Medical Risk Communications Specialist

Location: Washington, District of Columbia, United States


Requisition Number: 4264

Position Title:

External Description: Medical Risk Communications Specialist
Washington, DC, USA Req #4264

Wednesday, October 20, 2021


All Native Group is seeking a Medical Risk Communications Specialist to support the US Department of State Bureau of Medicine in Washington, DC The MEDSAFE program, established through the Bureau of Medical Services Division of Occupational Health and Wellness (OHW), is designed to identify, evaluate, and document site-specific occupational and environmental exposure risks to DOS employees by post, facility and/or operation. In addition, through this program OHW will establish an OEH monitoring system to document and track employee exposures during tenure (Individual Longitudinal Exposure Record - ILER). Lastly, the MEDSAFE program is established to treat, monitor, and mitigate any long-term health consequences related to employment with Department of State. The Risk Communications Specialist analyzes and manages risk management issues by identifying, measuring, and making decisions on operational or enterprise risks for the MEDSAFE program and wider Department of State stakeholders.

Essential Functions

  • Document, and ensure communication of, key risks.
  • Maintain data entry and quality within risk management platforms.
  • Recommend ways to control or reduce risk.
  • Advise others on policy and operational matters.
  • Identify key risks and mitigating factors of potential actions, such as employee exposures, job-related risks, and supervision and chain-of-command challenges.
  • Manages State Department's reputation in the context of the MEDSAFE program.
  • Devise systems and processes to monitor validity of risk modeling outputs.
  • Develop expanding lanes of information/input to maintain awareness of emerging areas of risk.
  • Gather risk-related data from internal or external resources.
  • Gather organizational performance information.
  • Identify and analyze areas of potential risk to the reputation, function, and effectiveness of Department of State as a whole, MEDSAFE program in particular.
  • Develop/implement risk-assessment models or methodologies.
  • Apply mathematical models when required.
  • Produce reports or presentations that outline findings, explain risk positions, or recommend changes.
  • Plan, and contribute to development of, risk management systems.
  • Meet with stakeholders if/when required to answer queries and challenges.
  • Educate the Department as a whole on MEDSAFE and its objectives.
  • Develop contingency plans to deal with risks prior to when they arise.
  • Analyze legislation to determine impact on risk exposure.
  • Evaluate applicable laws and regulations to determine impact on organizational activities.
  • Working with Quality Management office, prepare regulatory or compliance documentation if required.
  • Provide statistical modeling advice to other departments if required
  • Update professional knowledge.


The candidate shall possess the following minimum knowledge , skills, and abilities:
  • Knows laws, regulations, principles, practices, procedures, etc. pertaining to Federal, local, and host nation requirements/expectations.
  • Understands of Department of State's organization's goals and values.
  • Maintains excellent communication skills, both written and spoken
  • Trained in methods of compiling and presenting data, including information for public consumption.
  • Has ability to handle private, sensitive, confidential information appropriately
  • Maintains organizational and delegation skills for dissemination of information.
  • Strong working knowledge of risk management and previous experience working with risk (i.e. risk assistant or risk analyst)
  • Solid research skills using the internet and first-person interviews
  • Interpretation of laws, regulations, policies, and procedures.
  • Skills in facilitating the interactive process, determining whether an accommodation can be made, and reporting findings to appropriate parties.
  • Ability to train others in risk mitigation strategies and communication.
  • Can prepare clear, accurate and concise reports, correspondence, and other written materials.
  • Establishes and maintains effective working relationships with those contacted in the course of work.

Supervisory Responsibility

None required for this position

Work Environment

This job operates in a professional office environment. This role routinely uses standard office equipment such as computers, phones, photocopiers, filing cabinets and fax machines.

Physical Demands

The physical demands described here are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job.
  • Must be able to remain in a stationary position 75% of the time.
  • Occasionally moves about inside the office to access file cabinets, office machinery, etc.
  • Constantly operates a computer and other office productivity machinery, such as a calculator, copy machine, and computer printer.
  • Expresses or exchanges ideas by means of the spoken word. Those activities in which they must convey detailed or important spoken instructions to other workers accurately, loudly or quickly.
  • Frequently moves standard office equipment up to 25 pounds.
  • Must be able to work indoor conditions 90% of the time.

While performing the duties of this job, the employee is regularly required to talk or hear. The employee frequently is required to stand; walk; use hands to finger, handle or feel; and reach with hands and arms.

Position Type/Expected Hours of Work

This is a full-time position. Typical days and hours of work are Monday through Friday, 8:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. Evening and weekend hours required, as required by business need.


Travel is primarily local during the business day, although some out of the area travel and overnight may be expected.


  • Experience analyzing and managing risk management issues and communicating those issues to groups.

  • Bachelor's degree required. Master's highly desired

Security Clearance

Must possess or be able to obtain/maintain a SECRET security clearance

Executive Order 14043 COVID-19 Vaccination Requirement

Pursuant to Executive Order 14043, this position requires full vaccination against COVID-19 regardless of work location.

AAP/EEO Statement

All Native Group is an equal opportunity employer. All applicants are considered without regard to age, sex, race, national origin, religion, marital status or physical disability. However, preference may be extended to persons of Indian descent in accordance with applicable laws.

Other Duties

Please note this job description is not designed to cover or contain a comprehensive listing of activities, duties or responsibilities that are required of the employee for this job. Duties, responsibilities and activities may change at any time with or without notice.


Other details
  • Job Family Medical Careers
  • Pay Type Salary

City: Washington

State: District Of Columbia

Community / Marketing Title: Medical Risk Communications Specialist

Company Profile:

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