Physician, GP-0602-14

District of Columbia, D.C
Sep 09, 2019
Sep 17, 2019
Full Time


This position is located in the U.S. Coast Guard Personnel Service Center, Personnel Services Division, Medical Administrative Branch, Medical Review Section in Washington DC.

NOTE REGARDING SALARY: As a qualified physician, you may receive market based pay. The USCG is committed to offering a competitive salary that aligns with the health care labor market, your qualifications, and your credentials.

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PSC supports mission execution by recruiting, accessing, assigning and developing careers, maintaining well-being, compensating, separating and retiring all Coast Guard military personnel. The Medical Administration Branch coordinates supports and ensures personnel in the field are fit for worldwide assignment and able to perform their rated duties when found to have a disqualifying medical condition.

Being a Coast Guard civilian makes you a valuable member of the Coast Guard team.
  • Responsible for applying wide ranging (cross-specialty) knowledge of medical diseases, wounds, injuries and sequela of injuries and USCG regulations pertaining to the disability field, to accomplish the duties.
  • Evaluating cases of military personnel referred by the Medical Evaluation Board (MEB) that have not met requirements for retention due to a physical disability.
  • Reviewing cases to ensure inclusion of supporting evidence and advising on completeness of the medical evidence.
  • Establishing and maintaining liaison with higher command, the Health, Safety and Work-Life Service Center (HSWL), Department of Defense Military Treatment Facility staff and TRICARE Network Providers as necessary to ensure uniform application of regulations and medical guidelines.
  • Conducting fact-finding, requiring extensive coordination with physicians, Health, Safety and Work-Life Service Center clinical staff and operational unit commanders as needed to gather all relevant information for completeness.
  • Providing expert medical advice to legal and personnel management members of the Personnel Service Center as needed to support missions.

PLEASE NOTE: This announcement has been extended and will close midnight Monday, 9/16/2019. For those candidates who submitted applications prior to midnight Monday, 9/9/2019, there will still be a cut-off at midnight and applications will be reviewed the following business day. For those candidates determined eligible, your names will be forwarded for hiring official consideration. For those candidates deemed ineligible after the first cut-off and those new applicants who applied 9/10/2019-9/16/2019 will be reviewed after the cut-off date of 9/16/2019 midnight.

Travel Required

Not required

Supervisory status

Promotion Potential


Conditions of Employment

  • A physical examination may be required.
  • U.S. Citizenship is required.
  • Position subject to pre-employment and periodic drug testing.
  • Position is Non-Sensitive/Applicant subject to background investigation.

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 Aerospace Medicine, Occupational Medicine, Emergency Medicine, Family Medicine or Internal Medicine at an institution accredited for residency training by a recognized body of the Accreditation Council for Graduate Medical Education (ACGME). Incumbent must be eligible for board certification (board certification preferred) in Aerospace Medicine, Occupational Medicine, Emergency Medicine, Family Medicine or Internal Medicine with a minimum of 1 to 2 years of experience beyond residency and progressive experience in breadth and intensity. Board certification in one or more of the five specialties listed above is preferred but not required.

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 the specialty of the position to be filled or equivalent experience and training.


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

Additional information

  • 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.
  • 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.

    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

    How You Will Be Evaluated

    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 level medical knowledge in order to render sound professional judgement on cases involving highly complex medical issues.
    • Ability to acquire knowledge of the duties and responsibilities of active duty members to oversee evaluations of the individual's medical standing and its potential effect on their ability to perform those duties and responsibilities in accordance with their office, grade, rank or rating.
    • Thorough knowledge of a wide variety of medical disorders and the normal course of diseases, anticipated complications and therapeutic interventions, consistent with the expected standards for an occupational health or family practitioner and a licensed mid-level clinical practitioner.
    • Thorough knowledge of pharmaceuticals, their desired effect, side effects, interactions and complications of their use.
    • Ability to communicate concerning the medical condition of the member or the need for additional information on the medical condition orally and in writing to the medical staff and the active duty member, or their representative.

