Dental Officer
Indian Health Service 121 reviews - Wolf Point, MT

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The Indian Health Service (IHS), an agency within the Department of Health and Human Services, is responsible for providing federal health services to American Indians and Alaska Natives. The IHS provides a comprehensive health services delivery system for American Indians and Alaska Natives with opportunity for maximum tribal involvement in developing and managing programs to meet their health needs.
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 Announcement # IHS-13-BI-836223-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.

Department of Health and Human Services (HHS), Indian Health Service (IHS), Billings Area, Fort Peck Service Unit, Division of Support Services, Dental, Poplar, MT United States Few vacancies
Wolf Point, MT United States Few vacancies

Salary range: $110,000.00 - $160,000.00(Annually)

Promotion potential: None

Merit Promotion Position: No

Travel Required: Yes, Occasional

Supervisory/Managerial Position: No

Relocation Expenses Paid: Not Paid: travel, transportation, and relocation expenses associated with reporting for duty in this position will be the responsibility of the employee.

Is position covered by PL 101-630? Yes

Is drug testing required? No

Is government housing available? No

Is this a bargaining unit position? No

Alternative work schedule, call back, standby, rotating shifts, nights/weekends/holidays? No

Professional Licensure? Yes

This position requires that you obtain and maintain clinical privileges. If they are not obtained or maintained during employment, the employee may be subject to adverse actions, up to and including removal from the Federal service.

Who may apply section

Any U.S. Citizen

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This position is also being announced under Announcement # IHS-13-BI-836223-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. KEY REQUIREMENTS

Position subject to background investigation.
As part of the pre-employment process, fingerprint checks are required.
If applicable-Selective Service registration (Males born after 12/31/59)
Must be a US Citizen DUTIES: Back to top

Please ensure you answer all questions and follow all instructions carefully. Errors or omissions may impact your rating or result in you losing consideration for the job.

  • Makes clinical and radiographic examinations of the oral and soft tissues and a diagnosis of pathological or irregular conditions
  • Administers local anesthesia and/or nitrous oxide analgesia
  • Performs routine and moderately complicated tooth extractions, including surgical procedures
  • Studies results of examination to determine type of service required and develops an acceptable treatment plan.
  • Performs endodontic, prosthodontics, periodontic, pedodontic, surgical and routine restorative procedures
  • Recognizes symptoms of an assortment of systemic diseased and referring cases for medical diagnosis. QUALIFICATIONS REQUIRED: Back to top
All applicants must meet the qualification requirements of this position by the closing date of the job announcement: Tuesday, December 31, 2013

The following Selective Placement factor has been determined to be essential for the position.

Candidate must show possession of this factor in order to be minimally qualified: Must possess and maintain a current, active, and unrestricted Medical Officer license in a State, District of Columbia, the Commonwealth of Puerto Rico, or a territory of the United States.

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 an ADA-approved school.

For purposes of this standard, the following terms are defined.

  • Approved internship ; approved residency-Training in a hospital dental internship or
residency approved by the Council on Dental Education of the American Dental


  • Graduate-level study -- Either dental graduate study leading to an advanced degree
such as Master of Science, or postgraduate (nondegree) dental school study

involving a level of instruction comparable to that provided in a graduated degree


  • National certifying board -- An examining board in a special area of dental practice
recognized by the Council on Dental Education of the American Dental Association.

  • Board eligibility -- Qualification for examination by a national certifying board as a
result of having met the advanced training program requirements for a dental


Experience and/or training must be one of the following types:

  • Post-licensure professional experience in the general practice of dentistry.
  • Approved internship training.
  • Approved residency training.
  • Graduate-level study in an accredited dental school.
  • Post-licensure professional experience in a specialized area of practice.
  • Other advanced study or training (outside a dental school or hospital) creditable
towards satisfaction of training program requirements for Board eligibility.

For specialist positions, experience and/or training must clearly establish the applicant's status as a specialist the agency will review applicants' 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.

Regularity encountering, diagnoses, and administers treatment for dental diseases and dental health problems of greater-than-usual difficulty; and

His/her duties typically Include performing several of the following kinds of professional work, or comparable dental work:

  • removing unerupted and impacted teeth, residual root tips, and teeth with exostosed

  • removing localized foreign bodies from the gingival tissues and alveolar sockets;
  • performing prosthetic work involving complicating conditions such as:
o Lack of bone support for dentures;

o jaws which are irregularly formed;

  • applying corrective treatment in cases of abnormal formation where proper occlusion is difficult to attain;
  • performing root canal therapy on the anterior teeth of both children and adults;
  • treating cases of rampant caries in children and adults.
Planning work to be accomplished by subordinates and preparing schedules for completion of work, assigning work to subordinates based on priorities and capabilities of employees, evaluating work, performance of subordinates, advising or counseling employees on work and administrative matters; interviewing candidates for positions, recommending appointment, promotion or reassignment to such positions, hearing and resolving complaints from employees, effecting minor disciplinary measures, such and warnings and reprimands; identifying training needs of employees, approving leave, etc.

