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Supervisory Physician (Occupational Medicine), Patuxent River, MD

Department of the Navy, Naval Medical Command


Patuxent River, MD

June 13, 2019

In this position, you will be responsible for the coordination, supervision and efficient operation of all public health services. The functional service areas include Industrial Hygiene, Occupational Medicine/Health, Preventive Medicine, Safety, Immunizations, Infection Control and Wellness/Health Promotions; and perform as the Public Health Emergency Officer for NAS Patuxent River, Naval Support Activity Dahlgren, Naval Support Activity Indian Head and NAF Washington on Joint Base Andrews.


  • You will direct, plan, coordinate, implement and evaluate activities related to the delivery of public health services.
  • You will participate in the development and implementation of long and short-range plans, policies and strategies for providing efficient and competent delivery of public health services.
  • You will provide work site evaluations, worker medical surveillance, consultations, diagnosis, treatment and prevention planning for those at risk for occupational and environmental disease conditions.
  • You will perform pre-employment/placement, return to work clearance, physical fitness for duty, hazardous duty, acute exposure evaluations, injury, and impairment examinations.
  • You will function as the Public Health Emergency Officer.
  • You will directly supervise clinical, administrative, and technical operations staff.

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

Relocation expenses reimbursed - No

Conditions Of Employment

  • Must be a US Citizen.
  • Must be determined suitable for federal employment.
  • Must participate in the direct deposit pay program.
  • New employees to the Department of the Navy will be required to successfully pass the E-Verify employment verification check. To learn more about E-Verify, including your rights and responsibilities, visit
  • Within the Department of Defense (DoD), the appointment of retired military members within 180 days immediately following retirement date to a civilian position is subject to the provisions of 5 United States Code 3326.
  • You will be required to obtain and maintain an interim and/or final security clearance prior to entrance on duty. Failure to obtain and maintain the required level of clearance may result in the withdrawal of a job offer or removal.
  • Successful completion of a pre-employment drug test (including marijuana) is required. A tentative offer of employment will be rescinded if you fail to report to the drug test appointment or pass the test. You will be subject to random testing.
  • You will be required to meet any applicable credentialing or privileging requirements prior to appointment.
  • Must receive and maintain appropriate vaccination(s) and immunizations.
  • Supervisors in the executive branch have a heightened personal responsibility for advancing government ethics. You will be required to review the 14 General Principles of Ethical Conduct at 5 CFR 2635.101.
  • Positions that are supervisory/ managerial require that first time supervisors/managers complete a one-year trial/probationary period if not previously completed in a competitive or other excepted service position.


This announcement uses the OPM Federal Wide direct hire authority to recruit and appoint qualified candidates to certain positions in the competitive service.

APPLY NOW! This job opportunity announcement has a first cut-off date of 6/27/2019. Applications received by 11:59 PM Eastern Standard Time (EST) on the cut-off date of 06/27/2019 will receive first consideration for this vacancy. Depending on staffing needs, a second cut-off date may be used.

Applicants must meet the following Basic Requirements of the Office of Personnel Management (OPM) Qualifications Standards Manual: Applicants must possess:

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), a Fifth Pathway Certificate for Americans who completed premedical education in the United States and graduate education in a foreign country, or successfully completed the U.S. Medical Licensing Examination.

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 years residency and 1 year fellowship and/or experience) This experience/training will include experience providing comprehensive occupational medical services to include, but not limited to performing fitness for duty examinations, evaluating health effects from occupational or environmental exposures, communicable disease program implementation, Emergency Management implementation; experience applying principles, practices, and theories of Occupational Medicine to workplace situations; experience leading or managing others.

Applicants must also be able to satisfy clinical privileges requirements which, in addition to the above, includes the following:

Completion of a residency program in the specialty approved 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.

SELECTIVE PLACEMENT FACTOR: This position has a selective placement factor that will be used to screen out ineligible candidates. The selective placement factor is: possession of Basic Life Support (BLS) Certification. Failure to document the current certification in your resume or application documents will result in an ineligible rating.

Additional information

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

Additional vacancies may be filled by this announcement.

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.

Recruitment incentives may be authorized to eligible new hires.

A relocation incentive is generally a single payment intended to offset some of the relocation costs experienced by the selectee. A relocation incentive may be authorized.


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. Please visit to learn more.

Eligibility for benefits depends on the type of position you hold and whether your position is full-time, part-time, or intermittent.

Background checks, security clearance and drug test required.

How to Apply: This is the fastest way! Please email your resume (no pictures or SSN, please) including beginning and ending dates, month and year, a detail description of duties performed for all experiences directly to and insert vacancy number HCN10524260 in the subject line.

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