Veterans Affairs, Veterans Health Administration Chief Radiology Administrator in San Francisco, California

Veterans Affairs, Veterans Health Administration
1 vacancy in the following location:
  • San Francisco, CA
Work Schedule is Full Time - Permanent

Opened Thursday 12/1/2016 (0 day(s) ago)

** Closes Thursday 12/15/2016 (14 day(s) away)

Job Overview

Vacancy Identification Number (VIN): 1825381

OUR MISSION: To fulfill President Lincoln's promise – "To care for him who shall have borne the battle, and for his widow, and his orphan" – by serving and honoring the men and women who are America's Veterans. How would you like to become a part of a team providing compassionate care to Veterans?

As a VA professional, your opportunities are endless. Not only is it the largest, most technologically advanced integrated health care system in the Nation, but we also provide many other services to Veterans through the Benefits Administration and National Cemeteries. VA professionals feel good about their careers and their ability to balance work and home life. VA offers generous paid time off and a variety of predictable and flexible scheduling opportunities. For more information on the Department of Veterans Affairs, go to **VA encourages persons with disabilities to apply. The health related positions in VA are covered by Title 38, and are not covered by the Schedule A excepted appointment authority.

The incumbent for this position may be eligible to apply for the Education Debt Reduction Program. Please contact Human Resources at this medical center and speak with the Education Debt Reduction Program Coordinator for additional information.

Current VA employees should apply under NQ-16-SMZ-1824277-BU


The Chief Radiology Administrator directs and administers the entire Diagnostic Radiology Service, and Nuclear Medicine Service with the exception of the staff physicians, of a large multidisciplinary university-affiliated Radiology Department. The incumbent participates with other management officials in the planning and establishment of long-range work requirement and schedules. As the Chief Radiology Administrator duties include but are limited to:

Direct the Radiology Department program and the program work direction covers providing complex administrative and technical services affecting a large number of people. The installation, activities, functions or services accomplished, directly and significantly impact a wide range of agency activities, the work of other agencies and the public.

Serves as a Contracting Officer Representative (COR) to all related Radilogy Contracts and correspondence, establishes long and short range strategic planning for the department pertaining to procurement of new equipment, new construction, renovation and staffing requirements. The incumbent plans, directs and controls the technical and administrative program and supervises employees of the Diagnostic Radiology Service and Nuclear Medicine Service through subordinate supervisory staff. The Chief Radiology Administrator has the leadership, management, administrative, educational background and radiologic technology skills and experience to manage a large Radiology Department affiliated with a University Medical Center and with the City College of San Francisco. The incumbent is the administrative and supervisory liaison between the services of the Radiology Department and other services within the Medical Center. The incumbent must have an extensive knowledge of the functions on all aspects of Diagnostic Radiology and Nuclear Medicine.

This position requires a considerable amount of independent judgment to coordinate program activities that affect clinical, research, teaching, and administrative functions.

Work Schedule: Monday to Friday 8:00am to 4:30pm

Functional Statement Title/#: Chief Radiology Administrator/0000

Travel Required
  • Not Required
Relocation Authorized
  • No
Job Requirements
Key Requirements
  • Must pass pre-employment examination
  • Must be proficient in written and spoken English
  • Designated and-or Random Drug Testing required
  • Background and-or Security Investigation required
  • Selective Service Registration is required for males born after 12/31/1959.

Basic Requirements:

  • U.S. citizenship: Non-citizens may be appointed when it is not possible to recruit qualified citizens in accordance with VA Policy.
  • Education: (Transcript required; unofficial will be accepted)Completion of a full-time training course of at least 24 months duration (or equivalent) in a post-high school diagnostic radiologic technology program, evidenced by a certificate or an associate's degree, accredited by the Joint Review Committee on Education in Radiologic Technology (JRCERT), and certification by the American Registry of Radiologic Technologist (AART) in radiology. All education claimed by applicant will be verified by the appointing agency accordingly.
  • Certification: All applicants must be certified in general radiologic technology by the American Registry of Radiologic Technology (ARRT) (R).
  • Physical Requirements: Must meet the physical requirements for the position as determined by satisfactory results of a physical examination.
  • English Language Proficiency: Must be proficient in spoken and written English.

