Health System Specialist Job

Vacancy No. AFPC-MEDEHA-10680775-0671 Department U.S. Air Force - Agency Wide
Salary $29,350.00 to $138,572.00 Grade 5 to 15
Perm/Temp Permanent FT/PT Full-time
Open Date 1/1/2020 Close Date 12/31/2020
Job Link Apply Online Who may apply Public
Locations:
EIELSON AFB, AKELMENDORF AFB, AKMONTGOMERY, ALMONTGOMERY, AL
LITTLE ROCK AIR FORCE BASE, ARTUCSON, AZLUKE AFB, AZBEALE AFB, CA
EDWARDS, CAEDWARDS AFBEL SEGUNDO, CATRAVIS AFB, CA
LOMPOC, CAAIR FORCE ACADEMYBUCKLEY AFBCOLORADO SPRINGS, CO
ANACOSTIA ANNEX, DCWASHINGTON, DCDOVER AFB, DEEGLIN AFB, FL
HOMESTEAD, FLHURLBURT FIELD, FLTAMPA, FLPATRICK AFB, FL
PANAMA CITY, FLVALDOSTA, GAWARNER ROBINS, GAANDERSEN AIR BASE
HICKAM AFB, HIMOUNTAIN HOME A F B, IDSCOTT AIR FORCE BASE, ILMCCONNELL AFB, KS
WICHITA, KSBARKSDALE AFB, LAHANSCOM AFB, MAANDREWS AIR FORCE BASE, MD
FREDERICK, MDWHITEMAN AIR FORCE BASE, MOCOLUMBUS, MSBILOXI, MS
MALMSTROM A F B, MTGOLDSBORO, NCGRAND FORKS, NDMINOT AFB, ND
OFFUTT A F B, NEMCGUIRE AFBALBUQUERQUE, NMCANNON AFB, NM
HOLLOMAN AIR FORCE BASE, NMKIRTLAND AFB, NMNELLIS AFB, NVDAYTON, OH
ALTUS AFB, OKOKLAHOMA CITY, OKVANCE AFBCHARLESTON AFB, SC
SHAW A F B, SCELLSWORTH AFB, SDARNOLD AFB, TNDYESS AFB, TX
SAN ANTONIO, TXGOODFELLOW AFB, TXKELLY AFBSAN ANTONIO, TX
LAUGHLIN A F B, TXUNIVERSAL CITY, TXSHEPPARD AFB, TXHILL AFB, UT
FALLS CHURCH, VAFALLS CHURCH, VAFORT EUSTIS, VAHAMPTON, VA
ARLINGTON, VAFAIRCHILD AIR FORCE BASE, WAMCCHORD AFB, WAWARREN AFB
LITTLE ROCK AIR FORCE BASE, ARTUCSON, AZLUKE AFB, AZBEALE AFB, CA
EDWARDS, CAEDWARDS AFBEL SEGUNDO, CATRAVIS AFB, CA
LOMPOC, CAAIR FORCE ACADEMYBUCKLEY AFBCOLORADO SPRINGS, CO
ANACOSTIA ANNEX, DCWASHINGTON, DCDOVER AFB, DEEGLIN AFB, FL
HOMESTEAD, FLHURLBURT FIELD, FLTAMPA, FLPATRICK AFB, FL
PANAMA CITY, FLVALDOSTA, GAWARNER ROBINS, GAANDERSEN AIR BASE
HICKAM AFB, HIMOUNTAIN HOME A F B, IDSCOTT AIR FORCE BASE, ILMCCONNELL AFB, KS
WICHITA, KSBARKSDALE AFB, LAHANSCOM AFB, MAANDREWS AIR FORCE BASE, MD
FREDERICK, MDWHITEMAN AIR FORCE BASE, MOCOLUMBUS, MSBILOXI, MS
MALMSTROM A F B, MTGOLDSBORO, NCGRAND FORKS, NDMINOT AFB, ND
OFFUTT A F B, NEMCGUIRE AFBALBUQUERQUE, NMCANNON AFB, NM
HOLLOMAN AIR FORCE BASE, NMKIRTLAND AFB, NMNELLIS AFB, NVDAYTON, OH
ALTUS AFB, OKOKLAHOMA CITY, OKVANCE AFBCHARLESTON AFB, SC
SHAW A F B, SCELLSWORTH AFB, SDARNOLD AFB, TNDYESS AFB, TX
SAN ANTONIO, TXGOODFELLOW AFB, TXKELLY AFBSAN ANTONIO, TX
LAUGHLIN A F B, TXUNIVERSAL CITY, TXSHEPPARD AFB, TXHILL AFB, UT
FALLS CHURCH, VAFALLS CHURCH, VAFORT EUSTIS, VAHAMPTON, VA
ARLINGTON, VAFAIRCHILD AIR FORCE BASE, WAMCCHORD AFB, WAWARREN AFB


