Air National Guard Units (Title 32) HEALTH TECHNICIAN in Portland, Oregon
About the Agency
This National Guard position is for a HEALTH TECHNICIAN, Position Description Number* D1724000*and is part of the Oregon National Guard 142nd Fighter Wing, 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.
First Area of Consideration: Current permanent Technicians full time support personnel of the Oregon Air National Guard. Second Area of Consideration: All members of the Oregon Air National Guard. Third Area of Consideration: Individuals in the Active Duty Air Force, Air Force Reserve or Air Force National Guard who have held/hold the AFSC and are eligible to meet the military requirements for membership in the Oregon AFNG. Individuals eligible to meet the military requirements for membership in the ANG.
As a HEALTH TECHNICIAN, GS-0640-8, This position is located in the Medical Group at an Air National Guard (ANG) Wing and reports to the Health System Specialist. The primary purpose of the position is to serve as the functional expert for issues pertaining to Aerospace Medicine and Force Health Management programs. Incumbent manages essential programs, which impact individual medical readiness (IMR) and personnel fitness for continued worldwide deployability. The position occupant serves as a member of or an advisor to, management boards and committees as well as Wing leadership regarding Force Health Management and Aerospace Medicine.
(1) Develops plans, procedures, goals and objectives in support of the Aerospace Medicine and Force Health Management Programs using an extensive knowledge of Department of Defense (DOD), Occupational Safety Health Administration (OSHA), United States Air Force (USAF) and Air National Guard (ANG) directives, policies and standards. Programs include physical examinations and standards, flight medicine and related aero medical and force health management concerns. Interprets directives and applies standards to determine worldwide deployability of personnel. Advises and makes recommendations to senior officials on force health issues related to physical exams, standards and flight medicine activities to ensure compliance. Determines requirements, requests funding and administers accounts for procurement of supplies, equipment, and medical assessment in support of the physical exam process, flight medicine activities and related programs.
(2) Implements and maintains the information management systems utilized for aerospace medicine and force health protection programs. Systems include preventive health assessment (PHA) and individual medical readiness (PIMR), Aero medical Information Management Waiver Tracking System (AIMWTS), Physical Exam Processing Program (PEPP), Grounding Management Information System (GMIS) and other related programs. Compiles and completes various special and recurring reports utilizing these systems.
(3) Administers the Physical Examinations and Standards (PES) program and serves as a medical expert on related issues. Develops procedures to evaluate the effectiveness of the PES program and implements processes to ensure individual medical readiness and deployability. Reviews and resolves concerns or conflicts made by the member, supervisor, and/or commander.
(4) Manages the Reserve Component Periodic Health Assessment (RCPHA) program. Reviews military unique individual readiness requirements. Identifies documents and ensures member is notified of abnormal laboratory or diagnostic results. Tracks PIMR and reports noncompliance information to leadership. Provides training for unit RCPHA monitors.
(5) Determines the need for and initiates Medical Evaluation Board (MEB) actions for duty related medical conditions. Coordinates, prepares and/or processes MEB with active duty facility. Serves as the primary local interface with the Military Personnel Flight (MPF) for MEB/Physical Evaluation Board (PEB) process, issues, and concerns.
(6) Determines the need for and initiates worldwide duty evaluations for non-duty related actions. Coordinates, prepares and/or processes actions for higher headquarters review. Advises individuals and commanders on appropriate procedures and responsibilities.
(7) Administers policies and develops procedures for the flight medicine and grounding management programs, which directly affect flying safety and mission readiness. Assesses abnormal medical findings in flying and special operations personnel, and initiates grounding actions in accordance with directives and local policies.
(8) Manages administrative and automated orders system. Prepares, revokes, amends, reproduces, and distributes logs and maintains orders for all Medical Group personnel.
(9) Provides prescreening for medical/dental/mental health and evaluation of personnel eligibility for deployment. Reviews preventative health assessment (PHA) and individual medical readiness (PIMR) data and health/dental records to determine medical deployability.
(10) Performs quality assurance studies on medical issues such as: patient satisfaction surveys, review of medical records for content and structure, reviews laboratory results for validity and application, and generates readiness reports for commander review.
(11) Must possess a working knowledge of other DOD component medical requirements.
(12) Performs additional duties as assigned.
The above description only mentions a limited amount of the position's official duties. For a full comprehensive document that covers all the duties of the position, please contact one of the Recruitment Specialist at the bottom of the announcement.
- Occasional Travel
- You may be expected to travel for this position.
- National Guard Membership is required.
- Males born after 31 December 1959 must be registered for Selective Service.
- Federal employment suitability as determined by a background investigation.
- May be required to successfully complete a probationary period.
- Must be able to obtain/maintain a Secret Security clearance if necessary
- Minimum Rank SrA/E-4 and Maxiumum Rank TSgt/E-6 in the US Air Force
GENERAL EXPERIENCE: Health aids and technicians perform sub professional medical duties such as the administration of medications, rendering emergency treatment, performing medical tests and examinations, etc. The duties vary with the type of assignment and grade of the position. Experience, education, or training which provided a basic knowledge of principles and practices related to the health care delivery system.
SPECIALIZED EXPERIENCE*:* Must have at least 18 months experience, education, or training which provided a working knowledge of missions, organizations, programs and requirements of health care delivery systems. Experience analyzing and recommending solutions to complicated problems. Experience developing and implementing various policies and procedures used in the state medical programs. Experience involving various administrative areas such as budget, personnel and public relations within a medical activity.
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: * Enlisted Oregon Air National Guard*
Compatible Military Assignments: 4A0X1, 4N0X1
Participation in direct deposit is mandatory.
What To Expect Next
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. If you have any additional questions, please contact either of the two point of contacts below.
SSG Velasquez, Pedro 503-584-3926 email@example.com
SSG Chitwood, Edward D. 503-584-3975 firstname.lastname@example.org
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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 (https://www.sss.gov/RegVer/wfRegistration.aspx).
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.
This job originated on www.usajobs.gov. For the full announcement and to apply, visit www.usajobs.gov/GetJob/ViewDetails/472255600. Only resumes submitted according to the instructions on the job announcement listed at www.usajobs.gov will be considered.
Salary Range: $47,754.00 to $62,077.00 / Per Year
Series & Grade: GS-0640-8/8
Supervisory Status: No
Who May Apply: All eligible personnel in the First, Second, and Third Area of Consideration
Control Number: 472255600
Job Announcement Number: OR-10019458-AF-17-013