Indian Health Service, Department of Health And Human Services
This position is a Dentist position, Division of Dental, with locations at the Cass Lake Service Unit, Cass Lake, MN and White Earth Service Unit, White Earth, MN.
This position reports to the Dental Director.
This is an Open Continuous Announcement and applications will be referred when vacancies occur.
This Announcement is intended as a mechanism of providing consideration for the greatest number of potential candidates.
Candidates with a complete application will be considered for all vacancies that occur for a 3-month period or the closing date of this announcement, whichever comes first.
You will be considered for those vacancies that match your desired geographic locations, skills and or job preferences.
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.
To qualify for this position, your resume must state sufficient experience and/or education, to perform the duties of the specific position for which you are applying.
Experience refers to paid and unpaid experience, including volunteer work done through National Service programs (e.g., Peace Corps, AmeriCorps) and other organizations (e.g., professional; philanthropic; religious; spiritual; community; social).
You will receive credit for all qualifying experience, including volunteer and part time experience.
You must clearly identify the duties and responsibilities in each position held and the total number of hours per week.
For positions requiring positive education requirements, or if you are using education to meet all or part of the qualification requirements, you MUST submit a copy of your transcripts or an itemized list of college courses which includes equivalent information from the transcript (course title, semester/quarter hours, and grade/degree earned) in your resume.nManagement has elected to utilize an available flexibility wherein IHS deems applicants who are currently enrolled and expected to complete the professional program and obtain the required license by 08-30-2020 as tentatively qualified.
BASIC REQUIREMENT(S):nManagement has elected to utilize an available flexibility wherein IHS deems applicants who are currently enrolled and expected to complete the professional program and obtain the required license by 08-30-2020 as tentatively qualified.
Education: Applicants must have a Doctor of Dental Medicine (DMD) or Doctor of Dental Surgery (DDS) degree from a school approved by the American Dental Association (ADA) or the Commission on Dental Accreditation (CODA) or an accrediting body recognized by the U.S.
Department of Education at the time the degree was obtained.nLicensure: Applicants must have passed the National Board Dental Examinations (NBDE) which are developed and administered by the Joint Commission on National Dental Examinations (JCNDE) and possess a current, full, and unrestricted license to practice dentistry in a State, the District of Columbia, the Commonwealth of Puerto Rico, or a territory of the United States.
Applicants who meet the above basic requirements qualify for the GS-11 grade level.nExperiencenIn addition to meeting the above education and licensure requirements, applicants must have one or more full years of experience, equivalent to at least the next lower grade level, performing professional dentistry work for GS-12 level and above assignments.
Qualifying experience involves the evaluation, prevention, diagnosis, and treatment of diseases, injuries, and disorders of the oral cavity and maxillofacial area.
Examples of dentistry experience may include the removal of decay; filling cavities; straightening, extracting, and repairing teeth; treating gum diseases; performing corrective surgery; making measurements/models for dentures to replace missing teeth, administering anesthetics, writing prescriptions; and performing other requirements of the position.
Some dentists specialize in an area, such as, but not limited to, the following: Orthodontics and Dentofacial Orthopedics Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery Pediatric Dentistry Periodontics Prosthodontics Endodontics Oral and Maxillofacial Pathology Oral and Maxillofacial Radiology Dental Public Health For the above specialty areas, experience, education, board certification, 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 extent of diagnostic skills and treatment planning ability involved, and the pertinent graduate study acquired.
Additional Requirements for the GS-12 (or equivalent) Grade Level:nIn addition to the above Basic Requirements for the GS-11 (or equivalent) level, applicants must complete a 2-year residency program in dentistry, oral health, craniofacial sciences, or a related medical science; or equivalent experience, equivalent to at least the next lower grade level, and/or training.
Examples of Equivalent experience: Provide restorative, pediatric, periodontic, endodontic, prosthodontic, diagnostic, surgical, and preventative dental services.
Perform oral surgeries, such as extraction of impacted teeth or full mouth extraction.
Perform prosthodontic cases, including crown/bridges, complete dentures, and relines.
Perform routine pedodontic procedures, as well as treating cases of rampant caries in children.
Perform case management and treatment of medically complex cases and obtain medical clearances to provide comprehensive dental care.
Medical RequirementsnApplicants must be able to distinguish shades of color You must meet all qualification requirements within 30 days of the closing date of the announcement.
Federal employees in the competitive service are also subject to the 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).
How to Apply
Dentist - DE
Dentist - ESEP/MP