Tuesday, August 16, 2022

Dentist

Recruitment #21-5519-01

Introduction

THIS IS A NEW ASSEMBLED EXAMINATION. The eligible list resulting from this examination will cancel any existing list and may last approximately one year, but can be extended. Applications must be in the possession of the Human Resource Services Department by 5:00 p.m. on the Last Day for Filing.  

Supplemental Questionnaire: A properly completed Supplemental Questionnaire must be submitted with each application. Applications and Supplemental Questionnaires must be in the possession of the Human Resource Services Department by 5:00 p.m. on the Last Day for Filing.  Failure to submit the Application or Supplemental Questionnaire will result in disqualification.

Applications and Supplemental Questionnaires will only be accepted online.

DESCRIPTION

HEALTH CARE SERVICES AGENCY

Alameda County's Health Services Program is administered by the Health Care Services Agency and includes the following program areas: Behavioral Health Care Services, Public Health, Environmental Health Services, and Office of the Agency Director. The ultimate mission of the Health Care Services Agency is to provide fully integrated health care services through a comprehensive network of public and private partnerships that ensure optimal health and well-being and respect the diversity of all residents.  

 

PUBLIC HEALTH DEPARTMENT 

The mission of the Alameda County Public Health Department is to work in partnership with the community to ensure the optimal health and wellbeing of all people. Alameda County Public Health Department has worked for over 80 years to improve the health and safety of its residents and the neighborhoods they live in. The Public Health Department staff are committed to the following values:  

Healthy People in Healthy Communities

Equity and Social Justice

Accountability and Quality

Leadership and Innovation

Trust and Transparency

Humility and Respect

Traditional public health concerns such as disease outbreaks, environmental hazards and access to health care are compounded by contemporary concerns such as: economic disenfranchisement and homelessness, racism, sexual and reproductive health and rights, crime, violence, and substance abuse. Each of these poses a threat to public health and wellness and calls for innovative solutions, in close partnership with impacted communities.. For more information about our Alameda County Public Health Department, please visit the Alameda County Public Health Department Website and latest Annual Budget document found on www.acgov.org

 

THE POSITION

The Dentist classification is located in the Public Health Department of the Health Care Services Agency and is primarily responsible for the dental care of the residents of Alameda County.  The Dentist reports to, and receives direction from, the Dental Health Administrator, Division Director, or designee. The incumbent performs all appropriate preventive and restorative dental procedures and serves as a Dental health expert for the assigned department or programs. Incumbents in this class may provide guidance and direction to assigned professional, clinical, and technical staff.  

 

THE OFFICE OF DENTAL HEALTH

The Office of Dental Health promotes the oral (dental) health of Alameda County residents by assessment of oral health problems and resources to address them. This unit assures access to community-based resources and programs, and develops policies that address the oral health needs of the community. The emphasis is on prevention and education.

THE IDEAL CANDIDATE
In addition to meeting the minimum qualifications stated below, the ideal candidate will have demonstrated a track record of success in the following areas

  • A service delivery expert with the ability to develop and implement program standards within the Office of Dental Health.
  • A professional in the field of Dental Health who is able to plan, develop, implement, monitor and evaluate dental services and programs for Alameda County residents.
  • A visionary who can incorporate quality improvement functions across assigned dental programs.
  • A reliable team leader with the ability to apply their learned methods of supervision, management, and training in a dental health setting.
  • An effective communicator with excellent written, verbal and interpersonal skills who is focused on developing an environment where diverse multidisciplinary teams can work together and offer maximum services to our residents.
  • A strong educator who possesses the ability to develop effective reports, informational brochures, and educational programs and materials to County residents.  
  • An ethical leader willing to incorporate core values and ethical standards of practice into all interactions, including subordinate staff, organizations, and communities within Alameda County.

MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS

License:  

Possession of a valid license to practice dentistry in California. 

AND

Experience:  

The equivalent of two (2) years’ full-time experience in the practice of dentistry.  

 

NOTE:    The Civil Service Commission may modify the above Minimum Qualifications in the announcement of an examination.

