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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.


This position is located in the Division of Commissioned Personnel Support (DCPS), Office of Management Services (OMS), Indian Health Service (IHS).   Duty location is Rockville, MD.   The incumbent reports directly to the Deputy Director, DCPS.   The incumbent provides Commissioned Corps human resource support and technical services, and serves as a point of contact to interface between customers and the Headquarters Division Director's Office. This position reports the Director, Division of Commissioned Corps Personnel.

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


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  • Provides information to Corps officers and applicants regarding termination, activation, personnel orders, and payroll. Answers questions regarding Commissioned Corps policies, procedures, and regulatory requirements. 
  • Responsible for all aspects the IHS Commissioned Corps Awards Program including policy/program development and implementation, advising officers and agency officials to which commissioned officers are assigned, maintenance of records and development of routine and special reports.       
  • Provide managers, employees, and job applicants with information and interpretation of the agency’s recruitment and placement procedures, practices, policies, and guidelines. 
  • Reviews new or proposed Commissioned Corps policies, procedures and regulatory requirements and makes recommendations for changes. Adapts and creates methods for data collection and preparation for reports or responses to inquiries.