Health Technician
Department of the Air Force - Cheyenne, WY

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WYOMING MILITARY DEPARTMENT DUAL STATUS TECHNICIAN
INDEFINITE JOB OPPORTUNITY VACANCY ANNOUNCEMENT

THIS IS AN INDEFINITE JOB OPPORTUNITY VACANCY

ONLY OPEN TO CURRENT MEMBERS OF THE WYOMING AIR NATIONAL GUARD

WYOMING AIR NATIONAL GUARD MEMBERSHIP IS REQUIRED: This is an excepted position that requires membership in a compatible military assignment in the Wyoming Air 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. Applicants must currently be members in the Wyoming Air National Guard in order to be considered for employment.

Area 6: Indefinite Job Opportunity Technician - Merit Promotion: All current military members of the Wyoming Air National Guard may apply.

Technician Info:

Position #: 00981245

PAS #: FMST

FAC #: 531300

Position Title: Health Technician

Position Series/Grade: GS-0640-08

Position Location: 153rd Medical Group, Cheyenne, WY
    KEY REQUIREMENTS
  • Must be a current member of the Wyoming Air National Guard.
  • Must submit vMPF Rip with application.
  • Refer to "Required Documents" for additional details.
  • Must obtain a favorable (ANACI) National Agency Check within 1 yr of appt.
  • Must possess or be able to obtain and maintain SECRET security clearance.
  • Relocation Costs are not authorized with this vacancy.

DUTIES: a. INTRODUCTION :

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.

b. DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES :

(1) 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. Programs include physical examinations and standards, flight medicine and related aero medical and force health management concerns. Interprets directives and applies standards to determine worldwide deployability of personnel. Advises and makes recommendations to senior officials on force health issues related to physical exams, standards and flight medicine activities to ensure compliance. Determines requirements, requests funding and administers accounts for procurement of supplies, equipment, and medical assessment in support of the physical exam process, flight medicine activities and related programs.

(2) Implements and maintains the information management systems utilized for aerospace medicine and force health protection programs. Systems include preventive health assessment (PHA) and individual medical readiness (PIMR), Aero medical Information Management Waiver Tracking System (AIMWTS), Physical Exam Processing Program (PEPP), Grounding Management Information System (GMIS) and other related programs. Compiles and completes various special and recurring reports utilizing these systems. Functions as the health systems program administrator. Identifies, develops and implements training programs which support mission essential aerospace medicine and force health management requirements.

(3) Administers the Physical Examinations and Standards (PES) program and serves as a medical expert on related issues. Develops procedures to evaluate the effectiveness of the PES program and implements processes to ensure individual medical readiness and deployability. Reviews and resolves concerns or conflicts made by the member, supervisor, and/or commander. Identifies reports, formulates and recommends solutions to command personnel for resolution of compliance and delinquency trends and patterns which could negatively impact medical readiness. Addresses complex medical issues with members, supervisors, commanders, state staff, and higher headquarters. Identifies and analyzes abnormal findings through research using medical references and professional consultations. Using established guidelines, advises member of findings, determines additional requirements and refers to medical professionals as needed. Edits, reviews and validates physical examinations to determine qualifications for initial or continued military service. Conducts paraprofessional evaluations (an in-depth screening or interview for the purpose of gathering data for the healthcare provider) and interprets results.

(4) Manages the Reserve Component Periodic Health Assessment (RCPHA) program. Reviews military unique individual readiness requirements. Identifies documents and ensures member is notified of abnormal laboratory or diagnostic results. Tracks PIMR and reports noncompliance information to leadership. Provides training for unit RCPHA monitors.

(5) Acts as the Medical Group customer service expert. Addresses complex issues using independent judgment. Provides technical medical assistance to medical inquiries and responds to inquiry by researching, compiling information, generating response and providing information through written correspondence, telephone, electronic or in-person response.

(6) Monitors the medical status of military personnel. Identifies and profiles personnel with medical conditions impacting duty performance or assignment restriction. Reviews and validates profiles disqualified for worldwide duty. Notifies and advises commanders, supervisors and unit deployment managers when a member’s medical/dental condition or duty restriction affects deployable status.

(7) Determines the need for and initiates Medical Evaluation Board (MEB) actions for duty related medical conditions. Coordinates, prepares and/or processes MEB with active duty facility. Serves as the primary local interface with the Military Personnel Flight (MPF) for MEB/Physical Evaluation Board (PEB) process, issues, and concerns. Advises individuals and commanders on appropriate procedures and responsibilities. Coordinates with military and civilian providers for required medical tests, studies and medical evaluation board proceedings. Uses applicable medical references to code medical conditions and treatments; consolidates medical information and forwards to higher headquarters as required.

(8) Determines the need for and initiates worldwide duty evaluations for non-duty related actions. Coordinates, prepares and/or processes actions for higher headquarters review. Advises individuals and commanders on appropriate procedures and responsibilities. Coordinates with civilian providers for required medical tests/studies. Develops and maintains waiver tracking system.

