About the Agency
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.
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 Job Opportunity Announcement has been amended to keep the original close date of June 18, 2014.
LOCATION: Department of Health and Human Services (HHS), Indian Health Service
(IHS), Northern Plains Regional Great Plains Area, PHS Indian Health Hospital, Rapid
City, S.D., Office of the Chief Executive Officer. This position reports to the Deputy Area
Rapid City Service Unit is located in the beautiful
Black Hills of South Dakota. Rapid City is a regional center with a
population of 80,000 people and offers several commercial connecting flights
each day to Denver, the Twin Cities, and Salt Lake City. There is great
shopping, numerous restaurants, various cultural activities, popular tourist
attractions, and many outdoor activities (including hiking, climbing, mountain
biking, hunting, fishing, boating, snowmobiling, cross-country skiing, and
downhill skiing/boarding). It has excellent public schools, 1 university,
1 private college, and 1 technical school, and is the home to Ellsworth Air Force