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U.S. Department of Health and Human Services

Diagnostic Radiologic Technologist

Bulletin Number: 

HHS-ASPR-DH-18-10188945

Position Title:  Diagnostic Radiologic Technologist
Salary:

$37,301 to $48,488
The salary indicated above is basic pay and your locality pay will be adjusted

Series/Grade:GS-0640-07
Promotional Potential:N/A
Appointment Type:    Excepted Service – Indefinite Appointment
Position Information: Intermittent - This is an episodic, intermittent position, on an irregular or occasional
basis with hours and days of work not on a prearranged schedule and with compensation
for the actual time employed or for service rendered.
Duty Location(s):Regions 1 thru 10
Who May Be Considered:United States Citizens



This Bulletin is applicable only to candidates who were previously hired on the Department of Health and Human Services Office of the Secretary – Announcement Number
HHS-ASPR-DH-18-10188945Direct Hire Term appointment advertisements. 


Responsibilities:

  1. Perform diagnostic procedures, X-ray examination of human remains, and x-ray examination of material accessioned by the morgue/mortuary operation, to establish identity of deceased, identify material of evidentiary value, support investigations into incidents and establish cause and manner of death for death certification.


  2. Assist the Pathologist/Medical Examiner, Dentist and Forensic Anthropologist with victim identification, establishing the cause and manner of death and supporting investigations involving examination of the deceased.

  3. Receive and interpret radiological requests to assure all anatomical views are provided for visualization and medical interpretation by medical officers. Inputs pertinent radiological information into electronic medical record (e.g., EMR, VIP) system.

  4. Assure effective safety and blood borne pathogen procedures are used during the collection and processing of specimens to minimize chemical agent exposure within acceptable OSHA requirements per 29 CFR 1910.1030 to themselves and team personnel.


Travel required: 76% or greater – 95% Domestic and 5 % International


Conditions of Employment

  • U.S. Citizenship required
  • Registered or exempt from Selective Service (www.sss.gov)
  • Suitable for federal employment
  • Appointment will be subject to the applicant's successful completion of a background security investigation and favorable adjudication. All information concerning qualifications is subject to investigation.
  • Documentation that you present for purposes of completing the Department of Homeland Security (DHS) Form I-9 will be verified through the DHS "E-Verify" System.
  • All Federal employees are required to have Federal salary payments made by direct deposit to a financial institution of their choice.
  • Financial disclosure statement may be required.
  • One-year trial period may be required.


Following a Presidential Declared Disaster, a Public Health Emergency declared by the Secretary of HHS, or a designated augmented mission requirement, the incumbent may be required to work irregular work schedules (evenings, nights, and weekends) and work hours could be extended at critical times. During actual emergency responses and exercises, the incumbent may be required to work for extended periods of time under austere and highly stressful conditions; may be required to remain on-call 24 hours per day, seven days per week. During training and deployment, work may require lifting and carrying heavy equipment, supplies, and using flights of stairs when elevators are not operating. The incumbent may be required to travel on short notice to disaster areas with only minimal comforts, including requirements to eat military-style rations (such as Meals, Ready to Eat (MRE) due to limited or no access to commercially available food. Extended and frequent travel may be required and will be governed by the need for the incumbent to fully cover all emergency preparedness responsibilities (i.e. disasters, meetings, exercises, etc.). This travel may depend upon the number and type of events or emergencies that may occur.

During deployments, the work is primarily related to readiness for and deployment for response during the aftermath of a disaster or public health emergency, where work may be field-based, in a tent environment that is remote and austere, caring for sick, injured, dying, or deceased persons. This work requires above average health, physical, and mental conditioning with routine long periods of repetitive walking, bending, lifting, and carrying, such as carrying NDMS equipment or heavy patients on litters. Incumbent must be capable of working in a high-stress, high-security, remote, austere, and uncharacterized environment, void of infrastructure and vital services, requiring specific physical demands, such as the ability to lift 50 pounds, and work characteristics that must be met to successfully perform the essential functions of this job. For these reasons, employees are required to complete a physical and health screening process, meet and maintain certain physical standards, as well as mental, behavioral, and cognitive competencies. Work may be performed in an office setting or indoor and outdoor field sites, sometimes in adverse weather. During emergency situations, the work environment may be situated in austere conditions and environment in terms of destroyed infrastructure (e.g., food and water, housing, electricity, communications), the presence of endemic diseases, and limited health and sanitation facilities requiring special safety precautions.


Qualifications

To qualify for this position, you must have met ALL of the following requirements:

Basic Education Requirements:

Public Law 97-35 requires that persons who administer radiologic procedures meet the credentialing standards in 42 CFR Part 75. Essentially, they must (l) 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 (2) be certified as radiographers in their field. The following meet these requirements:

Have successfully completed an educational program that meets or exceeds the standards described in 42 CFR Part 75, and is accredited by an organization recognized by the Department of Education and I am certified as a radiographer in my field as evidenced by my active State or national license which is in good standing.

-OR-

Have been employed by the Federal Government in a Radiologic position prior to January 13, 1986 and show evidence of current or fully satisfactory performance or certification of such from a licensed practitioner such as a doctor of medicine, osteopathy, dentistry, podiatry, or chiropractic who prescribes radiologic procedures to others.

-OR-

Have been employed by the Federal Government in a Radiologic position after January 13, 1986 and have (a) received training from institutions in a State or foreign jurisdiction that did not accredit training in that particular field at the time of graduation, or (b) practiced in a State or foreign jurisdiction that did not license that particular field or did not allow special eligibility to take a licensure examination for those who did not graduate from an accredited educational program, provided that such persons show evidence of training, experience, and competence.

-AND-

I have one year of specialized experience equivalent to the GS-6 grade level in the Federal Service performing standard diagnostic radiological procedures utilizing proper techniques, positioning and experience; utilizing tools for radiologic examinations such as wedges, rolls, and boards to assist with alternate positions for patients and unusual specimens with deformities or injuries and determining the most appropriate radiological studies and views to perform and assist with appropriate medical diagnosis and treatment.

-OR-

I have one year of graduate level education.

-OR-

I meet the minimum qualifications based on Superior Academic Achievement. (1) Class Standing - Applicants must be in the upper third of the graduating class in the college, university, or major subdivision, such as the College of Liberal Arts or the School of Business Administration, based on completed courses; OR (2) Grade-Point Average (G.P.A.) - Applicants must have a grade-point average of either (a) 3.0 or higher out of a possible 4.0 ("B" or better) as recorded on your official transcript, or as computed based on 4 years of education, or as computed based on courses completed during the final 2 years of the curriculum; or (b) 3.5 or higher out of a possible 4.0 ("B+" or better) based on the average of the required courses completed in the major field or the required courses in the major field completed during the final 2 years of the curriculum.; OR (3) Honor Society Membership - Applicants may be considered eligible based on membership in one of the approved national scholastic honor societies listed by the Association of College Honor Societies (https://www.achsnatl.org/).

-OR-

I have a combination of education and experience in 1 and 2 above.

Graduate education or an internship meets the specialized experience required above GS-5 only in those instances where it is directly related to the work of the position. One full year of graduate education meets the requirements for GS-7. One year of full-time graduate education is considered to be the number of credit hours that the school attended has determined to represent 1 year of full-time study. If that information cannot be obtained from the school, 18 semester hours should be considered as satisfying the 1 year of full-time study requirement. Part-time graduate education is creditable in accordance with its relationship to a year of full-time study at the school attended.


Additional information

Travel and transportation expenses may be paid: No
Bargaining Unit Position: No
Drug Screening Required: No
Recruitment incentives may be authorized: No
Student loan repayment incentive may be authorized: No
Annual leave for non-federal service may be authorized: No 


Security clearance

Q – Non Sensitive


What to Expect Next

When you return the email notification that you received to:  IntermittentRecruitmentRequest@hhs.gov  your current Term Appointment Position – will be reassigned to an Excepted Service – Indefinite Appointment, once it has been processed in the Enterprise Human Capital Management System (EHCM), you will receive a copy of your updated Position Description.

 

  • This page last reviewed: April 14, 2020