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Medical Officer

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Department Of Transportation, Federal Aviation Administration

$143,035.00 to $189,600.00

Washington, DC

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$143,035 to $189,600 per year

Salary includes 28.22% locality for the Washington, DC area.

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1 vacancy in the following location:

Washington DC, DC

Washington DC, DC

Relocation expenses reimbursed

Yes - Permanent Change of Station (PCS) - U.S. Citizens: A fixed relocation payment of $10,000 will be paid to new hires to Federal service and student trainees; and a fixed relocation payment of $27,000 will be paid to employees with status.

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Federal employees - Competitive service

Current or former competitive service federal employees.

Career transition (CTAP, ICTAP, RPL)

Federal employees who meet the definition of a surplus or displaced employee.


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The incumbent provides professional advice and technical knowledge to the Medical Appeals Branch Manager, Medical Specialties Division Manager, AAM senior management, and other agency elements with respect to airman medical certification and the Air Traffic Control Specialist Health Program.

Business Component: Associate Administrator for Aviation Safety (AVS), Office of Aerospace Medicine (AAM), Medical Specialties Division (AAM-200), Medical Appeals Branch (AAM-240)

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The incumbent serves as a Medical Officer in the Office of Aerospace Medicine’s Medical Appeals Branch and Medical Specialties Division. The incumbent's primary responsibility is to provide expert support for various medical programs within the branch. The incumbent provides professional advice and technical knowledge to the Medical Appeals Branch Manager, Medical Specialties Division Manager, AAM senior management, and other agency elements with respect to airman medical certification and the Air Traffic Control Specialist Health Program. Incumbent will assist in executing the Aerospace Medical Program. The incumbent will participate in the preparation, review, and disposition of complex medical cases that have been appealed to the Federal Air Surgeon, to include detailed review of related current evidence-based medical literature and working with the Federal Air Surgeon specialty consultants.

Travel Required

25% or less - The job may require up to 25% travel.

Supervisory status


Who May Apply

This job is open to…

Current or Former Federal Employees & EVHO - Federal Employees, current/former federal employees merit promotion,status candidates, CTA, ICTAP, EVHO

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Questions? This job is open to 3 groups.

Job family (Series)

0602 Medical Officer

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Conditions of Employment

US Citizenship is required.

Selective Service Registration is required for males born after 12/31/1959.

Must submit an SF50 (See Required Documents)

Designated or Random Drug Testing required.

Must submit an SF50 (See Required Documents)

This position has a positive education requirement, transcripts required.

Certificates and Licenses required. Copies MUST be submitted.

This position is covered by the DOT's Drug & Alcohol Testing Program.

Veterans claiming preference MUST submit all required documents.

Please refer to Required Documents Section of this announcement.


ALL APPLICANTS MUST POSSESS AND PROVIDE DOCUMENTATION OF THE FOLLOWING REQUIREMENTS: Degree: Doctor of Medicine or Doctor of Osteopathy from a school in the United States or Canada approved by a recognized accrediting body in the year of the applicant's graduation. [A Doctor of Medicine or equivalent degree from a foreign medical school that provided education and medical knowledge substantially equivalent to accredited schools in the United States may be demonstrated by permanent certification by the Educational Commission for Foreign Medical Graduates (ECFMG) (or a fifth pathway certificate for Americans who completed premedical education in the United States and graduate education in a foreign country).] Graduate Training: Subsequent to obtaining a Doctor of Medicine or Doctor of Osteopathy degree, a candidate must have had at least 1 year of supervised experience providing direct service in a clinical setting, i.e., a 1-year internship or the first year of a residency program in an institution accredited for such training. For purposes of this standard, graduate training programs include only those internship, residency, and fellowship programs that are approved by accrediting bodies recognized within the United States or Canada. Listings of accredited programs are published yearly in the Directory of Residency Training Programs and the Yearbook and Directory of Osteopathic Physicians. Licensure: For positions involving patient care, candidates must have a permanent, full, and unrestricted license to practice medicine in a State, District of Columbia, the Commonwealth of Puerto Rico, or a territory of the United States. Aviation Medical Programs: In addition to a residency in aerospace medicine, knowledge, skills, and abilities for work in this program area may have been acquired in fields such as internal medicine, pulmonary disease, cardiovascular disease, family practice, preventive medicine, occupational health, or public health. To qualify for this position, applicants must have one year of work experience equivalent to the FV-L or GS/FG-15 level (in the Federal service) in aviation/aerospace medicine and in the performance of medical review, analysis and interpretation of standards and clearance of safety related employees. Failure to provide requested documentation will result in no further consideration for this vacancy. Specialized experience is experience that has equipped you with the particular knowledge, skills, and abilities to perform successfully the duties of the position.

