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Seeking a proven senior scientific leader to serve as Director, Division of Oral Health

Seeking a proven senior scientific leader to serve as Director, Division of Oral Health The Director has a broad operating authority and is responsible for overall planning, direction and management of the Division. This individual directs the development of appropriate

Seeking a proven senior scientific leader to serve as Director, Division of Oral Health

The Director has a broad operating authority and is responsible for overall planning, direction and management of the Division. This individual directs the development of appropriate goals and objectives; identifies and prioritizes the Division’s research and program activities to reduce preventable oral health diseases; oversees surveillance efforts, often in collaboration with other divisions covering chronic disease problems associated with oral health; and provides leadership in the integration of oral health with health systems. The Director will also develop and maintain relationships among a variety of local, state, territorial, and other government agencies, academic institutions, and nongovernmental voluntary and professional organizations. These activities are supported by an annual budget of approximately $18 million. 

The Division works to improve the oral health of the nation and reduce inequalities in oral health by—  

 

  • Helping states improve their oral health programs. · Extending the use of proven strategies to prevent oral disease by— 
    • Promoting community water fluoridation. 
    • Promoting greater use of school-based and –linked dental sealant programs. 

     

  • Enhancing efforts to monitor oral diseases, such as dental caries and periodontal infections. 
  • Contributing to the scientific knowledge-base regarding oral health and disease. 
  • Guiding infection control in dentistry. 

Interested parties should apply for this position through USAJOBS (usajobs.gov): 

 

Dental Officer, GS 680-15. Closing date March 31, 2017.  

Note: Applicants must be currently licensed to practice dentistry in a State, the District of Columbia, or Puerto Rico 

Current and former Federal employees(Dental Officer; usajobs.gov/GetJob/ViewDetails/462474300

General Public (Dental Officer; usajobs.gov/GetJob/ViewDetails/462474400/

For information regarding the position, interested applicants may contact the Search Committee Chair: 

Ileana Arias, PhD Director, Division of Community Health Investigations National Center for Environmental Health/Agency for Toxic Substances and Disease Registry Centers for Disease Control and Prevention 

[email protected]  

For information regarding the application process, please direct questions to our Human Resources office at 

(770) 488-1725 or email HRO at [email protected]  

Learn more about the Division of Oral Health at cdc.gov/oralhealth 

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