Vacancy Questions Preview

Vacancy Questions Preview

Grade: 12
Carefully read each question and all possible answers before selecting a
response. Some questions will be used to screen out ineligible applicants.
Applicant errors in responses will not be corrected. You are responsible for the
accuracy of your application.
Your application must describe your work and
experience, in your own words. Plagiarism will not be tolerated. "Plagiarism is
reproducing someone else's work and submitting it as your own or allowing
another person to alter or revise your work and submit it as their own." If you
fail to provide requested information, or the information submitted is
insufficient, you may lose consideration for the position.


Applicants MUST meet the below-listed MINIMUM qualification requirements for this position. In the event you do not meet the below-listed requirements, you will be found ineligible for the position.
  1. 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. Applicants must be currently licensed to practice dentistry in a State, the District of Columbia, or Puerto Rico.


  2. AND

  3. Applicants must be able to distinguish shades of color.


* 1.Do you meet ALL of the minimum qualification requirements listed above?
  1. Yes, I meet ALL the minimum qualification requirements described above.
  2. No, I do not meet ALL of the minimum qualification requirements described above.


NOTE: ALL applicants MUST provide transcripts and dental license documentation to receive consideration. Documentation MUST be uploaded and electronically transferred from USAJOBS andMUST include identifying information to include School Name, Student Name, Degree and Date Awarded.

In addition to the minimum education and licensure requirement, applicants must have two (2) years of professional dentistry experience and/or training, or superior academic ability as described in the VACANCY ANNOUNCEMENT.

NOTE: Superior academic ability is defined as that demonstrated by an intern, who on the basis of an evaluation of all interns who have completed training in the same hospital or in the same kind of internship program over the past 5 years, would fall into the upper half of the group.



* 2.Do you meet the experience and/or training requirements for the position?
  1. Yes
  2. No


3.If you answered YES, provide information to support your answer. Indicate the dates of your experience and a summary of your duties. This information will be used to determine your qualifications for the position. NOTE: If this position is NOT in the same series as the position you currently hold (i.e., GS-007), you MUST include the amount of time spent performing the duties which qualify as specialized experience for this position (i.e., 15% of my time was dedicated to. . .).
Maximum length of 8000 characters.


ASSESSMENT QUESTIONS

LISTED BELOW ARE GROUPED STATEMENTS RELATING TO THE ASSESSMENTS/COMPETENCIES NECESSARY FOR THE POSITION. Read each question carefully and select the answer choice that best describes your experience.

4.Dental Officers must be able to determine patient treatment needs and select appropriate dental materials and fabricate prosthetics to restore dentition. From the choices below, please select the one that best describes your experience.

  1. I have primarily performed one-surface restorations on teeth using alloys (amalgam), glass ionomers and resins; and/or I have made transitional partial dentures (flippers); and/or I have restored a tooth with temporary crown (stainless steel, polycarbonate).
  2. I have performed multi-surface restorations of teeth using alloys (amalgam), glass ionomers and resins; and/or I have made complete dentures (F/F opposing each other); and/or I have restored a tooth with a cast or temporary crown; and/or I have made custom fitted nightguards.
  3. I have designed and delivered maxillary/mandibular partial denture (removable); and/or I have restored an edentoulous space with a 3 unit fixed bridge; and/or I have provided quadrant dentistry to patients; and/or I have designed and delivered a full denture that will oppose natural dentition.
  4. None of the above.


