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Air National Guard Units HEALTH TECHNICIAN (TITLE 32) in Portland, Oregon


This National Guard position is for a HEALTH TECHNICIAN (TITLE 32), Position Description Number D1724000 and is part of the Oregon Air National Guard 142d Wing, National Guard.


As a HEALTH TECHNICIAN (TITLE 32), GS-0640-8, this position is located in the Medical Group at an Air National Guard (ANG) Wing and reports to the Health System Specialist. The primary purpose of the position is to serve as the functional expert for issues pertaining to Aerospace Medicine and Force Health Management programs. Incumbent manages essential programs, which impact individual medical readiness (IMR) and personnel fitness for continued worldwide deployability. The position occupant serves as a member of or an advisor to, management boards and committees as well as Wing leadership regarding Force Health Management and Aerospace Medicine. (1) Develops plans, procedures, goals and objectives in support of the Aerospace Medicine and Force Health Management Programs using an extensive knowledge of Department of Defense (DOD), Occupational Safety Health Administration (OSHA), United States Air Force (USAF) and Air National Guard (ANG) directives, policies and standards. Programs include physical examinations and standards, flight medicine and related aero medical and force health management concerns. (2) Implements and maintains the information management systems utilized for aerospace medicine and force health protection programs. Systems include preventive health assessment (PHA) and individual medical readiness (PIMR), Aero medical Information Management Waiver Tracking System (AIMWTS), Physical Exam Processing Program (PEPP), Grounding Management Information System (GMIS) and other related programs. (3) Administers the Physical Examinations and Standards (PES) program and serves as a medical expert on related issues. Develops procedures to evaluate the effectiveness of the PES program and implements processes to ensure individual medical readiness and deployability. (4) Manages the Periodic Health Assessment (PHA) program. Reviews military unique individual readiness requirements. Identifies documents and ensures member is notified of abnormal laboratory or diagnostic results. Tracks PIMR and reports noncompliance information to leadership. Provides training for Unit Health Monitors. (5) Acts as the Medical Group customer service expert. Addresses complex issues using independent judgment. Provides technical medical assistance to medical inquiries and responds to inquiry by researching, compiling information, generating response and providing information through written correspondence, telephone, electronic or in-person response. (6) Monitors the medical status of military personnel. Identifies and profiles personnel with medical conditions impacting duty performance or assignment restriction. Reviews and validates profiles disqualified for worldwide duty. Notifies and advises commanders, supervisors and unit deployment managers when a member's medical/dental condition or duty restriction affects deployable status. (7) Determines the need for and initiates Medical Evaluation Board (MEB) actions for duty related medical conditions. Coordinates, prepares and/or processes MEB with active duty facility. Serves as the primary local interface with the Military Personnel Flight (MPF) for MEB/Physical Evaluation Board (PEB) process, issues, and concerns. (8) Determines the need for and initiates worldwide duty evaluations for non-duty related actions. Coordinates, prepares and/or processes actions for higher headquarters review. Advises individuals and commanders on appropriate procedures and responsibilities. (9) Administers policies and develops procedures for the flight medicine and grounding management programs, which directly affect flying safety and mission readiness. (10) Manages administrative and automated orders system. Prepares, revokes, amends, reproduces, and distributes logs and maintains orders for all Medical Group personnel. (11) Provides prescreening for medical/dental/mental health and evaluation of personnel eligibility for deployment. Reviews preventative health assessment (PHA) and individual medical readiness (PIMR) data and health/dental records to determine medical deployability. (12) Performs quality assurance studies on medical issues such as: patient satisfaction surveys, review of medical records for content and structure, reviews laboratory results for validity and application, and generates readiness reports for commander review. (13) Administers the medical records program and acts as the medical records custodian. Prepares, safeguards, and maintains medical and dental records. Reviews records for security clearances and special duty assignments. (14) Must possess a working knowledge of other DOD component medical requirements. (15) Performs additional duties as assigned. *The above description only mentions a limited amount of the position's official duties. For a full comprehensive document that covers all the duties of the position, please contact one of the Recruitment Specialists at the bottom of the announcement.


Conditions of Employment


Areas of Consideration:

Area 1 - Current permanent or conditional Title 32 Technicians of the Oregon ANG.

Area 2 - Current permanent or conditional Title 5 Employees of the Oregon ANG.

Area 3 - Current service members in the Oregon ANG.

Area 4 - Individuals in the Active Duty US Air Force, Air Force Reserve, or Air National Guard.

Area 5 - US Citizens eligible to meet the military requirements for membership in the Oregon ANG. GENERAL and SPECIALIZED EXPERIENCE QUALIFICATION REQUIREMENTS:

Health aids and technicians perform sub professional medical duties such as the administration of medications, rendering emergency treatment, performing medical tests and examinations, etc. The duties vary with the type of assignment and grade of the position. Experience, education, or training which provided a basic knowledge of principles and practices related to the health care delivery system. Must have at least 18 months experience, education, or training which provided a working knowledge of missions, organizations, programs and requirements of health care delivery systems. Experience analyzing and recommending solutions to complicated problems. Experience developing and implementing various policies and procedures used in the state medical programs. Experience involving various administrative areas such as budget, personnel and public relations within a medical activity.


Substitution of Education for Specialized Experience:

Completion of a 4-year course of study above high school leading to a bachelor's degree with courses related to the occupation for GS-5 positions. Graduate education or an internship meets the specialized experience required above GS-5 only in those instances where it is directly related to the work of the position. One full year of graduate education meets the requirements for GS-7. Two full years of graduate education or a master's degree meets the requirements for GS-9. One year of full-time graduate education is considered to be the number of credit hours that the school attended has determined to represent 1 year of full-time study. If that information cannot be obtained from the school, 18 semester hours should be considered as satisfying the 1 year of full-time study requirement. Part-time graduate education is creditable in accordance with its relationship to a year of full-time study at the school attended. If you are using education to qualify for this position, you must provide transcripts or other documentation to support your Educational claims.

Additional Information

Alternate Application Methods: 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. Current AGR members (Oregon ANG only) intending to remain AGR must submit the following:

1) NGB Form 34-1, Application for Active Guard/Reserve (AGR) - Position Announcement number and position title must be annotated on this form.

2) Current Report of Individual Personnel (RIP) - In lieu of a RIP, applicant may provide a printout from the Virtual MPF (VMPF). Documents must show your ASVAB scores.

3) Copy of current physical fitness assessment. Complete application packet should be in a single PDF format document with the Announcement Number and Last Name ONLY as the file name (example: OR-AF-20-0XX Last name) Please email completed packages to the personnel listed below. Please include the complete announcement number and last name in the subject line. 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 (