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    IMPORTANT: PLEASE READ THE ENTIRE ANNOUNCEMENT PRIOR TO SUBMITTING YOUR APPLICATION

    This is a term position not to exceed two years and may be extended two years.

    This is an episodic, intermittent position, on an irregular or occasional basis with hours and days of work not on a prearranged schedule and with compensation for the actual time employed or for service rendered.


    This position is located in the Department Of Health And Human Services, Office of the Secretary of Health and Human Services, Office of the Assistant Secretary for Preparedness and Response headquartered in Washington, District of Columbia. This announcement may be used to fill multiple positions in multiple locations.

    Applicants must understand that the work performed is primarily related to readiness for and deployment for response during the aftermath of a disaster or public health emergency, where work may be field-based, that may be remote and austere, caring for sick, injured, dying, or deceased persons. This work requires above average health, physical, and mental conditioning with routine long periods of repetitive walking, bending, lifting, and carrying, such as carrying national disaster medical system equipment or heavy patients on litters. Incumbent must be capable of working in a high stress, high-security, remote, austere, and uncharacterized environment, void of infrastructure and vital services, requiring specific physical demands, such as the ability to lift 50 pounds, and work characteristics that must be met to successfully perform the essential functions of this job. For these reasons, employees are required to complete a physical and health screening process to meet and maintain certain physical standards, as well as mental, behavioral, and cognitive competencies.

    NOTE: This vacancy will be filled through OPM's Direct Hire authority. Veterans' Preference and traditional rating and ranking of applicants do not apply to positions filled under this announcement. Please click here for more information on OPM's Authorization of Direct Hire authority.
    https://www.opm.gov/policy-data-oversight/hiring-information/direct-hire-authority/

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    Responsibilities

    1. Performs postmortem examinations of dental and associated material, makes reports of findings and provides professional conclusions and opinions regarding the presence of characteristics that may be used to identify the deceased.
    2. Receives and interprets radiological requests to assure all anatomical views are provided for visualization and dental interpretation by dental officers.
    3. Carries out major Disaster Mortuary Operational Response Team (DMORT) activities which include: temporary morgue facilities; victim identification; forensic dental pathology; forensic anthropology methods; processing; preparation; and, disposition of remains.
    4. Assures aseptic principles and techniques are in order to properly use both clean and contaminated equipment, protect self and others through use of universal precautions.

    Travel Required

    76% or greater - 95% Domestic and 5% international travel.

    Supervisory status

    No

    Promotion Potential

    13

  • Job family (Series)

    0680 Dental Officer

This job originated on www.usajobs.gov. For the full announcement and to apply, visit www.usajobs.gov/GetJob/ViewDetails/497389500. Only resumes submitted according to the instructions on the job announcement listed at www.usajobs.gov will be considered.