Review Vacancy

Date Posted: 03/22/23
Applications Due: 04/01/23
Vacancy ID: 126834

Position Information

AgencyPeople With Developmental Disabilities, Office for

TitleDental Hygienist

Occupational CategoryHealth Care, Human/Social Services

Salary Grade12

Bargaining UnitISU - Institutional Services Unit (CSEA)

Salary RangeFrom $46146 to $56324 Annually

Employment Type Full-Time

Appointment Type Permanent

Jurisdictional Class Competitive Class

Travel Percentage 0%


Workweek Mon-Fri

Hours Per Week 40


From 8 AM

To 4:30 PM

Flextime allowed? No

Mandatory overtime? No

Compressed workweek allowed? No

Telecommuting allowed? No


County Saratoga

Street Address 200 Smith Drive

City Corinth


Zip Code12822

Job Specifics

Minimum Qualifications Must be licensed and have a current registration to practice as a Dental Hygienist in New York State.

Eligible List: Candidates must be reachable for appointment on Current Civil Service Eligible List for this title.


Transfer: Candidates must have permanent competitive status in the posted title and be eligible for lateral transfer; OR be eligible to transfer via Section 70.1 of Civil Service Law.


Temporary: Community Mental Health Nurse is a continuous recruitment examination. Candidates who are not currently on the eligible list may apply for this position and if appointed, will receive a temporary appointment. Candidates who receive a temporary appointment must receive a score that is reachable on the resulting eligible list before they can be permanently appointed.

As a Dental Hygienist, you could perform any of the allowable services in accordance with Section 6606 of the New York State Education Law, under the direct supervision of a licensed dentist providing compassionate oral care for the developmentally disabled population. You would perform oral prophylactic work and assist the dentist in at the Corinth office, or the alternate location at OPWDD facility, Oswald D Heck in Schenectady. You would also work collaboratively with dental assistant when available. Preferred appointment would be made to full-time positions. However, opportunities for part-time employment may also be available.

Duties: Primarily to provide preliminary exams, prophylaxis, scaling and curettage, as well as take x-rays, and administer fluoride treatments and sealants. Charting of existing dental history and noting the areas of deterioration which need repair. Perform in-office patient and staff education. Assisting dentist with chair side procedures (ie extractions, fillings, RCT., crowns and dentures or partials). Maintenance of all tools and equipment in compliance with OSHA Standards. Maintain all routine compliance documentation current. Purchase any needed supplies and equipment for both clinics. Some travel to alternate location would be required to provide service in both locations.
Scheduling of appointments for individuals and assuring adequate communication with care team. Interaction daily with individuals and staff and on occasion with family/guardians/service coordinators/nursing staff and primary care physicians. Documenting services in EHR for billing purposes as well as documentation.

Additional Comments •Family and household member relationships: OPWDD policy may impact eligibility for this position. Employees are responsible for recognizing the relationship and not posting for positions where it would be a concern. Before you apply read Section 120.27 of the Region 3 Policy Manual. Please e-mail if you have you need help determining if this policy applies to you.

•CAPA: Must be cleared by the NYS Central Register for Child Abuse and Maltreatment, if position requires working with minors and not previously cleared.

•If you are employed by state government you may be able to receive loan forgiveness under the Public Service Loan Forgiveness Program (PSLF). The PSLF Program forgives the remaining balance on Direct Loans after 120 qualifying monthly payments have been made under a qualifying repayment plan while working full-time for a qualifying employer. For more information on PSLF, please visit

•Employees on long term leave can bid on positions but must be able to report to work within fourteen (14) days and be able to perform the essential functions of their positions with or without reasonable accommodation (RA). If an employee believes that they need a reasonable accommodation, they should contact the NYS OPWDD Workforce and Talent Management Central Office (518) 473-4785 or Email at to obtain information and RA forms.

•For CSEA positions: Local Bidding Agreements will be honored.

•Preference will be given to OPWDD employees impacted by closures. If you are being impacted by closure, please indicate this on your resume/cover letter.

•In order to be eligible for appointment and to maintain employment, you cannot be listed as an excluded individual or entity on any of the Federal and/or State Medicaid and Medicare exclusion lists (or excluded from any other Federal or Federally assisted program). If you are appointed and subsequently listed as an excluded individual or entity on any of these lists (or excluded from any other Federal or Federally assisted program), you may be terminated from your employment.

•OPWDD is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer.

•OPWDD is committed to creating and sustaining a culture of inclusion. We believe that we are most effective in managing and improving our service system with a diverse team of employees. With such a large workforce, we rely on the collective individual differences, life experiences, knowledge, self-expression, ideas and talent that our employees bring to their work. This speaks to our culture, and is a key part of our successes. As we continuously recruit people for our team, we welcome the unique contributions that applicants bring in terms of their education, culture, ethnicity, race, sex, gender identity and expression, nation of origin, age, languages spoken, veteran’s status, color, religion, disability, sexual orientation and beliefs.

•As a participating agency in the Health Care and Mental Hygiene Worker Bonus Program (HWB), direct care employees may be eligible to earn up to $3000 in bonuses for qualifying service if they meet specific requirements including continuous service during the appropriate vesting periods. For more information on the program, please contact Capital District Human Resources at

Some positions may require additional credentials or a background check to verify your identity.

Contact Information

Name Capital District DDSO

Telephone 518-388-0838

Fax 518-370-7536

Email Address


Street 500 Balltown Road

City Schenectady

State NY

Zip Code 12304


Notes on ApplyingPlease submit cover letter and resume to:
Capital District DDSO
Human Resources Office
Building 1
500 Balltown Road
Schenectady, New York 12304
Phone: 518-388-0838
Fax: 518-370-7536
*Please reference EOA # 23-494 in all correspondence.