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; religions; spiritual; community; student; social). Volunteer work helps build critical competencies, knowledge, and skills and can provide valuable training and experience that translates directly to paid employment. You will receive credit for all qualifying experience, including volunteer experience**.

Grade Determinations:**Completion of 1 year of experience comparable to the next lower grade level (GS-11 for GS 12) and must fully meet the KSAs at that level.

Knowledge of Current Radiologic Technology Practice.To be creditable, experience must have demonstrated possession of the knowledge, skills, abilities, and other characteristics (also referred to as "core competencies") associated with current radiologic technology practice. This may have been evidenced by the equivalent of 1 year of active practice, which is paid or non-paid employment as a DRT as defined by ARRT. In addition, the candidate must demonstrate the following technical KSAs and demonstrate the potential to acquire the assignment specific KSAs designated by an asterisk (*)

  • Knowledge of the fiscal matters of the radiology program, including VHA funds and several additional fund controls, and ability to administer the scarce medical specialist contracts for professional services.

  • Skill to make short and long-term supply, equipment, and major space alteration recommendations, and prepare specifications for radiographic equipment purchases and remodeling requests.

  • Ability to make and implement major managerial recommendation for the radiology program, such as organizational improvements including changes in structure and delegation; maintain realistic cost/benefit ratios; and policy and procedure changes to improve service to patients.

  • Ability to perform the full range of supervisory duties, including responsibility for assignment of work performed; performance evaluation; recommendations for appointment, awards, advancement, and, when appropriate, disciplinary actions; and identification of continuing education and training needs. References: Input applicable VA Handbook 5005 reference and appropriate VA Qualification Standard. This can be found in the local Human Resources Office.

Note: Only education or degrees recognized by the U.S. Department of Education from accredited colleges, universities, schools, or institutions may be used to qualify for Federal employment. You can verify your education here: If you are using foreign education to meet qualification requirements, you must send a Certificate of Foreign Equivalency with your transcript in order to receive credit for that education.

*Physical Requirements: * The work is sedentary. Typically, the employee sits comfortably to do the work. However, there may be some walking; standing; bending; carrying of light items such as paper, books, small parts, etc. No special physical demands are required to perform the work.

The physical requirements for this position in accordance with HRML No. 05-12-02, Employment of People with Disabilities, Including Under Schedule A, 5 CFR 213.3102(u)]

Security Clearance

Public Trust - Background Investigation

Additional Information
What To Expect Next

After we receive application packages (including all required documents) and the vacancy announcement closes, we will review applications to ensure qualification and eligibility requirements are met. During our review, if your résumé and application package do not support your questionnaire answers, we will adjust your rating accordingly. After the review is complete, a referral certificate(s) is issued and applicants will be notified of their status by email (if provided); otherwise, applicants will receive a notification letter via the U.S. Postal Service. Referred applicants will be notified as such and may be contacted directly by the hiring office for an interview. All referred applicants receive a final notification once a selection decision has been made.

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VA offers a comprehensive benefits package. This link provides an overview of the benefits currently offered:

Receiving Service Credit for Earning Annual (Vacation) Leave: 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. VA may offer newly-appointed Federal employees credit for their job-related non-federal experience or active duty uniformed military service. This credited service can be used in determining the rate at which they earn annual leave.

Other Information

It is the policy of the VA to not deny employment to those that have faced financial hardships or periods of unemployment.

This job opportunity announcement may be used to fill additional vacancies.

This position is in the Excepted Service and does not confer competitive status.

Salary Range: $99,362.00 to $129,170.00 / Per Year

Series & Grade: GS-0647-12/12

Supervisory Status: Yes

Who May Apply: United States Citizens

Control Number: 453378200

Job Announcement Number: NQ-17-SMZ-1825381-BU