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    This National Guard position is for a OCCUPATIONAL HEALTH NURSE, Position Description Number D1234000and is part of the WY Army Aviation Support Facility, National Guard.

    The National Guard is the oldest component of the Armed Forces of the United States. Since the earliest American colonial days, citizens have joined together for collective defense. We have a proud tradition of coming to the aid of our friends and neighbors in times of serious emergencies. Join our National Guard team and serve your nation, your states and your community!

    WYOMING ARMY NATIONAL GUARD MEMBERSHIP IS REQUIRED: This is a Title 32 Excepted Service position that requires membership in a compatible military assignment in the Wyoming Army National Guard. Selectee will be required to wear the military uniform. Acceptance of an excepted position constitutes concurrence with these requirements as a condition of employment. Applicants who are not currently a member of the Wyoming Army National Guard must be eligible for immediate membership and employment in the Wyoming Army National Guard in the military grade listed in this announcement.

    AREA 6: NATIONWIDE JOB OPPORTUNITY DUAL STATUS TECHNICIAN - MERIT PROMOTION: Open to current military members of the US Army, Army Reserves or Army National Guard and eligible to transfer to the Wyoming Army National Guard.

    Position Title: Occupational Health Nurse
    Position Series/Grade: GS-0610-12
    Position Description #: D1234000
    Technician Para/Line #: 1222 / 305
    Military Para/Line #: TBD
    Location: State Safety Office, Army Aviation Support Facility, Cheyenne, WY

    Min: O1/2LT
    Max: O5/LTC

    This IS a commissioning opportunity. Refer to Qualifications section for specific requirements regarding commissioning.

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    The primary purpose of this position is to manage a comprehensive Occupational Health Program for the Wyoming Army National Guard. Serves as the Joint Force Headquarters - Wyoming (JFHQ-ST) Occupational Health Nurse (OHN) consultant and principle advisor to the Adjutant General (TAG) on occupational health initiatives. Plans, develops, and analyzes the occupational health nursing services provided to Wyoming Army National Guard personnel throughout the state.

    As an OCCUPATIONAL HEALTH NURSE, GS-0610-12, you will:

    (1) Establish, manage and maintain a comprehensive Occupational Health Program:
    Plan, develop, analyze, and review occupational health nursing services and program requirements and determine impacts on National Guard military and civilian personnel and public health.

    (2) Evaluate and administer comprehensive occupational health programs, services and capabilities for military and civilian personnel in the work environment to include field operations, garrison, industrial and administrative sites.

    (3) Provide occupational health services and medical treatment for non-occupational and occupational health illnesses and injuries IAW incumbents scope of employment, professional State Nursing License "scope of practice", and medical directives approved by a qualified, licensed physician.

    (4) Review and evaluate data to determine the need for expanded occupational health services by participating on interdisciplinary teams involving safety, environmental and industrial hygiene related consultation visits, risk assessment surveys of organizations, facilities and work areas.

    (5) Manages the Case Management Program. In coordination with the US Department of Labor (DOL) Regional OHN Consultant, NGB Regional Office of Workers Compensation Program (OWCP) Liaison, and the Director, Human Resources, serves as the local OHN Case Manager Consultant for ensuring development, evaluation, implementation and monitoring a comprehensive medical case management program for civilian employees who have an occupational health related injury or illness.

    Travel Required
    Occasional travel - You may be expected to travel for this position.

    Supervisory status

    Promotion Potential

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    0610 Nurse

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    Open to US Army, Army Reserves, and Army Nat'l Guard military mbrs only
    Must be assessed into WY ARNG before appt. May take up to 120 days.
    Must become a member of the Wyoming Army Nat'l Guard before appt.
    Must submit ERB/ORB or DA Fm 2-1 and Transcripts
    Must provide last three NCOERS/OERs or PAAs with application
    Warrants & Officers not assigned to WYARNG must submit NGB Fm 62E
    Refer to Required Documents section for additional details and links
    May be required to successfully complete a probationary period
    Federal employment suitability as determined by a background investigation
    Technicians are paid through Direct Deposit/Electronic Funds Transfer (DD/EFT).
    The Selected applicant must complete an "I-9, Employment Verification" and a "Declaration of Relatives in the Wyoming Military Department" prior to the appointment date.
    Military Technicians are ineligible for military enlistment, retention, and student loan repayment bonuses.
    Acceptance of a Technician position will terminate these military incentives.
    Acceptance of a permanent or indefinite position will cause termination from the Selected Reserve Incentive
    Program (SRIP) and TRICARE Reserve Select (TRS).
    Relocation expenses will not be paid by the Government unless noted in the Announcement.

    • A Recruitment Incentive of $2500 is authorized with this advertisement.
    • Payment may be paid at the beginning of the service period, in bi-weekly installments through-out the service period, as a final lump sum payment upon completion of the full-service period, or a combination of the previous mentioned payment methods.
    • Prior to Recruitment Incentive being paid, incumbent must sign a written Service Agreement to complete at least one year employment in the position hired for.
    • Failure to complete the service period, as stipulated in the Service Agreement, will obligate the incumbent to a pro-rata repayment of the Recruitment Incentive.


