Supervisory Diagnostic Radiologic Technologist
Department Of Veterans Affairs - Spokane, WA

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Vacancy Identification Number (VIN): 838750 (Include # on all documents)

Spokane is a family-oriented city located in beautiful eastern Washington with a regional population of 470,000. Our four season climate and pristine surroundings offer an abundance of exceptional recreation opportunities. Spokane is known for its affordable housing and excellent schools and universities, as well as being the regional arts and cultural center. Set an early tee time at any of the scenic and well-designed golf courses in the area, then walk, bike or canoe along the Centennial Trail. Cool off in one of 76 regional lakes, camp in gorgeous state parks, wrestle with whitewater rapids and ski through fresh powder. Enjoy the vibrant arts and entertainment scene . Take a walk around Riverfront Park and then catch a performance of the Spokane Symphony, see a show at the Opera House or take in a play at the Civic Theater. The indoor and outdoor possibilities are limitless!

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.

Special Employment Consideration: Individuals eligible for the following appointments are encouraged to apply: 5 CFR 213.3102 "u", Schedule A, Appointment of persons with disabilities ; mental retardation, severe physical disabilities, or psychiatric disabilities; and Disabled veterans with a compensable service-connected disability of 30% or more. KEY REQUIREMENTS

U. S. Citizenship
Must pass pre-employment physical examination
English Language Proficiency required
Designated and-or Random Drug Testing required

Background and-or Security Investigation required DUTIES:
This is a supervisory position. Supervisory and or Management experience prefered.

The supervisory diagnostic radiologic technologist assumes administrative and professional responsibility for planning and directing the radiologic technology program at the Spokane VA Medical Center. Develops and initiates new imaging services that apply current research findings. Participates as an instructor in the facility's in-service clinical training findings. Interviews and evaluates candidates for positions in the section and recommends appointments, advancements, or when appropriate, disciplinary actions. Evaluates performance, identifies continuing education and training needs. Analyzes organizational, technical and administrative problems and develops and implements solutions that result in efficient section operation.

WORK SCHEDULE: 8:00 AM - 4:30 PM, Monday through Friday

QUALIFICATIONS REQUIRED:
BASIC REQUIREMENTS:
U.S. citizenship.
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)
Certification by the American Registry of Radiologic Technologists (ARRT) in radiography
English language proficiency

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

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

APPLICANTS PLEASE NOTE: Education must be accredited by the Joint Review Committee on Education in Radiologic Technology (JRCERT). Applicants can verify accreditation at the following website: http://www.jrcert.org/cert/Search.jsp . 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 . 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.

The following knowledge, skills and abilities will be used to determine your level of expertise:

1. Ability to develop and initiate new imaging services that apply current research findings.

2. Ability to participate as an instructor in the facility's in-service clinical training findings.

3. Skill to interview and evaluate candidates for positions in the section and recommend appointments, advancements, or when appropriate, disciplinary actions.

4. Ability to evaluate performance, identify continuing education and training needs.

5. Ability to analyze organizational, technical, and administrative problems and to develop and implement solutions that result in efficient section operation. 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://www4.va.gov/JOBS/Job_Benefits/benefits.asp . 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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