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Job Title:Supervisory Medical Officer (Primary Care-Administration)

Department:Department Of Health And Human Services

Agency:Indian Health Service

Job Announcement Number:IHS-13-PX-814575-DHA

This position is closed and no longer accepting online applications through USAJOBS.

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$170,000.00 to $195,000.00 / Per Year


Wednesday, December 26, 2012 to Friday, March 01, 2013




Full Time - Permanent




1 vacancy in the following location:
Fort Duchesne, UT United StatesView Map


United States Citizens


Become a part of the Department that touches the lives of every American!  At HHS you can give back to your community, state, and country by making a difference in the lives of Americans everywhere.  Join HHS and help make our world healthier, safer, and better for all Americans.

AMENDMENT 3: To extend the closing date from 2/08/13 to solicit additional applications.

AMENDMENT 2: To extend the closing date from 1/25/13 to solicit additional applications.

AMENDMENT 1: To extend the closing date from 1/11/13 to solicit additional applications.


The Indian Health Service is required by law to give absolute preference to qualified Indian applicants and employees who are qualified and suitable for Federal employment.  The Indian Health Service (IHS) by law is committed to affording employment preference to American Indian and Alaskan Native candidates 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.  In other then the above, the Indian Health Service is an Equal Opportunity Employer.


WHO MAY APPLY: This position is being filled through the Office of Personnel Management's delegated Direct Hire Authority (DHA).  Any U.S. Citizen may apply.


ORGANIZATIONAL LOCATION: Department of Health and Human Services (DHHS), Indian Health Service (IHS), Uintah and Ouray Service Unit located in Fort Duchesne, UT (30 miles west of Vernal, UT and 160 miles east of Salt Lake City, UT).



Promotion Potential: None, position is at the full performance level.

Merit Promotion Position: No

Travel Required: No, position is located at an ambulatory care facility.

Supervisory/Managerial Position? Yes, may serve 1 year supervisory probationary period.

Relocation Expenses Paid? Relocation expenses ARE NOT authorized and will not be paid; however, a bonus may be offered.

Is position covered by PL 101-630? Yes, must submit a completed PL101 Form (see Required Documents list in the How to Apply section).

Is drug testing required? No

Is government housing available? No

Is this a bargaining unit position? No

Alternative work schedule, call back, standby, rotating shifts? No


  • As part of the pre-employment process, fingerprint checks are required.
  • Males born after 12/31/59 must be registered for Selective Service.
  • 1 year probationary period for initial appointment to competitive service.
  • Specific education & licensure required (see Qualifications section).


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Serves as the Clinical Director for an ambulatory health center exercising full administrative and managerial responsibility for the direction of clinical services:

  • Works on a daily basis with key leadership staff (i.e., Area Chief Medical Officer, Service Unit Director, etc.) to achieve excellence in clinical and facility operations.
  • Works with the tribal government to build strategic relationships that improve healthcare services.
  • Supervise a subordinate staff consisting of physicians, nurses, and other medical personnel.
  • Provide direct patient care when not performing administrative duties (estimated at least 30-50% clinical duties).


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In order to be considered, applicants must meet all three (3) of the requirements listed below:


1) BASIC REQUIREMENTS: Applicants must meet all of the following education, training, and licensure requirements:

  1. Degree - Doctor of Medicine (M.D) or Doctor of Osteopathy (D.O.) degree from an accredited school in the United States or Canada.  An Educational Commission for Foreign Medical Graduates (ECFMG) or Fifth Pathway Certificate may be creditable, see Note below for additional information; AND
  2. Graduate Training - Completion of 1 year supervised experience (i.e., an internship, residency, or fellowship from an accredited institution) providing direct service in a clinical setting prior to obtaining a M.D. or D.O., see Note below for additional information; AND
  3. Licensure - Possession of a permanent, full, and unrestricted license to practice medicine in a State, District of Columbia, the Commonwealth of Puerto Rico, or a territory of the United States.

NOTE: For in-depth information regarding the Basic Requirements listed above, please visit:


2) SELECTIVE PLACEMENT FACTOR: This position requires a physician who is board eligible or board certified in a primary care specialty (i.e., family, pediatric, or internal medicine).  Applicants must provide sufficient documentation (either board certificate or documentation of residency) with their application in order to be found minimally qualified.  Failure to do so will result in a "Not Qualified" rating.

3) ADDITIONAL REQUIREMENTS FOR GS-15 LEVEL: In addition to meeting the Basic Requirement and Selective Placement Factor listed above, applicants for positions at the GS-15 level must have the amounts of training and/or experience as shown below:

  • 5 years of residency training in a primary care specialty (i.e., internal, family, or pediatric medicine, etc.); OR
  • 5 years of specialized experience and training in a primary care specialty (i.e., internal, family, or pediatric medicine, etc.).  The physician at this level assumes responsibility for diagnosis, prevention, therapy, maintenance, and rehabilitation of patients in the capacity of a senior specialist or expert.  Prior or current leadership or managerial experience is highly desirable.

Veterans Preference

When applying for Federal jobs eligible Veterans should claim preference by submitting the appropriate documentation (see Required Documents). For more information on Veterans Preference please visit:


These vacancies are being filled through the Office of Personnel Management's delegated Direct Hire Authority.  The following is applicable: all applicants who meet the basic qualification requirements will be forwarded to the Selecting Official for consideration. Veterans' preference and traditional rating and ranking of applications do not apply to this vacancy; Indian Preference does apply.

