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CDOC Dentist

at State of Colorado

Posted: 8/27/2019
Job Status: Full Time
Job Reference #: 977712
Keywords: dental, dentist

Job Description

Overall Job Objective

Department Information

We are currently offering housing pay for positions in Buena Vista (additional $300.00 per month).

The mission of the Colorado Department of Corrections (CDOC) is "To protect the citizens of Colorado by holding offenders accountable and engaging them in opportunities to make positive behavioral changes and become law abiding, productive citizens" 

Our vision..."Building a safer Colorado for today and tomorrow"
If your goal is to build a career that makes a difference and build greater public confidence in good government, consider joining the dedicated people of the State of Colorado. Our professionals strive to support state government and the citizens of Colorado. Customer service is a key component for every position in state government as is the focus on ideas and ways to redesign the delivery of services in making state government more effective and efficient.

In addition to a great agency and rewarding, meaningful work, we offer:
WHO MAY APPLY:  Colorado residents who meet the minimum requirements.

Description of Job

Current vacancies:  Canon City and Trinidad (Part-Time); however we are accepting applications for all locations.  The eligibility list created from this posting will be used to fill current and future vacancies through out the state (Crowley, Buena Vista, Canon City, Delta, Denver, Limon, Pueblo, Rifle, Sterling and Trinidad).  We are currently offering incentive pay for positions in Sterling and Limon (additional $200.00 per month) and housing pay for positions in Buena Vista (additional $300.00 per month).

This position provides routine and emergency dental care, assessment, diagnosis and treatment to offenders incarcerated in the Colorado Department of Corrections (CDOC).  This position is responsible for but not limited to the following:
  • Provide professional diagnosis and treatment of oral pathology for offenders in both routine and emergency settings;
  • Provide dental care that includes, but is not limited to, diagnostic, preventive, restorative, periodontal, endodontal, oral surgery, and prosthetic services;
  • Apply agency and professional treatment standards to develop individual patient treatment plans;
  • Diagnose and treat dental disease of offenders or refer offenders  to specialist for treatment;
  • This position may be required to participate in restraining an offender primarily for medical reasons;
  • Communicate with outside providers and internal peers to ensure continuity of care;
  • Collaborate with other health care professionals, clinical services staff regarding offender health issue/policies, transfers, classifications and medical legal concerns;
  • Participate in various decision making committees to resolve system issues;
  • Assist in developing policies, protocols, standards or guidelines;
  • Maintain offenders health records to include dental holds, special diets and work restrictions;
  • Respond to offender grievances;
  • Participate in the daily dental clinic operations to include tool control, chemical control, infection control practices, bio hazardous waste, hazardous materials and radiation control exposure control regulations;
  • Plan workloads and schedules, as well as those of any subordinates;
  • Maintain agency compliance with relevant statutes and professional standards in dentistry;
  • Provide input to supervisors on dental unit policies and procedures, dental treatment standards, and dental unit budgetary and staffing needs;
  • Provides clinical guidance and direction, consultation and education relative to dental assistants' performance;
  • Provide supervision of clinical tasks and procedures as required under the Dental Practice Law;
  • Provide daily guidance to the dental care staff for kite log entry and offender appointment scheduling to achieve maximum efficiency in providing dental treatment; 
  • Perform dental patient education related to preventative care and self care including appropriate hygiene, post dental procedure care, signs and symptoms of dental and periodontal disease and signs and symptoms of the need for immediate health dental care.

Minimum Qualifications, Substitutions, Conditions of Employment & Appeal Rights

Licensure:  Applicant must possess a current, valid dentist license issued by the Colorado Dental Board.  

Preferred Qualifications:

  • Experience providing dental services to any of the following populations:  indigent, under-served, community based and institutional; 
  • Experience providing dental services as part of a multi-disciplinary team.
Required Competencies:
  • Ability to provide dental care to offenders incarcerated in a correctional facility;
  • Advanced knowledge and a thorough understanding of Dental standards and guidelines;
  • Commitment to patient care that is team-oriented;
  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills;
  • Ability to read and comprehend the English language;
  • Ability to effectively communicate fluently in English both verbally and in writing;
  • Exceptional interpersonal skills with the ability to collaborate effectively across programs, facilities and with external stakeholders;

*Out of state applicants may ONLY apply for positions in Sterling and/or Trinidad.  On your application, please select only Sterling and/or Trinidad for the locations you are willing to work.  If offered a position and you accept the position in Sterling or Trinidad, it is a minimum of one year before you are eligible to request transfer to another facility.


