State of California

Job Description and Duties

Under the clinical direction of the Regional Dental Director and the administrative direction of the Health Program Manager III, the Supervising Dentist (SD), Correctional Facility (CF) supervises and oversees the work of the Dentists, CF, and the Supervising Dental Assistant (SDA), CF within an institution. The SD, CF is responsible for ensuring clinical staff complies with the Inmate Dental Services Program (IDSP) Policies and Procedures (P&P), and State and federal regulations. The SD, CF also provides leadership, chart reviews, training, clinical instruction, and guidance to clinical staff within the dental clinic.


Possession of the legal requirements for the practice of dentistry in California as determined by the California Board of Dental Examiners. 

Education: Graduation from an approved dental school. and

Either I Experience: Two (2) years of professional dental experience in a California State Institution.

Or II Experience: Three (3) years of experience in the practice of dentistry including one (1) year of dental experience on the staff of a hospital or clinic or in the armed services.

To obtain list eligibility for the SUPERVISING DENTIST, CORRECTIONAL FACILITY before applying for the position, you must first take and pass the SUPERVISING DENTIST, CORRECTIONAL FACILITY examination.

You will find additional information about the job in the Duty Statement.

Minimum Requirements

You will find the Minimum Requirements in the Class Specification.


Additional Documents

  • Job Application Package Checklist
  • Duty Statement

Position Details

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$21,945.00 – $32,814.00 P

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Work Location:

Del Norte County


In Office

Job Type:

Permanent, Full Time


Pelican Bay State Prison

Department Information



You must indicate JC-421815 and position number on your application: 


Please Note: Main communication for this position will be through email. Please ensure you have a valid email address on your application.

Located along the Pacific Coast among Redwoods and pristine rivers and just 20 miles from the Oregon border, Pelican Bay State Prison’s (PBSP) mission is to provide constitutional medical, dental, and mental health care in a timely, safe, and efficient manner, while addressing preventative health services, chronic disease management, and public health issues to reduce unnecessary morbidity and mortality and protect public health by providing patients timely access to safe, efficient medical care, and coordinate the delivery of medical care with mental health, dental, and disability programs. Primary care services are delivered to the outpatient population through six primary care clinics that operate daily. PBSP has a Correctional Treatment Center (CTC) for inpatient services and an Urgent Treatment Area (UTA) that both operate 24 hours a day, 7 days a week.


We enhance public safety and promote successful community reintegration through education, treatment and active participation in rehabilitative and restorative justice programs.


To facilitate the successful reintegration of the individuals in our care back to their communities equipped with the tools to be drug-free, healthy, and employable members of society by providing education, treatment, rehabilitative, and restorative justice programs, all in a safe and humane environment.

The California Department of Corrections and Rehabilitation (CDCR) and California Correctional Health Care Services (CCHCS) are committed to building and fostering a diverse workplace. We believe cultural diversity, backgrounds, experiences, perspectives, and unique identities should be honored, valued, and supported. We believe all staff should be empowered. CDCR/CCHCS are proud to foster inclusion and representation at all levels of both Departments.

Special Requirements

  • The position(s) require(s) the ability to type at a minimum speed as designated on the Class Specifications (link available in the additional documentation section). You must obtain a valid typing certificate confirming your ability to meet the minimum typing speed, prior to being hired. Additional information regarding acceptable typing tests is available at the website.
  • The position(s) require(s) a Background Investigation be cleared prior to being hired.

Do not include any confidential information on any documents you submit for a job vacancy, such as your State application, resume, or educational transcripts. Confidential information that should be excluded or removed from these documents includes, but is not limited to, your Social Security Number (SSN), birthdate, student identification number, driver’s license number (unless required), basis of eligibility, examination results, LEAP status, marital status, and age. Confidential information on the first page of applications submitted electronically online, such as Easy ID number, SSN, examination related information, and driver’s license number will automatically be redacted upon submission.

Possession of Minimum Qualifications will be verified prior to interview and/or appointment. If you are meeting Minimum Qualifications with education, you must include your unofficial transcripts/diploma for verification. Official transcripts may be required upon appointment. If it is determined an applicant does not meet the Minimum Qualifications, the candidate will be withheld from the eligibility list, rendering them inactive and ineligible to be hired for the position. Candidates who have been withheld may file an appeal with the State Personnel Board.

Candidates new to CDCR or the Division of Juvenile Justice are required to submit to a background investigation process utilizing Live Scan Fingerprinting, and Tuberculosis testing prior to appointment followed by department annual Tuberculosis testing/evaluation thereafter.

Application Instructions

Completed applications and all required documents must be received or postmarked by the Final Filing Date in order to be considered. Dates printed on Mobile Bar Codes, such as the Quick Response (QR) Codes available at the USPS, are not considered Postmark dates for the purpose of determining timely filing of an application.

Final Filing Date: 3/26/2024

Who May Apply

Individuals who are currently in the classification, eligible for lateral transfer, eligible for reinstatement, have list eligibility, are in the process of obtaining list eligibility, or have SROA and/or Surplus eligibility (please attach your letter, if available). SROA and Surplus candidates are given priority; therefore, individuals with other eligibility may be considered in the event no SROA or Surplus candidates apply. Individuals who are eligible for a Training and Development assignment may also be considered for this position(s).

