Student Trainee (Environmental Health)

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Indian Health Service
San Haven, North Dakota, US
Jul 12, 2021
Jul 31, 2021
Employment Type
Full time
Salary Type

This position will support the Federal Government's response efforts to COVID-19. This position is located in the Division of Environmental Health Services (DEHS), Dunseith Field Office, Dunseith, ND, within the Great Plains Area Indian Health Service. The purpose of this position is to develop, implement and promote a comprehensive environmental health services program and to provide on-site technical assistance.


Provides professional consultation and conducts professional EH services: plan review, routine EH facility surveys, investigations, and reports. Facility types include food service, childcare, healthcare, detention, water, sewer, lodging, recreational, casino, and other institutional and community establishments. Conducts professional EH training and presentations on varied general EH, occupational safety and health, and injury prevention for tribal and IHS audiences. Develops training resources and presents information using creative techniques to a variety of audiences. Develops program documents and compiles statistical data for program planning and budgetary purposes as requested by the Director, DEHS and other DEHS staff. Collects and analyzes data and implements and evaluates interventions to reduce injuries and environmentally-related diseases. Provides professional consultation in injury prevention and institutional environmental health program initiatives, healthcare accreditation activities, and special projects. May assume a lead role in developing, implementing, and/or evaluating existing program areas, or developing new ones (such as environmental sustainability).


Conditions of Employment

This position is being re-advertised to solicit additional applications. Applicants who applied previously need not reapply unless submitting updated and/or missing information. ANNOUNCEMENT IS OPEN UNTIL FILLED - Applications will be reviewed starting on January 21, 2021 and every 10 business days thereafter until filled. This position is a temporary not to exceed 1 year appointment. Management does have the option to non-competitively convert the selectee to a permanent position as long as the selectee successfully performs the duties and completes all of the requirements of the Pathways program. U.S. Citizenship is required

Selective Service Registration is required for males born after 12/31/1959 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. Successfully pass the E-Verify employment verification check. To learn more about E-Verify, including your rights and responsibilities, visit You will need to set up direct deposit so we can pay you. 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 process. 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. The Hiring Manager/Selecting Official may elect to utilize an available flexibility wherein applicants who are currently enrolled and expected to complete the required education and obtain the required licensure/certification/registration with 3 month(s) of applying, may be deemed tentatively qualified. BASIC REQUIREMENT(S):

GS-07: Completion of 1 full academic year of graduate level education OR, Eligibility under the Superior Academic Achievement Provision and completion of a bachelor's degree GS-09: Completion of 2 full academic years of graduate level education OR, a master's degree or equivalent graduate degree. EDUCATION:

Degree must be in Environmental Health or a related Health, Allied/Applied Science. 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: 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, visit:

Additional Information

Additional selection(s) of candidates may be possible within 240 days from the date the certificate of eligibles was issued for this announcement. 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 they earn annual leave is earned. Recruitment or relocation incentives may be authorized. At least a 6 month service agreement will be required.