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Dental Hygienist

Armed Forces Retirement Home Washington, DC
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Dental Hygienist


Armed Forces Retirement Home


- ##### Open & closing dates

08/22/2019 to 09/06/2019

- ##### Service


- ##### Pay scale & grade

GS 08

- ##### Salary

$52,068 to $67,687 per year

- ##### Appointment type

Permanent - Full-time

- ##### Work schedule

Full-Time - Career/Career Conditional


1 vacancy in the following location:


Washington, DC 1 vacancy

##### Relocation expenses reimbursed


##### Telework eligible


- Duties

### Summary

Located in the Dental Clinic, Health Care Services (HCS), Armed
Forces Retirement Home (AFRH), Washington DC, this position provides
clinical and educational services to meet the oral dental health
needs of the AFRH Residents.

Learn more about this agency

### Responsibilities

This opportunity is also open to Status eligibles under Announcement
**19-AFRH-122.** Please refer to that announcement for details on
open period, eligibility, and how to apply.

As a GS-08 Dental Hygienist, you will:

- Administer oral prophylactic and dental hygiene treatment to
Residents presenting a variety of abnormal conditions. Perform
additional procedures such as; records medical and dental
histories, reviews Resident dietary habits, administers cavity
prevention agents, desensitizes root surfaces, root planning and
instructs Residents in home care therapy and proper diet as it
relates to oral health.
- Implement preventive dentistry program, as required. The program
is designed to provide comprehensive oral health education and
dental hygiene treatment to AFRH Residents with assistance from
Dental Clinic staff and the nursing staff throughout AFRH.
- Plan, coordinate, and conduct preventive oral health programs
for various Resident groups including but not limited to
diabetic, cancer, psychiatric, geriatric, cognitive decline, and
physically handicapped Residents. Develop and revise oral health
instructional materials and educational techniques for varied
levels of the cognitive and physical capabilities of each
Resident group. Using resources available within AFRH and
materials acquired from research, professional dental
associations, and schools of dental hygiene, develop and present
oral health lectures, demonstrations, and visual displays to
Resident groups and AFRH personnel. Develop procedural
instructions to be used by dental hygienists, and the nursing
staff in the delivery of oral health care to Residents.
- Develop methods and carries out studies, as required, for
evaluating the effectiveness of the preventive dentistry
program. Modify subject matter content and instructional methods
according to the results of evaluation data and new developments
in the field of dental hygiene. Compile statistical data and
written reports of the participation in the preventive dentistry
- Process dental instruments for sterilization in accordance with
TJC standards, facility policies and procedures. Maintain
current knowledge and skills regarding sterilization techniques.

### Travel Required

Not required

##### Supervisory status


##### Promotion Potential


- #### Job family (Series)

0682 Dental Hygiene

#### Similar jobs

- Dental Hygienists
- Hygienists, Dental
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- Oral Hygienists

- Requirements

### Conditions of Employment

- Please refer to "Conditions of Employment."
- Click "Print Preview" to review the entire announcement before
- 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 by the closing date of this

**Physical Requirements: ** The work requires long periods of
sitting, standing, recurring bending and reaching during clinical
procedures. Excellent manual dexterity is also required. Adequate
vision with or without loupes is required. A pre-employment physical
is required.

**Licensure:** An active and current Dental Hygienist license in a
state or territory of the United States or the District of


**Specialized Experience:** For the GS-08, you must have one year of
specialized experience at a level of difficulty and responsibility
equivalent to the GS-07 grade level in the Federal service.
Specialized experience for this position includes:

Performing prophylactic care**; AND
**Developing dental hygiene plans**; AND
**Preparing and conducting educational lectures; **AND
**Providing demonstrations on oral health care.

### 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.

- A one year probationary period may be required.**
**- Must successfully complete a background investigation.
- Complete a Declaration for Federal Employment to determine your
suitability for Federal employment, at the time requested by the
- 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
- **Selectees will be subject to the AFRH Tuberculosis Surveillance
**- Wear required safety clothing and/or equipment required by the
position. This may include gloves, masks, etc.

### 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"

**Rating**: Your application will be evaluated in the following
areas: Attention to Detail, Technical, Education and Training, and
Communication. Category rating will be used to rank and select
eligible candidates. If qualified, you will be assigned to one of
three quality level categories, Outstanding, Excellent, or
Qualified, depending on your responses to the online questions,
regarding your experience, education, and training related to 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.

Veterans' preference is applied after applicants are assessed.
Preference-eligibles will be listed at the top of their assigned
category and considered before non-preference-eligibles in that
category. Qualified preference-eligibles with a compensable
service-connected disability of 10% or more will be listed at the
top of the highest category.

**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

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 be assigned the middle
category 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


##### Drug test required


- Required Documents

**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.

**VETERANS' PREFERENCE DOCUMENTATION:** If you are claiming veterans
preference, please see applicant guide for required documentation.
In order to be considered for veterans preference, you must submit
all required documentation as outlined in the applicant guide.

**Licensure: ** Applications must be accompanied by 1) a certified
copy or photocopy of the license, 2) a notarized statement attesting
to the fact, or 3) a citation of the license number and State
issuing it. Those not licensed must furnish the date on which they
applied for a license and the jurisdiction involved. No person
appointed pending licensure may be retained beyond the probationary
period if licensure has not been attained.

displaced or surplus Federal employee, click CTAP/ICTAP for
eligibility and a detailed list of required documents.

#### 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

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

Our comprehensive benefits are very generous. Our benefits package

- 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
- 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
- Learn more about Federal benefits programs at:\_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

*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

**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 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


##### Fax


##### Email

##### Address

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

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

### 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 For the full announcement and to
apply, visit Only resumes
submitted according to the instructions on the job announcement listed
at will be considered.

Armed Forces Retirement Home


Washington, DC