Applicants who meet the minimum qualifications requirements will be invited to complete an on-line questionnaire assessing the following competencies: medicine, administration & management, clinical leadership, and human capital management.  For I/CTAP purposes, you will be deemed well-qualified if you are placed in at least the well-qualified category.


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The Federal Government offers a comprehensive benefits package.   Explore the major benefits offered to most Federal employees at

Conditions of Employment

- Selectees born after 1957 are required to be immunized against Measles and Rubella.

- Selectee may be required to travel and must possess a valid driver's license.

- Selectee must obtain and maintain clinical privileges.  If they are not obtained or maintained during employment, the employee may be subject to adverse actions, up to and including removal from the Federal Service.

Security Clearance

If you are selected for this vacancy, you must undergo a fingerprint check.  Fingerprint results must be cleared prior to hire.  You will receive instructions on how to obtain and submit fingerprints.  After you begin your employment, your continued employment is contingent upon the outcome of a complete background investigation as determined by the sensitivity level of your position. 

The investigation must find that you are suitable for Federal employment in your position.  If you are found not suitable, you will be terminated after you begin work.  If you make a false statement in any part of your application, you may not be hired; you may be fired after you begin work; or subject to possible criminal charges.



Individuals who have special priority selection rights under the Agency Career Transition Assistance Program (CTAP) or the Interagency Career Transition Assistance Program (ICTAP) must be well qualified for the position to receive consideration for special priority selection.  Basis of rating for a definition of well-qualified is 'meets the minimum qualification requirements and meets most requirements of the position' (see the 'How You Will Be Evaluated' section). 

Federal employees seeking CTAP/ICTAP eligibility must submit proof that they meet the requirements of 5 CFR 330.605(a) for CTAP and 5 CFR 330.704 for ICTAP.  This includes a copy of the agency notice, a copy of your most recent Performance Rating, and a copy of your most recent SF-50 noting current position, grade level, and duty location.  Please annotate your application to reflect that you are applying as a CTAP or ICTAP eligible. 

IHS Operated Properties are Tobacco Free


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Applicants must submit a completed application prior to Midnight Eastern Standard Time (EST) on the closing date: Friday, March 01, 2013


Option A: Online application process (USAJobs to Application Manager)

To begin, click the Apply Online button and create a new account or login to your existing USAJOBS account.  You will create a resume or select a resume to use and be redirected to Application Manager.  From there you will create a new account or login to your existing Application Manager account.  Answer the online questionnaire and submit all required documents listed below. 

Document Upload:  If you are unable to scan and upload your supporting documents electronically you may fax them in using the official fax coversheet:  Faxed documents may take 2-3 days to appear as Processed.

Note: To return to a previously Saved or Incomplete application you may use the following link:


Option B: Fax

We strongly encourage you to apply online.  If you cannot apply online:

1. Click the following link to view and print the Occupational Questionnaire View Occupational Questionnaire,

2. Print the OPM Form 1203-FX:, to provide your responses to the Occupational Questionnaire, and

3. Fax the completed 1203-FX form along with any supporting documents to (478) 757-3144.  You must also cite Vacancy Identification Number: 814575.

Faxed documents may take 2-3 business days to process.

·         When faxing make sure the OPM Form 1203-FX is on top of any other documents you are faxing.

·         If you are faxing any documents without the OPM 1203-FX form, use the official fax coversheet available here:

Reasonable Accommodation

This agency provides reasonable accommodation to applicants with disabilities. If you need a reasonable accommodation for any part of the application and hiring process, please contact Human Resources at (602) 364-5219. The decision on granting reasonable accommodation will be made on a case-by-case basis.


You must provide the required documents listed below; if any of the following are missing when the announcement closes we will deem your application incomplete.

·         Resume – Describe your job-related qualification that include beginning and ending dates for paid and non-paid work experience, hours worked per week, month and year of employment for each job title listed.  Cover letter optional.

·         PL101 Form - Childcare Protection (aka Addendum to Declaration for Federal Employment): This form asks if you have ever been arrested for or charged with a crime involving a child and is required with your application:

·         License – Copy of your current, unrestricted medical license is required.

·         Certification – Copy of your board certificate or documentation of your residency in a primary care specialty (see Qualifications – Selective Placement Factor, for info).

·         Transcripts – Copy of your transcripts related to your medical education.  Unofficial transcripts are acceptable but official transcripts will be required before entrance on duty.

·         Indian Preference – If claiming Indian Preference, provide a copy of your BIA Form 4432 - Verification of Indian Preference.  You may normally obtain this document from your tribal enrollment office. Copies of Certificate of Indian Blood and Tribal Enrollment cards will not be accepted.

·         Veteran’s Preference – If claiming Veteran’s Preference provide a copy of your DD214 Form.  To claim 10-Point Veteran’s Preference, submit a SF-15 Application ( along with the appropriate supporting documentation. 


Cheryl Clayton
Phone: (602)364-5230
TDD: (301)443-6394
Agency Information:
Indian Health Service HR Center
40 N Central Ave Suite 510
Phoenix, AZ


The questionnaire will assess your qualifications for the job, and will be used to identify the best qualified applicants to be referred to the hiring manager for further consideration and possible interviews. We will notify you of the outcome after each of these steps has been completed. After making a tentative job offer, we will conduct a suitability/security background investigation. We expect to make a final job offer within 40 days after the deadline for applications.

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