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1 Managing Your PHS Career Captain Janice Huy

2 Career Development Objectives To understand the Officers responsibilities and importance of personal choices To understand the promotion precepts and how they influence an Officers promotability To learn effective techniques for writing a CV.

3 Officer Responsibilities Plan ahead Make yourself valuable Know the 6 promotion precepts Submit an effective COER Have a well-written CV

4 Plan Ahead Dont wait until promotion year to plan Know where you want to be in your career when you are ready for your next promotion

5 Make Yourself Valuable Learn new skills Assume more responsibilities Know the mission of the PHS and your agency Know what your supervisor expects of you Get involved in professional associations and committees

6 Know the Promotion Precepts

7 Performance-COER Keep a running list of work completed –Summarize and give to supervisor with COER List goals and objectives which are outcome-oriented and not the same every year Supervisor comments should be specific and legible

8 COER COER ratings of all E are regarded with suspicion if not supported by good comments and awards. Comments should not be the same from year to year. Provide your supervisor with your own estimation of performance and comments supporting those ratings

9 Supervisor Comments Ability to work with others Gets along with others. Officer strives to work closely with all parties to achieve consensus of difficult issues. She has the ability to get the job done while ensuring that each team member is recognized for their contributions.

10 Career Progression Billet Level of responsibility Management and supervisory duties Impact and accomplishments Contributions to PHS and Agency

11 Mobility Geographic vs Programmatic Lateral vs Upward Too much vs Not enough Needs of agency

12 Awards Needed to support COER scores Board considers Agency attitude toward awards Used to distinguish officers Non-PHS awards and letters of recognition

13 Career Potential Future value to the Corps Ability to perform at a high grade Long term commitment to the Corps

14 Agency Recommendation Attend seminars sponsored by the Agency Be involved with committees within the Agency

15 Curriculum Vitae Attach an easy-to-read cover sheet which summarizes promotion precepts Update each year Make sure it is clear and succinct Show career progression and increasing level of responsibility Just the facts - no hot air!

16 Avoid Small type and narrow margins Non-traditional styles, watermarks, double sided. Long paragraphs listing everything youve ever done Long Listing of continuing education classes - especially those that are required by the agency Agency-specific jargon

17 Do Follow your categories CV guidelines 12 point font type, 1 margins, lots of white space Summarize duties into short bulleted list List accomplishments and impact List continuing education when it demonstrates increasing range of knowledge Be clear and succinct

18 Example CV-Summary PHS# 12345LT Nancy Nutritionist, R.D., M.P.H.June 2000 Career Progression: Public Health NutritionistOctober 1999-present Staff DieticianJune September 1999 Assignment or Geographic Mobility: IHS Phoenix, AZOctober 1999-present NIH, Bethesda, MDJune September 1999 Awards: CitationJune 1999 Unit CommendationSeptember 1998 Career Potential: Certified Diabetic Educator

19 Example CV-Layout LT Dietitian PHS# PHS Agency Address Phone Date Career Objective Education Professional Licenses Work Experience and Accomplishments Awards Professional Affiliation

20 Example CV-Position Description Public Health NutritionistSeptember 1995-August 1998 Indian Health Service, Fort Peck Service Unit Poplar, Montana Duties: Plan, Develop, implement, and evaluate public health nutrition services at the Fort Peck Service Unit. Provide nutrition counseling to individuals, groups, and in home settings. Serve as Quality Assurance Coordinator for the Service Unit. Accomplishments: Through consultation with program staff, the Head Start and Elderly Feeding nutrition programs were brought into compliance with federal regulations. Developed standards of care for Well-Child Clinic.

21 Position Description: Poor Example Public Health NutritionistSeptember 1995-August 1998 Indian Health Service, Fort Peck Service Unit Poplar, Montana Counseled women at prenatal clinics. Conducted group prenatal nutrition classes. Made home visits to prenatal clients. Reviewed charts of prenatal clients and selected those to be referred for nutrition counseling. Counseled children and their parents as part of well- child clinic. Helped them with menu development. Held a summer weight class in which children were taught good nutrition, menu development, exercise and cooking.

22 Position Description: Revised Public Health NutritionistSeptember 1995-August 1998 Indian Health Service, Fort Peck Service Unit Poplar, Montana Provided nutrition counseling to individuals, groups, and in home settings. Conducted a series of 8 prenatal classes which had a 98% attendance rate and resulted in 80% of women choosing to breastfeed. Decreased referrals to nutritionist by 15% by developing and implementing referral protocols in well-child clinic. This ensures most in need are referred for nutrition counseling.

23 CV Review Take advantage of CV Reiew services within your category. Scientist Category provides review If unavailable, find an experienced officer who will review your CV.


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