The Dentist positions are located at one of the Indian
hospitals, clinics, or health centers in the Oklahoma City Area.
The purpose of this position is to provide basic and advanced
dental health services to the designated population in accordance
with Indian Health Service policies. The incumbent will be
supervised by the Service Unit Dental Chief.
For Program Information: Contact Dr. Bob Smith, Area Dental
Officer at (405)951-3735, or email firstname.lastname@example.org
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- Independently examine, diagnose, and treat commonly encountered
dental diseases or dental health problems.
- Diagnose malocclusions, and pathological or irregular
conditions and ensure proper referral of patients for evaluation or
- Provide all appropriate dental disease prevention measures for
each patient treated.
- Communicate effectively with patients and families with
multiple dental and health problems and of different
- Ensure appropriate medical records are maintained and updated
in a timely manner.
0680 Dental Officer
Conditions of Employment
Selectee may be subject to a probationary period.
U.S. Citizenship is required.
Selective Service Registration is required for males born after
This is a designated position covered by Public Law 101-630,
requiring contact or control over Indian children. Due to this
requirement, the agency must ensure that persons hired for these
positions have not been found guilty of or pleaded nolo contendere
or guilty to certain crimes.
Measles and Rubella immunization required for selectees born
after 1957. Seasonal Influenza immunization is required for
civilian health care facility staff working in Indian Health
Service health care facilities.
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.
Successfully pass the E-Verify employment verification check. To
learn more about E-Verify, including your rights and
responsibilities, visit www.dhs.gov/E-Verify/.
Background Investigation: If you are selected for this vacancy,
you must undergo a pre-employment fingerprint check and background
investigation. Fingerprint results and background investigation
documentation must be cleared prior to hire. After you begin your
employment, your continued employment is contingent upon the
outcome of a complete background investigation as determined by the
sensitivity level of your position. The investigation must find
that you are suitable for Federal employment in your position. If
you are found not suitable, you will be terminated after you begin
work. If you make a false statement in any part of your
application, you may not be hired; you may be fired after you begin
work; or subject to possible criminal charges. You may be subject
to a credit check as a part of the background investigation
Fingerprinting, as part of the background investigation process,
may be delayed due to COVID-19. All other background investigation
procedures will apply. Be advised that your continued employment
will require you to complete a fingerprint check within 60 days
after notification of return to full operations and successfully
obtaining a favorable background investigation.
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.
This position has a positive education requirement, therefore,
you MUST submit a copy of your transcripts, OR list your education
history including the type of degree(s) and major of study, and
completion or anticipated completion (month and year) on your
resume. Official transcripts are required after tentative selection
and prior to issuing an official job offer.
Degree and License Waiting Period for Impending Graduates:The
Hiring Manager/Selecting Official may elect to utilize an available
flexibility wherein applicants who are currently enrolled and
expected to complete the required education and obtain the required
licensure within 9 months of applying, may be deemed tentatively
qualified.Applicants who have not completed their education
requirements (but who are within the established timeframe for
qualifying) must submit:
- Documentation from the educational institution's registrar,
dean or other appropriate official that attests to the applicable
timeframe for completion of the professional program/coursework,
- A copy of the most recent unofficial transcript.
Applicants who meet the basic requirements (listed below)
qualify for the GS-11 grade level.
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) and 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.
Licensure: 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. (You MUST list
your Dentistry license number on your resume, along with the
expiration date, OR submit a copy of your Dentistry license that
includes expiration date. New graduates must submit verification of
licensure prior to encumbering a position with IHS.)
In addition, to the Basic Requirements, you must also meet the
Minimum Qualifications stated below-
For GS-12: Applicants must have completed a 2-year residency
program in dentistry, oral health, craniofacial sciences, or a
related medical science; OR your resume must demonstrate at least 2
years of equivalent experience, equivalent to at least the next
lower grade level in the Federal service (obtained in either the
private or public sector), and/or training. 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 at this level
includes: making radiographic examinations of oral cavity,
diagnosing pathological or irregular conditions, administering
local anesthesia, performing simple and complex restoration of
cavities, and performing single and relatively uncomplicated
multiple extractions of teeth.
Applicants must be able to distinguish shades of color.
When there is a positive education requirement, or you are using
education to qualify as a substitution for experience, transcripts
(unofficial) are required at the time of application to verify that
you meet the educational requirement or substitution.
Only attendance and/or degrees from schools accredited by
accrediting institutions recognized by the U.S. Department of
Education may be credited. Applicants can verify accreditation at
the following website: https://www.ed.gov/accreditation
Foreign Education: If you are using education completed in
foreign colleges or universities to meet the qualification
requirements, you must show that the education credentials have
been evaluated by a private organization that specializes in
interpretation of foreign education programs and such education has
been deemed equivalent to that gained in an accredited U.S.
education program; or full credit has been given for the courses at
a U.S. accredited college or university. For further information,