Job Overview


Become a part of an innovative, dynamic, nationwide organization of dedicated health care providers working to meet the individual health care needs of American Indians and Alaska Natives. Indian Health Service (IHS) employees are considerate in our care, creative in our approach, enthusiastic about our work and compassionate with our patients.

Our lifestyle is adventurous, community oriented and focused on service and problem solving as part of a professional interdisciplinary team. Join us in improving the health outcomes of 2.2 million American Indians and Alaska Natives.

Health System Administrator (Chief Executive Officer) for the Hopi Health Care Center located in Polacca, AZ one of the locations under the Phoenix Area Indian Health Service.  Position plans, implements, and administers programs and services in a health care or medical facility.  The Hopi Health Care Chief Executive Offers will report to the Director for Field Operations of the Indian Health Service, Phoenix Area.

FIRST CUT-OFF DATE:  August 31, 2016.  Applications received by the first cut-off date will be referred first.  Applications of qualified applicants received after the first cut-off date will be referred to the selecting official once a month until the closing date of December 30, 2016 or once a selection is made.

Recruitment or relocation incentives may be authorized.  At least a one year service agreement will be required.

Government Housing:  Subject to availability.
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.


  • Provides overall leadership and direction for all professional, administrative, technical, and clerical and wage grade workers within the Hopi Health Care Center.
  • Responsible and accountable for managing all health activities within the Hopi Health Care Center
  • Identifies the changing needs of the beneficiary population and initiates program improvements and modifications to meet them, to achieve the Indian Health Service goals and objectives.
  • Responsible for the overall planning, organizing, implementation, directing, evaluation, and revision of functional administrative and management areas of the clinical services.
  • Responsible for the development and justification of the service unit financial plan, staffing plan, and Medicare/Medicaid Spending Plan.
  • Monitors all personnel management activities within the service unit health care system.
  • Serves as an advocate for the Indian communities in the service unit in obtaining resources for operation of comprehensive health delivery system.

Travel Required

  • Occasional Travel
  • Occasional overnight travel may be required.

Relocation Authorized

  • Yes
  • Relocation expenses are authorized and will be paid. You will be required to sign a one year service agreement. Failure to fulfill the one year service agreement may result in repayment of relocation expenses.