Diagnostic Radiologic Technologist, Supervisory
Department of Veterans Affairs - Columbia, MO

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Vacancy Identification Number (VIN):
834297

To fulfill President Lincoln's promise - "To care for him who shall have borne the battle, and for his widow, and his orphan" - by serving and honoring the men and women who are America's Veterans.

How would you like to become a part of a team providing compassionate care to Veterans?

These vacancies are advertised at the single grade at which this position will be filled above the full performance level.

As a VA professional, your opportunities are endless. With many openings in the multiple functions of VA, you will have a wide range of opportunities at your fingertips. Not only is it the largest, most technologically advanced integrated health care system in the nation, but we also provide many other services to Veterans through the Benefits Administration and National Cemeteries.

NOTE: The Professional Standards Board (a peer-review group) will review the selected candidate’s education and experience and recommend the step at which the candidate will be placed

in that specific grade

. The salary is based on the grade and step approved for the selected candidate.

Special Employment Consideration:
VA encourages persons with disabilities to apply.

This is an Excepted Appointment. Excepted service positions have been exempt from the requirements of the competitive service by law, Executive Order, or OPM Regulation (5 U.S.C. 2103 and 5 CFR part 213). Public Law No. 108-170 converts this occupational series from the competitive civil service to the Hybrid Title 38 employment system.

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PLEASE REVIEW THIS ANNOUNCEMENT CAREFULLY

and provide documentation that you meet all the qualifications required. For example: applicable transcripts, copy of applicable license/certification/registration, etc. Applicants who do not submit the required documentation will be deemed ineligible. Applicants will not be contacted for additional information if their applications are incomplete or inadequate.

First consideration will be given to permanent facility employees.

KEY REQUIREMENTS

U. S. Citizenship

Must pass pre-employment examination

English Language Proficiency required

Designated and-or Random Drug Testing required

Background and-or Security Investigation required

DUTIES:
As the Supervisory Diagnostic Radiologic Technologist, Assistant Chief, the incumbent has the responsibility for directing general radiology, computed axial tomography (CAT) scan, ultrasound, and interventional radiology (body and neuro) of Radiology Services. This involves providing imaging studies at the inpatient and outpatient clinics, operating rooms, and intensive care unit (ICU) areas throughout the VA Medical Center. Incumbent supports the Chief, Radiology Service, and the Chief Supervisory Diagnostic Radiologic Technologist who provides the direct supervision of the position.

Previous supervisory experience and capability to perform general radiology and CT procedures is strongly preferred.

TOUR OF DUTY: Monday-Friday, 8:00am-4:30pm

Relocation Expenses:
Relocation expenses

are not

authorized for this position.

QUALIFICATIONS REQUIRED:
BASIC REQUIREMENTS:
U.S. citizenship.

Experience or Education. Completion of a full-time training course of at least 24 months duration (or the equivalent) in a post-high school diagnostic radiologic technology program, evidenced by a certificate or an associate’s degree, accredited by the Joint Review Committee on Education in Radiologic Technology (JRCERT), and certification by the American Registry of Radiologic Technologists (ARRT) in radiology.

Public Law 97-35, the Consumer-Patient Radiation Health and Safety Act of 1981, requires that persons who administer radiologic procedures meet the credentialing standards in 42 CFR Part 75, Standards for the Accreditation of Educational Programs and the Credentialing of Radiographic Personnel. Essentially, they must have successfully completed an educational program that meets or exceeds the standards described in that regulation, and is accredited by an organization recognized by the Department of Education, and be certified as radiographers in their field.

Certification. All applicants must be certified in general radiologic technology by the American Registry of Radiologic Technology (ARRT) (R).

GRADE DETERMINATIONS:
GS-11

Experience.

