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Job Title:Dental Officer (Pedodontics) GS-0680-13

Department:Department Of Health And Human Services

Agency:Indian Health Service

Job Announcement Number:IHS-13-OK-926911-ESEP/MP

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:

Tuesday, July 16, 2013 to Monday, July 29, 2013

SERIES & GRADE:

GS-0680-13

POSITION INFORMATION:

Full Time - Permanent

DUTY LOCATIONS:

1 vacancy in the following location:
Wewoka, OK United StatesView Map

WHO MAY APPLY:

All groups of qualified individuals

JOB SUMMARY:

The Indian Health Service (IHS) is the principal federal health care provider and health advocate for American Indians and Alaska Natives (AI/AN). The IHS goal is to raise Indian health status to the highest possible level. IHS provides leadership and direction to programs and activities designed to improve health outcomes to over 1.9 million AI/AN through a system of IHS, Tribal and Urban operated facilities and programs.

For information on the IHS visit IHS.GOV

The IHS is required by law to give absolute preference to qualified applicants who meet the Secretary of the Interior's definition of Indian for appointment to vacancies within the IHS in accordance with established IHS policy as outlined in the Indian Health Manual Part 7, Chapter 3. The IHS is an Equal Opportunity Employer.

This position will serve as a clinical specialist in pediatric dentistry to provide pediatric dental services.  This position will also function as a consultant in pediatric dentistry for the Oklahoma City Area Indian Health Service.  Position reports to the Chief Dental Officer.

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.

See http://www.ihs.gov/jobsatihs/ for more details.

KEY REQUIREMENTS

  • The selected applicant will be subject to a pre-employment background
  • investigation, which will include a fingerprint check.
  • If applicable-Selective Service registration (Males born after 12/31/59)
  • U.S. Citizenship is required
  • Licensure in Denistry

DUTIES:

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  • Provides preventive services and fluoridation activities both clinically and community based.
  • Provides diagnostic services through the use of history, radiographs, clinical examination, diagnostic models, and other appropriate test.
  • Provides both routine and complex restorative services.
  • Provides pediatric dental services using local anesthetic, nitrous oxide, sedative medications of combinations thereof.
  • Participate in the planning, coordination, implementation, and evaluation of the Area-wide pediatric dentistry program appropriate to the clinical and prevention needs.


QUALIFICATIONS REQUIRED:

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To qualify for this position, your resume must reflect sufficient experience and/or education, to perform the duties of the position for which you are applying. Your resume is key in evaluating your experience, as they relate to this position. Therefore, we encourage you to be clear and specific when describing your work experience.

BASIC REQUIREMENT(S):

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.

In addition, to the Basic Requirements, you must also meet the Minimum Qualifications stated below-

MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS:

GS-13: Three years of professional dentistry experience and/or training equivalent to at least that of a Board eligible.

 

For specialist positions, experience and/or training must clearly establish the applicant's status as a specialist. Agencies will 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.

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.


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.

MEDICAL REQUIREMENTS:
Applicants must be able to distinguish shades of color.

 

Time-In-Grade Requirements: Merit Promotion (status) candidates must have completed one year of service at the GS-12 grade level. Time-In-Grade provisions do not apply under the Excepted Service Examining Plan (ESEP).


This position has an education requirement. You must submit a copy of your transcripts (or a list of your courses including titles, credit hours completed and grades). Unofficial transcripts will be accepted in the application package; however, official transcripts will be required prior to entering on duty. For information on Foreign Education click here http://www2.ed.gov/about/offices/list/ous/international/usnei/us/edlite-visitus-forrecog.html

You must meet the requirements of the job by this date: Monday, July 29, 2013

HOW YOU WILL BE EVALUATED:

You will be rated based on the information provided in your resume (your resume must state specific duties that relate to this position ) and your responses to the assessment questions will be evaluated against the duties you provided in your resume, along with your submitted documentation to determine your ability to demonstrate the following: 

  • Ability to exam, diagnose and treat young dental patients in all phases of general dentistry
  • Customer Service
  • Technical competence of public health program concepts and principles
  • Teaching others

 

You will receive a numeric rating based on your responses to the Assessment questions. If after reviewing your resume and responses to the assessment questions, a determination is made that you have overstated your qualifications and/or experience, you may lose consideration.

The following links below provide information on how you may be eligible for various hiring authorities. If you are a Veteran, qualified CTAP and ICTAP eligible, or an individual with a disability, please refer to the following links below for additional guidance:

Click here to view vacancy questions:View Occupational Questionnaire .  All documents above MUST be received by 11:59 (Eastern Standard Time) of the closing date of, Monday, July 29, 2013, to be considered.


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:

This position meets the criteria specified in pillar number one of the five pillars of the PHS Commissioned Corps. PHS Commissioned Officers who are interested in this position within the Commissioned Corps MUST apply online in order to receive consideration. (MP Vacancies- for applicable positions). For more information on PHS Commissioned Corps, visit the website at: http://www.usphs.gov/

For questions concerning Commissioned Corps please contact Laura Goddard at 405/951-3742.

 

Additional selections may be made on this vacancy announcement.

