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Radiologic Technologist Lead (2472) - Department of Public Health

Recruitment: RTF0122803-01065671

Published: February 07, 2024


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Department: Public Health
Job class: 2472-Radiologic Technologist Lead
Salary range: $133,614.00 - $179,114.00
Role type: Permanent Civil Service What does this mean?
Hours: Full-time
Exam type: Continuous
Rule: Rule of the List What does this mean?
List type: Combined Promotive and Entrance


**This job announcement was updated on 9/14/2023 to reflect updated minimum qualifications.**


The Department of Public Health is accepting applications in class 2472 Technologist Lead.

  • Exam Type: Continuous Class Based Test
  • Compensation: $133,614 - 179,114 Annually
  • Recruitment ID: CCT-2472-H00050
  • Exam Type: CPE
  • Certification Rule: Rule of the List
  • Close Date: Continuous

NOTE: All future vacancies at any of the locations listed above will be filled through the Eligible List created for this classification.

The San Francisco Department of Public Health (SFDPH) is the largest department within the City and County of San Francisco (CCSF). SFDPH is an integrated health department with two major divisions that fulfill its mission of protecting and promoting the health of all San Franciscans:

  • The San Francisco Health Network (SFHN) includes top-rated hospitals, clinics and programs that provide medical, mental health, and substance abuse services to over 100,000 individuals. The SFHN includes Zuckerberg San Francisco General Hospital and Trauma Center (ZSFG), the only local Level 1 trauma center for San Francisco, and Laguna Honda Hospital and Rehabilitation Center (LHH), one of the largest public skilled nursing facility in the country; and
  • The Population Health Division (PHD), which earned public health accreditation in 2017, carries out traditional and mandatory public health functions such as: consumer safety activities; health promotion and prevention; inspection of food, alcohol, and cannabis businesses; promote improved air and water quality; promote pedestrian safety; HIV prevention, research, and surveillance; tuberculosis (TB) prevention and treatment; Emergency Medical Services; and analysis of community public health data. 

Central administrative functions, including finance, human resources, information technology, and privacy and compliance affairs, support and promote integration between SFDPH’s two major divisions.  SFDPH is committed to providing quality health care and public health services to all San Franciscans, regardless of immigration or insurance status.  For more information, visit

DPH Statement of Diversity, Equity and Inclusion
The Department of Public Health prioritizes equitable and inclusive access to quality healthcare for its community and values the diversity of its workforce. All employees are required to participate in the Department of Public Health's work to advance equity, inclusion, and diversity through: 

  • Commitment to providing exceptional care and services to all residents of the City and County of San Francisco service population, with heightened awareness of responsiveness to racially, ethnically, and culturally diverse members of the service population and the DPH workforce. 
  • Desire and commitment to lead and participate in anti-racism, racial justice, and equity work that improves quality of patient care and employee experiences; along with the commitment and fortitude to drive change in these areas. 
  • Desire to work with, relate to, serve, and support a diverse service population and workforce. 
  • Commitment to health equity with a specific lens and focus on race, ethnicity, gender, sex, sexuality, disability, and immigration status.

Role description

Under direction, the Radiologic Technologist Lead, functions as a lead Radiologic Technologist of a shift or an assigned area of diagnostic imaging. Examples of Important and Essential Duties:

