JOB OPPORTUNITY ANNOUNCEMENTAnnouncement #:Title, Series,Grade (Code)Base Salary:Type ofAppointment:Opening Date:Location:Who May Apply:Duties:23-902-01EXOCMedical Services Officer, WM 9996-27(902) 82,812 Per annum A 16,562 recruitment incentive isauthorized for eligible selectees. Actual amount iscalculated as 10% of base pay. Incentive is paid as alump sum at the beginning of employment with the Command,and requires a 2-year service agreement. CIVMAR (VEOA)candidates and Annuitants selected for employment asMedical Services Officer are not eligible for recruitmentincentives.Excepted Service Career-ConditionalOctober 3, 2022Closing DateOpen continuously withperiodic cut-offs.Military Sealift Command (MSC) Vessels WorldwideAll United States citizens and current Military SealiftCommand Civil Service Mariner (CIVMAR) eligible to applyunder the Veterans Employment Opportunities Act (VEOA).Active Duty Service Members (ADSMs) must submit acertification (i.e., statement of service) at the time ofapplication which certifies that the service member isexpected to be discharged or released from active dutyservice under honorable conditions not later than 120days after the date the certification is submitted.Relocation expenses are not authorized for this position.The Medical Services Officer is a Civil Service Mariner(CIVMAR) employed by the Navy to serve the MilitarySealift Command (MSC) onboard naval auxiliaries andhybrid-manned warships worldwide, in peace and war. MSCexists to support the joint warfighter across the fullspectrum of military operations. MSC provides on-timelogistics, strategic sealift, as well as specializedmissions anywhere in the world, in contested oruncontested environments.The Medical Services Officer (MSO) performs a variety ofadministrative, patient care, and department head dutiesand functions pertaining to the complete operation of ashipboard Medical Department: General Administration,Medical Administration, healthcare, fiscal and supply,training, pest control and sanitation, Occupational1

Health, Preventive Medicine, S e x u a l A s s a u l tPrevention Response-Victim Advocate (SAPR-VA)shipboard operational commitments, and maintaining allMSO certifications of eligibility. The MSO is directlyresponsible to the Master while assigned onboard MSCships. Ensures continuing application of and compliancewith EEO laws, regulations and policies.1.GENERAL ADMINISTRATION AND FUNCTIONSOn a daily basis the MSO is required to maintain allMedical Department records, including medical ledgers,logs, inventories, individual health records andDepartment of Labor forms such as Federal WorkersCompensation Forms, etc.2.HEALTH CAREThe MSO onboard MSC ships shall provide, at a minimum,the equivalent level of care as that provided by a NavyIndependent Duty Hospital Corpsman. Documentation ofall care provided will be complete, accurate and legiblein conformance with current clinical standards. Theincumbent will actively support required medical qualityassurance and quality improvement programs.3.FISCAL AND SUPPLYThe MSO is responsible for all of the supply functionsunique to the Medical Department. The incumbent carriesout all policies and procedures concerning afloatmedical equipment and supplies, including medicalconsumables and maintain inventory at prescribed levels.4.TRAININGThe MSO shall conduct on a routine basis a schedule ofmedical training lectures for all embarked personnel orsubsets of the crew as appropriate for the topics toinclude Cardio Pulmonary Resuscitation/AutomatedExternal Defibrillator (CPR/AED) training and preventivehealth education training. Additionally, the MSO shallprovide to reporting personnel a general orientationthat includes review of current medications theindividual may be taking, medical services available,personal hygiene and location and use of emergencymedical equipment.2

