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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.


VA Black Hills Health Care System is recruiting the finest healthcare employees to join our high performing team of professionals caring for America's heroes.  No matter where you are in your career, VA has options, advancement, and leadership roles available.   As the largest health care system in the United States, the career opportunities are endless, matched only by the personal fulfillment that comes with serving Veterans. 

Why choose VA Black Hills?  We are a value-based organization operating in a culture of transparency and striving for excellence in all we do. Our mission embodies the promise of a grateful nation to provide the highest quality care that Veterans have earned through their sacrifice and service.  We are committed to a culture that honors our noble mission and values, and above all, we put Veterans first. 

At VA Black Hills our mission and workforce are second to none. 

Why the Black Hills of South Dakota? Here you'll find breathtaking landscapes such as Harney Peak, Bear Butte, the Badlands, Sylvan Lake, the Needles Highway and more. The area claims a rich history, from Mammoths to Prehistoric Civilizations to Wild Bill Hickok, Crazy Horse...and beyond.  Wildlife abounds and rush hour may mean waiting for elk to cross the road. In western South Dakota, you'll live and work in a rural small town setting full of year round recreation of all kinds.  How do you spend your downtime?  We've got 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, theater, boating, and star gazing -  all within an hour or two drive, maybe even your own backyard. 

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

Physicians who are looking for a rewarding career at VA Black Hills should contact Todd A. Otterberg at 605-720-7380 or to learn more about immediate openings. 

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.

VA Job Applications and Forms
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 10-2850C Application for Associated Health Occupations
Download 10-2850D Application for Health Professions Trainees
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.