Vacancy Identification Number (VIN): 833961
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?
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 candidates 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.
First area of consideration will be given to NFFE bargaining unit employees at Leavenworth VAMC. Second AOC will be given to EKHCS permanent employees. Third AOC will be given to the public (U.S. citizens and U.S. nationals). 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
Must be certified in general radiologic technology by ARRT DUTIES:
The Eastern Kansas Health Care System is currently recruiting for one (1) full time Supervisory Diagnostic Radiologic Technologist to serve at our Dwight D. Eisenhower VA Medical Center, Leavenworth, KS. Duties include, but are not limited to:
Serves as chief technical and specialized technologist for the VA Eastern Kansas Health Care System Radiology Service
Responsible for ensuring daily operations of the imaging service operate effectively and efficiently
Responsible for adherence to VAMC policies
Responsible for the maintenance of critical performance skills including, but not limited to, interpersonal, organizational, technological leadership
Portray flexibility in his/her schedule to meet the needs of varying patient and leadership priorities.
Responsible for initiating and maintaining a team work environment
Responsible for coordinating the implementation of service contracts and ensuring contracts for personnel and equipment services are maintained within VA regulations
Responsible for the justification of new equipment and overseeing the development of technical data, estimates, statistics, suggestions and other information useful to higher level managers in determining which goals and objectives to emphasize
Responsible for ensuring section supervisors adhere to VAMC policies and procedures
Reviews and approves serious disciplinary actions involving non-supervisory subordinates
Hears and resolves group grievances or serious employee complaints
Work Schedule: Monday through Friday 8:00am to 4:30pm. Travel to both sites is mandatory.
Relocation Expenses: Relocation expenses are not authorized for this position. QUALIFICATIONS REQUIRED:
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 associates degree, accredited by the Joint Review Committee on Education in Radiologic Technology (JRCERT).
Certification in general radiologic technology by the American Registry of Radiologic Technology (ARRT)(R)
Proficient in spoken and written English in accordance with chapter 2, section D, paragraph 5a, this part.
SPECIALIZED EXPERIENCE FOR GS-11 LEVEL: In addition to the basic requirements, completion of 1 year of experience comparable to the next lower grade level that is directly related to the position to be filled. In addition, the candidate must demonstrate the following technical KSAs and demonstrate the potential to acquire the assignment specific KSAs designated by an asterisk (*):
IN DESCRIBING YOUR EXPERIENCE, PLEASE BE CLEAR AND SPECIFIC. WE WILL NOT MAKE ASSUMPTIONS REGARDING YOUR EXPERIENCE.
- Ability to develop and initiate new imaging services that apply current research findings;
- Ability to participate as an instructor in the facility's in-service clinical training findings;
- Skill to interview and evaluate candidates for positions in the section and recommend appointments, advancements, or, when appropriate, disciplinary actions;
- Ability to evaluate performance, identify continuing education and training needs, etc.; and
- Ability to analyze organizational, technical, and administrative problems and to develop and implement solutions that result in efficient section operation.
References : VA Handbook 5005, Part II, Appendix G25, Diagnostic Radiologic Technologist Qualification Standard, dated February 2009, http://www.va.gov/ohrm/joblistings/VAQualStds.doc (also available in the local Human Resources Office)
PHYSICAL REQUIREMENTS: The candidate selected may need to successfully complete a pre-employment examination prior to appointment. See VA Directive and Handbook 5019.
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.
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