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Job opening: Dentist

Salary: $115 587 - 300 000 per year
Relocation: YES
Published at: May 15 2024
Employment Type: Full-time
This position is located at the Albuquerque Indian Health Service Dental Clinic located on the Southwestern Indian Polytechnic Institute campus, Albuquerque, New Mexico. The purpose of the position is to provide advanced dentistry services in accordance with the Indian Health Service policies and provide clinical and occasional training activities.


Diagnoses – provides oral and radiographic examination of the oral cavity and provides diagnosis of pathological or irregular conditions. Treatments/restoration – determines type of restoration required and perform restorative procedures; performs corrective treatment as required, involving both children and adults. Educates/other duties – plans and executes community dental health programs for oral disease prevention and patient education. Administrative functions – develops and maintains good public relations with other health disciplines and tribal health groups, health education and governing organizations.


  • U.S. Citizenship is required.
  • If you are a male, born after December 31, 1959, and you want to be employed by the federal government, you must (subject to certain exemptions) be registered with the Selective Service System.
  • Must pass pre-employment examination.
  • Selectee may be subject to a probationary period.
  • Measles and Rubella immunization required for selectees born after 1957 and seasonal influenza immunization is required for all staff working in Indian Health Service health care facilities.
  • You will be subject to call back and/or stand by.
  • A background security investigation will be required for all new hires. Appointment will be subject to the applicant's successful completion of a background security investigation and favorable adjudication.
  • COVID-19 vaccination is required for all selectees prior to entrance on duty.
  • You must obtain and maintain medical staff clinical privileges, including any licensure requirements. If not obtained or maintained during employment, you will be subject to adverse actions, up to and including removal from Federal service.
  • You must 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/.
  • May be required to operate a Government-owned or leased motor vehicle for official purposes which requires a state operator's license.
  • You will need to set up direct deposit so we can pay you.
  • IHS - Operated Properties are tobacco free.


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. The Hiring Manager/Selecting Official may elect to utilize an available flexibility wherein applicants who are currently enrolled and expected to complete the required education and/or obtain the required licensure/certification/registration within 9 month(s) of applying, may be deemed tentatively qualified. BASIC REQUIREMENTS FOR THE DENTAL OFFICER SERIES, 0680 Education: You must have a 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: You 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. Additional Requirements for the grade GS-12: Experience: In addition to meeting the above education and licensure requirements, you must have at least two full years of professional dentistry experience and/or training. This experience is equivalent to at least the GS-11 level in the Federal service (obtained in public or private sector) as described in the vacancy announcement. Qualifying experience involves the evaluation, prevention, diagnosis, and treatment of diseases, injuries, and disorders of the oral cavity and maxillofacial area; the removal of decay; filling cavities; straightening, extracting, and repairing teeth; treating gum diseases; performing corrective surgery; making measurements/models for dentures to replace missing teeth, administering anesthetics, writing prescriptions; and performing other requirements of the position. OR Residency: You must have completed a 2-year residency program in dentistry, oral health, craniofacial sciences, or a related medical science; or equivalent experience, equivalent in scope and responsibility to the next lower grade level, and/or training. Medical Requirements for the grade GS-12: You must be able to distinguish shades of color. Copies (official or unofficial) transcripts must be included in your application to support meeting the Basic and Licensure requirements. You must meet all qualification requirements within 30 days of the closing date of the announcement.


This position has Basic and Licensure requirements. You are strongly encouraged to submit a copy of your transcripts or a list of your courses including titles, credit hours completed, and grades. Unofficial transcripts will be accepted in the application package. Official transcripts will be required from all selectees prior to receiving an official offer.

Only attendance and/or degrees from schools accredited by accrediting institutions recognized by the U.S. Department of Education may be credited. Applicants can verify accreditation at the following website: https://www.ed.gov/accreditation.

If you are using foreign education to meet qualification requirements, you must send a Certificate of Foreign Equivalency with your transcript in order to receive credit for that education. For further information, visit http://www.ed.gov/about/offices/list/ous/international/usnei/us/edlite-visitus-forrecog.html.


  • Address Albuquerque Area Indian Health Service 4101 Indian School Rd NE, Suite 225 Albuquerque, NM 87110 US
  • Name: San Antonio Services Branch
  • Phone: 816-541-8101
  • Email: [email protected]


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