2496 Imaging Supervisor

Women’s Imaging Supervisor

Recruitment #PBT-2496-090282



2496 Imaging Supervisor

Women’s Imaging Supervisor

San Francisco Department of Public Health


**Amended on December 12, 2018 to reflect a change in the filing deadline.**


This is a Position Based Test (PBT) conducted in accordance with Civil Service Rule 111A. The position is located in the Comprehensive Breast Center and Diagnostic Ultrasound Section at Zuckerberg San Francisco General Hospital and Trauma Center (ZSFG).



The Comprehensive Breast Center at ZSFG is a breast imaging center dedicated to delivering comprehensive breast imaging services using state-of-the-art digital technology. We offer diagnostic excellence in the early detection of breast cancer in a warm and caring environment. Our goal is to improve access to breast imaging services for all age-eligible women within the Community Health Network of San Francisco with the specific intent to make it easier and more convenient for women to have their annual mammograms and to reduce the anxiety associated with breast cancer detection.  


Along with three full-field digital mammography units on-site and a mobile digital mammography van, the Comprehensive Breast Center has on-site ultrasound to perform targeted exams and ultrasound guided biopsies. Mammographic guidance is also available to perform up-right and prone stereotactic core biopsy procedures and wire localization for patients requiring surgery. A high-field magnetic resonance imaging with dedicated breast coil and biopsy capability is available in the main hospital adjacent to the Comprehensive Breast Center.


The staff of the Comprehensive Breast Center is a collaboration of employees from both University of California San Francisco (UCSF) and the San Francisco Department of Public Health (SFDPH). We are a multi-lingual, diverse group, dedicated to culturally sensitive exceptional patient care.



Under direction, manages a large staff of imaging technologists and ancillary personnel within an assigned shift in a large radiology department or the staff of a unit within the radiology department; performs highly specialized radiographic studies; ensures adherence to quality control standards; and performs other duties as required.


The 2496 Imaging Supervisor, Women’s Imaging Supervisor performs the following essential job functions:

  • Directs and participates in in-service training in new procedures and in the use of new equipment; participates in the formulation and direction of the student internship program.
  • Engages with a multi-disciplinary team of allied health professionals, Medical Doctors (MDs), nurses and clinical staff to promote breast cancer screening awareness.  Attend community and hospital meetings related to breast health, including Breast Interdisciplinary Council (BIDC).
  • Ensures quality and safe delivery of care to patients of all ages in both mammography and diagnostic ultrasound.
  • Establishes, applies and maintains quality assurance policies and procedures to provide quality technical radiographic services such as maintaining the integrity of image quality in accordance with departmental, hospital and regulatory agency standards; participates in Quality Assurance (QA) and Performance Improvement (PI) research, data collection and report writing; makes recommendations as appropriate.
  • Maintains proficiency with practice management and information technology systems including databases, mammography and diagnostic ultrasound technology.
  • Oversees the operation of the Comprehensive Breast Imaging Center, including managing scheduling, workflow, Quality Control/Quality Assurance, mammography van operations and supervision of technologist and imaging assistant work.
  • Participates in Breast Cancer Awareness month activities, highlighting center services to community partners.
  • Participates in Radiology quality improvement activities using knowledge of A3, LEAN principles,  Picture Archiving and Communication System (PACS), Epic and Daily Management System (DMS).
  • Performs difficult and very specialized radiographic examinations.
  • Prepares a variety of reports, documents, payroll records, and statistical surveys; participates in budget development and maintenance.
  • Recruits, hires and assigns technical and non-technical personnel; reviews and evaluates staff performance; counsels staff as necessary to improve performance.
  • Researches equipment and service needs with vendors for selection of new products and/or equipment; recommends and/or participates in the selection of new medical and non-medical equipment for the department; assists with site preparation and installation of new equipment; maintains stock levels of all materials and supplies used in Radiology; assists with computer system maintenance including trouble-shooting to minimize computer down-time; updates current system as necessary.
  • Represents the department regarding technical aspects of the department's operation at administrative conferences; studies and evaluates technical and administrative systems and makes recommendations for improvements.

The 2496 Imaging Supervisor performs related duties as required.

Minimum Qualifications

  1. EDUCATION: Possession of an Associate’s Degree from an accredited college or university AND
  2. EXPERIENCE: Five years (equivalent to 10,000 hours) of verifiable experience in a hospital performing imaging procedures of which two (2) years (equivalent to 4,000 hours) must be as a lead technologist AND
  3. LICENSE: Possession of a valid license issued by the State of California Department of Public Health as a Certified Radiologic Technologist AND
  4. LICENSE: Current registration with the American Registry of Radiologic Technologists AND
  5. CERTIFICATION: Possession of a valid Cardiopulmonary Resuscitation (CPR) certificate issued by the American Heart Association.


