Headquarters, Air Force Reserve Command HEALTH SYSTEM SPECIALIST in McConnell AFB, Kansas
Summary Air Reserve Technician (ART) position. ARTs are part of the regular career civil service and enjoy all the benefits granted to Federal employees in the competitive civil service. Individuals selected for ART positions must meet both civilian qualifications and uniformed military requirements. For more information click here and speak with an Air Force Reserve Recruiter. Click on "Learn more about this agency" button below to view Eligibilities being considered and other IMPORTANT information. Responsibilities OBLIGATED POSITION: This position is obligated to the former incumbent who has return rights to this position under 10 U.S.C. 1586. Upon the employee's return you are subject to being displaced from this obligated position. Every effort will be made to find an equivalent position for you at the same grade for which you qualify within the commuting area without loss of seniority, status, or tenure. The primary purpose of this position is to serve as Air Reserve Technician (ART) and provide medical standards guidance, policy interpretation and application to Wing Commander, Medical Squadron Commander, unit health care professionals and unit medical support staffs within the Reserve Medical Unit (RMU) and to Squadron commanders throughout the installation. Major program areas covered include, but are not limited to, physical profiling and worldwide service determinability, deployment medicine, training requirements, and the application of medical standards in relation to aviators, Air Traffic Controllers, and other special operational duty personnel. Also serves as supervisor over a limited number of employees, duties which require less than 25% of the supervisor's time. DUTIES: 1. Plans, organizes, and implements medical standards activities for the SGP, as well as providing consultative services on all medical standard issues, medical standards training, deployment processing, and other Aerospace Medicine Standards related topics, as required. Plans and organizes all practices and administrative procedures for the element. 2. Performs administrative quality reviews of Duty Limiting Conditions (DLC), physical examinations, profiles, and appropriate clearances before these documents are forwarded to Squadron/Wing level offices. Responsible for managing the physical exam and profiling/duty limitation system via the PIMR application in accordance with Air Force Instructions (AFIs). 3. Functions as the key focal point and functional expert for the analysis, interpretation, and application of medical standards to include waiver actions. Interprets and applies appropriate medical standards to determine medical qualifications of Air Force Reserve (AFR), and eligible civilian government employees. 4. Represents medical standards element with a variety of installation and functional area organizations. Articulates the SGP and MTF position at a variety of forums on critical issues impacting the practice of Aerospace Medicine throughout the base. 5. Monitors Squadron compliance with pre and post deployment medical requirements to ensure a fit and ready deploying force and timely medical care. Extract, analyzes and utilizes data to advise Squadrons and Commanders on the deployment status of their personnel. 6. Conducts extensive studies and monitors compliance with medical requirements to ensure timely completion and medical qualification of assigned personnel. Manages the Installation Fetal Protection Program. Supports the Installation Environmental, Safety and Occupational Health Council (ESOHC), assists in developing medical surveillance exam. 7. Provides robust and comprehensive case management, care coordination, and discharge/disposition services. Advises appointing authority, medical officer, unit commander on cases involving medical conditions that existed prior to service (EPTS) and those which involve incapacitation pay or medical continuation orders. 8. Exercises supervisory personnel management responsibilities less than 25% of the time. Advises and provides counsel to employees regarding policies, procedures, and directives of management. Selects or recommends selection of candidates for vacancies, promotions, details, and reassignment in consideration of skills, qualifications, and mission requirements. OTHER SIGNINFICANT FACTS: 1. This is an Air Reserve Technician (ART). Work schedule will be aligned to allow incumbent to fully participate in aerial flight training and attendance to Unit Training Assemblies (UTA). The incumbent's regular assignments are ART duties; however, the incumbent may be assigned some non-ART duties, generally not to exceed 30 percent of total responsibilities. 2. The incumbent may be required to fly in commercial and military aircraft to perform temporary/permanent duty assignments. 3. May be required to work overtime to meet special workload demands. 4. Employee may be required to work extended or other than normal duty hours to include evenings and weekends and may be subject to recall. 