Job Description (Please follow all instructions carefully)
Overview
  • Open & closing dates

    Opening and closing dates 01/01/2020 to 12/31/2020

  • Service

    Competitive

  • Pay scale & grade

    GS 5 - 15

  • Salary

    $29,350 to $138,572 per year

  • Appointment type

    Multiple Appointment Types

  • Work schedule

    Multiple Schedules

Locations

Few vacancies in the following locations:

Relocation expenses reimbursed

No

Telework eligible

No

This job is open to
  • The public

    U.S. citizens, nationals or those who owe allegiance to the U.S.

Clarification from the agency

This public notice is to gather applications that may or may not result in a referral or selection.

Announcement number

AFPC-MEDEHA-10680775-0671

Control number

554583200

  • Duties
    Duties Summary

    Click on "Learn more about this agency" button below for IMPORTANT additional information.

    The primary purpose of this position is to provide support to health care management officials by analyzing, evaluating, advising on and/or coordinating health care delivery systems and operations.

    Learn more about this agency
    Responsibilities
    • Analyzes, evaluates, advises on and/or coordinates health care delivery systems and operations. Positions may encompass command, administrative, logistics, and education functions supporting the provision of health care to authorized beneficiaries.
    • Implementing efforts to improve systems and processes affecting the integration of multiple healthcare disciplines, e.g. (process improvement, risk management, patient safety, utilization review and credentialing and privileging).
    • Participating in policy making, planning/management decisions and processes that impact the operation of the service.
    • Participating on process redesign teams; Initiating and executing special projects while ensuring all requirements of compliance and accreditation are met.
    • Maintaining awareness of available resources and making budgetary and projection recommendations to appropriate leadership.
    • Administering the internal review, quality and productivity initiatives for the organization.
    • Advises senior leaders and Medical Treatment Facilities (MTF) Commanders on policies and procedures that will impact the measurement of workload.
    • Conducts studies of health care delivery systems and operations,including services provided in the direct health care system, either through contracts or agreements, and the managed care support contractor's network.
    • Works closely with Department Chiefs to develop annual program levels. Identifies healthcare initiatives and works with headquarter staff to secure funding for those programs.
    Travel Required

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

    Supervisory status

    No

    Promotion Potential

    15

  • Requirements
    Requirements Conditions Of Employment
    • Please read this Public Notice in its entirety prior to submitting your application for consideration.
    • U.S. Citizenship is required
    • Males must be registered for Selective Service, see www.sss.gov
    • Total salary varies depending on location of position
    • PCS expenses if authorized will be paid IAW JTR and Air Force Regulations
    • Recruitment incentives may be authorized
    • Position may be subject to random drug testing
    • Employee may be required to work other than normal duty hours, to include evenings, weekends and/or holidays
    • Shift work and emergency overtime may be required
    • Employee must maintain current certifications
    • A security clearance may be required
    • Disclosure of Political Appointments
    • Per National Defense Authorization Act (NDAA) of fiscal year 2017, Section 111 modifies 5 United States Code (USC) 3326; Veterans who are retiring within 180 days of appointment effective date may require a 180 day waiver package.
    • This position is subject to provisions of the DoD Priority Placement Program.
    • May be required to serve a probationary period.
    Qualifications
    SPECIALIZED EXPERIENCE:
    GS-05: At least one (1) year of specialized experience at the next lower grade (GS-04) or equivalent in the Federal service which knowledge of the basic principles & practices related to the management of a health care delivery system. Such experience may have been gained as an administrative officer, management analyst, or administrative or clinical program manager or supervisor in a health care delivery system.

    GS-07: At least one (1) year of specialized experience at the next lower grade (GS-05) or equivalent in the Federal service which includes knowledge of missions, organizations, programs, & requirements of health care delivery systems in general & in the country at large; knowledge of overall medical service & individual medical treatment facility organization, management, mission, purpose, programs, related requirements in various administrative areas, philosophy, & objectives on a practical level.

    GS-09: At least one (1) year of specialized experience at the next lower grade (GS-07) or equivalent in the Federal service which progressively responsible analytical or administrative, or clinical management or supervisory experience in the health care field; knowledge of the Missions, organizations, programs, and requirements of health care delivery systems; regulations and standards of various regulatory and credentialing groups.