Substitution: Additional verifiable professional work experience performing Imaging Technologist duties may substitute for the required education on a year-for-year basis. Thirty (30) semester or forty-five (45) quarter units equal one (1) year.


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


Desirable Qualifications: The stated desirable qualifications listed below may be used to identify job finalists at the end of the selection process when candidates are referred for hiring

  • Certificate in Mammographic Radiologic Technology issued by the State of California.

  • Critical thinking skills in decision making and establishing priorities.

  • Effective communication skills including conflict management, delegation, and negotiation.

  • Experience leading quality improvement projects.

  • Experience with information technology systems (including databases and mammography technology).

  • Financial stewardship.

  • Possession of a Bachelor’s Degree from an accredited college or university.
  • Willingness to uphold/abide by ZSFG’s ICARE (I-Introduce, C-Connect, A-Ask, R-Respond, E-Exit) philosophy for employee and patient interactions: https://zuckerbergsanfranciscogeneral.org/about-us/.

Verification of Experience: http://sfdhr.org/getting-job#verification

Applicants may be required to submit verification of qualifying education and experience at any point during the recruitment and selection process.


Verification of Education: If education verification is required, information on how to verify education requirements, including verifying foreign education credits or degree equivalency, can be found at http://sfdhr.org/how-verify-education-requirements.


Note: Falsifying one’s education, training, or work experience or attempted deception on the application may result in disqualification for this and future job opportunities with the City and County of San Francisco.

How To Apply

Applications for City and County of San Francisco jobs are ONLY being accepted through an online process. Visit www.jobaps.com/sf to register an account (if you have not already done so) and begin the application process.

  •  Select the desired job announcement
  • Select “Apply” and read and acknowledge the information
  • Select either “I am a New User” if you have not previously registered, or “I have Registered Previously”
  • Follow instructions on the screen

Computers are available for the public (from 8:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. Monday through Friday) to file online applications in the lobby of the Dept. of Human Resources at 1 South Van Ness Avenue, 4th Floor, San Francisco.Applicants may be contacted by email about this announcement and, therefore, it is their responsibility to ensure that their registered email address is accurate and kept up-to-date.  Also, applicants must ensure that email from CCSF is not blocked on their computer by a spam filter.  To prevent blocking, applicants should set up their email to accept CCSF mail from the following addresses (@sfgov.org, @sfdpw.org, @sfport.com, @flysfo.com, @sfwater.org, @sfdph.org, @asianart.org, @sfmta.com, @sfpl.org).


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.


All work experience, education, training and other information substantiating how you meet the minimum qualifications must be included on your application by the filing deadline.  Information submitted after the filing deadline will not be considered in determining whether you meet the minimum qualifications.


Applications completed improperly may be cause for ineligibility, disqualification or may lead to lower scores.


If you have any questions regarding this recruitment or application process, please contact the exam analyst, Margarita Gonzalez Diaz, by telephone at 415-554-2921, or by email at Margarita.Gonzalez-Diaz@sfdph.org.

Selection Procedures

Supplemental Questionnaire (Weight: 100%):

Applicants will be prompted to complete a Supplemental Questionnaire during the online application process. Supplemental Questionnaire will be evaluated in relation to the knowledge, skills and abilities required for class 2496 Imaging Supervisor. This may include but is not limited to: Knowledge and skill in use of radiology equipment, image production and related procedures; knowledge of the organization and operation of a large, technically complex hospital radiology department; knowledge of instruction and training techniques; Ability and skill to effectively issue and carry out oral and written instructions and radiographic procedures; ability and skill to plan, organize, assign, supervise and inspect the work of subordinates; ability and skill to organize, conduct and evaluate educational and in-service programs.


Candidates will be placed on the eligible list in rank order according to their final score.


Candidate scores on this examination may also be applied to other announcements involving other job titles, when directed by the Human Resources Director.


The certification rule used for the eligible list resulting from this selection procedure will be Rule of Three Scores. Additional position-specific selection mechanisms may be conducted by the hiring department prior to making final hiring decisions.


Eligible List: https://sfdhr.org/examination-results

A confidential eligible list of applicant names that have passed the civil service examination process will be created and used for certification purposes only. An examination score report will be established, so applicants can view the ranks, final scores and number of eligible candidates. Applicant information, including names of applicants on the eligible list, shall not be made public unless required by law. However, an eligible list shall be made available for public inspection, upon request, once the eligible list is exhausted or expired and referrals resolved. The eligible list/score report resulting from this civil service examination process is subject to change after adoption (e.g., as a result of appeals), as directed by the Human Resources Director or the Civil Service Commission.


The duration of the eligible list resulting from this examination process will be of 6 months and may be extended with the approval of the Human Resources Director.


