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  • 511882
  • Full-time


Committed to rehabilitating Arizona's youth!

The mission of the Arizona Department of Juvenile Corrections is to rehabilitate seriously delinquent youth by providing appropriate and effective educational, treatment, pro-social and career training programs which will lead them to become productive law-abiding members of society.


Job Location:

Adobe Mountain School/Health Unit

2800 W. Pinnacle Peak Road

Phoenix, Arizona 85027


Posting Details:

Salary: $104,000.00 Minimum - $176,800.00 Midpoint- $249,600.00 Maximum*

*Salary dependent upon experience

Grade: 01



Job Summary:

The Arizona Department of Juvenile Corrections (ADJC) is seeking a Dentist to work under the direction of the Medical Director, provides dental care and treatment to youth adjudicated in our Secure Care environment; obtains history and conducts examinations appropriate to the complaint; makes diagnoses and recommends treatment including prescribing medications; ensures encounters are documented accurately and timely; refers specialty problems to outside contractors and conducts in-service training for dental staff. ADJC wants you to come join our talented and diverse Secure Care Team. At ADJC you will have the ability to collaborate in a team oriented environment.

Job Duties:

Performs a variety of dental examinations, soft tissue examinations, obtain and read radiographs, perform oral hygiene instructions, and provide emergency care

Restorative treatment including alloy and composite restorations

Periodontal treatment including scaling, root planning and curettage

Removal of non-restorative teeth including post-operative care

Placing porcelain crowns

Referrals to oral surgeons, endodontists or others, as indicated

Oversees the work of assigned Dental Assistant

Monitoring budget

Maintaining equipment and overseeing quality

Participates in education and training programs

Perform other duties as assigned

Knowledge, Skills & Abilities (KSAs):

Knowledge of:
-Current techniques and best practices regarding diagnosis and treatment of dental disease and injury
-Laws, rules, regulations, policies and procedures pertaining to the assignment
-Current medications and treatment regimens
-Computer software, including but not limited to Google Suites, Dentrix and Dexis

Skill in:
-Provide appropriate dental diagnostic and treatment services to youth
-Make appropriate referrals to specialists/outside contractors
-Interpersonal relations
-Written and verbal communications
-Time Management
-Decision making
-Problem solving and conflict resolution
-Fine dexterity

Ability to:
-Work in a correctional environment and establish solid working relationships
-Oversee work activities
-Learn and adhere to policies and procedures
-Conduct interviews to obtain accurate information
-Provide quality dental services
-Make appropriate referrals
-Document treatment in records

Selective Preference(s):

Two or more years of experience as a dentist; prefer experience providing dental services within a correctional setting and proficient in extractions.

Bilingual skills in Spanish/English preferred but not required

Pre-Employment Requirements:

Requires possession of, and ability to retain a current valid Arizona-issued driver’s license. Employees who drive on state business are subject to driver’s license records checks, maintain acceptable driving records and must complete any required driver training (see Arizona Administrative Code R2-10-207.12).

Must possess a current license to practice in dentistry in Arizona from the Arizona State Board of Dental Examiners and practice within the delineated scope of practice.

The successful candidate is required to complete the following:
Panel Interview
Comprehensive Background Investigation
Drug Screening

Arizona residency is required for this position.

Current State of Arizona employees: In order to be considered for this position, it requires acceptable performance history as demonstrated by no formal discipline within one year preceding this job posting close date, and an overall rating of “meets expectations” or higher on the most recent employee performance evaluation.


As an employee of the Department of Arizona Department of Juvenile Corrections, you will be entitled to a comprehensive benefits package that includes the following:

Benefits include:
-Paid vacation leave
-10 paid holidays per year
-Paid sick leave, 12 days per year with no carryover limits
-Competitive health, dental, vision and life insurance plans

Additional benefits include:
-Available 24/7 Telemedicine
-Flexible Spending Accounts (FSA) for eligible medical, dental, vision, and dependent care expenses
-Long-Term Disability which pays 66⅔% of weekly pre-disability earnings
-Optional Short-Term Disability which pays up to 66⅔% of your weekly pre-disability earnings

Employee Wellness:
-Health Impact Program: Earn up to $200 annually by participating in free preventative health screenings, immunizations, lifestyle/mindfulness classes, and physical activities
-Employee Assistance Program (EAP): 12 free mental health counseling sessions per year, and available 24/7 support for work/life solutions, dependent/elder care, college planning, wills, legal guidance, financial resources, funeral planning and more

For a complete list of benefits provided by The State of Arizona, please visit our benefits page


This position participates in the Arizona State Retirement System (ASRS)

- New membership begins the 27th week of employment
- Immediately vested in retirement contributions
- Defined Benefit

Attention current State of Arizona employees: Please contact our Human Resources Office at employment@azdjc.gov if you are in a different retirement plan than the one indicated above.

Learn More:

To learn more about the Arizona Department of Juvenile Corrections, you can visit our website www.azadjc.gov

Persons with a disability may request a reasonable accommodation such as a sign language interpreter or an alternative format by contacting 602-364-1023 or email at employment@azdjc.gov . Requests should be made as early as possible to allow time to arrange the accommodation. Arizona State Government is an AA/EOE/ADA Reasonable Accommodation Employer.


All Arizona state employees operate within the Arizona Management System (AMS), an intentional, results-driven approach for doing the work of state government whereby every employee reflects on performance, reduces waste, and commits to continuous improvement with sustainable progress.  Through AMS, every state employee seeks to understand customer needs, identify problems, improve processes, and measure results.  
State employees are highly engaged, collaborative and embrace a culture of public service.

The State of Arizona is an Equal Employment Opportunity Employer.