ULTRASOUND TECHNICIAN
Navy, Naval Medical Command - Jacksonville, FL

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Performs complex ultrasound/scans of liver, gallbladder, pancreas, aorta, kidney, pelvis, abdomen, breast, testicle, pleural effusion, vascular evaluation for DVT, obstetrical patients when unusual deviation from standard position and patient size, technical factors are required.

KEY REQUIREMENTS:
U.S. Citizenship or National

Registered for Selective Service, if applicable

Additional vacancies may be filled by this announcement

Duties

Additional Duty Location Info:
1 vacancy - Jacksonville, FL

Keeps current on new technologies and maintains a high level of expertise by reading manuals, and attending lectures and seminars. Passes expertise on to other technicians through training in both routine and unusual ultrasound examinations and formal lectures. Assists staff clinicians that utilize the ultrasound section to perform amniocentesis, biopsies and cyst punctures and must be able to suggest the most beneficial procedure to the physician. Maintains records of patients examined, examinations performed, views taken, and technical factors used. Must be able to translate these factors and techniques to personnel training, as well as supervise these personnel while they are performing practical studies. Performs other duties as assigned. Maybe required to stand at least one week of call per month.

Certification Requirement: ARDMS Registry in OBGYN

Qualifications and Evaluations

QUALIFICATIONS REQUIRED:
To qualify for this position, your resume must show sufficient experience and/or education, knowledge, skills, and abilities to perform the duties of the specific position for which you are being considered.

Additional qualification information should be obtained from the following Office of Personnel Management web site: http://www.opm.gov/qualifications/SEC-IV/B/GS0600/0640.htm .
One year of specialized experience that demonstrates knowledge of complex and state-of-art ultrasound techniques, including the ability to independently select proper size of transducers, changes in time gain factors, how to control density, contrast, and distortion, in order to produce high quality scans.

A 40 hour work week is typical for this position.
Requires rotating shift work.
This position requires shift work and may include evening and weekend work.

Relocation expenses are NOT authorized.

Number of job vacancies: 1. Additional vacancies may be filled by this announcement.

Active duty military members MAY apply under this announcement. If selected, appointment eligibility requirements must be met prior to the effective date of appointment.

Selectee is required to participate in the Department of Defense direct deposit of pay program.

A security clearance is a requirement of this position. Failure to obtain and maintain the required level of clearance may result in the withdrawal of a position offer or removal. If you possess a security clearance, please indicate the level and termination date in your resume.
Selectee will be required to successfully complete a pre-appointment physical examination.

If you are a Federal civilian annuitant, click on https://chart.donhr.navy.mil/info/FedCivAnnuitants.pdf for important information about employment of annuitants.

Males born after December 31, 1959 will be required to certify that they have registered with the Selective Service System. If you fail to do so, you will be required to certify that you did not knowingly and willfully fail to register. This requirement must be met before you can be appointed to this position.

HOW YOU WILL BE EVALUATED:
Eligible applicants will be evaluated based on a comparison of the position requirements against the quality and extent of the experience or related education as reflected in their resume. Candidates are encouraged to ensure work experiences clearly show possession of knowledge of the subject matter pertinent to the position, the technical skills to successfully perform the duties of the position, and the ability to communicate both orally and in writing.

Benefits and Other Info

BENEFITS:
We offer a comprehensive benefits package that includes, in part, paid vacation, sick leave, holidays, life insurance, health benefits, and participation in the Federal Employees Retirement System. Additionally, telework options or flexible work schedules may be available. The following Web address is provided for your reference to explore the major benefits offered to most Federal employees: http://www.usajobs.opm.gov/ei61.asp .

OTHER INFORMATION:
Current permanent Federal civilian employees serving under career or career conditional appointments in competitive service.

Current Federal civilian employees on excepted service appointments (e.g., VRA appointments, 30% Disabled Veterans, Persons with Disabilities, etc.).

Applicants who are one of the following:
Postal Career Service/Postal Rate Commission - Eligible when serving under an appointment without time limitation, successfully completed a probationary period, and has no break in service.

VISTA/ACTION Volunteer - Eligible within 1 year of having completed 12 months of community volunteer service under the Peace Corps Act or as a VISTA volunteer under the Economic Opportunity Act of 1964 or the Domestic Volunteer Service Act of 1973.

Peace Corps - Eligible within 3 years after serving at not less than 36 months without a break in service of 3 days or more of continuous service under the Peace Corps.

Foreign Service Officers and Employees - Present or former career officer or employee of the Foreign Service, appointed under authority of the Foreign Service Act of 1946, as amended.

Commissioned Corps of the Public Health Service - Eligible within 3 years after returning from overseas if at least 52 weeks of service in an appropriated fund position were completed.

National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration - Eligible within 3 years after returning from overseas if at least 52 weeks of service in an appropriated fund position were completed.

Panama Canal Commission - Eligible after at least 1 year of continuous employment under non-temporary appointment in the Panama Canal Commission located in the United States.

General Accounting Office - Eligible upon completion of 1 year of continuous service on a non-temporary appointment that began on or after 1 Oct 80.

Administrative Office of the U.S. Courts - Current/former employees are eligible with completion of at least 1 year of continuous service under non-temporary appointment. Employees appointed to high level positions under 28 U.S.C. 603 or a position of confidential or policy-making nature is not eligible under this authority.

Former Federal Employees with Reinstatement eligibility .

Veterans' Recruitment Appointment eligibles.

Veterans Employment Opportunity Act (VEOA) eligibles .

30% or more disabled veterans.

Interagency Career Transition Assistance Plan (ICTAP) eligibles.

Military spouses who meet the eligibility found under Executive Order 13473 .

Persons with disability.

How To Apply

HOW TO APPLY:
Step 1 . Copy this job announcement's number. SE1-0640-08-MZ932571-IN
Step 2 . Go directly to our applicant web site, CHART, at https://chart.donhr.navy.mil/main.aspx or click on the 'Apply Online' button on the right side of this announcement.

Step 3 . Once in CHART:
a. Log in, or if you do not already have a CHART account, create one.
b. Click on 'Search for Jobs' and type/paste the job announcement number in the applicable announcement search field.
c. Open the job announcement and click on 'Apply Now' button.

If you are unable to apply online, please follow the hardcopy instructions at https://chart.donhr.navy.mil/info/Job%20Kit.pdf .
To be considered, your application must be received in CHART by the closing date listed on this announcement.
Mailed (Hardcopy) Resumes: You may prepare and submit a hardcopy resume and Additional Data Sheet (ADS) via United States Mail although this is not a preferred method. Unlike online job applications that are received and processed immediately and automatically, the hardcopy submissions take time to be received and processed manually at the DON Resume Intake & Employment Information Center in San Diego , CA . In addition, since DON uses an automated resume system, carefully read and follow the tips contained in this kit to ensure that your hardcopy resume is processed correctly. Failure to follow these tips may result in your resume being rejected and/or the loss of job consideration:
  • Create a resume using the resume format and instructions shown in this kit.
  • Complete the ADS information requested on this kit.
  • Mail your resume and ADS to:
Department of the Navy
Attn: Resume Intake Center
525 B Street, Suite 600
San Diego , CA 92101-4418
Remember! You must submit both a resume and the ADS to be considered for job opportunities.
Application mailed using government postage or through an internal federal government mail system will not be considered.

AGENCY CONTACT INFO:
Resume Intake & Employment Information Center

Phone: 1-800-378-4559

TDD: 1-619-615-5649

Email: CHART@navy.mil

Agency Information:
Department of the Navy

525 B Street, Suite 600

San Diego, CA 92101-4559

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