As Regional Clinical Director with Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE), Health Services Corp (IHSC), you serve as the medical authority for IHSC facilities within your region. You provide clinical oversight, consultation, and mentoring of Clinical Directors, staff physicians, and Field Medical Coordinators, ensuring appropriate delivery of health care services to detainees in ICE custody. This is a Supervisory position. You will perform duties such as:
- Provide consultation to facility staff on complex medical cases and detainee placement/transfer issues, and detainee medical needs at non-IHSC facilities.
- Provide program/clinical expertise for the development of site visit protocols and reporting requirements for management of health care programs for your region.
- Provide guidance and serve as subject matter expert for emerging evidence-based practices and assist in development of future medical policies and standard operation procedures.
- Serve as an authority on national correctional healthcare trends and healthcare service delivery issues, analyze healthcare trends related to special population groups and assist with developing and implementing policies and guidelines to improve healthcare services for special populations.
- Prepare presentations for professional, academic and special interest group meetings or conferences.
Occasional travel - You may be expected to travel for this position.
Job family (Series)
0602 Medical Officer
- Internal Medicine Physicians
- Physicians, All Other
- Physicians, Internal Medicine
Conditions of Employment
- You must be a U.S. citizen to apply for this position.
- You must successfully pass a background investigation.
- You must successfully pass a drug screen.
- Males born after 12/31/59 must certify registration with Selective Service.
- Requirements by Closing Date: Unless otherwise noted, you must meet all requirements by the closing date of the announcement.
- Supervisory Probationary Period: You will be required to serve a Supervisory probationary period of one year.
- Schedule: The facility is operational twenty-four hours a day, seven days a week. You must be available to respond 24/7 to staff.
A. DEGREE: You must have a Doctor of Medicine, Doctor of Osteopathic Medicine or equivalent degree from a school in the United States or Canada. This degree must have been accredited by the Council on Medical Education of the American Medical Association (external link); Association of American Medical Colleges (external link); Liaison Committee on Medical Education (external link); Commission on Osteopathic College Accreditation of the American Osteopathic Association (external link), or an accrediting body recognized by the U.S. Department of Education, at the time the degree was obtained.
B. DEGREE FROM FOREIGN MEDICAL SCHOOL: If you obtained a Doctor of Medicine or equivalent degree from a foreign medical school, you must provide documentation of education and medical knowledge equivalent to accredited schools in the United States. Evidence of equivalency to accredited schools in the United States is 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, or successful completion of the U.S. Medical Licensing Examination.
NOTE A and B:You must provide a copy of your Doctor of Medicine transcripts, and/or foreign equivalency documentation (if applicable) with your application, to document that you have met the education requirement. Your transcripts must show completion/conferred date. Unofficial transcripts will be accepted in your application package. Official transcripts will be required prior to employment, if you are selected for the position.
A. GRADUATE TRAINING: Subsequent to obtaining a Doctor of Medicine or Doctor of Osteopathic Medicine degree, you 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 a hospital or 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.
B: 5 years of Graduate Training or equivalent of experience and training in Family Medicine, Internal Medicine, Emergency Medicine, Occupational Medicine, and/or Preventive Medicine.
Please be sure to clearly define A and B training and experience in your resume, and submit evidence of your Graduate Training.
LICENSURE: You must possess a current, active, full, and unrestricted license or registration as a Physician, from a State, the District of Columbia, the Commonwealth of Puerto Rico, or a territory of the United States. You must provide a copy of your medical license with your application.
GS-15: You qualify at the GS-15 level if you possess one year of specialized experience that equipped you with the skills needed to perform the job duties. This experience must have been equivalent to at least the GS-14 grade level:
- Conducting a program of primary medical care with responsibility for examination, diagnosis, and treatment, and emergency care of patients.
- Working with facility staff and consultant specialists in various clinical areas and constantly monitoring and evaluating the quality of patient care.
- Participating in quality assessment and improvement programs, and making recommendations on matters of policy, procedure, training of medical staff, and medical equipment needs.
CPR/BLS Certification: You must possess and maintain CPR Certification with either the American Red Cross (CPR/AED for Professional Rescuers and Health Care Providers) or BLS Certification with American Heart Association (Basic Life Support for Healthcare Providers). A copy of your certification is required with your application.