  • Functions as lead worker in an assigned area or for a shift; manages workload relative to available resources; prioritizes work and assigns tasks to Diagnostic Imaging Technologists and support staff; prepares and monitors work schedules and perform time reporting duties; inventories supplies and stocks area. 
  • Acts as preceptor to new staff, or to an employee learning new skills or equipment; trains, orients and documents initial and annual competencies of staff; assists others with technical or positioning advice. 
  • Performs general diagnostic procedures using fixed or portable, general, digital, fluoroscopic or other diagnostic equipment performs diagnostic imaging procedures in advanced modalities; lifts and carries cassettes to and from imaging equipment; manipulates and manages images; positions patients and selects technical factors based on knowledge of radiologic science, specific equipment and patient assessment. 
  • Applies principles of radiation safety in compliance with federal, state and departmental standards; uses appropriate filters, cones, protective clothing and devices to obtain high-quality images with radiation exposure levels as low as reasonably achievable to patients, others and self; wears and exchanges radiation monitoring devices. 
  • Assesses general patient condition, including stability, pain and safety, and as necessary takes action consistent with standards; monitors medical equipment and promptly adjusts or reports problems; observes and documents patient physical and procedural restraints. 
  • Documents procedures and events in the patient's medical record and departmental logs, in accordance with regulatory, hospital and departmental standards; identifies images and documents with patient, technologist, date/time and laterality information. 
  • Transports patients using gurneys, wheelchairs and beds; transfers patients to and from the exam table. 
  • Schedules procedures and patients; transfers paper orders into an electronic order entry system; produces, processes and collates images and paperwork, and submits them for interpretation; receives and assists patients and other customers; answers departmental telephones; may be assigned to coordinate patient flow. 
  • Performs venipuncture and CPR; assists physicians preparing and/or administering contrast media, setting up sterile and non-sterile trays, and providing instruments, medical devices and supplies as requested. 
  • Trains student technologists in the science and practice of diagnostic imaging; assists in teaching and grading students. 
  • Participates in departmental Quality Improvement efforts including conducting various quality control and assurance procedures and participating in quality improvement programs. 
  • Cleans imaging equipment, supplies and procedure rooms; acts as liaison with field service engineer to effect necessary repairs. 
  • Maintains patient medical records and data integrity using Radiology and hospital IT systems. 
  • Assists physicians and providers in resolving imaging questions or issues.

Positions in Class 2472 Radiologic Technologist Lead may perform other duties as assigned.

How to qualify


Four (4) years of experience working as a Radiologic Technologist; AND

License & Certification:

  1. Possession of a current license issued by the State of California as a Certified Radiologic Technologist (CRT); AND
  2. Current registration with the American Registry of Radiologic Technologists (ARRT); AND
  3. ARRT certification in at least one advanced modality (e.g. Mammography (MM), Computed Tomography (CT), Magnetic Resonance Imaging (MRI), Quality Management (QM), Bone Density (BD), Cardiac-Interventional (CI) or Vascular-Interventional Radiography (VI)); AND
  4. Possession of a valid permit in Fluoroscopy equipment issued by California Department of Health Services, Radiologic Health Branch; AND
  5. Certification in Possession of a valid Cardio-pulmonary Resuscitation (CPR) certificate issued by the American Heart Association.

Substitution: Two (2) years of additional experience as a Radiologic Technologist can substitute for the required advanced modality.

Applicants must meet the minimum qualification requirement by the final filing date unless otherwise noted.

Note on Experience: One year of full-time employment is equivalent to 2,000 hours (2,000 hours of qualifying work experience is based on a 40-hour work week). Any overtime hours that you work above 40 hours per week are not included in the calculation to determine full-time employment.

Applicants may be required to submit verification of qualifying education and experience at any point during the recruitment and selection process. If education verification is required, information on how to verify education requirements, including verifying foreign education credits or degree equivalency, can be found at here.

Important Note: Please make sure it is absolutely clear in your application exactly how you meet the minimum qualifications. Applicants may be required to submit verification of qualifying education and experience at any point during the recruitment and selection process. Please be aware that any misrepresentation of this information may disqualify you from this recruitment or future job opportunities. For more information, click here.

What else should I know?

Selection Procedures
After application submission, candidates deemed qualified must complete all subsequent steps to advance in this selection process, which includes the following:

Minimum Qualification Supplemental Questionnaire (MQSQ): Candidates will be required to complete an MQSQ as part of the employment application. This MQSQ is designed to obtain specific information regarding an applicant's experience in relation to the Minimum Qualifications (MQ) for this position. The MQSQ will be used to evaluate if the applicant possesses the required minimum qualifications. Please provide proof of your licenses and certifications by uploading them to your application.

