You must enter the number and issue date of your Pennsylvania license to practice dentistry on your application for employment/promotion.

TEST ANNOUNCEMENT

NUMBER  2006-710

ISSUED   FEBRUARY 17, 2006

REVISED  OCTOBER 9, 2013

 

Commonwealth of Pennsylvania

State Civil Service Commission

 

Examinations

 

for

 

DENTISTS

(Full-time and Part-time positions)

 

Exam

No.

 

Job Titles

Job

Codes

Starting

Salary*

 

1.

Dentist

33930

 

2.

Dentist Supervisor

33940

 

 

When completing your application, please make sure you apply for all job titles for which you want to be tested.  You will NOT be permitted to add job titles after you test.

 

APPLICATIONS WILL BE ACCEPTED UNTIL FURTHER NOTICE.

 

*Please contact the agencies listed under the "Job Opportunities" section of this announcement for the most recent information on the compensation package.

 

VETERANS:  Pennsylvania law (51 Pa.C.S. §7103) provides employment preference for qualified veterans for appointment to many state and local government jobs.  To learn more about employment preferences and opportunities for veterans, visit the Commission’s website, Job Seekers page, for Veterans; visit one of our offices; or call our veterans information line, (717) 787-6039.

 

NATURE OF WORK

 

As a Dentist, you will perform professional dental work in the examination, diagnosis, treatment, and care of patients/residents in Department of Public Welfare hospitals/centers, or with inmates in Department of Corrections' state correctional institutions.  Work may also include the coordination of off-site contractual dental services.  Work is performed under the general supervision of a higher level dentist, medical, or administrative supervisor.  As a Dentist Supervisor, you also will exercise supervision over a subordinate staff of dentist.

 

JOB REQUIREMENTS

 

Dentist (33930) - You must be able to perform the essential functions of the job.  Pennsylvania residency is currently waived for this job title.

 

Dentist Supervisor (33940) - You are subject to Pennsylvania residency requirements and must be able to perform the essential functions of the job.  Visit the Commission’s website, Job Seekers page, for PA Residency Information.

 

Please make sure you meet all requirements.  If after reading the requirements you are not sure you qualify, contact one of the Commission's offices listed at the end of this announcement.

 

If you are a final candidate for a position covered by the Child Protective Services Law, you will have to provide reports on your background, at your own expense, from such sources as the Pennsylvania State Police and the Pennsylvania Department of Public Welfare.  If you are not a Pennsylvania resident, you must also obtain a report of Federal Criminal History Record Information, at your own expense, from the Federal Bureau of Investigation.

 

If you are a final candidate for a position covered by the Older Adults Protective Service Act, you will have to obtain a report of criminal record information, at your own expense, from the Pennsylvania State Police or a statement that the State Police Central Repository contains no information relating to you.  If you are not currently a Pennsylvania resident, or if you are currently a Pennsylvania resident and have not been a resident for two years prior to the date that you received notification that you are a final candidate, you are also required to furnish a report of Federal Criminal History Record Information, at your own expense, from the Federal Bureau of Investigation. 

 

FOR ALL POSITIONS

After you receive a conditional offer of employment, you must undergo a medical examination.

 

FOR DEPARTMENT OF CORRECTIONS POSITIONS

You must pass a background investigation.  After being hired, you must attend and complete a 2-week basic training program at the Department of Corrections' Central Training Academy in Elizabethtown, PA, in Lancaster County.

 

Necessary Special Requirements for Both Job Titles

You must have a valid license to practice dentistry issued by the Pennsylvania State Board of Dentistry.

 

Minimum Requirements

Dentist Supervisor – One year as a Dentist in a state facility; OR one year of experience in the practice of dentistry.

 

JOB OPPORTUNITIES

EQUAL OPPORTUNITY EMPLOYER

 

Dentists for the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania are employed in various types of facilities throughout the Commonwealth on either a part-time or full-time basis.  For the most recent dentist position, vacancy and compensation package information, please contact the following employing agencies:

 

Pennsylvania Department of Corrections, Bureau of Human Resources, 1920 Technology Parkway, Mechanicsburg, Pennsylvania 17050; Telephone:  (717) 728-5357; Internetwww.cor.state.pa.us; E-mailra-docjobs@pa.gov OR the Human Resources office of the State Correctional Institution/facility where you are interested in working.

 

Pennsylvania Department of Public Welfare, Bureau of Human Resources, Health and Welfare Building – Room 106, P.O. Box 2675, Harrisburg, PA  17105-2675; Telephone:  (717) 787-5068; Internetwww.dpw.state.pa.us; E-mailra-pwhdqpostings@pa.gov

 

TESTING

 

Your application will be evaluated to determine whether you meet the Minimum and Necessary Special Requirements.  If you meet these requirements, you will receive a score.  You must provide complete and accurate information.  Failure to do so may delay the processing of your application, or disqualification.  You must list your license number and expiration date in the "Licenses or Certificates" section of your Application for Employment/Promotion.

 

If you are found ineligible, you may reapply when you meet the Necessary Special Requirement and Minimum Experience and Training requirements.  A new application is required for a retest.

 

TEST RESULTS

 

Employment and promotion lists will be established.  You will be notified in writing of your test results.

 

Lists created by these tests will be used to fill future vacancies as they occur due to retirements, promotions, transfers, resignations and so forth.

 

HOW TO APPLY

 

Complete your application on the Commission’s website, Job Seekers page, by selecting Online Application, or submit your completed paper application to:

 

 

State Civil Service Commission

ATTN:  Applications

P.O. Box 569

Harrisburg, PA  17108-0569

 

Applications and further information can be obtained from:

 

1.

State Civil Service Commission:

 

 

 

Harrisburg:  2nd Level, Strawberry Sq. Complex, 320 Market St., P.O.

 

Box 569, Hbg., 17108-0569; Telephone (Voice) (717) 783-3058, Text

 

Telephone (Deaf/Hard-of-Hearing callers only) (717) 772-2685

 

 

 

Philadelphia:  110 North 8th St., Suite 503, Phila., 19107; Telephone

 

Voice) (215) 560-2253, Text Telephone (Deaf/Hard-of-Hearing

 

callers only) (215) 560-4367

 

 

 

Pittsburgh:  411 Seventh Ave., Room 410, Pgh., 15219; Telephone

 

(Voice) (412) 565-7666, Text Telephone (Deaf/Hard-of-Hearing

 

callers only) (412) 565-2484

 

 

 

Internetwww.scsc.state.pa.us

 

 

2.

PA CareerLink offices

 

 

3.

The Human Resources offices listed under the "JOB OPPORTUNITIES" section of this announcement

 

For further information on testing, assistance for persons with disabilities, veterans' preference and other items, refer to the instructions provided with the "Application for Employment/Promotion."