5. Employee must be able to obtain and maintain a secret security clearance. Requirements Conditions of Employment Qualifications In order to qualify, you must meet the specialized experience requirements described in the Office of Personnel Management Qualification Standards for General Schedule Positions, Administrative and Management Positions. BASIC REQUIREMENT OR INDIVIDUAL OCCUPATIONAL REQUIREMENT: Undergraduate and Graduate Education: Major study -- hospital administration, public health administration, or related fields such as business or public administration with course work in health care administration. OR Specialized Experience Progressively responsible analytical /administrative, or clinical management/supervisory experience in the health care field. This work may have been performed in an operating health care facility or a higher organizational echelon with advisory or directional authority over such facilities. Work must have involved a close working relationship with facility managers and analysis and/or coordination of administrative, clinical, or other service activities, and provided knowledge of the following: Missions, organizations, programs, and requirements of health care delivery systems; Regulations and standards of various regulatory and credentialing groups; and Government-wide, agency, and facility systems and requirements in various administrative areas such as budget, personnel, and procurement Special Provision for In-service Placement: Successful completion of an agency-sponsored OJT program may be substituted for qualifying experience, provided it included a formal individualized training plan. Such a training program must have been conducted in an operating health care system and included: Assignments providing a knowledge of basic health system administration philosophies, practices, procedures, and basic government administrative policies and requirements; In addition to meeting the basic requirement above, to qualify for this position you must also meet the qualification requirements listed below SPECIALIZED EXPERIENCE: At least one year of specialized experience at the GS-07grade level (or higher) or equivalent in other pay systems. Examples of specialized experience include an extensive body of office administration policies, procedures, and operations requiring extended training and experience to perform a wide variety of interrelated or nonstandard procedural assignments and resolve a wide range of problems. The incumbent must understand whom the office's medical administrative services relate to one another and whom they relate to the wing s mission. OR EDUCATION: Master's or equivalent graduate degree or 2 full years of progressively higher level graduate education leading to such a degree or LL.B. or J.D. with a major study in hospital administration, public health administration, or public administration with course work in health care administration. OR COMBINATION: A combination of education and experience may be used to qualify for this position. FEDERALTIME-IN-GRADE (TIG) REQUIREMENT FOR GENERAL SCHEDULE (GS) POSITIONS: Merit promotion applicants must meet applicable time-in-grade requirements to be considered eligible. One year at the GS-07 level is required to meet the time-in-grade requirements for the GS-09 level. TIG applies if you are in a current GS position or held a GS position within the previous 52 weeks. NOTE: Applicants applying as VEOA candidates who are current GS civil service employees or are prior GS civil service employees within the past 52 weeks must also meet time-in-grade requirements. KNOWLEDGE, SKILLS AND ABILITIES (KSAs): Your qualifications will be evaluated on the basis of your level of knowledge, skills, abilities and/or competencies in the following areas: 1. Knowledge of established medical principles, practices, requirements, procedures and regulations and their application in a military health care setting primarily for active duty members as they relate to the specialized practice of Aerospace Medicine. 2. Knowledge of overall medical service and individual medical treatment facility organization, management, mission, purpose, programs, related requirements in various administrative areas, philosophy, and objectives on a practical level, as well as an understanding of the Joint Commission on Accreditation of Healthcare Organizations, Accreditation Association for Ambulatory Health Care, and Health Services Inspection standards and Air Force and DoD instructions. 3. Knowledge of safety, security, and personnel management regulations, practices, and procedures and planning, organizing, and directing the function and staff of a small organization or element. 4. Skill in use of military medical computer software such as Armed Forces Health Longitudinal Technology Application, Composite Health Care System, Preventive Health Assessment and Individual Medical Readiness, Aeromedical Information Management Waiver Tracking System, and Physical Examination and Processing Program. 5. Ability to provide and coordinate detailed consultation services and advice to, and gather information from, health care professionals, paraprofessional personnel and non-medical personnel. 6. Ability to analyze, evaluate, reconcile contradictory requirements in, and draw conclusions from multiple sources of medical and technical information and analyze, interpret, and apply medical standards to general military population, aviators, and other special operational duty personnel as well as the different functions and motivations of the employees or groups involved. PART-TIME OR UNPAID EXPERIENCE: Credit will be given for appropriate unpaid and or part-time work. You must clearly identify the duties and responsibilities in each position held and the total number of hours per week. VOLUNTEER WORK EXPERIENCE: Refers to paid and unpaid experience, including volunteer work done through National Service Programs (i.e., Peace Corps, AmeriCorps) and other organizations (e.g., professional; philanthropic; religious; spiritual; community; student