Physician (Psychiatrist), GP-0602-14

District of Columbia, D.C
Feb 23, 2021
Feb 27, 2021
Full Time


This position is located in the U.S. Coast Guard Personnel Service Center (PSC), Personnel Services Division (PSD), Medical Administrative Branch (MED) 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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The Physician (Psychiatrist) serves as a technical resource, psychiatrist, for MED activities and an authority in the determination of medical suitability of military personnel, which is essential to success of Coast Guard missions. Responsible for applying wide ranging (cross-specialty) knowledge of medical diseases, wounds, injuries and sequela of injuries and Coast Guard regulations pertaining to the disability field, to accomplish the duties.

Being a Coast Guard civilian makes you a valuable member of the Coast Guard team.
  • Evaluates cases of individuals forwarded by the Military Treatment Facility that have not met requirements for retention due to a physical disability
  • Developing a narrative of the findings of the medical board to be placed in the official record
  • Establishes and maintains liaison with higher command, the Health, Safety and Work-Life Service Center (HSWL SC), Department of Defense Military Treatment Facility staff and TRICARE Network Providers as necessary to ensure uniform application of regulations and medical guidelines
  • Conducts fact-finding, requiring extensive coordination with physicians, HSWL clinical staff and operational unit commanders as needed to gather all relevant information for completeness
  • Interprets medical guidelines to ensure uniform application of medical aspects of the disability system and provides recommendations when conflicts are identified
  • Provides input for changes to regulations and procedures to improve the quality of the Coast Guard's disability evaluation system

PLEASE NOTE: This announcement is considered open-continuous and will be open 1/27/2021-2/26/2021 with one cut-off date of 2/11/2021. For those candidates determined eligible at each cut-off date, your names will be forwarded for hiring official consideration.

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 to practice psychiatry 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 Psychiatry or Neurology 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) from the American Board of Psychiatry and Neurology or American Osteopathic Association, Board of Psychiatry and Neurology 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 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 four (4) 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

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 of, and skill in applying, theories and professional practices of medicine, and specifically psychiatric medicine, in order to render sound professional judgment on cases involving highly complex medical and psychiatric issues.
  • Ability to acquire knowledge of the duties and responsibilities of active duty members. Knowledge will be used 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.
  • Knowledge of the principles of adjudication as applied to every medical condition that may interfere with performance of military duty.
  • Practical knowledge and understanding of the medical standards that apply to active duty and reservists and a thorough knowledge of the wide ranging medical conditions that may affect the performance of duties, based on an individual's office, grade, rank or rating.
  • Thorough knowledge of pharmaceuticals, their desired effect, side effects, interactions and complications of their use.
  • In order to perform medical evaluations and communicate recommendations or comments must be skilled in utilizing standard computer software and other appropriate applications, including use of medical data bases.

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

Position sensitivity and risk
Non-sensitive (NS)/Low Risk

Trust determination process
Credentialing , Suitability/Fitness

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.

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