You will serve as a Dentist with the Department of the Navy,
Naval Medical Command.
This announcement is for anticipated vacancies under the Direct
Hire Authority for Certain Personnel within DoD, and may be used to
fill similar vacancies for up to 120 days from the date of your
application. Applicants may need to reapply to be considered on
future vacancies filled through this announcement.
There may or may not be actual/projected vacancies at the time
you submit your application.
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- Performs all facets of general dentistry on patients of all
- Manages significantly medically-compromised patients,
consulting with physicians and specialists as necessary.
- Performs thorough documentation in both medical and dental
electronic health records.
- Keeps abreast of most recent evidence-based standards of care
by attending in-person courses annually and completing online
trainings and webinars.
- Evaluates dental assistants' performance and gives real-time
feedback; performs competencies and performance evaluations.
Occasional travel - You may be expected to travel for this
0680 Dental Officer
- Dentists, Dentofacial Orthopedics
- Dentists, General
- Dentofacial Orthopedics Dentists
Conditions of Employment
- Must be a US Citizen.
- Must be determined suitable for federal employment.
- Must participate in the direct deposit pay program.
- 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 e-verify.gov
- Within the Department of Defense (DoD), the appointment of
retired military members within 180 days immediately following
retirement date to a civilian position is subject to the provisions
of 5 United States Code 3326.
- Males born after 12-31-59 must be registered for Selective
- Successful completion of a pre-employment drug test (including
marijuana) may be 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rescinded if you fail to report to the drug test appointment or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.
- Employee may be required to work other than normal duty hours,
to include evenings, weekends and/or holidays.
- Shift work and emergency overtime may be required
- You may 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.
- Full time, part time, intermittent, permanent, term, and/or
temporary appointments are available.
- May be required to serve a probationary period.
- You may be required to successfully complete a pre-appointment
- You may be required to obtain and maintain a current
license/certification as required for various specialties.
- You may be required to obtain and maintain a BLS Healthcare
- Applicants must be able to distinguish shades of color
- Employee must maintain current certifications.
- Salary listed is based on a full-time work schedule; Salary
will vary depending on location of the position due to different
locality salary charts.
- You will be required to meet any applicable credentialing or
privileging requirements prior to appointment.
- Telework eligibility varies depending on position.
We are looking for the following specialties: Dental Public
Health, Endodontics, General Practice, Orthodontics and Dentofacial
Orthopedics, Oral and Maxillofacial Pathology, Oral and
Maxillofacial Radiology, Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery, Pediatric
Dentistry, Periodontics, Prosthodontics, Research, and/or
In addition to the Basic Requirements for this position:
GS-13: Your resume must also demonstrate you have successfully
completed a 3-year residency program in dentistry, oral health,
craniofacial sciences, or a related medical science, or equivalent
experience and/or training. AND have successfully completed one
year of full-time experience in professional dentistry work that is
equivalent to the next lower grade level or pay band (GS-12). This
training and/or experience should include experience restorative,
pediatric, periodontic, endodontic, prosthodontic, diagnostic,
surgical, and/or preventative dental services. Perform oral
surgeries, such as extraction of impacted teeth or full mouth
extraction. Perform prosthodontic cases, including crown/bridges,
complete dentures, and relines. Perform routine pedodontic
procedures, as well as treating cases of rampant caries in
children. Perform case management and treatment of medically
complex cases and obtain medical clearances to provide
comprehensive dental care.
GS-14: One year of specialized experience equivalent to the
GS-13, diagnosing and treating unusual dental problems; Experience
providing dental therapeutics for the management of infection,
pain, neuromuscular disorders, and apprehension; Experience
conducting comprehensive emergency care and treatment planning;
Experience treating and managing facial trauma including fixation
of closed jaw fractures and identifying and referring more
GS-15: One year of specialized experience equivalent to the
GS-14, treating and managing facial trauma including fixation of
closed jaw fractures and identifying and treating complicated
damage; providing oral and radiographic examinations of the oral
cavity, diagnosing pathological or irregular oral conditions,
administering local anesthesia and performing complex restoration
Additional qualification information can be found from the
following Office of Personnel Management website:
Basic Requirements for GS-13 through GS-15 can be found at:
Education completed in foreign colleges or universities may be
used to meet the qualification requirements if the applicant can
provide documentation indicating that the foreign education is
comparable to that received in an accredited educational
institution in the United States. It is the responsibility of the
applicant to provide such evidence when applying for further