Physician

Employer
USAJobs
Location
Washington, D.C
Posted
Jun 19, 2021
Closes
Jun 22, 2021
Hours
Full Time
Duties

Summary

This position is located in the Department of Labor, Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA), Directorate of Technology Support and Emergency Management (DTSEM).

- This position is at the Full Performance Level.

- This position is outside the Bargaining Unit.

- Eligible for a Physician Comparability Agreement (PCA).

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Responsibilities

Major duties for this position include but are not limited to, the following:
  • Establish and promotes relationships with professional organizations, external experts in the field of occupational medicine, labor representatives, and academic centers. Participates in medical investigations and support activities independently and/or as part of an interdisciplinary team. Develops and maintains working relationships with Solicitor of Labor (SOL) staff on issues involving the confidentiality of medical information, medical testimonies, depositions, and conflicts of interest. Maintains relationships with OPM and other Federal agencies to track changes to similar programs elsewhere in the Federal government; Establish working relationships.
  • Develops and leads OSHA's COVID tracking and testing program; supports OSHA's and DOL's record keeping around COVID; supports other DOL agencies and DOL in matters COVID.
  • Represents DTSEM in working groups with the agency, department, and other federal agencies on occupational medicine issues. Represents OOMN and the Directorate by providing expert occupational health support to other organizations in the development of new or modified occupational health standards and related documents. Represents the agency at hearings and other legal proceedings that may require medical expertise concerning occupationally related illnesses and injuries. Coordinates medical examinations of OSHA personnel covered by the OSHA Medical Examination Program.
  • Development and preparation of documents. Prepares or assists in preparing occupational safety and technical resources such as safety and health bulletins on specific hazards and toxins. Prepares or provides assistance in the development, review, and analysis of policies, guidelines, compliance procedures, and other documents requiring medical expertise. Knowledge and skill in communicating clearly and effectively in writing sufficient to present information to others.
  • Applies epidemiological principles and toxicological information, and information and data expertise to questions affecting workers safety health. Reviews individual results and renders qualification determinations where appropriate; provides suggestions for and reviews proposals for alternative duties of personnel who fail to meet physical requirements and implements examination factors to program. Overseas the design of the OSHA COVID testing program and as applicable, integrate with the existing OSHA Medical Examination Program (OMEP), other agency/department examination programs such for MSHA, and for employees not currently covered in medical examination programs.
  • Advises senior management on occupational medicine issues. Provides expert technical assistance to OSHA's national office, regional and area offices and to representatives from labor, employer groups, academia, Congress and the general public. Provides medical expertise on issues concerning emergency management to Agency executives and staff. Mastery of advanced occupational medicine principles, concepts standards and practices to develop and/or make recommendations on policies, directives, and standards. Mastery of national, and applicable international, safety and health laws, policies, regulations, standards, and operation directives. Provides suggestions for and reviews proposals for alternative duties of personnel who fail to meet physical requirements for the performance of the full range of duties at pre-placement and surveillance exams complementing DOL policies supporting CRC, EEO, and other ADA DOL processes as outlined in.


Travel Required

Occasional travel - Occasional Travel May Be Required.

Supervisory status
No

Promotion Potential
15 - This position is at the Full performance Level.

Requirements

Conditions of Employment

  • Appointment to this position may require a background investigation.
  • Requires a probationary period if requirement has not been met.
  • U.S. Citizenship.and Must be at least 16 years of age.
  • Must submit proof that all education/licensure requirements are met.
  • Must be able to obtain/maintain a Public Trust security clearance.


Applicants must meet all legal and regulatory requirements. Reference the "Required Documents" section for additional requirements.

Qualifications

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, a fifth pathway certificate for Americans who completed premedical education in the United States and graduate education in a foreign country, or successful completion of the U.S. Medical Licensing Examination.

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.
Note: An agency may wave the licensure requirement for research positions not involving direct patient care.

In addition to meeting the BASIC REQUIREMENTS applicants must have the following:

Graduate Training
Subsequent to obtaining a Doctor of Medicine or Doctor of Osteopathic Medicine degree, a candidate must have had at least 1 year of supervised experience providing direct service in a clinical setting, i.e., a 1-year internship or the first year of a residency program in a hospital or an institution accredited for such training. For purposes of this standard, graduate training programs include only those internship, residency, and fellowship programs that are approved by accrediting bodies recognized within the United States or Canada. Descriptions of such programs are described below:

- An internship program involves broadly based clinical practice in which physicians acquire experience in treating a variety of medical problems under supervision (e.g., internal medicine, surgery, general practice, obstetrics-gynecology, and pediatrics). Such programs are in hospitals or other institutions accredited for internship training by a recognized body of the Accreditation Council for Graduate Medical Education (ACGME).
- A residency program involves training in a specialized field of medicine in a hospital or an institution accredited for training in the specialty by a recognized body of the American Medical Association, (AMA) or Accreditation Council for Graduate Medical Education.
- A fellowship program involves advanced training (beyond residency training) in a given medical specialty in either a clinical or research setting in a hospital or an institution accredited in the United States for such training.

Applicants who meet the above Basic Requirements qualify for GS-11 (or equivalent) positions.

Additional Requirements for Grades GS-12 and Above:

For GS-15 -- 5 years of graduate training in the specialty of the position to be filled or equivalent experience and training.

Specialized Experience Requirement: To qualify at the GS-15 level, applicants must have 52 weeks of Specialized Experience equivalent to at least the next lower grade level, GS-14. Specialized experience is defined as providing technical medical assistance to leadership, Congress, and the public on occupational medicine issues; independently leading medical investigations and support activities; and managing population health.

Education

Any applicant falsely claiming an academic degree from an accredited school will be subject to actions ranging from disqualification from federal employment to removal from federal service.

