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National Security Agency
Fort Meade, MD, United States
15 days ago
National Security Agency
Fort Meade, Maryland, United States
15 days ago



NSA has an excellent opportunity available in our Occupational Health, Environmental, and Safety Services (OHESS) Department for a Physician. OHESS supports NSA by promoting, assessing, and optimizing the health of the workforce and workplace. OHESS strives to be the Intelligence Community's premiere provider of occupational health services, employee assistance programs, environmental and safety solutions, psychological assessments, and emergency management. As a Physician at NSA, your role will consist of administrative, clinical, and academic responsibilities. The primary focus of the position consists of supporting occupational health policies, programs, and services to advance the health and safety of the workforce. The clinical case mix includes work injury evaluation, acute illness management, fitness-for-duty and functional assessments, return-to-work evaluations, pre-preplacement physicals, foreign travel examinations, and medical surveillance. You will also provide consultative services regarding medical regulations and requirements, such as FMLA and OSHA standards. In this role, you will work directly with patients, other healthcare providers, psychologists, Human Resources, Employee Relations, safety services, and industrial hygiene. You will be a subject matter expert for the Agency regarding medical issues, occupational exposures, travel medicine, fitness for duty, and medical.

Job Summary

The Office of Occupational Health Environmental and Safety Services (OHESS) known as the NSA Medical Center, supports the mission by applying professional knowledge in Occupational Health, Environmental, Industrial Hygiene and Safety operating in accordance with all governing body regulations. OHESS personnel will provide clinical services, including emergency response, physical exams, immunizations, vision and preventative health screenings. Personnel will also provide technical, managerial, and administrative services to the entire workforce. Promoting, assessing and optimizing the health and safety of the NSA workforce and workplace is always priority.


Candidates who are hired as Physicians may be eligible to receive a 4-year Recruitment Incentive in the amount equal to 25% of their base pay offer. Incentives are not an entitlement and can be adjusted/changed at any time during a candidate's processing. Candidates will be notified of any adjustments/changes that occur during their processing which may affect their eligibility for the incentive. Note that in accordance with Department of Defense (DoD) policy, candidates who are transferring from another federal agency as no-break employees (i.e., with less than a 3-day break in service) are not eligible to receive a Recruitment Incentive.EXPERT: Entry is with a Doctoral degree plus 5 years of relevant experience. Must be M.D./D.O.Relevant experience must be Clinical (e.g., private practice, occupational medicine, internal medicine, physical medicine, travel medicine, and rehabilitation). A current permanent, full and unrestricted medical license in any state or territory is required. Post Board Certification and Specialty Board Certification is strongly preferred, although exceptions may be considered. Specialty certifications, successful completion of certificate of knowledge examination, and medical review officer experience is preferred.Additional Qualifications:-Board-certification in Occupational Medicine, Internal Medicine, Family Practice, or General Preventive Medicine. Board-certification or eligibility in Occupational Medicine preferred. -Full and unrestricted medical license in any state.-Strong communication, organizational, and analytical skills.-NCRME and/or MRO certification preferred but ability to obtain certification expected.-Prior experience in Occupational Health care and/or 5 years of experience in direct patient care preferred.

Pay, Benefits, & Work Schedule

This is a full-time position, Monday through Friday, 8 hours per day.\n\nSalary: (GG-15) Expert Level ($148,484 - $176,300)\n\nSalary offers are based on candidates' education level and years of experience relevant to the position and also take into account information provided by the hiring manager/organization regarding the work level for the position.

How To Apply - External

U.S. Citizenship is required for all applicants. NSA is an equal opportunity employer and abides by applicable employment laws and regulations. All applicants and employees are subject to random drug testing in accordance with Executive Order 12564. Employment is contingent upon successful completion of a security background investigation and polygraph.\n\nDue to time sensitive communications regarding your application, please ensure your spam filters are configured to accept email from Please review the job posting thoroughly to ensure you meet the described qualifications and are aware of all associated requirements. To apply for this position, please click the 'Apply' button located at the top right of this posting. After completing the application for the first time, or reviewing previously entered information, and clicking the 'Submit' button, you will receive a confirmation email. We encourage you to apply as soon as possible, as job postings could close earlier than the closing date due to sufficient number of applicants, or the position is no longer available. You may be asked a series of questions depending on the position you apply for. Your responses will be used as part of the application screening process and will assist in determining your eligibility for the position. Be sure to showcase within your resume those experiences relevant to this position. Failure to provide the required information or providing inaccurate information will result in your application not being considered for this position. Only those applicants who meet all position qualifications, may be contacted to begin employment processing. Please remain diligent in monitoring email and your SPAM folder. Reasonable accommodations may be provided to applicants with disabilities during the application and hiring process where appropriate. Please visit our Diversity link for more information. \n\nThis position is a Defense Civilian Intelligence Personnel System (DCIPS) position in the Excepted Service under 10 U.S.C. 1601. DoD Components with DCIPS positions apply Veterans' Preference to eligible candidates as defined by Section 2108 of Title 5 USC, in accordance with the procedures provided in DoD Instruction 1400.25, Volume 2005, DCIPS Employment and Placement. If you are a veteran claiming veterans' preference, as defined by Section 2108 of Title 5 U.S.C., you may be asked to submit documents verifying your eligibility.

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The National Security Agency (NSA) is part of the DoD Intelligence Community Defense Civilian Intelligence Personnel System (DCIPS). All positions in the NSA are in the Excepted Services under 10 United States Codes (USC) 1601 appointment authority.


- Evaluate and treat patients in an acute care setting and in emergency situations as needed.\n\n- Conduct Occupational Health Program medical examinations for pre-employment, fitness for duty, medical surveillance, and special duty certifications.\n\n- Serve as a consultant regarding occupational exposures, fitness for travel and travel-related medicine, and interpretation of medically related regulations and legislation.\n\n- Act as a Medical Review Officer by evaluating and communicating results of non-negative drug tests.\n\n- Advise the Agency in medical matters pertaining to intelligence operations, security matters, employment and personnel issues, and legislation.\n\n- Assist with teaching, education, and evaluation of rotating Occupational Medicine residents.\n\n- Assume supervisory or managerial roles, as needed.

Job Information

  • Job ID: 64781376
  • Location:
    Fort Meade, Maryland, United States
  • Company Name For Job: National Security Agency
  • Position Title: Physician - Experienced Level (MD)
  • Job Function: Environment
  • Job Type: Full-Time

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