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Job Title:Dental Officer

Department:Department of the Air Force

Agency:Air Force Personnel Center

Job Announcement Number:AFPCMEDEH-839550-0680

This position is closed and no longer accepting online applications through USAJOBS.

The contents of the announcement can still be viewed.


$96,539.00 to $210,000.00 / Per Year


Friday, February 08, 2013 to Friday, January 10, 2014




Full Time - Multiple Appointment Types




Few vacancies in the following location(s):
Eglin AFB, FL View Map
MacDill AFB, FL View Map
Seymour Johnson AFB, NC View Map
Wright-Patterson AFB, OH View Map
Tinker AFB, OK View Map
More Locations  (2)


United States Citizens


The mission of the United States Air Force is to fly, fight and win…in air, space and cyberspace.

To achieve that mission, the Air Force has a vision of Global Vigilance, Reach and Power. That vision orbits around three core competencies: Developing Airmen, Technology-to-Warfighting and Integrating Operations. Core competencies and distinctive capabilities are based on a shared commitment to three core values -- integrity first, service before self, and excellence in all we do.

This is a Direct Hire Public Notice; under this recruitment procedure, each location/ installation, identified in this Public Notice will accept applications and make selections for vacancies as they occur. There may or may not be actual/projected vacancies at the time you submit your application. Please read this Public Notice in its entirety prior to submitting your application for consideration.


These positions are being filled under Medical Expedited Hiring Authority for certain civilian healthcare professional positions and are located Air Force-Wide. Positions may be filled as permanent, temporary or term with a full-time or part-time work schedule. Pay will vary by geographic location.


Please send all required documents directly to the Civilian Personnel Flight at the base/location at which you wish to be considered.  Additional information specific to the expedited hiring authority for acquisition positions can be found at the link under the How to Apply tab.



  • U.S. Citizenship Required
  • Travel and relocation expenses may be paid
  • This announcement may be used to fill one or more vacancy
  • Total salary varies depending on location of position
  • A security clearance may be required
  • Recruitment incentives may be authorized


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·        Follow dental service policies and programs. Maintains familiarity with Air Force and local policy on management of specific oral diseases and defects, forensic dentistry procedures and emergency procedures.

·        Participate in dental and hospital committee activities, as necessary.

·        Perform restoration of teeth with simple and complex cavities with standard and prescribed dental materials in routine and difficult cases.

·        Diagnose and perform root canal therapy on anterior and posterior teeth for both children and adults.

·        Administer local anesthesia as required for treatment and diagnosis of dental diseases.

·        Perform dental treatment on children and adults requiring special management, i.e., medically compromised, young children with management problems and elderly patients.




Duties and responsibilities vary and may increase according to grade level.

Salary may increase depending on the specialty of the position.



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Basic Requirements:

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.
Licensure: Applicants must be currently licensed to practice dentistry in a State, the District of Columbia, or Puerto Rico.

Applicants who meet the basic requirements qualify for GS-11.

Additional Requirements :

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 Association.
  • 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 program.
  • 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 specialty.

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 Agencies should review the applicant's 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.


Medical Requirements

Applicants must be able to distinguish shades of color


For GS-12:

Two years of professional dentistry experience and/or training; or superior academic ability defined as that demonstrated by an intern, who on the basis of an evaluation of all interns who have completed training in the same hospital or in the same kind of internship program over the past 5 years, would fall into the upper half of the group.

For GS-13:

Three years of professional dentistry experience and/or training equivalent to at least that of a Board eligible.

For GS-14:

One year of professional dentistry experience equivalent to at least the GS-13 grade level. For specialist positions, certification as a diplomate by a national certifying board for a specialized area of practice meets the requirements.


Click on the following link to view occupational requirements for this position:


KNOWLEDGE, SKILLS AND ABILITIES (KSAs):  Your qualifications will be evaluated on the basis of your level of knowledge, skills, abilities and/or competencies in the following areas: 


1.    Knowledge of dental science such as oral anatomy, oral physiology and histology, the principles and techniques of restorative dentistry and dental materials.

2.    Knowledge of dental principles such as periodontics, endodontics, oral surgery and prosthodontics.

3.    Knowledge of medical diseases such as cancer, diabetes and heart disease as they relate to the care and treatment of oral cavity.

