://www.opm.gov/retire/index.asp OTHER INFORMATION:
1. If you are a male applicant who was born after 12/31/59 and are required to register under the Military Selective Service Act, the Defense Authorization Act of 1986 requires that you be registered or you are not eligible for appointment in this agency.
2. Please do not send/fax/courier/email any applications or resumes to the National Guard Human Resource Office, you must apply on-line or fax your application to the fax number listed on this announcement with the prescribed Cover Letter. The Human Resource can only process materials received through USA Jobs.
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