HEALTH TECHNICIAN (Military Membership Required)
Department of the Air Force - Ohio

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The Ohio National Guard seeks to employ high quality applicants for Federal Technician positions. This position requires military membership in the Ohio National Guard.

Military Unit and Address:

121ST MEG GP

7370 Minuteman Way
Rickenbacker IAP
Columbus, OH 43217
USA

This position is being announced concurrently as an AGR position. To view the AGR job announcement, please visit the Ohio National Guard jobs page at http://ong.ohio.gov/human_resources/ong_job_postings.html .

NATIONAL GUARD MEMBERSHIP REQUIRED

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.

DO NOT SEND APPLICATIONS TO THE ADDRESS LISTED BELOW

Apply using the instructions in the "How to Apply" section

The Ohio National Guard is an Equal Opportunity Employer
    KEY REQUIREMENTS
  • U.S. Citizenship
  • This job is open to all members of the Ohio ANG.
  • Minimum Military Rank/Grade: SSgt (E-5)
  • Maximimum Military Rank/Grade: SMSgt (E-8)
  • Compatible AFSC: 4A0X1

DUTIES: Back to top (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.

QUALIFICATIONS REQUIRED: Back to top This is a Permanent Excepted Service position

Military Membership in the Ohio National Guard is required
  • Minimum Military Grade: SSgt (E-5)
  • Maximum Military Grade: SMSgt (E-8)
  • Compatible Military Assignment: 4A0X1
  • Must have a valid State driver's license for the State in which he or she lives or is principally employed .

If you are willing to take a demotion to be considered for this position you must clearly indicate your intentions in your resume.

It is not necessary for applicants to possess the MOS/AFSC listed as compatible to the position in order to apply.

It is, however, the applicant's responsibility to acquire a compatible MOS/AFSC within 1 year of appointment. Coordinate with your unit's training representative to determine whether or not you can qualify for a specific MOS/AFSC and/or receive training.

APPLICANTS MUST SUBMIT A RESUME THAT ADDRESSES THE SPECIALIZED EXPERIENCES AND KNOWLEDGE, SKILLS, AND ABILITIES LISTED BELOW. THE RESUME MUST INCLUDE DATES INDICATING WHEN THE WORK WAS PERFORMED.

General Experience :

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

Specialized Experience : GS-08

- Must have at least 18 months 1. Experience, education, or training which provided a working knowledge of missions, organizations, programs and requirements of health care delivery systems. 2. Experience analyzing and recommending solutions to complicated problems. Experience developing and implementing various policies and procedures used in the state medical programs. 3. Experience involving various administrative areas such as budget, personnel and public relations within a medical activity.

SUBSTITUTION OF EDUCATION : 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.

Requirements

This position is being announced in accordance with state merit promotion procedures and collective bargaining agreement. Wearing of the appropriate military uniform is required while employed in this position. Permanent change of duty station (PCS) funds are not available.

If you are an AGR and are selected for this position, you will be required to vacate your AGR status.

Successful applicant will be assigned to a compatible military position in an appropriate unit of assignment in the Ohio National Guard.

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. If, after reviewing your resume and/or supporting documentation, a determination is made that you have inflated your qualifications and/or experience your qualifications rating can and will be adjusted to more accurately reflect your abilities. Please follow all instructions carefully. Errors or omissions may affect your rating and may result in you not being considered for appointment to this position.

BENEFITS: Back to top 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.

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

This link provides and overview of the benefits currently offered to Federal employees. http://www.usajobs.gov/EI/benefits.asp

OTHER INFORMATION:
1. Do not send applications to the mailing address or email address on this announcement. Apply only online or via the fax number provided in the section entitled "How to Apply."


2. If you are a current career or career-conditional Federal employee or former Federal employee who has reinstatement eligibility, you must submit a copy of your latest SF-50 "Notification of Personnel Action" and/or a copy of the SF-50 that reflects career or career-conditional tenure, or you will not be considered under the merit promotion process. Also, you should submit your most recent performance appraisal.

3. 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.

HOW TO APPLY: Back to top To apply for this position, you must provide a complete Application Package which includes:

1. Your Resume

2. A complete Occupational Questionnaire

3. Additional Required Documents (See Required Documents Section below)

The complete Application Package must be submitted by 11:59 (EST) on Thursday, March 14, 2013.

To begin the process, click the Apply Online button to create an account or log into your existing USAJOBS account. Follow the prompts to complete the Occupational Questionnaire. Please ensure you click the Submit My Answers button at the end of the process.

NOTE: To check the status of your application or return to a previous or incomplete application, log into your USAJOBS account, select Application Status , and click on the More Information link under the application status for this position.

To fax supporting documents you are unable to upload, complete this cover page http://staffing.opm.gov/pdf/usascover.pdf using the following Vacancy ID 823082. Fax your documents to 1-478-757-3144 .

If you cannot apply online:

1. Click the following link to view and print the Occupational Questionnaire View Occupational Questionnaire

2. Print this 1203FX form to provide your response to the occupational questionnaire http://www.opm.gov/forms/pdfimage/opm1203fx.pdf

3. Fax the completed 1203FX form along with any supporting documents to 1-478-757-3144. Your 1203FX will serve as a cover page for your fax transmission.

REQUIRED DOCUMENTS:
All applications must include the following information:
  • Resume (Must describe all relevant work experience and include dates the work was performed)
  • Current Unit of Assignment
  • Current Military Rank/Grade
  • Current MOS/AFSC
Your application may need to include:
  • Transcripts (if substituting college education for work experience)
To submit the documents requested follow the instructions below: Your resume, the Optional Application for Federal Employment (OF 612), or any other written format you choose to describe your job-related qualifications can be submitted electronically using the document upload process or by fax. Please ensure that your resume contains your full name, address, phone number and at least your last four digits of your social security number.

Note: Please ensure that your resume contains the basic information outlined under the Applying for a Federal Job link: http://www.opm.gov/forms/pdfimage/of0510.pdf

Please do not send applications to the addresses listed below

AGENCY CONTACT INFO: Nelson Spitler
Phone: (614)492-4626
Email: NELSON.SPITLER@ANG.AF.MIL
Agency Information:
121st Air Refueling Wing
7370 Minuteman Way
Rickenbacker IAP
Columbus, OH
43217
USA

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