All qualified employees will undergo a credentialing process prior to employment with IHSC. This process includes validation of medical examinations, education, internship and residency.
Qualification requirements must be met by the closing date of this announcement. Qualification claims will be subject to verification.
Board Certification: Preferred.
Experience in correctional health care: Preferred.
National Service Experience (i.e. volunteer experience): Experience refers to paid and unpaid experience, including 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.
See required education and experience under Qualifications.
This position requires specific coursework and a degree to meet the basic education requirement. You must submit an official transcript, unofficial transcript, or list including courses, grades earned, completion dates, quarter and semester hours earned, and show the date your degree was Conferred. Your transcript(s) must clearly demonstrate the education described in the qualification requirement section. If your transcript does not clearly demonstrate this information, you must submit a copy of the course description and/or other documentation demonstrating that the courses are equivalent.
Education must be accredited by an accrediting institution recognized by the U.S. Department of Education in order for it to be credited towards the educational requirements. Therefore, provide only the attendance and/or degrees from schools accredited by accrediting institutions recognized by the U.S. Department of Education
Special Instructions for Foreign Education: If you are using education completed in foreign colleges or universities to meet the qualification requirements, you must show that 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. Failure to provide such documentation with your application will result in lost consideration. For further information, visit: https://sites.ed.gov/international/recognition-of-foreign-qualifications/
One or more positions may be filled using this vacancy announcement. Applying to this announcement certifies that you give permission for DHS to share your application with others in DHS for similar positions.
Promotion Potential: This position is at the full performance level.
Current or Former Political Appointees: The Office of Personnel Management (OPM) must authorize employment offers made to current or former political appointees. If you are currently, or have been within the last 5 years, a political Schedule A, Schedule C, Non-career SES or Presidential Appointee employee in the Executive Branch, you must disclose this information to the Human Resources Office.This is a non-bargaining unit position.
E-Verify: DHS uses E-Verify, an Internet-based system, to confirm the eligibility of all newly hired employees to work in the United States. Learn more about E-Verify, including your rights and responsibilities.
Suitability: If you receive a conditional offer of employment for this position, you will be required to complete an Optional Form 306, Declaration for Federal Employment, and to sign and certify the accuracy of all information in your application, prior to entry on duty. False statements on any part of the application may result in withdrawal of offer of employment, dismissal after beginning work, fine, or imprisonment.
Background Investigation: To ensure the accomplishment of our mission, DHS requires every employee to be reliable and trustworthy. To meet these standards, all selected applicants must undergo and successfully obtain and maintain a background investigation as a condition of placement into this position. This may include a credit check, a review of financial issues such as delinquency in the payment of debts, child support and/or tax obligations, as well as certain criminal offenses and illegal use or possession of drugs.
Benefits: DHS offers competitive salaries and an attractive benefits package, including: health, dental, vision, life, and long-term care insurance; retirement plan; Thrift Savings Plan [similar to a 401(k)]; Flexible Spending Account; Employee Assistance Program; personal leave days; and paid federal holidays. Other benefits may include: flexible work schedules; telework; tuition reimbursement; transportation subsidies; uniform allowance; health and wellness programs; and fitness centers. DHS is committed to employee development and offers a variety of employee training and developmental opportunities. For more information, go to the DHS Careers website and select "Benefits." Disabled veteran leave will be available to any Federal employee hired on or after November 5, 2016, who is a veteran with a service-connected disability rating of 30 percent or more.
A student loan repayment incentive may be available, in which case a service agreement will be required.
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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.
Your resume and supporting documents will be reviewed to ensure you meet the Basic and Minimum Qualification Requirements.
Interview Requirement: Interviews may be required for this position. Failure to complete the interview may result in removal from further consideration.
