Washington D.C.
Jun 13, 2017
Jul 31, 2017
Management, Nurse
Full Time

The Navy and Marine Corps team offers innovative, exciting and meaningful work linking military and civilian talents to achieve our mission and safeguard our freedoms. Department of the Navy provides competitive salaries, comprehensive benefits, and extensive professional development and training. From pipefitters to accountants, scientists to engineers, doctors to nurses-the careers and opportunities to make a difference are endless. Civilian careers-where purpose and patriotism unite!

Consider working for the Bureau of Medicine and Surgery (BUMED), the U.S. Navy's Civilian health care organization.  You don't have to join the military to work side-by-side with our military's medical staff to care for those who serve our Nation.  BUMED provides high quality patient- and family-centered care in wartime and peacetime to active duty members, their families, and beneficiaries at medical facilities around the globe.

There are Supervisory Occupational Health Nurse Practitioner positions available, one position will be located at the Branch Health Clinic Dahlgren, VA and one position will be at the Branch Health Clinic Indian Head, MD. The positions will be located in the Occupational Health department which is responsible for providing comprehensive occupational health services on a regional basis to a military and civilian population.  The Supervisory Occupational Health Nurse Practitioner (OHNP) is responsible for the daily running of the clinic and works to provide quality employee care in collaboration with physicians, industrial hygienists, safety specialists and managers. 

APPLY NOW! This announcement has an early consideration date of June 23, 2017.  Candidates who apply on or before June 23 will be referred first for consideration.  Candidates who apply after that date may be referred on a periodic basis as needed.

The purpose of this announcement is to recruit qualified individuals using OPM Government-wide Direct Hire Authority (DHA) authorized by Title 5 USC §3304 and 5 CFR 337 Part 337, Subpart B.   The rule of three, veteran preference, and traditional rating and ranking of candidates do not apply to the direct hire process.   For more information on OPM Direct-Hire Authority, please review this link:

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  • You must be a US Citizen.
  • Must be registered for Selective Service, see Legal & Regulatory Guidance.
  • Suitable for Federal employment as determined by background investigation.
  • Selectee may be required successfully complete a probationary period.
  • You must obtain and maintain a security clearance.

In order to qualify for this position, your resume must reflect sufficient education and experience to perform the duties of this position for which you are applying. Your resume is the key means we have for evaluating your qualifications as they relate to this position. Therefore, we encourage you to be clear and specific when describing your experience.

BASIC REQUIREMENTS: You must must meet ALL the following:

  1. EDUCATION: Degree or diploma from a professional nursing program approved by the legally designated State accrediting agency at the time the program was completed.  Please upload or fax a photocopy of your final transcripts at the time you submit your application.
  2. REGISTRATION: Active, current registration as a professional nurse in any State, District of Columbia, the Commonwealth of Puerto Rico, or a territory of the United States. Your resume must show the required current registration (include expiration date) or you must upload or fax a copy of the registration. Failure to provide this information may result in an ineligible rating.


  1. You must have one or more years of progressive specialized experience performing supervisory occupational health nurse work. Examples of this experience includes independently planning, coordinating, and evaluating or managing a comprehensive occupational health program; acting as the technical authority in occupational health; supervising and providing professional oversight over occupational health staff; and performing clinical occupational health nursing services.

SELECTIVE PLACEMENT FACTORS:  This position has two selective placement factors.  The Selective Placement Factors are: active, current registration as a professional NURSE PRACTITIONER in a State, District of Columbia, the Commonwealth of Puerto Rico, or a territory of the United States AND Possession of Basic Life Support Certification (BLS).  Failure to document the current certifications in your resume will result in an ineligible rating.

PART-TIME OR UNPAID EXPERIENCE:  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). Volunteer work helps build critical competencies, knowledge, and skills and can provide valuable training and experience that translates directly to paid employment. You will receive credit for all qualifying experience, including volunteer experience.  You must clearly identify the duties and responsibilities in each position held and the total number of hours per week.

As part of the application process, you must complete and submit an occupational questionnaire.  To preview this questionnaire and determine if your experience matches the skills required for this position, click the following link: View Assessment Questions.


THIS POSITION REQUIRES EDUCATION? For positions requiring positive education requirements, or if you are using education to meet all or part of the qualification requirements, you must submit a complete photocopy copy of your transcripts or an itemized list of college courses which includes equivalent information from the transcript (course title, semester/quarter hours, and grade/degree earned).   See OPM'sGeneral Policies for information on crediting education.

Do you have foreign education? Education completed in foreign colleges or universities may be used to meet the qualification requirements if the applicant can provide documentation indicating that the foreign education is comparable to that received in an accredited educational institution in the United States. It is the responsibility of the applicant to provide such evidence when applying for further information, visit:


  • If selected, you are required to participate in the Department of Defense direct deposit of pay program.
  • A security clearance is a requirement of this position. Failure to obtain and maintain the required level of clearance may result in the withdrawal of a position offer or removal.   If you possess a security clearance, please indicate the level and termination date in your resume.
  • Successful completion of a pre-employment drug test is required.  A tentative offer of employment will be rescinded if the applicant fails to report to the scheduled drug test appointment.  Incumbents of drug testing designated positions will be subject to random testing.  Drug test results will be provided to the employing activity/command.

  • In accordance with BUMEDINST 6220.9B as a condition of employment, be immunized on an annual basis against influenza.

  • In accordance with BUMEDINST 6230.15B as a condition of employment, be immunized against hepatitis B virus.



A typical day in the life as a Supervisory Occupational Health Nurse Practitioner:

-      Manage and implement occupational health and medical surveillance programs.

-      Directly supervise personnel, plans work, sets priorities  and provides oversight to civilian occupational health nurses.

-      Establish an occupational health program, ensuring that all program requirements are met.

-      Schedule and/or perform specialized health screening procedures.

-      Provide case management for occupational illness and injuries.

-      Determine employee ability to wear various types of protective equipment that they are medically qualified to wear.

-      Develop local training plans and conduct training for employees, supervisors and management on occupational health related safety and environmental issues.

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