Nurse (Flight Operations) - Military Requirement

### Headquarters, Air Force Reserve Command
#### 1 vacancy in the following location:
Keesler AFB, MS
##### Work Schedule is Full Time - Permanent
Opened Tuesday 11/22/2016 (0 day(s) ago)
Closes Wednesday 11/30/2016 (8 day(s) away)
## Job Overview
### Summary
This is an Air Reserve Technician (ART) officer position.
Air Reserve Technicians (ARTs) are part of the regular civil service and enjoy all the benefits granted to Federal employees in the competitive civil service. In addition, ARTs are required to maintain active membership in an Air Force Reserve unit so long as they occupy ART positions. As members of reserve units, ARTs receive on average one weekend of military training per month. In addition, they are eligible for 15 days active duty tour each year for which military leave is granted with full civilian pay. Air Force Reserve units and members are subject to immediate call to active duty in mobilization to meet a national emergency.
Retired military are usually ineligible for membership in the Air Force Reserve. Retired military personnel who have active Air Force Reserve assignments may apply provided they show assignment (position and unit) on their application.
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This announcement has been re-advertised. If you previously applied, you may submit additional documentation (resume, DD-214, or other documents) during this open time period.
### Duties
The primary purpose of this Air Reserve Technician (ART) Officer position is to serve as a Nurse (Flight Operations), providing clinical oversight in the management and execution of nursing care competencies, organizational training, and flying training requirements supporting the aeromedical evacuation (AE) mission within an Aeromedical Evacuation Squadron in the Air Force Reserve Command. Incumbent of this position will perform the following duties:
Provide comprehensive and specialty nursing care for patients.
Oversee the Aeromedical Evacuation Squadron clinical and administrative programs.
Oversee/develop aeromedical evacuation training programs to ensure assigned personnel are adequately trained in specialty and mission requirements.
Represent the nursing and air crew functions to external agencies.
Member of the Standardization/Evaluation Board (SEB) as flight nurse/examiner and conduct flight standardization/evaluation checks on assigned nurses.
BASIC REQUIREMENTS: All applicants must meet the basic requirements to qualify for this position:
EDUCATION: 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.
REGISTRATION: Applicants must have an 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. An a
applicant who has graduated from an approved nursing education program within the past 12 months may be appointed pending State registration as a professional nurse within 6 months of appointment. No person appointed pending registration may be retained beyond 6 months, or promoted, if registration has not been attained. (NOTE: You MUST submit a copy of your transcripts and unexpired RN License.)
### Travel Required
Not Required
### Relocation Authorized
## Job Requirements
### Key Requirements
Must be a United States Citizen
PCS cost will be paid.
Military AFSC & Rank: 046F3/LtCol/0-5
Must meet and maintain Air Force Reserve military requirements.
If selected, must sign a mobility agreement.
Incentives will not be offered.
### Qualifications
SPECIALIZED EXPERIENCE: You must have one year (52 weeks) of specialized experience equivalent to the GS-11 grade level or qualifying pay band in the federal service or equivalent experience in the private or public sector which has given you the particular knowledge, skills, and abilities (KSAs) as shown below required to successfully perform the duties of the position. Experience includes providing care to patients in hospitals, clinics, occupational health units, homes, schools and communities; administering anesthetic agents and supportive treatments to patients undergoing surgery or other medical procedures; teaching, performing research in one or more phases of the field of nursing; or consulting and advising nurses who provide direct care to patients. (To be creditable, specialized experience must meet the above quality level requirements).
KSAs: (1) Skillful application of nursing practices and clinical standards of care to the aeromedical evacuation mission planning process. (2) Knowledge and skill instructing flight nursing for ground and in-flight training, initial and upgrade training for instructors/examiners. (3) Ability to plan, organize, and supervise clinical and aircrew aspects of aeromedical evacuation clinical operations. (4) Ability to resolve complex issues and maintain good working relationships.
Substitution of Education for Experience: None
(1) Requires performing regular ART duties, and may be assigned some non-ART duties, not to exceed 30% of total responsibilities. (2) Must maintain mission-ready, aircrew (flying status) at flight instructor and flight examiner qualification level. Must take and pass standardization/evaluation examinations, (written tests and actual flight performance) to demonstrate flight knowledge and ability. (3) Works under mental and physical stress), including exposures to extremes of all stress of flight (temperature, vibration, barometric pressure, partial pressure of oxygen, noise, humidity, fatigue). (4) May be exposed to hazards associated with aircraft flight, (combat aircrew training sorties, low level flight, formation flight or aerial refueling). May be exposed to dangers posed by the engines and high velocity exhaust, and to clinical/pathological dangers associated with patient care of sick/injured in an operational/aerial healthcare environment. (5) May be required to work an uncommon tour of duty with brief advance notice to meet special/essential unscheduled activities. (6) Must sign a mobility agreement prior to appointment.
