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Diagnostic Radiologic Technologist (Magnetic Resonance Imaging)

Defense Health Agency Fort Belvoir, VA
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Diagnostic Radiologic Technologist (Magnetic Resonance Imaging)

##### Department of Defense

Defense Health Agency

##### Fort Belvoir Community Hospital, Department of Radiology


- ##### Open & closing dates

07/26/2019 to 08/08/2019

- ##### Service


- ##### Pay scale & grade

GS 9

- ##### Salary

$57,510 to $74,759 per year

- ##### Appointment type


- ##### Work schedule



1 vacancy in the following location:


Fort Belvoir, VA

##### Relocation expenses reimbursed


##### Telework eligible


- Duties

### Summary

**About the Position:** This position is in the diagnostic section,
Department of Radiology, Clinical Support Directorate, located at
the Fort Belvoir Community Hospital, Fort Belvoir, VA.

**Work Schedule: This will be an off-shift position, shift will be
determined at a later date, based on mission needs.**

This is a Direct Hire Solicitation

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### Responsibilities

- Perform complex computerized 3D and 3D MRI scanning of the head
and/or body; receive patients, explain methods and safety
precautions of procedures; start IVs, position patient and
produce necessary images for the requested examination.
- Scan patients, transmit images, coordinate protocols with
radiologists, ensure MRI safety for staff and patients, and
screen patients for implanted devices.
- Responsible for all MRI techniques, patient care, operation of
advanced imaging and MR equipment. Advanced knowledge of MRI
physics, cross sectional anatomy and patient safety is required.
- Perform post processing imaging and calculations as requested
for each study.
- Apply knowledge of MRI scanning, physics, cross section anatomy
and patient safety on a daily basis to support local protocols
and standards. Operate equipment with minimal instruction.
- Oversee the maintenance of a quality control program in the MRI
section and participate in the in-service educational programs.

### Travel Required

Not required

##### Supervisory status


##### Promotion Potential


- #### Job family (Series)

0647 Diagnostic Radiologic Technologist

#### Similar jobs

- Mri Technologists
- Radiologic Technologists
- Technologists, Mri
- Technologists, Radiologic

- Requirements

### Conditions of Employment

- This position requires the incumbent be able to obtain and
maintain a determination of eligibility for a Tier 3 security
investigation or access for the duration of employment. A
background investigation and credit check are required.
- This position requires the incumbent to have tuberculosis
- Appointment may be subject to a suitability or fitness
determination, as determined by a completed background
- Two year trial/probationary period may be required.
- This position has mandatory seasonal influenza vaccination
requirements and is subject to annual seasonal influenza
vaccinations unless otherwise exempted for medical or religious
reasons (documentation of exemption must be provided upon hire).
- This position requires the completion of a pre-employment
Physical Examination and an annual examination thereafter to
ensure the continued, required level of physical health and
ability or fitness to perform the duties of the position.
- This position may require the incumbent to work on any day or
shift, including PMs, nights, weekends, holidays, or on an "on
call" basis, necessary to meet mission requirements.
- In the event of severe weather conditions or other such
emergency type situations (natural or man-made disaster) the
incumbent is required to report to work or remain at work as
scheduled to
- This position requires that you obtain and maintain a Basic Life
Support (BLS) certification.

### Qualifications

**Who May Apply: US Citizens**

In order to qualify, you must meet the experience requirements
described below. 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. Your resume must clearly
describe your relevant experience.

**Basic Requirement for Diagnostic Radiologic Technologist (MRI):

Radiology Certification:** Public Law 97-35 requires that persons
who administer radiologic procedures meet the credentialing
standards in 42 CFR Part 75. Essentially, they must (1) 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
1. Persons employed by the Federal Government as radiologic
personnel prior to the effective date of the regulation (January
13, 1986) who 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.
2. Persons first employed by the Federal Government as radiologic
personnel after the effective date of the regulation who (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 such persons show evidence of
training, experience, and competence, as determined by OPM or
the employing agency.

