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Dental Assistant (Expanded Function)

Justice, Bureau of Prisons/Federal Prison System Mendota, CA
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Dental Assistant (Expanded Function)

##### Department of Justice

Justice, Bureau of Prisons/Federal Prison System


- ##### Open & closing dates

07/03/2019 to 07/18/2019

- ##### Service


- ##### Pay scale & grade

GL 06

- ##### Salary

$44,152 to $55,510 per year

- ##### Appointment type


- ##### Work schedule



1 vacancy in the following location:


Mendota, CA 1 vacancy

##### Relocation expenses reimbursed


##### Telework eligible


- Duties

### Summary

**Why work for the Federal Bureau of Prisons?**

You can have a meaningful career with an agency that truly values a
diverse workforce. You will find a diverse workforce employed from
entry level jobs to senior management positions. We protect public
safety by ensuring federal offenders serve their sentences of
imprisonment in facilities that are safe, humane, and provide
reentry programming. Employees at correctional facilities perform
correctional work regardless of their specific occupation.

Learn more about this agency

### Responsibilities

Prepares patients for dental treatment, equipment for use by the
dentist and provides chair side assistance to dentist and provide a
wide range of dental procedures. Responsible for ensuring that all
work surfaces, equipment, materials, and instruments are properly
disinfected/sterilized. Maintain and use automated processing

Establishes dental records and is responsible for the control of
medical records while they are in the dental clinic. Responsible
for the scheduling of patients, preparing the call-outs, and
supervising inmate patients. Maintains adequate stock levels of
the expendable supplies used in the clinic and prepares purchase
requests for the purpose of ordering additional supplies.
Responsible for maintenance and minor repair of dental equipment.

Along with all other correctional institution employees, incumbent
is charged with responsibility for maintaining security of the
institution. The staff correctional responsibilities precede all
others required by this position and are performed on a regular and
recurring basis.

### Travel Required

Occasional travel - Travel may be required for training and/or work
related issues

##### Supervisory status


##### Promotion Potential


- #### Job family (Series)

0681 Dental Assistant

#### Similar jobs

- Assistants, Dental
- Dental Assistants

- Requirements

### Conditions of Employment

- U.S. Citizenship is Required.
- See Special Conditions of Employment Section.
- Selective Service Requirement. href="">Click Here

**Interagency Career Transition Assistance Plan (ICTAP)**. The ICTAP
provides eligible displaced Federal competitive service employees
with selection priority over other candidates for competitive
service vacancies. If your agency has notified you in writing that
you are a displaced employee eligible for ICTAP consideration, you
may receive selection priority if: 1)this vacancy is within your
ICTAP eligibility; 2) you apply under the instructions in this
announcement; and 3) you are found well qualified for this vacancy.
To be well qualified, you must satisfy all qualification
requirements for the vacant position and rate equivalent to the
Highly Qualified category using established category rating
criteria. You must provide proof of eligibility with your
application of ICTAP eligibility or a copy of your separation
personnel action form. Additional information about ICTAP
eligibility is at: Click Here

**The Career Transition Assistance Plan (CTAP)** provides eligible
surplus and displaced competitive service employees in the
Department of Justice with selection priority over other candidates
for competitive service vacancies. If your Department of Justice
component has notified you in writing that you are a surplus or
displaced employee eligible for CTAP consideration, you may receive
selection priority if: 1) this vacancy is within your CTAP
eligibility; 2) you apply under the instructions in this
announcement; and 3) you are found well qualified for this vacancy.
To be well qualified, you must satisfy all qualification
requirements for the vacant position and rate equivalent to the
Highly Qualified category using established category rating
criteria. You must provide a copy of your written notification of
CTAP eligibility with your application. Additional information about
CTAP eligibility is at: Click Here

### Qualifications

To be considered for the position, you must meet the following
qualification requirements:

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:

(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.

(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.

**NOTE:** ALL applicants **MUST** Applicants must submit evidence of
completing a program that certifies them to administer X-rays or
perform radiologic procedures. Evidence of program completion
includes a transcript or documentation that includes your course
work in administering X-rays or performing radiologic procedures.
Self-certification of program completion will **NOT** be accepted.
Documentation must be uploaded at the time you apply.

All applicants must meet the following requirements:


As a general rule, education is not creditable above GL-05 for most
positions covered by this standard; however, graduate education or
an internship may be credited in those few instances where it is
directly related to the work of the position.


**Special Requirements for Dental Assistant (Expanded Function):**

Applicants for Dental Assistant (Expanded Function) positions
**must** have completed l year of acceptable course work,
preceptorship, or other formal training and/or work assignments
specifically designed to equip them with knowledge and skills
required to perform intra-oral procedures involved in the position
to be filled.