Applicants must be able to distinguish shades of color.

SUPERVISORY OR MANAGERIAL ABILITIES: Candidates must have demonstrated in their work experience or training that they possess, or have the potential to develop, the qualities of successful supervision, as listed below:

A. Assign to and review work of subordinates, train and work effectively with

subordinates from a variety of backgrounds and with different levels/areas of training.

B. Accomplish the quality and quantity of work expected within set limits of cost and


C. Plan own work and carry out assignments effectively.

D. Communicate with others effectively both orally and in writing, in working out

solutions to problems or questions relating to the work.

E. Understand and further management goals as these affect day-to-day work


F. Develop improvements in or design new work methods and procedures.

IN ADDITION to the abilities required above, candidates must also possess, or have the

potential to develop, the ability to:
1) Deal effectively with individuals or groups representing widely divergent

backgrounds, interests, and points of view.

2) Adjust work operations to meet emergency or changing program or production

requirements within available resources and with minimum sacrifice of quantity of

quality work.

3) Establish program objectives or performance goals and to assess progress toward

their achievement.

4) Coordinate and integrate the work activities of several organizational segments or

several different projects.

5) Analyze organizational and operational problems and develop timely and economical


6) Represent the activity both within and outside the organization or agency and to gain

support for the agency's program goals.

Personal Attributes: Candidates for all supervisory/managerial positions must demonstrate all of the following personal qualities:

a. Objectivity and fairness in judging people on their ability, and situations on the facts

and circumstances;

b. Capacity to adjust to change, work pressures, or difficult situations without undue


c. Willingness to consider new ideas or divergent points of view;

d. Capacity to "see the job through;"

e. Understanding of the ability to work with American Indians and Alaska Native

Your education and work experience may be combined to meet the qualification requirements of this position.

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:

Resume complete in USAJOBS
Responses to Questionnaire
Applicable Supporting Documentation (see Required documents section in this announcement for more details) HOW YOU WILL BE EVALUATED:

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.

If you are entitled to veterans' preference, you should indicate the type of veteran's preference you are claiming on your resume, and ensure you submit the appropriate documentation prior to the closing date. If you are entitled to veterans' preference and qualified for the position, your name will be placed above qualified non-preference eligibles in your assigned category. Qualified veterans' preference eligibles with a service-connected disability of 10% or more will be listed at the top of the highest quality category depending on the position and grade level of the job. For information on entitlement, see

For I/CTAP purposes, you will be deemed well-qualified if you are placed in at least the well-qualified category.

BENEFITS: Back to top

The Federal Government offers a comprehensive benefits package. Explore the major benefits offered to most Federal employees at . OTHER INFORMATION:

If you are claiming CTAP/ICTAP eligibility, you must submit a copy of your most recent performance appraisal, proof of eligibility, and your most current SF-50 noting position, grade level, and duty location. To be considered under CTAP/ICTAP, you must be well qualified with a score of at least 85 for this position. For information on CTAP/ICTAP, visit:

Candidates must meet qualification requirements, licensure requirements (possess and maintain a current, valid, active State license/registration as a Dentist), performance requirements, citizenship and suitability requirements, and any other eligibility requirements by the closing date of the vacancy announcement: Tuesday, December 31, 2013 .

Selectee may be required to serve a one year probationary period.

IF you are selected for this vacancy, you MUST undergo a fingerprint check. Fingerprint results must be cleared prior to hire. You will receive instructions on how to obtain and submit fingerprints.

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.

IHS - Operated Properties are tobacco free HOW TO APPLY: Back to top

To apply for this position, you must provide a complete Application Package, which includes the following parts:

Assessment Questionnaire
Résumé Required Documents (Specified in the Required Documents section of this job announcement. An applicant may not be considered if proper documentation is not received.)

Option A: Online application process (USAJOBS to Application Manager) the preferred method to receive automatic updates on your application status.

To begin the process, click the Apply Online button on this page to create an account or log in to your existing USAJOBS account. Follow the prompts to complete the assessment questionnaire. Please ensure you click the Submit My Answers button at the end of the process.

Note: To return to a previously Saved or Incomplete application you may use the following link : .

Your Application Package status must be Complete by, Tuesday, December 31, 2013, the closing date of this announcement.

