Overview

<b>Duties</b><br /><br /><b>Summary</b><br /><br />You will serve as a DENTAL ASSISTANT in the DIRECTORATE FOR PRIMARY CARE/BRANCH CLINICS of NAVMEDCEN PORTSMOUTH VA.<br /> Learn more about this agency <br /><br /><b>Responsibilities</b><br /><br /><ul> <li>You will provide dental care for active duty Navy and Marine Corps personnel;</li> <li>You will provide chairside assistance in all phases of restorative and specialty dentistry, oral surgery and oral diagnosis, anticipating dentist's needs at each stage of treatment;</li> <li>You will perform clerical assignments and receptionist responsibilities;</li> <li>You will provide required preventive maintenance to dental equipment and maintain the dental operatory in a clean and functional state;</li> <li>You will prepare, sterilize, and maintain instruments and standard packs;</li> <li>You will operate radiographic equipment to perform dental radiographic procedures.</li> </ul> <br /><br /><b>Travel Required</b><br /><br />Not required<br /><br />Supervisory status <br /> No <br /><br />Promotion Potential <br /> None <br /><br /></li> <b>Requirements</b><br /><br /><b>Conditions of Employment</b><br /><br /><ul> <li>Must be a US Citizen.</li> <li>Must be determined suitable for federal employment.</li> <li>Must participate in the direct deposit pay program.</li> <li>New employees to the Department of the Navy will be required to 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/.</li> <li>Generally, current federal employees applying for GS jobs must serve at least one year at the next lower grade level. This requirement is called time-in-grade. Time-in-grade requirements must be met by the closing date of this announcement.</li> <li>You will be required to obtain and maintain a current BLS certification.</li> <li>You will be required to successfully complete a pre-appointment physical examination.</li> <li>You will be required to obtain and maintain an interim and/or final security clearance prior to entrance on duty. Failure to obtain and maintain the required level of clearance may result in the withdrawal of a job offer or removal.</li> <li>Successful completion of a pre-employment drug test (including marijuana) is required. A tentative offer of employment will be rescinded if you fail to report to the drug test appointment or pass the test. You will be subject to random testing.</li> </ul> <br /><br /><b>Qualifications</b><br /><br />In addition to the Basic Education Requirements, your resume must demonstrate at least one year of specialized experience at or equivalent to the GS-4 grade level or pay band in the Federal service or equivalent experience in the private or public sector. Specialized experience must demonstrate the following:<br /> <ul> <li>Experience utilizing dental instruments, materials and standardized dental procedures used in a variety of specialized oral surgery, prosthodontic, periodontic, endodontic treatments and general dentistry;</li> <li>Experience scheduling operations, preparing surgical trays for the operatory room, maintaining and sterilizing dental equipment;</li> <li>Experience preparing and exposing diagnostic dental radiographs.</li> <li>Experience performing a variety of intra-oral procedures while operating dental X-ray equipment.</li> </ul> <br /> Or, successful completion of a full 4-year course of study in a dental assistant or dental hygiene program that included at least 24 semester hours in radiation physics; radiation biology; radiation health, safety, and protection; X-ray films and radiographic film quality, radiographic techniques; darkroom and processing techniques; and film mounting.<br /><br />Additional qualification information can be found from the following Office of Personnel Management website:<br /> https: www.opm.gov/policy-data-oversight/classification-qualifications/general-schedule-qualification-standards/#url=GS-TECH. <br /><br />https: www.opm.gov/policy-data-oversight/classification-qualifications/general-schedule-qualification-standards/0600/dental-assistant-series-0681/ <br /><br />Experience refers to paid and unpaid experience, including volunteer work done through National Service programs (e.g., professional, philanthropic, religious, spiritual, community, student, social). Volunteer work helps build critical competencies, knowledge, and skills and can provide valuable training and experience that translates directly to paid employment. <br /><br /><b>Education</b><br /><br />Applicants must meet the following Basic Education Requirements of the Office of Personnel Management (OPM) Qualifications Standards Manual: <br />Public Law 97-35 requires that persons who administer radiologic procedures meet the credentialing standards in 42 CFR Part 75. Essentially, they must (l) have successfully completed an educational program that meets or exceeds the standards described in that regulation, and is accredited by an organization recognized by the Department of Education, and (2) be certified as radiographers in their field. The following meet these requirements:<br /><br />(1) Persons employed by the Federal Government as radiologic personnel prior to the effective date of the regulation (January 13, 1986) who show evidence of current or fully satisfactory performance or certification of such from a licensed practitioner such as a doctor of medicine, osteopathy, dentistry, podiatry, or chiropractic who prescribes radiologic procedures to others.<br /><br />(2) Persons first employed by the Federal Government as radiologic personnel after the effective date of the regulation who (a) received training from institutions in a State or foreign jurisdiction that did not accredit training in that particular field at the time of graduation, or (b) practiced in a State or foreign jurisdiction that did not license that particular field or did not allow special eligibility to take a licensure examination for those who did not graduate from an accredited educational program, provided such persons show evidence of training, experience, and competence, as determined by OPM or the employing agency.<br /><br />All applicants, however, must meet the Qualifications requirements.<br /><br /><b>Additional information</b><br /><br />This position is covered by the Department of Defense Priority Placement Program.<br /><br />Additional vacancies may be filled by this announcement.<br /><br />A tentative offer of employment will be rescinded if the selectee fails to meet the pre-employment requirements, including failure to report to any of the scheduled appointments.<br /><br />If you are unable to apply online and request information about the Alternate Application process, please contact the Department of Navy's Employment Information Center.