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    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.

    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.

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    1. Positions and cleans human remains (upper torso and skull portions) in preparation for dental examination.
    2. Performs forensic odontology procedures. The assessment of ante mortem remains includes interpreting examination, x-ray, and laboratory reports, determining need for alternate tests. Makes dental impressions.
    3. Removes teeth, mandible and maxilla using tools and saws so that dental material may be prepared and examined.
    4. Performs radiographic examinations and postmortem forensic dental examination of intact or fragmented remains using digital/computerized equipment (or analog film when necessary), as well as remains subjected to mild to severe environmental conditions such as cold, heat, fire, water submersion, and traumatic fragmentation.
    5. Prepares requisitions and receives dental station equipment and supplies.
    6. Establishes and maintains ante mortem and postmortem dental files for victims.

    Travel Required

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

    Supervisory status


    Promotion Potential


  • Job family (Series)

    0681 Dental Assistant

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