Training and Experience Evaluation/Supplemental Questionnaire (SQ) (Weight: 100%): The SQ will be sent to those qualified candidates who demonstrate they meet the minimum qualifications. Candidates will be required to submit the completed SQ in the time frame indicated and responses on the SQ cannot be changed once submitted. A passing score must be achieved on the SQ in order to be placed/ranked on the Eligible List. Candidates will be placed in rank order according to their final score on the SQ. After the confidential eligible list/score report is adopted, the department may administer additional selection procedures to make a final hiring decision. The SQ is designed to measure knowledge, skills and/or abilities in job-related areas that have been identified as critical for satisfactory performance in this position. All relevant experience, education and/or training must be included in the application to be reviewed during the scoring process. The department may administer additional position-specific selection procedures to make final hiring decisions.

Candidates must achieve a passing score on the Training and Experience exam in order to continue in the selection process and will be placed on the confidential eligible list in rank order according to their final score.

Additional selection processes may be conducted by the hiring department prior to making final hiring decisions.

The certification rule for the eligible list resulting from this examination will be the Rule of the List Scores.

Eligible List/Score Report:
Once you pass the exam, you will be placed onto an eligible list and given a score and a rank. For more information, visit here.

The duration of the eligible list resulting from this examination process will be 12 months and may be extended with the approval of the Human Resources Director.


Applications for City and County of San Francisco jobs are only accepted through an online process. Visit and begin the application process. 

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Applicants may be contacted by email about this recruitment therefore, it is their responsibility to contact the Analyst if they update their email address. 

Applicants will receive a confirmation email that their online application has been received in response to every announcement for which they file. Applicants should retain this confirmation email for their records. Failure to receive this email means that the online application was not submitted or received.

Terms of Announcement and Appeal Rights:
Applicants must be guided solely by the provisions of this announcement, including requirements, time periods and other particulars, except when superseded by federal, state or local laws, rules or regulations. [Note: The correction of clerical errors in an announcement may be posted on the Department of Human Resources website here. The terms of this announcement may be appealed under Civil Service Rule 110.4. Such appeals must be submitted in writing to the Department of Human Resources, 1 S Van Ness Avenue, 4th Floor, San Francisco, CA 94103-5413 by close of business on the 5th business day following the issuance date of this examination announcement. Information concerning other Civil Service Commission Rules involving announcements, applications and examination policies, including applicant appeal rights, can be found on the Civil Service Commission website here.  

DPH Health Critical Requirements and Information: Please review the following policies regarding DPH employment requirements that safeguard yourself and others. 

Additional information regarding Employment with the City and County of San Francisco: 

If you have any questions regarding this recruitment or application process, please contact Maggie Gonzalez Diaz at or (628) 271-6834.

All of your information will be kept confidential according to EEO guidelines.

CONDITION OF EMPLOYMENT:  All City and County of San Francisco employees are required to be fully vaccinated against COVID-19 as a condition of employment. Someone is fully vaccinated when 14 days have passed since they received the final dose of a two-shot vaccine or a dose of a one-shot vaccine. Any new hire must present proof of full vaccination status to be appointed. Any new hire who will be routinely assigned or occasionally enter High-Risk Settings, must provide proof of having received a COVID-19 booster vaccine by March 1, 2022, or once eligible.

The City and County of San Francisco encourages women, minorities and persons with disabilities to apply. Applicants will be considered regardless of their sex, race, age, religion, color, national origin, ancestry, physical disability, mental disability, medical condition (associated with cancer, a history of cancer, or genetic characteristics), HIV/AIDS status, genetic information, marital status, sexual orientation, gender, gender identity, gender expression, military and veteran status, or other protected category under the law.