(7) Position designated as a mobility position, and must be willing to move/transfer to another unit/location as directed by HQs AFRC. (8) Requires background security investigation to determine suitability for employment and/or obtain/retain a security clearance level designated for position. (9) Position covered by the Domestic Violence Misdemeanor Amendment (30 Sep 96) of the Gun Control Act (Lautenberg Amendment) of 1968. If convicted of a qualifying crime of domestic violence may not perform the duties of this position. (10) Position subject to initial and random drug testing. (11) Must have a current, unrestricted registered nurse (RN) licensure, skills training/qualification to maintain nursing licensure. (12) Must completion of USAF Flight Nurse Course and aeromedical evacuation crew member (AECM) qualifications/currency. (13) Must obtain/maintain ADPE skills and accounts such as TRAC2ES, GDSS2, SMS, MRDSS, AFTR, and others. Required to analyze data/collect, evaluate and extrapolate data for systems/programs, as operational reports, training summaries, flying/participation and similar programs. (14) Physical examination is required due to physical requirements and lifting/carrying of moderately heavy items such as litters and aeromedical equipment; or occasional lifting of heavy items over 50 pounds. (15) Required to research, present and evaluate clinical competency training/qualification and advanced clinical/nursing skills to assigned organizational nursing and non-healthcare provider personnel to ensure licensure, certifications/competencies meet program requirements and applicable nursing/medical standards of care prescribed for the aeromedical evacuation operational environment. (16) This is an AFRC key management position, the incumbent is required to formulate, determine and/or influence policies and must possess demonstrated leadership/managerial abilities essential to successful accomplishment of responsibilities inherent in this position.
### Security Clearance
Not Applicable
## Additional Information
### What To Expect Next
Applications will be processed for rating after the close date of this announcement. Processing time for applications is several weeks from the close date of this announcement. Applicants will receive a Notice of Results (NOR) via Application Manager approximately 2 days after the announcement closes. The rating on this NOR will be based strictly on your answers to the questionnaire. You may receive another NOR via email once your application is rated by a Human Resources Specialist which may reflect a different rating or veterans' preference from the initial notice. Qualified candidates may be referred to the selecting official for further consideration.
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### Other Information
Candidates are encouraged to provide a copy of their military experience and training (VMET) documents with their resume in order to expedite recruitment efforts. Visit the 'Transition GPS (Goals, Plans, Success) website' at: to obtain this VMET information.
For more information visit the Air Force Reserve Special Examining Unit website at
Individuals on active duty may apply 120 days before separation date and should indicate in their application their military separation date. Individuals with more than 120 days before separation date must submit with their application a letter, signed by their commanding officer, stating the individual will be released from active duty (Palace Chase) if they obtain an ART position. Reservists who are mobilized may submit a copy of their mobilization orders or a statement in their application stating they are available within 120 days.
Individuals who have special priority selection rights under the Interagency Career Transition Assistance Program (ICTAP) must rank in the Best or Highly qualified categories to be considered be well qualified for the position. Federal civilian employees seeking ICTAP eligibility must submit proof that they meet the requirements of 5 CFR 330.704. This includes a copy of the agency notice, a copy of the most recent Performance Rating, and a copy of the most recent SF-50 noting current position, grade level, and duty location. Please annotate your application to reflect that you are applying as an ICTAP eligible.
Spouses of active duty military members of the Armed Forces may receive preference in hiring under this announcement if they are among the best qualified referred and are within reach of selection. For information on military spouse preference, please refer to website Please clearly identify in your application that you are asking for spouse preference.
All Federal Employees are required by PL 104-134 to have federal payments made by Direct Deposit.
Salary Range: $84,302.00 to $109,592.00 / Per Year
Series & Grade: GS-0610-12/12
Supervisory Status: No
Who May Apply: Applicants must be United States Citizens and be eligible and willing to join the USAF Reserve. For questions concerning military eligibility, please contact the Air Force Reserve Qualifications Center at 1-800-257-1212.
Control Number: 453482100
Job Announcement Number: SEU-17-0038 85f7db26e6954f6bbc0a038b4c34c8a8

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