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Date: Feb 7, 2018

Location: NAPLES, FL, US, 34112

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

Requisition No: 29460 

Agency: Department of Health

Working Title: DENTAL ASSISTANT - 64002964

Position Number: 64002964 

Salary:  $19,902.48-$58,114.32 

Posting Closing Date: 02/21/2018 

Dental Assistant

Florida Department of Health in Collier County

Naples, Florida


Thank you for your interest in a career opportunity with the Florida Department of Health in Collier County. We have a long-standing history of excellence in service delivery and strong involvement with the community.  Our dedicated staff strives to be on the cutting edge of public health practice, regardless of the programmatic focus area.  Working as a team, we integrate performance excellence throughout the organization, guided by the Baldrige/Florida Sterling Framework. We work collectively to ensure public health accreditation readiness, improve customer satisfaction, and participate in activities that foster workforce engagement, contribute to quality improvement efforts, and participate in activities that contribute to improved health outcomes.  Join us and become a valued member of our committed, hardworking team of public health professionals. Applicants will be contacted directly if selected for an interview.

The Florida Department of Health’s mission is to protect, promote and improve the health of all people in Florida through integrated state, county and community efforts.



This Personnel Services Dental Assistant position is with the Department of Health in Collier County (DOH-Collier) and assists the dentist chair side with both adults and children in a high volume primarily pediatric dental clinic.


A valid Florida driver’s license and reliable transportation are required.  Fluency in English/Spanish is preferred. Must possess a FL Board of Dentistry certificate in radiology and expanded duties as outlined in the FL Dental Practice Act. Incumbent may be required to work before, during and/or beyond normal work hours in the event of a disaster or as needed. EMERGENCY DUTY:  Emergency duty required of the incumbent includes working in special needs or Red Cross shelters, or perform other emergency duties including, but not limited to responses to or threats involving any disaster or threat thereof, man-made or natural. Certain immunizations such as an annual influenza vaccine and a TB assessment are required.


  • Take and process digital intro-oral and panoramic radiographs on adults and children.
  • Applies topical fluoride as required under the supervision of the dentist.
  • Perform rubber cup polishing, sealant placement on permanent molars and other remediable tasks under the supervision of a licensed dentist.
  • Obtain consent forms as needed, including having the patient or guardian update medical history.
  • Operate computer system to enter patient information, monitor work email and enter time.
  • Disinfects and sterilizes dental area according to OSHA guidelines and sets up and distributes instruments according to procedures to be performed.
  • Utilize ultrasonic cleaner, packaging of instruments, and use of autoclave and Statum for proper sterilization according to OSHA regulations.
  • Monitors and maintains inventory and supplies in assigned dental clinic.
  • Performs other duties as required.



    • Knowledge of dental terminology 

    • Ability to use dental equipment required for the job

    • Certified in the State of Florida as a Dental Radiographer

    • Knowledge and experience in working with children 

    • Ability to work with diverse population

    • Knowledge of sterilization procedures and regulatory requirements

    • Ability to maintain confidential information

    • Ability to operate basic office equipment and use a telephone

    • Ability to interact professionally with other DOH staff and the public and provide excellent  

       customer service.

    • Demonstrated proficiency in the use of the internet and computer systems such as Microsoft Office, and entering data into a database and ability to accurately document patient records


    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 (DOH) 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 Departments 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.  Certain veterans and spouses of veterans deemed eligible will receive preference in employment by the state (applies only to Career Service (CS) positions).

  • ** 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/or drug screening and participation in direct deposit. Fingerprinting is required of the successful applicant for a sensitive position. Successful completion of a drug test is a condition of employment for safety-sensitive positions. 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.  Only U. S. citizens and lawfully authorized alien workers will be hired.
  • Incumbents may be required to perform emergency duty before, during, and/or beyond normal work hours or days.

    If there are any problems applying online please call People First Staffing Administration: (877) 562-7287 Service Center hours are Monday through Friday, 8:00 a.m. to 6:00 p.m. ET. TTY users call (866) 221-0268.



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.  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: Naples

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