Examples of acceptable training are:

- 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.
- U.S. Army's Dental Therapy Assistant Training Program.
- Continuing education courses in expanded functions for dental
assistants offered by the Indian Health Service of the
Department of Health and Human Services.
- 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.

**NOTE:** Applicants **MUST** upload legible transcripts as
verification of educational requirement. Transcripts **MUST** be
uploaded and electronically linked from USAJOBS at the time you
apply and MUST include identifying information to include School
Name, Student Name, Degree and Date Awarded (if applicable). All
academic degrees and coursework must be completed at a college or
university that has obtained accreditation or pre-accreditation
status from an accrediting body recognized by the U.S. Department of
Education. For a list of schools that meet this criteria, Click

For information regarding foreign education requirements, please see
Foreign Diploma and Credit Recognition at the U.S. department of
Education website: Recognition of Foreign Qualifications

If you are selected for this position and qualified based on your
education, you will be required to provide an OFFICIAL transcript
prior to your first day on duty.



You must have at least one year of specialized experience equivalent
in difficulty and complexity to the next lower grade level in
federal service. To be creditable, this experience must have
equipped the applicant with the particular qualifications to perform
successfully the duties of the position, and must typically be in or
related to the position to be filled. Experience in dental
assistance to general or specialized dentistry, dental assistant
(expanded function) work, or any combination of these appropriate to
the position being filled.

Some examples of this qualifying experience are:

- Experience with the placement, packing, and polishing of amalgam
- Experience with the shipping and receiving of all lab cases sent
to the dental laboratory and all necessary paperwork.
- Experience with the placement of a rubber dam and removal of
temporary fillings with rotary slow-speed instruments during
endodontic procedures.


**Combination of Education and Experience:**

****Equivalent combinations of successfully completed post-high
school education and experience are also qualifying. If education is
used to meet specialized experience requirements, then such
education must include courses directly related to the work of the

Only education in excess of the first 60 semester hours of a course
of study leading to a bachelor's degree is creditable toward meeting
the specialized experience requirements.

If applicable, credit will be given for paid and unpaid experience.
To receive proper credit, you must show the actual time (such as the
number of hours worked per week) spent in activities.

\*\*Your eligibility for consideration will be based on your
responses to the questions in the application.\*\*

### Education

See Qualifications Section for education requirements, if

### Additional information

In accordance with 5 U.S.C. 3307, a maximum entry age of 36 has been
established for initial appointment to a position in a Bureau of
Prisons institution. If you are above the maximum entry age and
have prior federal law enforcement coverage, you MUST submit an
SF-50 to verify prior coverage.

**Special Conditions of Employment Section:**

Appointment is subject to satisfactory completion of a
pre-employment and panel interview, urinalysis, physical, and
background investigation. All applicants are subject to, and must
satisfactorily pass all screening requirements in relation to
National Crime Information Center (NCIC) and credit check.

All applicants not currently working in an institution will be
required to complete a qualification inquiry regarding convictions
of misdemeanor crimes of domestic violence in order to be authorized
to carry a firearm.

The Core Value Assessment (CVA) is an in-person assessment that must
be facilitated at a Bureau of Prisons Human Resource Servicing
office. On the day of the scheduled interview, a CVA will be
administered. The applicant assessment must be completed within a
70 minute time period and a passing score must be obtained. Further
employment consideration will not be extended if the applicant fails
to complete the examination or fails to achieve a passing score.
Note: The Core Value Assessment will not be administered to current
BOP employees.

Successful completion of the "Introduction to Correctional
Techniques," three-week training course at Glynco, Georgia is

Additional selections may be made if vacancies occur within the life
of the certificate.

### How You Will Be Evaluated

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

Your application will be evaluated and rated under DOJ's Category
Rating and Selection Procedures. Based upon your self-reported
responsesto the assessment questions during the application process,
your application will be placed into one of three categories:
**Best Qualified, Highly Qualified, or Qualified.** Applications
will be reviewed from the top quality category. Your resume and
supporting documentation will be used to determine whether you meet
the job qualifications listed in this announcement. If you are found
qualified for this job, your resume and supporting documentation
will be compared to the responses you provided on the online
assessment questionnaire.

**NOTE:** Candidates within the top quality category and who are
eligible for veterans preference will receive selection priority
over non-veteran preference eligibles.

If you are entitled to veterans preference, you should indicate the
type of veterans preference you are claiming on your resume.
Although veterans preference points are not assigned under the
category rating procedures described under "How You Will Be
Evaluated", veterans preference eligibles are listed ahead of
non-veterans within each category for which they are qualified.

In addition, qualified veterans with a compensable service-connected
disability of 10% or more are placed at the top of the highest
qualified category as defined by category rating procedures.

