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Job Title:Supervisory Health System Specialist (ESEP/MPP)

Department:Department Of Health And Human Services

Agency:Indian Health Service

Job Announcement Number:IHS-R2-PX-782372-ESEP/MP

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

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$38,790.00 to $61,678.00 / Per Year


Wednesday, December 26, 2012 to Friday, January 11, 2013




Full Time - Permanent




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


MPP including VEOA, ESEP, Veterans Preference


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.

READVERTISEMENT - This position is being readvertised to solicit additional applications.  You do not need to reapply unless you are updating and/or submitting additional information.

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 Alaska 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 than the above, the Indian Health Service is an Equal Opportunity Employer.


Department of Health and Human Services (HHS), Indian Health Service (IHS), Uintah & Ouray Service Unit in Fort Duchesne, Utah (30 miles west of Vernal, UT and 160 miles east of Salt Lake City, UT).


Salary range:

GS-07, $38,790 - $50,431 per annum

GS-09, $42,960 - $55,844 per annum

Promotion potential: GS-09

Merit Promotion Position: Yes

Travel Required: No

Supervisory/Managerial Position: Yes, you may be required to serve a one year probationary period

Relocation Expenses Paid:  Relocation expenses are NOT authorized and will not be paid. 

Is position covered by PL 101-630? Yes, must submit a completed PL101 Form (See Required Documents list)

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, nights/weekends/holidays? No


Merit Promotion Plan (MPP) - Current and former career or status employees

Excepted Service Examining Plan (ESEP) - Indian Preference or Schedule A applicants

Veterans Preference - Includes Veterans Employment Opportunity Act (VEOA) applicants

- Visit for more information regarding the different hiring plans


  • Males born after 12/31/1959 must be registered for Selective Service
  • Probationary period for initial appointment to Federal Service


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Serves as the Business Office Manager for the Uintah & Ouray Service Unit:

  • Manages the patient business office functions: patient eligibility (i.e., contract health service and direct), third party billing, with some coordination of health records.
  • Supervise the business office staff of: Medical Record Technicians, Medical Support Assistants, and Contact Representatives.
  • Plan and evaluate patient business services including: determining patient eligibility, implementing a Third Party Billing System, responsible for medical service contracting process, etc.


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GS-07: Applicants who meet at least one of the following requirements may qualify for positions at this grade level:

  • 1 full year of graduate education in a field of study related to the position (i.e., finance, administration, or public health) or Superior Academic Achievement (SAA).  SAA is based on 1) class standing, 2) grade point average, or 3) honor society membership; OR
  • 1 year of specialized experience equivalent to the GS-05 level carrying out limited analytical, administrative, or clinical management projects that required knowledge of the basic principles and practices related to the management of a health care delivery system; OR
  • A combination of graduate education and specialized experience as described above.

GS-09: Applicants who meet at least one of the following requirements may qualify for positions at this grade level:

  • Master's or equivalent graduate degree or 2 full years of progressively higher-level graduate education leading to such a degree in a field of study related to the position (i.e., finance, administration, or public health, etc.); OR
  • 1 year of specialized experience equivalent to the GS-07 level providing patient business services management for a clinic or hospital.  This experience should demonstrate strong leadership and/or supervisory abilities.  Knowledge of medical coding procedures and/or clinic billing procedures is highly desireable; OR
  • A combination of graduate education and specialized experience as described above.

Time-In-Grade Requirement:  Federal employees must have completed at least one year of service in a position no more than two grade lower (GS-05/07) than the position to be filled.  

Veterans Preference

If you are claiming 5-point or 10-point Veterans Preference, you must submit documentation described in the Required Documents section.  For more information please visit:


We will review your application to ensure you meet the qualification requirements.  Applicants will be rated on the following skills or competencies: Managing Human Resources, Interpersonal Skills, Technical Competency, Customer Service, and Planning & Evaluating.

If found qualified your score will range from 70-100 points (not including points that may be assigned for Veteran’s Preference).  We will compare your resume and supporting documents to your responses on the assessment questionnaire.  You will be deemed well qualified if you score 85 and above.

Per the IHS Excepted Service Hiring Plan: current Indian Preference employees with career status will be considered under the Merit Promotion Plan unless otherwise indicated; please submit a copy of your SF-50, Notification of Personnel Action.  You are encouraged to identify on your resume and during the online assessment process which hiring plan you want to be considered under: Merit Promotion and/or the IHS Excepted Service Hiring Plan.  See for more details.


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Indian Health Service offers a comprehensive benefits package.  To find out more visit the Federal Benefits Summary Page:

Conditions of Employment

  • Selectee(s) born after 1957 are required to be immunized against Measles and Rubella and provide documentation prior to or at the time of their start date.
  • Selectee(s) may be required to travel and must possess a valid driver's license.

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.


Schedule A - Individuals wanting consideration under Schedule A must provide a letter (dated within the last 12 months) from a State Vocational Rehabilitation Agency or the Department of Veterans Affairs with their application.


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, January 11, 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: 782372.

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.


·         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:

·         Transcript – Copy of your transcripts related to your finance, administration, or health care education.  Unofficial transcripts are acceptable but official transcripts will be required before entrance on duty.

·         SF-50, Notification of Personnel Action (MPP applicants only) – Copy of your SF-50 documenting your career or career-conditional status and that you meet the time-in-grade requirement.

·         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.


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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