· Education: Applicants
for Dental Assistant (Expanded Function) positions must have completed l year
of acceptable course work, preceptorship, or other formal training and/or work
assignments specifically designed to equip them with knowledge and skills
required to perform intra-oral procedures involved in the position to be
filled. Examples of acceptable training are:
in a dental hygiene or dental assistant program accredited by the American
Dental Association's Commission on Accreditation that are directly related to
the intra-oral procedures (also referred to as expanded functions) that are to
be performed in the position to be filled.
Army's Dental Therapy Assistant Training Program.
education courses in expanded functions for dental assistants offered by the
Indian Health Service of the Department of Health and Human Services.
training comparable to the above in private or governmental hospitals, clinics,
or schools that included formal classroom instruction and clinical training in
the knowledge and skills required to perform intra-oral procedures in the
position to be filled.
· Radiology Certification:
Public Law 97-35 requires that persons who administer radiologic procedures
meet the credentialing standards in 42 CFR Part 75. Essentially, they must (l)
have successfully completed an educational program that meets or exceeds the
standards described in that regulation, and is accredited by an organization
recognized by the Department of Education, and (2) be certified as radiographers
in their field. The following meet these requirements:
employed by the Federal Government as radiologic personnel prior to the
effective date of the regulation (January 13, 1986) who show evidence of
current or fully satisfactory performance or certification of such from a
licensed practitioner such as a doctor of medicine, osteopathy, dentistry,
podiatry, or chiropractic who prescribes radiologic procedures to others.
first employed by the Federal Government as radiologic personnel after the
effective date of the regulation who (a) received training from institutions in
a State or foreign jurisdiction that did not accredit training in that
particular field at the time of graduation, or (b) practiced in a State or
foreign jurisdiction that did not license that particular field or did not
allow special eligibility to take a licensure examination for those who did not
graduate from an accredited educational program, provided such persons show
evidence of training, experience, and competence, as determined by OPM or the
· Specialized Experience: One year of experience in the
same or similar work equivalent to at least the next lower level (GS-05)
requiring application of the knowledge, skills, and abilities of the position
being filled. Candidates for this position must clearly demonstrate in their
resume that they possess specialized experience which involves charting
examination and treatment information; using dental X-ray equipment to take
intra and extra oral radiographs; preparing surgical trays; pouring and
trimming models; preparing and placing dental restorations.
· Education Substitution for
Specialized Expereince: One (1) full year of progressively higher level graduate education
leading to such a degree from an accredited college or university that is
directly related to the work of the position.
· Combination of Education and
Experience: If you
have some but not all of the experience or education described above, you may
still qualify by combining the amount of creditable experience and education
that you do have. To do so, compute the percentage of your requirements met,
the sum of which must equal at least 100%. (To compute the percentage, divide
your total months of qualifying experience by 12. Then divide your semester
hours of graduate education by 18. Add the two percentages.)
be evaluated on the basis of your level of competency (knowledge, skills,
abilities) in the following areas:
· Knowledge of Administrative Procedures
· Knowledge of Dental Instrument/Equipment
· Ability to Assist Dentist Chairside
· Skill in Training and Education
· Knowledge of Dental Restorations
· Skill in cleaning teeth
Only degrees from an accredited college or university recognized by the Department of Education are acceptable to meet positive education requirements or to substitute education for experience. For additional information, please go to the Office of Personnel Management (OPM) and U.S. Department of Education websites at - http://www.opm.gov/qualifications and http://www.ed.gov/admins/finaid/accred/index.html.
Foreign education must be evaluated for U.S. equivalency in order to be considered for this position. Please submit your foreign education evaluation with your application.
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Personnel security investigation required.
Male applicants born after December 31, 1959 must complete a Pre-Employment Certification Statement for Selective Service Registration.
Direct Deposit of pay is required.
One year trial/probationary period may be required.
You will be required to provide proof of U.S. Citizenship.
This position is subject to annual seasonal influenza vaccinations. Applicants tentatively selected for appointment to this position will be required to sign a statement (Condition of Employment) consenting to seasonal influenza vaccinations or must provide a recognized exemption.
This position is a Testing Designated Position (TDP) subject to applicant testing and random drug testing. Tentatively selected applicants will be required to sign DA Form 5019 requiring participation in random drug urinalysis testing. A job offer to an applicant who is a not a current employee will be withdrawn if the applicant refuses to be tested. Applicants with verified positive test results shall be refused employment. Applications from such individuals shall not be considered for employment for a period of 6 months from the date of the test results.
A pre-placement medical examination is required.
Immunization screening is required. Hepatitis B immunization is required for all positions with direct patient contact. Applicants may be required to show proof of other immunizations depending on the type of position.
All Health Care Providers must be able to obtain and maintain current Basic Life Support (BLS) Training and certification Current Advanced Life Support of other advanced certification does not supersede BLS completion.
Selected applicant must provide documents for credentialing.
HOW YOU WILL BE EVALUATED:
Your application package (resume, supporting documents, and responses to the questionnaire) will be reviewed to verify that you meet the basic eligibility and qualification requirements. Your responses to the questionnaire will be used to evaluate your relevant personal, educational, and work experiences. Only the most recently submitted resume will be considered.
Basis for Rating: Qualified candidates will be assigned to one of three quality categories: Best Qualified, Highly Qualified and Qualified. Veteran preference eligibles are listed ahead of non-preference eligibles within each quality category.
Interagency Career Transition Assistance Program (ICTAP). The Interagency Career Transition Assistance Plan (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. Well-qualified is defined as meeting all of the minimum qualification standards and eligibility requirements as well as possessing skills that clearly exceed the minimum qualification requirements for the position. Under competitive delegated examining, an ICTAP eligible will be considered well-qualified if they attain an eligibility rating of 90 or higher, not including points for veterans' preference. You must provide proof of eligibility with your application to receive selection priority. Such proof may include a copy of your written notification of ICTAP eligibility or a copy of your separation personnel action form. Information about ICTAP eligibility is on OPM's Career Transition Resources website at http://www.opm.gov/ctap/index.asp