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Job Title:  Dental Officer/Supvy Dental Officer (Open Cont.)(DEU)
Department:  Department Of Health And Human Services
Agency:  Indian Health Service
Hiring Organization:  PHS Indian Health Hospital in Belcourt, North Dakota
Job Announcement Number:  IHS-14-AB-1081788-DEU

This position is closed and no longer accepting online applications through USAJOBS.

The contents of the announcement can still be viewed.
$96,539.00 to $210,000.00 / Per Year
Tuesday, March 25, 2014 to Tuesday, March 24, 2015
Full Time - Permanent
1 vacancy in the following location:
Belcourt, ND View Map
This is an "Open Continuous Vacancy Announcement" and applications will be referred when vacancies occur.
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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.
The purpose of this position is to provide comprehensive care to pediatric, adolescent, adult and geriatric patients at the Northern Plains Region Aberdeen Areas.
Positions will be filled at this location as vacancies occur.  There MAY NOT be immediate vacancies at this location.  Interested applicants should check with the local Service Unit Director concerning immediate employment need. Positions may also be filled at this location as vacancies occur or are established in this area.
NOTE:  If  you would still like to be considered for this position you will need to re-apply under this vacancy and your application will remain active in the system for three (3) months for any availabilities.
To be eligible for this position under the Delegated Examining (DE) hiring plan, you must be a U.S. Citizen.
This position is also being announced under Annoucement #IHS-14-AB-1080119-ESEP/MP for those who want to be considered under Merit Promotion Plan/Excepted Service Examining Plan.  If you wish to be considered under all hiring plans you must submit an application to both job opportunity announcements.
ORGANIZATIONAL LOCATION:  Department of Health and Human Services (HHS), Indian Health Service (IHS), Northern Plains Region Aberdeen Area, Quentin N. Burdick Memorial Health Care Facility, Dental Department, Belcourt, North Dakota.
TAG:Duty Locations
 •Salary Range:$96,539.00-$210,000.00  (Annually or Hourly)
 •Promotion Potential:12
 •Is position covered by PL 101-630:  YES--Print off and return Childcare Addendum for this position see under "How-to-Apply".
 •Housing Available: YES--Depending on Availability
 •Tour of Duty:  Full-Time/Permanent; May have alternative work schedule, Call Back, Standby, Rotating Shifts, Nights/Weekends/Holidays, 40 Hours Per Week (Possible overtime may be required).
 •Drug Testing Required: NO
 See for more position availabilities.


  • Occasional Travel
  • Occasional travel may be required for training and/or other work related duties.


  • No


  • U.S. Citizenship is required
  • Investigation, which will include a fingerprint check.
  • A COPY of Current Unrestricted License is required (Submit a Photo-Copy).
  • Position subject to Level V or Level VI Background/Security clearance.
  • The selected applicant will be subject to a pre-employment background


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Professional Services:  Provides clinical diagnosis, evaluation, studies and treatment services of professionally acceptable quantity and quality in accordance with sound public health practices.

Education and Information:  Provides professional information and educational services to patients, other citizens of the community(s) who reside within the scope of work area assigned, and to other health 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 billet responsibility and acts in accordance with performance standards.

Professional Growth and Development:  Pursues professional growth and development experience, skills, and knowledge.

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

Performs other position related duties as assigned.


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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.

All applicants MUST meet the qualification requirements of this position by the issuance date of the selection roster.

Individual Occupational 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 a 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.

ADDITIONAL REQUIREMENTS for GS-12:  For purposes of this standard, the following terms are defined.

1. Approved internship; Approved residency - Training in a hospital dental internship or residency approved by the Council on Dental Education of the ADA.

2. 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 on instruction comparable to that provided in a graduated degree program.

3. National certifying board; An examining board in a special area of dental practice recognized by the Council on Dental Education of the ADA.

4. 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.

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.

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.

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

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 or residency training.

3.)  Graduate-level study in an accredited dental school.

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

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

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.

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).

NOTE: Your education may be used to substitute specific requirements and/or experience.  Your education and work experience may be combined to meet the "Qualification Requirement" of this position.  IF selected and you are "Qualified" based on your education you must provide "Official Copies" of your transcripts at that time.  (See Qualifications Section of this Vacancy for Requirements).

