Date:  Aug 30, 2023

SANFORD, FL, US, 32773

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Requisition No: 798882 

Agency: Department of Health

Working Title: OPS DENTAL ASSISTANT - 64959298

Position Number: 64959298 

Salary:  16.60 yearly 

Posting Closing Date: 09/30/2023 




Open Competitive

This posting will run for 6 months or until qualified applicant is hired

Class Title: OPS Dental Assistant

Base Salary: $16.50 an hour

Location: Florida Department of Health in Seminole County

                 400 W. Airport Blvd

                 Sanford, Florida 32773

Dental assisting to include chairside and performing expanded functions and radiology, exposing radiographs to meet universally accepted standards for diagnosis.

 Proper tray set up for procedures.

 Proper charting and inputting progress notes prior to review by the Dentist.

 Proper sterilization techniques.

 Medical/Biohazardous Waste Disposal Procedures and Sharps Containers.

Administrative duties: Greeting clients, answering the phone, returning messages, registering clients, scheduling appointments, creating new charts, confirming appointments, bringing established clients paperwork up to date, recording services into billing system, Scanning, and attaching files into charts, verifying Medicaid Dental HMO Insurances.

Checking emails daily, submitting timesheet in Peoplefirst, submitting time worked in Employee Action Report (EARS) into The Health Management System (HMS) within the required time.

Order supplies and equipment, equipment maintenance, in-service training, attending Staff and Town Hall meetings.

Ability to communicate effectively with clients, public and staff, providing courtesy, respect and understanding.

Keep Supervisor informed about any difficulties that may occur.

Assist with The School Based Sealant Program as needed, sterilization of instruments, packing supplies for the schools, ordering supplies, verifying dental insurances, registering patients, and entering services in The Health Management System (HMS).


The incumbent of this position is required to perform other duties as needed to support the mission of The Florida Department of Health in Seminole County. Included, but not limited to outreach activities. Two mandated outreaches are required by the Health Officer.



Active listening.

Adjusting actions in relation to others.

Managing one’s time and time of others.

Providing excellent customer service.


Able to multitask.

Use of multi phone line system.


Health Management System (HMS) and Peoplefirst.

Maintaining client charts through HMS and Eaglesoft Dental application.

Basic office equipment, fax, copier, scanner, computer.



Florida Expanded Functions Dental Assistant Certification (Must be willing to obtain certifications within six months of hire)

Florida Dental Radiology Certification (Must be willing to obtain certifications within six months of hire)

Basic computer and keyboard proficiency using Microsoft Office software such as Word, Outlook)



Proficient with Eaglesoft (Dental software)


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.


I 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:

400 W. Airport Blvd, Sanford Florida 32773

The Benefits of Working for the State of Florida:

Working for the State of Florida is more than a paycheck. As an OPS employee, the benefits below are available:


  • State of Florida 401(a) FICA Alternative Plan (mandatory)
  • Participation in state group insurance (upon meeting eligibility requirements.  Consult with People First and/or the serving HR office)
  • Workers’ Compensation (mandatory, if needed)
  • Reemployment Assistance (Unemployment Compensation) (mandatory, if needed)
  • Deferred Compensation (voluntary)
  • Employee Assistance Program (voluntary)
  • And more!


For a more complete list of benefits, including monthly costs, visit www.mybenefits.myflorida.com.


Please be advised:


Revised 3/30/2022


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: http://www.sss.gov 


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.

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