Job Overview


The Indian Health Service (IHS) provides a comprehensive health service delivery system for American Indians and Alaska Natives. Join us in our Mission to raise the physical, mental, social, and spiritual health of American Indians and Alaska Natives to the highest level.


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 made available to the Selecting Official for consideration. Hiring preference will be given to qualified Native American and Alaska Native applicants, but Veterans' preference and traditional rating and ranking of applications do not apply to these vacancies.

This position is also being announced under Announcement #IHS-13-AQ-874366-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.



This position is located at the Zuni Comprehensive Community Health Center, Division of Clinical Services, Department of Pharmacy, Zuni, New Mexico under the supervision of the Clinical Director.  The purpose of this position is to serve as the Director of Pharmacy Department.  The position directs and coordinates all pharmacy activities; provides administrative and technical supervision to staff; serve as clinical pharmacist and performs project officer duties. 

Area of Consideration: All Sources

Salary range: $96,436 - $114,517 (Annually)

Promotion potential: No  

Travel Required: Yes 1-2days per month

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

Relocation Expenses Paid:  Relocation expenses are authorized and will be paid only if you are a current Federal employee.  You will be required to sign a one year service agreement.  Failure to fulfill the one year service agreement may result in repayment of relocation expenses.

Is position covered by PL 101-630(Child Care)? Yes 

Is drug testing required?  No

Is government housing available?  Yes (depending on availability)

Is this a bargaining unit position?  No

Call back, standby, rotating shifts, nights/weekends/holidays? Yes 

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  • As the Director of Pharmacy is responsible and accountable for day-to-day activities.  Provides administrative and technical supervision to staff.  Manages conflict resolution and promotes positive morale among staff.
  • Provides pharmacy services.  Provides patient counseling, performs drug usage evaluations and formulary review evaluations.  Performs narcotic record keeping, monthly drug storage inspections.  Assures accurate dispensing of prescriptions for outpatient and inpatient.
  • Serve as project officer for service contracts.  Monitor contractor's progress during the life of the contract.