2202 Dental Aide

Recruitment #CBT-2202-111106

Introduction


2202 Dental Aide
Citywide Examination

**Applicants are encouraged to apply immediately as this recruitment may close at any time, but not earlier than May 10, 2021**

Position Description: Under supervision, assists a dentist during the examination and treatment of dental patients by preparing and arranging dental instruments and equipment; assists in oral surgical procedures; makes entries on examination and treatment, records; takes and develops dental X-rays; and performs related duties as required.

Requires responsibility for: Posting and maintaining patient records of dental examinations and treatments; keeping statistics on number and type of patients requiring treatment. Nature of work requires sustained moderate physical effort and manual dexterity.

Examples of Important and Essential Duties: 
The essential functions of a 2202 Dental Aide include, but are not limited to: 
  • Makes appointments for patients; keeps records of patients admitted, results of’ examinations, dental work performed, number of patients seen. 
  • Prepares and arranges dental instruments, equipment and accessories on trays ready for use; sterilizes and maintains dental instruments and equipment; keeps a sufficient amount of dental supplies available; mixes and maintains supplies of sterilizing and other solutions. 
  • Provides chairside assistance to dental providers in all phases of clinical dentistry including oral surgery, pediatrics, and other procedures. 
  • Takes and develops dental X-rays; cleans and prepares X-ray machine; mounts X-ray film; mixes and maintains supplies of developing and fixing solutions. 
  • Types communications, monthly and annual reports, budget requests for dental supplies and equipment; keeps office and equipment in neat, clean, and sanitary condition. 
  • Provides preventative services including coronal polishing, topical fluoride application, and oral health education.
The 2202 Dental Aide performs other related duties as assigned/required.

Minimum Qualifications

EXPERIENCE: One (1) year of experience as a Dental Aide; AND

LICENSE AND CERTIFICATION: Possession of a current and valid Registered Dental Assistant (RDA) license.

One year of full-time employment is equivalent to 2,000 hours (2,000 hours of qualifying work experience is based on a 40-hour work week). Any overtime hours that you work above 40 hours per week are not included in the calculation to determine full-time employment.

Applicants must meet the minimum qualification requirement by the final filing date unless otherwise noted. 

Possible Special Conditions: Some positions may require additional qualifications/experience, including but not limited to: bilingual fluency and experience working with specific populations/settings. Only those candidates who meet the special conditions will be able to be considered for these positions during the post-referral selection process. Not all positions have special conditions.

Verification of Experiencehttp://sfdhr.org/getting-job#verification
Applicants may be required to submit verification of qualifying education and experience at any point during the recruitment and selection process.

Verification of Education: If education verification is required, information on how to verify education requirements, including verifying foreign education credits or degree equivalency, can be found at http://sfdhr.org/how-verify-education-requirements

Note: Falsifying one’s education, training, or work experience or attempted deception on the application may result in disqualification for this and future job opportunities with the City and County of San Francisco.

How To Apply

Applications for City and County of San Francisco jobs are only accepted through an online process. Visit www.jobaps.com/sf to register an account (if you have not already done so) and begin the application process.

  • Select the desired job announcement.
  • Select “Apply” and read and acknowledge the information.
  • Select either “I am a New User” if you have not previously registered, or “I have Registered Previously”.
  • Follow instructions on the screen

In line with the Official Public Health Order to slow the spread of COVID-19, “shelter-in-place” has been issued for all San Francisco residents that is expected to be in effect until further notice. As a result, Department of Human Resources (DHR)’s office (located at 1 South Van Ness Avenue, 4th Floor, San Francisco, CA 94103) is currently closed to the general public. If you have any questions, please feel free to email the Human Resources Analyst listed on this announcement.

Applicants may be contacted by email about this announcement and, therefore, it is their responsibility to ensure that their registered email address is accurate and kept up-to-date.  Also, applicants must ensure that email from CCSF is not blocked on their computer by a spam filter.  To prevent blocking, applicants should set up their email to accept CCSF mail from the following addresses (@sfgov.org, @sfdpw.org, @sfport.com, @flysfo.com, @sfwater.org, @sfdph.org, @asianart.org, @sfmta.com, @sfpl.org, @dcyf.org, @first5sf.org, @famsf.org, @ccsf.edu).

Applicants will receive a confirmation email that their online application has been received in response to every announcement for which they file. Applicants should retain this confirmation email for their records. Failure to receive this email means that the online application was not submitted or received.

All work experience, education, training and other information substantiating how you meet the minimum qualifications must be included on your application by the filing deadline.  Information submitted after the filing deadline will not be considered in determining whether you meet the minimum qualifications.

Applications completed improperly may be cause for ineligibility, disqualification or may lead to lower scores.

