U.S. Army Medical Command Medical Instrument Technician (Ultrasound) in Tacoma, Washington

U.S. Army Medical Command
2 vacancies in the following location:
  • Tacoma, WA
Work Schedule is Full Time - Permanent

Opened Tuesday 10/18/2016 (9 day(s) ago)

** Closes Monday 10/31/2016 (4 day(s) away)

Job Overview

About the Agency

Civilian employees serve a vital role in supporting the Army mission. They provide the skills that are not readily available in the military, but crucial to support military operations. The Army integrates the talents and skills of its military and civilian members to form a Total Army.

This position is being filled under the Expedited Hiring Authority for Shortage Category and/or Critical Need Health Care Occupations.

About the Position:In land mass, Joint Base Lewis-McChord is the largest of DoD's twelve joint bases, and it is second in terms of number of personnel. JBLM has approximately 46,000 service members (active, National Guard, Reserve), of which about six thousand are U.S. Air Force. The remaining service personnel are Army, except for a small number of Navy and Marines who work on base. There are more than 55,000 military family members associated with the base, and about 15,000 civilian employees work at the base. JBLM is located about 10 miles south of Tacoma, WA. Seattle, WA, is about 40 north of the base, and Olympia, WA, is about 25 miles south of the base. JBLM is surrounded by about ten cities of varying size, to include medium sized cities that are densely populated, and smaller, more rural cities.

Who May Apply: U.S. Citizens


As a Medical Instrument Technician (Ultrasound) you will be responsible for the following duties:

  • Performs a wide variety of complex ultrasound examinations such as Abdominal, Renal, Pelvic, Obstetric, Carotid, Venous, Vascular, Testicular, Thyroid, and Biopsies to aid in the diagnosis and treatment of disease or injury, Utilizing diagnostic 2D and Doppler spectral analysis, color power angio, and real time ultrasound of all areas of the body on active duty soldiers, retirees, family members, trauma patients both in an inpatient and outpatient environment.
  • Performs technically critical examinations such as ectopic, acute deep venous thrombosis, and torsion examinations.
  • Performs portable ultrasound examinations.
  • Independently performs scans which illustrate normal and abnormal anatomy through control of time gain constant, near and far gain, or change of transducer frequency to optimize the scans for diagnostic use; recognizes when different scans, positions or angulations are needed to better illustrate or accurately define internal structure.
Travel Required
  • Occasional Travel
  • Up to 10% temporary duty travel may be required.
Relocation Authorized
  • No
Job Requirements
Key Requirements

In order to qualify, you must meet the education and/or experience requirements described below. Your resume must clearly describe your relevant experience; if qualifying based on education, your transcripts will be required as part of your application. Additional information about transcripts is in this document.

Experience required: 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). You will receive credit for all qualifying experience, including volunteer experience. To qualify based on your experience, your resume must describe at least one year of experience which prepared you to do the work in this job. Specialized experience is defined as:

  • Perform diagnostic medical ultrasound examinations on patients
  • Make adjustments in the operation of the ultrasound machine to optimize images
  • Perform various types of ultrasound examinations (for example: obstetric, gynecological, endovaginal, small parts, and abdominal)
  • Evaluate examination results for completeness

This definition of specialized experience is typical of work performed at the next lower grade/level position in the federal service GS-08.

Some federal jobs allow you to substitute your education for the required experience in order to qualify.

• Foreign education must be evaluated for U.S. equivalency in order to be considered for this position. You must include this information with your application package. • Only degrees from an accredited college or university recognized by the Department of Education are acceptable to meet positive education requirements or to substitute for experience. For additional information, please go to the Office of Personnel Management (OPM) and U.S. Department of Education websites at http://www.opm.gov/qualifications and http://www.ed.gov/admins/finaid/accred/index.html

Other Requirements: Click here for expanded definitions.

  • Male applicants born after December 31, 1959 must complete a Pre-Employment Certification Statement for Selective Service Registration.
  • You will be required to provide proof of U.S. Citizenship.
  • Two year trial/probationary period may be required.
  • Direct Deposit of Pay is Required.
  • Personnel Security Investigation required.
  • Drug Testing is required.
  • Seasonal Influenza Vaccination is required.
  • Shift work may be required to include after-hours, weekends, holidays and/or on-call duty.
  • American Registry for Diagnostic Medical Sonography (ARDMS) or American Registry of Radiologic Technologists (Sonography) (ARRT (S)) credentials are desired.
Security Clearance

Public Trust - Background Investigation

Additional Information
What To Expect Next

If you provided an email address, you will receive an email message acknowledging receipt of your application. Your application package will be used to determine your eligibility, qualifications, and quality ranking for this position.

If you are determined to be ineligible or not qualified, your application will receive no further consideration.

The documents you submit must support your responses to the online questionnaire. If your application contradicts or does not support your questionnaire responses, you will receive a rating of "not qualified" or "incomplete application" and you will not receive further consideration for this job.


Review our benefits

The Department of Defense offers an excellent benefits program.In addition to your take-home pay, your comprehensive compensation/benefits package will include most of the benefits described in the USAJOBS Resource Center.

Other Information
  • Selection is subject to restrictions resulting from Department of Defense referral system for displaced employees.
  • If you have retired from federal service and you are interested in employment as a reemployed annuitant, see the information in the Reemployed Annuitantinformation sheet.
  • Multiple positions may be filled from this announcement.
  • Salary includes applicable locality pay or Local Market Supplement.
  • This is a Career Program (CP) 53 position.
  • Further certification may be required past 180 days.

Salary Range: $64,228.00 to $77,071.00 / Per Year

Series & Grade: GS-0649-09/09

Supervisory Status: No

Who May Apply: United States Citizens

Control Number: 453574900

Job Announcement Number: WTEU168445931720221ER2