KNOWLEDGE AND SKILLS

The most suitably qualified candidates will possess the following competencies:

Knowledge of:

  • Principles and practices of modern dentistry and oral surgery.
  • Modern principles, practices, and trends in an appropriate Dental clinical program.
  • Current trends in research and legislation related to the specialty/service.
  • Community, State, and national resources available for application in the dental specialty.
  • Community organization and private/public dynamics and development.
  • Principles and best practices in the delivery of culturally competent dental services.
  • Administrative analysis and report preparation.
  • Principles and methods of lead supervision, management, and training, including workforce planning and resource allocation in a dental health setting.
  • Disparities in health outcomes for vulnerable populations including socio-economic and environmental factors that affect health equity.
  • Principles and practices of effective organization, management, monitoring, quality assurance and quality improvement indicators.
  • Principles and practices of public health education and teaching. Interviewing, assessment, and counseling techniques.
  • Ten Essential Public Health Services.
  • Complex health care systems and techniques of collaboration.  

Ability to:

  • Plan, monitor and evaluate dental service and health programs for clinic patients/clients.
  • Analyze effectiveness of policies, procedures, operations and interventions, and modify as needed to improve programmatic objectives.
  • Assess the health status and concerns of clients and communities.
  • Instruct patients and members of the clinic staff in oral hygiene and dental care.
  • Exercise interpersonal sensitivity, political astuteness, and group interactions skills to establish and maintain effective working relationships.
  • Write Dental Clinical standards, procedures, and protocols.
  • Oversee and review the work of professional, clinical, and technical personnel.
  • Assist in the development and presentation of educational programs and materials.
  • Facilitate and model effective written and oral communication with attention to linguistic preferences and cultural proficiency.
  • Exercise independent judgment within the scope of authority and practice.
  • Prepare, analyze, and monitor program budget and other data.
  • Prepare clear, accurate and effective reports, correspondence, policies, informational brochures, and other written materials.
  • Incorporate departmental core values and ethical standards of practice into all interactions with individuals, organizations, and communities.

EXAMINATION COMPONENTS

THE EXAMINATION WILL CONSIST OF the following steps:

  1. A review of candidates' applications to verify possession of minimum requirements. Those candidates who possess the minimum requirements for the class will move on to the next step in the examination process.
  2. A review of candidates’ Supplemental Questionnaires to select the best qualified applicants to continue in the process.
  3. An oral interview which will be weighted as 100 % of the candidate's final examination score. The oral interview may contain situational exercises. 

CANDIDATES MUST ATTAIN A QUALIFYING RATING ON EACH PORTION OF THIS EXAMINATION. 

We reserve the right to make changes to the announced examination components.  

Alameda County utilizes a Civil Service Selection System founded on merit.  Such a system is competitive and based on broad recruitment efforts and equal opportunity for qualified applicants to test in an examination process designed to determine the qualifications, fitness and ability of competitors to perform duties of the vacant position.  Many of our recruitments are targeted and specific to the needs of a current vacant position, in which case, the eligible list may be exclusively used for that current vacant position.  Other recruitments may be more broadly used for both current and future vacancies, or for other alternate jobs with comparable scopes of work. To learn more about our recruitment and selection process, please visit the “What You Need to Know” section of our website, www.acgov.org/hrs.

Selection Plan

Applicants will be informed via email with reasonable notice in advance of any examination process which will require their attendance.  The following dates are tentative and subject to change based on the needs of the Agency.

TENTATIVE SELECTION PLAN   

Deadline for Filing:    

5:00PM, Tuesday, December 7, 2021

Review of Minimum Qualifications:

December 16, 2021

Screening for Best Qualified:

January 21, 2022

* Civil Service Oral Examination:

Week of January 31, 2022

 

* The combined oral examination/hiring interview, in addition to establishing an eligibility list, may serve as the final selection interview for vacancies in this classification.

Alameda County and the Human Resource Services Department will make reasonable efforts in the examination and/or selection process to accommodate qualified individuals with disabilities and/or medical conditions in accordance/compliance with the State Fair Employment and Housing Act (FEHA), Federal Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) Alameda County’s Reasonable Accommodation Policy and applicable statutes. To request an accommodation due to a disability/medical condition during this or other phases of the examination/selection process, please contact the assigned Human Resources Representative listed on the job announcement before the last date of filing. Alameda County requires applicants to provide supporting documentation to substantiate a request for reasonable accommodation. In order to qualify for a reasonable accommodation, applicants must have a disability/medical condition pursuant to the ADA, FEHA and applicable statutes.

