To be considered for the position, you must meet the following qualification requirements.
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 information regarding foreign education requirements, please
see Foreign Diploma and Credit Recognition at the U.S. Department of Education website: Recognition of Foreign Qualifications
NOTE: ALL applicants MUST submit legible transcripts as verification of educational requirement at the time you apply. The education MUST be from an institution accredited by an accrediting agency recognized by the U.S. Department of Education.
Transcripts MUST be uploaded and electronically transferred from USAJOBS and MUST include identifying information to include school name, student name, degree and date awarded.
Licensure: Applicants must be currently licensed to practice dentistry in a State, the District of Columbia, or Puerto Rico.
NOTE: ALL applicants MUST submit proof of current, active and unrestricted license for verification at the time you apply.
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 post 5 years, would fall into the upper half of the group.
GS-13: Three years of professional dentistry experience and/or training equivalent to at least that of a Board eligible.
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
- Other advanced study or training (outside a dental school or
hospital) creditable towards satisfaction of training program
requirements for Board eligibility
This experience must have demonstrated the aptitude for acquiring the qualifications required for correctional work, and, in addition, demonstrate the possession of personal attributes important to the effectiveness of a dentist, such as:
- Experience developing and determining the type of restoration and/or prosthetic needed to fulfill the patient's treatment plan.
- Experience recognizing dental diseases and providing appropriate professional treatment.
- Experience instructing and counseling difficult patients on proper dental care.
- Experience performing oral surgery.
- Experience diagnosing and treating unusual dental problems.
- Experience providing dental therapeutics for the management of infection, pain, neuromuscular disorders, and apprehension.
- Experience conducting comprehensive emergency care and treatment planning.
- Experience treating and managing facial trauma including fixation of closed jaw fractures and identifying and referring more complicated damage.
Credit will be given for paid and unpaid experience. To receive proper credit, you must show the actual time (such as number of hours worked per week) spent in the activities.
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(non-degree) 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.
Applicants must be able to distinguish shades of color.
**Your eligibility for consideration will be based on your responses to the questions in the application.**
Interagency Career Transition Assistance Plan (ICTAP). The ICTAP provides eligible displaced Federal competitive service employees with selection priority over other candidates for competitive service vacancies. If your agency has notified you in writing that you are a displaced employee eligible for ICTAP consideration, you may receive selection priority if: 1)this vacancy is within your ICTAP eligibility; 2) you apply under the instructions in this announcement; and 3) you are found well qualified for this vacancy. To be well qualified, you must satisfy all qualification requirements for the vacant position and rate equivalent to the Highly Qualified category using established category rating criteria. You must provide proof of eligibility with your application of ICTAP eligibility or a copy of your separation personnel action form. Additional information about ICTAP eligibility is at: Click Here
The Career Transition Assistance Plan (CTAP) provides eligible surplus and displaced competitive service employees in the Department of Justice with selection priority over other candidates for competitive service vacancies. If your Department of Justice component has notified you in writing that you are a surplus or displaced employee eligible for CTAP consideration, you may receive selection priority if: 1) this vacancy is within your CTAP eligibility; 2) you apply under the instructions in this announcement; and 3) you are found well qualified for this vacancy. To be well qualified, you must satisfy all qualification requirements for the vacant position and rate equivalent to the Highly Qualified category using established category rating criteria. You must provide a copy of your written notification of CTAP eligibility with your application. Additional information about CTAP eligibility is at: Click Here
HOW YOU WILL BE EVALUATED:
Your application will be evaluated and rated under DOJ's Category Rating and Selection Procedures. Your resume and supporting documentation will be used to determine whether you meet the job qualifications listed on this announcement. If you are qualified for this job, your resume and supporting documentation will be compared to your responses provided to the online assessment questionnaire. Your application will then be placed in one of three categories: Best Qualified, Highly Qualified, or Qualified. Candidates within the top quality category and who are eligible for veterans preference will receive selection priority over non-veteran preference eligibles.
If you are entitled to veterans preference, you should indicate the type of veterans preference you are claiming during the application process. Although veterans preference points are not assigned under the category rating procedures described under "How You Will Be Evaluated", veterans preference eligibles are listed ahead of non-veterans within each category for which they are qualified.
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