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Health Technician

Air Force Civilian Service Albuquerque, NM

Job Description


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.


BASIC QUALIFICATION REQUIREMENTS:  The basic qualification requirements are indicated below.  These qualification requirements must be met, in addition to any military requirements, in order to be found qualified for and selected to this position.

GENERAL EXPERIENCE:  Experience, education or training which provided a basic knowledge of principles and practices related to the health care delivery system.

SPECIALIZED EXPERIENCE: (Please prepare written justification to the following KSAs as an attachment to your resume/application):

1. Knowledge of the mission, organization, requirements and procedures of military medicine to provide guidance and assistance on multiple policies and quality assurance relating to health care programs, medical entitlements, civilian and military health care systems, and managed care programs available to traditional guard members and individuals on Active Guard/Reserve status.

2. Detailed knowledge of medical terminology, anatomy, and physiology. Knowledge of, and skill in applying, an extensive body of rules, regulations, procedures and precedents relating to the physical standards program and ability to resolve complex procedural and substantive problems, plan, coordinate, develop facts, and/or resolve support problems, knowledge of the organization and its functions and programs to answer inquires of a general nature or to refer them to a responsible staff member.

3. Knowledge of physical examination techniques to include taking and recording blood pressure, pulse, height, weight, routine visual acuity testing, interpretation of hearing tests and other related techniques, medical terminology, anatomy, physiology, aero medical principles, flight physiology, diagnostic criteria, preventive medicine, routine laboratory and radiological procedures, and other medical procedures to properly evaluate and assess the medical background of members for qualification.

4. Knowledge of International Classification of Diseases (ICD) and other specialized references for coding medical conditions from the simple through highly technical and diversified diagnoses, operations, procedures and other medical demographic data and to serve as the resource person for coding problems, available medical services, terminology, and procedures, record and report medical information such as test results, and give preparatory instructions to patients for a variety of diagnostic procedures.

5. Knowledge of information management systems utilized for aerospace medicine and force health protection programs to include PIMR, AIMWTS, PEPP, GMIS and other related programs and the ability to compile various special and recurring reports utilizing these systems.

6. Knowledge of DOD, OSHA, Military Health Services Systems, USAF, ANG, Federal, state, and local policies and directives to administer medical unit programs, aerospace medicine in order to administer the related programs of occupational/physical examinations and flight medicine to ensure personnel readiness and mission effectiveness.

QUALITY AND TYPE OF EXPERIENCE:  The required amount of experience/education will not in itself be accepted as proof of qualification.  The quality, type and scope of the experience/education must be of such nature as to demonstrate that applicants are fully qualified to perform the duties at the level for which they apply.

DOCUMENTATION:  Applicants must explain in detail, in the application, how the specialized experience was acquired, including applicable dates.  Applicants should include, with application, any training completion certificates/transcripts in the areas covered in the KSAs.

MILITARY COMPATIBILITY:  Individual selected must be assigned, prior to appointment, to a compatible Duty Air Force Specialty Code of: 4A0X1, 4N0X1.

APPOINTMENT REQUIREMENTS:  Excepted Civil Service.  Individual selected must be assigned to an enlisted position in the New Mexico Air National Guard.  Individual must wear the uniform as prescribed by National Guard Bureau policies and the Adjutant General of New Mexico.


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Other Information

RE-PROMOTION STATEMENT:  New Mexico Air National Guard technicians who were previously downgraded from a grade equal to, or higher than that advertised at the target grade in this announcement, and who are still receiving pay retention benefits from that downgrade, may be considered for this position as an exception to competition.  Technicians who desire re-promotion consideration must send a letter to the Human Resources Office, prior to the closing date of this announcement, requesting consideration for re-promotion.

RETENTION:  All applicants should consult with the 150th Retention office prior to accepting an AGR or full-time military technician position. Accepting a full-time position may affect incentives. Please contact MSgt Tim Walker @ 846-1370.

PERMANENT CHANGE OF STATION (PCS) BENEFITS:  PCS benefits are not authorized.

EQUAL OPPORTUNITY:  The New Mexico National Guard is an Equal Opportunity Employer.  Selection for a position will be made without regard to race, religion, national origin, sex, political affiliation, marital status, membership or non-membership in an employee organization, non-disqualifying physical handicap, age (except military requirement for excepted technicians) or any other non-merit factor.  Under Public Law 90-486, veterans preference is not applicable.

REASONABLE ACCOMMODATION:  This agency provides reasonable accommodation to applicants with disabilities where appropriate.  If you need a reasonable accommodation for any part of the application and hiring process, please notify the agency.  Determination for reasonable accommodation will be made on a case-by-case basis.

If you are a male applicant who was born after 12/31/59 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.

Job Details

Date Posted November 5, 2017
Date Closes December 5, 2017
Requisition 465878200
Located In Albuquerque, NM
SOC Category 00-0000.00