Job Overview


The Indian Health Service (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 IHS is required by law to give absolute 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 IHS is an Equal Opportunity Employer.

Lawton Commuting Area - Management determined in advance of the announcement that there is likely to be an adequate number of qualified applicants in the local commuting area.  Outside non-Indian preference candidates will not be considered when using special areas of consideration.

This positions provides all security functions within the main hospital as well as all the exterior buildings on the campus. Incumbent patrols buildings and grounds and monitors the internal and external surveillance camera's to protect patients, visitors and employees at the Lawton Indian Hospital.  Position reports to the Supervisory Security Guard.

NOTE:  By law, selection for this position is primarily restricted to individuals entitled to Veterans Preference.  With few exceptions by law, non-veterans who are not permanently employed at the applicable Service Unit/Area Office, cannot be selected when there are Veterans Preference eligibles available.  However, permanent federal employees currently serving in a position covered by the same generic title as the one to be filled, may be selected without regard to Veterans Preference. 

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·         Provides internal and external building security.

·         Checks any unauthorized vehicles or suspicious persons on the premises after work hours.

·         Enforces clinic parking rules and regulations.

·         Use daily sign in journal making notations of circumstances out of the ordinary.