Federal Aviation Administration Medical Officer (Flight Surgeon) in Des Plaines, Illinois
Medical Officer (Flight Surgeon)
Department of Transportation
Federal Aviation Administration
Office of Aerospace Medicine, Aerospace Medicine Division, AGL-300
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06/12/2019 to 07/02/2019
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- ##### Pay scale & grade
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$144,845 to $192,300 per year
Salary includes 28.05% locality pay.
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1 vacancy in the following location:
Des Plaines, IL
Relocation expenses reimbursed
Yes - Permanent Change of Station (PCS) - U.S. Citizens: A fixed relocation payment of $10,000 will be paid to new hires to Federal service and student trainees; and a fixed relocation payment of $10,000 will be paid to employees with status.
Yes as determined by agency policy
The Flight Surgeon assists the Regional Flight Surgeon And Deputy Regional Flight Surgeon in the accomplishment of all functions within the Regional Aerospace Medicine Division, including managing and directing regional aerospace medicine programs.
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The Flight Surgeon assists the Regional Flight Surgeon (RFS) and Deputy Regional Flight Surgeon (DRFS) in developing and communicating regional positions on Aerospace Medicine policy and operational issues, as well as ensuring consistency in regional program standards, policies, and operations. He/she assists the RFS and DRFS in the administration of the Airmen Medical Certification Program, Aviation Medical Examiners (AME) Program, Air Traffic Control Specialist and Applicant Examination Program and the Internal Substance Abuse Program throughout the regions, as well as, provide medical advice to agency employees and assists the RFS and DRFS by administering the FAA employee substance abuse program. He/she reports directly to the Deputy Flight Surgeon in all technical and administrative matters and represents the Federal Air Surgeon on all medical matters within their geographic area of responsibility. Additional duties include the following:
- Administering and operating regional programs, which determine the clearance status of agency employees subject to medical standards and medical certification of Airmen.
- Providing professional advice and guidance to the regional administrators and other officials in the absence of the RFS or DRFS in all aerospace medical issues.
- Conducting periodic visits to facilitates to advise and assist on medical issues.
- Supporting selected aerospace medicine research and medical standards validation efforts.
- Supporting the management of the FAA Employee Substance Abuse Program in the region.
- Implementing Quality Management System (AMS) and Safety Management System (SMS) at the regional level.
The Flight Surgeon serves as a Supervisory Medical Officer; he/she is responsible for the supervision of subordinate personnel in the regional office, and may assume additional responsibility in the absence of the RFS and DRFS:
- Exercises responsibility for approving leave and personnel actions for the regional staff
- Monitors and evaluates performance of subordinate employees
- Resolves complaints and disciplinary matters
- Assigns work, allocates resources, and employs decision-making to guide staff in meeting daily operational demands
- Develops staff and organizational capabilities
- Communicates the organization's vision and objectives, set priorities for subordinates, assigns tasks and responsibilities
Furthers the goals of equal employment opportunity (EEO) by taking positive steps to assure the accomplishment of affirmative action objectives and by adhering to non-discriminatory employee practices in regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, age, or disability.
Occasional travel - The job may require travel from time- to-time, but not on a regular basis. The travel may be for training or other work-related duties.
- #### Job family (Series)
0602 Medical Officer
- Internal Medicine Physicians
- Physicians, All Other
- Physicians, Internal Medicine
- Surgeons, All Other
Conditions of Employment
- US Citizenship is required.
- Selective Service Registration is required for males born after 12/31/1959.
- Designated or Random Drug Testing required.
- This position has a positive education requirement. Transcript(s) required.
- Successful completion of a security investigation may be required.
- Medical Licenses & Certificates Required-Copies must be submitted.
- Please review Required Documents & Additional Information.
Reference Office of Personnel Management Individual Occupational Requirements for Medical Officer, 602 series.
