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  4. Benefits & Other Info
  5. How to Apply

Job Title:Nuclear Medicine Technologist

Department:Department of the Air Force

Agency:U.S. Air Force - Agency Wide

Job Announcement Number:AFPCMEDEH-923224-0642

This position is closed and no longer accepting online applications through USAJOBS.

The contents of the announcement can still be viewed.

SALARY RANGE:

$47,448.00 to $67,931.00 / Per Year

OPEN PERIOD:

Tuesday, October 01, 2013 to Monday, March 31, 2014

SERIES & GRADE:

GS-0642-09/10

POSITION INFORMATION:

Full Time - Multiple Appointment Types

PROMOTION POTENTIAL:

10

DUTY LOCATIONS:

Few vacancies in the following location(s):
Air Force Academy, CO View Map
Wright-Patterson AFB, OH View Map

WHO MAY APPLY:

United States Citizens

SUPERVISORY STATUS:

No

JOB SUMMARY:

The mission of the United States Air Force is to fly, fight and win…in air, space and cyberspace.

To achieve that mission, the Air Force has a vision of Global Vigilance, Reach and Power. That vision orbits around three core competencies: Developing Airmen, Technology-to-Warfighting and Integrating Operations. Core competencies and distinctive capabilities are based on a shared commitment to three core values -- integrity first, service before self, and excellence in all we do.

This is a Direct Hire Public Notice; under this recruitment procedure, each location/ installation, identified in this Public Notice will accept applications and make selections for vacancies as they occur. There may or may not be actual/projected vacancies at the time you submit your application. Please read this Public Notice in its entirety prior to submitting your application for consideration.

 

These positions are being filled under Expedited Hiring Authority for Health Care Occupations, The Secretary of the Air Force has delegated authority to appoint certain Civilians to Health Care Occupations identified with shortages and/or critical needs; these positions  are located Air Force-Wide. Positions may be filled as permanent, temporary or term with a full-time or part-time work schedule. Pay will vary by geographic location.

RELOCATION AUTHORIZED

  • No

KEY REQUIREMENTS

  • U.S. Citizenship is required
  • Must be registered for Selective Service, see Legal & Regulatory Guidance
  • Travel and relocation expenses will/will not/may be paid
  • A security clearance may be required
  • Recruitment incentives may be authorized
  • Total salary varies depending on location of position

DUTIES:

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· Serves as the Radiation Safety Officer (RSO), managing a comprehensive radiation program in support of compliance requirements such as use, protection, possession, storage, training, transport, and documentation and records management as prescribed by the USAF Radioisotope Committee and the Nuclear Regulatory Commission.

· The RSO sets overall radiation safety program objectives, allocates resources, defines priorities, sets deadlines, and develops quality control measures.

· Operates with direct access and communication with Medical Treatment Facility commander with considerable latitude and authority to carry out work and make decision without prior supervisory approval.

· Performs specialized radionuclide studies for the diagnosis of patient organ function. Manages radio nuclides, radiopharmaceuticals, radiation detectors, scanning apparatus and related equipment in support of the diagnostic or therapeutic plan for patients.

· Provides immediate level supervision to subordinates. Assigns work based on priorities, difficulty of assignments, and capabilities of employees; develops performance standards and rates employees; interviews candidates; recommends, hiring, promotion or reassignments; takes disciplinary measures; identifies and provides or arranges for needed development and training of subordinates.

ADDITIONAL INFORMATION: This announcement may be used to fill one or more vacancies.

Duties and responsibilities vary and may increase according to grade level.

This public notice may be used to fill at the GS-09/10 grade.

 

 


QUALIFICATIONS REQUIRED:

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LICENSURE REQUIREMENT (A COPY OF YOUR CERTIFICATION MUST BE SUBMITTED.)

