FargoRecruiter Since 2001
the smart solution for Fargo jobs

Dental Assistant

Company: Department Of Health And Human Services
Location: White Earth
Posted on: June 12, 2021

Job Description:

  • Videos


  • Duties




This position is a Dental Assistant, Division of Dental. Location at the White Earth Service Unit; White Earth, MN. This position reports to the Dental Officer or designee.

This is an Open Continuous Announcement and applications will be referred when vacancies occur.

Learn more about this agency


  • Provide chair side assistance during all routine and complex dental procedures.
  • Relays post-treatment instructions to patients.
  • Perform routine laboratory duties, such as preparing materials, disinfecting and sterilizing instruments, and prepare trays set-ups.

Travel Required

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

Supervisory status


Promotion Potential


  • Job family (Series)

0681 Dental Assistant

Similar jobs

  • Assistants, Dental
  • Dental Assistants

  • Requirements



Conditions of Employment

Must pass pre-employment examination.

Selectee may be subject to a probationary period

U.S. Citizenship is required

Selective Service Registration is required for males born after 12/31/1959

Selectee(s) are required to have a viable bank account at a financial institution for electronic direct deposit of salary payment.

This is a designated position covered by Public Law 101-630, requiring contact or control over Indian children. Due to this requirement, the agency must ensure that persons hired for these positions have not been found guilty of or pleaded nolo contendere or guilty to certain crimes.

Measles and Rubella immunization required for selectees born after 1957. Seasonal Influenza immunization is required for civilian health care facility staff working in Indian Health Service health care facilities.

Successfully pass the E-Verify employment verification check. To learn more about E-Verify, including your rights and responsibilities, visit www.dhs.gov/E-Verify/.

Background Investigation: If you are selected for this vacancy, you must undergo a pre-employment fingerprint check and background investigation. Fingerprint results and background investigation documentation must be cleared prior to hire. After you begin your employment, your continued employment is contingent upon the outcome of a complete background investigation as determined by the sensitivity level of your position. The investigation must find that you are suitable for Federal employment in your position. If you are found not suitable, you will be terminated after you begin work. If you make a false statement in any part of your application, you may not be hired; you may be fired after you begin work; or subject to possible criminal charges. You may be subject to a credit check as a part of the background investigation process.

Fingerprinting, as part of the background investigation process, may be delayed due to COVID-19. All other background investigation procedures will apply. Be advised that your continued employment will require you to complete a fingerprint check within 60 days after notification of return to full operations and successfully obtaining a favorable background investigation.


This Open Continuous Announcement (OCA) allows acceptance of applications throughout the year with eligible applicants being placed on the OCA register and referred for consideration when vacancies occur. Your application will expire in 3 months. You must reapply at least every 3 months to keep your application active for this vacancy.

To qualify for this position, your resume must state sufficient experience and/or education, to perform the duties of the specific position for which you are applying.

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; social). You will receive credit for all qualifying experience, including volunteer and part time experience. You must clearly identify the duties and responsibilities in each position held and the total number of hours per week.



In addition to the Basic Requirements, you must also meet the Minimum Qualifications stated below.


Your resume must demonstrate at least one (1) year of specialized experience equivalent to at least the next lower grade level in the Federal service obtained in either the private or public sector performing the following type of work and/or tasks:

GS-02: Three (3) Months of General Experience and/or High School Graduation or equivalent

GS-03: Six (6) Months of General Experience and/or 1 year above high school with course(s) related to the occupation.

GS-04: Six (6) Months of General Experience and 6 Months Specialized Experience and/or 2 years above high school with courses related to the occupation. Specialized experience include: Maintain equipment. Clean and sharpen instruments; sterilize instruments. Prepare sterile trays, packs, sutures, etc. Schedule and route patients for services. Receive and prepare patients for treatment. Lay out instruments and materials needed for treatment. Provide chairside assistance during oral examinations and restorative treatments. Operate suction tip to keep area of operation clear. Retract tissue, cheek and tongue. Relay to patient post-treatment instructions from dentist.

GS-05: 1 year of Specialized Experience equivalent to at least GS-4 and/or 4-year course of study above high school leading to a bachelor's degree with courses related to the occupation. Specialized experience include: Receive patients and schedules appointments. Record information related to medical history of patient. Route patient for medical tests and services. Chart examination and treatment information as relayed by dentist on patient records. Record information as directed by dentist on prescriptions and a variety of forms related to dental care. Prepare and arrange all instruments and materials needed for each treatment. Prepare patient and operatory. Assist dentist at chair side in all phases of general dentistry. Pass instruments and materials to and retrieve them from the dentist. Keep area of operation clear using high-speed evacuator, suction tip and irrigation. Retract tissue, tongue and cheek. In surgical procedures maintain aseptic condition, stabilize tissue for dentist and cut sutures. Keep alert to condition of patient during treatment for signs of fainting, shock, or other distress. Relay to patient instructions from dentist for post-treatment care. Operate dental X-ray equipment to take radiographs.

Specialized Experience: Experience that equipped the applicant with the particular knowledge, skills, and abilities (KSA's) to perform successfully the duties of the position, and that is typically in or related to the work of the position to be filled. To be creditable, specialized experience must have been equivalent to at least the next lower grade level. Applicants who have the 1 year of appropriate specialized experience, as indicated in the table, are not required by this standard to have general experience, education above the high school level, or any additional specialized experience to meet the minimum qualification requirements.

You must meet all qualification requirements within 30 days of the closing date of the announcement.


Keywords: Department Of Health And Human Services, Fargo , Dental Assistant, Other , White Earth, North Dakota

Click here to apply!

Didn't find what you're looking for? Search again!

I'm looking for
in category

Log In or Create An Account

Get the latest North Dakota jobs by following @recnetND on Twitter!

Fargo RSS job feeds