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Job Title:Supervisory Dental Officer GS-0680-13

Department:Department Of Health And Human Services

Agency:Indian Health Service

Job Announcement Number:IHS-13-AQ-845442-DE

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

The contents of the announcement can still be viewed.

SALARY RANGE:

$97,953.00 to $119,454.00 / Per Year

OPEN PERIOD:

Thursday, February 21, 2013 to Wednesday, March 13, 2013

SERIES & GRADE:

GS-0680-13

POSITION INFORMATION:

Full Time - Permanent

PROMOTION POTENTIAL:

13

DUTY LOCATIONS:

1 vacancy in the following location:
Acomita, NM United StatesView Map

WHO MAY APPLY:

Public

JOB SUMMARY:

Become a part of the Department that touches the lives of every American!  At HHS you can give back to your community, state, and country by making a difference in the lives of Americans everywhere.  Join HHS and help make our world healthier, safer and better for all Americans.

The Indian Health Service (IHS), an agency within the Department of Health and Human Services, is responsible for providing federal health services to American Indians and Alaska Natives.  The IHS provides a comprehensive health services delivery system for American Indians and Alaska Natives with opportunity for maximum tribal involvement in developing and managing programs to meet their health needs.
To be eligible for this position under the Delegated Examining (DE) hiring plan, you must be a U.S. Citizen.
This position is also being announced under Announcement #IHS-AQ-13-844903-ESEP/MP for those who want to be considered under Merit Promotion Plan/Excepted Service Examining Plan. If you wish to be considered under all hiring plans you must submit an application to both job opportunity announcements.

ORGANIZATIONAL LOCATION:

Department of Health and Human Services (HHS), Indian Health Service (IHS), Acomita, NM United States 1 vacancy

POSITION DETAILS: Permanent Full-Time

This position serves as Chief of Dental at the Acoma-Canoncito-Laguna Service Unit managing the Dental Program as supervising Dental Staff.

Area of Consideration: All Sources

Salary range: $97,953.00- $119,454.00(Annually)

Promotion potential: None

Merit Promotion Position: Yes

Travel Required: No

Supervisory/Managerial Position: Yes, you may be required to serve a one year probationary period.

Relocation Expenses Paid: Yes, Relocation expenses are authorized and will be paid.  You will be required to sign a one year service agreement.  Failure to fulfill the one year service agreement may result in repayment of relocation expenses. 

Is position covered by PL 101-630 (Child Care Position)? Yes

Is drug testing required? No

Is government housing available? Yes, (depending on availability)

Is this a bargaining unit position? No

Call back, standby, rotating shifts, nights/weekends/holidays? Yes 

This position requires that you obtain and maintain clinical privileges. If they are not obtained or maintained during employment, the employee may be subject to adverse actions, up to and including removal from the Federal service. 

Who may apply section

Any U.S. Citizen 

- visit jobs@ihs.gov for more information on Who May Apply 

KEY REQUIREMENTS

  • Position subject to background investigation.
  • As part of the pre-employment process, fingerprint checks are required.
  • If applicable-Selective Service registration (Males born after 12/31/59)
  • Must be a US Citizen

DUTIES:

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Please ensure you answer all questions and follow all instructions carefully. Errors or omissions may impact your rating or result in you losing consideration for the job.

  • Serves as Chief of Dental.  Manages and evaluates the dental program.  Develops community oral health initiatives.
  • Provides dental care to patients including restoration of dentla cavities diagnoses and treatment of dental diseases and dental health problems, extract teeth, take x-rays, administer local anesthesia and perform root canals prosthetic and periodontal examinination and treatment.
  • Documents dental care in electronic dental record.
  • Provides administrative and technical supervision to staff.
  • Assigns and reviews work approve/disapprove leave, develop and evaluate performance standards, resolve employee complaints and effective disciplinary measures.


QUALIFICATIONS REQUIRED:

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All applicants must meet the qualification requirements of this position by the closing date of the job announcement: Wednesday, March 13, 2013  

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.

Additional Requirements for Grades GS-12 and above: 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.

In Addition to Meeting the Basic Requirements:  For GS-13, candidates must have three years of professional dentistry experience and/or training equivalent to at least that of a Board eligible.

MEDICAL REQUIREMENTS:

Applicants must be able to distinguish shades of color.

PUBLIC HEALTH SERVICE (PHS) LICENSURE POLICY: Each PHS dentist must possess and maintain a current, valid dental license in a State.  The sole exception involves dentists who have met all professional requirements for admission to the state licensure examination and have passed such examination, but who have been issued a limited state license on the basis of either non-citizenship in that State or lack of residency requirements in that State.

SUPERVISORY OR MANAGERIAL COMPETENCIES:  Candidates should possess proficiency or the potential to develop proficiency in these competencies prior to entry into a supervisory position:

 1.  Accountability – Holds self and other accountable for measurable high-quality, timely, and cost-effective results. Determines objectives, set priorities, and delegates work. Accepts responsibility for mistakes. Complies with established control systems and rules.

 2. Customer Service - Anticipates and meets the needs of both internal and external customers. Delivers high quality products and services; is committed to continuous improvement.

 3. Decisiveness - Makes well informed, effective, and timely decisions, even when data are limited or solutions produce unpleasant consequences; perceives the impact and implications of decisions.

 4. Flexibility - Is open to change and new information; rapidly adapts to new information, changing conditions, or unexpected obstacles.

 5. Integrity/Honesty - Behaves in an honest, fair and ethical manner.  Shows consistency in words and actions.  Models high standards of ethics.

 6. Interpersonal Skills - Treats others with courtesy, sensitivity, and respect.  Considers and responds appropriately to the needs and feelings of different people in different situations.

 7. Oral Communications - Makes clear and convincing oral presentations.  Listens effectively; clarifies information as needed.

 8. Problem Solving - Identifies and analyzes problems; weights relevance and accuracy of information; generates and evaluates alternative solutions; makes recommendations.

 9. Resilience - Deals effectively with pressure; remains optimistic and persistent, even under adversity.  Recovers quickly from setbacks.

10. Written Communication - Writes in a clear, concise, organized, and convincing manner for the intended audience.

 OTHER COMPETENCIES RELATED TO LEADERSHIP POSITIONS:     

 1. Encourages creative tension and differences of opinions.  Anticipates and takes steps to prevent counter-productive confrontations.  Manages and resolves conflicts and disagreements in a constructive manner.

 2. Assess and recognizes own strengths and weaknesses; pursues self-development.

 3. Develops the ability of others to perform and contribute to the organization by providing ongoing feedback and by providing opportunities to learn through formal and informal methods.

 4. Builds and manages workforce based on organizational goals, budget considerations, and staffing needs. Ensures that employees are appropriately recruited, selected, appraised, and rewarded; takes action to address performance problems. Manages a multi-sector work force and a variety of work situations.

 5. Persuades others; builds consensus through give and take; gains cooperation from others to obtain information and accomplish goals.

 6. Shows a commitment to serve the public. Ensures that actions meet public needs; aligns organizational objectives and practices with public interests.

 7. Inspires and fosters team commitment, spirit, pride, and trust. Facilitates cooperation and motivates team members to accomplish group goals.

 8. Understands and appropriately applies principles, procedures, requirements, regulations, and policies related to specialized expertise.

 9. Takes a long-term view and builds a shared vision with others; acts as a catalyst for organizational change.  Influences others to translate vision into action.


You must provide the required information during the online application process; if any of the following are missing when the announcement closes we will deem your application incomplete:

  1. Resume complete in USAJOBS
  2. Responses to Questionnaire
  3. Applicable Supporting Documentation (see Required documents section in this announcement for more details)

HOW YOU WILL BE EVALUATED:

We will review your resume to ensure you meet the basic qualification requirements.  We will evaluate each applicant who meets the basic qualifications on the information provided and evaluate your relevant personal, educational, and work experiences.

Based on the results of this evaluation, you will be placed in one of three quality categories:

Best Qualified Category -- Meet the minimum qualification requirements and excels in most requirements of the position 

Well Qualified  Category -- Meets the minimum qualifications requirements and meets most requirements of the position.

Qualified Category --   Meets the minimum qualification requirements, but do not possess the relevant competencies to a substantive degree.

Names of candidates in the Best Qualified Category will be sent to the Hiring Manager for employment consideration.

