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Dental Assistant (Expanded Function (OA))

Armed Forces Retirement Home Washington, DC
  • Expired: over a month ago. Applications are no longer accepted.
Dental Assistant (Expanded Function (OA))
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Armed Forces Retirement Home

Overview
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- ##### Open & closing dates

08/27/2019 to 09/10/2019

- ##### Service

Competitive

- ##### Pay scale & grade

GS 07

- ##### Salary

$47,016 to $61,122 per year

- ##### Appointment type

Permanent - Full-time

- ##### Work schedule

Full-Time - Career/Career Conditional

Location
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1 vacancy in the following location:

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Washington, DC 1 vacancy

##### Relocation expenses reimbursed

No

##### Telework eligible

No

- Duties
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### Summary

If you do not meet any of the categories listed above, you may wish
to apply under announcement **19-AFRH-125-P**, which is open for any
U.S. citizen to apply. Please refer to that announcement for details
on open period, eligibility, and how to apply.


This position is located in the Armed Forces Retirement Home, Health
Care Services, Dental Services Branch.

Learn more about this agency

### Responsibilities

As a **Dental Assistant (Expanded Function) (OA),** you will:

-Restore teeth prepared by dentist with permanent and temporary
fillings, places bases and liners; select, adapts and places
matrices to normal and abnormal teeth; places condenses carves,
finishes and polishes amalgam restorations, including those
involving grossly decayed teeth which could require cusp replacement
and retentive pins; places, compresses and finishes synthetic
restorations including multi-surfaced anterior restorations; places
and contours temporary restorations.

-Support dentist in endodontic treatments by applying rubber dam,
removing temporary filling using low-speed hand piece, and cleansing
and drying operative field. After dentist treats patient, assistant
irrigates tooth, applies prescribed medications and closes tooth
with temporary filling.

-Take preliminary and final impressions for study models, modifying
impression tray as needed. Pour and trim models. Construct custom
impression trays.

-Retract gingiva from tooth for final impressions by placing and
removing retraction cord when necessary.

-Instruct patient in preventive dental care measures, general
nutrition as related to dental health, the common causes of tooth
decay, and the care of prosthodontic appliances.

### Travel Required

Not required

##### Supervisory status

No

##### Promotion Potential

07

- #### Job family (Series)

0681 Dental Assistant

#### Similar jobs

- Assistants, Dental
- Dental Assistants

- Requirements
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### Conditions of Employment

- Must be U.S. Citizen or U.S. National.
- Click "Print Preview" to review the entire announcement before
applying.
- Please refer to "Conditions of Employment
- Public Trust background investigation will be required

The experience may have been gained in either the public, private
sector or volunteer service. One year of experience refers to
full-time work; part-time work is considered on a prorated basis. To
ensure full credit for your work experience, please indicate dates
of employment by month/day/year, and indicate number of hours worked
per week on your resume.

### Qualifications

You must meet the following requirements within 30 days of the
closing date of this announcement.

**Typing requirements:** Must be able to type at least 40 words per
minute.

**AND**

**Specialized experience for the GS-07 is defined as one year of
experience at the GS-06 level, or equivalent that is directly
related to the position and which has equipped the candidate with
the particular knowledge, skills, and abilities to successfully
perform the duties of the position. Specialized experience is
defined as:

- Providing assistance to the Dentist; AND
- Providing administrative Support for a dental office; AND
- Obtaining radiographs and providing chair side assistance (such
things as handling instruments, recording examination and treatment
performed, and performing restoration of teeth).

OR

Education: One full year of graduate level education leading to a
Masters degree or equivalent graduate degree related to dental
assistance or dental hygiene (e.g. 18 semester hours, 27 quarter
hours).

