1+ months


Department of Navy - Bureau of Medicine
Patuxent River, MD
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Consider working for the Bureau of Medicine and Surgery (BUMED), the U.S. Navy's Civilian health care organization. This position is the Director for Public Health Services (DPH) located at Naval Health Clinic Patuxent River (NHCPR), Maryland and reports to the Commanding Officer via the Executive Officer. In this position you will be responsible for the coordination, supervision and efficient operation of all public health services provided by NHCPR. To view more about this facility please click here: https://www .med.navy.mil/sites/paxriver/Pages/index.html.

This announcement is being used to recruit qualified individuals, under the Office of Personnel Management (OPM) Direct Hire Authority, authorized by 5 United States Code (U.S.C.), Section 3304 and 5 Code of Federal Regulations (CFR) Part 337, Subpart B. The Rule of Three, Veteran's Preference and traditional rating and ranking of applicants do not apply to the Direct Hire process. For more information on OPM Direct-Hire Authority, please review this link: http://www .opm.gov/DirectHire/factsheet.asp.


In this position, you will:

  • Direct, plan, coordinate, implement and evaluate activities related to the delivery of public health services.

  • Participate in the development and implementation of long and short range plans, policies and strategies for providing efficient and competent delivery of public health services.

  • Perform pre-employment/placement, return to work clearance, physical fitness for duty, hazardous duty, acute exposure, injury, and impairment examinations.

  • Function as the Public Health Emergency Officer. Directly supervise clinical, administrative, and technical operations staff.

Travel Required

Occasional travel


  • Must be a US Citizen.

  • Males must be registered or exempt from Selective Service. www .sss.gov

  • Must be determined suitable for federal employment.

  • Must participate in the direct deposit pay program.

  • May be required to successfully complete a probationary/trial period.

  • Required to obtain and maintain a security clearance.

  • Required to successful complete a pre-employment drug test.

All eligibility, qualifications, and time-in-grade requirements must be met by the referral cut-off date.

Must receive and maintain appropriate vaccination(s) and immunizations.

Within the Department of Defense (DoD), the appointment of retired military members within 180 days immediately following retirement date to a civilian position is subject to the provisions of 5 United States Code 3326.

Selectee(s) must meet any applicable credentialing or privileging requirements prior to appointment.

Work is performed in areas where potentially harmful physical and chemical agents are present. These agents may include, but are not limited to: fumes, dust, heat, ionizing and non-ionizing radiation and chemicals. Efforts to ensure worker safety include engineering controls, training, work procedures, and medical surveillance programs. Medical surveillance includes medical examinations of workers.

Positions that are supervisory/ managerial require that first time supervisors/managers complete a one-year trial/probationary period if not previously completed in a competitive or other excepted service position.

Supervisors in the executive branch have a heightened personal responsibility for advancing government ethics. The selectee will be required to review the 14 General Principles of Ethical Conduct at 5 CFR 2635.101.


In order to qualify for this position, your resume must provide sufficient experience and/or education, knowledge, skills, and abilities to perform the duties of the specific position for which you are being considered. Your resume is the key means we have for evaluating your skills, knowledge, and abilities as they relate to this position. Therefore, we encourage you to be clear and specific when describing your experience.

Applicants must meet the following Basic Requirements of the Office of Personnel Management (OPM) Qualifications Standards Manual: Applicants must possess:

  • DEGREE: Doctor of Medicine or Doctor of Osteopathy from a school in the United States or Canada approved by a recognized accrediting body in the year of the applicant's graduation. If your Doctor of Medicine or equivalent degree is from a foreign medical school that provided education and medical knowledge substantially equivalent to accredited schools in the United States, you must have a permanent certification by the Educational Commission for Foreign Medical Graduates (ECFMG), a Fifth Pathway Certificate for Americans who completed premedical education in the United States and graduated education in a foreign country, or successfully completed the U.S. Medical Licensing Examination.

  • LICENSING: Active, permanent, full, unrestricted physician license to practice medicine in any state, District of Columbia, the Commonwealth of Puerto Rico, or a territory of the United States.

  • RESIDENCY: 2 years of residency in the specialty; plus an additional 2 years of training, residency, fellowship or experience in the specialty. This experience/training will include experience providing comprehensive occupational medical services to include, but not limited to performing fitness for duty examinations, evaluating health effects from occupational or environmental exposures, communicable disease program implementation, Emergency Management implementation; experience applying principles, practices, and theories of Occupational Medicine to workplace situations.

Applicants must also be able to satisfy clinical privileges requirements which, in addition to the above, includes the following:

  • Completion of a residency program in the specialty approved by the American specialty board or AOA, board certification, or board eligible.

  • Current clinical competence (e.g., privileged to independently practice as an Occupational Medicine Physician within the past 2 years, actively practiced within the past 2 years by having encountered a sufficient number of clinical cases to represent a broad spectrum of the privileges required).

  • No health status contraindications to granting clinical privileges.

  • Board certification is desired but not required.

SELECTIVE PLACEMENT FACTOR: This position has a selective placement factor that will be used to screen out ineligible candidates. The selective placement factor is: possession of Basic Life Support (BLS) Certification. Failure to document the current certification in your resume or application documents will result in an ineligible rating.

How to Apply

Your complete application (resume, assessment questionnaire, and all supporting documents) must be received by 11:59 pm Eastern Standard Time (EST) on 04/27/2018. Applications received after 04/27/2018 may result in an ineligible rating and loss of consideration. If more than one resume is received, only the last resume received and processed will be reviewed. Send your resume only (provide detail description of duties under each work experience) to medjobs @navy.mil (no SSN or pictures please). Insert HC10126544 in your subject line.

Jill Pandora


  • Occupational Medicine

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