Veterans Affairs, Veterans Health Administration Chief Diagnostic Radiology Technologist in San Francisco, California

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

Opened Monday 10/17/2016 (9 day(s) ago)

** Closes Friday 11/4/2016 (9 day(s) away)

Job Overview

Vacancy Identification Number (VIN):1825393

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. 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

Special Employment Consideration: VA encourages persons with disabilities to apply, including those eligible for hiring under 5 CFR 213.3102(u), Schedule A, Appointment of persons with disabilities [i.e., intellectual disabilities, severe physical disabilities, or psychiatric disabilities], and/or Disabled veterans with a compensable service-connected disability of 30% or more. Contact the Agency Contact on the last page of the JOA for information on how to apply under this appointment authority via the Selective Placement Coordinator.



For more information on the "Who may apply" eligibility requirements, please refer to the OHRM Status Candidates and Other Candidate Definitionsdocument.


As the at the Fort Miley VA San Francisco; you duties will include but are limited to:

Supervising and managing overall technical and administrative operations of a large multidisciplinary Radiology Service to meet the needs of the patients and the overall good of the service. Plans, directs and controls the technical and administrative programs and supervises twenty FTEE Diagnostic Radiology Technologists, including contrast technologists.

Supervises technical imaging areas include, General Imaging Section, Ultrasound section, Interventional Radiology Section, Neuroradiology/Neur. Intervential, Dexa (Dual Energy X-Ray Absorbtiometry) Section, and Fluoroscopy (Genitourinary Radiology and Gastrointestinal Radiology) Section, as well is the POC for the City College of San Francisco, Radiology program and maintains JCERT readiness for inspections and program compliance.

Coordinates the activities of all assigned sections of the Radiology Service. Assigns and explains work requirements and operating instructions to subordinate supervisors and team leaders.

Sets deadlines, and establishes the sequence of work operations to be followed. Serves as a liaison between line supervisors, team leaders, the Chief Radiology Administrator and the Chief of service by keeping them informed of all sections activities, ensuring that these sections are properly maintained, ensuring sections are performing their share of the workload, receiving proper guidance and supervision, and maintaining proper standards of efficiency, production, and good public relations.

Analyzes work plans developed by team leaders and monitors the status of their work in relation to the overall schedule requirements, including unanticipated or emergency requirements. Resolves work problems presented by subordinate supervisor and team leaders and conducts their performance appraisals, as well as the performance appraisal of all diagnostic radiology technologists. Listens to and acts on group grievances and employee complaints not resolved at a lower level.

Oversees all serious disciplinary cases to ensure VA and agency policies are carried out.

Resolves scheduling conflicts and exercises leadership to minimize patient delay and inconvenience. Through subordinates, ensures all sub-area patients waiting time for study is in accordance with the established threshold set by the VA Inspector, VA Central Office, and Radiology Service directives.

Work Schedule: Variable Shifts between 7am to 5:30 pm including weekends and sundays

Position Description Title/PD#: Chief Diagnostic Radiologic Technologist

Promotion Potential: The selectee may be promoted to the full performance level without further competition when all regulatory, qualification, and performance requirements are met. Selection at a lower grade level does not guarantee promotion to the full performance level.

Travel Required
  • Not Required
Relocation Authorized
  • No
Job Requirements
Key Requirements
  • You must be a U.S. citizen to apply for this job.
  • Subject to a background/suitability investigation.
  • Designated and/or random drug testing may be required.
  • [time in grade requirement may be added]
  • Selective Service Registration is required for males born after 12/31/1959.

BASIC REQUIREMENTS: a. Citizenship. Citizen of the United States. (Non-citizens may be appointed when it is not possible to recruit qualified candidates in accordance with chapter 3, section A, paragraph 3g, this part.) b. Certification. All applicants must be certified in general radiologic technology by the American Registry of Radiologic Technology (ARRT) (R). c. Experience or Education. 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. d. Physical Requirements. See VA Directive and Handbook 5019. e. English Language Proficiency. Diagnostic Radiologic Technologists must be proficient in spoken and written English in accordance with chapter 2, section D, paragraph 5a, this part. GRADE REQUIREMENTS: GS-12

(a) **Experience. At least 1 year of the following types of experience comparable to the next lower grade level that fully meets the KSAs at that level. 1. Experience in a supervisory capacity or as a quality control technologist, or a DRT team leader; 2. Experience in planning or assisting in the establishment of a completely integrated radiologic technology program at a medical center or comparable facility; or 3. Experience in the management or administration of a radiologic technology or closely related program.

1. Supervisory DRT (Chief). Assignment to this grade level is restricted to those serving as the chief radiologic technologist at medical facilities with comprehensive and complex radiographic 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, at least 1 subordinate team leader or supervisor at the next lower grade level, and any clerical or administrative support staff. At this level, the radiologic technology program typically includes the full variety of specialties.* *The candidate must demonstrate the following technical KSAs and demonstrate the potential to acquire the assignment-specific KSAs designated by an asterisk (*):

*a. Ability to perform the full range of supervisory duties, including responsibility for assignment of work performed; performance evaluations; recommendations for appointments, awards, advancements, and, when appropriate, disciplinary actions; and identification of continuing education and training needs;

b. Skill to serve as a consultant to other facility personnel in evaluating and planning radiologic technology services for the most complex cases;

*c. Ability to participate in research studies and/or as a consultant to others conducting research;

*d. Ability to consult with staff and resident physicians through patient presentation, attending ward rounds, and specialty clinics and/or conferences, etc.; and

*e. Skill to assess, plan, and evaluate the delivery of radiologic technology services at the facility.

REFERENCES: VA Handbook 5005 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: This position requires one to be able to stand or walk for long periods of time. There is some bending and carrying of moderately heavy articles such as equipment or records. The technologist must be able to help lift and move patients to difficult positions on the radiographic table. The incumbent will be using multiple computer systems, using both mouse and keyboard input stressing the hand wrist. The physical requirements for this position in accordance with HRML No. 05-12-02, Employment of People with Disabilities, Including Under Schedule A, 5 CFR 213.3102(u).

Time-in-grade: Applicants who are current Federal employees and have held a GS grade any time in the past 52 weeks must also meet time-in-grade requirements. For a GS-12 position you must have served 52 weeks at the GS-11 level.

Security Clearance

Public Trust - Background Investigation

Additional Information
What To Expect Next

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Other Information

The Interagency Career Transition Assistance Plan (ICTAP) and Career Transition Assistance Plan CTAP)provide eligible displaced Federal competitive service employees with selection priority over other candidates for competitive service vacancies. To be qualified you must submit appropriate documentation and be found well-qualified (have a final rating of 85 or more before any Veterans preference points) for this vacancy. Information about ICTAP and CTAP eligibility is on OPM's Career Transition Resources website. 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.

Placement Policy: The posting of this announcement does not obligate management to fill a vacancy or vacancies by promotion. The position may be filled by reassignment, change to lower grade, transfer, appointment, or reinstatement. Management may use any one or any combination of these methods to fill the position.

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.

Salary Range: $99,362.00 to $129,170.00 / Per Year

Series & Grade: GS-0647-12/12

Supervisory Status: Yes

Who May Apply: US Citizens and Status Candidates

Control Number: 453379000

Job Announcement Number: NQ-17-SMZ-1825393-BU