Specialized experience may include but not limited to: Applying knowledge of Aerospace Medicine Specialization.


IMPORTANT INFORMATION REGARDING EDUCATION, PLEASE READ: Applicants MUST submit a copy of their college or university transcript and certificates by the closing date. If selected, an official transcript will be required. You may upload these documents with your application in USAJOBS or fax it to (866) 291-3009 (please include announcement number on each page). Schools must be accredited by an accrediting institution recognized by the U.S. Department of Education. Accreditation may be verified at the following website: Foreign education must be evaluated by a private professional organization specializing in interpretation of foreign education credentials or an accredited US educational institution in terms of equivalency to a degree acquired at an American college or university. A copy of the evaluation results must be included, otherwise your foreign education will not be considered.

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Additional information

We may use this vacancy to fill other similar vacant positions.

Position may be subject to a background investigation.

A one-year probationary period may be required.

The person selected for this position may be required to file a financial disclosure statement within 30 days of entry on duty. FAA policy limits certain outside employment and financial investments in aviation-related companies.

1. As a part of the Federal-Wide Hiring Reform Initiative (streamlining the hiring process), the FAA is committed to eliminating the use of the Knowledge, Skills and Ability (KSA) narratives from the initial application in the hiring process for all announcements. Therefore, as an applicant for this announcement, you are NOT required to provide a narrative response in the text box listed below each KSA or Leadership and Management Dimension. In lieu of providing a KSA narrative response in the text box listed below each, in your work history, please include information that provides specific examples of how you meet the response level or answer you chose for each Leadership Requirement. Your work history examples should be specific and clearly reflect the highest level of ability. Your answers will be evaluated further to validate whether the level you selected is appropriate based on the work history and experience you provided. Your answers may be adjusted by a human resource specialist as appropriate. 2. Eligible applicants meeting the minimum qualification requirements and selective factor(s), if applicable, may be further evaluated on the Leadership Requirements listed in the announcement. Based on this evaluation, applicants will be placed in one of the following categories: score order, category grouping, or alphabetical and referred to the selecting official for consideration. 3. This position is covered by the FAA Core Compensation plan. Additional information about core compensation is available on the following website: 4. Qualifications must be met by the closing date of this vacancy announcement. 5. All, some or none of the applicants may be interviewed. 6. This vacancy is also advertised as AWA-AAM-18-0073TY-56519 U.S. Citizens. Please check both announcements to determine if you are eligible to apply.

This is a bargaining unit position.

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How You Will Be Evaluated

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

IMPORTANT: Applicants may be rated on the extent and quality of experience, education, and training relevant to the duties of the position(s). All answers provided in the on-line process must be substantiated. Ensure that your application package/resume supports your responses.

Background checks and security clearance

Security clearance


Drug test required


Required Documents

Required Documents

You will be required to provide proof of U.S. Citizenship.

This position requires a degree. Transcripts must be submitted. Failure to do so will result in no further consideration for this vacancy. If you are currently employed in the 602 series, you do not need to submit a transcript but will need to submit the SF-50, Notification of Personnel Action to verify the series.

If you are claiming veterans preference, you must submit all supporting documentation as referenced in the vacancy announcement. Failure to do so will result in no further consideration for this vacancy.

Documents addressing medical training and certification, as outlined in the vacancy announcement must be uploaded and submitted by the closing date of the announcement.

Only supplemental documentation, e.g. transcripts, veteran's documentation, SF-50, medical documentation will be accepted in combination with your on-line application. These documents must be uploaded or faxed to 1-866-291-3009 on or before the closing date of this announcement. All submitted documents should reference the announcement number.

Applicants claiming eligibility for the Expanded Veterans Hiring Opportunity (EVHO), MUST submit a DD Form 214 reflecting character of service to verify eligibility by the closing date of the announcement as requested by the Human Resource Office. Eligibility for EVHO will be considered based on applicable documentation submitted by the closing date.

If you are a current or former Federal employee (including a current FAA employee), you MUST provide a copy of your SF-50 (Notification of Personnel Action) containing information in Blocks 15, 17, 18, 19, 22, and 24 so it can be used to verify your position title, series, grade, tenure, and organization of record by the closing date of the announcement. You may fax your SF-50 or upload it into the on-line application. If faxing the SF-50, please ensure you include the vacancy announcement number on the faxed copy.