Qualification Standards: https://www.opm.gov/policy-data-oversight/classification-qualifications/general-schedule-qualification-standards/0600/medical-officer-series-0602/
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, or an accrediting body recognized by the U.S. Department of Education at the time the degree was obtained.
Degree from Foreign Medical School: A Doctor of Medicine or equivalent degree from a foreign medical school must provide education and medical knowledge equivalent to accredited schools in the United States. Evidence of equivalency to accredited schools in the United States is demonstrated by permanent certification by the Educational Commission for Foreign Medical Graduates, a fifth pathway certificate for Americans who completed premedical education in the United States and graduate education in a foreign country, or successful completion of the U.S. Medical Licensing Examination.
Licensure: For all grade levels and positions, applicants must possess a current, active, full, and unrestricted license or registration as a Physician from a State, the District of Columbia, the Commonwealth of Puerto Rico, or a territory of the United States.
Note: An agency may waive the licensure requirement for research positions not involving direct patient care.
Subsequent to obtaining a Doctor of Medicine or Doctor of Osteopathic Medicine 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 a hospital or an institution accredited for such training. 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. Descriptions of such programs are described below.
An internship program involves broadly based clinical practice in which physicians acquire experience in treating a variety of medical problems under supervision (e.g., internal medicine, surgery, general practice, obstetrics-gynecology, and pediatrics). Such programs are in hospitals or other institutions accredited for internship training by a recognized body of the Accreditation Council for Graduate Medical Education (ACGME).
A residency program involves training in a specialized field of medicine in a hospital or an institution accredited for training in the specialty by a recognized body of the American Medical Association, (AMA) or Accreditation Council for Graduate Medical Education (ACGME).
A fellowship program involves advanced training (beyond residency training) in a given medical specialty in either a clinical or research setting in a hospital or an institution accredited in the United States for such training.
Additional Requirements: All successful applicants must have 3 years of graduate training in the specialty of the position to be filled (Aviation/Aerospace Medicine) that has equipped the applicant with the particular knowledge, skills, and abilities (KSAs) to perform successfully the duties of the position, and is typically in or related to the position being filled or equivalent experience and training. Experience in performance of medical review, analysis and interpretation of standards and clearance of safety related employees.
Applicants should provide examples of specialized experience in their work history.
Qualifications must be met by the closing date of this vacancy announcement.
Please ensure you answer all questions and follow all instructions carefully. Errors or omissions may impact your rating or may result in you not being considered for the job.
Information Regarding KSAs: As a part of the Federal-Wide Hiring Reform Initiative (streamlining the hiring process), the FAA is committed to eliminating the use of the Knowledge, Skills and Ability (KSA) narratives from the initial application in the hiring process for all announcements. Therefore, as an applicant for this announcement, you are NOT required to provide a narrative response in the text box listed below each KSA.
In lieu of providing a KSA narrative response in the text box listed below each Leadership and Management Dimensions; or Other Factors, in your work history, please include information that provides specific examples of how you meet the response level or answer you chose for each KSA. Your work history examples should be specific and clearly reflect the highest level of ability. Your KSA answers will be evaluated further to validate whether the level that you selected is appropriate based on the work history and experience you provided. Your answers may be adjusted by a HR Specialist as appropriate.
Eligible applicants meeting the minimum qualification requirements and selective factor(s), if applicable, may be further evaluated on the Knowledge, Skills and Abilities (KSA); Leadership and Management Dimensions and Other Factors listed in the announcement. Based on this evaluation, applicants will be placed in one of the following categories: score order, category grouping, or priority grouping and referred to the selecting official for consideration.
This position has a positive education requirement: Applicants must submit a copy of their college or university transcripts(s) and certificates by the closing date of announcement to verify qualifications. If selected, an official transcript will be required prior to appointment. You may upload these documents with your application in USAJOBS or fax it to fax number provided in the announcement (please include announcement number on each page).
Failure to do so will result in loss of consideration.
