Basic Requirements:

    • U.S. citizenship (Non-citizens may be appointed only if it is not possible to recruit qualified citizens.)
    • English language proficiency
    • Degree of doctor of medicine or an equivalent degree resulting from
a course of education in medicine or osteopathic medicine. The degree must have been obtained from one of the schools approved by the Secretary of Veterans Affairs for the year in which the course of study was completed.
  • Current, full, and unrestricted license to practice medicine in a State, Territory, or Commonwealth (i.e., Puerto Rico) of the United States or in the District of Columbia.
  • Completion of first-year residency, or its equivalent, approved by the Secretary of Veterans Affairs for the year in which it was completed.
  • Preferred Experience:

    • Expertise in occupational health in the health care environment.
    • Experience in developing policy and strategic planning related to occupational health.
    • Expertise related to health care informatics and electronic health records.
    • Experience in VA Employee Occupational Health clinics.

    In describing your experience, please be clear and specific. We may not make assumptions regarding your experience.

    Reference: VA Handbook 5005/27, Part II, Appendix G2, Physician Qualification Standard which is available in the local HR office.

    Physical Requirements: The physical requirements of this position are concerned with the mental and physical ability of the applicant to satisfactorily perform the duties of the proposed assignment and may include requisite laboratory and other screening as required by Federal regulatory agencies.


    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).  Volunteer work helps build critical competencies, knowledge, and skills and can provide valuable training and experience that translates directly to paid employment.  You will receive credit for all qualifying experience, including volunteer experience.  

    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 (particularly positions with a positive education requirement.) Therefore, applicants must report only attendance and/or degrees from schools accredited by accrediting institutions recognized by the U.S. Department of Education. Applicants can verify accreditation at the following website: http://www.ed.gov/admins/finaid/accred/index.html. All education claimed by applicants will be verified by the appointing agency accordingly. If you are using foreign education to meet qualification requirements, you must send a Certificate of Foreign Equivalency with your transcript in order to receive credit for that education.

    Veteran's Preference: When applying for Federal jobs, eligible veterans should claim preference on their application or resume. Applicants claiming preference based on a service-connected disability, or based on being the spouse or mother of a disabled or deceased Veteran, must complete an SF 15, Application for 10-Point Veteran Preference. Veterans who are still in the service may be granted tentative preference on the basis of information contained in their applications, but they must produce a DD-214 or other proof prior to appointment to document entitlement to preference. For more information on Veterans' Preference, go to http://www.fedshirevets.gov/job/veterans/aspx.

    HOW YOU WILL BE EVALUATED:

    Your application, resume and/or supporting documentation will be verified. Please follow all instructions carefully. Errors or omissions may affect consideration for employment. You may also be evaluated based upon the question responses you provide during a structured interview. In responding to structured interview questions you should be sure to cite specific examples of experience, explain exactly what you did, and the outcome.