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VA Black Hills Health Care System


Jobs & Careers


By working for the largest, most technologically advanced integrated health care system in the Nation, you’ll have access to a wider range of opportunities and leadership positions at your fingertips.

Live, work & play where others go for vacation. In the state that’s listed as:

  • One of the Most Livable States in the Country
  • One of the Safest States in the Nation
  • Very Low Crime Index
  • Low Cost of Living Index
  • No State Income Tax
  • Home to one of’s Top Ten Scenic Drives
  • Home to one of’s Top Ten National Forests
  • One of the Top Ten places to Snowmobile
  • Home to one of Outdoor Life’s Top Cities for Outdoor Enthusiasts
  • Home of the legendary Sturgis Motorcycle Rally

Come. Live, work & play in the Black Hills of South Dakota.

Here you’ll find stunning landscapes such as Harney Peak, Bear Butte, the Badlands, Sylvan Lake, the Needles Highway and more. 

Rich history, from Mammoths to Prehistoric Civilizations to Wild Bill Hickok, Crazy Horse...and beyond.

Where wildlife abounds, sometimes in your own backyard. Where rush hour may mean waiting for elk to cross the road. Where you live and work in a rural small town setting.

A place of year round outdoor recreation of all kinds. Hiking, fishing, rock climbing, canoeing, waterskiing, golf, snowmobiling, hunting, bicycling, sightseeing, camping, cross country skiing, spelunking, horseback riding, sailing, rock hounding, swimming, rock climbing, motorcycling, star gazing, and more.

Where local and national theatre groups perform, movies are filmed, national powwow competitions are held, international dance troupes take the stage, symphony orchestras and concert bands play, concerts happen. Where Native and traditional art galleries and antique shops are in almost every town. Where you can see auto races, college sports, semi-pro hockey, and some of the best in rodeo.

Live, work & play where you can be a hero to a hero.

Work at VA Black Hills Health Care, where we’ve been caring for America’s Heroes for over 100 years.

Employee Benefits

A description of employee benefits is available on the US Office of Personnel Management Employment and Benefits page*. Please note that benefits may differ for professional clinical occupations including physicians and registered nurses.

VA Job Applications and Forms

Application instructions specific to each job posting can be found at the end of the announcement. Some positions require you to apply online, while others require that you submit a paper application directly to each VA facility where you desire employment.

VA has several different application forms based on your occupation type. Look in the table below to find the correct application for your occupation, as well as additional required forms.

Responding to a Job Announcement

Be sure to follow the application instructions given in the job announcement. They are your primary guide for responding to a posted opening. Here are additional reminders for submitting an application:

  1. Please send your signed, completed application and any other required forms to the Organization Contact at the Organization Address, both of which are listed at the end of the job announcement.
  2. Write the Announcement Number, also listed at the end of the job announcement, on your application.
  3. Keep a copy of the entire application package for your records.

The documents below are in PDF format. You will need Adobe Acrobat Reader to view them. Acrobat Reader software can be downloaded for free.

Form Number Form Description
Download 10-2850 Application for Physicians, Dentists, Podiatrists, Optometrists, and Chiropractors
Download 10-2850A Application for Advanced Practice Nurse, Certified Registered Nurse Anesthetist, Nurse Practitioner, and Registered Nurse
Download 10-2850B Application for Medical Residents
Download 10-2850C Application for Audiologist, Audiologist — Speech Pathologist, Biomedical Engineer, Blind Rehabilitation Specialist, Certified Registered Respiratory Therapist, Dental Technologist, Diagnostic Radiologic Technician, Dietitian, Expanded-function Dental Auxiliary, Kinesiotherapist, Licensed Practical Nurse, Medical Instrument Technician, Medical Records Administrator, Medical Records Specialist, Medical Records Technician, Medical Technologist, Nuclear Medicine Technologist, Occupational Therapist, Occupational Therapy Assistant, Orthotist-Prosthetist, Pharmacist, Pharmacy Technician, Physical Therapy Assistant, Physical Therapist, Physician Assistant, Psychologist, Prosthetic Representative, Registered Respiratory Therapy Technician, Social Worker, and Therapeutic Radiologic Technologist
Download OF-306 Declaration for Federal Employment form
Download OPM Form 1203 FX Qualifications and Availability Form C and Occupational Questionnaire
Download SF 15 Application for 10-point Veterans Preference
Download US Application
Cover Page
Use this cover page when faxing application materials for jobs posted by a Delegated Examining Unit, or in other limited cases when instructions indicate a fax will be accepted.