If you are entitled to veterans' preference, you should indicate the type of veteran's preference you are claiming on your resume, and ensure you submit the appropriate documentation prior to the closing date.  If you are entitled to veterans' preference and qualified for the position, your name will be placed above qualified non-preference eligibles in your assigned category.  Qualified veterans' preference eligibles with a service-connected disability of 10% or more will be listed at the top of the highest quality category depending on the position and grade level of the job.  For information on entitlement, see http:www.fedshirevets.gov/job/vetpref/index.aspx.

For I/CTAP purposes, you will be deemed well-qualified if you are placed in at least the well-qualified category.

 


BENEFITS:

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The Federal Government offers a comprehensive benefits package.   Explore the major benefits offered to most Federal employees at https://my.usajobs.gov/ResourceCenter/Index/Interactive/Benefits.  



OTHER INFORMATION:

If you are claiming CTAP/ICTAP eligibility, you must submit a copy of your most recent performance appraisal, proof of eligibility, and your most current SF-50 noting position, grade level, and duty location. To be considered under CTAP/ICTAP, you must be well qualified with a score of at least 85 for this position.  For information on CTAP/ICTAP, visit:

http://www.ihs.gov/JobsCareerDevelop/JobsAtIHS/doc/ctap.doc

http://www.hhs.gov/careers/jobs/tips/

Candidates must meet qualification requirements, licensure requirements as a Dental Officer, performance requirements, citizenship and suitability requirements, and any other eligibility requirements by the closing date of the vacancy announcement: Wednesday, March 13, 2013.

Measles and Rubella immunization required for selectees born after 1957.

Selectee may be required to serve a one year probationary period.

If you are selected for this vacany, you must undergo a fingerprint check.  Fingerprint results must be cleared prior to hire.  You will receive instructions on how to obtain and submit fingerprints.

After you begin your employment, your continued employment is contingent upon the outcome of a complete background investigation as determined by the sensitivity level of your position. 

The investigation must find that you are suitable for Federal employment in your position.   If you are found not suitable, you will be terminated after you begin work.  If you make a false statement in any part of your application, you may not be hired; you may be fired after you begin work; or subject to possible criminal charges.

IHS - Operated Properties are tobacco free



HOW TO APPLY:

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

  1. Assessment Questionnaire
  2. Résumé
  3. Required Documents (Specified in the Required Documents section of this job announcement. An applicant may not be considered if proper documentation is not received.)

Option A: Online application process (USAJOBS to Application Manager) the preferred method to receive automatic updates on your application status.

To begin the process, click the Apply Online button on this page to create an account or log in to your existing USAJOBS account. Follow the prompts to complete the assessment questionnaire. Please ensure you click the Submit My Answers button at the end of the process.

Note: To return to a previously Saved or Incomplete application you may use the following link : https://applicationmanager.gov/ .

Your Application Package status must be Complete by, Wednesday, March 13, 2013, Midnight Eastern Standard Time (ESR) on the closing date of this announcement.

Option B:  Fax

If it is not possible for you to use the USAJOBS Account to Application Manager Account online application process (you have a disability or do not have access to the internet), you can apply for this announcement by completing the OPM 1203-FX form instead of using the Online Application method. Please use the following step-by-step instructions as a guide to filling out the required questionnaire. You will need to print the vacancy announcement and refer to it as you answer the questions. You may omit any optional information; however, you must provide responses to all required questions. Be sure to double check your application before submission.

Follow these steps:

  1. Print a copy of this job announcement so that you can read the questions offline. View Occupational Questionnaire.  You can obtain the OPM1203fx form at this URL http://www.opm.gov/Forms/pdf_fill/OPM1203fx.pdf
  2. You may submit the OPM Form 1203-FX (hard copy questionnaire), résumé, and/or any supporting documents by fax.
  • If you are faxing a Form 1203-FX, do not use a separate cover sheet. Simply make sure the Form 1203-FX is on top of any other documents you are faxing.
  • If you are faxing any documents without the Form 1203-FX on top, always use the official cover sheet which is here -- http://staffing.opm.gov/pdf/usascover.pdf -- and be sure to fill it out completely and clearly.  The fax number is 1-478-757-3144.  Feed all documents into your fax machine top first so that we receive them right-side up.

