Naval Medical Command SUPERVISORY OCCUPATIONAL HEALTH NURSE in Portsmouth, Virginia

Naval Medical Command
1 vacancy in the following location:
  • Naval Shipyard, Portsmouth, VA
Work Schedule is Full Time - Permanent

Opened Friday 10/7/2016 (139 day(s) ago)

** Closes Tuesday 2/28/2017 (5 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.

This Supervisory Occupational Health Nurse (OHN) position is located in the Occupational Medicine Department of the Norfolk Naval Shipyard (NNSY) Branch Health Clinic (BHC), Portsmouth, VA, and provides quality employee care in collaboration with physicians, industrial hygienists, safety specialists, and managers. This position is responsible for developing occupational health programs based on current trends and policies. For additional information about Branch Health Clinic Boone click here!

APPLY NOW! This announcement has a cut-off date of October 21, 2016. Candidates who apply on or before October 21, 2016 will be referred first. Qualified Applicants received after that date may be referred on an as needed basis.

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 candidates do not apply to the direct hire process. For more information on OPM Direct-Hire Authority, please review this link:


A typical day in the life as a Supervisory Occupational Health Nurse:

  • Manage and implement occupational health and medical surveillance programs.

  • Directly supervise personnel and indirectly supervises and provides oversight to civilian occupational health nurses.

  • Establish an occupational health program, ensuring that all program requirements are met.

  • Develop and justify resource requirements.

  • Administer the occupational health management information system ensuring accurate tracking of personnel in a medical surveillance program.

  • Schedule and/or perform specialized health screening procedures, including pulmonary function tests, EKG, and X-rays based on employee interview, knowledge of the workplace, work process, occupational history, and industrial hygiene survey reports.

  • Provide case management for occupational illness and injuries.

  • Determine employee ability to wear various types of protective equipment that they are medically qualified to wear.

  • Develop local training plans and conduct training for employees, supervisors and management on occupational health related safety and environmental issues.

Travel Required
  • Not Required
Relocation Authorized
  • No
Job Requirements
Key Requirements
  • You must be a US Citizen.
  • Suitable for Federal employment as determined by background investigation.
  • Selectee may be required to successfully complete a probationary period.
  • You must obtain and maintain a security clearance
  • This position is a Drug Testing Designated Position (TDP).
  • Must be registered for Selective Service, see Legal & Regulatory Guidance.

In order to qualify for this position, your resume must reflect sufficient education and experience to perform the duties of this position for which you are applying. Your resume is the key means we have for evaluating your qualifications as they relate to this position. Therefore, we encourage you to be clear and specific when describing your experience.

BASIC REQUIREMENTS: You must meet both of the following:

  1. EDUCATION: Degree or diploma from a professional nursing program approved by the legally designated State accrediting agency at the time the program was completed. Please upload or fax a photocopy of your final transcripts at the time you submit your application.

  2. REGISTRATION: Active, current registration as a professional nurse in any State, District of Columbia, the Commonwealth of Puerto Rico, or a territory of the United States. Your resume must show the required current registration (include expiration date) or you must upload or fax a copy of the registration. Failure to provide this information may result in an ineligible rating.

IN ADDITION TO THE BASIC REQUIREMENTS, you must meet any ONE of the following AND the Selective Placement Factor:

  1. You must have one or more years of progressive specialized experience independently overseeing or leading occupational health staff; planning, coordinating, and evaluating or managing an occupational health program; acting as the technical authority in occupational health, and managing clinical occupational health nursing services.

  2. You completed all requirements for a doctoral degree (Ph.D. or equivalent) or 3 full years of progressively higher level graduate education. Graduate level education must have been in nursing with a concentration in a field of nursing (e.g., occupational health, public health, teaching, a clinical specialty, etc.) or in a closely related non-nursing field directly applicable to the requirements of the position to be filled. Please upload or fax a photocopy of your final transcripts at the time you submit your application.

  3. You have a combination of the specialized experience and doctoral course work described above. Please upload or fax a photocopy of your final transcripts at the time you submit your application.

SELECTIVE PLACEMENT FACTOR: This position has a selective placement factor. The Selective Placement Factor is possession of a Basic Life Support Certification. Failure to document the current certification in your resume will result in an ineligible rating.

Possession of Certified Occupational Health Nurse (COHN) certification by theAmerican Board of Occupational Health Nurses (ABOHN) is desired but not required.

Possession of National Institute for Occupational Health and Safety (NOISH) approved Spirometry is desired but not required.

PART-TIME OR UNPAID EXPERIENCE: Experience refers to paid and unpaid experience, including volunteer work done through National Service programs (e.g., Peace Corps, AmeriCorps) and other organizations (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. You will receive credit for all qualifying experience, including volunteer experience. You must clearly identify the duties and responsibilities in each position held and the total number of hours per week.

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 skills required for this position, click the following link: View Assessment Questions.


*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:


Selectee 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.

In accordance with Executive Order 12564, applicants selected are required to submit to a drug test and receive a negative drug test result prior to appointment. In addition, this position is a drug-testing designated position (TDP) subject to random testing for illegal drug use.

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

A favorable Access National Agency Check and Inquiry (ANACI) background investigation is required.

In accordance with BUMEDINST 6220.9B as a condition of employment, be immunized on an annual basis against influenza.

In accordance with BUMEDINST 6230.15B as a condition of employment, be immunized against hepatitis B virus.

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 qualification requirements listed in this announcement. Your application will be evaluated based on the information provided in your resume, responses to the questionnaire, along with your supporting documentation to determine your level of knowledge, skill, and ability, related to the job requirements.

Candidates will be referred to the selecting official who 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, paid vacation, sick leave, holidays and a 401K-type retirement plan. More information can be found at:

Other Information

This Position is subject to Department of Defense Priority Placement Program.

This announcement may be used to fill additional vacancies.

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

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:**

Military Spouse Preference (MSP):

Salary Range: $60,446.00 to $77,019.00 / Per Year

Series & Grade: GS-0610-11/11

Supervisory Status: Yes

Who May Apply: United States Citizens

Control Number: 452591000

Job Announcement Number: NE70610-11-1816619NI503116H