Schools must be accredited by an accrediting institution recognized by the U.S. Department of Education. Accreditation may be verified at the following website: www.ed.gov/admins/finaid/accred/index.html.
Foreign education must be evaluated by a private professional organization specializing in interpretation of foreign education credentials or an accredited U.S. educational institution in terms of equivalence to a degree acquired at an American college or university. A copy of the evaluation results must be included, otherwise your foreign education will not be considered.
You may also be considered for this vacancy based on eligibility under the 30% or More Disabled Veteran Program, Veterans’ Recruitment Appointment, and Persons with Disabilities/Persons with Targeted Disabilities. To be considered for one of these special hiring authorities, you must identify your eligibility in your questionnaire in the Applicant-Preferred Conditions of Employment section.
In addition, you must submit documentation that provides evidence of eligibility as indicated in the "Required Documents" section of the announcement. If you are requesting consideration for any of the special hiring authorities, you must submit the following documentation:
30% or More Disabled Veteran Program: You must submit a DD 214, Certificate of Discharge (Member 4 copy is preferred), and supporting documentation as required by form SF-15 such as an official statement, dated 1991 or later, from the Department of Veterans Affairs or from branch of the Armed Forces certifying to the present existence of the veteran’s service-connected disability.
Veterans’ Recruitment Appointment: You must submit a DD 214, Certificate of Discharge (Member 4 copy is preferred). Applicants claiming 10-point preference must provide supporting documentation as required by form SF-15 such as, an official statement, dated 1991 or later, from the Department of Veterans Affairs or from a branch of the Armed Forces, certifying to the present existence of the veteran’s service-connected disability before preference is awarded.
Persons with Disabilities and Persons with Targeted Disabilities Appointment: You must provide proof of disability documentation (i.e. Schedule “A” Letter) that:
• May be a letter or other documentation on official stationery/letterhead with an official signature.
• Clearly states that you are eligible for appointment under the PWD/PWTD hiring authority or a Schedule A appointment authority as outlined in 5 CFR Section 213.3102(u).”
• Must indicate that the individual is indeed a “person with an intellectual disability, severe physical disability, or psychiatric disability
• Does not need to detail the specific disability, medical history, or need for accommodation.
Preview Job Questionnaire Make sure your resume includes detailed information to support your qualifications and answers to the job questionnaire.
We may use this vacancy to fill other similar vacant positions. Position may be subject to a background investigation. A one-year probationary period may be required. The person selected for this position may be required to file a financial disclosure statement within 30 days of entry on duty. FAA policy limits certain outside employment and financial investments in aviation-related companies.
This position is covered by the Department of Transportation's Drug and Alcohol Testing Program. Any applicant tentatively selected for this position will be subject to pre-employment or pre-appointment drug screening. Persons occupying a "testing designated position (TDP)" will be subject to random drug and/or alcohol testing.
Leave Enhancement: FAA organizations may offer enhanced annual leave accrual to newly appointed or reappointed employees. In order to receive consideration for such a benefit, applicants' prior non-Federal service or active duty uniformed service must directly relate to the duties of the position to which appointed. Granting enhanced annual leave is at the sole discretion of the hiring organization, and granting such benefit is not an entitlement nor guaranteed to any newly hired employee.
1) Applicants must apply on-line to receive consideration for this vacancy announcement. Faxed, mailed or emailed applications cannot be accepted.
2) Some, none, or all candidates may be interviewed.
3) If eligible, Permanent Change of Station (PCS) will be paid in accordance with the Federal Aviation Administrative Travel Policy (FAATP).
4) This position has a positive education requirement. If you have never served in a Federal Occupational Physician Series you must UPLOAD or FAX a copy of an official transcript prior to closing date to 405-954-3003.
