***This announcement has been updated to extend the closing date*** This position, located within the Boise VA Medical Center in Boise, ID, is responsible for fabrication of complete dentures, crown and bridge fabrication, fabricating removable partial dentures and completing high qualify repairs. IN ORDER TO QUALIFY FOR THIS POSITION AT THE GS-9 LEVEL YOU MUST MEET THE FOLLOWING: ENGLISH LANGUAGE PROFICIENCY: In accordance with 38 U.S.C 7402(d), No person shall serve in direct patient care positions unless they are proficient in basic written and spoken English. You must be proficient in basic written and spoken English in order to meet the requirements of this position. ~AND~ SPECIALIZED EXPERIENCE: You must possess 1 year of specialized experience, equivalent to the next lower level in the Federal service, that equipped you with the particular knowledge, skills, and abilities needed to successfully perform the duties of the position and that is typically in or related to this Dental Laboratory Technician position to be filled. Specialized experience for the position includes using dental laboratory material such as impression materials, plasters, stones, hydrocolloids, waxes, metals, acrylics, porcelain, and similar materials; using laboratory equipment such as hand tools, dental lathes, engines, and hand pieces, furnaces, casting machines, presses, flasks, and related equipment; using precision instruments such as articulators, surveyors, and microanalyzers; constructing dental prosthetic appliances; fabricating complex removable and fixed oral-maxillofacial appliance including fixed, semifixed, or removable implant cases, partial and complete dentures, and complex porcelain crowns and fixed bridges. (THIS EXPERIENCE MUST BE SUPPORTED BY YOUR RESUME TO BE CREDITABLE.) ~OR~ EDUCATION SUBSTITUTION: You must have successfully completed two full years of graduate education or a master's degree that is directly related to the work of this position as a Dental Lab Technician. NOTE TO APPLICANTS: One year of full-time graduate education is considered to be the number of credit hours that the school attended has determined to represent one year of full-time study; if that number cannot be obtained from the transcript, 18 semester hours will be considered as one full academic year of graduate study. (TRANSCRIPTS REQUIRED - If you do not submit a copy of your transcript, your application may not be processed.) ~OR~ COMBINATION: You must possess equivalent combinations of experience and education as previously described to fully meet the requirements of this position. (TRANSCRIPTS REQUIRED - If you do not submit a copy of your transcript, your application may not be processed.) You will be rated on the following Competencies as part of the assessment questionnaire for this position: Interpersonal Skills Materials Engineering Technical Competence IMPORTANT: A full year of work is considered to be 35-40 hours of work per week. All experience listed on your resume must include the month and year start/end dates. Part-time experience will be credited on the basis of time actually spent in appropriate activities. Applicants wishing to receive credit for such experience must indicate clearly the nature of their duties and responsibilities in each position and the number of hours a week spent in such employment. 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; student; social). Volunteer work helps build critical competencies, knowledge, and skills and can provide valuable training and experience that translates directly to paid employment. You will receive credit for all qualifying experience, including volunteer experience. For more information on these qualification standards, please visit the United States Office of Personnel Management's website at https://www.opm.gov/policy-data-oversight/classification-qualifications/general-schedule-qualification-standards/. ["***THIS IS NOT A VIRTUAL POSITION, YOU MUST LIVE WITHIN OR BE WILLING TO RELOCATE WITHIN A COMMUTABLE DISTANCE OF THE DUTY LOCATION*** Major duties and responsibilities include: Independently performing all steps necessary for fabrication of complete dentures, which includes boxing and pouring impressions, constructing custom trays and bite blocks, articulates dentures, sets teeth, waxes up, flasks and finishes. Working with the dentist, through the various steps necessary when fabricating more complex dental prostheses. Performing all steps necessary for the fabrication of porcelain fuse to metal and gold crowns and bridges including unusually complex prostheses. Fixed appliances must have proper contours, closed marginal integrity, correct occlusal anatomy, correct occlusal anatomy and interproximal contacts. Constructing removable dies for use in fabricating crowns and bridges, mounts the casts and performs all appropriate steps. Independently fabricating removable partial dentures, accomplishing all steps in a satisfactory manner leading to aesthetically pleasing and functional appliances. Constructing and fabricating special appliances such as obturators, nightguards, and occlusal splints in a satisfactory and timely manner. Performing other duties as assigned. Work Schedule: Monday-Friday, 7:30am to 4:00pm Recruitment & Relocation Incentives: Not authorized Financial Disclosure Report: Not Required"]
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