The environment we live in has a huge impact on our health. Think about it. Is the air we breathe clean? Is the water contaminated? How will temperature and moisture levels affect the growth of toxic molds? It is for these reasons, along with myriad others, that the Army National Guard needs Environmental Scientists to join our team of Medical Corps Officers. As an Environmental Scientist and an Officer on the U.S. Army Health Care Team, your knowledge of biology, environmental health, and industrial hygiene will help prevent illness and injury. Now is your chance to ensure the health and vitality of the men and women who stand ready to respond when something threatens the community, the State, or the Nation. But you won't stand apart from these heroes. You will stand among them as a commissioned Medical Corps Officer in the Army National Guard. In so doing, you will increase your knowledge and learn the latest techniques in our collaborative environment. When you practice in your community and serve when needed, you'll enhance your skills by working alongside health care professionals who share your passion for excellence while eliminating the distractions typically found in a civilian practice, such as office management or overhead. Earn While You Learn The Army National Guard Medical Team can be a great place to start your health care career or an inspiring place to lead others with your experience and expertise. Either way, it's an outstanding way to serve your country and help others. Medical Professional Officers are required to complete an initial military orientation and training course lasting 26 days in San Antonio, TX, at Fort Sam Houston. The trainers are fellow Medical Professional Officers.
- Medical and dental care for you and your family (TRICARE Reserve Select)
- Up to $400,000 in low-cost life insurance
- Discounted and tax-free grocery and shopping privileges at post exchanges and commissaries
- Free military air flights based on space availability
- Free academic testing and counseling for spouse
- Access to recreational facilities on military installations
- A retirement pension plan at the completion of 20 years of part-time service
- Meet the prescribed medical and moral standards for appointment as a commissioned Officer
- Be a United States citizen
- Have completed an accredited qualifying degree program
- Be 21 years of age
- Some Advanced Practice Medical Professionals may join up to age 58
- Be able to obtain a secret security clearance
Applicants must meet minimum qualifications. Actual assignment may depend on position availability.
Most non-prior service candidates will earn between $196.26 and $254.91 per drill weekend
Programs and benefits are subject to change.
Other Job Information
Job ID: 5125
ZIP Code: 7306
Job Category: Medical
Age Requirements: Must be between the ages of 17 and 35 environmentalist environment test tester testing