OR

You may qualify on a combination of education and experience. To
combine education and experience, the total percentage of experience
at the required grade level compared to the requirement, as well as
the percentage of completed education compared to the requirement
must equal at least 100 percent**

**Additional Dental Assistant (Expanded Function) Requirements:
Applicants for Dental Assistant (Expanded Function) positions must
have completed 1 year of acceptable course work, preceptorship, or
other formal training and/or work assignments specifically designed
to perform intra-oral procedures. Examples of acceptable training
are: (1) courses in a dental hygiene or dental assistant program
accredited by the American Dental Association's Commission on
Accreditation that are directly related to the intra-oral procedures
(also referred to as expanded functions) that are to be performed in
the position to be filled; (2) U.S. Army's Dental Therapy Assistant
Training Program; (3) continuing education courses in expanded
functions for dental assistants offered by the Indian Health Service
of the Department of Health and Human Services or (4) other training
comparable to the above in private or governmental hospitals,
clinics, or schools that included formal classroom instruction and
clinical training in the knowledge and skills required to perform
intra-oral procedures in the position to be filled.**

**Public Law 97-35 requires that persons who administer radiologic
procedures meet the credentialing standards in 42 CFR Part 75.
Essentially, they must (1) 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:

(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 OR - (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.**


In addition to the above requirements, you must meet the following
**time-in-grade requirement**, if applicable: For the GS-7, you must
have been at the GS-6 level for 52 weeks

**Time After Competitive Appointment:** Candidates who are current
Federal employees serving on a non temporary competitive appointment
must have served at least three months in that appointment.



### Education

**Education and Radiology Credentials: Public Law 97-35 requires
that persons who administer radiologic procedures meet the
credentialing standards in 42 CFR Part 75. Essentially, they
must (1) 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:

(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 OR - (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.**

The education generally must be from an accredited (or
pre-accredited) college or university recognized by the U.S
Department of Education.



### Additional information

We may select from this announcement or any other source to fill
one or more vacancies.
- This is a **Bargaining **unit position.

**CONDITIONS OF EMPLOYMENT**:
- A one year probationary period may be required.
- Complete a Declaration for Federal Employment to determine your
suitability for Federal employment, at the time requested by the
agency
- If you are a male applicant born after December 31, 1959, certify
that you have registered with the Selective Service System or are
exempt from having to do so.
- Have your salary sent to a financial institution of your choice by
Direct Deposit/Electronic Funds Transfer.
- Go through a Personal Identity Verification (PIV) process that
requires two forms of identification from the Form I-9. Federal law
requires verification of the identity and employment eligibility of
all new hires in the U.S.
- Submit to a drug test prior to your appointment and random drug
testing while you occupy the position.
- Pass a pre-employment physical examination. An OF-178, Certificate
of Medical Examination will be required if selected for this
position. **DO NOT SUBMIT AT TIME OF APPLICATION.
-** Selectees will be subject to the AFRH Tuberculosis Surveillance
Program.

\- Use lead shield to protect against radiation and wears facemask,
gloves, and long-sleeved gown, during treatment procedures

\- Because the AFRH's mission requires uninterrupted, direct human
support and medical care for its Residents, this position is
considered essential for continuing AFRH's operations. Therefore,
the incumbent is expected to arrive for duty on time, as scheduled,
and to complete the assigned tour during emergency situations such
as hazardous weather.



### How You Will Be Evaluated

You will be evaluated for this job based on how well you meet the
qualifications above.

Your application includes your r?sum?, responses to the online
questions, and required supporting documents. Please be sure that
your r?sum? includes detailed information to support your
qualifications for this position; failure to provide sufficient
evidence in your r?sum? may result in a "not qualified"
determination.

**Rating**: Your application will be evaluated in the following
areas: **Technical, Attention to Detail, and Clerical**. Your
application will be rated and ranked among others, based on your
responses to the online questions, regarding your experience,
education, training, performance appraisals and awards relevant to
the duties of this position. A subject matter expert may be used
in the evaluation. Your rating may be lowered if your responses to
the online questions are not supported by the education and/or
experience described in your application.

**Referral**: If you are among the top qualified candidates, your
application may be referred to a selecting official for
consideration. You may be required to participate in a selection
interview.

If you are a displaced or surplus Federal employee (eligible for the
Career Transition Assistance Plan (CTAP)/Interagency Career
Transition Assistance Plan (ICTAP)) you must receive a score of 92
or better to be rated as "well qualified" to receive special
selection priority.


**To preview questions please click here.**

### Background checks and security clearance

##### Security clearance

Other

##### Drug test required

Yes

- Required Documents
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**A complete application includes 1. A r?sum?, 2. Vacancy question
responses, and 3. Submission of any required documents. ** Please
note that if you do not provide all required information, as
specified in this announcement, you may not be considered for this
position (or may not receive the special consideration for which you
may be eligible).

