Dental Health Officer

  • State of Nevada
  • Carson City, Nevada
  • Jan 01, 2022
Full Time Public Health

Job Description

Announcement Number: 1733699264

1210 South Valley View Boulevard, Suite 104 ● Las Vegas, Nevada 89102
702-668-4200 ● Fax 702-668-4280 ●

Division of Health Care Financing and Policy

Salary: up to $175,191 (Employee/Employer Paid Retirement Schedule)
The Nevada Division of Health Care Financing and Policy (DHCFP) is seeking to fill the position of State Dental Health
Officer. This is a full-time (40 hours per week) permanent unclassified position and will be housed in either Northern
Nevada (Carson City or Reno) or Clark County (Las Vegas), depending on the location of the most qualified candidate.
Statewide travel will be required.
The mission of DHCFP is to purchase and provide quality health care services to low-income Nevadans in the most
efficient manner; promote equal access to health care at an affordable cost to the taxpayers of Nevada; restrain the
growth of health care costs; and review Medicaid and other state health care programs to maximize potential federal
THE POSITION: This position provides clinical leadership in the development of Medicaid Policy and the promotion of
oral health in Nevada. The successful candidate must be a resident of Nevada and a demonstrated interest or training in
public health leadership. The individual must hold an active Nevada dental license issued by the Nevada Board of
Dental Examiners and have training and expertise in public health dentistry. The successful applicant should have
demonstrated policy development and public health experience at either the federal, state, or local level and
management experience including responsibility for developing budgets, monitoring expenditures, and staff
Under the administrative direction of the Administrator of DHCFP, this position will provide leadership to the DHCFP and
the Department of Health and Human Services (DHHS) in the development of oral health policy and benefit design;
assessment and improvement of workforce adequacy; promotion of educational and programmatic best practices; and,
partnering with community, professional and consumer organizations and government agencies to expand access to
quality oral health services to those in need.
This State Dental Health Officer shall devote his or her full time to the official duties of the position and shall not engage
in any other business or occupations. The successful candidate should be a clinical leader with the energy, knowledge
and work ethic to make a difference. Interaction with a broad array of the community is necessary. The position will
also interact significantly with paraprofessional staff and provide direction to them in implementing oral health policies
and initiatives.
Benefits: Medical, dental, vision care, life and disability insurance program; paid holidays; generous leave benefits and
contribution to the secure defined-benefit retirement plan (NV PERS). State employees do not contribute to Social
Security. Long-term employees enjoy additional benefits. For additional information, please visit the Nevada Division of
Human Resource Management at, the Nevada Public Employees Benefits at,
and the Public Employees Retirement System of Nevada at

SPECIAL NOTES: Fingerprinting and a background investigation through the FBI and DPS are required. The employee is
responsible for all background check fees upon hiring, plus additional fees for rolling fingerprints.
TO APPLY: Please submit your Curriculum Vitae which details your experience, responsibilities, the nature and size of
the organization/programs you worked for, salary history, reasons for leaving prior employment, and professional
references to:
Logan Kuhlman
Division of Health Care Financing and Policy
1100 E William St, Suite 101, Carson City, Nevada 89701
Ph: (775) 684-3688; Fax: (775) 684-3893
SELECTION PROCESS: Application material will be screened based on the qualifications; those candidates deemed most
qualified will be invited to interview. Announcement will remain open until recruitment needs are satisfied.

Closing Date/Time: Until recruitment needs are satisfied

Job Address

Carson City, Nevada United States View Map