Dental Hygienist

  • Sacramento County, CA
  • Sacramento, California
  • Jun 04, 2022
Public Health
  • Salary: $79,218.72 Annually USD

Job Description

The Position


This is a limited continuous filing exam. Next filing cut-offs are at 5:00 pm on:
1/7/22, 2/4/22, 3/4/22, 4/15/22, 5/13/22, 6/10/22, 7/8/22, 8/12/22, 9/9/22, 10/14/22, 11/4/22, 12/2/22 (final)

Performs dental prophylactic treatments and instructs community organizations, schools, individuals and other interested groups on the proper care of teeth and mouth.

Examples of Knowledge and Abilities

Knowledge of
  • Modern principles, practices and techniques of dental hygiene
  • Dental terminology
  • The theories, methods and procedures for the prevention of dental diseases and the required preventive and corrective measures and treatment
  • Care and use of common dental equipment, instruments, and materials
  • Current materials, practices, and methods used in dental health education programs
  • Principles and practices of supervision
Ability to
  • Provide technical assistance and give group and individual instruction to schools, local agencies, and communities concerned with dental health programs
  • Develop materials for dental health education
  • Supervise subordinate dental health personnel
  • Establish and maintain effective working relationships with outside agencies, schools, parents, dentists, and other County departments
  • Work independently and exercise judgment
  • Understand the differing racial, cultural, and environmental backgrounds of individuals, families, and communities served by the dental health care program
  • Read, write, and speak English at a level necessary for effective job performance

Employment Qualifications

Minimum Qualifications

Possession of a valid license as a Dental Hygienist issued by the California State Board of Dental Examiners.

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 here or speak to someone in our office before the cut-off date listed in this notice.

General Qualifications

A valid California driver license, Class C or higher will be required prior to appointment. Failure to maintain the appropriate driver license may constitute cause for termination from this class in accordance with Civil Service Rule 11.4. Individuals who do not meet this requirement due to disability will be reviewed on a case-by-case basis.

Probationary Period

The probationary period for this classification is six (6) 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 5:00 PM on the posted cut-off date. Click here to apply.

County of Sacramento
Department of Personnel Services
Employment Services Division
700 H Street, Room 4667
Sacramento, CA 95814
Phone (916) 874-5593; 7-1-1 California Relay Service

Inter-Office Mail Code: 09-4667

  • 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.

Note: Responses of "See Resume" or "See Application", or copy and paste of work experience are not qualifying responses and will not be considered.
  • Supplemental Questionnaires 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.
  • The supplemental questions are designed to elicit specific information regarding a candidate's experience, education, and training. Responses should be consistent with the information on your application and are subject to verification.
  • Please provide place of employment, pertinent dates, and concise, descriptive and detailed information for each question.
  • If a job included responsibilities applicable to several questions, separate the different functions of the job to answer all the questions completely.
  • Resumes or referral to the application or other questionnaire responses will not be accepted in lieu of completing each question.
  • If you have no experience, write "no experience" for the appropriate question.
  • For many individuals, it is more efficient to develop responses to the supplemental questions in a word processing document and then paste them into the final document to be submitted. Changes or corrections to your Supplemental Questionnaire cannot be made once your application packet has been submitted.
  • If the Supplemental Questionnaire is used in the Formula Rate exam, failure to complete all of the questions or incomplete responses will result in a lower score. While scoring the Supplemental Questionnaire, the candidate's application and/or attachments will not be reviewed , therefore, a candidate's responses to the questions should be accurate, thorough, detailed, and complete.


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.


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For information regarding County jobs:
Closing Date/Time: 12/2/2022 5:00 PM Pacific

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