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Dental Health Program Coordinator Revised

County of Sacramento
Full Time, Permanent Sacramento Health & Human Services, 7001 East Pkwy A, Sacramento, CA 95823, United States Apply before 10/5/2023 5:00


There is an additional 3.35% Management Differential which is added to the posted salary for this class.

This is a limited continuous filing exam. Next filing cut-offs are at 5:00 pm on: 

7/13/23, *8/10/23, *9/7/23, *10/5/23 (final)

The Dental Health Program Coordinator performs works in a non-clinical office setting with assignments related to dental health program management.  Under supervision, The Dental Health Program Coordinator plans, organizes, directs, coordinates, and evaluates dental public health programs.  Incumbents also implements and administers other related health programs or service delivery functions.   The level of responsibility needed to manage dental health program services requires an incumbent to possess specific knowledge and abilities in dental public health management and dental hygiene.

Examples of Knowledge and Abilities

Knowledge of 
  • Dental public health management theory and application to meet needs in community-based dental health programs
  • The administrative aspects of dental public health principles and practices in order to analyze and evaluate a problem or situation, determine a course of action, implement the action, and evaluate results
  • Principles and practices of management, supervision, and personnel administration
  • Principles and practices of budget preparation and monitoring, including budgets involving grants, contracted services, and federal and state funding
  • Principles, practices, and techniques of dental hygiene
  • Dental diseases and related preventive and corrective measures
  • Regulations, standards, and procedures of the California Dental Practice Act
  • Dental health problems specific to the various groups served; including their socio economic and cultural backgrounds and needs
  • Educational principles and methods as applied to dental public health programs
  • Basic principles of contract preparation, negotiation, and administration
  • Legislation and administration at the federal, state, and local levels, and of the services rendered by public and private agencies and dental care providers, which can affect dental public health programs
  • Effective techniques for speaking before groups and making public presentations

Ability to   

  • Plan, organize, direct, and coordinate the activities of dental public health programs
  • Supervise and evaluate the work of Dental Hygienists and related staff
  • Understand, interpret, and apply federal, state, and local laws, rules, regulations, and standards on dental health services
  • Adapt professional dental health knowledge to changing situations, requirements, and programs
  • Research, analyze, and make effective recommendations on dental public health programs
  • Promote and maintain cooperative and effective working relationships with public and private agencies, health personnel, representatives of interested community groups, institutions, and the public
  • Exercise fiscal management responsibility in developing the dental public health program budget, in monitoring expenditures, and in recommending the reallocation of funds based on changing program needs
  • Reconcile the desires and influences of state or local agencies and civic, voluntary, and private entities with the requirements or goals and objectives of dental public health programs
  • Communicate clearly and concisely orally and in writing, in situations requiring instructing, persuading, negotiating, consulting, and advising
  • Plan and present dental hygiene lectures, demonstrations, and instructions using knowledge of dental hygiene sciences and practices including effective techniques of motivation and behavioral change
  • Negotiate, monitor, and evaluate contracts with contracted service providers 
Employment Qualifications

Minimum Qualifications  

1. Possession of a current valid license as a Registered Dental Hygienist issued by the State of California.

2. Any combination of experience and education which is likely to provide the required knowledge and abilities specified for this class; a typical way to obtain these knowledge and abilities include:

a. A bachelor's or higher degree from an accredited college or university in dental hygiene, health education, public health, or a related health field, such as health sciences or life sciences.

b. Two years experience as a registered dental hygienist in a school dental health program, public agency dental health program or a related dental health program whose primary emphasis is education and prevention. 

Note: If the word “experience” is referenced in the minimum qualifications, it means full-time paid experience unless the minimum qualification states that volunteer experience is acceptable.   Part-time paid experience may be accumulated and pro-rated to meet the total experience requirements.

Note: If the minimum qualifications include an educational or certificate/license requirement, applicants must submit proof of requirements with the application. Failure to submit proof of requirements may result in disqualification from the examination. Unofficial transcripts are acceptable. For guidelines on submitting acceptable proof of educational requirements, please click or speak to someone in our office before the cut-off date listed in this notice.

LICENSE REQUIREMENT:1. Persons appointed to this class must possess and maintain a current license as a Registered Dental Hygienist issued by the State of California.

2. Persons appointed to this class must possess and maintain a current California driver's license, class C or higher.

Note: Failure to maintain the above named licenses may be cause for disciplinary action in accordance with Civil Service Commission Rules.

Probationary Period

The probationary period for this classification istwelve (12) months. 
Application and Testing Information

Qualified applicants are encouraged to apply immediately. All applicants must complete and submit an online County of Sacramento employment application by on the posted cut-off date. Click  to apply. 

  • Employment applications and all documentation requested in this announcement must be submitted by 5:00 p.m. on the cut-off date. 
  • Employment Services is not responsible for any issues or delays caused by an applicant's computer or web browser. Applicants will be automatically logged out if they have not submitted their applications and all documentation prior to 5:00 p.m. on the cut-off date.
  • Your application should highlight all relevant education, training, and experience, and clearly indicate how you meet the minimum qualifications for the position as of the cut-off date.
  • Application information must be current, concise and related to the requirements in this job announcement. You may only apply for this recruitment once. Duplicate and incomplete applications will be disqualified.
  • A resume may be included with your application, however it will not substitute for the information requested on the application.

Applicants are required to provide a full and complete response to each supplemental question. The Supplemental Questionnaire is located in the tab marked "Supplemental Questions". Please be descriptive in your response. Responses of "See Resume" or "See Application", or copy and paste of work experience are not qualifying responses and will not be considered. All candidates meeting the minimum qualifications by the cut-off date will have their Supplemental Questionnaire scored in the Formula Rate Examination. This examination will evaluate the relevance, level, recency, progression and quality of candidate's education, training and experience. The candidate's application or other materials will not be included in this examination. Therefore, the candidate's responses to the supplemental questionnaire should be thorough, detailed and complete. The score from the Formula Rate Examination will determine the ranking on the eligible/employment list for this job. All candidates competing in the testing process will receive written notice of their examination results by email. Notices can also be accessed in their inbox. Applicants achieving a passing score will be placed on the eligible list in rank order. The rank is determined by the test score attained from the examination. Clickfor Frequently Asked Questions (FAQ's)