Health System Specialist

Department of Defense Bethesda, MD
* Duties

Help Duties Summary

About the Position: The Defense Health Agency, National Capital Region Medical Directorate (NCR-MD) is the future of Military Medicine- a partnership in WorldClass Medical Healthcare. The Walter Reed National Military Medical Center, the National Intrepid Center of Excellence (NICoE), Fort Belvoir Community Hospital, Dilorenzo Clinic and the Joint Pathology Center, provide world class medical services to the nation's service members and their families.

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* Provide advisory sercies to operating and/or management officials.

* Conduct studies inoving healt care organizations, operations and functions of significant complexity with extensively interrrelation programs throughout multi-mission medical treatment facitlites.

* Extract, analyze, summarize, and identify significant trends and issues, regarding health care services.

* Develop, analyze, evaluate, and advise on improving the effectiveness of work methods and procedures, organizations, manpower utilization, management controls, information systems, and similar functions.

* Lead multidisciplinary teams to optimize clinical production, preparing and anlyzing cost and workload data, conducting outcome/efficiency studies, preparing health care buisness plans, and making recommendations to Leadership.

* Attends meetings, conducts conferences and confers with military and civilian officals to discuss problems, make presentations, resolve controversial issues.

* Obtain and consolidate buisness planning and programming information for reference for developing presentations and/or other purposes.

* Develop, monitor, and evaluate business plan for organization.

Travel Required

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

Supervisory status


Promotion Potential


* Job family (Series)

0671 Health System Specialist

* Requirements

Help Requirements Conditions of Employment

* This position requires the incumbent be able to obtain and maintain a determination of eligibility for a Tier 3 security investigation or access for the duration of employment. A background investigation and credit check are required.

* Appointment may be subject to a suitability or fitness determination, as determined by a completed background investigation.


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 Veterans

* Current Department of Army Civilian Employees

* Current Permanent Department of Defense (DOD) Civilian Employee (non-Army)

* Executive Order (E.O.) 12721

* Interagency Career Transition Assistance Plan

* Military Spouses, under Executive Order (E.O.) 13473

* Non-Appropriated Fund Instrumentality (NAFI)

* Non-Department of Defense (DoD) Transfer

* Office of Personnel Management (OPM) Interchange Agreement Eligible

* People with Disabilities, Schedule A

* Priority Placement Program (PPP), Program S (Military Spouse) registrant

* Reinstatement

* Veterans Employment Opportunity Act (VEOA) of 1998

In order to qualify, you must meet the 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.

Specialized Experience: One year of specialized experience which includes analyzing and identifying trends/issues with health care services; analyzing a variety of complex health care data to prepare reports and make recommendations to leadership; preparing health care business plans; and preparing briefing and/or presentations to deliver to executive leadership, high ranking officials, etc. This definition of specialized experience is typical of work performed at the next lower grade/level position in the federal service GS-12.

Some federal jobs allow you to substitute your education for the required experience in order to qualify. For this job, you must meet the qualification requirement using experience alone--no substitution of education for experience is permitted.

You will be evaluated on the basis of your level of competency in the following areas:

* Health Systems Analysis

* Health Systems Data Management

* Healthcare Operations Administration

* Oral Communication

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).