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City of Cincinnati

City of Cincinnati

Cincinnati, OH, USA
Posted on Friday, September 15, 2023
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$155,764.98 - $199,630.92 Annually


Ohio 45202, OH

Job Type

Full-time Classified

Job Number

23-99252 (Q3)



Opening Date


Closing Date

9/30/2023 11:59 PM Eastern
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General Statement of Duties

This employee provides quality comprehensive dental care to City residents, many of whom are unable to afford or obtain dental care in the private sector. Performs related duties as required.

Minimum Qualifications (KSAs)

(Illustrative only. Any one position may not require all of the listed KSAs nor do the listed examples include all the KSAs which may be required.)

Knowledge Of

Diseases, injuries, and malformations which affect the teeth, periodontium, and supporting oral structures.

Diagnostic treatment and planning skills used in the practice of general dentistry.

Community dental health standards of practice established for the Cincinnati Health Department dental program.

Principles and practices of infection control.

Medical factors affecting dental care including AIDS, substance abuse, mental disabilities, and other special needs.

Other resources available for referrals in special cases.

Skill To

Properly operate equipment and instruments necessary to perform all dental procedures relating to the general practice of dentistry.

Operate appropriate computer equipment; use properly all related hardware and software.

Operate assigned vehicle in the course of duty.

Ability To

Implement and maintain positive employee relations.

Promote and maintain highest integrity throughout all personnel.

Analyze and manage effective EEO/AA programs.

Perform dental procedures relating to the prevention of dental disease and the restoration of masticatory function, aesthetics, and all other aspects of oral health, as well as the maintenance of oral health.

Provide dental treatment to medically challenged patients.

Establish and maintain effective working relationships with those contacted in the course of work including medical professionals, dental specialists, social workers, homeless shelter administrators, and other professionals.

Interpret and apply local and state laws relating to the practice of dentistry.

Exercise sensitivity toward the needs of others.

Provide emergency medical treatment and medical referrals as needed.

Required Education And Experience

Each applicant must have a Doctor's Degree in dentistry (D.D.S. or D.M.D.) from an accredited college or university. Previous professional dentistry experience preferred but not required.

Other Requirements

Must have a valid Driver's License

Must be an excellent communicator and team builder.

Must have a licensure to practice dentistry from the Ohio State Dental Board.

Must have a licensure from the Drug Enforcement Agency. (COPY MUST BE ATTACHED OR APPLICATION WILL BE REJECTED)

Must have a BCLS certification for health providers from the American Heart Association. (COPY MUST BE ATTACHED OR APPLICATION WILL BE REJECTED)

Military Education & Experience Evaluation

Military education and experience may be substituted for college level course work at the lower and upper division baccalaureate and graduate levels and apprenticeship training at the vocational certificate level on a case by case basis based on the American Council on Education (ACE) Military Guide recommendations.

Additional Information

Background Investigation: A criminal background investigation will be conducted for this position (according to Civil Service Commission Rule 15 – Sensitive Classifications/Positions and the Critical Infrastructure Protection Act of 2001 and the Patriot Act). The purpose is to detect security risks and prevent security threats posed by potential employees.

U.S. Citizenship: All positions with the City of Cincinnati require that each applicant be a citizen of the United States or have a valid permanent resident card at the time of appointment (date of hire).

Working and Physical Conditions

Environmental Conditions:Indoor dental clinic environment; exposure to office computer screens; exposure to noise and vibrations from use of tools; exposure to dust, fumes from a variety of toxic substances; potential for high stress related to difficult patients, medical emergencies and accidental exposure to infected materials through instruments or needle stick.

Physical Conditions:Duties require maintaining physical condition necessary for sitting, standing and walking for prolonged periods of time; moderate lifting; pushing, reaching; general manual dexterity; must be able to distinguish colors; must be able to operate assigned vehicle.

Examples Of Work Performed

(Illustrative only. Any one position within this classification may not include all of the duties listed nor do the listed examples include all of the tasks which may be performed.)

Diagnoses and treats diseases, injuries, and malformations of the teeth, periodontium, and supporting oral structures.

Provides routine endodontics, prosthodontics, periodontics, restorative work, oral surgery, and preventive treatment as appropriate.

Maintains detailed and accurate records of patient treatment.

Ensures that proper infection control procedures are carried out; manages dental needs of patients with medical problems such as AIDS, substance abuse, psychiatric problems, mental retardation, etc.

Supervises dental staff in clinic as appropriate; performs related administrative duties, such as clinic and staff meetings; maintains responsibility for inventory and maintenance of equipment.

Serves on call for after-hours emergencies as assigned.

Prepares laboratory cases and lab work authorizations; performs lab work when appropriate.

Travels to external work sites as needed.

Stays abreast of advances, changes, and technological innovations in dental medicine.

Probationary Period

Twelve Months

The below information is solely intended as a summary of the benefits available and is subject to change. Not all benefits listed are available for every position. Benefits can vary depending on applicable labor agreements and/or salary plan. For specific questions, contact the HR Contact indicated on the Job Posting.

The City of Cincinnati offers its employees competitive salaries and a comprehensive benefit package designed to actively attract and retain quality employees' to add additional value to the City of Cincinnati's workforce. A summary of these benefits for full-time employment is listed below. This is a general listing of benefits for all employees and is not intended to be a comprehensive listing for all bargaining units.

The City offers a variety of training programs, ranging from job-specific skills such as computer and equipment instruction, to helping supervisors improve their management techniques.

