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Date: Apr 8, 2021

Location: DAYTONA BEACH, FL, US, 32117

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

Requisition No: 326341 

Agency: Department of Health

Working Title: OPS DENTAL ASSISTANT - 64964572

Position Number: 64964572 

Salary:  $15.00/hour 

Posting Closing Date: 04/14/2021 



Must have a Florida Radiography Certificate.  Must have the Expanded Duties Dental Assistant (EFDA) certificate.  Must have certification in Basic Life Support.




This position is assigned to the Dental Assistant Supervisor-SES to perform chair-side assistance to the dentist. This position requires close interaction between patients, the dentist, and other dental staff. The ability to communicate effectively and maintain professionalism and confidentiality are key components of this position. The assistant must be competent in assisting with preventive, therapeutic and surgical clinical procedures (i.e. dental prophylaxis, dental sealants, dental restorations, and dental extractions).


The assistant may be required to travel between Dental offices (Orange City and Daytona Beach). Hours will vary.


Degree/License/Certification: Must have a High School Diploma or its equivalent. Expanded Functions Dental Assistant, Radiology Certificate, Certification in Basic Life Support.



Ability to establish and maintain effective working relationships with others.

Ability to assist in patient care and ensure/maintain patient safety at all times.

Ability to write legibly in patient’s charts using dental terminology.

Ability to prepare, sterilizes, and maintains dental instruments and equipment.


ADDITIONAL PREFERRED KSA’s (Not required – preferred):

Years’ Experience: Graduate from a formal accredited dental assisting school.

Six months dental assisting experience.

Requires an understanding of the dental operations, understand compliance and quality requirements related to the provision of dental care services and demonstrated success working with dentist.


Knowledge: Experience with pediatric patients, Sterilizing instruments, assists dentist with dental procedures, exposes dental x-rays, instructing patients in oral hygiene instructions.


Skills: Skilled in placing dental sealants, assisting dentist and skilled in working independently.


All applications must be completed online through People First.  No faxed or mailed applications will be accepted by the agency.


**NOTE:  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 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


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.




Other Personal Services (OPS) employment is a temporary employer/employee relationship used solely for accomplishing short term or intermittent tasks.  OPS are at-will employees and are subject to actions such as pay changes, changes to work assignment and terminations at the recommendation of the employer.



•State of Florida 401(a) FICA Alternative Plan- Mandatory

•Workers’ Compensation- Mandatory

•Reemployment Assistance (Unemployment Compensation)- Mandatory

•Participation in state group insurance (upon meeting eligibility requirements.  Consult with People First and/or the serving HR office)

•Deferred Compensation- Voluntary

•Employee Assistance Program- Voluntary



•Any form of paid leave

•Paid holidays

•Participation in the Florida Retirement System

•Reinstatement rights or retention rights.





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.

Nearest Major Market: Daytona Beach