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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), Laboratory Department, Phoenix, AZ United States 1 vacancy


Salary range: $58,667.00- $76,327.00 ( Annually)

Promotion potential:  None

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, (See item # 2 in the Required Documents Tab)

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? Yes

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.

Who may apply section

Excepted Service Examining Plan Candidates (ESEP)  

Merit Promotion Plan Candidates (MPP)

Veteran's Preference including Veterans Employment Opportunity Act Candidates (VEOA)  

Commissioned Corps Candidates

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·        Directs, plans, develops, administers, and evaluates clinical laboratory services.

·       Conducts quality control procedures on equipment, reagents, and products by designed and implementing instrument, reagent, and product check systems; responds to external proficiency testing programs.

·        Established a preventive maintenance program for all instruments.  Calibrates or standardizes equipment, troubleshoots, malfunctions, and make simple repairs.

·         May reseach, test and implement new procedures and equipment.

·         Supervises a staff of professional Medical Technologists and Medical Technicians.