Review Vacancy

Date Posted: 03/28/23
Applications Due: 04/07/23
Vacancy ID: 127214

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 $47659 to $57837 Annually

Employment Type Full-Time

Appointment Type Permanent

Jurisdictional Class Competitive Class

Travel Percentage 0%


Workweek Mon-Fri

Hours Per Week 40


From 7:30 AM

To 4 PM

Flextime allowed? No

Mandatory overtime? No

Compressed workweek allowed? No

Telecommuting allowed? No


County Dutchess

Street Address Taconic DDSOO Campus

25 Center Circle

City Wassaic


Zip Code12592

Job Specifics

Minimum Qualifications Permanent/Provisional

Permanent Qualifications: Reachable on the current Civil Service eligible list.

Provisional Qualifications: Possession of a license and current registration to practice dental hygiene in New York State

Transfer Qualifications: Candidates must be eligible for transfer under Section 70.1 of the Civil Service Law by way of current permanent status in a title deemed comparable to Dental Hygienist. List of titles can be found at

* Incumbents of positions that perform sterilization duties may be required to possess current certification by a nationally accredited central sterile technician credentialing organization as a Certified Registered Central Service Technician, or a substantially equivalent credential.

Duties Description POSITION DESCRIPTION: Provides dental supportive services under a licensed dentist’s direct supervision for individuals in the care of Taconic OPWDD. This position will assist dentists in their practice by performing preventive and therapeutic treatment procedures and by instructing individuals in oral selfcare techniques.

Duties include but are not limited to:
• Takes medical history and charts dental caries.
• Places and exposes sensors to take diagnostic dental X-ray images and incorporates them in a practice management/imaging program.
• Makes use of a practice management/imaging program to input/output information.
• Removes deposits and stains from the exposed surfaces of the teeth and applies topical agents for dental treatment.
• Removes cement, places, or removes rubber dam, removes sutures, and places matrix band.
• Has a New York State certificate to administer and monitor local infiltration anesthesia and nitrous oxide analgesia.
• Performs topical medication, fluoride, and anesthetic applications.
• Polishes teeth, including existing restorations.
• Takes impressions for study casts.
• Places and removes temporary restorations.
• Teaches proper hygiene techniques for teeth and gums and develops individual at-home oral hygiene programs.
• May perform all services properly performed by a Dental Assistant

Additional Comments *Posted Hiring Salary includes the sum of statutory hiring rate ($46,146) and Mid-Hudson Adjustment ($1,513). The Mid-Hudson Adjustment ($1,513) is also added to job rate ($56,324)

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

Contact Information

Name Taconic DDSOO-Office of Human Resources

Telephone 8458776821, ext. 3367

Fax 845-877-3851

Email Address


Street 25 Center Circle

City Wassaic

State NY

Zip Code 12592


Notes on ApplyingInterested candidates should submit a cover letter detailing how you meet the minimum qualifications, a current resume, and degree to the Taconic DDSOO Human Resources Office. Please provide your social security number for service certification and transfer eligibility determination process. Also, be sure to include the vacancy number and position title of this announcement on your resume.

OPWDD Taconic – Human Resources
25 Center Circle
Wassaic, New York 12592
Phone: 845-877-6821 ext. 3367
Fax: 845-877-3851

Please note:
• 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.
• 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.
• Pursuant to Executive Order 161, no State entity, as defined by the Executive Order, is permitted to ask, or mandate, in any form, that an applicant for employment provide his or her current compensation, or any prior compensation history, until such time as the applicant is extended a conditional offer of employment with compensation. If such information has been requested from you before such time, please contact the Governor’s Office of Employee Relations at (518) 474-6988 or via email at
• 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.
• For CSEA positions: Local Bidding Agreements will be honored.
• 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
• 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.