Health Informatics Specialist

Department of Defense, Defens...
Washington D.C.
Mar 17, 2017
Apr 11, 2017
Full Time

The Defense Health Agency, National Capital Region Medical Directorate (NCR-MD) is the future of Military Medicine- a partnership in World Class Medical Healthcare. The Walter Reed National Military Medical Center, the National Intrepid Center of Excellence (NICoE), Fort Belvoir Community Hospital, Dilorenzo Clinic and the Joint Pathology Center, provide world class medical services to the nation's service members and their families.

The President has ordered a government-wide hiring freeze subject to certain limited exceptions. This position is subject to the hiring freeze. Although we are moving forward with the consideration of candidates, we will not make a selection for this vacancy announcement unless and until the position is no longer subject to the hiring freeze.

About the Position:
As a clinical research institute within Walter Reed National Military Medical Center, (WRNMMC), the National Intrepid Center of Excellence (NICoE) provides a national level capability to address the most complex diagnostic and treatment challenges for patients with Traumatic Brain Injury (TBI) and complex psychological and social challenges who have persistent impairment of function. The NICoE conducts complex diagnostic evaluations and holistic intensive day treatment to clarify diagnosis, begin long-term recovery and instill hope for patients and their families. The NICoE also conducts translational research to foster improved outcomes across the enterprise and beyond.

Who May Apply: US Citizens

  • Not Required

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In order to qualify, you must meet the education and experience requirements described below. Experience refers to paid and unpaid experience, including volunteer work done through National Service programs (e.g., Peace Corps, AmeriCorps) and other organizations (e.g., professional; philanthropic; religious; spiritual; community; student; social). You will receive credit for all qualifying experience, including volunteer experience. Your resume must clearly describe your relevant experience; if qualifying based on education, your transcripts will be required as part of your application. Additional information about transcripts is in this document.

Basic Requirement for Health Informatics Specialist:

Degree: This position requires that you successfully complete a degree with a major study in an academic field related to the health sciences or allied sciences appropriate to the work of the position, such as, Health Information Management, Health Care Administration, Health Informatics, Statistics, from an accredited college or university. (NOTE: You must submit a copy of your transcripts with your application package)

In addition to meeting the basic requirement above, to qualify for this position you must also meet the qualification requirements listed below:

Specialized Experience:
One year of specialized experience which includes applying areas of informatics, to include machine learning, data mining, forecasting and statistical modeling; retrieving data from different database systems including Oracle, MS SQL, MySQL, Teradata, Hadoop, and similar systems; and manipulating large datasets using state-of-the-art technologies. This definition of specialized experience is typical of work performed at the next lower grade/level position in the federal service (GS-12).

Some federal jobs allow you to substitute your education for the required experience in order to qualify. For this job, you must meet the qualification requirement using experience alone--no substitution of education for experience is permitted.

You will be evaluated on the basis of your level of competency in the following areas:

  • Data Management
  • Data Systems
  • Teamwork
  • Technology Application

Only degrees from an accredited college or university recognized by the Department of Education are acceptable to meet positive education requirements or to substitute education for experience. For additional information, please go to the Office of Personnel Management (OPM) and U.S. Department of Education websites at - and

Foreign education must be evaluated for U.S. equivalency in order to be considered for this position. Please submit your foreign education evaluation with your application.

Other Requirements: Click here for expanded definitions.

  • Male applicants born after December 31, 1959 must complete a Pre-Employment Certification Statement for Selective Service Registration.
  • You will be required to provide proof of U.S. Citizenship.
  • Two year trial/probationary period may be required.
  • Direct Deposit of Pay is Required.
  • Must be able to obtain and maintain a Tier 3 (T3) security clearance.
  • This position requires the incumbent to have tuberculosis testing.

Not Applicable

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