Nurse (Occupational Health)

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U.S. Army
Saint Louis, Missouri
Not Specified
Sep 30, 2020
Oct 30, 2020
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$64,948 - $101,204 a year

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Full Job Description

    Duties Summary

    About the Position: Serves as a Occupational Health Nurse (OHN) for the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers (USACE), St. Louis District (MVS) in the Mississippi River Valley Division (MVD) serving civilian employees assigned or attached to MVS.

    This position is being filled under the Direct Hiring Authority (DHA) for Certain Personnel of the DoD Workforce.

    This position will be located in St. Louis, MO and will allow for situational telework only. This position is NOT eligible for Full time telework.

    • Plans, organizes, and coordinates medical surveillance program for the District Safety Office and under the direction of the Chief of Safety determines planned levels of service, programs, and/or anticipated problems.
    • Secures and maintains all employee occupational health medical records and records database.
    • Provides a comprehensive Occupational Health Nursing Program to promote well-being of civilian employee personnel through job-related medical surveillance, health education and health promotion, and reporting of civilian injuries/illnesses.
    • Promotes health related cooperation between supervisors, employees, and the District Safety and Occupational Health Office (SOHO).
    • Counsels and assists employees on varied health subjects, including nutrition, dentition, care of minor injuries and illnesses, family and health problems, home care of communicable diseases, and occupational health hazards.
    • Coordinates medical support services as related to all program requirements to include include chronic disease, health promotion, treatment of occupational illnesses/injuries, job-related physical examinations, and administrative medical screening.
    Travel Required

    Occasional travel - You may be expected to travel up to 10% for this position.

    Supervisory status


    Promotion Potential

    12 - May be selected at any grade level with non-competitive promotion potential to target grade. Non-competitive promotion potential to the target grade based on time-in-grade requirements and demonstrated ability to perform the higher graded duties.

  • Job family (Series)

    0610 Nurse

  • Requirements

    Requirements Conditions of Employment
    • Appointment may be subject to a suitability or fitness determination, as determined by a completed background investigation.
    • The incumbent must possess and maintain a current, valid, active Registered Nurse (RN) license.
    • Must obtain Basic Life Support (BLS)/Basic Certified Cardiopulmonary Resuscitation (CPR) certification within six months of appointment and maintain certification.
    • Must obtain CPR instructor training certification within one year of appointment and maintain certification.
    • A pre-employment medical/physical exam is required. Must be screened for applicable immunizations based on occupational risk and subject to receiving missing/required immunizations in accordance with Army Regulation 40-562, Chapters 3 and 4.
    • This position has a mandatory seasonal influenza vaccination requirement and is therefore subject to annual seasonal influenza vaccinations. Incumbent will be required to sign a statement consenting to seasonal influenza vaccinations.
    • This position is subject to pre-employment drug testing and random drug testing IAW EP-600-1-3.
    • Must have and maintain a valid state driver?s license.
    Qualifications Who May Apply: US Citizens

    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.

    Basic Requirement for Nurse (Occupational Health):

    Degree: A graduate or higher level degree, bachelor's degree, associate degree, or diploma from an accredited professional nursing educational program is required. This education must have been accredited by the Commission on Collegiate Nursing Education, Council on Accreditation of Nurse Anesthesia Educational Programs, Accreditation Commission for Midwifery Education, or an accrediting body recognized by the U.S. Department of Education at the time the degree was obtained. (Note: You must attach a copy of your transcripts.).

    Licensure: A current, active, full, and unrestricted license or registration as a professional nurse from a State, the District of Columbia, the Commonwealth of Puerto Rico, or a territory of the United States; and you must have passed the National Council Licensure Examination.

    Foreign Degree: A degree from a Foreign Nursing School. Official certification from the Commission on Graduates of Foreign Nursing Schools is required for individuals who graduated from foreign nursing schools.

    Exemption: You are exempt from the basic requirements above if you are a current federal employee occupying a position in the 0610 occupational series and have been continuously employed in this occupational series since September 27, 2017 or before. Applicants claiming this exemption must meet the requirement below. Note: You will be required to provide appropriate documentation to the respective Human Resources Office to validate your status.
    • Degree or diploma from a professional nursing program approved by the legally designated State accrediting agency at the time the program was completed by the applicant; AND
    • Active, current registration as a professional nurse in a State, District of Columbia, the Commonwealth of Puerto Rico, or a territory of the United States.

    In addition to meeting the basic requirement above, to qualify for this position you must also meet the qualification requirements listed below:

    Minimum Qualifications GS-11:

    Education/Experience: A diploma, associate degree, or bachelor's degree in Nursing from a professional nursing program and possession of at least one full year of professional nursing experience (equivalent to the GS-9 grade level or above) which includes assisting in the management of a medical surveillance program such as, surveillance physicals, Blood Borne Pathogen (BBP), drug testing, respiratory protection, hearing conservation, vision, etc.; maintaining employee occupational health medical records and/or records database; developing medical surveillance packets for required examinations, labs, and/or special test as they relate to an employee's position; and coordinating medical support such as immunizations and physical exams and provides emergency/first aid care. (Note: You must attach a copy of your transcripts.)