    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 the grade immediately below the next higher level. Must have validated understanding of the basic principles and concepts of the occupational series and grade.

    Must possess the following:
    • Experience planning for and the execution of state occupational health and industrial hygiene programs.
    • 12 months experience 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, and medical readiness.
    • 12 months experience, education, or training which provided working knowledge of the principles and practices related to the management of occupational health care delivery systems.
    • Experiences and ability to administer an occupational health program with diverse elements peculiar to military settings, achieving compliance with regulatory provisions, and effectively communicating multiple occupational procedures and practices.
    • Skilled in utilizing a variety of automated systems and technology (e.g., Medical Operational Data Systems and the DoD Occupational Environmental Health Readiness System (DOEHRS).

    NOTE: General and Specialized Experience listed on resume will be used to determine qualifications for the announced position. Applicants must provide from (e.g. 02/2014 - 03/2016 or Feb 2014 - Mar 2016) dates and hours worked per week with description of your specialized experience on the resume.

    Applicants must not be flagged, barred to reenlist or coded with any administrative information indicating legal investigation is underway.

    MILITARY REQUIREMENTS: Selected candidates will be required to be in a compatible military grade and assignment prior to the effective date of placement.

    Health Services Medical Functional Area (FA) 70 with AOCs 67A - Health Services or AOC 66 - Nurse Corps

    Must possess or be eligible to retrain into MOS.

    For specific information regarding commissioning opportunities, contact CPT Chris Kopf, WY ARNG Officer Strength Manager, (307) 772-5218, [email protected] .
    • Army Nurse Corps: (Include copy of all transcripts, licenses and/or certifications with application. If selected for the position, applicant must provide officially certified transcripts.)
    • Maximum age is 48.
    • Must be a graduate of a nursing education program accredited by an agency recognized by the U.S. Secretary of Education and acceptable by the Dept of the Army.
      • The National League for Nursing Accrediting Commission (NLNAC): http://www.nlnac.org
      • Commission on Collegiate Nursing Education (CCNE): www.aacn.nche.edu
      • The American Association of Nurse Anesthetists (AANA): www.aana.com
    • Must be practicing as an RN in the U.S., U.S. Territories or the District of Columbia.
      • A minimum of 20 hours per week in a clinical setting or a full time student in a higher level nursing degree program (MSN or doctoral), for not less than six months within one year period prior to the application being received.

    (1) Registered Nurse:
  • Must have completed the National Council Licensure Examination - Registered Nurse (NCLEX-RN) and received a license.
    • All licenses ever held by an applicant will be verified with the respective State board of nursing. If any license has ever been revoked due to professional misconduct, the individual is ineligible to apply.
  • The minimum educational program for RNs looking to apply for an ARNG appointment is a Bachelor of Science in Nursing (BSN) program.

  • (2) Additional Nursing Education (Include copy of all transcripts, licenses and/or certifications with application. If selected for the position, applicant must provide official certified transcripts.)
  • Master of Science in Nursing (MSN) degree.
  • Family Nurse Practitioner (FNP). Applicants seeking appointment as a Family Nurse Practitioner (FNP) must have a master's degree from an accredited school of nursing.
    • Only Family Health certification will be accepted and all others are ineligible to apply (i.e. Adult, Pediatric, Acute, etc.). All clinical time must be in a clinical setting and not online.
    • Must possess Malpractice Insurance.
    • Must provide 3 Letters of Recommendation on USAREC Form 601-37.11 . http://www.usarec.army.mil/downloads/armypa/UF_601-37_11.pdf
  • Nurses more than six months of experience.
    • Submit a Letter of Recommendation from two nursing supervisors (i.e. Head Nurse, Nurse Manager, Director of Nurses, etc.) NOTE: Charge Nurses are not accepted as supervisor.
    • Submit a Letter of Recommendation from one nursing peer. A professional nurse peer must be able to evaluate applicant's clinical and professional performance and competency. Peers must have worked with the applicant at least 6 out of the last 12 months. NOTE: CRNA must have another CRNA as a peer, not a registered nurse.
    • All Letters of Recommendations require that the individual completing the evaluation list their title (RN, CRNA, etc.) in their signature block.
  • Nurses within six months following graduation.
    • Submit a Letter of Recommendation from Director of Nursing form the applicant's last year of nursing school.
    • Submit Letters of Recommendation from two faculty members during applicant's last year of nursing school.
    • Nurses not supervised by a nurse or only one nurse supervisor.
    • Requires the Hospital Administrator or Human Resources (HR) Department who directly supervises the applicant to write a letter stating the circumstances of the line-of-supervision. The AMEDD Strength Manager (ASM) will provide an MFR explaining the reason for any exception.
    • Two nurse peers who are in a position to evaluate the applicant's clinical and professional performance or competency.

    Must possess a valid state's driver's license.

