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U.S. Army Medical Command Health System Specialist in Fort Sam Houston, Texas

Summary

About the Position: This position is located at U.S. Army Medical Command Headquarters, located Fort Sam Houston, San Antonio, Texas. MEDCOM HQ's is located in beautiful and historic San Antonio and is within easy commuting distance of desirable neighborhoods and excellent school systems. San Antonio offers mild winters, low cost of living, and no personal state income tax. Ft. Sam civilians enjoy use of post recreation facilities.

Responsibilities

Serve as consultant and subject matter expert on MTF operations and health data analysis.

Perform statistical studies and complex retrievals of medical data for stakeholders at all levels from DoD (Health Affairs), the Office of the Surgeon General, United States Army Medical Command, MTFs, and other health provider and staff agencies.

Identify, develops and executes "think tank" studies on a variety of health systems topics in support of the Army Surgeon General and the Military Health System (MHS).

Provides recommendations on policies and programs to address major health strategy and policy issues impacting on the MHS, develop alternatives, and recommend courses of action for the Army Surgeon General.

Participate in health policy planning and project implementation efforts.

Requirements

Conditions of Employment

Qualifications

Who May Apply: Only applicants who meet one of the employment authority categories below are eligible to apply for this job. You will be asked to identify which category or categories you meet, and to provide documents which prove you meet the category or categories you selected. See Proof of Eligibility for an extensive list of document requirements for all employment authorities. 30 Percent or More Disabled VeteransCurrent Department of Army Civilian EmployeesDomestic Defense Industrial Base/Major Range and Test Facilities Base Civilian Personnel WorkforceInteragency Career Transition Assistance PlanLand Management Workforce Flexibility ActMilitary Spouses, under Executive Order (E.O.) 13473Non-Department of Defense (DoD) TransferPriority Placement Program, DoD Military Spouse Preference (MSP) EligibleReinstatementVeterans Employment Opportunity Act (VEOA) of 1998 In order to qualify, you must meet the education and/or experience requirements described below. Experience refers to paid and unpaid experience, including volunteer work done through National Service programs (e.g., Peace Corps, AmeriCorps) and other organizations (e.g., professional; philanthropic; religious; spiritual; community; student; social). You will receive credit for all qualifying experience, including volunteer experience. Your resume must clearly describe your relevant experience; if qualifying based on education, your transcripts will be required as part of your application. Additional information about transcripts is in this document. FOR THE GS-11: Specialized experience is defined as: which includes knowledge of (Military Health System (MHS) Mart) (M2) and proficiency in Microsoft Excel in order to extract and manipulate healthcare data and ability to turn data into information for decision making. Skill in formula creation, lookup calculations and pivoting information. Skill in readiness data pertaining to either a ready medical force or individual medical readiness of Soldiers. This work may have been performed in an operating health care facility or a higher organizational echelon with advisory or directional authority over such facilities. Time in Grade Requirement: Applicants who have held a General Schedule (GS) position within the last 52 weeks must have 52 weeks of Federal service at the next lower grade or equivalent (GS-09). FOR THE GS-12: Specialized experience is defined as: experience which Microsoft Excel and (Military Health System (MHS) Mart) (M2) data in order to extract healthcare data; demonstrated ability to analyze data and create briefings/ presentation for decision making for senior leaders. Experience must include familiarity with formula creation, lookup calculations and pivoting information. Skill in data pertaining to ready medical force or individual medical readiness of Soldiers. This work may have been performed in an operating health care facility or a higher organizational echelon with advisory or directional authority over such facilities. Time in Grade Requirement: Applicants who have held a General Schedule (GS) position within the last 52 weeks must have 52 weeks of Federal service at the next lower grade or equivalent (GS-11). FOR THE GS-13: Specialized experience is defined as: expert knowledge of Microsoft Excel and (Military Health System (MHS) Mart) (M2) data. Work must include familiarity with formula creation, lookup calculations and pivoting information. Familiarity with readiness data pertaining to either a ready medical force or individual medical readiness of Soldiers. Skills in qualitative and quantitative methods to assess program effectiveness; develop policies for a complex health care structure and program objectives that affects execution of managed care principles and future direction of health care policies; expert awareness of the unique characteristics of the Department of Defense TRICARE program. Skill in budget execution process as it relates to the hospital setting and facility obligations. Time in Grade Requirement: Applicants who have held a General Schedule (GS) position within the last 52 weeks must have 52 weeks of Federal service at the next lower grade or equivalent (GS-12). You will be evaluated on the basis of your level of competency in the following areas:

Health Systems AnalysisHealth Systems Data ManagementOral CommunicationProblem Solving

Education

FOREIGN EDUCATION: If you are using education completed in foreign colleges or universities to meet the qualification requirements, you must show the education credentials have been evaluated by a private organization that specializes in interpretation of foreign education programs and such education has been deemed equivalent to that gained in an accredited U.S. education program; or full credit has been given for the courses at a U.S. accredited college or university. For further information, visit: http://www.ed.gov/about/offices/list/ous/international/usnei/us/edlite-visitus-forrecog.html. For the GS-11: Combination of Education or Experience OR have successfully completed a Ph.D or equivalent doctoral degree or 3 full years of progressively higher level graduate education leading to such a degree or LL.M. with a major study in hospital administration, public health administration, or related fields such as business or public administration with course work in health care administration. Some federal jobs allow you to substitute your education for the required experience in order to qualify. For the GS-12 and GS-13, you must meet the qualification requirement using experience alone--no substitution of education for experience is permitted. NO EDUCATION SUBSTITUTION FOR THE GS-12 OR THE GS-13.

Additional Information

Male applicants born after December 31, 1959, must complete a Pre-Employment Certification Statement for Selective Service Registration. You will be required to provide proof of U.S. Citizenship. Two year trial/probationary period may be required. Direct deposit of pay is required. Selection is subject to restrictions resulting from Department of Defense referral system for displaced employees. If you have retired from federal service and you are interested in employment as a reemployed annuitant, see the information in the Reemployed Annuitant information sheet. This is a Career Program (CP) 53 - Medical position. You may claim military spouse preference (MSP). If a MSP applicant is determined best qualified and selected, placement must be at the full performance level for priority consideration. Multiple positions may be filled from this announcement. Salary includes applicable locality pay or Local Market Supplement. Payment of Permanent Change of Station (PCS) costs maybe authorized, based on a determination that a PCS move is in the Government interest.

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