Physician - Occupational Medicine (Deputy Chief, Occupational Safety & Health Branch)

Employer
USAJobs
Location
Washington, D.C
Posted
Aug 12, 2022
Closes
Aug 16, 2022
Hours
Full Time
Duties

Serves as the Deputy Chief of OSHB, and is under the general supervision of the Chief, OSHB, who provides general guidance.

Responsible for planning, organizing, directing, operating and evaluating the occupational safety and health, fire, and environmental health programs for the Bureau of Prisons (BOP).

Responsible for the development of an effective comprehensive plan for occupational safety and health, environmental program, fire prevention and control consistent with the mission of the BOP.

Oversees the medical needs for BOP employees primarily thru review of Fit for Duty (FFD) , pre-employment history and physicals, Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) hearing conservation program, OSHA respiratory protection program, Bloodborne Pathogen Program, and Public Access Defibrillation (PAD) guidelines program as well as workers' compensation program and Drug Free Workplace Program (DFWP).

Responsible for all care delivered as it pertains to occupational health care.

Requirements

Conditions of Employment

  • U.S. Citizenship is Required.
  • See Special Conditions of Employment Section.

The Career Transition Assistance Plan (CTAP) provides eligible surplus and displaced competitive service employees in the Department of Justice with selection priority over other candidates for competitive service vacancies. If your Department of Justice component has notified you in writing that you are a surplus or displaced employee eligible for CTAP eligibility, you may receive selection priority if: 1) this vacancy is within your CTAP eligibility; 2) you apply under the instructions in this announcement; and 3) you are found well qualified for this vacancy. To be well qualified, you must satisfy all qualification requirements for the vacant position and score 85 or better on established ranking criteria. You must provide a copy of your written notification of CTAP eligibility with your application. Additional information about CTAP eligibility is at: Click Here

Qualifications

To be considered for the position, you must meet the following qualification requirements.

Basic Requirements:

Degree: Doctor of Medicine, Doctor of Osteopathic Medicine or equivalent from a school in the United States or Canada. This degree must have been accredited by the Council on Medical Education of the American Medical Association ; Association of American Medical Colleges ; Liaison Committee on Medical Education ; Commission on Osteopathic College Accreditation of the American Osteopathic Association , or an accrediting body recognized by the U.S. Department of Education at the time the degree was obtained.

AND

Licensure: Applicants must possess a current, active, full, and unrestricted license or registration as a Physician from a State, the District of Columbia, the Commonwealth of Puerto Rico, or a territory of the United States.

NOTE: ALL applicants MUST electronically upload proof of current, active, full and unrestricted license as a Physician, and proof of successful completion of an accredited graduate training internship, fellowship, or residency program for verification at the time you apply.

AND

Graduate Training: Subsequent to obtaining a Doctor of Medicine or Doctor of Osteopathic Medicine degree, a candidate must have had at least 1 year of supervised experience providing direct service in a clinical setting, i.e., a 1-year internship or the first year of a residency program in a hospital or an institution accredited for such training. For purposes of this standard, graduate training programs include only those internship, residency, and fellowship programs that are approved by accrediting bodies recognized within the United States or Canada.

All qualified referred candidates will undergo a credentialing process. This process includes validation of examinations, licensure, education, internship and residency. Please electronically upload these documents along with your required supporting documentation at the time you apply.

AND

Additional Requirements:

Applicants must have five years of graduate training in the specialty of the position to be filled OR equivalent experience and training.

Some examples of this qualifying experience are:
  • Experience with fitness for duty and pre-employment medical clearance process to include establishing processes for medical review of operations (training, review boards, fit for duty, OWCP, etc.)li>
  • Experience with OSHA visits and responding the OSHA citations or request of information.
  • Experience with hearing conservation and respiratory protection program.
  • Experience in planning, projecting and providing medical statistical analysis that would identify injury causation trends and recommendations for new technologies leading to injury prevention.
  • Experience in providing oversight and policy level input towards development or planning of programs and support for occupational medicine and administration.

AND

Selective Placement Factor:

Applicants applying for this position, MUST possess the following Selective Factors. In the event you do not possess the Selective Factor, you will be found ineligible for this position.
  • Applicant must submit proof of current Board Certification in Occupational and Environmental Medicine.

Note:Applicants MUST upload a copy of certification at the time they apply.

If applicable, credit will be given for paid and unpaid work. To receive proper credit, you must show the actual time (such as number of hours worked per week) spent in the activities.

**Your eligibility for consideration will be based on your responses to the questions in the application.*

Education

See Qualifications Section for education requirements, if applicable.

ONLY if education is a requirement/substitution for specialized experience, applicant MUST upload legible transcripts as verification of educational requirement. Transcripts MUST be uploaded and electronically linked from USAJOBS at the time you apply and MUST include identifying information to include School Name, Student Name, Degree and Date Awarded (if applicable). All academic degrees and coursework must be completed at a college or university that has obtained accreditation or pre-accreditation status from an accrediting body recognized by the U.S. Department of Education. For a list of schools that meet this criteria, Click Here .

Foreign Education: For information regarding foreign education requirements, please see Foreign Diploma and Credit Recognition at the U.S. Department of Education website: Recognition of Foreign Qualifications .

If you are selected for this position and qualified based on education (i.e. basic education requirement and/or substitution of education), you will be required to provide an OFFICIAL transcript prior to your first day on duty.

Additional information

This position IS NOT included in the bargaining unit.

Special Conditions of Employment Section:

Initial appointment to a supervisory/managerial position requires a one-year probationary period.

The incumbent is subject to geographic relocation to meet the needs of the agency.

Appointment is subject to satisfactory completion of a urinalysis, physical, and background investigation. All applicants are subject to National Crime Information Center (NCIC) and credit checks.

The addresses listed on the USAJOBS account/resume must be the primary residence at the time of application. You may be required to provide proof of residence.

Additional selections may be made if vacancies occur within the life of the certificate.

Current Federal Law Enforcement Employees:

Individuals selected who are under the Federal Employees Retirement System (FERS) or Civil Service Retirement System (CSRS) and who have not had three years "primary" law enforcement retirement coverage, will not be covered by law enforcement retirement while in this position. To regain coverage, individuals must return to a position with "primary" coverage.

To ensure compliance with an applicable preliminary nationwide injunction, which may be supplemented, modified, or vacated, depending on the course of ongoing litigation, the Federal Government will take no action to implement or enforce the COVID-19 vaccination requirement pursuant to Executive Order 14043 on Requiring Coronavirus Disease 2019 Vaccination for Federal Employees. Federal agencies may request information regarding the vaccination status of selected applicants for the purposes of implementing other workplace safety protocols, such as protocols related to masking, physical distancing, testing, travel, and quarantine.