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Job Description


The position is located within the FAA, Aviation Safety (AVS), Office of Aerospace Medicine (AAM). The Office of Aerospace Medicine (AAM) develops and manages medical programs in support of Aviation Safety.

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The incumbent functions as a Physician's Assistant (PA) and will assist Supervisory Medical Officers by providing a wide range of health services, including occupational health, aviation medicine and public health. As an advanced practice specialist, the incumbent provides expert advice and guidance to officials, administrators, and healthcare providers on a wide range of medical and healthcare concerns. The incumbent must be prepared to evaluate urgent and emergent health care problems. Integrating primary health care needs and assessment of needs for approximately 10,000 patient visits annually. Implements and promotes approved standards in accordance with the American Medical Association regarding care, procedures, methods, techniques, safety precautions, and protocols for the integrated health team.

The Physician's Assistant will work on a team comprised of Registered Nurses (RNs), Health Technicians, and Medical Records Technicians (MRTs), with a focus on patient-centered, occupational and primary care focus based on health promotion and/or disease/illness prevention. Utilizes experience and knowledge in assessment, treatment and evaluation of a comprehensive range of health care issues focusing on work place injury and illness. Responsibilities include: assessments and history and physicals; interpretation of laboratory and radiographic: tests; and providing drug and alcohol testing and substance abuse evaluations. The PA also provides emergency measures, preventive health as applicable to position; prescribes medications and other treatments; orders, conducts, interprets laboratory, diagnostic studies and procedures. As an agent of the supervising medical officer, the PA is authorized to write medical orders on patients. Every prescription order written will be within the parameters of their scope practice.

In the absence of the Supervisory Medical Officer, the physician assistant will assume the role of primary care manager and be responsible for the oversight of the clinic. To ensure a comprehensive medical program, assesses the internal resources (clinic staff and equipment) and external resources (local emergency room and types of emergency care, urgent care, and first responders) to achieve best possible outcome for-patient care (stabilization and survival) and response to the MMAC supported organizations.

Develops initiatives for various clinical programs, based on organizational requirements and individual patient requisite clinical care , for clinical programs including allergy, patient care, occupational medicine, and workman compensation cases that focuses on continuous improvements to patient care, data tracking and reporting, and efficient use of resources.

As Pharmacy Control Officer, the PA will manage the clinic's pharmacy to include maintaining inventory of medications including controlled substances that will be inventoried and controlled based on the Drug Enforcement's Office of Diversion Control List of Controlled Substances regulations; immunization and medical supplies. Management of material will balance the needs of clinic: patients with the clinic budget and will provide supervisory medical officer input to annual budget plans.

The PA is responsible for substance abuse monitoring of all safety sensitive positions and other designated positions in accordance with FAA directives, as needed. Liaisons with other medical facilities (offsite) to support a collaborative effort to improve patient care at the MMAC.

As required, manages student education with the University of Oklahoma's PA development program through controlled internships. Maintains electronic and paper health records and medical information in accordance with established policy, and prepares reports in compliance with the Privacy Act, HIPAA and the FAA/CAMI medical staff rules and regulations.

Is a recognized technical expert in the development and interpretation of professional guidelines.

Travel Required

Occasional travel - The job may require travel from time- to-time, but not on a regular basis. The travel may be for training or other work-related duties.

Supervisory status


Promotion Potential



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)
  • This position has a positive education requirement. Transcript(s) required.
  • Successful completion of a security investigation may be required.
  • Medical Licenses & Certifications Required-Copies must be submitted.
  • Please review Required Documents & Additional Information.
  • Qualifications

    Reference Office of Personnel Management Individual Occupational Requirements for Physician Assistant Series, 0603.

    Qualification Standards: https://www.opm.gov/policy-data-oversight/classification-qualifications/general-schedule-qualification-standards/0600/physician-assistant-series-0603/


    All applicants must meet the following basic requirements for all grade levels:

  • Graduation from a physician assistant educational program, accredited by the Accreditation Review Committee on Education for the Physician Assistant (external link) (ARC-PA) or its predecessors, at a college, university, or educational institution that is accredited by an accrediting body or organization recognized by the U.S. Department of Education (external link) at the time the degree was obtained.
  • Successful completion of the National Commission on Certification of Physician Assistants (external link) (NCCPA) examination; must maintain status as a certified physician assistant, including completion of all requirements for Continuing Medical Education (external link) (CME) and re-certification.
  • Licensure: For all grade levels and positions, applicants must possess a current, active, full, and unrestricted license or registration as a Physician Assistant from a State, the District of Columbia, the Commonwealth of Puerto Rico, or a territory of the United States.

    Experience: A minimum of one full year of work experience as a certified physician assistant equivalent to the next lower level (FV-I/FG-13) and completion of an accredited physician assistant educational program is required.

    Quality Ranking Factor (QRF): The following has been determined to be a Quality Ranking Factor for this position. Well-qualified candidates will possess certification in emergency care such as basic and advanced cardiac life support (BCLS & ATLS) and past certification in nursing (RN or LPN, industrial hygiene, (IH or EH), or training, licensure, or certification in other healthcare disciplines.

    Applicants should provide examples of specialized experience in their work history.


    This position has a positive education requirement: Applicants must submit a copy of their college or university transcripts(s) and certificates by the closing date of announcement to verify qualifications. If selected, an official transcript will be required prior to appointment. You may upload these documents with your application in USAJOBS or fax it to fax number provided in the announcement (please include announcement number on each page).

