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    The Commissioned Corps - The Nation's Best Kept Secret!

    One of the seven uniformed services, under the Department of Health & Human Services (DHHS), Office of the Surgeon General. 6,500 service members work at over 20 various federal government agencies across the country such as FDA, NIH, CDC, BOP, IHS, Homeland Security, etc. Jobs can be found by searching: www. usajobs.opm .gov (remove spaces).

    No overseas deployment
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    No, No, No and still receive the same pay as the Department of Defense!!!

    The Commissioned Corps uses the same military pay tables, housing and food allowance as any other branch of service. You choose the agency you want to work for (providing there is a job opening) and you choose the location. Enlisted and officers can transfer military time over to the Commissioned Corps and still retire in 20.

    U.S. Public Health Service (USPHS) at www. usphs .gov (remove spaces). There are many professions listed under "Health Services" and you don't have to be clinical. If you are interested and think you qualify for the position, apply! Apply for everything!

    Presidential Executive Order: Employment of Veterans in the Federal Government, signed 9 November 2009 to assist soldiers, sailors and airmen in finding jobs in the federal government. Here's the website: Executive Order - Veterans Employment Initiative | The White House

    Don't take no for an answer! Ask if not, why not???

    Feel free to share this secret information!
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    Wow...great post...I'm going to check it out. Thanks
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    Quote Originally Posted by HollyHill
    No overseas deployment
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    No Formations
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    No Gas Chamber
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    No UCMJ
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    But...those are some of the best parts of being in the military.

    Seriously, thanks for sharing. I will look at this as well.
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    Quote Originally Posted by JanusthePhoenix
    But...those are some of the best parts of being in the military.

    Seriously, thanks for sharing. I will look at this as well.
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    Quote Originally Posted by HollyHill
    The Commissioned Corps - The Nation's Best Kept Secret!

    One of the seven uniformed services, under the Department of Health & Human Services (DHHS), Office of the Surgeon General. 6,500 service members work at over 20 various federal government agencies across the country such as FDA, NIH, CDC, BOP, IHS, Homeland Security, etc.

    No overseas deployment
    No weapons qualifications
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    No Formations
    No Alerts
    No Gas Chamber
    No NBC Training
    No UCMJ
    No Drug Testing
    No Road Marches
    No, No, No and still receive the same pay as the Department of Defense!!!

    The Commissioned Corps uses the same military pay tables, housing and food allowance as any other branch of service. You choose the agency you want to work for (providing there is a job opening) and you choose the location. Enlisted and officers can transfer military time over to the Commissioned Corps and still retire in 20.

    U.S. Public Health Service (USPHS) at www. usphs .gov (remove spaces). There are a ton of positions listed under "Health Services" and you don't have to be clinical.

    Presidential Executive Order: Employment of Veterans in the Federal Government, signed 9 November 2009 to assist soldiers, sailors and airmen in finding jobs in the federal government.

    Don't take no for an answer! Ask if not, why not???

    Feel free to share this secret information!

    >>>

    woooooowwwww. That looks awesome. I checked out the nursing profession and you have to be under 44 with a BSN...I'd be cutting that close! I should be turning 42 when I get my RN.
    How do you know what rank you would be? I was trying to view the wage tab and I didn't have enough knowledge about that kind of thing. One really awesome looking job- that would be EXACTLY the type of job I would love- is for an OB Nurse on an Indian Reservation. It said O4-O5-O6, but again, not really sure what that means. Right now they also have a $25k signing bonus for nurses....drool....
    Also, can someone explain about living arrangements? Do you have to be housed, and what if you have a family? I read "housing allowance" but what does that mean?
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    Quote Originally Posted by cookderosa
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    woooooowwwww. That looks awesome. I checked out the nursing profession and you have to be under 44 with a BSN...I'd be cutting that close! I should be turning 42 when I get my RN.
    How do you know what rank you would be? I was trying to view the wage tab and I didn't have enough knowledge about that kind of thing. One really awesome looking job- that would be EXACTLY the type of job I would love- is for an OB Nurse on an Indian Reservation. It said O4-O5-O6, but again, not really sure what that means. Right now they also have a $25k signing bonus for nurses....drool....
    Also, can someone explain about living arrangements? Do you have to be housed, and what if you have a family? I read "housing allowance" but what does that mean?
    Where are you seeing the O-4 O-5 O-6 thing? All I saw when I looked was that starting pay depends on experience. O-4 seems like a VERY high rank to start off at, but I don't know much about these guys. Google military pay charts to see what your base pay would be at any of those ranks.
    If the housing arrangement is anything like the rest of the services, they give you a housing allowance every month with which you pay for whatever place you can find to rent. You have essentially total control over where you want to live. The housing allowance is on a different, (higher) pay scale if you are married and increases incrementally if you have dependents. The housing allowance, or BAH, scale also increases with your rank. You can find that chart on the internet as well, usually right next to the base pay chart.
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    I just sent for information and shot them an email as well. We'll see what they say.

