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    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.

    This position is located within the Indian Health Service (IHS), Headquarters (HQ), Office of Environmental Health and Engineering (OEHE), Division of Facilities Planning and Construction (DFPC) in Rockville, Maryland. The purpose of this position is to provide professional facilities program analysis to the IHS program executives and program directors, consultation, expertise, and data management to IHS healthcare facilities. The incumbent coordinates information gathering and disseminates activities, and other related facilities activities of the Division.
    This position reports to the Director, DFPC.

    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 being announced concurrently under Delegated Examining procedures. Please review vacancy announcement number IHS-18-HQ-10161859-DE; for eligibility requirements. NOTE: Applicants must apply separately for each announcement in order to be considered.

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    Responsibilities

    Technical Management
    Technical expert to IHS staff on laws, policies, regulations, standards codes, etc., pertaining to new facility workload, space, and staff requirements. Coordinates IHS nationwide health facilities planning and construction program with Tribal staff and architectural/engineering firms. Maintains computer tracking systems and Health Systems Planning criteria databases for facilities construction, modernization, maintenance, and repair projects.
    Program Administration
    Responsible for guidance, information reporting, technical support, and the allocation of funding related to new facilities construction. Develops primary health facilities where unmet health needs exist. Develops and publishes technical handbooks, guidance, and standardized documentation to assist Area implementation of the Facilities Planning Program elements. Ensures compatibility and interoperability of components, equipment, and systems.
    Program and Group Management
    Coordinates the development of national standards for aspects of facilities planning and related management issues. Participates in interagency workgroups and acts as liaison to benefit the IHS Facilities Management program sharing information and establishment of best practices.

    Travel Required

    Occasional travel - You may be expected to travel for this position.

    Supervisory status

    No

    Promotion Potential

    13

  • Job family (Series)

    0801 General Engineering

This job originated on www.usajobs.gov. For the full announcement and to apply, visit www.usajobs.gov/GetJob/ViewDetails/493836500. Only resumes submitted according to the instructions on the job announcement listed at www.usajobs.gov will be considered.