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Nuclear Medicine Technologist

Air Force Civilian Service Air Force Academy, CO

Job Description


  • Serves as the Radiation Safety Officer (RSO), managing a comprehensive radiation program in support of compliance requirements such as use, protection, possession, storage, training, transport, and documentation and records management as prescribed by the USAF Radioisotope Committee and the Nuclear Regulatory Commission.
  • The RSO sets overall radiation safety program objectives, allocates resources, defines priorities, sets deadlines, and develops quality control measures.
  • Operates with direct access and communication with Medical Treatment Facility commander with considerable latitude and authority to carry out work and make decision without prior supervisory approval.
  • Performs specialized radio nuclide studies for the diagnosis of patient organ function. Manages radio nuclides, radio pharmaceuticals, and radiation detectors, scanning apparatus and related equipment in support of the diagnostic or therapeutic plan for patients.
  • Provides immediate level supervision to subordinates. Assigns work based on priorities difficulty of assignments, an capabilities of employees; develops performance standards and rates employees; interviews candidates; recommends, hiring, promotion or reassignments; takes disciplinary measures; identifies and provides or arranges for needed development and training of subordinates.
Additional Information:
This announcement may be used to fill one or more vacancies.
Duties and responsibilities vary and may increase according to grade level.
This public notice may be used to fill target grades (e.g. GS-09 Target GS-10).


Must be certified as a radiographer in this field. Public Law 97-35 requires persons who administer radiologic procedures to meet the credentialing standards in 42 CFR Part 75. You MUST submit a copy of your certification with your application.

One year of specialized experience equivalent to at least the GS-08 level, which has equipped me with the particular knowledge, skills and abilities to successfully perform the duties of the position. Specialized experience is gained performing radionuclide procedure on patients, inclusive of organ imaging, function studies, computer analysis and therapeutic administration of radioisotopes; operate equipment and positions patient properly to obtain best test and therapy results; and make assessment of patients condition/status.


Successful completion of two (2) years of progressively higher level graduate education leading to a masters degree or masters or equivalent graduate degree in a major field of study appropriate to the specialization of the position. You MUST provide a copy of your transcripts with your application.


Combination of Experience and Education:
Only graduate courses in excess of 27 semester hours may be applied.

GS-10: One year of specialized experience equivalent to at least the GS-09 level, which has equipped me with the particular Knowledge, skills and abilities to successfully perform the duties of the position. Specialized experience is experience gained in performing specialized radionuclide studies for the diagnosis of patient organ function; manages radionuclide, radiopharmaceuticals, and radiation detectors, scanning apparatus and related equipment in support of the diagnostic or therapeutic plan for patients.

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KNOWLEDGE, SKILLS AND ABILITIES (KSAs): Your qualifications will be evaluated on the basis of your level of knowledge, skills, abilities and/or competencies in the following areas:

1. Knowledge of medial radiation principles and practices as well as safety/legal/regulatory/policy requirements prescribed by the Nuclear Regulatory Commission.
2. Knowledge of inspection techniques needed to identify occupational hazards and determine and report corrective action.
3. Knowledge of anatomy and physiology with special emphasis on abnormalities due to disease states, including structures, functions and localization of major organ system to identify organs appearing on image and employ appropriate imaging techniques.
4. Knowledge of radiation physics to calibrate and operate various types of radiation measurement and imaging instruments.
5. Knowledge of quality control systems sufficient to identify and resolve problems and assure compliance with applicable requirements for all areas of medical radiation.
6. Knowledge of safety, security, and EEO regulations, practices, and procedures.
7. Ability to plan, organize, and direct the functions and staff of an organization; and to use computers and medical information systems.

PART-TIME OR UNPAID EXPERIENCE: Credit will be given for appropriate unpaid and or part-time work. You must clearly identify the duties and responsibilities in each position held and the total number of hours per week.

VOLUNTEER WORK EXPERIENCE: Refers to paid and unpaid experience, including volunteer work done through National Service Programs (i.e., Peace Corps, AmeriCorps) and other organizations (e.g., professional; philanthropic; religious; spiritual; community; student and social). Volunteer work helps build critical competencies, knowledge and skills that can provide valuable training and experience that translates directly to paid employment. You will receive credit for all qualifying experience, including volunteer experience.

ARE YOU USING YOUR EDUCATION TO QUALIFY? You MUST provide transcripts to support your educational claims. Education must be accredited by an accrediting institution recognized by the U.S. Department of Education.

FOREIGN EDUCATION: Education completed in foreign colleges or universities may be used to meet the requirements. You must show proof the education credentials have been deemed to be at least equivalent to that gained in conventional U.S. education program. It is your responsibility to provide such evidence when applying.


  • Position may be subject to random drug testing
  • Employee may be required to work other than normal duty hours, to include evenings, weekends and/or holidays
  • Shift work and emergency overtime may be required
  • Employee must maintain current certifications
  • Position may require an appropriate security clearance
  • Position may require a physical


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Other Information

Interagency Career Transition Assistance Program (ICTAP): For information on how to apply as an ICTAP eligible click here. To be well-qualified and exercise selection priority for this vacancy, displaced Federal employees must be rated well qualified or above for this position.

Employed Annuitants (Reemployed Annuitants): Applicants in receipt of an annuity based on civilian employment in the Federal Service are subject to the DoD Policy on The Employment of Annuitants. Click here for more information.

Temporary and Term Appointments: If you are selected for a temporary or term position, your appointment may be extended to the maximum period allowed by law without further competition.

Selective Service: Males born after 12-31-59 must be registered or exempt from Selective Service. For additional information, click here.

Direct Deposit: All federal employees are required to have direct deposit.

Job Details

Date Posted June 10, 2018
Date Closes July 10, 2018
Requisition 463445600
Located In Air force academy, CO
SOC Category 00-0000.00