Indian Health Service Health System Administrator (Chief Executive Officer) in Fort Washakie, Wyoming

Indian Health Service
1 vacancy in the following location:
  • Fort Washakie, WY
Work Schedule is Full Time - Permanent

Opened Friday 10/14/2016 (6 day(s) ago)

** Closes Thursday 10/27/2016 (7 day(s) away)

Job Overview

Become a part of an innovative, dynamic, nationwide organization of dedicated health care providers working to meet the individual health care needs of American Indians and Alaska Natives. Indian Health Service (IHS) employees are considerate in our care, creative in our approach, enthusiastic about our work and compassionate with our patients.

Our lifestyle is adventurous, community oriented and focused on service and problem solving as part of a professional interdisciplinary team. Join us in improving the health outcomes of 2.2 million American Indians and Alaska Natives. This position is the Chief Executive Officer for the Wind River Service Unit, Fort Washakie, Wyoming. The incumbent reports to the Executive Officer, Billings Area Office. The IHS is required by law to give absolute preference to qualified applicants who meet the Secretary of the Interior's definition of Indian for appointment to vacancies within the IHS in accordance with established IHS policy as outlined in the Indian Health Manual Part 7, Chapter 3. The IHS is an Equal Opportunity Employer.

  • Provide overall leadership and direction for all professional, administrative, technical, and clerical and wage grade workers within the Wind River Service Unit.
  • Responsibility and accountability for managing all health activities within the Service Unit.
  • Identify the changing needs of the beneficiary population and initiates program improvements and modifications to meet them, to achieve the Indian Health Service goals and objectives, while making best possible use of available financial, human and material resources.
  • Plan, organize, implement, direct, evaluate, and revision of functional administrative and management areas of the clinical services, allied health services and coordination with contact health services.
  • Monitor all personnel management activities within the service unit health care system.
  • Maintain liaison with Area Office, Tribal Health Officials, state and local health departments and other agencies regarding such resources.
Travel Required
  • Occasional Travel
  • Occasional travel may be required.
Relocation Authorized
  • Yes
  • Relocation expenses may be authorized and may be paid. You will be required to sign a one year service agreement. Failure to fulfill the one year service agreement may result in repayment of relocation expenses.
Job Requirements
Key Requirements
  • Selectee will be subject to a pre-employment fingerprint check.
  • Selectee will be subject to a background investigation.
  • Selectee will be subject to a probationary/trial period.
  • ESEP appointees typically serve two year trial period.
  • More than one selection may be made from this announcement.
  • U.S. Citizenship is required
  • Selective Service Registration is required for males born after 12/31/1959
  • Confidential Financial Disclosure Form required.
    • ### Qualifications

To qualify for this position, your resume must state sufficient experience and/or education, to perform the duties of the specific position for which you are applying. Experience refers to paid and unpaid experience, including volunteer work done through National Service programs (e.g., Peace Corps, AmeriCorps) and other organizations (e.g., professional; philanthropic; religious; spiritual; community; social). You will receive credit for all qualifying experience, including volunteer and part time experience. You must clearly identify the duties and responsibilities in each position held and the total number of hours per week.

For positions requiring positive education requirements, or if you are using education to meet all or part of the qualification requirements, you MUST submit a copy of your transcripts or an itemized list of college courses which includes equivalent information from the transcript (course title, semester/quarter hours, and grade/degree earned) in your resume.


Individual Occupational Requirements*Specialized Experience:*Progressively responsible analytical or administrative, or clinical management or supervisory experience in the health care field. This work may have been performed in an operating health care facility or a higher organizational echelon with advisory or directional authority over such facilities. Work must have involved a close working relationship with facility managers and analysis and/or coordination of administrative, clinical, or other service activities, and provided knowledge of the following:

  • Missions, organizations, programs, and requirements of health care delivery systems;
  • Regulations and standards of various regulatory and credentialing groups; and
  • Government-wide, agency, and facility systems and requirements in various administrative areas such as budget, personnel, and procurement.

Applicants must also possess:

  • Management ability to delegate authority, evaluate and oversee people and programs, recognize and adapt to changing priorities; and
  • Knowledge of the interrelationships and interdependencies among various medical and administrative services and programs.

In addition, to the Basic Requirements, you must also meet the Minimum Qualifications stated below- MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS: Your resume must demonstrate at least one (1) year of specialized experience equivalent to at least the next lower grade level in the Federal service obtained in either the private or public sector performing the following type of work and/or tasks:

To qualify based on specialized experience for GS-14 level, you must have one year of experience (equivalent to the GS-13) level that included duties such as: Managing a rural, Critical Access Hospital (CAH) and meeting the Center for Medicare and Medicaid (CMS) Services Conditions of Participation and/or Joint Commission accreditation criteria. Supervising staff with a wide range of complex skills, education and abilities in a hospital setting. Managing a medical program, creating a positive relationship with Medical Staff, project, or team including providing direction, work assignments, human resources actions, making recommendations using effective communications. Managing a provider-based outpatient clinic. Experience or knowledge in managing a hospital-based Emergency Medical Services. Working with the Federal Government fiscal and legislative systems, health care delivery systems including Federal, Tribal, Urban and private. Working with data, including protecting, analyzing, interpreting, evaluating and drawing conclusions and recommendations. Serve as the primary point of accountability of all health services delivered. Ensure sound fiscal management of the Service Unit including maintaining a complex balanced budget, analyzing and interpreting financial data to make decisions. Provide human resources oversight in all areas. Managing and completing multiple management priorities and meeting deadlines. Provide support to Area management on strategic planning, policy formulation, and program development for a hospital organization. Establishing and maintaining a collaborative relationship with Tribal leadership.

