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Physician (Occupational Medicine) GP-0602-14

Defense Health Agency (DHA)
Ft. Drum, NY
Closing date
Jul 20, 2024

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This position is located at Fort Drum, NY

Civilian employees serve a vital role in supporting the Army mission. They provide the skills that are not readily available in the military, but crucial to support military operations. The Army integrates the talents and skills of its military and civilian members to form a Total Army. Fort Drum, home of the 10th Mountain Division, is located in Northern New York's picturesque North County. As one of the most historically unique and geographically beautiful areas of the United States, the area offers bountiful outdoor

recreational opportunities such as hunting, fishing, boating, sailing, scuba diving, white water rafting, and winter sports of all types. Fort Drum borders Lake Ontario, the St. Lawrence River, Canada, the Adirondack Mountains, and Vermont.
Guthrie Army Health Center is located at Fort Drum, New York, near the city of Watertown. Watertown is located in the scenic 1,000 lakes region of upstate New York. Museums and historic points of interest include the War of 1812 Battlefield in Sackets Harbor, Boldt Castle, Millionaire's Row, the Antique Boat Museum, lighthouses, Burrville Cider Mill, the Clayton Opera House, and the Jefferson County Historical Society. Additionally, the area provides quaint downtown shopping.

Other Items About the Position:

Recruitment or relocation bonus may be authorized.

Medical malpractice liability insurance is not required for federal civilian healthcare providers as they are covered by the Federal Tort Claims Act (28 U.S.C. § 1346(b)) while acting within the scope of their employment.

This is a Direct Hire Solicitation

Who May Apply: US Citizens


As a Physician (Occupational Medicine), you will:

Required to develop capabilities and coordinate activities necessary to anticipate, identify, investigate, inspect, assess, communicate, mitigate, and control occupational disease and injury threats. Develops and implements policies to support the medical examination program, which include pre-employment/in-processing evaluations, baseline health screening evaluations, periodic non-occupational and occupational medical surveillance, pre-travel examinations and administrative examinations, such as fitness-for-duty, return to work, short and long term disability and disability retirement examinations and evaluations, and reviews of medical information submitted or requested. Provides Occupational Medicine technical consultations, and develops and implements policy to support programs, which are essential for an effective DHA, OHP. Programs include, but are not limited to, Hearing Conservation, Occupational Vision, Respiratory Protection, Infection Control, TB Control, Blood-borne Pathogens, Work-related Immunizations, Reproductive Hazards, and Surety programs. As required, provides workers assistance with medical care and claims for Workers Compensation cases under the Federal Employee Compensation Act. Supports DHA OH personnel performing services for Office of Workers' Compensation Programs (OWCP) claims as required. Supports DHA Occupational Health (OH) personnel by providing technical consultation on policies and programs needed to expedite early, safe return of injured workers to light duty programs and other aspects of worker's compensation case management. Serves as consultant to commanders and staff of DHA installations and supported activities, advising on medical, occupational health, and industrial hygiene matters. Work with the Civilian Counseling Center and Army Substance Abuse Program (ASAP) Office in the discussion or treatment of physical or mental health problems which are related to an employee's substance abuse or to other emotional problems found during counseling sessions conducted by those entities. Prepare reports as required. Communicate findings or necessary information to supervisors and clinical chain of authority as required. Serves on or supports DHA, MTF and installation committees, to include infection control, civilian resource compensation, safety, impaired provider, etc. Reviews and provides input to documents for these committees and other actions of the DHA. Provides technical assistance, advice and support to surety medical support sites in the DHA. Advises on medical programs and policies required to support activities performing chemical weapons demilitarization, biologic agent defense research, and nuclear reactor operations. Organizes support to OH within DHA, identifying and scheduling appropriate resources utilizing DHA assets including human resources with special training to meet such needs as Biological Chemical, or Nuclear Surety expertise. Serve on a special response team for Chemical, Biological,Radiological, Nuclear or high-yield Explosive (CBRNE) incident/accident and consequence management, as required. Conducts job site visits as required to observe the workplace physical layout and operations, to detect potential workplace hazards (biological, chemical, ergonomic, physical, and psychosocial), and to monitor for compliance with safety procedures and personal protective equipment usage. Utilize knowledge of toxicology to determine extent of actual risk posed to the worker based on industrial hygiene (IH) sampling data and ergonomic evaluations of job design. Develops, implements, and evaluates hazard abatement interventions selected from administrative, engineering and personal protective equipment options to protect the worker and the community. Reviews the health hazard inventory of each operation and determines specific medical monitoring examination requirements for pre-placement and periodic job-related examinations. Maintain liaison with employees, supervisors and safety personnel. Notify managers and Civilian Personnel Advisory Center (CPAC) representatives regarding changes in the program. Maintains records of work site visits and communicates findings to the site supervisor, IH, safety, and other OH personnel. Promote communication of findings to affected employees. Develops educational material, coordinates and supports delivery of OH training programs to promote awareness of health hazards, comply with DoD and other federal laws, regulations and mandates (TB, Hazard Communication, and Blood Borne Pathogen standards), and prevent disease and maintain health. Plans and implements formal educational programs at the work site to meet workers needs and promote wellness (stress management, crisis intervention, work place anger and violence, employee assistance programs). Provide training to management, labor unions, health care providers, Soldiers and Civilians at supported installations. Gives in-services to OH professionals and other medical professionals in DHA to promote cross training and remain current on rapidly changing OH programs. Provides medical counsel to DHA in environmental issues such as water quality testing for serviced activities drinking and recreational water; air pollution; monitoring climatic conditions to assist in the prevention of climatic injuries; epidemiological investigations of food- and waterborne disease outbreaks; field sanitation; sanitary inspections of on-post food service facilities, child development centers, barber and beauty shops, sports facilities, swimming pools, and recreation areas; assisting with radiation protection activities; administering the pest management program including routine medically important pest surveillance, West Nile Virus surveillance, rabies reduction etc. Develop and prepare reports, communicate findings or necessary information to supervisors and DHA or subordinate unit's clinical chain of authority.


