Indian Health Service Dental Officer (Oral Surgery) in Crow Agency, Montana

Indian Health Service
1 vacancy in the following location:
  • Crow Agency, MT
Work Schedule is Full Time - Permanent

Opened Monday 9/26/2016 (25 day(s) ago)

** Closes Monday 11/7/2016 (17 day(s) away)

Job Overview

The Indian Health Service (IHS) is the principal federal health care provider and health advocate for American Indians and Alaska Natives (AI/AN). The IHS goal is to raise Indian health status to the highest possible level. IHS provides leadership and direction to programs and activities designed to improve health outcomes to over 1.9 million AI/AN through a system of IHS, Tribal, and Urban operated facilities and programs.

The IHS is required by law to give absolute preference to qualified applicants who meet the Secretary of the Interior's definition of Indian for appointment to vacancies within the IHS in accordance with established IHS policy as outlined in the Indian Health Manual Part 7, Chapter 3. The IHS is an Equal Opportunity Employer.

This position is being announced concurrently under Excepted Service Examining Plan/Merit Promotion Plan (ESEP/MPP) procedures. Please review vacancy announcement number ++IHS-16-BI-1806339-ESEP/MP++; for eligibility requirements. NOTE: Applicants must apply separately for each announcement in order to be considered

This position is located within the Indian Health Service, Crow/Northern Cheyenne Service Unit, Crow Agency MT.


Provide diagnostic services through use of history, radiographs, clinical examination, diagnostic models and other appropriate tests. Provide care for a full range of oral surgery cases, problems in the specialty of oral surgery. Provide emergency services, including treatment of trauma, pain and infection. Provide inpatient oral surgery services in an operating room setting.

Travel Required
  • Occasional Travel
  • Occasional travel may be required
Relocation Authorized
  • Yes
  • Travel, transportation, and relocation expenses MAY OR MAY NOT be paid primarily in the interest of the government and not in the interest of the selected employee. Employee will be required to sign a one-year service agreement. Failure to fulfill the one-year service agreement may require repayment of relocation expense allowances.
Job Requirements
Key Requirements
  • The selected applicant will be subject to a pre-employment background
  • investigation, which will include a fingerprint check.
  • If applicable-Selective Service registration (Males born after 12/31/59)
  • U.S. Citizenship is required

To qualify for this position, your resume must reflect sufficient experience and/or education, to perform the duties of the position for which you are applying. Your resume is key in evaluating your experience, as they relate to this position. Therefore, we encourage you to be clear and specific when describing your work experience. BASIC REQUIREMENT(S): Education: 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. Licensure: Applicants must be currently licensed to practice dentistry in a State, the District of Columbia, or Puerto Rico. Applicants who meet the basic requirements qualify for GS-11. Additional Requirements for Grades GS-12 and Above: For purposes of this standard, the following terms are defined. Approved internship; approved residency-Training in a hospital dental internship or residency approved by the Council on Dental Education of the American Dental Association. Graduate-level study -- Either dental graduate study leading to an advanced degree such as Master of Science, or postgraduate (nondegree) dental school study involving a level of instruction comparable to that provided in a graduated degree program. National certifying board -- An examining board in a special area of dental practice recognized by the Council on Dental Education of the American Dental Association. Board eligibility -- Qualification for examination by a national certifying board as a result of having met the advanced training program requirements for a dental specialty. Experience and/or training must be one of the following types: Post-licensure professional experience in the general practice of dentistry. Approved internship training. Approved residency training. Graduate-level study in an accredited dental school. Post-licensure professional experience in a specialized area of practice. Other advanced study or training (outside a dental school or hospital) creditable towards satisfaction of training program requirements for Board eligibility. For specialist positions, experience and/or training must clearly establish the applicant's status as a specialist Agencies should review the applicant's experience to determine the types and difficulty of the cases dealt with, the level of knowledge and understanding of the specialization regularly required, the degree of diagnostic skills and treatment planning ability involved, and the pertinent graduate study acquired. For GS-14: One year of professional dentistry experience equivalent to at least the GS-13 grade level. For specialist positions, certification as a diplomate by a national certifying board for a specialized area of practice meets the requirements. Medical Requirements Applicants must be able to distinguish shades of color. In addition, to the Basic Requirements, you must also meet the Minimum Qualifications stated below- MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS: Your resume must demonstrate at least one (1) year of specialized experience equivalent to at least the next lower grade level in the Federal service obtained in either the private or public sector performing the following type of work and/or tasks: To qualify based on specialized experience for GS-14 level, you must have one year of experience (equivalent to the GS-13 level) that included duties such as: Provide diagnostic services through the use of history, radiographs, clinical examination, diagnostic models, and other appropriate tests, and is recognized as the professional expert in the specialty of oral surgery. Provide care for a full range of oral surgery cases, and problems in the specialty of oral surgery, including the most difficult greater-than-usual dental health problems that require complex treatment, including the following: Removal of unerupted and impacted teeth, residual root tips, and teeth with ankylosed roots. Removal of localized foreign bodies from gingival tissues, aveolar sockets, and facial structures. Acute cases of cellulitis. Diseases of the salivary glands and their ducts. Cleft lip and cleft palate surgery. Open and closed reduction of the jaws and facial bones. Surgery where there is severe laceration of face, lips, or bones of the face. Removal of cancerous tissue or other destructive growth lying wholly within the oral region. Surgery done in connection with reconstruction of jaw and face Provide oral surgery treatment in and operating room setting. Perform restoration of simple and compound cavities with standard and prescribed material (cement, amalgam composite, etc.)Participate in the planning and is responsible for the coordination, implementation, and evaluation of the oral surgery program appropriate to the clinical and prevention needs of the Dental Program. Provide technical guidance for service unit dentists in the provision of oral surgery programs. Periodic travel to the Service Unit dental clinics may be necessary to accomplish this duty. Provide continuing dental education for the dental staff to enable them to implement oral surgery procedures that are within the scope and capabilities of general practice dentists and their staff. Participate in the development and implementation of continuing education courses for the IHS Dental Program. Provide instruction and training both didactic and clinical in all aspects of oral surgery to rotating dental students. Provide services in cases of patient behavior and patient management problems.

