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Health Systems Specialist

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Army National Guard

$79,411.00 to $103,234.00

Carson City, NV

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$79,411 to $103,234 per year

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GS 12

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1 vacancy in the following location:

Carson City, NV

1 vacancy

Relocation expenses reimbursed


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This National Guard position is for a Health Systems Specialist, Position Description Number T5428000 and is part of the Nevada Army National Guard. This position is located in the Office of the State Surgeon, Joint Force Headquarters - State (JFHQ-ST). Serves as the Joint Force Headquarters - State (JFHQ-ST) Deputy State Surgeon. The incumbent serves as the State Surgeon's full time representative. The purpose of the position is to plan, coordinate, direct, and implement the medical readiness administrative programs of the state and provide oversight for the other programs located in the Office of the State Surgeon.

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!

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1. Oversees and manages the medical readiness program of the state, which includes planning, coordinating, and providing guidance to all medical resources within the state. Direct responsibilities include, but are not limited to: command health programs, medical/dental aspects of mobilization, deployment and operations, medical education, sustainment, proficiency training, credentialing of health care professionals; and fiscal management, policy development and implementation. Provides medical support for accomplishment myriad contingency operations.

2. Develops, plans, coordinates, and institutes medical policies to implement higher-level directives and federal law to provide optimum guidance and support to subordinate organizations. Coordinates with support organizations to assure an integrated approach to the solution of problems. Assesses the impact of changes in or to the medical program and coordinates with all principal parties to ensure that these changes do not exceed core capabilities. Develops procedures for correcting deficiencies to improve effectiveness. Confers with applicable support functions to ensure that medical requirements are being satisfied. Programs managed are substantial and subject to frequent change, and include unpredictable and unique problems for which there is no precedent. Changes often require reprogramming of resources. Identifies medical readiness trends; develops and issues guidance when warranted. Develops new procedures to solve unprecedented problems/issues. Chairs meetings to coordinate work to be accomplished by various commanders and full-time support personnel that must work as a team to accomplish tasks and goals.

3. Represents the State Surgeon as the principal full-time medical advisor to The Adjutant General, Component Commanders, the Chief of Staff, and other directorate level staff elements, and as a liaison with all State, NGB, and Federal organizations concerning medical matters. Serves as liaison between Occupational Health and the State Surgeon.

4. Manages all resources budgeted to the state for medical programs. Prepares annual budget for the state medical readiness program to include funding at state, NGB, and DA sources. Conducts staff conferences to determine budget impacts caused by increased costs, changes in programs and policies, readiness requirements, and new program requirements. Executes the budget approved medical readiness and approves all changes which may need to be made due to unforeseen problems. Participates as a member of the PBAC. Ensures that training requirements for medical personnel are met. Ensures that medical training and medical logistical readiness of all units are in accordance with the priority of the units concerned. Develops and monitors a medical proficiency training program along with current and long range plans that provide adequate facilities, personnel, and equipment for support of the medical readiness program.

5. Supervises Preventive Medicine Section personnel. The majority of the subordinate positions are support positions in one-grade interval occupational series. The supervisory responsibilities comprise less than 25% of the incumbent's time. Plans work to be accomplished by subordinates. Sets and adjusts short-term priorities, and prepares schedules for completion of work. Assigns work to subordinates based on priorities, selective consideration of the difficulty and requirements of assignments and the capabilities of subordinates. Develops performance standards and evaluates work performance. Gives advice, counsel, or instruction to subordinates both work and administrative matters. Interviews candidates for positions and recommends appointment, promotion, or reassignment to such positions. Hears and resolves complaints from subordinates, referring group grievances and more serious complaints to a higher level supervisor. Effects minor disciplinary measures. Identifies training needs.

Travel Required

Not required

Supervisory status


Job family (Series)

0671 Health System Specialist



Conditions of Employment

Conditions of Employment

- Federal employment suitability as determined by a background investigation.

- May be required to successfully complete a probationary period.

1. Must be able to obtain and maintain the appropriate security clearance of the position within one year of appointment.

