Diagnostic Radiologic Technologist
Department of the Air Force - Patrick Afb, FL

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The mission of the United States Air Force is to fly, fight and win …in air, space and cyberspace.

To achieve that mission, the Air Force has a vision of Global Vigilance, Reach and Power. That vision orbits around three core competencies: Developing Airmen, Technology-to-Warfighting and Integrating Operations. Core competencies and distinctive capabilities are based on a shared commitment to three core values -- integrity first, service before self, and excellence in all we do.

This is a Direct Hire Public Notice ; under this recruitment procedure, each location/ installation, identified in this Public Notice will accept applications and make selections for vacancies as they occur. There may or may not be actual/projected vacancies at the time you submit your application. Please read this Public Notice in its entirety prior to submitting your application for consideration.

These positions are being filled under Medical Expedited Hiring Authority for certain civilian healthcare professional positions and are located Air Force-Wide. Positions may be filled as permanent, temporary or term with a full-time or part-time work schedule. Pay will vary by geographic location.

Please send all required documents directly to the Civilian Personnel Flight at the base/location at which you wish to be considered. Additional information specific to the expedited hiring authority for acquisition positions can be found at the link under the How to Apply tab.
  • U.S. Citizenship Required
  • Travel and relocation expenses may be paid
  • This announcement may be used to fill one or more vacancies
  • Total salary varies depending on location of position
  • A security clearance may be required
  • Recruitment incentives may be authorized

DUTIES: · Provide X-ray studies for doctors to use in diagnosis and treatment of various accident trauma and a wide variety of defects and diseases.

· Use all tools, equipment, and materials common to the trade such as film markers, positioning aides, portable and stationary radiographic machines, iodinated and non-iodinated contrast material, barium liquids and powders, etc.

· Establish and maintain standards, guidelines and practices.

· Mix film processing solutions, loads and unloads film holders, and reproduces and/or duplicates images.


Duties and responsibilities vary and may increase according to grade level.

QUALIFICATIONS REQUIRED: SPECIALIZED EXPERIENCE: GS-6: One year of specialized experience equivalent to the GS-05 level. GS-7: One year of specialized experience equivalent to the GS-06 level. GS-8: One year of specialized experience equivalent to the GS-07. GS-9 : One year of specialized experience equivalent to the GS-08 level that equipped the applicant with the particular knowledge, skills, and abilities (KSAs), as identified in this announcement, to successfully perform the duties of the position. Specialized experience may have been gained in the operation of diagnostic radiology equipment under the direction of radiologists or other medical officers to produce radiographic studies used in medical diagnosis and treatment.


EDUCATION FOR GS-5 ONLY: Successful completion of a full-time training course of at least 24 months' duration in a post-high school radiography program.


NOTE: Public Law 97-35 requires that persons who administer radiologic procedures meet the credentialing standards in 42 CFR Part 75. Essentially, they must (l) 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 (2) be certified as radiographers in their field. The following meet these requirements:

(1) Persons employed by the Federal Government as radiologic personnel prior to the effective date of the regulation (January 13, 1986) who show evidence of current or fully satisfactory performance or certification of such from a licensed practitioner such as a doctor of medicine, osteopathy, dentistry, podiatry, or chiropractic who prescribes radiologic procedures to others OR (2) Persons first employed by the Federal Government as radiologic personnel after the effective date of the regulation who (a) received training from institutions in a State or foreign jurisdiction that did not accredit training in that particular field at the time of graduation, or (b) practiced in a State or foreign jurisdiction that did not license that particular field or did not allow special eligibility to take a licensure examination for those who did not graduate from an accredited educational program, provided such persons show evidence of training, experience, and competence, as determined by OPM or the employing agency.

To view qualifying educational requirements and/or combination of education and specialized experience click on the following link:


KNOWLEDGE, SKILLS AND ABILITIES (KSAs): Your qualifications will be evaluated on the basis of your level of knowledge, skills, abilities and/or competencies in the following areas:

1. Ability to perform routine diagnostic radiological procedures following standard operating procedures.

2. Knowledge of x-ray equipment or diagnostic radiology equipment sufficient to monitor for proper operation, modify standard procedures to accommodate new equipment or examinations and determine when maintenance or repair is needed.

3. Knowledge of basic anatomy and physiology to identify organs appearing on film sufficient to judge acceptability of radiographic films for diagnostic use and to determine proper positioning techniques.

4. Knowledge of radiographic exposure techniques, contrast media, darkroom chemistry and development techniques sufficient to provide optimal radiological material for interpretation.

PART-TIME OR UNPAID EXPERIENCE : Credit will be given for appropriate unpaid and or part-time work. You must clearly identify the duties and responsibilities in each position held and the total number of hours per week.

ARE YOU USING YOUR EDUCATION TO QUALIFY? You MUST provide transcripts to support your educational claims. Education must be accredited by an accrediting institution recognized by the U.S. Department of Education.

FOREIGN EDUCATION: Education completed in foreign colleges or universities may be used to meet the requirements. You must show proof the education credentials have been deemed to be at least equivalent to that gained in conventional U.S. education program. It is your responsibility to provide such evidence when applying.


· E mployee is subject to random drug testing.

· Employee may be required to work other than normal duty hours, which may include evenings, weekends, and/or holidays.

· Shift work and emergency overtime may be required.

· Employee must maintain current certifications.

· Recruitment bonus may or may not be offered for this position.

HOW YOU WILL BE EVALUATED: To determine if you are qualified for this position, your complete application will be reviewed against the qualifications required for the position.

BENEFITS: Benefits of Working for the Federal Government - Click here for an overview of the benefits currently offered to Federal employees

OTHER INFORMATION: Males born after 12-31-59 must be registered or exempt from Selective Service. For additional information, click here .

Interagency Career Transition Assistance Program (ICTAP): For information on how to apply as an ICTAP eligible click here . To be well-qualified and exercise selection priority for this vacancy, displaced Federal employees must be rated at 90 or above on the rating criteria for this position.

Employed Annuitants (Reemployed Annuitants) : Applicants in receipt of an annuity based on civilian employment in the Federal Service are subject to the DoD Policy on The Employment of Annuitants. Click here for more information.

Incentives : Recruitment and/or retention incentives may or may not be used.

Temporary and Term Appointments: If you are selected for a temporary or term position, your appointment may be extended to the maximum period allowed by law without further competition.

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The mission of the United States Air Force is to fly, fight and win...in air, space and cyberspace. To achieve that mission, the Air Force...