Air National Guard Units (Title 32/Title 5) HEALTH SYSTEM SPECIALIST in Fort Smith, Arkansas

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This National Guard position is for a HEALTH SYSTEM SPECIALIST, Position Description Number D1722000 and is part of the AR ANG 188 MEG GP, National Guard.

This position will backfill a mobilized Technician. It will be terminated upon the return of the incumbent of the position or when funds are no longer available.

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(1) Manages Health Services activities, including plans and operations, human resource management, and Medical staffing. Oversees medical facility management. Serves as the senior medical administration advisor for the medical group and is the installations focal point for highly sensitive, privacy act and protected medical issues. Operates as a partner with the Medical Group Commander, Senior Management Staff, Squadrons, Geographically Separated Unit's (GSU(s) Commanders, tenant unit commanders, and State Headquarters in planning, implementing, and executing the medical programs directly associated with the objectives of the Wing Commander, Medical Group Commander and the Air National Guard (ANG) Medical Service. Ensures accomplishment of federal military and state supported medical missions. Responsible for maintaining compliance with all regulatory and legal force health management requirements; plans, organizes, and implements Wing/Base programs, policies, and procedures; supervises assigned full-time employees including Public Health Technician(s) and Health System Technician(s). Performs duties necessary to accomplish medical program functions in support of programs essential to Air National Guard Wing daily operations, training, and readiness missions.

(2) Provides medical management and advisory services that contribute substantially to the plans, policies, decisions, and objectives of senior management. Directs all Information Management activities within the Medical Group. Formulates and interprets medical policy based on regulatory requirements.

(3) Develops plans, policies, procedures, goals, and objectives for the overall operation of the Medical Group. Monitors unit participation for both inactive and active duty training. Directs Group activities by assuring that medical work and program goals are being met and are consistent with higher headquarters policies and requirements. Evaluates medical program effectiveness. Develops procedures for correcting deficiencies to improve effectiveness. Provides advice to higher headquarters on impact of medical policy changes concerning unit operations and mission capabilities.

(4) Directs the Medical Group accreditation program and management improvement studies. Ensures that plans and schedules are prepared for Medical Group members and support personnel to attain combat ready proficiency. Plans, develops and directs Group programs such as recruiting, retention, public relations, self-inspection, individual training, proficiency training, quality assurance/risk management, standardization evaluation, medical readiness, unit mobility and deployment, operational training missions, mass casualty, anti-terrorism, inspections, investigations, resource management including high value War Readiness Material (WRM), disaster preparedness, plans and exercises, security, radio operations, and safety.

(5) Determines eligibility, authorizes and coordinates civilian and military medical care for Active Guard Reserve (AGR) personnel and other eligible beneficiaries in accordance with directives and local policies. Initiates and monitors Line of Duty (LOD) determinations for assigned personnel. Manages LOD follow-ups and ensures members are providing required documentation. Processes LODs for higher headquarters approval.

(6) Reviews medical supply and equipment requirements, makes appropriate recommendations, and requests required procurement and funding authorizations. Develops procedures to assure proper programming to update or replace aging or inoperative equipment. Establishes and maintains controls and records. Ensures proper installation of medical equipment. Assures availability of mobility and emergency equipment and supplies.

(7) Interprets regulations and assists in their implementation for the installation to ensure compliance with Health Services Inspections (H S I), Occupational Health and Safety Administration requirements (OSHA), Food and Drug Administration (FDA), and Environmental Safety and Occupational Health Compliance Assessment and Management Program (ESOHCAMP).

(8) Directs budget formulation and execution. Prepares the medical annual operational budget including current fiscal year, revised estimates, five year projected estimates and medical unit Financial Plan in accordance with Air National Guard (ANG) medical financial guidance. Coordinates with Public Health and Bioenvironmental Engineering to identify and budget for medical expense items.

(9) Plans and organizes the work of subordinates. Assigns work and provides guidelines on methodology and scope of required performance. Interviews and selects employees, sets performance standards, and formulates appraisals of performance. Initiates personnel actions, adjusts informal complaints, and recommends disciplinary action as required.

(10) Performs other duties as assigned.

Travel Required

Not required

Supervisory status


Promotion Potential


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0671 Health System Specialist

  • Requirements


Conditions of Employment

National Guard Membership is required.

Males born after 31 December 1959 must be registered for Selective Service.

Federal employment suitability as determined by a background investigation.

May be required to successfully complete a probationary period.