Upon approval of the Human Resource Director (see Civil Service Rule 111A.26.5), the eligible list resulting from this announcement may be used by other departments that also use this classification or a similar classification. To find other Departments which use this classification, please see http://www.sfdhr.org/Modules/ShowDocument.aspx?documentID=21246. Search that document by title or job code to see which departments use the classification.

Conviction History

As a finalist for a job, you will be fingerprinted, and your fingerprints will be sent to the California Department of Justice (DOJ) and the Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI). The resulting report of your conviction history (if any) will be used to determine whether the nature of your conviction (or arrest, in limited circumstances) conflicts with the specific duties and responsibilities of the job for which you are a finalist. If a conflict exists, you will be asked to present any evidence of rehabilitation that may mitigate the conflict, except when federal or state regulations bar employment in specific circumstances, such as:

  • Candidates for positions with the Unified School District and the Community College District may be disqualified from consideration should their conviction history not meet the standards established under the California Education Code.
  • Candidates for positions with the Recreation and Park Department may be disqualified from consideration should their conviction history not meet the standards established under California Public Resources Code 5164.

Having a conviction history does not automatically preclude you from a job with the City.

If you are selected as a finalist, the hiring department will contact you to schedule a fingerprinting appointment.

Disaster Service Workers

All City and County of San Francisco employees are designated Disaster Service Workers through state and local law (California Government Code Section 3100-3109). Employment with the City requires the affirmation of a loyalty oath to this effect. Employees are required to complete all Disaster Service Worker-related training as assigned, and to return to work as ordered in the event of an emergency.


Valid licensure/certification/registration as a requirement to perform the job must be kept current throughout length of employment. Failure to demonstrate/show proof of possession of required valid licensure/certification/registration may result in dismissal and/or termination of employment. 


License issued by the State of California Department of Public Health as a Certified Radiologic Technologist: https://www.cdph.ca.gov/Programs/CEH/DRSEM/Pages/RHB-Certification/XRayNucMed.aspx.


Registration with the American Registry of Radiologic Technologists: https://www.arrt.org/.


Cardiopulmonary Resuscitation (CPR) certificate issued by the American Heart Association: http://www.heart.org/en/cpr.


Note on Electronic Health Record (EHR): The Department of Public Health (DPH) is implementing a unified Electronic Health Record (EHR) system and DPH employees must demonstrate competency in the use of the system that is appropriate for their classification as a condition of employment.


Note on Personal Protective Equipment (PPE): Some positions in the Department of Public Health will require the use of personal protective equipment (PPE), including but not limited to gloves, gowns, eye and face protection, and face-fitting respirators. The requirement for the use of PPE may come on short or no notice. Facial hair or any condition that interferes with a face-fitting respirator’s seal (i.e. comes between the sealing surfaces of the respirator and the wearer’s bare skin) is not permitted when face-fitting respirators are worn, including during initial or periodic respirator fit-testing.


Employees who choose not to shave and do not have either American Disabilities Act (ADA) or Equal Employment Opportunity (EEO) Accommodations do not have the right to alternate work assignments or the option of using a loose-fitting Powered Air Purifying Respirator (PAPR) in place of a FaceFitting Respirator.


Medical Examination/Drug Testing:

Prior to appointment, at the Department's expense, applicants may be required to take a tuberculosis (TB) screening test, a medical examination and/or drug test. 


Terms of Announcement:

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.  Clerical errors may be corrected by the posting the correction on the Department of Human Resources website at www.jobaps.com/sf.


The terms of this announcement may be appealed under Civil Service Rule 111A.35.1. The standard for the review of such appeals is ‘abuse of discretion’ or ‘no rational basis’ for establishing the position description, the minimum qualifications and/or the certification rule.  Appeals must include a written statement of the item(s) being contested and the specific reason(s) why the cited item(s) constitute(s) abuse of discretion by the Human Resources Director.  Appeals must be submitted directly to the Executive Officer of the Civil Service Commission within five business days of the announcement issuance date.


General Information concerning City and County of San Francisco Employment Policies and Procedures can be found at:



Copies of Application Documents: http://sfdhr.org/getting-job#copies

Right to Work: http://sfdhr.org/getting-job#identification


Information on requesting a reasonable ADA Accommodation:  


Information regarding requests for Veterans Preference can be found at:


Information regarding Seniority Credit can be found at:



Exam Type:  CPE
Issued:  November 28, 2018
Micki Callahan
Human Resources Director
Department of Human Resources
Recruitment ID Number: PBT-2496-090282
DPH/MGD/415-554-2921 (POS #: 01065640)


All employees hired on or after January 10, 2009 will be required (pursuant to San Francisco Charter Section A8.432) to contribute 2% of pre-tax compensation to fund retiree healthcare. In addition, most employees are required to make a member contribution towards retirement, typically 7.5% of compensation. For more information on these provisions, please contact the personnel office of the hiring agency.

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