**In addition to meeting the basic requirement above, to qualify for
this position you must also meet the qualification requirements

Experience required:** To qualify based on your work experience,
your resume must describe at least one year of experience which
prepared you to do the work in this job. Specialized experience
includes performing magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) on patients to
include head, body, extremities, and/or spine; and the ability to
troubleshoot system/equipment when intermittent problems occur.
Although not required, management prefers candidates with magnetic
resonance angiography (MRA) experience. This definition of
specialized experience is typical of work performed at the next
lower grade/level position in the federal service (GS-08).

Knowledge of the following advanced imaging options is preferred:
FC, SAT, peripheral gating, cardiac gating, respiratory triggering
(RT), navigator (NAV), no phase wrap (NPW), extended dynamic range
(ED), blood suppression techniques (BSP), parallel imaging (ASSET),
Phased array Uniformity Enhancement (PURE), Surface Coil Intensity
Correction (SCIC); as well as knowledge of the trigger window, views
per segment, effective TR, cardiac phases, beats per minute and
delay after trigger.

Some federal jobs allow you to substitute your education for the
required experience in order to qualify. For this job, you must meet
the qualification requirement using experience alone--no
substitution of education for experience is permitted.

### Education

This job does not have an education qualification requirement.

### Additional information

- You will be required to provide proof of U.S. Citizenship.
- Male applicants born after December 31, 1959 must complete a
Pre-Employment Certification Statement for Selective Service
- Direct Deposit of Pay is required.
- 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 Annuitant information sheet.
- Multiple positions may be filled from this announcement.
- Salary includes applicable locality pay or Local Market
- If you are unable to apply online or need to fax a document you
do not have in electronic form, view the following link for
information regarding an Alternate Application.
- Payment of Permanent Change of Station (PCS) costs is not
authorized, based on a determination that a PCS move is not in
the Government interest.
- The position requires long periods of standing and walking.
Positioning patients who are unconscious or disabled requires
considerable effort and working in awkward positions. Heavy
lifting of totally incapacitated patients is done only with the
help of other employees.

### How You Will Be Evaluated

You will be evaluated for this job based on how well you meet the
qualifications above.

Once the announcement has closed, a review of your application
package (resume, supporting documents, and responses to the
questionnaire) will be used to determine whether you meet the
qualification requirements listed on this announcement. If, after
reviewing your r?sum? and/or supporting documentation, a
determination is made that you have inflated your qualifications
and/or experience, you may lose consideration for this position.
Please follow all instructions carefully when applying, errors or
omissions may affect your eligibility.

You should list any relevant performance appraisals and incentive
awards in your resume as that information may be taken into
consideration during the selection process. If selected, you may be
required to provide supporting documentation.

Interagency Career Transition Assistance Program (ICTAP). If you are
a Federal employee in the competitive service and your agency has
notified you in writing that you are a displaced employee eligible
for ICTAP consideration, you may receive selection priority for this
position. To receive selection priority, you must: (1) meet ICTAP
eligibility criteria (2) be rated well-qualified for the position
and; (3) submit the appropriate documentation to support your ICTAP
eligibility. To be considered well-qualified and receive selection
priority applicants must satisfy all qualification requirements for
the position and receive a score of 90 or above. Additional
information about the program is on OPM's Career Transition
Resources website.

### Background checks and security clearance

##### Security clearance

Not Required

##### Drug test required


- Required Documents

The documents you are required to submit vary based on whether or
not you are eligible for preference in federal employment. A
complete description of preference categories and the associated
required documents is in the Applicant Checklist (External).

As described above, your complete application includes your resume,
your responses to the online questionnaire, and documents which
prove your eligibility to apply. **If you fail to provide these
documents, you will be marked as having an incomplete application
package and you will not be considered any further.**

**1. Your resume:**

- Your resume may be submitted in any format and must support the
specialized experience described in this announcement.
- If your resume includes a photograph or other inappropriate
material or content, it will not be used to make eligibility and
qualification determinations and you may not be considered for
this vacancy.
- For qualifications determinations your resume must contain hours
worked per week and the dates of employment (i.e., HRS per week
and month/year to month/year or month/year to present). If your
resume does not contain this information, your application may
be marked as incomplete and you may not receive consideration
for this position.
- For additional information see: What to include in your resume.