5.Dental Officers must have the ability to recognize dental diseases and provide appropriate professional treatment. From the choices below, please select the one that best describes your experience.
  1. I have diagnosed and treated patients who presented with thrush; and/or I have diagnosed abscessed or necrotic bicuspid teeth and provided endodontic treatment using gutta percha, or hybrid techniques; and/or I have managed and provided preventative periodontal treatment for patients diagnosed with diabetes; and/or I have taken, mounted and interpreted full mouth radiographic series.
  2. I have diagnosed dental caries clinically and readiographically; and/or I have diagnosed abscessed, necrotic, or irreversible pulpitis on anterior teeth and provided a gross pulpal debridement or pulpectomy; and/or I have classified periodontal disease and performed basic oral prophylaxis procedures; and/or I have performed an oral cancer screening exam and made the appropriate referral for biopsy of suspicious lesions; and/or I have taken periapical and bitewing radiographs.
  3. I have diagnosed abscessed, necrotic, or irreversible pulpitis on anterior teeth and provided root canal treatment using gutta percha; and/or I have classified periodontal disease and performed root planning and scaling; and/or I have performed an oral cancer screening exam and made the appropriate referral or biopsy of suspicious lesions; and/or I have taken periapical, occlusal, panoramic and bitewing radiographs.
  4. None of the above.


6.Dental Officers may encounter difficult patients and must utilize good communication skills in relaying and/or demonstrating proper dental care. From the choices below, please select the one that best describes your experience.
  1. I have instructed patients on oral hygiene techniques to include pros and cons of alternative oral health aids (floss threaders, electric tooth brushes, flouride rinses, etc.); and/or I have increased patients' health literacy as it related to how tooth decay, periodontal disease, and oral cancer are influenced by dietary habits; and/or I have discussed the use of topical fluoride applications and sealants as preventative measures.
  2. I have explained the relationship of good oral hygiene and nutrition related to dental caries and periodontal disease and the relationship of these to systemic health issues; and/or I have explained how basic nutrition and the abstinence from tobacco and alcohol relates to good oral health; and/or I have counseled patients regarding the risk factors for oral cancer.
  3. I have instructed patients on how to properly brush and floss their teeth; and/or I have increased patients' health literacy as it related to tooth decay, periodontal disease, and oral cancer; and/or I have discussed the use of fluorides and sealants as preventative measures.
  4. None of the above.


7.Dental Officers are responsible for oral surgery and the prosthodontics program. From the choices below, please select the one that best describes your experience.
  1. I have performed simple extraction on single rooted teeth; and/or I have managed and treated minor infection using pharmacotherapy and exodontia/endodontia; and/or I have managed postoperative complications from exondontia (dry socket, infection, and minor bleeding); and/or I have performed suturing using different techniques.
  2. I have provided care for minor lacerations (suture and post operative management); and/or I have performed incisional or excisional biopsy of oral lesions; and/or I have performed extractions on multi-rooted (molar) teeth, to include sectioning; and/or I have reflected full-thickness flaps; and/or I have performed simple alveoplasty.
  3. I have performed simple extraction on anterior and premolar single rooted teeth; and/or I have managed and treated minor infection using incision and drainage (I & D) techniques; and/or I have managed postoperative complications from exondontia (oro-antral fistula, dry socket, infection, and persistent bleeding or hemorrhage); and/or I have performed suturing using different techniques.
  4. None of the above.


Grade: 13
Carefully read each question and all possible answers before selecting a
response. Some questions will be used to screen out ineligible applicants.
Applicant errors in responses will not be corrected. You are responsible for the
accuracy of your application.
Your application must describe your work and
experience, in your own words. Plagiarism will not be tolerated. "Plagiarism is
reproducing someone else's work and submitting it as your own or allowing
another person to alter or revise your work and submit it as their own." If you
fail to provide requested information, or the information submitted is
insufficient, you may lose consideration for the position.


Applicants MUST meet the below-listed MINIMUM qualification requirements for this position. In the event you do not meet the below-listed requirements, you will be found ineligible for the position.
  1. 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. Applicants must be currently licensed to practice dentistry in a State, the District of Columbia, or Puerto Rico.


  2. AND

  3. Applicants must be able to distinguish shades of color.


* 1.Do you meet ALL of the minimum qualification requirements listed above?
  1. Yes, I meet ALL the minimum qualification requirements described above.
  2. No, I do not meet ALL of the minimum qualification requirements described above.