Applicants must have successfully completed an educational program that meets the standards described in 42 CFR Part 75 in accordance with Public Law 97-35 and it is accredited by an organization recognized by the Department of Education. Essentially, you must (l) have successfully completed an educational program that meets or exceeds the standards described in that regulation, and is accredited by an organization recognized by the Department of Education, and (2) be certified as radiographers in their field.

SPECIALIZED EXPERIENCE GS-09:

One year of specialized experience equivalent to at least the GS-08 level in the Federal service, which has equipped me with the particular knowledge, skills and abilities to successfully perform the duties of the position. Specialized experience is gained performing radionuclide procedure on patients, inclusive of organ imaging, function studies, computer analysis and therapeutic administration of radioisotopes; operate equipment and positions patient properly to obtain best test and therapy results; and make assessment of patient’s condition/status.

OR

Has successfully completed two (2) years of progressively higher level graduate education leading to a master's degree or master's or equivalent graduate degree in a major field of study appropriate to the specialization of the position. (You must provide copies of your transcripts prior to the closing date of this announcement.)

OR

A combination of experience and education. (Only graduate courses in excess of 27 semester hours may be applied.)

SPECIALIZED EXPERIENCE GS-10:

One year of specialized experience equivalent to at least the GS-09 level in the Federal service, which has equipped me with the particular Knowledge, skills and abilities to successfully perform the duties of the position. Specialized experience is experience gained in performing specialized radionuclide studies for the diagnosis of patient organ function; manages radionuclide, radiopharmaceuticals, and radiation detectors, scanning apparatus and related equipment in support of the diagnostic or therapeutic plan for patients.

OR

Has successfully completed 2-1/2 years of graduate education leading towards a doctoral degree in a major field of study appropriate to the specialization of the position. (You must provide copies of your transcripts prior to the closing date of this announcement.)

OR

A combination of experience and education. (Only graduate courses in excess of a master’s degree may be applied.)

Click on the following link to view occupational requirements for this position:

http://www.opm.gov/policy-data-oversight/classification-qualifications/general-schedule-qualification-standards/0600/nuclear-medicine-technician-series-0642/

AND

http://www.opm.gov/policy-data-oversight/classification-qualifications/general-schedule-qualification-standards/#url=Group-Standards

 

KNOWLEDGE, SKILLS AND ABILITIES (KSAs): Your qualifications will be evaluated on the basis of your level of knowledge, skills, abilities and/or competencies in the following areas:

1. Knowledge of medial radiation principles and practices as well as safety/legal/regulatory/policy requirements prescribed by the Nuclear Regulatory Commission.

2. Knowledge of inspection techniques needed to identify occupational hazards and determine and report corrective action.

3. Knowledge of anatomy and physiology with special emphasis on abnormalities due to disease states, including structures, functions and localization of major organ system to identify organs appearing on image and employ appropriate imaging techniques.

4. Knowledge of radiation physics to calibrate and operate various types of radiation measurement and imaging instruments.

5. Knowledge of quality control systems sufficient to identify and resolve problems and assure compliance with applicable requirements for all areas of medical radiation.

6. Knowledge of safety, security, and EEO regulations, practices, and procedures.

7. Ability to plan, organize, and direct the functions and staff of an organization; and to use computers and medical information systems.

 


You MUST provide transcripts to support your educational claims.  Education must be accredited by an accrediting institution recognized by the U.S. Department of Education. 

 

FOREIGN EDUCATION: Education completed in foreign colleges or universities may be used to meet the requirements. You must show proof the education credentials have been deemed to be at least equivalent to that gained in conventional U.S. education program.  It is your responsibility to provide such evidence when applying.

ADDITIONAL CONDITIONS OF EMPLOYMENT:

 

·        Position may be subject to random drug testing.

·        Employee may be required to work other than normal duty hours, which may include evenings, weekends, and/or holidays.

·        Shift work and emergency overtime may be required.

·        Employee must maintain current certifications.

·        Position may require an appropriate security clearance.

