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    DE Delaware JFHQ Army National Guard

    Open to applicants in Areas of Consideration: I & II

    AREA I = All presently employed Delaware Army National Guard permanent federal technicians.
    AREA II = All currently active members of the Delaware Army National Guard.


    This National Guard position is for a HEALTH SYSTEM SPECIALIST, Position Description Number D0347000and is part of the DE Delaware JFHQ Army National Guard, 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!

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

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    As a HEALTH SYSTEM SPECIALIST, GS-0671-7, you will

    (1) Provides guidance and assistance on a variety of health care policies/programs, e.g., military treatment facility (MTF) admission policies and facility resources/programs, medical evaluation/physical profile board procedures, alcohol and drug rehabilitation policies/programs, line of duty investigation procedures, CHAMPUS, Delta Dental Plan, and Veterans Administration sponsored programs.

    (2) As the full-time health systems coordinator, the incumbent advises in matters pertaining to administrative management of medical programs. Maintains day-to-day contact with the State Surgeon's office and functions as the full-time liaison with the NGB Office of the Army Surgeon. Responsible for the interpretation of various regulations and directives and establishment of a state health system program for AGR personnel.

    (3) Provides policy guidance to unit commanders and supervisors concerning medical screening/evaluation/initiation of care for AGR personnel. Coordinates medical actions/waivers with the MPMO/State Surgeon/NGB. Provides technical advice and analysis of information/records for AGR personnel being processed for medical evaluation boards.

    (4) Refers AGR personnel with specific medical problems to agencies with the appropriate specialist for treatment, e.g., substance abuse problems and individual/family counseling.

    (5) Analyzes information to determine the most efficient/economical means of medical treatment available and the probable course(s) of action using knowledge of medical terminology and practices.

    (6) Reviews/analyzes physical examinations for entrance/extension to determine if AGR personnel have taken the appropriate physical IAW Department of Army to include technical review of diagnostic figures, interpretation of medical terminology and if any waivers are required.

    (7) Establishes and maintains a program for HIV testing and drug screening for all AGR personnel. Provides commanders and supervisors technical assistance and referral information.

    (8) Monitors and prepares medical budget information for submission to state PBAC. May serve as Program Manager for medical care and/or medical travel account.

    (9) Serves as the primary point of contact between AGR personnel and the MTF, MEDDAC, NGB and civilian sources of care. May also assist AGR family members in requesting medical treatment or establishing entitlement/eligibility.
    (10) Performs other duties as assigned.

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

    Supervisory status

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    0671 Health System Specialist

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    Compatible military grade and assignment required prior to the effective date of placement. This is an excepted service position that requires membership in a compatible military assignment in the employing state's National Guard. Applicants who are not currently a member of the National Guard must be eligible for immediate membership. If you are not sure you are eligible for military membership, please contact a National Guard recruiter prior to applying for this position.

    Military Grades: E-3/PFC - E-6/SFC

    CSFCompatible Military Assignments: 68 Series

    Participation in direct deposit is mandatory.

    GENERAL EXPERIENCE : 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 a career skill competency level immediately below the next higher level. Must have validated understanding of the basic principles and concepts of the occupational series and grade.

    SPECIALIZED EXPERIENCE : Knowledge of general clerical procedures; medical terminology, regulations, and directives; medical ethics; and health records administration is necessary. Must have at some experiences, education, or training which provided a working knowledge of health care missions, organizations, programs or requirements.. Experiences are desirable in the review of health service programs and recommending solutions to complicated problems. Experiences are desirable in developing and implementing various policies and procedures used in the state medical programs. Experiences are desirable in working various administrative tasks such as, budget, personnel, or public relations within a medical unit or office.

    If you are using Education to qualify for this position, Must have a high school diploma or general education development (GED) diploma. An undergraduate degree from an accredited college/university is optimum in health care administration, general science, biology, psychology, or other closely-related medical degree fields.

    You must provide transcripts or other documentation to support your Educational claims. To receive credit for Education, you must provide documentation of proof that you meet the Education requirements for this position.

    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 ( ).

    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):

    Health Policy Planning Support and Healthcare Operations Administration

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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 showing work schedule, hours worked per week, dates (including Month and Year, e.g., 02/2017, Feb 2017, etc.) of employment and duties performed.

    2. Other supporting documents: DNG 51R, OF 306, and other supporting documentation.

    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: ~

    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 ( ), 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: .

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    (302) 326-7116
    (302) 326-7119
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    DE Delaware JFHQ Army National Guard
    250 Airport Road
    New Castle, DE

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    Next steps

    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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    The United States Government does not discriminate in employment on the basis of race, color, religion, sex (including pregnancy and gender identity), national origin, political affiliation, sexual orientation, marital status, disability, genetic information, age, membership in an employee organization, retaliation, parental status, military service, or other non-merit factor.
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    A reasonable accommodation is any change to a job, the work environment, or the way things are usually done that enables an individual with a disability to apply for a job, perform job duties or receive equal access to job benefits.

    Under the Rehabilitation Act of 1973, federal agencies must provide reasonable accommodations when:
    • An applicant with a disability needs an accommodation to have an equal opportunity to apply for a job.
    • An employee with a disability needs an accommodation to perform the essential job duties or to gain access to the workplace.
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Army National Guard Units (Title 32/Title 5)
Full time
Wilmington, Delaware, US