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Applying for job includes reviewing the applications, choosing who to interview, the interview and then hiring.

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Be prepared for interpersonal interview techniques.

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No strict limits on sick leave, however can be brought to a medical review board if deemed excessive.

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Usually 8-4:30, varies with assignments. 12 hour days usually when on deployment. Can be on call 24/7. Service can be militarized if President declares it necessary (only twice in 200 year history of the Corps).

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Everything - good medical, dental vision, retirement etc.

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I enjoyed my time working with the USPHS. The location I selected was a brand new facility--in fact, the building wasn't even finished when I started, so we worked out of temporary buildings! That gave me an opportunity to establish and grow the practice from scratch.

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The vacation policy is a bit complicated because you need to submit the appropriate paperwork well in advance of the time you want vacation. Starting out you get two weeks of vacation and several personal days and it increases over time.

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I am proud of the work I did and the innovations I contributed well working on this national project.

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Each governmental building's employee health offices were designed different but included all the needed material and equipment.

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