The Assessment Process: Colorado Revised Statutes require that state employees are hired and promoted through a comparative analysis. The comparative analysis for this position will include a review of your application material and your responses to any supplemental questions. Applications and responses will be reviewed by a Subject Matter Expert (SME) to assess and rank applicants in order to cut to a top group for additional assessment; or to establish an eligible list for referral to the hiring manager and final consideration.
Be sure the "Work Experience" section of your application is complete and specifically addresses your qualifications, experience, and accomplishments as they relate to the Description of the Job, Minimum Qualifications, Required Competencies and Preferred Qualifications as listed above. Resumes and "see resume" statements will not be accepted in lieu of the "Work Experience" section of the application. Failure to include adequate information or follow instructions by the closing date may result in your application not being accepted and/or may affect your score, rank or inclusion in the final pool of eligible applicants.
If you have transcripts, a license or other relevant documentation regarding your qualifications, upload and attach copies to your application.
In order to process a background investigation,  your application must include at least (10) ten years of the most current work experience unless experience related to the job for which you are applying is later than (10) years. Failure to provide this information could result in delays and/or elimination from the background investigation process.
Conditions of Employment
  • All job offers are contingent upon a successful medical screening by a healthcare professional, certifying candidate's ability to perform the essential functions of the position, completed at the applicant's own expense.  Applicant must consent to hold harmless CDOC and its agents and staff from any liability arising in whole or in part from the testing and the use of this information in connection with CDOC's consideration of application for employment;
  • Must be 21 years of age;
  • Possess a valid State of Colorado Driver's License;
  • Possess a High School Diploma or GED;
  • Have NO felony convictions, to include any actions defined in 5 U.S.C. 301; U.S.C. 509, 510; 42 U.S.C. 15601-15609. The CDOC shall not hire nor promote anyone who may have contact with an offender who has engaged in sexual abuse which includes acts, activity, and sexual behavior,  in a prison or other institution as defined in 42 U.S.C. 1997; or has been convicted of engaging or attempting to engage in sexual activity in the community facilitated by force, overt or implied threats of force or coercion, or if the victim did not consent or was unable to consent or refuse, or has been civilly or administratively adjudicated to have engaged in the activity described in the above paragraph. The agency shall consider any incidents of sexual harassment in determining whether to hire anyone who may have contact with offenders or residents;
  • Successfully complete the Department of Corrections Basic Training upon hire, initial drug screening, and random drug screening throughout employment;
  • Possess the physical ability to successfully complete PPCT (Pressure Point Control Tactics);
    • Lift arms above head and kick as high as own waist;
    • Stabilize another person to accomplish a controlled take down;
    • Use arms, palms of hands, shins, and feet to deliver blows;
    • Withstand impact (slow speed or with a safety bag) on own body from strikes/blows;
    • Swing a baton in a striking technique;
    • Rotate body 90 degrees with feet planted for striking with foot or using a defensive tactic;
    • Get down on one or both knees and up again with multiple repetitions;
  • Will be exposed to Oleoresin Capsicum (OC) during Basic Training and may be exposed while on assignment;
  • Must be able to see and hear in order to observe, address and respond to potential breaches in safety and security
  • Seize, hold, control or subdue violent or assaultive persons and defend oneself or others to prevent injury;
  • Demonstrate body agility, strength of all four limbs and the ability to walk and climb stairs consistently;
  • Work in situations involving assaultive behavior, physical control of another person and/or restraint situations;
  • Deal with individuals with a range of moods and behaviors, utilizing tactfulness and a congenial, personable manner;
  • Work with people of the opposite sex, diverse racial ethnic groups, mentally ill and emotionally disturbed offenders;
  • Communicate by talking, listening and/or signaling people to convey or exchange information, assignments;
  • Work in an environment with fluctuating noise and temperature (hot and cold) which may include working outdoors in inclement weather and/or concrete floor/wall work settings;
  • Willing and able to travel;
  • Willing and able to work various shifts, days, afternoons, graveyards (nights) which includes a rotating shift schedule;
  • TB (tuberculosis) screening is required of all new employees upon hire;
  • Successful completion of a background investigation is required. Should applicant's background reveal criminal charges, it shall be the responsibility of the applicant to provide the Department of Corrections with written/official disposition of any charges;
  • The CDOC is committed to a drug and alcohol free work environment.  Our employees are expected to comply with all state and federal laws.  A drug test will be administered to all new employees; employees must successfully pass.  Random drug screening will occur throughout employment.

Appeal Rights
If you receive notice that you have been eliminated from consideration for the position, you may protest the action by filing an appeal with the State Personnel Board/State Personnel Director within 10 days from the date you receive notice of the elimination.

Also, if you wish to challenge the selection and comparative analysis process, you may file an appeal with the State Personnel Board/State Personnel Director within 10 days from the receipt of notice or knowledge of the action you are challenging.

Refer to Chapters 4 and 8 of the State Personnel Board Rules and Personnel Director's Administrative Procedures, 4 CCR 801, for more information about the appeals process. The State Personnel Board Rules and Personnel Director's Administrative Procedures are available at

A standard appeal form is available at: If you appeal, your appeal must be submitted in writing on the official appeal form, signed by you or your representative, and received at the following address within 10 days of your receipt of notice or knowledge of the action: Colorado State Personnel Board/State Personnel Director, Attn: Appeals Processing, 1525 Sherman Street, 4th Floor, Denver, CO 80203. Fax: 303-866-5038. Phone: 303-866-3300. The ten-day deadline and these appeal procedures also apply to all charges of discrimination.

Supplemental Information

After submitting an application, you should receive an immediate email acknowledging your submission. If you do not get the email, please check to ensure you have actually submitted the application and typed the correct email address on the application.
Include a working email address on your application; one that is checked often as time sensitive correspondence WILL take place via email. You may receive email notifications from a Colorado Dept of Corrections employee or from this email address  Please ensure that your email will accept these notices and/or review your junk mail and spam filtered email; if you do not receive correspondence soon after the closing date, please contact the "Department Contact" listed in this announcement.

ADAAA Accommodations: Any person with a disability as defined by the ADA Amendments Act of 2008 (ADAAA) may be provided a reasonable accommodation upon request to enable the person to complete an employment assessment. To request an accommodation, please contact Barbara Wilson at or 719-226-4493 at least five business days before the assessment date to allow us to evaluate your request and prepare for the accommodation. You may be asked to provide additional information, including medical documentation, regarding functional limitations and type of accommodation needed. Please ensure that you have this information available well in advance of the assessment date.