Naval Medical Command DIAGNOSTIC RADIOLOGIC TECHNOLOGIST in Camp Foster, Japan

Naval Medical Command
Few vacancies in the following location:
  • Camp Foster, Japan
Work Schedule is Full Time - Permanent

Opened Wednesday 9/28/2016 (29 day(s) ago)

** Closes Friday 10/28/2016 (1 day(s) away)

Job Overview

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This announcement is being amended to extend the closing date to October 28, 2016.**

This position serves as a* Diagnostic Radiologic Technologist* at* Directorate for Clinical Support Services, Radiologic Department, U.S. Naval Hospital, Okinawa, Japan*.

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First priority consideration will be given to preference eligible veterans.

Second priority consideration will be given to military spouse and family member preference eligibles residing in the commute area of the duty location for this position. Commute area is defined as the geographic area surrounding the duty location in which people can reasonably be expected to travel back and forth daily.

Military Spouses and family members may apply 30 days before their anticipated arrival date. However, they will not receive preference until arrival at the foreign location. Additional documentation may be required prior to granting preference.

Military spouses and family members who are appointed may not extend longer than 2 months following the transfer of the sponsor from the commuting area of the foreign duty station; 2 months beyond the separation of the appointee's sponsor; or any time beyond the time employee ceases to be a family member.

  • Perform radiological procedures and examinations such as digital mammography equipment, mammography guided needle localizations, stereotactic biopsies, ductograms, ultrasounds guided needle localizations and ultrasound guided breast biopsies.

  • Make exposure on own initiative to provide complete studies for the radiological review and interpretation.

  • Recognize lesions, masses, abnormalities, and/or disease related changes to organs appearing on the screen or film at various stages of mammographic examination in order to make adjustments or take additional views in order to achieve optimum visualization of affected areas.

  • Organize statistical data and pathology information to initiate and ensure performance improvement within the Mammography division.

  • Set up the mammography suite, assures that sterile supplies, contrast materials, biopsy needles, and other equipment required are present and display for each case.

Travel Required
  • Not Required
Relocation Authorized
  • Yes
  • Relocation expenses for candidates outside of the commuting area (i.e. PCS) are authorized in accordance with applicable travel regulations and Department of Navy Policy. Relocation incentives as described in 5 USC 5753 may be authorized in accordance with applicable command policy and available command funding.
Job Requirements
Key Requirements
  • You must be a US Citizen.
  • Males must be registered or exempt from Selective Service.
  • Selectee must be determined suitable for federal employment.
  • Selectee may be required to successfully complete a probationary period.
  • Selectee is required to participate in the direct deposit pay program.
  • See Other Information section for additional requirements.

In order to qualify for this position, your resume must provide sufficient experience and/or education, knowledge, skills, and abilities, to perform the duties of the specific position for which you are being considered. Your resume is the key means we have for evaluating your skills, knowledge, and abilities, as they relate to this position. Therefore, we encourage you to be clear and specific when describing your experience.

Applicants must meet the following qualifications requirements of the Office of Personnel Management (OPM) Qualifications Standards Manual:

Basic Requirements:

Applicants must successfully complete an educational program accredited by an organization recognized by the Department of Education (Note - 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) AND have an active, current certification as a radiographer in my field as evidenced by my active state or national license.


Must have been employed by the Federal Government in a Radiologic position prior to January 13, 1986 as evidenced by my current or fully satisfactory performance or certification from a licensed practitioner such as a doctor of medicine, osteopathy, dentistry, podiatry, or chiropractic who prescribes radiologic procedures to others.


Must have been employed by the Federal Government in a Radiologic position after January 13, 1986; who has (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.

In addition, your resume must demonstrate at least one year of specialized experience at or equivalent to the GS-07grade level or pay band in the Federal service or equivalent experience in the private or public sector. Specialized experience is defined as experience that is typically in or related to the work of the position to be filled and has equipped you with the particular knowledge, skills, and abilities, to successfully perform the duties of the position. Specialized experience must demonstrate the following: performing a full range of mammographic and radiographic examinations to include mammography guided needle localizations, stereotactic biopsies, ductograms, ultrasound guided needle localizations and ultrasound guided breast biopsies.

This position has a Selective Placement Factor (screen-out) which will also be used to determine minimum qualifications for this position. Applicants not possessing this Selective Placement Factor will be found ineligible for this position.

The Selective Placement Factor is: Must possess an active, current American Registry of Radiological Technologist (AART) with sub-specialty certification in Mammography? (Note - A copy of your current certification/license MUST be submitted with your resume. Failure to provide the required document will render you not eligible for consideration).

