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.
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.
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.
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.
certifying board -- An examining board in a
special area of dental practice recognized by the Council on Dental Education
of the American Dental Association.
eligibility -- Qualification for examination by a national certifying board as a
result of having met the advanced training program requirements for a dental
Experience and/or training must be one of the following types:
professional experience in the general practice of dentistry.
study in an accredited dental school.
professional experience in a specialized area of practice.
advanced study or training (outside a dental school or hospital) creditable
towards satisfaction of training program requirements for Board eligibility.
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
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
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.
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
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:
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.
Tasks: provides diagnostic, preventive
and therapeutic dental services to patients.
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.
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.