If you have any questions regarding this recruitment or application process, please contact the exam analyst, Margarita Gonzalez Diaz, by telephone at (415) 554-2921, or by email at Margarita.gonzalez-diaz@sfdph.org.

Selection Procedures

MINIMUM QUALIFICATION SUPPLEMENTAL QUESTIONNAIRE (WEIGHT: QUALIFYING) 
Candidates will be prompted to complete a Supplemental Questionnaire as part of the online employment application. This Minimum Qualification Supplemental Questionnaire is designed to obtain specific information regarding an applicant's experience in relation to the Minimum Qualifications for this position. Applicants must also complete the official application. It is essential that applicants provide complete information in identifying their education, experience and training. The Minimum Qualification Supplemental Questionnaire will be used to evaluate if the applicant possesses the required minimum qualifications.

TRAINING AND EXPERIENCE EXAMINATION: (WEIGHT: 100%)
Candidates will be prompted to complete a supplemental questionnaire as part of the online employment application. The Supplemental Questionnaire is designed to measure knowledge, skills and/or abilities (KSAs) in job-related areas that have been identified as critical for satisfactory performance in this position.

These KSA areas may include: Knowledge of the principles and methods of sterilizing dental equipment and supplies; Knowledge of the use of common dental instruments, equipment and materials; Knowledge of dental hygiene and prophylaxis; Knowledge of dental office procedures and record keeping; Knowledge of dental X-ray techniques; Knowledge of the names of teeth and surfaces of crown; Skill to take, develop, and mount dental X-rays; Ability to type and keep dental records; Ability to prepare, maintain, and clean dental instruments, equipment, and accessories; Ability to deal courteously and tactfully with patients through exercise of effective chairside techniques and a pleasant personality.

All relevant experience, education and/or training must be on the application in order to be reviewed in the scoring process. Candidate responses on the Supplemental Questionnaire cannot be changed once submitted. Candidates will be placed on the eligible list in rank order according to their final score on the Supplemental Questionnaire. The department may administer additional position-specific selection procedures to make final hiring decisions.

Candidates will be placed on the eligible list in rank order according to their final score on the Supplemental Questionnaire.

Eligible List/Score Report:
A confidential eligible list of applicant names that have passed the civil service examination process will be created, and used for certification purposes only. An examination score report will be established, so applicants can view the ranks, final scores and number of eligible candidates. Applicant information, including names of applicants on the eligible list, shall not be made public unless required by law. However, an eligible list shall be made available for public inspection, upon request, once the eligible list is exhausted or expired and referrals resolved. The eligible list/score report resulting from this civil service examination process is subject to change after adoption (e.g., as a result of appeals), as directed by the Human Resources Director or the Civil Service Commission.

The duration of the eligible list resulting from this examination process will be of six (6) months, and may be extended with the approval of the Human Resources Director.

To find Departments which use this classification, please see https://sfdhr.org/sites/default/files/documents/ASO-Level-Chart.pdf?documentID=21246.

Certification:
The certification rule for the eligible list resulting from this examination will be Rule of Three Scores. Additional selection processes may be conducted by the hiring department prior to making final hiring decisions.

Conviction History

As a selected candidate for a job, you will be fingerprinted, and your fingerprints will be sent to the California Department of Justice (DOJ) and the Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI). The resulting report of your conviction history (if any) will be used to determine whether the nature of your conviction (or arrest, in limited circumstances) conflicts with the specific duties and responsibilities of the job for which you are a selected candidate. If a conflict exists, you will be asked to present any evidence of rehabilitation that may mitigate the conflict, except when federal or state regulations bar employment in specific circumstances, such as:

  • Candidates for positions with the Unified School District and the Community College District may be disqualified from consideration should their conviction history not meet the standards established under the California Education Code.
  • Candidates for positions with the Recreation and Park Department may be disqualified from consideration should their conviction history not meet the standards established under California Public Resources Code 5164.

Having a conviction history does not automatically preclude you from a job with the City.

If you are a selected candidate, the hiring department will contact you to schedule a fingerprinting appointment.

Disaster Service Workers

All City and County of San Francisco employees are designated Disaster Service Workers through state and local law (California Government Code Section 3100-3109). Employment with the City requires the affirmation of a loyalty oath to this effect. Employees are required to complete all Disaster Service Worker-related training as assigned, and to return to work as ordered in the event of an emergency.

Conclusion

Statement on Equity, Diversity, and Inclusion: At the City and County of San Francisco, we share a commitment to a diverse, inclusive and equitable community. Each member of our organization is responsible and accountable for what they say and do to make San Francisco an inclusive and equitable place to live and work by employing fair and just practices to and for all.