Applications will be screened and only the most qualified applicants will be selected to move forward in the selection process.Applicants must meet the Minimum Qualifications stated in the Classification Specification(s).

How To Apply

Complete Application Packages (including your Examination/Employment Application (STD 678) and applicable or required documents) must be submitted to apply for this Job Posting. Application Packages may be submitted electronically through your CalCareer Account at When submitting your application in hard copy, a completed copy of the Application Package listing must be included. If you choose to not apply electronically, a hard copy application package may be submitted through an alternative method listed below:

Address for Mailing Application Packages

You may submit your application and any applicable or required documents to:

California Correctional Health Care Services

Attn: Lee Lor

Regional Human Resources – Northern

PO Box 588500, D1, Personnel

Elk Grove, CA95758

Address for Drop-Off Application Packages

You may drop off your application and any applicable or required documents at:

California Correctional Health Care Services

Liliya Wanner

Pelican Bay State Prison – CCHCS

5905 Lake Earl Drive

Crescent City, CA95531

08:00 AM – 04:00 PM

Required Application Package Documents

The following items are required to be submitted with your application. Applicants who do not submit the required items timely may not be considered for this job:

  • Current version of the State Examination/Employment Application STD Form 678 (when not applying electronically), or the Electronic State Employment Application through your Applicant Account at All Experience and Education relating to the Minimum Qualifications listed on the Classification Specification should be included to demonstrate how you meet the Minimum Qualifications for the position.
  • Resume is optional. It may be included, but is not required.
  • Other – License: Possession of the legal requirements for the practice of dentistry in California as determined by the California Board of Dental Examiners. 
  • Other – Education: Graduation from an approved dental school. Include a copy of your diploma/degree and/or unofficial/informal transcripts for verification. Official transcripts may be required upon appointment.

Applicants requiring reasonable accommodations for the hiring interview process must request the necessary accommodations if scheduled for a hiring interview. The request should be made at the time of contact to schedule the interview. Questions regarding reasonable accommodations may be directed to the EEO contact listed on this job posting.

Desirable Qualifications

In addition to evaluating each candidate’s relative ability, as demonstrated by quality and breadth of experience, the following factors will provide the basis for competitively evaluating each candidate:

Shall create and promote an equitable and inclusive workplace where diversity is celebrated and valued.


Information on benefits afforded by membership in the California Public Employees’ Retirement System can be found on the California Department of Human Resources (CalHR) Salary and Benefits website at:

Information regarding Merit System Principles provided to public employees by the State Civil Service Act can be found on the CalHR website at: 

Additional benefit information can be found on the CalHR California State Civil Service Employee Benefits Summary website at:

This webpage is intended to provide general information. Benefit eligibility may be based on job classification, bargaining unit, time base and length of appointment.

Contact Information

The Hiring Unit Contact is available to answer questions regarding the position or application process.

Hiring Unit Contact:

Liliya Wanner

(707) 465-1000 ext: 5266

[email protected]

Please direct requests for Reasonable Accommodations to the interview scheduler at the time the interview is being scheduled. You may direct any additional questions regarding Reasonable Accommodations or Equal Employment Opportunity for this position(s) to the Department’s EEO Office.

EEO Contact:

EEO Coordinator

(916) 691-6035

[email protected]

California Relay Service: 1-800-735-2929 (TTY), 1-800-735-2922 (Voice) TTY is a Telecommunications Device for the Deaf, and is reachable only from phones equipped with a TTY Device.


Priority consideration will be given to Reemployment, Departmental Restriction of Appointment (DROA), State Restriction of Appointment (SROA), and Surplus candidates.

All methods of appointments may be considered.

CCHCS accepts electronic applications. If interested, please submit an electronic application (STD 678) and resume through your CalCareer account at Your application must be submitted on or before the above Final Filing Date.

Paper App (If unable to submit an electronic application): To apply for this position, you may submit a Standard State Application (STD 678) and resume, along with copies of your most recent performance report, college transcripts/college diploma (if applicable) and license/certification (if applicable) to the contact person listed above.

PLEASE NOTE: All applicants must meet the minimum qualifications (MQ’s) of the classification, per SPB Rule 250. Possession of MQs for list eligible applicants will be verified prior to interview and/or appointment. If it is determined an applicant does not meet MQs, the necessary steps will be taken to have the applicant’s name withheld from the eligibility list.

This advertisement will be used for this and other PERMANENT FULLTIME vacancies that may occur at this location.

Resumes will be accepted in addition to the required STD. 678

It is up to the hiring authority to accept Training and Development (T&D) assignments. If you are interested in a T&D assignment, you are not required to meet MQs; however, you must indicate T&D as your eligibility when applying.

The term VAR and/or XXX in the position number indicates that multiple vacancies may exist for this classification.

Equal Opportunity Employer

The State of California is an equal opportunity employer to all, regardless of age, ancestry, color, disability (mental and physical), exercising the right to family care and medical leave, gender, gender expression, gender identity, genetic information, marital status, medical condition, military or veteran status, national origin, political affiliation, race, religious creed, sex (includes pregnancy, childbirth, breastfeeding and related medical conditions), and sexual orientation.

It is an objective of the State of California to achieve a drug-free work place. Any applicant for state employment will be expected to behave in accordance with this objective because the use of illegal drugs is inconsistent with the law of the State, the rules governing Civil Service, and the special trust placed in public servants.

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