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Job Title:Dental Officer (Open Continuous) DE

Department:Department Of Health And Human Services

Agency:Indian Health Service

Job Announcement Number:IHS-14-NJ-1026287-DE

SALARY RANGE:

$97,987.00 to $195,000.00 / Per Year

OPEN PERIOD:

Monday, January 13, 2014 to Wednesday, December 31, 2014

SERIES & GRADE:

GS-0680-11/12

POSITION INFORMATION:

Full Time - Permanent

PROMOTION POTENTIAL:

12

DUTY LOCATIONS:

1 vacancy in the following location(s):
Chinle, AZ View Map
Inscription House, AZ View Map
Kayenta, AZ View Map
Pinon, AZ View Map
Red Mesa, AZ View Map
More Locations  (6)

WHO MAY APPLY:

United States Citizens

SECURITY CLEARANCE:

Q - Nonsensitive

SUPERVISORY STATUS:

No

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.

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 being announced concurrently under Delegated Examining procedures. Please review vacancy announcement number ++VA number IHS-14-NJ-1025594-ESEP/MP++; for eligibility requirements. NOTE: Applicants must apply separately for each announcement in order to be considered or Direct Hire.

Your application will expire in 3 months and you will need to reapply to keep your application active.

This is an open continuous vacancy announcement and applications will be referred when vacancies occur. Qualified Candidates with a complete application will be considered for all vacancies that occur within  the time period of this announcement.  You will be considered for those vacancies that match your desired geographic locations. Positions may be filled at ANY of the grade levels indicated in this announcement, with or without promotion potential as vacancies occur. Applicants should specify the lowest grade (GS-level) that they will accept.

 

The Staff Dental Officer, Advanced Clinical, is located at one of the various Indian Health Service Hospitals or Clinics under the Navajo Area Office. Assists the Chief, Service Unit Dental Program, in implementing and operation of the dental program that includes preventive, educational, and corrective dental services. The Dental Program provides emergency, preventive, restorative, rehabilitative and community services in a highly complex and diverse setting to American Indian and other Native American beneficiaries and non-beneficiaries. Incumbent reports to Supervisory Dental Officer at respective health facility.

·        Position Details: Permanent position(s) to be filled

·        Salary Range: $97,987.00 - $195,000.00 (annually)

·        Promotion Potential: GS-12

·        Merit Promotion Position: Yes

·        Supervisory/Managerial Position: No

·        Is Position covered by PL 101-630? Yes, see Item #3 in the How to Apply Tab.

·        Is Drug Testing Required? No

·        Is Government Housing available? Yes, depending on availability and duty station.

TRAVEL REQUIRED

  • Not Required

RELOCATION AUTHORIZED

  • Yes
  • Relocation expenses are authorized and will be paid only if you are a current Federal employee. 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
  • Must be able to distinguish shades of color.
  • Must possess and maintain a current, valid Dental License in a State.

DUTIES:

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Incumbent will be responsible for the following and other duties as assigned:

Professional Services: Provides dental diagnosis, evaluation, studies and treatment services of professionally acceptable quantity and quality in accordance with sound health practices to all dental patients.

Dental Education and Information: Provides professional information and educational services to dental patients, other citizens of the community(s) who reside within the scope of work area assigned, and to other dental service workers as appropriate.

Resource and Performance Accountability: Provides data, reports and other information as required for dental program accountability, evaluates resource and staff performance within the scope of responsibility ant acts in accordance with performance standards.

Organizational Support: Provides advisory and teamwork services in support of the above operational unit of the Indian Health Service and to the Federal Government and the dental profession at large.


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):

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.

GS-11: Applicants who meet the basic requirements qualify for GS-11.

For GS-12: Two (2) 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 past five (5) years, would fall into the upper half of the group.

n addition, to the Basic Requirements, you must also meet the additional requirements stated below-

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:

1.    Post-licensure professional experience in the general practice of dentistry.

2.    Approved internship training.

3.    Approved residency training.

4.    Graduate-level study in an accredited dental school.

5.    Post-licensure professional experience in a specialized area of practice.

6.      Other advanced study or training (outside a dental school or hospital) creditable towards satisfaction of training program requirements for Board eligibility.

FOR SPECIALIST POSITIONS: Experience and/or training must clearly establish the applicant's status as a specialist. Agencies should 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.

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

MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS:

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: Candidates must have completed at least 52 weeks at the GS-9 grade level to qualify for the GS-11 grade level; and 52 weeks at the GS-11 grade level to qualify for the GS-12 grade level. If selected under the Excepted Service Examining Plan, individuals may be appointed without regard to time-in-grade requirements.

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.

NOTE: Positive Education Requirements, this position has specific educational requirements. To qualify for this position, you MUST possess the required education as noted under Qualifications.

CLINICAL PRIVILEGES:

The selected individual is required to obtain and maintain medical staff clinical privileges, including any licensure requirements. If privileges are not obtained or maintained during employment, the employee will be subject to adverse actions, up to and including removal from Federal service.

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: Wednesday, December 31, 2014

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:

·        Medical Reasoning: analysis of a variety of patient health data and, in accordance with established procedures, develops a treatment plan for care; identifies and analyzes medical problems and uses sound reasoning to arrive at a plan of care.

·        Diagnostic Tasks: provides diagnostic, preventive and therapeutic dental services to patients.

·        Information Management: identifies the need for and knows where or how to gather patient information; organizes and maintains information in a centralized record keeping system.

·        Oral Communication: provides individual and family dental health instructions and coordinate patient care with other dental and medical providers.

·        Interpersonal Skills: shows understanding, friendliness, courtesy, tact, empathy, concern, and politeness to others; develops and maintains effective relationships with others. Sensitive to cultural diversity, race, gender, disabilities, and other individual differences.

 

If you meet the minimum qualification requirements for this position, your application will be rated based on Category Rating and Selection procedures, you will be placed in one of three categories: Best Qualified, Well Qualified, or Qualified. Within each of these categories, applicants eligible for veteran's preference will receive selection priority over non-preference eligibles. 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, Wednesday, December 31, 2014, to be considered.


BENEFITS:

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OTHER INFORMATION:

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

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

 

This position is covered by a Bargaining Unit.

 

Recruitment incentive (may or may not) be authorized.

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.
  • 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 1026287. 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 (Linda DeWolfe, (928)871-1319, and/or LINDA.DEWOLFE@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
  • Transcripts - Transcripts must be provided because education is required for this position. Unofficial copies are acceptable, however, Official transcripts will be required before entrance on duty.
  • Licensure - a current, unrestricted Dental License is required.
  • Your application package MUST be complete by 11:59  pm Eastern Standard Time (EST) on Wednesday, December 31, 2014, the closing of this announcement.

AGENCY CONTACT INFO:

Linda DeWolfe
Phone: (928)871-1319
TDD: (301)443-6394
Email: LINDA.DEWOLFE@IHS.GOV
Agency Information:
Indian Health Service HR Center
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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 is an Equal Opportunity Employer ~ ~ ~

Additional Duty Location Info

1 vacancy in the following locations:
Chinle, AZ View Map
Inscription House, AZ View Map
Kayenta, AZ View Map
Pinon, AZ View Map
Red Mesa, AZ View Map
Tsaile, AZ View Map
Bloomfield, NM View Map
Crownpoint, NM View Map
Gallup, NM View Map
Shiprock, NM View Map
Tohatchi, NM View Map

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Job Announcement Number:

IHS-14-NJ-1026287-DE

Control Number:

359125100