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DEO Ground Medical Requirements


Medical/Physical Requirements: This position has medical/physical requirements. Candidates must complete the medical screening process and be found to meet the medical standards for the position. Employees in this position may be required to undergo a medical examination/evaluation at the request of the Agency.  If an candidate/employee does not meet the medical standards for the position, s/he may request a waiver of the medical standard by demonstrating with non-medical information that s/he, with or without reasonable accommodation, can safely perform the essential duties of the position.

General Medical Requirements:

Individuals in this position must be medically and physically capable of performing the essential job functions and duties of the position safely and efficiently without aggravating existing health problems or endangering the health and safety of the individual, others, or national security.

After tentative selection, candidates must undergo a pre-employment medical examination and be found medically qualified to perform the position's full range of duties safely and efficiently. Any disease or condition that may potentially interfere with the safe and efficient performance of the job's duties or training may result in medical disqualification. No condition is automatically disqualifying; each determination is made on a case-by-case basis. The medical determination may involve recommendations for additional information and/or testing. If medical information is recommended beyond that provided by the initial medical examination, it is provided at the expense of the candidate.

Specific Medical Requirements:


  • Near and Intermediate Visual Acuity - With or without correction, 20/40 or better.
  • Color perception - Normal color vision screening test.


  • Hearing in at least one ear may not exceed 50 dBA from 300 - 4000 Hz. Testing to be conducted at frequency intervals of 300, 500, 1000, 2000, 3000, and 4000 Hz.
Last modified: 
December 13, 2016