Veterans Affairs, Veterans Health Administration Therapeutic Medical Physicist in Miami, Florida

Veterans Affairs, Veterans Health Administration
1 vacancy in the following location:
  • Miami, FL
Work Schedule is Full Time - Excepted Service Permanent

Opened Tuesday 2/16/2016 (246 day(s) ago)

** Closes Friday 12/30/2016 (72 day(s) away)

Job Overview

Vacancy Identification Number (VIN): 1628075

OUR MISSION: 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. 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. VA professionals feel good about their careers and their ability to balance work and home life. VA offers generous paid time off and a variety of predictable and flexible scheduling opportunities. For more information on the Department of Veterans Affairs, go to **VA encourages persons with disabilities to apply. The health related positions in VA are covered by Title 38, and are not covered by the Schedule A excepted appointment authority.


NOTE1: This is an open continuous announcement, we anticipate vacancies in the future. Cut off dates will be established through the opening dates and qualified applicants will be referred.

NOTE2:Appointment, grade, and salary of Title 38 positions are subject to the recommendation of the Professional Standards Board and approval by the Medical Center Director.

The Miami Veterans Affairs Healthcare System (MVAHS) seeks a Medical Physicist to join the Radiology Therapy Service on a Fee for Service Basis. The fee rate varies depending on the procedure performed. Examples of some procedures include but not limited to Therapeutic Radiology Simulation, Intensity Modulated Radiation Therapy (IMRT, Basic radiation calculations, etc...

Travel Required
  • Not Required
Relocation Authorized
  • No
Job Requirements
Key Requirements
  • Must pass pre-employment examination
  • Must be proficient in written and spoken English
  • Designated and-or Random Drug Testing required
  • Background and-or Security Investigation required
  • Selective Service Registration is required for males born after 12/31/1959.

To qualify for this position, applicants must meet all requirements by the closing date of this announcement.

Position Requirements:

Applicants must meet the all the position requirements

  • United States Citizenship. Applicants must be US Citizens

  • Education. Applicants must possess a Masters degree or higher in a physics, science or enginnering discipline recognized by an accredited college or university with at least 30 semester hours in medical physics, health physics, engineering, radiological science, chemistry, physics, biology.

  • Certification. Possession of certification as a Medical Physicist issued by the American Board of Radiology (ABR) is highly desirable (Applicants must submit a copy of their certification within the application packet)

Minimum Grade Requirements

In addition to the requirements above, candidates must have one year of specialized experience equivalent to the next lower grade, GS-12 level in Federal Service.

experience is defined as experience that equipped you with the particular knowledge, skills, and abilities to perform successfully the duties, and that is typically in or related to the work of the Health Physicist. Examples of specialized experience include: applying protocols and regulations regarding quality assurance and radiation safety in the medical use of radiation materials; ensuring the proper function and calibration of radiation treatment devices and quality assurance equipment; generating plans for conventional, 3D conformal, Intensity Modulated Radiation Therapy (IMRT), and Total Body Irradiation (TBI); utilizing therapeutic exposure methods using accessories to produce high quality x-rays and proper treatment dose; and operating various types of equipment used in radiation treatment.

Experience refers to paid and unpaid experience, including volunteer work done through National Service programs (e.g., Peace Corps, AmeriCorps) and other organizations (e.g., professional; philanthropic; religions; spiritual; community; student; social). Volunteer work helps build critical competencies, knowledge, and skills and can provide valuable training and experience that translates directly to paid employment. You will receive credit for all qualifying experience, including volunteer experience

References: VA Handbook 5005, appendix G-48 Therapeutic Medical Physicist VA Qualification Standard. This can be found in the local Human Resources Office.

Note: Only education or degrees recognized by the U.S. Department of Education from accredited colleges, universities, schools, or institutions may be used to qualify for Federal employment. You can verify your education here: 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.

Physical Requirements:Reaching above shoulder; Use of fingers; Both hands required; Walking (up to 3 hours); Standing (up to 3 hours); Repeated bending (up to 1 hour); Ability for rapid mental and muscular coordination simultaneously;

Security Clearance

Not Applicable

Additional Information
What To Expect Next

After we receive application packages (including all required documents) and the vacancy announcement closes, we will review applications to ensure qualification and eligibility requirements are met. During our review, if your résumé and application package do not support your questionnaire answers, we will adjust your rating accordingly. After the review is complete, a referral certificate(s) is issued and applicants will be notified of their status by email (if provided). Referred applicants will be notified as such and may be contacted directly by the hiring office for an interview. All referred applicants receive a final notification once a selection decision has been made.

You may check the status of your application at any time by logging into your USAJOBS account and clicking on “Application Status.” For a more detailed update of your status, click on “more information.” Information regarding applicant notification points can be found in the USAJobs Resource Center.


VA offers a comprehensive benefits package. This link provides an overview of the benefits currently offered:

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.

Other Information

It is the policy of the VA to not deny employment to those that have faced financial hardships or periods of unemployment.

This job opportunity announcement may be used to fill additional vacancies.

This position is in the Excepted Service and does not confer competitive status.

Salary Range: $89,391.00 to $116,213.00 / Per Year

Series & Grade: GS-0601-13/13

Supervisory Status: No

Who May Apply: United States Citizens

Control Number: 429697900

Job Announcement Number: WC-16-JHM-1628075-OCA-BU