HHS Looking for a New Lead Dental Officer

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The United States Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) is looking for a lead dental officer. With a salary range of $93,907 to $122,077 per year, the HHS said it will consider education and length of practice through a formal pay-setting process to determine the final compensable salary.

The full-time and permanent position will be located in Atlanta. Whoever is hired may qualify for reimbursement of location expenses, or perform telework, as determined by and in accordance with agency policy. Travel will not be required. The listing for the open position will close on May 14, 2021.

The person hired will serve as the lead dental officer for the Surveillance, Investigations, and Research Team, Division of Oral Health, National Center for Chronic Disease Prevention and Health Promotion.

The lead dental officer also will provide specialized expertise to analyze oral health epidemiologic studies and other collected data and apply that knowledge to complex and critical problems in surveillance, program evaluation, and community-based research, HHS said.

Employment will require US citizenship, a background check, and completion of Form I-9 through the Department of Homeland Security E-Verify system. Salary will be paid through direct deposit.

Also, applicants should have a current and unrestricted dental license as well as a DMD or DDS degree from a school approved by the ADA, Commission on Dental Accreditation, or an accrediting body recognized by the US Department of Education at the time the degree was obtained.

Applicants additionally must have passed the National Board Dental Examinations and have one year of full-time experience in professional dentistry work.

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