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Public Health Officer

Company: U.S. Air Force
Location: Alexandria
Posted on: February 16, 2020

Job Description:

It may seem like a small task to some, but keeping every Airman in peak health is key to the Air Force's ability to defend the nation. As an Air Force Public Health Officer, your mission will be to prevent, reduce and control the incidence of communicable diseases and occupational illnesses among Air Force personnel at home and abroad while working in garrison or deployed. You'll work with an elite medical team in state-of-the-art facilities, elevating your career to the next level. Primary Responsibilities

  • Apply preventive and public health techniques to reduce and control the incidence of communicable diseases and occupational illnesses both in the United States and overseas
  • Promote public health principles through a variety of methods to include monitoring of disease trends, enforcing food safety practices and sanitation standards in food service and public facilities
  • Daily duties could include preventive medicine, communicable disease control, advising commanders on military public health issues, directing food programs and overseeing deployment medical screening programs Benefits The Air Force benefits package is unparalleled in the civilian world. Benefits include:
    • 30 days of vacation with pay each year
    • Excellent healthcare coverage for you and your family
    • Food and housing assistance
    • A generous retirement program
    • Prestigious leadership, training and continuing education opportunities
    • Free or low-cost world travel opportunities
    • Excellent starting salary Qualifications This is an active duty position as an Air Force Officer. To be considered, you must meet the following requirements:
      • Must be a U.S. citizen age 18-41
      • Must be willing to relocate
      • Completion of five-and-a-half-week Commissioned Officer Training course
      • Must have obtained a Doctor of Veterinary Medicine (DVM/VMD), Master of Science in Public Health or Master of Public Health (MSPH/MPH) from an accredited institution About the Air Force Our mission is to fly, fight and win in air, space and cyberspace. We live by three core values: integrity first, service before self and excellence in all we do. The Air Force offers hundreds of careers, from healthcare to engineering, in order to serve the American people and provide precise and reliable global vigilance, reach and power for the nation.

Keywords: U.S. Air Force, Washington DC , Public Health Officer, Healthcare , Alexandria, DC

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