Physician (Occupational Medicine), GP-0602-14

Washington D.C.
Apr 12, 2019
Apr 12, 2019
Full Time

Not required

Relocation expenses reimbursed Yes Moving expenses will be paid in accordance with appropriate regulations.

  • U.S. Citizenship is required.
  • Position subject to pre-employment and periodic drug testing.
  • Non-Sensitive - Requires a National Agency Check with Inquiries (NACI).
  • Must meet credentialing/privileging requirements prior to appointment.
  • Occasional lifting of boxes weighing up to 20 pounds may be required.
  • All qualification requirements must be met by the closing date of the announcement.

    To be considered eligible for this position, you must meet the basic and additional requirements below:

    To meet the basic requirements, you must meet the following 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.

    Degree from Foreign Medical School: A Doctor of Medicine or equivalent degree from a foreign medical school must provide education and medical knowledge equivalent to accredited schools in the United States. Evidence of equivalency to accredited schools in the United States is demonstrated by permanent certification by the Educational Commission for Foreign Medical Graduates (ECFMG). ECFMG through a program of certification, to determine if international medical graduates (IMGs) are ready to enter residency or fellowship programs in the U.S. that are accredited by the Accreditation Council for Graduate Medical Education (ACGME). ACGME requires IMGs who enter ACGME-accredited programs to be certified by ECFMG. ECFMG Certification is also one of the eligibility requirements for IMGs to take Step 3 of the three-step United States Medical Licensing Examination (USMLE). Medical licensing authorities in the United States require that IMGs be certified by ECFMG, among other requirements, to obtain an unrestricted license to practice medicine. The requirements have included examinations in the medical sciences, evaluation of English language proficiency, and documentation of medical education credentials.

    Licensure: For all grade levels and positions, 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.

    Graduate Medical Education: Subsequent to obtaining a Doctor of Medicine or Doctor of Osteopathic Medicine degree, a candidate must have completed, at minimum, a residency training program in Occupational Medicine at an institution accredited for residency training by a recognized body of the Accreditation Council for Graduate Medical Education (ACGME). Board certification in Occupational Medicine is required.

    Certification: Must have certification of successful completion of a Department of Defense (DOD) sponsored initial Flight Surgeon training program required of all DOD Flight Surgeons.

    In addition to the Basic Requirements above, you must meet the following additional requirement to be considered for the GP-14: Applicant must have three (3) years of graduate training in Occupational Medicine or equivalent experience and training in Occupational Medicine.

    Qualified candidates will undergo a credentialing process prior to employment with the USCG. This process includes validation of medical examinations, education, internship and residency.

    This position does have a positive education requirement. Please see Qualifications and Required Documents sections for details. If you are including education on your resume, report only attendance and/or degrees from schools accredited by accrediting institutions recognized by the U.S. Department of Education.

    FOREIGN EDUCATION: Education completed in foreign colleges or universities may be used to meet the requirements. You must show proof the education credentials have been deemed to be at least equivalent to that gained in conventional U.S. education program. It is your responsibility to provide such evidence when applying. For further information on the evaluation of foreign education, refer to the U.S. Department of Education's web site at click here

    1. Incumbent is required to sign a DA Form 5019-R, and/or DA Form 7412, Condition of employment for certain positions as identified critical under the drug abuse testing program.
    2. This position has a mandatory seasonal influenza vaccination requirement and is therefore subject to annual seasonal influenza vaccinations. Applicants tentatively selected for appointment will be required to sign a statement consenting to seasonal influenza vaccinations.
    3. Incumbent is required to be screened for applicable immunizations IAW COMDTINST M2630.4 (series).

    Applicants will be required to complete questions contained on the Declaration for Federal Employment (OF-306) at the time a tentative job offer is made. At the time of appointment, selectees will be required to update the OF-306. Certain responses on the form could pose a problem with suitability for employment determinations.

    If you receive a conditional offer of employment for this position, you will be required to complete an Optional Form 306, Declaration for Federal Employment, and to sign and certify the accuracy of all information in your application, prior to entry on duty.  False statements on any part of the application may result in withdrawal of offer of employment, dismissal after beginning work, or imprisonment.

    DHS uses e-Verify, an Internet-based system, to confirm the eligibility of all newly hired employees to work in the United States. Learn more about e-Verify, including your rights and responsibilities at click here

    Recruitment incentives may be authorized.

    Moving expenses will be paid in accordance with appropriate regulations.

    All Federal employees are required to have Federal salary payments made by direct deposit.

    For Veterans' preference eligibility, visit Veterans' Employment Resources. Veterans, Peace Corps/VISTA volunteers, and persons with disabilities possess a wealth of unique talents, experiences, and competencies that can be invaluable to the DHS mission. If you are a member of one of these groups, you may not have to compete with the public for federal jobs. To determine your eligibility and to understand the documentation that would be required with your application, click on the links above and contact the Servicing Human Resources Office listed at the bottom of this announcement.

    More than 1 selection may be made from this announcement if additional identical vacancies in the same title, series, grade, and unit occur within 60 days from the date the certificate was issued.

    If you need a reasonable accommodation for the application and hiring process, please contact 478-262-4577. Decisions on granting reasonable accommodation will be made on a case-by-case basis. Visit Reasonable Accommodation

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    You will be evaluated for this job based on how well you meet the qualifications above.

    We will review your résumé and supporting documentation to ensure you meet the basic qualification requirements. If you meet the minimum qualifications, your experience, education and training will be rated using the on-line self assessment questions that are based on the following competencies or knowledge, skills, and abilities needed to perform this job: 

    • Mastery of medical knowledge in order to render sound professional judgments on cases involving highly complex medical issues. Mastery of clinical skills and of the principles and practices of advanced Occupational and Aviation Medicine.
    • Extensive knowledge of worker protection and emergency medicine programs such as naloxone use by first responders, medical management of chemical and biological warfare agent exposure, and automated external defibrillator use by first responders in maritime environments.
    • Ability to communicate sufficient to lecture and teach any size group of medical professionals and/or peers. Must exercise exceptional tact and diplomacy and be sensitive to the obligations of a public servant in any interactions with others.
    • Thorough knowledge of medical terminology, anatomy and physiology consistent with the expected standards for an occupational health practitioner and an aviation medicine practitioner, and ability to communicate this knowledge orally and in writing with medical and non-medical staff.
    • Ability to conduct appropriate reviews of the current medical literature in order to ensure most recent concepts and thought processes are used in fitness for duty determinations.

    If you meet the basic requirements of the position, you will be referred to the hiring manager for consideration and may be called for an interview.

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    Drug test required Yes