Health Systems Specialist (Title 32)

Fort Pickett, Virginia
Oct 13, 2019
Oct 20, 2019
Full Time



This National Guard position is for a Health Systems Specialist (Title 32), Position Description Number D1171000 and is part of the VA G1, National Guard.

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As a Health Systems Specialist (Title 32), GS-0671-12, you will perform the below duties:

(1) Oversees and manages the medical readiness program of the state, which includes planning, coordinating, and providing guidance to all medical resources within the state.

(2) Develops, plans, coordinates, and institutes medical policies to implement higher-level directives and federal law to provide optimum guidance and support to subordinate organizations.

(3) Represents the State Surgeon as the principal full-time medical advisor to The Adjutant General, Component Commanders, the Chief of Staff, and other directorate level staff elements, and as a liaison with all State, NGB, and Federal organizations concerning medical matters. Serves as liaison between Occupational Health and the State Surgeon.

(4) Manages all resources budgeted to the state for medical programs. Prepares annual budget for the state medical readiness program to include funding at state, NGB, and DA sources. Conducts staff conferences to determine budget impacts caused by increased costs, changes in programs and policies, readiness requirements, and new program requirements. Executes the budget approved medical readiness and approves all changes which may need to be made due to unforeseen problems. Participates as a member of the PBAC. Ensures that training requirements for medical personnel are met.

(5) Supervises Preventive Medicine Section personnel. The majority of the subordinate positions are support positions in one-grade interval occupational series. The supervisory responsibilities comprise less than 25% of the incumbent's time. Plans work to be accomplished by subordinates. Sets and adjusts short-term priorities, and prepares schedules for completion of work. Assigns work to subordinates based on priorities, selective consideration of the difficulty and requirements of assignments and the capabilities of subordinates. Develops performance standards and evaluates work performance. Gives advice, counsel, or instruction to subordinates both work and administrative matters. Interviews candidates for positions and recommends appointment, promotion, or reassignment to such positions. Hears and resolves complaints from subordinates, referring group grievances and more serious complaints to a higher level supervisor. Effects minor disciplinary measures. Identifies training needs.

(6) Performs other duties as assigned.

Travel Required

Not required

Supervisory status

Promotion Potential


Conditions of Employment

  • NATIONAL GUARD MEMBERSHIP IS REQUIRED. If you are not sure you are eligible for military membership, please contact a National Guard recruiter prior to applying for this position.
  • This is an excepted service position that requires membership in a compatible military assignment in the employing state's National Guard, required prior to the effective date of placement.
  • Selectee will be required to wear the military uniform.
  • Acceptance of an excepted service position constitutes concurrence with these requirements as a condition of employment.
  • Applicants who are not currently a member of the National Guard must be eligible for immediate membership and employment in the National Guard in the military grade listed in this announcement.
  • Males born after 31 December 1959 must be registered for Selective Service.
  • Federal employment suitability as determined by a background investigation.
  • May be required to successfully complete a probationary period.
  • Participation in direct deposit is mandatory.


NOTE:Qualifications are based on breadth/level of experience. In addition to describing duties performed, applicants must provide the exact dates of each period of employment (from MM/DD/YY to MM/DD/YY) and the number of hours worked per week if part time. As qualification determinations cannot be made when resumes do not include the required information, failure to provide this information may result in disqualification. Applicants are encouraged to use the USAJOBS Resume Builder to develop their federal resume. For a brief video on How to Create a Federal Resume, click here .

GROUP I -All qualified Male/Female Enlisted Personnel (O-4/MAJ - O-5/LTC) currently employed (permanent) in the Virginia Army National Guard Military Technician Program.
GROUP II - All qualified Virginia Army National Guard Male/Female Enlisted Personnel (O-4/MAJ - O-5/LTC), regardless of employment status (Traditional, Military Technician or AGR). To be considered as a Group II applicant, proof of appointment/enlistment in the Virginia National Guard must be attached if the appointment/enlistment occurred within 60 days prior to, or during, the advertisement period.
GROUP III - Individuals eligible for membership in the Virginia Army National Guard.

Military Grades: Traditional Officers (O-4/MAJ - O-5/LTC)

GENERAL EXPERIENCE : Applicant must have at least one year on the job experience which provided the applicant with specialized knowledge of the basic principles and practices related to the management of health care delivery systems as well as military or civilian working knowledge in health services management; hospital administration and practice; contractual and accounting fundamentals; quality management; human resource management; and bio metrics.

SPECIALIZED EXPERIENCE : Applicant must have at least 12 months of specialized experience, education, and training equivalent to at least the GS-11 level, or equivalent pay band in other pay systems in the Federal government. This experience may also have been obtained in the private sector, but must demonstrate that it is comparable to the GS grade indicated. This experience must include activities such as:
  • Experience which resulted in competent skills and knowledge of the principles and practices related to the management of health care delivery systems.
  • Experiences in analyzing and recommending solutions to complicated problems related to health systems.
  • Experiences including a thorough and distinctive knowledge of health care delivery systems in regard to missions, organizations, programs, and requirements.
  • Experience which provided you with expert organizational skills; expert leadership competencies; articulate oral skills; exceptional writing skills; and endorsed experiences in briefing senior leaders on related subjects.

  • Education

    An Undergraduate Degree in Health Administration, Health Care Administration (or equivalent), Health Care Management, Health Management and Policy, Health Services Administration (or equivalent), Hospital Administration (or equivalent), or related fields such as, Primary Care Management. Other completed degrees in Accounting, Business Administration, Business Management, Economics, Finance, Marketing, Statistics, Information Systems Management, Biomedical Engineering, Clinical Engineering and Health Management/Health Systems Engineering, Operations Research or other closely-related degree fields.
    A Graduate Degree in Health Administration, Health Care Administration (or equivalent), Health Care Management, Health Management and Policy, Health Services Administration (or equivalent), Hospital Administration (or equivalent), Accounting, Business Administration, Business Management, Economics, Finance, Marketing, Statistics, Information Systems Management, or other business-related equivalent.

    You must provide transcripts or other documentation to support your Educational claims. To receive credit for Education, you must provide documentation of proof that you meet the Education requirements for this position.

    Additional information

    If you are a male applicant who was born after 12/31/1959 and are required to register under the Military Selective Service Act, the Defense Authorization Act of 1986 requires that you be registered or you are not eligible for appointment in this agency ( ).

    If you are unable to apply online or need to fax a document you do not have in electronic form, view the following link for information regarding an Alternate Application .

    How You Will Be Evaluated

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

    Once the announcement has closed, your resume and supporting documentation will be used to determine if you meet the qualifications listed on this announcement. If you are minimally qualified, your resume and supporting documentation will be compared to your responses on the assessment questionnaire to determine your level of experience. If you rate yourself higher than is supported by your application package, your responses may be adjusted and/or you may be excluded from consideration for this position. If you are found to be among the top qualified candidates, you will be referred to the selecting official for employment consideration.

    Your qualifications will be evaluated on the following competencies (knowledge, skills, abilities and other characteristics):

    Background checks and security clearance

    Security clearance

    Drug test required

    Required Documents

    To apply for this position, you must submit a complete Application Package which includes:

    1. Your resume showing work schedule, hours worked per week, dates (including Month and Year, e.g., 02/2017, Feb 2017, etc.) of employment and duties performed.

    2. Other supporting documents: Transcripts, Most recent SF50 for current Federal Technicians, Proof of Recent enlistment if enlistment in the Virginia National Guard occurred within the last 60 days

    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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