2. This position is covered by the Domestic Violence Misdemeanor Amendment (30 Sep 96) of the Gun Control Act (Lautenberg Amendment) of 1968. An individual convicted of a qualifying crime of domestic violence may not perform the duties of this position.

3. May occasionally be required to work other than normal duty hours; overtime may be required.


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 in describing your experience. EACH APPLICANT MUST FULLY SUBSTANTIATE -IN THEIR OWN WORDS- THAT THEY MEET THE REQUIREMENTS OF THE SPECIALIZED EXPERIENCE LISTED BELOW; OTHERWISE, THE APPLICANT WILL BE CONSIDERED UNQUALIFIED FOR THIS POSITION. DO NOT COPY FROM THE VACANCY ANNOUNCEMENT OR THE POSITION DESCRIPTION. Please ensure you have included beginning and ending dates (months and year) for all jobs listed on your resume.

GENERAL EXPERIENCE: Must have military or civilian working knowledge in health services management; hospital administration and practice; contractual and accounting fundamentals; quality management; human resource management; and biometrics. Must have military or civilian working knowledge and skills in nursing standards; nursing practice; medical executive competencies and working knowledge in writing and directing contingency plans. At least 12 months of military or civilian working experiences at an intermediate career skill competency level in one of the medical service core functions that is prescribed as: Health facilities, health plan management, medical resources, health care information management and information technology, medical logistics, or medical readiness (including aeromedical evacuation). Must have at least 12 months of military or civilian working experiences, education, or training that resulted in competent knowledge of the principles and practices related to the management of health care delivery systems. Must have military or civilian working experiences in analyzing and recommending solutions to complicated problems related to health systems. Experiences include a thorough knowledge of health care delivery systems in regard to missions, organizations, programs, and requirements. Must have organizational skills; leadership competencies; oral and writing skills; and experiences in briefing senior leaders on related subjects.

SPECIALIZED EXPERIENCE: Must possess knowledge and skill in performing health services management; hospital administration and practice; contractual and accounting fundamentals; quality management; human resource management; and biometrics. Must possess knowledge and skill in nursing standards of practice; medical executive skills/competencies; and medical contingency plans. At least 12 months experience at a journeyman career skill competency level in the medical service core functions, which are defined as health facilities; health plan management; medical resources; health care information management and information technology; medical logistics; or, medical readiness, to include aeromedical evacuation. Must have at least 12 months experience, education, and training that resulted in competent skills and knowledge of the principles and practices related to the management of health care delivery systems. Have experiences in analyzing and recommending solutions to complicated problems related to health systems. Experiences must include a thorough and distinctive knowledge of health care delivery systems in regard to missions, organizations, programs, and requirements. Must have expert organizational skills; expert leadership competencies; articulate oral skills; exceptional writing skills; and endorsed experiences in briefing senior leaders on related subjects.


There are no Educational Requirements for this position.

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 (

- No Relocation Incentives are available.

- This is a Non-Bargaining Unit position.

- Applicants who feel they have restoration rights to this position should contact the HRO.

- Participation in Direct Deposit is mandatory.

VETERANS' PREFERENCE: In order to adjudicate your Veterans' Preference claims, please upload all supporting documentation. Such as: DD214s and/or SF-15, etc.


You are strongly encouraged to provide legible copy/copies of the following: DD-214 (member 4 copy), Certificate of Release or Discharge from Active

Duty, showing all dates of service, as well as character of service (Honorable, General, etc.) or Statement of Service/Proof of Service (in lieu of a DD-214) from your command or local Personnel Support office. The Statement of Service/Proof of Service must provide all dates of service, the expected date of discharge and anticipated character of service (Honorable, General, etc.). If you have more than one DD-214, you are strongly encouraged to upload all your DD-214s.


Disabled veterans, veterans, widows, spouses or the mother of a veteran, who are eligible for 10-point veterans' preference, are strongly encouraged to provide legible copies of the following: Applicable supporting documents as noted on Standard Form-15 (SF-15). To obtain a copy of SF-15, go to


Please review the OPM Vet Guide to determine if you qualify for Veterans' Preference. Please visit: or

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

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):

1. Possess knowledge of command health programs such as medical/dental aspects of mobilization, deployment operations, medical education, credentialing of health care professional.

