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Health Services Materiel (70K)

  • Enlisted
  • Officer
  • Active Duty
  • Army Reserve
  • Entry Level

Overview

Health services materiel officers plan and direct activities of personnel and units responsible for the inventory management of all Class VIII medical supply. He or she directs and exercises staff supervision of units engaged in production, acquisition, receipt, storage, issue and distribution of medical equipment, repair parts, and supplies. He or she serves as the focal point for medical property management and accountability procedures. As an officer, you’ll have the opportunity to enhance your skills in one of the world’s largest health care organizations.

Job Duties

  • Plans, coordinates, controls and manages the functional areas pertaining to the highly specialized and technical materiel, facilities, and services utilized in support of the health care delivery system
  • Commands or exercises staff responsibility for units engaged in medical supply, medical facilities, blood storage and distribution, optical fabrication and production and medical service operations and other logistical support
  • Plans and directs activities of personnel and units responsible for the receipt, storage, inventory management, and issue of all Class VIII medical supply
  • Responsible for ensuring service support functions to include life cycle facility management

Requirements

  • Master’s degree
  • Must be between 21 and 42 years of age (may request a waiver, Locate A Recruiter for more information)
  • Permanent U.S. residency

Training

Job training for medical service corps officers includes completing an Officer Basic Leadership Course, which introduces you to the Army Health Care system, Army doctrine and basic Soldier/leader skills.

Helpful Skills

  • Ability to make accurate, immediate decisions
  • Perform under stress
  • Apply critical technical and thinking skills
  • Tremendous concentration

Compensation

ACTIVE BENEFITS:
In addition to the many privileges that come from being on the U.S. Army health care team, you’ll also be rewarded with:

  • 30 days of paid vacation earned annually
  • Noncontributory retirement benefits with 20 years of qualifying service
  • No-cost or low-cost medical and dental care for you and your family

RESERVE BENEFITS:

  • Health Professional Special Pay Health Professions Loan Repayment
  • Noncontributory retirement benefits at age 60 with 20 years of qualifying service
  • Low-cost life and dental insurance
  • Travel opportunities, including humanitarian missions

Earn Cash For In Demand Jobs

You could earn up to $40,000 in cash bonuses just for enlisting under certain Military Occupational Specialties. Visit Jobs in Demand to see if this job qualifies for an enlistment bonus.

Education Benefits

In the Army, qualified students can earn full-tuition, merit-based scholarships, allowances for books and fees, plus an annual stipend for living expenses. Learn more about education.

PARTNERSHIP FOR YOUTH SUCCESS (PaYS) Program

Those interested in this job may be eligible for civilian employment, after the Army, by enrolling in the Army PaYS program. The PaYS program is a recruitment option that guarantees a job interview with military friendly employers that are looking for experienced and trained Veterans to join their organization. Find out more about the Army PaYS Program at http://www.armypays.com.

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