5.PEST CONTROL AND SANITATIONThe MSO is responsible to the Master for inspecting andreporting on the sanitation of the ship.The MSO shall: (a) ensure currency of his/her pestcontrol managers certificate, (b) conduct on at least amonthly basis, inspections of all food services spaces,storerooms, ship stores, and any other spaces that maybe of concern to preclude the presence of a storedproduct pest, roaches, or rodents, in accordance withthe guidance provided by area preventive medicine units,(c) monitor pest control spraying, trapping, and baitingby Navy approved pest control personnel and log resultsof surveys, (d) maintain the Pest Control Log in SAMSand ensure that surveys, spraying, and pest controlsupplies are conducted by Navy approved pest controlpersonnel and are entered in the appropriate logs, (e)ensure that adequate supplies are maintained onboard andthat they are stored in accordance with existinginstructions, (f) provide for the establishment of apest control spill kit and maintain accordingly, and (g)inspect all fresh produce and refrigerated items comingaboard to ensure quality and that it is pest free.6.OCCUPATIONAL HEALTH AND PREVENTIVE MEDICINEThe MSO will ensure that all physicals, medicalsurveillance, and chronic disease tracking andimmunizations remain current and are scheduledappropriately.7.COLLATERAL DUTYServe as primary Collection Site Coordinator (CSC) forthe Drug Free Workplace Program (DFWP) and as alternateBreath Alcohol Technician (BAT) onboard MSC CivilService Mariner (CIVMAR) manned Ships.8.MARITIME PREPOSITIONING SHIP SQUADRON (MPSRON)The MSO may be assigned to a Maritime PrepositioningShip Squadron (MPSRON).The MSO assigned to a MPSRON, under routine conditions,has responsibilities that have a significant impact onthe day-to-day operations of the MPSRON. When a MPSRONis called into action those MSO responsibilities will3

multiply in scope and importance depending on specificassigned mission and location.9. SEXUAL ASSAULT PREVENTION AND RESPONSE - VICTIMADVOCATE (SAPR-VA) DUTIES AND REQUIREMENTS IN ACCORDANCEWITH OPNAVINST 1752.1C and DoDI 6495.02The MSO serves as a shipboard Sexual Assault Preventionand Response-Victim Advocate (SAPR-VA) onboard MSCvessels.All MSOs comply with all Defense Sexual Assault VictimAdvocacy Credentialing Program (D-SAACO) requirements asa condition of employment.Shipboard SAPR-VAs’ are the first responder for allsexual assault incidents involving adults.MinimumEligibilityRequirements:Everything in this Position Description is considered tobe an essential function of this position. Performsother duties as assigned.Must be a United States citizen of at least 18 years ofage and possess and maintain a valid:1. U.S. Passport with a minimum of seven (7) monthsremaining of expiration date.2. Transportation Workers Identification Card and/orDepartment of defense (DOD) Common Access Card (CAC) witha minimum of ten (10) months remaining from expirationdate.3. United States Coast Guard (USCG) Merchant Mariner’sCredential (MMC)endorsed Steward Department (FH),Ordinary Seaman, Wiper with a minimum of ten (10) monthsremaining of expiration date andCertificate of Registry (COR) as one of the following:a. Professional Nurse – If using experience as aRegistered Nurse must possess documentedcertification as an Advanced Practice LicensedRegistered Nurse by a state, territory orcommonwealth of the United States or District ofColumbia.b. Physician Assistant – Must possess certification asa Licensed Physician's Assistant issued by a state,territory or Commonwealth of the United States orDistrict of Columbia or National Commission on4

Certification of Physician’s Assistant.c. Hospital Corpsman - If using previous militarymedical experience, must possess experienceequivalent to an Independent Duty HospitalCorpsman/Independent Duty Health ServicesTechnician (E-6 or above) and possess NEC8425/8402/8403/8494, Army MOS 18D or USAF MOS4NOX1.4. USCG Medical Certificate.EvaluationCriteria:Applicants who meet the minimum eligibility requirementsdescribed above will be further evaluated. Documentedknowledge, skills, and abilities, education, training,and awards contained in the application package andresume will be reviewed and rated to determine the degreeto which applicants possess the required knowledge,skills, and abilities listed below that are essential toperform the duties and responsibilities of the positionfor which applications are being considered.1. Ability to provide appropriate shipboard occupationaland non-occupational medical treatment independent of aPhysician.2. Knowledge of and ability to provide shipboardemergency medical care, including CPR and use ofAutomated External Defibrillator (AED), independent of aPhysician.3. Knowledge of and ability to manage OccupationalHealth and Safety and Preventive Medicine Programs.4. Ability to administer the non-clinical aspects of amedical office.5. Ability to provide preventive health education andtraining.6. Ability to teach Cardio PulmonaryResuscitation/Automated External Defibrillator (CPR/AED).Related MSC, military, and/or commercial experience,etc., will also be part of the rating process.Conditions ofEmployment:1. To comply with the recent preliminary nationwideinjunction on Executive Order 14043, RequiringCoronavirus Disease 2019 Vaccination for Federal5