Direct Hire Authority: This position will be filled through the Office of Personnel Management(OPM) Direct Hire Authority. The "Rule of Three", Category Rating and Veterans Preference will not apply to this vacancy. For more information on Direct Hire Authority, please see: OPM Direct Hire Fact Sheet
Veterans: Although the Direct Hire Authority permits hiring without regard to Veterans Preference, applicants who are eligible for Veterans Preference are still encouraged to include that information in their application and submit supporting documentation (i.e. DD-214, or other substantiating documents). This position is not considered scientific/professional. View information on veterans' preference
Interagency Career Transition Assistance Program (ICTAP) Eligibility: If you have never worked for the federal government, you are not ICTAP eligible. View information about ICTAP eligibility on OPM's Career Transition Resources website. To be considered well qualified under ICTAP, you must be placed in the well-qualified category for this position. In addition, you must submit the supporting documents listed under the required documents section of this job announcement.
Pursuant to Executive Order 12564, and the DHS Drug-Free Workplace Plan, ICE is committed to maintaining a drug-free workplace and, therefore, personnel in safety- or security-sensitive positions (testing designated positions) are subject to random drug testing. Moreover, other drug testing of employees (e.g., reasonable suspicion drug test) may be conducted in order to ensure a safe and healthy work environment. All applicants tentatively selected for employment at ICE are subject to pre-employment drug testing and a final offer of employment is contingent upon a negative drug test result.
Background checks and security clearance
Drug test required
Position sensitivity and risk
Critical-Sensitive (CS)/High Risk
Trust determination process
FAILURE TO PROVIDE REQUIRED DOCUMENTS MAY RESULT IN REMOVAL FROM CONSIDERATION.
1. Resume: Show relevant experience, education and training. Include job title(s), duties, employer names and address, supervisor names and telephone number, starting and ending dates (MM/YY), hours worked per week, and indicate whether or not we may contact your current supervisor.
2. Transcript: Submit a copy of your college transcript (unofficial is acceptable) which shows coursework and date your Doctor of Medicine, Doctor of Osteopathic Medicine or equivalent degree was conferred. See QUALIFICATIONS and BASIC REQUIREMENTS above for additional information.
If you obtained a Doctor of Medicine or equivalent degree from a foreign medical school, submit your transcript(s), an ECFMG certificate, or a fifth pathway certificate for Americans who completed premedical education in the United States and graduate education in a foreign country, or successful completion of the U.S. Medical Licensing Examination. See QUALIFICATIONS and BASIC REQUIREMENTS above for additional information.
3. Evidence of Graduate Training: Evidence of at least 1 year of supervised experience providing direct service in a clinical setting, completion of five years of medical specialty training in Family Medicine, Internal Medicine, Emergency Medicine, Occupational Medicine, and/or Preventive Medicine. See QUALIFICATIONS and BASIC REQUIREMENTS above for additional information
4. Medical License
5. CPR/BLS Certification
6. Board Certification (if applicable)
Are you a veteran? Submit Member Copy 4 of your DD-214 or other (Certificate of Release or Discharge from Active Duty) or notice form. Those applying for 10-Point preference must fill out the SF-15 and provide documentation that demonstrates preference eligibility. If applying based on eligibility under the Veterans Opportunity to Work (VOW) Act, you must submit certification from the Armed Forces that you will be discharged or released from active duty within 120 days from the date on the certification. This must indicate your dates of service, your rank, and confirm that you will be separated under honorable conditions. View more veterans' information.
Are you claiming special priority selection rights under the Interagency Career Transition Plan (ICTAP)? If so, submit a copy of your agency notice, a copy of your most recent performance rating, and a copy of your most recent Notification of Personnel Action (SF-50) noting your current position, grade level, and duty location.
Are you a current or former federal employee? Submit a copy of your most recent SF-50, Notification of Personnel Action.
Are you a current or former political Schedule A, Schedule C, Non-career SES or Presidential Appointee employee? Submit a copy of your applicable SF-50, along with a statement that provides the following information regarding your most recent political appointment: Position title, type of appointment (Schedule A, Schedule C, Non-career SES, or Presidential Appointee), agency and beginning and ending dates of appointment.
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.
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This job is open to
Career transition (CTAP, ICTAP, RPL)
Federal employees who meet the definition of a "surplus" or "displaced" employee.
U.S. citizens, nationals or those who owe allegiance to the U.S.
Clarification from the agency
This position will be filled through the Office of Personnel Management Direct Hire Authority for the occupation, and is open to all U.S. citizens.