Director, Division of Oral Health
Centers for Disease Control and Prevention - Atlanta, GA

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Become a part of the Department that touches the lives of every American! At the Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) you can give back to your community, state, and country by making a difference in the lives of Americans everywhere. It is the principal agency for protecting the health of citizens. Join HHS and help to make our world healthier, safer, and better for all Americans.

This is an Excepted Service position under Title 42. Applications will be accepted from all groups of qualified persons, including non-citizens and Public Health Service Commissioned Officers. No previous federal experience is required. This appointment does not confer any entitlement to a position in the competitive service and no entitlement to Merit Systems Protection Board (MSPB) appeal rights.

Executive level compensation package is commensurate with qualifications and experience, which may result in a higher salary than reflected above. This position is located in the Department of Health and Human Services, Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, Office of Noncommunicable Disease, Injury and Environmental Health, National Center for Chronic Disease Prevention and Health Promotion, Atlanta GA.

CDC is an Equal Opportunity Employer.


Background and/or Security Investigation required.

DUTIES: Back to top


Plans, organizes, and oversees the activities of the division of Oral Health. Directs the development, implementation, monitoring and evaluation of all activities designed for the prevention and control of caries across all life stages, periodontal disease, oral cancer, and other chronic diseases associated with oral health based upon current policy, scientific research, and public health practices. Plans work for accomplishment by subordinate units, sets and adjusts short-term priorities, and prepares schedules based on consideration of difficulty of requirements and assignments such that the experience, training, and abilities of the staff are effectively used to meet organization and customer needs. Exercises supervisory personnel management responsibilities. Directs, coordinates, and oversees work through subordinate team leaders. Advises staff about policies, procedures, and directives of higher-level management of headquarters. Approves expenses comparable to within-grade increases, extensive overtime, and employee travel. Recommends awards for non-supervisory personnel and changes in position classification to higher level managers. Represents the Division with a variety of organizations and other agencies. Establishes, develops, and maintains critical, effective working relationships within CDC with other Coordinating Centers, and Divisions, as well as state and local agencies, private/non-profit agencies, DHHS and other Federal agencies, to advance the Division’s mission. Serves as an internationally recognized medical, scientific, and public health official, provides expert consultation and leadership in the field of oral health to public health experts, research scientists, physicians, and scientific administrators, nationally and internationally.


BASIC REQUIREMENTS: 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.

Candidates must show clear evidence of specialized experience. Specialized experience is that which is directly related to the position and which has equipped the applicant with the particular knowledge, skills, and abilities (KSAs) to successfully perform the duties of the position, such as: Senior experience in leading an oral health program at the State or local levels to include experience in development, implementation, monitoring and evaluation of all activities designed for the prevention of chronic diseases associated with oral health. Experience in the supervision of program or scientific staff in the execution of multiple state program activities including program priority setting, budget oversight, and policy development, partnership engagement, and overall resource management. Typically, experience of this nature is gained at or above the GS-15 grade level in the Federal service, or its equivalent with state or local government, the private sector, or nongovernmental organizations.

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, visit: .

Requires 25% Domestic travel.

Medical Requirements: Applicants must be able to distinguish shades of color.

Applicants must be currently licensed to practice dentistry in a State, the District of Columbia, or Puerto Rico.

In addition to possessing an D.D.S. or D.M.D. or equivalent degree the applicant must possess senior level research and programmatic experience in two or more of the following scientific and programmatic areas: Prevention and control of caries across all life stages, periodontal diseases, oral cancer, and other chronic diseases associated with oral health.

How You Will Be Evaluated:
Applicants must meet the qualification requirements as outlined above to be eligible for further consideration. You must provide detailed evidence of the experience, knowledge, skill, ability, and other personal characteristic requirements and show how and when they were used. This evidence must include clear, concise examples that show level of accomplishment and degree of responsibility. Qualification determinations will be based on the information provided in your application and the requirements of the position. Please follow all instructions carefully. Errors or omissions may affect your eligibility.

Conditions of Employment:
1. Security and Background Requirements: If not previously completed, a background security investigation will be required for all appointees . Appointment will be subject to the applicant's successful completion of a background security investigation and favorable adjudication. Failure to successfully meet these requirements may be grounds for appropriate personnel action. In addition, if hired, a background security reinvestigation or supplemental investigation may be required at a later time. Applicants are also advised that all information concerning qualifications is subject to investigation. False representation may be grounds for non-consideration, non-selection and/or appropriate disciplinary action.

2. E-Verify: If you are selected for this position, the documentation that you present for purposes of completing the Department of Homeland Security (DHS) Form I-9 will be verified through the DHS "E-Verify" System. Federal law requires DHS to use the E-Verify System to verify employment eligibility of all new hires, and as a condition of continued employment obligates the new hire to take affirmative steps to resolve any discrepancies identified by the system. The U.S. Department of Health and Human Services is an E-Verify Participant.

3. Direct Deposit: All Federal employees are required to have Federal salary payments made by direct deposit to a financial institution of their choosing.

4. All qualification requirements must be met by the closing date of the announcement.

5. Financial disclosure statement may be required.

6. One-year probationary period may be required.

7. Travel, transportation, and relocation expenses May be authorized

8. Bargaining Unit Position: No

9. Drug Screening Required: No

10. Recruitment Incentive may be authorized: May be authorized

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

Males born after December 31, 1959 must be registered or exempt from Selective Service (see ).

Veteran's Preference does not apply to Title 42 positions.

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