Indian Health Service Diagnostic Radiologic Technologist in Warm Springs, Oregon

Indian Health Service
1 vacancy in the following location:
  • Warm Springs, OR
Work Schedule is Full Time - Permanent

Opened Saturday 10/8/2016 (16 day(s) ago)

** Closes Friday 10/28/2016 (4 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.

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.

This is a fulltime-permanent, Diagnostic Radiologic Technologist position with the Warm Springs Indian Health Service, Warm Springs, Oregon. This position manages both the technical and administrative aspects of the radiology department. Performs complex and routine examinations to meet the needs of the medical staff. Reports to Supervisory Medical Technologist.

This position is being announced concurrently under Excepted Service/Merit Promotion plan procedures. Please review vacancy announcement number IHS-16-WR-1820234-ESEP/MP for eligibility requirements. NOTE: Applicants must apply separately for each announcement in order to be considered. Eligible applicants will receive notification that the position has been filled.

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.

  • Independently manages the technical and administrative aspects of the radiology department.
  • Receive patients, explains methods of procedures, and positions and sets technical factors to attain high quality radiographs.
  • Use proper computed radiography procedures to develop a radiograph.
  • Perform a variety of routine to complex examinations to meet the needs of the medical staff.
Travel Required
  • Not Required
Relocation Authorized
  • No
Job Requirements
Key Requirements
  • Selectee will be subject to a pre-employment fingerprint check.
  • Selectee will be subject to a background investigation.
  • Selectee may be subject to a probationary/trial period.
  • U.S. Citizenship is required
  • ESEP appointees may service two-year trial period.
  • More than one selection may be made from this announcement.
  • Selective Service Registration is required for males born after 12/31/1959.

To qualify for this position, your resume must state sufficient experience and/or education, to perform the duties of the specific position for which you are applying. 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; social). You will receive credit for all qualifying experience, including volunteer and part time experience. You must clearly identify the duties and responsibilities in each position held and the total number of hours per week.

For positions requiring positive education requirements, or if you are using education to meet all or part of the qualification requirements, you MUST submit a copy of your transcripts or an itemized list of college courses which includes equivalent information from the transcript (course title, semester/quarter hours, and grade/degree earned) in your resume.


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.


Your resume must demonstrate at least 1 year of specialized experience at or equivalent to at least the next lower grade level (GS-6) in the Federal service obtained in either the private or public sector performing the following types of tasks:

Specialized Experience:

Experience in the operation of diagnostic radiology equipment under the direction of a radiologists or other medical officers to produce radiographic studies used in medical diagnosis and treatment in the amounts indicated below is qualifying.

You must meet the requirements of the job by 11:59 (Eastern Standard Time) of the closing date: Friday, October 28, 2016

Security Clearance

Q - Nonsensitive

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


You can review our benefits at

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.

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. The position to be filled must have the same title, series and grade, geographic location and the same qualification requirements as the original vacancy announcement.

This position is covered under the Indian Health Service drug testing policy located at

CONDITIONS OF EMPLOYMENT: Security Clearance: If you are selected for this vacancy, you must undergo a pre-employment fingerprint check and background investigation. Fingerprint results and background investigation documentation must be cleared prior to hire. You will receive instructions on how to obtain and submit fingerprints and background investigation documentation. 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.

Immunization: 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. Child Care Covered Position: This position is a designated position covered by Public Law 101-630, requiring contact or control over Indian children. If you are selected, you are required to complete, sign and submit the Addendum to OF-306, Child Care; Indian Child Care Worker Position, form. Due to this requirement, the agency must ensure that persons hired for these position have not been found guilty of or pleaded nolo contendere to guilty to certain crimes.

IHS - Operated Properties are tobacco free

Salary Range: $42,011.00 to $52,514.00 / Per Year

Series & Grade: GS-0647-07/07

Supervisory Status: No

Who May Apply: United States Citizens

Control Number: 452978100

Job Announcement Number: IHS-16-WR-1820238-DH