<br /><br />Federal annuitant information: The selection of an annuitant is subject to the Department of Defense and Department of the Navy policy on the employment of annuitants. Policy information may be found at: http: www.secnav.navy.mil/donhr/Documents/CivilianJobs/FedCivAnnuitants.pdf <br /><br /><b>ICTAP Applicants: </b>To be considered well-qualified and exercise selection priority as an ICTAP candidate, displaced Federal employees must satisfy all qualification requirements for the position and receive a rating of 85 or higher. For more information about ICTAP eligibility please review the following link: https: www.usajobs.gov/Help/working-in-government/unique-hiring-paths/federal-employees/ictap/ <br /><br /><b>How You Will Be Evaluated</b><br /><br />You will be evaluated for this job based on how well you meet the qualifications above.<br /><br />In order to qualify for this position, your resume must provide sufficient experience and/or education, knowledge, skills, and abilities to perform the duties of the specific position for which you are being considered. Your resume is the key means we have for evaluating your skills, knowledge, and abilities as they relate to this position. Therefore, we encourage you to be clear and specific when describing your experience.<br /><br />When the application process is complete, we will review your resume to ensure you meet the hiring eligibility and qualification requirements listed in this announcement. You will be rated based on the information provided in your resume and responses to the Occupational Questionnaire, along with your supporting documentation to determine your ability to demonstrate the following competencies:<br /><br /><ul><li>EQUIPMENT PREPARATION AND MAINTENANCE</li><li>OFFICE OPERATIONS</li><li>PROCEDURAL AND DIAGNOSTIC SUPPORT</li></ul><br /><br />You should list any relevant performance appraisals and incentive awards in your resume as that information may be taken into consideration during the selection process. If selected, you may be required to provide supporting documentation.<br /><br />If after reviewing your resume and supporting documentation, a determination is made that you inflated your qualifications and/or experience, your score may be adjusted to more accurately reflect your abilities or you may be found ineligible/not qualified.<br /><br />Please follow all instructions carefully. Errors or omissions may affect your rating or consideration for employment.<br /><br />All qualifications requirements must be met by the closing date of this announcement. <br /><br /><b>Background checks and security clearance</b><br /><br />Security clearance <br /> Secret <br /><br />Drug test required <br /> Yes <br /><br /></li> <b>Required Documents</b><br /><br />A COMPLETE RESUME IS REQUIRED. Your resume must show relevant experience (cover letter optional) where you worked, job title, duties and accomplishments, employer's name and address, supervisor's name and phone number, starting and end dates (Mo/Yr), hours per week & salary. If you are a current Federal employee or previous Federal employee, provide your pay plan, series and grade level i.e. GS-0201-09. Note: Only the last resume received will be reviewed.<br /><br />YOU ARE REQUIRED TO DOCUMENT IN YOUR APPLICATION PACKAGE EVIDENCE THAT SUPPORTS YOUR ELIGIBILITY AND QUALIFICATION CLAIMS. You are strongly encouraged to upload the applicable documents with your application package. These documents will assist the staffing specialist in determining your eligibility and qualifications, but are not required at the time of application. If you do not upload the suggested documents, then you must document in your resume the information needed to determine your eligibility. If you are selected, these documents will be requested at the time of tentative job offer to verify eligibility and qualifications.<br /><br />DOES THIS POSITION REQUIRE A LICENSE OR CERTIFICATE? Basic Life Support (BLS) Certification is required. You are strongly encouraged to provide a copy of your license or certificate in your application package. It is also acceptable to document your license number and the name of the licensing authority in your resume.<br /><br />ARE YOU QUALIFYING BASED ON EDUCATION or A COMBINATION OF EDUCATION AND EXPERIENCE? You must provide sufficient documentation of your education in your resume. You are strongly encouraged to provide a copy of transcripts or degrees in your application package. It is also acceptable to document your applicable course listing in your resume (course number, credits earned, etc…). You may submit a copy of your degree(s) if specific coursework does not have to be verified. Education must be accredited by an accrediting institution recognized by the U.S. Department of Education in order for it to be credited towards qualifications. Therefore, provide only the attendance and/or degrees from schools accredited by accrediting institutions recognized by the U.S. Department of Education. Applicants can verify accreditation at the following website: http: www.ed.gov/admins/finaid/accred/index.html . All education claimed by applicants will be verified by the appointing agency accordingly. If selected, an official/sealed transcript will be required prior to appointment.<br /><br />ARE YOU AN ACTIVE DUTY SERVICE MEMBER? Active Duty Service Members are required to submit a statement of service printed on command letterhead and signed by the command. The statement of service must provide the branch of service, rate/rank, all dates of service, the expected date of discharge and anticipated character of service (Honorable, General, etc.).<br /><br />Documents submitted as part of the application package, to include supplemental documents, may be shared beyond the Human Resources Office. Some supplemental documents contain personal information such as SSN and DOB and some documents such as military orders and marriage certificates may contain personal information for someone other than you. You may sanitize these documents to remove said personal information before you submit your application. You may be asked to provide an un-sanitized version of the documents if you are selected to confirm your eligibility. <br /><br /><b>If you are relying on your education to meet qualification requirements:</b><br /><br />Education must be accredited by an accrediting institution recognized by the U.S. Department of Education in order for it to be credited towards qualifications. Therefore, provide only the attendance and/or degrees from schools accredited by accrediting institutions recognized by the U.S. Department of Education . <br /><br />Failure to provide all of the required information as stated in this vacancy announcement may result in an ineligible rating or may affect the overall rating.


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