Indian Health Service Diagnostic Radiologic Technologist (DHA) in Chinle, Arizona

Indian Health Service
1 vacancy in the following locations:
  • Chinle, AZ
  • Pinon, AZ
  • Tsaile, AZ
Work Schedule is Full Time - Permanent

Opened Wednesday 2/17/2016 (248 day(s) ago)

** Closes Saturday 12/31/2016 (70 day(s) away)

Job Overview

The Indian Health Service (IHS) is the principal federal health care provider and health advocate for American Indians and Alaska Natives (AI/AN). The IHS goal is to raise Indian health status to the highest possible level. IHS provides leadership and direction to programs and activities designed to improve health outcomes to over 1.9 million AI/AN through a system of IHS, Tribal, and Urban operated facilities and programs.

The IHS is required by law to give absolute preference to qualified applicants who meet the Secretary of the Interior's definition of Indian for appointment to vacancies within the IHS in accordance with established IHS policy as outlined in the Indian Health Manual Part 7, Chapter 3. The IHS is an Equal Opportunity Employer.

Position serves as Diagnostic Radiologic Technologist (X-Ray Technician) to produce radiographic studies for medical diagnosis within a 60 bed general medical and surgical hospital in Chinle as well as Pinon and Tsaile Health Centers in Arizona. Position reports to a Supervisory Diagnostic Radiologic Technologist. This is an "open continuous" announcement to fill permanent position/s as vacancies occur in the Radiology Department at the sites noted above for calendar year 2016. Issuance of certificates will not occur until 15 days after the opening date of the announcement.

This position is being announced concurrently under Excepted Service Examining Plan/Merit Promotion Plan (ESEP/MPP) procedures. Please review vacancy announcement number IHS-16-NJ-1628674-ESEP/MP; for eligibility requirements. NOTE: Applicants must apply separately for each announcement in order to be considered.



  • Receives patients, explains methods of procedures, positions patients, selects and set technical factors, sets accessory equipment and makes exposures necessary for the requested procedures
  • Performs a variety of difficult radiographic examination
  • Performs other duties as assigned
Travel Required
  • Occasional Travel
  • For meetings and trainings
Relocation Authorized
  • No
Job Requirements
Key Requirements
  • The selected applicant will be subject to a pre-employment background
  • investigation, which will include a fingerprint check.
  • If applicable-Selective Service registration (Males born after 12/31/59)
  • U.S. Citizenship is required

To qualify for this position, your resume must reflect sufficient experience and/or education, to perform the duties of the position for which you are applying. Your resume is key in evaluating your experience, as they relate to this position. Therefore, we encourage you to be clear and specific when describing your work experience.


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 meets these requirements:

(1) Persons employed by the Federal Government as radiologic personnel prior to the effective date of the regulation (January 13, 1968) 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) practice 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 as determined by OPM or the employing agency.

In addition, to the Basic Requirements, you must also meet the Minimum Qualifications stated below-


(Freeform) Your resume must demonstrate at least one year of specialized experience at or equivalent to at least the next lower grade level in the Federal service obtained in either the private or public sector performing the following types of tasks: For GS 5 through GS 7: Experience in the operation of diagnostic radiology equipment under the direction of radiologists or other medical officers to produce radiographic studies used in medical diagnosis and treatment in the amounts indicated below is qualifying for the grade indicated. GS 5: One (1) year of specialized experience equivalent to at least the GS 4 grade level.

GS 6: One (1) year of specialized experience equivalent to at least the GS 5 grade level.

GS 7: One (1) year of specialized experience equivalent to at least the GS 6 grade level.

Education and Training: Qualifying educational programs for radiography and radiation therapy technology are available in accredited colleges, universities, hospitals, medical schools, or postsecondary technical or vocational schools. Education or training from programs based in hospitals must have been from those hospitals that were accredited at the time of the education or training by the Joint Commission on Accreditation of Hospitals or by the American Osteopathic Association.

Substitution of Education for Experience: GS 5: Four (4) years of study above high school leading to a bachelor's degree with courses related to the occupation.

Must be a certified radiographer and show proof of certification.

You must meet the requirements of the job by 11:59 (Eastern Standard Time) of the closing date: Saturday, December 31, 2016

Security Clearance

Q - Sensitive

Additional Information
What To Expect Next

Once the online questionnaire is received you will receive an acknowledgement email that your submission was successful. Applicant MUST verify the completeness and successful submission of their applications by logging into the USAJobs Application Manager to check the “Status”. Your qualifications for the job will be reviewed against other applicants to determine, if you will be referred to the hiring manager for further consideration and possible interviews. We will notify you of the outcome after each of these steps have been completed. After making a tentative job offer, we will conduct a suitability/security background investigation.

You will no longer need to call the HR Office to determine your application status. USAJOBS has added an alert setting to their system to provide status updates for applicants. You can elect to activate the status updates from your USAJOBS profile at any point during the application process.

If all required documentation is not submitted with your application you will lose consideration. It is the applicant’s responsibility to verify that information and documents entered, uploaded, or faxed is received, legible and accurate. HR will not modify answers submitted by an applicant.

Indian Health Service is an Equal Opportunity Employer


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Other Information

Additional selection(s) of candidates may be possible within 90 days from the date the certificate of eligibles was issued for this announcement.

A one-year probationary period may be required upon selection/placement.

Government housing may or may not be available

This position is covered by a Bargaining Unit.

Recruitment incentive (may or may not) be authorized.

This position has promotion potential to the GS-7 grade level. Promotion to the next grade level is at management's discretion and is based on your demonstrated ability to perform the higher level duties, the continuing need for the higher level duties, and "Regulatory/Administrative" approval. Promotion to the next higher level is not guaranteed and no promise of promotion is implied.

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. IHS may offer newly-appointed Federal employees credit for their directly related previous non-federal experience or active duty uniformed military service. This credited service can be used in determining the rate at which annual leave is earned. CONDITIONS OF EMPLOYMENT:

  • Measles and Rubella immunization required for selectees born after 1957. Seasonal Influenza immunizations required for civilian health care facility staff working in Indian Health Service health care facilities.

  • Work is on a regularly assigned rotational or call-back basis to provide continuity of services during evenings, nights, holidays and weekends.

  • Security Clearance: If you are selected for this vacancy, you must undergo a fingerprint check. Fingerprint results must be cleared prior to hire. You will receive instructions on how to obtain and submit fingerprints. After you begin your employment, your continued employment is contingent upon the outcome of a complete background investigation as determined by the sensitivity level of your position. The investigation must find that you are suitable for Federal employment in your position. If you are found not suitable, you will be terminated after you begin work. If you make a false statement in any part of your application, you may not be hired; you may be fired after you begin work; or subject to possible criminal charges.

IHS - Operated Properties are tobacco free

Salary Range: $32,318.00 to $52,043.00 / Per Year

Series & Grade: GS-0647-05/07

Promotion Potential: 07

Supervisory Status: No

Who May Apply: United States Citizens

Control Number: 429829900

Job Announcement Number: IHS-16-NJ-1629024-DHA