    Thanks for posting about this.
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    Quote Originally Posted by JanusthePhoenix
    Where are you seeing the O-4 O-5 O-6 thing? All I saw when I looked was that starting pay depends on experience. O-4 seems like a VERY high rank to start off at, but I don't know much about these guys. Google military pay charts to see what your base pay would be at any of those ranks.
    If the housing arrangement is anything like the rest of the services, they give you a housing allowance every month with which you pay for whatever place you can find to rent. You have essentially total control over where you want to live. The housing allowance is on a different, (higher) pay scale if you are married and increases incrementally if you have dependents. The housing allowance, or BAH, scale also increases with your rank. You can find that chart on the internet as well, usually right next to the base pay chart.
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    Oh gosh, I'll look- I spent a while until I could actually find specific open positions and their job descriptions....they didn't make it easy! But it said "grade" and then O4-O5-O6. I did notice for the nurses, they have to have bachelor degrees as the minimum, and many required master degrees, do you think that might have something to do with the grade?
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    Quote Originally Posted by cookderosa
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    Oh gosh, I'll look- I spent a while until I could actually find specific open positions and their job descriptions....they didn't make it easy! But it said "grade" and then O4-O5-O6. I did notice for the nurses, they have to have bachelor degrees as the minimum, and many required master degrees, do you think that might have something to do with the grade?
    Could be. It seems that direct commission programs in all uniformed services can start at higher ranks. How sweet would that be if you could sign on as an O-5 or O-6! Worth looking into if you meet the requirements! I sure don't. If one could sign on as an O-6 though, the pay grade couldn't go any higher than that, I think. Above that are the flag officer ranks (generals and admirals) and they don't like giving those to direct commissioned people. Then again, I don't know much about these guys.

    BTW, all commissioned officer positions will generally require a minimum bachelor's, or close to it.
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    Quote Originally Posted by JanusthePhoenix
    Could be. It seems that direct commission programs in all uniformed services can start at higher ranks. How sweet would that be if you could sign on as an O-5 or O-6! Worth looking into if you meet the requirements! I sure don't. If one could sign on as an O-6 though, the pay grade couldn't go any higher than that, I think. Above that are the flag officer ranks (generals and admirals) and they don't like giving those to direct commissioned people. Then again, I don't know much about these guys.

    BTW, all commissioned officer positions will generally require a minimum bachelor's, or close to it.
    Quote Originally Posted by JanusthePhoenix
    Could be. It seems that direct commission programs in all uniformed services can start at higher ranks. How sweet would that be if you could sign on as an O-5 or O-6! Worth looking into if you meet the requirements! I sure don't. If one could sign on as an O-6 though, the pay grade couldn't go any higher than that, I think. Above that are the flag officer ranks (generals and admirals) and they don't like giving those to direct commissioned people. Then again, I don't know much about these guys.

    BTW, all commissioned officer positions will generally require a minimum bachelor's, or close to it.
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    Here are the job listings that I got excited about. I was wrong about the grade, in one it says "rank" (same?) but I mixed up the two listings. Here is the copy/paste...I don't qualify anyway, but it was fun to look ahead:

    "This position is located at Tuba City Regional Health Care Corporation, a non-profit Native Run corporation. It serves the Navajo, Hopi and San Juan Piaute tribes of the Colorado Plateau and the Western Navajo Nation. There are 5 labor rooms, 10 post-partum beds, 1 OR, and a Level II nursery alll within one combined unit. Midwives in house at all times. Twelve and a half(12.5 )hour shifts for this in-patient unit with 1 hour lunch break. This candidate will provide a full range of obstetric nursing services to include assessing, planning, implementing, and evaluating patients; along with additional duties which may include but not limited to chart review and policy/forms revision, infection control and/or others as assigned. This position has great potential for growth on the OB unit and within the organization.Qualifications: Clinical Nurse preferably with OB experience and tri-qualified.USPHS Officer (O2 - O4 rank) or direct hire employees. Current BLS certification is mandatory, NRP is desirable but can be obtained on unit. "

    and this one

    "Supervisory Nurse Consultant Billet Grade: O-6 Closing Date: Monday, July 27, 2009 Geographic location: 1 vacancy - Rockville , MD Located in Diversity and Basic Nurse Education Branch Division of Nursing, Bureau of Health Professions (BHPr). BHPr mission is supported by Division of Nursing which serves as principal focus for nursing education and practice: Provides national leadership and professional nursing expertise in areas of policy development, budget, planning, coordination, evaluation and utilization of nursing personnel resources. Major Duties; Serves as Branch Chief for Diversity and Basic Nurse Education Branch, responsible for implementing programs and contributing to policy development relating to strengthening nursing workforce and providing primary care services to underserved areas, including administering Nurse Education, Practice and Retention Program and Nursing Workforce Diversity Program. Qualifications; One year of specialized experience related to particular knowledge, skills, and abilities to perform successfully duties of position, typically in or related to position to be filled. Education: Degree or diploma from a professional nursing program approved by legally designated State accrediting agency at time program was completed by applicant."
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