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U.S. Army Medical Command Medical Instrument Technician (MRI) in Fort Carson, Colorado


This is a Direct Hire Authority (DHA) solicitation utilizing the DHA for Certain Personnel of the DoD Workforce to recruit and appoint qualified candidates to positions in the competitive service. About the Position: This position is located in Evans Army Community Hospital, Fort Carson, CO, Department of Radiology, performing Magnetic Resonance Imaging (MRI) examinations of patients to aid in the diagnosis of disease or injury.


As a Medical Instrument Technician, you will perform a wide variety of complex Magnetic Resonance Imaging (MRI) examinations of patients to aid in the diagnosis of disease or injury.

Receive and review requests from physicians for Magnetic Resonance Imaging (MRI) examinations of patients.

Analyze the condition at issue and determine the procedures and equipment necessary to best meet the needs of the individual case.

Receive and position patient for examination.

Explain procedures and actions to allay fears and secure maximum cooperation.

Assist radiologist or physician in reading or evaluating results.

Independently perform complex computerized 3D and 2D MRI scanning of the head and/or body.

Confer with radiologist to establish the requirement for non-standard examinations.

Advise radiologist of the result of examination and provide preliminary diagnostic evaluation.

Perform operator level maintenance and care of equipment.


Conditions of Employment


Who May Apply: US Citizens In order to qualify, you must meet the education and/or experience requirements described below. 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; student; social). You will receive credit for all qualifying experience, including volunteer experience. Your resume must clearly describe your relevant experience; if qualifying based on education, your transcripts will be required as part of your application. Additional information about transcripts is in this document. Specialized Experience: To qualify based on your experience, your resume must describe at least one year of experience which prepared you to do the work in this job. Specialized experience is defined as: Performing a full scope of Magnetic Resonance Imaging (MRI) examinations which involve obtaining high quality images from difficult and varied MRI examinations by setting up, adjusting, operating, or maintaining MRI and ancillary equipment. This definition of specialized experience is typical of work performed at the next lower grade/level position in the federal service (GS-08). OR Education Substitution for Specialized Experience for GS-09: Graduate education or an internship meets the specialized experience required only in those instances where it is directly related to the work of the position. Two full years of graduate education or a master's degree meets the requirements for GS-9 (Note: You MUST submit transcripts for proof of education to verify your claim). OR Combination of Experience and Education Substitution for Specialized Experience for GS-09: If applicable, insert appropriate combination statement. Only graduate education in excess of one year may be used to qualify when combining Specialized Experience and Education. Compute the percentage of these requirements and the total is at least 100%. (To compute the percentage, divide your total months of qualifying experience by 12. Then divide your semester hours of graduate education beyond one year by 18. Add the two percentages. The total percentage must equal at least 100 percent to qualify. (Note: You must attach a copy of your transcripts.) Only degrees from an accredited college or university recognized by the Department of Education are acceptable to meet positive education requirements or to substitute for experience. An ARRT (American Registry of Radiologic Technologists) Registration/Certification is highly desired


FOREIGN EDUCATION: If you are using education completed in foreign colleges or universities to meet the qualification requirements, you must show the education credentials have been evaluated by a private organization that specializes in interpretation of foreign education programs and such education has been deemed equivalent to that gained in an accredited U.S. education program; or full credit has been given for the courses at a U.S. accredited college or university. For further information, visit:

Additional Information

Male applicants born after December 31, 1959, must complete a Pre-Employment Certification Statement for Selective Service Registration. You will be required to provide proof of U.S. Citizenship. Two year trial/probationary period may be required. Direct Deposit of Pay is required. Selection is subject to restrictions resulting from Department of Defense referral system for displaced employees. If you have retired from federal service and you are interested in employment as a reemployed annuitant, see the information in the Reemployed Annuitant information sheet. This is a Career Program (CP) 53 - Medical position. Multiple positions may be filled from this announcement. Salary includes applicable locality pay or Local Market Supplement. Interagency Career Transition Assistance Program (ICTAP). If you are a Federal employee in the competitive service and your agency has notified you in writing that you are a displaced employee eligible for ICTAP consideration, you may receive selection priority for this position. To receive selection priority, you must: (1) meet ICTAP eligibility criteria (2) be rated well-qualified for the position and; (3) submit the appropriate documentation to support your ICTAP eligibility. To be considered well-qualified and receive selection priority applicants must satisfy all qualification requirements for the position and receive a score of 90 or above. Additional information about the program is on OPM's Career Transition Resources website. If you are unable to apply online or need to fax a document you do not have in electronic form, view the following link for information regarding an Alternate Application. Payment of Permanent Change of Station (PCS) costs is not authorized, based on a determination that a PCS move is not in the Government interest. The following special programs/incentives may be offered if it is appropriate to the position being filled and in the best interest of the government: - Student Loan Repayment - Advanced In-hire (offered to new Federal employees only) - Advanced Leave Accrual (offered to new Federal employees only) - Relocation/Recruitment Incentives A Term Appointment does not offer career or career-conditional status in the competitive service. Permanent employees of another agency may be required to take a 3 day break in service. Permanent federal employees are not guaranteed return back to their permanent position prior to being placed in the time-limited position. Position may be converted to permanent career or career-conditional appointment without further competition as long as all requirements are met.