5) Position is covered by the FAA Core Compensation plan. Additional information about core compensation is available on the following website: .http://jobs.faa.gov/FAACoreCompensation.htm
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7) Enhanced leave: FAA organizations may offer enhanced annual leave accrual to newly appointed or reappointed employees. In order to receive consideration for such a benefit, applicants' prior non-federal service or active duty uniformed service must directly relate the duties of the position to which appointed. Granting enhanced annual leave is at the sole discretion of the hiring organization, and granting such benefit is not an entitlement nor guaranteed to any newly hired employee.
8) Please ensure you answer all questions and follow all instructions carefully. Errors or omissions may impact your rating or may result in you not being considered for the job.
9) Please upload or fax supporting documents (405)954-3003 and reference the announcement number. TO CONFIRM RECEIPT OF FAXED DOCUMENTS, PLEASE CONTACT Carrell Hawkins at 405-954-7949.
This is not a bargaining unit position.
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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.
IMPORTANT: Applicants may be rated on the extent and quality of experience, education, and training relevant to the duties of the position(s). All answers provided in the on-line process must be substantiated. Ensure that your application package/resume supports your responses.
Background checks and security clearance
Drug test required
- Required Documents
Supplemental documentation, e.g. transcripts, Veterans' documentation, etc. will be accepted in combination with your on-line application. These documents must be uploaded or faxed to(405) 954-3003 on or before the closing date of this announcement. All submitted documents should reference the announcement number. If you are requesting consideration for any of the special hiring authorities, you must submit the following documentation: Persons with Disabilities and Persons with Targeted Disabilities Appointment: You must provide proof of disability documentation (i.e. Schedule A Letter) that: -May be a letter or other documentation on official stationery or letterhead with an official signature. -Clearly states that you are eligible for appointment under the PWD/PWTD hiring authority or a Schedule A appointment authority as outlined in 5 CFR Section 213.3102(u). -Must indicate that the individual is indeed a person with an intellectual disability, severe physical disability, or psychiatric disability. -Does not need to detail the specific disability, medical history, or need for accommodation.
30% or More Disabled Veteran Program: please see below.
This position has a positive education requirement; college transcripts are required for ALL candidates newly appointed to the FAA in the 602 series.
College transcripts must be submitted from current FAA employees applying for internal vacancies if they have never held a position in the, 602 series with the FAA.
College transcripts are not required from current FAA employees who are currently occupying a 602 series.
If selected, official transcripts are required prior to employment.
All Veterans: If you are claiming veterans' preference, you must submit either a DD Form 214 Certificate of Release or Discharge from Active Duty (Member 4 Copy or equivalent), or a document from the armed forces certifying that within 120 days you are expected to be discharged or released from active duty service under honorable conditions. If you are claiming 10 point preference, you must also submit a completed SF-15, Application for 10-Point Veteran's Preference, and supporting documents outlined on the SF-15. Documents must be uploaded or faxed to the Servicing Human Resource Management Office listed in this announcement and all documents must be received by the closing date of the announcement. If you fail to submit documentation, you will be assessed as a non-veteran.
If you are claiming 10 point preference but fail to submit the supporting documents outlined on the SF-15, you will be tentatively assessed as a 5 point preference eligible provided your DD Form 214 reflects that you have the service required to qualify for preference. Documents must be uploaded or faxed to the Servicing Human Resource Management Office listed in this announcement and all documents must be received by the closing date of the announcement. If you fail to submit documentation, you will be assessed as a non-veteran.
Veterans currently on active duty claiming veterans' preference: You will be granted tentative preference if you submit a document from the armed forces certifying that within 120 days you are expected to be discharged or released from active duty service under honorable conditions and your application shows that you have the required service. Prior to being appointed, you must provide to the Servicing Human Resource Management Office a DD Form 214 documenting discharge/release and showing that the service was honorable or general. If you are on terminal leave, you must provide documentation certifying authorized terminal leave.
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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Carrell Dee Hawkins
Federal Aviation Administration AAC Regional HR Services Division 6500 S. Macarthur Blvd, HQ Room 155 AHF-C400 Oklahoma City, OK 73169 US
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