    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.

    To preview questions please click here .

    Background checks and security clearance

    Security clearance

    Drug test required

    Required Documents

    1. Your resume
    2. Your responses to the online questionnaire
    3. You must submit a legible copy of your unofficial college transcript from an accredited college/university. The transcript copy must reflect the college/university name and/or logo. Applicants are highly encouraged to proactively order a copy of their official transcripts to be delivered to their home address so transcripts will be readily available if selected. If selected, you will be required to provide official transcripts prior to establishing your start date. Foreign education completed in foreign colleges or universities may be used to meet federal qualification requirements if you can show that your foreign education is comparable to education received in accredited institutions in the U.S. It is your responsibility to provide such evidence with your application. See Recognition of Foreign Qualifications click here.
    4. If a license and/or certification is required, provide a copy of the license and/or certification for proof of eligibility.
    5. If you are claiming special priority selection rights under the Interagency Career Transition Assistance Program (ICTAP), submit a copy of your agency notice, most recent performance rating and most recent SF-50, Notification of Personnel Action, noting your current position, grade level and duty location. If you have never worked for the federal government, you are not ICTAP eligible. To be considered eligible, you must be placed in the well-qualified category for this position. Please see ICTAP eligibility.
    6. If you are claiming veterans' preference, submit the following documents. Please see Feds Hire Vets for detail.
    a. Veterans claiming 5 point veterans' preference must submit legible Member 4 Copy DD214(s) indicating Character of Service. 5-point preference will not be granted if appropriate documentation is not submitted with your application.
    b. 30% Disabled Veterans must submit their Member Copy 4 DD-214(s), which includes Character of Service, and VA Disability Letter with percentage of disability OR documentation of disability determination from a branch of the Armed Forces which reflects a compensable service-connected disability of 30% or more.
    c. Other 10 point Preference Eligibles must submit applicable Member Copy 4 DD-214(s), which includes Character of Service, and provide documentation of your other 10 point preference. If claiming 10 point preference, you must provide required documentation described on the back of the SF-15 which proves that you are entitled to such preference. 10-point preference will not be granted if appropriate documentation is not submitted with your application.
    d. If you are a current active duty military member who does not have a DD214 and is claiming preference under the Veterans Opportunity to Work (VOW) Act, you must submit certification from the Armed Forces indicating that you will be discharged or released under honorable conditions from active duty within 120 days from the date on the certification. Certifications must be on letterhead from the appropriate military branch and include the following information: military dates of service and expected discharge or release date, character of service, military rank, type of discharge and date when terminal leave will begin. Certifications must be signed by, or by direction of military members' military personnel offices, unit commanders or higher headquarters.
    7. OPM must authorize employment offers for former or current Political Appointees. If you are currently, or have been within the last 5 years, a political Schedule A, Schedule C or Non-Career SES employee in the Executive Branch, you must disclose this information. Submit proof of your former or current status, such as your SF-50. Please see here.

    All documentation as outlined above must be received by the closing date of the announcement. If you are unable to submit your documents electronically, you may fax or mail the documents. A fax cover sheet will be provided to you from the system, with fax number and instructions to transmit the requested documents. The required documents will also be accepted by mail and must be received by the closing date of the announcement. The mailing address is COMMANDANT (CG-1211HQ), ATTN OFFICE OF CIVILIAN HUMAN RESOURCES (JOBS), US COAST GUARD, 2703 MARTIN LUTHER KING JR AVE SE STOP 7912, WASHINGTON, DC 20593-7912.

    If you are relying on your education to meet qualification requirements:

    Education must be accredited by an accrediting institution recognized by the U.S. Department of Education in order for it to be credited towards qualifications. Therefore, provide only the attendance and/or degrees from schools accredited by accrediting institutions recognized by the U.S. Department of Education .

    Failure to provide all of the required information as stated in this vacancy announcement may result in an ineligible rating or may affect the overall rating.

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