4.    Skill and dexterity in manipulating a variety of instruments while performing specialized dental procedures.

5.    Ability to communicate both orally and in writing.



PART-TIME OR UNPAID EXPERIENCE: Credit will be given for appropriate unpaid and or part-time work.  You must clearly identify the duties and responsibilities in each position held and the total number of hours per week. 

You MUST provide transcripts to support your educational claims.  Education must be accredited by an accrediting institution recognized by the U.S. Department of Education. 


FOREIGN EDUCATION: Education completed in foreign colleges or universities may be used to meet the requirements. You must show proof the education credentials have been deemed to be at least equivalent to that gained in conventional U.S. education program.  It is your responsibility to provide such evidence when applying.


·        Employee is subject to random drug testing.

·        Employee may be required to work other than normal duty hours, which may include evenings, weekends, and/or holidays.

·        Shift work and emergency overtime may be required.

·        Employees must maintain current certifications.

·        Applicants must be able to distinguish shades of color.

·        Position may require an appropriate security clearance.




To determine if you are qualified for this position, your complete application will be reviewed against the qualifications required for the position.


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Benefits of Working for the Federal Government - Click here for an overview of the benefits currently offered to Federal employees


Males born after 12-31-59 must be registered or exempt from Selective Service.  For additional information, click here.


Interagency Career Transition Assistance Program (ICTAP):  For information on how to apply as an ICTAP eligible click here.  To be well-qualified and exercise selection priority for this vacancy, displaced Federal employees must be rated at 90 or above on the rating criteria for this position.


Employed Annuitants (Reemployed Annuitants): Applicants in receipt of an annuity based on civilian employment in the Federal Service are subject to the DoD Policy on The Employment of Annuitants.   Click here for more information.


Incentives: Recruitment and/or retention incentives may or may not be used.


Temporary and Term Appointments:  If you are selected for a temporary or term position, your appointment may be extended to the maximum period allowed by law without further competition.


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To apply for this position, you must provide a complete Application Package, which includes all of the following:

   1) Your résumé

   2) Copy of your Transcript

   3) Copy of your License

   4)  Any other documents specified in the Required Documents section of this job announcement.

All of your documents including your resume, curriculum vitae, or any other written format you choose to describe your job-related qualifications are to be submitted directly to the Civilian Personnel Office at the location for which you are applying.   Each civilian personnel office determines how long resumes are kept on file.  Location addresses are listed at the below link:

You will need to click on Expedited Hiring Authority for Acquisition Positions and then scroll down to see base locations and addresses.

Please ensure that all submitted documents contain your full name, address, phone number and at least the last four digits of your social security number.  

The complete Application Package must be submitted by 11:59 PM (EST) on the closing date of this Public Notice

It is the applicant’s responsibility to verify that information mailed (i.e., resume) is received, accurate and submitted by the closing date


Human Resources WILL NOT modify or change any documentation submitted by an applicant.


The following documents are required and must be provided by the closing date of the announcement.


1) Resume (must include beginning/ending month & year for each employment period)

2) Transcripts(must contain the university logo)

3) Veterans’ Preference - a copy of your DD Form 214 which must include character of service or a Statement of Service/Proof of Service which must include service dates and character of service. In addition, if claiming 10 point preference you must submit a VA Letter or a disability determination from a branch of the Armed Forces (or documentation of purple heart, if applicable) and a SF 15 (Application for 10-point veteran preference).

4) Dentistry License - must be currently licensed to practice as a dentistry in a state the District of Columbia or Puerto Rico.


Ensure all submitted documents contain your full name, address, phone number and last four digits of your social security number.


Phone: 8005250102
TDD: 800 382-0893
Agency Information:
follow the instructions on the notice
in How to Apply Tab,


After you send your application to the appropriate Civilian Personnel Office, you will be contacted if further evaluation or interviews are required. 


The length of time your application will remain active will vary. The Civilian Personnel Flight will determine the length of time your application will remain active depending on local requirements/guidance.

Additional Duty Location Info

Few vacancies in the following locations:
Eglin AFB, FL View Map
MacDill AFB, FL View Map
Seymour Johnson AFB, NC View Map
Wright-Patterson AFB, OH View Map
Tinker AFB, OK View Map
Fort Sam Houston, TX View Map
Lackland AFB, TX View Map

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