This announcement hasa first cut-off date. Applications received
by 11:59 PM Eastern Standard Time (EST) on the cut-off date
1-MAR-2021 will receive first consideration for the vacancy.
Depending on staffing needs a2nd cut-off date of 1 APR-2021 may be
used and every 30 days thereafter.
Note: One or more positions may be filled using this
announcement. Applying to this announcement certifies that you give
permission for DHS to share your application with others in DHS for
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This position serves the Immigration and Customs Enforcement
(ICE) Health Service Corps (IHSC). As a General Practice-Staff
Physician, you will provide on-site direct medical care to
detainees in ICE custody. You will conduct a program of primary
medical care with responsibility for examination, diagnosis and
treatment, and emergency care of patients. Duties involve working
in concert with both facility staff and consultant specialists in
various clinical areas such as:
- Provide and oversee care appropriate to patient needs, severity
of disease, condition, impairment or disability within the scope of
care provided in the detention setting (medical housing unit care
and/or ambulatory car/or dispense required medication to patients
as needed by the facility operation; provide patient
- Order and interpret all laboratory and other diagnostic tests,
formulate differential diagnoses.
- Refer patients with medical needs beyond the scope of the
on-site medical housing unit to an off-site hospital for care
and/or consultation to medical, surgical, dental, or other adjunct
services as needed to ensure necessary medical care.
- Make recommendations on matters of policy, procedure, training
of personnel and medical equipment needs as related to areas of
Occasional travel - You may be expected to travel for this
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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
- Requirements by Closing Date: Unless otherwise noted, you must
meet all requirements by the closing date of the announcement.
- Probationary Period: This is a full-time permanent position
(Career/Career-Conditional appointment). Upon appointment to this
position, you may be required to serve a one-year probationary
Degree: You must have graduated with a Doctor of Medicine,
Doctor of Osteopathic Medicine or equivalent 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, Association of American Medical Colleges, Liaison
Committee on Medical Education, Commission on Osteopathic College
Accreditation of the American Osteopathic Association, or an
accrediting body recognized by the U.S. Department of Education at
the time the degree was obtained. Degree from Foreign Medical
School: A Doctor of Medicine or equivalent degree from a foreign
medical school must provide 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, 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.
COPY OF YOUR DOCTOR OF MEDICINE DEGREE IS REQUIRED WITH YOUR
Graduate Training: Subsequent to obtaining a Doctor of Medicine
or Doctor of Osteopathic Medicine 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 a hospital or an institution accredited
for such training. Graduate training programs include only those
internship, residency, and fellowship programs that are approved by
accrediting bodies recognized within the United States or Canada.
PROOF OF TRAINING AND BOARD CERTIFICATION (IF APPLICABLE) IS
REQUIRED WITH YOUR APPLICATION.
- Licensure: You must possess 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.
Your license must be maintained in a permanent, full, and
unrestricted status during the term of employment. Continuing
education requirements must be met as required for licensing. A
COPY OF YOUR CURRENT LICENSURE IS REQUIRED WITH YOUR
You qualify at GP-14 if you possess -- 4 years of graduate
training in the specialty of the position to be filled or
equivalent experience and training: This position requires
completion of three (3) years of medical specialty training in
Family medicine, Internal Medicine, Emergency Medicine,
Occupational Medicine, or Preventive Medicine leading to board
eligibility in that field, with board certification preferred AND
at least 1 year of directly related, professional experience
(equivalent to the GS-13 level in the federal service) performing
professional or scientific work in a field of medicine that my
involve providing direct patient-care services. Examples
- diagnose illnesses and prescribe and administer healthcare
treatment for people suffering from injury or disease.
- examine patients; obtain medical histories; and order, perform,
and interpret diagnostic tests.
- counsel patients on diet, hygiene, and preventive healthcare
CPR Certification: You must possess and maintain CPR and BLS
certification with either the American Red Cross (CPR/AED for
Professional Rescuers and Health Care Providers) or American Heart
Association (Basic Life Support for Healthcare Providers). A COPY
OF YOUR CERTIFICATION IS REQUIRED WITH YOUR APPLICATION.
English Language Proficiency: Physicians, including residents,
appointed to direct patient-care positions must be proficient in
spoken and written English.
Qualified employees will undergo a credentialing process prior
to employment. 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
National Service Experience (i.e., volunteer experience):
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.
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
The Department of Homeland Security encourages persons with
disabilities to apply, to include persons with intellectual, severe
physical or psychiatric disabilities, as defined by 5 CFR
213.3102(u), and/or Disabled Veterans with a compensable
service-connected disability of 30 percent or more as defined by 5
CFR 315.707. Veterans, Peace Corps, VISTA volunteers, and persons
with disabilities possess a wealth of unique talents, experiences,
and competencies that can be invaluable to the DHS mission. If you
are a member of one of these groups, you may not have to compete
with the public for federal jobs. To determine your eligibility for
non-competitive appointment and to understand the required
documentation, click on the links above or contact the Servicing
Human Resources Office listed at the bottom of this
If you are relying on your education to meet qualification
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.