If your education was completed at a foreign college or university, you must show comparability to education received in accredited educational institutions in the United States and comparability to applicable minimum course work requirements for this position. Click Evaluation of Foreign Education for more information.

Additional information

DOL seeks to attract and retain a high performing and diverse workforce in which employees' differences are respected and valued to better meet the varying needs of the diverse customers we serve. DOL fosters a diverse and inclusive work environment that promotes collaboration, flexibility and fairness so that all individuals are able to participate and contribute to their full potential.

Refer to these links for more information:

GENERAL INFORMATION , ADDITIONAL DOCUMENTATION , FORMER FEDERAL EMPLOYEES

Additional vacancies may be filled using this announcement, if authorized.

How You Will Be Evaluated

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

If you meet the minimum qualifications, you will be evaluated against the evaluation factors below and will be placed into a category based on your vacancy question responses.

Categories

Category A (Best Qualified) - Meets the basic qualification requirements for the vacancy and has successful experience in the same or similar job that has demonstrated superior proficiency in applying critical competencies required by this position to work of increased levels of difficulty and complexity.

Category B (Well Qualified) - Meets the basic qualification requirements for the vacancy and demonstrates satisfactory proficiency in the critical competencies required by this position.

Category C (Qualified) - Meets the specialized experience described in the minimum qualifications requirements section of this announcement and demonstrates proficiency in the basic competencies.

Evaluation Factors (Competencies) - All qualified applicants will be evaluated on the following key competencies:

Interpersonal Skills - Shows understanding, friendliness, courtesy, tact, empathy, concern, and politeness to others; develops and maintains effective relationships with others; may include effectively dealing with individuals who are difficult, hostile, or distressed; relates well to people from varied backgrounds and different situations; is sensitive to cultural diversity, race, gender, disabilities, and other individual differences.

Leadership - Influences, motivates, and challenges others; adapts leadership styles to a variety of situations.

Oral Communication - Expresses information (for example, ideas or facts) to individuals or groups effectively, taking into account the audience and nature of the information (for example, technical, sensitive, controversial); makes clear and convincing oral presentations; listens to others, attends to nonverbal cues, and responds appropriately.

Reasoning - Identifies rules, principles, or relationships that explain facts, data, or other information; analyzes information and makes correct inferences or draws accurate conclusions.

Technical Competence - Uses knowledge that is acquired through formal training or extensive on-the-job experience to perform one's job; works with, understands, and evaluates technical information related to the job; advises others on technical issues.

The information you provide may be verified by a review of your work experience and/or education, by checking references and through other means (ex. interview). The examining Human Resources Office (HRO) makes the final determination concerning applicant ratings. Your resume MUST provide sufficient information to substantiate your responses to the vacancy questions. If not, the HRO may amend your responses to more accurately reflect the level of competency indicated by the content of your resume. Your evaluation may also include a review by a Human Resources Specialist or panel and may include other assessments (ex. interview, panel review, written test, writing sample, etc.)

INFORMATION FOR ICTAP/CTAP ELIGIBLES ONLY: If you are eligible for special priority selection under ICTAP/CTAP, you must be well-qualified for the position to receive consideration. ICTAP/CTAP eligibles who are placed into Category B or higher will be considered "well-qualified".

Click Application of Veterans Preference for Category Rating Jobs for more information.

To preview questions please click here .

Background checks and security clearance

Security clearance
Other

Drug test required
No

Required Documents

The following documents must be submitted by 11:59 p.m. (ET) on the vacancy closing date. You are not required to submit a document if it does not apply to you. Warning: If you submit a document using the same document title, the 2nd submission will OVERWRITE the 1st submission. Also, do not upload password-protected documents.

- Resumes are required - provide a resume either by creating one in USAJOBS or uploading one from your profile. To receive full consideration for relevant and specialized experience, please list the month, year, and the number of work hours worked for the experience listed on your resume. We also suggest that you preview the vacancy questions, and confirm that your resume supports your question responses.

- Veterans Documents (if applicable): To be considered as a 5-point preference eligible, you must submit a copy of your Certificate of Release or Discharge From Active Duty, DD214. Your DD-214 must show the type of discharge and dates of active duty. To claim 10-point preference, you must submit a copy of your DD214; an Application for 10-point Veteran's Preference, SF15; and the proof of entitlement of this preference which is normally an official statement, dated 1991 or later, from the Department of Veterans Affairs certifying to the present existence of the service-connected disability and indicating the percentage of your disability. (For active duty service members expecting honorable or general discharge or release within 120 days, click Active Duty ). Without this documentation, you will not receive veteran's preference. For more information, go to http://www.fedshirevets.gov/hire/hrp/vetguide/index.aspx

- Displaced Employee Placement Documents - Only required if requesting priority consideration under CTAP or ICTAP eligibility.

- Cover Letters are not mandatory and will not be used to verify experience, but may be submitted. Applicants selected for employment who are not current DOL employees will be required to provide proof of citizenship , and the E-Verify system will be used to confirm the employment eligibility of all new hires.

- Unofficial Transcript(s) (in English) - If you are using education as a basis for qualifying for this position, you must submit all applicable academic transcripts demonstrating that you meet the qualifying educational requirements (ex. BA/BS, MA, JD, Ph.D., etc.). If specific coursework is required to qualify, you must supply an unofficial transcript from each academic institution in which the required courses were taken in order to receive credit.

You may upload your unofficial transcript(s) as one document (3 MB size limit). If over 3 MB, please submit via fax feature.

NOTE: The OFFICIAL Transcript(s) MUST BE RECEIVED, if you are selected, and prior to receiving the firm offer with a start date.

Reference the "Education Section" for College Transcript and Evaluation of Foreign Education.

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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