NOTE: ALL applicants MUST provide transcripts and dental license documentation to receive consideration. Documentation MUST be uploaded and electronically transferred from USAJOBS andMUST include identifying information to include School Name, Student Name, Degree and Date Awarded.

* 2.In addition to the minimum education and licensure requirement, applicants must have three (3) years of professional dentistry experience and/or training equivalent to at least that of a Board eligible as described in the VACANCY ANNOUNCEMENT. Do you meet the experience and/or training requirements for the position?
  1. Yes
  2. No


3.If you answered YES, provide information to support your answer. Indicate the dates of your experience and a summary of your duties. This information will be used to determine your qualifications for the position. NOTE: If this position is NOT in the same series as the position you currently hold (i.e., GS-007), you MUST include the amount of time spent performing the duties which qualify as specialized experience for this position (i.e., 15% of my time was dedicated to. . .).
Maximum length of 8000 characters.


ASSESSMENT QUESTIONS

LISTED BELOW ARE GROUPED STATEMENTS RELATING TO THE ASSESSMENTS/COMPETENCIES NECESSARY FOR THE POSITION. Read each question carefully and select the answer choice that best describes your experience.

4.Dental Officers must be able to determine patient treatment needs and select appropriate dental materials and fabricate prosthetics to restore dentition. From the choices below, please select the one that best describes your experience.

  1. I have designed and delivered maxillary/mandibular partial denture (removable); and/or I have restored an edentoulous space with a 3 unit fixed bridge; and/or I have provided quadrant dentistry to patients; and/or I have designed and delivered a full denture that will oppose natural dentition.
  2. I have restored teeth using alloys (amalgam), glass ionomers and resins; and/or I have made complete dentures (F/F opposing each other); and/or I have restored a tooth with a cast or temporary crown; and/or I have made custom fitted nightguards.
  3. I have designed and delivered an over denture on retained abutment teeth; and/or I have placed periodontal intracoronal/extracoronal splinting for stabilization (wire and composite/casting; occlusal equilibrations); and/or I have designed, selected and placed a cast or prefabricated post.
  4. None of the above.


5.Dental Officers must have the ability to recognize dental diseases and provide appropriate professional treatment. From the choices below, please select the one that best describes your experience.
  1. I have diagnosed irreversible pulpititis, abscessed or necrotic molars and provided endodontic treatment using gutta percha; and/or I have managed and provided preventative care to patients who have undergone radiation therapy; and/or I have laid a flap and restored sub-gingival caries; and/or I have properly taken and interpreted panoramic and occlusal radiographs.
  2. I have diagnosed abscessed, necrotic, or irreversible pulpitis on anterior teeth and provided root canal treatment using gutta perch; and/or I have classified periodontal disease and performed root planning and scaling; and/or I have performed an oral cancer screening exam and made the appropriate referral or biopsy suspicious lesions; and/or I have taken periapical and bitewing radiographs.
  3. I have diagnosed and treated patients who presented with thrush; and/or I have diagnosed abscessed or necrotic bicuspid teeth and provided endodontic treatment using gutta percha, or hybrid techniques; and/or I have managed and provided preventative periodontal treatment for patients diagnosed with diabetes; and/or I have taken, mounted and interpreted full mouth radiographic series.
  4. None of the above.


6.Dental Officers may encounter difficult patients and must utilize good communication skills in relaying and/or demonstrating proper dental care. From the choices below, please select the one that best describes your experience.
  1. I have instructed patients on how to properly brush and floss their teeth; and/or I have increased patients' health literacy as it related to tooth decay, periodontal disease, and oral cancer; and/or I have discussed the use of fluorides and sealants as preventative measures.
  2. I have explained the relationship of good oral hygiene and nutrition related to dental caries and periodontal disease; and/or I have explained how basic nutrition and the abstinence from tobacco and alcohol relates to good oral health; and/or I have counseled patients regarding the risk factor for oral cancer.
  3. I have instructed and developed a program for geriatric patients about root caries and other related health problems; and/or I have instructed and developed a program for mildly retarded patients about oral health; and/or I have communicated and coordinated care for institutionalized and/or incarcerated patients.
  4. None of the above.