PREFERRED EXPERIENCE AND KNOWLEDGE: Working with Tribes, Tribal organizations, Tribal governments AND experience and knowledge in P.L. 93-638 processes.

SUPERVISORY OR MANAGERIAL ABILITIES: Candidates must have demonstrated in their work experience or training that they possess, or have the potential to develop, the qualities of successful supervision, as listed below: A. Assign to and review work of subordinates, train and work effectively with subordinates from a variety of backgrounds and with different levels/areas of training. B. Accomplish the quality and quantity of work expected within set limits of cost and time. C. Plan own work and carry out assignments effectively. D. Communicate with others effectively both orally and in writing, in working out solutions to problems or questions relating to the work. E. Understand and further management goals as these affect day-to-day work operations. F. Develop improvements in or design new work methods and procedures. IN ADDITION to the abilities required above, candidates must also possess, or have the potential to develop, the ability to: 1) Deal effectively with individuals or groups representing widely divergent backgrounds, interests, and points of view. 2) Adjust work operations to meet emergency or changing program or production requirements within available resources and with minimum sacrifice of quantity of quality work. 3) Establish program objectives or performance goals and to assess progress toward their achievement. 4) Coordinate and integrate the work activities of several organizational segments or several different projects. 5) Analyze organizational and operational problems and develop timely and economical solutions. 6) Represent the activity both within and outside the organization or agency and to gain support for the agency's program goals. Personal Attributes: Candidates for all supervisory/managerial positions must demonstrate all of the following personal qualities: a. Objectivity and fairness in judging people on their ability, and situations on the facts and circumstances; b. Capacity to adjust to change, work pressures, or difficult situations without undue stress; c. Willingness to consider new ideas or divergent points of view; d. Capacity to "see the job through;" e. Understanding of the ability to work with American Indians and Alaska Natives.

Time-In-Grade Requirements: Merit Promotion (status) candidates must have completed one year of service at the next lower grade level. Time-In-Grade provisions do not apply under the Excepted Service Examining Plan (ESEP).

You must meet the requirements of the job by 11:59 pm (Eastern Standard Time) of the closing date: Thursday, October 27, 2016

Security Clearance

Public Trust - Background Investigation

Additional Information
What To Expect Next

You can track the progress of your application package via your USAJOBS account. You will receive an acknowledgement from USAJOBS that your submission was successful once we have received your on-line occupational questionnaire, resume, and any supporting documentation. You will be notified of the status of your application via your USAJOBS Account after we conduct a qualification review of your complete application package. You will be contacted if further evaluation or interviews are required. Any exaggeration of your experience, false statements, or attempt to conceal information may disqualify you for employment consideration. We may verify all information you provide in your resume and questionnaire responses, through reference and/or background check, and/or verification of your education. If you are selected, you will be contacted personally by the Human Resources (HR) office posting this announcement.

You will no longer need to call the HR Office to determine your application status. USAJOBS has added an alert setting to their system to provide status updates for applicants. You can elect to activate the status updates from your USAJOBS profile at any point during the application process.

If all required documentation is not submitted with your application you will lose consideration. It is the applicant's responsibility to verify that information and documents entered, uploaded, or faxed is received, legible and accurate. HR will not modify answers submitted by an applicant.

Indian Health Service is an Equal Opportunity Employer


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Other Information

This position meets the criteria specified in pillar number one of the five pillars of the PHS Commissioned Corps. PHS Commissioned Officers interested in performing the duties of this position within the Commissioned Corps MUST apply online under the merit promotion announcement indicated above in order to receive consideration. For more information on PHS Commissioned Corps, visit the website at:

A one-year supervisory probationary period may be required upon selection/placement.

Recruitment or relocation incentives may be authorized. At least a 6 month service agreement will be required.

Federal Employees earn annual leave at a rate (4, 6 or 8 hours per pay period) which is based on the number of years they have served as a Federal employee. IHS may offer newly-appointed Federal employees credit for their directly related previous non-federal experience or active duty uniformed military service. This credited service can be used in determining the rate at which annual leave is earned. CONDITIONS OF EMPLOYMENT: Security Clearance: If you are selected for this vacancy, you must undergo a pre-employment fingerprint check and background investigation. Fingerprint results and background investigation documentation must be cleared prior to hire. You will receive instructions on how to obtain and submit fingerprints and background investigation documentation. After you begin your employment, your continued employment is contingent upon the outcome of a complete background investigation as determined by the sensitivity level of your position. The investigation must find that you are suitable for Federal employment in your position. If you are found not suitable, you will be terminated after you begin work. If you make a false statement in any part of your application, you may not be hired; you may be fired after you begin work; or subject to possible criminal charges.

Measles and Rubella immunization required for selectees born after 1957. Seasonal Influenza immunization is required for civilian health care facility staff working in Indian Health Service health care facilities.

IHS - Operated Properties are tobacco free

Salary Range: $99,785.00 to $129,723.00 / Per Year

Series & Grade: GS-0670-14/14

Supervisory Status: Yes

Who May Apply: Candidates eligible under Indian Preference authority; Federal employee serving on career/career-conditional appointments; reinstatement eligibles; applicants eligible for non-competitive appointment; VEOA/VRA/30% disabled veterans; CTAP/ICTAP; Schedule A eligibles; PHS Commissioned Corps Personnel

Control Number: 453428200

Job Announcement Number: IHS-17-BI-1825376-ESEP/MP