**What Competencies/Knowledge, Skills and Abilities are Required for
this Position?**

The following Competencies/Knowledge, Skills and Abilities (KSA's)
are required:

- Knowledge of Oral Surgery.
- Knowledge of oral hygiene, including infection control and
preventative dental care.
- Knowledge of pre- and post-operative dental procedures.
- Knowledge of radiology.

**To preview questions please click here.**

### Background checks and security clearance

##### Security clearance


##### Drug test required


- Required Documents

- Veterans' Preference Documentation: Veterans must demonstrate
that they have been discharged or released from active duty
under honorable conditions (i.e., the individual must have
received either an honorable or general discharge). Certificate
of Release or Discharge from Active Duty (DD-214 indicating type
of discharge); or other official documentation (e.g.,
documentation of receipt of a campaign badge or expeditionary
- If you are currently on active duty, a statement from the
appropriate Branch Personnel Office containing the following
information: Name, Rank, Branch of Service, Active Duty time,
Projected Separation Date and type of anticipated discharge must
be provided.
- If you are a disabled veteran, a Purple Heart recipient, or
widow/widower of a veteran, the spouse of a disabled veteran or
the parent of a disabled or deceased veteran, you **SHOULD**
submit a **completed** Standard Form (SF) 15, "Application for
10-Point Veteran Preference", and the other required
documentation identified on the reverse side of the SF-15 to
support your preference claim. Documentation to support a
disability **must** reflect the **overall** evaluation or
percentage disability rating. Veterans must also demonstrate
that they have been discharged or released from active duty
under honorable conditions (i.e., the individual must have
received either an honorable or general discharge).
- Resume showing relevant experience (cover letter optional).
- In order to receive credit for experience contained in an
uploaded resume, your employment history must be documented in
month/year format (MM/YYYY), reflecting starting date and ending
date and include the number of hours worked per week. Failure to
follow this format may result in disqualification.
- A college transcript which includes the School Name, Student
Name, Degree and Date Awarded (if applicable). (Note: If you are
selected for this position, official transcript(s) will be
required prior to your first day).
- SF-50 for proof of prior LEO coverage, if applicable.

**Failure to provide these documents could possibly result in
removal from consideration for this vacancy. If uploading
documentation, do not identify/save your documents utilizing a
special character such as %, \#, @, etc. Documentation should be
identified/saved as VA Letter, DD214, or Transcripts.**

**We cannot be held responsible for incompatible software, delays in
mail service, applicant application errors, etc.**
#### 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

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

You must apply through the online application system at Follow the prompts to register, answer a few
questions and submit all required documents.

**NOTE:** Submission of a resume alone is not a complete
application. This position may require the completion of additional
forms and/or supplemental materials as described under the 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.

**Claiming Veterans Preference?** If yes, you MUST claim preference
on-line during the application process and upload documentation to
support preference claimed. Failure to claim Veterans Preference
or provide supporting documentation may result in you not receiving
appropriate consideration during the assessment process.

Required supporting documentation **must** be electronically
uploaded or transferred from USAJOBS (uploaded).

All required supporting documentation MUST be received by the
Consolidated Staffing Unit by 11:59 p.m., Eastern Standard Time, on
the closing date of the vacancy announcement. Supporting
documentation for announcements with an **application limitation
MUST** be uploaded the same day you apply, as these positions may
close earlier than stated in the announcement.

Paper applications: If applying online is impossible, please contact
the Consolidated Staffing Unit at the telephone number listed below,
prior to the closing date of the announcement for the alternate
application procedure.

**Contact for Assistance in Applying On-Line:**
DOJ, Federal Bureau of Prisons
Consolidated Staffing Unit
346 Marine Forces Drive
Grand Prairie, TX 75051
E-Mail: GRA-HRM/
Phone: 972-352-4200

### Agency contact information

### CSU

##### Phone


##### Email


##### Address

Consolidated Staffing Unit
346 Marine Forces Drive
Grand Prairie, Texas 75051
United States

Learn more about this agency

### Next steps

We will notify you of the outcome after each step of the application
process has been completed. Applicants will be notified via e-mail,
to the e-mail address registered in USAJOBS. The referral
certificate or list of eligibles will then be issued to the
selecting official for further consideration. The Human Resource
Office may then contact you for an interview if they wish. We expect
to make a final job offer within 80 days after the closing date of
the announcement.

Applicants referred on a certificate of eligibles may receive an
Inquiry of Availability (OF-5 Form)via e-mail, mail or a telephone
inquiry from the local Human Resource Department. Applicants
**MUST** complete the OF-5 form and return it to the Human Resource
Management Office or contact the Human Resource Department
telephonically or via e-mail. Applicants **MUST** also telephone the
Human Resource Department during normal business hours to schedule
an interview. Failure to either return the form or contact the Human
Resource Department will result in a loss of consideration for the

- 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.

Justice, Bureau of Prisons/Federal Prison System


Mendota, CA