Department: Department Of Health And Human Services
Agency: Indian Health Service
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Announcement Open for 90 days The initial cut-off date is 30 days after the opening date, and every 30 days after that. The initial cut-off date marks the start of the applicant consideration process, applications received after cut-off will be considered if needed.
DIRECT HIRE AUTHORITY (DHA): This vacancy may be filled through Office of Personnel Management's delegated DHA. All applicants who meet the basic qualification requirements will be forwarded to the Selecting Official for consideration. The "rule of three", Veterans' preference and traditional rating and ranking of applications do not apply. For more information on OPM's authorization of DHA please visit: http://www.opm.gov/DirectHire/index.asp
The IHS is the principal federal health care provider and health advocate for American Indians and Alaska Natives (AI/AN). The IHS goal is to raise Indian health status to the highest possible level. IHS provides leadership and direction to programs and activities designed to improve health outcomes to over 1.9 million AI/AN through a system of IHS, Tribal and Urban operated facilities and programs. For information on the IHS visit IHS.GOV.
The Indian Health Service is required by law to give preference to qualified applicants who meet the Secretary of the Interior's definition of Indian for appointment to vacancies within the IHS in accordance with established IHS policy as outlined in the Indian Health Manual Part 7, Chapter 3. The Indian Health Service is an Equal Opportunity Employer.
The mission of the IHS Division of Diabetes Treatment and Prevention (DDTP) is to document and sustain clinical and public health efforts to treat and prevent diabetes in AI/AN. DDTP is a national program that focuses on implementing specific, proven prevention and treatment strategies into practice for AI/AN adults, children and youth. Strategies are integrated into established programs within AI/AN communities to assure sustainability for the long term and to succeed in reducing chronic diseases. DDTP is responsible for providing leadership and guidance for the administration of the Special Diabetes Program for Indians (SDPI) grant program that provides funding for diabetes treatment and prevention services at over 400 I/T/U Indian health programs. DDTP supports the three major components of the SDPI: 1) community-directed diabetes programs; 2) diabetes and cardiovascular disease prevention initiatives; and 3) strengthening the diabetes data infrastructure.
The Director, DDTP, independently leads, plans, manages, coordinates, and evaluates the DDTP, with broad direction from the Director, OCPS.
- The selected applicant will be subject to a pre-employment background
- investigation, which will include a fingerprint check.