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Indian Health Service The Federal Health Program for American Indians and Alaska Natives

IHS Physicians

Direct Tribal Hire Application Checklist

There will be a formal application process for you to follow at the local level after you apply via the Direct Tribal Hire career path. The primary contact at the site will be your best source of guidance for the Tribal Hire process.

Positions listed as Tribal hire are not part of the federal personnel systems, so pay and benefits vary by Tribe. Tribal hire opportunities generally require a license in the state in which the employee will work. The only exception is Alaska, which allows physicians with a valid license from another US state to work for the Tribal Corporation for a predetermined period of time while they actively pursue a valid Alaska license.