As a result of the current Federal government funding situation, the information on this website may not be up to date or acted upon. Updates regarding government operating status and resumption of normal operations can be found at www.opm.gov . Despite the lapse in appropriations, IHS will continue to provide direct clinical health care services as well as referrals for contracted services that cannot be provided through IHS clinics. For more information on how IHS is impacted, visit: HHS Contingency Plan
Health care facilities are located near beautiful settings such as the Atlantic Ocean, the Great Smoky Mountains, and the Great Lakes. Most professionals in the area's facilities are employed by tribes, but may also belong to one of the government's personnel systems, the U.S. Government Civil Service or the U.S. Public Health Service Commissioned Corps . Each has different pay scales, requirements and incentives. In addition to health care professionals, IHS employs administrative and clerical staff, engineers and information technology professionals.
To be eligible for employment, candidates must be a United States citizen. Indian Health Service is required by law to give absolute preference in selection to qualified Indian preference candidates in the filling of a position by appointment, promotion, transfer, reassignment, reinstatement or any other personnel action. Eligibility for Indian Preference is determined by the current Indian Health Service policy.
More information about working for the Indian Health Service is available on the IHS Human Resources web site. To search for current job openings with the Indian Health Service, visit the IHS Jobs web page.