You must provide the required information during the online application process; if any of the following are missing when the announcement closes we will deem your application incomplete:

1.    Resume complete in USAJOBS

2.    Responses to Questionnaire

3.    Applicable Supporting Documentation (see Required documents section in this announcement for more details)


We will review your resume to ensure you meet the basic qualification requirements.  We will evaluate each applicant who meets the basic qualifications on the information provided and evaluate your relevant personal, educational, and work experiences.

Based on the results of this evaluation, you will be placed in one of three quality categories:

·         Best Qualified Category -- Meet the minimum qualification requirements and excels in most requirements of the position.

·         Well Qualified Category -- Meets the minimum qualifications requirements and meets most requirements of the position.

·         Qualified Category --   Meets the minimum qualification requirements, but do not possess the relevant competencies to a substantive degree.

·         Names of candidates in the Best Qualified Category will be sent to the Hiring Manager for employment consideration.


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PHS Commissioned Officers who are interested in this position within the Commissioned Corps MUST apply online in order to receive consideration. (DE/MP Vacancies- for applicable positions). For more information on PHS Commissioned Corps, visit the website at:
•Additional selections may be made on this vacancy announcement.
•A one-year supervisory probationary period may be required upon selection/placement. (Supervisory positions only)
•A two-year trial period may be required upon selection/placement (ESEP only)
•Recruitment incentive (may or may not) be authorized.
•Relocation expenses (may or may not) be authorized. (MP Vacancies Only)
•Measles and Rubella Immunization is required for selectees born after 1957.
•If applicable "Selective Service Registration is required (Males born after 12/31/1959).
MULTIPLE-GRADE ANNOUNCEMENT: Announcement at the multiple-grade interval is intended as a mechanism of providing consideration for the greatest number of potential candidates. This position may be filled at any level, dependent upon the applicant's demonstrated ability, experience, and other qualifying criteria. If the position is filled at less than the upper level, there is NO commitment for future promotions, based solely on selection resulting from this announcement. Conversely, if the employee demonstrates the ability to perform at a higher level, is recommended by the supervisor, and otherwise meets the qualifications, he/she may be promoted without further competition under the Area Merit Promotion Program, however for temporary positions, conversion without competition may not be possible unless the selectee was within reach at the higher grade on the initial certificate of eligibles. Also, no further competition is required if it becomes necessary through the reclassification process to upgrade the position.
CONDITIONS OF EMPLOYMENT:  May be alternative work schedule, call-back, standby, rotating shifts, nights/weekends/holidays.
CLINCAL PRIVELEGES:  This position will require that you obtain and maintain clinical privileges.  IF they are not obtained and maintained during employment, the incumbent may be subject to adverse actions, up to and including removal from the Federal service.
~~~IHS - Operated Properties are tobacco free.~~~


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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 using the following 1081788. 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
  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 (Mr. Troy Bad Moccasin, HR. Staffing Officer,  PHONE: 1-605-226-7217, and/or  The decision on granting reasonable accommodation will be on a case-by-case basis.


Required Documentation for Eligibility and Preference:

  • Resume:  You are highly encouraged to use USAJOBS Resume Builder.
  • 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:
  • Career Transitional Assistance Program (CTAP)/Interagency Career Assistance Program (ICTAP) – If you are claiming CTAP/ICTAP, follow the instructions below:
  • Current or former Federal employee: Include your most recent SF50.
  • <delete if this not a Childcare covered position>Childcare Addendum form must be included for this position and is available for downloading at:
  • Transcripts (Unofficial are acceptable during the application process); You may submit copies of any "Certificates and/or License(s)" you would like the staffer to consider during the rating of you application.  These may be submitted with your on-line application.
  • We will accept any of these documents during the submission of you application for this position if you would like them to be considered with your application:
  • All applicants are required to submit the following supporting document type(s):

    Applicants may also submit the following supporting document type(s),which may not be required for all applicants:
       ·Cover Letter
       ·Other (If applicable the BIA4432 form, Childcare Addendum)
       ·Other Veterans Document

Your application package MUST be complete by the issuance date of the selection roster. 


Donna Belgarde
Phone: (701)477-6111x334
TDD: (301)443-6394
Agency Information:
Indian Health Service HR Center
P O Box 160
Belcourt, ND


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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