Army National Guard Units (Title 32) Occupational Health Nurse in Barrigada, Guam

Army National Guard Units (Title 32)
1 vacancy in the following location:
  • Barrigada, GU
Work Schedule is Full Time - Permanent

Opened Tuesday 9/27/2016 (23 day(s) ago)

** Closes Wednesday 10/26/2016 (6 day(s) away)

Job Overview

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. **


SUMMARY OF DUTIES: Position Description #D1234000, The primary purpose is to manage a comprehensive Occupational Health Program for the state. Serves as the Joint Forces Headquarters – State (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 National Guard personnel throughout the state.

LOCATION: Joint Forces Headquarters, Guam Army National Guard, Barrigada, Guam AREA OF CONSIDERATION: Open to current members of the Guam Army National Guard. Must maintain a compatible military assignment and grade. Must undergo Military records prescreening. Unfavorable actions or Military flagging actions may result in disqualification from employment consideration. Acceptance of a Federal Excepted technician position may cause termination from the Selected Reserve Incentive Program (BONUS).

Travel Required
  • Occasional Travel
  • Some, 1 to 5 days
Relocation Authorized
  • No
Job Requirements
Key Requirements
  • Military membership in the Guam Army National Guard is mandatory.
  • Must be in the military grade of O1 to O4.
  • Position required travel: Some, 1 to 5 days.


GS-09 through GS-12 Officer Positions -An Undergraduate 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. -OR- 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.


Occupational Health Nurse, GS-0610-09, Specialized: Knowledge is required in basic biological and physical sciences; preventive medicine; fundamentals of microbiology, chemistry, anatomy, physiology, and pathology of the human body; terminology, or physical examinations. Knowledge is mandatory in general clerical procedures; medical terminology, regulations, and directives; medical ethics; health records administration; principles of coding; and anatomy and physiology. Knowledge is desirable in limited paraprofessional examinations, medical standards, duty limiting conditions, medical entomology programs; food science and technology; food handler training; food and water safety and defense principles; food inspection; laboratory procedures; sanitary evaluations; public facility sanitation; prevention and control of food borne, waterborne, and vector borne diseases; communicable disease prevention and control; epidemiology; occupational health (including hearing conservation); medical readiness (including medical intelligence, deployment processing, and deployment surveillance); personnel management and administration; medical service organization and function; basic medical information management (including database management) and written and oral communication. Must have at least six months experience, education, or training which provided a working knowledge of missions, organizations, programs and requirements of health care delivery systems. Experiences are required in one of more of the following occupational health functions: Routine food safety and defense inspection; sanitary evaluations; communicable disease control and disease intervention; occupational health; force health management activities, medical entomology programs, and public health medical readiness programs. Experiences in analyzing and recommending solutions to complicated problems are preferred. Experiences in developing and implementing various policies and procedures used in the state occupational health related medical programs and experiences involving various administrative areas such as budget, personnel and public relations within a medical activity are desired.

Occupational Health Nurse, GS-0610-11/12, Specialized: In addition to a high degree of analytical ability, positions in this series require specialized knowledge of the basic principles and practices related to the management of occupational health care delivery systems. Must have experiences in planning for and the execution of state occupational health and industrial hygiene programs. Must have at least 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. Must have demonstrated skills in written and oral communication. Must have at least 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. Have experiences in analyzing and recommending solutions to complicated problems related to health systems. Experiences must include a working knowledge of missions, organizations, programs, and requirements of occupational health care delivery systems. Experiences in briefing senior leaders on related subjects are required. Experiences are preferred in occupational health services management; hospital administration and practice; contractual and accounting fundamentals; quality management; human resource management; and biometrics. Knowledge of occupational health standards of practice; preventive medicine concepts, medical executive skills/competencies and contingency plans is preferred. Comprehensive knowledge of health hazards in the workplace and required preventive measures needed to establish evaluation methodologies, provide consultative services, and develop programs suitable for areas of responsibility. 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 to both preventive medicine staff and line personnel. Experiences in planning, organizing, directing, budgeting, coordinating and evaluating operations, work processes, human-machine interactions and environmental conditions that impact the health and efficiency of personnel. Experiences in multi-disciplinary investigations to evaluate biological and toxicological effects of widely-used chemicals/toxicants and other potentially hazardous materials. Competent knowledge of regulatory guidelines such as, the Occupational Safety and Health Administration Act of 1970, Federal Employees Compensation Act, Occupation Safety and Health Administration (OSHA), Joint Commission on the Accreditation of Healthcare Organizations (JCAHO), the Code of Federal Regulations, and Environmental Protection Agency (EPA). Working knowledge of Workers Compensation Program principles, concepts, rules, laws, regulations and precedent decisions in order identify pertinent Workers Compensation Programs elements and program deficiencies; and to recommend desirable courses of management actions and decisions to define likely modes of failure, including procedural deficiencies and their effects upon the efficiency of the system. Working knowledge of the Federal Employees Compensation Act (FECA) is necessary to discuss employees' medical condition with physicians and medical personnel and, as necessary, establish validity of claim and the ability to return to work. Ability to establish sound working relationships with other professionals including Federal, State, and private occupational health medical personnel who are inside and outside the agency, commanders, supervisors, and workers. Skilled in utilizing a variety of automated systems and technology (e.g., Medical Operational Data Systems (MODS) and the DoD Occupational Environmental Health Readiness System (DOEHRS).

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

Military Grades:O1 to O4

Compatible Military Assignments:67A/66


a. Cost of living allowances (COLA) vary from employing States and is authorized only for those general schedule employees entitled to such allowances. COLA is subject to change without notice.

b. Situations of inversion of military rank are not permitted, i.e., a military technician may not be militarily senior to his or her full-time supervisor.

c. The compatible military duty assignment listed is broad in scope and does not mean that such military assignments are authorized/vacant. The selecting official reserves the right to select the most compatible and available military assignment. Unless otherwise stipulated in this announcement, such military assignment must be in the same unit by which employed (or a unit that is supported by the employing activity).

d. Applicants will be screened and evaluated on military attributes directly related to the compatible military position required for appointment. Areas include military bearing and appearance, leadership, teamwork, military environment and fitness, awards and decorations. These areas will be evaluated as it relates to the whole person concept. Final selection will be based on qualification, military attributes, and suitability and the best qualified individual for appointment to the federal government.

e. Final selection will be based upon qualifications, suitability, and available manpower resources.

f. This employer will provide the Social Security Administration (SSA) and if necessary, the Department of Homeland Security (DHS) with information from each new employee's Form I-9 to confirm work authorization. g. Participation in direct deposit is mandatory. h. If you are a male applicant who was born after 12/31/59 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. i. Veteran's preference does not apply to National Guard Technician positions in accordance with Title 32 USC 709(f).

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Salary Range: $48,968.00 to $92,316.00 / Per Year

Series & Grade: GS-0610-09/12

Supervisory Status: Yes

Who May Apply: In state, open to Guam Army National Guard members only

Control Number: 451688500

Job Announcement Number: TVA 16-021