Note on ICARE:
Department of Public Health (DPH) employees are expected to demonstrate world class care in alignment with Zuckerberg San Francisco General Hospital and Trauma Center's (ZSFG) caring framework, ICARE (I-Introduce, C-Connect, A-Ask, R-Respond, E-Exit).

Note on Electronic Health Record (EHR):
The Department of Public Health (DPH) is implementing a unified Electronic Health Record (EHR) system and DPH employees must demonstrate competency in the use of the system that is appropriate for their classification as a condition of employment.

Licensure/Certification/Registration: 
Valid licensure/certification/registration as a requirement to perform the job must be kept current throughout length of employment. Failure to demonstrate/show proof of possession of required valid licensure/certification/registration may result in dismissal and/or termination of employment. Required licensure must be valid by the closing date of this announcement. https://www.dbc.ca.gov/applicants/become_licensed_rda.shtml

Note on Personal Protective Equipment (PPE):
Some positions in the Department of Public Health will require the use of personal protective equipment (PPE), including but not limited to gloves, gowns, eye and face protection, and face-fitting respirators. The requirement for the use of PPE may come on short or no notice. Facial hair or any condition that interferes with a face-fitting respirator’s seal (i.e. comes between the sealing surfaces of the respirator and the wearer’s bare skin) is not permitted when face-fitting respirators are worn, including during initial or periodic respirator fit-testing. Employees who choose not to shave and do not have either American Disabilities Act (ADA) or Equal Employment Opportunity (EEO) Accommodations do not have the right to alternate work assignments or the option of using a loose-fitting Powered Air Purifying Respirator (PAPR) in place of a Face Fitting Respirator.

Condition of Employment (Security Clearance):
Security clearance as issued by the Sheriff’s Department is required as a condition of employment for all positions at the Jail Health Services. Eligibles who have successfully participated in the examination process, received passing scores and have been selected for hire will be required to obtain the security clearance prior to appointment. A photocopy of the security clearance must be provided to the supervisor on or before date of hire. Failure to demonstrate/show proof of security clearance may result in a dismissal and/or termination of employment.

Note: Failure to meet these criteria and/or ‘Conditions of Employment’ within two (2) weeks PRIOR to the start work date may result in the delay of appointment and/or cancellation of the employment offer. Once appointed, all qualified candidates/employees will be required to retain these qualifications throughout their length of employment. Failure to demonstrate (show proof) of qualifications may result in the termination of employment.

Medical Examination/Drug Testing:
Prior to appointment, at the Department's expense, applicants may be required to take a tuberculosis (TB) screening test, a medical examination and/or drug test.

Physical Examination:
Before appointment, selected eligible candidates must pass a thorough physical examination by the Department Physician.  This exam includes a urine test to screen for the presence of drugs or alcohol. Appointees must also pass an additional physical exam prior to the completion of their probationary periods.

Terms of Announcement:
Applicants must be guided solely by the provisions of this announcement, including requirements, time periods and other particulars, except when superseded by federal, state or local laws, rules or regulations. [Note: The correction of clerical errors in an announcement may be posted on the Department of Human Resources website at www.jobaps.com/sf.]
The terms of this announcement may be appealed under Civil Service Rule 110.4. Such appeals must be submitted in writing to the Department of Human Resources, 1 S Van Ness Avenue, 4th Floor, San Francisco, CA 94103-5413 by close of business on the 5th business day following the issuance date of this examination announcement. Information concerning other Civil Service Commission Rules involving announcements, applications and examination policies, including applicant appeal rights, can be found on the Civil Service Commission website at http://sfgov.org/civilservice/rules.

General Information concerning City and County of San Francisco Employment Policies and Procedures can be found athttp://www.sfdhr.org/index.aspx?page=20
Copies of Application Documentshttp://sfdhr.org/getting-job#copies

Right to Work: http://sfdhr.org/getting-job#identification

Information on requesting a reasonable ADA Accommodation:

http://www.sfdhr.org/index.aspx?page=20#applicantswithdisabilities

Information regarding requests for Veterans Preference can be found at:

Exam Type: Entrance
Issued: April 26, 2021
Carol Isen
Human Resources Director
Department of Human Resources
Recruitment ID Number: CBT-2202-111106
DPH/MGD/415-554-2921
POS #: 00104914

Benefits

All employees hired on or after January 10, 2009 will be required (pursuant to San Francisco Charter Section A8.432) to contribute 2% of pre-tax compensation to fund retiree healthcare. In addition, most employees are required to make a member contribution towards retirement, ranging from 7.5%-13.25% of compensation. For more information on these provisions, please contact the personnel office of the hiring agency.

For more information about benefits, please click here.



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