Indian Health Service Diagnostic Radiologic Technologist in Lame Deer, Montana

Indian Health Service
1 vacancy in the following location:
  • Lame Deer, MT
Work Schedule is Full Time - Permanent

Opened Monday 9/19/2016 (31 day(s) ago)

** Closes Monday 10/31/2016 (11 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.

This position is located within the Indian Health Service, Northern Cheyenne Service Unit, Lame Deer, MT.

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.

DIRECT HIRE AUTHORITY JOB OPPORTUNITY ANNOUNCEMENT: These positions are eligible to be filled through Office of Personnel Management's delegated Direct Hire Authority [DHA]. The Direct Hire Authority has been authorized by the Homeland Security Act of 2002 and Part 337, Subpart B, Title 5 of the Code of Federal Regulations [5 CFR]. If filled utilizing DHA, the following is applicable: all applicants who meet the basic qualification requirements will be forwarded to the Selecting Official for consideration. The "rule of three," Veteran's preference and traditional rating and ranking of applicants do not apply to the Direct Hire process. Indian Preference does apply.

This position is being announced concurrently under Excepted Service Examining Plan/Merit Promotion Plan (ESEP/MPP) procedures. Please review vacancy announcement number ++1805244-ESEP/MP VA number++; for eligibility requirements. NOTE: Applicants must apply separately for each announcement in order to be considered.

OPEN UNTIL FILLED. The first certificate will be issued after 09/30/16. The second certificate will be issued after 10/17/16. The third certificate will be issued after 10/31/16.

READVERTISEMENT - This position is being readvertised under a new vacancy announcement to solicit additional applicants.

  • Perform a wide variety of radiological examinations per request by the medical staff for use in clinical diagnosis Receive patients explains methods of procedure, positions patient and makes exposures necessary for the requested examination.
  • Perform ultrasound procedures for disease diagnosis and obstetrical problems.
  • Directly supervise the staff of the radiology department.
Travel Required
  • Occasional Travel
  • Occasional Travel may be required.
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.

Individual Occupational Requirements

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 (2) be certified as radiographers in their field. The following meet these requirements:

(l) 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 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.

Specialized Experience

For positions at GS-4 and above: 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.

Experience and education requirements

The following shows the amounts of education and/or experience required to qualify for positions covered by this standard.

GS-8: 1 year of specialized experience equivalent to at least next lower grade level

To qualify based on specialized experience for GS-8 level, you must have one year of experience (equivalent to the GS-7 level) that included duties such as: Operate, independently and without direct supervision, as the technologist responsible for the performance and coordination of all diagnostic radiology examinations. Acquire diagnostic studies so that proper diagnosis and treatment may be achieved. assure optimum quality control, efficient coordination of activities, high quality diagnostic exam results, and patient satisfaction. Experience in supervising employees, supply inventory, ordering of supplies, QA/PI, record maintenance, etc.

You must meet the requirements of the job by 11:59 (Eastern Standard Time) of the closing date: Monday, October 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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Other Information

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.

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


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. Seasonal Influenza immunization is required for civilian health care facility staff working in Indian Health Service health care facilities. 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: $46,523.00 to $58,151.00 / Per Year

Series & Grade: GS-0647-08/08

Supervisory Status: Yes

Who May Apply: United States Citizens; PHS Commissioned Officers interested in performing the duties of this position within the Commissioned Corps MUST apply to the merit promotion announcement in order to receive consideration.

Control Number: 450995900

Job Announcement Number: IHS-16-BI-1805730-DH