Job Opportunities at Mobrigde, Wakpala, SD

Are you looking for a job within Mobridge, Wakpala, SD? If yes, then I'm glad to inform you that the Indian Health Services (IHS) is currently hiring qualified applicants to work as Social Services Aid in one of their organizations - the Great Plains Youth Treatment Center. This job vacancy is located at the Great Plains Youth Treatment Center, 12451 Hwy 1806, Mobridge, SD 57601. The person in this role will work on various shifts, including daytime, evenings, overnights, weekends, and holidays. Read on to learn more about this job, requirements, salary, how to apply and deadline for application submission.

Job Details:

  • Job Role: Social Services Aid
  • Accepting applications from July 26, 2023, to November 30, 2023.
  • Salary range: $34,584 to $43,801 per year.
  • Pay scale & grade: GS 4.
  • Location: 2 vacancies in Wakpala, SD.
  • Remote work: Not available.
  • Telework eligible: No.
  • Travel not required.
  • Relocation expenses not covered.
  • Appointment type: Permanent.
  • Full-time work schedule.
  • Competitive service.
  • No promotion potential.
  • Job family: Social Services Aid And Assistant.
  • Not a supervisory role.
  • No security clearance required.
  • No drug test needed.
  • Position sensitivity: Non-sensitive (NS)/Low Risk.
  • Trust determination process: Suitability/Fitness.
  • Announcement number: IHS-22-GP-11327539-ESEP/MP.
  • Control number: 627055400.


  • Career transition (CTAP, ICTAP, RPL).
  • Federal employees in excepted service.
  • Individuals with disabilities.
  • Native Americans or Alaskan Natives with tribal affiliation.
  • Veterans, including current or former competitive service federal employees.
  • Peace Corps & AmeriCorps Vista.

Job Duties:

  • Wakpala, SD and monitoring security.


  • Must pass a pre-employment examination.
  • Selectee may have a probationary/trial period.
  • U.S. Citizenship is required.
  • Selective Service Registration is required for eligible males.
  • Certain crimes may disqualify applicants due to contact with Indian children.
  • Measles and Rubella immunization required for selectees born after 1957.
  • Successfully pass the E-Verify employment verification check.
  • Direct deposit for payment is required.
  • Background investigation and fingerprint check may be needed.


  • GS-04 level requires six months of general experience and six months of specialized experience equivalent to at least GS-03.
  • General experience includes work demonstrating the ability to perform job tasks or familiarity with the subject matter.
  • Specialized experience examples include roles like a counselor, instructor, group leader, or assistant in various fields.

Time In Grade:

  • Federal employees in the competitive service must meet Time-In-Grade Requirements.


  • No specific education requirements.

Additional Information:

  • Telework may be possible, and flexible work scheduling may be available.
  • Additional selections may be made within 90 days.
  • Federal employees earn annual leave based on years of service.
  • This position is part of a Bargaining Unit.

How You Will Be Evaluated:

  • Evaluation based on qualifications and assessment questions.
  • Numeric rating based on responses to assessment questions.
  • Veterans, individuals with disabilities, and others may have preferences.
  • Information on hiring authorities and eligibility provided.


  • Federal employees receive comprehensive benefits.

Required Documents:

  • Resume with required information.
  • Documentation for preferences, Indian Preference, Veterans Preference, and more.

How to Apply:

  • Visit
  • Create or log in to your USAJOBS account.
  • Follow prompts to upload your resume and supporting documents.
  • Complete assessment questions.
  • Verify all required documentation is included in your application package.

Next Steps:

  • Track your application's progress through your USAJobs account.
  • Notifications regarding your application's status will be sent to your USAJobs Account.
  • Exaggerations or false statements may disqualify you.
  • Verification of information may occur through references, background checks, and education verification.
For more information and questions:
  • Contact Joseph Dudley at or 605-226-7203.
  • Address: Great Plains Regional Treatment Center, 12451 Hwy 1806, Mobridge, SD 57601.

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