Edgewood, Maryland
Sep 26, 2020
Oct 04, 2020
Full Time


THIS IS A NATIONAL GUARD TITLE 32 EXCEPTED SERVICE POSITION. This is an indefinite position. Indefinite employment does not confer permanent tenure and is covered under tenure group 3. Indefinite technicians serve at the will of the appointing officer and may be separated any time, after a 30 day written memorandum is issued by the HRO.

This National Guard position is for a HEALTH SYSTEM SPECIALIST, Position Description Number D1119000 and is part of the Maryland National Guard.

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As a Health Systems Specialist, GS-0671-09, you are responsible for oversight, administration, and implementation of policies pertaining to state medical affairs, and exercise of programs such as: Line Of Duty (LOD) Investigation Program, Incapacitation Pay Program, Active Duty Medical Extension (ADME) Program, MOS Medical Review Board (MMRB) Program, Medical Disqualification Program, Follow up Health Care Program, Medical Claims Processing Program, Medical Travel and Orders Program, Medical Evaluation Board (MEB), Physical Evaluation Board (PEB), Human Immunodeficiency Virus (HIV) Screening Program, Immunization Program, routine and special physical examinations and waivers, Weight Control Program, and Over-40 Medical Screening Program.

Coordinates with the National Guard Bureau (NGB), the Military Medical Support Office (MMSO), Tri-Care, U.S. Total Army Personnel Command (PERSCOM), Regional Medical Command, the Military Treatment Facilities, and the Medical Evaluation Board (MEB), and Physical Evaluation Board (PEB) Liaison Offices located within the state.

Serves as the principle advisor to the Chief of the MILPO, as well as to general officer commanders, and personnel on eligibility for health care, sources of health care, medical aspects of physical readiness training and testing, Active Duty Medical Extensions, and LOD investigations. Collects, analyzes and provides statistical reports to the MILPO Chief and the Commanders of the Major Army Commands (MACOMs) within the state regarding the health services programs. As required, organizes, coordinates, and provides health services briefings and training for the unit readiness workshops, Active Guard Reserves workshops, and the Commanders Course.

Manages the funds associated with the health services account and provides an accounting for expenditures as required.

Responds to inquires and various correspondence on health services issues and maintains an action file on all responses. Observes privacy requirements on the release of medical information concerning individual military members.

Coordinates, assembles, monitors and ensures the proper conduct of the Incapacitation Pay Review Board and the MOS Military Review Board. As required, is a participant on review boards.

Reviews, evaluates, and interprets regulatory guidance, policies, and procedures applicable to the health services programs. Provides guidance to all users through the development of policies, procedures, standard operating procedures (SOPs), electronic tracking systems, and dissemination of information related to the health services programs. Publishes guidance to enhance and simplify completion and submission of health service related actions.

Provides supervision of subordinate staff through the planning, assignment, and review of work; granting of leave; providing recommendation on training requirements, performance standards, and ratings; and effecting minor disciplinary actions such as warnings and reprimands.

Performs other duties as assigned.

Travel Required

Not required

Supervisory status

Promotion Potential


Conditions of Employment

This is an indefinite position. Indefinite employment does not confer permanent tenure and is covered under tenure group 3. Indefinite technicians serve at the will of the appointing officer and may be separated any time, after a 30 day written memorandum is issued by the HRO.

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. 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.

Participation in direct deposit is mandatory.

Males born after 31 December 1959 must be registered for Selective Service

Acceptance of an excepted service position constitutes concurrence with these requirements as a condition of employment.

This position requires a Secret Clearance.

Selectee will be required to wear the military uniform.


Military Grades: Warrant Officer and Enlisted

GENERAL EXPERIENCE : All series personnel must be certified at the next higher level before being eligible for that level and must have a minimum of one year on-the-job experience in a career skill competency level immediately below the next higher level. Must have validated understanding of the basic principles and concepts of the occupational series and grade.

SPECIALIZED EXPERIENCE : Have military or civilian working experiences and knowledge of the basic principles and practices related to the management of health care delivery systems. Military or civilian working knowledge is required in general clerical procedures; medical terminology; regulations, and directives; medical ethics; health records administration; principles of coding; and anatomy or physiology programs. Must have at least 12 months military or civilian experience at a novice competency level in one of the medical service core functions, which are prescribed as: Health facilities, health plan management, medical resources, health care information management and information technology, medical logistics, or medical readiness (including aeromedical evacuation). Have military or civilian working experiences and knowledge in analyzing and recommending solutions to complicated problems. Experienced in developing and implementing various policies and procedures used in the state medical programs. Experienced in various administrative areas such as budget, personnel and public relations within a medical unit or medical activity.

Quality of Experience: Qualifications are not based solely on time. Qualification factors include experiences in other civilian and military health services programs. A candidate's competencies (knowledge, skills, abilities, and behaviors) are evaluated on the basis of duties performed rather than strictly on the rank of the individual; however, established compatibility criteria and unit assignment requirements are always followed. The applicant's full range of military service and civilian employment experiences, military and civilian performance records, resume, training certificates, and educational accomplishments must show possession of the competencies needed to successfully perform the health services program work. The applicant's record of experience, training, and education must show possession of competencies needed to effectively and efficiently perform the position description's described responsibilities and duties.


Army National Guard Warrant Officer GS-09 Positions
Must have a high school diploma or general education development (GED) diploma. An undergraduate degree from an accredited college/university -is optimum- in studies of 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. May also qualify with 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 medical degree fields.

Army National Guard Enlisted GS-07 through GS-09 Positions
Must have a high school diploma or general education development (GED) diploma. An undergraduate degree from an accredited college/university is optimum in health care administration, general science, biology, psychology, or other closely-related medical degree fields.

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):
--Knowledge of the regulations, policies, and procedures that impact the various programs overseen in order to evaluate and resolve procedural problems experienced in the state Medical Health Program.
--Knowledge of the full range of programs sufficient to advise management on the impact the current status individuals or groups may have on organizational requirements and activities i.e. physical readiness, training, testing; LOD investigation status and results; upcoming review boards or the status of the boards; etc.
--Ability to analyze the problems encountered and the skill to communicate, either orally or in writing, the recommendations to the parties involved i.e. all levels of management, individual military members, or the outside agencies or health care facilities that may be involved such as Tri-Care or local health facilities.
--Knowledge of the laws and privacy requirements concerned with the release of individual's medical information.

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:

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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