This position will serve as a Dental Officer and function as a special advisor to the Director, Division of Oral Health and other senior staff on matters related to all oral health program activities. The position initiates, assigns, and performs oversight of research projects and the application of research to practice related to oral health in which the Division is involved; monitors trends and furthers the science and methods of prevention and control of dental diseases and dental care programs.
A Dental Officer (Public Health) will:
Function as a dental public health expert relating to the prevention of dental diseases as it relates to oral health programs by providing scientific advice and consultation.
Serve as liaison with public and private sector agencies and organizations concerning oral health problems of populations that experience dental-related health disparities.
Develop and coordinate the sharing of oral health-related educational or informational materials so that scientist advice and assistance is shared.
Support leadership in developing policies and plans and coordinate division-wide activities that address oral health prevention and control in disproportionately affected populations.
Provide guidance in setting priorities, establishing goals and objectives, defining appropriate interventions and determining evaluation strategies.
Education: Doctor of Dental Medicine (DMD) or Doctor of Dental Surgery (DDS) degree from a school approved by the American Dental Association (ADA) or the Commission on Dental Accreditation (CODA) or an accrediting body recognized by the U.S. Department of Education at the time the degree was obtained.
Licensure: Must have passed the National Board Dental Examinations (NBDE) which are developed and administered by the Joint Commission on National Dental Examinations (JCNDE) and possess a current, full, and unrestricted license to practice dentistry in a State, the District of Columbia, the Commonwealth of Puerto Rico, or a territory of the United States.
MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS: Applicants must have one year of full-time experience in professional dentistry work experience that is equivalent to the GP-13 level of difficulty and responsibility in (or equivalent) to the Federal service as defined in the next paragraph:
Specialized experience is experience which is directly related to the position which has equipped the applicant with the particular knowledge, skills and abilities (KSAs) to successfully perform the duties of the position to include experience in providing scientific advice and consultation on solutions to critical problems relating to oral health policy, scientific research, and public health practice.
Experience refers to paid and unpaid experience, including volunteer work done through National Service programs (e.g., Peace Corps, AmeriCorps) and other organizations (e.g., professional; philanthropic; religious; spiritual; community, student, social). Volunteer work helps build critical competencies, knowledge, and skills and can provide valuable training and experience that translates directly to paid employment. You will receive credit for all qualifying experience, including volunteer experience
Education completed in colleges or universities outside the United States may be used to meet the education requirements. You must provide acceptable documentation that the foreign education is comparable to that received in an accredited educational institution in the United States. For more information on how foreign education is evaluated, visit: https://www.cdc.gov/jobs/future-applicant-information.html.
Internal Number: HHS-CDC-D2-21-11104344
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