Veterans Affairs, Veterans Health Administration Therapeutic Radiologic Technologist (Dosimetrist) in Miami, Florida

Veterans Affairs, Veterans Health Administration
1 vacancy in the following location:
  • Miami, FL
Work Schedule is Part Time 4 hours - Excepted Service Temporary

Opened Tuesday 2/16/2016 (251 day(s) ago)

** Closes Friday 12/30/2016 (67 day(s) away)

Job Overview

Vacancy Identification Number (VIN): 1628071

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 continous announcement, we are anticipating vacancies in the the future. Cut off dates will be established through-out the opening dates and qualified applicants will be referred.

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

The Medical Dosimetrist is certified in dosimetry and utilizes the extensive knowledge and training to produce acceptable treatment plans following the prescription of the radiation oncologist. The recognition of critical structures, beams at different energy levels, the behavior of numerous tumors, the tolerance level of radiation in the different regions of the human body, and the ability to independently generate multiple treatment plans utilizing various combinations of wedges, boluses, and blocking techniques are critical to this position. Extensive knowledge of treatment planning systems is imperative. Active participation in brachytherapy with ability to create plans to be utilized in determination of volume of tumor and needed rewrite to the tears to be used is pertinent and may also be required. Independently produces treatment planning dosimetry calculations for external beam radiation using a three-dimensional computerized planning system. Performances independent and with minimal oversight in the accomplishment of this position which requires high-level skills in math and operation of highly complex treatment planning computers as well as record and verify systems. Provides direction and leadership in dosimetry and serves as a liaison to the multidisciplinary team. Issues and manages radiation monitoring badges program and participates in other radiation safety procedures. Other duties as assigned.

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.

POSITION REQUIREMENTS: (Candidates must meet both the Basic and Grade Qualifications)


A. Citizenship:Applicant must possess a United States Citizenship

B. Certification:Applicant must be certified in therapeutic radiologic technology by the American Registry of Radiologic Technology (ARRT).

C. Education:Completion of a program in therapeutic radiologic technology, evidenced by a certificate or an associate's degree, accredited by the Joint Review Committee on Education in Radiologic Technology (JCERT); certification by the American Registry of Radiologic Technologists (ARRT) in Radiology, and the subsequent completion of a 12 month JRCERT approved program in therapeutic radiologic technology.

Public Law 97-35 requires that persons who administer radiologic procedures meet the credentialing standards in 42 CFR Part 75. Essentially, they must 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 be certified as radiation therapists in their field.


A. Specialized Experience:

GS-12: In addition to meeting the basic qualifications.At least one (1) year specialized experience equivalent to the GS-11 Therapeutic Radiologic Technologist (Dosimetrist) level in Federal Service is required. (At least 6 years experience one of which must be as a Certified Medical Dosimetrist)

Specialized experience is experience that has equipped the applicant with the particular knowledge, skills, and abilities (KSA's) to perform successfully the duties of the position, and that is typically in or related to the position to be filled. Examples of Specialized experience are:

  • Independently produces treatment planning dosimetry calculations for external beam radiation using a three-dimensional computerized planning system.

  • Accurately computes radiation dose to individual ports, tumors, spine and other necessary body structures to ensure quality treatment to patients, and safety to tissue tolerance

  • Indicates vital factors necessary for correct patient treatment; such as boosts, cord block, wedges and other various treatment aids.

B. Medical Dosimetrist Certification: Applicant must possess certification in medical dosimetry (CMD).

QUALIFICATION STANDARDS: VA Handbook 5005, Part II, Appendix G26, dated July 14, 2008. This standard is available for review or you may access this standard through the internet at the following address:

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); Sitting for long periods of time; Ability for rapid mental and muscular coordination simultaneously; exposure to fumes, smokes, or gases; contact with solvents, greases, and oils.

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.

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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: $90,667.00 to $117,867.00 / Per Year

Series & Grade: GS-0648-12/12

Supervisory Status: No

Who May Apply: United States Citizens

Control Number: 429697600

Job Announcement Number: WC-16-JHM-1628071-OCA-BU