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Company: Department of Defense
Location: Port Hueneme
Posted on: May 3, 2021

Job Description:

  • Duties




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 ages.
  • 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.

Travel Required

Occasional travel - You may be expected to travel for this position.

Supervisory status


Promotion Potential


  • Job family (Series)

0680 Dental Officer

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  • Requirements



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
  • 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 Service.
  • 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 A tentative offer of employment will be rescinded if you fail to report to the drug test appointment or pass the test.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 physical examination.
  • 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 Support Certification.
  • 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 Dentist.

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 complicated damage.

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 of teeth.

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 information, visit:

Keywords: Department of Defense, Thousand Oaks , Dentist, Other , Port Hueneme, California

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