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Grade: 14
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. 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 submit college transcipts and dental license documentation for verification.

* 2.In addition to the minimum education and licensure requirement, applicants must have one year of professional dentistry experience equivalent to at least the GS-13 grade level as described in the VACANCY ANNOUNCEMENT. Do you meet the experience requirements for the position?
  1. Yes
  2. No


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.

3.Regional 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 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.
  3. I have restored existing implants and maintained these after restoration; and/or I have reestablished the vertical dimensional and occlusion in a patient requiring a fixed partial bridge or provisionals (full mouth rehab); and/or I have designed and delivered prosthetics for patients having existing precision attachments prosthetic cases; and/or I have prepared immediate complete dentures.
  4. None of the above.


4.Regional 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 performed hemi-section of multi-rooted molars on teeth that have perio/endo lesions; and/or I have performed endodontic re-treatment or retrograde fillings on anterior teeth (abscessed with calcified canals or failed previous obturation).
  2. 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.
  3. I have performed periodontal surgery to correct osseous defects (osseous recontouring and furcation management); and/or I have performed preliminary interpretation of extraoral radiographs (facial and skull series) in assessing the trauma patient for fractures.
  4. 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.
  5. None of the above.


5.Regional 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 and developed a program for nursing home, 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.
  2. I have instructed and developed program for patients who are mentally ill; and/or I have instructed and developed program for patients who have profound physical handicaps; and/or I have instructed and provided care for patients with closed head injuries.
  3. 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.
  4. None of the above.


6.Regional Dental Officers are responsible for exodontia and routine oral surgery. 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.
  2. I have removed mandibular and palatal torus; and/or I have performed hemi-section of multi-rooted molars; and/or I have performed apicoectomy; and/or I have performed extraction of partially bony impacted molar; and/or I have performed complex/multiple (serial) extractions (more than 10 teeth) and pre-prosthetic alveo- and gingivoplasty; and/or I have managed intra-andextraoral facial trauma/lacerations.
  3. 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.
  4. None of the above.


7.Regional Dental Officers must supervise and evaluate the performance of subordinates in a variety of program areas. They are also responsible for providing opportunities for performance improvement and career enhancement. From the choices below, please select the one that best describes your experience.
  1. I have served as a leader of an organization directing others; and/or I have completed assignments in a timely fashion with minimal supervision; and/or I have served as the leader of a major project or task that involved the cooperation of others outside of their own work group.
  2. I have provided clinical supervision to another dentist seeking licensure; and/or I have identified employee performance deficiencies and established an improvement plan; and/or I have set priorities to accomplish specific tasks for subordinates; and/or I have developed a group of subordinates into a cohesive team.
  3. I have performed supervisory duties by serving in an acting capacity as a first line supervisor and participating in a management mentoring program; and/or I have reviewed the work of others to ensure compliance with policy and led a work group to achieve a specific objective; and/or I have worked on a project with others outside of my own workgroup to achieve a unit/agency objective.
  4. I have enhanced a subordinates' potential for achieving their career goals; and/or while serving as a supervisor, I have improved the performance of a department or work unit, and conducted formal employee performance evaluations; and/or I have worked with people outside of own department/work group to achieve a unit or agency goal.
  5. None of the above.


8.Regional Dental Officers are responsible for working with medical and dental colleagues to provide care to medically compromised patients. From the choices below, please select the one that best describes your experience.
  1. I have worked with dentists and physicians to treat patients with hypertension; and/or I have provided dental care as a multidisciplinary team member for patients with oral complications of diabetes mellitus; and/or I have worked with patients exhibiting drug seeking behaviors.
  2. I have coordinated dental care and established a program for residents in Long Term Care Units; and/or I have coordinated team approach for dental care with oncologists and attending physicians for patients undergoing radiotherapy for oral cancer; and/or I have coordinated team approach with prosthodontist and oral surgeons for the rehabilitation of patients undergoing radical jaw surgery.
  3. I have coordinated care for patients with end stage liver disease ordering lab values and working with attending physician; and/or I have provided oral health care for patients with HIV disease as part of a team approach; and/or I have provided dental care for patients with bleeding dyscrasias, ordering blood laboratories and working with hematologists to determine the best course of treatment.
  4. None of the above.


9.Regional Dental Officers prepare and present technical and non-technical information, in a manner that is understood by the target audience. From the choices below, please select the one that best describes your experience.
  1. I have participated on a work group which included members of staff from other agencies; and/or I have conducted training for Bureau audience at MSTC or for professional organizations; and/or I have given informal presentations to management of an agency/organization/industry.
  2. I have interacted with other federal agency personnel; and/or I have served on community involvement committee; and/or I have participated in community based meetings to promote agency/organization; and/or I have participated in the resolution of internal departmental/corporate issues.
  3. I have provided guidance/advice to others regarding the Industry Operations; and/or I have prepared budget request packages; and/or I have prepared a briefing in response to program review/comparable external audit evaluators concerning program procedures.
  4. I have communicated finding of a staff assist visit to managers/wardens/CEO's, providing recommendations for discrepancies noted; and/or I have participated in the Alternative Dispute Resolution (ADR) process; and/or I have prepared weekly status briefing.
  5. I have prepared position paper justifying decision made by branch/section; and/or I have developed standard operating procedures/manual/procedural guide explaining laws, regulations, etc., in laymen terms; and/or I have given formal presentations at job fairs, community events, vendor fairs.
  6. I have revised internal policy/Institution Supplement/Operations memorandums; and/or I have provided written updates on pending strategic goal progress/departmental accomplishments; and/or I have written materials used in management training courses.
  7. I have briefed department/office/unit staff on issues within specific discipline; and/or I have provided training to co-workers on implementation of a new procedure; and/or I have prepared draft articles for Monday Morning Highlights/Division Update, etc.
  8. I have served on a workforce utilization committee; and/or I have briefed other management staff on issues within and outside of discipline; and/or I have participated as a member of a counseling group after a traumatic event; and/or I have provided formal professional training to mid-level managers.
  9. I have written memorandum to department heads/managers explaining a newly implemented policy or procedure; and/or I have proofread and edited individual work prior to submission for final action or review.
  10. 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. Discover Corrections
  26. Washington DC Diversity
  27. Other


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