Jobs & Careers - VA Black Hills Health Care System
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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 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 in the “How to Apply” section. Most positions require you to apply online, while some healthcare positions allow you to merely submit a resume/curriculum vitae to be considered. Each announcement also includes a “Required Documents” section that lists all the forms and documents required to be considered.

VA has several different application forms based on your occupation type. If the job announcement requires a particular application in the “Required Documents” section of the announcement, look in the table below to find the correct form for your occupation, as well as additional required forms.

Responding to a Job Announcement

Be sure to follow the “How to Apply” and “Required Documents” instructions given in the job announcement. They are your primary guide for responding to a posted opening. The vast majority of positions require an online application with the exception of a few healthcare occupations therefore it is important to fully complete the online application process after which you should receive a system-generated confirmation via email.

If you are unable to comply with the application instructions and require assistance or if you have additional questions, you should contact the point of contact in the “Agency contact information” section at the bottom of the announcement.

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 SF 15 Application for 10-point Veterans Preference
Instructions for Faxing The How to Apply section of the job announcement will provide instructions for faxing documents, if it is an accepted method for submitting items for that job announcement.