- Citizenship: Citizen of the United States.
- Certification: All applicants must be certified in general radiologic technology by the American Registry of Radiologic Technologist (ARRT) (R).
- Education: Applicants must have completed 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 Radiology Technology (JRCERT).
- Diagnostic Radiologic Technologists must be proficient in spoken and written English.
Experience: Completion of 1 year of full-time experience comparable to the next lower grade level. To be creditable, experience must have demonstrated possession of the knowledge, skills, abilities, and other characteristics (also referred to as "core competencies") associated with current radiologic technology practice. This may have been evidenced by the equivalent of 1 year of active practice, which is paid or non-paid employment as a DRT as defined by ARRT. Qualifying experience may have been gained in a supervisory, lead or quality control capacity as a diagnostic radiologic technologist; planning or assisting in the establishment of a completely integrated radiologic technology program at a medical center or comparable facility; or in the management or administration of a radiologic technology or closely related program.
You will be rated on the following Knowledge, Skills, Abilities, and Other Characteristics (KSAOs) as part of the assessment questionnaire for this position:
1. Knowledge of the fiscal matters of the radiology program, including VHA funds and several additional fund controls, and ability to administer the scarce medical specialist contracts for professional services.
2. Skill to make short and long-term supply, equipment, and major space alteration recommendations and prepare specifications for radiographic equipment purchases and remodeling requests.
3. Ability to recommend program effectiveness improvements to meet VHA and Joint Commission accreditation standards.
4. Ability to make and implement major managerial recommendations for the radiology program, such as organizational improvements including changes to structure and delegation; maintain realistic cost/benefit ratios; and policy and procedure changes to improve service to patients.
5. Ability to perform the full range of supervisory duties, including responsibility for assignment of work performed; performance evaluations; recommendations for appointment, awards, advancement, and when appropriate, disciplinary actions; and identification of continuing education and training needs.
IN DESCRIBING YOUR EXPERIENCE, PLEASE BE CLEAR AND SPECIFIC. WE WILL NOT MAKE ASSUMPTIONS REGARDING YOUR EXPERIENCE.
References : VA Handbook 5005/15, Part II, Appendix G25, DIAGNOSTIC RADIOLOGIC TECHNOLOGIST QUALIFICATION STANDARD, dated March 17 2006.
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. Applicants must, therefore, only report 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. ***
Veterans' Preference: When applying for Federal Jobs, eligible Veterans should claim preference on the Occupational Questionnaire in the section provided and provide a legible copy of your DD214(s) and/or documentation related to your active duty service which shows dates of service, character of service (honorable, general, etc.), or dates of impending separation.
Additionally, disabled veterans and others eligible for 10-point preference (such as widows or mothers of eligible Veterans) must also submit an SF-15 "Application for 10 Point Veterans Preference" with required proof as stated on the form. For more information, please review the information for disabled Veterans in the application checklist or visit http://www.fedshirevets.gov/job/vetpref/index.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.