(9) Administers policies and develops procedures for the flight medicine and grounding management programs, which directly affect flying safety and mission readiness. Assesses abnormal medical findings in flying and special operations personnel, and initiates grounding actions in accordance with directives and local policies. Maintains direct and frequent communication with the flight surgeon and the flying unit on status of grounding actions and return to flying duties to maintain the highest state of aircrew readiness. Coordinates and monitors care of aircrew members found medically disqualified for flying duty until returned to flying status. Reviews, prepares and processes flying initial/renewal waivers for higher headquarters. Acts as the force health management reviewer.

(10) Manages administrative and automated orders system. Prepares, revokes, amends, reproduces, and distributes logs and maintains orders for all Medical Group personnel.

(11) Provides prescreening for medical/dental/mental health and evaluation of personnel eligibility for deployment. Reviews preventative health assessment (PHA) and individual medical readiness (PIMR) data and health/dental records to determine medical deployability. Schedules members to complete any medical requirement that is necessary to meet and maintain eligibility for deployment status.

(12) 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.

(13) Administers the medical records program and acts as the medical records custodian. Prepares, safeguards, and maintains medical and dental records. Reviews records for security clearances and special duty assignments. Reviews incoming records and performs administrative quality assurance checks to ensure that the record contains accurate and complete data in accordance with current directives. Makes recommendations to improve procedures for compiling and retrieving medical records information. Determines eligibility for release of confidential medical information within established guidelines and abstracts information from medical record. Trains new employees and resolves problems encountered. Conducts annual audit of medical records to include monthly monitoring to ensure accountability. Analyzes audit data; identifies trends and patterns and reports results to leadership for corrective action.

(14) Must possess a working knowledge of other DOD component medical requirements.

QUALIFICATIONS REQUIRED: DESCRIPTION OF WORK:

Health aids and technicians perform sub professional medical duties such as the administration of medications, rendering emergency treatment, performing medical tests and examinations, etc. The duties vary with the type of assignment and grade of the position.

GENERAL EXPERIENCE :

Must possess experience, education, or training which provided a basic knowledge of principles and practices related to the health care delivery system.

SPECIALIZED EXPERIENCE:

Must possess at least 18 months experience, education, or training which provided a working knowledge of missions, organizations, programs and requirements of health care delivery systems; experience analyzing and recommending solutions to complicated problems; experience developing and implementing various policies and procedures used in the state medical programs; and experience involving various administrative areas such as budget, personnel and public relations within a medical activity.

NOTE: Specialized experience will be used to determine qualifications for the announced position. Applicants must provide begin and end dates (MM/YY - MM/YY) with description of your specialized experience.

MILITARY REQUIREMENTS: Selected candidates will be required to be in a compatible military grade and assignment prior to the effective date of placement.

Enlisted applicant’s military grade cannot exceed the maximum military grade authorized. Over-grade applicant must provide a written statement of understanding with application, willingness to be administratively reduced in grade (state specific grade) if selected for this position.

MILITARY GRADES:

Enlisted Min: E3 Max: E6

Acceptance of this position does not in any way constitute a military grade promotion.

COMPATIBLE MILITARY ASSIGNMENTS:

Enlisted: 4A0X1, 4N0X1

Must possess or be eligible to retrain into AFSC.

4A0X1:

Must possess a minimum score of " 44 " on the General portion of the ASVAB.

Medical Profile PULHES must not be greater than 333233 .

Must be able to lift 40 lbs . unassisted.

4N0X1:

Must possess a minimum score of " 50 " on the General portion of the ASVAB.

Medical Profile PULHES must not be greater than 222221 .

Must be able to lift 40 lbs . unassisted.

SUBSTITUTION OF EDUCATION FOR SPECIALIZED EXPERIENCE:

A maximum of 12 months of the required experience may be substituted by successful completion of undergraduate study in an accredited college or university at the rate of 30 semester hours. The education must have been in fields directly related to the type of work of the position. Transcripts must be provided at time of application.

EMPLOYMENT CONDITIONS:

- Technicians are paid through Direct Deposit/Electronic Funds Transfer (DD/EFT).

- The Selected applicant must complete a “Declaration of Federal Employment" and "Declaration of Relatives in the Wyoming Military Department" prior to the appointment date.

- Military Technicians are ineligible for military enlistment, retention, and student loan repayment bonuses. Acceptance of a Technician position will terminate these military incentives.

- Acceptance of a permanent or indefinite position will cause termination from the Selected Reserve Incentive Program (SRIP).

- Relocation expenses will not be paid by the Government unless noted in the Announcement.

- Military Technicians in the excepted service will wear the appropriate uniform while performing as a Technician.

- Veteran’s preference does not apply to National Guard Technician positions in accordance with Title 32 USC 709(f).

- Indefinite employees may be terminated or displaced at management's discretion with a 30-day written notice.

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. Making a false statement in any part of your application may result in disciplinary action.

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.

This link provides an overview of the benefits currently offered to new/prospective 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, and 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 Wyoming 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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