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Date:  May 12, 2023

BUNNELL, FL, US, 32110

The State Personnel System is an E-Verify employer. For more information click on our E-Verify Website.

Requisition No: 797460 

Agency: Department of Health

Working Title: DENTAL ASSISTANT - 64061444

Position Number: 64061444 

Salary:  31,200.00-34,528.00 

Posting Closing Date: 06/17/2023 


Your Specific Responsibilities: 

  • Work as a team and utilizes expertise as a dental assistant in assisting the dentist in all clinical procedures. 
  • Effectively prepare operatory with materials and instruments for dental procedure.
  • Maintains material knowledge up to date as provided by manufacturers.
  • Properly prepare dental restorative materials in a timely and effective manner.
  • Properly prepare necessary solutions on a daily/weekly basis required for dental use.
  • Appropriately maintain state equipment and instruments through lubrication, sterilization, and daily cleaning.
  • Accurately expose and file digital x-rays
  • Accurately document records as instructed by dentist
  • Verify Medicaid/Insurance.
  • Accurately enters patient information into approved electronic health record
  • Schedules clinic appointments in Eagle soft, registers clients in HMS, controls flow of dental clinic patients and clinic schedules.
  • Maintain patient’s records
  • In a courteous and accurate manner inform public of clinic procedures, CHD services and refer to other agencies as needed.
  • Complies with security procedure guidelines.
  • Adheres to uniformity of dental procedures.
  • Instruct patient/parents (guardian) in oral hygiene utilizing appropriate aids
  • Performs other duties as assigned.

Required Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities:

  • Knowledge of dental procedures and expanded functions.
  • Knowledge of electronic records and digital radiographs.
  • Skills on preparation of dental materials, skills on sterilization and infection control, skills on equipment maintenance.
  • Skills on delivery of expanded functions, skills on record keeping, computer skills, skills on efficient patient flow.
  • Ability to communicate with children, parents, co-workers, in general. 
  • Ability to learn insurance procedures
  • Ability to work well with others. 


  • Minimum - Graduate of a dental assistant program approved by the Florida Board of Dentistry or accredited by the American Dental Association Commission on Dental accreditation
  • Expanded Functions
  • Florida Dental Radiology Certification
  • CPR Certification
  • Florida Department of Health is required to work before, during, and/or beyond normal work hours or days in the event of an emergency. Emergency duty required of the incumbent includes working in special needs shelter or performing other emergency duties including but not limited to, response to or threats involving any disaster or threat of disaster man-made or natural.


  • One or more years’ experience as a dental assistant
  • Bilingual in Spanish is highly preferred



 Florida Department of Health Mission, Vision, and Values:


To protect, promote & improve the health of all people in Florida through integrated state, county & community efforts.


To be the Healthiest State in the Nation.


nnovation: We search for creative solutions and manage resources wisely.

C ollaboration: We use teamwork to achieve common goals & solve problems.

A ccountability: We perform with integrity & respect.

R esponsiveness: We achieve our mission by serving our customers & engaging our partners.

E xcellence: We promote quality outcomes through learning & continuous performance improvement.


Where You Will Work:

Bunnell, FL


The Benefits of Working for the State of Florida:

Working for the State of Florida is more than a paycheck. The State’s total compensation package for employees features a highly competitive set of employee benefits including:

  • Annual and Sick Leave benefits;
  • Nine paid holidays and one Personal Holiday each year;
  • State Group Insurance coverage options, including health, life, dental, vision, and other supplemental insurance options;
  • Retirement plan options, including employer contributions

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  • Flexible Spending Accounts;
  • Tuition waivers;
  • And more!

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Please be advised:


Your responses to qualifying questions for this position must be verifiable by documentation provided through the electronic application process.  


This position requires a security background check and/or drug screening and participation in direct deposit. Any misrepresentations or omissions will disqualify you from employment consideration. Note: You will be required to provide your Social Security Number (SSN) in order to conduct this background check Successful completion of a drug test is a condition of employment for safety-sensitive positions.


Male applicants born on or after October 1, 1962, will not be eligible for hire or promotion unless they are registered with the Selective Services System (SSS) before their 26th birthday, or have a Letter of Registration Exemption from the SSS. For more information, please visit the SSS website: 


If you are a retiree of the Florida Retirement System (FRS), please check with the FRS on how your current benefits will be affected if you are re-employed with the State of Florida.  Your current retirement benefits may be canceled, suspended or deemed ineligible depending upon the date of your retirement. 


The successful candidate will be required to complete the Form I-9 and that information will be verified using the E-Verify system.  E-Verify is operated by the Department of Homeland Security in partnership with the Social Security Administration to verify employment eligibility.   


Incumbents may be required to perform emergency duty before, during, and/or beyond normal work hours or days.


Florida has the third largest population of veterans in the nation with more than 1.5 million service men and women.  The Florida Department of Health (department) is committed to serving members of the United States Armed Forces, veterans and their families by encouraging them to apply for vacancies that fit their area of knowledge and/or expertise.  Through the Department's VALOR program, which expedites licensing for military veterans, the Department also waives initial licensing and application fees for military veterans who apply for a health care professional license within 60 months of an honorable discharge. These initiatives help ensure that the transition from military service into the workforce is as smooth as possible and reflects our appreciation for the dedication devoted to protecting our country.    


The State of Florida is an Equal Opportunity Employer/Affirmative Action Employer, and does not tolerate discrimination or violence in the workplace.

Candidates requiring a reasonable accommodation, as defined by the Americans with Disabilities Act, must notify the agency hiring authority and/or People First Service Center (1-866-663-4735). Notification to the hiring authority must be made in advance to allow sufficient time to provide the accommodation.

The State of Florida supports a Drug-Free workplace. All employees are subject to reasonable suspicion drug testing in accordance with Section 112.0455, F.S., Drug-Free Workplace Act.

VETERANS’ PREFERENCE.  Pursuant to Chapter 295, Florida Statutes, candidates eligible for Veterans’ Preference will receive preference in employment for Career Service vacancies and are encouraged to apply.  Certain service members may be eligible to receive waivers for postsecondary educational requirements.  Candidates claiming Veterans’ Preference must attach supporting documentation with each submission that includes character of service (for example, DD Form 214 Member Copy #4) along with any other documentation as required by Rule 55A-7, Florida Administrative Code.  Veterans’ Preference documentation requirements are available by clicking here.  All documentation is due by the close of the vacancy announcement. 

Nearest Major Market: Palm Coast