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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), Phoenix Area Indian Health Service (IHS), Fort Yuma Service Unit, Yuma, AZ.


Promotion potential: None, position at full performance level

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; exceptions will be made for current USPHS Commissioned Corps Officers.

Is position covered by PL 101-630? Yes, you must submit a completed Childcare Addendum to form OF-306 with your application (see Required Documents section for more information)

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


Any U.S. Citizen


Serves as the Chief Pharmacist for the Fort Yuma Service Unit and is responsible for the quality of pharmacy services provided:

  • Supervise three Pharmacists and two Pharmacy Technicians.
  • Develop and implement a departmental quality improvement program.
  • Serve as pharmacy consultant and advisor on drug affects
  • Function as a primary care specialist.