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Direct Tribal Hire

A third career path is to accept employment directly with one of the more than 560 federally recognized Tribes throughout 35 US states. Employment benefits for those who choose to work directly for a Tribe varies, depending on the Tribe and the position, but benefits are comparable to those offered by federal personnel systems. IHS can help you find a position with a Tribal health program, but you will negotiate pay and benefits directly with the Tribe.