    GS-11: At least one (1) year of specialized experience at the next lower grade (GS-09) or equivalent in the Federal service which includes comprehensive knowledge & understanding of medical facility operations to include its organization, staffing, fiscal policies and management, physical plant, internal and external driving policies, as well as interrelationships of flights, elements, and services; comprehensive knowledge of Clinical Quality Management, Performance Improvement, Risk Management , Accreditation and Credentialing principles, practices, procedures and standards.

    GS-12: At least one (1) year of specialized experience at the next lower grade (GS-11) or equivalent in the Federal service which includes applying statistical, analytical, and evaluative methods and techniques to issues concerning the efficiency and effectiveness of the overall healthcare delivery system; practical experience with quality work processes of the various departments and services devoted to patient care, clinical investigation, ancillary specialties, and support resources; adeptly conducts studies, reviews clinical and business indicators, analyzes findings/trends.

    GS-13: At least one (1) year of specialized experience at the next lower grade (GS-12) or equivalent in the Federal service which includes mastery of advanced management and organizational principles and practices along with a comprehensive knowledge of the healthcare service field to include the role and responsibilities of the military medical service organization, medical activities missions and responsibilities relative to health services and systems, health-related operating programs and departmental and program interrelationships, organizational structure, interoffice relationships, personnel, and continued objectives of medical activities.

    GS-14: At least one (1) year of specialized experience at the next lower grade (GS-13) or equivalent in the Federal service which includes expert knowledge of quantitative and qualitative analytical methodologies to determine efficiency, effectiveness, clinical productivity, and clinical quality. Requires comprehension of the concepts and processes of managed care (both within the military and civilian environment); knowledge of principles and practices related to the management of healthcare delivery systems; knowledge of how the various systems (clinical, administrative, managerial, and financial) interact to provide care within the medical environment ranging from the medical treatment facility, the medical Regions and the Defense Healthcare Agency.

    GS-15: At least one year of specialized experience equivalent to at least the (GS-14) level in the Federal service, which includes mastery of advanced management and organizational principles and practices and a comprehensive knowledge of planning, programming and budgeting regulations, guidelines, processes and fiscal law; and a thorough knowledge of Department of Defense, Defense Health Program (DHP), and planning, programming, and management practices to provide PPBES guidelines and advisory service in support of long-range; mastery knowledge of principles and practices related to the management of healthcare delivery systems; comprehensive ability to provide support to health care management officials by analyzing, evaluating and advising on and/or coordinating health care delivery systems and operations.

    OR
    To view qualifying educational requirements and/or combination of education and specialized experience click on the following link:
    http://www.opm.gov/policy-data-oversight/classification-qualifications/general-schedule-qualification-standards/#url=GS-ADMIN


    KNOWLEDGE, SKILLS AND ABILITIES (KSAs): Your qualifications will be evaluated on the basis of your level of knowledge, skills, abilities and/or competencies in the following areas:

    1. Must have knowledge of health administration and managed health care programs and practices as well as general clinical principles and practices as they relate to a military medical environment.
    2. Knowledge of military commands goals and objectives, the sequence and timing of key operational events and milestones, and methods of evaluating the effectiveness of planning actions related to actual events; and the relationship of the various command entities.
    3. Supervisory and management skills to establish program objectives or performance goals and assess progress toward their achievement. Master ability to communicate effectively both orally and in writing.
    4. Skill in developing budget forecasts, cost projections, financial exhibits, unfunded requirements justifications, POM narratives, offsets and disconnects, reclaims, issue papers, white papers and manpower management.
    5. Ability to gather, assemble, and analyze facts, draw conclusions, conduct analysis, revise recommended solutions, and package the entire process in briefings, papers, or reports suitable for senior leadership use and decision making.
    6. Ability to communicate orally and in writing with a diverse group of individuals to include healthcare professionals and paraprofessional personnel. Interpersonal skills in presenting recommendations.

    PART-TIME OR UNPAID EXPERIENCE: Credit will be given for appropriate unpaid and or part-time work. You must clearly identify the duties and responsibilities in each position held and the total number of hours per week.

    VOLUNTEER WORK EXPERIENCE: Refers to paid and unpaid experience, including volunteer work done through National Service Programs (i.e., Peace Corps, AmeriCorps) and other organizations (e.g., professional; philanthropic; religious; spiritual; community; student and social). Volunteer work helps build critical competencies, knowledge and skills that can provide valuable training and experience that translates directly to paid employment. You will receive credit for all qualifying experience, including volunteer experience.
    Education

    IF USING EDUCATION TO QUALIFY: You MUST provide transcripts to support your educational claims. Education must be accredited by an accrediting institution recognized by the U.S. Department of Education.

