Program Specialist (Scholarship)
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 located in the Scholarship Branch (SB), Division of Health Professions Support (DHPS), Office of Human Resources (OHR), Indian Health Service (IHS), Department of Health and Human Services (DHHS).
The employee provides oversight and counseling to IHS Scholarship Program (IHSSP) participants as they pursue their academic studies, obtain post-graduate training during approved deferment, and seek approved placement/transfers for service payback, and coordinates the planning, administration, and execution of complicated programs to achieve the IHS mission to provide Al/AN health/allied health care providers who are culturally competent in meeting the health care provider shortage objectives of the IHS. This position reports to the Chief, Scholarship Branch.
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.
- Occasional Travel
- 3-5 trips annually
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.
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:
establishing and maintaining working relationships with scholarship recipients; scholarship program requirements, applicable laws, regulations, and policies; education counseling and explaining educational benefits such as tuition assistance or financial assistance programs; and in counseling students to establish educational and occupational objectives.
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: Friday, March 31, 2017
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