Indian Health Service Diagnostic Radiologic Technologist (Open Cont.) (Direct Hire) in Fort Yates, North Dakota

Indian Health Service
Few vacancies in the following locations:
  • Fort Yates, ND
  • Winnebago, NE
  • Fort Thompson, SD
  • Lower Brule, SD
  • McLaughlin, SD More Locations (2)
Work Schedule is Full Time - Permanent

Opened Wednesday 7/6/2016 (113 day(s) ago)

** Closes Saturday 12/31/2016 (65 day(s) away)

Job Overview

Become a part of an innovative, dynamic, nationwide organization of dedicated health care providers working to meet the individual health care needs of American Indians and Alaska Natives. Indian Health Service (IHS) employees are considerate in our care, creative in our approach, enthusiastic about our work and compassionate with our patients.

Our lifestyle is adventurous, community oriented and focused on service and problem solving as part of a professional interdisciplinary team. Join us in improving the health outcomes of 2.2 million American Indians and Alaska Natives.

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.

The positions are located within the Great Plains Area IHS. There MAY NOT be immediate vacancies at all locations. Interested applicants should check with the local Administrative Office concerning immediate employment needs. Positions may also be filled at other IHS locations including the Great Plains Area Office and Tribe Organizations as vacancies occur. The purpose of this position is to provide comprehensive care to pediatric, adolescent, adult and geriatric patients within the Great Plains Area.

This position is being announced concurrently under Excepted Service Examining Plan/Merit Promotion Plan (ESEP/MPP) procedures. Please review vacancy announcement number ++IHS-16-GP-1740245-ESEP/MP++; for eligibility requirements. NOTE: Applicants must apply separately for each announcement in order to be considered. Applications will remain active in the system for three (3) months for any availabilities.

Exceptional recruiting difficulty may result in payment of a recruitment or relocation incentive/bonus.


Major Duties:

  • The incumbent independently operates fixed/portable radiography machine to meet the needs of the department.
  • Receives patients, explains methods of procedures, positions and sets technical factors to attain a high quality radiography.
  • Uses densitometer, and sensitometer on a daily basis if this equipment is available to assure high quality radiography.
  • Uses proper dark room techniques.
  • Develops/Maintains a quality control system for the automatic film processor on a daily basis to meet accrediting body standards.
  • Performs a variety of routine to complex examinations to meet the needs of the medical staff.
  • Requisitions supplies to meet the needs of the department; Maintains and updates the departmental Procedures Manual to meet all accrediting requirements.
Travel Required
  • Occasional Travel
  • Occasional travel may be required for training and/or other work related duties.
Relocation Authorized
  • Yes
  • Travel and Relocation may be authorized for current federal employees.
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.


NOTE: 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 be certified as radiographers in their field. The following meet these requirements:

  • 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.
  • Persons first employed by the Federal Government as radiologic personnel after the effective date of the regulation who 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 as determined by OPM or the employing agency.

All applicants, however, must meet the requirements below:


GS-04: Six months of general experience and six months of specialized experience equivalent to at least the GS-03 grade level; OR, Successful completion of a full-time training course of at least 12 months' duration in a post-high school radiography program.

GENERAL EXPERIENCE: (1) Any type of work that demonstrates the applicant's ability to perform the work of the position, OR, (2) Experience that provided a familiarity with the subject matter or processes of the broad subject area of the occupation.

GS-05: One year of specialized experience equivalent to at least the GS-04 grade level; OR, Successful completion of a full-time training course of at least 24 months' duration in a post-high school radiography program. -OR- Successful completion of a course for medical radiologic technicians in the Armed Forces is qualifying on a month-for-month basis up to the one (1) year of specialized experience required for GS-05 grade level.

GS-06: One year of specialized experience equivalent to at least the GS-05 grade level.

GS-07: One year of specialized experience equivalent to at least the GS-06 grade level.

GS-08: One year of specialized experience equivalent to at least the GS-07 grade level.

GS-09: One year of specialized experience equivalent to at least the GS-08 grade level.

GS-10: One year of specialized experience equivalent to at least the GS-09 level.

NOTE: The GS-09 is for a "Supervisory Position" ONLY.

SPECIALIZED EXPERIENCE: Experience in the operation of diagnostic radiology equipment under the direction of radiologist or other medical officers to produce radiographic studies used in medical diagnosis and treatment.

SPECIALIZED EXPERIENCE DEFINED: Experience is examining and performing complex radiologic examinations and the appropriate way to photograph injuries, medical situations. Experience in coordinating the operating and the operation of ancillary equipment. Experience in the operation of basic x-ray equipment; and experience in using basic mathematical formula to calculate technical factors for non-standard position and equipment set up.

IF SUPERVISORY POSITION: Experience leader or Supervisor, a Diagnostic Radiology Department by assigning and evaluating work. Experience evaluating performance, conduct, and creative work schedules.


EDUCATION & 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.

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

Security Clearance

Public Trust - Background Investigation

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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  • 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.
  • Measles and Rubella immunization required for selectees born after 1957.
  • Government Housing may or may not be available (depending on availability).
  • Rotating Shifts, Alternate work schedule, Nights/Weekends/Holidays, possible overtime.
  • The incumbent may be required to travel and must possess a valid driver's license.
  • Selectee(s) are required to have a viable bank account at a financial institution for electronic direct deposit of salary payment.

IHS - Operated Properties are tobacco free

Salary Range: $32,839.00 to $70,103.00 / Per Year

Series & Grade: GS-0647-04/10

Promotion Potential: 10

Supervisory Status: Yes


Control Number: 443702300

Job Announcement Number: IHS-16-GP-1740269-DHA