• Los Angeles, California
  • Apr 24, 2019
Full Time Public Health
  • Salary: $35,124.00 - $45,907.68 Annually

Job Description

04/24/19 at 8:00 a.m., PST - Until the needs of the service are met and is subject to closure without notice


Open Competitive Job Opportunity

The Los Angeles County Department of Health Services (DHS) is the second largest health system in the nation, providing compassionate, quality care through its integrated system of hospitals and community-based clinics. DHS annually cares for about 600,000 unique patients, employs over 22,000 staff and has an annual operating budget of $4.3 billion. DHS leads the County's effort to provide health services to the residents of Los Angeles County, of which approximately two million are uninsured. DHS hospitals also conduct post-graduate medical education through university affiliations for interns, residents and fellows to train the physician workforce for tomorrow.

Our mission is to ensure access to high-quality, patient-centered, cost-effective health care to Los Angeles County residents through direct services at DHS facilities and through collaboration with community and university partners.

Exercises technical and administrative supervision over a group of dental assistants and clerical personnel engaged in the scheduling and processing of patients and providing chair assistance to dentists.

Essential Job Functions

Reviews work of Dental Assistants, giving instruction or assistance as necessary to maintain an optimum level of service.

Consults with staff dentists regarding preferred operating techniques and the adequacy of assistance provided by subordinates.

Evaluates work performance and counsels employees in work-related problems, interviews for hire, and recommends resolution of employee relations problems.

Controls supply levels and ensures that amounts are sufficient for anticipated workload; orders supplies as necessary for dental specialties.

Evaluates the condition and efficiency of existing equipment; prepares bid specifications and reviews of new equipment on the market for submission to the director; ensures that existing equipment is maintained in good working order.

Provides in-service training to subordinates by lecture and by demonstration of properchairsidetechniques and office procedures.

Generates memorandums, correspondence, schedules, and reports by utilizing computer software and/or computer database system to aid in the administrative and clerical procedures.

Prepares workload together with indicated personnel projections, equipment and space requirements; prepares and justifies budget for submission to the director.
Two years' experience assisting a dentist by serving as a chair assistant and office clerk at the level of Los Angeles County class of Dental Assistant*
PHYSICAL CLASS: - Light II: Light physical effort which may include occasional light lifting to a 10 pound limit, and some bending, stooping or squatting. Considerable walking may be involved.

A Radiation Safety License issued by the Dental Board of California -OR- A certificate of compliance from an approved Board course in radiation safety.

Special Requirement Information:
*Experience at the Level of Dental Assistant in the County of Los Angeles is defined as: Assists a dentist by serving as chair assistant and office clerk.

Applicants must attach a photocopy of the required license or certificate to your applicationat the time of filing online, fax or email the required license to us within fifteen (15) calendar days from the date of filing your application online.Applications submitted without the required license or certificationwill be rejected as incomplete. The original license and certification must be presented during the selection process and prior to appointment.

Additional credit will be given to applicants who possess desirable qualifications in excess of the
Experience as an administrator* or office manager in a dental office.

*Administrator experience is responsible for overseeing the day-to-day operations of an office including organizing, planning and implementing office policies and procedures; managing budget and supplies; supervision and evaluations of employees.

Additional Information
Examination Content:
This examination will consist of an evaluation of experience; and desirable qualifications based on application information, weighted 100%.

Candidates must achieve a passing score of 70% or higher on the examination in order to be placed on the eligible register.

Eligibility Information:

Applications will be processed on an "as-received" basis and those receiving a passing score will be promulgated to the eligible register accordingly.

The names of candidates receiving a passing score on the examination will be added to the eligible register and will appear in the order of their score group for a period of twelve (12) months following the date of eligibility.

No person may compete in this examination more than once every twelve (12) months.

Special Information:
Appointees may be required to work any shift including evenings, nights, weekends and holidays.

Vacancy Information:
The resulting eligible register for this examination will be used to fill vacancies within the Department of Health Services.

Available Shift:

Application and Filing Information:
Apply online by clicking on the green "Apply" tab for this posting. You can also track the status of your application using this website.

All information is subject to verification. We may reject your application at any time during the examination and hiring process, including after appointment has been made.Falsification of any information may result in disqualification or rescission of appointment.

Utilizing VERBIAGE from the Class Specification and Minimum Requirements serving as your description of duties WILL NOT BE sufficient to demonstrate that you meet the requirements. Doing so may result in an INCOMPLETE APPLICATION and you may be disqualified.

This examination will remain open until the needs of the service are met. Application filing may be suspended at any time without advance notice.

Fill out your application completely. The acceptance of your application depends on whether you have clearly shown that you meet the requirements. Provide any relevant education, training, and experience in the spaces provided so we can evaluate your qualifications for the job. For each job held, give the name and address of your employer, your job title, beginning and ending dates, number of hours worked per week and description of work performed. If your application is incomplete, it will be rejected.

Applications electronically received after 5:00 p.m., PST, on the last day of filing will not be accepted.

Note:If you are unable to attach required documents, you must fax them to (323) 869-0942 or e-mail the documents to the exam analyst, within 15 calendar days of filing online. Please include the exam number and exam title.

SOCIAL SECURITY NUMBER:Please include your Social Security Number for record control purposes. Federal law requires that all employed persons have a Social Security Number.

COMPUTER AND INTERNET ACCESS AT PUBLIC LIBRARIES:For candidates who may not have regular access to a computer or the internet, applications can be completed on computers at public libraries throughout Los Angeles County.

NO SHARING OF USER ID AND PASSWORD:All applicants must file their application online using their own user ID and password. Using a family member's or friend's user ID and password may erase a candidate's original application record.

Fair Chance Initiative
The County of Los Angeles is a Fair Chance employer. Except for a very limited number of positions, you will not be asked to provide information about a conviction history unless you receive a contingent offer of employment . The County will make an individual assessment of whether your conviction history has a direct or adverse relationship with the specific duties of the job, and consider potential mitigating factors, including, but not limited to, evidence and extent of rehabilitation, recency of the offense(s), and age at the time of the offense(s). If asked to provide information about a conviction history, any convictions or court records which are exempted by a valid court order do not have to be disclosed .

Department Contact:
Andrew Munoz
(323) 914-7927 Office
(323) 869-0942 Fax

ADA Coordinator Phone:

California Relay Services Phone:

Closing Date/Time: