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The IHS is the principal federal health care provider and health advocate for American Indians and Alaska Natives (AI/AN). The IHS goal is to raise Indian health status to the highest possible level. IHS provides leadership and direction to programs and activities designed to improve health outcomes to over 1.9 million AI/AN through a system of IHS, Tribal and Urban operated facilities and programs. For information on the IHS visit IHS.GOV.
The Indian Health Service is required by law to give preference to qualified applicants 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. The Indian Health Service is an Equal Opportunity Employer.
The Division of Facilities Planning and Construction is responsible for developing, implementing and managing the IHS nationwide health facilities planning and construction program to address the need for new and replacement health care facilities which includes: hospitals, health centers, health clinics, personnel quarters and other support facilities. This requires coordinating and representing the program internally to IHS with other Rockville offices, Area and Service Unit facilities and planning staff, the Division of Engineering Services (DES), Tribal staff and architectural/engineering firms to ensure that projects are justified, funded, implemented and completed on a timely basis. External to the IHS, the Division represents the program with the HHS, other Federal Departments and agencies, state and local agencies, Federal Executive staff and Tribes. The Director, DFPC directly supervises a staff of approximately six professional and/or paraprofessionals and provides executive leadership of facilities planning and construction to facilities staff located at the twelve IHS Area Offices. This position
reports to the Director, Office of Environmental Health and Engineering, Rockville, Maryland.
Who may apply:
· Merit Promotion Plan (MPP): these are current or former Civil Service employees; PHS Commissioned Officers; or Veterans applying under VEOA
· Excepted Service Examining Plan (ESEP): American Indians and Alaska Natives with no prior federal experience
See http://www.ihs.gov/jobsatihs/ for more details.