Compatible military grade and assignment required prior to the effective date of placement. This is an excepted service position that requires membership in a compatible military assignment in the employing state's National Guard. Applicants who are not currently a member of the National Guard must be eligible for immediate membership. If you are not sure you are eligible for military membership, please contact a National Guard recruiter prior to applying for this position.

Military Grades: Enlisted, NTE SSgt/E-5

Compatible Military Assignments: Selectee must be a member of the Arkansas Air National Guard and be assigned to the 188th WG in a compatible military position in Air Force Specialty Code (AFSC) * 4N0X1*. Must become compatible in the AFSC within 12 months of appointment.

Must possess or be able to obtain a Secret Security Clearance. Technicians will not be militarily senior to their full-time supervisor or wage leader (Grade Inversion). Enlisted members currently at a higher grade than allowed by the position (see Military Grade Requirement above) may apply; however, they must administratively reduce prior to appointment and provide confirmation of the reduction to HRO.

Participation in direct deposit is mandatory.


GENERAL EXPERIENCE:All series personnel must be certified at the next higher level before being eligible for that level and must have a minimum of one year on-the-job experience in a career skill competency level immediately below the next higher level. Must have validated understanding of the basic principles and concepts of the occupational series and grade.

SPECIALIZED EXPERIENCE:Have military or civilian working experiences and knowledge of the basic principles and practices related to the management of health care delivery systems. Military or civilian working knowledge is required in general clerical procedures; medical terminology; regulations, and directives; medical ethics; health records administration; principles of coding; and anatomy or physiology programs. Must have at least 12 months military or civilian experience at a novice competency level in one of the medical service core functions, which are prescribed as: Health facilities, health plan management, medical resources, health care information management and information technology, medical logistics, or medical readiness (including aeromedical evacuation). Have military or civilian working experiences and knowledge in analyzing and recommending solutions to complicated problems. Experienced in developing and implementing various policies and procedures used in the state medical programs. Experienced in various administrative areas such as budget, personnel and public relations within a medical unit or medical activity.

PLACEMENT FACTORS: Applicants should demonstrate through prior experience, education and training the following: (1) Knowledge of the mission, organization, programs, requirements of health care delivery systems. (2) Knowledge of the characteristics of the Military Health Services Systems (MHSS) and the base and medical unit missions. (3) Knowledge of the different functions and motivation of various groups in the health care system and ability to communicate effectively in order to resolve problems and coordinate medical programs. (4) Ability to analyze problems using qualitative and quantitative analytical techniques and skill in conducting interviews with supervisors and employees. (5) Knowledge of emergency medical practice and procedures. (6) Completion of appropriate technical school/Career Development Courses (CDCs).

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 (

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.

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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.

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Required Documents

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

  1. Your resume showing work schedule, hours worked per week, dates of employment and duties performed.

  2. Current AF Form 422 (Physical Profile Serial Report) dated within 18 months or Current Individual Medical Readiness (IMR) dated within 6 months: (Go to Click on the printer icon, select the Adobe PDF printer and click print. Save the document and submit it with your application. The date will populate on the bottom of the page when you print to PDF.)

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

To apply for this position, you must complete the online application and submit the documentation specified in the Required Documents section below.

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 documentsto 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:

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AR HRO Customer Services




AR ANG 188 MEG GP Bldg 7300-Camp Robinson North Little Rock, AR US

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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.

Checking the status of your application:

To better serve our members, the Technician Recruitment and Placement (R&P;) section at AR HRO has implemented a new process for checking the status of an application. Applicants must send an email to In your email request, please provide us with the Announcement Number of the position you applied for.

This change requires some forethought on the part of the applicant. With this new process in place, applicants can expect to have a response from the AR HRO R&P; section within 2 duty days. That being said, applicants checking their application status the day before a job closes stand the chance of not receiving a review.

Our goal is not to refrain from hearing from our customers, but rather to make the process more efficient for us all. Our members are our number one priority and we want to deliver high quality customer service.


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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.

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Federal agencies must provide reasonable accommodation to applicants with disabilities where appropriate. Applicants requiring reasonable accommodation for any part of the application process should follow the instructions in the job opportunity announcement. For any part of the remaining hiring process, applicants 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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This job originated on For the full announcement and to apply, visit Only resumes submitted according to the instructions on the job announcement listed at will be considered.

Open & closing dates: 05/11/2018 to 06/26/2018

Salary: $50,598 to $65,778 per year

Pay scale & grade: GS 9

Work schedule: Full-Time

Appointment type: Temporary - Indefinite