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$45.89-$58.13 hourly / $7,954.00-$10,076.00 monthly / $95,451.20-$120,910.40 yearly


Under general supervision, to participate in and supervise the activities at several sites of a small non-emergency x-ray section; and to do other work as required.

Distinguishing Characteristics

This is a single position class with responsibility for the operation of a small x- ray section and the performance of x-ray procedures requiring licensure as a Radiologic Technologist. A majority of the incumbent's time is spent participating in x- ray procedures workload that is predominately chest and musculo-skeletal. The work involves performing x-ray procedures on corpses and other Coroner cases.

Typical Tasks

Schedules, assigns and reviews the work of subordinates; prepares employee performance evaluations; instructs new employee in departmental and unit policies, operating procedures, operation of equipment, and safety standards and procedures; participates in the training of subordinates; takes chest, musculo-skeletal and other x-rays; places patients in best position to obtain requested x-ray view(s); selects and loads film cassettes, aligns equipment, determines exposure factors and makes exposures so as to produce the best diagnostic film with minimum radiation risk to patient; develops exposed film; cleans equipment and makes necessary minor repairs; confers with physicians, subordinates and other staff concerning x-ray films, techniques and procedures; orders and maintains inventory of films, supplies and equipment; makes recommendations concerning unit staffing, procedures, and equipment and supply use and needs; prepares long range plans and other management projects as assigned; prepares records and reports; insures that radiologic safety standards are maintained; performs x-ray procedures on cadavers; administers electrocardiograms.

Employment Standards


  • Thorough knowledge of the theory, principles and techniques of taking x-rays;
  • Thorough knowledge of the principles of radiation safety;
  • Working knowledge of x-ray equipment, its uses and limitations;
  • Working knowledge of human anatomy as it relates to taking x-rays;
  • Some knowledge of efficient radiology laboratory operation;
  • Some knowledge of the principles of supervision and training.

Ability to:

  • Schedule, direct and evaluate the work of subordinates;
  • Direct the operation of a small x-ray section;
  • Take a variety of x-rays;
  • Operate and care for x-ray and related equipment;
  • Follow and transmit detailed oral and written directions;
  • Establish and maintain cooperative relationships with patients and others contacted in the course of work;
  • Prepare solutions and process exposed film;
  • Position patients for x-ray procedures;
  • Learn and perform x-ray procedures on cadavers;
  • Instruct others in the procedures and techniques of radio- graphy;
  • Prepare reports.

Training and Experience:  

Any combination of training and experience which would provide the required knowledges and abilities is qualifying. A typical way to obtain these knowledges and abilities would be:

  • One year of work experience as a certified Radiologic Technologist.



  • Possession of a valid Diagnostic Radiology Technology certificate issued by the State of California.


ORIG: REV: 7/84 TITLE CHANGE: 1/86 MB: aru DISC#3:NG4

CLASS: NG4; EST: 1/1/1986;