Employees, the Department of the Navy is not taking anyaction to implement or enforce the COVID-19 vaccinationrequirement. New hires will need to provide theirvaccination status as well as comply with workplacesafety protocols related to masking, physicaldistancing, testing, travel, and quarantine.2. CIVMAR positions are subject to drug urinalysistesting. As the laws for marijuana usage become legalfor some states, it is still illegal at the Federallevel and will have the same impact on suitability andsecurity as it did before.3. Able to obtain and maintain security clearanceeligibility and assignment to a sensitive position.4. Able to successfully pass the physical examinations(arranged by MSC) and maintain MSC medical, dental, andmental requirements. Participate in vaccineimmunization; including a tuberculosis (TB) screeningtest is also required. TB screening is not provided atthe MSC-arranged medical examination, but can usuallybe obtained from your personal medical provider or freeat any local public health clinic. If you havepreviously had a positive TB skin test (i.e. aCONVERTER or REACTOR), another skin test is notrequired. You must instead provide the medicaldepartment written proof that you have completedtreatment with medicine (i.e. INH), or that you havestarted treatment with medicine, or that such treatmentis not warranted as determined by competent medicalauthority.5. Attend and successfully complete all mandatory trainingcourses, including personal survival, which requiresthe ability to float in the water for a minimum ofsixty (60) seconds.6. Be ready, willing, and able to physically perform theduties of this position worldwide at all times.7. Be ready, willing, and able to work in a shipboardenvironment and wear protective equipment worldwide atall times.8. Entry-level positions require candidates to pass anEnglish language competency test.9. Participate in direct deposit/electronic funds transferas the standard method of payroll payments.10. Capable of speaking, understanding, reading andwriting the English language.6

NOTE:a. The tentative offer of employment will be rescinded ifthe selectee fails to report to any of the scheduledappointments, fails the physical examination, fails thelanguage competency test, fails the drug test, fails todisclose employment information, fails to report to newemployee orientation, or is unable to obtain a securityclearance.b. On a case-by-case basis, an applicant who accepts atentative offer of employment will be required toprovide a VA Rating Decisions and/or Office of Worker’sCompensation Program (OWCP) Scheduled Awards.How to Apply:All applications for employment with Military SealiftCommand must be submitted begin the process you must submit an InformationRequest Form (IRF).Your IRF submission will create a secure online profileafter which you will receive an email to verify youraccount. Once verified, you will be able to complete theapplication process. Applications for this position canonly be submitted during the announcement open period(Eastern Standard Time). Please note the email addressyou create will be used by the Command to correspond withyou.In addition to meeting the minimum conditions ofemployment, you will be required to scan and upload .jpgor .pdf files of the following documents:1. Front and back of United States Coast Guard MerchantMariner’s Credential (MMC), Transportation WorkerIdentification Credential (TWIC), United States CoastGuard license, and/or STCW certificate, and U.S.Passport.2. Relevant professional certificates as applicable forthis position i.e. American Culinary Federation (ACF),Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) Universal, GlobalMaritime Distress and Safety System (GMDSS), SecurityPlus, etc.3. If you are a current or former federal governmentemployee, a copy of your most recent Notice of PersonnelAction (SF-50).4. If you served in the U.S. military service, you mustprovide a copy of your Certificate of Discharge (DD-214)7

