Job Announcement: Great Plains Area Chief Medical Officer position

March 21, 2016
Posted by AAIP News on 03/21/2016 Job Title:  Medical Officer (Administrative)
Department:  Department Of Health And Human Services
Agency:  Indian Health Service Job Announcement Number:  IHS-16-GP-1656019-ES/MP/DH

SALARY RANGE: $200,000.00 to $255,000.00 / Per Year OPEN PERIOD: Thursday, March 17, 2016 to Wednesday, March 30, 2016 SERIES & GRADE: GS-0602-15 POSITION INFORMATION: Full Time – Permanent DUTY LOCATIONS: 1 vacancy in the following location:
Aberdeen, SD View Map
WHO MAY APPLY: Candidates eligible under Indian Preference authority; Federal employee serving on career/career-conditional appointments; reinstatement eligibles; applicants eligible for non-competitive appointment; VEOA/VRA/30% disabled veterans; CTAP/ICTAP; Schedule A eligibles; PHS Commissioned Corps Personnel or Direct Hiring Authority. SECURITY CLEARANCE: Public Trust – Background Investigation SUPERVISORY STATUS: Yes


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 in Aberdeen, South Dakota and reports to the Area Director. The purpose of this position is to serve as the Great Plains Area Chief Medical Officer, planning, developing, coordinating, and monitoring, assessing, evaluating and providing expert over-sight for all medical and quality related programs and health related activities. 
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.


DIRECT HIRE AUTHORITY ANNOUNCEMENT: These positions are eligible to be filled through Office of Personnel Management’s delegated Direct Hire Authority [DHA]. The Direct Hire Authority has been authorized by the Homeland Security Act of 2002 and Part 337, Subpart B, Title 5 of the Code of Federal Regulations [5 CFR]. If filled utilizing DHA, the following is applicable: all applicants who meet the basic qualification requirements will be forwarded to the Selecting Official for consideration. The “rule of three,” Veteran’s preference and traditional rating and ranking of applicants do not apply to the Direct Hire process. Indian Preference does apply.


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