SELECTIVE PLACEMENT FACTOR:
The following Selective Placement factor has been determined to be essential for the position.
Candidate must show possession of this factor in order to be minimally qualified: Must possess and maintain a current, active, and unrestricted Medical Officer license in a State, District of Columbia, the Commonwealth of Puerto Rico, or a territory of the United States.
Education: Degree in dental surgery (D.D.S.) or dental medicine (D.M.D.) from a school
approved by the Council on Dental Education, American Dental Association (ADA); or other
dental school, provided the education and knowledge acquired was substantially equivalent to that of graduates from an ADA-approved school.
For purposes of this standard, the following terms are defined.
· Approved internship; approved residency-Training in a hospital dental internship or
residency approved by the Council on Dental Education of the American Dental
· Graduate-level study -- Either dental graduate study leading to an advanced degree
such as Master of Science, or postgraduate (nondegree) dental school study
involving a level of instruction comparable to that provided in a graduated degree
· National certifying board -- An examining board in a special area of dental practice
recognized by the Council on Dental Education of the American Dental Association.
· Board eligibility -- Qualification for examination by a national certifying board as a
result of having met the advanced training program requirements for a dental
Experience and/or training must be one of the following types:
· Post-licensure professional experience in the general practice of dentistry.
· Approved internship training.
· Approved residency training.
· Graduate-level study in an accredited dental school.
· Post-licensure professional experience in a specialized area of practice.
· Other advanced study or training (outside a dental school or hospital) creditable
towards satisfaction of training program requirements for Board eligibility.
For specialist positions, experience and/or training must clearly establish the applicant's status as a specialist the agency will review applicants' experience to determine the types and difficulty of the cases dealt with, the level of knowledge and understanding of the
specialization regularly required, the degree of diagnostic skills and treatment planning ability involved, and the pertinent graduate study acquired.
Regularity encountering, diagnoses, and administers treatment for dental diseases and dental health problems of greater-than-usual difficulty; and
His/her duties typically Include performing several of the following kinds of professional work, or comparable dental work:
· removing unerupted and impacted teeth, residual root tips, and teeth with exostosed
· removing localized foreign bodies from the gingival tissues and alveolar sockets;
· performing prosthetic work involving complicating conditions such as:
o Lack of bone support for dentures;
o jaws which are irregularly formed;
· applying corrective treatment in cases of abnormal formation where proper occlusion is difficult to attain;
· performing root canal therapy on the anterior teeth of both children and adults;
· treating cases of rampant caries in children and adults.
Planning work to be accomplished by subordinates and preparing schedules for completion of work, assigning work to subordinates based on priorities and capabilities of employees, evaluating work, performance of subordinates, advising or counseling employees on work and administrative matters; interviewing candidates for positions, recommending appointment, promotion or reassignment to such positions, hearing and resolving complaints from employees, effecting minor disciplinary measures, such and warnings and reprimands; identifying training needs of employees, approving leave, etc.
Applicants must be able to distinguish shades of color.
SUPERVISORY OR MANAGERIAL ABILITIES: Candidates must have demonstrated in their work experience or training that they possess, or have the potential to develop, the qualities of successful supervision, as listed below:
A. Assign to and review work of subordinates, train and work effectively with
subordinates from a variety of backgrounds and with different levels/areas of training.
B. Accomplish the quality and quantity of work expected within set limits of cost and
C. Plan own work and carry out assignments effectively.
D. Communicate with others effectively both orally and in writing, in working out
solutions to problems or questions relating to the work.
E. Understand and further management goals as these affect day-to-day work
F. Develop improvements in or design new work methods and procedures.
IN ADDITION to the abilities required above, candidates must also possess, or have the
potential to develop, the ability to:
1) Deal effectively with individuals or groups representing widely divergent
backgrounds, interests, and points of view.
2) Adjust work operations to meet emergency or changing program or production
requirements within available resources and with minimum sacrifice of quantity of
3) Establish program objectives or performance goals and to assess progress toward
4) Coordinate and integrate the work activities of several organizational segments or
several different projects.
5) Analyze organizational and operational problems and develop timely and economical
6) Represent the activity both within and outside the organization or agency and to gain
support for the agency's program goals.
Personal Attributes: Candidates for all supervisory/managerial positions must demonstrate all of the following personal qualities:
a. Objectivity and fairness in judging people on their ability, and situations on the facts
b. Capacity to adjust to change, work pressures, or difficult situations without undue
c. Willingness to consider new ideas or divergent points of view;
d. Capacity to "see the job through;"
e. Understanding of the ability to work with American Indians and Alaska Native