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POST DATE 8/23/2016
END DATE 4/17/2017

CHSI Cape Canaveral, FL

Cape Canaveral, FL
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Full Time
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Mid-Career (2 - 15 years)
Associates Degree


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Job Description

The Department of State (DOS) and the Department of Defense (DOD) will complete a transition from DOD-led U.S. presence in Afghanistan to a DOS-led U.S. presence under the Afghanistan Life Support Services (ALiSS) contract. The ALiSS establishes a clinically safe and professionally managed healthcare environment and provides primary health care as well as resuscitative surgical care in accordance with U.S. or equivalent medical standards on a 24-hour basis, 365 days of the year to Chief of Mission (COM) personnel in Afghanistan.

Required Skills


The Public Health Oversight Specialist reports to the Program Manager and will be supervised by the Health Systems Administrator/Logistician (HSA/L) or a designated PMO official, or while performing field work, a site medical director.

The Public Health Oversight Specialist will deliver services in one of three settings: (1) Field Health Unit, (2) Small medical/trauma hospitals, (3) Large medical/trauma hospital and assists in examination and treatment of patients under the direction of a physician.

At the direction of the Program Manager, HAS/L, site medical director, the Public Health Specialist plans, obtains resources, and conducts preventive medicine and communicable disease control, occupational health, food safety, and disaster response programs.

In addition, the Public Health Oversight Specialist plans, directs and conducts epidemiological investigations of communicable diseases and food borne disease outbreaks, and makes recommendations to the PM/DPM.

Plans and programs that impact or benefit COM contractors, associate contractors or local authority will be communicated and coordinated for maximum cooperation, participation and effect.

All services shall be provided in accordance with established standards, principles and ethics of the profession, applicable professional specialty organizations, and the high-quality standard for which CHS is recognized.


* Conducts preventive medicine and communicable disease control, occupational health, food safety, and disaster response programs.

* Initiates, directs, and conducts preventive medicine and communicable disease control programs. Directs and conducts epidemiological investigations of communicable diseases and food borne disease outbreaks, and makes recommendations.

* Applies epidemiological and statistical methods to identify and evaluate factors increasing disease morbidity and mortality.

* Manages administrative aspects of tuberculosis and sexually transmitted disease detection and control programs. Contributes to the medical facility employee health program. Plans and develops disease vector surveillance program. Provides communicable disease education.

* Maintains occupational health program. Participates in formulating occupational health examination requirements for workers at risk for hazardous exposures. Maintains close liaison with other agencies to develop procedures for prompt identification, investigation, evaluation, and reporting of occupational illnesses. Serves as technical advisor for planning and presenting occupational health education programs

* Directs public health efforts. Advises on issues relating to site selection, field sanitation, disease threats, physical threats such as heat and cold stress, vector and pest hazards, and contamination control procedures. Monitors disease trends and advises on interventions.

* All Health Care Providers (HCPs) will document care delivered and follow up care required.

* Attends and participates in a variety of meetings and task force groups to improve quality and outcomes, communicate issues, obtain approvals, resolve problems and maintain specific level of knowledge pertaining to new developments, new task efforts, and new policy requirements.

Required Experience


* A minimum of 2 years experience as a Public Health Oversight Specialist is required.

* All healthcare providers must have current clinical experience in direct patient care and have worked a minimum of 6 of the last 12 months in desired career field.

* Must have completed of an approved Public Health program leading to a diploma, certificate or associate s degree; or U.S. Military Public Health technical school training certification (4E0X1, 68S, or HM-8432)

* Bachelor s degree in Biology, Life Science, or a closely related field is desirable. Master s degree in Public Health or a closely related field is highly desirable.

* Have and maintain current certification in Cardio Pulmonary Resuscitation (CPR).

* Must have a valid, current U.S. Driver s License

* Must have a current U.S. Passport.


* Requires a favorably adjudicated Moderate Risk Public Trust (MRPT) investigation conducted by the Department of State, Bureau of Diplomatic Security.

* Must sign a CHS Foreign Service Agreement (FSA) and is bound to the terms and conditions of the FSA.

* Shall complete a one week Foreign Affairs Counter Terrorism training course prior to deployment to work on the contract. Training will include: Combat First Aid, Weapons Familiarization, Defensive Tactics/Driving, IED recognition, Surveillance Detection and Hostage Survival and Personnel Recovery

* Shall be proficient in the ability to speak, write and communicate in English.

* Shall demonstrate proficiency in the use of basic word processing programs and the CHS Medical Management System software.

* The normal workweek is established by the DOS Chief of Mission.


* Must be confirmed by a medical examination to be medically and dentally fit in accordance CHS Medical Readiness Guidelines and Policies and/or as dictated by the Client

* No conditions that would prevent the wear of personal protective equipment; including protective mask, ballistic helmet, body armor and chemical/biological protective garments or conditions that would prevent the capability of donning, lifting or carrying of up to 70 lbs. of referenced gear while running to a bunker or protected area in the face of perceived or imminent danger.

* Work is normally performed in a typical interior/office work environment; travel in Afghanistan is required by surface or air.

* The climate is desert-like, hot, and prone to dust storms.

Comprehensive Health Services is an Equal Opportunity Employer (EOE). Employment selection and related decisions are made without regard to race, color, national origin, religion, sex, disability, veteran status, gender identity, and sexual orientation, and other statuses protected by law.