Naval Medical Command
1 vacancy in the following location:
  • Iwakuni, Japan
Work Schedule is Full Time - Permanent

Opened Monday 4/18/2016 (188 day(s) ago)

** Closes Monday 10/31/2016 (8 day(s) away)

Job Overview

The Navy and Marine Corps team offers innovative, exciting and meaningful work linking military and civilian talents to achieve our mission and safeguard our freedoms. Department of the Navy provides competitive salaries, comprehensive benefits, and extensive professional development and training. From pipefitters to accountants, scientists to engineers, doctors to nurses-the careers and opportunities to make a difference are endless. Civilian careers-where purpose and patriotism unite!

Experience the wonderful opportunity to live and work in Iwakuni Japan!

To learn more about the living and working conditions in the overseas area of Iwakuni Japan go to:

  1. Select the link "View a directory of installations".

  2. Select a branch of service Navy or Marine Corp.

  3. Select the military base installation.

  4. Select Go.

The purpose of this announcement is to recruit qualified individuals using OPM Government-wide Direct Hire Authority (DHA) authorized by Title 5 USC ยง3304 and 5 CFR 337 Part 337, Subpart B. The rule of three, veteran preference, and traditional rating and ranking of applicants do not apply to the direct hire process. For more information on OPM DHA please visit

The Bureau of Medicine and Surgery provides high quality patient- and family-centered medical care in wartime and peacetime. Civilian healthcare professionals work side-by-side with military medical staff to care for active duty members, their families, and retirees at medical facilities around the globe. Every day, no matter what the environment, Navy Medicine is ready to provide world class care, anytime, anywhere.

The mission of the Occupational Health Department provides a comprehensive occupational medicine programto eligible beneficiaries of activities supported by the Marine Corps Air Station (MCAS) Iwakuni, Japan.

The Occupational Medicine Physician ensures the medical readiness and improved health status of the fighting forces and civil service employees charged to sustain the fleet. The selectee applies professional medical knowledge to deal constructively with the health of employees in relation to their work (i.e. protecting employees against health hazards in their work environment, ensuring the suitable placement of individuals according to their physical capacities, mental and emotional make-up; and assuring adequate medical care and rehabilitation of the occupationally ill and injured.

APPLY NOW!! This job opportunity announcement has a first cut-off date. Applications received by 11:59 PM Eastern Standard Time (EST) on the cut-off date of April 29, 2016, will receive first consideration for this vacancy. Candidates who apply after April 29, 2016 may be referred on a periodic basis depending upon staffing needs.

Priority consideration will be given to military spouse and family member preference eligibles residing in the commute area of the duty location for this position. Commute area is defined as the geographic area surrounding the duty location in which people can reasonably be expected to travel back and forth daily.

Military Spouses and family members may apply 30 days before their anticipated arrival date. However, they will not receive preference until arrival at the foreign location. Additional documentation may be required prior to granting preference.

Military spouses and family members who are appointed may not extend longer than 2 months following the transfer of the sponsor from the commuting area of the foreign duty station; 2 months beyond the separation of the appointee's sponsor; or any time beyond the time employee ceases to be a family member.


A typical day includes:

  • Responsible for accomplishment of a variety of physical examinations to assess the physical capabilities of a candidate in relation to job demands and/or discover physical infirmities present or incipient; examinations include: pre-employment physical exams, medical fitness for duty in current rate or proposed rate, medical surveillance and certification exams, disability retirement examinations.

  • Exercises clinical knowledge and skills to provide medical care to employees suffering from occupationally injury or disease as well as follow-up medical care and physical examinations.

  • Participates in the provision for limited medical services to employees for non-occupational conditions.

  • Performs a wide variety of medical treatment procedures (e.g. emergency treatment in cases of serious illness or injury, life-saving emergency procedures to stabilize a patient sufficiently to transport to a hospital facility, etc.).

  • Assesses and records health status of patients, interprets results of diagnostic studies, and instructs and counsels patients.

  • Plan work, set priorities and prepare schedules for the completion of work by subordinates.

  • Evaluate performance; provide advice, counsel, or instruction to individual employees concerning work and administrative matters.

Travel Required
  • Occasional Travel
  • Work may require 10%Travel and is dependent upon position description and availability of funding
Relocation Authorized
  • Yes
  • Relocation expenses for candidates outside of the commuting area (i.e. PCS) are authorized in accordance with applicable travel regulations and Department of the Navy Policy. Relocation incentives described in 5 USC 5753 may be authorized in accordance with applicable command policy and available funding.
Job Requirements
Key Requirements
  • You must be a US Citizen.
  • Males must be registered or exempt from Selective Service.
  • Selectee must be determined suitable for federal employment.
  • Selectee may be required to successfully complete a probationary period.
  • Selectee is required to participate in the direct deposit pay program.
  • See Other Information section for additional requirements.

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 positive education qualifications requirements of the Office of Personnel Management (OPM) Qualifications Standards Manual:

Applicants must possess:

  • DEGREE: MD or DO from an accredited school in the United States or Canada. Is your degree from a foreign medical school? If yes, then you must have a permanent ECFMG or Fifth Pathway Certificate. Please make sure your application includes your ECFMG or 5th Pathway Certificate number including date awarded.

  • RESIDENCY/EXPERIENCE: 5 years of residency training or equivalent experience and training in Occupational Medicine(i.e., 3 yrs. Residency & 2 yrs. fellowship and/or experience)? Your resume must reflect that you have a sufficient level of expertise in Occupational Medicine to perform the core privileges of this position at the GP-15 Level.

  • 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.

Satisfy BUMEDs clinical privileges requirements which, in addition to the above, includes the following:

  • Completion of a residency program in the specialtyapproved 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.