Completion of 1 year of experience at the next lower grade level, that is directly related to the position to be filled and that demonstrates possession of the knowledge, skills, abilities and other characteristics needed to provide services as a quality control technologist, diagnostic radiologic technology team leader, supervisory radiologic technologist, or an assistant chief radiologic technologist. In addition, the candidate must demonstrate the following technical KSAs and demonstrate the potential to acquire the assignment specific KSAs designated by an asterisk (*):

1. Knowledge of overall radiology department operations, and the ability to judge effectiveness of the operation;

  • 2. Ability to monitor and evaluate subordinate supervisors’ performance;
  • 3. Ability to formulate plans, delegate authority, and follow-up on delegated tasks;
4. Knowledge of new and recent developments in the field;

  • 5. Skill in participating in organizational national initiatives and/or intra agency workgroups, or committees; and
  • 6. Ability to draft and/or recommend organizational national policies and/or directives.
Assignments.

For all assignments above the full performance level, the higher-level duties must consist of significant scope, complexity (difficulty), and range of variety, and be performed by the incumbent at least 25% of the time. DRTs at this grade level may be appointed to one of the following assignments:

Supervisory Diagnostic Radiologic Technologist (Assistant Chief).

This assignment is restricted to employees serving as a full assistant to a GS-12 chief radiologic technologist. Individuals in this assignment share full responsibility for managing the radiologic technology section.

IN DESCRIBING YOUR EXPERIENCE, PLEASE BE CLEAR AND SPECIFIC. WE WILL NOT MAKE ASSUMPTIONS REGARDING YOUR EXPERIENCE.

References : VA Handbook 5005/15, Part II, Appendix G25, DIAGNOSTIC RADIOLOGIC TECHNOLOGIST QUALIFICATION STANDARD

, dated March 2006, and OPM Group Coverage Qualification Standard for Professional and Scientific Positions at

http://www.opm.gov/qualifications/standards/IORs/GS0100/0185.htm

PHYSICAL REQUIREMENTS:
Much of the work is performed while seated but some work requires physical exertion, such as regular and recurring standing, walking, bending, moving stretchers, lifting and carrying of equipment and/or patients.

APPLICANTS PLEASE NOTE: Education must be accredited by an accrediting institution recognized by the U.S. Department of Education in order for it to be credited towards qualifications (particularly positions with a positive education requirement.) Therefore, applicants must report only attendance and/or degrees from schools accredited by accrediting institutions recognized by the U.S. Department of Education. Applicants can verify accreditation at the following website:

http://www.ed.gov/admins/finaid/accred/index.html

All education claimed by applicants will be verified by the appointing agency accordingly. If you are using foreign education to meet qualification requirements, you must send a Certificate of Foreign Equivalency with your transcript in order to receive credit for that education.

Veterans' Preference:
When applying for Federal Jobs, eligible Veterans should claim preference on their application or résumé. Applicants claiming preference based on service-connected disability, or based on being the spouse or mother of a disabled or deceased Veteran, must complete an SF 15, Application for 10-Point Veteran Preference. Veterans who are still in the service may be granted tentative preference on the basis of information contained in their applications, but they must produce a DD Form 214 or other proof prior to appointment to document entitlement to preference. For more information on Veterans' Preference, please visit

http://www.fedshirevets.gov/job/veterans.aspx

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HOW YOU WILL BE EVALUATED:
Your application, résumé and/or supporting documentation will be verified. Please follow all instructions carefully. Errors or omissions may affect consideration for employment. You may also be evaluated based upon the question responses you provide during a structured interview. In responding to structured interview questions you should be sure to cite specific examples of experience, explain exactly what you did, and the outcome.

BENEFITS:
Working for the Department of Veterans Affairs offers a comprehensive benefits package that includes, in part, paid vacation, sick leave, holidays, life insurance, health benefits, thrift savings plan, and participation in the Federal Employees Retirement System. In addition to traditional "dollars and cents" benefits, we offer a range of benefits to help balance work and life. For more information please visit us at

http://www.va.gov/JOBS/Job_Benefits/benefits.asp

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This job opportunity announcement may be used to fill additional vacancies.

OTHER INFORMATION:
This position is in the Excepted Service and does not confer competitive status.

Receiving Service Credit for Earning Annual (Vacation) Leave:
Federal Employees earn annual leave at a rate (4, 6 or 8 hours per pay period) which is based on the number of years they have served as a Federal employee. VA may offer newly-appointed Federal employees credit for their job-related non-federal experience or active duty uniformed military service. This credited service can be used in determining the rate at which they earn annual leave.

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