 

Your latest resume will be used to determine your qualification.

HOW YOU WILL BE EVALUATED:

To determine if you are qualified for this position, your complete application will be reviewed against the qualifications required for the position being filled.


BENEFITS:

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The Department of Defense offers an excellent benefits program.  In addition to your take-home pay, click here for an overview benefits currently offered to Federal employees.

 

Direct Deposit: All federal employees are required to have direct deposit.



OTHER INFORMATION:

Interagency Career Transition Assistance Program (ICTAP):  For information on how to apply as an ICTAP eligible click here.  To be well-qualified and exercise selection priority for this vacancy, displaced Federal employees must be rated well qualified or above for this position. 

 

Employed Annuitants (Reemployed Annuitants): Applicants in receipt of an annuity based on civilian employment in the Federal Service are subject to the DoD Policy on The Employment of Annuitants.  Click here for more information.

Temporary and Term Appointments:  If you are selected for a temporary or term position, your appointment may be extended to the maximum period allowed by law without further competition.

 

Selective Service: Males born after 12-31-59 must be registered or exempt from Selective Service.  For additional information, click here.



HOW TO APPLY:

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To apply for this position, you must provide a complete Application Package which includes:

1. Your Résumé
2. A complete Occupational Questionnaire
3. Additional Required Documents (see Required Documents section below)

 

The complete Application Package must be submitted by 11:59 PM (EST) on Monday, March 31, 2014

To begin the process, click the Apply Online button to create an account or log in to your existing USAJOBS account.  Follow the prompts to complete the occupational questionnaire. Please ensure you click the Submit My Answers button at the end of the process.

To fax supporting documents you are unable to upload, click here for the required cover page.  This Vacancy ID is 923224.  Fax your documents to 1-478-757-3144.

 

If you cannot apply online:

1. Click the following link to view and print the questionnaire View Occupational Questionnaire

2. OPM Form 1203-FX must be provided to show your responses to the occupational questionnaire.  The numbering sequence on the OPM Form 1203-FX will not match the Occupational Questionnaire.  Section 25 of the Occupational Questionnaire restarts with number one, so when entering your responses please continue regardless of number sequence.  This issue has been identified and will be resolved as soon as possible.  Applicants are responsible for ensuring their responses are transferred accurately. Click here for the OPM Form 1203-FX., and
3. Fax all required documents to 1-478-757-3144. Your OPM Form 1203-FX will be the cover page for your fax transmission.

 

PLEASE NOTE: It is the applicant’s responsibility to verify that information entered, uploaded, or faxed (i.e., resume) is received, accurate and submitted by the closing date.  You may verify your documents have been processed with your application package successfully by clicking here.  Uploaded documents may take up to one hour to clear the virus scan.  Faxed documents take 2-3 business days to process.

 

Human Resources WILL NOT modify or change any answers submitted by an applicant.



REQUIRED DOCUMENTS:

The following documents are required and must be provided with your application for this Public Notice:

1) Resume (must include beginning/ending month & year for each employment period)

2) Transcripts (must contain the university logo, can be a copy)

3) Registration/License, active, current registration as required by this Public Notice

 

3) Veterans’ Preference - a copy of your DD Form 214 which must include character of service or a Statement of Service/Proof of Service which must include service dates and character of service. In addition, if claiming 10 point preference you must submit a VA Letter or a disability determination from a branch of the Armed Forces (or documentation of purple heart, if applicable) and a SF 15 (Application for 10-point veteran preference).

AGENCY CONTACT INFO:

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TDD: 800-382-0893
Email: DO_NOT_SEND_EMAIL@US.AF.MIL
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WHAT TO EXPECT NEXT:

After you submit your application, you will be contacted if further evaluation or interviews are required. 

 

The length of time your application will remain active will vary based on the closing date of this Public Notice.


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Job Announcement Number:

AFPCMEDEH-923224-0642

Control Number:

352525200