Vacancy Identification Number (VIN): 833954
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?
This vacancy is 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. 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:
The incumbent, a member of Imaging Service, assigned to the East Orange Campus, with the appropriate multi modality Diagnostic Radiologic experience, will serve in the capacity as the Lead Diagnostic Radiologic Technologist and will also have overall accountability for the coordination and daily activities of the staff assigned to the Lyons campus. The team members consist of 3 multi modality DRT staff, 1 Medical Machine Technologist, and 10 Clerical support staff. The incumbent is responsibile for ensuring personnel assignments are carried out in a prompt and effective manner to produce optimal patient care as directed by the Supervisory DRT.
The incumbent is expected to travel to other locations as directed by the Administrative Officer and or Service Chief. The incumbent is expected to be available during off tour hours, addressing the immediate needs of the service relative to staffing issues, equipment malfunctions, etc. He/She will resolve minor issues via the telephone or by reporting to the campus affected or the main Medical Center campus when needed, assessing issues and reporting through the chain of command within the service.
The Lead functions with initative and independent judgment in the area of responsibility and networks with the Supervisory DRT daily.
Work Schedule: Rotating Tours: Monday thru Friday/Tuesday thru Saturday (8:00am - 4:30pm); rotating off tours (nights/weekends and on call) may exist with unanticipated staffing shortages.
Relocation Expenses: Relocation expenses are not authorized for this position.
Citizenship. Citizen of the United States.
Experience or Education. Completion of a full-time training course of at least 24 months duration (or equivalent) in a post-high school diagnostic radiologic technology program, evidenced by a certificate or an associate's degree, (transcripts required), accredited by the Joint Review Committee on Education in Radiologic Technology (JRCERT), and certification by the American Registry of Radiologic Technologists (ARRT) in radiology.
Certification. All applicants must be certified in general radiologic technology by the American Registry of Radiologic Technology (ARRT) (R).
GRADE 10 REQUIREMENTS:
Experience: Completion of one (1) year of experience equivalent to the next lower grade (GS-9) level directly related to the position being filled (Lead Diagnostic Radiologic Technologist), and must fully meet the KSAs at that level. In addition, the candidate must meet the following technical KSAs and demonstrate the potential to acquire the assignment specific KSAs designated by an asterisk (*).
1. Ability to provide feedback to supervisor on technical aspects of work;
4. Skill to independently perform general and specialized diagnostic radiologic procedures in advanced levels of complex treatment situations.
- 2. Ability to resolve informal employee complaints;
- 3. Ability to monitor and report on the status and progress of work, and make admustments to accomplish the workload in accordance with established procedures; and
Assignments: Functions as a lead DRT for a group of DRTs. Provides a full range of general radiologic treatment procedures, has a broad knowledge of the different modalities within the diagnostic radiologic area, and is accountable to the next higher-level supervisor.
IN DESCRIBING YOUR EXPERIENCE, PLEASE BE CLEAR AND SPECIFIC. WE WILL NOT MAKE ASSUMPTIONS REGARDING YOUR EXPERIENCE.
References: VA Handbook 5005, Part II, Appendix G25, Diagnostic Radiologic Technologist Qualification Standard , dated March 17, 2006.
PHYSICAL REQUIREMENTS: See VA Handbook 5005, Part III, Chapter 2, paragraph 7, and VA Handbook 5019, Occupational Health Services. All applicants must be physically and mentally able to perform efficiently the duties of the position.
English Language Proficiency: Applicants must be proficient in spoken and written English as required by 38 U.S.C. 7402(d), and 7407 (d).
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.
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 . 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 .
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 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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