Hiring: Indian Health Services Seeking Environmental and Civil Engineers

December 18, 2023
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The Indian Health Services is a leader in addressing critical public health challenges facing American Indian and Alaska Native (AI/AN) communities. As the principal Federal health care provider and health advocate for American Indians and Alaska Natives, their mission is to raise the physical, mental, social, and spiritual health of American Indians and Alaska Natives to the highest level. The Agency works closely with Federal, State, and Tribal entities to ensure that Tribal communities have access to safe drinking water and sanitary waste disposal infrastructure.

Recent unprecedented funding increase will directly support IHS sanitation facilities construction projects throughout Indian Country. The demand for skilled engineers in the IHS has never been more critical.

The IHS Division of Sanitation Facilities Construction (DSFC) is responsible for the preventative health program that supports AI/AN Tribes and communities. The DSFC also provides and maintains access to safe drinking water and ensures sanitary waste disposal. The staff of the DSFC are critical to assuring needs identification, planning, design, construction management, and operational training for water and waste facilities serving AI/AN homes. The DSFC is seeking civil and environmental engineers to join us in this historic opportunity to advance the sanitation infrastructure across the nation.

Why Should Engineers Choose a Career in the IHS?

• Meaningful Impact: Engineers at the IHS have an opportunity to make a tangible
difference in the lives of underserved communities by improving water quality, sanitation,
and hygiene practices.
• Diverse Work Environments: Positions at the IHS enable engineers to experience a variety
of locations, from rural villages to urban centers, allowing engineering staff to gain
invaluable experience in diverse settings.
• Collaborative Culture: Engineers at the IHS join our team of professionals who are
dedicated to the Agency’s mission and working collaboratively with AI/AN Tribes to solve
complex sanitation challenges.
• Professional Development: The IHS offers continuous learning opportunities, professional
development, and opportunities to work on innovative projects in the field.

The IHS is an Equal Opportunity Employer. Please visit the website for additional information about potential internship and career opportunities, or to submit an application at https://dsfc-ihs-gis.hub.arcgis.com/

Should you have any questions, please e-mail us at SFCJobs@ihs.gov

The Indian Health Service, a Federal agency within the Department of Health and Human Services is recruiting talented and passionate engineers to join our dedicated team to ensure that Tribal communities have access to safe drinking water and sanitary waste disposal infrastructure. 


Published on December 18th, 2023

Last updated on December 18th, 2023