In addition, your resume must demonstrate at least one year of specialized experience at or equivalent to the GP-15 grade level or pay band in the Federal service or equivalent experience in the private or public sector. Specialized experience must demonstrate the following: Provide comprehensive occupational medicine consultations, evaluations and treatment both initial and follow-up of work-related injuries or diseases.

Additional qualification information can be found from the following Office of Personnel Management web site:

You will receive credit for all qualifying experience, including volunteer and part time experience. You must clearly identify the duties and responsibilities in each position held and the total number of hours per week. Experience refers to paid and unpaid experience, including volunteer work done through National Service programs (e.g., professional, philanthropic, religious, spiritual, community, student, social). Volunteer work helps build critical competencies, knowledge, and skills and can provide valuable training and experience that translates directly to paid employment. As part of the application process, you must complete and submit an occupational questionnaire. To preview this questionnaire and determine if your experience matches the required skills for this position, click the following link: TAG:View Assessment Questions Please follow all instructions carefully. Errors or omissions may affect your rating and/or appointment eligibility.

Are you using your education to qualify? THIS POSITION HAS A POSITIVE EDUCATION REQUIREMENT: For positions requiring positive education requirements, or if you are using education to meet all or part of the qualification requirements, you must submit a copy of your transcript(s) which includes (course title, semester/quarter hours, and grade/degree earned). See OPM's General Policies for information on crediting education. (

Education completed in foreign colleges or universities may be used to meet the qualification requirements if the applicant can provide documentation indicating that the foreign education is comparable to that received in an accredited educational institution in the United States. It is the responsibility of the applicant to provide such evidence when applying for further information, visit:

All qualification requirements must be met by the closing date of this announcement and clearly documented in your resume.

A one-year supervisory/managerial probationary period may be required.

A security clearance is a requirement of this position. Failure to obtain and maintain the required level of clearance may result in the withdrawal of a position offer or removal. If you possess a security clearance, please indicate the level and termination date in your resume.

Selectee will be required to successfully complete a pre-appointment physical examination.

Successful completion of a pre-employment drug test is required. A tentative offer of employment will be rescinded if the applicant fails to report to the scheduled drug test appointment. Incumbents of drug testing designated positions will be subject to random testing. Drug test results will be provided to the employing activity/command.

A favorable Access National Agency Check with Inquiries (ANACI) investigation is required.

Must possess and maintain Basic Life Support (BLS) certification or the ability to become BLS certified.

Must receive and maintain appropriate vaccination.

Must be able to obtain a valid base driver's license.

Tuberculosis testing is required.

Selectee must be able to satisfy the requirements of the 26Jul12 DODI 1400.25 V1230: Civilian employment in the competitive service in foreign areas shall be limited to a period of 5 continuous years unless interrupted by at least 2 years of physical presence in the United States or non-foreign area.

Security Clearance


Additional Information
What To Expect Next

The selecting official may choose to conduct interviews, and once the selection is made, you will receive a notification of the decision. Stay informed of changes to your application status by signing up for automatic email alerts at:


Department of the Navy offers a comprehensive benefits package that includes, in part, paid vacation, sick leave, holidays, a 401K-type retirement plan, and an Employee Assistance Program. More information can be found at:

Overseas allowances may be authorized in accordance with Department of State Standardized Regulation (DSSR), DoDI 1400.25, and applicable Department of the Navy policies.

A service agreement may be negotiated in accordance with the Joint Travel Regulation (JTR), applicable Department of the Navy policies.

Other Information

This position is covered by the Department of Defense Priority Placement Program.

Additional vacancies may be filled by this announcement.

Recruitment incentives may or may not be authorized.

A tentative offer of employment will be rescinded if the selectee fails to meet the pre-employment requirements, including failure to report to any of the scheduled appointments.

The Department of the Navy uses E-Verify to confirm the employment eligibility of all newly hired employees. To learn more about E-Verify, including your rights and responsibilities, visit

For those applicants located outside of the commuting area, a service agreement may be negotiated in accordance with the Joint Travel Regulation and applicable Department of the Navy policies.

Tour of duty will be* 36* months.

Civilian employment in the competitive service in foreign areas shall be limited to a period of 5 continuous years unless interrupted by at least 2 years of physical presence in the United States or non-foreign area.

In the overseas areas, access for civilian employees and their families to military medical and dental treatment facilities is on a space-available and reimbursable basis only. Medical care may be provided by host nation providers. The availability and level of care at host nation medical facilities will vary by location. Movement overseas may require you to initiate a change in your health benefits plan to ensure coverage. For positions in a foreign country, that country's laws or international agreements may have a direct impact of an employee's same sex domestic partner or spouse to accompany the employee and receive certain benefits. If you believe you may be affected by these laws and agreements, you should familiarize yourself with relevant information before applying for or accepting this position.

For more Foreign Overseas recruitment information:

For more Local Foreign Overseas recruitment information:

Federal annuitant information: The selection of an annuitant is subject to the Department of Defense and Department of the Navy policy on the employment of annuitants. Policy information may be found at:

ICTAP Applicants: To be considered well-qualified and exercise selection priority as an ICTAP candidate, displaced Federal employees must satisfy all qualification requirements for the position and receive a rating of 85 or higher. For more information about ICTAP eligibility please review the following link:

Veteran's Preference Information:

Overseas Limited Appt:

Overseas Military Spouse Preference:

Overseas Family Member Preference:

Salary Range: $130,360.00 to $160,300.00 / Per Year

Series & Grade: GP-0602-15/15

Supervisory Status: Yes

Who May Apply: United States Citizens

Control Number: 436087100

Job Announcement Number: NE60602-15-1674780K6359133H