A two-year trial period may be required upon selection/placement (ESEP only)

Possibility of up to 25% Recruitment or Relocation Incentive on base salary

Starting Salaries: (May be adjusted for Present/Former Federal Employees)

Title 38: Salary may range from $96,539 to $195,000.

 

CONDITIONS OF EMPLOYMENT:

Measles and Rubella immunization required for selectees born after 1957.

 

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. See required documents below.

  1. Click ‘Apply Online' to create an account or log in to your existing USAJOBS account.
  2. Follow the prompts to complete the assessment questionnaire and upload required documents.
  3. Please ensure you click the Submit My Answers button to submit your application.
  4. Applications must be received by the closing date of the announcement to receive consideration.
  5. Check application status by logging into your USAJOBS account, clicking Application Status, then More Information for this position. Return to an incomplete application by clicking Apply Online in the vacancy announcement and re- selecting your resume and/or other documents from your USAJOBS account.

To fax supporting documents you are unable to upload, complete this cover page http://staffing.opm.gov/pdf/usascover.pdf using the following 926911. Fax your documents to 1-478-757-3144.

You are highly encouraged to submit your application package and complete your assessment questionnaire on-line. If you cannot apply online:

  1. Click to view and print the assessment questionnaire View Occupational Questionnaire.
  2. Print this 1203FX form to provide your response to the assessment questionnaire http://www.opm.gov./Forms/pdf_fill/OPM1203fx.pdf
  3. You are limited to selecting 10 locations.
  4. Fax the completed 1203FX form along with any supporting documents to 1-478-757-3144. Your 1203FX will serve as a cover page for your fax transmission.

PLEASE NOTE: When completing the 1203-FX, be sure to select only one response for each question. Selecting more than one response for a question may result in your application package being rated ineligible. 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.

The IHS provides reasonable accommodations to applicants with disabilities. If you need a reasonable accommodation for any part of the application and hiring process, please notify the Human Resources Office (MESHA JOHNSTON, (580)354-5528, and/or MESHA.JOHNSTON@IHS.GOV.) The decision on granting reasonable accommodation will be on a case-by-case basis.

REQUIRED DOCUMENTS:

Required Documentation for Eligibility and Preference

  • 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 Form BIA-4432 (expiration date 11/30/2014), “Verification of Indian Preference for Employment in the BIA and IHS Only.” 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. For detail instructions, see form BIA- 4432. You must also complete the family history chart if necessary. Current IHS employees with a BIA form on file in their Official Personnel Folder are required to submit a copy of that form with their application. Refer to BIA-4432 link: http:/www.bia.gov/cs/groups/xbie/documents/text/i dc015515.pdf
  • Veterans Employment Opportunity Act (VEOA) or other Veterans preference (VRA and 30%or more disabled)  – include a copy of your DD-214, if you're claiming Vet preference. For more information please see link at: http://fehb.opm.gov/StaffingPortal/vetguide.asp
  • Career Transitional Assistance Program (CTAP)/Interagency Career Assistance Program (ICTAP) – If you are claiming CTAP/ICTAP, follow the instructions below: http://www.opm.gov/policy-data-oversight/workforce-restructuring/employee-guide-to-career-transition/ctap_guideline.pdf.
  • Current or former Federal employee: Include your most recent SF50.
  • Childcare Addendum form must be included for this position and is available for downloading at:

    http://www.ihs.gov/NonMedicalPrograms/DHR/Documents/ChildcareAddendumOMBApprovedForm.doc

  • Applicants must provide documentation that they have an unrestricted license to practice dentistry in a State, the District of Columbia, or Puerto Rico.

  • 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.

  • Your application package MUST be complete by 11:59  pm Eastern Standard Time (EST) on Monday, July 29, 2013, the closing of this announcement.

AGENCY CONTACT INFO:

MESHA JOHNSTON
Phone: (580)354-5528
TDD: (301)443-6394
Email: MESHA.JOHNSTON@IHS.GOV
Agency Information:
Indian Health Service HR Center
1515 Lawrie Tatum Rd
Lawton, OK
73507

WHAT TO EXPECT NEXT:

Once the online questionnaire is received you will receive an acknowledgement email that your submission was successful. Applicant MUST verify the completeness and successful submission of their applications by logging into the USAJobs Application Manager to check the “Status”. Your qualifications for the job will be reviewed against other applicants to determine, if you will be referred to the hiring manager for further consideration and possible interviews. We will notify you of the outcome after each of these steps have been completed. After making a tentative job offer, we will conduct a suitability/security background investigation.

You will no longer need to call the HR Office to determine your application status. USAJOBS has added an alert setting to their system to provide status updates for applicants. You can elect to activate the status updates from your USAJOBS profile at any point during the application process.

If all required documentation is not submitted with your application you will lose consideration. It is the applicant’s responsibility to verify that information and documents entered, uploaded, or faxed is received, legible and accurate. HR will not modify answers submitted by an applicant.

~ ~ ~ Indian Health Service (IHS) is an Equal Opportunity Employer


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Job Announcement Number:

IHS-13-OK-926911-ESEP/MP

Control Number:

347647700