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Supervisory Environmental Health Specialist - Department of Health And Human Services

Location: Multiple
Full-time position
Closing Date: March 28, 2018
Job #12336
Posted: February 28, 2018

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.
Position is located with the Navajo Area Indian Health Service, Office of Environmental Health. One vacancy in Shiprock, NM, One vacancy in Kayenta, AZ, One vacancy in Many Farms, AZ. The purpose of this position is to develop, implement and supervise a comprehensive environmental health services program.
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.


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.
BASIC REQUIREMENT(S): Successful completion of a full 4-year course of study in an accredited college or university leading to a bachelors or higher degree, which included a major study in an academic field relating to environmental health sciences.
In addition to meeting the basic qualification requirements, applicants must have specialized experience and/or directly related education in the amounts shown:
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:
SPECIALIZED EXPERIENCE: that equipped the applicant with the particular knowledge, skills, and abilities to perform successfully the duties of the position, and that is typically in or related to the work of the position to be filled. "Examples of the type of experience which will be credited those which included a full scope of environmental health surveys, evaluations and investigation, identifying health hazards and the need for preventive measures and reducing or eliminating disease and injury caused by environmentally related factors in facilities. Work which included the application of environmental health concepts, principles, methods and techniques as well as health laws, codes, rules and regulations, etc.
SUBSTITUTION OF EDUCATION FOR EXPERIENCE: Ph.D or equivalent doctoral degree of 3 full years of progressively higher level graduate education leading to such a degree or LL.M. is qualifying. This education must be directly related to the position being filled and must have been obtained in an accredited college or university.
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 under the appropriate category below:
a. Ability to motivate, train, and work effectively with subordinates who have a variety of backgrounds and training.
b. Ability to accomplish the quality and quantity of work expected within set limits of cost and time.
c. Ability to plan own work and carry out assignments effectively.
d. Ability to communicate with others effectively both orally and in writing in working out solutions to problems or questions relating to the work.
e. Ability to understand and further management goals as these affect day-to-day work operations.
f. Ability to develop improvements in or design new work methods and procedures.
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

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