**All applicants are required to submit a r?sum?** either by
creating one in USAJOBS or uploading one of their own choosing.
(Cover letters are optional.) To receive full credit for relevant
experience, please list the month/date/year and number of hours
worked for experience listed on your r?sum?. We suggest that you
preview the online questions, as you may need to customize your
r?sum? to ensure that it supports your responses to these questions.
Please view r?sum? tips.

**CURRENT AND FORMER FEDERAL EMPLOYEES-- Documentation Relating to
Your Federal Employment:**

**-** Submit a copy of your SF-50, Notification of Personnel Action,
which shows your current (or most recent) grade and competitive
service status. (The "position occupied" block on the SF-50 should
showa "1" and your "tenure" block should show a "1" or "2".)**
**
- If you are currently on a Veterans Recruitment Appointment (VRA),
submit a copy of an SF-50 showing that. Also, you must submit a copy
of your DD214 or other documentation of discharge and any other
applicable documents such as SF-15, VA letters, etc.

- Indicate on your application the highest permanent grade you have
held; if this grade is different from your current grade, submit a
copy of an additional SF-50 showing this grade.

**PERFORMANCE APPRAISAL:** Submit a copy of your most recent
completed annual performance appraisal includes the final rating. if
you have not received a performance appraisal, please explain why in
your application.

**If you are applying under a special hiring authority** (e.g.
Military Spouses, Interchange Agreement, VEOA, VRA, Schedule A
Disability, etc.), please see applicant guide for required
documentation. In order to be eligible under one of these
authorities, you must submit all required documentation as outlined
in the applicant guide.

**CAREER TRANSITION ASSISTANCE PLAN (CTAP) OR INTERAGENCY CAREER
TRANSITION ASSISTANCE PLAN (ICTAP) DOCUMENTATION**: If you are a
displaced or surplus Federal employee, click CTAP/ICTAP for
eligibility and a detailed list of required documents.

**EDUCATION DOCUMENTATION:** For positions with an education
requirement, or if you are qualifying for this position by
substituting education or training for experience, submit a copy of
your transcripts or equivalent. An official transcript will be
required if you are selected. A college or university degree
generally must be from an accredited (or pre-accredited) college or
university recognized by the U.S. Department of Education. For a
list of schools which meet these criteria, please refer to
Department of Education Accreditation page. If you are qualifying
based on foreign education, you must submit proof of creditability
of education as evaluated by a credentialing agency. Refer to the
OPM instructions.

#### If you are relying on your education to meet qualification requirements:

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.

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.

- Benefits
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A career with the U.S. Government provides employees with a
comprehensive benefits package. As a federal employee, you and your
family will have access to a range of benefits that are designed to
make your federal career very rewarding. Learn more about federal
benefits.

Our comprehensive benefits are very generous. Our benefits package
includes:

- Challenging work, opportunities for advancement, competitive
salaries, bonuses and incentive awards.
- Ten paid holidays, 13 days of sick leave, and 13 to 26 days of
vacation time each year.
- Access to insurance programs that may be continued after you
retire.
- A wide choice of health insurance plans, coverage for pre-existing
conditions, and no waiting periods. We pay a substantial amount (up
to 75%) of the health insurance premiums.
- A retirement program which includes employer-matching
contributions.
- Learn more about Federal benefits programs at:
https://help.usajobs.gov/index.php/Pay\_and\_Benefits

Eligibility for benefits depends on the type of position you hold
and whether your position is full-time, part-time, or intermittent.
Contact the hiring agency for more information on the specific
benefits offered.

- How to Apply
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*AFRH has partnered with the Treasury's Bureau of the Fiscal Service
to provide certain personnel services to its organization. Fiscal
Service's responsibilities include advertising vacancies, accepting
and handling applications, and extending job offers.

*The following instructions outline our application process. You
must complete this application process and submit any required
documents by 11:59 p.m. Eastern Time (ET) on the closing date of
this announcement. We are available to assist you during business
hours (normally 8:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m. ET, Monday - Friday). If
applying online poses a hardship, please contact us by noon ET on
the announcement's closing date.