    FOREIGN EDUCATION: Education completed in foreign colleges or universities may be used to meet the requirements. You must show proof the education credentials have been deemed to be at least equivalent to that gained in conventional U.S. education program. It is your responsibility to provide such evidence when applying.

    Additional information

    These positions are being filled under Expedited Hiring Authority (EHA) for Health Care Occupations for all grades. The Secretary of the Air Force has delegated authority by the Office of the Secretary of Defense to directly appoint individuals to s certain health care occupations, or 'EHA Medical.' Positions are located Air Force-Wide. Positions may be filled as permanent, term, or temporary with a full-time or part-time work schedule. Pay will vary by geographic location.
    Duties and responsibilities vary and may increase according to grade level.

    This public notice may be used to fill target grades GS-05 Target GS-15. There may be promotion potential up to the GS-15 or equivalent.

    Interagency Career Transition Assistance Program (ICTAP): For information on how to apply as an ICTAP eligible click here. To be well-qualified and exercise selection priority for this vacancy, displaced Federal employees must be rated in the "Highly Qualified" or "Best Qualified" Category on the rating criteria for this vacancy. You must submit a copy of the agency notice, your most recent performance rating, and your most recent SF-50 noting position, grade level, and duty location.

    Employed Annuitants (Reemployed Annuitants): Applicants in receipt of an annuity based on civilian employment in the Federal Service are subject to the DoD Policy on The Employment of Annuitants. Click here for more information.

    Temporary and Term Appointments: If you are selected for a temporary or term position in the competitive service, your appointment may be extended to the maximum period allowed by law without further competition. Additionally, if you are serving on a term appointment in the competitive service, you may be converted to a career or career-conditional appointment without further competition. NOTE: Current federal civilian employees may apply for this position and if selected, a break in service of at least 3 days may be required prior to appointment to this position.

    Selective Service: Males born after 12-31-59 must be registered or exempt from Selective Service. For additional information, click here.

    Direct Deposit: All federal employees are required to have direct deposit.

    If you have questions regarding this announcement and have hearing or speech difficulties click here.

    Tax Law Impact for PCS: On 22-Dec-2017, Public Law 115-97 - the "Tax Cuts and Jobs Act of 2017 suspended qualified moving expense deductions along with the exclusion for employer reimbursements and payments of moving expenses effective 01-Jan-2018 for tax years 2018 through 2025. The law made taxable certain reimbursements and other payments, including driving mileage, airfare and lodging expenses, en-route travel to the new duty station, and temporary storage of those items. The Federal Travel Regulation Bulletin (FTR) 18-05 issued by General Services Administration (GSA) has authorized agencies to use the Withholding Tax Allowance (WTA) and Relocation Income Tax Allowance (RITA) to pay for "substantially all" of the increased tax liability resulting from the "2018 Tax Cuts and Jobs Act" for certain eligible individuals. For additional information on WTA/RITA allowances and eligibilities, please visit: https://www.gsa.gov/cdnstatic/FTR%20Bulletin%2018_05%20Relocation%20Allowances_0.pdf

    How You Will Be Evaluated

    Your latest resume will be used to determine your qualifications.

    Your application package (resume, supporting documents, and responses to the questionnaire) will be used to determine your eligibility, qualifications, and quality ranking for this position. Please follow all instructions carefully. Errors or omissions may affect your rating or consideration for employment.

    Your responses to the questionnaire may be compared to the documents you submit. The documents you submit must support your responses to the online questionnaire. If your application contradicts or does not support your questionnaire responses, you will receive a rating of "not qualified" or "insufficient information" and you will not receive further consideration for this job.

    Applicants who disqualify themselves will not be evaluated further.

    Background checks and security clearance
    Security clearance

    Secret

    Drug test required

    No

  • Required Documents
    Required Documents

    The following documents are required and must be provided with your application for this Public Notice. Applicants who do not submit required documentation to determine eligibility and qualifications will be eliminated from consideration. Other documents may be required based on the eligibility/eligibilities you are claiming. Click here to view the AF Civilian Employment Eligibility Guide and the required documents you must submit to substantiate the eligibilities you are claiming.