and social). Volunteer work helps build critical competencies, knowledge and skills that can provide valuable training and experience that translates directly to paid employment. You will receive credit for all qualifying experience, including volunteer experience. This is an Air Reserve Technician (ART) position. ARTs are eligible for 15 days active duty tour each year for which military leave is granted with full civilian pay. Air Reserve units and members; are subject to immediate call to active duty in mobilization to meet a national emergency. For additional information regarding ART positions and/or military qualifications, please call 1-800-257-1212. Retired military are usually ineligible for membership in the AF Reserve. Retired military that have active AF Reserve assignments may apply provided they show assignment (position) on the application. A military service member's statement of service/certification will be accepted IF a terminal leave form or DD214 cannot be provided. The statement/certification should indicate member's separation from active duty is within 120 days of the closing date of this announcement. It must be signed by, or by direction of, the adjutant, personnel officer, or commander of your unit or higher headquarters and must indicate when your terminal leave will begin, your rank, dates of active duty service, the type of discharge and character of service (i.e. honorable). Your preference and/or appointment eligibility will be verified prior to appointment. Individuals selected for ART positions must meet both civilian qualifications and uniformed military requirements. In addition to meeting civilian qualifications, applicants must obtain military membership in the Air Force Reserve, wear the uniform, maintain job-specific military specialty requirements, and meet other military qualifications such as age, height, weight, and physical fitness standards. For more information click here and speak with an Air Force Reserve Recruiter. Education IF USING EDUCATION TO QUALIFY: If position has a positive degree requirement or education forms the basis for qualifications, you MUST submit transcripts with the application. Official transcripts are not required at the time of application; however, if position has a positive degree requirement, qualifying based on education alone or in combination with experience, transcripts must be verified prior to appointment. An accrediting institution recognized by the U.S. Department of Education must accredit education. Click here to check accreditation. 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. Additional Information Interagency Career Transition Assistance Program (ICTAP): For information on how to apply as an ICTAP eligible click here. To be well-qualified and exercise selection priority for this vacancy, displaced Federal employees must be rated well qualified or above for this position. You must submit a copy of the agency notice, your most recent performance rating, and your most recent SF-50 noting position, grade level, and duty location. Employed Annuitants (Reemployed Annuitants): Applicants in receipt of an annuity based on civilian employment in the Federal Service are subject to the DoD Policy on The Employment of Annuitants. Click here for more information. 120-Day Register: This announcement may result in a 120-day register that may be used to fill like vacancies for 120 days after the closing date. Applicants may be referred for consideration as vacancies occur. Military Spouse Preference (MSP) Eligible: MSP applicants, if determined best qualified, must be selected, and placed at the highest grade for which they applied. You must include a completed copy of the DD Form 3145-4, Military Spouse PPP Self-Certification Checklist dated within 30 days along with the documents identified on the checklist to verify your eligibility for MSP. Click here to obtain/download a copy of the DD Form 3145-4, Military Spouse PPP Self-Certification Checklist. Priority Placement Program (PPP) Applicant Eligible: PPP Applicants, if determined well qualified and selected, will be placed at the at the full performance level. You must include the applicable completed copy of the PPP Self-Certification Checklist dated within 30 days along with the documents identified on the checklist to verify your eligibility as a PPP Applicant. Click here to obtain/download a copy of the applicable PPP Self-Certification Checklist (DD3145-1 through DD3145-4, select the appropriate checklist for your claimed preference). To determine the applicable PPP Self-Certification Checklist required to substantiate the eligibilities you are claiming, refer to the AF Civilian Employment Eligibility Guide located in the Required Documents section of this vacancy announcement. Direct Deposit: All federal employees are required to have direct deposit. Incentives: Recruitment and/or retention incentives may or may not be used. If you have questions regarding this announcement and have hearing or speech difficulties click here. Tax Law Impact for PCS: On 22-Dec-2017, Public Law 115-97 - the "Tax Cuts and Jobs Act of 2017" suspended qualified moving expense deductions along with the exclusion for employer reimbursements and payments of moving expenses effective 01-Jan-2018 for tax years 2018 through 2025. When you perform a Civilian Permanent Change of Station (PCS) with the government, the Internal Revenue Service (IRS) considers the majority of your entitlements to be taxable. Visit GSA Bulletin FTR 20-04 here for additional information.