7.Dental Officers are responsible for oral surgery and the prosthodontics program. From the choices below, please select the one that best describes your experience.
  1. I have performed excisional and incisional biopsy; and/or I have performed excision of benign minor tumors (ex. fibroma); and/or I have performed mucosal/gingival flap procedures (can lay a full thickness flap) mucogingival surgeries and flap management; and/or I have performed extractions on soft tissue impacted 3rd molars; and/or I have performed treatment of avulsed teeth (prn).
  2. I have provided care for minor lacerations (suture and post operative management); and/or I have performed incisional biopsy of oral lesions; and/or I have performed extractions on multi-rooted (molar) teeth, to include sectioning; and/or I have performed simple alveoplasty.
  3. I have performed simple extraction on single rooted teeth; and/or I have managed and treated minor infection using incision and drainage (I & D) techniques; and/or I have managed postoperative complications from exondontia (dry socket, infection, and bleeding); and/or I have performed suturing using different techniques.
  4. None of the above.


Grade: All Grades
1.How did you hear about this employment opportunity with the Bureau of Prisons (BOP)?
  1. Private information service
  2. Magazine
  3. Newspaper
  4. Radio
  5. Television
  6. Poster/Flyer
  7. Private employment office
  8. State Employment/Unemployment Office or Career Service Center
  9. State or local Job Information Center
  10. BOP Employee Services Department (bulletin board or other form announcement)
  11. School or college counselor or other official
  12. Agency or other Federal government recruitment at school or college
  13. Recruitment event (other than school or college)
  14. Friend or relative working for the BOP
  15. Friend or relative not working for the BOP
  16. Religious organization
  17. USAJOBS, the official job site of the US Federal Government
  18. BOP Website
  19. Internet job site
  20. Contacted the BOP on my own
  21. Military publication
  22. Military Separation Center
  23. Professional Organization
  24. Federal Job Publication (i.e., Federal Jobs Digest, etc)
  25. Other


* 2.Which of the following factors listed below was the single most important factor that influenced your decision to apply for work with the Bureau of Prisons?
  1. Pay
  2. Retirement benefits
  3. Health care benefits
  4. Vacation/holiday leave
  5. Job security
  6. Interest in public service
  7. Limited/lack of private sector jobs
  8. Organization/agency mission
  9. Reputation of the BOP
  10. Positive work environment
  11. Opportunity to advance
  12. Opportunities for training/development
  13. Variety of assignments
  14. Opportunity to make a difference with my work
  15. Challenging and interesting work
  16. Geographical location
  17. Relocation opportunities
  18. Work hours/schedule
  19. Opportunity to balance work-life issues
  20. Ability to address a new family situation (e.g., child, marital change, health change)
  21. Friend or family member working for the BOP
  22. Not addressed above
        BRANCHED: 1.Please briefly describe below the important factor, which was not addressed, that influenced your decision to apply:

       Maximum length of 75 characters.


3.In addition to the single most important factor, please indicate below any other factors that influenced your decision to apply for work with the BOP:
  1. Pay
  2. Retirement benefits
  3. Health care benefits
  4. Vacation/holiday leave
  5. Job security
  6. Interest in public service
  7. Limited/lack of private sector jobs
  8. Organization/agency mission
  9. Reputation of the BOP
  10. Positive work environment
  11. Opportunity to advance
  12. Opportunities for training/development
  13. Variety of assignments
  14. Opportunity to make a difference with my work
  15. Challenging and interesting work
  16. Geographical location
  17. Relocation opportunities
  18. Work hours/schedule
  19. Opportunity to balance work-life issues
  20. Ability to address a new family situation (e.g., child, marital change, health change)
  21. Friend or family member working for the BOP