    Education: A PhD or equivalent doctoral degree from a professional nursing educational program or related medical science field.

    EXEMPTION: You are exempt from the qualification requirements above if you are a current federal employee occupying a position in the 0610 occupational series and have been continuously employed in this occupational series since September 27, 2017 or before. Applicants claiming this exemption must meet one of the requirements below. Note: You will be required to provide appropriate documentation to the respective Human Resources Office to validate your status.
    • Completion of all requirements for a doctoral degree (Ph.D. or equivalent) from a professional nursing program; OR
    • 3 full years of progressively higher level graduate education from a professional nursing program

    Minimum Qualifications for GS-12:

    Professional Nursing Experience: One or more full years of professional nursing experience which includes managing an organization's medical surveillance program; identifying and/or monitoring potential safety risks, hazards and/or exposures to employees; and executing corrective actions, referrals, and/or consultations. This definition of professional nursing experience is typical of work performed at the next lower grade/level position in the federal service (GS-11).

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

    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:

    Additional information
    • Term appointment may be extended up to 8 years.
    • May be converted to a permanent career or career conditional appointment if the following conditions are met:
      • Completion of 2 years of current, continuous service under the term appointment.
      • Performance is at least full successful or equivalent.
      • Outplacement program requirements have been met.
      • Similarly situated employees within the organization, hired under the same appointment conversion provision, are considered.
    • Recruitment or relocation incentives may be authorized at management discretion.
    • 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.
    • Multiple positions may be filled from this announcement.
    • Salary includes applicable locality pay or Local Market Supplement.
    • 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.
    • Payment of Permanent Change of Station (PCS) costs is not authorized, based on a determination that a PCS move is not in the Government interest.

    How You Will Be Evaluated

    You will be evaluated for this job based on how well you meet the qualifications above.

    Once the announcement has closed, a review of your application package (resume, supporting documents, and responses to the questionnaire) will be used to determine whether you meet the qualification requirements listed on this announcement. If you are minimally qualified, your résumé and supporting documentation will be compared against your responses to the assessment questionnaire to determine your level of experience. If, after reviewing your résumé and/or supporting documentation, a determination is made that you have inflated your qualifications and/or experience, you may lose consideration for this position. Please follow all instructions carefully when applying, errors or omissions may affect your eligibility.

    You should list any relevant performance appraisals and incentive awards in your resume as that information may be taken into consideration during the selection process. If selected, you may be required to provide supporting documentation.

    Veterans and Military Spouses will be considered along with all other candidates.

    Background checks and security clearance Security clearance

    Not Required

    Drug test required


    Position sensitivity and risk

    Non-sensitive (NS)/Low Risk

    Trust determination process


  • Required Documents

    Required Documents

    The documents you are required to submit vary based on whether or not you are eligible for preference in federal employment. A complete description of preference categories and the associated required documents is in the Applicant Checklist (External).

    As described above, your complete application includes your resume, your responses to the online questionnaire, and documents which prove your eligibility to apply. If you fail to provide these documents, you will be marked as having an incomplete application package and you will not be considered any further.

    1. Your resume:

    • Your resume may be submitted in any format and must support the specialized experience described in this announcement.
    • If your resume includes a photograph or other inappropriate material or content, it will not be used to make eligibility and qualification determinations and you may not be considered for this vacancy.
    • For qualifications determinations your resume must contain hours worked per week and the dates of employment (i.e., HRS per week and month/year to month/year or month/year to present). If your resume does not contain this information, your application may be marked as incomplete and you may not receive consideration for this position.
    • For additional information see: What to include in your resume.
    2. Other supporting documents:
    • Cover Letter, optional
    • Most recent Performance Appraisal, if applicable
    • This position has an individual occupational requirement and/or allows for substitution of education for experience. If you meet this requirement based on education you MUST submit a copy of your transcript with your application package or you will be rated ineligible. See: Transcripts and Licenses
    • This position requires a job-related license or certification. You MUST submit a copy of your license or certification with your application package or you will be rated ineligible. See: Transcripts and Licenses

    NOTE: Documents submitted as part of the application package, to include supplemental documents, may be shared beyond the Human Resources Office. Some supplemental documents such as military orders and marriage certificates may contain personal information for someone other than you. You may sanitize these documents to remove another person's personal information before you submit your application. You may be asked to provide an un-sanitized version of the documents if you are selected to confirm your eligibility. 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.

  • Benefits


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