    1. Online Application - Questionnaire
    2. Resume - For qualification determinations your resume must contain hours worked per week and dates of employment (i.e., month/year to month/year or month/year to present). If your resume does not contain this information, your application may be marked as insufficient and you will not receive consideration for this position. If you are a current Federal employee or previous Federal employee, provide your pay plan, series and grade, i.e. GS-0301-09. Current Federal Civilian Employees should list any relevant performance related rating (given within the last three years) and/or incentive awards in your resume. Do NOT include photographs (or links to social media such as LinkedIn), inappropriate material, inappropriate content, nor personal information such as age, gender, religion, social security number, etc., on your resume.
    3. Transcripts/Registration/License: If qualifying on education/position requires education, you must submit copies of your transcripts and if required for the position, submit an active, current registration/license.
    4. Veterans: If claiming VRA, VEOA or Veterans' Preference - Submit VOW certification memo or copy of the official DD-Form 214, which must include the character of service/type under honorable conditions (i.e., with an honorable or general discharge). This will be annotated in block 24 on member copy 2, 4, or 7 of the DD-Form 214. If you are also claiming 10-point preference and/or 30% Disabled Veteran, you must submit a VA Letter or a disability determination from a branch of the Armed Forces (or documentation of Purple Heart, if applicable).
    ACTIVE DUTY SERVICE MEMBERS: The VOW Act requires federal agencies to treat an eligible active duty service member as a veteran, disabled veteran, and preference eligible (as applicable) when applying for civil service positions before the effective release or discharge date. Appointment of military members before the release or discharge date is permissible if the member is on terminal leave. At the time the active duty member applies for a civil position, he or she must submit a "certification" memo in lieu of a DD-Form 214, Certificate of Release or Discharge from Active Duty. Active duty members applying for a civil service position without submitting a valid certification memo or DD-Form 214 with their application will render the member ineligible for the position. The certification memo must originate from the member's military service branch on official letterhead and contain the following:
    • Name/Rank/Grade of Service Member
    • Branch of Armed Forces
    • Dates of Active Service (Start and End Date(s)
    • Expected Date of Discharge/Release from Active Duty
    • Terminal leave start date (if applicable)
    • Expected character of service/discharge and type of separation (i.e. separation or retirement)
    • Must be certified within 120 days of anticipated discharge
    • Signature by, or by direction of the adjutant, personnel office, unit commander, or higher headquarters commander.
    Note: The VOW Act provides tentative preference. If appointed, a DD Form-214 must be submitted upon receipt.

    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.

  • Benefits
    Benefits

    A career with the U.S. Government provides employees with a comprehensive benefits package. As a federal employee, you and your family will have access to a range of benefits that are designed to make your federal career very rewarding.

    https://www.usajobs.gov/Help/working-in-government/benefits/

    Eligibility for benefits depends on the type of position you hold and whether your position is full-time, part-time, or intermittent. Contact the hiring agency for more information on the specific benefits offered.

  • How to Apply
    How to Apply

    The complete Application Package must be submitted by 11:59 PM (ET) on 12/31/2020.

    To preview the Application Questionnaire, please click the following link: https://apply.usastaffing.gov/ViewQuestionnaire/10680775

    To begin the process, click the Apply Online button to create an account or log in to your existing USAJOBS account. Follow the prompts to complete the application questionnaire. Please ensure you click the Submit My Application button at the end of the process.

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

    1. Your Resume (your latest resume will be used to determine your qualifications). If you submit more than one copy of your resume, only the most recent (latest) version will be reviewed. The latest timestamp will be used to determine which version of your resume is "most recent."

    • It is your responsibility to check the status and timestamp of all documents you submit as part of your application.
    • If your resume includes a photograph or other inappropriate material or content, you will not be considered for this vacancy.
    • For qualification determinations your resume must contain hours worked per week and dates of employment (i.e., hours per week and month/year to month/year or month/year to present). If your resume does not contain this information, your application may be marked as insufficient and you will not receive consideration for this position.
    2. A complete Application Questionnaire

    3. Additional Required Documents (see Required Documents section). Ensure all submitted documents contain your full name.

    If you are unable to apply online, view the following link for information regarding Alternate Application.

    PLEASE NOTE: It is the applicant's responsibility to verify that information entered and/or uploaded, (i.e., resume) is received, accurate, and submitted by the closing date. You may verify your documents have been processed with your application package successfully. You can access your USAJOBS account to do so by clicking here. Uploaded documents may take up to one hour to clear the virus scan.

    Human Resources WILL NOT modify or change any answers submitted by an applicant.

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    This Public Notice is to gather applications which may or may not result in a referral or selection.

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    Next steps

    After you submit your application, you will be contacted if further evaluation or interviews are required.

    Your application will remain active through the open period of this Public Notice. Once this Public Notice closes, you must reapply.

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