If you are a current Federal employee and need a current copy of your SF-50, please contact your personnel office. If you are an FAA employee, you can access and print your SF-50 from the eOPF system

. If you are a former Federal employee, you can obtain a copy of your SF-50 by writing the National Personnel Records Center Annex, 1411 Boulder Boulevard, Valmeyer, IL 62295. Additional information is available from this link:

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.



A career with the U.S. Government provides employees with a comprehensive benefits package. As a federal employee, you and your family will have access to a range of benefits that are designed to make your federal career very rewarding. Learn more about federal benefits

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Eligibility for benefits depends on the type of position you hold and whether your position is full-time, part-time, or intermittent. Contact the hiring agency for more information on the specific benefits offered.

How to Apply

How to Apply

You must apply online to receive consideration. Your application must have a status of Received by 11:59 PM Eastern Time on the Close Date for it to be accepted. If you are applying for positions associated with FAA registers, your application must have a status of Received each time a referral list is created in order to receive consideration for positions associated with register.


We strongly encourage applicants to utilize the USAJOBS resume builder in the creation of resumes.

Please ensure EACH work history includes ALL of the following information:

Job Title (include series and grade if Federal Job)

Duties (be specific in describing your duties)

Employer's name and address

Supervisor name and phone number

Start and end dates including month, day and year (e.g. June 18 2007 to April 05 2008)

Full-time or part-time status (include hours worked per week)


Determining length of General or Specialized Experience is dependent on the above information and failure to provide ALL of this information may result in a finding of ineligible.

You may upload completed documents to your USAJOBS Account. This will provide you the opportunity to utilize the uploaded information again when applying for future vacancies. Please see this guide, Document Upload Guide

, for more information on uploading and re-using the documents in your applications.

Forms: SF-15

: Application for 10-Point Veteran Preference

Agency contact information

Tiwanda Yarborough Tiwanda Yarborough


(202) 267-4609





Federal Aviation Administration

Human Resource Services Division, AHF-100

800 Independence Ave., SW

Washington, DC


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Next steps

Candidates for FAA positions are evaluated using our Automated Vacancy Information Access Tool for Online Referral (AVIATOR) system.

AVIATOR compares your skills and experience as described in your application with the requirements of the position.

If you are found to be an eligible, highly-qualified candidate, you will be referred to the selecting official for further consideration.

(In some cases, individuals with priority for special consideration must be considered and selected before other candidates.)

Whether or not you are contacted for an interview depends upon the location of the position and the judgment of the selecting official.

Important - If you make any change to your application, you must resubmit it.

If you change your application and do not resubmit it, your changes will not be considered part of your application package, and your previous application will be considered.

FAA is an Equal Opportunity Employer

All qualified applicants will be considered regardless of political affiliation, race, color, religion, national origin, gender, sexual orientation, marital status, age, disability, or other non-merit factors. DOT provides reasonable accommodations to applicants with disabilities. If you need a reasonable accommodation for any part of the application and hiring process, please notify us. Decisions on granting reasonable accommodation will be made on a case-by-case basis. Additional information on reasonable accommodations procedures or on EEO Programs is available on Office of Civil Rights (ACR)

or by contacting the local FAA Civil Rights Office.

Fair & Transparent

Fair & Transparent

The Federal hiring process is setup to be fair and transparent. Please read the following guidance.

Equal Employment Opportunity Policy

The United States Government does not discriminate in employment on the basis of race, color, religion, sex (including pregnancy and gender identity), national origin, political affiliation, sexual orientation, marital status, disability, genetic information, age, membership in an employee organization, retaliation, parental status, military service, or other non-merit factor.

Equal Employment Opportunity (EEO) for federal employees & job applicants

Reasonable Accommodation Policy

Federal agencies must provide reasonable accommodation to applicants with disabilities where appropriate. Applicants requiring reasonable accommodation for any part of the application and hiring process should contact the hiring agency directly. Determinations on requests for reasonable accommodation will be made on a case-by-case basis.

A reasonable accommodation is any change to a job, the work environment, or the way things are usually done that enables an individual with a disability to apply for a job, perform job duties or receive equal access to job benefits.

Under the Rehabilitation Act of 1973, federal agencies must provide reasonable accommodations when: An applicant with a disability needs an accommodation to have an equal opportunity to apply for a job.

An employee with a disability needs an accommodation to perform the essential job duties or to gain access to the workplace.

An employee with a disability needs an accommodation to receive equal access to benefits, such as details, training, and office-sponsored events.

You can request a reasonable accommodation at any time during the application or hiring process or while on the job. Requests are considered on a case-by-case basis.

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Note: We cannot accept applications on behalf of Federal Agencies. Application instructions are listed within the Job Description.

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