**2. Other supporting documents:**
- Cover Letter, optional
- Most recent Performance Appraisal, if applicable
- License/Certification: This position has a license/certification
requirement, you MUST submit a copy of your current, active,
valid, unrestricted license/certification with your application
package or you may be rated ineligible. See: Transcripts and

NOTE: Documents submitted as part of the application package, to
include supplemental documents, may be shared beyond the Human
Resources Office. Some supplemental documents such as military
orders and marriage certificates may contain personal information
for someone other than you. You may sanitize these documents to
remove another person's personal information before you submit your
application. You may be asked to provide an un-sanitized version of
the documents if you are selected to confirm your eligibility.

- Benefits

Review our benefits

- How to Apply

To apply for this position, you must complete the online
questionnaire and submit the documentation specified in the Required
Documents section below.

The complete application package must be submitted by 11:59 PM (EST)
on 08/08/2019 to receive consideration.

- To begin, click **Apply** to access the online application. You
will need to be logged into your USAJOBS account to apply. If
you do not have a USAJOBS account, you will need to create one
before beginning the application
- Follow the prompts to **select your r?sum? and/or other
supporting documents** to be included with your application
package. You will have the opportunity to upload additional
documents to include in your application before it is submitted.
Your uploaded documents may take several hours to clear the
virus scan process.
- After acknowledging you have reviewed your application package,
complete the Include Personal Information section as you deem
appropriate and **click to continue with the application
- You will be taken to the online application which you must
complete in order to apply for the position. Complete the online
application, verify the required documentation is included with
your application package, and submit the application. **You must
re-select your resume and/or other documents from your USAJOBS
account or your application will be incomplete**.
- It is your responsibility to verify that your application
package (resume, supporting documents, and responses to the
questionnaire) is complete, accurate, and submitted by the
closing date. Uploaded documents may take up to one hour to
clear the virus scan.
- Additional information on how to complete the online application
process and submit your online application may be found on the
USA Staffing Applicant Resource Center.

To verify the status of your application, log into your USAJOBS
account (, all of your
applications will appear on the Welcome screen. The Application
Status will appear along with the date your application was last
updated. For information on what each Application Status means,

### Agency contact information

### Army Applicant Help Desk

##### Phone


##### Email


##### Address

Fort Belvoir, VA 22060

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### Next steps

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.

- Fair & Transparent

The Federal hiring process is setup to be fair and transparent.
Please read the following guidance.

### Equal Employment Opportunity Policy

The United States Government does not discriminate in employment on
the basis of race, color, religion, sex (including pregnancy and
gender identity), national origin, political affiliation, sexual
orientation, marital status, disability, genetic information, age,
membership in an employee organization, retaliation, parental
status, military service, or other non-merit factor.

- Equal Employment Opportunity (EEO) for federal employees & job

### Reasonable Accommodation Policy

Federal agencies must provide reasonable accommodation to applicants
with disabilities where appropriate. Applicants requiring reasonable
accommodation for any part of the application process should follow
the instructions in the job opportunity announcement. For any part
of the remaining hiring process, applicants should contact the
hiring agency directly. Determinations on requests for reasonable
accommodation will be made on a case-by-case basis.

A reasonable accommodation is any change to a job, the work
environment, or the way things are usually done that enables an
individual with a disability to apply for a job, perform job duties
or receive equal access to job benefits.

Under the Rehabilitation Act of 1973, federal agencies must provide
reasonable accommodations when:

- An applicant with a disability needs an accommodation to have an
equal opportunity to apply for a job.
- An employee with a disability needs an accommodation to perform
the essential job duties or to gain access to the workplace.
- An employee with a disability needs an accommodation to receive
equal access to benefits, such as details, training, and
office-sponsored events.

You can request a reasonable accommodation at any time during the
application or hiring process or while on the job. Requests are
considered on a case-by-case basis.

Learn more about disability employment and reasonable accommodations
or how to contact an agency.

#### Legal and regulatory guidance

- Financial suitability
- Social security number request
- Privacy Act
- Signature and false statements
- Selective Service
- New employee probationary period

This job originated on For the full announcement and to
apply, visit Only resumes
submitted according to the instructions on the job announcement listed
at will be considered.

Defense Health Agency


Fort Belvoir, VA