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Job Title:Supervisory Dental Officer, ESEP/MP

Department:Department Of Health And Human Services

Agency:Indian Health Service

Job Announcement Number:IHS-14-CR-1007100-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:

Wednesday, December 04, 2013 to Tuesday, December 24, 2013

SERIES & GRADE:

GS-0680-13

POSITION INFORMATION:

Full Time - Permanent

DUTY LOCATIONS:

1 vacancy in the following location:
Crownpoint, NM View Map

WHO MAY APPLY:

All groups of qualified individuals

SECURITY CLEARANCE:

Q - Sensitive

SUPERVISORY STATUS:

Yes

JOB SUMMARY:

About the Agency

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 is located in the Dental Branch within the Division of Clinical Services at the Crownpoint Service Unit which is comprised of the Crownpoint Heatlhcare Facility, Pueblo Pintado Clinic and the Thoreau Clinic.  Incumbent will be responsible for supervising, managing and directing the Dental Program and includes three separate clinics, a dental education program and a community outreach program.   Dental services include preventive care, basic and advanced restorative procedures, oral surgery, endodontics, pediatric dentistry, peridontics, very limited prosthodontics and oral pathology.  The Dental Program Chief provides leadership for all aspects of dental care and services and assuring top quality by adherence to recognized national standards and utilization of performance improvement process to evaluate, monitor and improve care.  The Chief Dental Officer reports to the Clinical Director (CD). 

TRAVEL REQUIRED

  • Occasional Travel
  • Travel to surrounding satellite clinics.

RELOCATION AUTHORIZED

  • 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.

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

DUTIES:

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  • Responsible for overall assessment, planning, development, implementation and evaluation of all components of the dental program.
  • Establishes and implements policies, program plans and organizational structures to meet the needs of the program and evaluates the program keeps pace with changes in healthcare.
  • Evaluates and directs all aspects of business office functions through subordinates supervisors including procedures coding and billing to maximize collection rates for dental program.
  • Supervises directly or indirectly professional dentists, clinical specialists, surgeons, assistants, and clerical support personnel.
  • Performs a full range of professional duties in connection with the treatment of commonly encountered dental diseases and dental health problems requiring standard corrective, restorative and/or preventive measures.

 


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):

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 Grade GS-13:

· 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 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 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 Requirement: For GS-13: Three years of professional dentistry experience and/or training equilavent to at least that of a Board Eligible.

SPECIALIZED EXPERIENCE: Specialized experience is defined as, work concerned with the prevention, diagnosis, and treatment of diseases, injuries and deformities of the teeth, the jaws, organs of the mouth, and other structures and connective tissues associated with the oral cavity.

Medical Requirements: Applicants must be able to distinguish shades of color.

SUPERVISORY OR MANAGERIAL ABILITIES: Candidates must have demonstrated in their work experience or training that they possess, or have the potential to develop, the qualities of successful supervision, as listed under the appropriate category below:

a. Ability to motivate, train, and work effectively with subordinates who have a variety of backgrounds and training.

b. Ability to accomplish the quality and quantity of work expected within set limits of cost and time.

c. Ability to plan own work and carry out assignments effectively.

d. Ability to communicate with others effectively both orally and in writing in working out solutions to problems or questions relating to the work.

e. Ability to understand and further management goals as these affect day-to-day work operations.

f. Ability to develop improvements in or design new work methods and procedures.

 (Freeform) Your resume must demonstrate at least one year of specialized experience at or equivalent to at least the next lower grade level in the Federal service obtained in either the private or public sector performing the following types of tasks: 

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


You must meet the requirements of the job by 11:59 (Eastern Standard Time) of the closing date: Tuesday, December 24, 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:

  • Technical Competency/Medical Reasoning
  • Diagnostic Tasks
  • Administration and Management
  • Interpersonal Skills
  • Supervisory and Managerial Abilities

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 Assessment Questions. All documents above MUST be received by 11:59 (Eastern Standard Time) of the closing date of, Tuesday, December 24, 2013, to be considered.


BENEFITS:

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OTHER INFORMATION:

This position meets the criteria specified in pillar number one of the five pillars of the PHS Commissioned Corps. PHS Commissioned Officers interested in performing the duties of this position within the Commissioned Corps MUST apply online under the merit promotion announcement indicated above in order to receive consideration. For more information on PHS Commissioned Corps, visit the website at: http://www.usphs.gov/ 

Additional selection(s) of candidates may be possible within 90 days from the date the certificate of eligibles was issued for this announcement.

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

A one-year supervisory/managerial probationary period may be required upon selection/placement.

 

CONDITIONS OF EMPLOYMENT:

 

  • Security Clearance: If you are selected for this vacancy, 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.
  • 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 1007100. 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 complete your application package 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 (Victoria Pablo, (505)786-6213, and/or VICTORIA.PABLO@IHS.GOV.) The decision on granting reasonable accommodation will be on a case-by-case basis.

 

For additional questions please see our Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs) found here: http://www.ihs.gov/jobs/index.cfm?module=search&option=faq



REQUIRED DOCUMENTS:

Required Documentation for Eligibility and Preference:

  • Resume:  You are highly encouraged to use USAJOBS Resume Builder.
  • 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 detailed 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/idc015515.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 Transition Assistance Program (CTAP)/Interagency Career Transition 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
  • 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.
  •  Copies of transcripts, upon selection of position, you will be required to submit official transcripts.
  • Your application package MUST be complete by 11:59  pm Eastern Standard Time (EST) on Tuesday, December 24, 2013, the closing of this announcement.

AGENCY CONTACT INFO:

Victoria Pablo
Phone: (505)786-6213
TDD: (301)443-6394
Email: VICTORIA.PABLO@IHS.GOV
Agency Information:
Indian Health Service HR Center
St Rd 9 and Navajo Rt 9
Crownpoint, NM
87313

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.

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Job Announcement Number:

IHS-14-CR-1007100-ESEP/MP

Control Number:

356763500