2. Ability to interpret, communicate and apply medical readiness findings and make recommendations, and possess effective communication skills to advise senior leaders.

3. Knowledge of medical military occupational specialty Army regulations, Army Medical Department Regulations, and Medical Command (MEDCOM) Regulations.

4. Knowledge of qualitative and quantitative techniques for analyzing and measuring the effectiveness of the state medical program.

5. Understand NGB strategic medical management objective and policies to develop guidance on techniques for effective implementation and operation of the state medical readiness program.

6. Possess knowledge of strategic organizational missions, policies and structures; U.S. Army Medical Command, the NGB Surgeons Office, and the relationship of each to their supported activities; State Medical, Occupational Health and Industrial Hygiene programs and related military, public and private health care delivery systems to develop mid and long-range state ARNG plans and guidance to subordinate units.

If, after reviewing your resume and/or supporting documentation, a determination is made that you have inflated your qualifications and/or experience, your score may be adjusted to more accurately reflect your abilities or you may be found ineligible/not qualified. Please follow all instructions carefully. Errors or omissions may affect your rating or consideration for employment.

Background checks and security clearance

Security clearance


Required Documents

Required Documents

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

1. Your resume: Your resume may be submitted in any format and must support the specialized experience described in this announcement. Copying and pasting position descriptions into a resume is not acceptable. In describing your experience, please be clear and concise, we will not make assumptions regarding your experience. If your resume includes a photograph or other inappropriate material or content, it will not be used to make eligibility and qualification determinations and you may not be considered for this vacancy.

If multiple copies of the same document are uploaded and submitted with your application, only the last copy of the document uploaded will be considered when determining your eligibility and qualifications. For example, if you upload two or more resumes only the last resume uploaded and submitted will be considered.

For qualifications determinations your resume must contain hours worked per week and the dates of employment (i.e., HRS per week and month/year to month/year or month/year to present). If your resume does not contain this information, your application will be marked as incomplete and you will not receive consideration for this position.

Documents NOT accepted: photographs, copies of position descriptions, performance ratings, awards and letters of appreciation.

2. Veterans' Preference (if applicable): When applying for Federal Jobs, eligible Veterans should claim preference for 5pt (TP), 10pt (CP/CPS/XP), or for Sole Survivor Preference (SSP) in the questionnaire. You must provide a legible copy of your DD214(s) which shows dates and character of service (honorable, general, etc.). If you are currently serving on active duty and expect to be released or discharged within 120 days you must submit documentation related to your active duty service which reflects the dates of service, character of service (honorable, general, etc.), and dates of impending separation. Additionally, disabled veterans and others eligible for 10-point preference (such as widows or mothers of eligible Veterans) must also submit an SF-15 Application for 10 Point Veteran Preference with required proof as stated on the form. An SF-50 is NOT acceptable documentation to award preference. For more information on Veterans' Preference, please visit

2. Other supporting documents: These Documents include but are not limited to current SF50s(Current Federal Employees) and current Transcript (Educational Requirements or Substitution of Experience for Education).

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

How to Apply

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:

Agency contact information

Anthony McGaughey


(775) 886-7737


(775) 887-7392




2460 Fairview Drive

Carson City, NV


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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.

Fair & Transparent

Fair & Transparent

The Federal hiring process is setup to be fair and transparent. Please read the following guidance.

Equal Employment Opportunity Policy

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.

Equal Employment Opportunity (EEO) for federal employees & job applicants

Reasonable Accommodation Policy

Federal agencies must provide reasonable accommodation to applicants with disabilities where appropriate. Applicants requiring reasonable accommodation for any part of the application and hiring process should contact the hiring agency directly. Determinations on requests for reasonable accommodation will be made on a case-by-case basis.

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.

An employee with a disability needs an accommodation to receive equal access to benefits, such as details, training, and office-sponsored events.

You can request a reasonable accommodation at any time during the application or hiring process or while on the job. Requests are considered on a case-by-case basis.

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Selective Service

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Note: We cannot accept applications on behalf of Federal Agencies. Application instructions are listed within the Job Description.

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