This position is located in the Chinle Service Unit, Pinon
Health Center, Arizona. Incumbent will develop goals and objective,
policies and procedures, and nursing standards for the nursing
program in alignment with the Public Health Nursing Program and
will report directly to the Director of Public Health.
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- Provide full technical and administrative supervision for the
Public Health Nursing Program.
- Reviews and evaluates services to patients, families, and
identified groups and proposes and/or implements changes and
- Facilitates coordination of service and continuity of care for
patient health teams.
- Coordinates with hospitals, health centers, community health
tribal organizations, and county state agencies in planning health
- Serves on committees as requested and facilitates group process
to develop resources to address unmet needs.
- Participates in clinical conferences, workshops, in-services
and staff meetings.
- Determines staff and other resources necessary to provide
comprehensive, culturally sensitive, age specific care in
prevention of illness and the promotion and maintenance of health
status for patients, families, and identified groups through a
multidisciplinary health care center and community.
Occasional travel - You may be expected to travel for this
Conditions of Employment
Must pass pre-employment examination.
Selectee may be subject to a probationary/trial period
ESEP appointees typically serve a two year trial period
U.S. Citizenship is required
Selective Service Registration is required for males born after
This is a designated position covered by Public Law 101-630,
requiring contact or control over Indian children. Due to this
requirement, the agency must ensure that persons hired for these
positions have not been found guilty of or pleaded nolo contendere
or guilty to certain crimes.
Confidential Financial Disclosure Form required.
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.
The selected individual is required to obtain and maintain
medical staff clinical privileges, including any licensure
requirements. If privileges are not obtained or maintained during
employment, the employee will be subject to adverse actions, up to
and including removal from Federal service.
Successfully pass the E-Verify employment verification check. To
learn more about E-Verify, including your rights and
responsibilities, visit www.dhs.gov/E-Verify/.
Background Investigation: 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. 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. You may be subject
to a credit check as a part of the background investigation
Fingerprinting, as part of the background investigation process,
may be delayed due to COVID-19. All other background investigation
procedures will apply. Be advised that your continued employment
will require you to complete a fingerprint check within 60 days
after notification of return to full operations and successfully
obtaining a favorable background investigation.
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.
Education: A graduate or higher level degree, bachelor's degree,
associate degree, or diploma from an accredited professional
nursing educational program is required. This education must have
been accredited by the Commission on Collegiate Nursing Education
(external link), Council on Accreditation of Nurse Anesthesia
Educational Programs (external link), Accreditation Commission for
Midwifery Education (external link), or an accrediting body
recognized by the U.S. Department of Education (external link) at
the time the degree was obtained. Degree from Foreign Nursing
School: Official certification from the Commission on Graduates of
Foreign Nursing Schools (external link) is required for individuals
who graduated from foreign nursing schools.
Licensure: For all grade levels and positions, applicants must
have passed the National Council Licensure Examination (external
link). In addition, they must possess a current, active, full, and
unrestricted license or registration as a professional nurse from a
State, the District of Columbia, the Commonwealth of Puerto Rico,
or a territory of the United States.
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.
GS-12: In addition to the mandatory license and education
described above under Basic Requirements, applicants must have at
least one or more full years of professional nursing experience
that is equivalent to the next lower grade level - Examples of
Specialized Experience: planning and evaluating work, setting
priorities, determining resources needed, determining goals and
strategies; managing and organizing information; making decisions
and leading programs or projects; delivering public health and
nursing services to individuals, families, schools, and community;
determining patient and family needs; developing health care plans;
providing nursing services and treatments; assigning work to
subordinates, and ensuring program meets all accreditation
SUPERVISORY AND 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
- Ability to motivate, train and work effectively with
subordinates who have a variety of background and training.
- Ability to accomplish the quality and quantity of work expected
with set limits of cost and time.
- Ability to plan own work and carry out assignments
- Ability to communicate with others effectively, both orally and
in writing, in working out solutions to problems or questions
related to work.
- Ability to understand and further manage goals as these affect
day-to-day work operations.
- Ability to develop improvements in or design new work methods
Time In Grade
Federal employees in the competitive service are also subject to
the 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 all qualification requirements within 30 days of
the closing date of the announcement.
For positions requiring positive education 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.
When there is a positive education requirement, or you are using
education to qualify as a substitution for experience, transcripts
(unofficial) are required at the time of application to verify that
you meet the educational requirement or substitution.
Only attendance and/or degrees from schools accredited by
accrediting institutions recognized by the U.S. Department of
Education may be credited. Applicants can verify accreditation at
the following website: https://www.ed.gov/accreditation
Foreign Education: If you are using education completed in
foreign colleges or universities to meet the qualification
requirements, you must show that the education credentials have
been evaluated by a private organization that specializes in
interpretation of foreign education programs and such education has
been deemed equivalent to that gained in an accredited U.S.
education program; or full credit has been given for the courses at
a U.S. accredited college or university. For further information,