Additional qualification information can be found from the following Office of Personnel Management web site:

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. Experience refers to paid and unpaid experience, including volunteer work done through National Service programs (e.g., professional, philanthropic, religious, 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.

As part of the application process, you must complete and submit an occupational questionnaire. To preview this questionnaire and determine if your experience matches the required skills for this position, click the following link: TAG:View Assessment Questions

Please follow all instructions carefully. Errors or omissions may affect your rating and/or appointment eligibility.

Are you using your education to qualify? 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). See OPM's General Policies for information on crediting education.

Education completed in foreign colleges or universities may be used to meet the qualification requirements if the applicant can provide documentation indicating that the foreign education is comparable to that received in an accredited educational institution in the United States. It is the responsibility of the applicant to provide such evidence when applying for further information, visit:


A Secret security clearance is a requirement of this position. Failure to obtain and maintain the required level of clearance may result in the withdrawal of a position offer or removal. If you possess a security clearance, please indicate the level and termination date in your resume.

Successful completion of a pre-employment drug test is required. A tentative offer of employment will be rescinded if the applicant fails to report to the scheduled drug test appointment. Incumbents of drug testing designated positions will be subject to random testing. Drug test results will be provided to the employing activity/command.

Incumbent must obtain and maintain annual Cardio Pulmonary Resuscitation (CPR) certification.

The work requires long periods of standing and walking. There is some bending, lifting, and carrying moderately heavy items such as film cassettes for test film changers and containers of film processing chemicals. Positioning patients requires considerable effort and working in awkward positions.

The work area is well lighted and temperature controlled, Special safety precautions are required to reduce exposure to radiation. These include using minimum current settings of the radiography equipment and never operating the equipment except from behind a protective screen or when wearing protective clothing or equipment.

Security Clearance


Additional Information
What To Expect Next

Best qualified applicants will be referred to the hiring manager. However, applicants with adjudicated preference will be referred first.

The selecting official may choose to conduct interviews, and once the selection is made, you will receive a notification of the decision.

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Department of the Navy offers a comprehensive benefits package that includes, in part, paid vacation, sick leave, holidays, a 401K-type retirement plan, and an Employee Assistance Program. More information can be found at:


This position is covered by the Department of Defense Priority Placement Program.

Additional vacancies may be filled by this announcement.

A tentative offer of employment will be rescinded if the selectee fails to meet the pre-employment requirements, including failure to report to any of the scheduled appointments.

The Department of the Navy uses E-Verify to confirm the employment eligibility of all newly hired employees. To learn more about E-Verify, including your rights and responsibilities, visit

Other Information

For those applicants located outside of the commuting area, a service agreement may be negotiated in accordance with the Joint Travel Regulation and applicable Department of the Navy policies.

Recruitment incentives are authorized.

Relocation incentives are authorized.

Tour of duty will be 24 months.

Pay retention will be granted to the selectee recruited outside the area who accepts a downgrade when there is no step in the lower grade that equals or exceeds his/her current rate of basic pay.

Selectee must be able to satisfy the requirements of the 26Jul12 DODI 1400.25 V1230:

Civilian employment in the competitive service in foreign areas shall be limited to a period of 5 continuous years unless interrupted by at least 2 years of physical presence in the United States or non-foreign area.

In the overseas areas, access for civilian employees and their families to military medical and dental treatment facilities is on a space-available and reimbursable basis only. Medical care may be provided by host nation providers. The availability and level of care at host nation medical facilities will vary by location. Movement overseas may require you to initiate a change in your health benefits plan to ensure coverage. For positions in a foreign country, that country's laws or international agreements may have a direct impact of an employee's same sex domestic partner or spouse to accompany the employee and receive certain benefits. If you believe you may be affected by these laws and agreements, you should familiarize yourself with relevant information before applying for or accepting this position.

Applicants who have family members with special medical or educational needs should review the DoD Instruction 1315.19 at for information regarding living and working in an overseas area.

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Federal annuitant information: The selection of an annuitant is subject to the Department of Defense and Department of the Navy policy on the employment of annuitants. Policy information may be found at:

ICTAP Applicants: To be considered well-qualified and exercise selection priority as an ICTAP candidate, displaced Federal employees must satisfy all qualification requirements for the position and receive a rating of 85 or higher. For more information about ICTAP eligibility please review the following link:

Veteran's Preference Information:

Overseas Limited Appt:

Overseas Military Spouse Preference:

Overseas Family Member Preference:

Salary Range: $38,771.00 to $50,399.00 / Per Year

Series & Grade: GS-0647-08/08

Promotion Potential: 08

Supervisory Status: No

Who May Apply: United States Citizens

Control Number: 451898700

Job Announcement Number: SW60647-08-1810461N2492471D