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An IHS Physicians speaks with a candidate

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 vary depending on the Tribe and the position. However, the benefits are comparable to those offered by federal personnel systems. The IHS will provide Tribal health program contact information. You will negotiate pay and benefits directly with the Tribe.

For information about Direct Tribal Hire opportunities, contact:

Damion Killsback, PharmD
LCDR, USPHS
Indian Health Service
801 Thompson Avenue,
TMP-450A
Rockville, MD 20852
Phone: (301) 443-2472

Michael Berryhill, MSW
Indian Health Service
801 Thomspon Avenue, TMP 450-A
Rockville, MD 20852
Phone: (301) 443-2443