Basic Requirement for Physician (Occupational Medicine):

In order to qualify, you must meet the education and experience requirements described below. 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). You will receive credit for all qualifying experience, including volunteer experience. Your resume must clearly describe your relevant experience; if qualifying based on education, your transcripts will be required as part of your application. Additional information about transcripts is in this document .

  • Degree: Doctor of Medicine or Doctor of Osteopathy from a school in the United States or Canada approved by a recognized accrediting body in the year of the applicants graduation. [A Doctor of Medicine or equivalent degree from a foreign medical school that provided education and medical knowledge substantially equivalent to accredited schools in the United States may be 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).
  • Graduate Training: Subsequent to obtaining a Doctor of Medicine or Doctor of Osteopathy 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 an institution accredited for such training.
  • Licensure/Certification: Candidates must have 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.
  • Experience Required: 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). You will receive credit for all qualifying experience, including volunteer experience. To qualify based on your experience, your resume must describe at least 4 years of residency training in the specialty of the position to be filled or equivalent experience and training in the specialty of Occupational Medicine. This required Occupational Medicine experience/training will include skills such as, but not limited to, monitoring work environments for potential hazards, overseeing compliance of an occupational health program, reviewing policies to support medical examination or occupational medicine.

Who May Apply: US Citizens



At the Defense Health Agency you can practice at locations across the U.S. and around the world, but most importantly, you'll get the work-life balance you have always wanted with the benefits you deserve.

Practice alongside other highly-skilled civilian and military healthcare professionals and enjoy the unique career opportunities and employment benefits that can be found with the Defense Health Agency.


There are a lot of reasons you became a physician, but none of them included inflexible work schedules, burdensome administrative tasks, and dealing with insurance companies. By offering you exceptional employment benefits as well as the opportunity to practice at locations across the U.S. and around the world, DHA delivers you the work-life balance you have always been missing.


The civilian physicians of the Defense Health Agency meet the healthcare needs of active duty and retired military personnel, and their families, at treatment facilities across the U.S. and around the world.

DHA employees are NOT subject to military requirements such as "boot camp," enlistments, or deployments. Department of Defense is an equal opportunity employer.


  • 350+ Locations Worldwide
  • 5 Million+ Under Our Care
  • Excellent Staffing Ratios
  • State-of-the-Art Facilities
  • Patient-Focused Care


  • Competitive Salary
  • Generous Paid Time Off
  • Flexible Schedules
  • Recruitment Bonuses
  • Job Security
  • Supportive Work Environment
  • Student Loan Repayment


With job openings at more than 350 military medical facilities all across the U.S. and around the world, DHA offers you the chance to practice where you want.


  • Family Medicine
  • Internists
  • Pediatricians
  • Obstetricians & Gynecologists
  • Surgeons
  • Anesthesiologists
  • Pathologists
  • Neurologists
  • Allergists & Immunologists
  • Hospitalists
  • Urologists
  • Ophthalmologists
  • Occupational Medicine
  • Dermatologists
  • Physical Medicine
  • Preventive Medicine Physicians
  • Radiologists
  • Psychiatrists
  • Internal Medicine
  • Emergency Medicine

           AND MORE.




Dr Frank R

“As a civilian serving in the DHA, I get what I was missing most in my old practice. I was tired of the punishing work schedule and dealing with insurance and all the stress it brings. Now, I still practice alongside great physicians in a state-of-the-art facility, but in an environment that allows me to have a life outside the practice.

Best of all, even though I'm a civilian, I receive excellent federal benefits.”

Dr. Frank R

Evans Army Community Hospital

Fort Carson, CO.


  • Promote, sustain, and enhance the health of our armed forces, veterans, and their families.
  • Train, develop, and equip a medical force that supports full spectrum operations.
  • Deliver leading-edge healthcare to our warriors and military families to optimize outcomes.
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