For more information regarding our Reasonable Accommodation procedures, please visit our website,
www.acgov.org/hrs.

BENEFITS

Alameda County offers a comprehensive and competitive benefits package that affords wide-ranging health care options to meet the different needs of a diverse workforce and their families. We also sponsor many different employee discount, fitness and health screening programs focused on overall well being.  These benefits include but are not limited to*:

For your Health & Well-Being

  • Medical – HMO & PPO Plans
  • Dental – HMO & PPO Plans
  • Vision or Vision Reimbursement
  • Share the Savings
  • Basic Life Insurance 
  • Supplemental Life Insurance (with optional dependent coverage for eligible employees) 
  • County Allowance Credit
  • Flexible Spending Accounts - Health FSA, Dependent Care and Adoption Assistance
  • Short-Term Disability Insurance
  • Long-Term Disability Insurance
  • Voluntary Benefits - Accident Insurance, Critical Illness, Hospital Indemnity and Legal Services
  • Employee Assistance Program

For your Financial Future

  • Retirement Plan - (Defined Benefit Pension Plan)
  • Deferred Compensation Plan (457 Plan or Roth Plan)

For your Work/Life Balance

  • 11 paid holidays
  • Floating Holidays
  • Vacation and sick leave accrual
  • Vacation purchase program
  • Catastrophic Sick Leave
  • Group Auto/Home Insurance
  • Pet Insurance
  • Commuter Benefits Program
  • Guaranteed Ride Home
  • Employee Wellness Program (e.g. At Work Fitness, Incentive Based Programs, Gym Membership Discounts)
  • Employee Discount Program (e.g. theme parks, cell phone, etc.)
  • Child Care Resources
  • 1st United Services Credit Union 

*Eligibility is determined by Alameda County and offerings may vary by collective bargaining agreement.  This provides a brief summary of the benefits offered and can be subject to change.

 

Conclusion

All notices related to County recruitments for which you have applied will be sent/delivered via email. Notices will be sent from Noreply@jobaps.com.  Please add @jobaps.com and Noreply@jobaps.com as accepted addresses to any email blocking or spam filtering program you may use. If you do not do this, your email blocking or spam filtering program may block receipt of the notices regarding your application for recruitments. You are also strongly advised to regularly log into your County of Alameda online application account to check for notices that may have been sent to you. All email notices that will be sent to you will also be kept in your personal online application account. You will be able to view all of your notices in your online application account by clicking on the 'My applications' button on the Current Job Openings page and clicking on the link 'last notice sent' for the respective recruitment.

 

Please take the steps recommended above to ensure you do not miss any notices about a recruitment for which you have applied. The County of Alameda is not responsible for notices that are not read, received or accessed by any applicant for a County recruitment.

 

NOTE: All notices are generated through an automated email notification system. Replies to the email box NoReply@jobaps.com are routed to an unmonitored mailbox. If you have questions, please go to our website at www.acgov.org/hrs. You may also contact the Human Resources Analyst listed on the job announcement for the recruitment for which you have applied.

  

Angelica Cuevas, HR Analyst

Human Resource Services, County of Alameda

(510) 271-5154 or email Angelica.Cuevas@acgov.org

www.acgov.org/hrs 

 

 

DISASTER SERVICE WORKER

All Alameda County employees are designated Disaster Service Workers through state and local law.  Employment with the County requires the affirmation of a loyalty oath to this effect.  Employees are required to report to work as ordered in the event of an emergency.

EQUAL EMPLOYMENT OPPORTUNITY

Alameda County has a diverse workforce, that is representative of the communities we serve, and is proud to be an equal opportunity employer.  All aspects of employment are based on merit, competence, performance and business need. Alameda County does not discriminate in employment on the basis of, race, color, religion, sex (including pregnancy and gender identity), national origin, political affiliation, sexual orientation, marital status, disability, genetic information, age, membership in an employee organization, retaliation, parental status, military service, or other non-merit factors protected under federal, state and local law. Alameda County celebrates diversity and is committed to creating an inclusive, and welcoming workplace environment.