All applicants must meet the qualification requirements of this position by the closing date of the job announcement: Wednesday, March 13, 2013
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.
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:
- Resume complete in USAJOBS
- Responses to Questionnaire
- 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.