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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.

  “RE-ADVERTISEMENT”-- Those who already applied for this position "DO NOT" Need to Re-Apply “UNLESS” you would like to update your application and/or supporting documents; your applications will be re-considered.  

To be eligible for this position under the Delegated Examining (DE) hiring plan, you must be a U.S. Citizen.

This position is also being announced under Announcement # IHS-R2-BJ-823738-ESEP/MP for those who want to be considered under Merit Promotion Plan/Excepted Service Examining Plan. If you wish to be considered under all hiring plans you must submit an application to both job opportunity announcements.

ORGANIZATIONAL LOCATION:  Department of Health and Human Services (HHS), Indian Health Service (IHS), Northern Plains Regional Bemidjin Area, Office of Environmental Health & Engineering (OEH&E), Division of Facilities Management, in Bemidji, Minnesota  & Rhinelander, Wisconsin.

Bemidji, MN United States 1 vacancy
Rhinelander, WI United States 1 vacancy

POSITION DETAILS: < Full-Time / Permanent >

  • Salary Range:  $38,790.00  -  $74,628.00  (Annually)
  • Promotion Potential:  GS-11
  • Merit Promotion Position:  YES
  • Travel Required:  YES--Frequent travel may be required.
  • Supervisory/Managerial Position:  NO
  • Relocation Expenses Paid:  NO--"Travel & Relocation Expenses" will not be paid (Travel, transportation, and relocation expenses associated with reporting for duty in this position will be the responsibility of the employee).
  • Is position covered by PL 101-630:  NO
  • Is drug testing required:  NO
  • Is government housing available:  NO
  • Is this a bargaining unit position:  YES
  • Tour of Duty (Work Schedule):  40 Hours Per Week

If Applicable:  This position may require 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.


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·         Plans, implements, and evaluate comprehensive field environmental health programs for assigned tribes.

·         Conducts surveys of facilities, write and present reports of findings; conducts investigations of emergent Environmental Health problems.

·         Develops Environmental Health and occupational safety and health policies, regulations, codes, etc.

·         Provides technical consultation by assisting with Environmental Health hazard identification and mitigation.

·         Performs other position related duties as assigned.