Veterans Affairs, Veterans Health Administration Supervisory Diagnostic Radiologic Technologist (Chief Technologist) in Portland, Oregon

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

Opened Monday 7/11/2016 (105 day(s) ago)

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

Job Overview

Vacancy Identification Number (VIN) 1748103

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.

As a VA professional, your opportunities are endless. With many openings in the multiple functions of VA, you will have a wide range of opportunities and leadership positions at your fingertips. 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.

This position may be eligible for the Education Debt Reduction Program (EDRP) program, depending on the availability of funding. The applicant selected for this position may be eligible for qualifying educational loan(s) reimbursement award under the provision of the EDRP. The final decision is contingent on the availability of EDRP funds since the overall program funding process is centralized and meeting all EDRP eligibility and qualifications standards. Brittany Palaniuk is the EDRP Coordinator for the VAPORHCS and she may be contacted in Human Resources Service (P4HRMS) or by phone (503) 220-8262 at extension 54880.

Relocation/Recruitment Incentives WILL be authorized for this position. PCS relocation expenses are not authorized.


As Chief Radiologic Technologist, the incumbent has full responsibility for technical aspects and patient care functions within the General Radiography, CT, MRI, Ultrasound, Vascular lab, Interventional Radiology, and Nuclear Medicine sections, and has supervisory responsibility over the staff in these sections which currently includes 60 technologists, 5 student technologists, and 30 direct reports. This involves providing radiologic studies utilizing $26M in capital imaging equipment in the inpatient wards and outpatient clinics, operating rooms, and ICU areas throughout the medical center and offsite locations including Hillsboro, Vancouver, and Salem CBOCs. This position is assigned to the Imaging Service at the VA Portland Health Care System, OR.

Work Schedule:Monday-Friday, 08:00 am - 4:30 pm

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
  • Must be ARRT Certified
  • Selective Service Registration is required for males born after 12/31/1959.


  • U.S. citizenship. Non-citizens may be appointed when it is not possible to recruit qualified citizens in accordance with VA Policy.
  • All applicants must be certified in general radiologic technology by the American Registry of Radiologic Technology (ARRT) (R)
  • Completion of 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 Radiologic Technology (JRCERT), and certification by the American Registry of Radiologic Technologists (ARRT) in radiology
  • Must be proficient in spoken and written English

Grade Requirements: Completion of 1 year of experience comparable to the next lower grade level and must fully meet the KSAs at that level. Assignments to this grade level is restricted to those serving as the Chief Radiologic Technologist at medical facilities with comprehensive and complex radiologic and imaging programs. Employees in these assignments plan and direct the radiologic technology program at active, affiliated medical centers or outpatient clinics, and have full supervisory responsibility for a large staff of nonsupervisory personnel, including GS-10 DRTs, and at least 1 subordinate team leader or supervisor at the next lower grade, and any clerical or administrative support staff. At this level, the radiologic technology program typically includes the full variety of specialties. Employees must demonstrate the following KSAs:

  • Ability to perform the full range of supervisory duties, including responsibility for assignment of work performed; performance evaluation; recommendations for appointment, awards, advancement, and, when appropriate, disciplinary actions; and identification of continuing education and training needs
  • Skill to serve as a consultant to other facility personnel in evaluating and planning radiologic technology services for the most complex cases
  • Ability to participate in research studies and/or as a consultant to others conducting research
  • Ability to consult with staff and resident physicians through patient presentation, attending ward rounds, and specialty clinics and/or conferences
  • Skill to assess, plan, and evaluate the delivery of radiologic technology services at the facility

PREFERRED EXPERIENCE: Certification as a Certified Radiology Administrator (CRA) and COR for Internal Applicants.


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; religious; 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 5005/15, Appendix G25, Diagnostic Radiologic Technologist Qualification Standard

Completion of 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 Radiologic Technology (JRCERT), and certification by the American Registry of Radiologic Technologists (ARRT) in radiology

*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 (particularly positions with a positive education requirement.) Therefore, applicants must report only 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: 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.

Physical Requirements: Diagnostic Radiologic Technologist Functional Requirements:Heavy Lifting (45 lbs and over); Heavy Carrying (45 lbs and over); Straight Pulling (up to 1 hour); Pushing (1 – 2 hours); 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; Near vision correctable at 13" to 16"; Hearing (aid permitted)]

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 Member-4 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

Please be sure to submit ALL applicable documents per the "REQUIRED DOCUMENTS" section of this announcement.

Security Clearance


Additional Information
What To Expect Next

After we receive your complete application package (including any required documents), your qualifications will be reviewed to decide if you meet the basic requirements. You will be notified when this decision is made.

Applications of eligible candidates will be referred as received beginning on: 07/25/2016. Referrals will continue until the vacancy is filled.


BENEFITS AND OTHER INFORMATION: VA offers a comprehensive benefits package. This link provides is 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 employee's 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. Such credit must be requested and approved prior to the appointment date and is not guaranteed.

Public transit subsidy benefits are available and carpooling assistance is provided; however, single occupancy parking is limited on main Portland campus.

Other Information
  • This position is in the Excepted Service and does not confer competitive status.
  • Public transit subsidy benefits are available and carpooling assistance is provided; however, single occupancy parking is limited on main Portland campus.
  • This agency provides reasonable accommodations to applicants with disabilities. If you need a reasonable accommodation for any part of the application and hiring process, please notify the agency. The decision on granting reasonable accommodation will be on a case-by-case basis.
  • The United States Government does not discriminate in employment on the basis of race, color, religion, sex, national origin, political affiliation, sexual orientation, marital status, disability, age, membership in an employee organization, or other non-merit factor.

Salary Range: $74,950.00 to $97,434.00 / Per Year

Series & Grade: GS-0647-12/12

Supervisory Status: Yes

Who May Apply: United States Citizens and Federal Employees - Internal VAPORHCS Employees: Apply Under Announcement: VS-16-WJB-1748108

Control Number: 444175900

Job Announcement Number: VS-16-WJB-1748103-OAC