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The Indian Health Service (IHS), an agency within the Department of Health and Human Services, is responsible for providing federal health services to American Indians and Alaska Natives.  The IHS provides a comprehensive health services delivery system for American Indians and Alaska Natives with opportunity for maximum tribal involvement in developing and managing programs to meet their health needs.
To be eligible for this position under the Delegated Examining (DE) hiring plan, you must be a U.S. Citizen.
This position is also being announced under Announcement # IHS-13-NJ-760690-ESEP/MP for those who want to be considered under Merit Promotion Plan/Excepted Service Examining Plan. If you wish to be considered under all hiring plans you must submit an application to both job opportunity announcements.


Department of Health and Human Services (HHS), Indian Health Service (IHS), Chinle, AZ United States 1 vacancy
Pinon, AZ United States 1 vacancy
Tsaile, AZ United States 1 vacancy

POSITION DETAILS: One (1) Permanent position(s) to be filled at Chinle PHS Hospital, Pinon and Tsaile Health Clinics

Salary range: GS-09; $47,448-$61,678; GS-11; $57,408-$74,628 (Annually)

Promotion potential: GS 11

Merit Promotion Position:  No

Travel Required:  No

Supervisory/Managerial Position:  No

Relocation Expenses Paid:  If approved,  Paid expenses will be paid in the interest of the government and not in the interest of the selected employee.  OR if no Travel Expenses is approved, travel, transportation, and relocation expenses associated with reporting for duty in this position will be the responsibility of the employee.

Is position covered by PL 101-630?  Yes  (See item #2 in the How to Apply Tab)

Is drug testing required? No

Is government housing available?  Yes (depending on availability) 

Is this a bargaining unit position? Yes

Alternative work schedule, call back, standby, rotating shifts, nights/weekends/holidays?  No 


Who may apply section

Any U.S. Citizen 

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  • Assess community nutrition needs; evaluates nutrition services in the Service Unit and reservation communities
  • Recommends policies, procedures and program
  • Establishes long and short-range objectives, sets priorities, plans methods and evaluates progress
  • Participates in the development of Health Promotion/Disease Prevention programs
  • Provides technical consultation to professional and allied health staff of Indian Health Service, Tribal and community, school and institutional settings
  • Works with other health care professionals in the development of appropriate, culturally specific nutrition education materials
  • Cooperates with personnel of other health agencies and groups serving the Indian population to coordinate Service Unit nutrition activities and programs
  • Prepares special and periodic reports and performs other duties as assigned

Travel Required

  • Not Required