that shows the type of discharge you received. Thisinformation is located under the “Character of Service”block of your DD-214. If you are claiming 10 points orhigher veteran’s preference you must provide supportingdocumentation such as a completed Application forPreference (SF-15) fill/SF15.pdf.Additional information on veteran’s preference isavailable at You will alsobe required to provide a copy of the VA Rating Decisionsupon accepting the tentative offer of employment.5. Last five (5) years of performance evaluations (ifavailable) and training certificates applicable to theposition you are applying for.6. Job related honors, awards, and specialaccomplishments; for example, military, government orrecognized professional organizations related to themaritime field and performance awards.You will be able to upload and store versions of thesedocuments in your secure online profile. NOTE: It is theapplicant’s responsibility to ensure that the documentsscanned and uploaded are legible. You have the ability tocrop and view each document that is uploaded.You will not be able to submit an application unless youhave uploaded the required documentation as indicatedhere.Applicants may be interviewed prior to being selected foremployment.How To ContactUs:If you require technical support, please use the supporttab located in the top right corner of the Start theProcess page will generate an email a message for you to submityour issue. Emails will be responded to during businesshours M-F 0800 – 1700 CST.If you have any questions regarding the position or tofollow up on an application submitted, please email us [email protected] or call us at (757) 341-4610 or(757) 341-4611, or our toll-free recruitment hotline at1-877-562-7672 during the hours of 0700 to 2000 EST.NOTE:FAILURE TO PROVIDE REQUIRED INFORMATION REQUESTED FORTHIS POSITION WILL ADVERSELY AFFECT YOUR ELIGIBILITY.Federal job applicants who make a false statement in anypart of the application could be turned down for the job,fired after beginning work, or subject to fine,imprisonment (U.S. Code, Title 18, Section 1001), orother disciplinary action.8

Employment of Federal Civilian Annuitants: Selection ofCIVMAR annuitants for MSC positions must be approved bythe Director for Civilian Human Resources. Annuitantsserve at the will of the appointing officer.Benefits Information: In accordance with section 9902(h)of title 5, United States Code, annuitants reemployed inthe Department of Defense shall receive full annuity andsalary upon appointment. They shall not be eligible forretirement contributions, participation in the ThriftSavings Plan, or a supplemental or re-determined annuityfor the reemployed period. Discontinued serviceretirement annuitants (i.e., retired under section8336(d)(1) or 8414(b)(1)(A) of title 5, United StatedCode) appointed to the Department of Defense may elect tobe subject to retirement provisions of the newappointment as appropriate. (See DoD Instruction 1400.25,Volume 300, at are not eligible for recruitment and retentionincentives.YOU MAY NOT BE HIRED IF YOU FAIL TO REPORT:1. Previous security clearance issues (intents to deny orthe revocation of security clearances).2. Debts.3. Previous felony convictions where actual time wasserved in jail for more than one (1) year.Any questions relative to this issue should be directedto the CIVMAR Support Center at 866-562-7672.MILITARYSEALIFT COMMANDIS AN EQUALOPPORTUNITYEMPLOYER.All applicants meeting minimum qualifications willreceive consideration without regard to age, sex, race,color, religion, national origin, lawful politicalaffiliation, non-disqualifying disability, maritalstatus, sexual orientation, ethnicity, or other personalcondition unrelated to the applicant’s basic ability toperform satisfactorily. Please for more information.Determinations of whether an accommodation is appropriateshall be made by the agency as soon practicable, afterthe initial application process and shall be made withregard to all applicable statutes and regulations. Ifassistance is required to complete the applicationprocess, interested applicants should call our CIVMARSupport Center at the above number and refer to the “Howto Apply” section of this announcement.9


medical equipment and supplies, including medical consumables and maintain inventory at prescribed levels. 4. TRAINING The MSO shall conduct on a routine basis a schedule of medical training lectures for all embarked personnel or subsets of the crew as appropriate for the topics to include Cardio Pulmonary Resuscitation/Automated