Physician Assistant/Nurse Practitioner

Washington, D.C
Oct 16, 2021
Oct 19, 2021
Full Time


As a Physician Assistant/Nurse Practitioner for the CIA, you will work with highly motivated individuals to deliver medical and traumatic care within austere environments.
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You may also perform the following duties:
  • Establish and operate remote independent duty clinics.
  • Treat illness, injuries and medical emergencies to include trauma stabilization.
  • Conduct physical examinations and interpretation of diagnostic testing.
  • Provide didactic and practical instruction in various levels of medical care to include survival skills, field medicine, and tactical combat casualty care.
  • Participate in medical planning.
  • Perform logistical and administrative functions.
You will be required to carry medical equipment from one location to another on foot within austere foreign environments and may work with host-country personnel, often as the sole provider. You should be comfortable operating independently with a minimal amount of key medical supplies and without direct physician oversight.

While the initial assignment is located in the Washington, DC area, candidates will become part of a deploying team which may require six (6) months or more of the year serving abroad to various locations for the beginning of their career. All candidates will be required to serve a one year singleton deployment at some point, but can also choose to relocate with immediate family to an assorted choice of locations abroad to serve in a more clinical setting.

As part of our team you will receive excellent benefits and a variety of medical and non-medical training will be provided. Sign on incentives and moving expenses are reimbursed.

Travel Required

76% or greater - You may be expected to travel for this position.

Supervisory status

Promotion Potential
13 - GS-13, Step 3.


Conditions of Employment

  • US citizenship required (dual national US citizens are eligible).
  • All positions require relocation to the Washington, DC metropolitan area.
  • All applicants must successfully complete a thorough medical and psychological exam, a polygraph interview, and a comprehensive background investigation.
  • All applicants must generally not have used illegal drugs within the last twelve months. The issue of illegal drug use prior to twelve months ago is carefully evaluated during the medical and security processing.


Minimum Qualifications:
  • Master's degree from an AAPA-approved program and/or NP program.
  • Current NCCPA certification for PAs or licensure for NPs.
  • Minimum of five (5) years of full-time equivalent experience in emergency medicine or surgery with primary care experience.
  • Experience living overseas or extensive travel within various cultures as an adult.
  • Comfortable working in a diverse and austere environment.
Desired Qualifications:
  • Military background.
  • Strong interest in international affairs.
  • Excellent interpersonal and communication skills.
  • Foreign language proficiency.


  • Master's degree from an AAPA-approved program and/or NP program.
  • Current NCCPA certification for PAs or licensure for NPs.

Additional information

How You Will Be Evaluated

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

You will be evaluated for this job based on how well you meet the qualifications of the specific position to which you are applying.

Background checks and security clearance

Security clearance
Top Secret

Drug test required

Required Documents

The following items must be attached to your on-line application (PDF format preferred):
  • Resume
  • Unofficial transcripts for all degrees
  • Copy of certifications/licenses
  • At least on professional reference with full name and contact information

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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