Option B: Fax

If it is not possible for you to use the USAJOBS Account to Application Manager Account online application process (you have a disability or do not have access to the internet), you can apply for this announcement by completing the OPM 1203-FX form instead of using the Online Application method. Please use the following step-by-step instructions as a guide to filling out the required questionnaire. You will need to print the vacancy announcement and refer to it as you answer the questions. You may omit any optional information; however, you must provide responses to all required questions. Be sure to double check your application before submission.

Follow these steps:
Print a copy of this job announcement so that you can read the questions offline. View Occupational Questionnaire . You can obtain the OPM1203fx form at this URL
You may submit the OPM Form 1203-FX (hard copy questionnaire), résumé, and/or any supporting documents by fax.

If you are faxing a Form 1203-FX, do not use a separate cover sheet. Simply make sure the Form 1203-FX is on top of any other documents you are faxing.
If you are faxing any documents without the Form 1203-FX on top, always use the official cover sheet which is here -- -- and be sure to fill it out completely and clearly and include the Vacancy Identification Number 836237 in the spaces provided. The fax number is 1-478-757-3144. Feed all documents into your fax machine top first so that we receive them right-side up.

Faxed documents will take 2-3 business days to process. Faxed documents submitted with missing information will not be processed. The following will prevent your documents from being processed:

Not using the special cover page mentioned above.
Missing, incomplete, or invalid Vacancy Identification Number 836237
Missing or incomplete Social Security Number or name

Note: If you have documents in your Application Manager account from a previous vacancy announcement they can be opened, copied and saved then reused as an upload file for this vacancy. Uploading your documents will speed the processing of your application for this announcement.

PLEASE NOTE: 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. Please carefully review the complete job announcement and the "How to Apply" instructions. Failure to provide the required information and/or materials will result in your application not being considered for employment.

If you need a reasonable accommodation for any part of the application and hiring process, please notify the Human Resources Office, Shelly Macdonald, (406)247-7196, SHELLY.MACDONALD@IHS.GOV "The decision on granting reasonable accommodation will be on a case-by-case basis." REQUIRED DOCUMENTS:

You MUST provide the required documents listed below during the online application process either through the document upload process or fax using instructions outlined in Section B above . If any of the following are missing when the announcement closes we will deem your application incomplete:

• ___ Resume -You are encouraged to use the USAJobs online resume builder to ensure that all required information is in your resume. If you use your own résumé, curriculum vitae, or any other written form you choose then you must describe your job-related qualifications that include beginning and ending dates for paid and non-paid work experience, hours worked per week, month and year of employment for each job title listed.

• ____ Indian Preference applicants If claiming Indian preference for the first time, or if you have no previous documentation of preference, applicants must provide a completed copy of the current Form BIA-4432, Expiration Date: 11/30/2014, " Verification of Indian Preference for Employment in the BIA and IHS Only ." The current form expiration date, 11/30/2014, does not need to be used if an older Form BIA-4432 is submitted with a signature that predates the expiration date on the form. Indian preference will not be given unless a properly signed and dated form is submitted with your application, including any verification by an authorized Tribal Representative or BIA official of tribal enrollment records, documentation of lineal descent, state or academic records that document you possess one-half degree Indian blood from a tribe indigenous to the United States, as well as official records that establish your degree of Indian blood, such as census records. You must also complete the family history chart if necessary. (See the form for detailed instructions for the completion of the BIA form 4432 located at: or please contact your tribal enrollment officer or your local BIA Office for your most current form.)

  • __Qualifications— Copy of current Dental license is required during the hiring process.
• ___ Transcripts - Transcripts must be provided if substituting education for experience and/or if education is required for this position. Unofficial transcripts are acceptable but official transcripts will be required before entrance on duty.

___ Addendum to Declaration for Federal Employment , This is designated as a Childcare position under P.L. 101-630 Indian Child Protection Form click on this link:

• ___ Veteran's Preference -If claiming Veteran's Preference, include a copy of DD-214 Form, and SF-15 Form if claiming 10 point Veteran's Preference click on this link:

• ___Response to Assessment Questionnaire.

Applicants may submit optional documents and place these under the Miscellaneous document type. Documents could include performance reviews, copies of job-related certifications, cover letter, letters of recommendation, SF-50. Suggest documents submitted are job-related and current.

PLEASE NOTE : IF selected, applicant may be required to submit additional documents to confirm their submitted application has met the position’s educational and eligibility requirements (if any). These materials could include official transcripts, copy of license or certification, the Child Care Addendum Form, and/or veteran’s preference documentation, all of which are now a part of the pre-appointment process. This means the tentative job offer would be contingent upon receipt of these materials within a 24 hour time frame or offer is subject to withdrawal.

IN ADDITION : All information provided by the candidate will be verified, Reference checks will be conducted from current and past supervisors on tentative selectees.

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