Review Vacancy

Date Posted: 12/21/16
Applications Due: 12/31/17
Vacancy ID: 35426

Position Information

AgencyPeople With Developmental Disabilities, Office for

TitleDentist 2

Occupational CategoryHealth Care, Human/Social Services

Salary Grade30

Bargaining UnitPS&T - Professional, Scientific, and Technical (PEF)

Salary RangeFrom $99278 to $121223 Annually

Employment Type Full-Time

Appointment Type Permanent

Jurisdictional Class Competitive Class

Travel Percentage 0%


Workweek Other (see below)

"Other" Explanation Work Hours: 7:00AM - 5:30PM with some flexibility<br />Pass Days: Friday/Saturday/Sunday

Hours Per Week 40


From 7 AM

To 5:30 PM

Flextime allowed? No

Mandatory overtime? No

Compressed workweek allowed? No

Telecommuting allowed? No


County Saratoga

Street Address Capital District DDSO - Adirondack Clinic

200 Smith Drive

City Corinth


Zip Code12822

Job Specifics

Minimum Qualifications Valid license and registration to practice dentistry in New York State AND
Two years of full time 100% professional dentistry experience and must also have kept abreast of current developments in dentistry through the completion of continuing education in the amount of 150 hours post-graduate education. OR
A current New York State employee and eligible for a 70.1 transfer to a Dentist 2.

Candidates meeting the Open Competitive qualifications will have to complete a NYS-APP and submit it along with a resume. Here’s the link:

Duties Description Under the supervision of the Chief of Medical Services, functions as the general dentist Practioner and also administers the institution dental program. Specifically perform the following tasks:

•Administrative activities are characterized by responsibility for performing employee counseling, and consulting on acute dental conditions;
•Coordinates dental services with other clinical specialists, trains staff, prepares budget and orders and maintains dental equipment and supplies;
•Performs full range of professional dental tasks in connection with the diagnosis and treatment of dental diseases, injuries and malfunctions of teeth and gums as prescribed by agency policy and procedures;
•Examinations of patients’ teeth and surrounding oral structures utilizing x-rays, mouth mirrors and other diagnostic procedures and instruments to determine pathological or irregular conditions;
•Performs restoration of simple and compound cavities with such materials as cement and amalgam;
•Administers local anesthetics via hypodermic syringes. Administers inhalation anesthetics such as nitrous oxide;
•Performs oral surgery commensurate with professional qualifications;
•Performs single and multiple extractions of teeth;
•Cleans teeth by scaling calculus;
•Treats tooth, mouth and gum infections with appropriate drugs or by surgery;
•Maintains written records of patients’ dental treatments;
•Determines need for dental and prosthetic appliances by studying patients to determine restoration needed;
•Takes mouth impressions and bite registrations for crowns, jackets, dentures and bridges, etc.;
•Arranges in service training for dental staff;

Preferred Qualifications:

•Experience working with people with developmental disabilities;
•Current licensure in NYS Enteral Sedation.

Additional Comments If you are employed by state government you may be able to receive loan forgiveness under the Public Service Loan Forgiveness Program (PSLF). The PSLF Program forgives the remaining balance on Direct Loans after 120 qualifying monthly payments have been made under a qualifying repayment plan while working full-time for a qualifying employer.

All OPWDD employees must be eligible and maintain eligibility for full and unconditional participation in the Medicare and Medicaid programs. Continued employment will depend on maintaining eligibility.

Pursuant to Executive Order 161, no State entity, as defined by the Executive Order, is permitted to ask, or mandate, in any form, that an applicant for employment provide his or her current compensation, or any prior compensation history, until such time as the applicant is extended a conditional offer of employment with compensation. If such information has been requested from you before such time, please contact the Governor’s Office of Employee Relations at (518) 474-6988 or via email at


Some positions may require additional credentials or a background check to verify your identity.

Contact Information

Name Elizabeth Haight

Telephone 518-388-0838

Fax 518-370-7536

Email Address


Street Capital District DDSO

500 Balltown Road

City Schenectady

State NY

Zip Code 12304


Notes on ApplyingPlease send resume and civil service application to Elizabeth Haight @ address above.