Equal Employment Opportunity

The City of Cincinnati is dedicated to providing equal employment without regard to race, gender, age, color, religion, disability status, marital status, sexual orientation or transgendered status, or ethnic, national or Appalachian origin, or on the basis of any other category protected under federal, state and local laws.


The City of Cincinnati has 11 paid holidays annually that include:

New Year's Day

Martin Luther King Day

President's Day

Memorial Day


Independence Day

Labor Day

Veterans' Day

Thanksgiving Day

Day after Thanksgiving


Health Insurance

The City of Cincinnati 80/20 offers 3 medical plans to all full time City of Cincinnati employees and eligible dependents: the 80/20 PPO medical plan, the HDHP medical plan with an HSA contribution, and a Health Reimbursement Arrangement for those enrolled on another non-city eligible group plan.

Eligible Dependents Include

Legal Spouse or Equal Partner

Child (natural child, adopted child, and/or child who the group has determined is covered under a "Qualified Medical Child Support Order")


Child for whom the employee or employee's spouse/equal partner is a legal guardian

Basic Life Insurance

A $50,000 Basic Life Insurance policy is paid for by the City for certain eligible employees. Full time employees not eligible for the City-paid basic life insurance policy are generally provided a similar benefit through their union group.

Supplemental Life, Long Term Disability, Accident & Critical Illness Insurance

Most full time City employees are eligible to participate in a supplemental life insurance program, a long term disability plan, and accident and critical illness insurance programs at their own expense. Premiums are determined by age, amount of coverage, and various additional factors.

Flexible Benefits Plans

Healthcare Flex Spending Account

City employees can participate in the Healthcare Flex Spending Account that can be used to pay out-of-pocket medical, prescription, dental, and vision care expenses for employees and family members.

Dependent Care Flex Spending Account

City employees can participate in a Dependent Care Flex Spending Account that can be used to pay work-related dependent care expenses. Participants can set aside money each year through pre-tax payroll deductions to pay for these expenses.

Transportation Expense Reimbursement Account

City employees can participate in a Transportation Expense Reimbursement Account (TERA) that can be used to reimburse expenses related to traveling to and from work. Participants can set-up a pre-tax payroll deduction up to an IRS regulated amount.

Healthy Lifestyles Program

City employees can voluntarily participate in a wellness incentive program that encourages and rewards employees and their spouses/equal partners for making positive choices for better health. The City of Cincinnati will contribute up to $300/year to a Health Reimbursement Account for each the employee and their spouse/equal partner for meeting specified program goals. These dollars can be used to offset qualified out-of-pocket medical expenses.

Integrated Health Reimbursement Arrangement (HRA)

This is a voluntary program that serves as an alternative healthcare option to traditional medical plans. If you have alternate group health coverage available to you through a spouse, equal partner, another job, or a non-city retirement plan, you may be eligible for this plan which reimburses you for the difference in premiums between the plans and your covered out of pocket expenses on the other plan.

Retirement Plan

The City provides a defined benefit pension plan for part-time and full-timeemployees. New hires and re-hired employees are required to participate in the City of Cincinnati's Retirement System (CRS), regardless of previous participation in an Ohio State pension system or any another state or federal pension system. CRS is funded by employer and employee contributions, and investment returns from plan assets. CRS provides retirement and health care benefits subject to eligibility requirements. The following groups are excluded from participation in CRS: Mayor and Members of City Council; Sworn Police & Fire; Police Recruits; and Rehired Ohio Police & Fire Retirees.

Deferred Compensation

As an Ohio government employer, the City offers employees the ability to participate in a 457(b) tax-deferred retirement savings plan. The City makes an annual match to your 457(b) of up to $750, or as otherwise specified in applicable regulations and union contracts.


By completing this supplemental evaluation you are attesting that the information you have provided is accurate. Any information you provide may be reviewed by the Human Resources staff and hiring department(s). Any misstatements or falsification of information may eliminate you from consideration or may result in dismissal. "See resume" is not an acceptable answer to the questions. The Human Resources staff will verify that you meet the minimum qualifications as outlined in the job posting, based on the information provided in your application and in these answers. Please indicate you have read and agree with this information.
  • Yes, I understand and agree

Do you understand this is a Noncompetitive position. Applications that meet the minimum requirements will be forwarded to the hiring department for consideration.?
  • Yes
  • No

How many years of professional experience do you have?
  • No experience
  • Less than 1 year
  • 1 year to less than 2 years
  • 2 years to less than 3 years
  • 3 years to less than 4 years
  • 4 years to less than 5 years
  • 5 years or more

Do you have a license to practice dentistry from the Ohio State Dental Board? (Copy of license must be attached)
  • Yes
  • No

Did you attach licensure from the Drug Enforcement Agency? (COPY MUST BE ATTACHED)
  • Yes
  • No

Did you attach BCLS certification for health providers from the American Heart Association? (COPY MUST BE ATTACHED)
  • Yes
  • No

Do you understand application will be rejected if a copy of licensure to practice dentistry from the Ohio State Dental Board, Drug Enforcement Agency and BCLS certification are not attached?
  • Yes
  • No

I understand I am responsible for maintaining the accuracy of my contact information, including my street address, email address, and contact telephone numbers. My failure to maintain accurate contact information may result in me not receiving information regarding this job announcement and/or may result in me not receiving further considered for this employment opportunity. To update this information, visit, click on the "career seekers" link, and follow the prompts. For technical difficulties, contact NEOGOV support at (877) 204-4442.
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City of Cincinnati


805 Central Avenue Suite 200

Cincinnati, Ohio, 45202