Most positions in the Department of the Army require only sedentary, light, or moderate exertion. Applicants for these positions normally would not require a medical examination before beginning work. There are certain positions which do require successful medical/physical examination before anyone is placed in the position. These are positions whose duties include dangerous or physically demanding tasks to such a degree that the incumbents medical condition is necessarily an important consideration.
The medical/physical requirements and environmental factors of a position are identified by the supervisor of the position and coordinated with the Civilian Personnel Advisory Center (CPAC). There is a direct relationship between the medical and physical requirement identified and the actual duties of the position to be filled. Applicants would have to meet the identified medical and/or physical requirements of the job unless a waiver is approved or a reasonable accommodation is indicated. The supervisor of the position must indicate the medical examination requirement on the request for personnel action sent to the Civilian Personnel Operations Center (CPOC) so that the requirement can be included in the vacancy announcement for the position.
For positions in which a medical examination is required, once a tentative selection is made, the selected candidate will be advised and scheduled for a medical examination at an appropriate medical facility. The personnel action cannot be processed until the results of the medical examination are evaluated and certified as meeting the requirements of the position.