Professional Nursing Position in the Bureau of Medical Services Department of State – USA

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Professional Nursing Position in the Bureau of Medical Services Department of State – USA

Professional Nursing Position in the Bureau of Medical Services Department of State – USA

Professional Nursing Position in the Bureau of Medical Services

This position, located in the Bureau of Medical Services in Washington, DC, plays a pivotal role in promoting the health and welfare of the Department of State’s global workforce. The focus extends to maintaining long-term health for eligible family members, including personnel from over 50 other federal agencies. The incumbent provides a comprehensive range of professional nursing services to Foreign Service employees, locally employed Department of State staff, and Eligible Family Members (EFMs).

Key Responsibilities:

  1. Medical Clearance Evaluation: Analyze medical clearance documentation to identify specific health needs and medical conditions. Follow up with treatment, monitoring, and appropriate documentation.

  2. Counseling and Record Maintenance: Provide counseling to patients on the clearance process, special circumstances, and up-to-date clearance information. Review and maintain clearance records, ensuring confidentiality in compliance with applicable regulations.

  3. Planning and Coordination: Plan medical clearance activities for Department employees, family members, contractors, and individuals from other federal agencies. Identify health needs requiring specialty management.


  • Citizenship and Security: U.S. Citizenship is required, and the incumbent will be subject to random drug testing. The ability to obtain and maintain a Secret security clearance is mandatory.

  • Education and Licensure: A graduate or higher level degree in nursing from an accredited program is required. Licensure includes passing the National Council Licensure Examination and possessing a current, active, full, and unrestricted license or registration as a professional nurse.


Applicants must meet basic entry qualification requirements, including education and licensure. Additionally, they should have at least one or more full years of professional nursing experience equivalent to the GS-11 level.

Desirable Experience Includes:

  • Applying nursing administration and case management theories.
  • Utilizing automated systems for recording and retrieving medical data.
  • Providing technical nursing and advisory service, including resolving complex clearance issues.
  • Communicating effectively, both orally and in writing, on sensitive health issues.

Education Requirements:

Applicants must submit a copy of their final transcripts and license or registration as a professional nurse. Failure to provide sufficient information may result in loss of consideration.

This public notice is to gather applications and may or may not result in a referral or selection. The position offers opportunities for telework and/or remote work arrangements, subject to supervisory approval.

Note: Multiple positions may be filled from this announcement, and telework eligibility and security clearance requirements may vary for similar positions within the Bureau/Office.

How You Will Be Evaluated:

The evaluation for this job is based on how well you meet the specified qualifications. Under the Direct-Hire Authority, veterans’ preference and traditional rating and ranking methods do not apply. All applicants will be assessed to determine if they meet the necessary qualifications for the position, focusing on education, specialized experience, and the knowledge, skills, and abilities (KSAs) essential for the role.

Evaluation Process:

  1. Qualification Review: All applications meeting the required qualifications will be referred to the selecting official in the order of receipt.

  2. Resume Assessment: Your resume is crucial for qualification determinations. It should emphasize your most relevant work experience and education related to the job opportunity.

  3. Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities (KSAs): Your qualifications will be assessed based on KSAs relevant to the duties of the position, fully supported by information in your resume. The following are key areas of focus:

    • Knowledge of medical clearance policies and procedures.
    • Knowledge of quality management principles.
    • Ability to analyze health data.
    • Knowledge of a wide range of general nursing concepts.

Consideration for Selection Priority:

  • For candidates under the Agency and Interagency Career Transition Assistance Program (CTAP and ICTAP), selection priority is given to those well-qualified for the position. Well-qualified status is determined if KSAs exceed the minimum qualifications outlined in the announcement.

Required Documents:

All applicants must submit the following documents by the closing date:

  1. Resume: Highlight relevant work/volunteer experience, education, and training.
  2. Transcripts: If applicable and qualifying based on education.
  3. Other Qualification Documentation: Certificates, certifications, etc., if applicable.
  4. Veterans’ Preference Documentation: Not applicable for this vacancy.
  5. ICTAP/CTAP Documentation: If applicable.

Note: Failure to provide required information may result in an ineligible rating or impact the overall rating.

How to Apply:

  1. USAJOBS Application: Click “Apply” to register or sign into USAJOBS.
  2. Resume Submission: Upload your resume, ensuring it supports your answers to the online assessment questions.
  3. Online Assessment: Complete the online assessment questions.
  4. Document Submission: Submit all required documentation outlined in the Required Documents section.

Technical assistance for online applications is available through the Help Desk at [email protected] or by calling (866) 656-6830. If applying online is challenging, request alternate application procedures from the Human Resources office at least 2 working days before the closing date. The package for alternate procedures must be submitted by 11:59 p.m. ET on the closing date.


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