Job Overview


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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.
Your application will expire in 3 months and you will need to reapply to keep your application active. This is an open continuous vacancy announcement and applications will be referred when vacancies occur. This Announcement is intended as a mechanism of providing consideration for the greatest number of potential candidates. Candidates with a complete application will be considered for all vacancies that occur for a 3-month period or the closing date of this announcement, whichever comes first. You will be considered for those vacancies that match your desired geographic locations, skills and or job preferences. Positions may be filled at ANY of the grade levels indicated in this announcement, with or without promotion potential as vacancies occur. Applicants should specify the lowest grade (GS-level) that they will accept.


Department of Health and Human Services (HHS), Indian Health Service (IHS), Billings Area Indian Health Service, Fort Peck Service Unit (FPSU): Poplar, MT United States 1 vacancy
Wolf Point, MT United States 1 vacancy


Salary range: $68,809.00-$106,369.00 (Annually)

Promotion potential: GS-13

Merit Promotion Position: Yes

Travel Required: Yes; occasional

Supervisory/Managerial Position: No

Relocation Expenses Paid: Paid - Travel, transportation, and relocation expenses are authorized and will be paid only if this would NOT be the first official duty station for the new appointee.  If relocation expense allowances are paid, employee will be required to sign a one-year service agreement.  Failure to fulfill the one-year service agreement may require repayment of relocation expense allowances.  

Is drug testing required?:  No

Is government housing available?: No

Is this a bargaining unit position?: No

This position requires that you 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.


To be eligible for this position under the Delegated Examining (DE) hiring plan, you must be a U.S. Citizen. - visit for more information on Who May Apply 

***This position is also being announced under Announcement # IHS-13-BI-826130-ESEP/MP for those who want to be considered under Merit Promotion Plan/Excepted Service Examining Plan.  If you wish to be considered all hiring plans you must submit an application to both job opportunity announcements.***


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·    Demonstrated experience independently prescribing psychotropic medications in an appropriate manner, monitoring patients' responses to medication, and adjusting medications as needed. 

·    Prescribing Psychotropic medications, p rovides consultation services for psychotropic medications.

·    Provide clinical and preventative services to children and families in coordination with local agencies and schools, including individual and group psychotherapy, mental status evaluations, crisis intervention, suicide assessments, psychological testing, and consultation with a multi-disciplinary treatment staff.

·    Coordination of services with providers, agencies, families and individuals.

·    Develops effective case management services for child abuse, suicide, family violence, chemical dependency and chronically mentally ill clients.

·    Collaborates with tribal and IHS chemical dependency programs, BIA Social Services, Tribal Court and community mental health center programs to develop comprehensive services and provide continuity of patient care.

Travel Required

  • Not Required