AFRH provides reasonable accommodation to applicants with
disabilities on a case-by-case basis. Please contact us if you
require this for any part of the application and hiring process.

**To begin**, either click the "Create a New Account" button and
follow the prompts to register or if you previously registered,
click the "Apply Online" button and follow the prompts.

You will be re-directed to AFRH's CareerConnector system to complete
your application process; answer the online questions, and submit
all required documents. (To submit supporting documents, click one
of the available options; Upload; Fax; or Reuse existing documents.
To protect your privacy, we suggest you first remove your SSN).
Also, go to "My Account" to view and update your information, as
necessary.

**To complete**, you must click the "Finish" button located at the
bottom of the "Application Review" page.

To verify your application is complete, log into your USAJOBS
account, select the **Application Status** link and then select the
**more information** link for this position. The Details page will
display the status of your application, the documentation received
and processed, and any correspondence the agency has sent related to
this application.

To return to an incomplete application, log into your USAJOBS
account and click **Update Application** in the vacancy
announcement. You must re-select your resume and/or other documents
from your USAJOBS account or your application will be incomplete.

**If you are experiencing system issues with your application,
please contact the CareerConnector Help Desk at
careerconnectorhelp@treasury.gov and/or the USAJOBS Help Desk.**

For additional information on how to apply, please visit the
Partnership for Public Service's Go Government website.

### Agency contact information

### Applicant Call Center

##### Phone

304-480-7300

##### Fax

000-000-0000

##### Email

AFRHINQUIRIES@fiscal.treasury.gov

##### Address

AFRH
See "How to Apply"
Parkersburg, West Virginia 26106
United States

Learn more about this agency

### Next steps

To check the status of your application for this position, please
follow these steps:

1. Login to your USAJOBS account, select the "Applications" section
and click on the vacancy you would like to view and have already
applied for.

2. Under "application status," click "additional application
information" and you will be taken to the CareerConnector website
where you can check your application status. The "additional
application information" link may not be available if your
application status says "Unavailable." This indicates that your
application is not complete.

- Fair & Transparent
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The Federal hiring process is setup to be fair and transparent.
Please read the following guidance.

### Equal Employment Opportunity Policy

The United States Government does not discriminate in employment on
the basis of race, color, religion, sex (including pregnancy and
gender identity), national origin, political affiliation, sexual
orientation, marital status, disability, genetic information, age,
membership in an employee organization, retaliation, parental
status, military service, or other non-merit factor.

- Equal Employment Opportunity (EEO) for federal employees & job
applicants

### Reasonable Accommodation Policy

Federal agencies must provide reasonable accommodation to applicants
with disabilities where appropriate. Applicants requiring reasonable
accommodation for any part of the application process should follow
the instructions in the job opportunity announcement. For any part
of the remaining hiring process, applicants should contact the
hiring agency directly. Determinations on requests for reasonable
accommodation will be made on a case-by-case basis.

A reasonable accommodation is any change to a job, the work
environment, or the way things are usually done that enables an
individual with a disability to apply for a job, perform job duties
or receive equal access to job benefits.

Under the Rehabilitation Act of 1973, federal agencies must provide
reasonable accommodations when:

- An applicant with a disability needs an accommodation to have an
equal opportunity to apply for a job.
- An employee with a disability needs an accommodation to perform
the essential job duties or to gain access to the workplace.
- An employee with a disability needs an accommodation to receive
equal access to benefits, such as details, training, and
office-sponsored events.

You can request a reasonable accommodation at any time during the
application or hiring process or while on the job. Requests are
considered on a case-by-case basis.

Learn more about disability employment and reasonable accommodations
or how to contact an agency.

#### Legal and regulatory guidance

- Financial suitability
- Social security number request
- Privacy Act
- Signature and false statements
- Selective Service
- New employee probationary period

This job originated on www.usajobs.gov. For the full announcement and to
apply, visit www.usajobs.gov/GetJob/ViewDetails/543947900. Only resumes
submitted according to the instructions on the job announcement listed
at www.usajobs.gov will be considered.

Armed Forces Retirement Home

Address

Washington, DC
USA