Job Overview


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.

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 (BAO), Fort Belknap Service Unit (FBSU):

Harlem, MT United States Few vacancies
Hays, MT United States Few vacancies


Salary range: $58,183.00- $94,427.00 (Annually)

Promotion potential:   GS-12

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?:   Yes (depending on availability)

Is this a bargaining unit position?:   Yes

Call back overtime, rotating shifts?: Yes

WHO MAY APPLY:To be eligible for this position under the Delegated Examining (DE) hiring plan, you must be a U.S. Citizen.

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***This position is also being announced under Announcement # IHS-13-BI-828335-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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·    Assesses, plans and provides comprehensive and therapeutic medical care to individual geriatric, adult, adolescent, pediatric and infant patients and their families.

·    Orders and/or performs screening and diagnostic tests and procedures (lab studies, x-rays, electrocardiograms, audiograms, pulmonary function tests, etc.).

·    Makes diagnosis and decisions concerning medical and nursing care needs of patients, formulates and implements plan of care which may involve various treatment modalities, prescribing medications, consultation with other health care providers, and referrals.

·    Provides emergency treatment and initiates emergency life saving measures as appropriate, i.e., cardiac arrest, shock, hemorrhage or overdose/poisonings, seizures, and emergency obstetric delivery.

·    Teaches and counsels patients and family on disease prevention and health maintenance techniques. Promotes responsible behavior and implements plans to further enhance patient/family understanding of medical problems.

·    Collaborates with other health care professionals to develop treatment protocols, standards of practice and policies. Participates in ongoing quality improvement activities, including audits, chart reviews, development of review criteria, development of plans for improving performance and evaluation of effectiveness of actions in improving performance.

·    Serves as a consultant and provides technical assistance to other health care providers and staff.

Travel Required

  • Not Required