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Medical Officer (Physician)

Department of Defense

This is a Full-time position in Hurlburt Field, FL posted August 1, 2021.




This position will support the Federal Government’s response efforts to COVID-19.

Your application will remain active through the open period of this Public Notice.

Once this Public Notice closes, you must reapply.

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Duties and responsibilities vary and may increase according to grade levelServe as a primary care manager to provide medical examination, diagnosis and treatment of military and retired personnel and their dependents and selected civilian service personnel in one or more fields of medicineProvide practice of medicine or direct service to patients involving performance of diagnostic, preventive, or therapeutic services to patients in hospitals, clinics, public health programs, diagnostic centersProvide service to patients in an occupational health program.

Research and experimental work in causes, methods, or prevention and control, and methods of treatment of disease and other health conditionsEvaluate disability and rating of claims for compensation or pension.Advise on, administer, supervise, or perform professional and scientific work
Travel Required

Occasional travel
– You may be expected to travel for this position.

Supervisory status


Promotion Potential

Job family (Series)
0602 Medical Officer


Conditions of Employment
Please read this Public Notice in its entirety prior to submitting your application for consideration.U.S.

Citizenship is requiredMales must be registered for Selective Service, see www.sss.govTotal salary varies depending on location of positionPCS expenses if authorized will be paid IAW JTR and Air Force RegulationsRecruitment incentives may be authorizedPosition may be subject to random drug testingEmployee may be required to work other than normal duty hours, to include evenings, weekends and/or holidaysShift work and emergency overtime may be requiredEmployee must maintain current certificationsA security clearance may be requiredDisclosure of Political Appointments is requiredPer National Defense Authorization Act (NDAA) of fiscal year (FY) 2017.

Section 1111 modifies 5 United States Code (U.S.C.) 3326; Veterans who are retiring within 180 days of appointment effective date may require a 180 day waiver packageThis position is subject to provisions of the DOD Priority Placement Program

Basic Requirements:

Degree: Doctor of Medicine, Doctor of Osteopathic Medicine or equivalent from a school in the United States or Canada.

This degree must have been accredited by the Council on Medical Education of the American Medical Association; Association of American Medical Colleges; Liaison Committee on Medical Education; Commission on Osteopathic College Accreditation of the American Osteopathic Association (external link), or an accrediting body recognized by the U.S.

Department of Education at the time the degree was obtained.

License: For positions involving patient care, candidates must have a permanent, full, and unrestricted license to practice medicine in a State, District of Columbia, the Commonwealth of Puerto Rico, or a territory of the United States.

Graduate Training: Subsequent to obtaining a Doctor of Medicine or Doctor of Osteopathy degree, a candidate must have had at least 1 year of supervised experience providing direct service in a clinical setting, i.e., a 1-year internship or the first year of a residency program in an institution accredited for such training.

(This 1 year of supervised experience may be waived for research or administrative positions not requiring direct patient care.) For purposes of this standard, graduate training programs include only those internship, residency, and fellowship programs that are approved by accrediting bodies recognized within the United States or Canada.

Additional Requirements for Grades GS/GP-13 and Above:

For GS/GP-13 –
– 3 years of graduate training in the specialty of the position to be filled or equivalent experience and training.

For GS/GP-14 –
– 4 years of graduate training in the specialty of the position to be filled or equivalent experience and training.

For GS/GP-15 –
– 5 years of graduate training in the specialty of the position to be filled or equivalent experience and training.

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Knowledge of the principles of the specialization being filled (e.g.

clinical, preventive medicine, including aviation medicine, occupational medicine and public health, research, teaching or training, disability evaluation, or administration) gained by experience performing diagnostic, preventive, or therapeutic services to patients in hospitals, clinics, public health programs, diagnostic centers, etc.

Knowledge of laws, regulations, policies, standards and instructions that govern medical practices.

Skill in diagnosis, evaluation and treatment of patients.

Ability to instruct, guide and advice providers, support staff and/or patients on medical issues.
Skill in the evaluation, diagnosis, and treatment of a wide variety of diseases and medical conditions to include but not limited to: diabetes, hypertension, cardiovascular disease, asthma, arthritis, cancer, extremity injuries, and psychiatric/psychological disorders.
PART-TIME OR UNPAID EXPERIENCE: Credit will be given for appropriate unpaid and or part-time work.

You must clearly identify the duties and responsibilities in each position held and the total number of hours per week.

VOLUNTEER WORK EXPERIENCE: Refers to paid and unpaid experience, including volunteer work done through National Service Programs (i.e., Peace Corps, AmeriCorps) and other organizations (e.g., professional; philanthropic; religious; spiritual; community; student and social).

Volunteer work helps build critical competencies, knowledge and skills that can provide valuable training and experience that translates directly to paid employment.

You will receive credit for all qualifying experience, including volunteer experience.


IF USING EDUCATION TO QUALIFY: If position has a positive degree requirement or education forms the basis for qualifications, you MUST submit transcriptswith the application.

Official transcripts are not required at the time of application; however, if position has a positive degree requirement, qualifying based on education alone or in combination with experience; transcripts must be verified prior to appointment.

An accrediting institution recognized by the U.S.

Department of Education must accredit education.

Click here to check accreditation.

FOREIGN EDUCATION: Education completed in foreign colleges or universities may be used to meet the requirements.

You must show proof the education credentials have been deemed to be at least equivalent to that gained in conventional U.S.

education program.

It is your responsibility to provide such evidence when applying.