Faxed documents will take 2-3 business days to process. Faxed documents submitted with missing information will not be processed. The following will prevent your documents from being processed:

  • Not using the special cover page mentioned above.
  • Missing, incomplete, or invalid Vacancy Identification Number 845442
  • Missing or incomplete Social Security Number or name

Note: If you have documents in your Application Manager account from a previous vacancy announcement they can be opened, copied and saved then reused as an upload file for this vacancy. Uploading your documents will speed the processing of your application for this announcement.

PLEASE NOTE: In Section 25 of the Occupational Questionnaire, you may notice that the numbering restarts with number one. When entering your responses on the 1203-FX form please continue to enter your responses on the next available number within this section. The numbers on the 1203-FX will not match the Occupational Questionnaire once it restarts with number one.

Submission of a resume' or a 1203FX form alone IS NOT a complete application. This position requires the completion of additional forms and/or supplemental materials as described under Required Documents section. Please carefully review the complete job announcement and the "How to Apply" instructions. Failure to provide the required information and/or materials will result in your application not being considered for employment.

If you need a reasonable accommodation for any part of the application and hiring process, please notify the Human Resources Office, Doris Edwards, (505)248-4508, DORIS.EDWARDS@IHS.GOV  "The decision on granting reasonable accommodation will be on a case-by-case basis."



REQUIRED DOCUMENTS:

You must provide the required documents listed below during the online application process either through the document upload process or fax using instructions outlined in Section B above. If any of the following are missing when the announcement closes we will deem your application incomplete:

  • ___Resume -You are encouraged to use the USAJobs online resume builder to ensure that all required information is in your resume. If you use your own résumé, curriculum vitae, or any other written form you choose then you must describe your job-related qualifications that include beginning and ending dates for paid and non-paid work experience, hours worked per week, month and year of employment for each job title listed.
  • ____Childcare Addendum form must be included for this position and is available for downloading at: http://www.ihs.gov/NonMedicalPrograms/DHR/Documents/ChildcareAddendumOMBApprovedForm.doc
  • ____Indian Preference applicants If claiming Indian preference for the first time, or if you have no previous documentation of preference, applicants must provide a completed copy of the current Form BIA -4432, Expiration Date: 11/30/2014, "Verification of Indian Preference for Employment in the BIA and IHS Only."  The current form expiration date, 11/30/2014, does not need to be used if an older Form BIA-4432 is submitted with a signature that predates the expiration date on the form. Indian preference will not be given unless a properly signed and dated form is submitted with your application, including any verification by an authorized Tribal Representative or BIA official of tribal enrollment records, documentation of lineal descent, state or academic records that document you posses one-half degree Indian blood from a tribe indigenous to the United States, as well as official records that establish your degree of Indian blood, such as census records. You must also complete the family history chart if necessary.   (See the form for detailed instructions for the completion of the BIA form 4432 located at:  http://www.bia.gov/cs/groups/xbie/documents/text/idc015515.pdf or please contact your tribal enrollment officer or your local BIA Office for your most current form.)
  • ___Qualifications -- Copy of current license, to practice Dentistry.
  • ___Transcripts - Transcripts must be provided if substituting education for experience and/or if education is required for this position.  Unofficial transcripts are acceptable but official transcripts will be required before entrance on duty.
  • ___Veteran's Preference-If claiming Veteran's Preference, include a copy of DD-214 Form, and SF-15 if claiming 10 point Veteran's Preference  http://www.opm.gov/forms/pdf_fill/SF15.pdf.
  • ___Response to Assessment Questionnaire.

Applicants may submit optional documents and place these under the Miscellaneous document type. Documents could include performance reviews, copies of job-related certifications, cover letter, letters of recommendation, SF-50.  Suggest documents submitted are job-related and current.

AGENCY CONTACT INFO:

Doris Edwards
Phone: (505)248-4508
TDD: (301)443-6394
Email: DORIS.EDWARDS@IHS.GOV
Agency Information:
Indian Health Service HR Center
5300 Homestead Road
Albuquerque, NM
87110

WHAT TO EXPECT NEXT:

Once the online questionnaire is received, you will receive an acknowledgement via email that your submission was successful. Approximately 45 days following the closing date of the announcement, you will receive a notice of rating with the final disposition of your resume. To protect your privacy, scores of resumes are not provided by phone.


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Job Announcement Number:

IHS-13-AQ-845442-DE

Control Number:

338205400