Indian Health Service

The mission of the Office of Environmental Health and Engineering (OEHE) is to support the IHS Mission goal by:

  • providing optimum availability of functional, well maintained health care facilities and staff housing;
  • providing technical and financial assistance to Indian tribes and Alaska Native communities (tribes) to promote a healthy environment through the cooperative development and continuing operation of safe water, wastewater, and solid waste systems and related support facilities; and
  • assisting each American Indian tribe and Alaska Native community to achieve its unique goals for obtaining health care facilities and establishing and maintaining a healthy environment.
Indian Health Service Redding, CA, USA
Oct 15, 2018
Full time
Duties Summary Serves as an environmental engineer within a district office of the Sanitation Facilities Construction Division with responsibility for the planning, design, construction and technical assistance in providing essential domestic water supply, distribution and storage facilities, wastewater disposal facilities, pumping stations and sewer systems. Position reports to a District Engineer. Learn more about this agency Responsibilities Collaborates with federal, state, and tribal officials, and community residents for the planning, design or design review, construction, and project management related to water, wastewater, and solid waste facilities to serve Indian homes and communities. Conducts site investigations of existing water and wastewater systems and environmental conditions. Evaluates existing facilities or systems and components, making calculations (e.g., to determine pressures or pressure losses) and determining types of processes, equipment or components needed to improve existing conditions. Prepares original designs and preliminary and final layout of systems, equipment and components, considering size, space, capacities and economy. Determines system requirements, prepares engineering designs for water, wastewater, and solid waste facilities including water pumping and treatment plants, water storage reservoirs, water supply distribution systems, sewage collection systems, wastewater treatment facilities, and solid waste disposal facilities. Reviews/inspects engineering work and construction performed by contractors. These duties are described at the full performance level (GS-11). The GS-7/9 level is developmental leading to such performance. Travel Required 25% or less - You may be expected to travel for this position. Remember to say you found this opportunity at