You must meet the requirements of the job by 11:59 (Eastern Standard Time) of the closing date: Monday, November 07, 2016

Security Clearance

Q - Nonsensitive

Additional Information
What To Expect Next

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Other Information

This position meets the criteria specified in pillar number one of the five pillars of the PHS Commissioned Corps. PHS Commissioned Officers interested in performing the duties of this position within the Commissioned Corps MUST apply online under the merit promotion announcement indicated above in order to receive consideration. For more information on PHS Commissioned Corps, visit the website at: ( Additional selection(s) of candidates may be possible within 90 days from the date the certificate of eligibles was issued for this announcement. A one-year probationary period may be required upon selection/placement. Federal Employees earn annual leave at a rate (4, 6 or 8 hours per pay period) which is based on the number of years they have served as a Federal employee. IHS may offer newly-appointed Federal employees credit for their directly related previous non-federal experience or active duty uniformed military service. This credited service can be used in determining the rate at which annual leave is earned. This position is covered by a Bargaining Unit. CONDITIONS OF EMPLOYMENT: Security Clearance: If you are selected for this vacancy, you must undergo a pre-employment fingerprint check and background investigation. Fingerprint results and background investigation documentation must be cleared prior to hire. You will receive instructions on how to obtain and submit fingerprints and background investigation documentation. After you begin your employment, your continued employment is contingent upon the outcome of a complete background investigation as determined by the sensitivity level of your position. The investigation must find that you are suitable for Federal employment in your position. If you are found not suitable, you will be terminated after you begin work. If you make a false statement in any part of your application, you may not be hired; you may be fired after you begin work; or subject to possible criminal charges. The selected individual is required to obtain and maintain medical staff clinical privileges, including any licensure requirements. If privileges are not obtained or maintained during employment, the employee will be subject to adverse actions, up to and including removal from Federal service. Selectee(s) are required to have a viable bank account at a financial institution for electronic direct deposit of salary payment IHS - Operated Properties are tobacco free

Salary Range: $98,967.00 to $300,000.00 / Per Year

Series & Grade: GS-0680-14/14

Supervisory Status: No

Who May Apply: United States Citizens; PHS Commissioned Officers interested in performing the duties of this position within the Commissioned Corps MUST apply to the merit promotion announcement in order to receive consideration.

Control Number: 451641300

Job Announcement Number: IHS-R2-BI-1666823-DE