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.

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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.

This position is located in the Division of Diabetes Treatment and Prevention (DDTP), Office of Clinical and Preventive Services (OCPS), Indian Health Service (IHS), Department of Health and Human Services (HHS).  The duty station is Rockville, Maryland. 

The OCPS serves as the primary source of national advocacy, policy and program development, budget development and allocation for clinical, preventive, community, and public health programs for the IHS, Area Offices and Service Units.  OCPS has responsibility for leadership, consultation, and technical support to clinical and public health programs.  OCPS develops, manages, and administers patient care policy and program development through five divisions to include Behavioral Health, Clinical and Community Services, Nursing Services, Oral Health, and Diabetes Treatment and Prevention. 

The duties and responsibilities assigned to the incumbent of this position are twofold which are:  (1) Serving as a project consultant providing oversight on the full range of programmatic grants and contracts  administration for DDTP Programs, such as the Special Diabetes Program for Indians, Diabetes Prevention Program, Healthy Heart Program, and others; and (2) Serving as a program expert and advisor in the areas of diabetes prevention, treatment, and quality improvement services for American Indians and Alaska Natives.  This position reports to the Director, DDTP.

***This postion is being Re-advertised to solicit additional applicants. Previous applicants that applied to announcement number IHS-13-HQ-939904-ESEP/MP MUST reapply for consideration.***

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• Plans, manages, develops, monitors, and evaluates programs and projects of the DDTP including administration of grant programs such as the Special Diabetes Program for Indians (SDPI ) Diabetes Prevention and Healthy Heart Initiatives.

• Provides diabetes nurse consultation, training, and technical assistance regarding diabetes prevention, treatment of diabetes and its complications, population-based and individualized approaches to patient education and care for people with or at risk for diabetes and related chronic health conditions, diabetes program management, and nursing consultation to local DDTP staff and grant programs, health care providers, nurses and administrative officials at health care facilities participating in DDTP programs.

• Oversees and administers the IHS contract for coordination of DDTP programs such as the Diabetes Prevention and Healthy Heart Initiative grant programs. Monitors the fulfillment of the contract scope of work to assure timely completion of all deliverables.

Travel Required

  • Not Required

Relocation Authorized

  • No