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Dentist and Dental Hygienist Careers

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Direct Tribal Hire

The Direct Tribal Hire Career Path

Some dentists, dental hygienists and dental assistants find working directly for a Tribe the most rewarding career path. The Indian Health Service (IHS) supports Tribal hiring initiatives by including information on the Web site and in recruitment materials. Applicants for direct-hire positions are encouraged to connect with the primary contact listed in the vacancy announcement. Click on the Job Title in the vacancy listing to locate the primary contact on the second page of the listing.

To be eligible for Tribal hire, candidates must be licensed in the state of the assignment. Please keep in mind that your Tribal application is completely separate from the Civil Service and the US Public Health Service (USPHS) Commissioned Corps federal employment systems. Therefore, you will negotiate your compensation, benefits and advancement directly with the Tribe.

 

 

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