    Failure to do so will result in loss of consideration.

    Schools must be accredited by an accrediting institution recognized by the U.S. Department of Education. Accreditation may be verified at the following website: www.ed.gov/admins/finaid/accred/index.html.

    Foreign education must be evaluated by a private professional organization specializing in interpretation of foreign education credentials or an accredited U.S. educational institution in terms of equivalence 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.

    See Qualifications Required.


    Information Regarding KSAs: 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.

    In lieu of providing a KSA narrative response in the text box listed below each Leadership and Management Dimensions; or Other Factors, in your work history, please include information that provides specific examples of how you meet the response level or answer you chose for each KSA. Your work history examples should be specific and clearly reflect the highest level of ability. Your KSA answers will be evaluated further to validate whether the level that you selected is appropriate based on the work history and experience you provided. Your answers may be adjusted by a HR Specialist as appropriate.

    Eligible applicants meeting the minimum qualification requirements and selective factor(s), if applicable, may be further evaluated on the Knowledge, Skills and Abilities (KSA); Leadership and Management Dimensions and Other Factors listed in the announcement. Based on this evaluation, applicants will be placed in one of the following categories: score order, category grouping, or priority grouping and referred to the selecting official for consideration.

    Preview Job Questionnaire

    Make sure your resume includes detailed information to support your qualifications and answers to the job questionnaire.

    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) Current or Former Federal employees are current/former permanent employees of another Federal agency (Competitive or Excepted Service) who have completed a one-year probationary period. Applicants claiming transfer or reinstatement eligibility must submit Notice of Personnel Action (SF-50) or its equivalent to verify status. All applicants MUST provide a copy of their most recent SF-50 (Notification of Personnel Action) which verifies current position, title, series, grade, tenure, and organization of record. SF-50 must be received by the closing date of this announcement in order to receive consideration.

    2) EVHO - Veterans who are honorably discharged from the Armed Forces after completing at least three (3) years of continuous active service. EVHO eligibles MUST upload or fax a copy of a DD Form 214 reflecting three (3) years of continuous active service and character of service to verify eligibility. All supporting documents must be uploaded or faxed to by the closing date of the announcement.

    3) Leave Enhancement: FAA organizations may offer enhanced annual leave accrual to newly appointed or reappointed employees. In order to receive consideration for such a benefit, applicants' prior non-Federal service or active duty uniformed service must directly relate to the duties of the position to which appointed. Granting enhanced annual leave is at the sole discretion of the hiring organization, and granting such benefit is not an entitlement nor guaranteed to any newly hired employee.

    4) Some, all or none of the applicants may be interviewed.

    5) This position is covered by the FAA Core Compensation plan. Additional information about core compensation is available on the following website: http://jobs.faa.gov/FAACORECompensation.htm

    6) Applicants must apply on-line to receive consideration for this vacancy announcement. Faxed, mailed or e-mailed applications cannot be accepted. Please ensure you answer all questions and follow all instructions carefully. Errors or omissions may impact your rating or may result in you not being considered for the job.

    7) Additional information regarding living in Oklahoma can be found at www.abetterlifeokc.com

    8) To confirm receipt of faxed documents, please call (405) 954-3969.

    This position is eligible but not in a bargaining unit.

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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.

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    Background checks and security clearance

    Security clearance


    Drug test required


    Required Documents

    Supplemental documentation, e.g. Transcripts, licenses, certificates and Notification of Personnel Action (SF-50) etc. will be accepted in combination with your on-line application. These documents must be uploaded or faxed to (405) 954-3003 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.
    This position has a positive education requirement; college transcripts are required for ALL candidates newly appointed to the FAA in the 603 series.

    College transcripts must be submitted from current FAA employees applying for internal vacancies if they have never held a position in the, 603 series with the FAA.

    College transcripts are not required from current FAA employees who are currently occupying a 603 series.

    If selected, official transcripts are required prior to employment.

    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 https://eopf.opm.gov/dot/. 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: http://www.archives.gov/st-louis/civilian-personnel/.

    Expanded Veterans Hiring Opportunity (EVHO) are those veterans who are honorably discharged from the Armed Forces after completing at least three (3) years of continuous active service. Applicants claiming eligibility for 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 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.

    Review our benefits

    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.

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    • Examine patients to obtain information about their physical condition.
    • Make tentative diagnoses and decisions about management and treatment of patients.
    • Prescribe therapy or medication with physician approval.
    • Administer or order diagnostic tests, such as x-ray, electrocardiogram, and laboratory tests.


    • Reading ComprehensionUnderstanding written sentences and paragraphs in work related documents.
    • Active ListeningGiving full attention to what other people are saying, taking time to understand the points being made, asking questions as appropriate, and not interrupting at inappropriate times.
    • WritingCommunicating effectively in writing as appropriate for the needs of the audience.
    • SpeakingTalking to others to convey information effectively.


    • Customer and Personal ServiceKnowledge of principles and processes for providing customer and personal services. This includes customer needs assessment, meeting quality standards for services, and evaluation of customer satisfaction.
    • Computers and ElectronicsKnowledge of circuit boards, processors, chips, electronic equipment, and computer hardware and software, including applications and programming.
    • BiologyKnowledge of plant and animal organisms, their tissues, cells, functions, interdependencies, and interactions with each other and the environment.
    • PsychologyKnowledge of human behavior and performance; individual differences in ability, personality, and interests; learning and motivation; psychological research methods; and the assessment and treatment of behavioral and affective disorders.
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