    Must pass a drug test prior to appointment.

    EDUCATION AND EXPERIENCE REQUIREMENTS: (Include copies of all transcripts and/or certifications with application)
    A Bachelor's Degree in 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, and Bachelors of Science in Nursing (BSN/RN), Biology, or microbiology. Bachelor's degree in nursing (BSN/RN) or Biology. Other completed degrees are acceptable in Public Health, Entomology, Microbiology, Zoology, Biomedical Engineering, Clinical Engineering and Health Management/Health Systems Engineering, Operations Research, or other closely-related degree fields.


    Certification as an Occupational Health Nurse or a Graduate Degree in Public Health (MPH/MSPH) with a bachelor's degree in a biological science. Other educational options are a Master's in Health Administration, Health Care Administration, Health Care Management, Health Management and Policy, Health Services Administration (or equivalent), or Hospital Administration. A Master's degree or equivalent in public health, and one year of graduate medical education completed in a clinical specialty at a hospital acceptable to the Surgeon General, HQ Army or HQ Air Force is strongly recommended.

    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 ( www.sss.gov/RegVer/wfRegistration.aspx )

    The Wyoming Military Department's (WYMD) 335, Personnel - General Merit Placement & Promotion Plan, 1 December 2016, is available at: wyomilitary.wyo.gov/wp-content/uploads/2016/11/WYMD-335-MPP-1-December-2016.pdf

    Please do not send/fax/courier/email any applications or resumes to the Wyoming National Guard Human Resource Office, you must apply on-line via www.USAJOBS.gov . The Human Resource can only process materials received through USA Jobs.

    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 .

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    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):

    Healthcare Education, Nursing Assessment/Diagnosis, Patient Safety and Quality Care, and Technology and Informatics

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  • Required Documents
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    To apply for this position, you must submit a complete Application Package which includes:

    1. Your resume which includes:

    * Your full name, mailing address, email address, and phone numbers where you can be reached
    * A narrative of your work (paid or unpaid), training, education, and/or other experiences that may be related to this vacancy
    * Show actual begin and end dates (e.g. 02/2015 - 03/2017 or Feb 2017 - Mar - 2017) format and hours worked per week for all work experience submitted.
    * List all pertinent civilian and military experiences
    * Describe your duties (work experience) in your own words. Do not submit copies or official position descriptions.

    2. Other supporting documents:

    *** Records Review
    * US Army, US Army Reserves, and Army National Guard members must submit an Officer/Enlisted Records Brief (ORB/ERB) or DA Form 2-1 with application.

    *** Last three OER/NCOERs or last three Performance Appraisals.
    * If you do not possess three, include what you have available plus a Letter of Recommendation from supervisor.

    *** NGB Form 62E, Application for Federal Recognition as an Army National Guard Officer and Appointment as a Reserve Commissioned Officer of the Army in the Army National Guard of the United States.
    Officers and Warrant Officers not assigned to the WY Army National Guard must submit
    * Complete pages 1-3 in their entirety. Page 4, Applicant Signature; Full signature and date is needed. Do not proceed further on form.
    * Form may be obtained here: http://www.ngbpdc.ngb.army.mil/forms/Adobe/ngb62-E.pdf

    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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  • How to Apply
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    To apply for this position, you must complete the online application/Occupational Questionnaire and submit the documentation specified in the Required Documents section below. To view the Occupational Questionnaire, click the following link: https://apply.usastaffing.gov/ViewQuestionnaire/10118292 ~

    A complete application package must be submitted by 11:59 PM (EST) on the closing date of the announcement to receive consideration.

    To begin, click Apply to access the online application. You will need to be logged into your USAJOBS account to apply. If you do not have a USAJOBS account, you will need to create one before beginning the application.

    Follow the prompts to select your resume and/or other supporting documents to be included with your application package. You will have the opportunity to upload additional documents to include in your application before it is submitted. Your uploaded documents may take several hours to clear the virus scan process.

    After acknowledging you have reviewed your application package, complete the Include Personal Information section as you deem appropriate and click to continue with the application process.

    You will be taken to the online application which you must complete in order to apply for the position. Complete the online application, verify the required documentation is included with your application package, and submit the application.

    To verify the status of your application, log into your USAJOBS account ( https://my.usajobs.gov/Account/Login ), all of your applications will appear on the Welcome screen. The Application Status will appear along with the date your application was last updated. For information on what each Application Status means, visit: https://www.usajobs.gov/Help/how-to/application/status/

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    Agency contact information William Pacheco

    (307) 772-5289
    (307) 772-5168
    [email protected]


    WY Army Aviation Support Facility
    5410 Bishop Blvd
    Cheyenne, WY

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    Once your online application is submitted you will receive a confirmation notification by email. Your application will be evaluated by the Human Resources Office to determine your eligibility for the position. After the evaluation is complete, you will receive another notification regarding the status of your application.

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Army National Guard Units (Title 32/Title 5)
Full time
Cheyenne, Wyoming, US