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What can I do to ready myself for overseas deployment?

  1. Be sure to have your passport. It’s required before you can even go to training for overseas deployment. Visit the State Department website for more info.
  2. Get your finances and other important paperwork in order, look into automatic bill payments
  3. Insurance: Health Insurance and DBA Insurance provided Defense Base Act
  4. Power of Attorney.  Click here for an online sample
  5. Be flexible. Be reliable. Be friendly. Your co-workers will also be your friends and family, so make a good faith effort at resolving differences.
  6. Be sure to review and discuss the details of processing and overseas work with the Processing Specialist after receiving your contingent offer letter.

How do I get my resume noticed?

A clear concise resume is a great way to present yourself to a prospective employer in paper form. The important thing is that it’s easy to read. Include your contact information (email, phone, address), your education and licensure, your work history, any special awards and of course an “Objective” statement.  To get you started, here are two resume building websites with free resume formats:

How can I stay up to date on job openings?

The use of social media for recruiting is becoming more common.  If you don’t have Onsite OHS in your Twitter feed, in your Facebook 'likes,' or as a connection in LinkedIn, you are missing out!  You can also subscribe to our website to receive additional updates via email!

What credentials are required?

Generally, we require an active state and/or national license, BLS, and ACLS certification.  However, each contract has different requirements, therefore, it’s best to refer back to the job description to see if there is anything else you would have to submit. 

Am I qualified for this job?

The best way to answer to this is, have you carefully read the qualifications listed in the job description? These requirements are not arbitrary, they are usually contract specific and if you do not fully qualify, you do not qualify at all.  Usually, number of years’ experience is what most people question.  Again, if it says three years’ clinical experience, it means we cannot hire anyone with less than that.  

Can I just send you my resume?

Why of course! However, by completing the online application you are able to give us a more complete picture about yourself and help yourself by uploading, not just your resume but also a cover letter and your credentials!  You are highly encouraged to apply at our website.  

Mailing Address:
Jessie Dyer, Recruiting Specialist
Onsite OHS, Inc. 
101 N. Hart
Princeton, IN 47670
Fax:  (812) 385-8312
Jessie.dyer@onsiteohs.com

How do I know if my application went through?

You should receive an email with a username and password when your application has been completed.  If you do not get the email, please feel free to contact us and we can check on your application for you!  

Does Onsite require BLS/ACLS certification from a particular organization?

We do not require your BLS/ACLS certification to be from a particular organization; however, many contracts request that certifications be from one of the following: American Heart Association (AHA), American Red Cross (ARC), American Safety and Health Institute (ASHI), or the American College of Emergency Physicians (ACEP).  If you are seeking employment overseas, we do request that all of your credentials be active for at least one year at the time of hire.  Here are some helpful sites:  

What is R&R?

R & R stands for “Rest and Relaxation” and is basically paid time off. Most government contractors, including Onsite OHS, offer at least a few weeks of R & R for overseas contractors.  

Will my paycheck be tax exempt while working overseas?

Most likely, yes, but only if you meet certain requirements. Below is the explanation from the IRS website:

Foreign Earned Income Exclusion

  • If you meet certain requirements, you may qualify for the foreign earned income and foreign housing exclusions and the foreign housing deduction.
  • If you are a U.S. citizen or a resident alien of the United States and you live abroad, you are taxed on your worldwide income. However, you may qualify to exclude from income up to an amount of your foreign earnings that is now adjusted for inflation ($91,400 for 2009, $91,500 for 2010, $92,900 for 2011, $95,100 for 2012). In addition, you can exclude or deduct certain foreign housing amounts.

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What is “Fit for Duty”?  

Per federal contract/military requirements, civilian contractors must meet certain health standards to prove that they are able to withstand the rigors of working overseas. This only requires a medical screening for our employees. No physical fitness test/course is required.

How long does the hiring process take?

There is no exact time frame because every contract is different, but if you’re seeking employment within the United States, it may depend on whether or not you have submitted all of the required information to Onsite OHS, the start date of the contract, the time it takes to process any necessary paperwork for the government, or the availability of job positions.  If you want to go overseas, time frames can vary due to government paperwork/clearances, availability of job openings, open housing for our employees, and whether or not you’ve submitted all of Onsite OHS’s required paperwork.  

We look forward to getting you through the hiring process, so please do not hesitate to contact us during the process to check on your hiring status!  

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