Naval Medical Command PHYSICIAN (OCCUPATIONAL MEDICINE) in Kittery, Maine

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

Opened Thursday 6/30/2016 (281 day(s) ago)

** Closes Saturday 4/15/2017 (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!

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.

New England (NHCNE), Naval Branch Health Clinic (NBHC) Portsmouth is an outpatient medical treatment facility that provides primary medical care and coordinates access to other levels of health care services for active duty, retirees and eligible family members entitled to care prescribed by Title 10 U.S. Code. Outpatient pharmacy, laboratory, basic x-ray, audiology and optometry services are also available within the facility.

The clinic supports the Portsmouth Naval Shipyard industrial complex through comprehensive occupational health and safety surveillance programs, medical examinations and treatment of occupationally related injuries and illnesses.

The selectee is one of the civilian physicians assigned to the department. They are assisted by civilian nurses, physician's assistants, and necessary medical technicians such as x-ray, laboratory, pharmacy, physiotherapy, and audiology.

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APPLY NOW! This job opportunity announcement has a first cut-off date of July 13, 2016. Applications received by 11:59 PM Eastern Standard Time (EST) on the cut-off date of July 13, 2016 will receive first consideration for this vacancy. Candidates who apply after may be referred on a periodic basis depending on staffing needs.

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 .


In this position, you will perform meaningful professional work in the field of (Occupational Medicine).

A typical day includes:

  • Obtain patient history, complete examination, and treat injury or illness and make a disposition with regard to the employee's ability to perform duties;

  • Keep legible records of all cases examined, diagnosed, and treated, keeping in mind the importance of such records for proper care and follow-up of sick and injured employees for the processing of claims for compensation, processing of administrative actions against employees, applications for disability retirement, and of processing physical evaluations of employees to determine their fitness to perform their duties.

  • Responsible for the shipyard's Asbestos Surveillance Program as advocated by Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA).

  • Review all x-ray reports from local radiologists for abnormalities found in routine chest films or suspected fractures injuries, etc.

  • Conduct a variety of physical examinations including but not limited to physical evaluations at the request of the employee or management, disability retirement physicals and physicals for pre-employment, separation, transfer and etc.
  • Render treatment for non-occupational injuries and illnesses in accordance with current laws and directives for stabilization of emergent situations only.
Travel Required
  • Not Required
Relocation Authorized
  • No
Job Requirements
Key Requirements
  • You must be a US Citizen
  • Accredited MD or DO, or ECFMG or Fifth Pathway certification
  • Active physician license awarded by any state
  • 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, as they relate to this position. Therefore, we encourage you to be clear and specific when describing your experience. PLEASE PROVIDE DETAILED DESCRIPTION OF DUTIES PERFORMED UNDER EACH WORK EXPERIENCE.

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

Applicants must possess*:* Basic Requirement *and *Minimum Qualifying Experience


  • 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) or a Fifth Pathway Certificate for Americans who completed premedical education in the United States and graduated education in a foreign country.

  • 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: - 4 years of residency training or equivalent experience and training in Occupational Medicine (i.e., 3 yrs. Residency & 1 years fellowship and/or experience). Your resume must reflect that you have sufficient level of expertise in Occupational Medicine to perform the core responsibilities of this positon at the GP-14 level.

IN ADDITION to the above, satisfy BUMEDsclinical privileges requirements which 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 ADDTION to meeting the BASIC Requirements listed above, you must also meet the Minimum Qualifications Specialized Experience for GP-14. Your resume must demonstrate at least one or more years of specialized experience. Specialized experience must demonstrate the following: Providing 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: View Assessment Questions

Please follow all instructions carefully. Errors or omissions may affect your rating and/or appointment eligibility.

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 transcripts or an itemized list of college courses which includes equivalent information from the transcript (course title, semester/quarter hours, and grade/degree earned) in your resume. 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 qualifications requirements must be met by the closing date of this announcement and clearly documented in your resume.

  • The candidate selected is required to participate in the Department of Defense direct deposit of pay program.

  • 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.

  • Successful completion of a pre-employment drug test is required. A tentative offer of employment will be rescinded if the candidate 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.

  • Up-to-date Immunizations, Vaccinations, Seasonal Flu Influenza required.

  • Must complete Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration (FMCSA) training and certification within six months of hire.

  • Must complete Radiation Health Indoctrination (RHI) course within 12 months of hire.

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

  • Must possess and maintain Basic Life Support (BLS) certification.

Security Clearance


Additional Information
What To Expect Next

When the application process is complete, your application will be reviewed to determine if you meet the hiring eligibility and qualification requirements for which you requested consideration. You will be rated based on the information provided in your resume and responses to the questionnaire, along with your supporting documentation to determine your level of knowledge, skill, and ability, related to the job requirements.

The selecting official may choose to conduct interviews, and once the selection is made, you will receive a notification of the decision.

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

Other Information

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

Additional vacancies may be filled by this announcement.

PCS, recruitment and relocation incentives will 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

Military Spouse Preference (MSP):

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:

Salary Range: $110,000.00 to $230,000.00 / Per Year

Series & Grade: GP-0602-14/14

Supervisory Status: No

Who May Apply: United States Citizens

Control Number: 443074700

Job Announcement Number: NE60602-14-1738900PD420716H